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

Coventry City Football Club, back row, left to right; Brian Hill, John Mitten, Alan Harris, Ron Farmer and Dietmar Bruck. Middle row; George Curtis, Kenneth Keyworth, Bob Wesson, Bill Glazier, Mick Kearns, and John Sillett. Front row; Ronald Rees, Ken Hale, John Smith, manager Jimmy Hill, George Hudson, Ernest Machin and Dave Clements.

Ken Hale: Tireless forward signed by Coventry City manager Jimmy Hill in 1961 as part of his Sky Blue revolution

Hale (front row, second left) was a skilful and perceptive manipulator of the ball and was endowed with seemingly endless stamina

AWJ Thomson believed that while management was now widely studied, comparatively little research had been undertaken into the evolution of its practice

Andrew Thomson: Economist and author who published definitive works on management practice and history

Thomson believed that while management was now widely studied, little research had been undertaken into the evolution of its practice

Joseph Langdell has died at the age of 100

Joseph Langdell: Last remaining officer from the USS Arizona - lost, along with four-fifths of its crew, at Pearl Harbor in 1941

The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100.

Gerry Fisher has died aged 88

Gerry Fisher: Prolific cinematographer who worked with some of the finest directors of his day - most profitably, Joseph Losey

Gerry Fisher was one of Britain’s finest cinematographers, responsible for the look of more than 60 films, most illustriously with director Joseph Losey.

Alan Howard has died aged 77

Alan Howard: Classical actor whose distinctive voice and mellifluous way with Shakespeare's language made him an icon at the RSC

A classical actor in the heroic tradition, the knightly Alan Howard’s sword and lance were his remarkable, multifarious voice and his lean, imposing stature.

Charles Bartlett: Painter and printmaker whose explorations of the East Anglian coast inspired his dynamic abstract works

With fellow RCA students, Bartlett was part of the movement seeking meaning and purpose through abstraction from the living landscape

Highly popular: Mackie at the Liberal Party Conference in 1987

Lord Mackie of Benshie: Decorated RAF navigator who survived 75 bombing raids to later become a respected Liberal MP and life peer

Lord Mackie was praised as an outstanding organiser and campaigner, and was said to be hugely respected and highly popular in both Houses

Moody, seated far right, and fellow protestors face a hostile crowd during a sit-in protest against segregation in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963

Anne Moody: Civil rights activist who wrote about the hardship and violence she faced growing up in the Jim Crow South

Moody's 1968 autobiography remains a noted volume in the library of first-person accounts describing the inequality suffered by African Americans

Lyon: One of the foremost geneticists of the 20th century

Mary Lyon: Groundbreaking scientist whose research led to a leap in our understanding of mammalian genetics

Mary Lyon was born into an era of inequality for women in the work place – yet through sheer endeavour she went on to become one of the foremost geneticists of the 20th century. Her groundbreaking research culminated in the theory of X-chromosome inactivation, an important cytogenetic phenomenon.

Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore: Singer who scored a huge teen-heartbreak hit in 1963 with ‘It’s My Party’ before becoming a successful songwriter

Lesley Gore was only 16 when she was thrust into the limelight as the girl-next-door singer of the 1963 teenage heartbreak vignette “It’s My Party”. However, she made the wise decision to continue with her education rather than embark upon a full-blown career in show business. After graduating from high school and recording “Judy’s Turn to Cry” – the follow-up single that continued the “It’s My Party” storyline and became the second of the four consecutive Top 5 US hits she scored within the first nine months of her career – she enrolled at a college half an hour away from her New York home.

Borghi (middle row, second left) with the US team in 1950

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The revered spiritual leader helped bolster unity in Malaysia's opposition bloc

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John Davies: Academic and broadcaster whose peerless histories of Wales were rich with insight and fascinating detail

Davies was the pre-eminent Welsh historian of his generation and was much in demand as a pundit on radio and television

Sutton: always destined for high command

John Sutton: Cold War fighter pilot who later rose through the ranks to become Commander-in-Chief, RAF Support Command

Sutton's son, Mark, was the man who parachuted into the Olympic stadium in 2012 dressed as James Bond escorting the Queen

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