IES Remembers Keith Sambrook

Monday 7 January 2019

The IES regretfully announces the death of Keith Sambrook, one of the Institute's earliest Associate Fellows and before that an Associate Fellow of the Centre for English Studies (to 31 Dec 1998). Keith Sambrook was a highly successful publisher at Heinemann, where he established the African Writers Series. In retirement, he had been a Lecturer, School of Library & Archive Studies, University College, and taught on the Institute's History of the Book programme. 

He generously donated his teaching fees to the establishment of a fund, now named in his honour, to support student bursaries. The Sambrook Fund provides a full-fees bursary to a student on the MA/MRes History of the Book programme, travel and hardship funding for IES postgraduate students, as well as funding for places on the London Rare Books School. 

In the words of former Institute Director Professor Warwick Gould: 'He was a wise and generous friend of the Institute (and so of the School and the University) because he profoundly believed in what had been our intellectual point of departure and our core teaching and research programme, and he will be greatly missed.'