Ed Cooke

Remember, Remember
  • Remember, Remember

  • Kings and queens, British prime ministers, American presidents, countries of Europe...

    We should all know these things - but like me, you're probably resigned to being the kind of person that just never will. Now Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke offers up his memory secrets with a fun, quick and completely unforgettable way to remember the things you thought you never could.

    But this is no boring Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste. With Ed leading the way on unlikely adventures through people and places, Abraham Lincoln may become a circle of bra-wearing hams linking arms in your mind, and you may well encounter a fridge wearing Calvin Klein underpants. You could also soon find yourself rattling off the prime ministers to a rapt audience and adding, in a knowing tone, 'ah yes, Marquess of Rockingham, Whig I believe?'. What is for sure is that you’ll be bursting with knowledge that will stick in your mind and impress your friends for ever.

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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