Professor Anne Hudson

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We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Anne Hudson (1938-2021), who was a major presence in our faculty for many years, and very eminent in her field. She was Professor of Medieval English at the English Faculty from 1989 to 2003, and an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and St Hugh's College. In 1976, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and she became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1988. For several years she was Director of the Early English Text Society.

Professor Hudson was also Co-Investigator on the 'Towards a new edition of the Wycliffite Bible' research project which ran from 2016-2018. She was particularly well-known for her work on Wycliffe and Wycliffite writing, with many field-changing publications in that area, including The Premature Reformation, Doctors in English: A Study of the Wycliffite Gospel Commentaries, and Lollards and Their Books.

Professor Marion Turner, Chair of the English Faculty Board, says "Anne Hudson was an extraordinary scholar who drew the contours of a major area of medieval studies. She was also a valued and beloved mentor and teacher to generations of students. Professor Hudson's dedication to Oxford's English Faculty was exceptional and we are all grateful for everything that she did for our community. We mourn her passing."