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7nov01. Dear Professor Pepper, Your non-reply to the invitation (below) means you refuse to attend. Please send me some written material. Every person who attends the 15nov01 conference will receive a copy of what you send to me. Yours sincerely, Ivor Catt.

Recorded Delivery

Professor Michael Pepper F.R.S.,

Cavendish Laboratory,

Madingley Road,

Cambridge CB3 0HE

 

Second copy to

Professor Michael Pepper,

Toshiba,

260 Cambridge Science Park,

Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 4WE

 

Cc Professor A. Sen,

Master, Trinity College,

Cambridge CB2 1TQ

 

Dear Professor Michael Pepper,

The Catt Anomaly

Your role in this matter is discussed in the enclosed 2001 edition, second impression, of the book "The Catt Anomaly".

I will be lecturing on The Catt Anomaly to the Cambridge University Engineering Society (their invitation printed overleaf) in the Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, room LR4 at 6.30pm on Thursday 15nov01.

I will pay you a fee of 100 if you come to state your past (Southerner) written position on The Catt Anomaly. You will speak for between ten and twenty minutes, either before I speak or after I speak, or half of your time before and half your time after me, as chosen by you.

If you come to speak, but retreat from your presently stated (Southerner) position, you will receive no fee. The decision on whether you have made a bona fide statement of your (Southerner) position as outlined by you on 21june93 and printed in the enclosed book "The Catt Anomaly", p4, will be by a vote of those present.

Yours sincerely,

Ivor Catt 24oct01

121 Westfields,

St. Albans AL3 4JR

www.ivorcatt.com

 

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7nov01. Dear Dr. McEwan, Your non-reply to the invitation (below) means you refuse to attend. Please send me some written material. Every person who attends the 15nov01 conference will receive a copy of what you send to me. Yours sincerely, Ivor Catt.

Recorded Delivery

Dr. Neil McEwan,

Reader in Electromagnetism,

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications,

University of Bradford,

Bradford BD7 1DP

 

cc Dr. O.J. Downing,

Head of Department,

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications,

University of Bradford,

Bradford BD7 1DP

 

Dear Dr. Neil McEwan,

The Catt Anomaly

Your role in this matter is discussed in the enclosed 2001 edition, second impression, of the book "The Catt Anomaly".

I will be lecturing on The Catt Anomaly to the Cambridge University Engineering Society (their invitation printed overleaf) in the Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, room LR4 at 6.30pm on Thursday 15nov01.

I will pay you a fee of 150 if you come to state your past (Westerner) written position on The Catt Anomaly. You will speak for between ten and twenty minutes, either before I speak or after I speak, or half of your time before and half your time after me, as chosen by you.

If you come to speak, but retreat from your presently stated (Westerner) position, you will receive no fee. The decision on whether you have made a bona fide statement of your (Westerner) position as outlined by you on 20apr95 and printed in the enclosed book "The Catt Anomaly", p6, will be by a vote of those present.

Yours sincerely,

Ivor Catt 24oct01

121 Westfields,

St. Albans AL3 4JR

www.ivorcatt.com

 

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7nov01. Dear Professor Howie, I note your 26oct01 refusal to attend (below). Please send me some written material. Every person who attends the 15nov01 conference will receive a copy of what you send to me. Yours sincerely, Ivor Catt (P.S. Your 26oct01 letter misrepresented the purpose of the vote by those who attend, as stated in my 24oct01 letter to you, copy below. I.C.)

 

Recorded Delivery

Professor Archibald Howie FRS,

Emeritus Head of the Cavendish Laboratory,

194 Huntingdon Road,

Cambridge CB3 0LB

 

Dear Professor Howie,

The Catt Anomaly

Your role in this matter is discussed in the enclosed 2001 edition, second impression, of the book "The Catt Anomaly".

I will be lecturing on The Catt Anomaly to the Cambridge University Engineering Society (their 13aug01 invitation printed overleaf) in the Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, room LR4 at 6.30pm on Thursday 15nov01.

I will pay you a fee of 100 if you come to state your past (Westerner) written position on The Catt Anomaly. You will speak for between ten and twenty minutes, either before I speak or after I speak, or half of your time before and half your time after me, as chosen by you.

If you come to speak, but retreat from your stated (Westerner) position (private correspondence 24oct83, 3nov83, 10nov83, copy of 10nov83 enclosed), you will receive no fee. The decision on whether you have made a bona fide statement of your (Westerner) position will be by a vote of those present.

