Monday, March 26, 2007

Louise Poulson (1953-2007)

We were once both young and aspiring academics in Sheffield - often exchanging our frustrations concerning the old guard and 'the system'. Things moved on, and so did Louise, but we always shared the camaraderie of co-conspirators! My fondest memories of Louise are of collaborating on an article for the British Journal of In Service Education. We had such fun that summer - it was a wonder that it ever reached completion! For a short time we shared an office, which quickly became a hotbed of subversion. Louise's impersonations of colleagues were so entertaining that I would regularly be reduced to fits of uncontrollable laughter. Tutors from the English Team at Sheffield Hallam University, who worked with her, have warm memories of Louise as a bright, entertaining spirit with an incisive mind and a wicked sense of humour. We will miss her.


Anonymous said...

what a nice warm tribute! I have an obituary in pres in the guardian. I will lwt you kow. good wishes colin m

Guy Merchant said...

Thank you, Colin, I look forward to reading it.