Mike Reddin, Former Senior Tutor, Passes Away

Some U.S. alumni will remember Mike Reddin who passed away April 25th, 2011. For nearly 40 years he worked at LSE as student, researcher, lecturer and Senior Tutor to the General Course.

Many former students, colleagues and friends of Mike Reddin will be sad to learn of his death April 25 2011 at the age of 69. 

Reddin excelled caring for and supporting his students. In 1987 he became Senior Tutor to the General Course, a post he held until he resigned in 2001. In this role he recruited, welcomed, supported and defended literally thousands of General Course students, most spending an undergraduate year abroad at LSE.

Throughout his career, Reddin's primary research interest was pensions. His distrust of the privileges and precariousness of occupational pension funds was once a voice in the wilderness; in the last few years it has become conventional wisdom.

His enthusiasm and energies were not confined to LSE. His family, his gardens, his running – he completed many marathons- and his singing all absorbed him -in retirement, as a basso profundo, he was in much demand on the choral scene. His fascination with the internet plugged him into innumerable networks – a fellowship of cyber space.