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RIP George Cawkwell

George CawkwellGeorge Cawkwell, October 25, 1919 – February 18, 2019

The College deeply regrets to report that George Cawkwell died peacefully at home earlier today.

George was Fellow and Praelector in Ancient History from 1949 to 1987 and thereafter an Emeritus Fellow. He held most of the offices of the College at some point in his lifelong association with Univ. To describe his life in such terms, however, does not do full justice to the respect and affection in which he was held throughout the College and by the students whom he taught, mentored and looked after over the course of more than forty years and with whom he stayed in close touch in his retirement.

A fuller obituary can be read here.

Our thoughts are with George’s family and with his friends in Oxford and elsewhere.

A memorial service will take place in the College Chapel at Univ at 2.30pm on Saturday 30 March 2019. All are warmly invited to attend. Please confirm your attendance by Friday 15 March 2019 here.

Published: 18 February 2019

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