Death of Rachel Hood
British School at Athens
It is with deep sadness that the British School at Athens notes the passing early on 7 February 2016 of Rachel Hood, wife of Sinclair Hood, Director of the School from 1954 to 1962. Rachel and Sinclair met at Emborio on Chios when she participated in excavations he was directing, bringing her experience of excavation in the UK. They married in 1957, while Sinclair was still Director of the School, and moved to the beautiful Old Vicarage in Great Milton near Oxford when Sinclair stepped down as Director. In 1998 Rachel published Faces of Archaeology in Greece: Caricatures by Piet de Jong, a catalogue of a set of portraits of mid-20th century Greek archaeologists owned by the Hoods. Reviewers of the book remark on her engaging writing style as well as her evident fondness for the people depicted, many of whom she knew personally. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but particularly by her family, Sinclair and their children Martin, Mary and Dictynna. Her funeral is on Tuesday 23 February in Great Milton, Oxford.
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