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  Professor Charles Bernard Childs. Born on 23rd June 1895 Childs studied at the University of Birmingham, graduating with a B.Sc. in 1920. He was an Assistant Lecturer in Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University in 1922. He joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in March 1923 and was promoted to lecturer in 1924. He was founder Chairman of the Scottish Community Drama Association from 1926 to 1930. Over nearly 30 years Childs devoted much time and energy to the cause of adult education. He visited Orkney and Shetland twice, Malta seven times and India, Ceylon, Burma and North Africa once each. He was a keen photographer, and from each such trip he brought back a large collection of colour photographs of high quality around which he built further lectures. Among so many interests, physical research did not figure largely in his career. He engaged in some investigations on X-ray absorption and from 1936 until the outbreak of war he collaborated with the Cambridge group, under Ratcliffe, in ionospheric research. He did, however, keep himself generally informed on new developments, and he would lecture to the Navy on atomic energy or on the rainbow with equal acceptance. In 1951 he became a Senior lecturer and remained in this position until his death five years later. Bernard Childs received the news of his election as Fellow of the Society, in March 1956, in hospital. Shortly afterwards he was moved to an Edinburgh nursing home, where he was visited by many of his friends, and attended to much of his official and unofficial business, until the end. He died on 4th July 1956.
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Caption:Professor Charles Bernard Childs. Born on 23rd June 1895 Childs studied at the University of Birmingham, graduating with a B.Sc. in 1920. He was an Assistant Lecturer in Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University in 1922. He joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in March 1923 and was promoted to lecturer in 1924. He was founder Chairman of the Scottish Community Drama Association from 1926 to 1930. Over nearly 30 years Childs devoted much time and energy to the cause of adult education. He visited Orkney and Shetland twice, Malta seven times and India, Ceylon, Burma and North Africa once each. He was a keen photographer, and from each such trip he brought back a large collection of colour photographs of high quality around which he built further lectures. Among so many interests, physical research did not figure largely in his career. He engaged in some investigations on X-ray absorption and from 1936 until the outbreak of war he collaborated with the Cambridge group, under Ratcliffe, in ionospheric research. He did, however, keep himself generally informed on new developments, and he would lecture to the Navy on atomic energy or on the rainbow with equal acceptance. In 1951 he became a Senior lecturer and remained in this position until his death five years later. Bernard Childs received the news of his election as Fellow of the Society, in March 1956, in hospital. Shortly afterwards he was moved to an Edinburgh nursing home, where he was visited by many of his friends, and attended to much of his official and unofficial business, until the end. He died on 4th July 1956.
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