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Obituary - Dr Gordon Wright (1933 W)

Dr Gordon Wright (1933 W), who achieved the rarity of becoming an Old Suttonian centenarian, died on 10 February 2019.
After three years at Sutton Valence School in the early 1930s, Dr Gordon Wright went on to lecture in Anatomy at Clare College, Cambridge, becoming the Director of Studies in Medicine there in 1958 and serving as a college tutor. He continued to tutor all the way through to his retirement in the late 1980s. 

During his time, he helped to bring the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society to Clare College, following the merger between a previous society of the same name with the Cambridge University Society of Genealogists.

As well as his academic responsibilities, Gordon was instrumental in the acquisition of the Lady (Elizabeth) de Clare's bell at the College, arranging for it to be installed in Old Court, where it remains today. As a Clare Fellow of over 60 years, he remained fully engaged with the College after his retirement, continuing to ring the Elizabeth Bell for various ceremonial occasions throughout the year. 

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