Obituary: Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson

Geoffrey Thompson, a former member of staff in the Department of English, has sadly passed away aged 68.

Geoff, former Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, joined the University in 1992 as a Lecturer and became Senior Lecturer in 2002. Following his retirement six years ago, Geoff retained his association with the University as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow.

Geoff is described by colleagues as an academic, educationalist, teacher trainer and teacher held in the highest regard; a person of utmost integrity, skill and dedication. His particular areas of expertise were systemic functional linguistics, on which he was an internationally renowned authority, and language testing.  He was of brilliant mind and continued working until the time of his death.

Donations in Geoff’s memory can be made to the British Heart Foundation.

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