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Tadeusz Jagodzinski

Tadeusz who completed MSc in History of International Relations in the Department of International History in 2007 died tragically in Czestochowa on 5 July.  A journalist by profession, he worked for the Polish section of the BBC until it closed in 2005. At that point he made the important decision to complete a master’s degree at the LSE which he did with merit. At the time of his death he worked for the Polish Embassy in London.

Born in Poland on 24 May 1962. His first degree was English. Due to his involvement with the democratic dissident movement in Poland during the Communist period he had to leave, arriving in the UK in 1985. His interests and political engagement went beyond Polish matters. He firmly believed that it was the journalist’s duty to bear witness to injustice wherever it had happened. Lately he was a keen observer of events in Burma, a country to which he had travelled frequently. A man of great charm and with a positive outlook on life he will be much missed by those who knew him at the LSE and in the Polish Embassy.  

Tadeusz left a wife and two children.