continued to contribute to the Royal Society as a vice-president and as an active distinguished lecturer on electricity supply matters and high-voltage physics. He also continued his participation in engineering education at the University of Strathclyde for several years.

John Forrest started his technical and managerial career in the early 1930s when our knowledge of lightning, insulation behavior, and design of electric supply was chaotic at best. When he ended his career in 1992, he left power system engineering a legacy of new concepts and new operational standards and methods that will survive well into the next century. Men like him are rare indeed.

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