Lord Asa Briggs dies aged 94

16 March 2016

Lord Asa Briggs, who served as Provost from 1976 to 1991, has passed away at the age of 94. Lord Briggs was elected a Fellow of Worcester College from 1945 to 1955, after receiving a BA from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He was closely associated with the University of Sussex, serving as Vice-Chancellor between 1967 and 1976, and was Chancellor of the Open University from 1978 until his retirement in 1991. Lord Briggs was made a life peer in 1976 as Baron Briggs of Lewes, and sat as a crossbencher in the House of Lords.

He is survived by his wife, Lady Susan, their four children and fourteen grandchildren. Full obituaries can be read in the Guardian and the Telegraph.