Announcement of the Death of Roland Hall

2018-05-16

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Roland Hall, the founding editor of Locke Studies, who passed away last week after a short illness. Roland was born in 1930 in Hounslow, near London, and educated at Christ's Hospital, Horsham from 1942-9. After national service in the Army he took up the top annual entrance scholarship at Keble College, Oxford (which he was awarded in 1948), to read Greats. He got a First in 1954, followed by a BPhil (supervised by J. L. Austin and, briefly, Gilbert Ryle) in 1956. He held university posts in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews before moving to the University of York in 1967, where he was Reader in Philosophy until his retirement in 1994. He published in several philosophical areas but is best known for his bibliographical work on Locke and Hume. Roland founded The Locke Newsletter in 1970, renamed as Locke Studies: An Annual Journal of Locke Research in 2001, and he edited the journal for over forty years.  He will be sorely missed.  A fuller appreciation of his life and career will appear in the next volume of the journal.