The University is sad to report that Molly Mahood died last Tuesday, aged 97.
Molly was Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent from 1966 to 1979, having previously held professorships at the universities of Ibadan and Dar es Salaam. She was also Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her many books include Poetry and Humanism (1950), The Colonial Encounter (1977) and The Poet as Botanist (2008). She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Kent in 2010.
Her funeral will take place at 11.30 on Friday 3 March at Clayton Wood natural burial-ground, near Hassocks, Sussex. There will be wine afterwards, which Molly left for all who attend. She was much loved by her colleagues and students and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.