Simon really was a remarkable guy. He was incredibly smart and an excellent lecturer, but the thing I will always remember about him is his unique sense of humour. Simon would observe and reflect on everything around him, from politics to students to the quality of food at Open Days. However, the favourite targets of his dry and sharp comments were invariably those in positions of power and authority. It was an absolute privilege to have Simon has a colleague. My thoughts are with his wife, daughter and family.