Professor Arthur Burns, Former Vice Dean of Faculty and Head of @kingshistory, Passes Away

By | October 5, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Professor Arthur Burns, former Vice Dean of the Faculty and former Head of @kingshistory, has passed away. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

It is with deep sorrow that we report the passing of Professor Arthur Burns, a distinguished scholar and former Vice Dean of the Faculty and Head of King’s History. The news of his death has left the community in shock and mourning.


Professor Burns was widely respected and admired for his immense contributions to the field of history. He dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge and was renowned for his expertise in British history, particularly the Tudor period. His research and publications have greatly enriched our understanding of this pivotal era.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Professor Burns possessed an unwavering passion for history from a young age. He completed his undergraduate studies at the prestigious University of Oxford, where he excelled academically and developed a reputation for his intellectual prowess. He went on to pursue a doctorate at the University of Cambridge, where he further honed his research skills and cemented his position as a leading authority in his field.

After completing his studies, Professor Burns joined the faculty at King’s College London, where he dedicated over three decades of his career. He not only inspired countless students through his engaging lectures and seminars but also played a crucial role in shaping the university’s history department into what it is today.

Professor Burns’ legacy extends far beyond his academic achievements. He was known for his kindness, generosity, and willingness to mentor and support young scholars. Many of his former students have gone on to make significant contributions to the field themselves, a testament to his profound influence.

Outside academia, Professor Burns was an avid supporter of the arts and humanities. He believed in the transformative power of culture and actively promoted the importance of the arts in society.

As we mourn the loss of this remarkable individual, our thoughts go out to Professor Burns’ family, friends, and colleagues. His passion for history and his immense contributions will forever be remembered, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of scholars..


@kingsartshums said It is with great sadness we share the news that Professor Arthur Burns – former Vice Dean of the Faculty and former Head of @kingshistory – has died. Our thoughts are with Arthur's family, friends and colleagues at this time.…