It is with immense sadness that I have to let you all know that Don Glenwright passed away. Don was a very long serving, loyal and hard working senior member of staff who retired in 1997 to spend time with his family and garden. Don was former head of Periodontology and Chair (Assistant Director) of the Curriculum Development Committee, responsible for the new curriculum that still runs today. Nationally Don was President of the British Society of Periodontology from 1980 to 81. He was a gentleman, incredibly kind and popular and very innovative, the special study modules being one of his many contributions to the school. I personally owe him so much as do many of my colleagues. Don developed oesophageal carcinoma in April and being a very private man, we only really learned about his illness a few weeks ago. I visited him at the time and we enjoyed several hours of chewing the cud and sharing stories, he remained sharp and wise and of course retained that wonderful sense of humour. Our thoughts go to his wife Gill, daughter Katie and son Robert, and his very new granddaughter Jess.
Don Glenwright’s funeral will be held on Thursday 27th September at 2.30pm, Tanworth-in-Arden church. Tanworth in Arden is south of Birmingham (just off the M42) and not to be confused with “Tamworth” which is north Birmingham. There will be a cremation after the service, but this will just be for close family. I am sure Don’s family will welcome anyone who wishes to pay their last respects to such a wonderful man.
Professor of Periodontology