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Department of Chemistry


Courtesy Nathan Pitt, Department of Chemistry

We are sorry to say farewell to our colleague Carl Hogsden, who passed away last Thursday after a long illness.

As a key link between the Communications Team and IT, Carl provided specialist support in the major task of upgrading and future-proofing the Department website. He helped develop many new aspects of the website, and most recently was developing on-line reporting systems to simplify the administrative workload.

Carl was a very kind colleague, who always found the time to help out any members of staff who needed a hand in navigating issues around the website. 

Prior to his move into the IT world Carl was a professional folk musician both as a vocalist and instrumentalist. His work was much influenced by traditional styles from his native East Sussex and beyond. Carl travelled widely with Miranda, and enjoyed recounting tales of their experiences in South America and New Zealand.

Our sympathy goes to Carl's family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.