Staff Obituaries

In Memoriam

We remember the lives of members of the College community recently deceased and offer our sincere condolences to their family and friends.

We have been made aware of the recent sad passing of the alumni listed below. If you are aware of anyone not listed, please inform us via our contact form.

Alumni of Bedford College

Barbara Taylor – Classics, 1947

Jane Neely – History, 1949
Dorothy Parkin (née Laws) – French, 1954
Valerie Boyd (née Gould) – Geography, 1955
Mary Biswas (née Ricketts) – Sociology, 1956
Anthea Craggs (née Spittle) – History, 1956
Dr Dorothy Garnett (née Ryall) – Sociology 1957 and PhD Social History, 1959
Jane Anderson (née Pritchard) – English, 1962
Reva Smith (née Brighouse) – Botany, 1964
Beryl Marsh – German, 1967
Jill Abbotts (née Walton) – German, 1970
Richard Wade – Dutch & German, 1975
Dr Camillia El-Solh (née Fawzi) – Sociology, 1984

Alumni of Royal Holloway College

Dr Jan Harding (née Ansell) – 1945
Elizabeth Nash (née Valentine) – Mathematics, 1948
Dr June Lawton (née Rees) – Botany, 1949
Professor Barbara Raw – English, 1949
Professor Bertram Willis – PhD Physics, 1949
Margaret Seccombe (née Searle) – Botany/Chemistry & Zoology, 1955
Eileen Glennie (née Mason) – Mathematics, 1957
Susan Turnbull (née Westhead) – French & Latin, 1960
Liz Steer (née Aylward) – Mathematics, 1964
Gillian Edney (née Pinchbeck) – Music, 1979
Glen Irving – History, 1980

Alumni of RHBNC

Rachel Gobert – History: Medieval & Modern, 1987
Sarah Hayward – European Studies – 1997
Richard Dyson – Media Arts, 2002
Peter Le Grys – History, 2004 and MA Medieval Studies, 2006
John Rutter – Politics, 2006
Joshua Mills – Drama & Theatre Studies, 2011 and MA Theatre (Applied Drama) 2012

Honorary Graduates

Sir John Sulston