||The first ACPMM (advanced course in production
methods and management) a course for post-graduates, aimed at teaching
engineers the fundamentals of workshop technology and organisation
of production, began. This was financed entirely by industry, with
the co-operation of ninety-six different firms.
||Professor Ken Roscoe appointed to the first Chair in Soil Mechanics.
He was killed in a road crash in 1970 and his work continued under
the leadership of Dr Peter Wroth.
||John Baker retired and was succeeded
by Professor Will Hawthorne, who was then the Hopkinson and ICI Professor
||£273,250 was awarded to the Department to purchase an analogue/digital
computer known as CASSANDRA. Cambridge was chosen by the Department
of Industry for the site of a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Centre to
exploit the CAD process by encouraging firms to use it in pilot projects.
|| The Wolfson Cambridge Industrial Unit under the direction of Donald
Welbourn was used to demonstrate the use of CAD
||Professor Shôn Ffowcs Williams came
to Cambridge from Imperial College, London to the newly created Rank
Chair of Acoustics. This paved the way for substantial industrial
liaison with Rolls Royce who also established a ten-year research
contract with the Turbomachinery Laboratory.
This laboratory went on to attract further industrial support, with
large numbers of research students receiving their training and degrees
in this area.
||Professor Hawthorne retired and was succeeded by Professor W Austyn
Mair, the Francis Mond Professor of Aeronautical Engineering.