Alan Cowey (life), FRS, FMedSci, Emeritus Professor of Experimental Psychology, Oxford and Honorary Associate of the Unit, passed away on the 19th of December 2012 after being diagnosed with cancer on the 24th of September. Alan was one of Peter Somogyi’s closest friends and past collaborator, a pioneer of visual neuroscience, an unflinching supporter of the Unit, a true gentleman and an example to us all as a scientist and as a person. Alan was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2010 and gave his inaugural lecture at Budapest in April 2011 (see picture). He lectured in the symposium at the Hungarian Embassy in London on the 27th of February 2012: Visions, links and opportunities in Hungarian and British neuroscience.
He is sorely missed.