Heriot-Watt Mathematics Department History


Please see below for

  • Jack Carr 1948-2016

  • List of Heads of Department

  • Departmental annual reports and staff lists - various betwen 1983 and 2011

  • "Historic" documents

Jack Carr 1948-2016


Sadly our colleague Jack Carr (pictured below) died in 2016.

A detailed obituary by John Ball, Chris Eilbeck and Robin Knops was published by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Heads of Department (HoDs) of Mathematics



The photograph was taken at Chris Eilbeck's retirement event in September 2010. It shows from left to right: Dugald Duncan, Jack Carr, Jim Howie, Pat Hampton, Chris Eilbeck, Ken Brown, Robin Knops and Des Johnston. Pat Hampton was Secretary to Robin Knops and then Departmental Secretary for many years to 2009.

Annual Reports and Staff Lists


Annual reports and staff lists: 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89,

1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1997, 1998, 1999

Staff lists only: 2001 January, 2002 January, 2003 January, 2004 March, 2005 April, 2010 September, 2011 May