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Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock

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The Baroness Warnock

Helen Mary Wilson

14 April 1924(1924-04-14)
Died20 March 2019(2019-03-20) (aged 94)
Alma materSt Swithun's School, Winchester
Prior's Field School
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Known forPhilosopher of morality, education and mind, and writer on existentialism
Board member ofActive Training and Education Trust
Spouse(s)Geoffrey Warnock
(m. 1949–1995) «start: (1949)–end+1: (1996)»"Marriage: Geoffrey Warnock
to Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock
RelativesDuncan Wilson (brother)

Helen Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, (née Wilson; 14 April 1924 – 20 March 2019) was an English philosopher. She was best known for chairing an inquiry whose report formed the basis of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. She was Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge from 1984 to 1991.

Warnock died, aged 94, on 20 March 2019.[1][2]


  1. Devlin, Hannah (21 March 2019). "Philosopher Mary Warnock dies aged 94" (in en-GB). The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 21 March 2019. 
  2. O’Grady, Jane (2019-03-21). "Lady Warnock obituary" (in en-GB). The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2019-03-22.