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GIRTON

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ANNUAL

REVIEW




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GIRTON COLLEGE ANNUAL REVIEW

Contents The College 2009–2010 List of Fellows and Officers Letter from the Mistress Profiles Articles: Rosalind, Lady Carlisle and her Legacy From Girton to Red Polls Breathing Buildings Art or Archaeology? A Girtonian Appeals from the Floods Miscellany College Reports Awards and Distinctions University and College Awards Fellows’ Publications Student Reports

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The Roll 2009–2010

Roll News Roll AGM Local Associations College Friends Appointments of Members of the Roll Publications by Members of the Roll Births Marriages Deaths Obituaries Roll Diary of Events College Donors 2009–10

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Visitor: The Rt Hon Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE, Hon FBA, Hon LLD, MA Mistress: Professor Susan J Smith, FBA, FRSE, AcSS, BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon)

Fellows and Officers of the College, October 2010 Honorary Fellows Dame Ann Bowtell, DCB, BA Professor Dusa McDuff, PhD, FRS The Rt Hon Baroness Hollis of Heigham, PC, DL, MA, DPhil (Oxon) Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE Viscountess Runciman of Doxford, DBE, BA The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, PC, MA Lady English, MA, MB, BChir, MRCP, FRCPsych Ms J Rachel Lomax, MA, MSc (London) Dr Margaret H Bent, FBA, FSA, FRHistS, MA, MusB, PhD, Hon DMus (Glasgow), Hon DFA (Notre Dame)

Professor M Burbidge, BSc, PhD (London), FRS Dr M F Lyon, ScD, FRS Sir Geoffrey Chandler, KT, CBE, MA Dr Marjorie McCallum Chibnall, OBE, Hon LittD, MA, DPhil, FSA, FBA Mrs Anita Desai, BA (Delhi), FRSL Baroness Platt of Writtle, CBE, DL, Hon LLD, MA, FREng Dr B A Askonas, PhD, FRS The Rt Hon Lord Mackay of Clashfern, PC, Hon LLD, FRSE Professor A Teichova, PhD (Prague), Dr hon c (Uppsala), FRHS HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Hon LLD Miss E Llewellyn-Smith, CB, MA Professor Dame Margaret TurnerWarwick, DBE, DM (Oxon), PhD, FRCP Dame Bridget Ogilvie, DBE, ScD, FIBiol, FRCPath Professor Dame Gillian Beer, DBE, FBA, MA, LittD, BLitt (Oxon) The Rt Revd David Conner, MA Professor Douglass North, BA, PhD (Berkeley) The Rt Hon Lady Justice Arden, PC, DBE, MA, LLM Baroness Perry of Southwark, MA Judge Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, FBA, QC, Hon LLD, MA, LLB

Dame Elizabeth L A Forgan, DBE, OBE, BA (Oxon)

Barbara Bodichon Foundation Fellows

Mrs Barbara Wrigley, MA Mrs Sally Alderson, MA Mrs Margaret Llewellyn, OBE, MA Mrs Veronica Wootten, MA, MBE Mrs Celia Skinner, MA Miss C Anne Wilson, MA, ALA Dr Margaret E Barton, MA, MD, FRCP(Edin), FRSM Dr Margaret A Branthwaite, BA, MD, FFARCS, FRCP Dr Ruth Whaley BA, MA, PhD (Harvard)

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Fellows

S Frank Wilkinson, MA, PhD, Life Fellow Roland E Randall, MA, PhD, MSc (McGill), Life Fellow, Martin D Brand, MA, PhD (Bristol), BSc (Manchester), Life Fellow  John E Davies, MA, BSc, PhD (Monash), Official Fellow (Chemistry) David N Dumville, MA, PhD (Edinburgh), Life Fellow  Abigail L Fowden, MA, PhD, ScD, Professorial Fellow (Biological Sciences) (on leave LT and ET 2010) Juliet A S Dusinberre, MA, PhD (Warwick), Life Fellow Thomas Sherwood, MA, MB, BS (London), FRCR, FRCP, Life Fellow Richard J Evans, MA, PhD, MRCVS, Life Fellow Alastair J Reid, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in History (Part II) Sarah Kay, FBA, MA, DPhil (Oxon), LittD, Life Fellow Mary Warnock (Baroness), DBE, Hon FBA, MA (Oxon), Life Fellow  Howard P Hodson, MA, PhD, FREng Professorial Fellow (Engineering) (on leave LT 2011) Peter C J Sparks, MA, DipArch, RIBA, Life Fellow  Stephanie Palmer, SJD (Harvard), LLM (Harvard), Supernumerary Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (LLM) *Frances Gandy, MA, MCLIP, Official Fellow, Librarian, Curator, and Tutor for Science Graduates 2 * Christopher J B Ford, MA, PhD, Official Fellow (Physics) Charity A Hopkins, OBE, MA, LLB,

Janet E Harker, MA, ScD, Life Fellow Christine H McKie, MA, PhD, Life Fellow Enid A C MacRobbie, MA, PhD (Edinburgh), ScD, FRS, Life Fellow Poppy Jolowicz, MA, LLB, Life Fellow Dorothy J Thompson, FBA, MA, PhD, Life Fellow Elizabeth Marrian, MA, MD, Life Fellow Melveena C McKendrick, FBA, MA, PhD, LittD, Life Fellow Nancy J Lane Perham, OBE, PhD, ScD, MSc (Dalhousie), DPhil (Oxon), Life Fellow Joan Oates, FBA, PhD, Life Fellow Gillian Jondorf, MA, PhD, Life Fellow  Betty C Wood, MA, PhD (Pennsylvania), Supernumerary Fellow (History) Jill Mann, MA, PhD, FBA, Life Fellow *Ruth M Williams, MA, PhD (London), Bertha Jeffreys Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics (on leave LT 2011) *Julia M Riley, MA, PhD, ViceMistress, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Physical Sciences A Marilyn Strathern, DBE, FBA, Hon DLitt (Oxon), Hon ScD (Edinburgh), Hon ScD (Copenhagen), Hon ScD (Helsinki), Hon Doctorate (Panteion), Hon ScD (Durham), Hon DPhil (Papua New Guinea), Hon DSocSci (Queen’s, Belfast), Hon DSocSci (Yale), MA, PhD, Life Fellow John Marks, MA, MD (London), FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPsych, Life Fellow 2


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Life Fellow W James Simpson, BA (Melbourne), PhD, MPhil (Oxon), Life Fellow  Anne Fernihough, MA, PhD, Non-Stipendiary Fellow (English) 3 Angela C Roberts, PhD, Professorial Fellow (Behavioural Neurosciences)  Hugh R Shercliff, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering  Martin W Ennis, MA, PhD, FRCO, KRP (Köln), Austin and Hope Pilkington Fellow, Director of Studies in Music and Director of College Music John L Hendry, MA, PhD, Supernumerary Fellow (Management Studies) 2 Jochen H Runde, MPhil, PhD, Supernumerary Fellow (Economics), Director of Studies in Management Studies Dennis Barden, MA, PhD, Life Fellow *5Andrew R Jefferies, MA, VetMB, FRCPath, MRCVS, Official Fellow, Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in Medicine (Parts IA, IB, II and Clinical) and Veterinary Medicine Juliet J d’A Campbell, CMG, MA, Life Fellow Peter H Abrahams, MBBS, FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCR, DO (Hon), Supernumerary Fellow (Medical Sciences) *Deborah Lowther, MA, ACA, Official Fellow and Bursar Clive Lawson, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics (Parts I and IIA) Richard L Himsworth, MA, MD, Life Fellow  Gabriele Natali, Dott. in lett. e fil., Official Fellow

Josh D Slater, PhD, BVMS (Edinburgh), Supernumerary Fellow (Veterinary Medicine) and Praelector *A Mark Savill, MA, PhD, Non-Stipendiary Fellow (Engineering)  Per-Olof H Wikström, BA, PhD (Stockholm), Professorial Fellow (Criminology) 2 S-P Gopal Madabhushi, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering (on leave 2010–2011) 3 Albertina Albors-Llorens, LLM (London), PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Law  Mia Gray, BA (San Diego), MRCP (Berkeley), PhD (Rutgers), Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Geography (Part IB)  Neil Wright, MA, PhD, Official Fellow (Classics) Ruth M L Warren, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCR, Life Fellow Alexandra M Fulton, BSc, PhD (Edinburgh), Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Biological Sciences (Parts IB, II and III), Tutor for Admissions (Science) Eileen D Rubery, CB, MB, ChB (Sheffield), MA (London), PhD, FRCR, FRCPath, FFPHM, Senior Research Fellow, Honorary Registrar of the Roll Maureen J Hackett, BA, MA (Southampton), Official Fellow, Tutor, Warden of Wolfson Court and Graduate Accommodation, and Junior Bursar 3 Crispin H W Barnes, BSc, PhD (London), Official Fellow (Physics)  Arif M Ahmed, BA (Oxon), MA (Sussex), PhD, Official Fellow (Philosophy) (on leave MT 2010) Judith A Drinkwater, MA, Official 3


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Fellow (Mathematics) Karen L Lee, MA, Official Fellow (Law) and Tutor *Sinéad M Garrigan Mattar, BA, DPhil (Oxon), Official Fellow and Director of Studies in English (Part I, and Part II) Stuart A Scott, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering (Part IB) and Chemical Engineering *Stelios Tofaris, MA, Brenda Hale Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (Part IA) Alasdair N Campbell, MA, MEng, PhD, Hertha Ayrton Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering Fionnùala E Sinclair, BA (Hull), PhD (Edinburgh), Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Modern Languages and Linguistics, and Tutor 9 Liliana Janik, MPhil (Torun), PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Archaeology and Anthropology (Part I), Archaeology (Part II) and Biological Anthropology, and Tutor for Arts Graduates 4 Marta Marzanska, BA, PhD, Non-Stipendiary Fellow (Hebrew Studies) David B Kemp, MSci (London), PhD (Open University), Sarah Woodhead Research Fellow in Earth Sciences Danielle W A G Van den Heuvel, MA (Amsterdam), PhD (Utrecht), Ottilie Hancock Research Fellow in Modern History Laura C McMahon, BA, MPhil, PhD Rosamund Chambers Research Fellow in French 4 Nik Cunniffe, MA, MPhil, MSc (Bath), PhD, Official Fellow (Physical

Fellow, K M Peace Secretary to the Council Francisca Malarée, BSc (Econ), MA (London), Official Fellow and Development Director *2Colm Durkan, BA, PhD (Trinity College Dublin), Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering (Part IIA and MET1) 1 Edward J Briscoe, BA (Lancaster), MPhil, PhD, Professorial Fellow (Computer Science) Emma Pugh, BSc (Keele), PhD, Official Fellow (Physics) and Tutor *K M Veronica Bennett, BSc (Leicester), PhD (CNAA), Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Biological Sciences and Tutor for Admissions (Arts) *Harriet D Allen, MSc (Calgary), MA, PhD, Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Geography and Education, and Tutor Shaun D Fitzgerald, MA, PhD, Official Fellow (Engineering) and Tutor Stephen E Robertson, MA, MSc (City), PhD (London), Non-Stipendiary Fellow (Information Science) Stuart Davis, BA, PhD (Birmingham), Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Modern Languages (Parts IA and II) and Tutor Benjamin J Griffin, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in History (year 2) Fiona J Cooke, MA, BM BCh (Oxon), PhD (London), MRCP, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine (Parts IB, II and Clinical Ross I Lawther, MA, PhD, Olga Taussky 4


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Sciences)

