As the number of obituaries on this site (sadly) increases I thought it time to re-organize the pages to make them easier to navigate and for former students and staff to be able to find an obituary.

This page contains links to the obituaries which are on a number of pages:

Obituaries from 2003 – 2013 (2003 is when the website was started)

External obituaries or where a more detailed obituary has been written for (or obtained by) the website.

Recent Obituaries

We note with sadness the following deaths:

We heard on 5th November about the death of Pat Cox. She held most positions on the QE(K)A Committee and was a driving force for the QE(K)A Association for many years. She was a member of the ‘Class of ’54‘ who had a reunion at the 2004 Annual Reunion. As Lyn Embling, Editor of Envoy, has said: ‘She has always been so supportive of Envoy – sending in snippets of information – and in the last few years sending me info for obituaries for her QEC friends as they passed away one by one.’ We will have a fuller obituary shortly.

Malcolm Osmundson (1940 – 2021)who was Chief Technician in Physiology at QEC He was partner of Sue Holly who died in 2012 (obit in Envoy 2013) – she was a student in 1970 and ended up being a chief technician in Physiology – she was made redundant by King’s but ended up getting a better job at Oxford University!!

You can see an obituary for Malcolm here on

Paulet Hanson worked in Microbiol at King’s as a technician. She’s not QEC as such although she did work at Kensington campus.

There is a Cancer Research Just Giving page for her here.

We have been informed that Michael Sprackling passed away on 27th August 2021. His son tells us that he always loved his time both at Queen Elizabeth and Kings College and looked forward to those occasions he met up with former colleagues.

Radha at the QE(K)A Annual Reunion in 2019.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Radha Subramaniam who died of Covid-19 on the 8th February 2021.

Radha arrived at QEC in October 1972 to read Biochemistry. Taking a 2.1 in Biochemistry in 1975, she began a promising PhD project in immunology with Prof Alan Ebringer. Sadly, this was cut short when she contracted a severe cytomegalovirus infection requiring hospitalisation.

For our full obituary please click here.

Obituaries in Envoy

Lyn Embling, the Editor of Envoy, has pulled together a list of all the obituaries that have appeared in Envoy.

A list of all obituaries that have appeared in Envoy can be downloaded by clicking on this link QE(K)A_obituaries_2020.pdf