Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University held its Winter Graduation in the Royal Concert Hall on the 23rd of November 2022, and there was a strong attendance from the Hammermen of Glasgow.

Ian Young OBE, seen in the centre of the image below, was awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of Engineering in recognition of his lifetime work in the cast metal industry and his significant contribution to charitable work.

Professor Bruce Wood (left), Ian Young OBE (centre), and Dr Mick O’Connor (right).

Ian addressed the audience of graduates, family, and friends with a discussion on his work in industry and charity, and even included his impressive in-field athletic achievements. He concluded with a motivational statement to encourage the graduates to move into industry and business fields and how this can help contribute to economic recovery. Ian is an ex-Deacon of the Incorporation of the Hammermen of Glasgow, and we are proud that he represented us on such an important day.

On the right is Dr Mick O’Connor, a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor alongside a number of day jobs, including running his own business. Mick graduated with his PhD in this ceremony – what an achievement! Mick is scheduled to be the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow Collector in 2023 and therefore serves on the Master Court.

On the left is Professor Bruce Wood, a full time member of academia as Head of Department in Applied Computer Games at Glasgow Caledonian University. Bruce was the Deacon of the Institute of Hammermen in 2019, and will be Deacon again in 2023 to take account of a Deacon succession issue.

This was a tremendous opportunity to capture the impact (excuse the pun) that the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow has today.