Margaret Faultless, MA, (Music) Sarah L Fawcett, BA, BM, BCh (Oxford), MRCS, FRCR (Medical and Veterinary Sciences) Paul T Griffiths, BA, DPhil (Oxon) (Chemistry) The Revd A Malcolm Guite, MA, PhD (Durham), Chaplain  Christopher K Hadley, MA, MSc, Director of Studies in Computer Science Mark Hogarth, BSc (Manchester), MSc (London), PhD, Director of Studies in Philosophy Katherine Hughes, BSc, BVSc (Liverpool), MRCVS (Veterinary Medicine) Monica Konrad, BSc (Bristol), MSc, PhD (London) (Social Anthropology) John Lawson, BA, PhD, Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences (Part II) Kamiar Mohaddes BSc (Warwick), MPhil, Director of Studies in Economics C Patricia Ward, MA, PhD (Physics) 4 Samantha K Williams, BA (Lancaster), MSc, PhD, Director of Studies in History (Year 2) (on leave ET 2011) Geoffrey J Willis, BSc (Liverpool), Assistant Bursar

Edward W Holberton, BA, MPhil, PhD, Bradbrook Official Fellow and Director of Studies in English (Year 2) Michael R Jones, BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (York), Non-Stipendiary Fellow and Director of Studies in English Helen A Van Noorden, BA, MPhil, PhD, Director of Studies in Classics Sabine A Deiringer, MPhil, PhD, Eugenie Strong Research Fellow in Social Anthropology Francesco Montomoli, MSc, PhD (Florence), Mitsubishi Senior Research Fellow in Engineering Edward J M Naylor, BEng (Kingston), PhD (Cranfield), Mitsubishi Senior Research Fellow in Engineering Katherine M Kennedy, BA, MA (King’s London), PhD, Katherine Jex-Blake Research Fellow in English and Music Kevin P D Musselman, BSc Eng (Kingston, Canada), MSc (British Colombia), Hertha Ayrton Research Fellow in Materials Science

Bye-Fellows Steven Boreham, BSc (CCAT), PhD (OU) (Geography) Louise E Braddock, MA, MB, BChir, MD, MA (Reading), PhD (Reading) (Philosophy), Praelector Caroline J A Brett, MA, PhD, Director of Studies in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic 4 Simon Cohn, BA, PhD (London), Director of Studies in Social Anthropology 4 Robert Doubleday, BSc (London), MSc (Sussex), PhD (London) (Geography) 

Archivist Emerita Kate Perry Cert Ed (Froebel)

External Teaching Officers James A Aitken, BA, MA (Durham), PhD, Director of Studies in Oriental Studies Barbara A Bodenhorn, PhD, Director 5


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of Studies in Social and Political Sciences (Part I), Fellow of Pembroke College John S McCombie, MA, PhD, Director of Studies in Land Economy, Fellow of Downing College

Richard Marks, PhD, Director of Studies in History of Art, Visiting Fellow of Fitzwilliam College Olivier Tonneau, PhD (Paris IV) (Modern Languages), Fellow of Homerton College

Praelectors Louise E Braddock, MA, MB, BChir, MD, MA (Reading), PhD (Reading) Josh D Slater, PhD, BVMS (Edinburgh)

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A Letter from the Mistress Dear Girtonians This is my first letter for the Annual Review and it is not strictly an overview of the full year, since, at the time of writing I have only been in office for nine months. On the other hand, being new to both College and Cambridge, I regard rather a lot of things as ‘news’. In the interests of time, space and stamina, therefore, I have alighted on three key words to sum up my remarks.

1. Continuity Cambridge Heads of House succeed one another in the twinkling of an eye. Girton is no exception. After a celebratory weekend with friends and supporters of the Roll and the People’s Portraits, my predecessor Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern closed her office door on 29 September 2009, and embarked on a round of much-deserved international travel. I arrived in College at approximately six o’clock on the evening of 1 October, 2009 and was whisked immediately to the Stanley Library for a moving ceremony of words and music, which sealed my entry to the Office of Mistress. From my perspective, the shift could not have been more abrupt. One day I was in Frankfurt talking to a roomful of economists; twenty-four hours later, I was in the midst of my first official duty as Mistress of Girton, hosting a party for new Fellows. I suspect – if only on account of our shared difficulty in locating the Fellows’ Rooms – that I shall have a lasting bond with those who arrived with me on that day: Official Fellows, Dr Helen van Noorden and Dr Edward Holberton; MHI Senior Research Fellows Dr Francesco Montomoli and Dr Edward Naylor; Research Fellows Ms Sabine Deiringer, Mr Aswin Sai Narain Seshasayee and Dr Michael Rodman Jones; Bye-Fellows Dr Robin Doubleday, Dr Simon Cohn and Miss Kate Hughes; and this year’s French Lectrice Mlle Pauline Guena. It may seem strange to list all these arrivals under the heading ‘continuity’! However, the succession of Mistresses, like the welcoming of new Fellows, is precisely about that process which Edward Said describes as the ‘elaboration’ (the rolling forward) of the life 7


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of institutions like Girton College. I am the nineteenth Mistress of Girton: in 140 years, the average tenure of the Office has been just over seven years, and the truth is that the arrival of a new Mistress is a tradition that, first and foremost, preserves a sense of continuity – an affirmation that things will go on. In practice, this ‘going on’ is secured in two key ways. First are the guidelines built into the infrastructures of good governance; the rules, regulations and procedures that prevent us breaking the law or reinventing the wheel. It has taken some time to get to grips with the complex world of Statutes and Ordinances that, on the one hand, lend stability to the day-to-day operation of the College, and, on the other, set the parameters for effecting what might be called ‘considered change’. To the extent that I do now have a sense of where we have come from, and of what the broad direction of travel may be, I am more grateful than words can convey to a great many people. These include: the Vice-Mistress Julia Riley, the Senior Tutor Andrew Jefferies, the Bursar Debbie Lowther, the Development Director Fran Malarée, the Secretary to Council Judith Drinkwater and the Mistress’s Secretary Fay Faunch. All these, and numerous others, have spent many hours patiently explaining the intricacies of the vast operation that is Girton College. I should add my thanks too, to Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, who – despite her busy new life – has, on occasion, been a key source of very wise words. Some of the ingredients of continuity in College life are far less tangible than ordinances, rules, regulations, procedures or routines. This second ‘catalyst for continuity’ is more about cultures and structures and has to do with – well – the practice of ‘collegiality’. I refer here to qualities which cannot be written into job descriptions, prescribed for individuals, guaranteed by statute, or taken for granted by institutions. Such qualities have to do with generosity of spirit, ‘buy-in’ to an ethic of care, a sense of good humour and feelings of mutual respect. Whatever underpins these shared values – a common sense of purpose, perhaps, or a mutual respect for Girton’s history and destiny – one very striking feature of College life is a well-established ‘culture of kindness’. This is worth celebrating and nurturing: it is a priceless resource on which our future may depend. Continuity is not, then, the same as inertia. It is rather about the conditions for moving forward – a property which, if anything, is underlined as people come and go. For example, we have just said goodbye to Dr Anna Andreeva, Margaret Smith Research Fellow, who has moved to a Lecturership at Heidelberg University; and before the end of the year, we will also bid farewell to Aswin Seshasayee, who had barely unpacked his bags before securing a prestigious appointment as ‘Young Investigator’, to continue his research on genomics at the National Centre for Biological Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore, India. Dr Dana Marsh just managed to complete the year’s two Choir tours before moving to his new appointment as Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, and Oxford has taken three of our number: Professor Georgina Born, who takes up the post of Professor of Music and Anthropology, Dr Karenjit Clare, who has a postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Green Templeton College, Oxford, and Dr Alderik Blom whose British Academy Research Fellowship is based at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. As these personal careers cross paths with 8


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Girton’s own biography, they leave a lasting trace of their incumbents’ energy and achievement on the landscape of the College, and I trust they will remain part of our extended community for many years to come. The same can be said for some of the College staff who have moved on this year: Penny Whittle retired from her position of College Nurse, after 17 years service; Sinead Mullan left the Conference Office after five years; and office trainee Steffi Trott left in December, since when her career as secretary and administrator has gone from strength to strength. We should also mark here the lasting contribution to our sense of continuity made by those who have recently died. Dr Leslie Hall, one of the first male Fellows, died on 20 April 2010. On 24 Feb 2010 we also lost Miss Pam Thayer, who had the distinction of having founded the first Girton Roll Local Association (the Oxford Regional Girtonians). Continuity is also about retaining the best of the past as a bridge to the future. To that end, I can report a number of changes of status among the Fellows. Former Mistress Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern has been elected to a Life Fellowship, as has one of our first male Fellows, Dr Roland Randall. Dr Liliana Janik and Dr Nik Cunniffe, formerly Bye-Fellows, are elected to Official Fellowships; Dr Janik also succeeds Roland Randall as Graduate Tutor. Professor Angela Roberts, former Bye-Fellow, has been elected as a Professorial Fellow, while Ms Margaret Faultless makes the shift from Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow Commoner to Bye-Fellow on appointment as Director of Performance Studies in the University Faculty of Music. In the same vein, a further crucial element securing continuity in all the best features of College life is the work of College staff. Many have shown long and devoted service, but few more than Florrie Buck whose work in several roles spans the last 50 years. We are also pleased and proud to be able to mark and celebrate the long service achievements of: Christine Wallace and Denise Collings (House Services) each 30 years; Colin Osborn (Gardener at Wolfson Court) and Richard Hewitt (Gardener) each 20 years.

2. Energy Whether preserving traditions or creating precedents, the work of the College in 2009– 10 is hard to summarise in a single word, unless that word is ‘energetic’. Preparing the text for this section has therefore been an adventure, itself quite exhausting; for that reason if nothing more, the summary that follows is partial. Suffice it to say that Girton is a lively, enthusiastic institution, bristling with activity, whose imprint extends beyond the confines of Cambridge, which seems always ahead of its time, and punches far above its numerical weight. Here is a flavour of what I mean. First, there are the public achievements that we are pleased to mark, and which we celebrate as merely the tip of an iceberg of activity. These include New Year Honours for four Girtonians: The Right Reverend David Conner (Honorary Fellow and Dean of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle) has been appointed KCVO; Susan Hall (1971), who read MML at Girton and is Chief Officer at West Yorkshire Probation Office, has been awarded the OBE; Margaret Lee (2002), who read Management Studies and is now Chief Executive Officer at the CRESCO Trust, 9


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has been awarded the MBE for services to social enterprise in Northern Ireland, and Mary Saunders (Cain 1967) was likewise awarded the MBE for services to the Diocese of Oxford and the Church of England. Among the Birthday Honours Professor van Heyningen (Daniel 1965) was appointed CBE for services to Science and Professor Athene Donald (Griffith 1971), Director of the University’s Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative and Deputy Head of the University Physics Department, became DBE. Professor Donald was also amongst Girtonians receiving other notable recognition: she won the Science and Technology Award sponsored by Glamour magazine, and  Professor Helen Atkinson (Bavister 1978), Head of the Mechanics of Materials Research Group at the University of Leicester,  has been named as one of the UK Research Council’s Women of Outstanding Achievement 2010, for ‘Leadership and Inspiration within Science, Engineering and Technology’. The 2010 general election produced Girton’s first male Girtonian MPs: Gavin Shuker (2000), Labour MP for Luton South, and George Freeman (1986), Conservative MP for mid-Norfolk. Secondly, it is heartening to see so many subject-inspired activities either linked to, or located at, Girton. There is scope, I suspect, to do more to raise the profile of our core subjects. Large and small, many of them have acquired distinctly Girtonian identities which are worth recognising as such, and enjoying more explicitly. Here are four examples from the many I could have cited. For Economics, the Joan Robinson Society (with the support of the Development Office) convened talks on three separate occasions by prominent Girton Alumni: Colm O’Shea (1989), a hedge-fund manager, Colin Grassie (1980), CEO of the UK operation of Deutsche Bank, and Rachel Lomax (Salmon 1963), former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. These events attracted students from beyond Economics and the College, bringing some key Cambridge figures in finance and economics to College for the first time for many years. This year’s Geography Society dinner was in part a celebration of the career and contribution of Dr Roland Randall. It was graced by an astonishing turnout from among geographers past and present, who travelled from far and wide, providing testimony not only to the strength of the subject at Girton and to Roland’s personal contribution to that, but also to the widespread support the subject has among alumni, friends and current students. Girtonian Lawyers held a reception at Inner Temple in London, hosted by Mrs Justice Gloster (1967), and including a speech on the newlyconstituted Supreme Court by the College Visitor Baroness Hale of Richmond (Hoggett 1963). Finally MML hosted a dinner in College, in part to launch an appeal for funds to establish new Fellowships. Lest it seems an oversight, note that the many activities of the Musicians are profiled below. Thirdly, the students have been hard at work, and not only with exams in mind. Freshers’ week included a triumphant performance of Girton the Musical; the Ball – notwithstanding its claims to Absurdism – was a social and financial success story; Girton’s got Talent extended a warm welcome to students visiting as part of the CUSU shadowing scheme, underlining our perpetual commitment to equality and diversity in recruitment; and the University Challenge team (Christopher Cameron, Alana Brown-Kerr, Rebecca 10


