Members of Cambridge University receive CAM, the Cambridge Alumni Magazine. The magazine celebrates Watson and Crick’s discovery of Double Helix fifty years ago in Cambridge. The magazine pardons Watson’s abrasive character and exults in the “recipe” for success; the openness and rigour that Cambridge shows in academic matters.
In stark contrast, at the same time, Howie FRS, Head of the Cavendish, and (now Sir) Michael Pepper FRS, who reports to him, disagree fundamentally on the elementary basics of electromagnetic theory. They refuse to discuss their differences with each other or with us, or to say that the matter is unimportant. All other officials in Cambridge University join them in betraying the “recipe” that the editor of CAM boasts about. Will the editor of CAM allow mention of “The Catt Anomaly” in his magazine? Hold your breath! [15mar04. If you had, you would be dead. No reply from him yet. – IC]
Ivor Catt 6apr03
cc Dr. Chris Morley, Vice-Master, Trinity College, 5apr03. Further copy sent on 26july03
Further copy sent slomail to Judge on 26july03
Further copy sent slomail to Richards on 26july03
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:06 AM
Subject: Cambridge Hypocrisy
cc Sir Paul Judge, (Chairman), CAM Board,
(Cambridge Alumni Magazine),
The University of Cambridge Development Office,
10 Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB2 1QA
".... The [Watson] book .... The Double Helix .... a twentieth century classic: unshackled by good taste .... Such candour was painful for Watson's fellow Nobel Prizewinners .... .... .... how to succeed in science .... above all, expose your ideas continuously to informed criticism. It's the precise recipe Cambridge science has come to espouse over the last half century: group working across disciplinary boundaries, blue skies thinking, constant interaction and rigorous criticism. ...." - Peter Richards, Editor, Cambridge Alumni Magazine, No 23, Lent Term 2003, p3
To Peter Richards, Editor, Cambridge Alumni Magazine.
I would like to write about "The Catt Anomaly" http://www.ivorcatt.com/28anomp.htm in your journal CAM, Cambridge Alumni Magazine. How much copy would you like me to submit? I could do a very brief piece with hyperlink to further material on the www.
Ivor Catt 28mar03 Third copy sent slomail 15mar04.
" http://www.ivorcatt.com/2698.htm I asked an elementary question in classical electromagnetism. Top experts in Cambridge and in another university were instructed to reply to the question. They totally contradicted each other. They then refused to discuss their difference with each other. I took the problem of their contradiction http://www.ivorcatt.com/2812.htm http://www.ivorcatt.com/2813.htm to the London Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)."
Third copy sent to Morley on 25mar03
Fourth copy sent slomail 15mar04.
To see the seriousness of the situation, do a Google search for "Pepper FRS"
Ivor Catt 25mar03
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 10:09 PM
Subject: Fw: Catt Anomaly
Second copy sent 1jan03
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 5:35 PM
Subject: Catt Anomaly
Dear Dr. Chris Morley,
A month ago, you were Master of Ceremonies upstairs after dinner at Trinity when, over the Stilton, Antony Beevor, author of "The Fall of Berlin 1945" gave us a good talk.
Generally, I have left no Establishment stone unturned during the last 30 years. However, I have failed to approach the Vice-Master of Trinity. Since the Master of Trinity is a Crown appointment, you, the Vice-Master of Trinity, could be regarded as the key figure in Trinity, rather than he. Further, you are an engineer, albeit civil, not electronic.
In the end, something will have to be done about The Catt Anomaly. It has become a political, not a technical, problem. Your best introduction to it will probably be the political extracts from the book, which are at http://www.ivorcatt.com/28anomp.htm . The whole book is in Trinity library, and also on the www at http://www.ivorcatt.com/28anom.htm . The animation is at http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/catanoi.htm . The Vice-Master of Trinity could bite the bullet, or he could hide, like everyone else in authority has done, except for Dr. Lynch of the IEE, see http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/y7aiee.htm .
What is needed is a properly constituted, recorded and documented conference. The various relevant parts of Cambridge University; Trinity and the Engineering Department, could dig themselves out of the increasing mire by holding such a conference. This is not a matter of urgency. It has festered for a third of a century, but can only get worse unless properly addressed.
Ivor Catt 23dec02 01727 864257
121 Westfields, St. Albans AL3 4JR
Morley moved with less than alacrity, his first
acknowledgment being a year later, see below “PS. I am conscious
that I have not yet replied to a couple of emails from you about physics -
can only plead pressure of other work.”
Dear Dr. Morley,
“PS. I am conscious that I have not yet replied to a couple of emails from you about physics - can only plead pressure of other work.” – Morley, Vice Master, Trinity College Cambridge, 14feb04, see above.
This sentence is the only comment I had received on “The Catt Anomaly” from anyone above the rank of undergraduate in Trinity College or the rest of Cambridge University since the unfortunate Huxley letter, 14may00, reprinted in The Catt Anomaly. The previous comment to that was seven years earlier, on June 21, 1993, by Pepper, followed by his note to my colleague R. West two months later, 23aug93. In Cambridge, the “pressure of other work” is not limited to Morley. – Ivor Catt, 17feb04.
From: "Dr. C.T. Morley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ivor Catt" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: High Table
Dear Mr Catt, There is no objection in principle to 5th March - let me know if you get the other 3 to agree. Unfortunately I shall not be dining myself that night - so hearing more about your anomaly would have to be postponed. Chris Morley
[Apart from undergrads, this is only the third allusion to “The Catt Anomaly” received by me from someone in Cambridge University during the last ten years; one from Huxley and two from Morley. – Ivor Catt, 17feb04]
Lecture in Cambridge on "The Catt Anomaly" organised by Hayden Taylor, Trinity Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/stoppress.htm ; http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/07091c.htm