In remembrance of Mrs. Mary Morgan

In remembrance of Mrs. Mary Morgan

The UWI Museum recognizes the passing of Mary Morgan (nee Brathwaite). As an early supporter of the UWI Museum, Mrs. Morgan contributed to the development of our collections and shared her memories with us.
Originally from Barbados, Mrs. Morgan attended University College of the West Indies in the early 50s. In her interview with Dr. Francis Brown in 2012, she spoke about her journey to Jamaica… “We came by boat; we came on one of the…Ciegle boats…I remember we stopped and then we were all in the open sea it was nearly an entire week on the boat and there we were in 3rd class in the thing we kept the boat alive, at night all the people from first class they would come down.
The Trinidadians were there and they would play their Ping-Pong and so forth oh it was really something else. You sort of felt, this is what it means to be a part of the University of the West Indies this will be what it will be like all of us…”
An active student, she was president of the Drama Society and secretary of the Music Society and the Inter-club Committee. As an Alumni, Mrs. Morgan was employed to The University of the West Indies, Mona in 1974 as an Assistant Registrar in the Examinations, Admissions, and Secretariat Sections of the Registry. She retired in 1998 but continued to offer service to the University up to 2006
See below a video of Mrs. Morgan reading her Pelican article on the role of gowns in the everyday life of students on the UCWI campus. For more on the history of gowns at The UWI see our previous blog post here. Our sincerest condolences to her family and friends during their time of grief.


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