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Authorised form of nameFeilden; Geoffrey Bertram Robert (1917 - 2004)
SurnameFeilden
ForenamesGeoffrey Bertram Robert
Dates1917 - 2004
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (20 February 1917)
Death:
Painswick, Gloucestershire (1 May 2004)
ActivityOccupation:
Engineer
Education:
Early childhood spent in Canada, returned to England aged eight to begin education; Bedford School; King's College Cambridge read mechanical sciences and then economics (graduated in 1939)
Career:
Unilever (1939), worked with Frank Whittle on jet engines during WW2 (1940-1946); recruited by Ruston and Hornsby, Lincoln to work on industrial gas turbines (1946-1949), Chief Engineer, Turbine Department (1949-1954), Engineering Director (1954-1959); managing director, Hawker Siddeley Brush Turbines (1959-1961); group technical director, Davy-Ashmore (1961-1968); Chairman, Committee on Engineering Design producing Feilden report on engineering design commissioned by Lord Hailsham, Minister for Science (1963); Deputy Director General (1968-1970), Director General (1970-1981), British Standards Institution; president, European Committee on Standardisation; continued to work after retirement in 1982 through Feilden Associates; founder fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering; honorary doctorates from University of Loughborough; Queen's University, Belfast; University of Lincoln; freedom of the City of Lincoln (2003)
Honours:
CBE 1966
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
19/03/1959
Council:
1962-1963, 1966-1969; VP 1967-1969
RelationshipsSon of Major Robert Humphrey Feilden; married (1946) Elizabeth Gorton (marriage dissolved, 1961); married Diana Angier (nee Lloyd)
SourcesReferences:
G B R Feilden, 'Lionel Haworth', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2005 vol 51 pp 195-221, plate
Sources:
Obituary in The Times (31 May 2004), The Independent (26 August 2004)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2005 vol 51 pp 135-148, plate, by Kelvin Bray and Alexander Moulton
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/85192094
Royal Society codeNA285
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1959/09Feilden, Geoffrey Bertram Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PB/9/1/101/9Royal Society correspondence1969
IM/GA/JGRS/8340Feilden, Geoffrey Bertram Robert1984
IM/GA/GRS/1390Feilden, Geoffrey Bertram Robertnd
IM/004223Smallpiece Trust12 September 1985
MS/917Photographs belonging to G B R Feilden from a Royal Society visit to the Academy of Science, Russia[1960-1965]
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