The Times/1940/Obituary/Thomas Hudson Beare

Sir T. Hudson Beare

Sir Thomas Hudson Bere, LL.D., Regius Professor of Engineering at Edinburgh University since 1901, died on Monday at the age of 80.

The youngest son of T. H. Beare, of Netley, South Australia, and a descendant of Thomas Hudson, the portrait painter, he was born on June 30, 1859, and matriculated at Melbourne University in 1875. After winning the South Australian Scholarship he proceeded to England in 1880, and continued his studies at University College, London, before taking up the appointment of Professor of Engineering at the Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh in 1887. He held this post for two years, until he succeeded to the vacant Chair of Engineering at University College, London, in July, 1889; but in 1901 he returned to Edinburgh as Regius Professor of Engineering to the University. Under his auspices a prosperous School of Engineering was established at Edinburgh, and the University owed much to one who was for 28 years on its governing body and for 22 years Dean of his Faculty.

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