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Cawley and Daniel Spencer) had Girton’s most successful run in the competition to date, graciously losing their third – but deciding – quarter-final to Imperial College. Fourthly, the cultural, artistic and sporting life of the College is flourishing in all kinds of ways, but this year Music deserves special mention. After a whistle-stop tour of the USA, which included the recording of a new, well-received, CD (The Feast Celestial), the Choir, conducted by the Director of Chapel Music Dr Dana Marsh, joined forces with the London Mozart Players and two of our most talented young musical alumni (Mateusz Boroviak and Charles Siem) for a sell-out concert in November at Goldsmith’s Hall in London. Celebrating his twentieth year as Girton’s Pilkington Fellow, our Director of Music Dr Martin Ennis went on to direct two packed performances to mark the four hundredth anniversary of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers. The first was held in the College Hall when the whole day glowed with activity as students, staff, Fellows and visitors pulled together to make it happen. The second, on the day following, was in St John’s College Chapel. The fact that Girton has engaged in (even) more instrumental ventures than usual, complementing the ongoing work of the Choir, reflects in part the energies of this year’s Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow Commoner, baroque violinist Maggie Faultless. She has encouraged and inspired a host of musical ventures which really are too numerous to list, but which above all confirm the crucial importance of artists in residence to the ‘elaboration’ of academic life. We are delighted that her new appointment in the faculty of Music means that she will be able to stay with us as a Bye-Fellow. Another anniversary event (as if the 800th/140th was not enough) was the tenth birthday of the People’s Portraits. To celebrate a decade of innovative portraiture by successive newlyelected Fellows of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, a selection of (the most recently painted) portraits was on prominent display through May and June at the Mall Galleries. At a packed event to mark the opening of this exhibition, Girton Honorary Fellow and crime writer P D James ‘unveiled’ the three new portraits which have joined the collection this year. Other ventures bursting with life range from the activities of the Poetry Group; the creation of a new literary magazine (The Tower) which features a range of original creative writing and artwork; the revitalisation of the Boat Club, where the men’s eights have been doing well, and our women have been shining: congratulations to Constance Daggett in the Cambridge Women’s Blue boat, and Hannah Sensecall for her Half Blue in the women’s lightweights. There is the real hope that building will start within the year on the new sports pavilion, and that this will give a further boost to an already hectic sporting calendar. Then there is the tireless round of activity associated with the Roll, as well as the vibrant programe of alumni relations managed by the Development Office on which I have more to say below. For me, however, the jewel in the crown of a dazzling array of Girton-based events this year was the inaugural dinner for parents which took place in November, featuring alumni Marc Finer (2001), and Dr Carenza Lewis (1982), who sparked discussion on ‘Life after Girton’. This intended one-off experiment is now to become an established institution. It was followed more recently by a one-day workshop 11


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on ‘Life after the Main Career’ with speakers including Anthea Tinker, Lord Eatwell and Katherine Whitehorn, as well as Girtonians Professor Deryn Watson (Morgan 1964), and Professor Kay-Tee Khaw (1969).

3. Trajectory No institution whose traditions are founded on a sense of momentum, and whose activity is so inspired can, or should, resist the winds of change. They come, however, from several directions. We would have preferred to avoid the icy blast of recession; but in the wake of a far-reaching financial storm, College has risen to the challenge, and clambered en masse aboard the Bursar’s budgetary lifeboat. As recession tightens, every department and constituency within College has been asked to make cuts, and that process has not been easy. But the first tranche of savings has been agreed, and the next round of creative thinking is under way. As far as the operating costs of College are concerned, we have every chance of ‘fixing the budget to fit the figures’ (as George Osborne might say). In the light of this, I should like to take the opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Bursar for masterminding the plan, and to budget-holders and colleagues for managing the process sensitively, constructively, and with good humour. Other changes are subject to what we might call a breeze (sometimes rather too balmy) of bureaucracy. Much of this concerns the engagement of the Colleges with the University. It is hard to label this engagement a ‘relationship’ because this appellation implies a degree of separation which the facts belie. After all, many scholars and all students embody the Colleges and the University simultaneously. Nevertheless, a new round of talks has been initiated by the Colleges Committee, which has assembled three new working groups to better co-ordinate the twin constituents of the Collegiate University. The Senior Tutor is part of the working group on teaching, which hopes to steer a course through the College Teaching Officer (CTO) stalemate of recent years; I am on the working group concerned with research; and College Council has offered suggestions for the agenda of the third working group, which picks up all other aspects of the encounter. Watch this space. There is, finally, a third imperative for change. Shall we call it a hurricane of hope? At any rate it has to do with a flurry of activity around our ambitious plans for the future. Assuming operating costs are in hand, College expects to have sufficient financial flexibility to look forward. There are two broad visions: (i) A bold plan to underpin, expand and enhance the Fellowship. This has two elements. First to continue to add to the Fellowship by supporting a range of wholeand part-College-funded academic posts; secondly we shall introduce, from September 2010, a promotions scheme for CollegeTeaching Officerss, so that these appointments (whether wholly funded by College, or shared with the faculties) can be regarded as career positions, with a research as well as a teaching component. (ii) An ambitious scheme to develop the estate. We have now laid firm foundations for two major building projects. The first is a new wing at Ash Court. This will effectively complete the work that Emily Davies began, and is both exciting and challenging. An 12


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architectural competition is already under way. We shall use the winning design to enhance the site, and to bring a major part of College’s accommodation specification into line with modern expectations. During term time, the new wing will enable us to consolidate undergraduate accommodation onto the Girton site. Out of term, we shall be able to bring our conference accommodation fully into line with the quality of our catering and other services. Second, there are plans to enhance and refurbish Wolfson Court, creating the possibility of developing a world-class graduate facility, with enhanced day-conference potential. Plans like these cost money. They require new investment of up to £10m for the Fellowships programme, and at least £20m for the building works. Perhaps a third of this will be raised by selling our off-site houses, and drawing on existing loans. The quest for the rest depends on the continuing success of the Development Office, whose activities have gone from strength to strength this year. Many of the ‘signature’ events mentioned earlier in this report, for example, were initiated or facilitated by the Development Office, and more are planned. The launch of the Girton Alumni Sports Association in the Long Room at Lords was one highlight, and thanks are due to Dr John Marks for facilitating this, and for supporting it, not least with his presence, humour and enthusiasm. Trips to the USA and the Far East also seem to have been successful; the first marked the University’s official ‘end-of-800th’ celebrations in New York and San Francisco; the second took that story of success to Singapore and Hong Kong. Both trips provided me with an unmissable opportunity to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of a broad crosssection of College friends and alumni. I was greatly moved by their generosity towards College, and encouraged by their assurance of continuing support. With the College’s 140th anniversary behind us, and the next decade to plan for, thoughts are already turning to a new development campaign. It is worth noting, in this context, how much the idea of ‘Development’ at Girton exceeds a simple fundraising brief. Development is, in fact, precisely what its name implies: a project designed to support and grow the College in all its diversity. Development is about keeping the vibrant community of nearly 8000 Girtonians in close touch with each other, and with the needs and aspirations of those studying here today. Development is about nurturing friendships, building networks, sharing resources, ‘giving to’, and ‘giving back’. We may need to invest a little more in these activities in order to follow our dreams, but my guess is that it will be money well spent.

In conclusion The key words for this year are continuity, energy and trajectory. I tried in vain to tie these themes to my conclusion: searched for something witty; rooted for comments profound. And then I realised that there is no conclusion. College is going on; it is ‘on the go’. Nothing stopped when one Head of House demitted her Office; nothing started when another took up that role. There is welcome continuity, boundless energy, ambitious trajectory, and a future to embrace. Susan Smith

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Profiles Jochen Runde After nearly 21 years in Cambridge and as a Fellow of Girton College, it still comes as a surprise to find myself doing the things I am doing. My late teens and early twenties were spent living the dream of being a fulltime – if seldom fully employed – guitar player in and around the pubs, clubs and studios of Johannesburg. It was only very late in the day, indeed on the eve of my starting a BMus as a classical guitar major at the University of the Witwatersrand, that I decided not to make a career of it. The only alternative still open to me at that late stage was the BCom, which I completed in a mostly undistinguished way. It must have been difficult to find jobs after I had finished, or at least it was for me, and so, largely as a result of having been exposed to a charismatic economics lecturer in my third year, I decided to follow up with a one-year ‘honours’ degree specialising in economics. It was only towards the end of that year that something clicked and I began to develop something approximating a serious interest in the subject. Although I went on to finish with only a 2.1, the head of the department must have seen a glimmer of something because I was subsequently offered a junior lectureship in the department. In fact there had been three members of the class vying for the job, and I was the ‘lucky’ one who got it. Happily the other two, whom I still see from time to time, were more than compensated for missing out. Both of them emigrated to London after graduating, arriving just in time for the Big Bang and going on to highly successful careers, one of them of quite spectacular proportions, in the City. I spent the next five years teaching economics and taking an MCom in Economics by dissertation at Wits University during the day, and doing more guitar playing than I had ever done before at night. By this stage I had formed a serious interest in the treatment of uncertainty in economic theory, and, attracted by the work of Tony Lawson from the Cambridge Faculty of Economics, took a period of unpaid leave to come to Cambridge for the MPhil in Economics in 1987 (Tony subsequently became my PhD supervisor and a close friend and colleague). I then returned to Wits for another 18 months before coming back to Cambridge for the PhD, newly married to Fiona Kinghorn, on 1 January 1990 (still happily married, no children but with a horse called Leo and a boxer dog 14


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called Barry). I started as a Bye-Fellow at Girton in October of that same year, having delivered on my promise to the then Mistress Mary Warnock to have completed my PhD by then (less impressively quick than it may sound, because I had already completed much of my research during my MPhil and the intervening year and a half in Johannesburg). There followed an extremely rewarding nine years teaching Economics at Girton, including stints as a Research Fellow and six years as Graduate Tutor for the Arts. In 1999 I was offered a University Lectureship in Economics at the then Judge Institute of Management Studies (now Cambridge Judge Business School). Again there was a lot of luck involved, this time because I knew something about the competition and correctly predicted that a rival from the Faculty of Economics would be offered and would accept the job. However, and this would never happen nowadays, it transpired that between the job presentations in the morning and the interviews later that day, the then Director of the School Sandra Dawson had made an application to the University to appoint not one but two lecturers in Economics. Permission was granted and the one opening miraculously became two. My former rival and I have worked together closely ever since. Being part of the business school has been a fantastic experience.The world of business and management is an incredibly rich and dynamic site for research, especially for someone with a background in economics, and I greatly enjoy the business school emphasis on interdisciplinarity and practical relevance (there is nothing like facing an MBA class for the first time for becoming extremely sensitive to the latter). Moving to the business school has allowed me to build on my earlier interests in decision-making under uncertainty and the problems of how to deal with ‘unknown unknowns’ or what are sometimes called ‘black swans’, as well as the assessment of explanations of specific events that are resistant to standard statistical analysis. More recently I have been working on the ontology of material and non-material technological objects, developing various implications for how we think about user-innovation and technical change. It has also been a privilege to be part of such a young department, at least in Cambridge terms, at a stage at which it has been undergoing rapid development. There has never been a shortage of things to do on the institution-building front, and I spent much of my first six years there partially seconded to the Cambridge-MIT institute, collaborating with Faculty from MIT on its ‘professional practice’ arm and leading its graduate education activities. Amongst the fruits of this work were six new cross-departmental MPhil programmes in areas of science and technology, all with a strong, shared management component provided by the business school, and all of which have become part of the fabric of the University. My last two years have been spent as Director of the MBA, the largest and in many ways most complex masters programme in the University. The MBA is run as a separate business unit within the business school, with over 160 students, a dedicated staff of over 20 people and all that managing a group this large entails (the number of people who contribute to teaching on the programme, including 15


