Professor John Sherwood (1933 - 2020) 


It is with great sadness we announce the death of Professor John Sherwood, Chair of BACG 1994-97 & President 2000-03, who passed away on 4th December 2020. John had recently celebrated his 87th birthday with his daughters Rosemary and Jennifer, having lost his beloved wife, Margaret, early this year. During his career, John made a huge contribution to the field of crystal growth. He was a founder member of the BACG, and held the offices of both Chair and President.


The funeral will be held in Hampshire, on the 22nd December, attended by a small number of close family, due to current restrictions. Webcast funeral details are available.



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