Professor Steve Rayner (1953-2020)

Many members, I am sure, will remember the memorable talk delivered in August of 2018 by Professor Steve Rayner of the James Martin Institute, Oxford University entitled “Climate Change: Armageddon or Damp Squib”.

It was one of our most successful events attracting a large audience of both members and non-members alike. Few however, would have been aware at the time that Steve had just successfully survived treatment for cancer of the blood nor that later, on returning to the UK, he was re-diagnosed with the return of the cancer.

After another lengthy period of treatment he was once again in remission but sadly succumbed to an infection and pneumonia on 17th January this year. An obituary can be read here and a review of his talk posted on this website at the time.

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