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Derek John Pike

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018 -- joe

Derek John Pike (1952-1963), an obituary by his wife, Joan

I regret to inform you that my husband, Derek John Pike (c. 1953 - 1963) died on March 20th after a  short illness.

He thoroughly enjoyed his time at Eltham College, representing the school at cricket, rugby, cross country running, athletics and chess and singing in the choir.He studied Maths at Edinburgh University, where he met his wife, Joan, and then came to Reading to study for an MSc and Ph.D in Applied Statistics. He remained at Reading University as a member of staff, before moving to work for ICI (Seeds) as Head of Statistics for the Plant Breeding Division. At the end of his career, he returned to Reading University as Head of the School of Applied Statistics.