We are sad to announce the death of one of our former Regional Representatives Margaret Greig. For many years she was our representative in the East & West Sussex region, and also served three terms on the Society Council from 1988 to 1999. She instigated the creation of a badge for the Society and arranged for its production and distribution. We are grateful for all the work that Margaret did for the Society and offer our deepest sympathies to her family.

It is also with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our dear friend and colleague, Joy Ferdinando, on Saturday 27th June. Many members will have met Joy at our Conferences, AGM and PDD days, and will have enjoyed her company. She created one of the first Festivals in Sri Lanka, and in 2014 she was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society and presented her award by our President Gervaise Phinn.

Obituaries for both members will appear in the next issue of the Newsletter.

Both their funerals were held on Monday 29th June 2020