It is with great sadness that we announce that Colin Howson (OC1963), a former students of Colyton Grammar School has died aged 74.
After Colyton Colin went onto study at the London School of Economics and was an established expert in Philosophy and probability.
Colin attended Colyton during the era of Mr Morison as Headmaster, when there were around 290 students attending. The school had just opened the library named the 'St John Ervine Library' and the swimming pool was opened in 1962. From the Speech Day programme in 1963 (pictured) Colin was awarded for his efforts in Maths, Biology and History. He went onto study at the London School of Economics (LSE) to study Economics, but shortly changed to study Philosophy. He then completed a PhD and was appointed a lectureship in the department of Philosophy, logic and scientific method. His passion was scientific theories and probabilities (around the 18th Bayesian reasoning). He published many academic papers and important books for the study of Philosophy and reasoning.
An obituary is also published in the Guardian