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Kenneth Richard Evans

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Kenneth Richard Evans (c1895-1956)

1947 Bio Note. [1]

Mr. EVANS was educated at Denstone College and at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he graduated with honours in the Natural Sciences Tripos, after a course broken by 4 years of war service.

In the 1914-18 war Mr. Evans served in the Lancashire Fusiliers - holding the rank of captain. On completing his interrupted studies at Cambridge, Mr. Evans joined the staff of the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company, Ltd., with which he has been since employed.

Mr. Evans has been a member of a large number of committees dealing with education and training.

1956 Obituary [2]

Kenneth Richard Evans, O.B.E., M.A., was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1939, and transferred to Associate Member in 1941. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

He gained his education at Denstone College, Staffs., and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he graduated with honours in the natural sciences tripos.

From 1915-19 he served in the Lancashire Fusiliers with the rank of Captain and, after leaving the Forces, returned to Cambridge University to resume his studies.

He joined the staff of Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co., Ltd., in 1920, and continued in their service in charge of the Education Department until his death on 22nd March 1956 in his sixty-second year.

Mr. Evans was connected with a large number of committees on education and training. He was the author of two papers presented to the Education Group of the Institution, and was a co-author of a Centenary Lecture delivered at the Institution in 1947 on the subject of `Education and Practical Training of Mechanical Engineers in Great Britain'.

At the time of his death last March Mr. Evans was Chairman of the Education Group and an ex officio member of the Publications and Library Committee of the Institution.

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