Professor Oliver Rackham, 1939-2015

It is with great sadness that the College announces the death of Professor Oliver Rackham OBE MA PhD FBA, Botanist, Master of the College 2007-8, Fellow of the College 1964-2007 and 2008-2010, Honorary Fellow 2008-2015 and Life Fellow 2010-2015, on 12 February 2015, aged 75 years. Professor Rackham collapsed during a dinner at Leckhampton on Tuesday evening (10 February); he was admitted to Addenbrookes Hospital immediately, and died at Papworth Hospital on the evening of Thursday, 12 February. The Dean of Chapel and some of his close friends were with him.


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