Peter Seago, OBE

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 18 May 2017, of Peter Seago, former Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Life Fellow of the University.

Peter came to the University as a Lecturer in the School of Law in 1973 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1982.   He retired in 2003, at which time the title and status of Life Fellow was conferred upon him. During his long career with the School of Law, he was a lively and popular lecturer and served with great distinction on a number of faculty bodies and, during the early 1990s, as Head of Department, forging enduring links to Malaysia. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the highly successful Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, serving as its first Director.

As well as an excellent academic record, Peter served for many years as a stipendiary magistrate, and in 1998 his contribution to the administration of justice was recognised by the award of an OBE.

Peter will be remembered by colleagues and students alike for his intellectual curiosity; his leavening humour; and his tremendous sense of duty and loyalty that underpinned so much of his endeavour.

A committal service will take place at Rawdon Crematorium, on Monday 5 June, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at 1.00pm at Guiseley Methodist Church, 1 Orchard Way, Guiseley, LS20 9EP.  Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Parkinson’s UK, a box for which will be available at the service.

As a mark of respect, the flag on the Parkinson Building will be flown at half-mast in Peter’s memory on the day of the funeral.

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