The B D SHAW Lecture
Around 1930, Professor Kipping was concerned that the lectures of the
Nottingham Student Chemical and Physical Society did not have sufficient
excitement, so he asked Shaw to do something about it.
The lecture was televised by the BBC
on `Horizon' in 1969 to well over one million viewers. Excerpts of the
lecture have been featured in many TV programmes. Shaw's singular knowledge
of explosives and firearms was widely recognised. He acted as an Expert
Scientific Witness in many notorious legal cases including that of the
`Angry Brigade' in 1972. In 1979 the University of Nottingham awarded an
Honorary DSc to Colonel Shaw and, in 1985, he won a unique Award from the
Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition
of his work.