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Baroness Beryl Catherine Platt PLATT OF WRITTLE

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

Background

  • 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.

    Career

    • 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.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Conservative and Unionist Party

    Religion

    Church of England.

    Membership

    Clubs: United Oxford & Cambridge University.

    Personality

    Interests

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

    Connections

    • [{"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
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