Outlaws' guns sold

Two guns thought to have been used by the bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde fetched $210,000 (£135,000) at auction.

Professor Sir Michael Dummett: Philosopher and anti-racism campaigner

Professor Sir Michael Dummett was one of the most important philosophers of the English speaking world in the second half of the 20th century. Wykeham Professor of Logic in the University of Oxford, he was enormously influential through major publications and supervision of many outstanding graduate students. He also played a significant role combatting racism, and when he was knighted it was "for Services to Philosophy and to Racial Justice". He was a world authority on voting procedures, a study of the problem of ensuring fair results as free as possible from distortion by tactical voting.

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Lady Tess Swann: Organist, viola player and wife of Lord Swann

Many readers in Edinburgh will recollect the lovely lady who added to university occasions at which her husband, then Sir Michael Swann FRS, the vice-chancellor, (1965-1973) presided. Even more readers in London and throughout Britain will remember the charming hostess wife of Lord Swann, as he became when he was a hugely respected chairman of the board of governors of the BBC, 1973-1980. But Lady Tess Swann was far from being in her distinguished husband's slipstream. She was a talented musician: a sought-after viola player, and perhaps above all a superb organist, an associate of the Royal College of Organists.