We have said a fond farewell to two popular members of staff who have retired this month.
Sylvia Walker has worked for Bourn Hall for 17 years in our Catering department and at the age of 72 has finally decided to hang up her piny! Sylvia and her husband plan to retire to Norfolk where they can enjoy long walks together. Sylvia has looked after us all so well for all these years and knows what everyone likes for their lunch! (Sylvia is pictured (below centre) with Vivien Collins and her catering and reception colleagues)
Roger Simons worked at Bourn Hall as an embryologist in the early days with Steptoe and Edwards – the IVF pioneers. He continued his career in embryology in London but returned ‘home’ to Bourn Hall at the age of 60 in 2009. In his retirement Roger will have more time to enjoy playing his brass baritone, something of a family tradition, and undertaking his role as secretary for Royston Town band. (Roger is pictured with the embryology team)
A joint retirement ‘do’ was held in December at Bourn Hall Cambridge where everyone enjoyed a lovely spread, some heartfelt speeches and a couple of very special cakes.
We know Roger and Sylvia will miss Bourn Hall and we will miss them too. We wish them both a very happy Christmas and send love from all their friends at Bourn Hall for a happy retirement.