No. 188

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  Autumn 2015


Andrew William John Thomson (FN 50-54).

Edward Thomson (F 51-55) has sent the following notice:

Andrew died suddenly after suffering an aneurism at his home in The Bay of Islands, New Zealand, where he lived with his third wife Angela. He left two sons (Christen and Jack) by his first wife Joan, and four grandsons (Luka, Matija, Toby and Euan).

At school, he was head of house, and captain of squash and golf.

He went on to study Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at St Edmund’s Hall, before taking a PhD at Cornell.

After a short stint working for Unilever he went on to lecture at Cornell and then at Glasgow University, eventually becoming Professor of Economics. He then progressed to become the Dean of the School of Management at The Open University and was appointed an OBE for his work in Management.

He was also a keen Labour Party supporter and a firm believer in social justice.

After his retirement he moved to The Bay of Islands, in New Zealand where he took an active part in community affairs in Paihia.



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