File: Chairs in Department of Civil Engineering (Gill and Schofield)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the appointment of replacement of Chair in Municipal Engineering following the retirement of Professor J.R.D. Francis, and the appointment of Chair in Structural Engineering. It was proposed to change the title from Chair of Municipal to Civil Engineering to encompass a wider remit although this decision was delayed until the appointment of the candidate. The file contains correspondence, minutes and details of applicants relating to both posts. In December 1966 the Joint Committee recommended Dr S.S. Gill (b.1920) for appointment to the Chair of Structural Engineering. Dr A.N. Schofield (b.1930), a specialist in Soil Mechanics, was appointed to the Chair of Civil Engineering in May 1968.

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions apply to this file; a number of items are closed to public inspection. Review of file required in advance of release of open documents.