A remarkable woman who lived for her passions and didn't suffer fools. In my Surrey days I was fortunate to be roped into some of her ground-breaking Soviet-British exchange programmes, and she was a feisty colleague on the Arts Committee. She was adored by our freer-thinking, more creatively adventurous students, inspiring them to understand words, rhythms and drama in ways they would have scarcely thought possible. In the 70s and 80s she was more and more a throwback to a vanishing world where the person not the fact was what enlightened and delighted us. I never got to know her well but I'm glad I knew her at all.
9 August 2014