14th January 2003

 

TRIBUTES TO PROFESSOR DEREK CROTHALL

 

A photographic competition capturing images of Hull is just one of the ways in which staff and students at the University of Lincoln plan to pay tribute to the life of the late Professor Derek Crothall.

 

The former Pro Vice Chancellor, who died in September last year, will be remembered at two events in Hull on Tuesday 28th January.

 

At 11am the Vice Chancellor, Professor David Chiddick, will lead a tribute to Professor Crothall in the Saville Theatre at George Street. A book of dedications to Derek will be opened and staff and students will be encouraged to leave their own messages of condolence.

 

Then at 2.30pm on Tuesday 28th January, at the university’s postgraduate awards ceremony at Hull City Hall, Jane Crothall will receive a Doctorate of the University on behalf of her late husband.

 

The university will also run an open photographic competition on the theme ‘Images of Hull’. A high-profile panel will judge the entries and the best photographs will be included in a leather-bound volume dedicated to Professor Crothall’s memory.

 

The book will be left in the care of Kingston-upon-Hull City Council and an exhibition of the best photographs will be displayed at the EICH Gallery in George Street in September 2003.

 

The university can also announce that its George Street building will be renamed ‘The Derek Crothall Building’ when it is officially re-opened after its £2 million refurbishment in September 2003.

 

The university’s computing, media technology, health and social care and management courses will move to the George Street campus in the summer of 2003, allowing the University of Hull to develop the Hull York Medical School at Cottingham Road.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)         , email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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