Commemorative plate for Sir Horace Lamb donated to the University

The great-granddaughter of Sir Horace Lamb FRS has donated a special commemorative plate to The University of Manchester.

Dr Kirsten Lamb presented the silver plate, which had been given to Sir Horace in November 1929 by his former students at Manchester, to the University's School of Mathematics. Sir Horace was Beyer Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Victoria University of Manchester between 1885 and 1920, and was a pioneer in acoustics, seismology and fluid dynamics.

The inscription on the plate reads: "To Horace Lamb from his pupils in token of their gratitude and admiration, and in commemoration of his eightieth birthday."

Oliver Jensen (pictured), Sir Horace Lamb Professor and Head of the School of Mathematics, received the plate from Dr Lamb (also pictured) on behalf of the School .

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