The Scotsman, May 18, 1999 – Douglas Richards – obit for Dame Alice Farwell Maclaren
Maclaren, Dame Alice Farwell
Dame Alice Farwell Maclaren, 54, died of electrocution while conducting an experiment with her husband, Jess. The cause of death is believed to be a fault in the sprinkler system. Her son-in-law John Lawrence III said that efforts by EMTs Sue and Ned Douglass, Sgt. Jim McPherson, and Jess Maclaren had failed to revive Dame Alice.
Dame Alice is survived by husband Jess Maclaren, daughter Professor Marie Maclaren Lawrence and son-in-law John Harvey Lawrence III, M.P., daughter Dr. Kimberly Maclaren Reynolds and son-in-law Robert Reynolds, grandchildren Karen Alice Lawrence, John Jess Lawrence IV, Leslie LeeAnn Lawrence, Jason Reynolds, Eric Reynolds, Jerome Reynolds, and Alice Elizabeth Reynolds, mother Edna Cowan Farwell, sister Dr. Professor Margaret Farwell Gillon, and brother Reverend Alan Farwell Jr.
Dame Alice was a professor at the University of Edinburgh and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Once described as the greatest mathematician in fifty years, she in recent years had cut back her work with the Maxwell Institute to concentrate on private research. This followed the disastrous reception of her Theory of Adjacent Worlds. …