We are saddened to learn that Dr Sarah Hyde, formerly Senior Lecturer in the Politics of Japan in the School of Politics and International Relations, died last week. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
As many of you will be aware, Sarah had bravely battled with her brain tumour for some considerable time before taking ill-health retirement in the last academic year.
We all have our own personal memories of Sarah and collectively we admired her determination to continue teaching and play an active role in the school for as long as her health allowed.
Sarah was a mentor and friend to a great many students at the University. She was an animating force for the study of Japan and also an ambassador for the Kent’s partner institutions in Japan.
The funeral will be held at Upper Gornal Methodist Church (Spills Meadow, Upper Gornal, Dudley, West Midlands DY3 3UN) at 11.00 on Monday 30 October.