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Queen's University Statement

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

It is, with a deep sense of shock and loss, that I have to announce the untimely and sudden death of our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, earlier today.

We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Iseult, his wife, and their four boys, Seamus, Eoghan, Niall and Ruairi, and the wider family circle at this desperately sad time.

We will provide further updates in due course.

James O’Kane
Registrar and Chief Operating Officer


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