Yours sincerely,

Ivor Catt 24oct01

121 Westfields,

St. Albans AL3 4JR

www.ivorcatt.com

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Professor A. Howie CBE, FRS

Telephone: 01223 337334

Facsimile: 01223 363263

e-mail ah30@phy.cam.ac.uk

CAVENDISH LABORATORY

MADINGLEY ROAD

CAMBRIDGE CB3 0HE

26 October 2001

 

Mr Hayden Taylor,

Trinity College,

Cambridge.

Dear Mr Taylor,

Following the notice you sent me some time ago about the forthcoming meeting of the CU Engineering Society when the members will be addressed by Mr Ivor Catt, I received by recorded delivery the enclosed material together with a copy of the latest edition of "The Catt Anomaly".

I am not able to take up Mr Catt's invitation to attend and speak at the meeting. He on his own will be able to give a sufficiently interesting talk to your members outlining the nature of the problem as he sees it and no doubt supplementing this with an entertaining account of how the academic and professional community has reacted.

The central issue as to whether there is anything wrong with Maxwell's equations is not I believe best resolved by a vote following some kind of public debate which might degenerate into a kind of Punch and Judy show. Almost twenty years ago, I invested a great deal of effort in correspondence with Mr Catt over his problem. My concluding letter of 10.11.83 which he copied to me in the recorded delivery package is enclosed and I am quite happy to let it stand as my statement on the matter. A more detailed solution of what Maxwell's equations would predict for the fields and current flow in the transmission line or wave guide conducting elements obviously depends on their frequency response and, depending on the sharpness of the pulse we are trying to propagate, includes issues like skin depth and plasma frequency. In a sufficiently simple (e.g. wave guide) geometry, solutions could perhaps be worked out by any of your members who are interested but of course there is no guarantee that Mr Catt will accept them.

I hope that you have an interesting and entertaining evening.

Yours sincerely,

[signed] Archie Howie

Copy to Mr Ivor Catt

 

Comment by I Catt; "The central issue as to whether there is anything wrong with Maxwell's equations is not I believe best resolved by a vote following some kind of public debate which might degenerate into a kind of Punch and Judy show." This clearly misrepresents my 24oct01 letter, copy above. Also note that the definitive statement of The Catt Anomaly, on p3 of the book "The Catt Anomaly", which Howie says he received by recorded delivery, does not mention Maxwell's Equations. - I Catt, 30oct01.

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Sir Adrian Huxley, OM, FRS,

Manor Field, 1 Vicarage Drive,

Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9NG

 

Dear Sir Andrew Huxley,

I enclose the latest 74pp 2001 issue of the book "The Catt Anomaly".

I also enclose details on my 15nov01 talk to the Cambridge University Engineering Society, www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/stoppress, pp1, 2.

You will be very welcome to attend my talk on 15nov01 as my guest. It is possible that you will then belatedly come to realise seriousness of the situation, and the clear responsibility of a Nobel Prizewinner, ex Master of Trinity College, and ex President of the Royal Society such as you to act in this matter.

If you wish, you may speak for ten to twenty minutes before or after I speak (or both), according to your choice. Alternatively, if you send me written material before the date, copies of what I receive will be given to everyone who attends the 15nov01 lecture.

Yours sincerely,

Ivor Catt 8nov01

 

Professor Broers,

Vice Chancellor, Cambridge University,

Cambridge

Dear Professor Broers,

I enclose the latest 74pp 2001 issue of the book "The Catt Anomaly".

I also enclose details on my 15nov01 talk to the Cambridge University Engineering Society, www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/stoppress, pp1, 2.

You will be very welcome to attend my talk on 15nov01 as my guest. It is possible that you will then belatedly come to realise seriousness of the situation, and the clear responsibility of an ex Professor of Electrical Engineering and Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University such as you to act in this matter.

If you wish, you may speak for ten to twenty minutes before or after I speak (or both), according to your choice. Alternatively, if you send me written material before the date, a copy of what I receive will be given to everyone who attends the 15nov01 lecture.

Yours sincerely,

Ivor Catt 8nov01

.. 

Professor Secker,

IEE, Savoy Place,

London WC2R 0BL

 

Dear Professor Secker,

I enclose the latest 74pp 2001 issue of the book "The Catt Anomaly".

I also enclose details on my 15nov01 talk to the Cambridge University Engineering Society, www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/stoppress, pp1, 2.

You will be very welcome to attend my talk on 15nov01 as my guest. It is possible that you will then belatedly come to realise seriousness of the situation, and the clear responsibility of you as the man appointed by the Chief Executive of the IEE to deal with this matter.

If you wish, you may speak for ten to twenty minutes before or after I speak (or both), according to your choice. Alternatively, if you send me written material before the date, a copy of what I receive will be given to everyone who attends the 15nov01 lecture.

Yours sincerely,

Ivor Catt 8nov01