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Mathematics educator

John Christopher Turner, British Mathematics educator. President Hamilton Classical Guitar Society, Hamilton, 1973-1978, 91-92; foundation president New Zealand Federation Classical Guitar Socs., 1976-1979. Member New Zealand Mathematics Society (president 1980-1981), New Zealand Statistical Association (Executive officer 1974-1979), Waikato Mathematics Association.

Background

Turner, John Christopher was born on October 1, 1928 in Goole, Yorkshire, England. Son of Harry and Enid (Heppenstall) Turner. arrived in New Zealand, 1970.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Leeds (England) University, 1954; Master of Science in Mathematics with distinction, Leeds (England) University, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy in Knot Theory, Waikato U., Hamilton, New Zealand, 1984.

Career

Science officer, Armaments Research and Development Establishment, Sevenoaks, England, 1954-1956; lecturer mathematics and physics, Mombasa (Kenya) Institute of Muslim Education, 1956-1960; lecturer, Nottingham (England) College of Technology, 1960-1962; lecturer, U. Sierra Leone, Freetown, West Africa, 1962-1965; senior lecturer in statistics, Huddersfield Polytechnic, Huddersfield, 1965-1967; principal lecturer in statistics, Leeds Polytechnic, 1967-1970; reader in mathematics, U. Waikato, Hamilton, 1970-1986; foundation dean School Computing & Mathematics Sciences, U. Waikato, Hamilton, 1986-1990; associate professor, U. Waikato, Hamilton, 1990-1993.

Membership

President Hamilton Classical Guitar Society, Hamilton, 1973-1978, 91-92. Foundation president New Zealand Federation Classical Guitar Socs., 1976-1979. Member New Zealand Mathematics Society (president 1980-1981), New Zealand Statistical Association (Executive officer 1974-1979), Waikato Mathematics Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, tennis.

Connections

Married Barbara Rosemary Payne, November 6, 1959. Children: Roseanna Jane, Louise Margaret, John Harry.

father:
Harry Turner

mother:
Enid (Heppenstall) Turner

spouse:
Barbara Rosemary Payne

children:
Roseanna Jane Turner

Louise Margaret Turner

John Harry Turner