Dr Mike Walkey

Condolences for Dr Mike Walkey

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Dr Mike Walkey, Director of DICE from 1991 and a colleague, friend and mentor to many of us.

Mike came to the University of Kent from Queen Mary College, London and played an incredibly important role in establishing DICE, helping it grow from its early beginnings and leading on the creation of the conservation undergraduate programme. He also led a number of important research projects focusing on freshwater and marine conservation around the world.

After his retirement in 2002, Mike maintained close links with the School, and particularly enjoyed working with students on the annual field trip to the Peruvian Amazon. We will miss Mike’s unflappable nature and can-do attitude, accompanied by a twinkle in the eye whenever the outside world was being more absurd than usual. His knowledge, wisdom and kindness helped support a whole generation of DICE students and will remain one of his most important legacies.

Dr Bob Smith, Director of DICE

Mike’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 29 January at Barham Crematorium, CT4 6QU. No flowers please. A memorial service at the University will be held at a later date.