I spent most of my school days at Brighton College. Brighton College is what we Brits perversely call a Public School, which as you probably know means a private school. My nickname at school was "penguin" – hence the penguin motif on this web site.
I won a scholarship to read Mathematics at Oxford and stayed on to do my doctorate at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, studying the use of computers to solve mathematical problems. While studying for my doctorate I met and married Sue.