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Durham University

Technician Commitment


(3 December 2019)

Together, with a combined service of over 150 years, we regretfully this year say good bye to 4 key members of Durham University Technical staff. 

Margaret Earl, Senior Technician from Department of Biosciences. Margaret came to the Department of Biology as a Trainee Technician working in the teaching and research laboratories gradually moving up the technical grades.In July this year Margaret decided to hang up her lab coat and retired after 43 years.

Lorraine Allison, Senior Laboratory technician from the Department of Education also joined the Univerity as a Trainee Technician. Lorraine retired in August of this year after 44 years of service.
Lorraine said “From an early age my dream job was to work in science, so I consider myself very fortunate to have enjoyed a varied and interesting career with many changes along the way. Throughout those years I have worked with such lovely people who have taught me so much. The students have been amazing, the majority keeping in touch which gives me a tremendous sense of job satisfaction. It has been my absolute pleasure to work for Durham University and I wish all in the School of Education the very best for the future.

Frank Davies, Chief Technician and Laboratory Manager in the Department of Geography retired in Spetember of this year. Frank came to Durham University from the coal industry, joining Chemistry Department in 1991, he then moved into Geography Department in 1993 where he worked in the teaching and research Laboratories eventually being promoted to the Geography Department’s Chief Technician

In December of this year and with over 38 years of service, Dr Chris Pearson, Senior Experimental officer in the Department of Engineering will hang up his lab coat and take early retirement. Chris came to the Dept of Applied Physics as a Junior Technician. After achieving his PhD in the Department of Engineering and working in the research areas of Advanced Materials, Electronics & Communications Chris has supervised many students through their postgraduate studies assissting their journey to greater things 

Monthly paychecks may be a thing of the past.
But if you are frugal, your savings should last.
All of the discounts will surly assist.
Youll also be on those Saga mailing lists.