This is a place where we can remember Seymour. A place where family, friends, colleagues, drinking partners, sparring partners and anyone else he touched or influenced can remember, celebrate or toast him.
Seymour was a much loved partner, daddy and friend, a polar professor, space scientist, would-be airline pilot, lego lover, mountain man and proficient plumber. A man with friends all over the world, with a love of life and of living it up. Also a UCL man to his core.
He was funny, infuriating, great company, irascible, wise, wild, loveable, loving, and softer as a dad than any of us ever thought he could be.
Seymour was a great companion, a wonderful friend and an excellent scientist. His loss is all the greater as a result. I am proud to have known him and to have had the chance to see him engage in the joys and frustrations of research which is both fascinating and important. A quirk of fate had us end up with offices at UCL just a few doors apart for the last year or so, and we were talking about the future of his group and its work just a few days before Christmas. It really is very difficult to grasp that he is no longer with us. Those who he has trained and all his many colleagues will no doubt carry the torch. It will be a fitting tribute.