The materials scientist whose letter from the Queen arrived in shreds

Sir Colin Humphreys is known for his pioneering work in LED technology. In parallel with his scientific career, he’s spent 50 years studying the Bible. As he (reluctantly) approaches retirement from Cambridge, he reflects on some formative experiences.

Denbigh Road Primary School in Luton. Colin is back row, far left (Colin Humphreys)
School photos (Colin Humphreys)

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This Cambridge Life

People make Cambridge University unique. Cooks, gardeners, students, archivists, professors, alumni: all have a story to share.