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Tom Pitman Retirement

Tom Pitman in a green lab coat tending to some plants

Press release issued: 9 November 2023

Tom Pitman, our GroDome manager, has eventually decided to hang up his green labcoat and secateurs and head for his own potting shed, joining the community of the retired.

Tom has been a permanent member of the Bio Sciences horticulture team since 2007 – but had also worked for the university at the now closed Long Ashton Research Station for a number of years prior to this.

Tom was integral to the establishment of the new technical team upon moving to the Life Sciences Building and has made himself indispensable in many of the behind-the-scenes processes that go into making the school run so efficiently. 

Heading up a small team of techs, Tom has been responsible for providing consistently high support for both research and teaching.  He was the driving force behind the conversion of the outdated lighting in the GroDome saving the school 75% of the GroDome energy bill/use.

It’s safe to say that Tom will leave a huge hole in the school - we had a great send off wishing him well on Fri Nov 3rd at 3pm in Sky Lounge here in the LSB!

Thank you Tom, from everyone here in Biological Sciences.

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