Thursday, 13 July 2017

A short break in London for the IOM3 Awards dinner

Barbara and I spent a couple of days in London earlier in the week, to attend a very special black-tie event at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) in the City of Westminster, at which the President of IOM3, Martin Cox, presented the Institute's Premier Awards (see posting of 12 April).
Premier Award Winners
In his address, Martin said, "It takes significant application to get to the IOM3 Awards, and we are very pleased to provide the recognition to individuals for their achievements this evening." The medals and prizes that were given out acknowledged individuals and local society groups for their achievements, published work and contributions to the profession. I was proud to receive the Medal for Excellence which I dedicated to my family, Barbara, Amanda and Jon - the MEI team, and thanked Prof. Hylke Glass, of Camborne School of Mines, for nominating me for the award.
While in London we also took the opportunity to wander around Westminster, made easier these days thanks to Google Maps.  It is many years since we last visited London as tourists, our main reason for travelling regularly from Cornwall being to access Heathrow and Gatwick airports!
London is an incredible capital city, alive with entertainment and a rich history. It is dynamic, bustling with visitors from all around the world, those from overseas making the most of the weak value of sterling after the Brexit referendum.
So a memorable couple of days, but nice to be back to appreciate the tranquillity of Cornwall.
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  1. Félicitations Dr. Wills! Very well deserved. Greetings from QC.

  2. Hi Barry,
    I was very pleased to see the announcement of your award of the Medal of Excellence by the IOM3 recently. Your global contribution by conference networking, the journal and your book, to the advancement and communication of Mineral Processing, together with its synergistic cousin Process Mineralogy, has made a big difference to the current state of best practice internationally. It keeps the discipline together and at the forefront to best practice.
    Please accept my sincere congratulations.
    Best regards
    Norman O. Lotter, President and Consulting Engineer, Flowsheets Metallurgical Consulting Inc., Canada


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