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geebee22 ( geebee2 )


Birthday: June 5, 1958
Location: Gloucester, UK
My background is mathematical/musical - I won a scholarship to study mathematics at Clare college, Cambridge, although I thought about pursuing a career as a professional musician. In the end I switched to computer science, which is how I make my living.

Some of my amateur interests over time:
  • Music: I studied piano to grade VIII, violin to grade VII. I won various music competitions as a child, and performed the 1st movement of Chopin's piano concerto #1 at a school concert. I still play the piano, but only rarely in public.
  • Bridge : I played a lot of bridge while at school, competing successfully in many adult competitions.
  • I played Golf almost every day at school ( Stowe school, which has a golf course ), and after school as a member of Frilford Heath golf club, near Abingdon.
  • Go: I played Go (the Japanese board game) while at Cambridge, guided by Charles Matthews (who was also my tutor, and who stimulated my interest in cosmology and fundamental physics).
  • I was president of CUGC1. I eventually reached a grade of 2 Dan a few years after graduating.
  • Athletics: I ran a marathon in 3 hours 8 minutes. I ran many marathons from 1990 up to around 2000.
  • Triathlon : I completed an Ironman triathlon in under 12 hours.
  • Ultra-running : I ran many "ultra" distance events, such as the Black Mountains Roundabout, the Caerphilly Summits Challenge and the The Wellington Boot.
  • Chess: I played chess at school, being part of the winning house team on several occasions. Later in life (around 1998-2000) I played for Gloucester City 1st team.
  • Cycling: In 2011, I completed the annual Gloucester 3 cities race in under 4 hours (average speed just over 20 mph ).

My siblings were or are musical, one of my sisters is a professional musician. Another of my sisters is a councillor in the London borough of Hounslow. My father also went to Cambridge and was a medical doctor, as was his brother. Both served in the RAF during WWII, my uncle's obituary is here. I am proud of the achievements of my relations, and aspire to contribute to society in my own way as I approach retirement.

Like many people, I have had my fair share of family tragedy as well. My brother had a brain tumour, causing paranoid schizophrenia, he became very violent. He was in and out of mental institutions for many years and died in a road accident while I was at Cambridge. My other brother died quite young after suffering from a degenerative brain disease. My father died from Alzheimer’s disease. A few years ago, I nearly drowned when I was washed off a rock by a huge wave while on holiday in Majorca. I'm a survivor in that sense.

In 2011, after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were released, I became interested in knowing the truth about the case. I'm someone who likes to analyse things in detail. See Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito a wiki I created about that case. I have also studied other cases, to gain insight into miscarriages of justice.

I purchased the drawing you can see on the About page.

1 Funny quote I never read before: "I believe the next President was George Barwood. I had first met him at a meeting where the dan-player's dream was enacted - someone walks into the club and announces "I don't see how anyone can give me nine stones". It was about fifty moves into the game before I was happy that I could."
Lol - that's me.. but a few years later, I did win a game with no handicap against Charles, it was a competition played in Clare College. Then I moved on, and have not played a lot since.

Some of my online accounts: Twitter Disqus Ground report Wordpress Huffington Post Facebook

cvanstone ( Canada Carol )

Carol has contributed many of the transcripts - Robert Geffner, Horn(surrebuttal), Martinez (closing), Alyce LaViolette (in progress).

Rachelp9
Rachel contributed the transcript for juror 6.

Anonymous

Someone who preferred to remain anonymous contributed transcripts Horn Direct and Horn Cross.

Samadian

Contributed the JunkScience page, thanks!

See also

  • About which has instructions on how you can contribute.

"If he had another motive, I am sure it would never disgrace him." Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice.