Prof. DAVID W. BUDWORTH
1934 – 2019
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Prof. David W. Budworth made his career as a research scientist and subsequently in roles concerned with science policy. He read Physics with Astronomy at Leeds University and completed a PhD there. Profesoor was a Lecturer in Ceramics with Refractories Technology. He continued his research career in the USA before returning to the UK in 1961. He then turned away from theoretical physics, focussing his career around the field of ceramics on which he lectured at Sheffield University. Following this, he held a research post at Doulton Research. Later, he held posts concerned with science policy for The Technical Change Centre and for the Confederation of British Industry. He was the Co-ordinator of the Nanotechnology Link Programme when he was awarded the MBE in 1994: “For scientific services to Industry. He had been a G.E.C. Visiting Fellow in Trinity term 1986. The G.E.C. Visiting Fellowships were created to attract visitors who worked in industry to give them leave from their jobs to carry out research. He held a research post at Doulton Research, but later held posts with science policy for the Technical Change Centre and for the Confederation of British Industry, where at the time of his stay at University he was Deputy Director in charge of the Technical Division of the Education, Training and Technology Directorate. He later became the Co-ordinator of the Nanotechnology Link Programme and was awarded an MBE in 1994 for scientific services to Industry. In his retirement, he took a deep interest in Bedford Park, which was created in the 1870s in North London as what has been considered the world’s first garden suburb. He researched and wrote extensively on the history of the Park right up until his death 9 February 2019, at age 84.
Taken from the Oxford College Record