Keswick Hall College of Education

Former lecturer: Geoffrey D Watts

Geoffrey D Watts, Biology lecturer 1961-1981

Geoffrey Watts was born 22 Aug 1927 and  died 27 February 2005. His widow, Elizabeth wrote the following:

After leaving the Perse School Cambridge,, National Service in the RAF followed, from 1945-1948, serving overseas in Egypt and Italy. Geoffrey graduated from Fitzwilliam College in 1951 and began teaching Biology at Purley County Grammar School, Surrey.

He moved on to Soham Grammar School until in 1961 he began lecturing in Biology at Keswick Hall College of Education, Norfolk. He became co-director of the B.Ed and Certificate Courses in preparation for the merger with the University of East Anglia.

Following early retirement in 1981 (the year that Keswick Hall combined with U.E.A.) and he continued his active participation in the

Norfolk Naturalist Society and the Naturalist Trust. He also continued to sing in various choral groups and eventually founded the South Norfolk Singers. His legacy to the countryside which he loved is a small mixed woodland of five acres which he planned and planted from 1975 onwards and which is becoming a haven for wildlife in the midst of a largely arable landscape.