Do you remember Sister Greta Bramley?


Greta and son Peter present the etching to the University
Sister Greta Bramley presents her etching to the University

From 1968 until 2002 Bailrigg House was home to the University’s Medical Centre which included the provision of a small number of beds for sick students and Sister Greta Bramley was the Sister in charge between 1968 and 1991.

Greta lived in Bailrigg House and, together with her husband Ted, they brought up their two sons David and Peter there – and their dog Casper was also often seen running around the house! 

Along with her team, Greta provided a safe haven for many of the students as without this facility they would have had to have been cared for in the main hospital in the City Centre. If students needed to be quarantined because of an infection, provision was made for them to take their exams at the Health Centre under Sister Bramley’s care. 

Upon her retirement, she was presented with an etching of Bailrigg House for posterity and Greta now wishes the artwork to be returned and displayed there for future generations to enjoy. 

Sister Greta Bramley recently came to campus with her son Peter to visit the house and to present the etching to Jason Homan, Head of Estate Development. She was able to share many stories and memories of her life at Bailrigg. 

If you studied between these years, do you have any memories of Sister Greta Bramley and Bailrigg House when it was used as a medical centre? We would love to hear your stories - email: alumni@lancaster.ac.uk

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