World’s ‘thrill engineer’ at Dearne ceremony

Thrill engineer Prof Brendan Walker
Thrill engineer Prof Brendan Walker

A Professor known as the world’s only ‘Thrill Engineer’ is to be guest speaker at a college graduation event.

Known for having designed and worked on thrill rides at some of the biggest theme parks in Britain, and for presenting on BBC’s Coast programme, Professor Brendan Walker (pictured) of Middlesex University will aim to inspire graduates at Dearne Valley College.

Those graduating with a range of university-level qualifications will don robes and mortar board to gather at Wath’s Montgomery Hall to celebrate their academic achievements.

The November 21 event also welcomes key college staff and governors, with Principal Martin Harrison, and will feature a vote of thanks from graduating Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise student, Kodi Hemus.