"I am, therefore I think"

Name Paul Birch

Date of Birth 25th May 1956
Marital Status Single
Employment Self-employed
Marconi Defence Systems Ltd, Satcoms Division, Stanmore
Plessey Radar Ltd, Advanced Systems, Cowes (now known as AMS, Tel. 01983 294141)
Secondary education Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby (1966-74)
'O' Levels Physics(1), Chemistry(1), Pure Maths(1), Applied Maths(1), French(2), English Language(2), English Literature(3), German(4), Latin(5), [1971], also Astronomy [1974]
'A' Levels Physics(A), Chemistry(A), Maths(A), General Studies(A), [1973], also 'special papers' and Further Maths [1974]
University Trinity College, Cambridge (Exhibitioner 1974-77)
Tripos Natural Sciences B.A. (Hons) 2.2 [1977]
1st year: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology of Cells
2nd &3rd years: Physics and Maths
Project: "The Experimental Tests of General Relativity"
Post-graduate Victoria University of Manchester (1977-82),
Nuffield Radio-Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank
Further degrees Diploma in Advanced Studies in Science [1978], Radio Astronomy, "Hot-spots in Extra-galactic Radio Sources"
M.A. (Cantab) [1981]
Ph.D. "Linear Polarisation and Magnetic Fields in Extra-galactic Radio Sources" (not completed)

"Towards a Perfect Communication System" for MSDS
"Distributed Radar Systems" for Plessey Radar
Various articles in newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Wireless World, Personal Computer World, etc.
"Deckchair Reading" by the Vectis Writers (edited by Paul Birch), Homespun Publications, Ventnor (1994)
and radio credits include
"Horizon", "The Big Breakfast", "Midweek", etc.
System Engineer for RSRE Multiband Ground Terminal Study
Design, construction and test of Correlator for low-level IMPSs
Design work on various satcoms proposals, tenders and reports
Design work on various radar proposals, tenders and reports
Development of computer programmes for data fusion, etc.
Sailing, Music, Cryptology, Science Fiction (writing and reading), Space Colonisation, Astronautics and Aeronautics, Politics, Architecture
Societies Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society resigned
Subscriber to the Libertarian Alliance
Treasurer of the Vectis Writers
Member of Solent G&S Company (Pish Tush in Mikado, Lord Mountararat in Iolanthe, etc.)
Member of Cowes Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (Icarus in Orpheus, Abanazar in Aladdin, etc.)
Member of the United Kingdom Independence Party election summary
Town Councillor for Cowes Central, May 2003
Politics  libertarian sympathies,  perhaps "ultraminimal monarchist" comes closest.