Thursday, September 08, 2016

Tragic death in a climbing accident

The seven lectures collected in this volume were the second Winter Lectures, a series of public talks given at the University of Auckland in the second term of 1960, No attempt has been made to disguise their origins as lectures, and where the speakers differ on incidental points, the differences have been allowed to stand. The topic was suggested and the speakers chosen by Dr Thomas Henry Scott, Head of the Department of Psychology, before his tragic death in a climbing accident on Mt Cook on 1 February 1960.
Keith Sinclair (ed.). Distance Looks our Way
Auckland: Paul’s Book Arcade 1961, n.p.

Among these authors was Professor Fred Laserre, whose tragic death in a climbing accident has since shocked his friends and colleagues. He wrote the article on Canada.
J. M. Richards. New Buildings in the Commonwealth
London, Architectural Press, 1961, 8. 

David Robbins was Lecturer in Sociology, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, until his tragic death in a climbing accident in 1986.
Colin Creighton and Martin Shaw (eds.) Sociology of War and Peace
Houndmills: Macmillan, 1987, viii

Before his tragic death in a climbing accident in 1947, [Glen] Millikan had begun to assess anesthetic applications of oximetry.
Paul G. Barash et al. Clinical Anaesthesia
Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2009, 9.

Unfortunately, plans for this had to be abandoned following the tragic death in a climbing accident of Professor Iztok Saksida, its main organizer.
Barbara Bajd. “Human Evolution and Education in Slovene Schools.”
Evolution: Education and Outreach
September 2012, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 405–41


Stephen Stratford said...

I am lucky to have come down alive from Snowdon.

Carl May said...

David Robbins was my Tutor at Abersystwyth, and encouraged me to abandon Law and be interested in the social sciences, instead. He came to sociology and to Aberystwyth, after completing a PhD in the chemistry of heavy metals at Sheffield. He encouraged his students to be interested in all aspects of sociology and not to specialize. His courses - especially on the sociology of science and technology - were cutting edge. Thirty-four years later, I still miss the friendship that was growing between us.He was a great teacher and a lovely man.

Carl May (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Paul said...

Thank you for writing. I am glad to know he is remembered.