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Obituaries

The College receives a large number of obituaries detailing the wonderful variety of lives experienced by our Caians. From distinguished academics and professionals to war heroes, eco-warriors to famous photographers, many Caians leave behind memories that will be cherished by more than just their family and friends.

We aim to publish as many obituaries as possible in the College's annual record, The Caian, but limited space means we can't fit all of them in. Read the obituaries below and celebrate with us the lives and achievements of some much-missed Caians.

You can search the list by entering a name or matriculation year in the box below.

Matriculation Name Obituary Date
1942 Donald Ewan Cheslyn Callow The College regrets to announce the death of Donald Ewan Cheslyn Callow (1942), who passed away in 2017, aged 94. 02/10/2017
1940 Hywel Gwynne Thomas The College regrets to announce the death of Hywel Gwynne Thomas (1940), who passed away on 3rd September 2017 aged 94. 25/09/2017
1952 Ian Richard Posgate The College regrets to announce the death of Ian Richard Posgate (1952), who passed away on 8th July 2017 aged 85. 19/09/2017
1951 Bryan Henry Phillips The College regrets to announce the death of Bryan Henry Phillips, (1951), who passed away on 14th April 2017, aged 85. 14/09/2017
1941 Antony Francis Sabin The College regrets to announce the death of Antony Francis Sabin (1941), who passed away in 2017 aged 94. 13/09/2017
1951 Reith Bernard Goldschmidt The College regrets to announce the death of Reith Bernard Goldschmidt (1951), who passed away on 23rd June 2017 aged 86. 11/09/2017
1967 Jocelin Anthony Delamain Crocker The College regrets to announce the death of Jocelin Anthony Delamain Crocker (1967), who passed away on 13th May 2017, aged 69. 18/08/2017
1996 Cynthia Wilhelmina Agatha Naus The College regrets to announce the death of Cynthia Wilhelmina Agatha Naus (1996), who passed away in 2016, aged 45. 16/08/2017
2013 Tammy Jane Mackay Chen The College regrets to announce the death of Tammy Jane Mackay Chen (2013), who passed away on 13th August 2017, aged 33. 15/08/2017
1949 Jeremy Charles Kilner The College regrets to announce the death of Jeremy Charles Kilner (1949), who passed away on 24th July 2017 aged 87. 08/08/2017
1944 Donald James Treweek The College regrets to announce the death of Donal James Treweek (1994), who passed away in 2017, aged 91. 01/08/2017
1947 David Tresloggett Evans The College regrets to announce the death of David Tresloggett Evans (1947), who passed away in 2017, aged 92. 31/07/2017
1943 Charles Hughson Devonald The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Hughson Devonald (1943), who passed away on 11th March 2017 aged 91. 24/07/2017
1949 Cyril Ernest Charles Long The College regrets to announce the death of Cyril Ernest Charles Long (1949), who passed away on 15th July 2017, aged 85. 19/07/2017
1954 Anthony John Lander The College regrets to announce the death of Anthony John Lander (1954), who passed away in 2017, aged 84. 17/07/2017
1963 Aidan Nicholas Wilson The College regrets to announce the death of Aidan Nicholas Wilson (1963), who passed away on 1st June 2017, aged 72. 11/07/2017
1962 Geoffrey Douglas Clarke The College regrets to announce the death of Geoffrey Douglas Clarke (1962), who passed away on 6th June 2017, aged 73. 09/07/2017
1943 John Frome Wilkinson The College regrets to announce the death of John Frome Wilkinson (1943), who passed away in 2016, aged 91. 07/07/2017
1942 George Arnold Jones The College regrets to announce the death of George Arnold Jones (1942), who passed away in May 2017, aged 93. 07/07/2017
1934 Stephen Charles Gold The College regrets to announce the death of Stephen Charles Gold (1934), who passed away on 29th March 2017, aged 101. 06/07/2017
1953 Christopher Hugh Couchman The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher Hugh Couchman (1953), who passed away in May 2017, aged 84. 05/07/2017
1942 Leslie Cyril Watson The College regrets to announce the death of Leslie Cyril Watson (1942), who passed away in 2017, aged 93. 03/07/2017
1969 Simon George Kirkland Laman The College regrets to announce the death of Simon George Kirkland Laman (1969), who passed away in November 2016, aged 66. 29/06/2017
1960 Peter Frank Varey The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Frank Varey (1960) who passed away in June 2017, aged 75. 27/06/2017
1964 David Vernon Morgan The College regrets to announce the death of David Vernon Morgan (1964), who passed away on 12th June 2017, aged 75. 14/06/2017
1968 Andrew James Cunningham The College regrets to announce the death of Andrew James Cunningham (1968), who passed away in June 2017, aged 67. 14/06/2017
1941 Richard Woolliscroft Haigh The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Woolliscroft Haigh (1941), who passed away in 2017. 29/05/2017
1970 Nigel Francis Courtenay Walker The College regrets to announce the death of Nigel Francs Courtenay Walker (1970), who passed away in 2016. 24/05/2017
1962 Hubert Martin Gibbs The College regrets to announce the death of Hubert Martin Gibbs (1962), who passed away on22nd March 2017, aged 79. 22/05/2017
1953 Nabil Anton Atalla The College regrets to announce the death of Nabil Anton Atalla (1953), who passed away on 14th February 2017 , aged 82. 16/05/2017
1984 Ian Paine The College regrets to announce the death of Ian Paine (1984), who passed away in December 2016, aged 51. 15/05/2017
1957 William George Barnet Harvey The College regrets to announce the death of William George Barnet Harvey (1957), who passed away in 2017 , aged 79. 07/05/2017
1949 Peter Michael Poole The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Michael Poole (1949), who passed away on 25th January 2017, aged 87. 07/05/2017
1949 Donald Alexander Thomas The College regrets to announce the death of Donald Alexander Thomas (1949), who passed away on 24th March 2017, aged 86. 03/05/2017
1963 Philip Layfield The College regrets to announce the death of Philip Layfield (1963), who passed away in 2017, aged 72. 28/04/2017
1986 Dan Paul Jellinek The College regrets to announce the death of Dan Paul Jellinek (1986), who passed away in October 2015, aged 47. 28/04/2017
1952 Michael James O'Shea The College regrets to announce the death of Michael O'Shea (1952), who passed away in January 2017 , aged 83. 20/04/2017
1958 Arthur Douglas Myers The College regrets to announce the death of Arthur Douglas Myers (1958), who passed away on 8th April 2017, aged 78. 13/04/2017
1960 John Andrew Lord The College regrets to announce the death of John Andrew Lord (1960), who passed away on 14th February 2017, aged 75. 13/04/2017
1948 Robin David Digby The College regrets to announce the death of Robin David Digby (1948), who passed away on 17th February 2017, aged 88. 13/04/2017
1940 Reuben Frederick Payne The College regrets to announce the death of Reuben Frederick Payne (1940), who passed away on 15th February 2017, aged 94. 24/03/2017
1951 Nicholas Scarth Dixon The College regrets to announce the death of Nicholas Scarth Dixon (1951), who passed away on 26th February 2017, aged 87. 09/03/2017
1946 Kenneth Gale The College regrets to announce the death of Kenneth Gale (1946), who passed away recently, aged 88. 22/02/2017
1948 Theodore David Carter The College regrets to announce the death of Theodore David Carter (1948), who passed away on 25th July 2016, aged 86. 20/02/2017
1946 Charles Baggallay The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Baggallay (1946), who passed away on 28 October 2013, aged 86. 06/02/2017
1945 Henry Richard Marten The College regrets to announce the death of Henry Richard Marten (1945), who passed away on 15 November 2009, aged 82. 06/02/2017
1944 Neville Cobbett Ure The College regrets to announce the death of Neville Cobbett Ure (1944), who passed away on 24th July 2012, aged 86. 06/02/2017
1938 Sydney George Daniel The College regrets to announce the death of Sydney George Daniel (1938), who passed away on 2 March 2015, aged 94. 06/02/2017
1973 Anthony Bernard Vickery The College regrets to announce the death of Anthony Bernard Vickery (1973), who passed away on 25 April 2011, aged 85. 06/02/2017
1952 John Stuart Bailey The College regrets to announce the death of John Stuart Bailey (1952), who passed away in September 2016, aged 83. 03/02/2017
1958 Bertram Colin Copestake The College regrets to announce the death of Bertram Colin Copestake (1958), who passed away in October 2016, aged 77. 03/02/2017
1970 Clive Geoffrey Penny The College regrets to announce the death of Clive Geoffrey Penny (1970), who passed away on 4th November 2016, aged 65. 27/01/2017
1962 Alan Macpherson Beattie The College regrets to announce the death of Alan Macpherson Beattie (1962), who passed away on 30th December 2016, aged 76. 26/01/2017
1940 John Edward Blundell The College regrets to announce the death of John Edward Blundell (1940), who passed away on 2 April 2016, aged 95. 25/01/2017
1942 Alec John Russell 'The College regrets to announce the death of Alec John Russell (1942), who passed away recently, aged 91. 23/01/2017
1963 Arvid John Grants The College regrets to announce the death of Arvid Grants (1963), who passed away on 13th December 2016, aged 95. 04/01/2017
1960 Ian Hunter Maxwell The College regrets to announce the death of Ian Hunter Maxwell (1960), who passed away on 2nd December 2016, aged 74. 04/01/2017
1977 Plaichumpol Kitiyakara The College regrets to announce the death of Plai Kitiyakara (1977), who passed away on 26th December 2016, aged 58. 04/01/2017
1943 John Alexander Balint The College regrets to announce the death of John Alexander Balint (1943), who passed away on 16th December 2016, aged 91. 19/12/2016
1944 Edgar Arthur Cooper The College regrets to announce the death of Edgar Arthur Cooper (1944), who passed away on 15 October 2016, aged 90. 15/12/2016
1963 Douglas Henry Kelly The College regrets to announce the death of Douglas Henry Kelly (1963), who passed away on 15 December 2015, aged 74. 15/12/2016
1957 Brian Kelly Colvin The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Kelly Colvin (1957), who passed away recently, aged 80. 08/12/2016
1949 Lawrence Michael Dadson The College regrets to announce the death of Laurence Michael Dadson (1949), who passed away recently, aged 87. 06/12/2016
1947 Richard James Sellick The College regrets to announce the death of Richard James Sellick (1947), who passed away on 15th September 2016, aged 87. 30/11/2016
1939 Robert Spencer Canning Baily The College regrets to announce the death of Robert S Baily (1939), who passed away on 18th October 2016, aged 95. 30/11/2016
1946 Peter Alfred Tubbs The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Alfred Tubbs (1946), who passed away on 15th November 2016, aged 94. 23/11/2016
1969 David Bryan Arnold The College regrets to announce the death of David Bryan Arnold (1969), who passed away on 25th October 2016, aged 65. 22/11/2016
1940 Robert Frank Crocombe The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Frank Crocombe (1940), who passed away on 11 November 2016, aged 94. 17/11/2016
1949 Denis Moorhouse The College regrets to announce the death of Denis Moorhouse (1949), who passed away on 16 October 2016, aged 88. 15/11/2016
1952 Charles Barry d'Arcy Fearn The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Barry d'Arcy Fearn (1952), who passed away on 1st November 2016, aged 82. 08/11/2016
1960 Edwin Roland Dobbs The College regrets to announce the death of Edwin Roland Dobbs (1960), who passed away on 24 October 2016, aged 91. 02/11/2016
1946 Ian Marshall Lang The College regrets to announce the death of Ian Marshall Lang (1946), who passed away on 14 October 2016, aged 88. 31/10/2016
1951 Alan Richard Heawood The College regrets to announce the death of Alan Richard Heawood (1951), who passed away on 19 October 2016, aged 84. 26/10/2016
1959 Edward Beecher Cooke The College regrets to announce the death of Edward Beecher Cooke (1959), who passed away recently, aged 75. 21/10/2016
1959 David Greenwood The College regrets to announce the death of David Greenwood (1959), who passed away on 13 February 2016, aged 77. 18/10/2016
1950 Martin Parsons Wray The College regrets to announce the death of Martin Parsons Wray (1950), who passed away on 19 October 2010, aged 80. 18/10/2016
1945 Leslie Morison Hocking The College regrets to announce the death of Leslie Morison Hocking (1945), who passed away on 19 September 2015, aged 87. 18/10/2016
1967 Richard Michael Beverley The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Michael Beverley (1967), who passed away on 10 September 2015, aged 66. 14/10/2016
1976 Stephen Harry Paris The College regrets to announce the death of Stephen Paris (1976), who passed away in March 2015, aged 56. 14/10/2016
1995 Nigel Frank Brock Allington The College regrets to announce the death of Nigel Allington (1997), who passed away on 4 April 2016, aged 62. 14/10/2016
1953 Alistair Grange Kennedy-Young The College regrets to announce the death of Alistair Kennedy-Young (1953), who passed away recently, aged 83. 06/10/2016
1950 Raymond Hide The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Raymond Hide (1950), who passed away recently, aged 87. 04/10/2016
1958 Michael Terence Hardy The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Terence Hardy (1958), who passed away on 27 September 2016 aged 76. 30/09/2016
1958 Edward Arthur Pollard The College regrets to announce the death of Edward Arthur Pollard (1958), who passed away recently, aged 77. 30/09/2016
1959 John Lomax Cookson The College regrets to announce the death of John Cookson (1959), who passed away recently, aged 76. 29/09/2016
1949 Martyn Russell Noble The College regrets to announce the death of Martyn Russell Noble (1949), who passed away on 13 July 2013, aged 84. 29/09/2016
1945 John Eifion Herbert The College regrets to announce the death of John Eifion Herbert (1945), who passed away recently. 29/09/2016
1940 William Edward Pobjoy The College regrets to announce the death of William Edward Pobjoy (1940), who passed away on 3 July 2014, aged 92. 29/09/2016
1937 William Morton Foreman The College regrets to announce the death of William Morton Foreman (1937), who passed away recently, aged 97. 29/09/2016
1932 John Lawson Bond The College regrets to announce the death of John Lawson Bond (1932), who passed away recently, aged 100. 29/09/2016
1957 Anthony Presgrave Pool The College regrets to announce the death of Anthony Presgrave Pool (1957), who passed away on 22 July 2016, aged 76. 23/09/2016
1963 Michael Alan Hopkinson The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Hopkinson (1963), who passed away recently, aged 72. 23/09/2016
1963 Norman Thomas Jones The College regrets to announce the death of Norman Thomas Jones (1963), who passed away recently, aged 72. 23/09/2016
1955 Peter Gordon Davey The College regrets to announce the death of Peter G Davey (1955), who passed away on 5 September 2016, aged 81. 22/09/2016
1963 Malcolm Shaw The College regrets to announce the death of Malcolm Shaw (1963), who passed away on 28 July 2016, aged 71. 13/09/2016
1966 John Arthur Watts The College regrets to announce the death of John Arthur Watts (1966), who passed away on 8 September 2016, aged 69 . 12/09/2016
1953 George Robert Cyriax The College regrets to announce the death of George Robert Cyriax (1953), who passed away recently, aged 81. 12/09/2016
1954 Samuel Mark Lloyd The College regrets to announce the death of Samuel Lloyd (1954), who passed away on 10 August 2016, aged 80. 06/09/2016
1977 Roger Yonchien Tsien The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Roger Tsien (1977), who passed away on 24 August 2016, aged 64. 05/09/2016
1963 Alan William Cuthbert The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Alan Cuthbert (1963), who passed away on 27 August 2016, aged 84. 30/08/2016
1959 Robin Leslie Jones The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Robin Leslie Jones (1959), who passed away on 18 August 2016, aged 76. 24/08/2016
1952 Reginald Aloysius Vimal De Mel The College regrets to announce the death of Reginald Aloysius Vimal De Mel (1952), who passed away in March 1193 aged 60. 23/08/2016
1943 Bernard Henry Roberts The College regrets to announce the death of Bernard Henry Roberts (1943), who passed away on 22nd July 2016 , aged 91. 23/08/2016
1952 Charles Graeme Fraser Anton The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Graeme Fraser Anton (1952), who passed away recently aged 84. 16/08/2016
1972 Philip Geoffrey Hadley The College regrets to announce the death of Philip Geoffrey Hadley (1972), who passed away on 9 July 2016 aged 62. 11/08/2016
1955 William Morys Roberts The College regrets to announce the death of William Morys Roberts (1955), who passed away on 8 April 2016 aged 81. 08/08/2016
1944 Peter Gonville Stein The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Gonville Stein (1944), who passed away 6 August 2016 aged 90. 08/08/2016
1948 Iain Winning The College regrets to announce the death of Iain Winning (1948), who passed away on 7 June 2016 aged 89. 03/08/2016
1947 Henry Hugh Lewis Pratley The College regrets to announce the death of Henry Hugh Lewis Pratley (1947), who passed away on 17 March 2015 aged 88. 03/08/2016
1974 Derek George Woodward Ingram The College regrets to announce the death of Derek George Woodward Ingram (1974), who passed away on 2 August 2016 aged 89. 03/08/2016
1967 Robert Charles Nightingale The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Charles Nightingale (1967), who passed away on 20 July 2016 aged 68. 28/07/2016
1949 David James Cairns The College regrets to announce the death of Joey Cairns (1949), who passed away in 2009 aged 80. 19/07/2016
1944 Arthur Carlisle Townsend The College regrets to announce the death of Arthur Townsend (1944), who passed away on 6th August 2015 aged 89. 19/07/2016
1985 James Ashley Underhill The College regrets to announce the death of James Ashley Underhill (1985), who passed away on 7 December 2015 aged 49. 19/07/2016
1944 Donald Hartree The College regrets to announce the death of Donald Hartree (1944), who passed away in 2011 aged 85. 14/07/2016
1945 Peter Francis Plumley The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Plumley (1945), who passed away in 2013 aged 85. 14/07/2016
1948 Robert Edwin Swainson The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Swainson (1948), who passed away in 2013 aged 86. 14/07/2016
1948 Thomas Edward Fife The College regrets to announce the death of Thomas Fife (1948), who passed away in 2008 aged 77. 13/07/2016
1947 James Cameron Scrimgeour The College regrets to announce the death of James Scrimgeour (1947), who passed away on 18th May 2015 aged 90. 12/07/2016
1947 Brian Wallwork Barker The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Barker (1947), who passed away on 18th March 2015 aged 89. 12/07/2016
1943 Stanley David Hensher The College regrets to announce the death of Stanley Hensher (1943), who passed away in 2012 aged 87. 12/07/2016
1943 Christopher Tinkler The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher Tinkler (1943), who passed away on 17th March 2015 aged 90. 12/07/2016
1942 David Henry Howard Walford The College regrets to announce the death of David Walford (1942), who passed away on 6th August 2015 aged 91. 12/07/2016
1951 Robin Theodore Barraclough The College regrets to announce the death of Robin Barraclough (1951), who passed away recently aged 85. 12/07/2016
1946 Ian Weinbren The College regrets to announce the death of Ian Weinbren (1946), who passed away on 2nd December 2013 aged 91. 11/07/2016
1941 James Bradshaw Frost The College regrets to announce the death of James Bradshaw Frost (1941), who passed away on 12th April 2015 aged 92. 08/07/2016
1931 David Burnbury Pinkney The College regrets to announce the death of David Pinkney (1931), who passed away on 15th November 2013 aged 101. 08/07/2016
1938 Philip John Fountain Page The College regrets to announce the death of Philip Page (1938), who passed away on 13th July 2012, aged 92. 08/07/2016
1939 David Wreford Ranken Lyle The College regrets to announce the death of David Lyle (1939), who passed away on 13 February 2008 aged 87. 08/07/2016
1938 John Allan Warr The College regrets to announce the death of Allan Warr (1938), who passed away on 9th September 2005 aged 85. 08/07/2016
1949 John Adam Robson The College regrets to announce the death of John Adam Robson (1949), who passed away on 6 June 2016 aged 86. 06/07/2016
1952 David Kaines Maybury The College regrets to announce the death of David Kaines Maybury (1952), who passed away on 29 May 2016 aged 84. 06/06/2016
1952 John Kendall Rowlands The College regrets to announce the death of John Kendall Rowlands (1952), who passed away on 11 May aged 84. 06/06/2016
1958 Peter Laurence Havard The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Laurence Havard, who passed away on 18 June 2015 aged 76. 05/05/2016
0 E. James Archer The College regrets to announce the death of E James Archer, friend of the College, who passed away on 24 April 2016 aged 90. 03/05/2016
1957 Brian Dunbar Whitaker The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Dunbar Whitaker (1957), who passed away recently aged 79. 02/05/2016
1954 Richard John Horton The College regrets to announce the death of Richard John Horton (1954), who passed away on 25 January 2016 aged 82. 02/05/2016
1951 Hamish Alpheus Williams The College regrets to announce the death of Hamish Alpheus Williams (1951), who passed away recently aged 83. 19/04/2016
1957 Nicholas Gabriel Holley Rossetti The College regrets to announce the death of Nicholas Gabriel Holley Rossetti (1957), who passed away recently aged 78. 19/04/2016
1960 Anthony Wendt Marks The College regrets to announce the death of Anthony Wendt Marks (1960), who passed away in 2015 aged 73. 19/04/2016
1950 David Bernard Swift The College regrets to announce the death of David Bernard Swift (1950), who passed away on 8 April 2016 aged 85. 12/04/2016
1955 Thomas Jeremy Threlfall The College regrets to announce the death of Thomas Jeremy Threlfall (1955), who passed away in February 2016 aged 81. 08/04/2016
1964 Christopher George Johns The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher John Johns (1964), who passed away recently aged 71. 08/04/2016
1941 Charles Frederick Noon The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Frederick Noon (1941), who passed away on 16 January 2016 aged 92. 08/04/2016
1949 Roger Richard Edward Chorley The College regrets to announce the death of Roger Richard Edward Chorley (1949), who passed away on 21 February 2016 aged 85. 08/04/2016
1945 James Carruthers Gorrie Greig The College regrets to announce the death of James Carruthers Gorrie Greig (1945), who passed away on 15 March 2016 aged 89. 08/04/2016
1983 Keith Slater The College regrets to announce the death of Keith Slater (1983), who passed away on 28th February 2016 aged 80. 08/04/2016
1970 David Peters Gregory The College regrets to announce the death of David Peters Gregory (1970), who passed away on 11 March 2016 aged 65. 08/04/2016
2000 Nadeera Kesera De Silva The College regrets to announce the death of Nadeera Kesera De Silva (2000), who passed away on 10 March 2016 aged 34. 28/03/2016
1953 Peter Russell Goldsworthy The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Russel Goldsworthy (1953), who passed away recently aged 84. 22/03/2016
1952 David George Redpath Perry The College regrets to announce the death of David George Redpath Perry (1952), who passed away recently aged 83. 22/03/2016
1946 George Aspden The College regrets to announce the death of George Aspden (1946), who passed away on 14 October 2015 aged 90. 14/03/2016
1932 John Forster Cooper The College regrets to announce the death of John Forster Cooper (1932). 14/03/2016
1939 John Pilkington Clayton The College regrets to announce the death of John Pilkington Clayton (1939) who passed away on 6 January 2016, aged 94. 29/02/2016
1950 Peter Lewis Young The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Lewis Young (1950), who passed away on 29 January 2016 aged 85. 29/02/2016
1958 Michael James Ducker The College regrets to announce the death of Michael James Ducker (1958), who passed away in October 2015 aged 76. 29/02/2016
1953 Erik Christopher Zeeman The College regrets to announce the death of Erik Christopher Zeeman (1953), who passed away on 13 February 2016 aged 91. 18/02/2016
1948 Robert David Anderson The College regrets to announce the death of Robert David Anderson (1948), who passed away on 24 November 2015 aged 88. 18/02/2016
1938 Robert Lewis Bickerdike The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Bickerdike (1938), who passed away on 31 December 2015, aged 96. 03/02/2016
1951 Myles Anthony Clive Saker The College regrets to announce the death of Myles Anthony Clive Saker (1951), who passed away on 8 January 2016 aged 84. 03/02/2016
1951 Valentin Joseph Boss The College regrets to announce the death of Valentine Joseph Boss (1951), who passed away on 29 November 2015 aged 83. 03/02/2016
1966 Michael Andrew Schutzer-Weissmann The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Andrew Schutzer-Weissmann (1966), who passed away on 11 December 2015 aged 67. 03/02/2016
1983 Christopher Sean Shilstone Richardson The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher Sean Shilstone Richardson (1983), who passed away on 16 January 2016 aged 51. 03/02/2016
1972 Nicholas Charles Theodore Tapp The College regrets to announce the death of Nicholas Charles Theodore Tapp (1972), who passed away recently aged 63. 07/01/2016
1964 Martyn James Hall The College regrets to announce the death of Martyn James Hall (1964), who passed away recently aged 70. 07/01/2016
1954 Peter Ducat The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Ducat (1954), who passed away on 15 June 2015 aged 80. 07/01/2016
1965 Trefor Thomas The College regrets to announce the death of Trefor Thomas (1965), who passed away on 4 January 2016 aged 68. 05/01/2016
1957 Charles Joseph Mahon The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Joseph Mahon (1957), who passed away on 4th January 2016 aged 76. 05/01/2016
1983 John-Paul Chambers The College regrets to announce the death of John-Paul Chambers (1983), who passed away recently aged 52, 04/01/2016
1945 Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke (1945), who passed away on 27 December 2015, aged 88. 30/12/2015
1947 Ronald Jonas Frankenberg The College regrets to announce the death of Ronald Jonas Frankenberg (1947), who passed away on 20 November 2015 aged 86. 29/12/2015
1963 James Tunstead Burtchaell The College regrets to announce the death of James Tunstead Burtchaell (1963), who passed away on 10 April 2015, aged 81. 29/12/2015
1976 Michael Ian Russell The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Ian Russell (1976), who passed away on 21 October 2015, aged 58. 29/12/2015
1942 Alan Allison Green The College regrets to announce the death of Alan Allison Green (1942) who passed away on 18 December 2015, aged 91. 21/12/2015
1957 Roger Dymock Christian The College regrets to announce the death of Roger Dymock Christian (1957), who passed away on 8 December 2015, aged 77. 14/12/2015
1953 John Anthony Whitehead The College regrets to announce the death of John Anthony Whitehead (1953), who passed away on 23 October 2015 aged 84. 09/12/2015
1959 Terence Antony Julian Goodfellow The College regrets to announce the death of Terence Antony Julian Goodfellow (1959), who passed away on 18 September 2015, aged 76. 01/12/2015
1943 Peter Wentworth Thompson The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Wentworth Thompson (1943), who passed away on 25 November 2015 aged 90. 01/12/2015
1948 Ernest John Chumrow The College regrets to announce the death of Ernest John Chumrow (1948), who passed away on 26 November 2015, aged 87. 01/12/2015
1983 Martin Pittis Pepperell The College regrets to announce the death of Martin Pittis Pepperell (1983), who passed away in November 2015, aged 50. 01/12/2015
1939 Douglas Harold Shinn The College regrets to announce the death of Douglas Harold Shinn (1939), who passed away on 21 December 2013 aged 91. 25/11/2015
1950 Brian Lewis Trowell The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Lewis Trowell (1950), who passed away on 13 November 2015 aged 85. 20/11/2015
1950 Godfrey Arthur Ash The College regrets to announce the death of Godfrey Arthur Ash (1950), who passed away on 11 November 2015 aged 85. 20/11/2015
1939 Michael Milnes Townsend The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Milnes Townsend (1939), who passed away on 25 September 2015 aged 95. 09/11/2015
1941 Paul Aeron-Thomas The College regrets to announce the death of Paul Aeron-Thomas (1941), who passed away recently aged 93. 09/11/2015
1946 Antony Francis Hignell The College regrets to announce the death of Antony Francis Hignell (1946), who passed away on 23 October 2015, aged 87. 04/11/2015
1952 Roy Henry Barnes The College regrets to announce the death of Roy Henry Barnes (1952), who passed away on 14 August 2015 aged 84. 04/11/2015
1956 Maurice Edward Bartlett The College regrets to announce the death of Maurice Edward Bartlett (1956), who passed away on 27 September 2015 aged 82. 04/11/2015
1963 Peter Rodney Palmer The College regrets to announce teh death of Peter Rodney Palmer (1963), who passed away recently. 21/10/2015
1961 Ian Guy Thwaites The College regrets to announce the death of Ian Guy Thwaites (1961), who passed away recently aged 72. 05/10/2015
1952 William Hugh Ingram The College regrets to announce the death of William Hugh Ingram (1952), who passed away on 26th August 2015 aged 83. 05/10/2015
1956 Thomas Stanley Rowan The College regrets to announce the death of Thomas Stanley Rowan (1956), who passed away on 16 August 2015, aged 80, after a short illness. His son, Michael Rowan (1985) writes: Thomas Stanley Rowan (known as Stanley) of Harrogate, passed away on 16 August 2015 after a short illness. He was born in 1935 in Hornchurch, the only son of Thomas and Rilla Rowan. The family returned to Singapore shortly after his birth. After the outbreak of the Second World War, the family initially moved to Perth in Western Australia and before finally settling in Pietermaritzburg in Natal, South Africa in 1945. Stanley was educated at Wellington School and studied an undergraduate degree in BCom at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Upon graduating, he then returned to the UK and went up to Gonville and Caius College in 1956 to read law for an LLB. On going down from Cambridge, Stanley trained as an accountant with James Edwards & Co studying at William Goodenough House in London. After completing his accountancy qualification, Stanley joined British & Commonwealth Group and then Hodgson Harris & Co based in Yorkshire. In 1968, he joined the investment management arm of Singer & Friedlander, a City of London merchant bank. He started in the Leeds office and subsequently moved to London after 'Big Bang' in 1987 dividing his time between Yorkshire and London. He joined main Board of Singer & Friedlander Holdings Ltd in 1987 and retired from the Board in 1997. Upon retirement, Stanley remained active with several business commitments including becoming a non executive director at the Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust plc based in Edinburgh from 1995 until 2008. Perhaps due to so many foreign experiences as a child, Stanley loved international travel visiting new countries and cultures and throughout his life he travelled extensively both for business and with his family. In his later life Christiane Smith was a wonderful partner to Stanley and they would frequently revisit Cambridge and visit the college. Stanley is survived by his wife, Anne and his two children Thomas Michael (1985) (known as Michael) and Vanessa. He had 2 grandchildren and is sadly missed by all members of the family. 28/09/2015
1988 Nicole Marie Smith The College regrets to announce the death of Nicole Marie Smith (1988), who passed away on 26 August 2015 aged 45. 21/09/2015
1999 Angus Robert Ritchie Wood The College regrets to announce the death of Angus Robert Ritchie Wood (1999), who passed away recently aged 35. 21/09/2015
1957 Brian Peter Johnston The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Peter Johnston (1957), who passed away on 2 March 2013 aged 80. 02/09/2015
1946 Harold Braithwaite Mattingly The College regrets to annouce the death of Harold Braithwaite Mattingly (1946), who passed away on 23 August 2015 aged 92. 26/08/2015
1997 Nicholas Mrosovsky The College regrets to announce the death of Nicolas Mrosovsky (1997), who passed away on 22 February 2015 aged 80. 26/08/2015
1973 William Fleury Hutchinson The College regrets to announce the death of Dr William Fleury Hutchinson (1973), who passed away on 19 May 2015 aged 60. 21/08/2015
1963 Stephen William Emanuel The College Regrets to Announce the death of Stephen William Emanuel (1963), who passed away on 20 November 2014, aged 70. 12/08/2015
1964 Jonathan Horsfall Turner The College regrets to announce the death of Jonathan Horsfall Turner (1964), who passed away recently aged 69. 21/07/2015
1945 Richard Keeble Hayward The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Keeble Hayward (1945), who passed away in April, aged 88. 21/07/2015
1955 Richard Peter Booth The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Peter Booth (1955), who passed away on 22 June 2015 aged 81. 16/07/2015
1990 Patricia Crone The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Patricia Crone (1990), who passed away on 11 July 2015 aged 70. 13/07/2015
1942 George Stewart Fraser Anton The College regrets to announce the death of Mr George Stewart Fraser Anton (1942), who passed away on 8 May 2015, aged 90. 02/07/2015
1942 Michael Arthur Howard Walford The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Arthur Howard Walford (1942), who passed away on 1 July 2015 aged 90. 02/07/2015
1937 William Rae Cullimore The College regrets to announce the death of William Rae Cullimore (1937), who passed away on Saturday 11th August 2012, aged 93. 29/06/2015
1953 Michael George MacDonald Kidson The College regrets to announce the death of Michael George MacDonald Kidson (1953), who passed away recently aged 85. 24/06/2015
1948 Frederick Laidlow Johnstone The College regrets to announce the death of Frederick Laidlow Johnstone (1948), who passed away in February aged 87. 22/05/2015
1962 John Pugh Roberts The College regrets to announce the death of John Pugh Roberts (1962), who passed away 16th May 2014 aged 70. 15/05/2015
1949 John Harvey Gervis The College regrets to announce the death of John Harvey Gervis (1949), who passed away on 2nd May aged 86. 13/05/2015
1955 Alexander Hamish Kidd The College regrets to announce the death of Alexander Hamish Kidd (1955), who passed away on 29 April aged 80. 11/05/2015
1951 Derek Max Sickelmore The College regrets to announce the death of Derek Max Sickelmore (1951), who passed away recently aged 83. 11/05/2015
1945 Samuel Frederick Edwards The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Sir Samuel Frederick Edwards (1945), who passed away on 7th May aged 87. 08/05/2015
1958 Adrian Wells The College regrets to announce the death of Adrian Well (1958), who passed away in 2014 aged 75. 07/05/2015
1956 Francis Brian Stephen The College regrets to annouce the death of Francis Brian Stephen (1956), who passed away on 25th March aged 77. 05/05/2015
0 William S Powell The College regrets to announce the death of William S Powell, who passed away on 10th April aged 95. 04/05/2015
1976 John Anthony Spencer The College regrets to announce the death of John Anthony Spencer (1976), who passed away recently aged 58. 28/04/2015
1963 Colin Ware Mitchell The College regrets to announce the death of Coline Ware Mitchell (1963), who passed away on 4th February aged 87. 20/04/2015
1942 Henry Kenyon Padfield The College regrets to announce the death of Henry Kenyon Padfield (1942), who passed away on 8th April 2015 aged 91. 16/04/2015
1950 Keith George Hasnip The College regrets to announce the detah of Keith George Hasnip (1950), who passed away in December 2013 aged. 84. 09/04/2015
1956 Edward Raymond Beaty The College regrets to announce the death of Edward Raymond Beaty (1956), who passed away on 18 October 2014 aged 79. 07/04/2015
1954 David John Nobbs The College regrets to announce the death of David John Nobbs (1954), who passed away on 27th February aged 81. 01/04/2015
1937 Geoffrey Charles Downing Dutton The College regrets to announce the death of Geoffrey Charles Downing Dutton (1937), who passed away at the aged of 95. 01/04/2015
1941 Ian George Cunnison The College regrets to announce the death of Ian George Cunnison (1941), who passed away in 2013 aged 90. 31/03/2015
1949 David Harold Jones The College regrets to announce the death of David Harold JOnes (1949), who passed away recently aged 91. 31/03/2015
1948 David Plaistow Crease The College regrets to announce the death of David Plaistow Crease (1948), who passed away last year aged 86. 31/03/2015
1962 Michael Charles Lewis Gerry The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Charles Lewis Gerry (1962), who passed away on 7th February 2015 aged 75. 30/03/2015
1965 Nigel Mark Burton The College regrets to announce the death of Nigel Mark Burton (1965), who passed away on 28th March aged 67. 30/03/2015
1957 Michael John Nicklin The College regrets to announce the death of Michael John Nicklin (1957), who passed away in March 2014 aged 75. 27/03/2015
1949 Harold Peter Smart The College regrets to announce the death of Harold Peter Smart (1949), who passed away on 27th January aged 85. 27/03/2015
1949 Frank Elias Loeffler The College regrets to announce the death of Frank Elias Loeffler (1949), who passed away on 18th July 2014 aged 83. 27/03/2015
1963 Christopher Frederick Dudley Hart The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher Frederick Dudley Hart (1963), who passed away on 7th February aged 70. 26/03/2015
1953 Trevor Copley The College regrets to announce the death of Trevor Copley (1953), who passed away on 27th February 2015 aged 81. 25/03/2015
1952 Donald Carrick Pickering The College regrets to announce the death of Donald Carrick Pickering, OBE (1952) who passed away on 13th November 2014 aged 83. 24/03/2015
1950 Patrick John Braham The regrets to announce the death of Patrick John Braham (1950), who passed away in January aged 84. 23/03/2015
1955 Albert Richard Prowse The College regrets to announce the death of Albert Richard Prowse (1955), who passed away on 21st January 2015 aged 83. 23/03/2015
1944 Gordon Alan Wolstenholme The College regrets to announce the death of Gordon Alan Wolstenholme (1944), who passed away on 1st March aged 88. 19/03/2015
1955 James Raymond Somerled McDonald The College regrets to announce the death of James Raymond Somerled McDonald (1955), who passed away on 15th March aged 77. 18/03/2015
1959 David Kerr Thorpe The College regrets to announce the death of David Kerr Thorpe (1959), who passed away on 10th February. 17/03/2015
1981 Patricia Louise Naccarato The College regrets to announce the death of Patricia Louise Naccarato (1981), who passed away on 21st December 2013 aged 50. 17/03/2015
1952 Sanford Fleishfarb Kuvin The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Sanford Fleishfarb Kuvin (1952), who passed away on 28th February aged 85. 03/03/2015
1950 John Henry Bennett The College regrets to announce the death of Professor John Henry Bennett (1950), who passed away on 18th February aged 88. 23/02/2015
1929 Nigel Halford Fanshawe The College regrets to announce the death of Nigel Halford Fanshawe (1929), who passed away on 2nd February the day before his 104th birthday. Hos Granson, Tom Fanshawe (1999), writes: Nigel Fanshawe died in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex on 2 February 2015, aged 103. He was born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire on 3 February 1911, the second son in a family of six children. He grew up in Wolverhampton and won a scholarship to Wolverhampton Grammar School, from where he gained a place at Gonville and Caius College to read mathematics, with scholarships from the country of Staffordshire and the town of Wolverhampton. After graduating from Cambridge, where he was a contemporary at Caius of the numismatist Philip Grierson, he became a mathematics teacher, firstly at Radley College (1932-45) and then at Eton College (1945-49). In 1949 he was appointed headmaster at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, where he remained for twenty-eight years until his retirement in 1977, and was an enthusiastic advocate of the grammar school system throughout his life. Alongside his love of mathematics, he was a keen sportsman, and his interests included cricket, cross-country running, golf and bowls. In 1937 he married his Austrian wife Maria, who died in 1995, and was father to Richard (1938-96), Clare (1941-2009) and Isabel (born 1945). He had six grandchildren, including two who also read mathematics at Caius (Peter (1997) and Tom (1999)), and three great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and many generations of colleagues and pupils, but remembered for his warmth and kindness, his intellectual ability, and his strength of character. 06/02/2015
1943 William Roger Walsh The College regrets to announce the death of William Roger Walsh (1943), who passed away on 21st January aged 89. 04/02/2015
1959 William John Filer The College regrets to announce the death of William John Filer (1959), whoo passed away recently aged 75. 26/01/2015
1961 Roger Thomas Jump The College regrets to announce the death of Roger Thomas Jump (1961), who passed away recently aged 71. 26/01/2015
1944 Kenneth Last The College regrets to announce the death of Kenneth Last (1944), who passed away recently aged 88. 15/01/2015
1950 Laurence Brian Goddard The College regrets to announce the death of Laurence Brian Goddard (1950), who passed away on 2nd January aged 85. 08/01/2015
1951 Robert Adshead Aiken The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Adshead Aiken (1951), who passed away in 2014. 05/01/2015
1945 Kenneth Victor Bowles The College regrets to announce the death of Kenneth Victor Bowles (1945), who passed away in 2014. 05/01/2015
1949 Andrew Macrae Moat The College regrets to announce the death of Andrew Macrae Moat (1949), who passed away on 2nd January aged 84. 05/01/2015
1950 John Richard Grogan The College regrets to announce the death of John Richard Grogan (1950), who passed away on 15 December 2014, aged 91. 04/01/2015
1945 Douglas Elliot Rae The College regrets to announce the death of Douglas Elliot Rae (1945), who passed away recently aged 92. 18/12/2014
1952 Ian Curtis Gillam The College regrets to announce the death of Ian Curtis Gillam (1952), who passed away recently aged 80. 09/12/2014
1945 Michael David Billington The College regrets to announce the death of Michael David Billington (1945), who passed away on 8th November aged 87. 08/12/2014
1940 Francis Peter Sword Strickland The College regrets to announce the death of Francis Peter Sword Strickland (1940), who passed away on 2nd December aged 92. 03/12/2014
1949 Robert Corby Van de Velde The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Corby Van de Velde (1949), who passed away on Thursday 27th November aged 88. 03/12/2014
1976 David Keith Wray The College regrets to announce the death of David Keith Wray (1976), who passed away on 21st November aged 57. A memorial is being held for David at RAF Wethersfield, Essex on January 14th at 2.30pm. All those wishing to attend should contact Emily Parton in the Development Office, providing their name and car registration: development@cai.cam.ac.uk 02/12/2014
1941 Colin Sydney Kirkham The College regrets to announce the death of Colin Sydney Kirkham (1941), who passed away on 29 November 2014, aged 90. 29/11/2014
1957 Christopher Malcolm Yates The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher Malcolm Yates (1957), who passed away on 21 November aged 76. 28/11/2014
1969 Timothy Francis Packer The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Timothy Francis Packer (1969), who passed away 21st September aged 64. 19/11/2014
1941 John Alan McDonald The College regrets to announce the death of Dr John Alan McDonald (1941), who passed away on 14th July aged 91. 17/11/2014
1964 Christopher Robert MacLean The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher Robert MacLean (1964), who passed away on 17th September aged 71. 14/11/2014
1945 Graham Jackson The College regrets to announce the death of Graham Jackson-Kemp, who passed away on 17th July aged 92. 12/11/2014
1941 Donald Mason Chalmers Ainscow The College regrets to announce the death of Donald Mason Chalmers Ainscow (1941), whoo passed away last week, aged 91. 10/11/2014
1940 Charles Matthew Attwood The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Matthew Attwood (1940), who passed away recently aged 93. 03/11/2014
1945 Denis Sword Whitehead The College regrets to announce the death of Denis Sword Whitehead (1945) who passed away on 30 October aged 87. 03/11/2014
1949 Norman John Edwards The College regrets to announce the death of Norman John Edwards (1949), who passed away in September 2013, aged 84. 03/11/2014
1963 Brian Leslie Kerr The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Leslie Kerr (1963), who passed away recently aged 70. 31/10/2014
1951 David Gerald Bridel The College regrets to announce the death of David Gerald Bridel (1951), who passed away recently aged 86. 30/10/2014
1943 Edmund Brian Farrar The College regrets to announce the death of Edmund Brian Farrar (1943), who passed away recently aged 88. 30/10/2014
1936 Richard Martin Fishenden The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Martin Fishenden (1936), who passed away on 14 October aged 97. 30/10/2014
1952 Ivor Seager Smith The College regrets to announce the death of Ivor Seager Smith (1952), who passed away 21 February 2013 aged 79. 24/10/2014
1963 Paul Neale Belshaw The College regrets to announce the death of Paul Neale Belshaw (1963), who passed away recently, aged 68. 23/10/2014
1964 Douglas Edwin Garner The College regrets to announce the death of Douglas Edwin Garner (1964), who passed away in July aged 68. 21/10/2014
1950 Brian Llewellyn Edwards The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Llewellyn Edwards (1950), who passed away in September aged 82. 21/10/2014
1952 David Balfour The College regrets to announce the death of David Balfour (1952), who passed away earlier this year, aged 80. 21/10/2014
1960 Roger Paget Rayleigh Tilley The College regrets to announce the death of Roger Paget Rayleigh Tilley (1960), who passed away on 15 October, aged 73. 17/10/2014
1973 Danyll Erik Wills The College regrets to announce the death of Danyll Erik Wills (1973), who passed away on 2nd June aged 66. 17/10/2014
1944 John Lowther Milligan The College regrets to announce the death of John Lowther Milligan (1944), who passed away on 24th September, aged 87. 15/10/2014
1946 John Campbell Arbuthnott The College regrets to announce the death of John Campbell Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, who died on 14 July 2012 , aged 87. 13/10/2014
1968 Nigel John Lewis The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Nigel John Lewis (1968), who passed away recently aged 66. 09/10/2014
1948 Robert Stanley Wardle The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Robert Stanley Wardle (1949), who passed away recently aged 83. 06/10/2014
1939 Paul Ridgeway Quiggin The College regrets to announce the death of Paul Ridgeway Quiggan (1939), who passed away on 15 August aged 95. 06/10/2014
1944 John Fairgrieve The College regrets to announce the death of Mr John Fairgrieve FRCS (1944), who passed away on 20th July 2014, aged 88. 03/10/2014
1962 George Allen Wood Ross The College regrets to announce the death of Dr G. Allen W. Ross (1962), who passed away on 29 August 2014, aged 71. 30/09/2014
1944 William Geoffrey Carey The College regrets to announce the death of William Geoffrey Carey (1944), who passed away recently at the age of 87. 22/09/2014
1949 John Hugh Kelsey The College regrets to announce the death of Mr John Hugh Kelsey (1949), who passed away recently, aged 83. 22/09/2014
1950 Frank Mansfield The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Fank Mansfield (1950), who passed away recently aged 83. 15/09/2014
1953 Jonathan Semple Wigglesworth The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Jonathan Semple Wigglesworth (1953), who passed away on 04/08/2014 aged 81. 02/09/2014
1936 John Buckland Heigham The College regrets to announce the death of Mr John Buckland Heigham (1936), who passed away on 21st August 2014 aged 97. 02/09/2014
1977 Richard Charles Woodgate The College regrets to announce the death of Mr Richard Woodgate (1977), who passed away on 12th August 2014 aged 56. 02/09/2014
1946 Richard Colin Campbell The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Richard Colin Campbell (1946), who passed away in early 2014, aged 87. 26/08/2014
1940 Stephen Kitching Walker The College regrets to announce the death of Mr Stephen Kitching Walker (1940), who passed away on 2nd June 2014 aged 91. 19/08/2014
1957 Gerald Boxall The College regrets to announce the death of Mr Gerald Boxall CBE (1957), who passed away on 25th June 2014 aged 78. 05/08/2014
1963 Vernon Leslie Murphy The College regrets to announce the death of Vernon Leslie Murphy (1963), who passed away on 14th July 2014 aged 70. 05/08/2014
1964 Abdul Majeed Mohamed MacKeen The College regrets to announce the death of Abdul Majeed Mohamed MacKeen (1964), who passed away on 12th October 2013 aged 85. 15/07/2014
1940 Wallace Henry Hall The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Wallace Henry Hall (1940), who passed away on 29th May 2014 aged 92. 09/07/2014
1935 Laurence Walter St John-Jones The College regrets to announce the death of Mr Laurence Walter St John-Jones (1935), who passed away on 11th January 2014 aged 97. 09/07/2014
1974 Robert (Bob) Seal The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Robert Leonard Seal (1974), who passed away in June 2014 aged 58. 04/07/2014
1975 Andrew James William Gray The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Andrew James William Gray (1975), who passed away on 08/06/2014 aged 58. 04/07/2014
1951 Gareth Sinclair Jones The College regrets to announce the death of Gareth Sinclair Jones (1951), who passed away on 25th May 2014 aged 81. 28/05/2014
1952 Herbert Frederick Beer The college regrets to announce the death of Dr Herbert Frederick Beer 1952, who died on 4th May 2014 aged 81. 27/05/2014
1937 John Henry Page The College regrets to announce the death of John Henry Page 1937, who died on 27th April 2014 aged 95. A full obituary can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10839100/John-Page-obituary.html 27/05/2014
1945 George Maurice Wallace Jones The College regrets to announce the death of George Maurice Wallace-Jones 1945, who passed away on 17th November 2013 aged 85. 20/05/2014
1954 Mark Hadrian Willetts Storey The College regrets to announce the death of Mark Hadrian Willets Storey 1954 who passed away on 14th November 2013 aged 78. 20/05/2014
1976 John Robert Bradgate The College regrets to announce the sudden death of Professor John (Robert) Bradgate 1976, who died on 12th April 2014 aged 57. 06/05/2014
1950 Peter Arthur Brook The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Arthur Brook (1950), who passed away recently. 05/05/2014
1965 Hugh John Elliot The College regrets to announce the death of Hugh John Elliot 1965, who passed away on 2nd February 2014 aged 67. 05/05/2014
1960 James England Cotter The College regrets to announce the death of Revd Jim Cotter 1960, who died from leukaemia on 16th April 2014. Details of his memorial service can be found here: http://www.cottercairns.co.uk/ 05/05/2014
1948 Alan Pyburn The College regrets to announce the death of Canon Alan Pyburn 1948, who passed away on 2nd April 2014 aged 84. 15/04/2014
1937 Helmut Georg Koenigsberger The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Helmut (Helli) Georg Koenigsberger 1937 on 8th March 2014 aged 95. A full obituary can be found here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/26/history-historyandhistoryofart 01/04/2014
1955 John William Graydon Wignall The College regrets to announce the death of Professor John William Graydon Wignall 1955 after a long illness. 01/04/2014
1961 Anthony Challinor The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Anthony Challinor 1961 on 31st May 2008. A fuller notice may be found here: http://www.bmdsonline.co.uk/30763073?s_source=tmch_chch 31/03/2014
1959 Aidan David Somerled Macdonald The College regrets to announce the death of Aidan David Somerled Macdonald 1959 on 4th June 2013 aged 71. 31/03/2014
1955 Duncan McDonald The College regrets to announce the death of Duncan McDonald 1955, who died on 10th January 2014 aged 84. 25/03/2014
1960 Peter Kenneth Philip Harvey The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Peter Kenneth Philip Harvey 1960 on 3rd August 2012 aged 70. A fuller obituary can be found here: http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e6319 20/03/2014
1960 Grahame Ellis Pratt The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Grahame Ellis Pratt 1960, who passed away aged 71 on 8th March 2014. 17/03/2014
1950 Derek Cecil Duncan The College regrets to announce the death of Derek Cecil Duncan 1950 on 25th Demcember 2013, aged 81. 06/03/2014
1944 David John Storey The College regrets to announce the death of David John Storey 1944 in December 2013. He was 87. 06/03/2014
1946 John Leslie Rose The College regrets to announce the death of John Leslie Rose 1957, who passed away in February 2014 after a long illness. 27/02/2014 10:32:00 JennyNaseman 27/02/2014
1960 Robert Ross Clapham The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Ross Clapham (1960), who passed away on 22 February 2014, aged 72. 22/02/2014
1953 Michael Edward Lovelace Melluish The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Edward Lovelace Melluish 1953, who passed away on 8th February 2014 aged 81. 11/02/2014
1946 Godfrey Harry Stafford The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Godfrey Harry Stafford 1946 in July 2013. He was 93. 10/02/2014
1965 Peter Brenchley Oelrichs The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Brenchley Oelrichs 1965, who passed away on 11th November 2013 aged 85. 05/02/2014
1951 Rex Trigger Ellis The College regrets to announce the death of Rex Trigger Ellis 1951, who passed away on 17th October 2013 aged 92. 28/01/2014
1943 Geoffrey Walker Procter The College regrets to announce the death of Geoffrey Walker Procter on 18th January 2014 aged 92. 28/01/2014
1938 Richard Ernest Prettejohn The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Ernest Prettejohn (1938), who passed away on 21 January 2014, aged 94. 21/01/2014
1960 John David Hoskin The College regrets to announce the death of John David Hoskin 1960 on 11th November 2013. He was 72. 10/01/2014
