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David Malcolm - Canadian alumni ambassador

david_malcolm.jpgCourse: PhD Engineering Science
City of residence:
Inuvik, NT
Employer:
Semi-retired
Interests:
Writing:poetry, fiction and non-fiction (sustainable community development)
Contact details:
david.malcolm@mcri.ca


When were you at Warwick? What did you study? Who were you your tutors?
September 1965 – September 1968 (graduated in 1969). Dr Julian Hunt, now Lord Hunt of Chesterton, and Professor at Cambridge was one year ahead of me in his MHD research and was a great tutor and friend during my stay

Do you have any fond memories?
Many fond memories:

  1. Doing research at the old Bristol Siddeley works in Coventry with holes in the roof and birds flying around. In their own way the birds were reliving the old bombing attacks on Coventry with Julian and I as potential targets!!
  2. Attending Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem,” with Benjamin Britten himself conducting, in the then new Coventry Cathedral, and many other personal anecdotes

Where did you live while you were at Warwick?
1 Whateley’s Drive, Kenilworth

What are you doing now?
I am doing some sporadic engineering and management consulting, but basically I am a full-time writer

Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?
UW was an experience of al lifetime. It shaped my professional and personal futures in many ways.

Have you been back to Warwick recently?
Not since about 2006.