POLITICS lecturer Dr Robert Currie, an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, has died aged 72.

Dr Currie was born in Bristol in 1940. He won a place at Cotham Grammar School in Bristol and then gained a scholarship to read history at The Queen’s College.

Dr Currie earned a first, then went on to take another in Divinity.

He met Pamela Ward at Wesley Memorial Hall in Oxford in 1961 and married two years later.

After they were married, Dr Currie went to Nuffield College to research his doctorate, published in 1968 as Methodism Divided, and a year later joined Wadham, where he worked for 45 years.

In 2010, Mrs Currie was diagnosed with cancer. In July, she went into Oxford’s Sobell House hospice.

A week before her death on September 1, her husband was diagnosed with lymphoma. He died on September 13. His funeral was held on Monday, followed by burial at Rotherfield Greys.

German lecturer Pamela Currie, Emeritus Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, has died aged 71.

Pamela Ward was born in Huddersfield in 1941. After the Second World War, the family moved to London.

She became head girl at North London Collegiate School before reading modern languages at Lady Margaret Hall. She met her future husband at a bible study group.

Although Mrs Currie read French and German, she focused on German, and after she graduated, became a tutor of German at her college.

Mrs Currie and her husband, who lived in Southfield Road, read and improved each other’s research, while away from work they enjoyed walking and collecting books.

Mrs Currie died on September 1 and her funeral took place on September 14 at Rotherfield Greys Woodland Burial Ground.

The couple leave their children Daniel and Elizabeth and two grandchildren Arianna and Alessandro.