A Brief History in the Life of a Met Man

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Time: 16:00 - 17:00


University of Birmingham
School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Room 125
B15 2TT



SPEAKER | Ken Kemp, Retired Meteorologist and former Met Office employee.

Our speaker will recall some of the more memorable moments of his long and distinguished career at the Met Office between 1959 and 1992. Mr Kemp’s first permanent posting was to Manchester Airport, which was cut short by trouble in the Persian Gulf. Ken has had a very varied Met Office career with postings to Bahrain, Libya, the remote Ascension Island and even a trawler support ship in the Arctic. In Britain, Mr Kemp has worked as a meteorologist at RAF Valley on Anglesey and at RAF Leuchars near St Andrews.