File: Chair of Engineering (Matheson)

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to the appointment of J.L. Matheson (b.1913) as Beyer professor of engineering in 1949. Matheson succeeded Professor Gibson. Professor W R Hawthorne had been appointed to this post in 1948, but had been unable to take it up. The file contains details of the selection process, including confidential references. There is also material relating to the running of the Engineering Department and plans to redesign engineering courses.

Former reference: 36