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Sep 3 2020

Professor David Graeber

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We are shocked and saddened to learn of David Graeber’s death. David was a hugely influential anthropologist, political activist and public intellectual. He was a person with so many facets that it is only by opening up this space to … Continue reading

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Aug 3 2020

In memory of Lady Elizabeth Vallance

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It is with great sadness that LSE learnt of the passing of Lady Elizabeth Vallance, after a courageous battle with cancer. Elizabeth started her LSE career as a student (MSc Government, 1968). She contributed so much to the School as a … Continue reading

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Jul 28 2020

In memory of Nicos Kyriacou

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Written by Laura Dawson, Director Data and Technology Services The Data and Technology Services Division and wider LSE community is shocked and saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Nicos Kyriacou. Nicos joined LSE in the Information Management … Continue reading

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Jul 16 2020

In memory of Mr Ashok Desai

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The LSE community is extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former Attorney General of India and distinguished LSE alumnus, Mr Ashok Desai. Desai graduated from the LSE with a BSc in Economics in 1956. Prior to this, he … Continue reading

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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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