Death of Liz Davies, former lecturer in Mathematical Sciences

We are sorry to announce the death of Elizabeth Davies, who died last week at the age of 68.

Liz was a Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences; she was appointed in September 1968, as one of the first pure mathematicians in the University.

Liz taught a broad spectrum of pure mathematics, focusing mainly on algebra. She was a first-class lecturer, often rated by our students as the best in the School.

In addition to her substantial teaching commitments Liz took on several crucial administrative tasks, particularly as Director of Studies (1989-1992) and in a revitalising role as Director of Industrial Training (1992-1995), and was on the Student Welfare Committee and a part-time student counsellor for many years.

Liz took early retirement in December 1995, hoping to spend more time with her second husband Rob Liddle, in Bath and in their second home in their beloved Tuscany, but sadly Rob died not long after.

Many of us will remember Liz as very warm and sociable, great fun, lively and with a zest for life. She will be sadly missed.

Her funeral is to take place at Haycombe Crematorium at 2.30 pm on Monday 27th February.

There will be family flowers only, and it is requested that any donations might go to Dorothy House or RICE.

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