It is with great sadness that we report that Colin Howson, the former Chair of Philosophy of Science at LSE and a member of the Department for 40 years, died on Sunday, 5 January.

Those of us who knew him will remember his dry humour, quick wit and philosophical acumen. A lifelong Bayesian, he was best known for his books Scientific Reasoning: The Bayesian Approach (co-authored with Peter Urbach) and Hume’s Problem: Induction and the Justification of Belief.  He will be deeply missed.

A formal obituary notice will follow soon, and discussions about the possibility of holding a memorial workshop in Colin’s honour are also underway.