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Death of John Jackson

Thursday, September 11, 2014

John Jackson, the former chairman and later president of the New South Wales Optical Dispensers Licensing Board and chairman of the Chairman of the Optical Dispensers' Education Trust Fund, died on 9 September after a short illness. He was a member of the ODLB since the NSW Optical Dispensers Licensing Act came into law in the early 1960s right up to it being disbanded when optical dispensing in NSW was deregulated in 2009. His upmarket private practice, Jackson Optical, was located in Parramatta, closing down earlier this year and transferring to an optometry practice in Castle Hill. Obituary in the November issue of Insight. ...read more

Master of Orthoptics course to commence at UTS next year

Thursday, September 11, 2014

University of Technology Sydney is set to launch its graduate-entry Master of Orthoptics course commencing at the beginning of the 2015 academic year. The two-year, full-time, post-graduate course will be hosted by the Graduate School of Health, a school that already hosts courses in Health Policy (one of many in Sydney) and Pharmacy (one of two available in Sydney). Applications for entry into the course open on 4 September 2014. Research degrees will also be offered from the second half of 2015. UTS has accepted the course from the current host, the University of Sydney. ...read more

Carl Zeiss Foundation marks its establishment 125 years ago

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Carl Zeiss Foundation has marked its establishment 125 years ago at a festive event at its headquarters in Oberkochen, Germany. The Chancellor of Germany, Dr Angela Merkel, opened the celebrations, saying the foundation was established 125 years ago thanks to the commitment and farsightedness of German physicist and entrepreneur Ernst Abbe, who decided to allocate profits from the Zeiss and Schott and companies operating in the optical and glass sector to such purposes as promoting science. Both Zeiss and Schott are now owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.  ...read more

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