Liz Chubb

23 August 2017


It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the death of Elizabeth Chubb, our much loved Head of the History of Art Department. She died this morning at Margate Hospital not far from her parents’ home.

She arrived at Stowe at Easter 2016 and immediately invigorated the History of Art team. With her energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun, let alone the endless supply of cakes, pies and buns, she thrilled her students and encouraged her colleagues. She attended everything in School life – talks, concerts, plays, lectures, opera, cricket matches  - all in support of the life of the School. Liz was much loved by her tutees and pupils about whom she cared deeply and she was notably present early on Results Day to help with advice and contacts at universities. The HPQ Course in the Junior School could not have run without her but for Liz, more importantly, were the times she could follow her other passions: Test Cricket and listening to classical music. 

Under her leadership, numbers in the History of Art started to return to their former status and Stoics enjoyed the trips to Galleries and talks from important speakers from across the artistic and art historical spectrum. The Stowe community will miss her positive view of life, her deep faith and her warm empathy with all.  

Liz's funeral will be held at 11.30am on 5 September at St Michael and All Angels Church, Harbledown, Canterbury. All are welcome.

The Service of Celebration for Liz’s life will be held in Stowe Chapel on 7 September at noon, followed by a Reception in the Marble Saloon. All her friends, colleagues and former pupils are very welcome.

Parking is available on the North Front and visitors can walk to the Chapel. If disabled access/parking is required, please notify in advance. We would be most grateful if those attending the Service would kindly notify the School using the email address above to help us with numbers. Please wear something bright, beautiful and colourful in honour of Liz. Donations in her memory should be made to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

For any further details please contact Crispin Robinson (Second Master) at  or 01280 818344.