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Obituaries 2023

We are sad to report the passing of LSE alumni and staff in 2023. Alumni are listed in alphabetical order in the decade they received their first degree at LSE. Where available, we have included a link to online obituaries. 

1959 and earlier

Professor Rein Abel, DBA Industrial Relations
Catherine Avent OBE,
CSSA Social Policy & Admin, Obituary
Alec B M Batanero, BSc Economics 1959
Philip G Clancy, BSc 1957
Professor Philip Courtenay, BSc Geography 1953, PhD Geography 1962
Geoffrey H Gelberg, LLB Law 1955
Patricia S Hender, BSc Sociology 1959, DSS Social Policy & Admin 1978
Eric Edwin Lampard,
BSc Economics 1948, Obituary 
John L Monaghan, BSc Government 1958
Khursheed A Siddiqui,
BSc Accounting & Finance 1958
Sir William Taylor
, BSc Sociology 1952, Obituary
Reginald C Wright OBE, CMH Social Policy & Admin 1951


Cyril N Aydon, BSc 1962
Harry C Blaney III,
RFEE Government 1965
Gladys Sylvia Brooks,
BSc Sociology 1949, DSWMH Social Policy and Admin1968
Sir Alan P. Budd, 
BSc Economics 1963, Obituary
Luis A Chico-Pardo, MSc Economics 1965
Shirley A Cliff,
BA Geography 1960
Peter Coldrick, BSc International Relations 1965
Roger O Davies, BSc International Relations1967
Roger E Dew, BSc 1960
John A Goodall, BA Geography 1963
Shoaib Hashmi,
MSc Economics 1968, MPhil Economics 1969, Obituary
Peter S Raddon,
BSc Economics 1960
June R Road (previously Newfield),
BA Sociology 1963
Edward R Pressman, General Course 1966, Obituary
Roger H Slade, BSc Geography 1967, Obituary
Dr Philip G Tasch,
BSc Economics 1963
Pauline M J Van Schie, DSA Social Policy and Admin, 1969
Michael E Whitehead, BSc Economics 1969


Dr Carole A Cotter, BSc Social Psychology, 1979
Graham C F Driver, DIP 1972
Dr Ingeborg Paulus, 
PhD Sociology 1971, Obituary
Professor Brian R Rutherford, LLM Law School 1975
Richard E Todd, BSC Economics 1973


W Dennis Grubb, OCC Economics 1986
Dr Patrick C Hughes, MSc Economics 1982, PhD Sociology 1983


Hazel Johnston, MSc Social Anthropology 1992, Obituary
Thomas L Johnson, LLM Law 1992


 David R Blood, MA International History 2001


 Alexander Stampfer, BSc Economics 2012


 Ludovic C Stirling, MSc Management 2022


Ian Black, Visiting Senior Fellow, Middle East Centre, Obituary
Nina Keleher