Sad News: The deaths of Stan Cohen and Mary McIntosh

Mary McIntosh c.1971We have sadly learned over the past few days of the death of two former members of staff who played a significant role in the life of the department.

Stan Cohen and Mary McIntosh

Stan Cohen was the fourth appointed Professor in the department and was chair in the mid 1970’s.

Mary McIntosh came to the department in the mid 1970’s and retired in the mid 1990’s. She was the first woman Chair of the department between 1996-1999.

They have both played a major role in their fields and will be much missed. We will honour them in detail on these pages in a little while.

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  1. #1 by dcr12 on January 9, 2013 - 4:39 am

    Very sad news. I’ve often paid tribute to Stan’s ‘Folk Devils and Moral Panics’ as my first glimpse of a possibility of becoming a professional sociologist, and appreciated Mary’s supportive stand-in role as my PhD supervisor who didn’t know the area, but said the right things to sustain my confidence. Fine folk both.

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