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Karen Spärck JonesWe regret to announce the death of Professor Karen Spärck Jones FBA, Honorary Fellow of the College and Emeritus Professor of Computers and Information at the Computer Laboratory, and one of the most remarkable women in Computer Science.

Professor Spärck-Jones, who was born on 26 August 1935, had been a Fellow since February 2000 and an Honorary Fellow since October 2002. Both she and her husband Roger Needham (who had been a Fellow since 1965) were generous benefactors of Wolfson.

The President, on hearing of her death while he was abroad said, “Karen was a real star and I will miss her”.

Read more about the live and work of Professor Spärck Jones on the Computer Laboratory and University web sites.