Former Fellow Norman Routledge dies

Norman Routledge

Norman Routledge (1928-2013)

Former King's Fellow and mathematician Norman Routledge died on 27 April. He was 85.

Routledge was born in Alexandra Park, London, in 1928 and won a scholarship to King's. He matriculated in 1946 and graduated in Mathematics (with a distinction) in 1949. He was elected a Fellow in 1951 and remained at the College until 1960.

During this period he completed a PhD in computable numbers and became friends with Alan Turing and EM Forster. He was Director of Studies in Mathematics from 1957 to 1959.

After leaving King's he became a schoolmaster at Eton, and then in 1972 he was made a housemaster, a post he occupied until he retired in 1989.

Routledge recalls his life, including his time at King's, in a series of videos on the Web of stories website. In this video he talks about his 'golden years' as a Fellow at King's:

9 May 2013