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RIP Roy Park

Univ Roy ParkCollege deeply regrets to report the death of Dr Roy Park, Emeritus Fellow, who died on 17 July 2019 aged 83. During his time at Univ Dr Park was a Tutorial Fellow in English (1972-1996), but he was much involved in College life in other ways. He was Recorder from 1988-90 and Director of Undergraduate Studies from 1990-2, but above all he served as Fellow Librarian for over two decades, from 1974-96. During this time, in collaboration with our then Librarian, Christine Ritchie, Roy oversaw the transformation of the ground floor of the Old Library into a superb new reading room with librarian’s office. Our thoughts are with his family and friends in Oxford and elsewhere.

We are grateful to both Dr Park’s former colleague, Professor Helen Cooper, Honorary Fellow, and to Professor Peter McDonald – former student and now Tutor in Poetry in the English Language at Christ Church – for the following tributes.

Professor Helen Cooper

Professor Peter McDonald

Published: 3 August 2019

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