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Dr John Angus

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We have learnt, with great regret, of the death of Dr John Angus. Dr Angus worked as a lecturer in Geology in the late 60’s & early 70’s.


A former member of the Geology Department staff, Dr John Angus, passed away on February 21 2012 aged 69. He was an Australian, originating from Melbourne, where he did his first degree in both Chemistry and Geology. It was followed by a PhD in Australia. He then came to England and was at Imperial College for a year or so before being appointed Lecturer in Geochemistry at the University of Leicester in 1972. He taught in all three years of the Geology curriculum, but will be remembered mainly for his development of the Geology-with-Geochemistry degree course. He also contributed to the MSc Mining Geology and Mineral Exploration courses. He was co-leader of several field courses on the Isle of Arran and assisted several projects with geochemical analyses.

After the sudden death of his first wife, Margaret, he left the University. He remarried and worked for the Central Electricity Generating Board before returning to Australia where he worked for a gold mining company in Canberra. Later he returned to the UK and taught at the then Leicester Polytechnic. He is survived by his second wife Veronica, their six daughters and twelve grandchildren.

Dr Trevor Ford

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