People

Obituary: Leslie Jesch, 1926-2016

A leading authority on the application of solar energy has died

Jean-Claude Worms, European Science Foundation (ESF)

We talk Brexit, astronaut aspirations and the difficulties of surfing in a landlocked region

Obituary: Beverly Griffin, 1930-2016

A pioneering researcher into the viruses that can cause cancer has died

Tong Sun, City University London

We talk with the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Award winner about impactful research, encouraging young women into science and how engineering is not just about an oily rag and a spanner

Mike Tipping, University of Bath, Featurespace

We talk robots, impact and goal-scoring abilities with the University of Bath’s new data scientist

Obituary: Gillett Griffin, 1928-2016

A leading curator of ancient American art has died

Obituary: Annette Cashmore, 1958-2016

A leading authority on genetics and genetics education has died

Amina Memon, Royal Holloway, University of London, Leadership Academy for Asian Women

We talk to the psychology professor about diversity in higher education, academics’ civic engagement, and mindfulness

Obituary: Michael Feige, 1957-2016

A sociologist and anthropologist who investigated some of the most challenging aspects of Israeli society has died

Jack Anderson, Queen's University Belfast, International Sports Law Journal

We talk match-fixing, sporting scandal and irritating acronyms with a sports law academic

Obituary: James Campbell, 1935-2016

A penetrating and highly original historian of Anglo-Saxon England has died

Richard Henderson, University of Cambridge

The winner of the Copley Medal talks structural biology, fixing cars and sleeping soundly

Parvati Raghuram, Open University

We talk migration, being an academic outsider and Brexit with the RGS award winner

Obituary: John Benyon, 1951-2016

A political scientist who made a major contribution to criminology and the study of public order has died

Obituary: Mark Pluciennik, 1953-2016

A prominent and wide-ranging archaeologist has died

Yvonne Roberts, University of Sussex, The Observer, Young Foundation

The noted journalist discusses political bias on TV news reporting and the importance of students discovering their own voice

Obituary: Leonie Kramer, 1924-2016

High-profile literary critic once described as “Australia’s most distinguished woman” was the first female chancellor of the University of Sydney

Vernon Hill, Metro Bank, City University, Cass Business School

We talk to the US banking mogul about entrepreneurialism, carving a niche in British banking and contrarianism

Obituary: Anthony Clifford, 1938-2016

A leading researcher in the use of supercritical fluids and superheated water in industry, who founded one of the University of Leeds' first spin-out companies, has died

Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post

The founder of The Huffington Post tells us how much sleep deprivation impacts on students’ well-being and how it could account for Donald Trump’s idiosyncratic election campaign