Until he retired Tom Leddy had, since graduating, taught Mathematics from lower secondary school to university degree level, the latter at a Teacher Training College. During this period he spent 3 years holding a Short-Service Commission in the Royal Air Force and 3 more years as headmaster of a small secondary school. . Marrying soon after taking his first post, Tom and his wife, Pauline, have two children, a boy and a girl. With young children they enjoyed extended family gatherings in the UK and Ireland, the latter being the birthplace of Pauline s and Tom s grandparents. Europe, the Middle East and North Africa were added to the itinerary as the children reached their teens. Since retiring, Tom has researched and written his family history dating from 1746; has been an Open University tutor; has enjoyed a Writer s Course and has spent time each week working for charities, OXFAM and CAFOD. For relaxation he enjoys music, Bridge and country walks. Over the years, Tom has had published a small number of stories for magazines and articles for mathematics journals.