Tim Moscovitch obituary

By Brian Edwards

My friend and colleague Tim Moscovitch, who has died suddenly aged 68 with suspected heart problems, was a leading figure in the design community of the north of England. He was head of design at Huddersfield University from 1994 until his retirement in 2007, when he was appointed honorary professor at the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts in Yekaterinburg, where his flair and charisma cut through the bureaucracy.

Tim was born in Leicester, son of Norah (nee Sullivan), a nurse, and Morris, a machine technologist. He was educated at Kibworth Beauchamp grammar school, then studied textile design at Loughborough University, where he met his future wife, Jan Reid. He graduated with a first in 1969 and was awarded a master's degree from the Royal College of Art in London two years later. Jan and Tim married in 1971, and established a design consultancy together in Huddersfield.

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