Professor Lawrence Abeln, Richmond’s President and Vice-Chancellor, recently welcomed the Mayor of Richmond Borough Council, Nancy Baldwin, to the University campus.

Councillor Nancy Baldwin is the first British-American Mayor to occupy the role.  A Richmond resident since 1985, she began her mayoral year in June 2019 after a varied career in which she worked as a banker, teacher, entrepreneur and actor.  Councillor Baldwin lives with her husband Adrian and has two sons, Peter and Andrew, who attended local schools.

Over the course of her mayoral year, Councillor Baldwin will be promoting two charities, as she said:

“My chosen charities, Home-Start and Otakar Kraus Music Trust, do fantastic work locally and have touched many local residents. It is my hope that this mayoral year will result in a greater focus on their excellent work and the good works of all our volunteer and community groups.”

All of our undergraduates at Richmond do some form of volunteer work or service learning in a structured way as part of their degree programme.  From Great Ormond Street to Oxfam, working with the homeless to the Guides, students can choose from a diverse range of charities and voluntary organisations in London and the local area.  The University will be working with Richmond Borough Council to identify organisations who would like some support from our students.