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James Lancashire

Heather was already a BAA Past President when I was at uni and venturing to London for national meetings. But she (and Nigel – the combined ‘HenCoup’) sailed over to Cambridge in my first or second year. I forget who was listed as the speaker as they were a double act!

I recall asking Heather about both research and publishing opportunities and she advised to go freelance like them! Neither worked out though it was refreshing to hear about non-standard career thoughts.

There were funny stories about their antics at parties and I invited them to one of the legendary CUAS river expeditions but the HenCoup punt had been decommissioned by that time. However their RSVP was full of fizz, wit and politeness – plus the expected Oxford rivalry!

Sad to read the sad news and condolences to Nigel.