We are sad to announce that Geoffrey Beadel died peacefully on 15 October 2017, aged 84.

Beadel House bears Geoffrey's name in recognition of his long and outstanding service to College House.

Geoffrey served for 40 years on the College House Board, from 1964 - 2004, and was also the Sub Warden (chair) for ten of those years. The years of his service saw the building of the present campus at Ilam, the admission of women, the acquisition of the art collection and other important changes.

Geoffrey enjoyed his 40 years and was surprised and honoured to have a house named after him. His view was that it was better than a knighthood because hundred years from now Beadel house would still be around

Geoffrey was the dearly beloved husband of the late Mary Haynes Beadel. And the greatly loved Dad, father-in-law and Papa of Tammy Elizabeth and Paul, Ben, Dan, and Rachel; Sarah Mary and Willie, Annabel and Tom, and Samuel; Gordon Pitt and Julie, Harry, Jack, and Fergus. Also dearly beloved brother of Jocelyn Allison and the late Barbara Mitchell.

A memorial service will be held for family, friends and colleagues at College House on Wednesday 18 October, starting at 2:00pm.

   PHOTO 18 Geoffrey Beadel

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