Citations and Speeches


Congregation (1939)

Cades Alfred Middleton SMITH
M.Sc., M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E.

The Chancellor Sir Geoffry Northcote, K.C.M.G., wrote and delivered the following citation:

This Congregation of the University having assembled for the conferring of degrees, I will begin this address by speaking of one towards whom the University tonight will mark its appreciation for his long and valuable service by conferring on him the degree of Doctor of Laws. Mr. Middleton-Smith retired on February 9th, being then our most senior professor. It is a matter for regret that he cannot be here in person to receive his degree, but his need of a holiday in a more temperate climate justified his departure when his active service in the University came to and end. The University compound is a poorer place by the loss of his cheerful presence and the charm of Mrs. Middleton-Smith.

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