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David Pye (engineer)

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Sir David Randall Pye CB FRS (29 April 1886 – 20 February 1960) was a British mechanical engineer and academic administrator. He served as Provost of University College London from 1942 to 1951. Biography Pye was born in Hampstead, London, England. He was educated at Tonbridge School, a private school in Kent. He studied the mechanical sciences tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with a third class honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1908. In 1909, he joined the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford as a lecturer: he had been invited to Oxford by C. F. Jenkin, the newly appointed Professor of Engineering Science. He was elected a Fellow of New College, Oxford in 1911. On 13 February 1912, he was commissioned into the Oxford University Officers' Training Corps as a second lieutenant. From 1915 to 1916, he taught at Winchester College, an all-boys boarding school in Hampshire. From 191
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