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I also have fond memories of one of my landladies who said that her renting rules were: “No heavy frying or cooking in my room.” … “To save water, permission for baths and clothes washing was required.” … “No ladies after 9.00pm.”. In 1968 he began his research work at the Brewing Research Foundation in Surrey, England where he worked on the science and technology of barley from 1968 to 1977. Some were social. Alongside careers in research, science, technology and teaching, brewing science pioneer Professor Sir Geoff Palmer has contributed greatly to civil society and has a keen interest in Scottish-Caribbean historical connections. He was employed by the Heriot Watt University as a lecturer in 1977. c/o Collards, 5-9 Eden Street He worked there for about six months. As part of my career, I am very proud of the success of the brewing students that I had the privilege to teach at Heriot-Watt University. There he discovered the Barley Abrasion Process (1969) and was the first to use the Scanning Electron Microscope to study malt production in detail. In his letter Gibson-Craig stated that he had just voted for the abolition of British slavery in the Caribbean… “and would do so again”. He encouraged me to ignore conventions and to look for and apply new evidence. Therefore, although my research was carried out at Heriot-Watt, my registration was at Edinburgh University. As a descendant of Caribbean slavery in Jamaica and as member of staff at Heriot-Watt University, I was impressed by Gibson-Craig’s conviction. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all material is copyright © The University of Edinburgh 2020.

At that time Heriot-Watt was a college. Godfrey’s employer, Professor Garth Chapman, who was instrumental in changing Sir Godfrey name, from Godfrey to Geoff, helped him to get a place at Leicester University because, although fully qualitied, he was rejected by the Universities he had applied to enter in 1961. Sir Geoff is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing in London, one of the first Fellows to be elected. Read more about Professor Sir Geoff Palmer in this UncoverED blog by Natasha Ruwona.

Sir Godfrey, also known as Geoff, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. However, he was not allowed to work because he was below the school-leaving age of 15 years. I have also been involved in a wide variety of human rights, charity, community work and studies linking Scottish history with Caribbean history. UncoverEd is a collaborative and decolonising research project, funded by Edinburgh Global, which aims to situate the ‘global’ status of the University of Edinburgh in its rightful imperial and colonial context. In addition to his active involvement in the science and technology of cereal grain research, Sir Geoff found it possible to help to secure better education opportunities for Black and minority ethnic children in the early 1970s by writing a series of articles for the Times Educational Supplement, explaining the educational needs of these children. The Edinburgh West Indian Students’ Association was based at Potterrow, near George Square. The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number Professor Sir Geoff Palmer’s important Life Scientific interview by the BBC, Radio 4, in August 2015 gives some examples of the difficulties he had to over-come to succeed.
However, the only suitable job offered was to peel potatoes in Beales restaurant at Nags Head in North London. I arrived in Edinburgh as a PhD student in December, 1964. After leaving school in 1958, Sir Godfrey secured a job at Queen Elizabeth College as a junior technician. Also, please note that, although we cannot change history, we can change the consequences using education, leadership and justice. He donated his certificate to the Red Stripe Brewery in Kingston, Jamaica. My research work, which was on the science and technology of changing germinated barley into malt, produced results which showed that the germinated germ produced enzyme-inducing hormones but did not produce significant quantities of enzymes, as previously thought. I arrived in Edinburgh as a PhD student in December, 1964. Professor Sir Geoff Palmer is actively engaged in charitable work in the community and continues to work to help deprived children on a charitable basis. Malted barley is used to produce beer, whisky and food products. In 1989 he designed, edited and contributed to his textbook, entitled Cereal Science and Technology.

On his retirement in 2005 he was made Emeritus Professor of the Heriot-Watt University. However, he also continues to support his past Church and School at North Street/Princess Street in Kingston. He was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica but grew up in Allman Town, Kingston before migrating to London to join his mother at the age of 14 to help her by working in a local grocery shop in Islington in 1955. After completing his degree at Leicester University Sir Geoff returned to Haringey, London to secure a job. He was a prison visitor for many years and is on the Board of Sacro, an organisation that works to reduce offending. During his working life Sir Geoff has travelled and lectured worldwide and was instrumental in the development of the Tropical cereal sorghum, as brewing material and food in Africa, making various trips to Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Sir Godfrey, also known as Geoff, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica but grew up in Allman Town, Kingston before migrating to London to join his mother at the age of 14 to help her by working in a local grocery shop in Islington in 1955. Freedom of information publication scheme. The umpire was the Minister of a local church. As a Board member of the Citizen Advice Bureau and Hanover Housing for older people he works to help a wide range of people in the community. Exerting his authority, he ‘sent me off’ the field for questioning his decision.

