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Wednesday, 8th July 2015
A memorial ledger stone to the Right Honourable The Lord Callaghan of Cardiff KG was dedicated in the north-west corner of the nave of Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 7th July 2015.
Thursday, 1st December 2016
A memorial to the poet Philip Larkin CH CBE was dedicated in Poets’ Corner in the south transept of Westminster Abbey on Friday 2nd December 2016.
Friday, 2nd February 2018
A memorial to two brothers, both priests and distinguished academics, Owen Chadwick OM KBE and Henry Chadwick KBE, was dedicated in the South Quire Aisle of Westminster Abbey on Thursday 1st February 2018.
Tuesday, 20th March 2018
There will be a Service of Thanksgiving later in the year for Professor Stephen Hawking during which his ashes will be interred in the Abbey.
Wednesday, 28th March 2018
The Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey for the Life of Professor Stephen Hawking, during which his ashes will be interred near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton, will be held on Friday 15th June.
Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Evensong on Tuesday 24th April 2018 was followed by the burial of the ashes of the Very Reverend Dr Wesley Carr KCVO, who was Dean of Westminster from 1997 to 2006.
Wednesday, 30th May 2018
A fountain in Westminster Abbey’s cloister garth to commemorate the tercentenary of the great 18th century landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was dedicated after Evensong.
Friday, 15th June 2018
A Service of Thanksgiving for Stephen Hawking was held at Westminster Abbey on 15th June 2018, during which his ashes were interred in the Nave.
Wednesday, 18th July 2018
A memorial stone to Nelson Mandela was dedicated in Westminster Abbey on 18th July 2018, the birth centenary of the former President of South Africa.
Friday, 20th September 2019
HRH The Duke of Kent attended the dedication of a memorial stone to PG Wodehouse at Westminster Abbey on Friday 20th September 2019.