Professor Donald West

February 2020

The College is sad to announce the death of Professor Donald West, who died on Friday 31 January 2020. 

Professor West trained as a psychiatrist, and later became a criminologist, and published in the fields of Criminology, Parapsychology, and Psychology. 

Born in 1924, he studied at Liverpool University before completing postgraduate work in London and Cambridge. He was one of the earliest Fellows of Darwin, where he became a Fellow in 1967.

After his retirement in 1984 he was named the Emeritus Professor of Clinical Criminology by the University of Cambridge. 

He was particularly known for his 1955 book, Homosexuality (revised 1968), which argued for tolerance.

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