IAIN ADAMSON 1929 – 2010
Many of you may not have heard of the death of Iain Adamson, former Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Computer Science as it was then. On his retirement, Iain had emigrated to Perth, Western Australia, and died there on 9th June 2010 aged 81.
His academic career at the University of Dundee began in 1962 when it was still Queen’s College. His commitment to teaching and his influence in University government spanned 30 years. In addition to his Court, Senate and Committee involvement, Iain was a long standing and active member of the Association of University Teachers both locally and nationally.
In 1986, Iain was ordained as an Auxiliary Minister in the Church of Scotland, and took up duties in the Carse of Gowrie which he combined with his University duties after taking part-time re-engagement.
Always a familiar figure striding out Perth Road to the Maths Department, he is remembered with affection by his colleagues past and present, and his many former students.
A Thanksgiving Service for his life will be held on Wednesday 29 September 2010, in Meadowside St. Paul’s Church, 114-116 Nethergate at 2.00 pm to which all are warmly invited.