Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sidney Robert B. Pask (1906-1980)

This information relates to Chart 14, the descendants of William PASK, (1791 - 1874) Caythorpe, Lincolnshire.

Dick Quinell wrote to us yesterday regarding Sidney Robert B. Pask.

He writes:

Sid was the absolutely inspirational biology teacher of genius who taught me and many others biology at St Paul's School between 1928 and 1966 (I was of the 1956-59 vintage) - among his many, many distinguished students, several of whom have written of him in books and periodicals with deep affection and admiration, are Sir Jonathan Miller, Oliver Sacks, Lord Robert Winston, Lord Ian McColl, Sir David Smith, Prof. Harold Preiskel, Dr. Barry Cox - the list goes on and on. We are organising an affinity group - while we're all still alive - to include as many alumni of Sid's as we can find, to exchange reminiscences, and most importantly, to form the nucleus of an endowment for a long-overdue memorial to Sid - possibly a biology laboratory at St Paul's, which is undergoing extensive redevelopment in the near future.

What a tribute to obviously a very gifted and dedicated person. If anyone can help Dick, he is particularly anxious to contact Sid's daughter.