Bob gets bragging rights

Physics award winner, Bob Kibble, Cousland who won the prestigous Bragg award.
Physics award winner, Bob Kibble, Cousland who won the prestigous Bragg award.

A retired physics teacher from Cousland is to be given a top award for his life-long contribution to the science.

Bob Kibble (60) will accept the Bragg Medal at a special ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel in London on November 15.

The former Edinburgh University lecturer was recognised for his life-long contribution to the teaching of physics in all phases of education, from primary school to further and higher education.

Bob was taken aback that he won the award, particularly given that he didn’t consider himself to be eligible for it.

He said: “It was a surprise.

“I knew of the award but I thought that having retired last July there would be no chance of me winning it, as my best work had been done.

“But they looked back on my career as a whole and awarded me for that as a body of work, which was nice.

“I’m delighted to have won, it’s a great honour because it is something that is so prestigious.

“It’s about the highest award you can get in physics education across the UK.

“Previous winners have been substantial names so I feel humbled to be among them.”

Read more on this story in the August 8 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.