Professor Laura Marcus
It is with the greatest sadness that I write to give you the painful news that Laura Marcus died on 22nd September.
Laura’s illness was very short indeed, but she was surrounded throughout by the loving care of her husband, William, and her son, Daniel. Our deepest sympathy goes out to them.
Laura loved New College, which had been her academic home for over ten years. Continuing a distinguished succession of Goldsmiths’ Professors, she added a particular lustre to the title through the creative breadth of her research and writing. She will be missed as a colleague who represented the epitome of academic courtesy, conscience and companionship. But above and beyond that, she was just a wonderful human being, joyful and amusing. Her loss creates a great sense of void.
There will be a small family funeral, and in due course a memorial event here. We will remember Laura at Evensong on Friday 8th October at 6:15pm.