Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sir [William] Eric Kinloch Anderson, KT 1936-2020

_. Sir William Eric Kinloch Anderson, KT, FRSE, died 22 April, 2020, aged 83.

Eric Anderson, born 27 May, 1936,  the son of William James Kinloch Anderson and Margaret Gouinlock Harper.

During his early career, Anderson taught at Fettes College, where Tony Blair was a pupil, and at Gordonstoun where he taught the Prince of Wales. He moved to be headmaster at Abingdon School (1970–75), Shrewsbury School (1975–80) and Eton College (1980–94) and he was rector of Lincoln College, Oxford (1994–2000).

In 2002 he was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle.

He was chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund (1998–2001) and provost of Eton College (2000–2009).

He was married to Elizabeth ("Poppy") Anderson, daughter of William and Mary Mason, of Skipton, North Yorkshire. His son is David Anderson, KBE, QC, Baron Anderson of Ipswich, a life peer, and his daughter Kate is married to Will Gompertz, the BBC Arts editor.


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