1957 Robert Bruce Maguire The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Brucve Maguire 1957. 10/01/2014
1941 Richard Dennis Page The College regrets to annoucne the death of Canon Richard Dennis Page 1941, who died on 13th December 2013 aged 90. 07/01/2014
1940 John Mackinlay Yellowlees The College regrets to announce the death of John Mackinlay Yellowlees (1940), who passed away on 13 February 2013, aged 92. 05/01/2014
1948 John Bellingham Pond The College regrets to announce the death of John Bellingham Pond (1948), who passed away on 30 April 2013, aged 85. 05/01/2014
1948 Keith Short The College regrets to announce the death of Keith Short (1948), who passed away on 23 March 2013, aged 87. 05/01/2014
1944 Geoffrey Wilfred Davison The College regrets to announce the death of Geoffrey Wilfred Davison (1944), who passed away in May 2013. 05/01/2014
1958 Michael Edward Drummond The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Edward Drummond (1958), who passed away on 8th February 2013, aged 74. 05/01/2014
1958 James Pippert Hollinger The College regrets to announce the death of James Pippert Hollinger (1958), who passed away in 2013. 05/01/2014
1959 John Michael Roberts-Jones The College regrets to announce the death of John Michael Roberts-Jones (1959), who passed away on 8 February 2013, aged 72. 05/01/2014
1959 John Brian Chappell The College regrets to announce the death of John Brian Chappell (1959). 05/01/2014
1964 Nigel Marcus Suess The College regrets to announce the death of Nigel Marcus Suess (1964), who passed away on 20 June 2013, aged 68. 05/01/2014
1963 Peter Lovat Fraser The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Lovat Fraser (1963), who passed away on 22 June 2013, aged 68. 05/01/2014
1953 George William Deterding The College regrets to announce the death of George William Deterding (1953), who passed away in July 2013. 05/01/2014
1956 Gerald Silverman The College regrets to announce the death of Gerald Silverman (1956), who passed away on 22 January 2013, aged 75. 05/01/2014
1956 Peter Hartley Gray The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Hartley Gray (1956), who passed away on 30 June 2013, aged 76. 05/01/2014
1968 Ian David Allan Peacock The College regrets to announce the death of Ian David Allan Peacock (1968), who passed away in June 2013. 05/01/2014
1978 Bernard Adler The College regrets to announce the death of Bernard Adler (1978), who passed away on 2 May 2013, aged 53. 05/01/2014
1977 Michael Coutts Evelegh The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Coutts Evelegh (1977), who passed away on 22 March 2013, aged 86. 05/01/2014
1949 Alan Monro Nicol The College regrets to announce the recent death of Alan Monro Nicol CBE (Caius 1949), who passed away peacefully on 26th December 2013 surrounded by his family. He was 84. 30/12/2013
1934 Reginald Arthur Shooter The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Reginald Arthur Shooter 1934 on 24th December 2013, aged 97. An onlline obituary can be found here: http://www.jennermuseum.com/news/professor-r-a-shooter.html 30/12/2013
1940 Alan Arthur Dibben The College regrets to announce the death of Alan Arthur Dibben 1940, who passed away after a long illness on 8th December 2013. He was 92. 11/12/2013
1947 Harold Latham The College regrets to announce the recent death of Harold Latham 1947. 11/12/2013
1961 Zia Kalim The College regrets to announce the death of Zia Kalim 1961 on 2nd January 2013. He was 70. 29/11/2013
1951 Philip Malet de Carteret The College regrets to announce the death of Philip Malet de Carteret 1951 on 9th November 2013 after a short illness. He was 81. 25/11/2013
1976 Douglas Ross Turnbull The College regrets to announce the death of Douglas Ross Turnbull 1976, on 1st November 2013 aged 55. 25/11/2013
1932 George Kenneth Murray The college regrets to announce the death of George Kenneth Murray 1932, who passed away on 17th September 2013 aged 99. 18/11/2013
1951 John Christopher Riddell The College regrets to announce the death of John Christopher Riddell 1951, on 19th October 2013. He was 83. 11/11/2013
1939 Peter John Mayhew Ockelford The College regrets to announce the death of Peter John Mayhew Ockelford 1939 on 28th October 2013 aged 92. 07/11/2013
1951 Jeremy Nicol Stenhouse The College regrets to announce the death of Jeremy Nicol Stenhouse (1951), who passed away in August 2013. 01/11/2013
1944 Richard Vivian Widenham Dykes The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Vivian Widenham Dykes 1944, who passed away on 13th October 2013 aged 87. 25/10/2013
1948 Donald Edward Creasy The College regrets to announce the death of Doanld Edward Creasy 1948, who passed away on 17th October 2013 having battled with Parkinson's for many years. 24/10/2013
1941 John Michael Stanley McCoy The College regrets to announce the death of John Michael Stanley McCoy 1941, who passed away in June 2013 aged 91. 23/10/2013 11:40:42 JennyNaseman 23/10/2013
1946 Anthony Michael Percival Smith The College regrets to announce the death of Canon Anthony Michael Percival Smith 1946 on 27th September 2013. He was 89. 11/10/2013
1954 Michael John Harding The College regrets to announce the death of Michael John Harding (1954), who passed away on 10 October 2013, aged 80. 10/10/2013
1947 Robert Bainbridge Rhodes Watkin The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Bainbridge Rhodes Watkin (1947), who passed away on 30 September 2013, aged 89. 30/09/2013
1942 Richard George Bruce Mitchell The College regrets to announce the death of Richard George Bruce Mitchell 1942, who died aged 89 on 11th September 2013 after a short illness. 27/09/2013
1974 Brian James Briscoe The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Brian James Briscoe 1974 on 6th June 2013 aged 68. 19/09/2013
1944 James Gibson The College regrets to announce the recent death of Dr James Gibson 1944 aged 86. 02/09/2013
1956 John Marcus Butterfield The College regrets to announce that John Marcus Butterfield 1956 died peacefully in his sleep on 2nd August 2013. He was 76. 02/09/2013
1958 David Paradine Frost The College regrets to announce the death of Sir David Frost 1958 on 31st August 2013. An online obituary can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13528279 02/09/2013
1959 William Donald Davison The College regrets to announce te death of Dr William Donald Davison 1959 on 1st August 2013. His son, Andrew Davison 1985, writes: My father was a prominent organist and church musician, while also being an academic and senior lecturer at Queen's University, Belfast. As well as composing much church music, he held the post of Belfast City Organist for 21 years and gave regular recitals in the Ulster Hall (and all over the UK) and made many recordings with the Ulster Orchestra. He was musical editor of the Irish Church Hymnal 2000. He was awarded Honorary Associate of the Royal School of Church Music in 2006 and was awarded MBE shortly afterwards. He was a dedicated parish church organist and choirmaster for his entire life and a member of the Joint Committee for Church Music in Ireland. As an academic, he was a scientific advisor to the Home Office and a regional advisor on civil defence to the Northern Ireland Office. 29/08/2013
1960 John Sydney Mainstone The College regrets to announce the death of Professor John Sydney Mainstone 1960 on 23rd August 2013 after a short illness. He was 78. 29/08/2013
1960 William Malcolm McNie The College regrets to announce the death of Dr William Malcolm McNie 1960 on 6th August 2013 aged 71. 29/08/2013
1944 Christopher Desmond Neame The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher Desmond Neame 1944 aged 86. He died suddenly of a heart attack some time after a serious heart operation. 29/08/2013
1943 Leslie Gordon Jaeger The College regrets to announce the death of Porfessor Leslie Gordon Jaeger 1943, who passed away on 20th August 2013 following a short illness. 29/08/2013
1939 Charles Henry de Boer The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Henry de Boer 1939 on 15th June 2013. He was 91. 29/08/2013
1937 Rudolph Verel Peters The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Rudolph Verel Peters 1937 on 11th April 2013. An obituary notice can be found here: http://wilsonfuneralhome.ca/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2066432&fh_i... 02/08/2013
1936 Richard Evelyn Danckwerts The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Richard Evelyn Danckwerts 1936 on 15th July 2013 aged 95. 02/08/2013
1949 Edwin Harry Medlin The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Edwin Harry Medlin 1949 on th March 2013 aged 93. A full obituary can be found here: http://www.alumni.adelaide.edu.au/s/923/index.aspx?sid=923&gid=1&pgid=25... 02/08/2013
1938 Lance Lee Bromley The College regrets to announce the death of Lance Lee Bromley 1938, who died on 25th April 2013 aged 93. The following notice of his death appeared in the British Medical Journal: Lance Lee Bromley An early pioneering cardiothoracic surgeon who developed the speciality single handed at his own hospital, St. Mary's Paddington, and was always a modest and gentle man. Lance Bromley, former consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, St Mary's Hospital; b 1920, q St Mary's 1943; MA, MChir, FRCS; d 25 April 2013 He was educated at St Pauls School gaining acceptance into Caius College, Cambridge in 1938 and St Marys Hospital Medical School. During the war his medical class was evacuated to Harefield Hospital, a Tb sanatorium, living in the 'Mansion' under the tuition of Professor (later Sir) George Pickering and David Levi. 29/07/2013
1940 Geoffrey Herbert Dix The College regrets to announce the death of Geoffrey Herbert Dix 1940, on 21st July 2013. He was 91. 29/07/2013
1959 Robert Gerald Hamerton-Kelly The College regrets to announce the death of Revd Dr Robert Gerald Hamerton-Kelly 1959 on 7th July 2013, aged 74. 29/07/2013
1936 Peter Eustace Thornton The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Eustace Thornton (1936), who passed away on 13 July 2013, aged 96. 13/07/2013
1994 Martin Schuwer The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Martin Schuwer (1994), who passed away on 7th May 2013 following a brain tumour. He was 42. 12/07/2013
1953 Michael Alexander Hare The College regrets to announce the death of Revd Michael Alexander Hare 1953, on 16th June 2013 following a fall. He was 80 years old. 05/07/2013
1958 Robert Terence Llewellyn The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Terence Llewellyn (1958), who passed away on 2 July 2013, aged 80. 02/07/2013
1936 John Angus Black The College regrets to announce the death of Dr John Angus Black 1936 on 21st May 2013 aged 95. 07/06/2013
1953 John Reed The College regrets to announce the death of John Reed 1953, who died peacefully on 30th December 2012 aged 80. 02/05/2013
1934 James Walter Blachford Rogers The College regrets to announce the death of Dr James Walter Blachford Rogers 1934 on 5th April 2013. He was 98. an obituary can be found here: http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/obituaries/obituary-dr-james-rogers... 30/04/2013
1992 Lena Erina Nagawa Sentongo The College regrets to announce the death of Lena Erina Nagawa Sentongo 1992. who passed away on 14th April 2013 following a stroke. She was 39. 23/04/2013
1939 Alick Cyril Elithorn The College regrets to annoucne the death of Alick Cyril Elithorn 1939 on 16th Arpil 2013 aged 92. 22/04/2013
1945 Hugh Maben Barclay The College regrets to announce the death of Hugh Maben Barclay in May 2012. 22/04/2013
1945 John Desmond Powell The College regrets to announce the death of John Desmond (Sandy) Powell 1945 on 17th March 2013 aged 89. 22/04/2013
1951 Timothy Elford The College regrets to anounce the death of Timothy Elford 1951 on 9th January 2013. He was 80. 22/04/2013
1946 Austin John Anthony Irvine The College regrets to announce the death of Austin John Anthony (Tony) Irvine 1946, on 8th April 2013, aged 90. 19/04/2013
1942 James Michael Sword The College regrets to announce the death of James Michael Sword 1942 on 24th January 2013 aged 88. 18/04/2013
1951 Graham Edward Winbolt The College regrets to announce the death of dr Graham Edward Winbolt 1951, who passed away in March 2013 aged 79 18/04/2013
1950 John Geoffrey Clee The College regrets to announce the death of John Geoffrey Clee 1950, who passed away on 4th March 2013 aged 82 . 18/04/2013
1948 John Nigel Beevers The College regrets to announce the death of John Nigel Beevers 1948 on 22nd February 2013. He was 84. 10/04/2013
1972 Alan Swalwell The College regrets to announce the death of Alan Swalwell 1972, in June 2012. He was 59. 01/04/2013
1962 John Ross Matheson The College regrets to announce the death of John Ross Matheson (Caius 1962) in January 2013. 26/03/2013
1945 Donald Francis Scott The College regrets to announce the death of Donald Francis Scott 1945, on 14th March 2013, aged 84. 21/03/2013
1945 Ian Monro Ross The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Ian Monro Ross 1945 on 10th March 2013 aged 85. A full obituary was pubished in the New York Times and can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/business/ian-ross-who-led-bell-labs-di... 20/03/2013
1995 Donald Henry Riley The College regrets to announce the recent death of Donald Henry Riley 1955. 19/03/2013
1947 Lewis Bartholomew Groves The College regrets to announce the death of Commander Lewis Bartholomew Groves (known as Bart) 1947, on 1st February 2013 aged 84. 18/03/2013
1956 Richard John Balcombe The College regrets to announce the recent death of Dr Richard John Balcombe 1956. 18/03/2013
1956 Peter Ashley Robertson Niven The College regrets to announce the death of Mr Peter Ashley Robertson Niven, 1956, who passed away a few days after his 75th birthday on 7th March 2013. 14/03/2013
1944 Norman Thomas Roderick The College regrets to announce the death of Norman Thomas Roderick, 1944, who passed away on 5th March 2013 aged 85. 14/03/2013
1958 Peter Francis Crane The College regrets to announce the death of Sir Peter Crane (1958) on 22nd February 2013. He was 73. 05/03/2013
1939 Stanley John Beverley Botes The College regrets to announce the death of Stanley (Sam) John Beverley Botes 1939 on 26th February 2013 aged 91. 28/02/2013
1946 William John Colbeck The College regrets to announce the death of Dr William John Colbeck (1946), who died in 7th October 2012 aged 84. 15/02/2013
1950 Thomas Edmund Mittler The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Thomas Edmund Mittler (1950), on 13th March 2012. 22/01/2013
1968 David James Bunting The College regrets to announce the death of David James Bunting (1968) on 6th January 2013, aged 63. 08/01/2013
1968 Christophe Norman Grillet The College regrets to announce the death of Christophe Norman Grillet (1968), who passed away on 10 May 2012, aged 87. 06/01/2013
1986 Gareth Roberts The College regrets to announce the death of Gareth Roberts (1986), who passed away on 13 January 2012, aged 49. 06/01/2013
1983 Simon Charles Rowarth The College regrets to announce the death of Simon Charles Rowarth (1983), who passed away on 21 January 2012, aged 49. 06/01/2013
1996 Emily Elisabeth Goodacre The College regrets to announce the death of Emily Elisabeth Goodacre (1996), who passed away on 12 October 2012, aged 34. 06/01/2013
1993 Edward Joseph How The College regrets to announce the death of Edward Joseph How (1993), who passed away in March 2012. 06/01/2013
1997 Pamela Evelyn Gould The College regrets to announce the death of Pamela Evelyn Gould (1997), who passed away in 2012. 06/01/2013
1950 Albert Edward Ashcroft The College regrets to announce the death of Albert Edward Ashcroft (1950), who passed away in February 2012. 06/01/2013
1955 Roger Hall The College regrets to announce the death of Roger Hall (1955), who passed away on 22 April 2012, aged 75. 06/01/2013
1954 Raymond Edward Tremeer The College regrets to announce the death of Raymond Edward Tremeer (1954), who passed away in August 2012. 06/01/2013
1954 Robert Graham McDougall The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Graham McDougall (1954), who passed away on 22 March 2012, aged 78. 06/01/2013
1957 John Edward Phillips The College regrets to announce the death of John Edward Phillips (1957), who passed away on 29 June 2012, aged 78. 06/01/2013
1962 John William David Knight The College regrets to announce the death of John William David Knight (1962), who passed away on 5 May 2012, aged 69. 06/01/2013
1963 Clive Edward Malpas-Sands The College regrets to announce the death of Clive Edward Malpas-Sands (1963), who passed away on 6 April 2012, aged 69. 06/01/2013
1967 Martin Frank Davies The College regrets to announce the death of Martin Frank Davies (1967), who passed away in 2012. 06/01/2013
1965 Byron Harries The College regrets to announce the death of Byron Harries (1965), who passed away on 16 March 2012, aged 69. 06/01/2013
1964 Brian Victor Payne The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Victor Payne (1964), who passed away on 11 August 2012, aged 67. 06/01/2013
1946 Alun Hywel Rees The College regrets to announce the death of Alun Hywel Rees (1946), who passed away on 12 January 2012, aged 83. 06/01/2013
1948 Arthur Roe Baker The College regrets to announce the death of Arthur Roe Baker (1948), who passed away on 11 May 2012, aged 83. 06/01/2013
1946 James Rennie Whitehead The College regrets to announce the death of James Rennie Whitehead (1946), who passed away on 12 March 2012, aged 95. 06/01/2013
1949 Charles Chamberlain Holmes The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Chamberlain Holmes (1949), who passed away on 23 February 2012, aged 81. 06/01/2013
1949 Brian Herbert Brailsford The College regrets to announce the death of Brian Herbert Brailsford (1949), who passed away in February 2012. 06/01/2013
1948 Jack Sanders The College regrets to announce the death of Jack Sanders (1948), who passed away in February 2012. 06/01/2013
1948 Alfred Trevor Hodge The College regrets to announce the death of Alfred Trevor Hodge (1948), who passed away on 16 February 2012, aged 82. 06/01/2013
1939 Vernon Rycroft Pickles The College regrets to announce the death of Vernon Rycroft Pickles (1939), who passed away on 27 April 2012, aged 92. 06/01/2013
1937 Stanley Grant Fowler The College regrets to announce the death of Stanley Grant Fowler (1937), who passed away on 19 January 2012, aged 92. 06/01/2013
1935 John Perrin The College regrets to announce the death of John Perrin (1935), who passed away in March 2012. 06/01/2013
1942 Kenneth Martin McNicol The College regrets to announce the death of Kenneth Martin McNicol (1942), who passed away in December 2012. 06/01/2013
1959 Lewis Taylor Chadderton The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Lewis Taylor Chadderton (1959) on 19th December 2012 . 21/12/2012
1951 John Richard Brooke The College regrets to announce the death of John Richard Brooke (1951) on 4th December 2012. 21/12/2012
1961 Ronald George McMillan The College regrets to announce the death of Ronald George McMillan (1961), who passed away on 22nd October aged 70. 13/12/2012
1953 John Edward Howlett The College regrets to announce the recent death of John Edward Howlett (1953). 11/12/2012
1959 William Eden The College regrets to announce the death of Wiliam Eden (1959), on 21st November 2012. He was 74. 07/12/2012
1968 David James Woodward The College regrets to announce the death of Mr David James Woodward (Caius 1968), on 18th August 2012. 06/12/2012
1981 Susan Elizabeth Wall The College regrets to announce the death of Mrs Susan Elizabeth Wall (Roberts) 1981, who passed away on 21st January 2012. 05/12/2012
1944 Henry Knowles Litherland The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Henry Knowles Litherland (1944) on November 2012. He was 86. A funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 2pm at St. Mary's Church, in Kerrisdale 2490 West 37th Avenue at Larch Street. Vancouver, BC 29/11/2012
1962 Harry Lindsay Potter The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Harry Lindsay Potter OBE (1962) on 30th April 2012. A full obituary can be found here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dr-harry-potter-expert-in-o... 22/11/2012
1948 John Willoughby Agar The College regrets to announce the death of John Willoughby Agar (1948), who recently passed away aged 86. 20/11/2012
1969 Albert Kenneth Cragg The College regrets to announce the death of The Rt Revd Albert Kenneth Cragg, Bye-Fellow of the College from 1969, on 13th November 2012. He was 99. A full obituary can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9678724/The-Rt-Rev-Kenneth-Cr... 20/11/2012
1944 John Allen Wells-Cole The college regrets to announce the death of John Allen Wells-Cole (1944), who passed away on 30th June 2012 aged 88. 12/11/2012
1985 Jonathan Simon Peatfield The College regrets to announce the death of Mr Jonathan Peatfield (1985) who passed away on 1st August 2012. 08/11/2012
1959 George Burdett Haycock The College regrets to announce the death of Professor George Burdett Haycock (1959), who died on 19th July 2012 aged 72. 01/11/2012
1947 Alan Colin Markland The College regrets to report the death of Professor Alan Colin Markland (1947) on 2nd September 2012. He was 83. 31/10/2012
1955 Andrew Vick Gold The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Andrew Vick Gold (Caius 1955) who passed away on 4th June 2012. 22/10/2012
1957 Andrew Ducat The College regrets to announce the death of Andrew Ducat (1957), who passed away on 25th January 2012 aged 75. 19/10/2012
1950 John Christopher Lupton Inman The College regrets to announce the recent death of Mr John Christopher Lupton Inman (1950). 15/10/2012
1943 Henry Dennis Wallace Jones The College regrets to announce the death of Henry Dennis Wallace Jones (1943), who passed away on 29th September 2011. A short online obituary notice can be found here: http://www.thisisannouncements.co.uk/11818356?s_source=clsw_biwv 05/10/2012
1941 Michael Gwyn Manby The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Gwyn Manby (1941) on 19th September 2012. He was 91. 03/10/2012
1932 Peter Wendel Seligman The College regrets to announce the death of Sir Peter Seligman (1932) who died on 12th July aged 99. 02/10/2012 12:19:21 JennyNaseman 02/10/2012
1962 Martin Glyn Wright The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Martin Glyn Wright (1962), who passed away on 9th September 2012 aged 69. 02/10/2012
1963 Robert Marshall Seymour The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Robert Marshall Seymour (1963), who died on 24th July 2012. An online obituary can be found here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/23/robert-seymour-obituary 01/10/2012
1934 Geoffrey Downing Woolley Woolley, Geoffrey (1934), 17 February 2010 From The Times, 18 February 2010 Over a period of 30 years from May 1953, Geoffrey Woolley, Letters Editor of The Times, elevated the paper's letters to the Editor columns to a national institution, creating a forum and noticeboard for the British Establishment, while at the same time creating an ethos in which anyone could chip in to the debate. His intimate understanding of the personal and often secret lives of public figures ensured that his pages were combed for meaning and news by those in the know. Geoffrey Downing Woolley was born in 1915 in Tredegar, South Wales, the son of the coal owner and colliery manager William Downing Woolley, who won a George Cross for gallantry during a mining disaster, and Gladys Parry. Expressing as he had done from an early age an interest in 'people and writing', coal was likely to offer few charms to the young Welshman, who was determined to become either a poet or a journalist. Woolley was educated at Clifton College and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where he read English and Law. He also won a half Blue for running the half mile. His fairness was manifest. Nothing is more difficult than to decide the exact point at which to close a correspondence. Some reader will believe he has been unfairly denied the last word. Woolley's advice to the Editor about this was always careful and dispassionate. His own political or ther views never obtruded. They were rarely if ever known. And he dealt with the eminent and undistinguished with equal courtesy, firmness and impartiality. He once cited as the professional highlights of his nearly-30-year reign the doubling of letters after the Anglo-French invasion of the Suez Canal in 1956, the outrage that accompanied Enoch Powell's anti-immigration 'Rivers of Blood' speech in 1968, and the decision by Marcia Williams, Harold Wilson's private secretary, to explain in 1976 (by which time she had become Baroness Falkender) how her 'lavender Honours List', rewarding her personal friends of Wilson's retirement, came to be drawn up. Handsome, well dressed and svelte, even in his nineties, Woolley was devoted to the life of The Times, which became a sort of family to him, and he was the most avid chronicler of those with whom he had worked at the paper. He approached his life beyond journalism with a similar ardent but low-key fashion, in particular enjoying opera, bird watching and collecting Cardiff porcelain and mid-20th century British books and pictures. Above all, he enjoyed gardening at the country homes in East Sussex - first at Burwash, latterly Alfriston - he shared with his partner, the Australian-born garden designer Ian Mylles. The pair were joined in a civil union in 2007, and Mylles survives him. 25/09/2012
1943 Patrick George Ryan Ryan, Patrick (1943), 6 July 2010 Adapted from the eulogy given by his son Christopher Ryan: Patrick Ryan was born at home, Shaw House, in Todmorden which is on the border of Yorkshire. The county border ran through the house, and he liked to remark that he could therefore have played cricket for either county. His family moved to London in 1933 and he attended Durston House prep school in Ealing. In 1938 he went to Bishop Stortford College as a boarder. My brother Michael and I were also fortunate to attend that school. In 1943 he went to Caius College, Cambridge, as did his father and two brothers (and later his nephew), to read Engineering. He then went into the Army as an officer in the Royal Engineers and served in the Middle East. After the Army he commenced work for Ascot Gas Water Heaters and according to him was the first graduate they employed. Almost immediately he was asked if he wanted to go out to Australia and start up the Australian and New Zealand operations. He of course said yes, and there began his love affair with Australia. He had married Dorothy in 1950, and their children Christopher, Michael and Stephanie were all born in Australia. In the late 1970s Tube Investments sold off the Australian and New Zealand companies. In 1977 Patrick started Wood n Rope from his log cabin home in Dural and then later continued it at Arcadia, building it into a very successful business importing items such as hammocks, bird feeders, lights and pumps. He continued to run this business until a few months after his 75th birthday, when he finally retired and ended a business career of over 50 years. Many happy family occasions were spent at Dural and Arcadia. Patrick was the perfect host, and loved having his children and grandchildren stay over and enjoy the bush that he loved so much. He was a passionate supporter of hockey and had a long involvement with the Australian Women's, Men's and International Hockey Associations. He represented Australia at many events all over the world including a number of Olympic Games. He was a past President and also a Life Member of the AHA and also a past Vice-President of FIH, and was awarded the OBE for his services to hockey. He also played hockey for many years in the Sydney Competition for Gordon. 25/09/2012
1942 Adrian Timothy Seville Seville, Timothy (1942), 26 June 2010 His wife Susie writes: Timothy Seville died at his home in Iffley, Oxford aged 86. Timothy grew up in York and spent all his school holidays from St Olave's School in York and Worksop College in idyllic surroundings in Wensleydale with his parents and maternal aunts at their house near Askrigg. He did a shortened two-year Engineering course in wartime Cambridge (quote from a friend 'we would buy a loaf of bread when we could and just tear our way through it') and joined the Royal Navy in 1944 as a Sublieutenant(E) on HMS Ocean. Timothy joined ICI in 1948 and spent time in Billingham and then at the Central Work Study Department in Millbank. The department was responsible for training recruits to the work study function throughout the company. He subsequently spent two years researching management techniques, including a study of American industrial engineering practice. He went to British Oxygen in 1966 where he became General Manager of Central Productivity Services. One enjoyable assignment during this time was an extended tour of BOC India. In 1975 he moved to Oxford to join the Ecole des Affaires de Paris, a Grande Ecole newly set up by the French Chamber of Commerce. He was Senior Tutor in Operations Management responsible for the development of the subject in the second year of the school's three-year Master's programme (in Paris, Oxford and Dusseldorf ). Learning projects were set up in participating organizations and staff provided support and guidance to students in their project work. EAP later merged with Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP/EAP) which now ranks second in France of the Grandes Ecoles de Gestion. Timothy was married to Susie for 41 years and had one son, Charles. At his Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary's Church in Iffley an old ICI friend recalled Cotswold walking trips in retirement when Timothy's assignment was to provide the special topic for discussion. Charles read a poem Timothy had written and reminded us of his love of words and literature, which went hand in hand with his passion for cars, mechanical objects and design. 25/09/2012
1944 Rolf Carter Shepherd Shepherd, Rolf (1944), 22 July 2010 From the British Medical Journal, 11 October 2010 Bill Hindle writes: Rolf Carter Shepherd went up to Cambridge as an exhibitioner to read Botany in 1944 but converted to Natural Sciences before studying Medicine at St Thomas'. After house jobs there he did his national service as a surgeon at military hospitals in Singapore and Malaya. He returned to St Thomas', becoming a lecturer in the Surgical Professorial Unit from 1957 to 1962, and he spent a year in the US at Harvard as a fellow in vascular surgery in 1958. He became a consultant surgeon in Bournemouth and East Dorset District in 1962. As well as his heavy local surgical workload he was for many years also responsible for providing specialist vascular surgery not only in East Dorset but for a wide area extending as far afield as the Channel Islands. He carried out both commitments with characteristic energy, skill, and dedication, being much loved by his patients and highly esteemed by his hospital and general practitioner colleagues. In his retirement he was able to devote more time to his many interests outside medicine including playing the piano, sailing, and especially garden design, for which he obtained a City and Guilds certificate. He leaves a wife, Joy, and three sons. 25/09/2012
1971 Simon Young Young, Simon (1953), 3 July 2010 Adam Morgan writes: Simon Young, solicitor, management consultant and erstwhile Lion, died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Crediton. Having studied Law at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Simon first came to Devon in 1974 to take articles with Douglas Penny of Veitch & Co in Crediton. Under the tutelage of that admirable mentor he qualified as a solicitor in 1977. He rapidly became a partner in the firm and was instrumental in its expansion into Exeter and its recognition as one of the West Country's premier firms in personal injury litigation, in particular. He was a founding member of Crediton Lions, rising to become a District Governor. Simon became Managing Partner of Veitch Penny and presided over a significant expansion of both the firm and its reputation. His growing interest in management led him to take a part-time MBA at Nottingham University and, ultimately, his resignation from the firm in 2002 to take up management training full time. Simon saw that the commercial world was changing in a way that obliged the practice of Law to become far more businesslike than in the past and helped many firms throughout England and Wales to adjust themselves to this new state of affairs. He understood that the Limited Liability Partnership legislation being introduced represented part of a new regime and encouraged countless firms to adopt the new vehicle, writing The Limited Liability Partnership Handbook and drafting the Limited Partnership Agreements of many practices across the country. His expertise in the field was recognised when he was invited to be the author of The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents. Simon was also co-opted onto the Council of the Law Society where he took a prominent role in relation to management and regulation of law firms at a time when law, practice and expectation were changing rapidly. With that in mind, he wrote The Law Society's New Partner's Guide to Management and was coauthor of The Money Laundering Reporting Officer's Handbook and The Law Society's Office Procedures Manual. He retired from the Council in 2009, but remained Chairman of its Rules and Ethics Committee until his death. Simon's love affairs with Alderney began when he first visited the island, like so many other yachtsmen, in the 1980s. He became a regular visitor and known figure within that community, ultimately purchasing a small home there in 2007. His plans to retire there were sadly cut short. Well-read and possessed of a formidable intellect, Simon was a talented cook, bon viveur and generous host. He was unfailingly helpful and generous to all those he knew and worked with, many of whom remain indebted for his wisdom and guidance, often in his spare time and for nothing more than a pint of beer or a word of thanks. He shall be sorely missed by many more than his modesty would permit him to imagine. 25/09/2012
1973 Michael William Gage Gage, Michael (1973), 5 June 2010 Tom Cosgrove, his partner of 30 years, writes: Michael Gage, elder son of Professor W G Gage and Pamela Gage, was born in Sussex in 1955, and following an early childhood in Glasgow, spent his school years in Pinner, attending St Nicholas Grammar School before gaining a place at Gonville & Caius College to read Economics in 1973. Following graduation he worked for a time as an accountant, but a vocation for the Anglican priesthood called, and he trained at St Stephen's House, Oxford, reading Theology at Keble College. It was a great sadness to him that he did not proceed to ordination, but always remembered the pastoral care and kindness shown him by the late Graham Leonard, his sponsoring Bishop (of London) at a most difficult time. An interesting career followed as an accountant with Skynet Computing, and later as Chief Accountant of the British Diabetic Association, where he relished the opportunity to maximise the funds of the charity. In 1997 Michael and his partner Tom Cosgrove decided to go into business together, running a traditional village Freehouse and restaurant near Taunton, and then a popular Freehouse in Rye, Sussex where Michael excelled himself as a music promoter showcasing local talent on the regular Friday Music Nights. A move to Brighton in 2007 was to be almost a full circle. Sadly, following an accident whilst on holiday his health deteriorated and he passed away at the Royal Sussex County Hospital on 5 June 2010, aged 55. In the days prior to his death he had a stream of visitors, friends from all over the country who saw his charm and quiet dignity as his life drew to a close. His Requiem Mass at St Michael's Church, Brighton was a wonderful occasion, where he was attended on his final journey by no fewer than six priests. 21/09/2012
1969 Martin Eric Richards Richards, Martin (1968), 26 July 2010 His brother Roy writes: Born on the 12 October 1950 to middle class parents in Liverpool - a Welsh father and a mother who was an exotic blend of Armenian adventurer and German minor aristocracy -Martin inherited the deep set eyes and sallow skin of the Armenian. He was educated in what was then the West Riding of Yorkshire at a school called Sedbergh. This was an unfortunate choice for such a sensitive, intellectual boy. Run from the rugby pitch by, for the most part, muscular Christians, it was a brutal and brutalising nursery. Suffice it to say that he was not happy there and increasingly took refuge in literature. In 1968, Martin won a History exhibition to Caius. On arrival, he was immediately faced with a conflict of interests: his tutor wished him to read History, his father, Law and Martin himself, English. The father won out and Martin read, or rather did not read, Law. The Caius history machine was unforgiving of defecting scholars, and his time at Caius was sadly destined to be brief. He left after a year, and, disowned by his parents, drifted from factory job to factory job. His time at Caius was not, however, completely wasted, as he founded and edited a poetry magazine, Ozymandias, with fellow poets Galen Strawson and Simon Halliday, amongst others. When I followed Martin to Caius two years later, I had the privilege of continuing its publication with many of the same poets. I still have in my possession a less than complimentary letter from the Director of Studies in English of the time, himself a published poet: 'Your collective writing seems to me to effect priviledged [sic] consciousness by reduction - distance in time, simplification in space - which miniaturises the feeling so that it cannot be scale indifferent. Too much of the agency latent in the language you use is deleted by archaic posture or decoration.' Martin was finally able to read English at Leeds University, where he came under the influence of Geoffrey Hill, before becoming a schoolmaster at a comprehensive (former secondary modern) school in Redditch; he remained there for the rest of his working life. Some thought this was a waste of his intellect, but he was able to inspire a love of letters in successive generations of pupils and to change their lives for the better. There is ample evidence of his achievements. For all that, he was no admirer of the state education system, but felt it his duty to try to make a difference and to provide academic opportunity. Latterly, he was senior monitor of English A-level for the regional examination board, where he resisted attempts to tailor exam results to fit the needs of Government statistics. Disillusioned by the continuous erosion of educational standards, Martin took early retirement at the age of 55 and moved to a small, unheated cottage on the island of Anglesey. There he read, wrote and listened to music, and was a familiar figure walking along the headlands of Llaneilian Bay with his walking stick and long, russet tweed coat, a Gauloise cigarette never far away. He was diagnosed with secondary brain tumours in the spring of 2010, and spent his final months in a wonderful hospice in Caernarfon. By then he had lost the use of his hands and was unable to write, which frustrated him greatly. Martin died on the 26 July 2010, leaving behind a vast library, bequeathed incidentally to Caius College, and thirty-seven notebooks of his own poetry. His penultimate poem shows an admirable lack of self-pity and that generosity of spirit, which exemplify the character of this man who should have lived longer to enrich friends with his conversation and erudition. Prayer Grant me now the words I need in this my time of dying, so that others will not fear the leaving of a broken world; and let the blackbirds prosper as before after I have gone their innocent celebrations of morning continue without me. Let not the young be mournful; for I, who have known the tide's ebb, know that there are wonders enough in the music of shells. Martin made decisions and choices in his life for which others judged him, but he himself was not judgemental. He enjoyed Coleridge's observation: 'A gentleman is one who in all the detail of ordinary life, and with all the consciousness of habit, shows respect to others in a way that implies anticipation of reciprocal respect to himself'. 21/09/2012
1944 Denys Guy Lemprière Heywood Heywood, Denys (1944), 28 August 2010 His wife Elisabeth writes: Denys Heywood was born in India in 1926, and was educated at Denstone College from where he went to join the RAF in 1944. Under their auspices he then spent a year at Gonville & Caius before returning to the Air Force. After training he served in the Middle East flying Spitfires and Tempests, returning to the UK in 1950 to fly Vampires and Meteors. From 1954 he spent three and a half years in Germany at the start of the Cold War, here joining squadrons of Sabres and Hunters before being promoted to Squadron Leader to command a squadron of Venom fighters. Back in the UK, a 'desk' posting was followed by Staff College. He then spent three years at the Air Ministry in London before promotion to Wing Commander and command of 617 (the Dambusters) Squadron flying Vulcan bombers at the height of the Cold War. This led to a NATO posting at SAC Headquarters in Nebraska, USA, for three and a half years from 1967 to the end of 1970 and promotion during this time to Group Captain. A short return to the UK for courses and refresher flying was followed by two years in Akrotiri, Cyprus as OC Flying commanding six squadrons of aircraft varying from Vulcans to helicopters. A short war course at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, a staff posting at Bomber Command Headquarters and retirement in 1976 concluded 32 years of what Denys always maintained was the best flying time that anyone would ever have - a total of '57 varieties' flown, from Spitfires to Vulcans. During this time Denys acquired a wife and four children, and in 1977 we all settled in Deddington in Oxfordshire. He became Bursar of Tudor Hall School for ten years, and we had been here for 33 years (rivalling his time in the RAF!) when he died in August 2010. 21/09/2012
1946 Simon Nicholas Roberts Roberts, Simon (1946), 10 November 2009 Joy Roberts writes: Simon Roberts was born in Durban, South Africa, and was educated first at Cordwalles School, Pietermaritzburg, where he was head boy in 1939, and captain of the first cricket XI, then at Michaelhouse. There he excelled in many fields: he was head of his house, a member of the first XV rugby team, and captain of both the first XI and the Natal Schools cricket teams. His headmaster at the time commented that 'he was one of the best allrounders who have left Michaelhouse in recent years'. On leaving school at the end of 1943 he joined the South African Navy (aged 17), and remained there until the war ended. In 1946 he was awarded an Elsie Ballot Scholarship to Caius. He read History in his first two years and Geography in his third, for which he received a First. Throughout his life he spoke appreciatively and fondly of his time at Caius, saying that it was one of the most valuable periods of his life. On his return to South Africa he turned to the Law. He was admitted as an attorney in 1953 and practiced as such until 1999. He had a distinguished legal career, holding many appointments outside of his busy legal practice, both in local government and professional matters. He had many interests outside of the Law. He was chairman of the Council of the Natal Society Library before it was taken over by the Pietermaritzburg City Council; and the first chairman of the Simon van der Stel Foundation, an NGO concerned with preserving significant buildings in the city and elsewhere. He enjoyed and was knowledgeable about many things - music, art, architecture. He had the ability to excel at whatever he turned his attention to. During the apartheid years he advised and acted for many victims of that Government's policy. A recent letter says 'his quiet relaxed disdain of oppression was a tower of strength to many people during the darkest days of apartheid.' He had a merry sense of humour and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His family and friends miss him and remember him with great affection. 21/09/2012
1948 William Andrew Harrison Harrison, William (1947), 12 April 2010 His son Malcolm Harrison writes: W A Harrison died on 12 April 2010 aged 83 years. He was born in Chelsfield, Kent, in 1927 and moved to Cambridge when his father was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital as part of his medical career. Bill Harrison was educated at Oundle School, during the war, following the same path as his father Dr G A Harrison and elder brother Professor Sir R J Harrison, both of whom he also followed to Gonville & Caius. Bill gained a place to read Mathematics after the war. On arrival in Cambridge, after National Service in the Fleet Air Arm, he changed course to read History. He achieved his BA in 1950 and MA in 1953. Having already elected not to follow the family career path into Medicine, Bill trained as a professional company secretary, becoming assistant secretary of the Caravan Club in 1952. There he met his future wife Audrey and they married in 1957. On leaving the Caravan Club in 1961 he moved from London to Eastbourne establishing a caravan and camping site on the south coast. He became a local entrepreneur with a series of small businesses in building materials, haulage, chalk quarrying, civil engineering, commercial vehicle garages and property. His business portfolio blossomed and waned during the 1960s, '70s and '80s before finally being sold in 1989. In his later years Bill turned to his boyhood passion of philately. He was not only an avid collector but also a small dealer and for many years the Honorary Secretary of the Eastbourne and South Downs Philatelic Society. Even after becoming partially paralyzed following a stroke in 2001 he continued to pursue his interest for postage stamps, especially those from the former British Commonwealth. His hobby became his business, which he had all but sold off prior to his death. Audrey survives him, after 53 years of devoted marriage, along with their three children Malcolm, Sheila and Rosemary, and six grandchildren. 21/09/2012
1948 Thomas Alexander Preston Preston, Thomas (1948), 28 December 2009 Tom had many aliases. For instance few know that, following in St Patrick's footsteps, he rid Ulster of pig worms. His parents were both academics with differing backgrounds; on his father's side academic/agricultural and his mother's academic/nautical - her father learnt his trade under sail and before the mast. Both of them realised the importance of education and, although money was short, all four of their children benefitted equally. Both sons started at the same day Prep School in Hampton. In 1938 Chamberlain saved them from being abandoned in Dublin to go to a boarding school near their grandmother. In 1939 the school was evacuated to join a boarding school in Devon. After Dunkirk, their father decided that he wanted the family together, so the boys moved back to a day school in Twickenham. Tom's memory of his year there was of sitting a scholarship to Oundle while in an air-raid shelter - damp, lit by hurricane lamps - with exciting Battle of Britain dog fights taking place overhead. He got the scholarship, but Sir William Bragg, his father's boss at the National Physical Laboratory, said 'boys need string and jam-jars to learn science, not the new labs at your old school'. Shrewd advice - Tom went to St Edwards and then, when his father moved to Dundee in 1943, to enjoy 5-star luxury at The Leys in Pitlochry. Tom's WW2 experiences were unique in that before he was 20 he had served all three Services as well as putting in useful time as a student farmer while waiting for interservice transfers to come through. Finally demobbed in 1948 he went up to Caius, Cambridge, to read Agriculture. By the time he graduated, he had decided that practical farming was not for him, and joined Gallagher - cigarette makers - in Belfast as a graduate trainee. Whilst there he was commissioned into 2502 Squadron, RAuxAF. He then moved to Kenya in an agricultural advisory role with animal feed millers, Unga Ltd, where he met and married his first wife. In 1957 he returned to the UK as manager of the Agricultural Division of Production-Engineering Ltd - management consultants. During his six years with them he was seconded to Sierra Leone to do an efficiency survey preparing them for independence. In 1963 he was appointed to the University of Alberta as Professor and a Director of the Association of Faculties of Agriculture in Canada. From 1972-74 he was seconded to rehabilitate the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Nigeria after the Biafra civil war. He retired in 1983. It was sadly while in Canada that his first marriage broke down. He met his second wife whilst in Nigeria, they were married in 1974 and shuttled between Alberta, Christchurch, Dorset, and his farm house - Le Pic - in the Dordoigne, when he was not, in retirement, sorting people out in India, Nyasaland, Tobago and South Africa. He was always proud of family heritage, particularly of his Irish ancestors, and devoted much of his time in retirement to this. He became Vice-Chairman of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and was ahead of the field in encouraging the use of yDNA matching, which has made such a difference to tracing forebears. He was also a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He was never idle and was intolerant of inefficiency. He described himself as an 'unconventional humorist' - among Roget's synonyms are eccentric and avant-garde. This was shown at its best in his use of acronyms, his emails, his tonsorial style, bicycling, intolerance of traffic wardens and all bureaucracy, allotment destroyers in particular. He loved gardening especially in Le Pic - his knowledge was encyclopaedic. He spent time as a Tax Commissioner. He was a strong man and growing immobility was saved by being able to swim so well. He was modest all his life about his artistic skills, which even recently he continued to develop by attending classes and authoring a book on the Ergonomics of Life Models. He died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism on the 28 December 2009, survived by his wife, five children, two step-children and seven grandchildren. 21/09/2012
1942 Ambrose Robert Merrill Merrill, Robert (1943), 30 January 2010 His wife Julia writes: Dr. Robert Merrill was born in Blackburn and was educated there, first in a Church Primary School - where his father was a very successful headmaster - and then at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School. From there he got a scholarship to Cambridge - something of which he was very proud for the rest of his life. He gained a place at Gonville & Caius College to study Medicine. While there he enjoyed being Secretary of the College Tennis Team. After qualifying as a doctor, he spent time as an Army doctor in Germany after the war had finished and then became a general practitioner in his own town of Blackburn. He also did work for the Police for eight years, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He also had many hobbies, including tennis, golf, swimming, photography and travelling. Later in life he suffered poor health. He had Parkinson's disease and, sadly, this led to many other health problems. He died peacefully in his apartment in Tenerife and, at his request, was cremated in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. He was a loving husband to Julia and a dearly loved father and grandfather. 21/09/2012
1943 Geoffrey Edward Heald Heald, Geoffrey (1943), 25 September 2010 His wife Joan writes: Geoffrey Heald died on 25 September 2010, aged 85 years. At heart a historian and, nurtured by the lone walks of his schooldays in the Isle of Man, a keen naturalist, he chose Medicine as his career and began his studies at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He returned to Manchester for his clinical training. The hospital years in obstetrics and paediatrics helped to equip him for general practice in an inner city area and he took a single-handed practice in Central Manchester (Hulme). He joined up with four neighbouring practices, and in the early days of such ventures, a group practice was formed. They bought a piece of land from the city council and built Hulme House, one of the very first custom-built doctors' premises in the North. Six doctors, a dentist and two midwives moved in to work from there. The well-integrated population, living in Lowry-like crowded streets, was then rather brutally dispersed to Hattersley, a newly built out-of-town estate. The Hulme housing area was flattened, at the time said to be 'the greatest area of demolition in'. High-rise redevelopment on a large scale went up, extending from the city centre to Alexandra Park. A new population from unrelated areas, from as far afield as Scotland and including black people from Jamaica now living in the area, moved into the unsuitable accommodation. The incidence of physical and mental illness was relatively high and perhaps the medical services that the doctors provided was the bright feature of an otherwise disastrous social experiment. Later came people from Pakistan and Bangladesh from with their own cultures and languages. Dealing with the diverse problems was a challenge. In his spare time, Geoffrey painted in watercolour and in oils and held two exhibitions of his work. In his retirement, he and his wife were able to travel to investigate remote places, rural India, Russian Central Asia, outback Australia and with their son, Mexico. Through the years, their house in Didsbury (Manchester) was much used by practising musicians and small concerts were arranged. In his later years, Geoffrey published two books of poetry. He never ceased to think creatively and was compiling a book for his grandchildren when he died. 21/09/2012
