Michael Miles Gore, the man who turned Questacon into a reality, dies

By Tim Gore, Sue Stocklmayer, Graham Durant, Rod Lamberts
Updated March 16 2022 - 3:51am, first published 6:00pm
Professor Mike Gore. Picture: Rohan Thomson

MICHAEL MILES GORE, AO

September 5, 1934 - January 8, 2022

Michael Gore was born on September 5, 1934 in Farnsworth, Lancashire and grew up in Bolton. The son of Ernest and May, his great fortune was to be blessed with a father who had a growth mindset and a "can do" approach to life, characteristics that were passed on Mike in great measure. As a school student, however, he did not particularly shine: he attended Worsley Technical School which was not a pathway to university. Nevertheless, in the face of some academic scepticism, he gained a place at the University of Leeds to read electrical engineering. He was awarded an excellent degree, which continued to a PhD.

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