Department of History and Philosophy of Science

John Forrester

John Forrester 25/08/1949–24/11/2015

It is with great sadness we must report that Professor John Forrester died on the morning of 24 November after a long time in the health wars. His family were with him and he was not in pain.

John's family are going to organise a memorial service at King's College in the spring. We will pass on more information about this. They have asked that we not contact them by phone during the next few days.

We are collecting notes of condolence. If you would like to write something (or forward a photograph), please send it to or the Department's address Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, c/o Tamara Hug. We will be binding these together to share with John's family.

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science proposes to hold a celebration of John's life and work later this academic year.

Obituary: Professor John Forrester (1949–2015)