Dr Brian Stowell dies, aged 82
The key figure in the revival of the Manx language has died at the age of 82, following a long illness.
Dr Brian Stowell spent his life devoted to academia, as a physicist as well as a linguist.
Learning Manx as a student, he recorded elderly native speakers, and also learnt Irish.
This enabled him to translate Irish language courses into Manx and allow more people to learn the native tongue of their Island.
A familiar voice to Manx Radio listeners, he co-presented the 'Moghrey Jedoonee' programme for almost twenty years, a position he stepped down from at the start of last year.
Dr Stowell would contribute to the programme in both Manx and English, as the following clip illustrates: