Margaret Thatcher "Terribly Good" University Chancellor

9 April 2013, 17:46

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham has told Heart Margaret Thatcher was a "terribly good' University Chancellor.

She visited the University campus in Buckingham twice a year during her time a Chancellor between 1992 and 1998.

Vice Chancellor Terence Kealey told Heart:

"She was really committed to the University and she really saw her role as making the students feel that she as Chancellor was committed to them as people as well"

The University was set up in the mid 70's as the UK's first private University- during this time Thatcher was the Cabinet Minister in charge of Education and Science

Dr Kealey says she saw it as a very brave move at the time.

She's been quoted saying: "...to see it flourish and prosper has been a great joy to me"

Staff at the University are now discussing how they with honour the life of the Baroness. 

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