Mike is a retired businessman, originally from Hatch End. He has been collecting the recordings in the archive for over forty years.
He enjoys the music of Tom Lehrer, the books of Val McDermid, and any anecdotes about mathematicians you might have lying around.
For many years, Mike lived in France. He still maintains a property there, where some of the Archive’s recordings reside even now. He loves the song A Day in the Life by the Beatles. For several years he studied the history of topos theory intensely. It is this curiosity that has snowballed into the Archive as we know it today.
Do ask: Which is better, cassette tapes or minidiscs?
Don’t ask: Your name is Michael, right?