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Mr Ian Ball, photographer, 80; Mr John Baxter, Headmaster, Wells Cathedral School, 55; Professor Malcolm Bradbury, novelist and teacher, 62; Lord Charteris of Amisfield, former Provost of Eton, 81; Mr Kevin Curran, cricketer, 35; Mr J. Paul Getty II, philanthropist, 62; Mr Peter Gill, playwright and associate director, Royal National Theatre, 55; Miss Margaret Hampshire, former Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College, 76; Miss Dianne Hayter, chief executive, European Parliamentary Labour Party, 45; Mr Herbert Hughes, former Principal, Ruskin College, Oxford, 80; Lord Jenkin of Roding, former MP, 68; Mr Elia Kazan, author and film director, 85; Sir Ian Kennedy, High Court judge, 64; Sir Douglas Lovelock, former civil servant, 71; Professor Sir Brian Pippard, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Cambridge University, 74; Mr Michael Robbins, historian, 79; Sir Neil Shields, management consultant, 75; Air Marshal Sir John Whitley, 89; Mr Bruce Yardley, cricketer, 47.