Remembering Dr Neil Hamilton

Remembering Dr Neil Hamilton

Members of staff from various University departments recently gathered to take part in an event in memory of Dr Neil Hamilton.

As part of a ‘Remembering Neil’ afternoon, more than 30 colleagues attended a mini Highland Games which was held on King’s Pavillion Playing Fields last month.

The event was inspired by Neil’s big personality and all who attended are confident that he would have thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon’s activities.

The teams were guided through each event by two kilted instructors who demonstrated, among other things; hammer throwing, haggis hurling and throwing a wellie.  With the end of the games approaching, it was left to a an exhausting 10 minutes of Tug of War to find a winning team.

Following the mini games, Professor Neva Haites hosted a Barbecue for all the participants.

Professor Haites commented: “Neil was a friend as well as a colleague and we all really miss him.  By having this event we were able to remember him with great fondness and know how much he would have enjoyed the day as well. Our thoughts remain with his family.”