Two former presidents of the Institute have died

18 February 2015

Two former presidents of the IOP, Brian Manley and Sir John Mason, have died.

Brian Manley and John Mason
Brian Manley (L) and John Mason

Just after New Year the IOP received the sad news of the deaths of Brian Manley (president in 1996-98), who died on 20 December 2014, and Sir John Mason (president in 1976-78), who died on 6 January 2015.

Obituaries of the two distinguished former presidents have been published on the Obituaries page of MyIOP and in Member News.

A memorial service for Sir John Mason will be held at Christ Church, East Sheen, London, SW14 7RT, on Tuesday 24 February at 2pm, followed by a reception at The Victoria Hotel, 10 West Temple Sheen, East Sheen, London, SW14 7RT, from approximately 3pm to 5pm. All friends and colleagues are welcome to attend this celebration of his life; please let his son, Prof. Nigel Mason, know if you will be attending by email n.j.mason@open.ac.uk. The family have requested no flowers but donations made to the Royal Meteorological Society.