UCD School of Archaeology is sad to record the death of Professor Vin Davis

It is with sadness that the School acknowledges the recent death (19 November) of Professor Vin Davis, chair and chief petrologist of the Implement Petrology Group and and international leader in implement petrology and stone axe studies (funeral service in York, 7 December 2015). Vin was closely connected with the School through his support and interest in the work of the Irish Stone Axe Project, his active involvement in the North Roe Felsite Project, Shetland and his collaboration with Professor Gabriel Cooney. Vin was a brilliant communicator and teacher, a truly supportive colleague and an inspiring mentor. The School of Archaeology is pleased to announce that the Vin Davis Bursary is being established in the UCD School of Archaeology with the support of the UCD Foundation in the memory of Vin at the request of his family. It celebrates and honours Vin’s life and work and his international leadership and commitment in the field of implement petrology and stone axe studies. This graduate award will be open to suitably qualified students.