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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

I had the honour of [BE]ing invited by OUP, following a demonstration of my creation of a BBC microcomputer based Interactive Multi-Media System, at Nuneham Ladies College in Cambridge, to work with Rex Beddis as the author of his    A Sense of Place series of three books, which provided a carefully structured course complete in [IT]self • but also providing a sound basis for pupils who might follow a formal geography course leading to some form of 16+ examination • to produce the OUP Volcano Interactive Multimedia Videodisc, with the help and assistance of Rod Lord, to include much of Rex's involvement with and understanding of, the process of Plate Tectonics and his own actual experience of the Icelandic Volcanic eruptions. The ensuing long term relationship with OUP, following the tragic death of Rex, included my encouragement of OUP to transfer the OED into CD-ROM format and my design and supply of a customised system to produce a digital archive of the entirety of the hand drawn and painted works of OUP since its inception.


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Comment by Michael Grove on February 4, 2022 at 8:49

In the context of my own experience of manipulating the interaction of the movements of air traffic within space[TIME] • during the course of my duties as an upper airspace area radar controller, for two decades • [IT] undoubtedly became second nature as a result of my inherent ability as a visual cortex dominant mirror-writing left hander, to command the ability to sense, through the advanced radar technology available to me, the capability of manipulating multi-dimensional space-time in my head so to speak, and as a result issue appropriately rationalised instructions to pilots, to very accurately maintain mandatory separations in time and space, twixt all of the aircraft under my control. 

During my career I had five near-miss complaints filed against me, during complex extremely heavy traffic situations, by an individual pilot, and on every occasion, following a comprehensive analysis of an electronic evaluation of same, I was completely exonerated of any failure to maintain legally required separation, from every perspective of space-time spatial requirements. 

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