Professor  W.D.  Howarth, Bill, our friend, has just passed away.

A distinguished specialist of the 18th century French theater, he has taught at the University of Oxford and then Bristol.

He was the President of Bristol Bordeaux Association from 1976 to 1998.

In gratitude for his involvement in the relationships between Bordeaux and Bristol , he received the Palmes Académiques  and was made Doctor Honoris Causa at Bordeaux University .

Bill, the friend of many of us, will be remembered as a great humanist.

We address Barbara, his wife and faithful collaborator, and his family, our deepest condolences.


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