Professor Roy CHISHOLM (1926 – 2015)

Roy died in hospital on Monday 10th August 2015 after a short illness. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.roy.jpg

Roy’s wish was for the simplest of ceremonies so there will be a private family funeral. No flowers please, however, donations direct to Cancer Research would be appropriate. If you want to write, Monty’s postal address is: 27 Moat Sole, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AU, UK.

Some of Roy’s research was inspired by the Victorian mathematician William Kingdon Clifford. He was very much in sympathy with Clifford’s epitaph:

I was not, and was conceived:
I loved and did a little work.
I am not, and grieve not.

Roy’s mind remained active to the end. His classical education helped him approach death calmly, and just before he died he quoted Hecuba’s words from Euripides:

Ah! Who art thou that will not let my body rest? Why disturb me in my anguish?

A memorial event will take place at the University of Kent. Details will be announced later.

Some copies of Roy’s novel “Changing Stations”, published in November 2014, will be available at this event. Please contact Monty if you would like one sent by post.

Roy’s website has more biographical details and a full list of his publications.

With very best wishes from Monty, Carol, David and Alison Chisholm

Source: Email from Dave Chisholm (, 15 Aug. 2015,


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