Tributes paid to former Vice-Master of Trinity

IMG_2430Former Vice-Master of Trinity, Professor Gareth Jones, passed away on 2 April 2016.

Gareth Jones became a Teaching Fellow of Trinity in 1961, Senior Tutor in 1972, and was appointed Downing Professor of the Laws of England in 1974. He was Vice-Master of Trinity from 1986 to 1992 and from 1996 to 1999.

Senior Tutor, Professor Catherine Barnard said:

Gareth Jones was a remarkable man. Together with Lord Goff, he effectively invented the subject of restitution. He was a giant in the field. He was also a passionate supporter of the College who loved the job of Vice-Master. He is a great loss to the College.

Professor Sarah Worthington, successor to the Downing Chair and a Fellow of Trinity, said:

Like many great men, Gareth Jones wore his eminence lightly. It was an enormous privilege to have known him, and to have been welcomed by him to Trinity and to Cambridge as his successor but one.  He leaves a void, but provides an inspirational role model.

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