Tribute to inventor and Honorary Graduate Trevor Baylis CBE

Tuesday, 06 March 2018

Trevor Baylis CBE

The University has received the sad news that Trevor Baylis CBE has died at the age of 80.

Trevor was best known for his invention of the wind-up radio. The device was created to help communicate information to the people of Africa about AIDS. Trevor was awarded a CBE in recognition for services to intellectual property in 2015.

In 2003, Trevor was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford Brookes University.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor, commented: “Trevor Baylis was an inspirational entrepreneur who served as a role-model to many. His wind-up radio was a great example of engineering skill being used to create a product which has changed lives.

“Oxford Brookes is proud to have recognised the life and work of Trevor with an honorary doctorate.

“Our thoughts are with those who knew him at this time.”