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Margaret Lewington has played a significant role in University life
Margaret Lewington has played a significant role in University life

Internal News - 14 September 2006

Margaret Lewington to retire after 18 years at the University

Margaret Lewington, Secretarial Assistant to the Acting University Secretary, will be retiring at the end of September after 18 years at the University.

Margaret joined the University in October 1988 as Secretarial Assistant in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office in the original 4 West building.

“We felt right in the thick of things in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and watched the campus grow around us,” she said. “The facilities, such as the Sports Training Village, have changed the face of the University but it’s always managed to retain a sense of space.”

Around the time of Vice-Chancellor Professor Rodney Quayle’s retirement in 1992, Margaret moved to her current position in the legal department in what was then the Registrar’s Office.

“I have always had a varied and flexible role at the University, and have been involved in projects ranging from introduction of Intellectual Property rights for academics to helping with the graduation ceremonies,” she said.

Many who have not met Margaret in her present role will certainly remember her through Pudsey’s Pantry! She has played a significant role in University life as a lead member of the Children in Need fundraising team, helping to raise over £12,000 in the 14 years it has been running. She will continue her charity work into her retirement as a volunteer for Riding for the Disabled.

Colleagues and friends will have the opportunity to wish her well in her retirement at her leaving drinks in UBSA on Thursday 28 September at 4.00pm. Please let Hilary Brummitt (H.D.Brummitt@bath.ac.uk, ext 5721) know if you will be able attend by Thursday 21 September. There is a card in Hilary’s office in Wessex House 6.9 if you are able to drop in and sign it.