The Society is grateful to Oxford University Press for having made selected obituaries, published in French Studies, freely available to the public. All rights reserved.


Richard Paul Charles Gapper (1943–2014)
Richard Gapper, whose involvement in the Society for French Studies began in the mid-1990s, died on 11 March 2014 after a long illness. Not just an assiduous participant in the Society’s annual conference, he was Honorary Treasurer of the Society from 1997 to 2000, long-standing member of its Finance Committee, and, of course, founder of the Gapper Charitable Trust, to which the Society owes its three R. H. Gapper prizes.

The full obituary, by Simon Gaunt, King’s College London, is available here.


Walter Redfern (1936–2014)
The full obituary is available here.


David Baguley (1940–2014)
The full obituary is available here.


John Fox (1925–2015)
The full obituary is available here.