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Brian Goodwin
A Pioneer across the Disciplines

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Prof. Brian Goodwin in his last post as Resident Scholar at Schumacher College at the age of 78.

Brian was a scientist well ahead of his time. He pioneered theoretical biology, structuralism, complexity theory, holistic and Goethean science, inspiring generations of students and colleagues across the disciplines to ask the big questions and always to think beyond received wisdom.

Brian had been member of I-SIS since the beginning and also a member of the Independent Science Panel of 2003.

Books by Brian Goodwin

How the Leopard Changed Its Spots

Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture

Article first published 23/07/09