My supervisor at Edinburgh University was the great chemist, Sir Edmund Hirst, FRS, FRSE. Finally, in December 2018, 180 years after Gibson-Craig’s abolition vote, the Jamaican Government honoured me beyond expectations, by making me its first Honorary Consul in Scotland. I complained that there is no ‘sending off’ in cricket elsewhere. I was the fourth person to receive this award. Sir Geoff is still actively involved in science and technology and has recently (2015/2016) completed chapters for books on Distilled Beverage and Barley and Malt. This work was reported in the scientific journal ‘Nature’ in 1967. He is also a Black Enterprise Champion award winner. Since leaving the University, I have had successful careers in research, science, technology and teaching at the Brewing Research Foundation and Heriot-Watt University. He went on to earn an honours degree in botany in 1964 from Leicester University. My research work, which was on the science and tech… My interest in Scottish-Caribbean historical connections led me to find a letter written by Sir William Gibson-Craig, the MP for Midlothian in 1838, to his father who owned the Riccarton Estate on which Heriot-Watt University was built. He is a past Visitor (and Chairman) of the Incorporation of Maltmen of Glasgow, Scotland an old charitable organisation. Sir Geoff is also a patron of Reach Society. In 1998, Sir Godfrey was the fourth person (and at the time the only person in Europe) to be awarded The Distinguished American Award for his research on cereals, regarded in the industry as its ‘Noble Prize’ Award. granted degree awarding powers. Therefore, although my research was carried out at Heriot-Watt, my registration was at Edinburgh University. The Association held different events. He helped to secure the first export of British barley to China and has lectured on barley, malt and cereal grains in many countries such as Canada, the United States, Brazil, Jamaica, St Lucia, India and most European countries. In 1991 Sir Geoff gained his Professorship and served in Japan as Visiting Professor at Kyoto University. He applied for a joint PhD in grain science and technology at Heriot-Watt College and Edinburgh University. Other achievements are linked to travelling to Nigeria to widen the industrial use of sorghum, a locally-grown grain, and receiving a Distinguished Research Award from the American Society of Brewing Chemists. He is a Fellow of various institutions such as the Royal Society of Medicine. Email Sir Geoffrey Palmer Background: Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC was admitted as a solicitor in 1965 and to the bar in 1966 and practised in Wellington with O'Flynn and Christie before taking up a British Commonwealth Fellowship to the University of Chicago where he graduated JD cum laude in 1967. Surrey He is the author of a book on race relations: Mr White and the Ravens and a book on Caribbean (Jamaican/Scottish) history: The Enlightenment Abolished. The bran of the grain was found to be the primary source of the enzymes which change barley into malt in industry.

He is a Freeman of Midlothian County, Scotland and he was given the Good Citizen Award of Edinburgh, Scotland for his work on race relations. At that time Heriot-Watt was a college. The Association had a cricket team. He has accepted Honorary Doctorates from a number of Universities including two from Universities in Jamaica. He was awarded a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list of the United Kingdom in 2014 for his work in science, human rights and charity. In 2003 he obtained the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for scientific and charitable work. KT1 1BQ, © 2020 REACH SOCIETY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Led by PhD candidates Henry Mitchell and Tom Cunningham, the team of eight student researchers are creating a database of students from Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and the Americas from as early as 1700, and writing social histories of the marginalised student experience. He encouraged me to ignore conventions and to look for and apply new evidence. “Recognised body” which has been His supervisors were Professor Anna MacLeod at the Heriot Watt University and Sir Edmund Hurst at Edinburgh University. He smiled and said, “There is ‘sending off’ here!”, The Association also had a famous band which played at ‘dances’ such as those held in the University’s Men’s Union. Relate with the community and work consistently. My supervisor at Edinburgh University was the great chemist, Sir Edmund Hirst, FRS, FRSE. I remember one of our community matches clearly. I protested strongly to the umpire that the batsman was ‘out’. SITE DEVELOPMENT: ICESTAR MEDIA LTD. He started his PhD in 1965 and completed it in 1967 and then worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Heriot Watt University from 1967 to 1968. My career achievements relate to using the results from my PhD and postgraduate work to develop the Barley Abrasion Process which accelerated the malting process in industry (1973). SC005336, VAT Registration Number GB 592 9507 00, and is acknowledged by the UK authorities as a He excelled at cricket as a member of the prestigious London School Boys’ Cricket team, having learnt his cricketing skills at Race Course, Kingston, Jamaica. It was the first time I came in contact with students from other Caribbean countries. Sir Godfrey Henry Oliver Palmer OBE is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a human rights activist.

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