<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head><meta charset="utf-8"><title>Printable Note - Control - Theo Todman's Personal Page (Theo Todman's Web Page) </title><link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <P ALIGN="Center"><FONT Size = 3 FACE="Arial"><B><HR>Theo Todman's Web Page<HR><p>For Text Colour-conventions (at end of page): <A HREF="#ColourConventions">Click Here</a></p><U>Control - Theo Todman's Personal Page</B></U></P> <P ALIGN="Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"> <ul type="disc"><li>I was educated at the Crypt School Gloucester (<A HREF = "http://www.cryptschool.org/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (http://www.cryptschool.org/), 1965-1972), and at King's College Cambridge</A> (<A HREF = "http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/), 1973-6), where I substantially wasted my opportunities studying a subject (mathematics) for which I was ill-suited, but where I thoroughly enjoyed myself rowing, playing bridge and socializing. I was briefly a <a name="18"></a>Carthusian monk, and was subsequently, until the mid 1990's, an evangelical, fundamentalist, dispensationalist <a name="18"></a>Christian. Now, I aim to be a philosopher. For a long time I was an enthusiast for Hi-Q societies - mainly Mensa (<A HREF = "http://www.mensa.org.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (http://www.mensa.org.uk/)) and ISPE (<A HREF = "https://www.thethousand.com/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (https://www.thethousand.com/)). After a decade away, I've recently (as of April 2011) rejoined these organisations. I enjoy a (somewhat irregular) work-out at the gym and am occasionally persuaded to play the oboe extremely badly, somewhat improved by lessons which are currently in abeyance. I've also started to learn the piano. I used to enjoy playing chess and bridge, to the latter of which I <a name="18"></a>returned at the end of 2007. As of the end of October 2010 I retired from a career in the central IT function at HSBC (<A HREF = "http://www.hsbc.com/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (http://www.hsbc.com/)). As for family, follow this this <a name="18"></a>link. <BR></li><li>From October 2000 to June 2004, I studied for a BA in Philosophy at <a name="18"></a>Birkbeck College, University of London. This was a part-time course involving 2 or 3 evenings a week (together with all the outside study). I seem to be more fitted to philosophy than mathematics, and graduated with first class honours. I also expended quite a lot of energy running the Birkbeck Philosophy <a name="18"></a>Societyfor a couple of years, thereby meeting a lot of interesting philosophers. <BR></li><li>I started the Master in Philosophical Studies (MPhil Stud) degree at Birkbeck in October 2005, but intermitted in the following spring after my wife Julie had a nasty car accident that debilitated her for 6 months. She is now fully recovered, and I recommenced formal study for a PhD at Birkbeck in October 2007. My area of research was <a name="18"></a>Personal_Identity. Unfortunately, I found it difficult combining research with my work commitments and other interests, so this is also in abeyance. See my <a name="18"></a>Philosophy_Page for the current status.<BR></li><li>From late September to end December 2010, I was at Heythrop College (<A HREF = "http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/)) studying for an MA in <em>Philosophy and Religion</em>. The document controlling these activities is <a name="18"></a>here. Unfortunately, I've continued my career as a serial academic drop-out, and dropped out. Basically, I've moved on psychologically from taught to research degrees, and don't like having to write superficial tripe to aggressive timeframes. <BR></li><li>So, the grand plan from now on is to write much more than is strictly required for a PhD under my own steam, and then see if I can get the work critiqued at a University. <BR></li><li>For the latest status report on my various projects, follow this <a name="18"></a>link. <BR></li><li>In lieu of completed structures on which to hang my pearls of wisdom, I've created an "Animadversions" notes-database for depositing thoughts pending the creation of the appropriate peg. If I find myself lying awake at night thinking about this or that, the remedy is to leap out of bed and blog it (but not in the official <a name="18"></a>blog. For the Jump Table to the various thoughts, follow <A Href="../../Notes_Jump_8.htm">this link</A>. <BR></li><li>Finally, I did make a start on an <a name="18"></a>autobiography, but this has stalled. You will be able to see this developing (if it ever does) by following the link. <BR></li><li>All my Notes can be accessed via the following the <A HREF="../../Notes_Jump_Changed_0.htm" TARGET = "_top">jump-table</A>. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "000000"></P><B>Note last updated:</B> 31/08/2017 19:35:02<BR> </P><HR> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><BR><P ALIGN="Left"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><B><U>Text Colour Conventions</U></B><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018<LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</OL><hr><BR><a href = "../../../index.htm">Return to Home page</a><BR><B>Timestamp: 01/08/2018 04:45:22. Comments to <U>theo@theotodman.com</U>.</B></P></BODY></HTML>