File: Retirement as Principal

Scope and Content

Papers relating mainly to Bowden's retirement as UMIST Principal in 1976. The file includes documents on the honorary doctorate of laws awarded to Bowden by the University of Manchester in May 1976, letters of congratulation concerning the degree and his retirement, a presentation to Bowden by UMIST staff in June 1976, the award of life membership of Manchester Association of Engineers, of the Tech Senior Union, of the Mark Twain Society, and a honorary fellowship of the Institution of Highway Engineers.