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adjunct faculty and practitioners, runs to well over 150). While our MBA benefits greatly from the Cambridge brand, there is enormous competition between business schools for what is a surprisingly small number of students globally who want to do an MBA each year and who have the right profile for a top-end school. For this reason, not to mention the very public nature of the various MBA rankings published in the business and financial press, the pressure to innovate, improve and sell the programme and the School is relentless. My travel itinerary for my first two months in office was a bracing introduction to what the job would entail: New York, Cambridge, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Cambridge, Johannesburg, Singapore, Bangkok, Moscow, Cambridge, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cambridge, all carefully scheduled to fit in with my lecture courses which are themselves all squeezed into Michaelmas Term. As it happened, I didn’t get to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the end, but only because I became caught up in Thailand when the airport was seized by anti-government protestors. The best thing about the job, just as it was when I was able to devote more of my time to College, is the people I get to interact with. This includes my colleagues at the Judge, the students – an incredibly diverse, vibrant and cosmopolitan bunch – and, importantly, the many people from the wider university and beyond who contribute to the MBA programme. In some ways looking after the MBA is akin to doing one, because it involves spending a lot of time hosting lectures and dinners listening to the amazing range of speakers we are able to attract. The list is far longer than can be detailed here, but some that stick in my mind include Bob Diamond, President of Barclays plc and CEO of Barclays Capital, just after Barclays had acquired Lehman Brothers (this at the height of the financial crisis, he on his secure satphone to the Fed just as he was walking into the lecture theatre); Director of the Tate Nick Serota and the distinguished pop artist Michael CraigMartin in a remarkable session on leadership in cultural and arts management; and Vittorio Colao and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEOs of Vodafone and Nokia respectively, demonstrating just how different two people can be and yet still be inspirational leaders of two iconic companies in the same sector. But my favorite memory is probably of Oscar-winning film director Florian Henkel von Donnersmark’s leadership lecture, making play of his remarkable physical stature when observing that he had ‘never quite managed to fit in at Oxford’. Given the charm of the man and his considerable accomplishments I have no doubt that he fitted in perfectly well. But however that may be, I am grateful that it has somehow also been possible for me, a now ex-guitar-player, also of German extraction, but of course of considerably more modest accomplishment and height (only 6'6" to his 6'9"), to fit in, both as a member of Girton and the wider University. It has been an amazing 20 or so years and I look forward to the ones to follow. Jochen Runde

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Maggie Faultless Over three and a half years ago Martin Ennis and I had a conversation after a concert I had been directing. The performance was by the Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, a Baroque orchestra now well established in the University. I was speculating that a quarter of a century after being an undergraduate here I would have a very different experience of Cambridge, and want to do some significantly different things from those I had achieved in the 1980s. It also felt time for a career break, a career of performing as a violinist (primarily leading and directing) that had taken me all over the world, it was exciting, rewarding and certainly stimulating, but somehow I wasn’t sure that it was how I wanted to spend the rest of my working life. In the early music world (performing on instruments appropriate to the music composed) a degree of research into performance practice is at the heart of my work and various topics for research have always remained in the ‘dipped into’ file; tantalising to think that there might be time to explore these further. So it was with great enthusiasm that I reacted to the invitation to write a proposal to the then Mistress of Girton, Marilyn Strathern, with a view to applying to become a Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow Commoner for two terms. It was also beneficial that my diary necessitated a long period before this break would be possible – a chance to make sure I wasn’t tempted to combine the Fellowship with too much professional distraction and also to be clear what I thought I would like to achieve. Defining the self-made ruts of twenty-five years in order to approach issues of performing from a new perspective became an important first step. Advice from friends as to how to spend the sabbatical was gently forthcoming, some I have followed, and others, like the insistence to spend time either under a tree or in the library reading a poem I had never read before – a new poem every day – lasted about three days! Other ideas have been more useful; to use my experience as the starting point for my work has proved invaluable, although those moments in the Girton library when I gave myself the chance to freewheel and ended up deep in Marxist philosophy or Finnegan’s Wake will remain a fond memory. ‘Don’t expect to do what you thought you would’ has proved true. The manuscript in the Fitzwilliam Museum of violin sonatas by a Dutch composer living in Cambridge in the second half of the eighteenth century remains a project for the future for various reasons but a leading scholar has recently suggested what I might more usefully take from it. A further project to look at nineteenth-century editions of Beethoven quartets proved to be an interesting part of a seminar for a Part ll 17


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Tripos paper but didn’t capture my attention sufficiently to devote my time exclusively to comparisons of David and Joachim, two famous violinists of the period. Instead the extraordinary environment of College and University simply bombarded me with chances to meet and talk to scholars and students and to open up my ways of thinking about music, its role in society, and in particular the relationship between composer, performer and audience. I was fortunate enough to join a postgraduate seminar group at CRASSH, courtesy of Girton’s Professor Born, and the reading lists alone have stimulated thousands of words on my computer, certainly unpublishable, but generating a revitalised approach to rehearsing and working with other musicians. Alongside the scholarly themes that have come up time and time again Cambridge, has provided the environment in which to put them into practice. Fortunate enough to be a performing musician and to have been asked to do some teaching at the Music Faculty, I have been able to generate many practical ‘experiments’ with willing and highly talented students. I admit that keeping up with research necessary to help them has been a challenge, but has taken me into other areas of musicology I hadn’t expected to encounter. Another world of performing also opened up. Teaching can take many forms, but in music, actually playing and performing with students has been another revelation. With my newly forming methods of rehearsing, investigating many possible solutions to questions of interpretation based on looking at music as a language with opportunities to inflect meaning, rather than to impose prescriptive instructions, has been fascinating, creatively rewarding and produced some really invigorating performances. In particular I would like to highlight three at Girton itself: the Bach/Schubert College concert in March, my first outing on the violin outside the Collegium during my six months, which cemented some strong musical relationships that are by no means over. The Monteverdi Vespers was a Cambridge triumph (I would still like to thank those present at the wonderful education event for school children for not laughing at my new text for the Vespers) and a special musical treat to be on stage with Jeremy West again. The May Week concert had moments of profound musical listening on the part of performers and audience alike that will remain with me for a long time to come. When asked to write for the Review it was as a Visiting Fellow, and as I write I see that I can’t possibly do justice and adequately describe the wealth of experience of being at Girton this year. I have been asked on many occasions what I have done in these six months; the new books on my book case, piles of articles from journals, concert programmes, diary and emails would give an idea of the ‘what’ but wouldn’t, perhaps, give the real picture. These months have changed my life, giving it a new direction, impulses and impetus to pursue performing in different ways and with new people. I had no inkling of the impact this time would have on me and as I look forward to the next years, now as a Bye-Fellow of Girton and Director of Performance Studies at the Music Faculty I can only say yet again that I am immensely grateful for the generosity and foresight of Girton and Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey. Maggie Faultlesss

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Rosalind, Lady Carlisle and her Legacy This is an edited version of the talk given by Dr Ben Griffin for the College 2009 Ceremony for the Commemoration of Benefactors.

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When I arrived at Girton in 2003 it was as the Rosalind, Lady Carlisle Research Fellow. For that reason I have been asked to say a few words about Rosalind Howard, Countess of Carlisle and her contribution to the life of the College. Let me begin with a failure to commemorate: a disconcerting silence. She was 21 in 1865 when she gave birth to her first child, and on that day the bells of her home town in Cheshire failed to ring. This was no accident. The local villagers had known the young aristocrat all her life and were fond of her, so upon hearing of the birth of a child they ran to the church tower to ring the bells. But when they heard that the baby was a girl they abandoned their plan, apparently muttering ‘It’s nowt but a lass.’ Looking back on the event 25 years later the hurt that this slight had caused was still obvious. Lady Carlisle said that the bell ringers had been wrong. Her daughter, she said, ‘grew up wise and good, and fair of soul, and her earliest hours should have been ushered in by every peal of bells in the neighbourhood. But it is different now. England has learned to value her daughters … even as she values her sons.’1

LEFT: Lady Stanley (seated) with her daughter Rosalind, Lady Carlisle (kneeling). RIGHT: Rosalind, Lady Carlisle (seated) with her daughter Dorothy.

Girton College was both a cause and an effect of the process by which England reassessed the value of her daughters, so it is no surprise that Lady Carlisle was one of its most dedicated supporters. An institution which sought to expand the opportunities open to women was always likely to appeal to her, but in her case there was also a strong family connection with the College. Her mother, Lady Stanley of Alderley, had been one of Girton’s founders and also one of its most generous benefactors, paying for the Stanley Library, a new laboratory and a lodge for the head groundsman; she even served 19


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as Mistress for a short time. In turn Lady Carlisle grew up to be a generous benefactor, making large donations to help pay for the building of the rooms along chapel and Woodlands corridors, and bequeathing £20,000 to the College to endow the scholarships that bear her name. The scale of her generosity was recognised by the college in the 1920s when one of two new fellowships was named after her. If we are to understand Lady Carlisle’s support for Girton we have to understand that it was just one aspect of her involvement in the wider women’s movement. She was a tireless supporter of women’s suffrage, and this in turn followed naturally from her passionate interest in Liberal politics. Here we should linger to appreciate the full extent of her achievement. She has a claim to have been the most influential female politician of her time, mobilising, campaigning and cajoling at a time when women’s participation in political life was regarded with considerable suspicion if not active hostility. Her daughter records that in one campaign alone 100,000 leaflets were sent out from Lady Carlisle’s sitting-room, with her family and servants roped into stuffing envelopes and licking stamps.2 Unable to vote or stand for election herself she focused her efforts on running the most powerful pressure groups and auxiliary organisations open to her. Pre-eminent among these was the Women’s Liberal Federation, which she served as President for 17 years. This was a very important body indeed. In 1912 the number of women in the WLF was twice as large as the present-day total of men and women combined who are members of the Liberal Democrats. That means that the Women’s Liberal Federation was three-quarters as big as the modern Labour Party in an age when the electorate was only a fraction of its present size and women could not vote at all. Lady Carlisle was responsible for swinging this body firmly behind the cause of women’s suffrage. In 1892 she publicly rebuked the Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone for reiterating his opposition to women’s suffrage. She persuaded the Executive Committee of the Federation to oppose the party leader, and successfully plotted to oust the sitting President of the Federation, Gladstone’s wife Catherine, who had to resign. Now the dominant figure in the organisation, Lady Carlisle became President two years later, with the organisation firmly committed to women’s suffrage. In 1902 she oversaw the adoption of what became known as the Cambridge Resolution, whereby the Federation would refuse to provide assistance to Liberal candidates who opposed women’s suffrage. This was a powerful threat, and it is small wonder that the majority of Liberal MPs returned in the general election of 1906 were publicly committed to supporting the suffrage movement. Although the 1918 Representation of the People Act enfranchised only a fraction of the female population, there can be little doubt that it would have been even more restrictive had it not been for Lady Carlisle.3 Liberal politics was just one of a large number of public causes in which she was involved. She was also a devoted temperance campaigner, promoting abstinence from alcohol at a time when this was a cause attracting widespread popular support. As President of the National British Women’s Temperance Association she saw the membership of that group grow to over 100,000. To all of the causes she supported she brought a firm conviction that she was a general in a war against the enemies of progress. This did not make her an easy person to deal with. The depth of her convictions and 20


