Correlli (Bill) Barnett, CBE, Keeper of the Archives from 1977 to 1995, Emeritus Fellow, died on 10 July, aged 95. A relentless pursuer of new archives, and energetic seeker of funding, he enabled the Archives Centre to make huge strides under his leadership. A professional writer of polemical history and public commentator, he was frequently in the national press and on TV and radio. He achieved a high point of influence when Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her guru Sir Keith Joseph recommended his books to the Cabinet. There they could read an indictment of the post-war socio-economic settlement and a clarion-call for the reinvigoration of the British entrepreneurial spirit. In College, Bill exuded energy and warmth, mingled with trenchant scepticism of academics.