We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of The Hon. Lady Morrison (Hon OV) who passed away on Friday 16th October 2020. Lady Morrison was a great supporter of The King’s School as a Patron, Governor, Trustee and Benefactor. She was appointed Governor (as an appointee of the Dean and Chapter) from 14th March 1997 until 24th June 2016 and was a Trustee on the King’s School Worcester Development Trust from September 2005 to May 2009. Lady Morrison was well-known locally as patron to many charities and voluntary organisations and was Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire.
Here are some of our tributes to a wonderful and inspiring lady who will be very much missed:
I was privileged to have served as a Governor and as Chairman with Rosalind Morrison for much of the time she was a Governor at King’s. She was always supportive of the School and all its activities and events – and particularly supportive of the two junior Schools. As a Governor she was perceptive, had a good understanding of the issues under discussion and always showed a huge amount of common sense. She will be sadly missed.
Hugh Carslake, Hon OV, Chair of Governors
She was a wise and wonderful lady and a great support to the school over close on 20 years – especially to fellow governors and to Junior School staff at both King’s St Alban’s and King’s Hawford. We would have wished her many more years of life and health.
Tim Keyes, Former Headmaster, The King’s School (Hon OV 98-07)
Many within the King’s family will be shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Lady Morrison. Lady Morrison was a very supportive Governor of the School for nearly 20 years, with particular responsibility for both junior schools. She visited all three schools regularly, usually at break time so that she could talk to staff over coffee. She cared about people, and had the art of listening and quietly noting anything to be learned from such occasions; as a result, she was remarkably well-informed. She was invariably supportive to me personally; I only once incurred her displeasure, when I arranged a Governors’ meeting on Gold Cup day! There are many organisations in Worcestershire and beyond that have benefitted from Lady Morrison’s friendship, wisdom and support, and her loss at a relatively young age will be felt widely and deeply.
Galen Bartholomew, Former King’s School Bursar (Hon OV 96-16)
As one of her fellow Governors, Rosalind was always friendly and supportive towards me. I feel sad that I shall not see her again and experience that great sense of fun she had amongst all her other qualities.
Donald Howell (S 53-61), Former Chair of Governors
Rosalind was an impressive Governor. She said very little in meetings but when she made a contribution, it was always cogent and to the point. She was particularly good at getting people of differing views to agree a compromise which could work for all. She never lost sight of the fact that the purpose of meetings was to achieve the best possible outcomes for the pupils. She was also generous in giving her time to any additional work she took on.
Dr Janet Harvey, (Hon OV, Former Governor)