It is with great sadness that we record the untimely death of our former Chairman, Professor Roger Ainsworth, following a short battle with cancer.
Roger made a huge contribution to OPT over his many years working with us. Roger was a University appointed Trustee, chairing our Planning Committee in the early 1990s, returning for a second stint as OPT Chairman 2009- 2017. Roger had a particular interest and passion for the OPT land, and was delighted to be at the helm at the time of the purchase of the Harcourt Hill Field in 2016. Roger brought together an interest in all things Oxford, town and gown, and as a Pro-Vice Chancellor and Master of St Catherine’s College was well-placed to do this. Everyone at OPT is feeling very sad. Roger will be greatly missed by us all and our thoughts are with his family.