Mrs Glynne Butt
After graduating from Oxford, where she studied Botany, Glynne Butt took up a teaching career. Working part-time for many years enabled her to combine science with musical studies in both Oxford and London and music has remained an important part of her life.
For nine years, she was Head of Our Lady’s School, Abingdon – a period when the school grew substantially in both numbers and academic reputation. In retirement, she continued her interest in education as a governor of two schools and as an Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Her administration in education has afforded her some very transferable skills which have assisted in the updating and overseeing the administration of the charity. In the musical world, she performs regularly as both soloist and accompanist, and in various chamber groups. She was a joint founder of Abingdon’s Abbey Strings and also plays the viola with The Oxford Sinfonia. Glynne’s other interests in the town include St. Michael’s Church and The Friends of Abingdon.
She has been a Governor of Christ’s Hospital since 2003 and is married to Vernon, a past Mayor of Abingdon and Chair of the District Council, and a Freeman of the town. During her time as Master, Glynne also becomes a Freeman and this may be the first time in Abingdon’s long history that two Freemen have been married to each other!
Glynne has served as Master since January 2015.