Neil was a wonderful colleague who loved his science. His passion for research was infectious. But apart from science, we had lovely family holidays with Neil, Susan and Nick, in Skye and Wales, and skiing in France. He was an excellent rock climber and sportsman – we played squash on a regular basis but I never took a game off him at badmington! He was a dear friend who we will dearly miss. Our fondest thoughts are with Susan, Nick, Helen and his two grandchildren Alex and Emily. With love from Gillian, Karl, Ben and Tessa.