Prof Godfrey Hewitt, 1940-2013
It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the death of Prof Godfrey Hewitt, an Emeritus Professor in BIO.
Head of BIO Prof Dylan Edwards said: “Prof Godfrey was a stalwart of BIO since 1966 and he has been mentor and inspiration for many within the school and throughout the scientific world. He leaves a huge legacy in evolutionary biology and molecular ecology.
“Despite his retirement a few years ago Godfrey was still very active in the life of the school as Emeritus Professor, and until he was physically prevented by illness he was attending seminars, writing job references for his mentees and publishing papers – the most recent being an opinion piece in Trends in Ecology and Evolution published just this month.
“Godfrey was an outstanding and hugely talented scientist and a wonderfully warm and entertaining colleague who will be greatly missed by all of us in the school.”
The university flag will fly at half-mast in his memory on Friday February 22.