A tribute to former Chancellor Lord Moser

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Posted on 09 September 2015

It is with great sadness that the University announces the death of its former Chancellor Lord Moser at the age of 92.

Lord Moser was the second Chancellor of Keele University, serving for 16 years from 1986 to 2002. This was a time of significant change and development of the University, both in terms of academic and physical structure.

It has been estimated that Lord Moser conferred in the region of 17,000 degrees during his time as Chancellor and many colleagues will remember him as being courteous, caring, witty, charming and sociable, and the way in which he brought great charm, humour and distinction to the role of Chancellor.

The University honoured Lord Moser's contribution to Keele by naming its dedicated humanities and social sciences research centre after him. The polished bronze sculpture of Eternity he commissioned still stands in the atrium of the Claus Moser Research Centre that he officially opened in June 2008.

During his long and very distinguished career, Lord Moser was a Professor of Social Statistics at London School of Economics, government statistician, statistical consultant to the Robbins Committee on Higher Education, Chair of the Royal Opera House, Director and Vice-Chair of NM Rothschild and Sons, Warden of Wadham College Oxford, Chair of the British Museum Development Trust, President of the Royal Statistical Society and set up the 1991 National Commission on Education.

Photo credit The Sentinel.