Deryck Steer bids farewell


Deryck Steer © JNCCAs advised in Nature News 20, Deryck Steer retired from JNCC in early September. A surprise celebration in Peterborough was attended by JNCC staff past and present, as well as many people from earlier in Deryck’s career. There was a genuinely warm feeling throughout, and the speeches and presentations were both reverent and humorous. For JNCC, this day was seen very much as the end of the beginning, with Deryck having left a considerable legacy that will stand the organisation in good stead over the years to come.