Bob awarded M.Sc. at the age of 89

Bob (second from left) receiving his Forestry Award in 2016

Bob Newman (W 1943-46) has been awarded M.Sc. from Southern Cross University, Australia for his paper: Mechanisms for private sector investment in plantation forestry in Australia. The Headmaster, Jay Piggot, joins the whole College community in congratulating Bob on his achievement.

Bob's family moved to Australia in 1946, taking Bob away from his much loved alma mater. He became a forester and was, for a time, the Global Chairman of the worldwide Commonwealth Forestry Association. In 2006, The Queen awarded him The Order of Australia and in 2011, the Institute of Foresters made him a Fellow, following his receipt of the highest award for his work in forestry.

At Epsom, Bob played in the 1st XV, going on to captain MU RFC for several years. He toured New Zealand with the combined Universities team and received a full Blue just before his 18th birthday. Bob was still playing a little rugby in his late 70s. Bob also enjoys singing with the Australian Rugby Choir, which, in 2016, performed with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at the Royal Festival Hall at the time of the Olympics.


Bob is pictured (second from left) receiving his forestry award in 2016.

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