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Originally printed on April 20, 2024 in the Dundee Courier.
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Bernard King C.B.E, Msc, PhD, CCMI, C Biol, FRSB Peacefully, in Cairnie Lodge, Arbroath, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Professor Bernard King C.B.E, Msc, PhD, CCMI, C Biol, FRSB, aged 77 years. Professor King was the founding principal and vice-chancellor of Abertay University, Dundee, having secured its university status as principal of Dundee Institute of Technology. Professor King led his university to develop the disciplines for which Abertay is now known internationally such as computing, technology, social sciences, cyber security and forensics. Under his leadership Abertay launched the world's first computer games degree. Abertay is now ranked as one of the top International Schools for video games. In his time Professor King was a convener of Universities Scotland, a trustee of Tayside Primary Healthcare Trust, a director of Scottish Enterprise Tayside, and chairman of the board of governors of the Scottish Crop Research Institute. Passionate about music, he was a proud sponsor of Cantiones Sacrae. A keen sailor, he was also an avid reader, and a much loved family man. Professor King is survived by his wife, Maura, and daughters Madge and Sinead. Funeral service, in St. Mary the Virgin Church, 2 Springfield Terrace, Arbroath, DD11 1EL, on Wednesday, April 24, at 1.30 p.m. Thereafter to Parkgrove Crematorium, Friockheim, arriving 3.30 p.m. All family and friends are respectfully invited. No flowers, please. Donations, if desired, for the Lobular Moon Shot Project will be received at the church and crematorium or can be made in his name to www.lobularmoonshot.org


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