Terry Price (1921 – 2013)

Terry Price died peacefully at his daughter’s home in Somerset on 7th January 2013, his 92nd birthday.

 B.T. (Terry) Price has born in Gloucester in 1921, the son of a the manager of a local dairy. After attending Calton Road  Primary School  he went to the Crypt School where he won a scholarship to go to Cambridge in 1939 to read natural sciences, which led to war service in the Navy on radio direction finding. This was followed by a spell as a Studio Manager on the BBC Third Programme before he joined the team working on the British atomic energy programme at Harwell and later Winfrith. In 1960 he became the Deputy Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence and then Chief Scientific Adviser at the Ministry of Transport. In 1971 he moved into industry as Director of Development at Vickers, and from 1975 until to his retirement in 1987 he was Secretary-General of the Uranium Institute (now the World Nuclear Association). After retirement he devoted himself to finding engineering solution to help in the  care of his disabled wife, and in 1990 he wrote a definitive book on the politics and policy of nuclear energy “Political Electricity, followed in 2004 by his autobiography “Political Physicist”. A keen  musician, for many years he had two pianos and a full size organ in his living room and continued to play until  a couple of days before his death  on 7th January 2013, his 92nd Birthday.