At our AGM on 20th February, the committee asked members to remember colleagues that have passed away this year.
Gale Owen-Crocker spoke of economic historian Richard Britnell of Durham, who was one of our speakers last year. She also paid tribute to Helen Maclean of the English department here in Manchester, who was a long-time supporter of the Medieval Society. Dorothy Clayton remembered Professor Fanni Bogdanow of the French department, whose particular interest was the Arthurian cycle; she especially remembered Professor Bogdanow’s elderly mother, a Holocaust survivor who spoke no English, sitting in on her daughter’s lectures at the University.
The committee asks that our colleagues be remembered for their commitment to the study and teaching of medieval literature, history and culture, and for the valuable contributions they made to their respective fields.