Dr Geoffrey Halley Henderson BSc PhD MBCS CDipAF


Born UK - 1942
Married UK - 1980 (Divorced 2002)


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Born in N.Ireland, then moved to Scotland (3 years), New York (2 years) and finally settled in England. He was educated at Portora Royal School where, in addition to science as his main academic direction, he started learning the organ in St Macartin's Cathedral before his feet could quite reach the pedal board and went on to do O- and A-level music with this instrument. He graduated in Physics at Queen's University of Belfast (BSc Hons) and then Mathematical Physics at Edinburgh University (PhD). This was followed by a period of research and teaching at Columbia University, New York. Subsequent working life was all spent in London. First with the Central Electricity Generating Board (starting as a Research Officer in the Nuclear Studies Section) and progressing to a management role. Then moving to British Gas to set up the new IT Planning Department. After retiring early from British Gas, he retrained as an amateur organist, passing the Royal School of Church Music's three year Organist Training Scheme and then spent several years playing the lovely Copeman Hart 3-manual organ, at the Bookham United Reformed Church. Since moving to Yorkshire, time has been spent as a volunteer: an Institute of Advanced Motorists' Senior Observer, an assistant with 17-19 year olds at "Entry to Employment", a MIDAS qualified minibus driver for two elderly groups, an occassional keyboard player at the local lunch club and, most recently, working with Y11 GCSE Maths students at a local school.

Children Katherine Ann Henderson (1981-), Emily Jane Henderson (1983-)
Spouse Divorced from Rosemary Ann Chapman (1946-)
Siblings Robin Gail (1947-1967)
Parents Robert Halley Henderson (1913-1988), Beryl Robina Redman (1917-2001)



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