Sad News -


I am very sorry to say that Fran's programme of courses, lectures and trips has come to an end. Fran finally lost her 22 year long fight against cancer on Tuesday 10th July 2012, dying in Bedford hospital.

We hope to have a final memorial lecture to pay tribute to a truly remarkable and inspirational person.

This site will remain as a memorial to her work.

I will add pages for people to record their memories of Fran.

Click here for details of the funeral

including location of the grave if you want to visit


Click here to see the graveside ceremony

Click here to donate to Fran's preferred charities


"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity."    Marcus T. Cicero, 106-43 B.C.E., Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher

"Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are destined to repeat them"           Abraham Lincoln... George Santayana... Winston Churchill ... and lots of others no doubt


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