1943 Roy Henry Garstang Garstang, Roy (1943), 1 November 2009 Roy Henry Garstang, 84, passed away peacefully November 1, 2009 at Frasier Meadows Healthcare Centre in Boulder, Colorado. Roy was born in Southport, England in 1925 to Percy Brocklehurst and Eunice (Gledhill) Garstang. He won a scholarship to Caius College in Cambridge University, England and, because it was wartime, was only allowed to spend two years at his studies. However, he did the three years required work in two years and spent the year 1945-46 as a Junior Scientific Officer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. He received his BA in 1946, as it was Cambridge's policy only to award degrees three years after entry. He served his country as a Scientific Officer at the Ministry of Works from 1946-48, then resumed his studies, receiving a MA in 1950, followed by a PhD in Mathematics in 1954. He also earned a ScD from Cambridge in Physics and Chemistry in 1983. Roy was a Research Associate at Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago in 1951-52 where he worked under the supervision of Dr Chandrasekhar. He was assistant director of the University of London Observatory 1959-64. Roy taught at the University of London from 1952-64, and then came to the United States in 1964. He worked as a Professor in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, from 1964-94. Roy was Chairman of JILA in 1966 and 1967. He was Director, Division of Physics and Astrogeophysics, at CU in 1979-80 and Acting Director of the Fiske Planetarium 1980-81. He was Chair of the Faculty Assembly in 1988-1989 and was the recipient of the Faculty Assembly Excellence in Service Award in 1990. He was Secretary of the CU Chapter of Sigma Xi from 1986 to 2004. Roy was Professor Emeritus from 1994 until the present. Roy remained active in the University, and continued to write and do research for many years after his 'retirement'. Roy had a long academic career, including service to national and international organizations, and held memberships and leadership positions in many academic societies. These included two terms as Vice-President of the British Astronomical Association. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Astronomical Society, Institute of Physics [British], Royal Statistical Society, and Cambridge Philosophical Society. One of Roy's passions was teaching, and he taught both large classes of Physics and Astronomy students as well as practical classes at the Observatory two nights a week. He particularly enjoyed making the laboratory classes fun and interesting to the students in non-scientific majors. He also lectured to upperclass and graduate students. Roy believed that astronomy could be interesting to many people. He gave talks on astronomy to amateur astronomical and scientific societies, undergraduate classes at other institutions, schools and public groups for a total of 214 lectures including giving his talk on Halley's Comet 33 times. He was a lecturer for the American Astronomical Society Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureships Programme. He also contributed 97 'Night Sky' notes to Nature, which were published anonymously. Roy's professional achievements included research on atomic physics and astrophysics applications, and spectroscopy of the sun, stars, and planetary nebulae. Roy was a prolific writer and speaker with over 153 articles in scientific journals, 123 conference presentations and posters, 96 colloquia and seminars at other universities, and several hundred lesser articles. He is internationally recognized for his work on light pollution. It became his principle research interest after 1983. He began construction of a light pollution model in 1984. This work raised awareness of the factors contributing to light pollution at observatory sites and led to efforts to reduce urban light pollution. Roy served as a consultant to many observatories located near urban areas and to other groups interested in light control with regard to placement of new observing sites and light control ordinances to protect existing sites. Roy married Ann in August 1959, and they remained married for over 50 years. His wife Ann, and children, Jennifer and Susan, survive him. 21/09/2012
1942 Peter Henry Bruce Allsop Allsop, Peter (1942), 4 May 2010 His wife Elizabeth writes: Peter Allsop CBE was born in on 22 August 1924 (his father was in the Colonial Service). He arrived at Caius in 1942, via boarding prep school from the age of five and Haileybury from 1938 to 1942. The wartime degree course of two years duration was achieved by the removal of most of the long vacation, to make a fourth term in the year. He had rooms in which carried the obligation to ensure that the adjacent lavatory's window was never 'secured' - it provided an easy climb in to the college at a time when undergraduates were meant to be in by 10pm (the penalty for being later was a fine of two pence, until midnight; after that you were in trouble). Being short-sighted he was not good at games, but discovered rowing when persuaded to join the Boat Club. After early difficulties and discomforts he decided he loved it, becoming secretary of the club and rowing in his second year in the first boat, at 3, in the Lents and Mays. (Brian Flowers, who died six weeks after Peter, was in the 'engine room', being much more solid, and taller). Wartime regulations allowed only three training sessions a week, so they made the most of them, rowing up to Ely on one occasion. Sculling was not restricted, so he spent a good deal of time on the river. Cadet Training Corps and fire watching at night (mostly on the roof of the Fitzwilliam Museum) took up more time, and so did his discovery of girls - a species previously almost unknown. Add to that an attack of jaundice shortly before finals (and Mays). All in all he was lucky to get a modest 2.2 Law degree - but he had greatly enjoyed his time in Cambridge. He joined the Air Ministry in 1944, and at one point was a resident clerk living in a splendid flat at the top of Admiral House, being on duty one in three nights to deal with any dramatic overnight developments and providing information to ministers. He felt better off financially then than for a very long time afterwards. As the war neared its end he was much involved in the development of a reasonably fair demobilisation scheme, and the problems of its implementation. When these pressures lessened he decided to start reading for the Bar exams, and enrolled as a student of Lincoln's Inn. Leaving the Air Ministry in late 1947, he was called to the Bar in November 1948. He joined Common Law chambers with a 'good knockabout practice', and did all the extra things young impecunious barristers did to earn some money to supplement the meagre fees, but after two hungry years he accepted the offer of a job in the law publishing firm of Sweet & Maxwell. In due course he became managing director of this firm, which had grown from a small family enterprise to a much larger company, and which then amalgamated with a bigger general publishing group, Associated Book Publishers. In 1968 he became chairman of this wide-ranging group. In 1969 he was elected to the council of the Publishers' Association, and supported the Net Book Agreement which benefited the smaller independent booksellers. In 1975 he became President of the Publishers' Association and was soon involved in defending the British Traditional Market agreement against attack by the Anti-Trust Division of the Americal Justice department. So hostile was this attack that it was thought necessary for him to be offered Foreign Office protection from arrest by the authorities when he went to for what proved to be long-drawn-out negotiations. These led in the end to little change - to the relief of the British publishing houses - and a reasonably amiable agreement was reached. A delegation of publishers which he led received a much friendlier reception in in 1978, although no great trade opportunities resulted. As PA president he was ex officio a member of the International Publishers' Association from 1975, and when on their Executive he chaired their training group. He also represented the at regular meetings and at the conferences held at four-yearly intervals. In 1976 he became Chairman of Associated Book Publishers, and in 1985 was awarded the CBE in recognition of his services to publishing. 1987 brought an end to this phase, as ABP was taken over by the Thomson Corporation, and much of it was sold off - Thomsons really wanted the law publishing and information parts, and Sweet & Maxwell continues to flourish in the very different work of high tech. The two outside directorships Peter most enjoyed were Yale University Press in, and Lloyds of London Press, and these continued for a while after his retirement, until Lloyds sold their press. In retirement at Somerset, where his wife ran a small farm, Peter took on a variety of local interests, being Chairman of the Social Security Appeal tribunal in Taunton, a governor and then chairman of the governors of the Woodard Corporation School, King's College, also in Taunton, and chairman of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the diocese of Bath and Wells - all with enjoyment. The honour he most valued was being made a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 1989 - one of very few non-practitioners to receive this - in recognition of his services to law publishing. He greatly enjoyed, over many years, his visits to Henley regatta, while of course mourning the absence of all the College eights which used to contest the Ladies Plate years ago. One year Harvard mustered their eight of 50 years before, who rowed the full course, and perhaps he was a little sad that Caius could not manage to emulate that well-endowed and clearly healthy as well as wealthy crew. When he was no longer able to get to Henley with enjoyment, he sent his First May blazer to the Boat Club and was delighted to think of it being of use to one of the current members. It was a hardworking and happy life, and Cambridge and Caius were important in so many ways as its foundation. 21/09/2012
1942 Brian Hilton Flowers of Queen's Gate A Personal Tribute by Sam Edwards: Lord Flowers was an important and powerful member of the theoretical physics and scientific/industrial society of Britain. His father was a non-conformist minister, much esteemed in Swansea. Lord Flowers attended the ancient Swansea Grammar School at a difficult time when many schools, including his, were destroyed by enemy action. Brian went on to Caius College, Cambridge and from there he joined the Atomic Energy Authority, which recruited many bright young men to worry about nuclear problems. His interest lay in the structure of nuclei and he noticed that although the literature concerned used the classifications of the nuclear excitation by group theory, the groups used for these classifications were not complete. He discovered that the simplectic group (which is one of the four classical groups) had not been used and he established further classification of nuclear levels. There then came a serious development at Harwell where this theory was being worked out. Dr Klaus Fuchs, the then Head of Theoretical Physics, was revealed to be a spy who had been taken valuable information gained from work and cooperation between Britain and the United States and transmitted it to Russia. When Fuchs was apprehended and sent to prison, Lord Flowers was appointed in his place. Under his guidance remarkable progress was made in Nuclear Theory. He also noticed the practice in the US and Russia of summer groups and so he inaugurated many summer visits by promising theorists to Harwell. Looking back on it I regard this period as a golden age in Harwell and personally spent a number of most fruitful summers there during Brian's time. This was a period of many changes in personnel in Britain and in particular Manchester University wished to make its Theory Group stronger and offered a new chair to Brian. He in turn persuaded the university to create some new posts, of which I was a fortunate recipient. When Sam Devons moved to Columbia University Brian Flowers succeeded him as the Langworthy Professor and then became Head of Physics at Manchester. Much excellent physics flowed from Brian and his group at this time. Other achievements included a successful collection of textbooks of degree physics similar to those at various American universities (like those of Feyman); and his advice was sought by the Government on what computers should be supplied to universities. He enjoyed his time at Manchester, particularly as his wife, Mary Behrens, was a member of one of the patrician families of the city. I remember, in particular, being present at a party where the Guest of Honour was Sir John Barbarolli, conductor of the Halle Orchestra. Around this time, as a result of one of the endless reorganisations of the Department of Education, the position of Chairman of the Science Research Council came into existence. Brian accepted the post and took very seriously a role that concerned government support for all science (except agriculture and medicine). The Chairmanship of the Science Research Council increased his presence in European and international affairs, bringing him into contact with leading science administrators in France and Germany. Feeling that the position would be done best if he lived in London he moved to Islington and as a London resident soon found himself accepting extra government and advisory requests for his time. Meanwhile, he became an Honorary Fellow of Gonville & Caius; an honour he was delighted to be accorded. In 1973 he became Rector of Imperial College and was soon making his mark on that vast institution, including the appearance of various new buildings. This was followed by a rather mysterious move to become Vice-Chancellor of London University; not the easiest of institutions to understand but he did. In 1979 he accepted a position in the House of Lords and was henceforward the Lord Flowers of Queen's Gate in the City of Westminster. His advice was always gratefully listened to by Government, although he took care not to belong formally to any party. 21/09/2012
1942 David Tyrwhitt Drake Clarke Clarke, David (1942), 27 November 2009 David Clarke, who had lived in Combe since 1990, died on 27 November 2009, aged 86. Born in St Albans, he was educated at Hailebury College and Cambridge University, where he held a classics scholarship at Gonville & Caius College. Following war-time service in the Royal Signals in Italy, he completed his degree. He then spent a year at the British School of Archaeology in Athens and a further year as a lecturer in classical archaeology at Farouk I University in Alexandria. David's interest in archaeology had begun early and he took part in excavations while at university and in Greece. He maintained a keen interest in field archaeology throughout his life but even in his time in Athens he was becoming more and more involved in museums. It was in this area that he developed his career. He was Keeper of Antiquities for Leicester City Museums from 1949 to 1963 and for the remainder of his career he was Curator of Colchester and Essex Museum. At both museums he redeveloped and expanded displays, while at Colchester he significantly expanded the Museum by the acquisition of Holy Trinity Church as a museum of country life and crafts and of Tymperleys as a museum of Colchester clocks. In both Leicester and Colchester he fostered the development of rescue archaeology in advance of development. Throughout his life, David believed strongly in the importance of local museums in the local community alongside a fierce commitment to the highest standards of scholarship, education and outreach. He was one of those who played a major part in developing museum curation as a profession. He was closely involved with the Museums Association, serving at various times on its Council, Education Committee and ethics working party as well as acting as tutor to many studying for the Museums Diploma. He was one of the initiators of the greater understanding of, and compliance with the Association's Code of Ethics which underpins the professionalism of museum staff. After his retirement in 1988, David moved to Combe with his wife Joan, daughter of Kenneth Kirk, the former Bishop of Oxford. He continued to be active in local archaeology and museum matters. He was a keen member of the Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum during their campaign to prevent the closure of the Museum in the early 1990s. He was also very supportive to museum staff, sharing with them his knowledge and assisting with aspects of research on the collections. To the end of his life he maintained a keen interest in archaeology, researching the background of the Stonesfield Embroidery (now in the Oxfordshire Museum) which seems to be the earliest record of the mosaic discovered at the Stonesfield Roman villa in 1712. His funeral was held at the Church of St Laurence the Martyr, Combe Longa, on 7 December 2009. His wife died in 2007 and he is survived by their four children and ten grandchildren. 21/09/2012
1940 Peter Goodman Goodman, Peter (1940), 7 April 2010 Barry Oakley writes: The world of music was made somewhat poorer on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 when the death was announced of eminent organist Peter Goodman, MusB, FRCO, ARCM, the former City Organist of Hull. He died at his Puerto Rey home on the Spanish coast at the age of 88 having been diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. He was an immensely fit man for his age until illness swiftly and sadly overtook him. An early riser he would take a daily long walk along the beach combined with a swim in the sea. On returning home he would next sit at his grand piano, practise scales and then break into the likes of Bach and Mozart. Born in Bexley Heath, he became perhaps the youngest person to play the BBC organ when he featured on BBC Children's Hour, then hosted by the legendary Uncle Mac. At the time he was a boy chorister at New College, Oxford. Peter later went on to become organ scholar at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. Most notable amongst his tutors were Dr Harold Darke (who also died at the age of 88) and Sir George Thalben-Ball. For a time Peter was an assistant organist at King's College Chapel, Cambridge. During the early 1950s at the age of 29, Peter Goodman's career took him and his family to Hull to become Organist and Master of Choristers at Holy Trinity Parish Church. Here he inherited a choir acknowledged to be of cathedral standard and the UK's largest parish church organ. He had previously held a similar position at Guildford Pro Cathedral. Later, in 1957, he was appointed Hull City Organist on the death of Norman Strafford, his predecessor at Holy Trinity and also architect of the rebuilt City Hall organ by Compton. It was a post he was to hold until 1991, giving regular recitals and eventually becoming at the time, the longest serving civic organist in the UK. His last major public recital in the UK was given on the organ of Leeds Town Hall to a very large audience. He was a gifted and skilful organist, possessing great artistic imagination and who could render his very rare mistakes sound so highly musical. Indeed, fanning through his enormous library of organ scores it was not unusual to also spot the occasional pencilled alteration to the music that made it all the more musical. Peter Goodman was a peerless master of registration. And asked, what makes a good organist, his reply was always 'flair.' He made many radio broadcasts and he and his family also made notable contributions to musical life in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Peter resurrected the Hull Bach Choir and was closely associated with Hull Choral Union. Peter's wife, Mary, survives him as do all his children; Wendy (cello), Jennifer (clarinet), Roy, the well-known conductor and Malcolm (French horn) all following their parents by studying at the Royal College of Music. Peter was a warm, generous and friendly man, much admired and esteemed by all who knew him. He is greatly missed by his family and by his many friends here in the UK, in Spain and other parts of the world. 21/09/2012
1935 Sydney Ellerton Ellerton, Sydney (1935), 1 January 2010 His wife Regina writes: When he left Caius College, Sydney joined British Pedigree Sugar Beet Seed Ltd as a plant breeder for the company. This was especially important at that time, as sugar beet had become the main source of sugar for the UK during the war. Having spent one term at the University of California, studying sugar beet, he was the British expert on the subject, and was put in charge of the sugar beet war effort. Not long after joining BPSBS Ltd, Sydney became Research Director, and in the 1950s this company amalgamated with W W Johnson Ltd, which became Bush Johnson Ltd. Sydney was well-known in American sugar beet circles, and was instrumental in developing varieties that were superior to those in the US, particularly in the Red River Valley area. The mono-beet strain was his discovery. When they were considering a Bill on Plant Breeders' Rights he was asked to give a lecture to the House of Commons, and it was then decided to patent the seed. He was well-known, well-liked and highly respected throughout the world in plant breeding matters, in the world of sugar beet especially. Sydney's trial beet plots were spread from Britain to Afghanistan. Among his amusing stories were that the Afghans planted opium poppies as hedges around his sugar beet. In about 1976 Sydney retired when Bush Johnson Ltd was taken over by Shell UK Ltd. He then owned and operated a narrow gauge railway in Llwyngwril. He leaves a son, grandson and granddaughter. For 55 years he was married to Lilian until her death, and is survived by his second wife Regina. 21/09/2012
1926 Philip William Hutton Hutton, Philip (1926), 20 April 2010 His daughter Sarah writes: In a lifetime almost co-terminous with the 20th Century, Philip Hutton was witness to a history book of change - born during the late Raj, he lived through two World Wars, the disbandment of Empire, the establishment of the welfare state, Britain's entry into the European Union, and the devolution of government to the British regions. Professionally, he qualified at a time when wealth dictated not only the quality of the medical care patient's received, but the professional advancement a doctor could hope for. He lived to see the establishment of the National Health Service, while he himself contributed to the development of medical services and medical education in East Africa, a lasting legacy of the beneficent side of British imperialism. Philip Hutton was born in Dalhousie Cottage, Nainital, British India on 12th July 1908. He was the eldest of the three children of Charles Herbert Hutton (an irrigation engineer in United Province, now Uttar Pradesh) and his wife, Mabel (née Garman). He always recalled his childhood in India with deep affection - especially their sojourn in prepartition Kashmir, where, in the spring and autumn, his family lived on a houseboat on the Dal Lake. When the family came to England after the First World War, his experience of English education at prep and public schools was not a happy one. But things changed in 1926 when he entered Gonville & Caius College, to read Natural Sciences (BA 1929), the first step towards qualifying as a doctor, for which he did his clinical training at the London Hospital (MB 1935, MD 1948). From 1937 to 1961 he was Physician Specialist in the Uganda Medical Service interrupted briefly by a short spell as a GP in Cape Town. After various postings in the Uganda Protectorate, he was put in charge of the large regional hospital in Mbale, subsequently moving to Mulago Hospital, the national referral hospital in the capital, Kampala. Here he was involved with the founding of the medical school, at what was to become Makerere University, and where he was the first lecturer in physiology. In 1955, together with the late Wallace Fox he organised the East African tuberculosis therapy trials for the MRC, which resulted in cheaper and more effective treatment of the disease. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1960. Returning to Britain in 1961, he served as overseas liaison officer with the Royal College of Physicians in London. In 1963 he was appointed consultant in the greatly undervalued medical specialism of geriatrics, at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. Here in the industrial Black Country, in conditions that could not have been more different from verdant tropical Africa, he transformed geriatric services from a state described as to him as 'desperate and irremediable' to what he modestly described as 'manageable'. He was deeply committed to the NHS, which he regarded as having effected major and much needed reform of medical services as compared with state of British medicine when he qualified. He was therefore enthusiastic about President Obama's efforts to widen US healthcare, which he followed with interest in his last year. He was a gifted amateur artist and passionate gardener, interests which he pursued energetically in retirement. He died in Wales, having moved there to live with his daughter after the death of his wife, Winifred (married 1947). His daughters, Rebecca and Philippa also predeceased him. He is survived by his son, Charles, his daughter, Sarah, and five grandchildren. 21/09/2012
1938 David Ramsey Foster Foster, David (1938), 4 June 2010 From The Times, 27 July 2010 An RNVR officer who served in the Fleet Air Arm throughout the Second World War, David Foster flew torpedo and strike bombers in the Mediterranean, Home and Far East theatres, winning the DSO and two DSCs. As a pilot of land-based Fairey Albacores he was involved in support of the British Eighth Army in North Africa in the run-up to the Battle of Alamein, and he subsequently flew Grumman Avengers from aircraft carriers in the British PacificFleet. Flying from the aircraft carrier Victorious, he was commanding officer of 849 Naval Air Squadron, which he led on the great blows struck against the heavily defended Japanese oil storage facilities at Palembang in Sumatra in January 1945. Returning to civilian life after the war, Foster joined Colgate-Palmolive's British operation, later moving to the United States. There he rose to become chief executive and then chairman of the company during the 1970s. David Ramsay Foster was born in 1920 of US parents. His father was then managing director of Colgate-Palmolive in the UK, and he had dual nationality. He was educated at Stowe School from where he went to Caius College, Cambridge, to read economics and history. When war broke out he joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and volunteered for the Fleet Air Arm. After pilot training he was posted in 1942 to 821 Squadron, based in North Africa and, with many of the Navy's aircraft carriers out of action, flying Albacores over the Western Desert as the Eighth Army retreated towards Egypt. His squadron carried out night sorties to illuminate with flares German tanks and supply vehicles that would then be attacked by the Wellington bombers of the Desert Air Force. The Albacore was a development of the biplane Swordfish whose technology appeared to owe more to the First World War than the Second. Nevertheless its slow speed and manoeuvrability served it admirably in the hands of a skilful pilot, when attacked by the much more sophisticated Junkers Ju88 night fighters of the Luftwaffe. If assailed from astern, a slow turn through 90 degrees invariably tended to make the much faster Ju88 overshoot and lose it in the darkness. Foster had several close shaves when attacked by these night fighters, but he survived them and was mentioned in dispatches. After Montgomery's victory at Alamein in November 1942, the squadron was sent to Malta where Foster was appointed a flight commander for torpedo attacks on Axis convoys supplying Rommel's Afrika Korps. This often involved flying in fiendishly difficult conditions in the darkness and winter bad weather. In December Foster was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and rested from operations. His next operational posting, in July 1943, was to Manston, Kent, where 841 Squadron flew Albacores in night torpedo attacks on German E-boats that emerged from their lairs on the Dutch and Belgian coasts to attack British coastal convoys. He was subsequently given charge of a unit at Exeter whose task, in concert with surface units of the British Fleet, was to try to prevent four large Narvik Class German destroyers breaking out from Brest and making a dash up the Channel. In the event, as with the impudent Channel Dash of the battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau the previous year, the destroyers and their covering E-boats managed to evade the Royal Navy and escaped to safety. In spite of their sterling qualities both the Swordfish (which, remarkably, served on Russian convoy routes right to the end of the war) and Albacore were far too slow to be suitable for rapid reaction interceptions and attacks over long distances on heavily defended targets. By the time Foster was posted to the British Pacific Fleet with 849 Squadron in the carrier Victorious in September 1944, the FAA in that theatre had been equipped with the American-built Avenger, more than twice as fast and able to carry a 2,000lb bomb load. At last, the British Pacific Fleet had, in concert with its superb (American) Chance Vought Corsair fighter, the kind of air assets with which to be able to strike effectively at the Japanese as a partner with the Americans in the vast expanses of the Pacific theatre. The squadron's sternest test was its part in the attacks on two Japanese refineries at Palembang on January 24 and 29, 1945. On both occasions the Avengers from Admiral Sir Philip Vian's four fleet carriers, escorted by Corsairs, battled through strong fighter and anti-aircraft gun defences, sustaining considerable losses. But both refineries suffered severe damage and many Japanese aircraft were destroyed both in the air and on the ground. For his leadership and tactics at Palembang, Foster was awarded the DSO. As the war moved closer to mainland Japan, Victorious and her fellow carriers came under constant attack from Japanese suicide bombers, some sustaining severe damage but surviving thanks to their armoured flight decks. 849 and 820 Squadrons from Indefatigable, which Foster now also led, delivered some hard blows at enemy airfields on Formosa (Taiwan), for which Foster was awarded a Bar to his DSC. His last operational sortie was on May 24, 1945, his 25th birthday. After a period on Vian's staff in Sydney, he returned to the UK, to receive both his DSO and DSC at the same investiture at Buckingham Palace in November 1945. Demobilised with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in December 1945, Foster joined Colgate-Palmolive's UK subsidiary in March the following year. After a period in the US as an export sales manager he returned to London where he served as managing director of the UK company before taking over Colgate's European Division in 1961, moving its headquarters to London. Called back to the company's New York headquarters in 1965 he swiftly ascended the management ladder, becoming chief executive officer in 1970. Under his stewardship the company sponsored a number of women's sporting events, notably a women's professional golf tournament. After becoming chairman in 1975 Foster retired in 1979. His memoir, Wings over the Sea, was published in 1990. Foster was three times married, first to the actress Glynis Johns. This marriage was dissolved, and he is survived by the two daughters of his second marriage, to Anne Firth, who predeceased him. His third wife, Alexandra, also predeceased him. Lieutenant-Commander David Foster, DSO, DSC and Bar, Fleet Air Arm pilot and head of Colgate-Palmolive, 1970-79, was born on May 24, 1920. 21/09/2012
1967 Colin Raymond Brewitt-Taylor Brewitt-Taylor, Colin (1967), 20 January 2010 Chris Alder writes: BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Physics), University of Cambridge, 1970 PhD in Geophysical electromagnetism, University of Cambridge, 1974 After leaving university, Dr Brewitt-Taylor held post-doctoral research fellowships at the Universities of Victoria (Canada), Nottingham, and Sheffield, working on numerical simulations in geophysical electromagnetism, microwave problems, and semiconductor devices, respectively. Subsequently, his entire career was spent working in QinetiQ and its predecessors when it was part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). His work embraced electromagnetic theory and associated computational methods, as applied to radar scattering, radar absorbing materials, radomes, and antennas. He joined the MOD's Royal Signals and Radar Establishment at Malvern in 1979. For several years he was involved in a collaborative research programme between RSRE 21/09/2012
1967 Robert Bruce Kirby Kirby, Robert (1967), 3 October 2009 From The Guardian, 8 October 2009 Robert Bruce Kirby, musical arranger and orchestrator, born 16 April 1948; died 3 October 2009. In his first year as a music student at Cambridge University, Robert Kirby sought to join Footlights, the undergraduates' fabled arts and drama club. He was turned down, but the events of that day had a momentous impact on his life. Among others who auditioned unsuccessfully was a deeply sensitive would-be singer-songwriter called Nick Drake. The affable and ebullient Kirby and the painfully shy Drake seemed polar opposites, yet they formed an immediate and intuitive bond. Drake asked Kirby to arrange his songs, and Kirby went on to play a key role on two Drake albums and in his resultant enduring status as a cult icon. Kirby, who has died following emergency heart surgery, aged 61, would appear on more than 100 albums and work as an orchestrator and arranger for Paul Wellor, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Steve Ashley, Ralph McTell, the Strawbs and Magic Numbers, among others, but he was always indelibly linked with Drake. 'Everything always goes back to Nick Drake,' he said. 'Meeting Nick made my career.' Kirby was born into a working-class family in Hertfordshire, won a scholarship to Bishop's Stortford College and went to Caius College, Cambridge, intending to become a music teacher. His first love was folk music and in his mid-teens he toured Germany with a folk group playing Bob Dylan covers. But it was George Martin's work with the Beatles - notably on Eleanor Rigby and She's Leaving Home - which inspired Kirby to want to arrange music rather than be a frontman. 'My favourite musician is Mozart,' he said, 'but the Beatles run him a close second.' When his tutor at Cambridge told him his compositions sounded like cornflake commercials, he took it as a great compliment. 'That good?' he said. At Cambridge he formed a string octet, appearing for the first time with Drake at the Caius May Ball and playing three songs with him - Way to Blue, The Thoughts of Mary Jane and Day Is Done - that later appeared on Drake's debut album, Five Leaves Left (1969). Drake dropped out of Cambridge at the end of his second year in 1968 after being discovered by the producer Joe Boyd, who quickly booked him into a studio and recruited his own arranger, Richard Hewson, to work on the record. The wilful Drake disliked what Hewson had done and insisted that his old college friend Kirby would do a better job. Despite having never set foot in a recording studio before, Kirby also quit Cambridge to throw in his lot with Drake, a man he regarded as 'the best lyric writer to come out of England'. He wrote the delicate string arrangements that characterise Five Leaves Left - though Harry Robinson was brought in to arrange River Man because the inexperienced Kirby could not then write in 5:4 time. They remained close friends and collaborators. Drake would record a song with a guitar on a tape recorder, vaguely suggesting an oboe or violin part, and Kirby would then sit down with him, deciphering his complex guitar tunings, meticulously notating every chord. Himself adept on guitar, piano and various brass instruments, Kirby painstakingly wrote out his arrangements on manuscripts, believing the limits of his instrumental competence would stifle his imagination if he tried to compose on an instrument. A man who eschewed computer technology, he employed the same method for the rest of his career, despite the tension it invariably created in the studio as the musicians gathered and he waited to hear for the first time whether or not they would replicate the sounds in his head. Drake craved a more commercial direction for his second LP Bryter Layter (1970) and Kirby's intricate work on it was partly inspired by the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. But this and the third LP, Pink Moon (1972), sold poorly and it hit Kirby hard when a disillusioned Drake died suddenly in 1974, aged 26, after an overdose of an antidepressant drug. However, Kirby went on to work on albums with Sandy Denny, McTell, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, Richard and Linda Thompson and - most closely - the Strawbs, who, finding themselves in need of a keyboard player following Rick Wakeman's departure to join Yes, invited him on the road with them. It was a rewarding period but, returning from a long US tour in 1979, he found the wind had changed and, with the advent of punk and disco, there was little demand for sophisticated string arrangements. In December 1979, he married and abandoned the insecurity of a musical career to take a 'proper job' in market research, rising to become a director of Ipsos. He continued to write arrangements for selected projects such as Costello's 1982 album Almost Blue, the London Symphony Orchestra's Screen Classics Vol 7 (1994) and Weller's Heliocentric (2000). All the while, Drake's posthumous reputation grew, and Kirby was delighted as new generations discovered the music of his old friend. He remained loyal to Drake's memory, often debunking the myths of an impressionable, permanently depressed romantic that had arisen around him, taking great delight in telling joyous stories of their happy, drunken nights together in the pub. 'Everybody at the time had long hair, was angstridden and read French impressionist poets. He wasn't that abnormal,' he said. As Drake's celebrity grew, another obscure record Kirby had worked on in 1970 - Just Another Diamond Day by Vashti Bunyan - belatedly won attention through use in a TV advertisement, and the spotlight shone back on Kirby. He reconnected with some of those he had worked with previously, but was also increasingly sought out by young bands who felt empathy for Drake, notably the Magic Numbers, for whom he came to be as much a mentor as an arranger. Kirby retired from market research to concentrate again on music, achieving a career highlight by writing a new arrangement of the Beatles' She's Leaving Home for the Magic Numbers to cover on a 40th anniversary remake of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In May this year he was again writing a new arrangement of Drake songs for a tribute concert in Birmingham. His marriage ended in divorce last year but, ever gregarious and full of ideas, he planned a move from London to East Anglia and was looking forward to new commissions and indulging his long-held passion for cider-brewing. He is survived by his daughter Constance and son Henry. 21/09/2012
1957 John Samuel Harwood Major Major, John (1957), 6 October 2009 His wife Rosemary writes: John Major was educated at and then served in the Royal Navy for two years. He became a member of Gonville & Caius in 1957 and graduated with a double First in History in 1960. After a brief flirtation with advertising, he returned to his lifelong love of modern history, first as a research assistant at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. In 1964 he moved to Hull University where he taught 19th- and 20th-Century History and International Relations, with an emphasis on American foreign policy. He was an enthusiastic teacher but also a productive writer, publishing a number of books including Prize Possession, an account of relations between the United States and Panama from 1903. Since retiring in 1997 he continued to write, his chief publication being a collaborative work, History in Quotations, jointly edited with Mark Cohen, a graduate of Queen's College. He was still working on his last joint venture, a study of British organisations' reactions to Apartheid, when he was overcome by cancer. He was married to Rosemary in 1962 and they had a son and a daughter. Patrick is now Professor of Modern History at Reading University and Jenny lives with her family in the United States. He also leaves four grandchildren. He is sadly missed for his many qualities which included an insatiable and wide-ranging thirst for knowledge, his gift for language, his humour, affection and fortitude. 21/09/2012
1961 Julian Peter Collins Collins, Julian (1961), 23 November 2009 Julian Collins died on 23 November 2009 aged 67 years. He was born in Nottingham in 1942 and attended Nottingham High School. He went to Caius in 1961 to read Modern Languages but soon decided to change to Law and become a solicitor. Starting as an articled clerk in the National Coal Board Legal Department in 1965, he progressed through the department to become the Solicitor and legal adviser to the British Coal Corporation in 1988. During these years he was involved in the Aberfan and the Flixborough disaster inquiries among other dramatic events. On the organisational front, he took the initiative in privatising 90% of his legal team two or three years before the Government decided to privatise the industry as a whole. In 1993, he moved across to act solely as Solicitor to the coal industry pension schemes, and was part of the team ensuring that the several hundred thousand members of the schemes got as good a deal as possible from the Government when the coal industry was privatised. During that period he also served a year as President of the Law Society Commerce and Industry Group. In retirement he kept in touch with the legal world as Trustee and Treasurer of the legal and human rights charity, JUSTICE, and said he was the only member of its Council who he had never heard of. He lived quietly in south west London with his partner Christine and enjoyed his interests in travel, music, art and, particularly, the theatre. Julian is remembered by family, friends and colleagues for his calm, wise advice in difficult times and for his sense of humour. 21/09/2012
1951 Colin Bruce Bradley Bull Bull, Colin (1951), 7 September 2010 His wife Gillian writes: Renowned glaciologist Colin Bruce Bradley Bull of Bainbridge Island died in his sleep Tuesday, September 7 2010 while on an Alaska cruise with his wife Gillian. Having served on more than 25 polar expeditions, Colin received the Polar Medal from Queen Elizabeth II and the US government's Antarctic Service Medal; the Antarctic's Bull Lake and Bull Pass are both named after him. Born June 13, 1928, in Birmingham, England, Colin received his doctorate from the University of Birmingham in 1951. He launched his polar career as glaciologist for the University of Birmingham Spitzbergen Expedition in 1951, and, after a stint in the Department of Physics at Cambridge University, UK, joined the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54) as Chief Scientist. After returning to Britain, he met his future wife, Gillian, whose brother had been on the Spitzbergen expedition. In 1956, the couple moved to New Zealand, where Colin lectured in the Department of Physics at Victoria University of Wellington, and led expeditions to the Antarctic's Dry Valleys in 1958 and 1960. In 1961 Colin went to the Ohio State University to help found the Institute of Polar Studies (later the Byrd Polar Research Centre). He served as Director of the Institute, Chairman of the Geology Department, and Dean of the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. In 1986 Colin retired to Bainbridge Island with Gillian to write, collect and sell books on polar exploration. He lectured on Antarctic cruises, often joined by Gillian, sharing amusing stories about his travels, many of which were later published in his books, Innocents in the Arctic and Innocents in the Dry Valleys. A delightful raconteur, Colin was youthful in spirit and it was possible to feel part of his life, and we were the richer for it. He maintained strong ties with his colleagues to the very end. His wry humour, his gift for friendship, and his contributions to the study of polar science will be sorely missed. Dr Bull leaves behind his wife of 54 years, artist Gillian Bull of Bainbridge Island, three children - Nicholas of Arlington, Virginia, Rebecca of Madison, Wisconsin, and Andrew of Bainbridge Island, Washington - and four grandchildren, Ellen and Simon Bull and Eric and Eileen Bauer, and brother, George, in Great Britain. 21/09/2012
1952 Trevor Stacey Matthews Matthews, Trevor (1952), 3 August 2010 Anthony Adamson writes: Trevor Matthews was Consultant Paediatrician in Lancaster and Kendal. Appointed as a single-handed Paediatrician he built up the department to a modern multi-consultant centre providing a comprehensive service to the children of the district. Trevor was born in Eastbourne in 1934 but spent most of his formative years in Haverfordwest. Both his parents came from the West Country. His father was an Inspector of Taxes and would normally have moved every few years. However the war intervened and the family stayed in West Wales. Trevor went to Epsom College as a Leverhulme Open Scholar. At Epsom he played sports obsessively and normally pretty well; an excellent runner who never lost a competitive sprint race. From Epsom, he went up to Gonville & Caius College to read Natural Sciences with a view to doing Medicine. He described his three years at Caius as absolute bliss, discovering life and culture. He did his clinical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School. He decided at an early stage in his training that he would be a paediatrician. After House Officer posts at St Bartholomew's Hospital, he did junior posts at Taplow, the Hammersmith, St Bartholomew's and Great Ormond Street. In 1963, he was unusually promoted to Senior Registrar from Senior House Officer at Great Ormond Street. His Senior Registrar appointment included two highly influential years (1965-67) at Makere University Hospital, University of East Africa, as Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and, for a period, Head of Department and Professor of Paediatrics (pending a substantive appointment). It was there that he developed his interest in tropical paediatrics. On his return to the UK in 1968 he was appointed Medical Research Council Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Insitute of Child Health. For three years he was based in the Department of Immunology (Professor J.F. Soothill) studying the immune background to cow's milk protein allergy. He was well set on course for an academic chair in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Vermont, USA, when a peculiar and undiagnosed neurological illness, with an uncertain prognosis, made it a safer option to stay in the UK. In 1972 he was appointed Consultant Paediatrician in Lancaster. Initially single-handed, he covered five hospitals in Lancaster and Kendal and, at times of holidays, Barrow too! He described this as fun. He developed the paediatric department, providing neonatal and community services where none previously existed. He negotiated new consultant appointments and offered comprehensive in-patient and out-patient service. One advantage to Trevor of moving to Lancaster was that he could continue his interest in tropical paediatrics at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine where he lectured and subsequently examined. However, he still longed to work abroad and in 1978 he was granted leave of absence to become Consultant Paediatrician at Notre Dame de Fatima Hospital, Terhan, expecting to undertake postgraduate teaching and research. Civil unrest and insurrection terminated this appointment and he was eventually evacuated by the RAF. In 1979, at the request of the UK Overseas Development Ministry, Trevor was seconded for three months to the Turks and Caicos Islands to prepare a report on the future organisation of medical services to this island group. Subsequently, he had annual teaching commitments in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia and Libya, lecturing and examining, often at a time of war or an emergency. He was awarded the Gilliland Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and visited McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada to study the therapeutic use of exercise in children. He was co-editor of the Textbook of Paediatrics in the Tropics (1987). The stress of a heavy clinical load and a period in medical administration took their toll and at the age of 59 he suffered a heart attack. He retired shortly after that. Retirement gave him the time to enjoy his passions, the countryside, his family, his dogs, the perpetual renovation of old houses that was an obsession, all fully hands on, and his love of gardens, music, literature, architecture and the creative arts. Above all he was in love with language and perhaps most satisfaction came in the last decade through the pursuit and writing of poetry. A particular pleasure came from the publication in 2009 of West Coast, North Hill, a three poet collection containing some 30 of what he considered his least bad poems, for no one was a harsher critic than he was. Trevor described himself as a profoundly happy man, quiet, self sufficient and blessed with a wonderful family. He is survived by Vivienne, two sons, three daughters and 10 grandchildren. 21/09/2012
1953 Andrew Joseph Bacon Bacon, Andrew (1953), 11 December 2009 From The Sabah Society Maimie Scott writes: Andrew was born in March 1933 in Grenada, West Indies, where his father was Archdeacon of the Windward Islands. On his return to the UK, he was educated at the Canterbury Cathedral Choir School, and Marlborough College. During his two years of National Service, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Northamptonshire Regiment and seconded to Ghana with the 1st Battalion of the Gold Coast Regiment. He went to Cambridge in 1953 with a choral exhibition to Gonville & Caius College, and qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1960. Whilst at Cambridge, in addition to his singing as a choral scholar, he boxed for the University, was elected to the Hawkes Club and won his oar in the Cambridge May Races, rowing for a rugger boat. After qualifying as a vet, he spent a short time in general practice in England before leaving for South America with the Cambridge Trans American Expedition, which travelled, over a 14 month period, from Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America to Anchorage in Alaska. Unluckily, he was hospitalised with hepatitis in the north of Peru and had to return to the UK while the expedition continued northwards, walking through the Darien Gap before continuing the journey from Panama to Alaska. On his return to UK, he spent a short time on the Foyles lecture circuit, speaking on the expedition and also working in general veterinary practice. Having travelled in the Americas and most of Europe, and also in Africa, his attention was drawn to the Far East, where he accepted a contract with the North Borneo Government, through the Department of Technical Cooperation UK, as a Veterinary Officer, in June 1962. He was initially posted to Tawau, in charge of the East Coast, Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna areas, but moved to Jesselton to act as head of the Vet.erinary Department in 1964 while Henry Holland was on leave. He spent time in Kudat, Sandakan and eventually Sebrang, Keningau before the end of his contract in 1965. He returned to the UK, to Edinburgh University, for a postgraduate qualification in Tropical Veterinary Medicine. After 8 months in general practice in England, he returned to Sabah in 1967. After an initial posting to Tawau, he was sent to Keningau as Veterinary Officer in charge of the Interior. Whilst he was there he married into the Gunsanad family. In 1971 he was called to work in Headquarters in Kota Kinabalu and was promoted to Senior Veterinary Officer in charge of cattle development. In 1977 he was sent to Australia for 4 months to take over the Camfield Station on behalf of the Government for Desa Cattle. On reaching retirement age in 1988, with no further employment available in Sabah, he returned to the UK, working for the Government doing TB and Brucella testing for a short period before going into into general practice. Life in the UK was found to be unsatisfactory, and when the opportunity arose to go to Papua New Guinea as Regional Vet, they moved there in 1989. Life in PNG was difficult, dangerous and very poorly paid. He was hijacked by 'rascals' and left tied up in the jungle, their house was frequently attacked and life was anything but peaceful, so they were actively looking for other opportunities. In 1991 he was offered the appointment as project manager for the Dairy Project for the King of Saudi Arabia, a small dairy project supplying dairy products to the Royal Household. He was there for 15 years. After the king died in 2005 there was a major change in the project and his services were no longer required. He and Jane returned to Sabah in 2006 to live in Keningau. After a fairly lengthy battle with cancer, which he did not allow to interfere with living life to the full, he passed away peacefully at home on 11 December at 12.15am. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and daughter Agnes and her family. 21/09/2012
1954 Michael Cautley Holderness Holderness, Michael (1954), 20 May 2010 His wife Rosemary writes: Michael (Mike) was born on 6 February 1935. After preparatory school he was a scholar at the King's School, Canterbury. As a Minor Scholar at Gonville & Caius College, he read Natural Sciences (Part I) and Part II Pathology. Following his father, an MOH, and his grandfather, a GP, into the medical profession, clinical training at the (Royal) London Hospital was followed by a preregistration year at the London. Anaesthetic training followed at Orpington, Southend, and the London, and he was appointed consultant at Stafford in December 1966, retiring through ill health in February 1995. Fortunately those health problems were well managed and he enjoyed an active retirement travelling in Western Europe and Egypt, amongst many other activities, until his final illness. He was a man of many interests, particularly music, history and Egyptology, with an acute mind to his death. He is deeply missed by his wife, Rosemary, children Rupert and Alexandra, and by his five grandchildren. 21/09/2012
1952 John Michael Dawson The College regrets to announce the death of Dr John Michael Dawson (1952), who passed away on Thursday 30th August aged 78. 10/09/2012
1958 Robin Henry Pedler The College regrets to announce the death of Robin Pedler (1958), who passed away aged 75 on the morning of 8th September 2012 after a long battle with oesophageal cancer. 10/09/2012
1953 Christopher John Dean Christopher John Dean (1953) - 1932-2012 His eldest daughter Claire writes: My father was born in Horsham at Christ's Hospital where his own father taught languages. He became a pupil himself, developed a keen interest in acting and played the trumpet in the famous Christ's Hospital band. In 1953 he entered Caius to read Modern and Mediaeval Languages, where he became a member of CADS and won the German Essay Prize. He married my mother Christine Milsom in Caius chapel in 1956. The service was conducted by the then chaplain Hugh Montefiore. He taught for four years at Tiffins in Kingston, before moving to St. John's College, hurstpierpoint, where he became Head of Modern Languages, Housemaster and director of many house and school plays. whilst still teaching, he became Secretary and then Chairman of the Dorothy L. Sayers Society continuing in this role for over thirty years. His funeral was in the lovely country church at Clayton just under the South Downs in Sussex, and a MEmorial service was helld for him at the 2012 Dorothy Sayers Society Conference, in Somerville Chapel, Oxford. He leaves a widow, three children and four grandchildren. 03/09/2012
