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

Honoring 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 Adam Gray Agriculture and Food Marketing BSc 1981
Dr Alan Holmes MBBS MBBS 1969
Mr Alasdhair W Johnston Science MEng 1987
Dr Alfred Anim-Addo MBBS MBBS 1961
Mr Alistair Elliot      
Mrs Andrea D Goodwin Graduate Certificate Education (primary Upper) PGCE 1999
Dr Andrew W Skillen      
Dr Andrew W Wheater MBBS MBBS 1981
Ms Anne Stevenson   Hon Dlitt 2010
Emeritus Professor Anthony J Morris   PhD 1970
Mr Anthony W Eastwood Geography BSc 1969
Miss Ashley L Milburn Business Management BA Hons  
Dr Barry Peart Atomic Physics PhD 1969
Dr Bernard Dixon Microbiology & Biochemistry PhD 1965
Dr Bernard McStay   MD 1972
Mrs Caroline M Seymour Economic and Social Studies BA Hons 1968
Dr Catherina W McGrother MBBS MBBS 1975
Dr Christopher A Haigh   BDS 1969
Sir Colin Fielding Physics BSc 1948
Mr Daniel C Elliott Diploma in Archietecture Dip 1961
Mr David H Barrett Agriculture BSc 1975
Dr David J Astley Electrochemistry PhD 1968
Professor David M Conning MBBS MBBS 1955
Mr Dennis Jones Zoology BSc 1955
Mr Eamonn M Rooney Dental Surgery BDS 1981
Mr Edward J Willems Chemical Engineering BSc 1971
Dr Elizabeth A Wearing MBBS MBBS 1970
Dr Elizabeth H Hall Medicine PhD 1973
Dr Elizabeth Wales MBBS MBBS 1945
Mr Fred Makepeace Physics BSc 1952
Mr Frederick Godson Economics BA Hons 1961
Dr Geoffrey N Marsh   MD 1974
Mrs Gillian Owens Education MEd 1989
Miss Harriet C Luter English Language and Lit BA Hons 2004
Dr Helen C Gent   BDS 1951
Mrs Hilary Baines Agriculture BSc 1968
Miss Hilary F Taylor Architecture BA Hons 1985
Ms Holly P Marston Archaeology BA Hons 2009
Dr Howard A Young MBBS MBBS 1968
Mr Howard J Morgan Fine Art MA 1973
Dr Iain J Mungall MBBS MBBS 1968
Mr Iain N Jackson Town & Country Planning BA Hons 1964
Dr Ian A Edwards Chemistry PhD 1968
Dr Ian Crowther MBBS MBBS 1957
Professor Ivor J Richards      
Mr James M Worthington Accounting and Law BA Hons 1996
Dr Jane Hughes Plant Biology PhD 1987
Professor Jennifer Clack Zoology PhD 1984
Dr John A Bone MBBS MBBS 1975
Mr John B Walton Quality Engineering MSc 1994
Mr John D Pearcy Mining Engineering BSc 1962
Dr John D Rickinson MBBS MBBS 1950
Emeritus Professor John E Eastoe      
Mr John F Seymour Agriculture BSc 1968
Professor John H Jones Civil Engineering   1958
Mr John I Sharp      
Professor John N Tarn Architecture BA Hons 1957
Dr John R Beeton MBBS MBBS 1963
Mr John R Mitchell Pure Science BSc 1966
Sir John R Rowling Mathematics BSc 1962
Mr John T Moore      
Mr John Turner Civil Engineering BSc 1961
Dr Joseph B Rawcliffe Dental Surgery BDS 1981
Dr Joseph C Stoddart   MD 1965
Mr Joseph Longville Architecture   1951
Dr Joyce Goldsbrough MBBS MBBS 1954
Mrs Judith Hunt PgCert in Clinical Research CRT 2013
Dame June Lloyd Public Health   1958
Dr Keith J Day   BDS 1981
Dr Kenneth Coward   BDS 1966
Mr Kenneth Lamb Business Administration MBA 1988
Mr Kevin A Philbin Bachelor of Laws LLB 2011
Mr Luke Tanner SELS (FT) PhD  
Professor Martin G Low Biochemistry BSc 1971
Mr Matthew J Galloway Naval Architecture MEng 2001
Mr Meldrum B Edwards Highway & Traffic Engineering Dip 1967
Mr Michael Cockerill Combined Studies BA Hons 1978
Professor Michael W Jones-Lee      
Mr Morgen M Zawodny Computing Science BSc 1995
Dr Paul S Benneworth Geography PhD 2002
Dr Peter Gilbert Bacteriology; Microbiological, Virological & Imm BSc 1972
Mr Peter Keeton Lomas Economics BA Hons 1949
Mr Peter M Condon French & German PGCE 1973
Mr Raymond C Butler Education MEd 1993
Dr Richard Hurst   BDS 1981
Mr Richard J Bradburn Electrical Engineering BSc 1974
Mr Robert I Heslop English MA 1984
Dr Robert J Todd   MSc 1971
Mr Robert Rowland Combined Studies BA Hons 1988
Mr Rory J Burke Civil Engineering MEng 2015
Dr Russell G Mawby   Hon DCL 1977
Dr Ruth J Bell MBBS MBBS 2004
Dr Samuel Ntiamoa-Darfoor MBBS MBBS 1965
Mrs Sorrel S Woods Scandinavian Studies BA Hons 1978
Dr Terry Heppenstall General (Physics) BSc 1964
Mr William C Lang      
Mr Wyndham Rogers-Coltman   BSc 1978