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01st June 2010

Exeter College and Williams College join in mourning loss of student

Students of Exeter College and the Williams-Exeter programme joined yesterday in mourning for the loss of Henry Lo, a Williams College student who was killed by an avalanche while on a hiking trip in the Swiss Alps. Another Williams student, Amy Nolan, was injured but is being cared for in a Swiss hospital. Henry’s parents have been informed, and Amy’s parents are flying to her bedside.

Five other Williams students and two Oxford students were on the trip, none of them injured.

The Rector, Frances Cairncross, said: “Henry was a popular student, who played on the Exeter College football team. He had many friends both on the Williams Programme and among Exeter College students. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with his parents and with Amy and her family.”

The 25-year-old Williams-Exeter programme brings 26 Junior Year students from American’s top liberal arts college to Oxford for a year as Visiting Students. The programme and its students are closely integrated into the life of Exeter College, with many students taught by Exeter College Fellows, and with many activites run jointly.

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