Coddington, Alan (1941–1982)
Born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, Coddington began his academic career with a degree in physics at Leeds University. After a year teaching mathematics in a school in York, he returned to university in that city for his D.Phil. in Economics. On taking his degree in 1966 he was appointed Assistant Lecturer in Economics at Queen Mary College, London, where he rose steadily to become Professor in 1980.