REV PROFESSOR DUNCAN BAILLIE FORRESTER (1933–2016)
[Former Professor of Political Science (1962-1970) and Former Warden of St. Thomas's Hall (1968-1970), Madras Christian College]
The Madras Christian College community was informed through a notice and email of the demise of Rev Prof. Duncan B. Forrester on 29th November 2016 and the funeral on 10th December 2016.
A thanksgiving service remembering the life and work of Prof. Forrester was organized in the Anderson Hall on 9th December 2016 and it was attended by Staff, Students and also the alumni who were Prof. Forrester’s students viz., Dr Alexander Mantramurti (Former Principal), Dr V.J. Philip (Former Principal) and Rev Dr Arun Gopal, to name a few.
Tributes were paid by Dr R.W. Alexander Jesudasan, Principal & Secretary, Dr H Crosby Vijayakumar, Head of the Department of Political Science and Dr Surendran Purushothaman, Present Warden of St. Thomas’s Hall, MCC.
The Principal of the College had been closely associated with Rev Prof Duncan Forrester and his family for many decades. Particularly in the year 1994, the Principal attended service in St. Michael’s Edinburgh and joined for a fellowship lunch in an Indian restaurant with the Forresters. Subsequently in November 2010, the Principal and a delegation from the College had the privilege of celebrating Rev. Prof. Forrester’s 77th birthday at the residence of Rev. Andrew Anderson in Edinburgh.
The College expresses its deep admiration to the Forresters’ for their yeomen service to MCC for eight years (1962-1970) in different spheres of life on campus.