1992 Alexandre Sergeevich Alexandrov The College regrets to announce the death of Alexandre Sergeevich Alexandrov (1992) on 14th August 2012. 29/08/2012
1950 Jonathan Michael Henry Balcon The College regrets to announce that Jonathan Michael Henry Balcon (1950) died on 21st June 2012, aged 80, after a short illness. 13/08/2012
1953 Robert James Joynt The College regrets to announce the death of Robert James Joynt (1953) on 13th April 2012. 09/08/2012
1942 Michael Garland Rolfe The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Michael Garland Rolfe (1942) on 22nd May 2012. 03/08/2012
1973 Anthony Edward Lee The College regrets to announce the death of Anthony Edward Lee (1973), who passed away on 16th July 2012 after a short illness. 16/07/2012
1947 John Rycroft Coward The College regrets to announce the death of John Rycroft Coward (1947) on 19th May 2012. John's brother, Philip H Coward (1953), writes... John came up to Caius from Rossall School on a scholarship in classics. His special talent was translating poetry into Latin or Greek verse, which earned him a starred first in part one of the classics tripos. While at Caius he played cricket and rugby, sang in the chapel choir and the Caius Chorus, but his principal interest was chess for which he gained a half-blue. After National Service in the Royal Signals he entered the Civil Service where his career took him through several departments, the last of which was Customs and Excise. He played chess for the Civil Service, and became very interested in solving and composing chess problems. He was a member of the British Chess Problem Society for many years. His sporting interests continued and he played cricket and hockey for local teams for a number of years. After giving up the field sports he took up table tennis which he was still playing and coaching at the age of 80! John's interest in singing continued throughout his life. In his younger years he took leading parts with the local light operatic society. He later joined a choral society in Harrow which he supported for many years, and which dedicated their concert to his name following his death. John leaves his wife Jean, an excellent musician, his daughter Laura and three grandchildren. 13/07/2012
1945 John Dickie Younie The College regrets to announce the death of John Dickie Younie (1945), for whom a full obituary can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9283310/Flight-Lieutenant-Joh... 11/07/2012
1959 Leopold Joseph Cavendish The College regrets to announce the death of Leopold Joseph Cavendish (1959) on 13th May 2012. 21/06/2012
1976 Ralph Alan Searle The College regrets to announce the death of Revd Ralph Alan Searle (1978) on 29th May 2012. 21/06/2012
1943 Peter Gray The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Peter Gray (1943) on 7th June 2012. The obituary published by Cambridge News can be found here: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Much-loved-former-college-master-di... 07/06/2012
1956 John Stuart Edwards The College is sad to announce the death of Professor John Edwards (1956), who passed away on 25th March 2012. An online tribute to him can be found here: http://www.biology.washington.edu/news/professor-emeritus-john-edwards-p... 31/05/2012
1952 Alfred Doll-Steinberg Jason Doll-Steinberg writes: Alfred Doll-Steinberg, 1933-2012 Cambridge Scholar and Chemical Engineer who fought Lloyds of London over £6 billion Lloyds Reinsurance Scandal Alfred Doll-Steinberg was born in September 1933 in Vienna. His father Marcus worked for the Austrian government and his family's lives were saved when the Austrian Nazis dismissed all Jews from government jobs. The family came to England in 1938 and lived in Nottingham. Being Austrian, his father was interned on the Isle of Wight for the duration of the war, and Alfred was later evacuated to the grounds of the Rothschild's home Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. Alfred Doll-Steinberg showed early gifts for Mathematics and Chemistry and won a scholarship to Gonville and Caius College Cambridge where he graduated with a double first. Whilst at Cambridge he published his first papers on Chemical Engineering matters. Alfred made a significant and pioneering contribution to the design and economics of Oil Refinery and petrochemical plant design in its early days. He published widely in major international journals and literature. He went on to work for Foster Wheeler and Shell in London and New York, The Institut Francais du Petrole in Paris and later established his own engineering consultancy. Putting into practice years of academic and theoretical Chemical Engineering, he took a formative role in the oil exploration, oil refining and petrochemical industries in the UK, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This included the building of the oil refinery at Larnaca, Cyprus, and projects drilling for oil in Israel near Haifa in the Negev. Alfred's tenacity, analytical and robust business skills came into their own again when he became the most vocal name in the fight against Lloyds of London following the insurers' losses of £6 billion and threat of bankruptcy of thousands of Lloyds names. As the dynamic Chairman of the Gooda Walker Action Group and Wellington Action Group from 1991 to 1992 he represented over 2500 names of two of the worst hit syndicates and described "a sea-change in morality at Lloyds. The three-hundred-year-old principle of uberrima fides - utmost good faith - started to be replaced by the principle of caveat emptor - buyer beware." Alfred argued that the catastrophic losses were not a result of actual disasters including Piper Alpha and Hurricane Hugo but of the endless reinsurance of the same risk with brokers and underwriters taking a commission at each re-insurance. He succeeded in getting acceptance at the highest level to remedy the reinsurance circuit and effect a change of Ethos which endures. A £900 million settlement was offered by Lloyds as a result. This was a pivotal and highly significant change in one of The City's major institutions. Alfred was a lively spirit and a man of letters. He wrote numerous letters and articles in the world's major newspapers and journals on subjects ranging from finance to Global Warming with typically trenchant and logically structured opinion. Alfred was a director of several private companies in the UK including British Tours Ltd which he co-founded in 1958. The company, originally called Undergraduate Tours Ltd, was an important innovation in UK tourism at the time and has taken over 1,000,000 visitors on private tours around Britain. He was Chairman of technology company Tribeka Ltd which developed an award-winning solution for the electronic distribution of software, music and movies in operation in the US, Europe and Australia. Alfred retained a lifelong love of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and typically sought to encourage the young to follow the rigours of the Mathematics and Natural Laws which were so important to him. In 1988 he founded a scholarship at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, the James Arthur Ramsay Prize, in honour of Professor Arthur Ramsay, a biologist whose work in Biology had benefited from his grasp of thermodynamics. Alfred had a powerful sense of humour that owed more to the Goons than later genre. Frequently this was the lens through which he viewed the many events in which he was to be involved and influence. He read widely and enjoyed cinema. He donated generously to Charity. He skied all his active life with his family. Alfred Doll-Steinberg died on Wednesday 9 May aged 78. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Gerda, two sons and a daughter. 30/05/2012
1950 Richard Fairfax Harwood The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Fairfax Harwood (1950) on 30th March 2012. 11/05/2012
1963 William Geoffrey Sherwood The College regrets to announce the death of Dr William Geoffrey Sherwood (1963) on 7th May 2012. Tributes can be left here: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Willia... 11/05/2012
1947 Ian Oswald The College regrets to announce the death of Professor Ian Oswald (1947) on 25th April 2012. 11/05/2012
1936 Norman Fortrey Crofts The College regrets to announce the death of Dr Norman Fortrey Crofts on 21st MArch 2012. 09/05/2012
1946 Wilfred Ronald Court The College regrets to announce the death of Wilfred Ronald Court (1946) on 29th April 2011. 08/05/2012
1942 Anthony Ralph Holtby Worssam The College regrets to report the death of Dr Anthony Ralph Holtby Worssam on 13th February 2012. 04/05/2012
1948 John Ashley of Stoke The College regrets to announce the death of the Rt Hon Lord Ashley of Stoke, on 24th of April 2012. An obituary can be found at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9218329/Lord-Ashley-of-Stoke-obit.... 24/04/2012
1935 Leonard Robert Carr of Hadley From the Daily Telegraph: Lord Carr of Hadley, who has died aged 95, was, as Robert Carr, a liberal Tory who served with credit as Employment Secretary, Leader of the House and Home Secretary under Edward Heath; having led the party briefly in 1975 as Margaret Thatcher was being elected, he left the Commons to chair the Prudential. Lord Carr of Hadley Carr won a lasting place in the demonology of the Left as architect of the controversial and short-lived Industrial Relations Act. This sought to end wildcat strikes and abuses by dictatorial unions and create a climate of co-operation, but produced an even more confrontational atmosphere. His strategy of wholesale reform, with a National Industrial Relations Court, a register of trade unions and cooling-off periods before strikes, proved too sweeping and legalistic; it took the "step by step" approach of successive Employment Secretaries under Mrs Thatcher - which Carr applauded - to produce legislation that stuck. It was ironic that, having legislated to tame the unions, Carr's Cabinet career was ended by Heath's ill-judged calling of a "Who governs Britain?" election over the 1974 miners' strike. Carr did not flinch when the anarchist group known as the Angry Brigade bombed his house, and as Home Secretary he stood firm against the IRA. But this gentle and likeable man was at base a conciliator who treated union leaders on their merits and understood industry. A wealthy industrialist in his own right, he had once resigned as a minister to return to his firm, and his commitment to a political career was at times in question. Some on the Right felt it no accident that he once nearly opened a Liberal fete by mistake. A disciple of Iain Macleod, a protégé of Anthony Eden and probably the last of the Butskellites, Carr was on the same wavelength as Heath, though reckoning him "too serious". The unassuming Carr was spared from being a robotic technocrat by his social conscience; and his youthful prowess at tennis, which prompted Anthony Eden to pick him as his PPS, his keen eye and fairness of mind qualified him as a Centre Court umpire at Wimbledon - he had first been recruited for the role while a student at Cambridge, and he acted as an umpire at every Wimbledon final bar the ladies' singles; whenever possible, he would take his annual leave to coincide with Wimbledon fortnight. Leonard Robert Carr was born on November 11 1916, the son of Ralph Carr, a north London businessman. He was educated at Norman Court, Potters Bar, and at Westminster, where hunger marchers converging on Parliament made a deep impression him. At Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he read Law, Economics and Natural Science, graduating in 1938. His ambition then was to become a tennis champion. Carr went into the aluminium castings firm of John Dale, founded by his great-grandfather but no longer family-controlled, beginning on the shop floor as foundry supervisor; when a miners' MP later challenged the Tories to roll up their sleeves and work, Carr offered to spend a shift down the pit if his challenger would do his old job at Dale's. Excused military service because of a collapsed lung, Carr worked in aircraft production, serving on the British Intelligence Objectives subcommittee which, after V-E Day, investigated German light alloy foundries. He became Dale's chief metallurgist and, in 1948, its research and development director. Carr's industrial experience ignited his interest in politics; he became a Conservative, he said, because he found it hard to be doctrinaire. He chaired Barnet Young Conservatives, and in 1950 became MP for Mitcham, defeating the Labour member Tom Braddock. He was one of a talented Tory intake whose leading lights - including Heath, Enoch Powell and Angus Maude - coalesced under Macleod to form the One Nation group, making headlines with a pamphlet advocating NHS charges. From the outset he was on the Left of the party, championing abortion law reform and abolition of the death penalty. He caught the eye of Eden, then Shadow Foreign Secretary, who took him to Denver and Chicago in the summer of 1951 - in part as his deck-tennis partner against members of the Canada-bound MCC cricket team. On returning to the Foreign Office that December, Eden made him his PPS. This did not curb Carr's "One Nation" activities; he drafted the group's 1954 pamphlet, Change is Our Ally, which set out a blueprint for industrial relations. Nor did it prevent him umpiring at Wimbledon, even after Eden became Prime Minister. Late in 1955 Eden appointed Carr Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and National Service under Macleod. He championed automation (while hating the word) and chaired a committee on the recruitment and training of young workers. In April 1958 he surprised colleagues tipping him for promotion by resigning from the government to return to Dale's as part-time chairman. Carr, a major shareholder, told Harold Macmillan, now Prime Minister, that the previous chairman's death had left a serious "gap" which it was his duty to fill. The next year Dale's was taken over by Metal Closures for £3.1 million; Carr joined Metal Closures' board, and in 1960 became deputy chairman and joint managing director. In the House of Commons he spoke on industrial and scientific matters as chairman of the Conservative backbench Trade and Industry Committee; served on the 1922 Committee executive; and chaired a Select Committee which recommended Stansted as London's third airport - a view he soon changed. Carr rejoined the government in May 1963 as Secretary for Technical Co-Operation (embryo Overseas Development Minister), outside the Cabinet but with a Privy Councillorship, keeping the job under Sir Alec Douglas-Home. When Labour came to power in 1964, Carr went back to Metal Closures as executive deputy chairman, and resumed his other directorships. He kept the Overseas Development portfolio, shadowing Barbara Castle, until Heath was elected leader in October 1965, when he made Carr aviation spokesman; he sharply scrutinised Labour's decision to abandon the TSR2 fighter-bomber and buy American-built F-111s. Holding his seat by just 528 votes in 1966, Carr continued to combine front-bench duties with a hectic business career. In February 1967 Heath promoted him to Shadow Minister of Labour. He headed the opposition to the Wilson government's prices and incomes legislation and wrote Fair Deal at Work (1968), which proposed a total overhaul of industrial relations law. Carr termed it "a charter for the responsible against the irresponsible"; particularly radical was the proposal to abolish legal immunities enjoyed by the unions since 1906. Fair Deal at Work, which sold 70,000 copies, predated the less ambitious findings of a Royal Commission under Lord Donovan. Carr reckoned these a "fudge", but when Barbara Castle published In Place of Strife, it proposed even tougher sanctions than Carr was advocating; when she withdrew it under pressure, he marvelled at the missed opportunity. Victorious in 1970, Heath appointed Carr Employment Secretary to "take the drama and tension out of human relations in industry". Carr hoped to carry union leaders with him, but before he could legislate, the first national dock strike since 1926 erupted. He brokered an apparent settlement hours before the start, the two sides joining him for celebratory drinks, but the terms were rejected, and he called a state of emergency, convening a Court of Inquiry under Lord Pearson which gave the dockers up to £2 a week. Carr took a tougher line with electricity workers who were going slow, refusing to talk until they reduced their demands. Critics believed he set a dangerous precedent by submitting these disputes, and a postal strike in 1971 and a miners' strike the following year, to arbitration. He abolished the Prices and Incomes Board, but with a heavy heart, as he believed in a pay policy and foresaw a wages explosion. He partly replaced it with pay review boards covering "top people", nationalised industries, the armed forces and doctors and dentists. As unemployment topped 800,000, he flirted with a national minimum wage, and as Home Secretary played an influential role in re-establishing an incomes policy after Heath's "U-turn". The Industrial Relations Bill was Carr's magnum opus. Labour fought it tooth-and-nail, with Barbara Castle leading the attack - her own proposals forgotten. It was the unions rather than the Labour leadership which opposed reform, but as the unions financed the party and many of its MPs, they held the whip hand. Carr was reasonableness itself in insisting that his reforms would take confrontation out of the workplace, but the Bill both coincided with and fuelled an upsurge in union militancy. Just after its publication in December 1970, a bomb damaged the basement of Carr's department in St James's Square. Then two more exploded at his Georgian home at Hadley Green, Barnet. The first of these - which Carr spotted as it "flared" - blew in the front door; the second wrecked the kitchen. (A third device failed to detonate.) Carr, his wife and their younger daughter were shaken but unhurt. The bombings were the work of the anarchist and largely middle-class Angry Brigade, five of whom were eventually imprisoned for 10 to 15 years. By the time the Bill became law in August 1971, a poisonous atmosphere ensured that it would largely be a dead letter. Few dared apply it, and when it was invoked the results were catastrophic. A subtler, less comprehensive approach, perhaps through amending existing laws, might have worked better. Carr himself developed reservations - shared only with his fellow-promoter Sir Geoffrey Howe - about the wisdom of the provision banning the closed shop. Carr had moved on by the time the effects of the Act became evident. In April 1972 Heath promoted him to Leader of the House; preoccupied with getting government business through, and charged also with tackling population issues, he continued to rally support for the Act as it took effect. Just three months later he became Home Secretary on Reginald Maudling's forced resignation over his involvement in the Poulson affair. Underlining Carr's influence in the government, Heath at first kept him also as Leader of the House; in one afternoon he answered questions as Home Secretary, deputised for Heath at question time, fielded Business Questions as Leader of the House, then opened the main debate. Carr's experience at the Home Office convinced him that prison was "the most expensive and least effective way of deterring or reforming". He increased police pay to stimulate recruitment; expanded the prison building programme; changed the law on suspended sentences; recruited more prison and probation officers; and ordered tougher action against inmates breaking prison rules. While resisting pressure to bring back hanging, he insisted that life imprisonment in the worst cases must mean life - and rebuked the governor of Holloway for taking the Moors murderer Myra Hindley out for a walk. His liberal instincts came into play when Idi Amin expelled Asians with British passports from Uganda. Carr - who would have quit had the Cabinet opposed him - established an orderly queue of the 27,000 heading for Britain, ensured that they found homes, and, at the 1972 party conference, defeated a challenge to the policy from Enoch Powell. As Britain prepared to join the European Community, he provoked a backbench revolt with new immigration rules favouring Europeans over Commonwealth citizens; they were hastily redrafted. Though firmly committed to racial tolerance, Carr stood no nonsense from the "race relations industry", reckoning that the public might become less tolerant if continually "hectored" on the issue. Carr hoped to replace the Official Secrets Act with "more flexible" legislation, advocated tighter curbs on firearms and sought to outlaw the display of pornographic material in shops. After the Old Bailey bombing in March 1973, Carr became preoccupied with IRA terrorism in mainland Britain. He formed a special police unit and commissioned a National Security Plan involving police, customs, corporate security officers, traffic wardens and Post Office experts. Intelligence also warned of possible Arab terrorist attacks on Heathrow, and early in 1974 the Army was sent in. Heath gave Carr a high profile toward the end of 1973, as rising oil prices stemming from the Yom Kippur War combined with wider inflationary pressures to end the "Barber boom". With the Pay Code under strain and a miners' strike looming, Carr favoured an early election to renew the government's mandate. Heath hesitated, and by the time one was called for February 28 1974, the momentum was lost. Carr, whose own seat had been redistributed, won Carshalton, but the Conservatives lost their majority. Heath discussed with him the chances of a deal with the Liberals to stay in office, before resigning on March 4. In opposition Carr became Shadow Chancellor, castigating Labour for failing to curb wage rises after settling the miners' strike. He came off second-best in exchanges with Denis Healey, but during the second 1974 election was effective in warning that Labour had not brought the economic crisis under control. Following a second defeat in seven months, a change of leader was inevitable. Carr would have been a serious contender but for the belief of many that the Industrial Relations Act had contributed to the Conservatives' defeat. Heath sought to mount a more vigorous opposition by making Mrs Thatcher Carr's deputy, an opportunity of which she took full advantage. When, in January 1975, Heath called a leadership poll and she stood against him, Carr supported him loyally. After Heath's unexpected first-round defeat, he named Carr as acting leader pending a second ballot on February 11, in which Mrs Thatcher trounced Willie Whitelaw. She made it clear that she would sack Carr if he did not leave the front bench, and he departed with grace having led the party for a week. Carr stayed in the Commons long enough to found the leftish Tory Reform Group and Conservative Action for Electoral Reform. In December 1975 he was created a life peer, becoming a spokesman on home affairs and industry in the Lords. Though pained by the hard edge of Thatcherism, Carr never became a focus for discontent. Early on he urged Tories not to become captivated by monetarism, and after the 1979 election attacked as "unfortunate" Mrs Thatcher's offer of the embassy in Washington to Heath after he had said that he would not accept a job abroad. He supported successive industrial relations Bills, but from 1986, when he accepted the presidency of the Hughenden Foundation, began to voice criticism on other issues. He was one of three former ministers to vote against the Poll Tax; joined Whitelaw in opposing reforms he felt would jeopardise the political independence of the police; and denounced as "distasteful" Michael Howard's legislation to send 12-14 year olds to secure training centres. Yet he remained a Tory loyalist, intervening in the 1995 leadership contest to urge MPs to ignore Euro-sceptic "blackmail" and re-elect John Major. Carr had resumed his directorships when the Conservatives lost office, also joining the boards of Norwich Union and the SGB construction group, and, from 1979, Cadbury Schweppes. He was also an influential "name" at Lloyd's. He became a director of Prudential Assurance in 1976, deputy chairman in 1979 and chairman the following May. He held the post for five years, giving shrewd leadership at a time of economic difficulty. As ever, Carr's most effective work was behind the scenes, though he did break surface in 1984 when leaders of the insurance industry warned Nigel Lawson against reducing tax relief on pensions. Carr stood down as a director of the Pru in 1989, and took the non-executive chairmanship of LEK Partnership Strategy Ventures, a company formed to take equity stakes in management buyouts, staying until 1995. In 1990 Carr found himself on the margins of the Guinness affair. When those involved in the shenanigans surrounding the takeover of Distillers came to trial, Sir Jack Lyons, one of those eventually convicted, testified that in 1986 he had used his friendship with Carr and Lord Hunt, his successor at the Pru, to assent Distillers shares to Guinness. No impropriety on Carr's part was suggested. Carr was a "natural" for a leading role in the Confederation of British Industry. He served on its council from 1976 to 1987, chaired its education and training committee, and led a working group that urged firms to encourage employees to stand for Parliament. Through his chairmanship of the CBI's Special Programmes Unit, he came to head Business in the Community, the two organisations merging in 1984; in this capacity he took a keen interest in inner-city policy. Carr was appointed to the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee in 1977. The next year he headed an Arts Council committee to coordinate touring opera companies - a regular attender at Glyndebourne, he confessed to a "gross prejudice" against Wagner. In 1985 Carr, a member of Surrey County Cricket Club for more than 30 years and a regular at the Oval, was elected president of the club. Carr also served on the governing body of Imperial College, being elected a Fellow in 1985. He married, in 1943, Joan Kathleen Twining, who survives him with their two daughters; their son died in a road accident in 1965. Lord Carr of Hadley, born November 11 1916, died February 17 2012 20/02/2012
1963 John Harwood Hick The following obituary appeared on the Telegraph website on 16th February 2012: Professor John Hick, who has died aged 90, was one of the most influential philosophers of religion of his time; he was HG Wood Professor of Theology at Birmingham University from 1967 to 1982, and before that taught at Cambridge. He was, however, more widely recognised in America, where he held chairs at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1959 to 1964 and at Claremont Graduate University from 1979 to 1992. He wrote nearly 30 books, which, unusually for philosophy, included several bestsellers. Of the new philosophical concepts he suggested, the most notable was eschatological verification, which held that since the truth or otherwise of ultimate questions cannot be settled until the end of time, it is necessary meanwhile to accept a plurality of opinions. In the field of theology he was considerably more controversial, however, and in America he was twice charged with heresy by the Presbyterian Church, of which he was at one time a minister. Starting from a conservative evangelical position in the 1950s, Hick had by the 1970s moved to a liberal outlook that questioned the traditional understanding of the divinity of Christ. By the mid-1980s he had, partly as a result of his philosophical outlook and partly through his involvement in race relations work, gone further still, coming to regard Christianity as simply one among the world's major religions, with no exclusive claim on the truth. This position saw him become at once a world authority on interfaith relations and the bête noire of evangelical Christians. John Harwood Hick, the son of a solicitor, was born at Scarborough on January 20 1922. He left Bootham School, York, without taking any exams, to become an articled clerk in the small family-run law firm. Twice a week he went to Law lectures at what was then University College, Hull, where he also took the opportunity to attend philosophy lectures given by Professor TE Jessop, a noted scholar of the time. This marked the beginning of his interest in a subject to which he was eventually to make a distinguished contribution. He was influenced also by the visit to Scarborough of a well-known Welsh evangelist who led him to an intense evangelical conversion and a deep commitment to the Christian cause. Earlier he had joined the pacifist Peace Pledge Union, and on the outbreak of war in 1939 he registered as a conscientious objector. In 1941 Hick abandoned his legal studies to read Philosophy at Edinburgh University, but in the following year he was conscripted into a Friends Ambulance Unit and saw service in Egypt, Italy and Greece. When the war ended he returned to Edinburgh, where he proved a brilliant student and in 1948 was awarded a First. He had made a special study of Immanuel Kant, whose thought greatly influenced him for the rest of his life. Hick won a scholarship to Oriel College, Oxford, and after two years of study under HH Price, the Professor of Logic, completed a DPhil with a thesis on Faith and Belief. Now committed to ordination, he went to Westminster College, Cambridge, to prepare for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church of England, which joined the Congregational Church in 1972 to form the United Reformed Church. In 1953 Hick became minister of the Presbyterian church at Belford in Northumberland, some 15 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Although a rural church, it had a large congregation drawn from villages and hamlets in the surrounding area, and during the next three years he exercised a much-valued pastoral and preaching ministry while also preparing his Oxford thesis for publication. It was always apparent, however, that he was destined for the academic world, and in 1956 he went to America to become Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. Three years later he was appointed to the chair of Christian Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary - the largest college in America for the training of Presbyterian ministers. He was there until 1964, by which time he had won an international reputation for two very different reasons. The first arose from a short book, Philosophy of Religion (1963), which was a runaway publishing success, being translated into many languages, having many editions and eventually selling more than 600,000 copies. It was, he said, his quickest-written book, and the royalties paid for the education of his children. The other reason for his recognition was much less happy, and involved a charge of heresy by his local Presbyterian Synod when he applied for the ministerial status necessary for his professorial post. Hick's theological opinions at this point were still fairly orthodox, but he none the less felt unable to affirm the Virgin Birth of Christ as an essential element in the Christian faith. This became something of a cause célèbre, attracting worldwide media attention; but it was eventually settled in Hick's favour by the Church's national Synod using a toleration precedent. In 1963 Hick spent some months back in England as a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and the following year he left Princeton to become a lecturer in Theology at Cambridge. Apart from teaching, his most important achievement during the next years was the writing of a substantial book, Evil and the God of Love (1966). In it he argues that problems, pains and tragedies are necessary to moral and spiritual growth; and that, although the quantity and intensity of evil is bound to be a mystery to the religious believer, it is a necessary aspect of the soul-making potentiality of the world. This was not a new idea, but it was expounded with particular honesty, intelligence and sensitivity. Hick was again rewarded with a wide readership. The book was reprinted many times, most recently in 2001. Cambridge proved to be no more than a brief, albeit very enjoyable, interlude in Hick's career, for in 1967 he was appointed to the HG Wood chair of Theology at Birmingham University, which he occupied for the next 15 years. During this time his theological outlook moved in a markedly more liberal direction, and this surfaced in 1976 when he edited a symposium with the provocative title The Myth of God Incarnate. The other contributors were all distinguished, mainly Anglican, scholars; and the central theme of their essays was that to speak of Jesus as "God incarnate" or "Son of God" involves the use of mythological language and is none the worse for that, inasmuch as the deep things of life all require the use of mythological or poetic language. But this argument was altogether too subtle for many, and a noisy controversy ensued (contributing no doubt to the sale of 30,000 copies of the book in six months). Hick later developed this theme further in the book The Metaphor of God Incarnate (1993) and concluded that "a non-traditional Christianity can see itself as one among a number of different human responses to the ultimate transcendent Reality we call God". He was by now deeply influenced by his experiences of the 1970s and 1980s, when he was chairman of the religions and culture panel of the Birmingham Community Relations Committee, and also of the Inter-Faiths Council. This had brought close contact with the problems of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious city. All Faiths for One Race, of which he was also chairman, became a militant organisation defending the rights of the victims of poverty and discrimination. This experience, reinforced by visits to India and Sri Lanka, led Hick to speak of religion in terms of "one light, but many lamps". There was, however, little scope for propagating this belief from his university chair, since the conservative head of the theological department and many of his colleagues were unsympathetic. In the end there was a serious clash. Hick was a warm, friendly man, but he was also a tough, sometimes blunt Yorkshireman who knew what be wanted. So he left in 1982 to become Professor and Director of Programmes on World Religions and Culture at Claremont Graduate University in California - a post he had in any case occupied part-time since 1979. There for the next 10 years he flourished, and later described them as the best period of his life - though once again he had difficulties with the Presbyterian Church over his unorthodox beliefs, and felt obliged to withdraw his application for ministerial recognition when this threatened to split the Church. He taught and travelled to all parts of the world to discover more about the great religious faiths and to lecture and write about them. He became vice-president of the World Congress of Faiths, and his Gifford Lectures, published as An Interpretation of Religion (1989), were awarded the American Grawemeyer prize. In 1992 he retired and returned to Birmingham, but for many years he continued to write and lecture, and returned to America once or twice every year. By this time he had ceased functioning as an ordained minister and his personal faith was more universal than exclusively Christian. He practised a form of Buddhist meditation and sometimes attended United Reformed Church services or Quaker meetings. He married, in 1953, Hazel Bowers, with whom he had three sons and a daughter; one of their sons died in a mountain accident when young. Professor John Hick, born January 20 1922, died February 9 2012 17/02/2012
1948 Antony Charles Barrington Brown From the Telegraph: Antony Barrington Brown, who has died aged 84, was an inventive designer, determined explorer and skilled photographer likely to best remembered for having taken the first picture of James Watson and Francis Crick soon after they had discovered the structure of DNA. 7:36PM GMT 14 Feb 2012 Although his image of them beside the model of the double helix has now become definitive, it in fact was not published until 15 years after he had taken it. In 1953, when he was living in Cambridge, he was contacted by a friend who wanted a picture to go with an article he was proposing to Time magazine. "BB", as he was universally known, made his way to the Cavendish Laboratory by bicycle, towing his tripod and lights on a trolley. This he hauled up several flights of stairs and knocked at a door as directed. Inside were two men who greeted him affably and waved at an array of retort stands holding an assemblage of brass rods and balls. "Although supposedly a chemist myself," he recalled later, "it meant absolutely nothing to me and fortunately they did not expose my ignorance by attempting to explain it in terms I might just have comprehended." He took three or four frames of them next to the governing system of life itself, and a few more snaps of the pair drinking coffee. The story must have baffled Time as well, since the magazine returned his negatives unused together with half a guinea for his trouble. Even when Watson and Crick were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962, the photograph remained unknown and it only first saw the light of day in Crick's bestselling memoir The Double Helix (1968). Thereafter it was widely reproduced, although it was only recently that Barrington Brown had been able to enforce his copyright. The two scientists even posed in a second version of it 40 years on, while it was also used to recreate their original model which had long since disappeared. Antony Charles Barrington Brown was born at Chester on July 13 1927 . His father was a geologist who travelled frequently to South America (where he discovered Guyana's vast Kaieteur Falls), and for three years Antony was left with his grandparents when his mother and sister also went out to Peru. He was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford, and then did his National Service with the Royal Tank Regiment. In 1948 he went up to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, to read Natural Sciences, but came away with a Third after spending most of his time working on the student newspaper, Varsity. While its picture editor, he took on a keen young photographer but fired him a few weeks later for being unreliable. Despite this blow, Anthony Armstrong-Jones would go on to make a career for himself in the profession, latterly as Lord Snowdon. Barrington Brown then worked briefly as a research chemist for Esso before returning to Cambridge and setting up there as a photographer. As well as supplying national newspapers with pictures, he took many portraits of the university's academics and of undergraduates of the time, such as Mark Boxer and Michael Winner. An exhibition of those images will open at the National Portrait Gallery next month. His work first gained a wider audience in 1955 when he took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition. This was a 32,000-mile trip overland from Hyde Park Corner to Singapore and back, lasting a year and made by a group of six recent graduates in two Land Rovers donated by the firm as a means of advertising the reliability of its vehicles. "BB" characteristically suggested himself as the expedition's photographer and cameraman, and, on the somewhat shaky basis of his chemistry degree, was named its doctor. Subsequent commissioning by David Attenborough for the BBC of film of the journey provided vital additional funding, as well as a charming record of encounters with peoples and landscapes in Asia that have since changed irrevocably. In his account of their adventures, First Overland (1957), Tim Slessor paid tribute to Barrington Brown's pragmatic nature, as well as recalling his blunt way with words. "See Benares and leave before you die" was a customarily pithy summary of the attractions of India's holy city. The demands of providing for his growing family then prompted Barrington Brown to find steadier employment with Dexion, a manufacturer of storage systems. The best-known of those he devised for them was Speedframe, made from square-section metal tubes which could be quickly fitted together to assemble tables and benches. The success of this prompted him to develop innovative methods for constructing other items of furniture, and even buildings, from pre-fabricated materials. From 1967 he was based in Wiltshire, where he designed a number of houses, including his own. His marriage to Pamela Jones was dissolved in 1981, and the next year he married Althea Wynne. He was able to use his knowledge of engineering to help with the technical and logistical side of her work as a monumental sculptor, and together they became stalwarts of the community around Warminster. He was appointed MBE in 2003, the same year that he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Antony Barrington Brown and his wife were killed in a car accident. He is survived by a daughter and three sons of his first marriage, as well as by his three step-children. Antony Barrington Brown, born July 13 1927, died January 24 2012 15/02/2012
1947 John St Leger Brockman BROCKMAN, JOHN (1947), 7 June 2009 From Old Amplefordian News John Brockman was the son of Professor Ralph St Leger Brockman and Estelle Wilson. He was at Gilling, Junior House and then in St Wilfrid's House from 1943 to 1947. He went to Gonville and Caius, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar at Grays Inn in 1952. John worked in many roles as solicitor in the Civil Service from the 1960s to 1989. He became Senior Legal Assistant in the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance in 1964, Assistant Solicitor at the DHSS in 1973, Under Secretary and Principal Assistant Solicitor 1978-85, and Solicitor to the DHSS, Registrar General and OPCS from 1985 to 1989. He published books on this work and compiled and edited The Law relating to Family Allowances and National Insurance and The Law relating to National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) (both 1961). He was awarded a CB in 1988. In 1954 John married Sheila Elizabeth Jordan. They had four children: Anne who died as a small child (aged about 9, following an asthma attack), Claire (a GP), Margaret, and Anthony, who is Br Anthony, recently solemnly professed as a monk of Worth Abbey. They have seven grandchildren. John was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 1988 in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. He served the parish of St. Joseph's in Epsom from 1988 to 2004. He was Assistant Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, from 1996 onwards. He was an Oblate of Ampleforth and he worked with the Society of St Vincent de Paul, serving the poor. 01/02/2012
1946 Brian John Hughes HUGHES, BRIAN JOHN (1946), 24 January 2009 His son John K. Hughes writes: Brian John Hughes, MA, Mus. B (Cantab), A.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M., sadly died on 24th January 2009. Brian came up to Gonville and Caius in 1946 having previously auditioned for a Choral Exhibition where he sang in King's College Chapel, accompanied by Sir David Wilcox. He became deputy organist for the College and regularly played for evensong in the College Chapel. My father often talked fondly of his time at Caius as being some of the happiest and most fulfilling years of his life. 01/02/2012
1945 Raymond Frank Wrighton Wrighton, Raymond Frank (1945), 12 July 2009 His son Paul Wrighton writes: Dr R.F. Wrighton was born in 1926 in London and was educated at Dulwich College. He came to Gonville and Caius College in 1945 and remained there until 1949 where he achieved a BA in 1948 and a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics in the Field of Medicine in 1949. He immediately became a Statistician in the Department of Social and Industrial Medicine at the University of Sheffield. Between 1951 and 1953 he had 'Leave of Absence' as a University Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham where he met Lancelot Hogben. He wrote an article with Lancelot Hogben, 'Statistical Theory of Prophylactic and Therapeutic Trails', which was published in the British Journal of Social Medicine. He went on to achieve a Master's degree in 1952 and a Doctorate from the University of Birmingham in 1953. In 1956 he joined the Medical Faculty at Birmingham University as a Lecturer in Medical Statistics where, apart from a year's absence as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Minnesota in 1960, he remained until his retirement in 1986. He published articles in various journals throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, to name but a few - 'Information Theory and the Elements of Thermodynamics', 'Random Selection in the Therapeutic Trials', 'Inverse Probability and the Teaching of Elementary Statistics', etc. He also published a book, Elementary Principles of Probability & Information (1973). He also developed a deep passion for early music and the making of early stringed instruments (harpsichords and clavichords). He met and became friends with Christopher Stembridge and with his help his instruments found homes around the world - the most recent being his harpsichord which is now being played by the students of early music in Armenia. In October 2009 a concert at the Naregatsi Art Institute in Yerevan, Armenia was played on the harpsichord, dedicated to his memory. In 1957 he married Marie Evans and they had two children, Paul and Jennifer. Marie died in 1991. In 1995 he married Felicity Ward who also passed away in 2000. In 2002 he moved from Alvechurch to Sidmouth to be near to his daughter. He is greatly missed by his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 01/02/2012
1945 James Lionel Somervell Somervell, James Lionel (1945), 20 August 2009 K. Mary Somervell writes: Jim was born in Neyyoor, South India, elder son of T. Howard and Margaret Somervell. After posts in England and Vellore, South India, Jim worked for fourteen years in the 1950s and '60s in the Church of South India Hospital, Jammalamadugu. As a general surgeon, he gave, with his colleagues, a dedicated service to the people of this deprived rural area. After registrar posts in Birmingham he was appointed consultant in Walsall from 1970 to 1989. He was a general surgeon with a special interest in upper G-I and breast surgery. He was deeply compassionate with his patients, loyal to his colleagues and had a special affinity for those from the Indian subcontinent. For some years he was the medical representative to the Hospital Board, and was highly regarded by his colleagues. His family and his church were central to Jim's life, and he was very supportive of his wife Mary's Ordination to the priesthood in the Church of England. His hobbies were golf, painting and gardening. He also had a splendid sense of humour. He leaves his wife, Mary, three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 01/02/2012
1945 Basil Lythgoe LYTHGOE, BASIL (1945), 18 April 2009 Professor David Davies writes: Professor Basil Lythgoe, who died in his 96th year on the 18th April 2009, gave distinguished service to the University of Leeds as Professor and Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry from 1953 to 1978. Generations of students have much to be thankful to him for the thorough training and encouragement he provided. Austere and aloof in manner, he promoted the highest of standards as he desired his colleagues and students, as he himself had done, to strive to achieve their maximum potential. There was nothing superficial about anything he did; everything was carefully thought out and prepared. His students were always given meticulous and detailed supervision. The lectures that he gave were clear and inspirational; at research he was simply brilliant. He specialised in tackling important and difficult research problems, showing tenacity and perseverance until success was achieved. His research prowess was recognised by election to the Royal Society in 1958. Basil had an extensive knowledge of the chemical constituents of plants and trees. This enabled him to persuade Leeds City Council to remove from Golden Acre Park the poisonous giant hogweed on account of it being a danger to children. His successful determination of the chemical structure of taxine, the poisonous principle of the leaves of English yew, was crucial in enabling others to determine the structure of the important anti-cancer drug taxol found in North American yew. Basil led his research group in successfully synthesising Vitamin D and related compounds; this important work was recognised by the award to Basil of the prestigious Simonsen Lecture of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Basil hailed from Leigh in Lancashire, where he attended Leigh Grammar School. From there he went to Manchester University to study Chemistry (B.Sc., Ph.D.) and he then spent a year at I.C.I. Dyestuffs in Huddersfield. In 1938 he joined the Academic Staff in Manchester, before moving to Cambridge in late 1944 (where he was given dining rights and became an MA at Caius). Subsequently he was appointed a University Lecturer and Fellow of King's College. He collaborated with Professor Alexander Todd (later to become Lord Todd, President of the Royal Society and Master of Christ's College) at both Manchester and Cambridge and was instrumental in the successful synthesis of the natural ribonucleosides by Todd's research group. These are components of the ribonucleotides which are involved in the implementation of the genetic code. Todd was later to receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. In 1946 Basil married the mathematician Kate Hallam, whom he had met in Manchester; they were married for 57 years prior to her death in 2003. They were devoted to and justly proud of their two sons, John and Andrew, and to their five grandchildren. It gave Basil great pleasure to become a great grandfather in recent years. Basil was a very cultured person with an appreciation of classical music and poetry. He could converse in French and German, which was a great help on continental holidays; Kate complemented this by learning Italian. In his younger days Basil was very enthusiastic about mountaineering, particularly in the Alps; in later years this was reduced, as he put it, to wandering in the Alps with Kate. In these less hurried days they enjoyed studying the wild flowers, for which he could quote all the botanical names. In retirement Basil and Kate also walked regularly in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, admiring the countryside, flowers and birds, about which they were very knowledgeable. Following Kate's death in 2003 Basil moved into sheltered accommodation in Bromsgrove, near to his son Andrew. He remained active until the last year when his health gradually deteriorated; he died peacefully in his sleep on 18th April. He was proud to have been a Fellow of the Royal Society for over fifty years. 01/02/2012
1945 John Anderson ANDERSON, JOHN (1945), September 2008 Rt. Hon. Sir David Hirst writes: John was born in Havant in May 1923. His father, having fought in all three services in World War I, was ordained shortly afterwards and became - much later - Bishop of Salisbury. John was educated at Marlborough where he was in the cricket XI. On leaving, he joined the Navy and served with distinction on HMS Marne in two PQ convoys carrying arms and ammunition to Russia round the North Cape in summer in perpetual daylight, and so under 24-hour attack. Whilst on the Marne, he served alongside Michael Flanders and joined with Flanders in cabaret to entertain the ship's crew. He recollected this much later when he was one of the guests on 'Flanders, This is your Life' with Eamon Andrews. He was torpedoed off the Azores and was in the water for several hours. He later served for three years in the Mediterranean, but prior to that posting he was doing a submarine course in the North-East and believe it or not he met Ros Baines, when she was in the Wrens, for the first time at a bus stop in Blythe, both on their way to a night out in Newcastle. On returning from the Mediterranean John pursued Ros, who was now stationed in Northern Ireland, and they were married in 1946. Meantime, John went up to Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge where he distinguished himself with a double first in classics and a half blue in cross country, running with Chris Brasher and against Roger Bannister. This stood him in good stead much later at Eton, when he once surprised two boys by his turn of speed overtaking them on their way running back from an illicit expedition to Windsor. One escapade, recalled by Ros, is of an outing whilst they were engaged. They had enjoyed a night out in London and John missed the last train back to Cambridge. He ended up somehow in Ely in the small hours, walked or maybe ran the 15 miles to Cambridge and climbed into college with only minutes to spare. Following a three-year stint at Sherborne, he was appointed to the classical department at Eton, of which he later became a distinguished head. In due course in the early '60s, after a one-year sabbatical in Exeter New Hampshire teaching classics, he took on a boys' house. I saw his work at close quarters, since all three of our sons boarded in his house between 1966 and 1976. He was strict, sometimes to the point of severity, but nonetheless dependable, just and humane, and greatly respected by the boys. He rightly expected and imbued high standards in boys' behaviour and was a stickler for proper dress and good manners. In our eldest son's report for July 1967 at the end of his first year, when he was aged 14, John wrote in his elegant handwriting: 'In the house he seems to get on well, but there are still small criticisms like the state of his hair and after tea the state of his table.' John also required high standards of work, and because of the Eton practice of tearing or ripping sloppy written exercises for the boys' tutor to sign, he was nicknamed 'Jack the Ripper'. I don't think he minded this in the least, seeing it as a badge of honour rather than an insult. Outside Eton, John was appointed a magistrate in Slough, and performed his duties with considerable skill and zest, viewed by his colleagues as very firm but always just. In 1976, John was appointed Lower Master and once again I had a ringside seat as I had been elected a Fellow on the governing body of the College. Eton is a school of 1250 or so boys, 250 in each year, and John was in effect head master of the 500 lower boys - equivalent to the headmastership of a medium-sized public school, and a very responsible job. He was also second-in-command to the Headmaster. With his eagle-eye and acute ear, he had an uncanny instinct for where trouble was brewing, and a knack of arriving there in the nick of time. Eventually in 1987 the time came to step down, and John and Ros since enjoyed a wonderful Indian summer spanning over 20 years in retirement at Halsons. John took up public work, including the chairmanship of the Dorset Appeal Committee for parents denied the school of their choice. He actively supported Oliver Letwin, our MP in West Dorset. 01/02/2012
