A Tribute to Norman Billingham on his Seventieth Birthday

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<ul><li><p>A Tribute to Norman Billingham on his Seventieth Birthday</p><p>On behalf of the PDS community, itis with the greatest pleasure that weoffer our congratulations to NormanBillingham, and to thank him for hisdevotion, commitment and endeav-ours in promoting our journal to anever increasing number of the scien-tic fraternity. His achievements, dedi-cation and stewardship have taken ourjournal to new heights, a legacy to us,and the ever growing new generation</p><p>of contributors and readers. His learned, commanding, courageous,</p><p>Norman has contributed meritoriously to the eld of PolymerDegradation and Stabilisation: from fundamental basic researchto applied and industrially-oriented aspects. In delivering thisscientic wealth he has mentored and inspired scores of studentsand researchers many of whom are now the torch bearers and trailblazers in the eld.</p><p>Norman has received many awards and accolades. His scholarlywork in science had put him at the centre of many of the activitiesof Societies, Councils and Committees in a variety of roles andresponsibilities. He is well known internationally for his leadingroles in PDDG, the MoDeSt Society, Standards Committee, the</p><p>Thank you, Norman.</p><p>Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect</p><p>Polymer Degradation and Stability</p><p>journal homepage: www.elsevier .com/locate /polydegstab</p><p>Polymer Degradation and Stability 98 (2013) v0141-3910/$ see front matterhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0141-39steadfast and friendly nature has inspired many and is a beacon tofuture generations.</p><p>To many of us Norman is both colleague and friend. Many moreknow Norman through his scientic work and publications orthrough his lectures at local and international meetings and confer-ences. Others recognise him through his contributions to learningand teaching in Creative art and humanities, as an acionado ofItalian opera and his intimacy with its language.10(12)00465-XJ.-L. Gardette, G.A. George, S. Al-MalaikaArts and Humanities research Council and EPSRC.It is very pleasing, and re-assuring, to have you as Honorary</p><p>Editor-in-Chief for life.</p><p>A Tribute to Norman Billingham on his Seventieth Birthday</p></li></ul>