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Elizabeth Bower

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death of Mrs Elizabeth Bower, former Assistant Registrar in the Dental Institute.

Elizabeth joined in the University in 1963 as an Administrative Assistant in the then Department of Agriculture. After eight years, she moved to the School of Dentistry, where she took over the administrative reins in 1973.

Elizabeth was invaluable in supporting the School through a period of many changes, overseeing a move into the new Dental School and Hospital and implementing a series of updates to the curriculum as well as managing the major expansion of student numbers. She worked on both undergraduate and postgraduate matters, finding her contact with the students gave her particular fulfilment and pleasure. Throughout all the change and development, Elizabeth provided a steady hand upon the tiller. She set extremely high standards of administrative efficiency, particularly for herself, and had an unusual gift for never losing sight of either the small details or the bigger picture. Colleagues and students alike benefited immeasurably from her dedication, her patience, and her concern for fairness and clarity.

A family funeral has taken place.