Betty Boothroyd collection

Betty Boothroyd Library on Walton Hall Campus, named in her honour

Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell (1929-2023) was well known as the Speaker of the House of Commons from 1992 to 2000.

As Chancellor of the Open University from 1994-2006, Betty Boothroyd donated a collection of papers to the University Archive. The papers are largely based on her time as Speaker, but also cover other political work.

To access the Collection contact the University Archive Team to arrange an appointment. The Open University Digital Archive also contains an online exhibition about Baroness Boothroyd.