Anthony Birley (1937–2020)

Dear Friends and Members,

some months ago the AIEGL Bureau received a message from Anthony Birley, saying that, due to serious health problems, he would not be able to be an active member of our association anymore ...

Now the expected news have come, and, as we can read on the website of the Vindolanda Trust (, Professor Anthony Birley (Tony) died peacefully in his sleep early during the morning of Saturday December 19th at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Tony Birley was loved not only at Vindolanda, and his work and personality will be forever embedded in the history of our studies.

And maybe, “somewhere over the rainbow", in these days we could imagine a scene like this...

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