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22 March 2019

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Baroness Warnock, 1924-2019

The College is saddened to learn of the death of Mary Warnock, the Baroness Warnock CH DBE, who died on 20th March 2019, aged 94.

Baroness Warnock was an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s, who served as a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy from 1949-1966, and as Senior Research Fellow from 1976-84.

She was best known for chairing the Committee of Inquiry into Human Fertilisation and Embryology which laid the ground for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 and the foundation of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

But she was also the headteacher of Oxford High School, and Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge.

Helen Mary Wilson was born in Winchester in 1924, and educated at St Swithun’s School before winning a place at Lady Margaret Hall. She graduated with a degree in Classics in 1948.

Obituaries have been published by several news organisations, including the Times, BBC and Guardian paying tribute to her life, career and accomplishments. Lady Margaret Hall have also published an obituary.

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