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Obituary: Peter Turner

A graduate of the University of Leicester, Peter Turner died, aged 73, in September 2002. Following his graduation with a BSc in Economics in 1953, he went on to obtain a Diploma in Education from this University. He came to Leicester with a reputation as an outstanding oarsman, and, whilst at Leicester, as captain of the University Boat Club, he became the first man to employ a female to cox an all-male crew. 

In 1970, he moved to Yorkshire to take up the role of Head of Business Studies at Barnsley College - a post he held until his retirement in 1985. He had previously worked for the British Colonial Service in Kenya and Nigeria.

Throughout his professional life he wrote more than 20 academic books, the first, The Commerce of New Africa, proved to be one of his most successful publications. He collaborated with his wife on a number of textbooks, and, in March 2002, wrote David Livingstone, A Beginner's Guide.

He was treasurer of his local branch of Mencap and the Guide Dogs for the Blind. He leaves his widow, Daphne, and four daughters.

October 2002  

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