Professor Sir Gordon Higginson, who was one of the two Professors who founded Engineering in Durham following the formation of Newcastle University, sadly passed away at home on the 5th November 2011. Sir Gordon was Professor in Durham from 1965 until 1985 when he became Vice-Chancellor at Southampton University. Whilst in Durham he served periods as Dean of Science and Head of the Department of Engineering and was knighted in 1990 for services to education. Professor Higginson was awarded the Durham degree of DSc honoris causa in 1991.
The Higginson Lecture is a prestigious annual event organised by the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham University. The series was set up in recognition of Sir Gordon Higginson's major contribution to the School. The lecture provides an opportunity for a leading engineer to present their perspective on a topical issue within the broad field of engineering.
The next lecture will be delivered by Warren East from ARM. His specialism is the innovative design of low-power chips.
N.B. Dates for the lecture have been changed, the rescheduled dates will be advertised here shortly.
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