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THE TIMES WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 1970

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MISS AGNETA 
BEAUCHAMP


Former treasurer

of Somerville

  Miss Agneta Beauchamp,

O.B.E., formerly Treasurer and

Secretary of Somerville College,

Oxford has died at the age of 89.

  Agneta Frances Beauchamp was

born in 1881, the daughter of A. 

J. Beauchamp of Powick Worcestershire,

She was educated at 

the Alice Ottley School for Girls,

Worcester. When war broke out 

in 1914, she did administrative 

work as an unpaid volunteer, for 

the Scottish Women's Hospital 

1914-1916, for the British Red Cross 

in Salonika 1916-1919 and was under

the Military Secretary G. H. Q.,

Constantinople 1919-1920. She went

through the great fire of Salonika 

and was twice mentioned in despatches 

by the Commander in 

Chief, Salonika. She made many 

friends in all ranks, who regarded 

her with a continuing admiration 

and affection, often later on visiting 

her in her Oxford home. The high 

merit of her work was recognized 

in the award of the Russian (Czarist)

medal of St. Anne in 1917 and 

the Serbian Order of Sveti Sava in 

the same year. She became an 

honorary Associate of the Order 

of St. John of Jerusalem in 1918

and was created O.B.E.

  In 1921, after going through 

difficult times, she was appointed 

assistant secretary at the London

Royal Free Hospital School of 

Medicine for Women. In 1925, she 

succeeded Miss Helene Reynard as 

treasurer and secretary of Somerville 

College, Oxford, being elected 

a Fellow in 1926. The women's 

colleges were passing through a 

difficult post-war period. Miss 

Beauchamp soon had the college 

on a sound financial basis. She was 

a rare combination of an astute 

businesswoman with a connoisseur 

of the arts, who beautified everything 

she touched. She initiated and 

negotiated the purchase of the 

Little Clarendon Street properties

and Somerville has to thank her 

for many of its buildings and especially 

for those facing on to the

Woodstock Road. 

  Two events gave Agneta Beauchamp

especial pleasure: the conferring

on her in 1937 by the 

University of Oxford the degree of 

M. A. (honoris causa) and her election 

in 1938 as a Curator of the

Oxford Botanic Gardens. She also 

delighted in her part in the founding 

of the British United Provident 

Association and was a member of 

the Council for Oxford and District 

from 1927. 

  After her retirement in 1943, life 

became more restricted for her. 

Frequent returns to Oxford gave 

her great joy and to be greeted in 

the Sheldonian and escorted to her

seat for the Encaenia was an annual 

appreciation of the regard of old 

friends until last year when she was 

no longer able to undertake the 

journey.

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THE TIMES WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 1970

---------

MISS AGNETA 
BEAUCHAMP


Former treasurer

of Somerville

  Miss Agneta Beauchamp,

O.B.E., formerly Treasurer and

Secretary of Somerville College,

Oxford has died at the age of 89.

  Agneta Frances Beauchamp was

born in 1881, the daughter of A. 

J. Beauchamp of Powick Worcestershire,

She was educated at 

the Alice Ottley School for Girls,

Worcester. When war broke out 

in 1914, she did administrative 

work as an unpaid volunteer, for 

the Scottish Women's Hospital 

1914-1916, for the British Red Cross 

in Salonika 1916-1919 and was under

the Military Secretary G. H. Q.,

Constantinople 1919-1920. She went

through the great fire of Salonika 

and was twice mentioned in despatches 

by the Commander in 

Chief, Salonika. She made many 

friends in all ranks, who regarded 

her with a continuing admiration 

and affection, often later on visiting 

her in her Oxford home. The high 

merit of her work was recognized 

in the award of the Russian (Czarist)

medal of St. Anne in 1917 and 

the Serbian Order of Sveti Sava in 

the same year. She became an 

honorary Associate of the Order 

of St. John of Jerusalem in 1918

and was created O.B.E.

