The editors of Metric Views note with great regret the death yesterday of Lord Howe.
Lord Howe was a Patron of the UK Metric Association from its foundation, and campaigned in Parliament for over a decade for the completion of the UK’s metric transition. An outline of his work to bring to an end the mixture of, as he said, “two confused, competing systems” of measurement will be the subject of a future Metric Views article.
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I talked to Lord Howe’s PA on Saturday evening, and of course she was quite devastated over his passing, saying that she ‘will miss him tremendously’. He became totally reliant upon her, especially in the last two or three years of his life.