Professor Richard Aldrich

At our Council meeting on 1st October we paid tribute to Professor Richard Aldrich, who was until very recently our Vice-President.   Richard, who died on 20th September 2014, was one of the most distinguished historians of education of his generation.   He was Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, until his death.

Professor Richard Aldrich presenting a cheque to IntoUniversity's Haringey Centre from the BFSS

Professor Richard Aldrich presenting a cheque to IntoUniversity’s Haringey Centre from the BFSS

Richard was our first “working” Vice-President.   He took up the position in 2011 and made a very significant contribution to the development of the Society.    Richard transformed the role of Vice-President, attending our Council meetings and other events, visiting projects and acting as a source of great wisdom as well as practical help.   We were delighted to reprint his article on “The British & Foreign School Society, Past and Present” as the first in our Occasional Publications series.

We shall miss Richard greatly and are deeply appreciative of the contribution he was able to make to the BFSS over the last three years.