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In Memoriam: Jerry Cohen (1941-2009)

We are very sad to report the death of Jerry Cohen, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory between 1985 and 2008 and Fellow of All Souls College. He passed away in hospital at five o’clock this morning, 5 August 2009, following a massive stroke.

Jerry Cohen was formerly Assistant Lecturer (1963-1964), Lecturer (1964-1979), then Reader (1979-1984) in the Department of Philosophy at University College London. In 2008/09 he returned to UCL to hold the Quain Professorship of Jurisprudence. He was an extraordinarily brilliant political philosopher and will be remembered warmly by all who knew him.

Jerry’s funeral took place in the chapel of All Souls College, Oxford, at 4pm on Tuesday 11th August.

A memorial service will be held on 19 June 2010 in the Codrington Library, All Souls College at 2:15 pm.

Obituaries have recently been published in The Guardian and The Times.

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