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History of Engineering

Emeritus Professor and University of Nottingham alumnus, Stephen Brown (Civil Engineering, 1960) has written two documents about the history of the Faculty of Engineering.

The first is about the University of Nottingham Engineering Graduates Association (UNEGA). The second is a fifty-three year personal reflection detailing life in Engineering at Nottingham.

If you would like to download either of the copies, please click the link below the image.

Alternatively if you would like to receive a hard copy of either document please email


Professor Coates biography 


Emeritus Professor Stephen Brown is currently working on a biographical note about Professor Rex Coates. 

Professor Coates was the father of Civil Engineering at Nottingham. He joined the academic staff in 1946 and retired in 1982. He was the first Professor of Civil Engineering and lead the department from 1958 until his retirement. 

Professor Brown would like to hear your recollections, stories and fond memories of Professor Coates as a tutor, lecturer or colleague. 

Please email if you would like to pass on your memories.



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