It is with great sadness we announce the death of Professor Bryan Sykes on 10 December 2020. Bryan was the inspiration for the founding of Oxford Ancestors in 2001 and all the science behind it. His passion for translating the excitement of scientific discovery into enjoyment for all was immeasurable. In the last few months, Bryan made sure that systems and training were in place within Oxford Ancestors such that the Company could operate in his absence except in cases of unusual results or unusual queries needing his expert interpretation. Nevertheless Oxford Ancestors will cease trading on 31 December 2020. All orders placed up to and including this date will be processed as usual. All samples received up to 31 March 2021 will be analysed and results reported in the usual manner. Access to the company database will remain open until 30 September 2021. Communications should use the webform facility accessed through our website here. Oxford Ancestors, 18 December 2020.