Esteemed head retires from School of Jewellery

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After 40 years of service at the School of Jewellery, respected Head, Gaynor Andrews, has announced her early retirement.

Gaynor Andrews has been a member of staff at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery since leaving as a degree graduate. Starting off as a part-time tutor at the school, Gaynor has lead on the development of several courses, worked closely with the jewellery industry through many collaborative projects, and became the first female head of school in its 126-year history.  During her leadership, the School has also hosted for several royal visits, including the Prince of Wales and the Countess of Wessex, launched the Centre for Digital Design and Manufacturing and developed a specialist Gemmology Department within the prestigious new Assay Office building.

Gaynor Andrews
Gaynor Andrews (Above) is retiring after 40 years of service to BCU School of Jewellery

Speaking about her retirement, BID Manager, Luke Crane comments “As well as her service to the School, Gaynor has been a valuable member of the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust and a strong supporter of the BID. We would like to thank her for her many years of service, her presence in the Jewellery Quarter will be missed.”

Gaynor will be leaving the school this Christmas. A farewell celebration will be held on Friday 16th December in the atrium of the School between 4.30 and 7.30pm

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