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Professor Glyn Humphreys: A Tribute

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18 January 2016


Wolfson College was deeply saddened by the news that Governing Body Fellow Professor Glyn Humphreys died suddenly last week. Professor Humphreys was Watts Professor of Experimental Psychology and Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. He was a leading light of cognitive neuropsychology and received the British Psychological Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field of psychology.

Professor Dame Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson College, said in a statement: ‘Glyn Humphreys was a hugely admired Fellow of the College, a friend to many of us here, an exceptional leader of his Department and a very distinguished scholar in his field. He had made a point of bringing his academic activities, his energies, and his mentoring of students, into Wolfson College, and his loss is a great shock and grief to us all.'

Professor Alastair Buchan, Head of the Medical Sciences Division, said in a statement: ‘I speak for the whole Division when I say we are all affected by this extremely sad news. Glyn was so young and so full of life and vitality. Together with his wife and colleague Jane Riddoch they brought wisdom and experience to both Experimental Psychology and the John Radcliffe Hospital. He is going to be terribly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Jane and their family.

If you would like to share your memories of Professor Humphreys, please visit the Department of Experimental Psychology memorial space

Please see: The Guardian obituary (9 February 2016) and The British Psychological Society obituary.