Past IASA President Ulf Scharlau (1943 - 2021)

Ulf Scharlau, a former President of IASA, has died. We send our condolences to his family and loved ones. And it is with sincere gratitude that, as we share the sad news of his passing, we also acknowledge his service to IASA. Ulf served on its Executive Board as Treasurer from 1978-1984, as President from 1984-1987 and as Past President from 1987-1990.

George Boston (1942 – 2020)

George Boston accepting the 2011 IASA Award of RecognitionIt is with sadness that we share news of the passing in UK of George Boston, on 9th December 2020. We send our sincere condolences to his loved ones and colleagues.

Obituary: David G. Lance

On April 14 2014, former IASA President David Lance passed away in Canberra, Australia in the presence of his partner Lorraine Thomson, his two sons Bill and Andy, and their mother, Kay Chee.

Rolf Schuursma commemorates Penelope Eckersley

Dear IASA members
On Wednesday January 20, 2010, Penelope Eckersley died. Those of us who helped found IASA or joined the small group of pioneers in its early days, vividly remember her and her husband Timothy, IASA’s second President. Tim was instrumental in bringing the organisation out of its infant state into an International Association in its own right. During this period it was Pen who added a special flavour to the many meetings and dinners in their lovely house at 72 Westbourne Park Road. She was a gracious host and a good friend for all of us who frequented ‘72’ in that period, as well as later when Tim was Vice-President and also acted as co-editor of the Phonographic Bulletin. In September 2001, during the IASA Annual Meeting in London, many years after Tim passed away, some of us once more enjoyed Pen’s hospitality for a charming dinner party at ‘72’. With her death this part of IASA’s history has now come to a closure. We fondly remember Pen and Tim and wish their children well.

Messages of sympathy may be sent to Toby Eckersley at

Rolf Schuursma



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