Emma Lindley: in memory

Emma Lindley

Emma Lindley

Dr Emma Lindley

Readers of this blog may already be aware of the tragic news that RSA colleague Emma Lindley recently passed away. Emma worked closely with Manchester based Fellows and many tributes by colleagues have been shared including Jonathan Rowson, Gaia Marcus, Nathalie Spencer and Matthew Taylor.

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” 
E.E. Cummings

It is only in the past year that Emma and I got to know each other, work together and help each achieve our objectives as colleagues. I found Emma’s enthusiasm boundless and unrestrained, her intellect balanced by an ability to empathise with people were refreshing.

Emma had real impact with her work with local Fellows taking an active part at Manchester events and find ways to engage Fellows with her research and current thinking. Although my friendship with Emma was brief I feel blessed to have her as a colleague and a friend.

Vivs Long-Ferguson

Deputy Head of Fellowship – Regional


2 responses to “Emma Lindley: in memory

  1. I first met Emma at the Cornerhouse in Manchester. Straight away I noticed her friendly smile. We talked for about an hour and her enthusiasm to her job as senior researcher for the RSA came shining through. She was a woman with convictions and we were fortunate to have Emma live and work from Manchester. We shall all miss her energy, intellect and wonderful tenacious spirit.

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