Important news of Gill

Dear friends of Gill

This may be a hard message to read. Please make sure you’re in a good place before reading further: at home, with friends around.

Many of you will not know me. My name is Terry and I am Gill’s brother. As you’ll be aware from many of her posts, Gill was diagnosed with late stage bowel cancer in the summer of 2016. Initially, the chemotherapy she was undertaking showed positive results; but, in late March there was further progression of the cancer causing new complications.

Sadly, on the evening of Friday 5 May, after a long and courageous battle, Gill passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by friends and family. Gill was in constant company through her last few days and was not in any pain at the time of her passing.

Gill’s friends who worked alongside her at the anthropology department at UCL have kindly written an obituary which can be found here.

If you would like to share then these can be sent to A memorial website is being planned to host and share what is received.

Gill received great support from both the Shine Cancer Support charity, who seek to provide help specifically to young adults diagnosed with cancer, as well as from Macmillan Cancer Support. She had planned to participate in future events to fundraise for them. If you wish to make a donation to either of these charities this can be done here.

Events are being planned to celebrate the memory of Gill, if you are interested in receiving details of those as they are worked out then please email

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