Alumni Interview 2006: Bob Schroter

Bob Schroter came to the City and Guilds College, within the Imperial College, as an undergraduate student in 1959.

Bob during a parabolic flight

In this video, recorded in 2006 for the centenary celebrations of 2007, he talks about his time as an undergraduate, then as a postgraduate and finally a member of college staff. During his time as a student, Bob became the president of the students union and since then has become heavily involved in the Old Centralians Trust. His time as president of the union involved meetings and discussions with the then Rector, Sir Patrick Linstead. During the interview Bob talks about the Links Club and the various mascots of the student unions, particularly those of City and Guilds. The Exploration Board is mentioned and the fact that this was started only a matter of years before Bob became a student at Imperial College in the late 1950’s.

Bob ends by talking about the Physiological Flow Studies Unit (PFSU) (of which he became deputy head for many years) and his research, which involved working with Camels and then Horses.

If you would like to see more of this type of Alumni video interview and can make suggestions as to who should take part, then please contact me via the LEAVE A REPLY box below. We would very much appreciate people like Rogers Knight who can tell us stories about Imperial College life in times past, especially those pre-war.

Colin Grimshaw December 2013

2 comments for “Alumni Interview 2006: Bob Schroter

  1. That took me by surprise. I shared a landing with Bob Schroter 1963/64. That was the first full year for the new Selkirk Hall. How we have changed, though we have outlasted Selkirk Hall!

    My suggestion for an interview would be Sir Tom Kibble in Physics. Not quite pre-war but well on the way.

  2. The interview with Bob Schroter brought back many fond but forgotten memories of College life, especially of Sherry who kept us under her eagle eye!

    My late husband Jim Carter used to say that as there were only 300 women to 3000 men in those days, he was very lucky to have got one of them!

    This year I was very pleased to bring my eldest grandaughter to the Alumni day and to encourage in making a scientific career.

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