Obituary: Professor Gerald Teasdale Fowler

Professor Gerald Teasdale Fowler, politician and educationalist, died London 1 May, aged 58. Former education minister under Harold Wilson and chairman of the Council of Directors of Polytechnics (1988-90). In 1989 he pre-empted the Government by calling for an end to the differentiation of titles between universities and polytechnics. Represented The Wrekin, Shropshire, as a Labour MP from 1966 to 1970 and 1974 to 1979.