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Durham University

Department of Classics and Ancient History


Prof. Gavin Townend

(21 March 2010)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gavin Bernard Townend, Professor of Latin at Durham from 1966 to 1984. Prof. Townend died peacefully in Durham on 20th March 2010, at the age of 90.

Prof. Townend's funeral will take place in Durham Cathedral at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday 31st March. All are welcome to the service and refreshments afterwards. No flowers, please; but donations to St Cuthbert's Hospice or Oxfam.