With great sadness, IOTAS has to let you know that our President of just under a year, Nigel Macpherson-Grant, has passed away. We were so pleased and proud to have him as our President and are deeply sorry that we have now lost him as a guide and mentor. In his professional life, Nigel was in great demand by archaeological bodies over a wide area to pronounce on pottery finds from excavations, and his knowledge and expertise were profound. He was also a kind, patient and gentle person who was incredibly modest about his knowledge of ceramics: he used these qualities to pass on a little of his knowledge to us amateur archaeologists in the Society, and answer queries from members of the public. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him, some for a very long time, who still can’t quite believe that he is no longer with us.