30 March 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Steve Dempster on Wednesday 29th March 2017 after a period of ill health.

Steve was a lecturer in the Department of Educational Research and Vice-Principal of County College. He graduated from Lancaster after studying a BA in Educational Studies and Religious Studies in 1992, returned to do an MA in Education which was completed in 2002, and was awarded a PhD in 2007. From 2002 Steve was a teaching associate and a research associate  in the Department until he took up his lectureship in September 2014.

Steve also played a central role in the life of County College during his time at Lancaster, culminating in holding the role of College Dean for 10 years from 2006 and Vice-Principal from 2016 until his death. He served on University Court from 2009-2013 and on Senate from 2011-2013. Steve was totally committed to Lancaster and its students and embodied many of the University’s strengths and values. Steve will be greatly missed by students, colleagues and alumni.