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Alfred Edward Collis

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Alfred Edward Collis (1866-1935)

1935 Obituary [1]

ALFRED EDWARD COLLIS will be remembered by members of the Institution as Local Secretary when the Institution held its Summer Meeting in Lincoln in 1920. It was in Lincoln that he spent the whole of his professional career.

He was born in 1866 and served an apprenticeship from 1880 to 1888 in the workshops of Messrs. Ruston, Proctor and Company, after which he entered the drawing office.

In 1889 he became a science master in the Lincoln Continuation Day School, and in the following year he came to London, where he studied at the Royal College of Science. He obtained a Whitworth Exhibition in 1890, and then resumed his teaching work in Lincoln.

In 1893 he was promoted to be head master of the Upper School. During the summer of 1895 he obtained first-class honours in the examinations of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He was appointed head master of the Lincoln School of Science and Art in 1896. Six years later he became organizing secretary for the day and evening classes of the School of Science and Art.

In 1931 he retired, but continued to live in Lincoln, where he died on 21st April 1935.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1894, and was transferred to Membership in 1897.

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