This is awful news. I don't use Facebook these days so I hadn't heard. I remember going to Edinburgh to do a talk years ago and spending some time with Brian. He had a wicked sense of humour and was passionate about social justice. And interesting taste in hats. He'll be missed.

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 11:10 AM Mike Peel <> wrote:
 From his non-wiki friends on Facebook, apparently he passed suddenly on
the 4th July. He was due to start cancer treatment shortly after then.
Possibly he had COVID, but it is not clear.



On 28/07/2020 10:10:44, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> Some sad news - it seems that Brian has passed away. I'm seeing
> tributes from a number of his friends on his Facebook page.
> Does anyone know more?

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