School of Physics & Astronomy

Celebration of Prof Cornwell's 50 years of teaching

Celebration of 50 years of teaching

Prof John Cornwell this week reached the impressive milestone of 50 years of teaching at the University of St Andrews. The School organised a celebration to mark the occasion.

Prof Cornwell is pictured in the centre of the photo above alongside his wife. Also in the picture are Prof Moira Jardine, Prof Garry Taylor (University Master and Deputy Principal), Prof Graham Turnbull (Head of School), and two retired School staff members.

We were delighted to be joined by some members of Prof Cornwell's family, some of whom are pictured above alongside our Head of School. They, with numerous current and retired members of staff, joined in the celebrations in the School. Some pictures from the School over the last 50 years were on display, including images of the construction of the building that now houses most of the School.

Prof Cornwell was head of the Department of Theoretical Physics, which later became part of the School of Physics and Astronomy. One of his research areas was in aspects of Group Theory, and he authored textbooks on this subject. He continues to provide a well-received lecture module on this topic for final year integrated masters students here, even if it is some time now since he reached the state pension age.

First posted BDS 7.10.17