Marjon News

Memorial for former Principal John Anderson

Released: 30.09.16


On Friday 7 October, family and friends of the former Principal of Marjon will gather in his honour for a special memorial service.

John Edward Anderson, who sadly passed away in February of 2016, was Principal at Marjon between 1973 and 1995. He was instrumental in the success of the College during challenging times.

In 1973 he was responsible for the college’s move from London to Plymouth into its new distinctive buildings which used a new system imported from Norway, and featured in architectural journals, as the first of their kind in the UK.

His life will be celebrated in a memorial service conducted by the University’s Chaplain Reverend Nick Griffin and a plaque will be installed and unveiled in his honour in the University grounds.

A guest lecture entitled ‘John Anderson and the Challenge of Social Mobility’ will be delivered by Professor Adrian Thatcher.  Professor Thatcher worked at the College of St Mark & St John as Senior Lecturer in Religious Students between 1977 and 1985 and was the College’s first Professor.

There will also be a reading by the Chair of the Board of Governors, the Right Reverend Michael Perham.


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