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Dr Gillian Bennett (1939-2023)

— Posted on 13th December 2023

We are very sad to learn of the death of Dr Gillian Bennett, former editor of our journal Folklore from 1994 to 2002, scholar of contemporary legends, supernatural beliefs, ghost narratives, history of folklore scholarship, women folklorists, and author of numerous publications, including her wonderful Traditions of Belief (1987). She will be much missed by all of us who knew her.

Photo: Dr Gillian Bennett receiving The Folklore Society’s Coote Lake medal, June 2019 (photo C. Oates)