Eric W. Edwards: 23rd April 1944 – 13th July 2017

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It is with great sadness that I announce that my father and author of this beautiful site passed away peacefully on 13th July 2017. A brilliant mind and exceptional father.

His site will remain here and I will also add on any further pieces for you all enjoy in time. Thank all you of who have enjoyed this site over years.

Owen P. Edwards

 

 

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8 responses to “Eric W. Edwards: 23rd April 1944 – 13th July 2017

  1. Marianne M.

    I am sorry for your loss.

    I’ve had many useful informations reading this site.

    My best …

  2. Phil Clegg

    I read the news of Eric’s death with a great sense of loss. I shared a house with Eric in the days when his garage was full of shoe boxes containing the ancient bones from an Anglo-Saxons graveyard and when I was likely to be woken up in the morning by a ferret and a polecat climbing through my bed!
    I hope the website is kept going. It is a great resource to anybody interested in the human sciences and cultural history. It is in fact a unique resource given Eric’s special combination of experience, insight and academic background.

  3. Thank you so much, Owen, for maintaining this site. After being a fan of Inspector Morse for (ahem) decades, I suddenly decided I could not go on living without knowing why the Radcliffe Camera is round. How grateful and satisfied I was to read your father’s account of the history of its development. What a reward for curiosity! Thank you.

  4. I’m so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I discovered this website just recently and what a useful and interesting treasure trove it is. I wish I could tell your father how appreciative I am. Thank you for keeping the website online so that people can continue to learn from him.

  5. Kaya

    Dear Sir I am sorry to hear your father’s passing, Please accept our condolences. I was reading his work on Female Shaman and Medicine woman; I’ve founded very accurate and informative; I’m investigating Gok-Tengri (Sky-God) religion which is generalized as a shaman religion.
    May Gok-Tanri take your Father’s soul to heaven.

  6. Blessings to you and your family, my condolences. Blessings.

  7. Thank you, Owen, for keeping this site. I have only just come across your father’s work here and am finding his knowledge really useful. Please accept my condolences. His passing is a sad loss to all.

  8. Michael Russell

    Owen, I have just stumbled on this site and was first delighted, then saddened. I thought it might be a way to make contact with Eric, over forty years on. But too late. I wish so very much it wasn’t.

    I was at New College with your father, and we spent a lot of time together, most of it in theTurf Tavern. In some ways we were both an ill-fit with Oxford, though our backgrounds were very different. That time in the Turf was time squandered in some ways, not in others… I still remember conversations with Eric more clearly than conversations with my tutors. And I still remember the laughter; such a lot of laughter. As I went on to earn my living as a writer, all that meant far more than what I was supposed to be doing.

    Eric was a remarkable man even then. The determination that got him to Oxford is something I still think about with undiminished admiration.

    There is a lot more I can say, but in the last full, blazing hot summer I spent in Oxford, I was there when your father met your mother. In fact I was Eric’s best man when they were married in Headington… a long time ago…

    I think of the words of a Bob Dylan song…

    I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
    That we could sit simply in that room again
    Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
    I’d give it all gladly if our lives could be like that

    All my best wishes,Michael Russell

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