her single-mindedness made her intolerant of those who disagreed with her: they were enemies who had to be defeated, even if they were her own children. Five of her six sons predeceased her, and she had been on speaking terms with scarcely any of them, either because she disapproved of their wives, or their lifestyles, or their politics. Similarly, her marriage broke down in part because her husband chose what was in her view the wrong side when the Liberal Party split in 1886 over the question of giving home rule to Ireland. Her obituarist in The Times wrote that a woman in her position ‘would usually have tried, by some sacrifice of principle, or at least some change of activity, to soften the difference between herself and her husband. But that was not her way. Public causes were to her a religion; and she would face, and impose, any ordeal rather than compromise what she regarded as a sacred duty.’4 After the disappointments her sons had given her, she increasingly pinned her hopes for the future on her daughter Dorothy. But how best to prepare a woman for a life of good works, a life of struggle against the forces of reaction? Obviously, she sent her to Girton to study history. These days the radical Countess of Carlisle is little remembered, indeed the process of forgetting started before she was even in the ground, because in a bizarre fit of absent-mindedness her son Geoffrey, on his way to her funeral, somehow managed to leave her body on the train.5 But she deserves to be Dorothy Howard painted by George Howard, 9th Earl remembered, and it is my privilege today to remember her contribution to the cause of women’s education, and to the College’s aims of promoting learning and research. The Carlisle scholarships have enabled generations of undergraduates to pursue their degrees, and generations of graduate students have pushed back the frontiers of knowledge with the assistance of Lady Carlisle’s generosity. For example, Muriel Bradbrook, a former Mistress of the College and the first female professor in the English Faculty, began her pioneering research on Elizabethan theatre as a Carlisle scholar. Among the current Fellows of the College both John Davies and I have benefited from the opportunities presented by the Carlisle Research Fellowship, and the value of that fellowship to my own career path cannot be overstated. A PhD thesis is necessarily a narrowly focused piece of work: but a research fellowship is an opportunity, indeed an invitation, to attempt something much more ambitious. To have three years for research without the burdens of teaching gives ideas time to mature; it gives one time to look beyond one’s own disciplinary horizons to explore ideas from scholars working in different fields; it gives one time to try out new ideas; and it gives one time to undertake new research projects that would never have been possible otherwise. For 21

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those opportunities I am deeply grateful, and I am not alone: scholars from a bewildering variety of disciplines – including geologists, theoretical physicists, biophysicists and literary critics – have all benefited from the Carlisle Fellowship. By helping these people the fellowship established in Lady Carlisle’s name has made a significant contribution to scholarship.

One of the few sons-in-law that she would talk to wrote that he was concerned that Rosalind Howard would be quickly forgotten. ‘She was not’, he said, ‘a great figure like a Prime Minister or great General whose name is copied down in each successive history book.’ Yet her influence was extraordinary. She may have been, in his words, ‘too ferocious and masterful’, but she deserves to be remembered as a pioneer who fought successfully to open politics to women, and as a figure who inspired others. Her sonin-law wrote that ‘Her genius was to live intensely and to make her neighbours feel the intensity of her living.’6 Here at Girton we know that her influence was not as transient as this suggests. The intensity of her commitment to equal opportunities and the intensity of her conviction that education should be available to all continue to inspire us, and every day her generosity helps us to put those ideals into practice. It is here in Girton above all that many of her ideals found their fullest expression, so it is particularly fitting that today, as we remember the many benefactors who have contributed to the life of our College, we should particularly remember the life of a woman who fought with such passion for the things that we as a College believe in: Rosalind Howard, Countess of Carlisle. Ben Griffin NOTES 1 Charles Roberts, The Radical Countess (Carlisle, 1962), p. 115. 2 Dorothy Henley, Rosalind Howard, Countess of Carlisle (London, 1958), p. 93. 3 Linda Walker, ‘Gender, Suffrage and Party: Liberal Women’s Organisations 1880-1914’ in Myriam Boussahba-Bravard, ed., Suffrage Outside Suffragism: Britain 1880-1914 (London, 2007). The Times, 13 August 1921, p. 11. 4 David M. Fahey, ‘Howard, Rosalind Frances, Countess of Carlisle (1845–1921)’, Oxford 5 Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004). 6 Dorothy Henley, Rosalind Howard, Countess of Carlisle (London, 1958), p. 145.

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From Girton to Red Polls Catherine Le Grice-Mack (1964) took us to task for the way in which the green ‘New Information Sheet’ at the back of the Review appeared to invite only records of academic achievement. That was never our intention but we have now modified the form to make this clearer. At the same time the Editor invited Catherine to write an account of what she regards as her non-academic life after Girton. She modestly does not point out that she has not only been elected FRSA for her charitable and educational work in agriculture, but has also been appointed MBE. A few months ago I received a form to update my entry in the College record: the form contained various questions about papers published, degrees received, research completed. After struggling to see how I could put any of my lifetime’s ‘achievements’ into any slot, here is a brief defence! I attended a proudly suffragist school where academic achievement of the highest order was expected and the Head felt we were being educated to find opportunities wherever they might appear, with the belief that we could tackle the necessary training and background work to be adaptable. Clarity about my future role always eluded me: I took a mix of subjects at A level, worked in a construction company for a year calculating heat losses and dipping my toes into civil engineering, then went to Girton to read geography, changing for a hurried Part II in Economics. I was seriously in danger of becoming a jack of all trades. A qualification later to be much valued After teaching for ten years in everything from comprehensives to home tuition, I moved to the Bristol area in the early 1980s and the second career started Manx ram on Catherine’s farm to take root – literally. One acre of garden + small children + only part-time work = grow your own. Starting with chickens, geese, and a goat, and soon moving on to a few sheep. The latter choice was pure economic land management: the acre was very steep and you could either waste lots of time and diesel on a ride-on mower, or manage it well with the sheep; we went for the sheep. Then the learning started. The tempting acre of grassy hillside was fenced for cattle with three lines of rickety old barbed wire, and the sheep soon left, drawn to the bright lights of the village below. A local farmer’s son did a rapid job of restoring security – and sanity for us and our neighbours. Tackling farming from a zero knowledge base is challenging. Unlike more academic topics, there was little in the way of textbook advice available, until the farmer’s son lent me a copy of Watson and More, a ‘farmer’s bible’ from the 1940s full of tried and tested 23


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wisdom on livestock husbandry. The combination of this farmers’ bible, The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (which has a dual role of registering rare breeds and supporting breeders), the local vet, and a part time course on stock management at the local agricultural college, made up my husbandry education. The evening classes in plumbing and woodwork taken in Hackney – thank you, Ken Livingstone – during our London years turned out to be lifesavers on more than one occasion. Our rare breed of sheep – today rather less rare thanks to the success of the last 25 years – was the Shetland, one of the best smallholders’ breeds. Why were Shetlands rare? Largely because like many traditional breeds they are small, and so do not suit the supermarkets’ requirements for standardised cuts of meat. They are agile and this, coupled with their coloured wool (heavily downgraded by the monopolistic wool marketing board) and their small carcases, means that they are not attractive for largescale commercial meat producers. But the many native regional breeds of sheep not only hold the genetic basis for modern stock, they survive and thrive on grass, with no need for resource-intensive cereals. The same applies to native breeds of cattle. My favourite of these, acquired after we moved to a 300-acre farm near by, is the Red Poll, which will easily ‘finish’ on grass, hay or silage to the right weight and meat-cover within the Defra 30 month window, and in fact would go fat if fed cereals. It was pig-keeping that confirmed my worst worries about developing systems of intensive livestock production. The feed-cake supplied by the local merchant turned out – on asking, not then stated on the label – to contain various antibiotics, copper, arsenic and chicken waste. The danger that such trace elements could remain in the soil of our smallholding or farm set me researching into what was happening within mainstream farming practice. The intensive use of drugs, including regular worming of sheep and cattle from spring to autumn, ‘set stocking’ (i.e. leaving stock on a field for a whole grazing season) and inclusion of these alarming ingredients in pig food suggested that perhaps ‘progress’ was not necessarily being made in commercial food production. It is no doubt valuable to have the tools to treat serious disease outbreaks, but when these become routines and allow the avoidance of good basic stock management they become themselves a problem. The bad effect that some long-acting wormers have on the fly and beetle populations of grassland is well recorded, so for the sake of the biodiversity of the land I decided to go fully organic Farming is an interesting world for a woman graduate to enter. There is still an expectation that sons will take over tenancies or farms from their fathers, and while women do a great deal of farming work they are – like women politicians – still well in the minority. And as with politicians it is much of the culture rather than the work itself that deters. When I started to manage the farm that we bought in Somerset in 1985, the first comment from my neighbour was patronising in the extreme. He could hardly cope with the fact that I was keeping the traditional breeds, and the final insult was that I was female. The farm itself was known in the local phrase to be ‘not boy’s land’ meaning that it was hard work: as a ‘girl’ with ‘funny animals’ the neighbour gave me two years! Fortunately he was not typical; other neighbours were both interested and supportive. 24


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The farm plan was to maximise the number of income streams for robustness – turning it into an ‘open’ farm, shortening the supply chain to capture maximum added value, and to reduce input costs – and I realise now how much of this I owe to my economics tutor Jack Revell. The plan was to breed only native breeds of sheep, cattle and pigs, and to woo my ‘market’ through the gates to enjoy both looking at the breeding livestock and purchasing the finished product. The Soil Association approach, most easily described as ‘farming without chemicals’, is in fact sound forward business planning, and the advice and education I received from Soil Association advisers was invaluable in developing a strong business. So the gates were opened from spring lambing onwards for visitors, schools and colleges, exhibiting a wide range of breeding groups of native breeds of sheep, cattle and pigs along with some poultry, ponies and goats, and celebrating the resultant landscape and environment. With a shop, resident butcher and café open for half the year, the farm was able to deliver a better living and offer more employment than if it had been under conventional management. We sold everything from souvenirs and ice creams to livestock, meat, vegetables, organic grain and advice for new breeders. A wide variety of breeds, from small brown Soay sheep from St Kilda to the white-fleeced Exmoor, and from horned Gloucester cattle to my favourite Red Poll (now gracing and grazing many of the open spaces within Cambridge), meant plenty of interest from breeders – but was also supplemented by what we came to call the ‘oohs and aahs’ from the reactions they elicited: ponies, goats and poultry, along of course with piglets and very young lambs.

