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Warwick Farewell - Humphrey Lyttelton

The University was saddened to learn of the death of Humphrey Lyttelton, the extraordinary jazz trumpeter and presenter of Radio 4’s “I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue”.

Throughout a long career in music, art and entertainment, he excelled in many different areas, working as a professional trumpeter, clarinettist, bandleader, broadcaster, writer, journalist and calligrapher. He continued working right to the end of his life, playing concerts to sell-out audiences, writing books and presenting the popular radio panel game he was best known for.

The death of Humphrey Lyttelton is a sad loss to the world of entertainment, as a person with the ability to transgress eras and appeal to people in every generation.

Humphrey Lyttelton was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Warwick in 1987.

See here for his full obituary in the Independent.