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In memoriam: Josh Hill

We are deeply saddened to confirm that Josh Hill, a second year student studying Data Science has passed away in hospital overnight on Monday 10 June, following a fall in the Mathematical Sciences building.

Head of Statistics Professor Barbel Finkenstadt said:

“The whole department is deeply saddened and distressed by the death of this lovely, gentle and kind young man. Our thoughts are with Josh’s family.”

If you would like support, please contact Wellbeing Support Services. You can call the team on 024 76 575570, ext. 75570 or visit for more details.

Book of Condolence

A book of condolence for Josh was made available in the chaplaincy from Thursday 13 June.

Funeral details

We have now received the details in relation to Josh Hill’s funeral.

Friday 28 June at 1.30pm

St John the Evangelist Church, Hook, RG27 9EG

Everyone is then invited afterwards Life Church Centre, Elms Road, Hook, RG27 9DX for refreshments.

There will be a private burial immediately after the service, for family only.

If anyone would like to receive further details about travel arrangements from campus, please contact the Wellbeing Support Services on 02476 575570 or by email:

updated 24 June 2019