Curriculum vitae : Philip TAYLOR

Personal information :

Name Philip TAYLOR
Age 69
Date of birth 4th March 1947
Nationality British
Marital status Married
Occupation Formerly retired, now Honorary Research Associate in the Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London


Education & Professional Career, chronologically ordered

Colfe's Grammar School 1958–1963 GCE O-level in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, English Language, Physics and Chemistry.
North London Day College 1963–1964 City & Guilds Intermediate Certificate in Telecommunications
South-East London Technical College 1964–1966 City & Guilds Final Certificate in Telecommunications
Polytechnic of the South Bank 1966–1967 City & Guilds Full Technological Certificate in Digital Computers and Digital Elements & Switching Principles
External Telecommunications Executive, General Post Office 1963–1966 Youth-in-Training ("Trainee Technician, Apprentice")
External Telecommunications Executive, General Post Office 1966–1968 Technician IIA
External Telecommunications Executive, General Post Office 1968–1970 Technical Officer
Molins Tobacco Machinery Ltd 1970–1972 Design Engineer, Electronics
Westfield College, University of London 1972–1975 Technician, Grade 6
Bedford College, University of London 1975–1978 Systems Programmer
Bedford College, University of London 1978–1985 Senior Systems Programmer
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College 1985–1997 Senior Systems Programmer
University of Waterloo, Canada 1985 Visitor in the Department of Earth Sciences
University of Waterloo, Canada 1986 Visitor in the Department of Earth Sciences
University of Waikato, New Zealand 1987 Visitor in the Department of Computer Science
CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia 1987 Visitor in the Division of Information Technology
University of Waterloo, Canada 1988 Visitor in the Department of Earth Sciences
University of Waterloo, Canada 1989 Visitor in the Department of Earth Sciences
Royal Holloway, University of London 1997–2008 Webmaster
Royal Holloway, University of London 01-Oct-2010 – Honorary Research Associate, Hellenic Institute


Teaching & Training, chronologically ordered

Westfield College, University of London 1973–1975 Supervision of 3rd-year projects in Computer Science
Bedford College, University of London 1974–1976 Tutor in Algol-68
Bedford College, University of London 1976–1980 Assistant to Visiting Professor P A Samet, teaching Pascal and Computer Science
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College 1985–1997 Many short courses including Pascal, Exploiting the Internet, Advanced MS/DOS, Document Design and TeX
Velehrad, Czech Republic 1993 One-week intensive course in Conversational English
Royal Holloway, University of London 1997–2008 Many short courses including Document Design, TeX, HTML, Portable Document Format, Cascading Style Sheets, HoTMetaL PRO and Macromedia Dreamweaver
Various locations worldwide 1991– A number of short courses on Advanced TeX, TeX Macro Programming, and Book Design


Participation in Conferences, chronologically ordered

Exeter, UK 1998 3rd European TeX conference
Stanford University, N. America 1989 Ten Years of TeX and Metafont
University College Cork, Éire 1990 TeX '90
Paris, France 1991 EuroTeX '91
Charles University, Praha, Czech Republic 1992 EuroTeX '92
Hamburg, Germany 1992 Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V 1992
Chemnitz, Germany 1993 Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V 1993
Bachotek, Poland 1993 Polska Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX 1993
Kaiserslautern, Germany 1993 Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V 1993
Royal Holloway, UK 1993 UK TeX Users' Group Meeting
Aston University, UK 1993 TUG '93 : A World-Wide Window on TeX
Hrdonov, Sumava, Czech Republic 1993 SofSem '93
Bachotek, Poland 1994 Polska Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX 1994
University of Warwick 1994 UK TeX Users' Group Meeting
Münster, Germany 1994 Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V 1994
Sobieszewo, Poland 1994 EuroTeX '94
Gießen, Germany 1995 Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V 1995
Bachotek, Poland 1995 Polska Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX 1995
Papendaal, Arnhem, Netherlands 1995 EuroTeX '95
Toruń, Poland 1995 Polish Mathematical Society and EmNet Project (Euromath Trust)
Bachotek, Poland 1996 Polska Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX 1996
Augsburg, Germany 1996 Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V 1996
Bachotek, Poland 1997 Polska Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX 1997
München, Germany 1997 Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V 1997
Strasbourg, France 1997 Journées Gutenberg 1997
Toruń, Poland 1998 TUG '98 : Integrating TeX with the Surrounding World
St Anne's College, Oxford, UK 1999 10th Anniversary UK TeX Users' Group Meeting
Bachotek, Poland 1999 Polska Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX 1999
University of Heidelberg, Germany 1999 EuroTeX '99
Toulouse, France 2000 Congrès GUTenberg 2000
Wadham College Oxford, UK 2000 TUG 2000
Bachotek, Poland 2002 EuroTeX 2002
Wu Han, China 2005 TUG 2005
Den Haag, Netherlands 2009 EuroTeX 2009
Bachotek, Poland 2012 20th Anniversary Meeting, Polska Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX
University of Stockholm, Sweden 3-4 April 2014 Delivered workshop session on "Ars computistica ancilla artis editionum : Modern IT in the service of editors of (Greek) texts"
Senate House, London, UK 15 March 2016 Jointly delivered paper on the electronic edition of the Etheridge Encomium to members of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and supporters of the British School in Athens.


Offices held, current and former, alphabetically ordered


Publications and papers (chronologically ordered, representative sample only)

Please note that much of this information has been compiled retrospectively, and there may be occasional errors in dates. To the best of the author's knowledge, the facts presented herein are as accurate as memory will permit.