A note from Joan —
Many thanks to all who have sent condolences to me and to the family sharing memories of Geoff. The love and support of so many is a great comfort to us. Geoff was a loving and generous husband. As I have always said, he made me laugh and helped me make up my mind. Both are true but perhaps the best decision he helped me make was to marry him!
His death leaves a big gap. We had been married for over 66 years so I have many happy memories and feel blessed.
Geoff cared for people even when they held very different views from him. I remember during the Vietnam war days he could have a heated argument with someone before dinner, then afterwards , when peace was restored, invite him to lunch the next day. When he was on the Council of the Senate of Cambridge University, I was told that he would often diffuse tension by a phrase or joke.
We have had many letters from colleagues and friends writing that he helped them at critical times in their lives and often expressing affection for him. I think Geoff’s interest and affection brought out the best in people including me!
I look forward attending with family, the memorial service for Geoff to be held at Jesus College Chapel on 11 June at 2 pm. I look forward also to the launch of the Fiftieth Anniversary edition of Geoff’s ‘Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital’.
Prof Geoffrey Colin Harcourt (OW1949), Old Wesley Collegians Association
Eminent economist with an international reputation, The Sydney Morning Herald
Obituary: Geoffrey (“Geoff”) Colin Harcourt, International Journal of Economics and Business Law
Dr Geoffrey Harcourt (1931 – 2021), Jesus College
Geoff Harcourt, 27 June 1931 – 7 December 2021, University of Cambridge
Geoffrey (‘Geoff’) Colin Harcourt in the India Forum
For those who would like to give donations in honour of Geoff’s memory, please give to to Medicin sans frontiers.