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Guthlac Ceri Klaus Peach, always known as Ceri, died aged 78 on 2nd October 2018 after a long illness. Born in Bridgend, Ceri studied Geography at Oxford University from 1958, becoming Tutorial Fellow at St Catherine’s College in 1965 and Professor of Social Geography in 1992-2007. His pioneering research into the cultural assimilation of ethnic and religious minorities has informed social and educational policies in Europe, USA and Australia. He and his wife Sue lived in Iffley Turn from 1972, where they made many friends, participated in community events and brought up Huw, Guy & Katie, who survive him with seven grandchildren.

Sir John Grimley-Evans, always known as Grimley, died suddenly on 26th March 2018, aged 81. His distinguished medical career included epidemiology in Polynesia, New Zealand and London, followed by geriatrics in Newcastle. Appointment as Oxford University's Professor of Clinical Geratology in 1985 brought him and Corinne to Meadow Lane where they participated fully in local activities. As well as family, Grimley enjoyed fly fishing, gardening and cultural pursuits. Long after retirement in 2002, he contributed to medical journals & committees, tended his allotment, participated in local archaeology and helped to run Iffley’s Music and Historical Societies. Corinne, their two sons, a daughter and five grandchildren survive him.