Dear students and staff in English and American Studies:
I am very sorry to have to tell you that Rory Topping, one of our third year American Studies students, died last week at his home in Manchester. All of us who knew Rory are deeply saddened , and I know you will join us in offering our condolences to Rory’s family and friends.
It can be very difficult to deal with the loss of a friend or classmate, and if you would like to speak to someone, Fiona Fraser and Laura Prescott in Student Support are very willing to talk. I have included their addresses below, as well as contact information for Counselling Services, should you wish to contact them.