Our dear colleague, friend and Honorary AMC Member, Margaret Laing, passed away early this year. Still recovering from a months-long infection that hospitalised her in late 2022, Meg suffered an unexpected and fatal brain haemorrhage on 5 January.
Meg was a research fellow Edinburgh for her entire academic career, until her retirement in 2013. She was a prolific and groundbreaking scholar in the field of early Middle English. To those of us who knew her, however, she was also a singularly warm, enthusiastic and generous human being who will be sorely missed.
A celebration of Meg’s work was hosted by the Philological Society on 19 January 2024, with a talk by Keith Williamson entitled ‘3wat ech lettre signefie’: In celebration of the scholarship of Dr Margaret Laing. During the same event, Rhona Alcorn also gave a video tribute, which you can see below.