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Mrs Maureen Wheadon
Mrs Maureen Wheadon

Internal News - 24 January 2007

The death of Maureen Wheadon, member of Council, is announced

The University is saddened to announce the death of Mrs Maureen Wheadon, who has contributed enormously over the past 20 years as a member of our Council, Court and numerous committees. Mrs Wheadon was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal in 2000 in recognition of her long service to the University.

Mrs Wheadon worked in public and customer relations with a number of companies until, in 1973, she had corneal graft surgery that forced her to retire.

She put her energy into local government, and was elected to Avon County Council as councillor for Bath Central Ward in 1986, and held the seat until the Council was abolished in 1996.

She was a member of the University Council from 1985 to 1999, initially as Avon County Council representative and later as a co-opted member. During that time she served on a number of committees, including the Student Hardship Committee and the Council/Senate/Students' Union Committee, and was Chair of the Audit Committee from 1997 to 1999. She served a second term on Council, from 2003 to 2006.

Mrs Wheadon served on several committees for a primary care trust and was a member of the Bath & Wansdyke Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted and of the West of England Coalition of Disabled People. She was also a Governor of the Royal High School, Bath.