Author Topic: RIP Rob Buckman  (Read 507 times)

Jaded

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RIP Rob Buckman
« on: October 11, 2011, 05:39:36 pm »
Died on a plane last night on his way to Toronto, where he was living.

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clarion

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Re: RIP Rob Buckman
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 08:04:59 pm »
A sad loss.  One of the great science popularisers, and a brilliant communicator.
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Re: RIP Rob Buckman
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 08:27:04 pm »
A sad loss.  One of the great science popularisers, and a brilliant communicator.
Agreed, he never looked 'well' though .....

Re: RIP Rob Buckman
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 08:34:56 pm »
As a child, I used to think he was Fred Harris. Then I eventually figured out if Fred Harris appeared with Miriam Stoppard he wasn't funny.

border-rider

Re: RIP Rob Buckman
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 08:36:32 pm »
A sad loss.  One of the great science popularisers, and a brilliant communicator.
Agreed, he never looked 'well' though .....

didn't he have some autoimmune disease in the 80s ?

edit (after a Google)

yes: Dermatomyositis

Re: RIP Rob Buckman
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 08:49:39 pm »
I attended a humanist service earlier in the year and was profoundly moved by it. RIP.
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clarion

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Re: RIP Rob Buckman
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 09:07:04 pm »
One of the most riveting pieces of television I remember was when he made a documentary about his illness, sparing himself nothing.  True scientific attitude, honest, direct and gripping
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