18 November 2019
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Mary Russell MBE, Executive Director of UCET from its inception in 1967 until her retirement in 2004. Mary was a hugely important figure in teacher education. She guided UCET through its formative years, oversaw its expansion with the inclusion of former Polytechnic departments of education, and represented the sector extremely effectively during difficult times. Teacher education owes her a huge debt of gratitude. Our condolences go to her friends and family and, most of all, to her husband Dudley. She will be missed for many years to come.