I delight in this opportunity to extend a warm welcome and to express
the wish that you may find as many hours of enjoyment as have I in gaining
the acquaintance of that most erudite of scholars: Jeremy Selman-Troytt.
In my darkest hours Mr Selman-Troytt has been an inspiration for me, a
beacon of hope in a vast desert of desolation and despair. Even now, whenever
I am afraid to leave the house, I simply take down one of his volumes
at random and therein find solace. I find my comfort and distraction not
only in the breath-taking audacity of his scientific researches and experiments
- many of them years ahead of their time; indeed the significance of some
has yet to be realised even in our own technological age - but also in
the effulgent warmth of his humanity.
Experienced readers will doubtless go straight to the Selected
Works and immerse themselves in their favourite piece.
Newcomers to his legacy may first like to read Professor L'Ampere's
Introduction to the Selected Works, perhaps switching back and
forth between it and the 'Life & Context' page in
order to put names to faces.
Whatever your preference, we at the Society thank you for your patronage
and wish for you a similar level of pleasure to that which we experience
when dealing with the work of such an illustrious man.