This issue of Mineralogical MagazineJournal of Mineral Sciences honours the career of K. A. Rodgers, mineralogist, University of Auckland. The following papers cannot be easily grouped into a single discipline. They cover mineralogy in the broadest sense, reflecting the similarly broad interests and contributions of Rodgers. Rodgers was, and remains, a gentlemen of science. He exhibited a child-like fascination with mineralogy which directed much of his research and fuelled the curiosity of his students. The academic progress of his students, and their success in research, was paramount, leading to a special relationship between himself and many of...

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