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On top of lambing and calving, shearing, foot trimming and halter training, other skills were needed such as book-keeping, management, health and safety and the interpretation and completion of Defra’s notorious forms. The inappropriateness of these was sharply brought to my attention when the first new land-use forms were to be handed in. At the desk I took my place alongside a man who had arrived in a Range Rover and was clearly a well established farmer. The assistant asked him why his form was empty, and he admitted that he simply couldn’t complete it. I have been to many farm sales where buyers hand their cheque books over to the sale secretary to be filled in. 25


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Defra had not followed Professor Revell’s approach of ‘understanding how institutions and markets work in practice in order to help improve policy formulation’. My farm is the basis for a major piece of Bristol University research work creating a farm ‘food web’: from data collected on the farm constructing a quantitative ecological network of about 1000 interactive species. The completed network will allow testing of key ecological and practical questions such as those around intensive management and Countryside Stewardship obligations and will make predictions as to which options are the most beneficial for the ecosystem. Despite increasing output per acre and per animal, all the statistics point to an uncompetitive farming industry in a globalised food market, with centralised distribution and processing, and farm-gate prices for raw products that fail to keep up with the retail price index. When I sold my first pedigree litter in 1982 I got £40 a piglet. The ticket price is about the same today. The appallingly low incomes of hill farmers (most less than £10,000 per annum) are only one indicator of how unsatisfactory our national approach to land management has become. And yet these same farmers manage the environment that makes tourism in the Lake District and the SW of England the major contributors to GDP, and are the people in whose care rest the habitats for the birds that create so much of the interest for members of the RSPB. Truly sustainable farming will need to develop soils, not deplete them, improve water retention and quality, encourage natural pollination and pest control, and reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases. So – no papers, or further degrees, but a varied, unpredictable and rewarding way of life, with some important matters to follow up. Perhaps the further degree beckons after all. Catherine Le Grice-Mack

Breathing Buildings Twenty-five years ago a management consultant’s report coined the phrase ‘The Cambridge Phenomenon’, which referred to the then 300 newly established high-technology businesses that had been established as ‘spin-off’ from the University’s academic research. Today it is estimated that there are almost 1500 such ventures, many helped by Cambridge Enterprise, which was set up by the University to help inventors, innovators and engineers make their ideas commercially succesful. Dr Shaun Fitzgerald (1986) has made this leap from academia to commerce although he still teaches, and remains a Fellow of the College. Here he gives a picture of the birth of his ‘spin-off’ and the contribution that he is making to saving the world – simply by moving air. This is the story of Breathing Buildings, a commercial development springing from my group’s University research into low energy ventilation. With the help of the University’s Cambridge Enterprise initiative, it has seen us venture out of the laboratory, through the doors of financiers, into architects’ offices, and now finally on to building sites with new equipment which is changing the world – albeit one building at a time! Breathing Buildings started as a result of pioneering research into low-energy ventilation at the BP Institute for Multiphase Flow, a University research centre on the West Cambridge site. Trained in Engineering at Girton, I became involved in the 26


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research programme because of my desire to get back into technical engineering research after several years in the USA and then in London with a strategy consulting firm. When I went back to the laboratory I was unsure how my time in the City might really help – I was after all expecting a straightforward return to academic work – but six months later I found myself setting up courses for building designers to inform them about some of the novel concepts of low-energy natural ventilation which were being developed at the University. It quickly became clear that the architects on these courses were not just learning from them, but were contributing to our research by providing insight into site applications. Through discussion with them about their specific building projects, we realised that there was a gap between our new ventilation-based ideas and the means for contractors to implement them. Two of us at the BP Institute therefore developed our ideas for heat recycling into a finite ‘package’ and filed a patent for it through the University. Our idea is amazingly simple: a low-energy technology which circulates air naturally in buildings in response to monitored temperature and CO2 levels. This allows the heating energy required by normal naturally-ventilated buildings to be drastically reduced; a reduction by a factor

Monkseaton school, one of Breathing Buildings’ recent successes

of two is achievable. A reduction by a further factor of two in terms of total energy consumption is additionally achieved through the choice of natural ventilation rather than air-conditioning. This possibility generated great interest from BP, who had funded the primary research. In return for funding the work they had some rights to the intellectual property but they were clear that they were more interested in ensuring that the latent potential was brought to reality in a way that would make a real difference to the amount of energy consumed by the built environment. We asked them, and ourselves, two questions: was BP the right parent of the patent and should BP drive development of the technology required to turn the patent into a product for the construction industry? It became clear from discussions that their and our preferred business model was a new company for which BP would provide start-up funding to take it through the period of developing the initial technology in prototype and carrying out market research, to manufacturing our first saleable units. The outcome was the launch of Breathing Buildings in January 2006 with offices in the Innovation Centre, which was developed by St John’s 27


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College on Milton Road to accommodate the early life of such new companies. Whilst still an academic linked to College and University with research and teaching roles I now found myself primarily a Managing Director. Those years in strategy consulting were to prove useful after all. Our development of the new product progressed rapidly, driven by significant interest and pressure from a couple of would-be customers eager to install a system. One, in education, was particularly eager to be the first to adopt the technology – something repeated three years later when we produced a system designed for the retail sector. In under a year we had our first product, the e-stack, but it took almost a further year of marketing before actual sales commenced in late 2007. That was when we saw our first real income and the potential for a return for those who had had the faith to invest in us. As sales of the e-stack grew, conversations with architects and engineers who were involved in advanced building forms showed us that such buildings tended to generate more complex air flows. It may sound rather obvious, but the problem is that, unless those complexities are properly understood at the appropriate level of detail, parts of a building can significantly overheat in summer and be freezing cold in winter – or simply be inadequately ventilated and stuffy. Most designers were trying to model the airflows using computational fluid dynamics – not because this was the right approach but simply because computational fluid-dynamics software packages are readily available commercially. The modelling techniques we had developed in our research led us to add to our services an engineering design consultancy through which we could address any project’s precise problems. We offer the correct studies to provide a clear understanding of building air-flows under varying occupation, and as a result enable the designer to develop the right strategies for a truly low-energy building. Most of this work is achieved through laboratory modelling using analogue water-bath, dynamic thermal, and combined wind and buoyancy ‘lumped’ methods. Thus Breathing Buildings now offers two distinct services which have different clients and are used, and thus paid for, at different stages of the design and building process. The design consulting service is needed by the design team or building owner at the inception of the project. The e-stack product is specified early on by a designer, but actually purchased and installed by the contractor relatively late in a building programme. The two parts of Breathing Buildings are therefore complementary not only in service to the construction industry, but in the generation and management of cash-flow – an absolutely crucial part of any business! As a result of the successes of our initial technology and our business model, Breathing Buildings has won a number of national awards, two of which describe us, perhaps rather inappropriately, as the ‘hottest’ prospect in the ‘Cleantech’ sector! To live up to this, our plan is now to have as large an impact as possible on the reduction of energy consumption in the built environment. This has meant raising more capital – £1.1m from MMC Ventures and some from BP – to increase the sales team, fund further research and development, and to provide working capital for larger equipment projects. We now have projects with most of the major UK supermarkets and by the time you read this the 28


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first Breathing Buildings Asda supermarket will have opened. The immediate future is exciting despite the recession. Working with Mitsubishi Electric (UK) we are developing a hybrid unit that combines low-energy e-stack natural ventilation with assured summer cooling. We are also establishing links with UK companies that provide complementary low-energy building services such as groundsource heat pumps, and also with companies abroad which can help to spread the e-stack technology overseas, and so help to get the low-energy built environment established as a global reality. Closer to home, as a low-energy ventilation company we like to behave accordingly. As we grew we needed larger offices and have now moved into a building – naturally ventilated of course – not far from Cambridge station. It is convenient for our continuing contact with the University, everyone cycles to work, and I can do as much of my travelling as possible by train. The transfer from University research and teaching to Managing Director of a fast-growing company has been a steep learning curve but regular teaching contact with undergraduates and research students is managing to keep my feet on the ground. Shaun Fitzgerald

Art or Archaeology? Rose Ferraby (2002) read Archaeology and Anthropology at Girton and went on to work as archaeological research assistant at the British School at Rome. Between surveying sites in the Italian countryside, she managed to continue her own research back home on the Yorkshire Wolds. Her geophysical work also took her to projects in the rainforests of Borneo, the deserts of the Sudan and the coral reefs of Mauritius. On return from Rome, her growing interest in the visual communication of archaeology led her to embark on work for an MFA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. It was there that she discovered her passion for printmaking. Now working for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, she continues to combine her archaeological fieldwork with illustration. She now works as an archaeologist again, fitting in her closely related creative work when she can. In the Easter Term 2010 an exhibition of her drawings, prints and photographs was held in the Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology to celebrate its reopening after refurbishment. From the exhibition the College selected one work to purchase and Rose generously donated its fellow. Here she writes of the way in which her art work relates to the landscapes of the past. What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought. I am constantly preoccupied with how to remove distance so that we can all come closer together, so that we can all begin to sense that we are the same, we are one. David Hockney

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originally offered me the scope to work outside, close to the land, as well as revealing a host of questions about the very basis of what and who we are. My undergarduate work at Girton fuelled my curiosity about the past, while studying anthropology as part of archaeology opened my eyes. It fed my imagination in a way that couldn’t have been achieved anywhere else. I became very interested in aspects of landscape archaeology, and the reflexive relationship that exists between us and our environment. Although we shape the landscape, we are changed by it – it forms part of who we are. In this way, I became aware that our stories and lives are written in the landscape – snippets of people immersed in subtle elements of the landscape: marks on rock, lines made from walking, the changing tones of grasses, the sculpted shapes of hillsides. We exist amongst it all, often unaware of the longevity that has formed the places that create our own life stories. During my time studying in the Department of Archaeology, I met some immensely inspiring people, who shaped my understanding of the world. They made me aware of the various ways in which we can approach landscape – the soils that form it, our own perceptions of it, the scope for reading it. The enthusiasm of those people drove me to discover my own relationship with the landscape. After my degree, I moved to Italy to work for the British School at Rome as an archaeological research assistant. My job involved a great deal of survey work in remote fields in unlikely locations. Hours spent walking every inch of fields led to an extraordinary bond with the landscape around me, and this was heightened by the people we met, and the wealth of strange situations we experienced. I began to feel that all these observations of the world were building up inside me, and what I really wanted to do was to find a way of communicating them to other people – to give others the chance to glimpse the world from a new perspective. I became very interested in how illustration and visual communication were used within archaeology. Although there has been increasing interest in the relationship between archaeology and art in recent years, images still tend to be a vastly under-used and under-appreciated medium for the communication of complex ideas. Images are often appendages to a dominant text, rarely used in their own right. Beginning a course in Illustration, it was my aim to produce images that communicated all aspects of archaeology – the relationships between people, characters, the humour, landscapes, objects, working in the rain – all the things that I love about the subject, and which keep us bound to our work. I discovered that it was not only interesting to produce the images, but to play with the way in which we can display them, the interaction with text, book design etc – the way we read information both from images and text. Being part of an illustration department was a huge inspiration – it made me realise the potential of images – the endless ways in which we can portray the world around us. The discovery of printmaking opened up a whole new way of thinking for me. I had found the perfect medium – everything I had absorbed about the landscape and the archaeology I worked with was able to find a visual grounding. The details in my head could be etched onto wood, and the lines and layers of the landscape could be taken 30


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Work in Rose Ferraby’s 2010 exhibition: ‘Earthworks, Landscapes of the Past’. ABOVE: ‘Thwing 1961, View’ (upper pair), and ‘Chalk Landscape’ (lower pair) RIGHT: ‘Leaf landscape’ (photograph) BELOW L to R : ‘Fieldscape’, ‘Quartered Landscape’ and ‘Copt Howe Carving’

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apart and woven together again in screenprints. An aspect that interested me particularly was how we read images: as archaeologists we learn how to read aerial photographs, maps, plans and geophysical survey plots. Yet if the image is taken out of context, the reading of it becomes less easy, and the abstract beauty of the image can emerge. Scales become distorted – a detail of the texture of wood can take on landscape proportions; maps can become cellular. I find great pleasure in this approach, not least because it gives the viewer the freedom to read the image in whichever way they choose. The interpretive process becomes an art in its own right. My recent exhibition ‘Earthworks: Landscapes of the Past’ at the Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge (kindly funded by the Faculty of Classics and McDonald Institute) presented a variety of work that explored these themes. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the fascinating work carried out by the Department of Archaeology and McDonald Institute, the Faculty of Classics, and the Cambridge Archaeological Unit. The pieces displayed covered my own archaeological research on the Yorkshire Wolds, as well as the work that I’ve been lucky enough to be part of on projects in Borneo, the Sudan, Mauritius and Italy. I felt that my work was coming full circle – finished pieces displayed in the place where the seeds of ideas had first begun to grow. It gave me great pleasure to donate a piece to Girton. My time spent in College, and the people I met, shaped my path to here. The pair of screenprints ‘Thwing: 1961 view’ and ‘Thwing: 1961 view (inverted)’ are the product of years researching an Iron Age and Roman site on the Yorkshire Wolds; a project that began during my degree course. The images represent an aerial view of the site, which is in part a real plan, but is developed into an abstract landscape by the edition and layering of shapes and textures that form the landscape there. In their finished forms, the pieces hold more of a feeling of place than an accurate spatial portrayal. They are my view of the temporal landscape. As Hockney says, art is about sharing, bringing people together over time and space. I hope that these prints will do that in Girton. Rose Ferraby

