Professor Chris Freeman, renowned expert on the social and economic consequences of developments in science and technology, passed away on 16th August 2010, aged 88.
His funeral ceremony and a celebration of his life was held on Thursday, 26th August in Lewes, Sussex.
A memorial service was held at Sussex University on 30th November; the university are also collecting remembrances and anecdotes about Chris.
His family and colleagues are organizing a foundation in his name to preserve and help propagate his intellectual legacy. If you would like to make a contribution, please bookmark this page and check back here for details, which will be posted as soon as the legal requirements have been concluded.
Obituaries and Tributes
Please see the family obituary and the links below for tributes to Chris’s life and work. If you knew Chris and would like to leave a message, please use the comments area at the bottom of the page.
- Funeral Tribute, by Geoff Oldham, 26th August 2010.
- The Times, ‘Professor Christopher Freeman’, 18th August 2010 (paid access only)
- ‘In Memoriam: Chris Freeman’, United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)
- ‘Chris Freeman Remembrances’, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research
- The Financial Times, ‘Pioneering analytical economist who retained human touch’, 25th August 2010, by Nicholas Stern (subscriber access only)
- The Telegraph, ‘Christopher Freeman’, 7th September 2010
- The Guardian, ‘Christopher Freeman obituary’, 8th September 2010, by Mary Kaldor
- The Independent, ‘Professor Christopher Freeman: Influential economist whose radical views gave him a healthy suspicion of capitalism’, 5th November 2010, by Jan Toporowski and Alan Freeman
- Bernal and the Social Function of Science – Science Video, Chris Freeman, Science Policy Research Unit
- Chris Freeman’s Contribution to Innovation Studies, by Jan Fagerberg, Morten Fosaas, Martin Bell, and Ben Martin