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Personal Papers of Rosemary Saunders, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Saunders

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises a diary of a field trip to Switzerland; photographs of the participants in the trip; and a bundle of geography notes.


  • Creation: 1973


Conditions Governing Use

David Perrow, the copyright holder of Rosemary Perrow’s manuscript notebook of the 1973 Girton Geographers Switzerland Field Trip has given permission for the reproduction and use of the diary, on the condition that Rosemary Perrow (née Saunders) is credited as the author.

Biographical / Historical

Rosemary Ann Saunders was born in Bristol in 1955. She was educated at Colston’s Girls’ School Bristol and came to Girton College to study Geography, 1973-1976. She was an active member of the College choir and also in the Christian Union and MethSoc. She took her PGCE at Bristol University and after taught geography at schools: at Henry Fanshawe School Dronfield near Sheffield, Abingdon College, Gosforth High School in Newcastle upon Tyne and at the Cherwell School Oxford until 2009, followed by part-time work as founding Educational Advisor at TrinityLearning, ( based at Trinity Church in Abingdon until she retired in 2020. She married David Perrow (Jesus College, Geography 1973-1976) in 1977 and they had one daughter. Throughout her life Rosemary was an advocate and activist for the environment, and also for overseas aid, working as a volunteer and organiser for Christian Aid and Traidcraft. She was active in Methodist Church life, and was Senior Steward at All Saints Methodist Church Abingdon for a number of years. She also believed passionately in wider children’s education and for a time co-led the Woodcraft Folk in Abingdon. Rosemary died in February 2021. [Notes drawn from Girton College Register Vol. III; The Year 2020/21; an online ‘Celebration of the Life of Rosemary Perrow’; and from the donor.]


3 file(s)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by David Perrow, January 2022.


Saunders, Rosemary

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Repository Details

Part of the Girton College Archive Repository

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