In 1996 I wrote that students would not like it if what they were learning were threatened with change.
In 2012, I wrote to 38 Engineering students in Trinity College, Cambridge, the most scientific college in Cambridge. This is what I wrote; http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/wxyz.pdf . As I predicted, none of the students responded in any way. I made that prediction in 1996. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/28anom.htm ; “Those students who studied, learned, and passed exams in the IEE's [or a school or college’s] static knowledge base developed subject loyalty and also a vested interest in its maintenance and defence against new knowledge.”
These are the names of the students, at Trinity College, Cambridge. CB2 1TQ .
Probably started at Trinity College in;
Mr Timothy Newman
Ms Amanda Talhart
Mr Immanuel Kemp
Mr Alec Gibson
Mr George Gordon
Miss Anna Harrison
Mr David Harrison
Mr Karthik Kashinath
Miss Mina Spasic
Miss en Vu
Mr Tom Clewlow
Mr Tibet Fonteyne
Mr Damian Jamroz
Mr Fotis Logothetis
Mr Kris Parag
Miss Semthi Pathirana
Mr Dusan Perovic
Mr William Phillips
Mr Pulkit Shamshery
Mr Lewis Tan
Mr Ke Nan Wang
Mr Darren Xu
Mr Zen Yang
Miss Yilia Zhang
Mr Michael Zhou
Miss Daisy Gomersall
Mr Piotr Grudzien
Mr Lloyd Kershaw
Miss Blanka Kesek
Mr Benjamin Moss
Mr Prasannah Nanayakkara
Mr James Popper
Mr Non Protpagorn
Mr Andi Reci
Mr Marek Romanowicz
Mr Anas Syed
Mr Jieyuan Wu
Mr Victor Arcos
Ms Michela Gramola
Mr Ralph Gaworski
Ms Sherry Jiang
Ms Isabel Valina Garcia
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:07 PM
Subject: Contacting Ivor from webform
This email was received from your DynaForm located at
I recently stumbled upon your webpage, listing my name and the names of many
of my fellow students.
I would like to dispute your claim that the reason we did not respond was
because we had "subject loyalty" and wanted to defend against "new
I would argue the opposite. We are attending University precisely to acquire
"new knowledge". The reason we did not reply was because we were so busy
acquiring said new knowledge that we did not want to pursue potentially
fruitless endeavours with what very little free time we had.
From: Ivor Catt
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 1:33 PM
Subject: Fw: Contacting Ivor from webform
To Tom Clewlow,
I responded too quickly below, but you did not send your email address
I now add specifics. But first I would ask you to show this letter to your
student engineer friends.
You lecturer's notes, of which you have a copy, only has a sine wave
travelling down a transmission line. However, since 1960 more and more
transmission lines transmit logic pulses, the simplest case being the TEM
step. As a result of your lecturer limiting his interest to the sine wave,
he and you will be unable to grasp the animation in "The Catt Question"
98% of transmission lines today transmit digital - signals between logic
gates and signals in USB cables. Your lecturer, and now you, will be unable
to grasp the very simple animation in http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/cattq.htm ,
and will only see a superimposed array of Fourier sine waves. Thus, he and
you will be unable to think through the problem of the negative charge on
the bottom conductor.
From: Ivor Catt
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: Contacting Ivor from webform
My work is new knowledge.
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/em.htm ; http://www.forrestbishop.4t.com/ . None
of the content of my books has entered any university course or text book.
Your email confirms my allegation.
The electromagnetic theory you are learning, and I have seen your lecturer's
notes, makes no concessions to the insights gained from the last fifty years
of high speed digital electronics. That is, it is old. It also ignores that
of my predecessor Oliver Heaviside, who dealt with digital signals in 1890.
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/2604.htm . He is not referred to in your text
books. Of course, that is old, suppressed knowledge, while mine is new,
I was hired in to Motorola Phoenix in the 1960s to research their new high
speed 1nsec digital logic. None of what I or others found has had any
influence on the em theory you are learning.
You are being willingly inducted into an antique club. "Those students who
studied, learned, and passed exams in the IEE's static knowledge base
developed subject loyalty and also a vested interest in its maintenance and
defence against new knowledge. Some had even passed the IEE's own exams.
They now paid their subscriptions to the IEE, not to encourage it to advance
knowledge, but so that it would defend the knowledge base which was now
their identity and their security."
When I was a student in your faculty, we had one lecture per week on
electricity. The triode was mentioned, but not the pentode. Part of the
reason for my later success in electromagnetic theory was that I had so
little of it while in Cambridge. I left with a fresh mind.
expected, Tom Clewlow did not communicate further
beyond his first email.