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Lord Kings Norton Archive



"When I look back....on the pattern of my long life, I see it dominated by three great projects - the design and construction of the R101, the development of the jet propulsion gas turbine, and Cranfield University. These are, so to speak, the high hills in a plain of diversified scenery."


Lord Kings Norton of Wotton Underwood
PhD, DIC, FEng, FIMechE, Hon FRAeS


Lord Kings Norton (born Sir Harold Roxbee Cox) was instrumental in establishing Cranfield's College of Aeronautics in 1946 and became the University's first Chancellor in 1969. This website provides access to a sample of the materials held within his personal archive, held in the Kings Norton Library at Cranfield University.