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Mar 27 2020

In memory of Richard Goeltz

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The LSE community is saddened by the loss of Honorary Fellow and Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award Recipient Richard Goeltz who passed away on March 23, 2020. Richard attended LSE as a General Course student in 1962-63 and received his BA … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2020

In memory of  Professor George Wedell (April 4, 1927- February 23, 2020)

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We are mourning the loss of Eberhard Georg (George) Wedell, a child refugee from Nazi-Germany who became an LSE student and dedicated his entire life to promote interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural communication. Wedell’s grandfather was the Chief Rabbi of Hanover … Continue reading

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Jan 7 2020

Sylvia Chant, 24 December 1958 – 18 December 2019

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Sylvia Chant, Professor of Development Geography, who has died at the age of 60, was a world-leading feminist geographer who fundamentally shaped the field of gender and international development. She was a pioneering and passionate advocate of the need to … Continue reading

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Dec 19 2019

Michael Peacock

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It was with sadness that we learnt of the death of LSE alumnus and emeritus governor Michael Peacock, who died in December 2019. Michael was well-known in broadcasting, where he had a long career and significant impact, but he also … Continue reading

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May 28 2019

Professor Anthony Leslie Hall (1947 – 2019)

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Tony will be much missed, both for his calm steady presence and his sense of humour. Since joining LSE in 1983, he was instrumental in linking social policy with international development and in making the Department’s MSc in Social Policy … Continue reading

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Mar 26 2019

Michael Coops

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Michael died on 11 March aged 89, 29 years almost to the day since his most lasting achievement for the School. Following a career at the Court Department and medical schools of the University of London, Michael was appointed in … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2019

Professor David Held

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It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Professor David Held, formerly Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at LSE, and Founder and Joint Director of the Centre for Global Governance. To many in the Government … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2019

Martin Wright, 1952 – 2019

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Martin joined LSE Estates Division in 1993 and worked in the post room until 2011, when he took medical retirement due to Parkinson’s disease. Martin was very well regarded by everyone he came into contact with – he enjoyed long … Continue reading

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Dec 10 2018

Alan Day

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With great sadness, we announce the death of Alan Day on 2 December aged 94 after a long period of ill-health. The School owes a huge debt of gratitude for his pivotal role in heading off an existential threat when … Continue reading

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Dec 6 2018

Lord Jeremy Heywood

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Jeremy Heywood, who passed away on 4 November 2018, was the outstanding civil servant of his generation and the indispensable advisor to four prime ministers.  He was also a friend of 33 years since we met as students at LSE … Continue reading

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