ANTHONY C. DAVIES was born in Rainham, Kent, 1936, Military service: British Army, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (1955-7), trained as Telecommunications Mechanic, and the last year as a Leading Artisan Sergeant. B.Sc(Eng) Electrical Engineering, 1st Class Hons (1963) Southampton University, MPhil (1967) University of London, PhD (1970) City University London. General Electric Co. in Coventry (1961-63): main work on Filter Design and PCM systems design. Lecturer (1963), Reader (1970) and Professor and Director, Centre for Information Engineering (1982) at City University London. Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, King’s College London (1990-9). Visiting appointments: One year as Lecturer, University of British Columbia (1968-9); One year as Visiting Full Professor, Purdue University (1973-4); One year Royal Society Fellowship, British Aerospace, Army Weapons Division, Stevenage (1987-8). Short course teaching including courses on microprocessors for George Washington University in London, Berlin and Washington DC (1979-1981); Consultant to Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment, Portland, Dorset. Retired 1999, awarded title ‘Emeritus Professor’ at King’s College London, Visiting Professor (2002-present), Kingston University, Surrey, England. Married, two children: Daughter with PhD in Pharmacology, now Trials Manager, Wales Cancer Trials Unit, Cardiff, Wales. Son with BMus, freelance classical musician (violin)