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Leamington Woman Donates £250 000 to Support Postgraduate Research at Warwick

Originally published 3 September 2002


Leamington woman Dr Myrtle Pridgeon is to donate £250,000 to the University of Warwick to support postgraduate research work in science and medicine. This significant donation will support, in perpetuity, the “Dr Myrtle Pridgeon Scholarship” which will be held by a postgraduate medical or science student.

This generous donation comes on top of an earlier gift to the University of Warwick by Myrtle’s husband Ted Pridgeon who, in 1998, gave the University of Warwick a gift of £1.25 million to fund a research professorship in neuroscience.

Dr Myrtle Pridgeon was born in Cambridgeshire, qualified in Medicine at Edinburgh and prior to her retirement she was a Specialist in Community Health for South Warwickshire. Ted Pridgeon was born near Louth in Lincolnshire.

See this earlier press release on the first donation.

Note for Editors: There will be an opportunity to Interview and photograph Myrtle and Ted Pridgeon when they meet Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor Professor David VandeLinde at lunchtime on Thursday 5th of September. Press should come to Senate House at 12.15pm on that day and ask for Peter Dunn.