It is with the deepest sadness that I write these words.

I first met Andrew Parker in 1981 when I was a newly appointed lecturer at Reading University. He was confident and endlessly professional. Little did I know then that I would spend the next 20-something years collaborating with this very clever, Christian and articulate individual.

Andrew completed his BA in Geology and Chemistry at Keele University in 1964. He always spoke very warmly of those days and the university’s imaginative approach to his education that he so enjoyed. From Keele, he went on to study for a PhD in...

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