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This is me, George


Professor George Loizou came from Cyprus as a young 23-year-old to study. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science and went on to become an immensely respected Professor at London University, having spent 47 years at the same establishment.

These pictures are of two books belonging to George that link him, his wife and his academic success and which he holds very dear. They are very different books but together they tell us something of George's own Hillingdon Story.

The first is a Chambers English Dictionary, published in 1903 and gifted to George’s wife, Diane by her mother and father (a North London fruit seller) on passing her 11+ exam - of which they were immensely proud. It is a very treasured possession and includes a handwritten dedication;  “Diane Deane, The Fourth Commandment, Honour Thy Father & Thy Mother”

George dictionary cover   TIM George 1 book spine Chambers Eng Dic   TIM George 3 Dictionary dedication from parents

Inside the second book, A Guided Tour of Relational Databases and Beyond by George Loizou and Mark Levene (published in 1999), is George's own personal dedication; “George Loizou would like to dedicate the book to his wife, Diane and his parents Loizos and Maritsa, especially the latter, who illiterate herself, insisted George be educated”

TIM George 6 book cover 2   TIM George 2 Own book dedication to parents

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