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In 1964 Sir George Edwards became the University's founding Pro-Chancellor. He was one of Britain's foremost aeronautical engineers, having risen from his first job in the aircraft industry in the drawing office of Vickers Ltd in 1935, to becoming its Chief Designer, and subsequently Managing Director and Chairman of the British Aircraft Corporation, which in turn became part of Airbus UK and BAE Systems.
oil on board
H 39.5 x W 49.5 cm
purchased by the University Library from the artist's exhibition, 2004