A Girtonian Appeals from the Floods In the later Miscellany section you will read how Dr Masuma Hasan regained contact with the College by chance during this summer. Retired from many years at the heart of successive Pakistan Governments, she is now leading charities that support Pakistani women and children in need. She thus sees every day, at first hand, their desperate plight in the face of the recent appalling floods. There is always the risk of appeal-overload but in the circumstances described by Dr Hasan the editor makes no apology for publishing her request. The Indus River floods almost every year. After the flood recedes, the people living along its banks repair their homes and shops and pick up the threads of life again. In some years, the flooding is acute and the government, civil society and other donors mobilise to bring relief to those left homeless and destitute. This year, the floods have been described by some as the worst natural disaster in the 32


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history of mankind. Devastation? Tragedy? Calamity? None of these words truly describe the magnitude of what has struck disaster-prone Pakistan. As if terrorism and the war against it had not caused misery and displacement enough. It is estimated that 20 million people have been affected by the monsoon rains and the Indus flood which has broken dykes and embankments and submerged millions of acres of land. Hundreds of towns, villages and hamlets have been evacuated. People are on the move, desperately seeking a patch of dry ground and the means of survival. The impact of this disaster will be felt for generations to come. The gains Pakistan’s economy, infrastructure, industry, health and education sectors had made have been washed away by the angry Indus. Heritage sites have been destroyed. Sludge covers the land, many feet deep. Crops, livestock and fodder have been lost, public and private records of governance, education, businesses and land ownership have drowned. Stocks of grain and rice have been swept away. Who will sow the next crop? Epidemics and disease threaten our land. In these most tragic circumstances, Aurat Foundation (‘aurat’ literally means ‘woman’), a non-governmental women’s rights and empowerment organisation, has launched a flash appeal for assistance, under the banner ‘Motherland Flood Relief Campaign’. I have been a member of the Board of Governors of Aurat since it was founded in 1986 and am now also its Treasurer. The assistance provided by Aurat Foundation will target women, children, the elderly and special people with a focus on nutrition, health and hygiene, especially for women. For this purpose, we have mobilised our unique grassroots network, painstakingly developed over the last 24 years through citizens’ action committees in all the 110 administrative districts of Pakistan. The members of these committees were in the vanguard of our relief effort during the killer earthquake of 2005. Also through groups of women leaders identified and groomed in districts, we have already started providing food hampers and hygiene assistance and, through our formal and informal networks, started receiving donations. Aurat Foundation’s website for flood relief can be accessed at www.af.org.pk/motherland. Our international partners, Women’s Learning Partnership, have also launched an appeal at http://www.learningpartnership.org/en/partners/pakistan/flood-relief Pakistan and its people have many years of hard work ahead of them because the tasks of rehabilitation and reconstruction will be monumental, especially for a poor country. Rebuilding educational institutions, especially girls’ schools and colleges, healthcare systems and homes which have disappeared, reconstructing roads, bridges and embankments, reclaiming the boundaries of land ownership, sowing the next crop, and restarting businesses. Providing livelihoods and employment and, at the same time, trying to prevent social unrest and restoring the social support systems which have been shattered. Above all, healing broken hearts and bruised souls. Masuma Hasan 33


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Stanley Library and the Mistress’s Office seen from the Porters’ Lodge. Autumn 2009

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Miscellany Starting at Westminster Two Girtonians were elected to Parliament in May, George Freeman (1986) became Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk and Gavin Shuker (2000) Labour MP for Luton South. The Editor asked each for their reactions to their first days at Westminster and George kindly sent this report. May 2010 was an exciting and historic date to begin a career in Parliament. As 250 new MPs arrived at Westminster, the old guard who had dominated British politics for over 15 years slunk off. The British system of changing government is acknowledged to be particularly brutal. Departing prime ministers and their families are traditionally required to pack up their belongings and move out the morning after the night before, in the full glare of the worldwide media. It’s the political equivalent of the ‘black bag’ moment for redundant or disgraced bankers. As with so much else in politics at the moment, May 2010 was historically different. Arriving in glorious sunshine on Monday 10 May for three days of ‘induction’ as new MPs, we were all, regardless of party, thrust into an unfolding political drama – one brilliantly portrayed in the BBC’s recent Five Days that Changed Britain. No-one knew whether they would be sitting on Government or Opposition benches. On the first evening our entire backbench party piled into Committee Room 14 to be briefed by Cameron and his negotiating team on the offer to the LibDems of the alternative vote. That night Westminster was swept with rumours of a Lib–Con deal. By lunchtime on Tuesday, talks had apparently fallen through. David Cameron appeared, interrupting our training on ‘Dealing with Casework’, to confirm that he too was in the dark – waiting for a call from No 10, the Palace, or anyone, to tell him what was happening. An hour later he was summoned to the Palace. That night we all packed into Committee Room 14 again to greet him, to thunderous cheers, as Prime Minister, and to hear the details of the coalition agreement. As someone who had chosen to stand for Parliament partly out of deep disillusionment with so much of our modern politics, but also with a strong belief that each generation has its chance to do better, I am a strong supporter of the coalition. Apart from the obvious benefits for the country of a stable government committed to tackling the structural crises we face, I think there is something inherently exciting about two young leaders so obviously ambitious for politics, and determined to defy traditional stereotyes of narrow self-serving party politicians. Hundreds of people I canvassed told me they wanted to see ‘a national government that puts country before party’. Few can have expected to get one. The challenges are immense, but in May 2010 it felt as though a new generation had arrived to have a go. The first few weeks as a new MP were in many ways very reminiscent of my first 35


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weeks at Cambridge. Arriving at Portcullis House to be greeted by the parliamentary doormen was much like arriving at the Girton Porters’ Lodge on day one. A feeling only heightened by bumping into Gavin Shuker as we were sworn in. Old hands breezed by like third-year veterans casting an eye over the new crop: ‘any talent in the new intake?’ I overheard a passing ITN journalist ask. ‘Too early to tell’ came the reply. George Freeman MP

University Challenge

It was an inauspicious start: a hot day in May 2009, a team which had never met before, a test for which we were woefully underprepared, and an interview which we were not expecting. On paper, Girton’s chances of even reaching the televised stages of University Challenge were low. Yet, to our everlasting surprise, the team, comprising Alana BrownKerr, Becca Cawley, Daniel Spencer, reserve Bernard Travers and Captain Chris Cameron, received a call advising us to prepare for the first match of the competition, against an as-yet mystery opponent. So, it was with some trepidation, tempered by a firm resolve not to be the lowestscoring team ever, that your team from Girton arrived at the Granada studios in Manchester to film the first round of University Challenge 2010. Despite the amusement provided by the wardrobe and make-up departments, nerves were high; never more so than the dream-like moment when we finally walked onto that iconic set. Yet, once the equally familiar strains of the theme tune and Paxman’s opening sarcasm had faded, and the match itself begun, we slowly but surely racked up enough points to beat Nottingham University and qualify for the next round.

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Potter. However St George’s did not continue to trail but came close enough to prompt a desperate final scrabble for buzzers and points in the closing moments – a close and nerve-jangling Girton win. Almost five months after the filming of the heats, we returned to record the quarterfinals, accompanied by our small band of ever-faithful supporters. Excited not only by the prospect of competing again, but also by the four-day, all-expenses-paid holiday in Manchester, hopes were high. Sadly, we could not maintain the promising, even consistent, form of the earlier matches. Our first quarter-final, against St John’s College, Oxford, has to be described as a rout – and one that went the wrong way. Unsurprisingly, this left us feeling less than confident for the second match against the University of St Andrews. With severely dampened expectations, we once again took up our positions behind our buzzers – only to be amazed to gain an early lead, hold it and win. To make it to the semi-finals we had to beat one more team – this time from London’s Imperial College. Unfortunately they were quick to take a convincing early lead and hold it. Although we clawed our way back to gather a face-saving 100 points, it was never going to be enough. Girton had fought to the quarter-final of the competition for, we believe, the first time; and our scratch team had gelled into a proud unit, but ultimately a losing one. We had to acknowledge our disappointment and then face an almost more difficult task – and one in which our supporters were forced to join: that of keeping the outcome a secret for the next four months, before the broadcast of the quarter-finals in the New Year. Rebecca Cawley

Two Old Girtonians meet in Nepal What a surprise and delight to discover, when attending, in Kathmandu this June, an international conference on Human Rights in Widowhood, that among the other principal delegates was a fellow Girtonian. She is Dr Masuma Hassan (1967), who followed her Master’s degree from the University of Karachi with a PhD in Politics at Girton. She had since lost touch with College so these words are to welcome her back and honour her work. She has had a most distinguished career in Pakistan’s public service and by the time she retired – as Cabinet Secretary to the Government – she held the highest post in the Pakistan civil service. She was Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN office in Vienna; to the International Atomic Energy Agency; to UNIDO and to other international organisations in Vienna. She had also been Pakistan’s Ambassador to Austria, as well as holding the posts of Director of the National Institute of Public Administration in Karachi, and Director General of its Management Services Division. 37


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She was immensely pleased to be in contact with College again through this meeting, and we, the international organisation which represents the widows of developing and conflict-afflicted countries at the UN – Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD) – were only too glad to have such a champion of women’s rights including widows’ rights joining us in our work to raise awareness of this most neglected gender issue.

The Kathmandu Conference: The President of Nepal’(1), Margaret Owen (2) and Masuma Hasan (3)

Since her retirement from public office she has become Chairperson of the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, and is the Treasurer and Board Member of the Aurat Foundation, the leading women’s empowerment NGO in Pakistan. The conference we were invited to address was hosted by the Nepal widows NGO WHR-SWG (Women for Human Rights Single Women’s Group), and while its main focus was on the plight, needs and roles of the thousands of Nepali ‘conflict’ widows, many of them young mothers, widowed in their teens and early twenties, the Conference also addressed the dire situation of widows in the other six countries of the region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and deliberated on the scope for action possible through the international human rights machinery, such as the CEDAW (UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women); the Beijing Platform for Action; and the UN Security Council Resolution 1325. In the South Asia region, widows are the poorest of the poor and vulnerable to gross discrimination and abuse. Dr Hasan drew our attention to the situation of poor rural Pakistani widows and what needed to be done to protect and empower them. The Conference agreed the Kathmandu Charter on Widows’ Rights, based on the WPD Widows’ Model Charter. But as I write this short piece in August 2010, I am thinking of the millions of Pakistani women, many of them widows, homeless and traumatised, who have lost families, homes, and possessions in the terrible floods. I am sure that AURAT, under Masuma Hasan’s wise direction, will be rising to the challenges of this terrible new disaster. Margaret Owen(Baron 1950), Director ,Widows for Peace through Democracy

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Girton to become a ‘Central’ College? Some older readers may remember a surprise headline in the Cambridge Evening News during the 1970s – the Mistress of Girton announced plans for Girton to build a monorail from the College to Wolfson Court, and thence on to serve the City and the central colleges and departments. This very bold initiative proved to be well before its time and never came to fruition. Now perhaps a connection as strong, if not as fast, seems likely to be realised. The University is about to apply for planning permission to develop its land to the West of Cambridge, including much of the University Farm, to create a new section of the City. As described in a University ‘green paper’ published in the Reporter in July 2010, the proposed development, outlined on the plan below, is likely to include: a central focal point relating to schools, recreation, shopping and public buildings; areas of ‘affordable’ staff and student housing to offset the lack of reasonably priced accommodation for University employees; and some new University and college buildings. The whole development is planned to be as ‘green’ as possible, and through it will run pedestrian and cycle ways that will make, for Girtonians, a very welcome alternative route into the city compared with running the gauntlet of the Huntingdon Road’s heavy traffic. The University is coming to us, so those of us who are nostalgic for the monorail need sigh no more.

