A tribute to Margaret Fricker
Margaret Fricker taught Physics at Guildford High School for 18 years, as well as being a member of the Sixth Form Tutors’ team. At the time, when the School was much smaller, just 2 form entry into the Senior School, Science was taught in a collection of wooden huts – difficult to imagine now! During her years at GHS, the Science Department was able to benefit from the development of new laboratories in The Bryce Wing and The Jackson Wing which took place under the Headships of Miss Harley-Mason and Miss Dutton.
Margaret is remembered by her colleagues as being really interested in those around her, staff have many happy memories of social gatherings in her home and garden at 1 Nightingale Road where large dogs could be seen at play. Present staff and pupils will know that this is now part of the School.
In her retirement, as well as pursuing her many varied interests, she set about her life-long ambition to do a PhD, writing her dissertation on changes in higher education. She was awarded her Doctorate from Roehampton University of Surrey in 2003. She is much missed by family and friends.