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Famous designer Tom Karen speaks to DT students

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Design Technology students were privileged to meet Tom Karen, Managing Director and Chief Designer at Ogle Design, when he visited the College this week.

Tom worked on designs for the Bush Radio, the Raleigh Chopper, the Bond Bug, Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder, the Reliant Scimitar, crash dummies, truck cabs for Leyland and the Marble Run. He also improved on the babywalker.  Tom was awarded an honorary degree from Loughborough University in 2011. Born in the former Czechoslovakia, Tom arrived in the UK in 1942. He worked in the aircraft industry and for Ford, Hotpoint and Philips before joining Ogle Designs.