Following John Cooke

Followed John Cooke (Marwyn and John)

John retired from an interesting and (mostly!) enjoyable career at the University of Edinburgh covering teaching, research, being an Associate Dean responsible for students and curriculum matters across the Faculty/College and as an administrator.

John was educated at a local primary school and the grammar school attended previously by his parents. Trinity College, Cambridge provided a fine university education; this was followed by studies for a PhD in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. The thesis was titled “Radial velocities of faint galaxies from objective prism plates” – I know, I know

Retirement still doesn’t allow enough time to do everything but amateur radio and music have flourished, John is back on a bike and has time to mess about with websites. He loves making things, whether it’s with wood, electronic components or software.

Marwyn retired from teaching modern languages and guidance at a series of interesting schools over her career.

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