Dear members,

In the blink of an eye we are already well into 2016, and I find myself once again reflecting on what's been happening since my last Membership Matters. The first few months of the year are always pretty full-on for the Membership Secretary

Brian was born on the 10th August 1949 in Wandsworth South London to parents Bert and Margaret and he had an older brother Peter. Brian and Peter attended a well-respected school in Clapham Junction, Emanuel School, which was very good for both academic study and sport. Brian enjoyed school and was very bright and he was also an accomplished rower.

Over two hundred academics from Universities and Institutes around the world and flavour researchers from industry attended this symposium held in the beautiful and historic setting of Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Each day delegates had to cross the famous Mathematical Bridge spanning the River Cam to attend functions and to take part in the poster sessions. The weather was beautiful and the College was an absolutely awesome environment in which to hold this prestigious event. The organisers, headed up by Andy Taylor and Don Mottram, must be congratulated for producing such a memorable and successful event and for organising a high quality cutting-edge academic programme.

Chris Goddard - obituary

Chris was one of our own. An invaluable BSF Council Member for almost 14 years, serving with distinction as secretary for 13 of those years. His passing sent a shock wave through the industry and the BSF website was inundated with messages of condolence.

Ken Hassey - obituary

 

It is with great regret that we have to record the passing of one of the great stalwarts of the flavour industry and of the British Society of Flavourists - Ken Hassey.

Ken was a founder member of the Society and he, Bill Littlejohn and a small steering committee were instrumental in the inception of the British Society of Flavourists in the winter of 1970.