Samuel Berrick Saul was born on October 30, 1924, in West Bromwich and died on May 2016.
He was generally known as Berrick Saul.
He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of York from 1979 to 1993.
He served in the National Service in the British Army before studying at the University of Birmingham, where he obtained a B.Com in 1949 and PhD in 1953.
Saul’s academic career began at the University of Liverpool and he was also a Rockefeller Foundation Scholar to the USA.
After his move to the University of Edinburgh, Berrick rose to become Professor of Economic History and head of the department of Economics, then Vice-Principal and Acting Principal of the University.
Berrick Saul passed away at 91 yrs old.