Obituary: Lady Judy Hurd

Independent Governor of Birkbeck

Lady Judy Hurd, wife of the former Conservative Foreign Secretary Lord Douglas Hurd, and an Independent Governor of Birkbeck since October 2005, died on 22 November 2008. She was a former Birkbeck student who obtained a BA History in 1998 and also a former member of staff at the College, having worked as a secretary in the Department of History of Art in the 1960s.

Lady Hurd maintained an interest in the College through contact with the Development and Alumni team, and as a member of the Buildings Committee. Lord Marshall, who worked closely with her, said "Judy made a good contribution to Governors' meetings. She was always mindful of issues of importance to students and her presence will be sorely missed."