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Thomas Alan Margerison (13 November 1923 – 25 February 2014) was a British science journalist, author, and broadcaster who founded the magazine New Scientist in 1956. [1] He was a science correspondent for The Sunday Times , which he joined in 1961. [1]


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Grave of Tom Margerison in Highgate Cemetery

Margerison partnered David Frost to form what became London Weekend Television (LWT), a new ITV contractor from August 1968. [2] He was LWT's first deputy managing director, becoming both chairman and chief executive of the company within two years. [1] Margerison left LWT in 1971. [1] He served as the chairman of Computer Technology Limited from 1971 to 1975. [1]

Margerison died on 25 February 2014, aged 90. [1] He was survived by his partner, journalist Marjorie Wallace, with whom he had lived since the mid-1980s, by their daughter, Sophia Margerison, and by Peter and Angus, his two sons by his ex-wife Pamela Margerison (née Tilbrook). [1] His ashes are buried on the east side of Highgate Cemetery.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Richmond, Caroline (3 March 2014). "Tom Margerison obituary". The Guardian . Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. Leapman, Michael (1 March 2014). "Tom Margerison: Journalist widely acclaimed for his work in popularising science who went on to fall foul of Rupert Murdoch". The Independent . Retrieved 24 March 2014.