I was so very sorry to hear the sad news about Caroline's untimely passing. We worked together, in particular, on the Arts Faculty research funding committee a decade ago. Caroline was a kind, thoughtful and wise colleague, and those were good times at a stage when, for many reasons, the outlook for languages was bleak and we felt under siege. There was a real sense of fun and collegiality when Caroline was around, allied with complete professionalism and seriousness. I had not seen Caroline for a number of years since my retirement from Bristol in 2011, but she remains in the memory as a special colleague. Her passing is a sad and terrible loss.