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Alan Rogers (1933-2022)
Founder member of History of Lincolnshire Committee

Members of SLHA will be sad to learn of the death on 5 April of Professor Alan Rogers, Honorary Professor of Adult Education at Nottingham University.
It was Alan Rogers who brought the idea of producing a history of Lincolnshire to the Lincolnshire Local History Society, and he was a key member in a distinguished group of East Midlands historians who met in January 1966 to inaugurate the History of Lincolnshire Committee. He served as Chairman of the committee for a period from 1968.
Professor Rogers worked as a member of the academic staff at Nottingham, Ulster and Reading. He wrote a number of highly regarded books on the teaching of adults and several on historical aspects of Stamford.

April 2022

Elys Varney
Passing of Classical Linguist and Historian

We report with sadness the death on 9 February of Mrs Elys Varney of Lincoln at the age of 88. She was a much-valued member of SLHA.

She will be especially missed by the many students who attended her WEA classes on classical Greece and Rome.

Elys was born in South London and read Classics at London University before becoming a secondary school teacher. She married a fellow classicist, Roderick Varney, in 1968 and moved to Lincoln. Her husband died tragically in 1970.

She was an active member of many clubs and societies and a regular worshipper at the Cathedral. 

February 2022