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Armstrong bequest

last modified Jul 28, 2014 02:40 PM
Bequest of silverware to Fitzwilliam Museum


In his will, Dr Denys Armstrong OBE bequeathed a large silver dish and two silver beakers to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Dr Armstrong, who died on 29 November 2006, was a University Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering from 1954 to 1985. His major contribution was in teaching and administration and he took a great interest in student welfare.

He was also a founding Fellow of Churchill College. The large silver dish shown was a gift to Dr Armstrong from The Master and Fellows of Churchill College and it is engraved with the college arms and an inscription. It and the beakers were all made by silversmith Robert Welch.

The photograph shows Jane Ewart, an independent expert and advisor on silver to The Fitzwilliam Museum, with Emeritus Professors John Davidson and Allan Hayhurst.
To see a larger version of the photograph, please click on it.

If you would like to see the bequest at the Museum, the reference is Fitzwilliam Accession No. M.8-2007.

Obituary for Dr Denys Armstrong.