A tribute to Kellogg Founding Fellow Gerald Bowen Thomas

8 March 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kellogg founding and Emeritus Fellow Gerald Bowen Thomas who died earlier today, at the age of 92, after a short illness.

Gerald joined the Delegacy for External Studies in 1958 as Staff Tutor in Economics and Industrial Relations and retired from the Department for Continuing Education in December 1990, after thirty-two years of service.  He was the Assistant Director of Department between 1987 and 1990.

From 1990-1997, he was a lecturer and tutor in European Economics for the Stanford University Oxford Programme and also Director of the Department’s Korean University Programme on European Economics.

His main field of interest was the printing and publishing industry and white collar workers and he is a former member of the Printing Industry Training Board.

In recent years he was heavily involved in voluntary work as Council Member of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureau, and as the Chair of its Southern Region and of Abingdon CAB.  He was also a a school governor.

Out thoughts are with Gerald’s family.

The College flag will be flown at half-mast on Monday 11th March, in his memory.