Beth Tweddle MBE

Posted on 10th October 2018

Britain’s greatest ever gymnast, Dr Beth Tweddle MBE, will return to the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester on Tuesday, November 13, 6.30pm, to speak to staff, students and members of the local community.

Beth Tweddle 2018
Beth Tweddle 2018

Beth received an Honorary Doctorate from the University in 2013 and her talk will focus on life as an elite athlete and its associated personal and professional challenges, her experiences at Athens, Beijing and London 2012, her joint business venture Total Gymnastics with fellow Olympian, Steve Parry, and her love of working with children.

Since starting out at the age of seven, Beth has helped to reinvent British gymnastics and her achievements place her in the ‘greatest of all time’ category within her sport. Her medals haul started at the 2002 Commonwealth Games where she collected Gold and two Silvers. Over the next decade she would go on to win over 20 more Gold medals, competing all over the World in major Championships.

In 2010, Beth was included in the Queen's New Years Honours List, and received an MBE for her success, commitment and dedication to gymnastics.

Following her Olympic success, Beth took a break from competitive gymnastics, taking part in the 2013 series of ITV's Dancing on Ice, which she won with skating partner Daniel Whiston.

The event will take place in the Lance Dobson Hall with refreshments from 6pm. Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance at