Institute of Archaeology


Ian Glover

1 May 2018

UCL Institute of Archaeology staff, students, friends and colleagues will be saddened to hear of the death of Ian Glover on 23 April.

Ian Glover, Emeritus Reader of the UCL Institute of Archaeology who died on 23 April 2018 (pictured in the Lake District in 2014. Image courtesy of Cristina Castillo)

As a leader of the field of Southeast Asian archaeology, and a generously supportive scholar, supervisor and colleague he will be greatly missed. He had a long career at the Institute of Archaeology, joining us in 1970 and retiring in 1996 as Reader in the Archaeology of Southeast Asia.  On retirement he continued to travel widely, and a lot, internationally and to be active at conferences.  

Cristina Castillo, currently a NERC-funded postdoctoral researcher at the Institute, provides her memories of Ian:

I met Ian Glover at the British Museum in 2005. He was a big personality, full of anecdotes and interesting tales about his work and travels around the world. I remember his story of being in a boat narrowly escaping the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in 2004. He was an encouraging mentor who pushed me in the direction of the Institute of Archaeology to pursue my PhD in archaeology. He was a generous scholar who opened up his private library in his home in Shropshire. But most of all, he was a great friend who was always ready to support me. I will miss our talks, especially those had over a glass of good wine or beer somewhere in Southeast Asia.

Our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.

In memoriam