Obituaries and Tributes

Alumnus Sam Owori is remembered by Rotary International for his ‘quiet confidence’, integrity and friendship.

Alumnus Sam Owori is remembered by Rotary International for his ‘quiet confidence’, integrity and friendship.

Posted by tac22 at Aug 09, 2017 02:55 PM |

Content provided by Rotary International. Written by Ryan Hyland and Abby Breitstein, re-purposed by Taylor Crosby (University of Leicester)

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Leicester remembers honorary graduate Tim Pigott-Smith

Leicester remembers honorary graduate Tim Pigott-Smith

Posted by pt91 at Apr 21, 2017 01:00 PM |

The prominent actor was educated in the city and honoured by the University

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In Memory of Margaret Mallett Webpage

In Memory of Margaret Mallett Webpage

Posted by hl11 at Apr 07, 2017 10:25 AM |

In memory of Margaret Mallet FEA who died on 28 March after a brief illness, we have created a new webpage where friends and colleagues share their memories of Margaret.

Margaret joined the Association's English 4-11 Editorial Board in 1999 after speaking at the Association's Primary Conference in York in March 1988 - Non-fiction: the Cinderella of children's books? She was elected a Fellow of the Association in 2005 and served as a member of the Association's Fellowship Committee until 2016.Margaret was also the co-founder, with Fellow Eve Bearne, of the Association's very successful Children's Literature Interest Group.

An inspiring teacher and author, Margaret's books include Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11: A Comprehensive Guide for Teachers and Student Teachers (winner of the 2011 UKLA Academic Book Award), The Primary English Encyclopedia: The heart of the curriculum and Early Years Non-Fiction: A Guide to Helping Young Researchers Use and Enjoy Information Texts.

Margaret was also a regular contributor to Books for Keeps - the online children's books magazine - where you can see an impressive catalogue of her articles and reviews http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/member/margaret-mallett

Crime writer and creator of Inspector Morse dies

Crime writer and creator of Inspector Morse dies

Posted by pt91 at Mar 21, 2017 04:50 PM |

University pays tribute to honorary graduate Colin Dexter

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Mike Fentiman, 1939 - 2017

Posted by tac22 at Mar 10, 2017 03:10 PM |

We have learnt, with regret, of the death of Mike Fentiman on 22 February. He was an English student at the University of Leicester who would go on to become a successful television producer and writer, championing the idea of ‘community programming’.

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Matthew Lanyon, 1964 - 2017

Posted by tac22 at Feb 17, 2017 11:55 AM |

We have learnt, with regret, of the death of alumnus Matthew Lanyon. Matthew passed away on 6 November, 2016. He was 65. Matthew graduated in 1972 with a Bsc (Hons) Geology with Biology and Biochemistry,

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Professor Andy Furlong - Tribute

Professor Andy Furlong - Tribute

Posted by tac22 at Feb 08, 2017 12:00 AM |

Tributes have been paid to a Leicester graduate who was renowned in the field of youth studies in the UK and beyond.

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Dr Mark Sims, 1988 - 2017

Dr Mark Sims, 1988 - 2017

Posted by tac22 at Jan 24, 2017 12:00 AM |

We have learned, with regret, of the death of University of Leicester alumnus Dr Mark Sims. Mark passed away surrounded by his family and fiancée, on 19 January 2017. He was 28.

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Dame Frances Patterson OBE, 1956 - 2016

Dame Frances Patterson OBE, 1956 - 2016

Posted by tac22 at Dec 22, 2016 01:45 PM |

We have learnt, with great regret, of the death of graduate and honorary graduate Frances Patterson.

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Michael Nicholson OBE, 1937 - 2016

Posted by tac22 at Dec 21, 2016 04:35 PM |

We have learnt, with regret, of the death of Michael Nicholson on 11 December. Michael was a television journalist who studied at the University of Leicester.

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