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Professor John Heading

Born: 3rd December 1924
Died: 3rd January 1991

Birth Location
Norwich, Norfolk
Death Location
Aberystwyth, Wales
Marriage (1951)
Margaret , Panton Hall, Cambridge

Intro, Biographical Information, Notes etc:

Father: Arthur Heading
Mother: Ada L. Heading
Wife: Margaret, marriage: 1951
children: Jeremy, Peter


“My Conversion and Call” by John Heading (Aberystwyth) in Assembly Testimony:

March/April 1991: 
May /June 1991:


Professor John Heading who died on 3 January was Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University College of Wales from 1968 until his retirement in September 1989. Professor Heading was educated at the City of N o r w i ch School and St. Catharine's College,Cambridge. From 1943 to 1946 he was on war service, working on the installation andmaintenance of c o n t i n e n t i al telephone repeater stations. He went to Cambridge in 1946, with an Open Exhibition in Mathematics, and took a First Class in all three parts of the Mathematical Tripos. He then spent three years as a research student in the Cavendish Laboratory, and was awarded the degree of PhD in 1953 for his work in the field of theoretical ionospheric radiopropagation. Before coming to Aberystwyth Dr Heading held teaching posts in the University of London (at West Ham College of Technology) and at the University of Southampton as Reader in Applied Mathematics. He was a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society and a member of the London Mathematical Society.Professor Heading was head of the Department of Applied Mathematics until its merger with the departments of Pure Mathematics and Statistics in 1986. FROM O.C. W. ABERYSTWYTH
(source: St Catharine's College Society Magazine 1991, p. 37;

Tom Black said ...
Just this week, a full biography has just been published regarding John Heading entitled "From Norwich to Aberystwyth'.

It is available here: - for any who are interested.
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 : 00:02

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