Bill Vinten OBE: 1920 – 2015 – A life lived to the full…

Much has been written about Bill Vinten, who died on 8 November last year, mostly about his achievements within the lm and television industry – and quite rightly so. From a cameraman’s point of view, he was probably more in uential in the development of the television cameraman’s art and craft in its rst half-century, both in studios and OBs, than any other person. But this is far from the entire story of his life. Former GTC Secretary Dudley Darby met Bill on many occasions and writes here of the multiple sides to this extraordinarily energetic man, who retained an enviable zest for life right up until his passing at a very youthful 95.

Source: GTC’s Journal, Zerb.

Read More

Bursaries awarded to seven students

At their meeting the trustees awarded bursaries to seven students to assist them with the cost of their first degree. The subjects being studied varied widely and included Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology and Ship Science.

The trust helped sponsor a display at the Latitude Festival

The trust helped sponsor a display at the Latitude Festival which centred on astronomy which was designed to engage with budding scientists and engineers as young as five or six.

During the Latitude Festival  in July 2014, Derek Langley, provided a presentation to young festival goers entitled Our Tiny World. The presentation involved an interactive tour through the solar system starting with the atmosphere of earth and then an imaginary trip through the solar system, stopping off at Titan to gather ice crystals. Visitors to the tent were also provided with a model of Saturn to make and take away with them.

Photos of the Latitude event;

vin 3 new vin 1 vin 2

Marshalls Aerospace at Cambridge

The trust organised a trip for students who had previously attended the engineering experience to travel to Marshalls Aerospace at Cambridge for a visit. Twenty six young people from years 10 and 11 took part in this trip which involved a tour of the facility an opportunity for the students to  engage in some interactive activities and to have presentations on the work of this prestigious engineering company.