Monday, May 21, 2012

Jim Gray

It's been over 5 years since I first blogged about Jim going missing at sea. At each subsequent HPTS we've had a few things to say to remember him and come together to hope that we'd see him again. Even at the remembrance event, where people spoke eloquently about Jim, his family and his work, there was always the thought that he would turn up again. However, with this recent news, it seems inevitable that although hope is never completely lost, it is less and less likely. I first met Jim in the late 1990s, though I'd known about him since the mid 1980s when I started my PhD. I'll miss him and I know that everyone who met him feels the same. My thoughts go out to his family.