In memoriam David B. Sutcliffe

David was a friend and an inspiration; he lived the UWC mission. He was a force that united people, nations and cultures. Personally, he showed me what could be achieved through vision and determination against the odds. His passing away is an immeasurable loss to his family and friends, but also to the cause of bringing quality education to where it is needed across the world.

As one of the key founders of the United World College in Mostar, David has left a valuable legacy of contribution to reconciliation and quality education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Mirna Doyle, UWC Mostar College Board Member


David B. Sutcliffe's family has sent the following message to the UWC community: "We have been greatly moved and are immensely grateful for all the wonderful messages, memories and thanks to David, which have comforted and supported us at this sad time. David’s funeral will take place at All Saints’ Church, 122-122A High Street, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2HS on Friday, 29th November at 11.30 am. Family and friends are welcome. There will be a reception afterwards at The Tiger (church hall) next door. Family flowers only. According to David’s wishes, any donations should please go to the UWC Mostar Endowment Fund for student scholarships. It is thought that there will also be a memorial event for David held in the New Year. With love from Elisabeth, Michael, Veronica and families.’