Jonathan Moore Obituary

22 July 1955 – 24 October 2023

Jonathan Moore (OG ’73) sadly passed away, peacefully at home, in October 2023. Jonathan graduated from SGC with A Levels in English Literature, History and Economics & Political Studies. He studied at Leeds University and graduated with a degree in Political Studies. Jonathan then completed postgraduate studies at York and Essex Universities specializing in Irish History and Politics. He was acknowledged as an expert in this field. He made many television appearances, notably on BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera, providing clear insights and context as events unfolded during The Troubles in Northen Ireland. Jonathan also contributed numerous articles to newspapers and magazines, often documenting interviews he had conducted with key figures involved in the conflict.

Jonathan was a lecturer at London Metropolitan University for many years, specializing in Journalism and Irish History. He took a lead role on university admissions and implementing accommodations for students with special needs.

Jonathan was a lifelong and passionate supporter of both Chelsea Football Club and Surrey Cricket Club. He canvassed for the local Labour Party as well as being a Trustee for MIND, a charity dedicated to providing mental health support for the local community.
A Celebration of Life for Jonathan at the Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath on November 20th was attended by close to a hundred friends and family members, with some coming in from as far afield as Toronto, New York and Northen Ireland. One emotional tribute to Jonathan resonated with everyone present at the Celebration: “Jonathan never had a bad word to say about anyone, nobody had a bad word to say about Jonathan. The world needs much more of Jonathan Moore, not less.”

Jonathan is missed by his many friends and relatives, including sister Cathy and brother Ron.

Words by Jonathan’s brother, Ron Moore (OG ’73)