1944 George Gleave Watkins WATKINS, GEORGE (1944), 22 September 2008 John Fidler writes: It is with great regret that we record the death, in St John's Hospice, of George Watkins, at the age of 82. George taught English at Lancaster Royal Grammar School from 1952 until 1987, becoming senior English master in 1957; his particular speciality was in literary criticism. He read English at Caius in the late 1940s. He was house tutor in School House, and senior housemaster from 1955 to 1957. He coached rowing throughout his years at the School, and ran the Boat Club from 1953 to 1962, at a difficult stage in the club's early existence. A rock climber, he three times led LRGS expeditions to Norway, and was a member both of the Lake District Fell & Rock Club, and of the Swiss Alpine Club. His last major achievement was in the move of the Library from its cramped situation in the New Building to the more spacious setting of Big School, postponing his retirement for a year to see through the project. 01/02/2012
1933 John Bewley Gilbart-Smith Gilbart-Smith, J.B. (1933), 2 May 2009 Cary Gilbart-Smith writes: My father, John, later known as Jake, was born on October 13th 1914 in Cairo, where his father was an education officer. He was educated at Harrow, where, in his first term, he sang the New Boy's solo, "Five Hundred Faces", in front of the assembled school - and his love of music and singing was lifelong. He excelled also at shooting, captaining the school VIII and representing Great Britain on a schools' tour of Canada. He was also a very capable squash player, good enough the represent the Bath Club in the Bath Club Cup on a number of occasions. The humblest of men, he was proud of having played squash in 8 separate decades, from the '20s to the '90s. He went up to Caius in 1933 with an exhibition, and graduated with a first in Law in 1936. By the outbreak of war, now qualified as a solicitor, he was established in a London law firm, and was also engaged to the love of his life. War was declared on a Sunday, and on the Monday he joined up, enlisting in the Royal Artillery. During the course of the war he rose to the rank of Major, though he was never posted overseas, but served throughout as a gunnery training officer. After the war, he resumed his career as a solicitor with Fladgates; among their clients was Harrow School, and in 1960 he became Clerk to the Governors, continuing until 1984. One of his first tasks was to untie the legal knot which restricted to Classicists the Sayer Scholarship, a closed award for Harrovians at Caius. It was, of course, entirely fortuitous that the first beneficiary of this relaxation, in 1961, was his nephew, George Gilbart-Smith, a Mathematician. The following year, however, his son, a Classicist, was able to restore the status quo, if only for that year. Later, as Senior Partner of Fladgates, it fell to him to navigate the firm thought the process which led to its amalgamation and transformation into Walters Fladgate. This marriage he found rather less happy than his own: his concept of professionalism was to provide the best possible service for his clients, rather than to earn the highest possible fee for the firm. He also found that the quickest, if not the safest, way to get round central London was by bicycle - in the 1960s something of an eccentricity, though now, of course, the height of fashion. A man of deep Christian faith, he was licensed as a Lay Reader in 1960, serving in the parish of St. Lawrence, Effingham, until 1994, when he was a little aggrieved to be retired by the diocese on reaching the age of 80. Valerie, his beloved wife for 66 years, predeceased him in 2005, but he bore the loneliness and increasing disabilities of old age with cheerful serenity, still managing, more or less, to get about on his bicycle. 01/02/2012
1933 Henry William Rothschild Rothschild, Henry (1933), 27 May 2009 From The Guardian, Wednesday 10 June 2009 Andrew Greg writes: Henry Rothschild, founder of the Primavera gallery, who has died aged 95, was the most influential entrepreneur in the field of contemporary crafts in Britain from the late 1940s to the 1970s. His shop, with its branches in London and Cambridge, and the major selling exhibitions he organised launched the careers of some of Britain's most important studio potters. He brought a European sensibility to the world of British crafts. This, combined with his passion and energy, made him a unique, even idiosyncratic, force which some found hard to deal with. For Bernard and Janet Leach in the 1950s, Rothschild was 'the most active person in London' in the crafts, and Primavera the 'only craft shop in England'. His rapid expansion into the contract furnishing business, and into postcard publishing, and the effect he had on the creation of local education authority and museum craft collections illustrate his wider concern, which was to influence the public appreciation of contemporary craft and design in his adopted homeland. Rothschild was born in Frankfurt into a family of industrialists, the youngest of four. He had been expected to join the family business and initially studied chemistry and physics at the University of Frankfurt. After Hitler's rise to power in 1933 he was sent to England and read natural sciences at Cambridge University. He became a British subject in 1938 and joined the Territorial Army's Signal Corps in 1939. It was Rothschild's war experience that set his life on its new path. Serving in the British army in Italy, he discovered the traditional weavers and potters of Tuscany and Bologna. On his return in 1944, he began to search out the English equivalents of the Italian crafts-people he had so admired. With the advice of the Rural Industries Bureau he met the few surviving traditional basket makers and country potters as well as the newer artist potters: Bernard Leach in St Ives, Leach's pupils Harry and May Davis, Ray Finch, an apprentice of Leach's contemporary Michael Cardew, and Lucie Rie, with her more urban style. Immediately, Rothschild began trading, opening Primavera in Chelsea's Sloane Street in 1946. In the dark postwar years the shop was a beacon of eclectic good taste, combining ceramics, glass, textiles and furniture. By the mid-1950s, Primavera was attracting architects and interior designers and had developed a strong range of contemporary furniture by young designers such as Nigel Walters, whose standard lamp became an icon of modernist design. Rothschild's successful collaborations with designers led him to create Primavera (Contracts) Ltd in the late 1950s, which won many large furnishing contracts in the booming university building programme of the late 1950s and 1960s. Its student furniture was flexible and multipurpose, although the beds were infamously narrow. Back at the shop, Primavera began its sequence of selling exhibitions that launched the careers of some of Britain's most important studio potters with their first solo exhibitions, most famously giving Hans Coper his first one-man show in 1958. Rothschild nurtured a generation of potters using handbuilding and sculptural techniques including Dan Arbeid, Ian Auld and Gillian Lowndes, Ruth Duckworth, Gordon Baldwin, Ian Godfrey and Ewen Henderson. Primavera was of course a commercial gallery, but Rothschild was never very good at making money. It was his wife Pauline who worked to ensure that his enterprises paid their way, that his tempests were calmed and that sacked staff were reinstated. Perceptive potters such as Alan Caiger-Smith recognised that it was worth cultivating the friendship of the only professional customer who would criticise his work. Rothschild also had a significant role in that idealistic phenomenon of the postwar decades - the school art collection. Education authorities from the Greater London Council to the West Riding were building up loan collections of art and craft for circulation to schools. Primavera became a trustworthy port of call for LEA art advisers. Important museum collections of studio ceramics, such as the circulation department's at the Victoria and Albert Museum and that at Paisley Museum, also benefited from Rothschild as an informal adviser. The opening of Primavera on King's Parade, Cambridge, in 1959 (where it still survives under new ownership) allowed for a different direction, showing more painters and with more of a regional focus. When, in 1971, Rothschild closed the London shop, which had been in Walton Street since 1967, his own ambitions also changed. He diverted his energies into creating a remarkable series of large selling exhibitions at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge and across Germany. Rothschild was unique among his peers in energetically promoting British crafts in Europe. In 1968, at Primavera in London, he had mounted a pioneering exhibition of six leading German potters, who still, 40 years later, show together as the London Group. In 1980 Rothschild handed over Primavera to his manager Ronald Pile. He began to think about the future of his own collection, built up slowly over 50 years. Principally comprising ceramics and perfectly reflecting his personal taste, the much-handled collection of nearly 400 pieces was kept on tobacco-stained shelves and stacked in cupboards in Henry and Pauline's small, architect-designed house in Cambridge. In the early 1990s Rothschild developed a fruitful relationship with the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead which enthusiastically accepted many loans and gifts, and in 1995 organised a touring exhibition, 'Primavera: Pioneering Craft and Design 1945-1995'. Most recently he had been working with the gallery to create a study centre devoted to more than 300 pieces from his collection. Spontaneous and intuitive, with strong views but great integrity, Rothschild was inevitably not a good committee man and was suspicious of the craft bureaucracy. His only notable formal position was as the first secretary of the British section of the World Crafts Council in the mid 1960s. In 1990, Rothschild founded and developed the Cambridge charity Wintercomfort, for the city's homeless. He married Pauline, who had worked at Primavera, in 1952. She predeceased him in 2008. He is survived by a daughter, Liz, and two grandchildren. 01/02/2012
0 Rosemary Beatty BEATTY, ROSEMARY, 4 December 2008 Christopher Robinson writes: Rosemary Beatty died on 4 December 2008 at the age of 92 in a residential home to which she had recently moved following a minor stroke. Rosemary was of course not herself a Caian but Caius was always very much part of her life. Her father, Reginald Charles Cox (1899-1902) had been at Caius where he had read Mechanical Sciences. Her brother Charles Lynton Cox (1931-1934) followed their father there to read Law. Amongst Lynton's closest friends in College were Phillip and Dennis Teichman, whose father Oskar had been at Caius with his father. Phillip and Dennis sadly were both killed in the Second World War. Both Rosemary and Lynton were married briefly and latterly lived together in Chichester where Lynton was employed, until his retirement in 1974, as a solicitor with West Sussex County Council. Lynton was a Founder Member of the Court of Benefactors having left a substantial legacy to the College. After his death in 1997, it fell to Rosemary to work out with the College how best the legacy could be spent. It was eventually agreed that the legacy should be divided between a fund for the maintenance of the Fellows' Garden, as gardening was the great passion of them both, and a larger fund to establish an Engineering Scholarship in memory of their father. Rosemary continued to take more than a passing interest in the College and subsequently became a Member of the Court of Benefactors herself when she agreed to endow two rooms in the new Stephen Hawking building, the rooms to be named Cox and Teichman in memory of the long connection which these two families had had with the College. Rosemary was an intelligent lady with an incredible memory to the last, who would undoubtedly have been a Caian in her own right if such had then been possible. As it was she obtained a Domestic Science Diploma and later a Secretarial qualification, both of which were to stand her in good stead for her life as it was to develop. During the war years she worked with the British Red Cross in London. Subsequently she became secretary to the Archdeacon of London, which involved her in the management of St Paul's Cathedral before eventually in 1956 moving with her widowed mother to live in Chichester with Lynton. Rosemary then busied herself with running the house, helping with the large garden and undertaking at the same time a wide range of charitable work in the area. Rosemary was always an excellent hostess and to the end was a warm and generous person, a feisty lady with a wicked sense of humour. She regarded her godchildren and latterly those of Lynton as the family she sadly never had and took a great interest in them and their families. 01/02/2012
1929 John Anthony Seymour-Jones SEYMOUR-JONES, J.A. (1929), 28 June 2008 His daughter Carole Seymour-Jones writes: 'It was a shock to hear of Tony's death on the 28 June,' writes Dr. Rod Bale, who gave the eulogy at his funeral. 'He had worn his great age (97) so well that in the words of one family member, "I had him down as immortal." He achieved his wish not to leave his home and to lead an independent life to the end.' Anthony was born on 7 April 1911 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. His father was an E.N.T. surgeon, and his grandfather a civil engineer. His mother Kitty's father had been a mining agent in Kimberly, South Africa, where he allegedly prospered to the extent of running his own train in the goldfields. But the Boer War intervened, and George Poole returned to England, where he had his portrait painted by the 'wrong' Millais, a brother of the great Pre-Raphaelite, and met his future wife at Ealing Tennis Club. After attending prep school at West House School, Edgbaston, Tony went on to Shrewsbury, where he excelled at Classics, winning a scholarship to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, in 1929: no mean feat, considering the level of difficulty of the 1928 examination papers. The instruction in the Latin Verse Composition to translate into Latin Hexameters or Elegiacs verses from Thomas Love Peacock's The Vengeance of Bacchus, beginning 'Bacchus by the lonely ocean/ Stood in youthful semblance fair:/ Summer winds, with gentle motion,/ Waved his black and curling hair,' might challenge today's classicists, although one can imagine Tony having more fun with the English essay subject, 'Write a dialogue between Mr Baldwin and Pericles,' or translating a speech by Charles James Fox into Greek. On going up to Caius, legendary nursery of future members of the medical profession, Tony made a momentous decision to give up Classics and study Natural Sciences. It was a difficult switch, he said, but he never regretted it. And there was still time for a varied social life: a Caius contemporary, Dr Dick Jarrett, recalls that in 1930 he and Tony dated two trapeze artistes from the visiting Barnum's Circus. The following year the two undergraduates had a week's grouse shooting as guests of the Duke of Atholl at the Blair Castle shoot. 'I like to think,' writes Dick, 'that our Caius education ensured that we coped with both occasions unflinchingly.' It was on night duty at St Thomas's that Tony met his wife to be, Elizabeth, a staff nurse. It is a family tradition that they did their courting in the morgue which was the only quiet area in the hospital. They married on 15 June 1940 and soon Elizabeth, daughter of a Kensington GP, was driving ambulances in the Blitz. Tony, meanwhile, passed his Fellowship in surgery, and qualified as DLO, before being called up into the Royal Army Medical Corps and posted to Scotland. In 1943 he embarked with his regiment to take part in the invasion of Sicily. Malaria and burns were the conditions he was most often called upon to treat. He recalled being given a new drug to try on his casualties: penicillin, in the form of a white powder to be sprinkled onto wounds. 'It was trial and error,' he said, but soon word spread on the island of the good results obtained. One morning Tony found a black cock, dead, outside his tent: a gift from the villagers who also wanted the 'magic powder'. Tony served in the Italian campaign until the end of the war, reaching the rank of Major. Stationed first in Bari, Puglia, at the time of the battle of Monte Cassino his unit captured a monastery where they set up their operating theatre - although the thirsty doctors were disappointed that the bottles of wine in the monks' cellar had their bottoms knocked in by the bayonets of the retreating Germans. It was in the operating theatre, too, that Tony learnt Italian from a captured Italian surgeon, Dr Gino Odello, who became a lifelong friend. After the war he took up the post of E.N.T. Consultant Surgeon to the Portsmouth Group Hospitals, where he remained until his retirement, working first at the Eye and Ear Hospital, Southsea, and subsequently at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. His first child, Carole, was born in Wales while Elizabeth was staying with her in-laws at Aberdovey. His son Nicholas was born in 1947, and a second daughter, Louise, in 1951. It was a happy period in Tony's life, during which he was able to indulge his love of sailing. He raced a Victory boat, a local one-design, and became Commodore of the Royal Albert Sailing Club, enjoying Cowes Week and the Bembridge Balls with like-minded friends. Musical evenings were also a source of enjoyment, for he had a wide repertoire of songs and sang in Italian, French and German, often with an Irish colleague, Dr Frank Keane, whose daughter Dillie formed the group 'Fascinating Aida'. But surgery remained at the centre of his life. I remember accompanying him one Christmas day to the hospital, where we were greeted by Matron, starched and uniformed, slighter than Hattie Jacques but equally authoritative; she invited him into her room for a glass of sherry. I was given orangeade. Afterwards my father processed down the ward, sharpened the carving knife with a flourish and sliced the turkey. The patients were in party hats, and the ward was hung with streamers and balloons, as Tony went on his rounds with a word for every patient. Nick's death from cancer in 2000 was a great loss to Tony. Sadly Elizabeth became very ill and he cared for her devotedly at the expense of his own health, and, after she entered a nursing home, visited her every day. Following her death in 2003, he took pride in his growing family of seven grandchildren. He was also free to retrace his footsteps to Sicily and Puglia, where my partner and I took him on holiday. In France last year the family party ranged in age from 96 to 6, the age of his youngest great grandson, Rory. He attended the wedding of his granddaughter, Laura, the weekend before he died. He talked of his trepidation at getting into a morning suit. Eventually he squeezed into one provided by a friend. Although he went in a wheelchair, he insisted on standing during the ceremony. Tony retained his wit and style in old age. 'He was a man for all seasons and a marvellous example of an English gentleman, cultured, modest, loyal and unselfish, always genuinely interested in others, without prejudices, and a great friend,' writes Dr Bale. 'It was a privilege to know him.' 01/02/2012
1939 Edward Ingram Cooke Cooke, Edward Ingram (1939), 19 March 2009 Elizabeth Claire Cooke writes: Edward Cooke was born in Pangbourne in 1919, the son of William Cooke (also a Caian), a master at Pangbourne College. He was the eldest of three children, with his brother George (another Caian) and sister Elizabeth. He was educated at Norwich Cathedral School. His years at Cambridge were a time of great happiness for him despite the dark days of the Second World War, the closing days of which would claim George - by now an R.A.F. officer. Edward was a talented pianist and singer - although in those days the Caius Choir had yet to reach the high standard of today. The love of music fostered at Cambridge was to remain throughout his life. On leaving Cambridge he worked on designing heat resistant cables for aircraft and PLUTO (pipeline under the ocean) which was never actually used. After the war he helped design the first transatlantic telephone cables. When communication satellites were introduced these more or less replaced the need for underwater telephone cables and Edward subsequently went on to work on the new optical fibre cables. He married Pauline in 1946 and they had three sons, Richard, Timothy and Julian. Edward was very keen on DIY and was able to make everything from kitchen cabinets and double glazing to transistor radios and even a television. He would never buy anything that he could make himself. In the early 1980s he married Claire whom he met in the green room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. They were married for nearly 30 years, moving to Herefordshire where Edward spent many happy hours gardening and making bread. Edward was a very kind and considerate man - modest and quiet with a gentle sense of humour. He leaves Claire, Richard and Timothy, and also four grandchildren. George, Elizabeth, Pauline and Julian predeceased him. He always maintained a great interest in Cambridge, and of course Caius in particular, and was always immensely appreciative of his time there and the way in which is had prepared him for his future life. 01/02/2012
1939 Christopher James Weston WESTON, CHRISTOPHER JAMES (1938), 22 February 2009 His daughter Kathy Weston writes: My father, Christopher Weston, who died in February 2009, was a genuinely good man of firm Christian principles, who was saved from tedious sainthood by his appallingly corny sense of humour, and a hopeless devotion to mediocre football teams. He was born in July 1920 in Glen Parva, near Leicester, the son of the local parson and his wife, a doctor. Christopher was a bright boy, with a flair for sport, especially rugby (he eventually played for his college, and once, memorably, for Leicester Tigers), which stood him in good stead when he won a scholarship to Marlborough. It was there that he began to think more deeply about Christianity and how to live a Christian life, and he came to the conclusion that to do the latter, one must be a pacifist. This, in a school renowned for its links with the military, and in a family whose roots lay in the Indian Army, was a brave step, but he stood firm, and was permitted to resign from the Cadet Corps at school, although he did have to join the troop of 13-year-old scouts instead, which he said was something of an indignity for a 17-year-old. In 1938, Christopher went up to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge to read Classics, but the war intervened, and his pacifist convictions were again put to the test. The war was the making of him. Had it not intervened, he would have become a rugby and cricket-playing classics master and lived out his life in the cloistered world of the upper middle classes, but as it was, he was made to encounter the rest of the world, and, as for so many, it changed the course of his life irrevocably. As a conscientious objector, he appeared before an assessment tribunal, and was given exemption from military service, working in a hospital in the East End and as a logger in Lincolnshire, amongst other things. In 1940, the biggest adventure of his life began when he applied and was accepted by the Friends Ambulance Unit, a Quaker organisation for conscientious objectors, to go on the China Convoy. This was an initiative set up by the FAU to send personnel to China to transport medical supplies, and tend the wounded, in collaboration with local and international agencies. Their contribution was huge; it has been estimated that up to 90% of the medical supplies reaching China for the use of civilians were brought in by the FAU. Christopher made the journey first by troop ship to South Africa and then India, classed, much to his amusement, as an officer, and therefore assigned a batman. From India, he flew the final leg 'over the hump' of the Himalayas into Burma in a rickety plane, followed by the long trip to Kunming, where the FAU were based. In China, he drove charcoal-burning lorries filled with medical supplies and wounded civilians and soldiers through the savagely brutalised landscape, with the threat of the Japanese coming ever nearer, and changed from a cloistered public school boy into someone who had seen extremes of good and bad, and had learnt more about the world than he ever knew existed. His experience in China was the catalyst which, upon his return to England at the end of the war, caused him, after completing his Classics degree, to start training for the Ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was ordained, and started a curacy at St Catherine's, Neasden, in 1949, accompanied by his new wife, Jean, like his mother a doctor. After four years there, he moved, not to a living of his own, but to Singapore, to become chaplain of St Andrew's School. He and Jean and their baby son Colin settled in well, but in the first few months of his appointment, tragedy struck, when Jean caught polio and died. Christopher was devastated, but got support from a growing friendship with one of the local Chinese Christians, Gim Ha, whose daughter had been crippled in the same epidemic. Their friendship deepened into love, and the pair decided to marry, but there were huge obstacles. Gim was a divorcee, and Chinese to boot, and dire predictions were made regarding the effect both these things would have on any career Christopher might wish to have in the Church. However, the couple persisted, and after four years' separation, Gim came to England, together with her three children, marrying Christopher the day after her arrival, by special license. By this time, Christopher and Colin were living in Cheltenham, where Christopher was chaplain of Cheltenham College. This job was ideal for his combined interests in sport and religion, and he enjoyed himself very much there. His appeal to the boys must have been considerably enhanced by the arrival of his new wife, who showed up for Chapel on her first Sunday dressed in what to her was formal Sunday attire, namely a cheongsam split to show off her rather fine legs to best effect. In 1963, Christopher, Gim and their family, now increased to five by my arrival, moved to Rotherham, where Christopher took up a post as vicar of St James's and St Saviour's churches. The seven years in Yorkshire were very happy. Spare time was often spent roaming the Peak District, where we frequently got thoroughly wet and muddy building ambitious dams in the many streams, or watching the many travails of Rotherham United, whom Christopher felt obliged to support, in tandem with his lifelong allegiance to Leicester City. In 1970, we moved again, to St Nicholas, Stevenage, where Christopher remained until his retirement in 1987, working very successfully as part of a Team Ministry to the whole town. Upon retirement, Christopher and Gim moved to Cherry Hinton, near Cambridge, where they had a number of active and happy years. Amongst other things, Christopher indulged his love of golf, bought a season ticket to watch Cambridge United being successively relegated down the leagues, and attempted to learn to cook (moderately successfully) and to work a computer (an abject failure). He had also acquired six grandchildren by this time, and he and Gim took great pleasure in playing with them; they were much loved by them all. Sadly, in the late 1990s, Christopher was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and his last years were increasingly dominated by his gradual degeneration. Rather typically, he accepted his struggles against incapacity with great stoicism, enduring rather than fighting the disease, and remained a gentle, kind and tranquil spirit till the end. He is greatly missed. 01/02/2012
1936 John Bruce Foote FOOTE, JOHN (1936), 21 February 2009 Mary Foote writes: John Foote came up to Cambridge in 1936 to read medicine, going into Guy's for the clinical years. After Guy's was bombed, much of his time was spent at Pembury in Kent, where the patients might be Battle of Britain pilots or their German opponents. He then served as a medical officer in the RAF, first in Scotland and later in Burma. After demobilisation, he returned to Guy's and then the Westminster, specialising in chemical pathology. In 1952 he was appointed Consultant Chemical Pathologist at Nottingham City Hospital. These were still very early days in the life of the National Health Service and he was the first of a new breed of specialists. Until then the pathology department had been housed in one room and was a five-day-a-week manual service. Under his leadership and commitment it was transformed into a modern, high-tech, 24-hour-a-day service of national and indeed international repute in a purpose-built self-contained unit with a highly trained staff. At the same time he was a Licensed Reader in the Church of England and much-loved leader of the work among the teenage boys at St. Paul's, Hyson Green. When the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was instituted, he spearheaded the expedition programme for the Nottingham area. When he reached the age of 60, he went forward for ordination in the Church of England, training at St. John's College, Bramcote. This was followed by a non-stipendiary curacy at St. Thomas Crookes in Sheffield, where he and his wife then made their home. He died on February 21st 2009 following a stroke, well cared for by the NHS he had served so faithfully. 01/02/2012
1942 Paul Francis Dorian Naylor Naylor, Paul Francis Dorian (1942), 9 May 2009 Dr Charles P.E. Naylor writes: Dr Paul F.D. Naylor, Emeritus Professor of Dermatology at the University of London and former Senior Physician in the Department of Dermatology at St Thomas's Hospital, died peacefully aged 84 on 9 May 2009 at a nursing home in Hingham, Norfolk, close to where he and his wife lived. Paul grew up in south Yorkshire, initially in Rotherham and later in the village of Laughton-en-le-Morthen on a smallholding for which he retained a deep affection. His parents, both schoolteachers, kindled his passions for learning, nature, gardening, photography and woodwork. Besides being a headmaster, his father was a singer and conductor, so it was probably from him that Paul inherited a lifelong love of music. Paul and his older brother, Granville, went to Rotherham Grammar School. Granville studied medicine at Gonville and Caius College from 1939 to 1942 and subsequently became a Fellow and Director of Medical Studies. Paul was determined to follow his lead and in 1942, like his brother, won a State Scholarship to the College. Paul's son, Charles P.E. Naylor, studied medicine at the College from 1970 to 1973. At Cambridge Paul excelled academically, winning college prizes and in 1945 graduating with a double first class honours degree in medical sciences. The same year Paul began his clinical studies at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, qualifying as a doctor in 1948. His first appointments were at St Thomas's, first as a Casualty Medical Officer and then as House Physician to the Medical Unit under Professor E.P. Sharpey-Schafer. From 1949 to 1951 Paul performed his National Service as a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was posted to the Army Operational Research Group at Byfleet as a graded physiologist under Dr John Butterfield, an outstanding physician and researcher who later became the Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge. In collaboration with the physiologist O.C.J. Lippold, Paul used modern neuromuscular techniques to investigate load-carrying and improve soldiers' equipment. Paul loved to recount how a senior officer scoffed at the notion that muscles were involved, stating that soldiers simply 'carry loads on their backs'! Paul returned to St Thomas's Hospital in 1951, first as an Assistant to the Department of Dermatology and Research Fellow at the Institute of Dermatology and, in 1955, as a Lecturer at the Medical School. He continued his research into blister formation, an interest first developed in the RAMC. His doctoral thesis, entitled 'The skin and friction', led to a Cambridge MD in 1954. This work, pioneering the application of physiology to skin problems, was the forerunner of his research into skin biology. One 1955 publication on the skin and friction cites only three references, two which he authored and the third Notebooks by Leonardo da Vinci. Paul's research, and subsequently his career in clinical dermatology and teaching, led to successive academic appointments at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, first as Research Senior Lecturer (1957) and then as Reader (1967) and Professor of Dermatology (1975). Paul was encouraged in his early career at St Thomas's by Professor Sharpey-Schafer, the legendary medical scientist who 'took medicine by the scruff of the neck and shook it into modern life' (Creamer, 1984). Paul relished the electrifying atmosphere of medical inquiry fostered by Sharpey-Shafer and the new generation of physicians such as Hugh de Wardener and Tony Dornhorst with whom he worked. It was, however, G.B. Dowling who encouraged Paul's early interest in dermatology and in 1960 they jointly published three papers on the properties of keratin. With his colleagues Geoffrey Dowling, Hugh Wallace, George Wells and Martin Black, Paul subsequently played a major part in establishing St Thomas's as a leading centre in British dermatology, ultimately paving the way for the relocation of St John's Institute of Dermatology there in the 1980s. Paul established a special interest in the measurement of oxygen tension in tissues and to do this developed specialized electrodes and polarographic techniques, leading to a Polarographic Society Award in 1960. This work evolved into research on oxygen diffusion and the microcirculation of the skin, and yielded numerous publications, many involving complex mathematical analysis. Paul collaborated closely with Noel Evans, a medical physicist at the Hammersmith Hospital, with whom he formed a close friendship. Paul's growing acumen in clinical dermatology attracted referrals from colleagues and requests from medical and nursing staff and their families for whom he established dedicated clinics. Despite counting a number of well-known people among his patients, Paul always eschewed private practice. He also showed a rare empathy for the disadvantaged and would go to great lengths to alleviate patients' suffering. He was especially pleased to assist at government dermatology clinics while visiting Zimbabwe in 1985. Paul's outpatient clinics at St Thomas's were busy and eventful. One 'patient' who inexplicably refused to enter an examination room and undress was actually seeking an opinion on a rash afflicting his racehorse! Paul enjoyed teaching clinical students and junior doctors and enlivened his talks with entertaining anecdotes. His teaching was lucid and could make complex topics seem deceptively simple. For 12 years, until he retired in 1983, Paul was Adviser in Clinical Studies and provided generations of students with support and advice which they treasured in their later careers. Thanks to his dedication, integrity and humanity, Paul was well regarded as an administrator. In 1974 he coordinated a meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists combined with an Anglo-French Reunion, its success marked by the presence of celebrated dermatologists from both sides of the Channel, including Robert Degos and Jean Civatte. At St Thomas's, Paul organized educational events for general practitioners for nine years and, from 1980 to 1983, was chair of the Physicians' Committee. Soon after starting at St Thomas's in 1945, a London street corner was the unlikely location for Paul to be introduced to his future wife, Adrien Vlasto. They were married in St Edward's Church, Cambridge, on 28 May 1949. Adrien had grown up in a scholarly Greek family in Liverpool, a background that seemed to complement Paul's earnest English ambition perfectly. A family holiday in 1962 sparked what soon became for Paul and Adrien a shared passion for the natural history of the Swiss Alps. For 45 years, Paul and Adrien visited remote and beautiful corners of Switzerland, often twice in a year, their scrambles in search of rare Alpine plants giving them their happiest memories. Paul made his last trip to the beloved Alps less than two years before he died and never gave up hope of returning there one day. In all he undertook, Paul's approach to life could be summed up by his mother's saying, 'If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing properly'. Paul is survived by Adrien, his wife of 60 years, and a son and daughter, respectively a forensic pathologist and an Anglican priest. 01/02/2012
1943 Geoffrey Austin Gresham GRESHAM, GEOFFREY AUSTIN (1943), 24 July 2009 From The Times, 8 September 2009 Austin Gresham was an academic and clinical histopathologist who spent his entire postgraduate career in Cambridge, where he was Professor of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology, a Fellow of Jesus College and an Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. However, he found unexpected fame in his eighties as the unintentional grandfather of Brit Art. When Damien Hirst and his peers burst on the scene, it became apparent that Gresham's Colour Atlas of Forensic Pathology, first published in 1971, had provided an important source of inspiration. A copy was obtained by Hirst while he was a student at Goldsmiths and the graphic photographs, which included murder scenes, dissected organs, medical instruments, and maggot-infested bodies, were clearly an important source for many of the works by Hirst, Matt Collishaw and others. Gresham was unimpressed and felt that this had been a misuse of his book, which had been written for trainee pathologists. In the last decade of his tenure, forensic work became his dominant interest. He brought his academic talent for meticulous, scientific observation and investigation to this field. He participated in many important cases but his last was in many ways one of his best. When the remains of Julie Ward, a young photographer who disappeared on safari in Kenya, were discovered, she was said to have been killed and eaten by wild animals. Her father, John Ward, was highly sceptical and called in Gresham, who said at the inquest: "To propose that Julie climbed up a tree after lighting a fire and was struck by lightning and fell on the fire is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. It is utter and absolute nonsense." He showed, from examination of the few remains available, that she had probably been murdered before being dismembered and set on fire. Geoffrey Austin Gresham was born in Wrexham, North Wales, in 1924. He won a scholarship to the local grammar school, Grove Park, from where he went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, on election to a Tancred Scholarship in medicine. While at Caius his considerable talent on the organ enabled him to make a valuable contribution to the college's chapel services. As a medical student his deep interest in pathology and his special concern for cardiovascular diseases were inspired by the teaching by Henry Roy Dean at Cambridge and by Terence East at King's College Hospital, where Gresham went for his clinical studies; at King's he was awarded the Burney Yeo Scholarship and several other prizes. He played an active role in hospital life both as a clinical student and as a houseman, including composing musical scores for Christmas shows. His period of National Service was spent as an army medical officer; he lent his typical energy to maintaining the great tradition of the Royal Army Medical Corps. When he returned to civilian life, as a university teacher at Cambridge, this sense of service made him join the Territorial Army, in which he rapidly rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding 162 (City of Cambridge) Field Ambulance. In this position, he met men from all walks of life, who uniformly admired their dynamic and intensely hardworking CO for his constant efficiency, humour and tolerance; he only retired when, as he somewhat ruefully put it, the spine of the TA was largely broken by the then Government's policy of 'reorganisation of the reserve army'. In 1964 he was elected a Fellow of Jesus College. He served the college with distinction and devotion as Director of Medical Studies, Curator of Antiquities and also as President. After return to Cambridge, he worked as a highly popular teacher of pathology as well as an energetic morbid anatomist and basic researcher. In the clinical field he had an eminent and gifted teacher in Max Barrett, who was then the Morbid Anatomist at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Gresham succeeded Barrett in 1962 and while in the same post, in 1973, he was awarded with a personal chair in Morbid Anatomy and Histology at the University of Cambridge. Thereafter, he carried forward and expanded the meticulous system of examination and detailed record of autopsy and biopsy specimens initiated by Barrett. At the same time that he was providing an histopathological service to Addenbrooke's almost single-handedly, Gresham organised and directed a highly successful programme of research on atherosclerosis and played a prominent part in founding the European and British Atherosclerosis societies. He was amply qualified for this work, being able to combine sound experimental methodology with his profound knowledge of this disease in humans, often lacked by other laboratory workers who had studied only animals. Gresham and his group showed, by feeding animals with different lipids, that arterial thrombosis and atherosclerosis ensue as entirely independent processes. Moreover, by supplementing the diets of rabbits and baboons with beef fat, butter and eggs, disease of arteries strikingly similar to human atherosclerosis was induced. This work gave cogent experimental support to the concept that excessive consumption of certain foods is an important factor in causing human atherosclerosis; Gresham also showed that juvenile fatty streaks in human arteries are essentially similar to the larger and potentially harmful atheromatous plaques of older patients. His enthusiasm for the problems of clinical pathology attracted him to many fields; thus his work emphasised the danger of staphylococcal pneumonia as a cause of death both of newborn children and debilitated adults exposed to infection in hospital by penicillin-resistant staphylococci. He made many advances in comparative pathology, a subject that always intrigued him. For example, he showed that the well-known "blistering disease" of broiler fowl is not caused by formation of vesicles within the skin but is in reality determined by traumatic swelling between skin and bone. Similarly, when his counsel was sought on the unexplained death of a giraffe, he solved the puzzle by demonstrating widespread tuberculous infection. Such incursions into veterinary pathology illustrate Gresham's flair for investigating disease, wherever he found it. His interest fostered a close relationship between histopathologists and pathologists in the Cambridge School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he was always very ready to help clinicians from other departments with histopathological research problems, as well as his participation in an ever-expanding hospital diagnostic service. As a teacher he was outstanding; students loved his friendly and humorous lectures. He wrote more than 150 articles in medical journals; his publications included lucid and highly successful books on general pathology, comparative pathology, forensic pathology (including an atlas on the patterns of wounds in addition to that referred to above), primate atherosclerosis and reversing atherosclerosis. He was the Home Office Pathologist, initially for the whole of East Anglia, subsequently for the newly enlarged Cambridgeshire. No funded training programmes existed (or exist) for the next generation of forensic pathologists, yet he provided the inspiration and guidance for two of the most prominent young forensic pathologists of the past two decades: Iain West and Nat Cary, both of whom passed through his hands. In addition, numerous trainee histopathologists, who subsequently obtained consultant posts throughout the UK and farther afield, remain grateful for his tuition and wise counsel. Although obliged by the prevailing rules to retire in 1992, he retained his wide interest in all things pathological and continued to teach undergraduates. He also was a successful and respected chairman of the M.D. Committee. Among his many honours he was particularly pleased to have been elected an Honorary Fellow of his old college, Caius, in 2001. As well as music, his interests included gardening and an appreciation of fine wine. He was married for nearly 60 years to Gweneth Leigh, whom he met when they were both medical students at King's College Hospital and who has now retired from her post of district physician in child health. Gresham is survived by her and their three sons and two daughters. 01/02/2012
1943 Harry Piggott PIGGOTT, HARRY (1943), May 2009 Alistair Thompson, FRCS, writes: Harry was born in the family home on the Roman road of Icknield Street in Kilburn, Derbyshire. He was educated at the Herbert Strutt Grammar School in Belper and was awarded an exhibition scholarship to study medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Graduating in 1948, he completed house jobs at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. Shortly afterwards, National Service in the RAMC took him to Libya and Egypt as a medical officer to the 16th/5th Lancers. Returning to Britain before the Coronation, his surgical training began and he was made FRCS (Eng) in 1955. The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Middlesex brought him under the influence and training of J.I.P. James, Sir Herbert Seddon, Charles Manning and Philip Newman. Harry was Senior Registrar to Philip Newman when Sir Winston Churchill fractured his hip. As if suturing the wound was not responsibility enough, Harry was entrusted with the duty of allocating visiting priority between former Presidents of the United States, Field Marshals, other senior military figures, diplomats, politicians and others! Appointment as the first consultant in orthopaedic surgery to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham in 1963 was quickly followed in 1965 by a consultant post at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, the Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Warwickshire Orthopaedic Hospital, Coleshill. He remained in this post until his retirement from the NHS in 1987. Harry was amongst the earliest surgeons to establish the effectiveness of early growth arrest in progressive congenital deformity associated with hemivertebrae. Later, he published a substantial experience of spinal deformity management in spina bifida children. Harry had other clinical research interests, particularly in adolescent hallux valgus and he developed an original surgical osteotomy for this. A very careful and meticulous operator, his surgery was characterised by minimal complication rates and outstanding clinical results in the whole field of spinal and paediatric surgery. He developed a large private practice but was devoted to the NHS. Harry was instrumental in establishing the Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme in 1971, which involved Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton in a registrar rotation. This followed the national training programme initiated by J.I.P. James. He served on the British Orthopaedic Association Executive from 1978 to 1980 and developed a close association with the Hellenic Orthopaedic Association. This latter alliance attracted a regular stream of Greek trainees to Birmingham. He was appointed President of the British Scoliosis Society at the time of the first joint meeting with the Scoliosis Research Society of North America in 1986. On retirement from the NHS, Harry developed a large medico-legal practice, which he found intellectually satisfying. His children, Susanna Henley and Charles Piggott, write: Harry Piggott was born in Kilburn, Derbyshire in 1925. Educated at Herbert Strutt School in Belper, he went on with an exhibition scholarship to study medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He qualified from St Thomas' Hospital in 1948, where he completed house jobs before National Service in the RAMC. As Medical Officer to the 16th /5th Lancers he spent two years in Libya and Egypt. His memories of this time were lasting and vivid. Upon return he started general surgical training but soon developed his interest in orthopaedics. He completed his training at the Middlesex and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and was appointed Consultant to Selly Oak Hospital in 1963. Following the retirement of Frances Allen in 1965 he was appointed to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital. He made a significant contribution to the management of scoliosis in the United Kingdom and to orthopaedic training in the West Midlands. Following retirement in 1987 he retained an active interest in orthopaedics developing a very successful medico legal practice. He had a lifelong love of theatre, especially opera and Shakespeare, and enjoyed caravan touring through Europe with his wife, Doreen. His later years were largely devoted looking after Doreen who suffered dementia but thanks to his care enjoyed an excellent quality of life. Eventually his mental and physical health deteriorated and they moved into care together in 2007. Married for sixty years he was predeceased by Doreen by six months. He died in May, 2009. He leaves two children and four grandchildren. 01/02/2012
1940 Martin Lewis Dowling DOWLING, MARTIN (1940), 8 January 2009 His son Paul Dowling writes: Martin Dowling died in the Conquest Hospital, Hastings on 8th January 2009 following a short illness. Martin came originally from a long line of butchers and caterers, with connections with Leadenhall Market in the City of London going back to 1818. His father ran a restaurant in the market. However, Martin decided not to follow into this business but instead to go to university and pursue a career in the law. So, after leaving school at Haileybury, he went up to Caius, initially to read History, but later switching to Law. Because of the outbreak of war his degree was compressed into two years, but he came away nonetheless with a first. He had been a member of the RAF cadet force so, naturally, when called up he went into the RAF. He wanted to be a fighter pilot, but his eyesight wasn't good enough. Instead he went into Fighter Control, based in one of the operations rooms with which we are familiar, with WAAFs moving symbols around to represent aircraft formations. He was in charge of one of these. He found himself stuck in the Shetlands, however, rather removed from the action, so he volunteered for what were known as 'Forward Visual Control Posts'. These were parachute-trained units who were dropped or glidered into forward positions with a pair of binoculars and a radio to spot enemy positions and guide in RAF attack aircraft. In this capacity he took part in the Rhine crossings, where he was photographed for Picture Post magazine in a foxhole lined with a parachute. He was also on the first plane into Stavanger on the day after VE day as part of the liberation of Norway. They didn't know whether they would meet a friendly or hostile reception and he received a mention in Despatches for his role. Fortunately they were received without opposition and received the surrender of the German commanding officer. After the war he had a short spell in Palestine as part of the British Mandate forces before being demobbed and returning to Britain. In 1947 he married Peg Carrington, who he had met the year before at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne. In 1951 Maggie was born and in 1955 Paul came along. Martin took Articles to become a solicitor, working initially on his own and then joining up as a partner with the city firm of Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert, with whom he had a successful career as a city solicitor. As retirement neared, they moved to the Coach House in Ewhurst Green, East Sussex. They threw themselves into village life with Martin being a member of both the Parish Council and the Parochial Church Council and Churchwarden for several years, including during an interregnum. Sadly Peg's health deteriorated and she developed Alzheimer's disease. Martin nursed her devotedly. Peg died in 1999 and Martin was rather lost at first. However, he was taken in hand by a group of ladies from the village. As time went on, one name in particular began to feature rather more than the others and it was a great delight when he and Margaret were married by Martin's son Paul in Wakefield in September 2005. It has been a great joy for the family to welcome Margaret into the family and she has looked after Martin devotedly, especially in his last few months of ill health. He was a lovely man and a true gentleman - patient and kind, with a ready smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was a great Dad to Maggie and Paul and a much loved grandfather to Jo, Kathy, Graham and Fiona. 01/02/2012
