28 October 2010

Peter Gathercole

The Museum Ethnographers Group are very sorry to have to announce the death on 11th October 2010 of Peter Gathercole at the age of 81.

Peter was a founder member of the Group, its first chairman, and an ever-supportive and inspiring colleague. Over the years he wrote a number of papers and reviews for the MEG newsletter and journal and until very recently regularly attended the annual conference; indeed, the twenty-eight conference, hosted by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge in 2004, was held in his honour.

Appreciations of his life and work will be published in the Newsletter and the Journal in due course. An interview with Peter can be seen at: http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/ancestors/gathercole.html

Peter's funeral will be at 1.30pm on Friday 5 November at the Cambridge City Crematorium and afterwards at Darwin College.

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