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Professor Peter Taylor Retires

Peter Taylor has been honoured at two functions in Canberra this month.
The first was held for Board members at Bimbimbie, the Vice Chancellor’s  residence, University of Canberra on 22 November. Peter was presented a UC tie and cufflink set from Vice Chancellor Stephen Parker, an engraved watch from the Board and a plaque from Will Moroney on behalf of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT).
Also in attendance were Don Aitkin, former chair of the Board, Dorothea Neumann, widow of Bernard Neumann, Foundation Chairman, AMOC, and Peter’s children and their spouses.

Stephen Parker, Vice Chancellor, University of Canberra, presents Peter with UC tie and cufflink set.

Greg Taylor, Chairman of the AMT, presents Peter with a watch.

Will Moroney presents Peter with a plaque on behalf of the AAMT.

Peter pictured with his children, from left, Nicole, partner of son, Greg, Peter, daughter, Stephanie, son Ben and Ben’s wife, Sarah.

The second function was held at Retro Cafe, University of Canberra on 29 November. This cocktail function was attended by over 50 people mostly from the Canberra region with a few coming from interstate. Greg Taylor, Chairman of the Board, presented Peter with a crystal decanter from the Trust and Jan Collins presented Peter with a caricature from the AMT staff and the retirement message book.
Peter has been an enduring figure in the Trust over many years and loved and respected by many. The many messages in the retirement message book and messages sent to Peter personally attribute to his vast contribution to the mathematics community. We wish him all the very best for his retirement.

Greg Taylor unfolds the history of the AMT.

Greg Taylor presents Peter with a crystal decanter from the AMT.

Peter with the caricature presented to him by Jan Collins on behalf of the AMT staff.

Peter with the retirement keepsake, the message book.


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