Lord Avebury (1928 - 2016)
Eric Reginald Lubbock, the 4th Baron Avebury, died on 14 February 2016 following a long struggle with myelofibrosis. Each stage of his life was quite different from the previous and his range of interests were wide.
Lord Avebury’s devotion and commitment to the Department of Engineering Science spanned over fifty years. During these years he played a pivotal role as Chairman of the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Fund, a trust fund set up in 1957 in the memory of Eric’s Father who was also an undergraduate at Balliol College. The Fund was of special importance to Lord Avebury – ‘only ill-health or a clash with a sitting of the House of Lords would ever cause him to miss a meeting of the trustees’.