The Department of Russian at Bristol is arranging an event on the afternoon of Friday 19 September to celebrate the life and achievement of Richard Peace, who died last December.
The event will start at 2.00 pm and will consist of 6-8 tributes by former colleagues or students, from Bristol and other institutions, each devoted to a different aspect of Richard’s many-sided activity. It will also include some poetry reading and a musical element.
There will be a break of three-quarters of an hour for tea or coffee between 3.45 and 4.30 and the occasion will end with a drinks reception from around 5.30.
The tributes will be preceded by a buffet lunch, starting from 1.00, for those able and wishing to arrive beforehand. There may be a small charge for this part of the day’s catering, depending on the numbers attending.
The event will be held at a venue within the University of Bristol, but a specific venue will be announced when the Department has a better idea of the numbers planning to attend. It would therefore help the Department if you could let Derek Offord know by email or by post at the University of Bristol, Department of Russian, 17 Woodland Road, Clifton, BS8 1TE, by 21 July. There will be a message sent by the end of July to all those who have contacted the Department, giving the venue and the programme for the day.
The Department of Russian at Bristol hopes to be able to welcome to Bristol many of Richard’s former friends, colleagues and students in order to remember the career of this internationally respected scholar, a past president of our national association of Slavists and a staunch supporter of our academic discipline in UK universities.