Matthew, a PhD student in the Department of Physics, tragically passed away on 8 July following a cycling accident.

Dr Richard James, Head of Department of Physics, said, “Matthew was working with Dr Steve Andrews as a student in the Condensed Matter Physics CDT run jointly with colleagues in Bristol.

“He was an exemplary student, having finished top of his class at Cardiff University. He was making excellent progress on his PhD and would have no doubt produced a fine thesis, one of which both he and the University could be proud. He was a keen and talented cyclist and loved cycling for Bath Cycling Club. He will be greatly missed by his friends at both the University of Bath and the University of Bristol.”

We know that Matthew’s death will affect fellow students, friends and staff and a range of support is available: