Humfrey Butters (1946-2019)
It is with sadness that we report the death of Humfrey Butters following a short illness. Those of us who knew him will have many memories of his many years of service in the department. It goes without saying that the Venice programme stands as an enduring reminder of his contributions to the university. He will be greatly missed. There will be a small family funeral followed by a memorial service later in the year. Some memories of Humfrey are gathered here.
Former undergraduate student Jo-Ann Owusu turned her excellent BA dissertation from the ‘HI31Z Sexualities, Ethnicity, Class: Reinterpreting the Holocaust’ module into an essay in History Today.
Ruth Lemon (MA History 2013-15) graduated from Warwick in July 2015, and is featured this month as the Warwick University Alumnus of the Month. She has been living in Cambodia for the past 18 months where she teaches English part time. She has volunteered and worked at Sovann Komar’s Children Village sporadically since 2009. Sovann Komar is an orphanage, home to 55 children who live with surrogate parents in a safe, clean, village-like community. She now runs SKOPE (Sovann Komar Outreach Program for Education) which is the part of their charity seeking to help others outside their orphanage. They locate poor, rural schools and provide vital education supplies such as exercise books, water wells, toilet blocks, teaching equipment, and stationery.
For more details, please see the Alumnus of the Month webpages.