Kings Engineer Bulletin Issue 1

King's Engineer Bulletin Issue 1 is available here to download

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Directory of Members

Due to the Data Protection Act, it is not possible to publish on a public website a list of all members with their addresses, telephone numbers and other personal details unless prior permission has been obtained. A questionnaire has been sent to all members asking if they are willing to give this permission, and many have responded saying that they are, provided sensitive entries including e-mail addresses are placed behind a password. Others have said that they will allow a minimum of information if it is not password protected.

When the feature of password protection is up and running, a full list of all members who have given their permission for details to be published will be provided here. If you have not yet responded to the questionnaire, then please do so in order that your own details can be included if you so wish. If you require another copy of the questionnaire, please contact the Membership Secretary.

There will also be provided behind the password protection a Members' Area, which apart from Members' Details will include a Message Board which members will be able to use to keep in touch with each other, and with the college or the officers of KCLEA. Watch this space for future improvements!

A shortened list of members, in order of year at college, is provided here for those who have given permission for this to be on the website without a password being required to access it. Please »click here« to download it. Please note that this list does not include all members of KCLEA, only those who have given permission for their names to be published. All members are invited to check this list - please let the Membership Secretary know if there are any omissions, or if you would like your name to be added to this particular list.

Class of 61 Get-together

Three electrical engineers who graduated in 1961 held a get-together on Sunday 10th June 2007. Two of them had not met for over 44 years! We had a meal in a restaurant near Hatton Locks, Warwickshire, and then spent some hours enjoying each other's company and the sunshine. If you know any of these three King's Engineers and would like to get back in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you - please drop a line to the Membership Secretary.

Brian Phillips, Dennis Air, Gerry Lawrence
L-R: Brian Phillips, Dennis Air, Gerry Lawrence

Brian Phillips joined GEC Telecommunications in September 1961 and retired from the same company in 2000 (which had by then become Marconi). He lives with his wife Margaret in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Dennis Air joined English Electric at Stafford after graduating, and being a native of Australia, returned there in 1964 to continue his engineering career. Over the years he moved away from electrical engineering, and is now working part time helping to resolve disputes in the construction industry. He lives in Sydney with his wife Sue.

Gerry Lawrence also joined GEC Telecommunications at the same time as Brian, and retired in September 2001, having managed to complete 40 years service. He lives with his wife Rosemary in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

We had a great time remembering life at King's between 1958 and 1961 - things like defending Reggie, parading him round the Strand, and snatching the University College mascot, Phineas. We remembered the surveying on Hampstead Heath which was part of our first year civil engineering, designing a gear box as part of our mechanical engineering, and running up all the engines and electrical machinery for our practical work. We also recalled the time after taking our finals when we hired two sailing boats on the Norfolk Broads. We three were in one, and in the other were Peter Tamm, John Evans and John Dymott - who managed to snap their mast on the first day sailing! Nostalgia isn't what it used to be!

If you have any stories and photographs, please send them in to the Membership Secretary and we will publish them here.