Gordon Forster

Colleagues will be sorry to hear of the death, on 22 July 2017, of Gordon Forster, former Senior Lecturer in and Chairman of the School of History.

An alumnus of the University, who obtained his BA in History in 1949, Gordon undertook postgraduate work at the University of Sheffield before returning to the University in 1955, to which he dedicated his long and distinguished career.

As well as conducting meticulous research, Gordon was a lively and engaging teacher with a deep commitment to his students’ wellbeing and success and he served with great distinction as Chairman of the School of History between 1982 and 1985. He was also a true ‘Leeds man’ and was active in a range of University societies and on several University committees as well as being a stalwart of the Senior Common Room.

Gordon’s Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 10.00am on Thursday 3 August, at St John's Church, Church Lane, Adel, LS16 8DW and afterwards for refreshments at Headingley Golf Club (a 3 minute walk from the Church).

As a mark of esteem, the flag on the Parkinson Building will be flown at half-mast on the day of the Service.

A full obituary of Gordon can be found on the Secretariat web pages.

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