In memoriam: Professor Anna Morpurgo Davies DBE

A Memorial Service was held for Anna Morpurgo Davies on Saturday 20th June 2015 in Somerville College.

The Faculty was deeply sorry to announce that Professor Anna Morpurgo Davies died on the 27th September 2014, aged 77. Professor Davies, who came to Oxford in 1962 and retired in 2004, fostered the study of linguistics in the University throughout her long career and even in retirement. The very existence of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics owes much to her support and inspiration. The loss to academic life in, and far beyond, Oxford, and to many of us individually, is inexpressible. An outstanding scholar, a remarkably wise and kind counsellor, and above all a much-loved friend, has been taken from us. Her funeral took place in Somerville College Chapel on Saturday, 18 October 2014.For an outline of her life and achievement, see also the obituary posted by her college, Somerville.

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