Dr Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

It is with great sadness that the History Section at Teesside University learned of the tragic and sudden death of our friend and colleague, Dr Neil Armstrong.

Neil was a talented colleague, scholar and teacher. Anyone who worked with him knew the uncompromising dedication and dry wit that made him popular with both staff and students.

An expert on the history of Christmas in the nineteenth century and on religion in twentieth-century Britain, Neil contributed immensely to every aspect of the work of the History Section since joining us in June 2010.

Margaret Hems, head of the History Section, said:

“Neil’s death is a grievous loss not only to those of us who worked with him in History at Teesside University, but also to the wider community of social and cultural historians, nationally and internationally. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

We at Teesside send our sincerest condolences to Neil’s wife Catriona and his wider family.”

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