As you’ll have seen, Martin Gardner, Renaissance man, has died, and it is a moment to mark. As he was one of the Old Guard, we obviously didn’t concur with much he said about Lewis Carroll,  and neither was he comfortable with the idea of  ‘the Myth’, but he was a force indeed, and probably his most notable work lay far beyond things Carroll.  His mind was curious and totally original. His interests were truly all-encompassing. He was a member of the controversial  CSICOP, and yet also a devout believer in God, and he  was equally  fascinated by magic and mechanics.  Carroll would probably have found him deeply engaging.

Safe journey, Mr G.