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Death notice: Miss Emma Lister

The University has learnt, with regret, of the death on Saturday, May 3 of Emma Lister, aged 24. Emma Lister died during an unsuccessful liver transplant operation at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. 

A graduate from this University (History of Art, 2001), she had suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and its consequences since birth. She had been studying for an MA degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

During her final year at the University of Leicester she not only coped with a liver transplant, but went on to achieve a first-class degree. Further evidence of her outstanding academic performance were the awards (shared with a fellow student) of the Luke Herrmann Prize (for Best Graduate in History of Art) and the Hilda Willis Memorial Prize (for Best Final-Year History of Art Dissertation). Head of Department Dr Phillip Lindley said at the time: "We are all full of admiration for her tremendous achievement".

Emma's parents, Alex and Richard Lister, have written to the University to express their thanks for the many tributes and messages of support from her University friends and teachers, some of whom attended her funeral.

June 2003 

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