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Materials Engineering Group

Materials Engineering

Materials Staff - Ian Norman


Laboratory Manager
Ian Norman I.Eng, AIMMM.

OU Location:

Venables Building, Room S2021.

UK Telephone No.:

01908 - 653056

E-Mail address :

Ian Norman
Ian Norman

Main Duties:

Management of Materials Engineering Laboratories, the staff, equipment and facilities.
Health and Safety Co-ordinator for the Faculty of MCT.
Engineering design for course and research projects.
Recommending, specifying and sourcing laboratory equipment.
Planning, rearrangement and servicing of Laboratories.
Department Equipment Officer

Outside Interests

Cycling and bicycle engineering in general, Co-ordinator of OU Bike User Group.
Link to OU Bike User Group Pages
Fell walking in the Lake District, N.Wales and the Yorkshire Dales.

Ian Norman Fell walking in the Lakes

Industrial archeaology, pre-history - especially ancient metallurgy.
Railways UK, preserved North Wales narrow gauge railways.
Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett.

"Take it from me, whenever you see a bunch of buggers puttering around talking about truth and beauty and the best way of attacking Ethics, you can bet your sandals it's all because dozens of other poor buggers are doing all the real work around the place."

-- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

One of my favorite places .......

View to the Langdale Pikes in the English Lake District.

Ian Norman's Pratchett Quotes

More from ;

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.

-- (Terry Pratchett, Hogfather)

The Archchancellor's most important job, as the Bursar saw it, was to sign things, preferably, from the Bursar's point of view, without reading them first.

-- Middle management explained (Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures)


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