Emeritus Professor Malcolm Chase

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death on 29 February of Malcolm Chase, Emeritus Professor of Social History.

Malcolm joined the Department of Adult Continuing Education in 1982 and ran the University’s Centre for Adult Education in Middlesbrough, as well as directing the BA in Continuing Studies.

He was appointed Head of the School of Continuing Education in 2002. He moved to the School of History in 2005, becoming Chair in Social History in 2009. He retired from the University in 2019.

Malcolm’s research focused largely upon British labour history and political radicalism during the 19th century, and his pioneering work on Chartism is particularly well known. In addition to his outstanding scholarship, he was an enthusiastic and inspiring educator, both within the University context and in his much broader outreach and engagement work in communities and through the media.

Malcolm will be remembered with enormous respect and affection. A tribute is being prepared, and if you would like more details about the funeral, please contact the School of History.

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