1941 Gabriel Bertie Hart HART, GABRIEL (1941), 16 May 2005 Gabriel Hart was a gifted scholar in Woodham's House at King George V School from 1933 to 1941. He was also a keen swimmer and an active performer and stagehand for the annual theatre production. He gained a State scholarship to Caius College, Cambridge, where he joined John Hulm and Keith Runcorn, both of whom pursued distinguished careers in pure science. Gabriel's talents took him on a different path. Having read Mechanical Sciences at Cambridge, he was seconded to the Department of Scientific Research and Experiment in the Admiralty as an electrical engineer. This stemmed from the sixth form at K.G.V. when he took a course in Engineering at Southport Technical College. While at Cambridge, Gabriel with his small stature made an ideal cox and in 1942 coxed the Gonville and Caius 2nd Lent Boat Races. Post-war, Gabriel was active in the electrical industry, with several inventions to his credit. In the early fifties he switched from electrical engineering to nuclear energy with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. His career then entered a long association with the gaseous diffusion plant at Capenhurst, Cheshire, a facility for the enrichment of uranium for defence purposes and for fuelling nuclear power stations. This gave him the opportunity to combine his scientific and management skills, eventually becoming Works Manager of the Diffusion Plant. For a brief period in the 1960s, Gabriel was seconded to the Ministry of Defence in London, from where he subsequently returned to Capenhurst. By this time he had met, and married in London, journalist Elizabeth, who freelanced from their home in Chester. On the personal side, Gay's enthusiasms included leading Ramblers' Association parties to Andorra, Scotland and elsewhere. He was a keen skier (he could be seen descending the Swiss slopes with pipe in mouth). A keen bridge player, he was a valued committee member at Chester's Deva Bridge Club, and a useful supporter of the local Lib. Dems. He also had a lifelong interest in the Chester Theatre Club. Gabriel died on 16 May 2005, shortly after he and Elizabeth celebrated their Ruby wedding. Throughout his career, he was a highly respected and much liked colleague, ever ready to assist others. 01/02/2012
1962 Dennis Alan Wray WRAY, DENNIS (1962), 17 August 2009 From an address given on his retirement in September 2008: After attending Belle Vue Grammar School, Bradford, Dennis was awarded a Major Open Scholarship to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he read Natural Sciences, graduating with a double first (Physics) in 1965. He continued with graduate studies in the Theoretical Physics Department, Oxford University, obtaining his DPhil degree in theoretical particle physics in 1969. After post-doctoral positions in Turin University and CERN Geneva, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Physics at University College London. His research concentrated on spin properties of elementary particles. He also became interested in biological sciences, and, having pursued an MSc degree in Physiology at University College was appointed subsequently to a lectureship in the Pharmacology Department at the Royal Free Medical School, where he could pursue his research career in electrophysiology. He was also able to get up to date in the discipline of Pharmacology - the latter task aided enormously by his Head of Department, Professor Eleanor Zaimis. Pleasingly, his physics papers were still being cited to recent times. At the Royal Free, Dennis was promoted to Senior Lecturer and then Reader. His research was on the electrophysiological properties of the neuromuscular junction, and early on was able to contribute to the understanding of acetylcholine channel properties using noise analysis. His work was on neuromuscular blocking drugs and toxins, and on muscle weakness disorders myasthenia gravis and Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome. In collaboration with clinicians, he showed that the latter disorder was caused by patients' own antibodies (an 'autoimmune' disorder), and further that the antibodies acted on the calcium channels present at the neuromuscular junction. In 1990, Dennis was appointed Chair of Pharmacology and Head of the (then) Department of Pharmacology at the University of Leeds. During his two terms as Head, he developed research in the department from lowly beginnings, deciding to introduce the theme of ion channels. Together with the contribution of his own research in this field as well as by several new appointments in ion channels, and by the formation of an informal Ion Channels Centre, he was able to successfully develop the research standing of the department. This was also made possible by his careful financial planning; at the end of his Headship in 1997, the department had become strong in all areas, including teaching. The biological science departments were amalgamated into the Faculty of Biological Sciences, but the theme of ion channel research has continued to strengthen and grow, so that now the University of Leeds is recognised as a world leader in this field, and indeed Dennis organised an international conference on this theme at Leeds in 2007. Dennis's own research on ion channels has been wide ranging, with studies of several different types of potassium, calcium and sodium channels. The approach of his laboratory throughout was to relate structure to function of these channels, using molecular biology, biochemistry and electrophysiology. Dennis has been invited to give many lectures in Europe, the USA, China, India and Australia, with many publications and good grant support throughout his career. He trained many graduate students and post-docs and served on Research Boards for the Medical Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland. He has been a member of many committees of the University of Leeds, including the Senate, and played his part during the early stages of the development of the present strong Faculty system. Anticipating an idea now given formal expression in the Leadership Forum, he initiated regular Heads of Departments Meetings. Besides his research, Dennis's outside interests have been very wide ranging; as in his research work, his drive has always been to understand how things work, and how the next challenge could be met. J. Roger Gair, Leeds University Secretary, writes: Professor Wray served the University with distinction and loyalty for nearly two decades. As Head of the Department of Pharmacology during his early years here, he guided the fortunes of his department with a sure hand. His research achievements were particularly noteworthy; it was [Professor Wray] who provided the impetus and vision for the successful establishment of a new field of research which still continues to flourish. Professor Wray was also firmly wedded to the progress and development of the University overall, and, through his membership of a wide range of committees, allied to his energy, enthusiasm and application, contributed in no small measure to this end. He will be remembered with considerable affection and gratitude. His daughter, Emily Wray, writes: Dad was a very special man who loved challenging himself, he enjoyed potholing and paragliding, teaching himself Latin, Ancient Greek, Russian as well as being an amazing Dad. He had a long-term partner called Carol Cockayne who used to work at Sheffield University and had myself and two other daughters - Alexandra Withington-Wray and Victoria Withington-Wray. 01/02/2012
1958 Paul Ridley Thomas THOMAS, PAUL (1958), 20 May 2009 Patricia N. Williams writes: After leaving Wrekin, Paul chose to do his National Service before going up to Caius College, Cambridge. Having taken his degree, he joined Metal Box at its Baker Street headquarters and before long was posted by the company to work in the Far East. It was from this posting that Paul developed his lifelong love of the Far East, spending the rest of his working life (apart from a brief and not wholly happy time back in Europe) variously in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. After retirement, he made his home in Singapore where he made many friends of all ages and nationalities. He was always delighted to play the host and very competent tour guide to his many visitors, and took great pride in demonstrating his deep knowledge of and affection for his adopted home. His natural unbounded energy was only slightly reined in during the last two years of his life by leukaemia, which was kept at bay by the excellent treatment he got from his doctors in Singapore, but latterly the cancer spread and he underwent and operation from which he was unable to recover. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated and his ashes remain in Singapore. 01/02/2012
1950 David Malcolm MALCOLM, DAVID (1950), 6 October 2008 David was born on 7th June 1932 in Northolt, Middlesex but grew up in Liverpool. His lifetime love of chess began at his first school which he attended from the age of three and a few years later he was playing at a local chess club in the juniors. He gained a place at Holt Grammar School and whilst there played tennis at Junior Wimbledon, reaching the semi-finals. He pursued his long-held aim of going to Cambridge University and, after 6 weeks spent intensely learning Latin for the entrance exam, he passed and gained a place to study mathematics. In 1950 he went up to Cambridge and settled into Gonville and Caius College, graduating in 1953. After this he served his National Service in the army based in Oswestry. In 1956 he started work in the Royal Insurance Company in Liverpool and after the initial training in all areas of insurance was given a post as a clerk in the Investment Department. About three years later the whole department was moved to the City of London and this is where he spent the rest of his working life. His future wife, Janet, joined the Royal Investment Department in 1962 and they married on 15 May 1965. At first they lived in Sutton, but moved to Reigate, Surrey in 1968. When Andrew and later Barbara were born he delighted in them and was a kind but firm father ready to share in the business of caring for babies and young children. David was a man of simple tastes and few wants and he and Janet both decided not to join the rat-race but be content with what they had. By degrees David was promoted until he became Investment Manager. He enjoyed the buzz of city investing but also cared deeply for every member of staff under him. In the late 1970s the Royal started to invest in property and David enjoyed visiting building sites, factories, steel works and shopping centres. Here David's ability to relate to everyone showed clearly as he talked to architect, and boss and shop floor worker alike. He was especially pleased with the completion of 'Cavern Walks' in Liverpool which includes the original 'Cavern' of Beatle fame. In Southampton they redeveloped the Above Bar Church building a new auditorium style church upstairs. Another shopping complex was in Inverness, Scotland and in about 1978 the family went on their first of many holidays in the Highlands. This is where David felt at ease and unwound, except when he discovered that you can't get the Financial Times in Caithness and Sutherland! They became Life Fellows of the RSPB and David supported them ever since, especially in buying flow country and woodland with native Scots Pine in. In the 1980s David was made a Deputy Group General Manager, a job which involved some travelling around the world. About this time he realised that the university colleges would soon need funding from outside sources, so he started giving quietly and regularly to his old college. Throughout his life chess was his main hobby - only this summer he was pleased to be on the winning team (Surrey 2) in the County Chess Championships. He served on the committee of the Insurance Chess Club for 42 years from 1965-2007 including 10 years as Chairman and 24 years as President. In 1992 David retired. Within 18 months he had become very busy: at church he became Assistant Treasurer, and he was appointed a School Governor at the Reigate Parish School where he served for 8 years, during which time the new Parish School was opened and David organised fundraising for the additional wing to the building. He was also asked to be on the Mathematics External Volunteer Fund-raising Committee for the new Centre of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge, and was amazed and delighted when the vast amount of money required was raised ahead of schedule. In later years he became more involved at Caius, when the college recognised his generosity by making his a Founder of the Court of Benefactors. Quietly, David continued to support the college in many ways, including providing money for the Stephen Hawking Bursary Fund for a student in Mathematics, the Cath Yeats Memorial prize given annually to an outstanding student, and funding a room in the Stephen Hawking Building named after Joseph Needham, a former Master. In 2000 David held his newborn first grandchild, Peter, and three years later, on his 71st birthday, he was woken up to the news that his second grandchild, Daniel, had been born. He loved watching them grow and being a grandfather. He and Janet celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary in 2005 quietly with the family. He was a much loved husband, father and grandfather. 01/02/2012
1950 John Nicholas Bateman-Champain BATEMAN-CHAMPAIN, JOHN NICHOLAS (1950), 19 March 2009 David Swift writes: Nick was much-loved, and very upbeat. An outstanding human being, he led a very varied life, reflecting the many sides of his engaging personality. Mary, his devoted wife, and he had recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. A dedicated family man - all his four children spoke of him at his funeral with immeasurable love and humour - he was endowed with good fun and humility - an unusual combination. He was partial, even late in life, to his motorbike, and never short of kindly histrionics - even pranks. Convivial, he was born to spread kindness, care… and to entertain. Imbued with a profound Christian belief, his Christianity was unsanctimonious and unaffected - apart from an intimation of theatricality. He would not only not mind that allusion, even perhaps revel in it. Later in life, from the pulpit and from the altar, he would often remind his congregation of that considerable talent. Nick was a very good actor and at Cambridge was president of the Mummers and a member of the Footlights and had he wished he could undoubtedly have had an acting career. As a Gargoyle he relished the college social-organising roles he had. Nick, who lost his Caian brother Peter in the war, was born into a distinguished religious family that glories in no fewer than five bishops - including Nick's own father. Nick seriously considered going into the Church straight from Cambridge but characteristically felt that he was not Good enough. For a short time he joined Escombe and McGrath, the Shipping Agents, but found the job boring. He then enlisted in the Colonial Service and became a District Officer in Uganda, highly respected by the local populous and by his colleagues. A colleague in Uganda at that time now writes: 'Nick achieved there more than any of us. He was an outstanding District Officer.' He was still stationed in Uganda when he came home to be married to Mary Pasteur in London in 1959, and the married couple returned there immediately after their wedding for Nick to continue his tour of duty. Nearly thirty years later when Nick took the reverential plunge, Mary was to become a curate's wife and, as ever, totally supportive of Nick. Back in Uganda, Nick - always possessed of a strong sense of justice - took the side of an Australian Bank Manager he considered unjustly prosecuted by the then new ruling power. Independence had come to Uganda in 1962, and Nick happened to be present when the individual in question had been heard by a Ugandan commenting critically about President Obote, Uganda's then First President. Nick was summoned to see the President who immediately expelled Nick from Uganda. While on duty there Nick had had the very doubtful distinction of playing rugby against the notorious Idi Amin, who became the second Ugandan President. Back in the UK Nick joined Courtaulds as a Trainee Manager but he did not like it - it was probably not altruistic enough for Nick. He left to join the National Dock Labour Board as Welfare and Training Officer. There he stayed for fourteen years. His contribution, harmonising the personnel differences that arose, cannot be underestimated. The welfare of the dockers was paramount for him. But as a layman his work for his local church and parish also never ceased. His vicar at that time, later a bishop, now writes: 'Despite having a demanding job and a large family, Nick, as my warden, spent many of his leisure hours in support of my work, and he remained a tower of strength to me. No parish priest could have had a more able and committed lay Christian.' Four years before the abolition of the National Dock Labour Board by Mrs Thatcher in 1989, Nick finally decided to enter the church. He was ordained - his lifelong spiritual aspiration - in St Albans Cathedral in 1985 and at the age of 55 became a Curate! Two years later he became the much admired, respected and well-remembered Vicar of Northway and Coffey. Even after his retirement he continued to minister to many. The several hundreds that were at his funeral, and the memories they and many more have of Nick's kindness, bear witness to an exceptional man. A Caian of whom the College can be immensely proud. 01/02/2012
1949 Richard Francis Spickernell Spickernell, RICHARD (1949), 19 September 2008 His wife Charmian writes: Wit and a sense of humour, together with an interest in others and wide knowledge, gathered Richard lifelong friends from childhood days in Norfolk, Cheam prep school in the war, Wellington, Derbyshire where his parents moved to, and Cambridge. At Wellington he was fortunate to have Allan Carr who taught him classics in the sixth form and who later became a Cambridge don. Richard won an exhibition to Caius where he switched to law. He played the clarinet in the jazz band and was known as Dick Spick. Eventually his father asked him whether he wanted to be a jazz musician or a lawyer. He chose the law. From Cambridge he made journeys to the Balkans, sometimes on his own and on one occasion with a Derbyshire friend, Godfrey Meynell. He learnt enough Serbo-Croat to be able to get about and make friends. He also had an enjoyable visit to Spain with Roger Chorley, a contemporary at Caius. After articles in Derby, he went out to Pakistan and joined the law firm Surridge and Beecheno in Karachi. The work with foreign investment proved interesting and varied; one company took him to visit a project in Swat. He became very attuned to the culture and cared deeply for Pakistan as a country. In the first four years he recovered from jaundice, typhoid and polio. With both Pakistani and English friends, he enjoyed shooting in Sind and fishing the Hab River and rivers in Swat. Later he was to go on fishing expeditions with his elder son in many parts of the world. Taking a sabbatical on leaving Pakistan, he spent three months in South America where one of the highlights was fishing in Chile. After 14 years in Pakistan, he returned to England and joined Burmah Oil as a company executive. Work took him to Australia and to America where he represented Burmah's interests in a private US venture called KMS Fusion that was trying to find a way to harness fusion with lasers - a real coincidence as his cousin Bas Pease was leading the European effort to do the same thing using giant magnets at Culham. He also went to New Orleans with Denis Thatcher where the jazz and the creole food were one man's delight and another's anathema. For the last four years of his working life, Burmah sent Richard to Japan, China and Korea. He had already started to learn Chinese and set out to learn Japanese, concentrating on the kanji. He was soon able to read the road and station signs and by the end of the four years could carry on a conversation. Being in the Far East gave him more opportunity for travel and he made the last return journey on the Trans Siberian. At a Caius reunion dinner, he met his old friend Jerry Alexander and the two shared infectious laughter. He leaves a wife, Charmian (nee Coke, married 1960) and two sons, Godfrey and James. Godfrey followed him to Caius, to read Chinese. 01/02/2012
1951 John Alan Jacobs Jacobs, John Alan (1951), 27 July 2008 From The Enquirer: John Alan (Jake) of Montgomery died on July 27, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Moya Jacobs, loving father of Stephen Jacobs, Susan Dohm, Bill Jacobs, Ed Jacobs, Liz Reaney, and Penny Jacobs. Jake also leaves behind 13 grandchildren. He was a graduate of Caius College, Cambridge University, and Westminster Hospital in London. Jake was a well respected anaesthesiologist who began his career in England and went on to practice and work in Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria during the Biafran War in the 1960s. He eventually settled in Cincinnati where he practiced for over 20 years. He led a long and colourful life and will be remembered for his unique sense of humour. 01/02/2012
1956 Austin Harvey Gomme GOMME, AUSTIN HARVEY (NICKNAMED ANDOR) (1956), September 2008 His wife Susan writes: Andor Gomme had a wide-ranging mind and interests to match. Having won a scholarship in Maths at Clare, he graduated in Moral Sciences and was offered a research fellowship at Caius (1956-9), where he taught English while preparing his PhD on contemporary literary criticism. Meantime he produced plays, edited the Cambridge Review and wrote articles (chiefly in Ian Nairn's Outrage and Counter Attack series) for the Architectural Review. He took a large part in the appointment of Leslie Martin as architect for Harvey Court. His first full-time teaching post was in the Extra-mural Department at Glasgow University, where he was responsible for organizing courses throughout Galloway as well as teaching both English Literature and Architecture & Townscape. A year in the English Department at the University of Montana was followed by his appointment as a lecturer at Keele, where he remained until his retirement. He soon became frustrated by the difficultly his students experienced in integrating the various aspects of the multi-disciplinary Keele curriculum and pioneered an MA in Victorian Studies, recruiting colleagues from various departments to offer a course in history (including history of science), literature, philosophy, art and architecture. He published editions of Jacobean tragedies and an introductory book on Dickens; at the same time he was working (with David Walker) on a history of the architecture of Glasgow (1968). This was followed by a second collaborative work, on Bristol, with Bryan Little and Michael Jenner (1979). A long-term research project on the eighteenth-century architect and builder Francis Smith culminated in the publication of Smith of Warwick in 2000. In 1984, Keele awarded him a unique personal Chair in English Literature and Architectural History. In 2004, Baerenreiter published his reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion (recorded by Geoffrey Webber and the Caius Choir), which he had devised for the performance by the Keele Bach Choir of which he was Chairman for several years. He also chaired the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and for several years edited their Journal. After his formal retirement he continued to teach for Keele's MA in Architectural History and in 2008 published (with Alison Maguire) his final work, design and Plan in the Country House. Friends, colleagues and students (many of whom were inspired and encouraged by him to continue in academic life) remember him as generous and outgoing, full of energy and enthusiasm, with an astonishing range and depth of knowledge, converted into absorbing conversations, but always underpinned by a profound sense of what was right and good. 01/02/2012
1953 Brian Higgs HIGGS, BRIAN (1953), 4 October 2008 His son Richard Higgs writes: Brian was born and raised in Bedford and joined Bedford College in 1943, where for ten years he proved talented in science and art; such was his talent with the paintbrush, his tutors believed his future career lay in this field. However, Brian's preference was to become a doctor and he went up to Caius in 1953 to study medicine. In 1957 he went on to Westminster medical college where he won the Hanbury prize, the Chadwick clinical surgery prize, the Abraham prize for clinical pathology and the Arthur Evans Memorial prize. His career started in earnest in July 1959 with his first appointment as House Surgeon at the Gordon Hospital within the Westminster Group. Working under Lawrence Abel, Brian was described by the great man as 'conscientious, painstaking and careful in the investigation and aftercare of his cases and a good assistant at operations, and a most pleasant person with whom to work, popular alike with patients, nurses and colleagues'. In January 1960 he became House physician at the Westminster and Westminster Children's hospitals. In January 1961 he became Senior House Officer (casualty and orthopedics) at the Central Middlesex hospital - a period he described as very busy and varied. July 1961 saw him move to the Kingston Hospital as Senior House Officer in General Surgery but carrying registrar responsibilities in the diagnosis and management of surgical emergencies and further experience in both minor and major operations. In July 1962 he became the Resident Surgical Officer at the Royal Marsden Hospital. In January 1963 he became a Registrar at St Thomas' Hospital, London, and later at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, where he also provided postgraduate lectures to the F.R.C.S courses. He then decided to move to the US, on the ship Bremen and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, as a Research Assistant in Dr Code's department of surgical research. This was seen as an important step by his mentors in the UK, who recognised that Brian was not only an outstanding surgeon but one who could develop new approaches. His specialism was in oesophageal achalasia, undoubtedly following from the pioneering work of his mentor Lawrence Abel in the mid-'20s. The research posting was intended to be for a year, but in truth Brian was bored and in particular did not like the animal experiments - indeed he would go in at the weekend to feed the dogs and when possible take them out for walks. April 1965 saw him back in the UK as Resident Surgical Officer at the Royal Waterloo Hospital, where Brian obtained invaluable experience in the techniques of vascular surgery including major arterial constructions. Some fill-in role! In September 1965 he was appointed Senior Registrar at St Thomas' Hospital, and seconded to the Wessex Regional Hospital Board and the Portsmouth Group of Hospitals. He stayed for 18 months - his longest period in one place. In April 1967 he became Senior Registrar at St Peter's Hospital for Stone. In May 1968 he was made an honorary Senior Registrar in the department of surgery at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London. His specialist knowledge was again shared in his paper 'Lymphography in the management of urinary tract tumours, read at the annual meeting of the British Association of Urological Surgeons in Cardiff in 1968. A total of eleven roles in just nine years - with experience in adults and children, major surgery to the abdomen, head, breast, vascular reconstruction, all forms of accident and emergency, malignant disease management and research - at all times working under the finest surgeons at some of the finest medical institutions on both sides of the Atlantic. Brian not only learnt from them but on four occasions and for reasonable periods deputised for the consultants. He was involved in research learning the principles and practice at the Mayo Clinic and then applying them during his time at St Peters Hospital researching Urological areas of urinary incontinence and its management by electronic implants. He also, in 1968, researched with Dr J.S. Macdonald the value of Lymphography in the management of urinary tract tumours. Two further studies followed on the effectiveness of treatment of carcinoma of the bladder by partial cystectomy and the second on the urological complication encountered in renal transplants. At the time this research was at the frontier of knowledge. This perhaps explains why his mentors saw him as one of the finest of the surgeons of his era, with a remarkable breadth of experience, specialisation, research and responsibility. At the age of 33 he had been appointed Consultant Surgeon to Wycombe Hospital, and at that time no Consultant Surgeon had been appointed at a younger age. In his letter of congratulations to Brian, Mr Wiggins-Davies, the consultant surgeon and eminent urologist at Portsmouth feared that Brian had 'forsaken the "pure" world of Urology for the broader canvass (as some say) of general Surgery'; he suggested that Brian might like to try and develop it at High Wycombe, which in time he did. Mr Wiggins-Davies also noted: 'I hoped that you would call in again as I should like to hear once again your ringing cry in Out-patients as you tell the waiting throng to write to their M.P. if they have any complaints.' He added that they had redesigned the waiting areas, breaking them up and thereby reducing the risk of 'mutiny'. One might have expected Brian to take up a consultant post at one of the London training hospitals - this is what he had been groomed for - but this was a period of decentralisation, moving surgery from London to the new 'super' district Hospitals. Brian liked this; he recognised the value of the 'golden hour' after an accident - the sooner the better on his table. This wasn't a step into the dark; he was joining the already legendary Peter Lord and Kenneth Taylor taking over from Mr Lovelock Jones. But it gave him an opportunity to expand urology and deliver his expert acute, trauma and emergency skills - and a chance to move back into the countryside. The move to Buckinghamshire and the Chiltern hills was his last. His home for nearly 40 years, moving from Chesham Bois in 1998 to Little Missenden (famed equally for the Cricket team, the Misfits, of which he was Life President, and as the village where 'The Vicar of Dibley' was filmed). Over time he developed a balance in his life with country sports, with shooting and latterly golf becoming significant passions. He retired in 1998 due to ill-health, and enjoyed ten years during which his leukaemia was managed into significant periods of remission. In 2007 he married his long term partner Rosemary and is survived by her, his two sons and three grandchildren. 01/02/2012
1954 Alistair John Gordon Gordon, A.J. (1954), 29 November 2008 John Kirkham (1954) and Olivia Gordon write: Alistair Gordon, born in 1936, who died of chest problems following a fractured neck of femur, was a quietly determined man who achieved his early ambition of becoming a true family doctor as he viewed that role. His father, John Gordon, a GP in Chelsea, was called up for WWII, and sent Alistair and his sister Jean to his family in Nairn for the duration. From Nairn Alistair went as a boarder to Fordyce Academy; playing in the woodshed there, Alistair lost the end of one of his middle fingers. But those war years left him with his clear Highland diction for life. Returning to London, and his first day prep school, he came top of the class; his father, Dr John, immediately moved him, sceptical of 'Alistair's doing well in any half-decent institution'. Still fresh from Scotland, Alistair went to Charterhouse. In the choir in chapel one evening he recognised opposite him an older boy who had tendered his some trivial kindness, smiled at him, and was amazed after the service to be hauled off to the Head Master's and walloped soundly. In 1954 the Caius freshmen divided fairly obviously into the veterans of two years' National Service and the somewhat more apprehensive school leavers. Alistair, already rather urbane, appeared to be in the first group. His father had arranged for him to attend the Sorbonne after leaving school, and Alistair had thoroughly enjoyed France and the French, doubtless having established the whereabouts of the institution, but not wasting time on irrelevances like language study. An excellent tennis player, he remained naturally modest and gently humorous, but sensible of opportunity that in no way denied others - he was secretary to various clubs, ensuring three years residence in college. After qualifying from Bart's, and house jobs in Portsmouth, he joined his father's private general practice in Sloane Street. Dr John Gordon's somewhat Presbyterian effect ensured that Alistair's clinical apprenticeship as his assistant was both rigorous and of adequate duration; full partnership when it came was just that, but had been thoroughly earned. By then the practice had moved to Wilton Crescent. Alistair's aim in life, of becoming as good a family doctor as he possibly could, might seem modest, but was not. He was determined to be up to date and well read as well as clinically sound and particularly, in the best traditions of family medicine, to know his patients, their families, and their backgrounds that he might look after them properly far beyond just diagnosis, treatment and if necessary a careful and appropriate referral. Patients demanding the latest fashionable treatments or investigations were not always immediately pleased by his generous consultation time allowing him to better assess their real needs, but mostly came to understand their good fortune. In the practice, a courtesy visit was made to the newborn, the elderly and the not-so-mobile were gladly seen at home, and when not on call he was always happy to take phone calls and reassure patients either that a visit was not required, or that the doctor on call not only would be pleased to deal with the problem but would be straightway informed of any necessary details or complexities of the case. Children were frequently amused and distracted by the drawing of funny faces on Alistair's truncated middle finger, and young people found him easy of manner and understanding. In 1974, after his father's death, he moved to Walton Place and was in single-handed practice here (apart from a few years joined by his stepdaughter Caroline Hewitt) until he retired in 2004. As an independent GP Alistair was able to view the ponderous incursions of bureaucracy into medical practice objectively and with some considerable amusement: ladies calling on him to explain the requirement for a practice title and logo, or an 'exit' sign to be placed over the only door in his consulting room, or an 'emergency exit' sign over one of the windows (outside a sheer drop onto concrete), or for a large notice to be placed in the waiting room encouraging complaint, were all treated with great courtesy but left unfulfilled in their purpose, bemused and probably confused. Alistair enjoyed his appointments as company doctor - Charthouse Group, News International, and P&O, his views often sought and regarded well outside the confines of Primary Care. From time to time touched by melancholy, this may well have aided his comprehension of the less obvious, less articulated problems of many of his patients, and confirmed his non-judgemental approach. In middle life, realising he was drinking immoderately and after a couple of falters, he stopped completely in 1984, thereafter recalling his problems openly and with wry humour. He enjoyed the London scene and remained an enthusiastic card player, and was a regular and successfully competitive big game fisherman in the Cayman Islands and Cuba. He enjoyed a flutter at the casino, and his focus and concentration while placing even a very small bet was awesome. Despite appearing to be more than usually successful, these forays were infrequent, often cutting and running with the first, small, win. He displayed no penchant for splendid cars or other more or less expensive toys, was always elegant in a very limited wardrobe of inexpensive clothes, and enjoyed varied reading: he was particularly fond of Ed McBain police stories. Alistair married Sissel Stavlund in 1961, and she bore him two sons. They later separated, and Sissel died in 1981. Their younger son died in 1992. He is survived by his elder son and two grandsons, and by his second wife Olivia (née Hewitt). Friends were always welcomed in the Gordon (first Dr John, and then Alistair) households, which included his older sister Jean, who also retained that elegant Highland stamp. Many entertainments were provided, and the return of friends, many of them Caians, from far places so often signalled a gathering generously organized, with material support also provided in cases of disaster. Successes, anniversaries and events great and small seemed frequently to result in a gathering, of few or many, at Alistair's. As the lynchpin of a system of friends, Alistair was once characterised as Anthony Powells' Nick Jenkins, producing a frisson among several that they might just be his Widmerpool. 01/02/2012
1983 Angus Howard MacDonald Johnson JOHNSON, ANGUS (1983), 1 February 2004 From The Lawyer, 15 March 2004 Leading shipping litigation specialist Angus Johnson, partner at Stephenson Harwood, has died at the age of 39. His death at the end of February followed a brief but brave fight against cancer. Johnson joined Stephenson Harwood in 1987, becoming a partner in 1998. He was most recently involved in the Great Peace Shipping/Tsavliris dispute, where the Court of Appeal's ruling has had a profound effect on the law of mistake, and the Mamidoil/Okta litigation concerning a multi-million dollar contractual dispute relating to the supply and transport of oil to the only oil refinery in Macedonia. On the enforcement side, he took the 'Tropical Reefer' litigation to the Court of Appeal over a complex jurisdictional issue. Duncan McDonald, head of shipping litigation at Stephenson Harwood, said: 'Angus was a charming man and an extremely able and effective lawyer. He had an endearingly cheerful and open personality, and was someone with whom people from all walks of life felt comfortable. He was at all times approachable on both a professional and personal level. 'His objective approach to partnership and management issues was invaluable. I and all of his partners had the highest regard for his legal and commercial judgment. He will be greatly missed.' Johnson leaves a wife, Fiona, whom he met at Stephenson Harwood, and two young children. 01/02/2012
1999 Daniel Wolf WOLF, DANIEL (1999), 24 September 2009 Helen Nickerson (1999) writes: Daniel was an extraordinary person and talented scientist, who sadly passed away far too soon at the age of 32. He was educated first in Edinburgh and Dundee, then completed his Masters degree in Biochemistry at Wadham College, Oxford in 1999. He was then awarded the Wildy scholarship by Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, to complete a Ph.D. in the laboratory of Tony Kouzarides. His research focused on chromatin biology and transcriptional control, which he later extended during his postdoctoral studies at Columbia University, New York, into better understanding retroviral silencing in stem cells. While at Columbia, Daniel's star was rapidly rising. He published seminal papers in Cell, Journal of Virology, PNAS and Nature, revealing a novel mechanism by which retroviruses can be turned off or 'silenced' in stem cells. Although virologists recognized for 30 years that this silencing occurred, the mechanism by which this happened was completely unknown until Daniel tackled the problem. Daniel was planning to continue his research career in the UK, and had received offers from multiple institutions to start his independent laboratory. He had accepted an offer at the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh and was offered prestigious five-year Career Development Fellowships by both the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. Daniel and I met at Caius in 1999, moved to New York together in 2003 and married in 2005. In addition to his intelligence and talent in his scientific endeavours, Daniel's sense of humour, natural generosity and hospitality are what will stand out in many memories of him. For example, while at the Wellcome CRC, now the Gurdon Institute, undertaking his Ph.D. studies, Daniel was awarded the Martin Evans trophy, awarded to the person with the greatest contribution to the social life of the institute. He promptly listed the award on his Curriculum Vitae! Daniel had many fond memories of Caius, in particularly what became known as the 'Ferry Path' family. Daniel died following a year long battle with a rare cancer, chondrosarcoma. During his illness he never lost his determination to pursue his science and enjoy life fully. 01/02/2012
1956 Seong Siew Chua CHUA, SEONG SIEW (1956), 29 October 2007 His son Guan-Hock Chua (1983) writes: My father Dr. Chua Seong Siew was born in Kuala Lumpur (then Malaya) on 8 February 1938. He spent the happiest years of his life at Cambridge, as a schoolboy at Cambridgeshire High School, before coming up to Caius to read Medicine in 1956. He loved returning to Cambridge to stroll through the Backs, and doing so brought a spring to his step. He was a real character, full of life and charisma, who left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He had a fantastic mind, always keenly inquiring, and was never at a loss for words. He was a very strong character, with exceptional clarity of thought. He taught all his children to always strive for excellence, himself being a top student all the way through school in Kuala Lumpur. While his father read Medicine at Hong Kong University in the 1920's, his mother was a formidable businesswoman from Penang. Like many successful people, my Dad always sought to prove himself to his parents, and in particular to his mother. His grandfather had co-founded Cycle and Carriage in 1899, subsequently to become one of Singapore and Malaysia's largest and oldest public companies. He valued and treasured the importance of education, and had a strong sense of duty - which he instilled in all his children. During our half terms at boarding school, he often came to cook and take care of us, and drive us around the country and to museums. He was not afraid his medical practice would suffer while he was away. He was a mix of the traditional Chinese gentleman, who looked after his family and his late brother's family, and the Anglophile. He was highly rational and logical, yet passionate at times. He encouraged my sisters and I to apply to his old University. When I, and subsequently my younger sister, won Open Awards to Caius, my Dad although not always a devout man went immediately on his knees to thank God. His real interest lay in finance and the stock markets. He wanted his family to be able to cross international boundaries easily, through money and education. He was not slow to tell us that what paid for our education was his stock market profits, not his earnings as a doctor. He had a fantastic brain, and a phenomenal photographic memory, both of which he used to great effect; he was able to analyse and remember at ease, all manner of facts and figures from company reports, stock indices from several markets internationally, prices and information concerning various quoted shares and charts - years after the event. He always invested with a view to the long-term. Even in his 60s he had so much drive and willingness to learn new things that he turned to commercial property development in Kuala Lumpur. He was also in the cinema business, which is fitting for someone who loved his movies, and made headline news in the Malaysian press in 2006 when he prevented the Malaysian Government from compulsorily acquiring a landmark heritage standalone cinema the Coliseum Cinema, which has been in our family since the 1920's. He was a very kind grandfather who was always interested in his grandchildren's education and welfare, and he would pass on to them his encyclopedic knowledge of world history and politics. In 1961, he married our mother Khoo Bee See, and they lived for many years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was a great Dad to Choo Eng, Guan Hock (1983) and Siew Eng (1984), and a much loved Grandpa to 8 grandchildren. All in all, he was an extraordinary man, of many talents, who loved his family. And everything he did, he did for his family. 30/01/2012
1948 Antony Charles Barrington Brown Chris Barrington Brown, Pat Murphy (1952) and Tim Slessor write, Antony Barrington Brown MBE FRPS, known to all as 'BB', was killed in a car crash with his wife, Althea, on Tuesday 24th January, 2012. His wide ranging interests and achievements qualify him for the epithet 'polymath', encompassing photography, invention, design, exploration, community, 'Brain of Britain', architecture and family. Recently he had even adapted Hardy's 'Return of the Native' for performance at the local theatre which he had helped to restore. Born in Chester in 1927, he spent many of his childhood holidays in Upton Lovell in Wiltshire as his father, a geologist, travelled frequently to South America, sometimes for years at a time. Educated at St Edwards, Oxford during the war, he volunteered for service in the Royal Tank Regiment in 1945 to avoid conscription into the coalmines, and subsequently obtained a place at Gonville & Caius, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences. During his time in Egypt with the Army (as, he claimed, the youngest Sergeant Major in the British Army) he had 'inherited' a darkroom where he taught himself the art and science of photography. He used this extensively during his time at Cambridge working on the university magazine, Varsity. On graduating he started work at the Esso research laboratory as an analytical chemist but found that "those who did chemistry gained no promotion, while those who did, did no chemistry". Therefore he returned to Cambridge and set up shop as a photographer. The story of how he came to take the iconic picture of 'Crick & Watson' with their model of the DNA double helix has been covered in detail elsewhere (particularly www.sciencemag.org/content/300/5617/255.full.pdf and www.thednastore.com/dnastuff/picture1.html). Suffice to say that he happened to be in the right place at the right time and little understood how he was capturing one of the key moments of science in the 20th century. As important for the historical record is the series of photographs that he took of Cambridge academics in the late 50's, now in the archive at the National Portrait Gallery. An exhibition of these is planned at the gallery from March to September this year and BB was in the process of documenting them at the time of his death. One of his proudest achievements was being elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, sponsored by Sir David Attenborough. In 1954 BB was asked to recommend a photographer to take part in the Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition to drive from London to Singapore. With typical self-belief he thought no one he knew was good enough and volunteered himself. The book, First Overland by Tim Slessor, describing the 12 month journey through Europe, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India and Burma and back, was a great success, as were the films that BB made for David Attenborough's fledgling exploration department at the BBC. BB subsequently made two further expeditions to the Far East, and was working on a film about White Elephants in Burma at the time of his death. On arrival in Singapore at the half-way point of First Overland, he proposed by telegram to Pamela Jones, a Newnham student of Botany. They married on his return and lived above the photography shop in Cambridge where the first of their 4 children was born. Feeling that a jobbing photographer might not be able to support a growing family he wrote to the owner of Dexion, a racking and storage company, whose attitude to problem solving approach BB much admired. After a very unorthodox interview, and finding a meeting of minds, BB was employed as an 'inventor' at Dexion in Hemel Hempstead working on a very wide range of practical projects. The most successful of these was 'Speedframe', a modular storage system that sold more than £100 million over the next decade. Dexion were very supportive of sabbatical leave, and gave him 3 months off to build a house made of straw. With typical practical ingenuity, he built the roof first, then raised it into the air so that the work could continue in a dry environment. Thus was born a life-long interest in building houses by unconventional means, normally on his own or with one or two helpers. With a typical disregard for the easy road, BB decided to set up his own business, Ergon Designs, in Salisbury in 1967 with two strands to its operations; building houses and designing innovative furniture for schools, hospitals and public bodies. He has left 8 or so houses, each individual and innovative, around Wiltshire, including his final house in Upton Lovell (returning to his roots) which won an award for 'best value for money'. His furniture included dormitory accommodation for various schools, fume cabinets, computer security trolleys and medical racking for the Army Medical Services. Each brought out his desire to understand how the user would interact with the object then design it to optimise that experience. In 1981 Pamela and BB divorced and in 1982 he married Althea Wynne, a sculptor. Their relationship expanded the family to 7 siblings, and it is a measure of their joint love that the family, which was a major source of pride for both of them, considers itself as one, rather than two halves brought together by circumstance. Althea pricked BB's occasional pomposity, and helped him to reveal aspects of his personality that insecurity and shyness had hidden within a gruff carapace. As a couple they worked on many prestigious sculptures and installations; Althea producing the art and BB providing the practical aspects of how it could be made, transported and installed. She also rekindled his love of travel and together they explored many near and distant lands. In Upton Lovell they threw themselves into village and local life, becoming stalwarts of the local community. Amongst other activities they co-ordinated the production of a Millennium Book for the village, cataloguing its inhabitants and buildings, restored and supported the Woolstore Theatre in nearby Codford and were heavily involved in the parish council and church, arranging the restoration of the bells for example. For his services to the community, BB was awarded an MBE in 2003. Family and friends were always central to his life and interests and he had a deep sense of the continuity of life through the generations. The son and father of a Caian, he was very proud to hear just before his death that his grandson, also the son of another Caian, had been awarded a place at the college, making 4 generations (so far). Once you saw through his occasionally brusque defences, BB was a deeply humane person, kind, thoughtful, ingenious, widely read, friendly and a generous person of his time and knowledge. He left the world better where he touched it, and his friends and family the richer for his presence. 25/01/2012
1948 James Alastair Stirling Lees The College regrets to announce the death of James Alastair Stirling Lees (1948), who passed away on 16 February 2016, aged 80. 01/01/2012
1946 Robert Firth Sellers The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Firth Sellers (1946), who passed away on 25 June 2011, aged 87. 01/01/2012
1947 Godfrey McCance Gransden The College regrets to announce the death of Godfrey McCance Gransden (1947), who passed away on 26 October 2011, aged 82. 01/01/2012
1948 Roger Dunkerley Shaw The College regrets to announce the death of Roger Dunkerley Shaw (1948), who passed away on 27 June 2011, aged 84. 01/01/2012
1949 Franz Copeland Murray Alexander The College regrets to announce the death of Franz Copeland Murray Alexander (1949), who passed away on 16 April 2011, aged 83. 01/01/2012
1949 Adrian Charles John Berg The College regrets to announce the death of Adrian Charles John Berg (1949), who passed away on 22 October 2011, aged 82. 01/01/2012
1949 John Charles Kingon Freeborn The College regrets to announce the death of John Charles Kingon Freeborn (1949), who passed away on 23 October 2011, aged 81. 01/01/2012
1949 Michael Ernest Gaisford The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Ernest Gaisford (1949), who passed away on 23 June 2011, aged 83. 01/01/2012
1949 Charles Arthur McGaughey The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Arthur McGaughey (1949), who passed away on 29 October 2011, aged 83. 01/01/2012
1949 Ian William Reynolds The College regrets to announce the death of Ian William Reynolds (1949), who passed away on 11 January 2011, aged 81. 01/01/2012
1944 Edward Milne Younie The College regrets to announce the death of Edward Milne Younie (1944), who passed away on 25 June 2011, aged 85. 01/01/2012
1944 George Ernest Turner The College regrets to announce the death of George Ernest Turner (1944), who passed away on 25 July 2011, aged 85. 01/01/2012
1944 Gordon Howlett Jones The College regrets to announce the death of Gordon Howlett Jones (1944), who passed away on 10 March 2011, aged 84. 01/01/2012
1946 Graham Gordon Campbell The College regrets to announce the death of Graham Gordon Campbell (1946), who passed away in 2011. 01/01/2012
1946 Alan Preston The College regrets to announce the death of Alan Preston (1946), who passed away on 23 October 2011, aged 88. 01/01/2012
1941 Frank Haywood Butler The College regrets to announce the death of Frank Haywood Butler (1941), who passed away on 21 December 2011, aged 88. 01/01/2012
1940 John Wellington Barlow Forshaw The College regrets to announce the death of John Wellington Barlow Forshaw (1940), who passed away in April 2011, aged 88. 01/01/2012
1942 Percy Dyson The College regrets to announce the death of Percy Dyson (1942), who passed away on 3 April 2011, aged 86. 01/01/2012
1941 John Weldon Sleap The College regrets to announce the death of John Weldon Sleap (1941), who passed away on 2 May 2011, aged 89. 01/01/2012
1941 Dudley Richard Wallace Jones The College regrets to announce the death of Dudley Richard Wallace Jones (1941), who passed away on 15 February 2011, aged 87. 01/01/2012
1943 Matthew Wilkinson The College regrets to announce the death of Matthew Wilkinson (1943), who passed away on 23 November 2011, aged 85. 01/01/2012
1942 Ernest Ronald Slater The College regrets to announce the death of Ernest Ronald Slater (1942), who passed away on 3 November 2011, aged 87. 01/01/2012
1942 Colin Ravenhill The College regrets to announce the death of Colin Ravenhill (1942), who passed away on 21 June 2011, aged 88. 01/01/2012
1943 David Richard Bowsher The College regrets to announce the death of David Richard Bowsher (1943), who passed away on 17 June 2011, aged 86. 01/01/2012
1938 Michael Hugh Clement The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Hugh Clement (1938), who passed away on 9 September 2011, aged 92. 01/01/2012
1937 George Nevill Shann The College regrets to announce the death of George Nevill Shann (1937), who passed away on 2 March 2011, aged 92. 01/01/2012
1929 Charles Noel Gosse The College regrets to announce the death of Charles Noel Gosse (1929), who passed away on 6 July 2011, aged 101. 01/01/2012
1929 Richard Francis Jarrett The College regrets to announce the death of Richard Francis Jarrett (1929), who passed away on 16 April 2011, aged 101. 01/01/2012
1933 Brandon Cadbury The College regrets to announce the death of Brandon Cadbury (1933), who passed away in April 2011, aged 96. 01/01/2012
