Professor Zygmunt Bauman

The Vice-Chancellor pays tribute to Professor Zygmunt Bauman, 1925 – 2017.


Professor Zygmunt Bauman, celebrated as one of the greatest social thinkers of our times, passed away on Monday 9 January at home in Leeds. He was 91. Professor Bauman was head of Social Studies (1971-79) and Sociology (1983-86) at the University.  He retired in 1990. The Bauman Institute was founded in 2010 in his honour.

Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands said:

“Professor Bauman was a man of deep intellect and compassion who inspired successive generations of staff and students at Leeds. A social theorist of great distinction, his insights and ideas were respected and admired around the world. We send our deepest condolences to his family and many friends.”

Arrangements are being made for a private family funeral.

Read Professor Baumunt's obituary.

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