Cherry, Edward Colin, 1914-1979, professor of telecommunication
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Administrative / biographical background:
Born 1914, St. Albans, England. Took first Degree (B.Sc.) as evening part-time student, Northampton Polytechnic, London 1936, whilst Laboratory Assistant at Research Laboratories, General Electric Company, of Great Britain. M.Sc. in 1940. During Second World War, 1939-45, was attached to the Radar Research Establishment, Malvern, mainly concerned with flying trials. After War, joined Manchester University as Lecturer. Moved to Imperial College, London University, in 1947, first as Lecturer, then Reader, then appointed to Chair in Telecommunication, 1958.
Professor Cherry was awarded a Marconi International Fellowship in 1978; to 'honor notable contributions to the field of communications, both in the scientific/technological sense and in terms of human perception'.
He began work on his book 'The age of access' but died on 23 November, 1979. This book was completed for publication by Dr W E Edmondson, a former student.
Professor Cherry's working papers were transferred to the archives after his death with the agreement of Mrs Heather Cherry.