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Professor Rom Harré

Friday 18th October 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rom Harré who died peacefully yesterday morning at the age of 91. 

Rom was a founding member of Linacre College, having been invited to join the first Governing Body in 1964. He and his first wife, Hettie, were a central part of the Linacre community for many years.  Rom was a hugely distinguished philosopher. He was one of the world’s most prolific social scientists, writing on subjects such as philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, and social psychology. He won the Theodore Sarbin Award in 2014 and was Honorary President of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry. He was active in founding the Honours School of Physics and Philosophy at Oxford and spent most of his career at the University. After he retired from Oxford in 1995 he joined the Psychology department at Georgetown as Distinguished Research Professor. 

Our thoughts are with his friends and family.