Saturday, March 06, 2010

Michael Goulder: Times Higher obituary

The Times Higher has an obituary of Michael Goulder:

Michael Goulder, 1927-2010
4 March 2010
By Matthew Reisz

It is a good tribute and it is nice to see quoted reflections from Marius Felderhof, and a mention of the Open End. There are some errors. His first degree was at Trinity College, Cambridge and not Oxford. And he read Classics and Economics there. I am not sure that it is correct to say that he "abandoned a promising career in the church"; he was in an academic position when he gave up his orders and was able to do so with relatively little fuss, at least in the formal sense. I may be wrong but I don't think he ever described himself as an "unaggressive atheist", though others have used this expression to describe him.

Thanks to John Lyons for pointing me to this obituary.

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