Mr Howard Weston

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 7 January 2014, of Mr Howard Weston, former Senior Teaching Fellow in the Leeds University Business School.

Born in Lancashire, Howard Weston attended Marlborough Grammar School before studying at the University of Leicester, where he obtained a first in Social Sciences, with a specialism in Economics, in 1967, and the University of Warwick, where he obtained an MA in Industrial Economics in 1968.  After working as a Lecturer in Economics at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, and Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, he joined the Department of Management Studies at the University in 1972 as a Lecturer in Applied Economics (later Management Economics).  In 1994 he became a Senior Teaching Fellow.

Howard Weston was an accomplished teacher, adept at engaging and retaining the interest of his students, and his ability and enthusiasm were reflected in the teaching focus of his role.  He was also active in student support, giving generously of his time in his various roles as a Sub-Warden and student counsellor and adviser. For many years he acted as the departmental liaison with the Brotherton Library, advising on the purchase of materials to support the work of the Department, and he was also active in undertaking consultancy for local and regional companies; with the Open University summer school programme in Social Science; and in the White Rose Universities network.

Howard retired from the University in October 2009, but continued his engagement with the University on a part-time basis until September 2011.  He will be remembered with respect and affection by former colleagues and students alike.  The funeral is due to take place at Lawnswood Crematorium at 2.20pm on Friday 31 January and as a mark of respect the flag on the Parkinson Building will be flown at half mast at that time.

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