Sunday, July 23, 2006

Not Just Me, then....

I had a Google alert today, for one of the other "Toby Philpott"s that I have come across on the Web and his Liberal Legend blog. I believe he could have studied or taught at Durham University when I happened to pass through for a British Juggling Convention in the 90s, possibly the closest we got to meeting. He then spent some time as a small business advisor in China, and ran for Parliament on the Lib-Dem ticket.

I know these things thanks to Google, which I have almost swamped with my web activity, my Star Wars connection, etc. I usually have the top ten hits at least.

I know of a third Toby, rather younger, who took some photos of a bluebell wood for his local paper.

Maybe only three of us...not as prolific as Dave Gorman...

Still, maybe bibliophilia runs in the family - I came across this entry in a library website:

BRISTOL gloucestershire Philpott's Circulating Library 1802 [John Philpott]


Anonymous said...

Hi Toby,

Hope life is treating you well in Cardiff.

I've had quite a few e-mails over the years asking me if I worked on Star Wars. I'll sort out a link this weekend to this blog so that if they want you they can find you.

I worked at Durham University from 1996-2002 and then worked for them for three years in Nanchang, China as you would have found out from google.

I now work for an international development company based in London.

Hope we get the chance to meet up sometime.

Kindest regards,

Toby Philpott

Anonymous said...

Meant to also tell you that bibliophilia runs in this side of the Philpott family (in the broadest sense) too.

Really would be great to meet you someday soon.

Kindest regards,


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