Charles Chesters, a mycologist of international acclaim and Emeritus Professor of Botany in the University of Nottingham died at Quenington near Cirencester on 13th February 1993. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1953.
Charles was born in Glasgow on March 9th 1904, the son of Charles and Margaret Geddes Chesters. He went to the University of Glasgow from Hyndland School in 1922 and graduated with a First in Botany in 1926. His early interest in teaching which was to continue well into his retirement years was evident from his appointment to a Student Demonstratorship whilst still an undergraduate, and his subsequent appointment in 1927 to an Assistant Lectureship in Botany at the University of Birmingham whilst working part-time for his higher degrees.