Betty Boothroyd (b.1929) was MP for West Bromwich and West Bromwich West 1973-2000. The only woman to have been Speaker of the House of Commons. In 1994, she was appointed as the first woman Chancellor of the Open University (OU), she retired in 2006. The bronze portrait was commissioned by the OU in 2001 and forms part of the sculptor’s series, ‘Women who have made a difference’.
Location: Open University's main reception, University Walton Hill Campus, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.