I HAVE JUST RECEIVED THE DEVASTATING NEWS OF THE SUDDEN AND TOTALLY UNEXPECTED DEATH OF OUR HISTORIAN AND ASSISTANT EDITOR, DR NICK SLOPE. MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO NICK’S FAMILY AND HIS MULTITUDE OF FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND IN SO MANY DIFFERENT SPHERES OF ACTIVITY. HE WAS VERY MUCH LIKED AND RESPECTED BY EVERYONE WHO KNEW HIM AND HIS PASSING IS A DESPERATELY TRAGIC LOSS TO US ALL. A FULL OBITUARY AND TRIBUTES WILL APPEAR ON THE WEBSITE AND IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE NELSON DISPATCH.

Paul Ganjou, Chairman. 15/12/2016