STEPS 2021 - Lancaster Alumni Magazine 2021

STEPS 2021 - 22 For full obituaries please visit 2021 Lord Judd , Honorary Fellow of the University died on 17 April 2021, at the age of 86, after a distinguished career of public service. Distinguished Professor Alistair Anderson from Lancaster University Management School’s Entrepreneurship and Strategy department passed away on 26 March 2021. Dr Lewis Hughes (PhD History, 2021, MA History, 2016, BA History, 2015, Bowland) passed away in March 2021. After his PhD, Lewis was employed by Virgin Media as an accountant. Brian Victor Clifton (Ecology, 1978, Grizedale) passed away peacefully on 10 March 2021 at the age of 92. Brian’s daughter would be delighted to hear from any of his old friends. Professor David Allsop passed away on 8 March 2021. David’s research was in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and he was particularly interested in investigating the pathological consequences of misfolded proteins in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. David was also heavily involved in community events through public speaking, as well as supporting Defying Dementia, the campaign founded to support his laboratory work, and local initiatives such as The Bay Dementia Hub. Roger Walters (MA International Relations, 1970, BA Politics, 1968, Bowland) died on 25 February 2021 aged 73. He did his two degrees in the Politics Department. He was involved in the development of the alumni programme at Lancaster and served for many years on the Court of the University. Professor Richard James Geary, a larger- than-life figure always known as “Dick”, died on 21 February 2021. Dick was a leading figure in the German Studies and History Departments in the 1970s and 80s before being appointed a Professor of History at Nottingham University in 1989. John Wyld (MA Accounting & Finance, 1981, Cartmel) passed away on 14 February 2021 following a short battle with cancer. As a teacher, John’s main role from 1986 onwards was Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University. He also took up a number of placements across the world as a Visiting Professor and was a tutor at SOAS University of London. Chris Kenny-Levick, former Marketing Lecturer passed away on 26 January 2021. He was one of the pioneers in that subject, established for the first time in a British university as part of Lancaster’s early commitment to business studies. 2020 Professor Leslie Smith passed away on 29 December 2020. He joined the Department of Educational Research as a senior lecturer in 1983 and was involved with the activities of the British Psychological Society, becoming a Fellow in 1996. Jeevan Mahadev Rao, Research Associate in the Department of Engineering passed away on 25 December 2020, aged 32. Professor Sir Arnold Whittaker Wolfendale, the 14th Astronomer Royal and honorary graduate, died on 21 December 2020. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1977, and received its Bakerian medal in 2002. Jen Shepherd, formerly Administrator for the Ruskin Library and Research Centre passed away on 12 December 2020. Christine Nightingale, Office Manager for the Office for the Associated Institutions until her retirement in 2010 died on 11 December 2020. Wendy Francis former Departmental Officer for Politics, Philosophy and Religion, passed away on 15 November 2020. Dr. Aaron Stuart Hunsberger PhD Psychology, 2016, MSc Psychological Research Methods, 2009, BSc Psychology, 2008, Cartmel) passed away on 13 November 2020 at the age of 52. Paul Simons (MA Marketing, 1970) passed away in November 2020. He became a well- known figure in UK advertising, ultimately creating his own advertising agency with four partners. Ian Howarth (Religious Studies, 1972, Furness) died on 10 November 2020. He taught religious studies and mathematics at Scarisbrick Hall School, formerly Kingswood College. John Stephen Milner (Steve) (Environmental Sciences, 1967, Bowland) died at the age of 74. He was a founder member of the University and a much- valued member of the Environmental Sciences family. Robert Fisk (English Literature, Lonsdale, 1968 & DLitt, 1984) died on 30 October 2020. He collected multiple awards for his journalism and established himself as one of the outstanding British correspondents of every decade since the 1970s. Gaythorne Silvester (History and English, 1972, Bowland) died of cancer just before his 70th birthday. Shortly after graduating, he took up a traineeship with the Scottish