1933 Cyril Percival Fogg The College regrets to announce the death of Cyril Percival Fogg (1933), who passed away on 8 April 2011, aged 96. 01/01/2012
1936 John Denys Lewis Drower The College regrets to announce the death of John Denys Lewis Drower (1936), who passed away on 9 December 2011, aged 93. 01/01/2012
1935 Oliver John Wellington Hunkin The College regrets to announce the death of Oliver John Wellington Hunkin (1935), who passed away on 3 January 2011, aged 94. 01/01/2012
1954 Roger Spencer Moore The College regrets to announce the death of Roger Spencer Moore (1954), who passed away on 12 February 2011, aged 77. 01/01/2012
1954 Raphael James Loewe The College regrets to announce the death of Raphael James Loewe (1954), who passed away on 27 May 2011, aged 92. 01/01/2012
1954 Francis Patrick Marsh The College regrets to announce the death of Francis Patrick Marsh (1954), who passed away on 16 January 2011, aged 74. 01/01/2012
1954 John Michael Gordon Davis The College regrets to announce the death of John Michael Gordon Davis (1954), who passed away in October 2011, aged 76. 01/01/2012
1953 Andrew Harper Dinwoodie The College regrets to announce the death of Andrew Harper Dinwoodie (1953), who passed away on 26 November 2011, aged 77. 01/01/2012
1953 Roger Frederick Deacon The College regrets to announce the death of Roger Frederick Deacon (1953), who passed away on 21 May 2011, aged 80. 01/01/2012
1952 Anthony Frank Radcliffe The College regrets to announce the death of Anthony Frank Radcliffe (1952), who passed away on 1 January 2011, aged 77. 01/01/2012
1953 Peter Francis Bates The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Francis Bates (1953), who passed away on 28 November 2011, aged 77. 01/01/2012
1951 Douglas Allen Gohl The College regrets to announce the death of Douglas Allen Gohl (1951), who passed away on 30 July 2011, aged 88. 01/01/2012
1952 Anthony Darby Ellerington Howell The College regrets to announce the death of Anthony Darby Ellerington Howell (1952), who passed away on 12 December 2011, aged 77. 01/01/2012
1952 Gordon William Kirby The College regrets to announce the death of Gordon William Kirby (1952), who passed away on 6 May 2011, aged 77. 01/01/2012
1950 Ronald James Deterding The College regrets to announce the death of Ronald James Deterding (1950), who passed away on 5 November 2011, aged 81. 01/01/2012
1951 Jal Rustum Choksi The College regrets to announce the death of Jal Rustum Choksi (1951), who passed away on 30 March 2011, aged 79. 01/01/2012
1958 William John Macpherson The College regrets to announce the death of William John Macpherson (1958), who passed away on 17 July 2011, aged 87. 01/01/2012
1960 Michael Gerald Collett The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Gerald Collett (1960), who passed away on 22 November 2011, aged 71. 01/01/2012
1961 Peter Cooper The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Cooper (1961), who passed away on 1 October 2011, aged 69. 01/01/2012
1960 Colin Leslie Yallop The College regrets to announce the death of Colin Leslie Yallop (1960), who passed away on 6 July 2011, aged 70. 01/01/2012
1960 John David Hirst The College regrets to announce the death of John David Hirst (1960), who passed away on 21 June 2011, aged 70. 01/01/2012
1962 Ian Stuart Russell Reynolds The College regrets to announce the death of Ian Stuart Russell Reynolds (1962), who passed away on 12 February 2011, aged 67. 01/01/2012
1963 Rodney Hill The College regrets to announce the death of Rodney Hill (1963), who passed away on 2 February 2011, aged 89. 01/01/2012
1963 Clifford Frederick Pratten The College regrets to announce the death of Clifford Frederick Pratten (1963), who passed away on 12 December 2011, aged 77. 01/01/2012
1963 Graham John Stevens The College regrets to announce the death of Graham John Stevens (1963), who passed away on 24 July 2011, aged 67. 01/01/2012
1965 John Dawson Skinner The College regrets to announce the death of John Dawson Skinner (1965), who passed away on 28 August 2011, aged 79. 01/01/2012
1964 Peter Nigel Voss The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Nigel Voss (1964), who passed away on 21 July 2011, aged 65. 01/01/2012
1967 John Milton-Smith The College regrets to announce the death of John Milton-Smith (1967), who passed away on 19 December 2011, aged 69. 01/01/2012
1966 Robert Jackson The College regrets to announce the death of Robert Jackson (1966), who passed away on 11 March 2011, aged 67. 01/01/2012
1966 John Joseph Thwaites The College regrets to announce the death of John Joseph Thwaites (1966), who passed away on 5 October 2011, aged 82. 01/01/2012
2002 Oscar John Pearce-Higgins The College regrets to announce the death of Oscar John Pearce-Higgins (2002), who passed away on 19 December 2012, aged 29. 01/01/2012
1988 James Leslie McLachlan The College regrets to announce the death of James Leslie McLachlan (1988), who passed away on 3 January 2011, aged 50. 01/01/2012
1991 Helena Mary Wynne The College regrets to announce the death of Helena Mary Wynne (1991), who passed away on 23 May 2011, aged 69. 01/01/2012
1982 Mark Alistair Sinclair Blackburn The College regrets to announce the death of Mark Alistair Sinclair Blackburn (1982), who passed away on 1 September 2011, aged 59. 01/01/2012
1982 Pradeepkumar Lalitchandra Dandiker The College regrets to announce the death of Pradeepkumar Lalitchandra Dandiker (1982), who passed away on 18 July 2011, aged 48. 01/01/2012
1978 Thomas Lewis Kass The College regrets to announce the death of Thomas Lewis Kass (1978), who passed away on 17 October 2011, aged 63. 01/01/2012
1980 Simon Henry Milton The College regrets to announce the death of Simon Henry Milton (1980), who passed away on 11 April 2011, aged 50. 01/01/2012
1977 Andrew James Buck The College regrets to announce the death of Andrew James Buck (1977), who passed away in January 2011, aged 51. 01/01/2012
1977 Christopher John Stallard The College regrets to announce the death of Christopher John Stallard (1977), who passed away on 17 May 2011, aged 52. 01/01/2012
1973 Ronald Brian Dunn The College regrets to announce the death of Ronald Brian Dunn (1973), who passed away in February 2011, aged 56. 01/01/2012
1971 Anthony Glynne Parker The College regrets to announce the death of Anthony Glynne Parker (1971), who passed away on 22 October 2011, aged 85. 01/01/2012
1993 Jonathon Stevens Driver UCL reports with great sadness the death on 28 November of Jon Driver, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, and one of the world's leading psychologists and neuroscientists. Professor Driver was formerly Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) and from 2009 Royal Society Anniversary Research Professor, jointly at the ICN and at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. He was an outstanding scientist whose seminal contributions have had a huge international impact. He trained many of the world's leading cognitive neuroscientists and was an exceptional leader. He was a Fellow of both the Academy of Medical Sciences and the British Academy, and a member of Academia Europaea. Jon's many friends and colleagues are in shock at the news of his tragic and untimely death. UCL President & Provost Professor Malcolm Grant said, "Jon was truly outstanding, not only as a scientist but as a colleague. He gave selfless support and inspirational leadership to others. His vision and drive were central to the team that was successful in securing the Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour. We have lost a superb colleague. Our thoughts are with Nilli and their family." Professor Ray Dolan said: "Jon was a dear friend and an inspirational colleague. All of us who worked with him admired his selflessness, his superb intellect and his integrity. The neuroscience community has lost an irreplaceable figure." 02/12/2011
1967 Graham Jackson The College regrets to announce the death of Graham Jackson (1967), who passed away recently. 05/08/2011
1974 Patrick William Miles The College regrets to announce the death of Patrick William Miles (1974). 01/08/2011
1950 Michael Meggeson The College regrets to announce the death of Michael Meggeson (1950), who passed away recently. 14/03/2011
1950 Ernest Neil Kitson The College regrets to announce the death of Ernest Neil Kitson (1950), who passed away on 6 June 2009. 02/01/2011
1951 Alexander McLellan Yuill The College regrets to announce the death of Alexander McLellan Yuill (1951) who passed away recently. 02/01/2011
1932 Jamshed Jehangir Bhabha BHABHA, J. (1932), 30 May 2007 From The Times of India: Jamshed Bhabha, founder-chairman and trustee-in-charge of the National Centre for Performing Arts, died of age-related illnesses on 30 May 2007 at Breach Candy Hospital. He was 94. A familiar figure at Western classical music concerts, with his white gloves and three-clawed cane, Bhabha was the undisputed mandarin of the NCPA, which he was instrumental in establishing, with the backing of JRD Tata and the patronage of the Maharashtra government. It was Bhabha who suggested that India should set up the equivalent of the Kennedy Centre. Bombay-born and Cambridge educated, Bhabha came from a distinguished family - his brother was the legendary Homi Bhabha, father of India's atomic energy programme, who like Jamshed also has an auditorium named after him, albeit posthumously. The summit of Bhabha's long career was building a hugely expensive opera house on the NCPA grounds, which bears his name. It has hosted some of the finest dance and music performances. When conductor Zubin Mehta was in Mumbai a few years ago, he praised the "world-class acoustics" of the Jamshed Bhabha Opera House, comparing the quality of sound to New York's Carnegie Hall. He added with an indulgent twinkle in Bhabha's direction, "And here is Bombay's Mr Carnegie himself." 21/10/2010
1942 Anthony Hugh Eliott Birks Obituary by Simon Birks, son of A H E Birks Anthony Hugh Eliott Birks was a son of Royal Tank Regiment Major General Horace Birks. He liked brevity. Tony Birks died March 15 2010. Educated at Felsted School 1937-42, he joined the R. A. F as a bomb aimer with Halifax aircraft. He took his place happily at Gonville & Caius after the War. Subsequently, he worked in Bombay, Trinidad, Port of Spain and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania as Managing Director for the Vestey Group. He retired to East Devon in 1983. His ashes were scattered at Goodrich Castle, near Ross-on-Wye where Felsted were relocated 1939-1945. 21/05/2010
1947 Christopher Norman Tubbs REVD CHRISTOPHER NORMAN TUBBS 21 November 1925 - 18 April 2010 Chris was born in Tinnevelly, South India, where his father Norman Tubbs was Bishop and his mother Norah also a trained missionary. Chris was the third of four children, all born overseas in the days of Mission and Empire. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Burma, where Norman had been appointed Bishop of Rangoon, and Chris' earliest memories were of happy, sunny days in the care of a beloved Ayah and devoted household staff, while his parents undertook their duties for the Church Missionary Society. At the age of seven, this easygoing life came to an abrupt end, when Chris, following his older brothers Lionel and Peter, was sent back to England in 1932 by long sea, in the charge of strangers, to attend boarding school and spend his holidays with a series of elderly relatives. This was the custom of the time. Chris attended St Christopher's, Great Missenden and then Cordewallis, before following family tradition and attending Repton School from 1938. In 1936 Chris' parents reluctantly returned from Burma to provide a family home in Chester, where Norman was appointed Dean and Assistant Bishop. Chris was to enjoy only a few holidays from Repton at home in The Close at Chester, before World War Two intervened, and he was evacuated with his (younger) sister Barbara to Canada, where he attended Ridley College (St Catherine's, Ontario). Chris graduated from Ridley College in 1944, returned to Britain briefly for military training and joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers who arrived in India early in 1945. Chris was on his way to the Burma front (where the life expectancy of an officer was 4 days, as the Japanese fought a bitter, slow retreat through South East Asia). Chris survived because of the sudden Japanese surrender, following the dropping of atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and he decided to remain in India, seconded to the Dogra Regiment and posted to the North West Frontier in the lead-up to Indian independence and partition in the Punjab, where he worked happily with Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus. In 1951, Chris left the Indian Army and resumed his education, reading Theology at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he also found time to develop his sporting skills, playing cricket, tennis and squash, and captaining the University ice hockey team. After completing his MA at Cambridge, Chris went on to Wycliffe Hall Theological College, Oxford (where he also played for the University ice hockey team, unusually earning a "blue" from both universities). Chris was ordained by his father at Chester Cathedral in 1952 and took his first curacy at St Mary's & St Helen's Church, Neston in the Wirral, and it was here that he met Anne Cornelius, whom he married, again in Chester Cathedral, in 1954. Chris and Anne moved to Norwich in 1955, where Chris served his second curacy at St Peter Mancroft's Church and as Chaplain to the 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment Territorials. Anne supplemented the family budget as a theatrical landlady, and their first two children were born in Norwich - Anthony John and Elizabeth Jane (who died in early infancy). In 1959, Chris, Anne and Anthony moved to North Yorkshire, where Chris was Vicar of Scalby for 35 years, until his retirement in 1995. Two more sons were born, Timothy James and Nicholas Peter. In 1968, Scalby became a United Benefice with the addition of the parishes of St John's Staintondale and St Hilda's Ravenscar. From 1976 until 1982 Chris served additionally as Rural Dean for the Scarborough Deanery. In 1985 he was appointed a Canon of York Minster. Chris's ministry through the 35 years at Scalby is well-remembered. His early innovations included the introduction of a family service, a strengthened church choir and Sunday School, and a vigorous commitment to planned giving through Christian Stewardship campaigns. Chris also advocated firmly for the Mothers' Union, Church of England Mens' Society and for an engagement with Missions Overseas, reflecting his early family experience and parental example. Outside of his manifold Church activities, Chris became a well-known local figure. He was active in the formation of Scalby Village Trust, in all community and civic affairs, a committed Rotarian (and President of Scarborough's Rotary Club), a keen supporter of international links, including the twinning of Scarborough with Recklinghausen (Germany) and Scalby with Pornic (France). Chris was an active supporter of the Conservative Association and the Scarborough Civic Society, attending events until the end of his life. In retirement, Chris also worked as a volunteer for Scarborough Lifeboat centre, and supported many charities including Sightsavers, NSPCC and St Catherine's Hospice. Chris retained his Territorial Army connection, as Chaplain to the Green Howards, and in later life took great pleasure in returning to Canada (where he followed and supported Ridley College) and India, where he twice attended Dogra Regiment reunions. Chris continued his sporting interests, following and supporting Scarborough Cricket Club enthusiastically. He was also a keen horseman, notably inaugurating an annual outdoor Horseman's Service at Scalby, where he kept ponies and hunters, rode to hounds and followed the fortunes of the local hunts and field sports societies. Scalby Vicarage was usually home to a selection of livestock - hens, sheep, ponies - and notoriously the goats Chris introduced to keep the grass down between the headstones in the churchyard. In 1995, Chris retired, and moved with Anne to West Ayton, where he continued active for many years, assisting with services and later a regular member of the congregation at St Helen's Wykeham. In Summer 2007, Chris suffered two heart attacks, and his health began a steady deterioration, as his formerly active life became increasingly unsustainable. On Sunday 18 April, he quietly slipped away in his sleep. Chris is survived by his wife, Anne, older brother Peter, younger sister Barbara, his three sons, Anthony, Timothy and Nicholas, and Anthony's three children, Henry, Alexandra and Georgina. Funeral at St Helen's and All Saints', Wykeham 12 noon Monday 26 April 2010. No flowers by request. Donations to St Helen's Wykeham or c/o F & A Stockill & Son, Snainton. 22/04/2010
1990 Martin John David Whittles The College regrets to announce the death of Martin John David Whittles (1990), who passed away recently. 15/04/2010
1974 Robin Gary Levetan The College regrets to announce the death of Robin Gary Levetan (1974). 13/04/2010
1950 Iain Alexander Drysdale Todd On November 30, 2009, Dr. Iain Todd, born May 28, 1932 in Leven, Scotland, passed away. A brilliant surgeon, Iain was first educated as a boy at Merchiston Castle in Edinburgh. He received his medical training at Cambridge and St Thomas' Hospital in London and his surgical training at the University of Toronto. In Canada Iain performed one of the first renal transplants and was President of the Ontario Medical Association. A champion squash player, Iain excelled at skiing and tennis as well. In 1979 Iain moved to Phoenix and maintained a highly regarded urology pratice. Iain cherished his ties to Arizona and his regular sprint up Camelback Mountain. His wife Jill was his oulmate and guide. Iain and Jill travedlled the world together and thrived in Blockley, England in the summers. His accomplishments, both professional and personal, are innumerable. In retirement, Iain was an enthusiastic golfer, carpenter and grandfather. Iain had an incredible array of friends and family, each of whom bears the deep impression of his remarkable life. Iain leaves his wife Jill and her sister Margaret. In Britain he leaves his sister and brother-in-law Fiona and George Donaldson and nephews Neil and Graham Donaldson. His children Caroly (and Steve), Allison (and Todd), Jamie (and Sue), Fiona (and Brad), Douglas and Alexandra will cherish his memory and do their best to pass on his mark to grandchildren Alastair and Dale, James and Olivia, Sarah and Matthew, and Aidan. Those who knew Iain will know that a lion of a man is gone. 13/04/2010
1932 Keith Barry Keith Barry 1913-2009 He was born in London on January 27th 1913. An early and lasting memory was the shooting down of a Zeppelin over London during WW1. He was educated at King's School, Macclesfield from 1924 - 1932, whilst his father was headmaster at Macclesfield Boys Central School. He won a scholarship to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, going up in 1932 to read Modern Languages; his subjects were English, French and Spanish. He learnt the latter from scratch, helped by cycling across France to San Sebastian that summer. In 1935 he obtained a 2.1 in French and a 3rd in Spanish. In January 1936 he obtained a post at the Royal Liberty School, Romford, as Temporary Assistant Master in Spanish, but in July the same year he accepted a post at the Perse School, Cambridge as Assistant Master in English & French, and as House Tutor in the Boarding House. He expected the post to be temporary… In September 1937 he became one of two Games Masters. He had obtained School Colours in Rugby, Soccer & Cricket, and was Victor Ludorum in athletics; he was in Caius College 2nd XV, & obtained College Colours in Fives in 1933,4,&5. He played tennis for Cambridgeshire in 1946 and, more sedately, played Chess for the county 1945-50. He remained Games Master until 1964. In 1941 he became Commanding Officer of the newly formed Air Training Corps. He had volunteered for the Armed Forces, but they felt, in view of his occupation, it would be better to employ him in this role. He relinquished this post on being appointed Housemaster in 1945. In 1944 he was appointed Senior English Master. Since WW1, the Perse had re-established its reputation as one of the leading schools in the country for its drama work with junior forms in the Mummery; between 1950 & 1965 it gained more than 25 Open Awards in English at Oxford and Cambridge. In 1945 he was appointed Housemaster at the Junior House. After 12 years there he moved to the Senior House, where he remained until he moved to Stansgate Avenue in 1972, when he became Second Master - a post he held until his retirement from teaching in 1978. Upon retirement he became Appeals Director, raising £415,000 in the first year far exceeding the aim of £150,000, in no small measure due to Keith's extensive OP network. Having run two appeals himself, he was a huge help to Anne Lyon, Alex Cook and Nigel Richardson with the 1997 Millennium Campaign. He was also much involved in the OP Society and its President for some years. He served on the Schools Council, as a Member for seven years, Chairman of the Drama Sub-Committee for three years and Member of the Examinations Sub-Committee for three years. As well as teaching, he became an Examiner in English Literature, initially in 1948 for London University, & from 1954 with the Cambridge University Syndicate for GCE 'O' level. He became Chief Examiner, which entailed setting the papers & co-ordinating the marking of 95 Examiners - some of whom became, and remain, friends. During this time he travelled extensively overseas, running training courses for examiners and accrediting schemes for the Syndicate. He visited Nigeria, the Sudan, Malaysia, Singapore, India (a trip he extended to go walking in the Himalayas), Zimbabwe & Swaziland - most of them more than once. In addition, he was Moderator in English Literature for the Oxford & Cambridge Examination Board from 1979 - 84. He was a School Governor - of Stoke College from 1975, during which he became Vice-Chairman, of the Perse School for Girls from 1986 and, of course, the Perse School for Boys from the same year until 2001. His main leisure interests were mountaineering, ornithology and travel. All were combined in a trip to Kenya in 1978, although the attempt to scale Mount Kenya failed through altitude sickness at 14,000ft - in his (younger) companions only! A collection of essays was produced in 1996 to mark his (and Beryl's) 60 years' association with and work for the School; 'Essays and Reflections on the Perse School in Honour of Keith and Beryl Barry 1936-1996'. He was fond of fast cars. He is on record as saying, on one fine afternoon (possibly games cancelled with unfit pitches); 'What a lovely day; I think I'll go and clean my car'. He was a link with Dr Rouse, having driven him on occasion back to Histon Manor. The combination of cars (R disliked them) and possibly KB's liking for speed led Rouse to sit with his head secured under the crook of his stick or umbrella - he fixed over his neck and sat low, leaning forward. KB was fond of dispensing hospitality, including to young, new members of staff. It was he who set up the Common Room wine club which resulted in the sherry cabinet we remember fondly from the days of the old Common Room (up to 1984). Tony Melville regarded him as an excellent administrator and Second Master, knowing which matters to take upon himself and which needed the Head's attention. He always felt the school was in safe hands with KB whenever he had to be away and he thought KB would himself have made a fine headmaster. Keith Symons, a member of the History dept. in KB's time and later a Head himself, wrote that KB was 'the best Headmaster the Perse never had'. Keith was a valuable source of guidance and friendship to a number of Perse HMs over a long period. He remained active until very late in life; he kept offering to retire as Chief Examiner but they would not let him, and it was not until the 1990s that, because of his beloved Beryl's failing eyesight, he finally stepped down from his various activities to look after her, which he did with devotion until her death in September 2006. Since then life has held less meaning for him, particularly over the last year, so when he fractured his shoulder in a fall on Boxing Day 2008, he decided enough was enough, and died peacefully at his son's home on January 3rd 2009 - two days after Beryl's birthday and three weeks before his own 96th. He leaves a son, Christopher, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 22/03/2010
1934 Gordon William Humphreys Richardson of Duntisbourne Lord Richardson of Duntisborne (1934) died 22 January 2010, aged 94. His obituary can be read at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/politics-obituaries/7066584/L... 04/03/2010
1937 John Adrian Henry Collyns Dr Adrian H. Collyns, 90, died Jan. 3, 2010, in Dallas, Texas, as a result of injuries suffered from a fall while walking his dog, Honey Boy. A member of the Royal College of Physicians, Dr Collyns had resided in Dallas since 1962, where he practised medicine. Born January 10, 1919, in Nairobi, Kenya, he attended school in Tunbridge Wells, England, and Cambridge University, where he matriculated in 1937 in Gonville and Caius College. He served as a physician with the RAF during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dorothy J. Collyns, of Dallas; his daughter Sharon Pott of Vienna, Virginia; and his son Bayly Collyns of London, England. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his medical accomplishments, Dr Collyns was a devoted railroad historian and long-time volunteer at the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University. In 2003 he curated an exhibition, Northern steam / Vapeurs du Nord: photographs of French steam locomotives on the Chemins de Fer du Nord, 1906-1937, and later on the Northern Region of the S.N.C.F., Société Nationale Chemins de Fer, 1938-1952, which was published by the library and widely acclaimed. In accordance with his wishes, Dr Collyns' remains were donated to the Anatomy Department at Southwestern Medical School. 04/03/2010
1973 John Steven Rule Stroud STROUD, JOHN (1973), 15 August 2009 From The Times, 25 August 2009 John Stroud was among the most skilled and respected of practitioners in the difficult and largely unappreciated field of directing television comedy. He combined an intelligent understanding of comedy with the ability to remain unflappable and to retain a sense of humour under the pressure that television schedules impose. He was popular with production crews and performers alike and he worked fruitfully with such talents as Harry Enfield, Caroline Quentin and Ardal O'Hanlon. He was born in Gillingham, Kent, in 1955. In the following year his father, an RAF squadron leader, was killed in an accident involving a Vulcan bomber. From Dover College Junior School, where he was head boy, he won a scholarship to Tonbridge School and went on to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he read English. Stroud got his training in comedy at Cambridge where he was a member of the Footlights. His fondest memory was playing the title role in the pantomime Robinson Crusoe with Griff Rhys Jones as his mother. He regarded the Footlights as invaluable experience in learning how to structure comedy and how to write for other people. Although he did much acting at university he accepted that he was no more than average and that having also directed productions he would do better in this area. On leaving Cambridge with a first class degree he began his working life as a researcher with a small documentary company, Trans Atlantic Film, before joining Thames Television as a trainee director in 1978. After ten months spent mostly following other directors around with no clear idea of what he wanted to do, he opted to join the children's department. As it covered the entire field of television, taking in drama, documentary, live shows and outside broadcasts, as well as comedy, it was ideal grounding. He worked on the children's programme Rainbow and managed to sneak the punk rock band, U.K. Subs, into an episode of The Sooty Show. His first regular assignment was Educating Marmalade, a drama series by Andrew Davies about an awful teenager, of which he directed seven episodes in 1982. Leaving Thames to go freelance, he worked on the comedy sketch show, Who Dares, Wins, for Channel 4, and on the argument that he had handled puppets on Rainbow persuaded John Lloyd, producer of Spitting Image, to let him direct half of the second series of that irreverent show. He worked with Patrick Barlow and the National Theatre of Brent and directed the first series of Chelmsford 123 (1988), a comedy set in Roman Britain and the first venture of the independent production company, Hat Trick. In the same year he directed Thompson, a sketch show written and performed by Emma Thompson, which was coolly received but was only a temporary setback in the star's distinguished career. Another rare failure, this time for the writing team of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, was Freddie and Max, which starred Anne Bancroft (in her only situation comedy) as a fading American actress domiciled in London. Stroud was co-producer as well as director. In 1991 he directed the first series of Packet of Three (Channel 4), an attempt to combine situation comedy and stand-up that starred the comedians Frank Skinner and Jenny Eclair. Among other sitcoms, such as So Haunt Me, with Miriam Karlin as a ghostly Jewish matriarch, and KYTV, a sketch show set in a spoof TV station and featuring Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins, Stroud made occasional excursions into drama. He worked on Boon and in 1994 directed the penultimate episode of Minder, entitled Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley. But comedy remained his forte, with shows such as Harry Enfield and Chums and Game On, which followed the sexual exploits among twentysomething flatsharers and ran for three series on BBC Two. Other BBC ventures included Kiss Me Kate, which featured Caroline Quentin and Chris Langham as psychotherapists, and Chambers, a legal comedy starring John Bird. Stroud's longest commitment outside comedy was Bugs (1997-99), a tongue-in-cheek action-adventure series in the tradition of The Avengers. It was so strong on stunts and special effects that when Stroud found himself with just two people having a conversation across a desk he could not remember how to shoot it. In 1996, frustrated at being offered good ideas and scripts but having to give them to others to get made, Stroud formed his own production company, Big Bear Films, with a fellow producer and director Marcus Mortimer. They had met while working on Comic Relief. Their first big project was My Hero, a comedy for the BBC that featured the Irish comedian Ardal O'Hanlon as a superman figure who also runs a health food shop. As producer Stroud worked closely with the writers, and scripts could go into several drafts. In contrast to much TV comedy at the time, My Hero was firmly aimed at the family audience, eschewing bad language and relying on gentle humour and the charisma of the star. A feature of the show was talking babies, achieved by filming the mouths of Stroud and Mortimer's own children and superimposing them on to shots of the baby and toddler who appeared on screen. My Hero ran for 44 episodes between 2000 and 2006 but audiences fell away towards the end after O'Hanlon was replaced by another actor. Stroud teamed up with the documentary maker Vikram Jayanti to bring the hirsute pair of Dave Myers and Si King to the screen: as the Hairy Bikers, they combined cookery and travelogue, touring the country on motorcycles and seeking out good food. After a successful pilot their first TV series, The Hairy Bikers' Cookbook, was shown in 2006 and others followed. Stroud is survived by his wife, Lesley, and a son and daughter. 04/03/2010
2003 Timothy Alan Sharpe SHARPE, T.A. (2003), 16 July 2007 His parents write: Timothy was born in Wantage, Oxfordshire in 1983, the third of four children, all much loved. The first music he heard was from the Wantage Silver Band at the weekly band practices, where he soon learnt to get up on his knees in the pram and clap at the end of a piece. Shortly before he was two the family moved to Bristol where he grew up - a sensitive, gentle child, timid in company, but chatty at home. He wanted to join the family carol-playing at Christmas, so at his own request started learning violin when he was nearly four. The next Christmas he was joining in, picking up the tunes he didn't know as we played. When he was seven he joined the Bristol Junior Strings Orchestra which he eventually led. This was a real delight for him, bringing new friends, fun in music-making and enjoyable concerts followed by large teas. During this time he was happy at school, too, where he had a small group of good friends. At 11 he won a scholarship to Bristol Grammar School and began the long climb through the years. He found the work easy, but did not like to stand out, and learned to keep his head down. He again made a small group of loyal friends, as well as enjoying the company of his older brother's friends. Music making continued in the local orchestras organised for young musicians which introduced him to a wide range of music, gave him a wonderful training in orchestral playing, and led to him winning a place in the National Youth Orchestra. He also started regular quartet playing with three other boys of his age. Working closely with others in small chamber groups became one of his greatest pleasures. The high point of this was a performance in his final school year of the Mendelssohn Octet that he led when his quartet joined forces with another quartet of Bristol friends. During this time his violin teacher remembers him as one of the most challenging pupils she has had, always questioning everything in depth, technical and musical, and with very definite ideas of his own. He was also unusually sensitive, much less robust to criticism than many of his age. Although important to him, music was just one part of his interests and not always in the centre. He grew up a happy boy, enjoying family holidays, and all the things you do in an ordinary sort of way with family and friends. If he took something up then he wanted to be really good at it, aiming in a friendly spirit to beat his brother and neighbours at tennis or whatever. No one thing became his passion, and we wondered what direction he would eventually take. He was a harmonious presence in the home. A friend who had suffered mental illness and visited us each year, looked forward to his reassuring kindliness and good humour, and drew great comfort from him both in person and from the sweet sound of his playing. He left school with excellent results, but already showing signs that his search for a direction to fulfilment would not be an easy one. He was not at all sure what to study, but settled on History at Cambridge, in large part because many NYO players go to Cambridge and he wanted to go there for the musical life. The music was as good as he hoped - in his own words "the smaller the orchestra, the more satisfying playing in it became", and we have wonderful memories of concerts in King's College Chapel. In his first year the rowing, too, was a great success - he loved the precise timing and teamwork, and the peace of the river in the early morning. We expected him to flourish in the academic atmosphere and company of like-minded friends. But although his tutors tell us of his high-quality insightful work, and the same challenging approach as in his music, he did not find inspiration in his History studies, or in the Economics that he changed to. He was searching for something more fundamental, for a meaning in his own life. Around this time he took lessons in the Alexander technique to improve his playing by relaxing tension. These lessons had a quite unexpected effect: in relaxing the tension they set off an emotional upheaval that threatened to overwhelm him. He started to open up to sympathetic people at home and at the college, rethinking the past, questioning everything - trying to find himself. Somehow he managed to finish his course and get a degree. Back at home he started to plunder our religious books as part of his quest for meaning, and tried a few different churches before settling on St Peter's, Henleaze near our home in Bristol, where he was baptised and received a very warm welcome. In his last year at Cambridge, he had not been at all sure what to do next, but decided to apply to a music college. Although he had not been taking regular violin tuition for several years he won a place at the Royal Northern College of Music for a one-year postgraduate diploma in performance. This proved to be a valuable year that took his music to a new level, and just as important, surrounded him again with good friends with shared interests. He especially loved working closely with a pianist in his duo performance, with enough time (in his own words) to establish "a really strong musical relationship with one other person". He also went in search of lovely places to walk, leading a group of friends on a walk in the Peak District for his birthday, and cooking them a Bakewell tart to celebrate. It was a good time, but troubled beneath the surface. Shortly before Easter this year he had one episode where it seems he was out of his mind for a short period, and we think this was probably an indicator of a developing mental illness that had been growing for some time. He knew in his own proper mind that there had been a problem and he accepted counselling, but convinced himself, and us, that he was receiving all the help he needed from the network of people he was talking to regularly. In retrospect of course we wish that we had found a way to tackle this more fundamentally. He found help at the Cathedral, and continued to work hard for his diploma, socialise with friends and read deeply and thoughtfully. On her visit to Manchester for a concert, his mother found him quiet but in his normal voice. We heard him play a fine Final Recital at the College in which he gave a thoughtful and committed performance. He was unusually quiet and withdrawn that day. He returned from College and a few days later took the step that brought this promising life to an end. This will always be a mystery. Our first proper family holiday was when he was three, and we went together to Pembrokeshire where we thrilled to the special world there of open skies and dramatic cliffs. As parents we also had the fear that a stumble, or moment of inattention, might send one of them over the edge of the unprotected paths onto the rocks far below. Timothy's sensitivity made him walk on the edge of the high cliffs of experience - from these places of the spirit he drew his deep thoughtfulness and attention to others. On one terrible day the wind caught him up from there and blew him from us. Perhaps at that moment we were looking the wrong way, but his life was not entirely in our hands, and in the end, we remember all that was good in this life cut short, and hold our memories of him in peace. 21/01/2010
1937 Frank Anthony Leopold da Cunha DA CUNHA, F.A.L. (1937), 11 October 2006 His son David writes: Frank da Cunha went up to Caius in September 1937 to read Medicine. Due to the advent of the Second World War, his degree was compressed and he graduated in 1939. He often said that his time at Caius was the happiest years of his life and while there he made many lifelong friends. Frank was born on 10th January 1919, the elder son of a Portuguese Goan immigrant who was a noted and gifted pianist, fluent in five European languages, the Portuguese consul in Manchester and a well respected local GP. He was sent along with his younger brother, John, to prep school at Bishops Court in Stockport and then on to Stonyhurst, a Jesuit boarding school in Lancashire where he excelled in the debating society and at cricket. On graduating from Cambridge, Frank was told by the War Office to complete his medical studies at Manchester Royal Infirmary, which he did in late 1943. Thereupon he married his first wife Veronica ("Ronnie") and joined the RNVR as a Surgeon Lieutenant. In early 1944 he was posted to the Royal Navy Indian Ocean fleet based in Trincomalee in Sri Lanka and where he served on two County Class cruisers, HMS Cumberland and Suffolk. At the end of the Japanese war, he was posted to the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth before being demobbed in 1946. Frank decided to specialise as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and returned to St. Mary's Hospital in Manchester to complete his medical studies. He became Senior Registrar at St Mary's, and in 1953 became a hospital consultant at Oldham General Hospital where he remained for 31 years until his retirement in 1984. He was extremely well liked by his colleagues and patients, one of whom wrote, I worked as a junior doctor for him in 1961. He was a kind, caring obstetrician and a wonderful meticulous surgeon. All his patients thought a lot of him as did his junior doctors. His reputation as a surgeon saw him become a Senior Consultant at Oldham with a thriving private practice. Professionally, he was one of the founders of the Fothergill Club, a gathering of consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists who from the mid 1950s were pioneers in visiting complementary centres of excellence, initially in France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Spain, and ultimately, the United States. This led to Frank becoming one of the pioneers in the use of the laparoscope which enabled patients to be examined and operated upon with minimum intrusion and leading to high levels of successful treatment outcomes and far quicker recovery period. In the 1960s this procedures, now commonplace, was regarded as cutting edge technology. The Fothergill Club was both a real centre of excellence and a travelling club for close friends. Frank and Ronnie stayed in the Manchester area and had five children. In 1968 Ronnie died, aged 50, from breast cancer, leaving Frank a widower and a single parent of five children, the youngest of whom was only 11. He was to remain single until 1982 when happily he married Carol, a Nursing Sister on his staff at Oldham. While single Frank took up oil painting, the piano and golf, and he continued to play nine holes twice weekly until shortly before his death. Throughout his life Frank remained a simple, uncomplicated and modest man, devoted to his family but with a tremendous love of life and affinity with people of all ages. These qualities and his wide range of interests made him a hugely well liked and popular figure. His advice on many issues, often medical and gynaecological, was often sought and freely given with a marvellous balance of sensitivity, encouragement and common sense. He and Carol were noted grandparents to his eighteen grandchildren, dispensing endless generous hospitality, particularly at their holiday home in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey. Frank greatly valued the experience of his Cambridge days and never lost touch with Caius. 21/01/2010
1937 Ernest William Deane DEANE, E.W. (1937), 18 February 2007 Robert Scott-Jupp writes: Bill Deane was born in 1918. His father, Dr Norman 'Doc' Deane was a GP in Christchurch, Dorset. Bill was educated at Sherborne School and then went up to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, to read medicine. He did his clinical studies at The London Hospital in Whitechapel and qualified in 1941. World War II required him to go straight into military service, and he served as a Surgeon-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, mainly in the Mediterranean, until 1946. He then joined his father in General Practice in Christchurch, as 'the young Dr Deane', where he remained for 38 years. As a GP, he showed the type of devotion to duty and close knowledge of his community that was typical of his generation. He worked long hours, and was always prepared to work hard on behalf of his patients. Outside work, his post-war years were dominated by sporting and political endeavours. He loved sailing, competing in the1948 Olympic trials and the 1949 Fastnet race. He was an early enthusiast for longdistance motor rallies, and he was successful in five alpine rallies. He came first in his class in the Monte Carlo rally on several occasions. He won the RAC rally in 1958. He was selected as Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Southampton Itchen constituency in 1951, but failed to win the seat. He later became agent for the sitting Bournemouth MP. In 1949 he became one of the youngest magistrates to be appointed, and he continued to sit on the Christchurch Bench until 1981. He was Chairman of the Juvenile Court at Bournemouth Crown Court. Bill devoted much time and effort to numerous charitable causes. He was a founder member of Christchurch Rotary from its inception in 1949, and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship for long service in 2005. He was actively involved in the RNLI, and was Medical Officer to Mudeford Lifeboat for many years. In 1983 he married Dr Ruth Scott-Jupp, also a Christchurch GP, and they spent their retirement sailing and travelling extensively. He suffered a disabling stroke in 2005, and spent his last year in a nursing home. He died of heart failure on 18 February 2007. He is survived by his wife and by his two children from his first marriage. in Strathaven, Lanarkshire; died 13 October 2006, in Bruton, Somerset. 21/01/2010
1936 William Watson WATSON, W. (1936), 15 March 2007 From The Times April 27, 2007 An inspired and inspiring teacher, Professor William Watson had a varied career that encompassed language studies, art history, archaeology, curatorship and the organisation of international exhibitions and symposia. His works on Asian art ranged from China Before the Han Dynasty (1961) and Ancient Chinese Bronzes (1962, 1977) to Cultural Frontiers in Ancient East Asia (1971) and The Great Japan Exhibition: Art of the Edo Period 1600-1868 (1981). The third and final volume of his work on the arts of China in the Pelican History series was published in March. After early years in Campos, Brazil, where his father was manager of a sugar factory, Watson attended Glasgow High School, Herbert Strutt's School, Derby, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, to read modern languages in 1936-39. After service with the Intelligence Corps in Egypt, North Africa and India (1940-46), attaining the rank of major, he took a post in the British and Medieval Department of the British Museum. His book, Flint Implements (1950), was a standard work for many decades. He moved to the museum's Department of Oriental Antiquities in 1947 and won a Nuffield Foundation grant to study Chinese and Japanese antiquities in Japan in 1954-55. Watson was friendly with Xia Nai, director of the Beijing Institute of Archaeology at the time of China's first moves to establish cultural relations with the West in 1972. The two remet with some emotion at Beijing airport when the British delegation arrived to plan the great 1973 Genius of China exhibition sponsored by The Times. This allowed the first glimpse of the extraordinary finds made during the Cultural Revolution. From 1966 to 1983 Watson was professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology in the University of London with responsibility for the collection of Chinese ceramics at the Percival David Foundation, part of the School of Oriental and African Studies. His greatest achievement there was the founding of a series of annual colloquies that brought scholars from all over the world to London, with the proceedings published promptly. The last big exhibition with which he was associated was The Great Japan Exhibition in 1981. The breadth of scholarship is represented by the volumes he edited, on subjects as varied as The Westward Influence of the Chinese Arts from the 14th to the 18th Century (1972) and The Art of Iran and Anatolia from the 11th to the 13th Century AD (1974) to Mahayanist Art after AD 900 (1977) and Early South East Asia: Essays in Archaeology, History and Historical Geography, the latter also published with R. B. Smith in 1979. Excavations in Britain and North Africa in the 1950s led him to a series of archaeological campaigns with Thai colleagues in Thailand in 1966-69. Watson was a Fellow of the British Academy from 1972 and a trustee of the British Museum as a representative of the London Society of Antiquaries, 1980-1990. His wife, Kay Armfield, whom he married in 1940, predeceased him in 2001. He is survived by four sons. Professor William Watson, CBE, was born on December 9, 1917. He died on March 15, 2007, aged 89. 21/01/2010
1938 Walter Ernest Lane LANE, W.E. (1938), 21 February 2006 Editors' note: in last year's Caian we published an obituary for Walter Lane. Due to an error, the text of another obituary for Mr Lane was substituted for that submitted by his friend and fellow Caian, Christopher Robinson. We apologise for our error, and are pleased to include the correct version here. Christopher Robinson (1956) writes: Walter Lane was unquestionably pre-eminent amongst those Caius lawyers in the second half of the 20th century who chose to pursue a legal career in the public sector in local government rather than follow the majority into private practice. I first met Walter in my final year at Caius when, at the suggestion of Michael Prichard, he came to address a meeting of the College Law Society on his experiences as a local government solicitor. So began my long friendship with him because for me one outcome of the meeting was an offer of articles. In September 1959 therefore I began three very happy years working in Lincoln. Some years later when I was working in London I had the good fortune to find myself working with him again in support of the roles which he was at the time playing on the Council of the National Trust and on the organising committee of the Countryside in 1970 Conferences. I remained in touch with him and his family as he continued to take an interest in my career and my family and was to have visited him again at the end of the week that he sadly died. He was educated at the Magnus School in Newark where he was head boy. His time at Caius was split by war service as a Royal Air Force Intelligence officer. He served his articles with Norfolk County Council and in 1948 was appointed as an Assistant Solicitor by Hampshire County Council. By 1955 he had risen rapidly to become their First Deputy Clerk and only two years later was appointed Clerk and Solicitor of the Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey County Council at the relatively early age of 37. He was a private and modest family man who wanted to serve and to make a difference, which he certainly did during his 17 years with Lindsey County Council and in the other many and varied roles that were linked with that post. He was a man of considerable intellect who worked quietly, effectively and with good humour to achieve his goals working within a political framework where his common-sense and ability to clarify issues and defuse difficult situations were of enormous help. His particular interest in the social services led to his appointment as a member of the Seebohm Committee of 1968, which made farreaching recommendations for the reorganisation of those services. His other interests and contributions at both county and national level were wide-ranging but his abiding passion was nature conservation. He believed that County Councils had an important role to play in countryside management. During his time as Clerk of the County Council, he initiated with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust a number of projects designed to retain and enhance amenity and wildlife at a time when intensive arable farming was making drastic changes to the landscape, particularly in Lincolnshire. Early retirement in 1974 at the time of local government reorganisation gave him more time to pursue these interests. In particular he chaired the National Association of Wildlife Trusts for five years and was President of the Lincolnshire Trust for 25 years until 1999. Nationally his outstanding contribution to conservation was through his membership of the Nature Conservancy Council and his chairmanship of the Council's England Committee from 1978 to 1987 during the time of the enactment and subsequent implementation of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This Act embodied many of the ideals that were fundamental to his philosophy. It was for his services to the NCC that he was awarded the CBE in 1985. He is survived by his wife Susan, whom he had met and married whilst in Hampshire, and a son and two daughters. 21/01/2010
1932 Derek Woodward WOODWARD, D. (1932), 2 October 2003 Derek Woodward of Warridge House, Bromsgrove died after prolonged debility with rheumatoid arthritis. He was Captain of Boats at Caius in 1935 and President of Bewdley R.C. after the War. In June 1939 as a Lieutenant with the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars he was wounded in the retreat to Dunkirk and endured four years of imprisonment in Germany. He became managing director of Brinton Carpets of Kidderminster and Chairman of their overseas establishment in Australia. He was a Vice President of the Q.O.W.H. regimental association. He was a very keen horseman all his life and rode with the Albright and Worcester Hunts. Sometimes on a fine day he would ride his horse to work at Kidderminster and leave it with the parking attendant! This was not surprising since he never took his driving test. His care for children led him to become the chairman of the King Charles School and of the Juvenile Magistrates bench at Kidderminster. He was a good organiser and businessman, yet a gentle soul who always thought the best of everyone: a true Christian yeoman of England and a very generous benefactor of the College as a Member of the Court of Benefactors. He leaves a much loved wife Ann (Minty), his daughter Lucille who manages the farm and estate and a grandson. 21/01/2010
