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. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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