  In 1921, after going through 

difficult times, she was appointed 

assistant secretary at the London

Royal Free Hospital School of 

Medicine for Women. In 1925, she 

succeeded Miss Helene Reynard as 

treasurer and secretary of Somerville 

College, Oxford, being elected 

a Fellow in 1926. The women's 

colleges were passing through a 

difficult post-war period. Miss 

Beauchamp soon had the college 

on a sound financial basis. She was 

a rare combination of an astute 

businesswoman with a connoisseur 

of the arts, who beautified everything 

she touched. She initiated and 

negotiated the purchase of the 

Little Clarendon Street properties

and Somerville has to thank her 

for many of its buildings and especially 

for those facing on to the

Woodstock Road. 

  Two events gave Agneta Beauchamp

especial pleasure: the conferring

on her in 1937 by the 

University of Oxford the degree of 

M. A. (honoris causa) and her election 

in 1938 as a Curator of the

Oxford Botanic Gardens. She also 

delighted in her part in the founding 

of the British United Provident 

Association and was a member of 

the Council for Oxford and District 

from 1927. 

  After her retirement in 1943, life 

became more restricted for her. 

Frequent returns to Oxford gave 

her great joy and to be greeted in 

the Sheldonian and escorted to her

seat for the Encaenia was an annual 

appreciation of the regard of old 

friends until last year when she was 

no longer able to undertake the 

journey.

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  • August 2, 2019 13:18:39 Thomas A. Lingner

    THE TIMES WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 1970

    ---------

    MISS AGNETA 
    BEAUCHAMP


    Former treasurer

    of Somerville

      Miss Agneta Beauchamp,

    O.B.E., formerly Treasurer and

    Secretary of Somerville College,

    Oxford has died at the age of 89.

      Agneta Frances Beauchamp was

    born in 1881, the daughter of A. 

    J. Beauchamp of Powick Worcestershire,

    She was educated at 

    the Alice Ottley School for Girls,

    Worcester. When war broke out 

    in 1914, she did administrative 

    work as an unpaid volunteer, for 

    the Scottish Women's Hospital 

    1914-1916, for the British Red Cross 

    in Salonika 1916-1919 and was under

    the Military Secretary G. H. Q.,

    Constantinople 1919-1920. She went

    through the great fire of Salonika 

    and was twice mentioned in despatches 

    by the Commander in 

    Chief, Salonika. She made many 

    friends in all ranks, who regarded 

    her with a continuing admiration 

    and affection, often later on visiting 

    her in her Oxford home. The high 

    merit of her work was recognized 

    in the award of the Russian (Czarist)

    medal of St. Anne in 1917 and 

    the Serbian Order of Sveti Sava in 

    the same year. She became an 

    honorary Associate of the Order 

    of St. John of Jerusalem in 1918

    and was created O.B.E.

      In 1921, after going through 

    difficult times, she was appointed 

    assistant secretary at the London

    Royal Free Hospital School of 

    Medicine for Women. In 1925, she 

    succeeded Miss Helene Reynard as 

    treasurer and secretary of Somerville 

    College, Oxford, being elected 

    a Fellow in 1926. The women's 

    colleges were passing through a 

    difficult post-war period. Miss 

    Beauchamp soon had the college 

    on a sound financial basis. She was 

    a rare combination of an astute 

    businesswoman with a connoisseur 

    of the arts, who beautified everything 

    she touched. She initiated and 

    negotiated the purchase of the 

    Little Clarendon Street properties

    and Somerville has to thank her 

    for many of its buildings and especially 

    for those facing on to the

    Woodstock Road. 

      Two events gave Agneta Beauchamp

    especial pleasure: the conferring

    on her in 1937 by the 

    University of Oxford the degree of 

    M. A. (honoris causa) and her election 

    in 1938 as a Curator of the

    Oxford Botanic Gardens. She also 

    delighted in her part in the founding 

    of the British United Provident 

    Association and was a member of 

    the Council for Oxford and District 

    from 1927. 

      After her retirement in 1943, life 

    became more restricted for her. 

    Frequent returns to Oxford gave 

    her great joy and to be greeted in 

    the Sheldonian and escorted to her

    seat for the Encaenia was an annual 

    appreciation of the regard of old 

    friends until last year when she was 

    no longer able to undertake the 

    journey.

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April 22, 1970
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  • Balkans

  • Women



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