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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

Mr Andrew T Shaw Mining Engineering BSc 1981
Mr Brian Charlton     1970
Dr David L Speirs Philosophy PhD 1969
Emeritus Professor Donald Hardie Research Metallurgy PhD 1953
Mr Edwin A Bristow LLB LLB 1951
Miss Elizabeth Barraclough Computing MSc 1965
Dr Francis Williams Marine Science DSc 1964
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
Dr Jessel Josephs MBBS MBBS 1947
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      
Dr Kishorsingh U Solanki Medicine PhD 1977
Sir Laurence W Martin   Hon DCL 1991
Mr Manfred W Brown Chemical Engineering BSc 1979
Miss Margaret E Murray Education Dip Ed 1979
Ms Margaret E Parkins Philosophy (Education) BPhil 1980
Dr Margaret S Emerson MBBS MBBS 1958
Mrs Marina S Joseph   BSc 1976
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      
Dr Philip S Ansell Statistics PhD 1999
Professor Richard J Parish French BA (Hons) 1970
Mr Roger C Rowell Civil Engineering BSc 1970
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