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Lady Digby Appointed Chancellor

Lady Digby and Paul Curran Bournemouth University is pleased to announce that Lady Dione Digby DBE DL has accepted a one-year appointment as Chancellor of Bournemouth University

Lady Digby will take office as Chancellor in November. She will succeed Lord Taylor of Warwick who has served Bournemouth University as Chancellor since 2001.

Lady Digby is a distinguished promoter of music in the County of Dorset where she has strong local connections, having lived at Minterne for five decades. Her wide range of interests from music and the arts to the environment, education and Local Government have made a considerable impact on the County and the Region. Lady Digby is the founder Chairman, artistic director and Honorary Secretary of the Summer Music Society of Dorset, President of the Joseph Weld and Trimar Hospice and of Dorset Opera. In 1991 Lady Digby was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the arts.

Lady Digby’s National appointments have included Board membership of the National Rivers Authority, the Arts Council of Great Britain and the South Bank Board. In recognition of a lifetime of achievement and of her on-going commitment to the local community, Lady Digby was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts by Bournemouth University in 1997.

Lady Digby currently serves as the University’s Pro Chancellor, deputising for the Chancellor and working in an advisory capacity with senior members of the University and the University Board.

Bournemouth University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Curran, welcomes Lady Digby’s appointment.

'Her commitment to the success of Bournemouth University and her long service as Pro Chancellor makes Lady Digby an ideal choice to serve as Chancellor for the coming year,” said Professor Curran. “Lady Digby shares our passion for the University and the region and brings an outstanding record of personal achievement and professional engagement which will stand us in good stead.'

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