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Baroness Beryl Catherine Platt PLATT OF WRITTLE

Baroness Beryl Catherine Platt PLATT OF WRITTLE, Member of the House of Lords.


  • PLATT OF WRITTLE, Baroness Beryl Catherine Platt was born on April 18, 1923. Daughter of the late Ernest Myatt.

  • Education

    • Westcliff High School for Girls. Girton College, Camb. Spoken languages: elementary French, German, Italian.


    • Member, Chelmsford RDC, 1959-1974. Elected to Essex CC, 1965. Alderman 1969-1974; Vice-Chairman, Education Committee, 1969-1971, Chairman 1971-1980.

      Vice-Chairman, CC, 1980-1983. Member. House of Lords, 1981. Deputy Lieutenant, County of Essex, 1983.

      Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Murder and Life Imprisonment, 1988-1989. Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, since 1990. Professional career: technical assistant.

      Hawker Aircraft, 1943-1946. Technical assistant, British European Airways, 1946-1949. Member of Court, Essex University, from its establishment.

      Member of Court, City University, 1969-1978. Trustee, Homerton College, 1970-1981. Member, CNAA, 1973-1979.

      TEC, 1973-1982; training and educ. for Royal Air Force Advisory Committee, 1976-1979. ACC Education Committee from its establishment to 1980. CLEA, 1976-1980; Council NFER, 1975-1977.

      City and Guilds of London Institute Council, 1974, Vice-Chairman, London Regional Advisory Council for Technological Education, 1975-1981. Bumham Further Education Salary Negotiation Committee, 1975-1980. Camb. University Appointment Board, 1975-1979.

      Royal Aeronautical Society Education Committee, 1975-1977 and since 1989. President, Chelmsford Engineering Society, 1979-1980. Engineering Council, 1981-1990.

      Chairman, Equal Opportunities Commission, 1983-1988. Member of Council, RSA, 1983-1988. Member, Careers Research Advisory Council, since 1983.

      Vice-President, UMIST, since 1985. Member of Court, Brunei University, since 1985. Board member, British Gas, since 1988.

      Member of Court Cranfield Institute, since 1989. Member, Engineering Training Authority, since 1990.


    Party affiliation: Conservative and Unionist Party


    Church of England.


    Clubs: United Oxford & Cambridge University.



    Recreations: reading, gardening, cookery. Educ., engineering industry women’s opportunities.


    • [{"type":"father","name":"the late Ernest Myatt"},{"type":"spouse","name":"Stewart Sydney Platt"}]
    • father: the late Ernest Myatt
    • spouse: Stewart Sydney Platt
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    Born April 18, 1923