Professor Roger Smith and Maralynn Smith

05 March 2022

It is with deep sorrow that Magdalen College announces the death of Professor Roger Smith, Emeritus Fellow in Law, and his beloved wife Maralynn.

Roger was elected as a Fellow and Tutor in Law in 1974, specialising in land and property law. His wisdom and judgement were combined with great warmth and humour, winning him the love and respect of our whole community.

Roger served the College for five decades as scholar and teacher, and undertook many senior College roles, including the offices of Vice President and Senior Tutor.

Generations of students will fondly remember the hospitality and support extended to them by Roger and Maralynn at their home in Islip. They will be sorely missed, and deeply mourned.

The funeral will be held in Islip and we hope to hold a memorial service in College in due course.

Dinah Rose
President, Magdalen College