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Donald Richards

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories and celebrate the life of Donald Richards, who we sadly lost in 2021

Donald Richards

1st August 1935 - 12th November 2021

At QEH: 1946 - 1953

 

Don died on November 12th from Parkinson’s disease, two weeks before his elder brother Colin. Don was captain of Carr’s in 1952 and was in the Cricket 1st XI and probably the rugby team. I remember him slim and fair haired playing the piano at school assemblies. He went on to read Classics at Merton College Oxford, and after gaining his Honours degree became an expert on Middle East languages and lectured at  Oxford’s Faculty of Oriental Studies. He stayed there for most of his career and became a Fellow of St. Cross College Oxford.He spoke several languages and was a distinguished writer and translator, making many visits to all the Middle East countries. 

Written by Roger Gould (QEH 1952-59).

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