Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Doctor of Science (and a bit more on rallying)

This is a plain and simple brag. Yesterday I was notified by the University of Plymouth (Plymouth, UK) that I have been awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) for my contributions to science. A great accolade but in fact it wasn't something for nothing and represents 30 years of research described in about 110 papers and books. Anyway I'm delighted and will go to Plymouth for the graduation ceremony on December 15. This has certainly been a good month for the Morrow clan.

While in Europe, I'll also take the opportunity to do a recce for the Monte Carlo Historique rally in which I hope to compete in January 2005. The night section loop over the infamous Col d'Turini is notoriously difficult, especially if the weather is foul (it usually is) and the crew are exhausted. Thus Bill Richards and I will drive part of the route in a rental car and try to determine where at least the worst traps lie. Whether this will be enough to narrow the gap with local drivers who know the route intimately remains to be seen....

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