0 William John Odgers Roberts ROBERTS, W.J.O. (Friend and Benefactor), 17 November 2006 Mrs W.J.O. Roberts has sent the following obituary: William J.O. Roberts, 85, died November 17 in Lake Forest where he had lived for 43 years. He was born in Chicago on November 19 1920, the son of Mildred K. and William O. Roberts and was a graduate of Evanston Township High School. He attended Brown University, where he graduated in 1942 Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. In 1942 he received a commission in the U.S. Navy and served on a PC as navigator in the first wave of the Normandy invasion on Utah Beach on D-Day in 1944 and later in the occupation of Germany. After the war he joined the investment firm of Glore, Forgan in Chicago from 1946-1970, Kidder Peabody & Co. (1970-1976); Bacon Whipple division of Stifel Nicolaus & Co.; senior vice president of C.F. Glore, Roberts and Tilden, Loucks and Grannis investment advisory divisions 1976-1984; Managing Director of Roberts, Glore & Co. from 1984 until his retirement this [last] year. He has been a guest lecturer on corporate finance and investment at various universities, including Brown, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Michigan State University as well as serving as an expert witness on investments in court cases in Cook County and Phoenix, Arizona. He was a member of the Arab Petroleum Congress in Baghdad in 1967, a member of the People-to-People delegation with China State Economic Commission representatives in China, 1987; and a member of the citizen Ambassador Program in Vietnam, 1992. Always a student, he attended summer sessions at Oxford University in 1978, Dartmouth Alumni College in 1981, and Cambridge University in 1982. As a result of a visit to the Etruscan ruins in Italy, he became fascinated with archaeology. This led him to many archaeological sites in the world, including the Hittite civilization in Anatolia, Turkey, and the ancient Israelite civilization in the Negev Desert. He and his wife have travelled extensively all over the world. He was on the visiting committee of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago from 1961 until his death, a life member of the Archaeological Institute of America, and a member of The Classical Art Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was an alternate delegate from the 13th Congressional District to the Republican Convention of 1951 and served in other Republican capacities throughout the years. He was ruling Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, a member of the Onwentsia Club and former member of the Chicago Club. His first marriage to Laura Louise Bauer ended in her death in 1956. In 1957, he married Ann Vail, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Derrick Vail. He is survived by his wife Ann; five children: Laura Estes (George), Anne, Elizabeth Weissmann (David), Michael (Juliet) and Mary Ziko (Timothy); and seven grandchildren. Dr Altham writes: He gave money to name a room at 5 West Road. He was a member of the Court of Benefactors, Patron of the Caius Foundation, and donor to the College Library for the acquisition of books. 21/01/2010
1946 Christopher Hastings Peto PETO, C.H. (1946), October 2006 His widow, Tessa Peto, and his friend James Gibson (1944) write: After serving as a commando during World War II Chris Peto came up to Caius in 1946 with a Choral Exhibition. History was his subject but music was his first love; he was a very good violinist. He played in various chamber groups, and sang too, at the Scales Club concerts in The Parlour on Sunday evenings, and often played at the University Music Club. Perhaps his most distinguished appearances were as leader of the CUMS orchestra when it was conducted by Boris Ord. His playing of the solo violin obbligato in Erbarme dich in Bach's St Matthew Passion in King's College Chapel is still remembered. It was through music that he met Valida Turner; she was reading archaeology and anthropology at Girton, and sang in the CUMS chorus. She had the distinction of being the first woman undergraduate to be 'progged' for not wearing a gown, and was given a glass of sherry by the Proctors! She and Chris married in 1949. On going down Chris taught history at St Edmund's School, Canterbury, where he later became housemaster of the Choir School choristers. On top of this, and with three young children, he led the Canterbury Cathedral orchestra and collaborated with local teachers in promoting string teaching in Kent. On the lighter side he wrote engaging pieces for reviews and sketches by the students of St Edmund's, some of which found their way to the West End. When the children were grown up he and Valida moved to Somerset and both taught at the Quantock School, but in 1982 Valida died. Chris threw his energy into music, co-founding and leading the Taunton Sinfonietta, a semi-professional string ensemble; he also continued playing chamber music to a high standard. In 1985 he married Tessa Gowan, herself a keen violinist, with whom he moved to southwest France, where once again he attracted a wide circle of musical friends. Allegria, the string orchestra he formed, comprised 14 players of seven nationalities who met once a month to enjoy good music, good food and good wine. Christopher's musicianship, energy and enthusiasm will be remembered by all those who made music with him; his kindness, charm and sense of humour by all who knew him. 21/01/2010
1945 Denis Haigh Marrian MARRIAN, D.H. (1946), 2 September 2007 Denis Haigh Marrian, CVO, M.A., Ph.D., Fellow of Trinity College, Senior Proctor, 1982-83, died on Sunday, 2 September 2007, aged 86 years. Dr Stuart Warren of Churchill College writes:: Denis came to Caius as part of the mass migration of organic chemists from Manchester to Cambridge in 1946 with Alex Todd (later Lord Todd, Nobel Prize winner) that was to bring Cambridge to the forefront of chemistry. Denis hailed from Glasgow but his intellectual life began at RGS Newcastle where he knew at first introduction that organic chemistry was to be his subject. He came to Caius the first time as opening bat of the RGS cricket team and took his captain to breakfast with his cousin Professor J. J. M. ('Chubby') Stratton. He was directed to Manchester University in 1939 by his Godfather G. F. Marrian, Professor of Chemistry related to Medicine at Glasgow, because Todd had just been appointed there. He moved on to a PhD in Todd's group, strictly on War work, but came to Cambridge with Todd to work on the hatching factor that makes potato eelworms emerge from cysts only when potatoes start growing nearby. This was an insoluble problem in the 40s and has indeed only just been solved. When the Department of Radiotherapeutics was established with Professor J. S. Mitchell at its head he was invited to join with his wife Biddy, a clinical oncologist, whom he had married in 1947. Many happy years in this sadly short-lived department involved teaching organic chemistry for Trinity and in 1958 he was appointed a Fellow. He was a brilliant teacher: relaxed, friendly, on first name terms with his pupils (very unusual in the 1950s) but severely challenging so that students whose interest in organic chemistry had flagged with the execrable University teaching then on offer, were revived. He has many University and Industrial chemists as his intellectual progeny. He became an influential Senior Tutor at Trinity and Prince Charles was among his students. As well as cricket, he played golf, lawn and real tennis and bridge with distinction and he used to say that he went to Manchester because his cousin knew Todd, that Todd took him on for a PhD because he played tennis and cricket, that he got his University post because he played bridge and that Trinity made him a fellow because he played golf. His other interests included wine, food and sailing and after retirement he regularly gave a popular course of 16 meetings for U3A on the symphony from Haydn to Sibelius. Nothing was ever too much trouble for this kind, hospitable man. I know this well because he was heavily involved with my first series of chemistry books in proof reading, reference checking, and for the first one, a demand that chapter one had to be rewritten so that readers might want to go on to chapter two. The book was a success but Denis would accept no more acknowledgement than a bare mention in the preface. The second edition, nearly finished, will be dedicated to the memory of a teacher and friend. 21/01/2010
1952 Robin Brunskill Cooke of Thorndon COOKE, THE LORD ROBIN B. (1952), 30 August 2006 Lord Cooke of Thorndon, who has died aged 80 in Wellington, New Zealand, enjoyed an international reputation as one of the leading common lawyers of his generation. The only New Zealand judge to be created a member of the House of Lords, he was president of the New Zealand Court of Appeal, responsible for giving a lead in tackling some of the thorniest problems confronting the dominion as it came to terms with Britain's accession to the Common Market from 1972. He strove to give reality to his country's commitment to biculturalism embedded in the Treaty of Waitangi, resolving Maori land claims cases and earning the highest respect from Maori elders. Following the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (1990) he exercised a steadying hand on the legal tiller, which ensured relative social stability during reforms that culminated in the abolition of the appeals from New Zealand to the Privy Council and the establishment of a newly created supreme court. Such was his reputation that in addition to being created a life peer in 1996 - as Lord Cooke of Thorndon, in Wellington, New Zealand, and Cambridge in Cambridgeshire - he sat as a Lord of Appeal in the House of Lords and the Privy Council. He also sat on the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, the Supreme Court of Fiji and the Samoan, Cook Islands and Kiribati courts of appeal. On the occasion of his last speech in the House, his colleague Lord Steyn paid public tribute to Cooke's "massive contribution to the coherent and rational development of the law in New Zealand, in England and throughout the common law world". After his retirement Cooke wrote an article in the Law Quarterly Review disagreeing with the creation of a Supreme Court for the United Kingdom on the ground that the present system worked perfectly well. The son of a High Court judge, Robin Brunskill Cooke was born in Wellington on May 6 1926 and educated at Wellesley College and Wanganui Collegiate before graduating with first class honours from Victoria University College. His father tried to persuade him to pursue Literature rather than the Law at Cambridge. But young Robin did research at Clare, under Professor ECS Wade, then became a research fellow of Gonville and Caius, where he completed his PhD on jurisdiction and was awarded the Yorke Prize; the experience gave him a lifelong affection for England. After being called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1954, he returned home to be called to the New Zealand Bar, and to take Silk at 38. Although he did not court controversy, Cooke would not allow the shackles of precedent or the calls for "certainty" to prevent the law from arriving at the just result; though he was fully aware of the limits within which the judicial role should be constrained. In correspondence with the great Sir William Wade when the Treaty of Waitangi cases were coming before the courts, he remarked that Parliament had left so much to the courts that Acton's dictum about the tendency of power to corrupt must be kept firmly in mind. Although clearly the dominant figure in his own court, Cooke's style of leadership was not domineering; he sought to get his way through the confident exercise of his powers of reasoning and argument rather than sheer personality. Increasingly he became convinced that New Zealand had to shed its reliance upon purely English precedents (however good they might be) and forge its own jurisprudence. Although the workload of the New Zealand Court of Appeal increased significantly throughout the course of his tenure from 1986 to 1996, he also lectured throughout the world, giving the Hamlyn Lectures in 1997 (later published as Turning Points in the Common Law). Cooke had a tremendous capacity for hard work, and thrived on legal argument. On more than one occasion, it had tactfully to be pointed out to the President that it was well past the usual time for adjournment. When the discussion was particularly stimulating, he had the disconcerting habit of gnawing his handkerchief. Away from the law, Cooke loved cricket, tennis, and was an occasional golfer. He also loved English literature and the theatre; a paperback of one of Shakespeare's plays could often be seen peeping out of his jacket pocket. Accolades and honours were heaped upon Cooke. He became an honorary fellow of Caius in 1982 and an honorary bencher of Inner Temple in 1985. Awarded honorary doctorates from Cambridge, Oxford and Wellington, he became a member of the International Commission of Jurists; a special status member of the American Law Institute; and an honorary fellow of New Zealand's Legal Research Foundation. He was knighted in 1977, and appointed KBE in 1986 and ONZ in 2002. Robin Cooke, who died on August 30, married, in 1952, Annette Miller; she survives him with their three sons, one of whom is a QC. Printed by permission of the Daily Telegraph 21/01/2010
1955 Colin Dunlop Donald DONALD, C.D. (1955), 13 October 2006 From the Scotsman, 31 October 2006 COLIN Donald was a widely respected lawyer, senior trustee of the Burrell Collection, and vice-president of the National Trust for Scotland. Throughout his working life he maintained a close involvement in the cultural affairs of Glasgow, where his family were entwined with the city's civic, legal and mercantile history. Colin Dunlop Donald was born at Bonanhill, near Strathaven, in 1934, the youngest of three children of a Glasgow stockbroker, then aged 54, who had spent most of his career trading timber in Burma. The greatest excitement of a boyhood he always recalled happily, was the crash landing in May 1941 of Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, in a field in nearby Eaglesham. This strange event fleetingly brought the centre of the worldwide conflict to his rural Lanarkshire doorstep. Educated at Cargilfield - exiled to Lawers near Comrie in wartime - then Rugby, Donald won a classics scholarship to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he read law, a qualification he later converted into a Scottish qualification at Glasgow University. He did his National Service in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) at Barnard Castle in Co. Durham and later at Buxtehude in early Cold-War West Germany, followed by ten years in the 6th/7th Cameronians TA unit until the regiment's disbandment in 1968. He greatly regretted being just too young to participate in the Cameronians' final glory days of action during the Malayan Emergency. In 1959, Donald joined the family law firm of McGrigor Donald, then based in St Vincent Street in Glasgow, becoming a partner in 1966. The firm, (since renamed McGrigors) was derived from that of CD Donald & Sons, founded by his great-great-grandfather in 1800. Donald practised family law as a partner, and latterly consultant for over 30 years until his retirement in 1994. Former clients speak highly of his tact, his diligent application even to mundane details, and the ever-present humour that he made appear an integral part of the process of law. Throughout his career, Colin Donald maintained strong contacts with Glasgow University. He served on the university's court from 1980-1997, and received an honorary doctorate in 1992 for his service on many university committees, including the convenorship of the selection panel of the Stephenson Citizenship Fund trust. He was also, for ten years, chairman of Glasgow University's Adam Smith Club (not to be confused with the free market think-tank the Adam Smith Institute), a "town and gown" discussion group dating from 1886 bringing Gilmorehill academics together with prominent Glasgow citizens. On retiring from the law, Donald became the first Scottish director of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the fourth largest pension fund in the UK, with assets of over £20 billion. He was latterly vice chairman of the fund, which is crucial to academics throughout the UK. Donald was closely involved with the work of the National Trust for Scotland for 40 years, particularly with its operations in the West of Scotland, especially Pollok House. In 1982, he was instrumental in persuading the trust to acquire the Tenement House in Garnethill, Glasgow, a then revolutionary acquisition, disdained as a "slum" by many in the trust's old guard, but which proved a major success. He also played a major part in the trust's acquisition of Geilston House and Gardens in Cardross in 1989. The Donald Report, which he produced for the NTS in the mid-1990s, heralded subsequent reorganisations of the trust's byzantine system of governance. He strongly supported the efforts of the present chairman and acting chief executive Shonaig MacPherson, and of finance director Lesley Watt, to reposition the trust in a changing market. Donald became a trustee of Sir William Burrell's trust in 1983, shortly before the opening of Barry Gasson's landmark building in Pollok Park, becoming senior trustee soon afterwards. Under his oversight, the Burrell acquired artefacts of a total value around £1 million. Deeply knowledgeable about the history of the Burrell family and the collection, the only part of his involvement that he did not enjoy was the period in 1997 when Glasgow Museums, then under director Julian Spalding, sought changes in the terms of Sir William Burrell's bequest to allow the city to lend items overseas. The matter was referred to a parliamentary commission, requiring Donald to withstand the big guns of the City of Glasgow's cross-examining QC. Ultimately, the standoff produced a compromise ruling. He always regretted this blip in the excellent long-term relationship between the Burrell and the Glasgow Council, as well as the legal costs picked up by local taxpayers and the trust. From 1986-99, Colin Donald was chairman of the Thistle Foundation, a disability charity based in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. He was also a preses of a local Stirling charity the "Sons of the Rock" and trustee of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, from 1994-2000. He was for many years lawyer to the Western Club in Glasgow, with which his family had been involved as trustees and members for five generations, and was secretary to the oldest dining club in Scotland, the Hodge Podge Club, a thriving survivor from a more leisured and ribald era of Glasgow professional life. Donald was known as a man of wit, integrity and generosity of spirit, whose work interests were never allowed to interfere with the family, social and outdoors life on which he and Theresa (whom he married in 1961), placed high priority. As well as his wife, he is survived by two sons, a daughter and four grandchildren. Colin Donald, Burrell Collection trustee and lawyer; born 24 July 1934, 21/01/2010
1955 David Whicher Hellings HELLINGS, D.W. (1955), 14 June 2006 (His death was reported in the last edition of the Caian) From his daughter, Jessica Hellings Unnatural, irrational, sinful, wicked, unjust, devilish and tyrannical it is for any man whatsoever spiritual or temporal, clergyman or layman to appropriate and assume unto himself a power, authority and jurisdiction to rule, govern or reign over any sort of men in the world without their free consent. John Lilburne My father's inclusion of this quote, among a dozen others, in his 'valediction' expresses perhaps that aspect of him which we should best remember and ponder: the instinctive liberal and man of genuine principle. Remembered by his friends as generally dry and self-deprecating, they nevertheless have vivid memories of heated exchange, on political expediency: ' if there is no principle in politics there is no purpose'; on censorship: 'if goodness and truth cannot defend themselves then they are neither good nor true'. This absolute clarity about the things that matter was not simply an intellectual exercise, but tested by over thirty years as a senior civil servant in the Department of Trade and Industry and, on early retirement in 1995, a second career as a debt advisor to the Citizens' Advice Bureaux, where, in the words of another friend, he helped 'the poor and often friendless negotiate the maze of regulations and tripwires which his erstwhile masters had erected to constrain their lives'. Although he chose public service over academia he remained at heart a scholar. After National Service in Egypt and narrowly escaping the draft for Suez, he came up to Caius as a Major Scholar in 1955 to read history, staying on for a fourth year mapping civil war battlefields. In retirement he acquired a second degree through the Open University, enjoying the modular system which allowed him to combine the history of medicine with that of the universe. Military history was his enduring passion but he also delved deep into both local and family history, and was a collector of coins for over fifty years. Among his publications are those for the Camden History Society on the streets of Old Holborn, Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia and the privately circulated memoir of his grandfather, Harold Arrowsmith Brown, a circuit judge in Burma and another Caian. The week before he died he completed 'Before the Credit Card', a history of coinage. He died after a short illness, at home in Hampstead, in the house in which he had lived, with great generosity, for nearly sixty years and whose history he had researched and documented several years before. His only regret, he said, was that he would not be around to see his clients at the Citizens' Advice Bureau through. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and ten grandchildren. 21/01/2010
1953 Anthony John Graham GRAHAM, A.J. (1953), 10 October 2006 From his widow, Deirdre Tony was the quintessential engineer; no machine was alien to him, whether mechanical, electrical or automotive. His intuitive understanding of how they function enabled him to become a very skilled patent agent in his career and at home his ability to keep everything running smoothly was invaluable. After leaving Shrewsbury, he spent some months in Paris, where he perfected his French, and then did his National Service in the Air Force, during which time he went to Canada for further flying training. He also worked in Canada during one summer vacation while at Caius, and decided then that he wanted to live there. After graduating from Caius, he worked briefly in London, till we were married in September 1956, and emigrated to Canada in November, sailing in a small freighter out of Bristol. We settled in Ottawa, where a job was waiting in a law firm and where he received his patent agent training. After several years there, he and a colleague set up a separate partnership, as patent and trademark agents. They later merged with the firm of Scott and Aylen, becoming partners in the Intellectual Property branch. This firm later enlarged to become Borden, Ladner Gervais, with offices in major Canadian cities. Tony retired in 1997, but continued to work on a consultant basis. His language abilities in French, German and Norwegian enabled him to work with clients in Europe in their own languages. Our three children have inherited many of his skills, our son becoming first an engineer then a lawyer, and our two daughters very handy with power tools and small engines. We have eight grandchildren and our eldest grandson will be going to university in Ottawa to study engineering in September. He was a warm, funny person, and his good ear made him a clever mimic. He especially loved New Orleans jazz, good food, made his own wine, and was a very good dancer. At our lakeside property he electrified and plumbed two cottages, felled many trees, built docks, in fact, there was not much he could not do. His sudden death at a young 21/01/2010
1967 Peter Russell Armstrong ARMSTRONG, P.R. (1967), 24 January 2007 Adrian Risdon writes: Peter Armstrong was born in 1948, the son of a manager at Selfridges and his wife, a remarkable woman who had worked her way up from rural poverty near Ely to almost regal self-confidence and a palazzo at Snape. Peter attended Merchant Taylors' School and came up in 1967 to read English at Caius. His good looks and quiet charisma won him many friends and, in those heady days of student rebellion, he was earmarked to make history as the first Professor of a keenly anticipated 'alternative' English Faculty. That didn't happen; but the prospect of it set the tone for Peter's subsequent career. His commitment thence forward was to 'alternative' and 'fringe' (rather than mainstream) traditions in Anglo-American verse. His literary hero was Robert Duncan, about whom Peter went on to write a dissertation at the University of Essex.. Peter's modesty never let him openly acknowledge his English poetic model, William Blake - like whom Peter produced massive portfolios of illustrated poems. Both Blake's and Peter's self-image was as a leader; it was less clear whom they saw themselves as leading. Peter preferred one-to-one conversations and avoided 'poetry workshops' like the plague. Accepting the consequences of his 'literary lone-wolf' role, Peter showed resilience, humour and resourcefulness when confronting the humdrum necessity of earning a living. Before coming up, he had taught remedial English at secondary level in Staffordshire. Now he turned his mind to employment as a T.E.F.L. tutor in Barcelona, librarian and postman in Cambridge, evening-class mentor at Ipswich. If last year's Bristol lecture on Ezra Pound is any guide, Peter played all these parts with charm and distinction. At Carlisle, indeed, he consciously cultivated an Ezra Pound persona. This suited him, but boded ill for his poetry. His late conversion to (non-church going) Christianity suggests he may really have been an Eliot in need of a Pound who would lick his verse into shape. Neither finding such, nor allowing himself to be found, Peter sought breakthrough via addictions, which inevitably undermined him. But the success of his daughter Jo, as a teacher throughout the Spanish-speaking world, made up for his disappointments and helped him view them with wry detachment. His last known words ('Shut the door!') poignantly signal an end to a life lived fiercely, to some extent destructively, but never less than exhilaratingly on the edge. 21/01/2010
1964 Michael Elland-Goldsmith GOLDSMITH, M.E. (1964), 22 June 2007 From his brother, Peter Goldsmith (1968) I write to inform the College of the sad news that my elder brother Michael passed away in Paris on 22 June 2007 aged 60. He had lived in Paris for many years having originally been called to the Bar and, having practised here, left for France to start a new and ultimately glittering career as a solicitor and avocet specialising in complex transactions and financing deals. He was a partner in Clifford Chance, the largest law firm in the world, and was highly regarded by his professional colleagues in and out of the firm. A former head of the Paris Bar described him as one of the most competent and highly regarded of Paris' lawyers. In recent years he had been given a chair at two of the Paris universities where he was getting great pleasure teaching English banking and contract law to young students. He was also engaged in writing a major work on English law though sadly his illness prevented his finishing this. He was working until the last. His time at Caius, where he did brilliantly academically as well as winning his colours in both Lent and May First Boats and having a Cambridge crew trial, were very special to him. 74 has left a vast hole in our lives. 21/01/2010
1958 George Peter Maguire MAGUIRE, G.P. (1958), 7 October 2006 From Francis Creed and Carolyn Pitceathly in The Guardian, 13 November 2006 Since 2004 all future cancer specialists in Britain are expected to receive specific training in how best to communicate with patients. This achievement was, in no small part, due to the work of Peter Maguire, Professor of Psychological Medicine at Manchester University, who has died aged 66 from leukaemia. He believed that psychiatry should be at the heart of medicine. After completing his psychiatry training, his first study, at Oxford, showed that many patients in medical wards had anxiety or depressive illnesses, which added to their suffering. But their doctors were unaware of it. For 30 years, Peter devoted his professional life to this problem, especially in the field of cancer. He first demonstrated the various ways that doctors and nurses prevented patients from expressing their real worries or distress during clinical interviews. He went on to train health care staff to change their interviewing style so that they could elicit the patients' concerns and give difficult information without overwhelming the patients. In order to achieve change, Peter had to engage senior medical and nursing staff. He was prepared to challenge any complacency with a combination of hard data, recordings of their own interviews, a wealth of his own research findings, personal charm and a great sense of determination. In 1988, his work attracted the attention of the Cancer Research Campaign (now Cancer Research UK), which funded his work for over 15 years. This enabled him to complete a unique set of research studies, developing interventions to help patients and families to cope with their predicament, training hundreds of healthcare professionals worldwide, in Europe, US, Africa and Australia. His work, with that of others in this field, has put communication skills training for all healthcare staff on the agenda in both undergraduate and postgraduate training and has promoted the role of the specialist cancer nurse in the UK. He was never possessive of his ideas and gained greatest satisfaction when other countries and cultures adapted his training model and refined it to their own needs, notably in Scandinavia and India. Last year, he was awarded the George Engel award by the American Academy for Physician and Patient and this year the Arthur Sullivan Award by the International Society of Psycho-Oncology. Throughout his professional career, Peter maintained a busy clinical practice meeting the needs of seriously depressed cancer patients and their relatives at the Christie Hospital, Manchester, and helping those struggling with traumatic bereavements. He always contended that to work directly with patients and their families was essential if he was to maintain the validity and integrity of his training and academic work. At a celebration of his career in 2004, many senior clinicians made it clear that their choice of specialty had been influenced by Peter's work and all gave testimony to his personal interest in them. Some indicated that cancer care in their country or region had been influenced by the "Maguire" model. The work now continues at the Maguire Communication Skills Training Unit, with initial funding from the Sir Edward Holt Trust, Cancer Research UK and the local cancer network. Peter grew up in Churchtown, near Garstang, Lancashire. He was educated at Lancaster Grammar School where he won a scholarship to study medicine at Caius College, Cambridge. It was here that he was able to pursue his love of choral music and soccer; he coxed the college crew and developed an interest in fine wine. Peter's student years at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, were marked by a characteristically incisive, but accurate, report that eventually led to improved medical student training. He trained in psychiatry at Edinburgh and Oxford, where he broke new ground by establishing collaborative research between the disciplines of psychiatry and surgery before moving to Manchester in 1974, where, in 1988, he established and directed the Cancer Research Campaign Psychological Medicine Research Group. Peter was a source of inspiration as well as an excellent colleague and dedicated researcher and clinician. We shall miss his loud and infectious laugh and his mischievous sense of fun. His love of life was enormous and he dealt with his long last illness with typical stubbornness, defiance and bravery even though his knowledge must have warned him of what was to come. Peter leaves a partner, Catherine, two sons and two daughters, and five grandchildren. Peter Maguire, psychiatrist, born December 24 1939; died October 7 2006. David Skidmore OBE (1958) has provided the following obituary Peter Maguire was a lively member of the 26 strong "band of brothers" who came up to Caius in 1958 planning a medical career. Whether in the dissecting room, the football field, in Hall or in Chapel, Peter's enthusiasm and great sense of fun uplifted all our activities. We shared a punt during an uproarious long term spending far more time on the river than attending to our dissection. Peter moved on to St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington where, because he found the clinical teaching lacklustre, he expressed his views in a typical forthright Lancashire fashion to the extent of putting his career in peril at one stage. Notwithstanding this he qualified with the rest of us in 1964 and two years later he was working in Edinburgh which meant that he was reunited with Alistair McGregor and me since we were both working at the Royal Infirmary. Peter progressed rapidly in psychological medicine, dealing with the understandable depression and anxiety of patients with cancer. We worked together again between 1974 and 1980, Peter in the Department of Psychiatry in the South Manchester University Hospital which included the world renowned Christie Cancer Hospital. I was managing the surgical side of cancer care, and Peter would record the conversations that we had as we explained necessary surgery to patients and then revisited the patients with the tapes studying their response to the advice that we had given. As a Senior Lecturer he was funded by the Cancer Research Campaign teaching his junior staff how to help patients and their families cope with the life threatening physical problems and the associated psychological impact. Thus, for thirty years Peter has had a profound influence personally on the clinical care of thousands of patients in the Greater Manchester area suffering from cancer. On a national and international level his achievements in teaching doctors how to understand and help cancer patients will be his perpetual memorial. We are told that the good die young, and though it is sad that all of us would have wished him more years, all of his friends can confidently raise a glass to his memory, proud that they knew him, and forever confident that his contribution to psychology will shine on until time ends. 21/01/2010
1957 Christopher Alexander Roger Helm HELM, C.A.R. (1957), 20 January 2007 From The Guardian, Friday February 23 2007 Stephen Moss (1979) writes: Christopher Helm, who has died aged 69, created a lasting revolution in natural history publishing. A true gentleman in the old-fashioned sense, his legacy is the Helm imprint of books on birds and other wildlife. Born in Dundee, he spent his early years in the small town of Forfar, where his father was a Presbyterian minister. Although the family moved south to Tunbridge Wells at the outbreak of the Second World War, Christopher never lost pride in his Scottish ancestry as a son of the manse, he maintained a strong moral code throughout his life. His was one of the last generations to do national service, and despite his preference to join the local regiment (the Royal West Kents), the army thought otherwise. In 1955, perhaps aware of his Scottish birth, they sent him to Glasgow to join the Highland Light Infantry. His education at Harrow School had prepared him well for the rigours of army life, and he was swiftly selected for officer training, and posted to Cyprus during its independence struggle against the British. Life for a national serviceman was tough, and, as his younger brother Michael recalled, Christopher "looked back on his time in the forces with a notable lack of nostalgia." After graduating in classics and law from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Christopher embarked on a career in advertising and publishing, joining Macmillan as an editor, while pursuing his interest in politics. In 1970, he was selected as the Labour parliamentary candidate for the die-hard Tory seat of Wokingham in Berkshire, where his patrician bearing must have confused many potential voters. Despite losing the election, he continued to be involved in the Labour party, and in the 1970s served as a councillor in the London borough of Wandsworth. In 1972, Christopher took the gamble of leaving Macmillan, and, along with another bright young publisher, David Croom, set up the independent academic publishing house of Croom Helm. As the new business flourished, Christopher's lifelong interest in birds led him, in 1983, to publish an identification guide to some of the most challenging and sought-after birds on the planet. Seabirds, by Peter Harrison, was the first comprehensive guide to an entire group of birds and was snapped up by a generation of birders keen to explore beyond the shores of Britain. This, and subsequent volumes in the series, each sold tens of thousands of copies. Buoyed by this success, and having sold Croom Helm, he founded the eponymous Christopher Helm Publishers, which became a byword for authority and accuracy in the ornithological world. Four years later, in 1990, the company went the way of many small, independent publishers, and was bought by A & C Black, where the Helm imprint continues to flourish. Books that Christopher had commissioned in the 1980s continued to appear into the new millennium including Raptors of the World (2001), masterminded by the doyen of British ornithologists, James Ferguson-Lees. Their publication, often after years of effort, was a tribute to Christopher's vision and refusal to compromise. Not quite ready to retire, in 1994 Christopher, together with Nigel Redman, set up Pica Press at his Sussex home. History repeated itself, and in 2000 Pica also became part of A&C Black, fortuitously under the editorship of Nigel Redman. Meanwhile, Christopher pursued his passion for birds by conducting censuses and attending ornithological conferences. He was an active member of the council of the British Ornithologists' Union, becoming vice-president in 1995. He also enjoyed a range of social interests, including cricket, bridge and opera and was a regular fixture at the annual British Birdwatching Fair, his tall, slightly stooped figure standing out among the crowds. His delight at bumping into old colleagues, and charm and courtesy towards new acquaintances, made him a popular figure. He is survived by his second wife, Amanda, and their children Annabel and Tom, and by Zeb from his first marriage. Alexander, another son from his first marriage, died of cystic fibrosis. Christopher Helm, publisher, born February 1 1937 died January 20 2007. 21/01/2010
1959 Derek Graham Walklin The College regrets to announce the death of Derek Graham Walklin (1959). 12/01/2010
1961 Hugh Ronald Matheson MacDonald The College regrets to announce the death of Hugh Ronald Matheson MacDonald (1961). 12/01/2010
1959 William Edward Bird The College regrets to announce the death of William Edward Bird (1959), who passed away in 2008. 30/06/2009
1946 Peter Francis Owen Peter Francis Owen (1946) (1921 - 2006) BA'49, MA'54 (History) (Gonville & Caius), MEd (Admin) '64(UBC) Peter Owen was a much loved and respected resident of the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada since 1961. He was a Veteran of WW 2 and subsequently an active member of Vancouver Island Legion Branch 226; a devout Christian, lay Reader and parishioner of St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Cobble Hill, BC; pioneer educator; Cowichan Rugby Club co-founder and sports car enthusiast. Peter died suddenly but peacefully on September 11, 2006 in his 84th year, surrounded by his loving family. A well-attended Memorial Service in Celebration and Thanksgiving for his life was held at his local church on 6 October 2006. Over 30 Veterans gathered at the service to pay their respects to their fallen comrade and to form an honour guard for the family. He is survived by Trudi, his wife of 53 years; sons Robert (Marlene) of Stenløse, Denmark; David (Diane) of Cowichan Bay, BC; Paul (Denise) of McBride, BC; daughter Linda Brunton (Nick) of Gaborone, Botswana; seven grandchildren; his sister Beulah, brother Bill and their families in Ontario. Peter was born on the 19th December 1921 at Bexley Heath, Kent, England. After completing his Higher School Certificate at Worthing High, Peter was preparing to go into the civil service just as WW2 was declared. Instead, he had emergency training as a draughtsman and worked in a reserved occupation at Gosport Royal Naval Air Station modifying Swordfish Torpedo Bomber Aircraft until he volunteered for the Royal Armoured Corps. Following officer training at Sandhurst, he was commissioned at the age of 21 as a tank troop leader with the Royal Lancashire Regiment. By 1943 it became clear to him that there was a surplus of tank crews and a shortage of infantry officers so he applied to become an infantry platoon commander. As a Lieutenant in the Northamptonshire Yeomanry in the 3rd British Division (Monty's Ironsides), he landed in Normandy next to the 3rd Canadian Division. He saw action in Normandy; at the breakout in Caen; at Escaut Canal in Belgium; at Overloon and Venraij in eastern Holland; fought in a skirmish at Wanssum on the River Maas and finally in the Rhineland Battle, being invalided back to Britain from Goch in Germany. On demobilization Peter entered Cambridge University on a servicemen's grant. After graduation he began work as an assistant production manager at the Yorkshire Copper Pipe and Tubing Company before taking over the running of his father's (Councillor Harold Francis Owen, of Warsash, Shoreham Beach) business interests after he unfortunately drowned in 1951. Soon after, while a member of the Worthing rugby club in Sussex, Peter had the good fortune to meet Trudi. They were married in Berne, Switzerland, in 1953 and immigrated to Canada 6 weeks later with little in the way of skills or money. In Vancouver Peter worked in a plywood factory; and on a sheep farm on Gambier Island before securing a teaching diploma at the University of British Columbia. His teaching career began in Dawson Creek, BC at Peace River High, first as a classroom teacher, then head of department and finally as Deputy Headmaster. In 1961 Peter was appointed Headmaster of George Bonner Junior Secondary School in Mill Bay, BC where he remained for sixteen years. From 1977 to 1985 Peter served as the Supervisor of Secondary Instruction before retiring in 1987 as the Director of Instruction for School District 65 (Cowichan). Peter's passion for education was equally matched by his passion for Rugby and he was active in the Cowichan Rugby Club as a founder member since 1961. One of the most successful clubs in the BC Rugby Union, CRC is the only club which has ownership of its property including the playing fields. The Cowichan Valley rugby influence extends to Nanaimo, Comox, Alberni, Campbell River and Powell River and enrols hundreds of youngsters. Although very much involved in all aspects of the club's administration together with many other hard working members of the club's executive, he was always interested in the development of the players that represented both his school and the club. Peter spent his retirement helping to form the group, "The Friends of Rugby in the Cowichan Valley" to financially assist those junior club members who were planning to attend either an academic or artisan post secondary school institution. With Peter as treasurer and driving force, this group raised funds for those deemed worthy of such support. Over $15,000 was raised in its few years of existence and many young Cowichan players, both male and female benefited from the bursaries provided by this initiative. Although Peter seldom talked about his war experiences he proudly wore his service medals at Remembrance Day Commemorations and other appropriate occasions in memory of his fallen comrades and in the hopes that war would not be undertaken lightly. He was an active member of Legion Branch 226 (Cobble Hill), BC/Yukon Command since 1987 where he also oversaw disbursement of bursary funds to deserving students in the Cowichan area. His unfailing enthusiasm, wise counsel and good heartedness, coupled with an educated sense of humor, made for a great companion. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten thanks to his multi-facetted involvement and positive impact on so many in the Cowichan Valley. By Nick & Linda Brunton 24/07/2008
1943 Albert Benjamin Britton Joe Britton (1943) (1926 - 2005) Cambridge Librarian and Observer of Humanity I first met Joe Britton on the dark indoor stone steps of the Scientific Periodicals Library in Cambridge: he was descending, I was, I thought, on my way out. In this unlikely, unprepossessing setting - a friendship was formed. For I had wanted to photocopy, and the photocopying room was shut and locked up on the dot of 5.30 p.m. It was Joe's language that drew me: cultivated, Northern vowels, understated. Eyeing my untidy papers he said: "A photocopying binge, ah yes, I understand. Don't despair, I have the keys." Little jokes about the bane of adhering to routine. Who was this spark, so surprising in this dour setting? Joe stood out by his pretend attempt to be ordinary, and in doing so showed himself to be unique, with his slanting comments on the tiny absurdities of life. Better, by far, than any TV stand-up comic - for he 'had it' , without trying. People like this don't grow on trees, you know. ("Forgive my awful cliché," Joe would have said.) Drawn to the world of literature, music and film (his knowledge of these loves was impressive), Joe worked as a librarian in Cheltenham, Reading and Cambridge - finishing his (formal) career in the Cambridge Scientific Periodicals Library and retiring in 1986. Joe co-founded the Cambridge University Libraries Information Bulletin, and between the years 1967 and 1986 he contributed to virtually every issue. In his role as librarian, and in life, he was knowledgeable, kind and painstaking - often positively seeking a low profile - a cover for his tongue-in-cheek attitude to his own lengthy searches on behalf of others: he told of a reader for whom he hunted for an obscure reference for several years "Worse than the Holy Grail" as he put it. Conversation with his reader revolved exclusively around The Search. Eventual success, he said, made them both speechless, and he described their mutual embarrassment as akin to reaching the top of Everest. (Then what?) He informed me, one day, that he was translating the whole of Corneille's Mélite from French into English verse - at 'white heat'. He felt he had 'arrived' when he picked out a couplet he had written, and sighed with amused satisfaction: "Next to the beguiling eye, Tersius, even you Might find it hard to hold that point of view." "Yes!" To many-talented Joe, this was a little diversion from such duties as ordering new Periodicals from all over the world... Joe loved to send letters to a favoured few - a platform for his unique take on life: he couldwrite a whole letter about snooker - the players' dress, the atmosphere, the chalking of the cue - without ever mentioning the game itself, and make it riveting. His chosen place for composition was always somewhere where there were people - the G.P.O., the Reference Library, a park seat, the M&S café. The call of "Cashier no. 3" atthe G.P.O. and other people's crying babies were pet themes. "Am off to the M&S café and the crying babies. (There is always at least one in residence)." And in the M&S café: "Scoffed a cherry scone with two (2) little sachets of your dreaded Flora and read the glossy M&S magazine, Style, (no newspapers) which reeks of haute couture, glossy kitchens, glamorous bathrooms. Stylish fun. Really awful, but I have to focus on some print... Only one crying baby, but it is a real blockbuster and one of us has to go." He retreats to the Reference Library where he relishes the "lovely quiet purring of the fans: I can think once more." He observes two very hard-working oriental students (girls) opposite, one holding her head in her hands as if defeated with it all. Another student reads what has to be a love letter, half concealed under a heavy tome. Joe loved little secrets, and would combine crazy and childish jokes with quite 'severe' comments on the way the world wags: he would cut out and keep a dated (1960s) photo (from Health and Strength) of the muscly Arnold Schwarzenegger going for 'Mr Universe' at the age of nineteen or twenty and showing off a bulge of biceps to a one-piece swimming suited beauty, fallen to the floor in fainting admiration with an "Oh help!" expression, one thin arm slightly raised in mock self-defence... And the worse the Christmas cracker jokes, the better, carefully retained to befuddle his friends: Q - Why don't owls go courting in the rain? A - Because it's too wet to woo. Q - Why are leopards no good at getaways? A - Because they're always spotted. Q - What animal would you like to be on a cold day? A - A little otter. When it came to anything remotely medical, he liked to express his confusion: he once acted as go-between between myself and my doctors, writing "Your five jolly doctors would like you to be immunised, as last year. Will you be? My group have stopped inviting me because I said I reacted very badly to the needle. Now I feel of course that I would like to be asked every year." NHS Dentistry got a severe knuckle-rapping. One January he noted: "More about me. Have just paid &pound155.45 to have a front tooth out. Isn't this awful? And one can't say 'Why this amount for a fairly simple operation lasting at most 20 minutes?' If it wasn't so cold it would make my blood boil." And his dig at politico-medical meddlers came with his worry that he might have "slightly more than a strained tummy muscle. Could it really be a grumbling appendix or something serious like a duodenal (or have they been phased out?)" Joe died much too early: he was given to saying "I am never ill", when, out of the blue came cancer of the kidneys with pleural cavity involvement. Wicked fate, and a devastation for his wonderful wife Barbara (so in tune with his activities and loves), his family and all who wondered how well they really knew him, while fancying they'd got it right. His mind was burgeoning with ideas, and he couldn't help being an inspiration to others, while referring to himself as 'Little Me'. A one-off, so now wonder we can't put a finger on what we've lost, making this loss the more tantalizing. Unsurprising, perhaps, that Joe chose a humanist funeral, a secular event, emphasising that all we know is that our existence begins with our birth and ends with our death, and he was happy to return to the earth and become part of the memories of those who survive him, part of the 'sunsets of summer evenings and the snows of a wild winter day'. He, himself, might have put it more straightforwardly, as when remarking on a G.P.O. session "Well, Sally, a lot of sneezing is going on hereabouts and I'm going to scarper." He always signed off with his trade-mark: a J encompassing a smiling face. By Sally Adams, 69 Onslow Gardens, Muswell Hill, London. N10 3JY 24/07/2008
1967 Michael Frank Hendy DR MICHAEL HENDY (1967) 1942 - 2008 Byzantine Economic Historian and Numismatist Michael Hendy was born in Newhaven (Sussex), the eldest of three sons. With his father Frank serving in the Merchant Navy, it was left to his mother Vera to raise and interest him, "in all strange things." Michael was educated at Dover Grammar School for Boys and The Queen's College, Oxford, where under the tutorship of the late John Prestwich, his horizons were stretched from the snakes and mice, coins and fossils of childhood to the complexities of the late Roman and Byzantine world. Thanks to Professor Philip Grierson (1929), a British Council scholarship to Bulgaria and a fellowship to Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC funded research for his first book, published while he was a Member of the Senior Combination Room at Caius in 1969, the precursor to the path-breaking 'Byzantine Monetary Economy' (1986), which changed forever the understanding of Byzantium and earned him the degree of Litt.D (Cantab). After five years at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1967-72) and fifteen years at the University of Birmingham (1972-87), he joined Harvard University's Department of the Classics as AW Mellon Fellow and went on to hold research positions at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton University (1988-89) and Dumbarton Oaks (1994). Had he been offered a more permanent position during those years, he would have remained longer in the US as the experience enriched him both creatively and academically. He was well known amongst his peers and colleagues for his occasional difficult and contrary manner and put this down to the county of his birth and the old maxim, "Sussex won't be druv." However, bitterness was not part of his character. Deeply satisfied with the work he had completed on Byzantium and quietly amused at his lack of academic recognition, in 1994 he moved to the Duke of Wellington's former residence at Walmer in Kent where he was ready to pursue other academic interests. There he was at peace, surrounded by his collections and the good people and friends whose company he so valued. He became an avid collector of Nelson and Wellington memorabilia, walked the North Downs near his home searching for prehistoric flints and hand axes and encouraged wildlife into his garden. In this he was aided and abetted by his partner, Professor Margaret Alexiou whom he had met while teaching at Birmingham University and had followed to Harvard in 1987. They were married at Walmer Castle in 2004, on the anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, and a blessing followed in the Norman Church of the Blessed Mary with which he had always maintained a particular affinity. In a vault below the nave is buried Captain Richard Budd Vincent of HMS Arrow whose logbook he had just finished transcribing at the time of his sudden and untimely death on 13 May 2008. A brilliant man, he loved life and lived it to the full. His books, catalogues, articles and maps, devoted to the economy and society of the Byzantine Empire, and published between 1969 and 2007, bear witness to rigorous scholarship and originality of mind. He knew how things worked and saw how they fitted together: ergon eis aei. Intolerant of pomposity and complacency, he was the keenest of teachers and the truest of friends. Professor M B Alexiou (Tel: 01304 382 332) Wellesley House, 26 Walmer Castle Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent CT14 7NG and Mr John Hendy (Email: johnhendy479@btinternet.com) 18/07/2008
1956 David Anthony Pass The College regrets to announce the death of David Anthony Pass (1956). 13/05/2008
1987 Herman Stanton Bachelard The College regrets to announce the death of Herman Stanton Bachelard (1987), who passed away on 12 September 2006, aged 76. 21/09/2007
1968 Peter Astbury Brunt The College regrets to announce the death of Peter Astbury Brunt (1968). 20/12/2006
1982 James Arthur Krumhansl The College regrets to announce the death of James Arthur Krumhansl (1982). 26/06/2006
1977 John Peter McPartland The College regrets to announce the death of John Peter McPartland (1977). 22/09/2005