Lt. Col. Sir Julian Tolver Paget, 4th Baronet
Sadly, one of our longest serving Patrons, Sir Julian Paget. Sir Julian passed away peacefully, on the 25th September 2016. Born on the 11th July 1921, he was the son of General Sir Bernard Charles Tolver Paget and Winifred Norah Paget. He married Diana Frances Farmer, in 1954. Lady Diana Paget, passed away in 2014 and they are survived by their two children, Olivia Jane and Henry James. Henry is also a Patron of the Paget’s Association and is now the new Baronet.
The Paget Baronetcy, of Harewood Place in the County of Middlesex, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1871 for the surgeon and pathologist James Paget, after whom Paget’s disease was named. Sir Julian was the great-grandson of Sir James Paget.
Educated at Radley College and at Christ Church, Oxford, Sir Julian obtained a degree in modern languages. He was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1941 and served for 27 years, both overseas and on ceremonial duties in London, which included commanding The Queen’s Birthday Parade in 1962. He was appointed a Gentleman Usher to The Queen and in 1984 he was invested as a Commander, Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O). He also wrote a number of books including several military histories.
Sir Julian had been involved with the Paget's Association for almost 20 years and members always looked forward to his fascinating talks at our Oxford conferences. The Paget’s Association celebrated Sir Julian’s life at its Information Day and Annual General Meeting held in Norwich on the 29th September 2016.
The Trustees of the Association decided that a fitting tribute to Sir Julian would be to name a Student Research Bursary in his honour. We were therefore pleased to offer, the Sir Julian Paget Student Research Bursary. Our utmost thanks go to the family of Sir Julian, who generously donated £6000 in his memory to cover the 2017 bursary.
Our Honorary President, Professor Graham Russell reflects on Sir Julian’s time with the Association: “Sir Julian will be remembered with great affection. He gave great support to our Charity over many years. He attended several of the conferences on Paget’s disease held at St Catherine’s College in Oxford from 1998 onwards. He enjoyed meeting many of the leading international scientists and doctors involved in research into Paget’s disease. His talks about the Paget family and especially his great-grandfather, Sir James Paget, after whom the disease was named, were always highly appreciated. We will miss him.”
Photographs from the Paget's Association conference in Oxford, in 2003 ( Lady Diana Paget with Sir Julian Paget and Professor Graham Russell with Sir Julian):