We are saddened to report the death of John Burrow on Saturday 21st October, 2017 after a short illness. John was a Fellow of Jesus College between 1961 and 1975, specializing in medieval literature. He then became the Winterstoke Professor of English at Bristol University. John was a Fellow of the British Academy and, for many years, the Honorary Director of the Early English Text Society. A renowned intellectual and prolific writer, his books include Ricardian Poetry, Autobiographical Poetry in the Middle Ages, Gestures and Looks in Medieval Narrative, Langland’s Fictions, and A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He was also a respected editor, publishing editions of Hoccleve’s poetry for the Early English Text Society and editing the widely-used textbook, A Book of Middle English. One of the most influential literary critics of his generation, John was a major voice in medieval studies for more than half a century. His former students and colleagues remember him with great affection as a generous and humane scholar and friend. Indeed, he is often spoken of as the ideal of what a professor should be. John’s wife, Diana Wynne-Jones, predeceased him in 2011. Our thoughts are with their children and grandchildren.