Tributes have been paid to historian and biographer Lisa Jardine following her departure at the age of 71 from cancer.
Ms Jardine, a professor of renaissance studies at University College London and an honorary fellow of the Royal Society, was praised as “inspirational” and a “amazing communicator”.
Prof Jardine served as chair of the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) .
She was also a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum for eight years.
As a writer, Prof Jardine tackled subjects including Erasmus Shakespeare and 17th Century Holland.
She created the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at Queen Mary, University of London and was also a fellow.