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Join us in fondly remembering those members of our alumni community who have passed away.

Honouring the lives of your fellow alumni

We’re deeply saddened to announce the deaths of our Newcastle University alumni and supporters.

Below you'll find the obituaries of those we've lost in the last 12 months. We update this list monthly.

Deceased NU alumni


Course Title


Class of

Dr Alan E Bottom Pure Science (Chemistry) MSc 1968
Mr Andrew T Shaw Mining Engineering BSc 1981
Mr Brian Charlton     1970
Mr Brian Henderson Electrical Engineering BSc 1968
Mrs Christine B Eyre PGCE PGCE 1982
Mr Christopher Rouse Mathematics BSc 2018
Professor David G Robinson Town and Country Planning BA (Hons) 1955
Mrs Deborah M Reynolds Geography BSc 1972
Dr Derek Packham      
Emeritus Professor Donald Hardie Research Metallurgy PhD 1953
Mr Edwin A Bristow LLB LLB 1951
Miss Elizabeth Barraclough Computing MSc 1965
Miss Ella J Dawson Fine Art BA  2019
Dr Francis Williams Marine Science DSc 1964
Dr George D Hurrell MBBS MBBS 1955
Dr George Philliskirk Bacteriology & Biochemistry  BSc 1971
Dr Gordon Pledger   MD 1964
Mr Graham W Watson   BSc 1977
Dr Heather M Bond Biochemistry BSc 1981
Mr Hugh G Brown MBBS MBBS 1947
Dr Jessel Josephs MBBS MBBS 1947
Dr Jim Smith      
Dr Joan Elliott MBBS MBBS 1960
Joan Patricia Crichton Applied Science BSc 1944
Mr John Bonnington Architecture   1951
Emeritus Professor John F Sawyer      
Mr John O Woodhead German BA Hons 1963
Mr Julian D West   BDS 1988
Kevin Monaghan      
Sir Laurence W Martin   Hon DCL 1991
Mr Manfred W Brown Chemical Engineering BSc 1979
Dr Margaret Browne Clinical Biochemistry MSc 1977
Miss Margaret E Murray Education Dip Ed 1979
Ms Margaret E Parkins Philosophy (Education) BPhil 1980
Miss Margaret Nelson      
Dr Margaret S Emerson MBBS MBBS 1958
Mrs Marina S Joseph   BSc 1976
Miss Marjorie H Steward Education MEd 1988
Mrs Mary E Murray-Parkins Education MEd 1985
Ms Mary G Cawthorn Architecture BA Hons  
Mr Nicholas J Truckle Geography BSc 1969
Mr Paul A Kentish Computing Science MSc 1971
Emeritus Professor Peter Arnold      
Professor Philip Bradbeer   BSc 1955
Mr Philip M Lobb Economics and Accounting BA (Hons) 1980
Dr Philip S Ansell Statistics PhD 1999
Professor Richard J Parish French BA (Hons) 1970
Mr Richard L Gillam   BSc 1976
Mr Roger C Rowell Civil Engineering BSc 1970
Mr Shiraz Shivji Economic Studies BA (Hons) 1972
Dr Stanley Pumford MBBS MBBS 1964
Ms Susan M Clements Politics BA Hons 1977
Dr Susan M Tilley Music MLit 2009
Dr Terence Crawford Muir Civil Engineering PhD 1968
Mr Thomas Britten Geography BSc 1983
Mr Thomas F Brass   LLB 1970
Dr Wendy R Exton MBBS MBBS 1967
Dr William G Donald MBBS MBBS 1958