Charlie Dixon

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Charlie Dixon

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Dr Charlie Dixon was a Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics Department at the University of Dundee and had worked there for over 47 years on his retiral in 2000, making him one of the University's longest serving members of staff. Charlie was a dedicated and enthusiatic teacher and the students' perennial favourite. He was an avid supporter of extending access to University to those who might not have considered further studies. He was the founding member of the University's Schools Liaison Office and the first Dean of Students for the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Educated at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Charlie went on to study mathematics at the University of St Andrews. His first post was a research assistant at Queen's College, Dundee before moving to London in 1960 to work in the meteorology department at Imperial College, London. Charlie returned to Dundee two years later as lecturer, then senior lecturer in the Mathematics Department at the University. Dr Dixon also taught at the University of Western Australia and for a short spell, at the University of New Mexico. Charlie was married to Margaret who had worked Dundee College of Commerce and Maryfield Hospital. Some of the these papers form part of Charlie's collection. Charlie was an accomplished bagpipe player and also enjoyed gardening in his spare time. Charlie died in 2009 aged 74 years old.


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