Honorary graduates 2017

Lady Studholme (DLitt)

Tuesday 18 July 2017 3:00pm

Lucy, Lady Studholme is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Exeter Northcott Theatre. She is an alumna of the University of Exeter and has contributed to the life of the University for over 25 years.

Lucy studied English with American and Commonwealth Arts at Exeter as a mature student, following working as a general and paediatric nurse at The Westminster Hospital in London. She was active in the Guild's Student Theatre Society, and brought the first student drama production into the Northcott Theatre in 1984, starting a tradition which has been an annual event ever since.

After leaving university Lucy worked in PR and training for Barclayshare, one of the first automated stockbroking companies. In 1990 she and her husband returned to Devon to run a rural family business and she has since established and run several businesses, including currently providing the High Court Judges with lodgings whilst they are sitting in Exeter.

Lucy served six years on the University's Council, holding Dual Assurance for Alumni Relations and Fundraising. She was a member of the Court of the University, a Trustee of the University Foundation, and was involved in the donation that became the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. Lucy was also instrumental in establishing the Alumnae Network Group, bringing women Exeter graduates together across all ages and careers to share and support each other throughout their working lives.