The Photon Connection—40 years on

Image of a red phone handset with light coming from the earpiece. With the text: The Photon Connection - The 1982/83 IEE Faraday Lecture presented by Standard Telephones and Cables PLC.
Promotional poster for The Photon Connection

Forty years ago today (5 October 1982), my father Keith Saunders presented the first of fifteen IEE Faraday lectures on behalf of Standard Telephones & Cables (STC) during a six-month UK tour.

It was during this tour that Dad collapsed having just delivered the lecture in his hometown of Nottingham. But that’s a whole other story.

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The Photon Connection

I’ve been tidying up my study this evening and I discovered the A4 poster for the 1982-83 IEE Faraday Lecture that my dad, Keith J. Saunders lectured, called The Photon Connection.

The Photon Connection

It was while doing the Faraday Lecture that Dad collapsed with a brain haemorrhage, on the Ides of March, 15 March 1983. Apparently, he was being interviewed by the BBC in Nottingham shortly after having delivered the lecture, when he collapsed and was shortly after rushed to hospital. And thus began a fifteen year illness.

I’ve also got his original script, which one day I’ll scan and post on this site. It’s great…! Hertz was a German who wore a peaked cap! (That one was for Griff!)