Pam Seaton attended Burlington School for Girls in London and then Royal Holloway College, University of London from where she received a BA (Hons) in History. After moving to Dorset, Pam played a leading role in public life and has had a particular interest in education and the welfare of young people. She chaired the Education Committee of Dorset County Council between 1988 and 1993 and has been a governor of (amongst others) Dorchester Grammar School for Girls, Hardye’s, Dorchester Middle School, Bournemouth and Poole College and Kingston Maurward College. She has also sat as a Council member of both Southampton and Bournemouth universities. Pam has been closely involved with the Dorset Youth Association, chairing it for 7 years. Pam sat as a JP between 1977 and 2004 and served on the national Magistrates’ Association. She has wide interests in heritage and history, chairing the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society between 2003 and 2008. Pam was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset in 1997 and received an MBE for public service in 2000.