Ed Cooke graduated with a First from Oxford in Psychology and Philosophy in 2004. In order to become a Grandmaster of Memory, he had to memorise 1000 numbers in an hour, 10 decks of cards in an hour (520 cards) and one deck in under 2 minutes. He was ranked 7th overall in the 2007 World Memory Championships, in which he has competed since 2003, and coached US Josh Foer from novice to US Memory Champion in one year. He now spends his time teaching memory techniques in schools across the UK, among other things.
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