Obituary: Professor Deneys Schreiner — scientist, activist and humanitarian

2008-04-29 00:00

Professor Deneys Schreiner, who died on April 26 after a long illness, was for nearly 30 years a towering figure on the Pietermaritzburg campus of what was then the University of Natal.

He was an active scientist, his published research concentrating on the dating and chemical properties of igneous rocks. He was a member of the Royal Society of South Africa and was involved in the Association for the Advancement of Science. He was also concerned about the teaching of science in schools.

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