Arthur Fern Shaw - grandson, and biographer of James Fern Webster

JAMES FERN WEBSTER


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Professor Tom Vincent - great-great grandson, and website author

After leaving the Royal Garrison Artillery (1904) he became the Estate Manager for Warley Abbey (1907). Elected to the Oldbury District Council (1914). Elected to represent farmers in North Worcestershire on the Ministry of Agriculture Feeding Stuffs Committee (1914-18). Lectured with lantern slides on poultry keeping in war time (1914-18). Posed as model ‘The Sower’ for a stained glass window  at Balmanno Castle, Perthshire (1916). From 1939 until retirement worked at the Rover Company. Arthur Fern Shaw died at the age of 73 in 1961.

 

After leaving school worked in various laboratories (1953-66). Graduated from Warwick University in Molecular Sciences (1966-69). PhD at Cambridge University in Crystallography (1969-72). Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Liverpool Polytechnic (1972-78). Senior Lecturer then Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University. Co-founder of the Knowledge Media Institute. Inventor of the ‘Vincent Workstation’ for blind people. Awarded MBE for the application on information technology to a range of needs for people with disabilities (1978-2000).

Arthur Fern Shaw (with Norman Vincent, son-in-law) at the Aluminium Centenary Exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall, London (1955)