Oliver Rackham has died aged 75.

Professor Oliver Rackham: Botanist and expert on historic trees and ancient woodland whose work inspired a generation of conservationists

He was the first to explore woods from a variety of different perspectives

Leonard Nimoy in his 'Spock' costume with his Buick Riviera, 1965.

Leonard Nimoy: Actor and director whose career was dominated by his role as the Vulcan science officer Spock in Star Trek

He played the iconic character in a Star Trek career that spanned 47 years

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Rakhat Aliyev: Businessman and diplomat who exploited his connections to make a fortune but was due to stand trial for murder

Aliyev died in an Austrian prison cell awaiting trial for murder, a charge his supporters say was politically motivated

Finlayson saves from Blackburn’s Bryan Douglas during the 1960 FA Cup final

Malcolm Finlayson: Goalkeeper whose abilities helped the Wolves side of the 1950s win two League titles and the FA Cup

Finlayson was a confident, intelligent character who would later become a hugely successful businessman

Willke in 1995 in Amsterdam, addressing a conference against euthanasia

Dr John Willke: Obstetrician who retired in order to campaign against abortion and said that few rapes result in pregnancy

Other doctors, and abortion rights advocates, accused Willke of ignoring the facts and science

Rees: he warned against the shallowness and undigested melange of ‘cultural studies’

AL Rees: Writer and teacher who made a formidable advocate for the study of the moving image as an artist's medium

Rees was a fount of knowledge and became an invaluable source of advice to the Arts Council, the BFI, Tate and Arts & Humanities Research Council

Ranger, far left, is deported with his wife Shelagh (second left) from Southern Rhodesia; third left is Joshua Nkomo, next to James Chikerema; far right is Ranger’s friend John Reed, next to Robert Mugabe

Professor Terence Ranger: Historian and activist whose vigorous campaign against white rule in Southern Rhodesia led to his deportation

Although he was only in Southern Rhodesia from 1957 until 1963, Ranger managed to get up the collective nose of most whites

Terry performs at the White House in 2006

Clark Terry: Trumpeter and teacher who played with Ellington and Basie and mentored Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis

The legendary jazz trumpeter enjoyed a career of more than seven decades

Katayama: 'A car is a horse,' he said. 'I want to drive a thoroughbred that's in tune with my heartbeat, but not something that's too dressed up'

Yutaka Katayama: Businessman whose vivacity and innovative marketing transformed Nissan into a world-beating car brand

Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, Katayama was revered by Z fan clubs around the world

Price: he supported the return of the Elgin Marbles, and when a British Museum curator described him as 'a pain in the arse', he beamed with pleasure

Christopher Price: Energetic MP who despite his combative nature was liked and admired both by colleagues and opponents

A constituency MP who genuinely cared about people and enjoyed challenging the great and the good

Cavendish Morton

Cavendish Morton: Painter and illustrator acclaimed for his impressionistic landscapes and sweeping, atmospheric, marine panoramas

A convincing and effective ambassador for the cause of art, his reminiscences were fascinating art-historical insights into a bygone era

Sinofsky in 2012: members of Metallica, about whom he made an acclaimed film, described him as 'smart, funny and dedicated'

Award-winning director who collaborated on a trilogy of films that shone light on a child murder case

Sinofsky also worked on Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, an acclaimed documentary about the heavy metal band

McCabe, far right, oversees a session to record his 'Rainforest II', at the Henry Wood Hall in London

John McCabe: Composer and pianist who wrote ballets, symphonies and chamber pieces as well as film and television scores

A champion of British music, he was principal of the London College of Music and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the universities of Cincinnati and Melbourne

Topolski, left, in training for the 1967 Boat Race

Daniel Topolski: Flamboyant rower and coach who led Oxford to Boat Race supremacy and beat his own men in the 'True Blue' mutiny

His gift was to persuade lesser talents that if they came through the fire of his training they could beat anybody

Lady Villiers, who has died aged 98, joined the Belgian Resistance in 1940 and was high up on the Gestapoís list of people they were determined to arrest.

Marie-José Villiers: Belgian Resistance agent who escaped the close attentions of the Gestapo and transmitted valuable information to Britain

Lady Villiers, who has died aged 98, joined the Belgian Resistance in 1940 and was high up on the Gestapoís list of people they were determined to arrest

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