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educator , Mathematician , Computer scientist

Glanffrwd Powell Thomas, British mathematician, computer scientist, educator. Chartered mathematician; chartered engineer. Grantee British Government, London, 1982-1988, Nairobi, 1988, Hong Kong Government, 1994. Fellow Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications; member British Computer Society.


Thomas, Glanffrwd Powell was born on December 1, 1949 in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. Son of David Glanffrwd and Ethel (Powell) Thomas.


Bachelor, Oxford (England) University, 1971. Master of Arts, Oxford (England) University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wales, 1975.


Systems analyst Arthur Andersen and Company, London and Chicago, 1974-1976. Research fellow University Wales, Aberystwyth, 1976-1977. Lecturer University College Cork, United Kingdom, 1977-1980.

Senior producer, editor British Broadcasting Corporation, London and Milton Keynes, 1980-1988. Course director University London, England, 1988-1992. Head decision science Westminster University, London, 1992-1995.

Professor mathematics Luton University, England, since 1995. Consultant Government of Kenya, Nairobi, 1986. Advisor British Government, London, 1988-1992, 96—, Hong Kong University, since 1992, Singapore Institute Management, since 1992, Open Learning Institute Hong Kong, since 1993.

Director Grew Thomas, London, since 1989.


  • Chartered mathematician. Chartered engineer.


  • Other Work

    • Author books. Contributor articles to professional journals. Producer, writer, presenter, expert contributor television, radio and audio programs.


Fellow Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications. Member British Computer Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: squash, computer games, fine wine, traveling.


Married Mary Bernadette Grew, August 1, 1979. Children: Glanffrwd Patrick, Clare Finola.

David Glanffrwd Thomas

Ethel (Powell) Thomas

Mary Bernadette Grew

Clare Finola Thomas

Glanffrwd Patrick Thomas