Updated: Death of Philip Eden

Philip Eden

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Philip Eden (Geoffrey Philip Eden), Meteorologist, Broadcaster and Author, on 3rd January 2018. He died peacefully in a nursing home whilst receiving palliative care.

(Geoffrey) Philip Eden FRMetS was born in 1951 and was a leading British weather journalist and weather historian. He graduated from Birmingham University with a BA in Geography in 1972 and was chief network weather presenter for BBC Radio 5 Live from 1994 to 2005. He wrote for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph newspapers, as well as weekly features and monthly look-backs for WeatherOnline. He also authored a number of books on the history of British weather.

Philip Eden was Vice President of the Royal Meteorological Society from 2007 to 2009. He was awarded the Society's Outstanding Service Medal in May 2015, the Gordon Manley Weather Prize in December 2000 and the Michael Hunt Award in December 1992: https://www.rmets.org/about-us/people/geoffrey-philip-eden 

Funeral arragements:

The family would be pleased to see friends and colleagues of Philip at his funeral and afterwards at the wake. The funeral will be held at The Vale Crematorium (The Vale, Butterfield Green Rd, Luton LU2 8DD) at 1500 on the 15th of February and the wake at Putteridge Bury.

The family request no flowers, however they would very much appreciate donations made payable to the charity Alzheimers Research UK. Donations can be made through the funeral directors John Saunders at their address below.

In order to ensure adequate catering at the wake, the family would like confirmation of your intention to attend. This venue is close by and directions will be included with the order of service.

If you have any anecdotes or other memories which you may like to share at the wake, they would very much like to know.

Funeral directors:

John Saunders & Son, 

48 Duke Street, 

High Town, 



01582 731696

News Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018