It is with sadness that we report that our Senior Research Fellow, Patricia Ingham, passed away on Saturday 18 November 2017. Patricia came up to St Anne’s to read for a degree in English Literature in 1949 on a state scholarship. She earned a first class degree and proceeded to undertake a BLitt. She was appointed as a Tutor at St Anne’s from 1956, and became a Tutorial Fellow in English in 1963, and later was also appointed as a Times Lecturer in English Language. She was also moral tutor (now known as a personal tutor) to many undergraduates and graduates whilst teaching at St Anne’s and also sat on the Investment Committee. On retirement in 1997, she was appointed a Senior Research Fellow and awarded a DLitt in 2007 based on her work on the 19th century novel. Despite health problems, she continued to publish prolifically deep into her years of ‘retirement’ including Invisible Writing and the Victorian Novel: Readings in Language and Ideology (2000), The Brontes: A Critical Reader (Longmans, 2003), Thomas Hardy in Content (OUP, 2003) and The Brontes in Context (OUP, 2003). From 1993 to 2000 she was General Editor of all Thomas Hardy’s fiction for Penguin, determining editorial policy and commissioning all volumes other than the two she edited.
The funeral will be family only though we hope that a memorial service may take place in the coming months.