It is sad news indeed that Professor Alan Gilbert died yesterday. As the president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester he was transformational. He was a man of stature, both physically and in the way he could command an audience and dominate a meeting. He also always struck me as a deeply moral and determined man. Here are some initial tributes.
The University of Manchester begins to pay respects.
There's a brief tribute on the Insider site
The Manchester Evening News story with some lovely comments.