Eleanor Jean Emery

Biography of Eleanor Jean Emery

Eleanor Jean Emery
Eleanor Jean Emery

Eleanor Emery (1918-2007) graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in History in 1941.

Miss Emery joined the Civil Service in 1941 and enjoyed varied career working in the UK, Canada and India. However it was her appointment as the High Commissioner of Botswana which made a lasting impression on her life. Her achievements are marked as she was the first British female to head a foreign mission and is remembered for her excellent work in establishing effective working relations with the Botswana Government.

She left a bequest to the University after she died to support students from Botswana. This generous sum provided the Glasgow Centre for International Development (GCID) with the means to support high-achieving postgraduate students from the University of Botswana to undertake PhD studies at the University of Glasgow.

The first students to benefit from The Eleanor Emery Scholarship Scheme started at Glasgow in 2010.


Eleanor Jean Emery
Born 1918.
Died 2007.
University Link: Alumnus, Benefactor, Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1941; History,
Record last updated: 13th Jun 2011

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  • Benefactor
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