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Farewell to John Gannon

last modified Oct 30, 2015 04:31 PM

John Gannon retired on 30 October 2015, after 15 years with us in the Electronics Section.

His retirement was marked by a lunch at an Indian restaurant, attended by around 40 of his friends.

Head of Electronics, Weiyao Ma said, "He is an invaluable member of our staff, and has always shown very positive attention to detail as well as being keen to deliver work of the highest standard over a wide range."

There was also a gathering on his last day, in the tea room at the New Museums Site. Head of Department Prof John Dennis presented him with a card signed by everyone, a present and a bouquet of flowers for his wife.

Prof Dennis remembered how he had recruited John Gannon and praised his work over the years. Many students have benefitted from his help and the many times he has gone beyond his job description. Prof Dennis also mentioned John's radio show, The 60s scene, on Cambridge 105.

John Gannon and John Dennis

In return, John Gannon said how much he has enjoyed working here and how much he will miss all his friends here. He will be back to visit.

We wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement.

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