publishers DC Thomson and then moved to London where he embarked on a very successful journalistic career. Rachel Scowcroft, (Linguistics, 2016, Furness) from the LU Communications and Marketing team, passed away, aged 25, on 2 October 2020. Rachel, or ‘Rainbow Rach’ worked in the Press Office from December 2017 in a role which combined both her engagement and HE passions and she was part of the Cartmel College welfare team, Alistair Pratley, Assistant Team Leader in retail, passed away on 1 October 2020. Alistair was recruited by the then University Catering Department in 2005 after having started a second undergraduate degree as a mature student. Sister Greta Bramley, resident nursing sister at Bailrigg House for over twenty years, died on 1 October 2020, aged 89. There will be many alumni who will remember with gratitude how they were looked after by Sister Bramley, and she for her part, was deeply attached to the University and to Bailrigg House for the rest of her life. Paul McDonald, (Physics, 1969, Lonsdale) who died aged 74, was a physicist and expert in cryogenics whose work advanced a variety of technologies, including satellite tracking, superconducting magnets and cryostat thermometers. Michael Mumford, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, died on 28 June 2020, aged 80. Michael came to Lancaster in 1972, to join what was then a department of Financial Control, and subsequently Accounting and Finance. Michael took early retirement but continued with active writing and teaching, until 2006. Brian Ingram, former Honorary Research Fellow at The Ruskin – Library, Museum and Research Centre, and the Editor of The Ruskin Review passed away on 23 June 2020 after a long illness. Penny Lind (née Cant - English, 1968, Cartmel) died in June 2020 following a long illness. She taught English and Drama for many years and, after retirement she travelled extensively in South America and Australia. Dr Tony Hindle, former Senior Lecturer in the Operational Research Department passed away on 21 May 2020, following a road accident in Forton. Outside of Lancaster, he held appointments as Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Purdue University and as Research Consultant, Regenstrief Institute for Health Service Research, Indianapolis. Professor Alan Williams (PhD Biological Sciences, 1977, BSc Biological Sciences, 1973, County) passed away on 4 May 2020. Professor Williams held one of the highest accolades awarded by the BHF, the Sir Thomas Lewis Chair of Cardiovascular Science from 2007 until his retirement in September 2019. InMemoriam Keep in touch 21 1 ROSIE WALKER Psychology, 2007, Furness Secrets of a Serial Killer 2 D R EMMANUEL AMADI EMBA, 2011 Starting a Successful £1 Million Business 3 LAURENCE SMITH Organisation Studies, 1989, Bowland Transformation Mindset: 10 Things Leaders should be Doing Today to Turn Crisis into Opportunity 4 S ALLY ABOU OUF MA Human Resource and Consulting, 2010 Me, Myself & Life: Revelations of a Naked Self 5 SHARON MASON (ESSELLE MASON) English and Religious Studies, 1990, Furness The Woman Means Business 6 MARK THOMAS JONES LLM Diplomacy & International Law, 2019 Dismas - The Penitent Thief: An Introduction 7 SAMANTHA GOODWIN Marketing Management, 2009, Lonsdale Indie Writing Wisdom 8 ANDREWMcCLOY History, 1989, Lonsdale Peak District Pubs - A Pint Sized History 9 JOHN SPENCER Politics and International Relations, 1980, County Wilson’s War 10 DALE WALTERS PhD Biological Sciences, 1981, Bowland Chocolate Crisis 11 SHEILA ROBINSON (SC SKILLMAN) English, 1974, Bowland Paranormal Warwickshire 12 WILL COLHOUN PhD Creative Writing, 1998 A Price to Pay 13 TIM CORBETT PhD History, 2015, MA History, 2011, History and Philosophy, 2007, County Die Grabstätten meiner Väter 14 JOHN DARLINGTON Archaeology and Geography, 1984, Bowland Fake Heritage 15 JP KUEHLWEIN PG Dip Business Analysis, 1991 Brand Elevation – Lessons in Ueber-Branding 16 JOANNE O’CONNELL Theatre Studies and English, 1995, Lonsdale Beauty and the Bin 17 HELEN BRIDGETT Marketing, 1987, County One by One 18 MIKE PEARCE Economics and Marketing, 1969, County Customer Relationship Management 19 MARIA OLIVER English and French Studies, 1999, Lonsdale Red Kites, Apples and Red Blood Cells 20 TEZ ILYAS MSc Management, 2005, Biochemistry, 2004, Furness The Secret Diary of a British Muslim aged 13¾ Alumni inPrint 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 13 14 15 16 4 17 18 19 20 For full obituaries and tributes visit