Contact Dr Toby Thompson


Toby is Studio Director of Cranfield Broadcast and Record, Cranfield's very own live-streaming studio. Toby hosts live teaching events, as well as marketing, conferences, and comms events from the 4-room studio situated on Campus in Martell House. For more information about the studio check out a case study written by Zoom (Cranfield Broadcast and Record)

Prior to joining Cranfield, Toby was a member of the global training strategy team for the corporate university of the former US-based Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corporation.

Toby has a PhD in the philosophy of executive education from University College London's Institute of Education. His thesis is published in book form with Routledge in 2018. Toby has an MA in management learning from Lancaster University, and a BA in philosophy from York University.

Prior to joining EDS, Toby was a Zen Buddhist monk at Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey in Northumberland, UK. The Zen monastery follows the Soto Zen tradition in which Toby spent 6 years as a monk. Prior to his time as a monk Toby was a farm labourer. All-in-all, the perfect qualifications for being a philosopher.


Articles In Journals

  • Clarke SR, Jones RJA, Thompson T & Palmer RC (1992) The use of a raster-based geographic information system for modelling environmental data as an aid to land management., Geologisches Jahrbuch Reihe B, A122 443-456.