Richard C.A. Minnitt School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, 2050 South Africa. E-mail: [email protected]
This is a graphic rendition of the inaugural “Pierre Gy Oration”, a new institution affiliated with the Pierre Gy Sampling Gold Medal (PGSGM). The honour of being a recipient of the PGSGM is, henceforward, associated with the obligation to give this distinctive speech as the lead-in to the morning session after the WCSB gala dinner at which the medal is awarded. Richard Minnitt was the first to fulfil this honour. His presentation turned out to be a veritable feast for the eyes, in fact it was so enticing that it was decided to present it here in its original PowerPoint format, in order to give readers the most vivid impression possible. Enjoy Dick’s comprehensive tribute to the founder of the Theory of Sampling.