The Club is mourning its oldest and longest-serving member, Francis, who died suddenly three weeks after we celebrated his 89th birthday at a club meeting. He joined our club more than 42 years ago, and remained active until his last days. He was much loved and admired. He was President in 1993-4, Paul Harris Fellow in 1996 & 2015, Roger Asbury Award-holder in 2013. His well-known architecture practice continues on the corner of Magdalene St and Northampton St. His most visible and famous creation is the Sidney Sussex College bridge over Sussex Place, but he was also responsible for many other buildings for the University and other clients.
Francis always had a wise, kind and helpful word for everyone he met. He inducted many current and past members into the club and continued to guide them. He was a dedicated technophile who constantly helped and encouraged the members to make the best possible use of computers and the internet. We recognised this contribution in 2022 by naming the prize for our inaugural Computer Coding Competition the 'Francis Hookham Trophy'
Many messages have been received from members and others who knew Francis. More contributions are welcome and will be added as they come in. There is even an appreciation of sorts from the former Prime Minister.
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