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Funeral For Haiyan

The funeral will be held at Beckenham Crematorium

Funeral starts at 15:30pm

on 15th September 2023

Information for Attendees

Please note that we will enter the chapel at 15:30 pm on 15th September, and leave the room at 16:00 pm, so make sure you arrive on time.


About Haiyan's Life

Dr Haiyan Wang was born on March 15, 1969, in Xi’an. In September 1987, she began her undergraduate studies in the field of electronics engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University and later worked for an electronics company in Xi’an after graduation.

In the autumn of October 1993, she met her future husband, Xinzhong Li, and they happily tied the knot in January 1995. A year later, their son, Zhihan, was born. After a brief and sweet life as a family of three in Xi’an, she and her husband embarked on a series of overseas academic and work experiences starting in 1999. They first stayed in South Africa for a year and then moved to Berlin, Germany. Their two years in Berlin were happy and fulfilling, with her husband working at a pharmaceutical company and Haiyan serving as a research assistant at the renowned Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. In July 2003, the family moved to London, where they settled down for a period of 20 years.

Haiyan is a wise and capable woman who has dedicated decades to her family, supporting her husband and raising her child. After her son started secondary school, she graduated with distinction from Imperial College London with a master’s degree in computer science in 2009. Following a brief stint in software development at Honeywell (UK), she received a full EPSRC scholarship to return to Imperial College London for a Ph.D. in computer science under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Rueckert. She successfully defended her Ph.D. in August 2015.  She then worked as a research officer at the London School of Economics (LSE) before joining Tracr (De Beers) in 2018 as a senior data scientist and then lead data scientist.

Haiyan not only worked diligently but also did not forget her social responsibility, passionately dedicating herself to the cause of Chinese education in the UK. Since January 2005, she had voluntarily served as a Chinese language teacher for 18 years. Haiyan had actively participated in various cultural activities related to Chinese education across the UK and was honoured with the title of Outstanding Overseas Chinese Teacher by the National Cultural Bureau in 2017. Dr. Haiyan Wang has been serving as the Vice Principal of the Ealing Chinese School since June 2022. In January 2023, Dr. Haiyan Wang represented Ealing Chinese School at the 5th Headteachers’ Forum of the Association for the Promotion of Chinese Education in the UK.

王海岩女士于1969年3月15日出生于中国古城西安,父母是当年支援大西北建设从内地来到西安的天津大学毕业生。海岩于1987年9月本科就读于西北工业大学无线电专业,毕业后在西安一家电子企业工作。 在金秋十月的1993年经好友介绍认识了她的先生李新忠并于1995年元月喜结良缘,1年后他们的儿子李之涵出生。


海岩聪慧贤达,相夫教子数十载。儿子上中学后,她也于2009年以优异成绩(distinction)从帝国理工计算机系硕士毕业。在Honeywell短暂从事软件开发的工作后拿到EPSRC全额奖学金返回帝国理工计算机系攻读博士学位,师从英国工程院院士Prof Daniel Rueckert 并于2015年8月顺利通过答辩。博士毕业后在LSE作过近两年的博士后研究工作后于2018年加入Tract (De Beers ) 公司任高级数据科学家从事钻石的图像跟踪研究及软件开发工作至去世。

海岩除了认真工作也不忘社会责任,热情奉献于英国的华文教育事业。自从2005年1月,她利用周末时间自愿担任了义工华文教师18年。海岩参加了全英华文教育的多种文化活动, 2017年荣获国家文化司海外优秀教师称号。 王海岩博士自2022年6月起担任依岭中文学校副校长负责教学大纲的统筹,汉考工作的安排及各个年级班级的进度计划。2023年1月,王海岩博士代表依岭中文学校出席了英国中文教育促进会第五次校长论坛。

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The funeral will be held on

On 15th September 2023

From 15:30pm

At Beckenham Crematorium

Planning For The Future

In Memory Of Life is a local independent funeral directors and we can help you to plan for the future by setting up a bespoke funeral plan