Glasgow City, Scotland
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1991|
Prominent Industrialist and reformer of engineering education,Sir Harold Montague "Monty" Finniston was one-time chairman of British Steel, Vice-President of the Royal Society,Chancellor of Stirling University, and Founder of the Prison Reform Trust.He is best remembered for the the 1979 "Finniston Report", which sought to elevate the status of Engineering in Britain to a higher level following complaints from industry at the shortage of qualified engineers.At that time, British Universities were awarding just science degrees and the report recommended that they should offer more specific studies leading to BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) and MEng (Master of Engineering.)The "Finniston Report" led to the establishment of the Engineering Council and WISE (Women into Science and Engineering)-his widow's name was given to the The Lady Finniston scholarship awards to encourage women into Engineering.
Miriam Finniston (____ - 2009)*
Sir Harold Montague Finniston (Monty)who passed away 2nd February aged 78
Deeply mourned by his devoted wife Miriam, son Michael, daughter Barbara, brother Carl,grandchildren, relatives and his many friends.
A humble man who achieved much.
May his dear soul rest in eternal peace.
Western Synagogue Cemetery
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Sep 18, 2011
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I'll never forget his composure when he was horribly mocked and bullied by a well-known Scottish union leader and a couple of other ne'er-do-wells in a TV debate during his time as Chairman of British Steel. His decency and refusal to stoop to their level...(Read more)|
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