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Joseph Harrison (1854-1930)

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Joseph Harrison (1854-1930)

1930 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH HARRISON joined the teaching staff of the Royal College of Science, London, in 1882 and was also an examiner to the college, holding that position without a break until 1927. He was also a member of the Educational Examinations Committee of the Board of Education for many years.

During the War he was engaged voluntarily with other mathematicians in working out the trajectories of shells.

Mr. Harrison received his technical education at Manchester University where he gained the Senior Dalton Mathematical Scholarship of his year.

He was the author of several textbooks on mathematics, and was frequently consulted by scientific instrument makers.

In 1914 he returned to Hyde, Cheshire, where he was born in 1854, and lived there until his death on 28th June 1930.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1885.

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