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May 7 2020

Jennifer Pinney

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We are saddened to learn of the recent death of longstanding former member of staff, Jennifer Pinney, who worked at the School for 25 years. Colleague and friend Celia Phillips shares her memories of Jennifer. I first met the formidable Miss Pinney when she arrived at the School. She had come from Paris … Continue reading

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Apr 30 2020

Sherry Vaid, January 4, 1968 -April 15, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of our colleague and dear friend Sherry Vaid. Sherry joined the Finance Division as Chief Cashier in August 2010 after a varied career in both the private and … Continue reading

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Mar 30 2020

Thandika Mkandawire

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The Department of International Development mourns the loss of our colleague and friend, Thandika Mkandawire, who passed away on 27 March in Stockholm, attended by his wife and sons. Thandika was a giant in the field of development economics. He … Continue reading

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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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Apr 15 2019

Sergio Carlos Obando Indacochea, 1971-2019

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Sergio was a student on the Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy Programme, 2018/19. Originally from Peru, Sergio lived in London for over 17 years. He was Economist and Course Director for Pre-Master’s Business Programmes at Ulster University, London Campus. His … 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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