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Prof Roger Wootton RIP

Old 9th Jul 2017, 16:24
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Prof Roger Wootton RIP

Very sad to hear today that Prof Roger Wooton late of the City University MSC courses has passed away.

Tremendous character. Fearfully bright, delightfully quirky and years ahead of his time. I'm sure many Ppruners enjoyed his course and his famous 'projects'.

RIP a great chap.

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Very sad. Great bloke.
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 08:31
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The Times ran an obituary on 28 July:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/o...tton-0mxtq6n5m
Professor Roger Wootton

Aeronautical engineer and hot-air balloonist who watched Metallica from above and dropped in for tea with David Niven. Roger Wootton was a high-flier in more ways than one. The wind and the waves excited him; his shock of white hair looked as if he had been dragged through a gale; and when talking his hands would move like the sea in a storm. As a lecturer he believed in applying theory to practice, meaning that to illustrate a point about methane gas he would stand up to his waist in a pile of cow manure.
(continues via the paywall . . . )
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Air Tansport M.Sc at City and Roger was a prime reason why.

He was astonishingly intelligent and could tear a rubbish argument to pieces in seconds, but he always did it with great charm.

I often think fondly of Roger. He was a hell of a character and someone I am very glad I was able to meet and learn from.
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Great man, no doubts.
Was my mentor for the MSc project, and gave me some good advice.
Took one of our classes in London on a tour of the University - the underground labs, the stuff that was done in the past. Surely, he had first-hand knowledge of the goings-on.
RIP.
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