I was born in 1952 and now live in Central Brittany, in France. Before that, I lived just outside Newport in the Isle of Wight from 1996 to 2007; previously, I had lived in Oxford since 1970, when I came up to Exeter College.
I'm a Christian. This page gives some of the reasons why.
As of July 2003 I have left the institutional church altogether. Here are some of the reasons.
My email address is email@example.com.
If you want to send me anything encrypted, I have a GnuPG key.
I'm rather fond of words. Here's a poem illustrating the traps of English spelling and pronunciation.
The name Elphick is not very common. As far as I know, it is Saxon, and means elf-high. I think this was meant as a joke: we tend to be tall (unlike elves).
I think the family originated in Sussex. Nowadays, the highest concentration of the name is in Sussex and the home counties of England, but there are Elphicks all over the world. I am attempting to create a family treeLast updated on 11th January 2009 by Oliver Elphick