Dr. Catherine Silverstone

Recently, we were informed about the tragic passing of Catherine Silverstone, Head of School for English and Drama. She was beloved by students and staff and was always kind, considerate and a great mentor to all. Dr. Silverstone was also a great success in her field, and used her passion to help others achieve their goals. She was a committed teacher and outstanding doctoral supervisor, and her time as Head of School will be remembered by students and staff and those to come for its momentous impact on the entire university. In her career, she improved representation for LGBT+ through her work in queer and decolonial studies. She will be greatly missed by us all. 

If you would like to leave a memorial message for Dr Silverstone, you can do so by following this link. The messages received from students and staff will be published in the coming weeks on the School of English and Drama website. This will act as a place for us to come together to remember and cherish the amazing work that Catherine Silverstone achieved in her time at Queen Mary.

We understand this is a distressing time, as such, if you need any support please contact the Advice & Counselling Service.

On behalf of the entire Students’ Union,

Jessica Galloway – School of English & Drama Representative

Cameron Storey – Vice President Humanities & Social Sciences


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