Cookie policy: This site uses cookies to simplify and improve your usage and experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information on how we use and manage cookies please take a look at our privacy and cookie policies. Your privacy is important to us and our policy is to neither share nor sell your personal information to any external organisation or party; nor to use behavioural analysis for advertising to you.

Appointments and Obituaries

James Thompson, 1932-2015 Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

One of the foremost academic librarians of his generation has died

Derek Pugh, 1930-2015 Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

One of the world’s leading experts on organisational psychology, known for representing how organisations work with “detail, breadth and rigour”, has died

Katharine Worth, 1922-2015 Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

A leading theatre scholar who worked closely with the playwright Samuel Beckett has died

Andrew Thomson, 1936-2014 Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

One of the leading figures in post-war British management education has died

Robert Berner, 1935-2015 Subscription

5 February 2015 | By Harriet Line

The “Picasso of low-temperature geochemistry” has died

Ulrich Beck, 1944-2015 Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

One of the leading sociologists of his generation has died

Carl Degler, 1921-2014 Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

A Pulitzer prizewinning American historian who made major contributions to the study of women, African Americans and the poor has died

Anselm Citron, 1923-2014 Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

A pioneer of accelerator technologies who was among the first scientists to work at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has died

Ivor Grattan-Guinness, 1941-2014 Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

A leading historian of mathematics and logic has died

David Stoddart, 1937-2014 Subscription

1 January 2015 | By

One of the world’s leading authorities on coral reefs has died

John Hibbs, 1925-2014 Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

A leading figure in the world of road transport, credited by some with creating the discipline of transport economics, has died

Roy Bhaskar, 1944-2014 Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

The chief architect of the philosophy of critical realism has died

Bernd Magnus, 1937-2014 Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

A leading expert on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, who was a child survivor of the Holocaust, has died

Rona Woodward, 1964-2014 Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

A leading social work academic whose research on disadvantaged young people was always “founded in the principle of social justice” has died

Carol Lancaster, 1942-2014 Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

A leading figure in US foreign policy and a dean at Georgetown University, who was described by Hillary Clinton as “a true champion for human development and women’s progress”, has died

Leonore Davidoff, 1932-2014 Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

A historian who pioneered new approaches to gender, women’s and social history has died

More obituaries

Shake-up aims to build rapid reaction research force Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

ESRC intends revised training strategy to better support PhD students and to speed work on new issues. Plus the latest higher education appointments

More careers intelligence

Q&A with Cherie Booth QC Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

We speak to the human rights barrister, chancellor of the Asian University for Women and visiting professor in law at St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Q&A with Iain Simons Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

We speak to a principal lecturer at Nottingham Trent University who is also the director of the GameCity festival and co-director of the National Videogame Arcade

Q&A with Nancy Viviani Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

We speak to an international relations scholar who played a key role in the establishment of Australian-Asian studies

Q&A with Stephen Sparks Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

We speak to a geologist whose work on volcanic eruptions has earned him the equivalent of a Nobel prize for the earth sciences

Q&A with Jo Rycroft-Malone Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

We speak to one of the most highly cited global researchers about her move to become director of the health services and delivery programme at the NIHR

Q&A with Baroness Rebuck Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

We speak to the publisher and incoming pro-provost and chair of the Royal College of Art’s council

Q&A with Lord Myners Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

We speak to London School of Economics’ chair of its court of governors and of the council

Q&A with Sir Nigel Thrift Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

We speak to the newly knighted vice-chancellor of the University of Warwick

Q&A with Jackie Ashley Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

We speak to the next president of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, the only women’s university college in Europe for students aged 21 and over

Q&A with Neha Pathak Subscription

1 January 2015 | By

We speak to the recipient of the ‘Ultimate Game Changer’ prize at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards. Plus the latest higher education appointments

Q&A with Graeme Reid Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

We speak to the new chair of the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE). Plus the latest higher education appointments

Q&A with John Coyne Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

We speak to the vice-chancellor of the University of Derby

More Q&As

Jobs