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Cyril Batho

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1937. Bio Note.

Cyril Batho (1885-1951) D.Sc., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Struct.E. Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Birmingham. Career: Fellow of Liverpool University, 1907-08;


1937 Bio Note [1]

BATHO, Cyril, D.Sc., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Struct.E., Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, since 1924; b. Liverpool, 21st June, 1885; s. of late Robert James Batho, Liverpool; unmarried. Educ.; Liverpool College, Liverpool University, Charlottenburg; B.Eng. (1st Hons. ) , 1904; B.Sc. (Mathematics, 1st Hons.), 1905, Liverpool; University Scholar and Fellow, Liverpool University; Lecturer in Civil Engineering, McGill University, 1908; studied in Berlin and Charlottenburg, 1910-1911; Assistant Professor, McGill University, 1911; Assistant Designing Engineer on New Quebec Bridge, 1912-1913; D.Sc., McGill, 1917; Research Officer, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. 1918; Technical Assistant, Royal Aircraft Establishment, 1918-1919; Lecturer in Trinity College, Cambridge, 1919; Associate Professor of Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics, McGill University, 1919. Publications Various research papers on Elasticity, Structural Engineering, and Thermodynamics, in British and American journals. Recreations: Books and music, travel. Address: The University, Birmingham (Tel. Selly Oak 1181).


1951 Obituary [2]

WE regret to have to record the death of Dr. Cyril Batho, M.I.C.E., which occurred at 7, George Road, Birmingham, on Friday, March 23rd. Until his retirement in 1949 he had been Professor of Civil Engineering in the University of Birmingham for twenty five years.

Cyril Batho was born in Liverpool on June 21, 1885, and was educated at Liverpool College and Liverpool University. In 1908 he went out to Canada to become a lecturer in civil engineering at McGill University, but returned to Europe two years later to take up post-graduate studies at Charlottenburg.

In 1911 Batho again went to Canada as assistant professor at McGill University, and in the following year he was appointed assistant designing engineer on the New Quebec bridge. During the first World War Dr. Batho served as research officer to. the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, and immediately after the war he spent some months as a technical assistant at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. He then lectured for a time at Trinity College, Cambridge, before returning to Canada at the end of 1919 to become Associate Professor of Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics at McGHl University. He remained there until his appointment to the Chair of Civil Engineering at Birmingham University in 1924, from which he retired in 1949 with the title Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Batho was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, and from 1929 to 1936 he served on the Steel Structures Research Committee.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1937-8 Birmingham Year Book
  2. The Engineer 1951 Jan-Jun: Index