Richard Aldridge, Chairman of The Micropalaeontological Society from 1995 to 1998, passed away on 4 February 2014, aged 68. He joined the University of Leicester in 1989 from the University of Nottingham, where he was Reader in Palaeontology. He became a Professor at Leicester in 1996 and served as head of the Department of Geology from 1998 to 2004. He held the F. W. Bennett Professorship from 2002 until his retirement from the University of Leicester in 2011. His passing is a huge loss to the academic community as well as to his family and friends. He was a distinguished scientist, with an understated enthusiasm for all that he tackled.
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