An intriguing life story to tell

Alan Grant and Don Mackenzie.
Alan Grant and Don Mackenzie.

Probus club members were intrigued by a talk entitled ‘Entirely Motivated by Idleness’ given by one of its members at a recent meeting.

Don Mackenzie gave the talk to Bakewell and District Probus Club, in which he talked about his life from school age, right up to getting a degree and doctorate and pursuing a career in geology.

He became a lecturer and eventually occupied a senior position on the staff of the University of Derby (previously Derby College of Art and Technology). During his time there he was instrumental in the development of a computer-based system designed to test and assess the higher level skills of students.