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Authorised form of nameChristopherson; Sir; Derman Guy (1915 - 2000)
Dates1915 - 2000
NationalityBritish
Date of birth06/09/1915
Date of death07/11/2000
ActivityEducation:
Sherborne; University College, Oxford. PhD
Career:
Research work under Sir Richard Southwell; Staff, Ministry of Home Security (1941); Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge (after World War 2); Bursar, Magdaleen College, Cambridge; Professor, Leeds University (1949); Professor, Imperial College, London (1955); Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Durham Colleges (1960); instituted the Department of Engineering Science, Durham (1964); Chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (1967); on advisory committee for establishing the universities of Sussex and Kent; Member, Science Research Council; Chairman, Church of England Higher Education Committee; Member, Washington New Town Development Corporation; Chairman, Education Committee of the Council for National Academic Awards (1966-1974); Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge (1979-1985); Chairman, Royal Fine Art Commission (1980-1985)
Honours:
OBE 1946; Kt 1969
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election24/03/1960
Age at election44
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1974-1975
RelationshipsSon of the Vicar of Clovelly, Devon; married (1940) Francis Teale (died 1998); three sons, one daughter
SourcesSources:
Times obituary (10/11/2000)
Obituaries:
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2004 vol 50 pp 47-59, plate, by Duncan Dowson and Sir Gordon Higginson
Royal Society codeNA6938
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1960/03Christopherson, Sir Derman Guy: certificate of election to the Royal Society
HWT/39/20Great Britain-China Committee (later Great Britain-China Centre)January 1973
HWT/39/22Great Britain-China Committee (later Great Britain-China Centre)February 1973
IM/GA/GRS/7417Christopherson, Sir Derman Guy1978
RR/65/55Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'Oscillatory motion of a fluid along a circular tube' by Derman Guy Christopherson, A Gemant, A H A Hogg and Richard Vynne SouthwellAugust 1938
RR/65/36Referee's report by Sydney Goldstein, on a paper 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems IV. Problems relating to elastic stability and vibrations' by K N E Bradfield, Derman Guy Christopherson and Richard Vynne SouthwellAugust 1938
RR/65/37Referee's report by Herbert John Gough, on a paper 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems IV. Problems relating to elastic stability and vibrations' by K N E Bradfield, Derman Guy Christopherson and Richard Vynne SouthwellApril 1938
RR/68/34Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems - The elastic stability of plane frameworks and of flat plating' by Derman Guy Christopherson, L Fox, J R Green, F S Shaw and Richard Vynne Southwell[1941]
RR/68/33Letter from David Randall Pye, to Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, regarding a paper 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems - The elastic stability of plane frameworks and of flat plating' by Derman Guy Christopherson, L Fox, J R Green, F S Shaw and Richard Vynne Southwell15 November 1941
RR/71/75Referee's report by Derman Guy Christopherson, on a paper 'The hydrodynamical theory of film lubrication' by W F Cope22 October 1948
IM/GA/WRS/8697Christopherson, Sir Derman Guynd
IM/GA/WRS/9630Christopherson, Sir Derman Guynd
RR/68/172Letter to Richard Vynne Southwell, regarding four papers 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIA - Biharmonic analysis as applied to the flexure and extension of flat elastic plates' by L Fox and Richard Vynne Southwell, 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIB - The elastic stability of plane frameworks and of flat plating' by Derman Guy Christopherson, L Fox, J R Green, F S Shaw and Richard Vynne Southwell, 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIC - Free transverse vibrations of membranes, with an application (by analogy) to two-dimensional oscillations in an electro-magnetic system' by D N De G Allen, L Fox, H Motz and Richard Vynne Southwell and 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIID - Stress distributions in elastic solids of revolution' by D N De G Allen, L Fox and Richard Vynne Southwell27 July 1945
RR/68/167Second letter from Richard Vynne Southwell, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding the Bakerian Lecture 'Bakerian Lecture. On relaxation methods: A mathematics for engineering science' by Richard Vynne Southwell, and five papers 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIC - Free transverse vibrations of membranes, with an application (by analogy) to two-dimensional oscillations in an electro-magnetic system' by D N De G Allen, L Fox, H Motz and Richard Vynne Southwell, 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIID - Stress distributions in elastic solids of revolution' by D N De G Allen, L Fox and Richard Vynne Southwell, 'Relaxing methods applied to engineering problems VIII A. Problems relating to large transverse displacements of thin elastic plates' by J R Green and Richard Vynne Southwell, 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIA - Biharmonic analysis as applied to the flexure and extension of flat elastic plates' by L Fox and Richard Vynne Southwell and 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIB - The elastic stability of plane frameworks and of flat plating' by Derman Guy Christopherson, L Fox, J R Green, F S Shaw and Richard Vynne Southwell17 September 1945
RR/68/169Letter from Richard Vynne Southwell, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding the Bakerian Lecture 'Bakerian Lecture. On relaxation methods: A mathematics for engineering science' by Richard Vynne Southwell, and five papers 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIC - Free transverse vibrations of membranes, with an application (by analogy) to two-dimensional oscillations in an electro-magnetic system' by D N De G Allen, L Fox, H Motz and Richard Vynne Southwell, 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIID - Stress distributions in elastic solids of revolution' by D N De G Allen, L Fox and Richard Vynne Southwell, 'Relaxing methods applied to engineering problems VIII A. Problems relating to large transverse displacements of thin elastic plates' by J R Green and Richard Vynne Southwell, 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIA - Biharmonic analysis as applied to the flexure and extension of flat elastic plates' by L Fox and Richard Vynne Southwell and 'Relaxation methods applied to engineering problems VIIB - The elastic stability of plane frameworks and of flat plating' by Derman Guy Christopherson, L Fox, J R Green, F S Shaw and Richard Vynne Southwell25 July 1945
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