The Albert Medal for Zarine Kharas The Royal Society of Arts’ Albert Medal was first awarded in 1864 as a memorial to Prince Albert ‘for distinguished merit in promoting Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’.  The Society now awards the medal annually to someone ‘making a significant contribution 39


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to social innovation’.  The 2009 medal was awarded to Zarine Kharas (1970), inventor of the online fundraising website Justgiving and now its Chief Executive Officer. Any Girtonians who have undertaken sponsored activities for a charity are likely to be familiar with the ease of using Justgiving (or one of its growing number of imitators) to collect the proceeds of their sponsorship. It is this ease of use that is praised in the Royal Society of Arts’ citation: the award is for Zarine’s work in ‘democratising fundraising and technology for charities’. Zarine was a City lawyer who became a banker, but having lost faith in the focus of both the City and banking, she looked about for an idea that might provide a third career and be of perhaps wider social relevance. ‘I didn’t set up Justgiving to make money’ she says, although the ‘dotcom’ company she has created does, controversially, charge a percentage in order to run its offices, employ skilled staff, and develop. It is thus able to provide an ever-improving service whilst also developing into texting, ‘apps’, ‘facebooking’, ‘tweeting’ and all new media as they arise. In a world increasingly reliant on private generosity to sustain every area, Justgiving now dominates online charitable giving. It provides platforms for most of the money pledged to good causes online throughout Britain. Individual fundraisers use it to organise large groups of givers swiftly – no more piles of tattered sponsorship forms – and small charities are able to reach a much wider audience and collect their Gift Aid. Zarine’s award acknowledges that she has brought about a revolution in the way we do our charitable giving.

June 2009 saw the fourth TS Eliot Festival at Little Gidding. The festival is organised by the Friends of Little Gidding who celebrate both Eliot’s life and work and that of the 17th-century academic and priest, Nicholas Ferrar. The College Chaplain Malcolm Guite has had considerable involvement with the annual Eliot Festivals since their inception. He was one of the organisers in the first year, 2006 and the following Seamus Heaney and Malcolm Guite year he took part in the première of a special musical composition entitled ‘Little Gidding’. In 2009 his Rip Rap Collective performed the evening concert in Steeple Gidding church and the following afternoon he preached at the festival service after Eliot’s biographer Lyndall Gordon and the poet Seamus Heaney (pictured here with Malcolm) had given a moving reading of Eliot’s poem ‘Little Gidding’, the last of his Four Quartets, in front of ‘the dull façade and the tombstone’. 40

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...and with family at a 2010 Congregation On one of his occasional outings as Acting-Praelector, Malcolm Guite coincided with his wife Maggie (Hutchinson 1971), doing her final duties at the end of three years as Proctor, and with her sister Sarah Squire, Principal of Hughes Hall, who was conferring degrees as Pro Vice-Chancellor for the day. The event provided them with an unusual, possibly unique, snapshot for the family album.

Marilyn Strathern with Aretha Franklin and others at Yale In May, Marilyn Strathern travelled to the USA to receive her ninth honorary degree, an Honorary Doctorate of Social Science from Yale. One of the extraordinary delights of such gatherings of honorands must be the unpredictable range of disciplines from which fellow recipients are drawn. The Review was provided with this picture of the Yale 2010 honorands, and the editor wondered whether Marilyn had ever expected to be grouped with, among others, ‘The Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, the choreographer of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony Zhang Yimou, and the innovating President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Fellows’ Research Evenings This year, the Girton Fellows’ Research Evenings continued to offer a lively, engaging and supportive forum for Fellows to present and discuss their research. In Michaelmas Term, we were delighted to welcome two speakers working in the sciences. Dr Aswin Seshasayee, Tucker-Price Research Fellow in Biological Sciences, talked about the regulation of gene expression, offering insights into complex processes of protein production in genes. Stephen Robertson, Professor in Information Science, gave Part 4 of an ongoing series of talks about the pre-history of the computer, exploring, with the aid of some wonderful props and images, techniques for punching holes in cards from the Jacquard loom on. Lent Term saw two fascinating contributions from the field of social anthropology. Dr Sabine Deiringer, Eugenie Strong Research Fellow in Social Anthropology, discussed issues of difference and equality in relation to extensive fieldwork that she has conducted in Hawaii. Georgina Born, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music, gave a talk 41


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entitled ‘On Interdisciplinarity’, drawing on research undertaken in collaboration with the former Mistress of Girton, Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, and Dr Andrew Barry (Geography, University of Oxford). Professor Born spoke about interdisciplinary projects creating links between the sciences and the arts, a topic entirely resonant with the active exchange of ideas across disciplines central to the ethos of our Research Evenings. This compelling series of talks was rounded off perfectly in Easter Term with a talk by Dr Malcolm Guite entitled ‘Seeing Things? The Truth of Imagination in Shakespeare and Seamus Heaney’. Drawing connections between A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Heaney’s poem, ‘Seeing Things’, Dr Guite teased out the subtleties of the lines by Shakespeare, ‘And as imagination bodies forth/ The forms of things unknown […]’, lines which might serve as a fitting description of the myriad acts of thought, presentation and discovery which lie at the heart of the Research Evenings. Laura McMahon

Staff and Fellows at Play Many years ago the College provided an annual staff outing. It was loved by some and carefully avoided by an almost equal number. Now more autonomous, the College staff choose and make their own fun. Our elected Staff Entertainments Committee this year re-invented itself in an improved and revitalised form, successfully diversifying the activities to meet a wider range of interests and to entice more members and their families to become involved. There were two West End theatre trips, the first to see The Jersey Boys in October and the second to see Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in May. Staff and their guests took the opportunity to shop and dine in London before seeing two outstanding performances. Before Christmas the Birmingham Christmas Market was selected for a dedicated and intense shopping experience. 55 took the coach and, with tales of aching limbs, changingroom queues, standing in over-full ‘seating’ areas, and no time even to eat a snack, to the relief of the Committtee, 55 returned. These included even those who had, early on, abandoned shopping for a nearby pub. What was agreed to have been an excellent day was capped by a free raffle on the coach journey home which, after distribution of minor prizes, provided a large Christmas hamper for one lucky member of the Library staff. Christmas itself brought the annual Children’s Party, held at Wolfson Court, with children of both staff and Fellows enjoying storytelling from Kevin the Caveman followed by a variety of seasonal fun and games; then on to a full Girton Christmas tea, concluding with the the main attraction: the arrival of Santa himself, who bore an uncanny resemblance to the Deputy Head Porter. He was quickly mobbed by the children – of all ages. Responding to requests, the Committee organised a Quiz Night held in the main College bar once 42


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the pressures of term time were over. This attracted team entries from all across the College, many strengthened by guests who were thought to be especially erudite. Food (for thought, of course) was provided, and the bar remained open throughout to make for a convivial evening. The quiz master was Nabob Incumber whose questions seemed designed to allow the Jim’ll Fix It team, captained by a member of Maintenance, to storm to victory. Behind them the remaining teams were very evenly matched. The success of the Quiz means that there are proposals for more quiz nights next year and the Christmas party plans to move to the College Hall. The Committee would like to thank all the staff who have supported it throughout the year and they urge even more to participate next year. On a perhaps more modest scale the College offers, each summer, three very popular Wednesday evening Family Dinners for Fellows with their families and friends. Hosted for the first five years by Peter Sparks, these have now been taken over by Judith Drinkwater but they retain their original format: drinks and excellent gourmet- as well as childfriendly self-service meals in the Fellows’ Rooms, with the children making extensive use of Eliza Baker Court as a giant play-pen-with-pond. For the success of these evenings our thanks are chiefly due to the Kitchen and Catering staff for their creativity and patience, and to Judith for her organisation and guaranteed warm welcome. Martin Shadbolt and Peter Sparks

A Girton Album Many a Girton student has benefited from a grant from the Pillman Academic Fund or the Pillman Hardship Fund which were set up by Kathleen Pillman, who read Mathematics, 1905–08. During her school and undergraduate years Kathleen kept a photograph album and this has now been acquired by the College Archive. We print below and overleaf some of her images of the College as it was just over a century ago.

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PREVIOUS PAGE: The newly built Tower Wing with young planting. ABOVE: A tennis match being played in Emily Davies Court, probably against the great rivals Newnham. Note that on the roof above the old entrance there is a small flêche that held the bells for the gable clock. The flêche was later sadly removed. RIGHT: The Stanley Library with the Mistress’s balcony above it. In those days the Mistress would have had a clear view of the College gates on a much quieter Huntingdon Road. Without the trees her balcony would also have received sun. BELOW: The inviting joys of the swimming pool on race day.

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College Reports Admissions In October 2009 we admitted 154 new undergraduates, of whom 51% were in Arts and Social Science subjects; 49% in Science; 45% female; 44% from independent schools, and 88% of Home or EU status. We also admitted six students on exchange schemes: one from MIT, two Junior Year Abroad students (one from Columbia and one from Arkansas) and three ERASMUS students (two studying Law and one studying Medieval and Modern Languages). Of the offers made to this cohort of students, 58% were made to direct or open applicants, 42% through the winter pool and one through the summer pool. Of our direct applicants, 50% were female, but our ratio at admission was skewed by the fact that our allocation of open applicants was predominantly male. This round of applicants presented us with a range of new qualifications and changes to familiar ones. The new Pre-U qualification and extended projects, the latter sometimes as part of a baccalaureate, made their first appearance outside pilot schemes. Changes to A levels included the introduction of the A* grade and ‘stretch and challenge’ questions for summer 2010, and changes in the number of modules in the examination in many subjects. An examination of our successful students’ performance at A level in the last few years indicated that the majority of them would have gained at least one A* grade. With this reassurance, in common with other colleges, our standard offer this year became A*AA, without specifying the subject in which the A* was to be obtained. We held College Open Days in September and June, and were open for visitors, tours and admissions talks on the University Open Days in July. We also hosted students attending the Departmental Open Days for Maths and Medieval and Modern Languages. Together these Open Days attracted 172 students. Six school groups and 19 individuals who were unable to attend Open Days visited College for a tour and a talk with an Admissions Tutor. We hosted five one-day visits for Y10, Y11 and Y12 students from schools in our target areas of Sandwell and Dudley, and made three visits to consortia of schools in Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Birmingham to run workshops or give presentations. In Lent term, our undergraduates also hosted sixth-form students under the CUSU and GEMS shadowing schemes. This year we have run several special events, which have all proved very successful. In March we repeated our Medicine Taster Day for 18 interested students from link area and local schools. Dr Liliana Janik, Dr Caroline Brett and Dr Helen van Noorden, our Fellows in Archaeology and Anthropology, Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic and Classics, respectively, also ran a Taster Day entitled ‘Poetry, Pottery and People’, introducing students from our link areas to these academic disciplines and making use of the Lawrence Room exhibits. The format worked very well and we intend to repeat it in future. Archaeology was also the focus of a residential course in July that was run jointly with the Access Cambridge Archaeology team from the MacDonald Institute. Y10 pupils from our link areas and those of the ACA team undertook archaeological research and gained practice in skills for writing reports. Another first for this year was our Alumni 45


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Teachers’ Day. Alumni who teach in secondary schools were invited to visit for an afternoon of talks from current Research Fellows on their research, and from Admissions Staff on current admissions procedures and our work with schools. There was also an opportunity to meet and talk with current Directors of Studies over tea, and to exchange ideas and experiences. The format proved successful and we are looking to repeat it in alternate years. In the other years we shall act as host to teachers attending the University Teachers’ Conference. We are very grateful for donations to the Girton Futures Fund, which enabled all these intitatives to go ahead. We would like to thank all College members and staff who have contributed to admissions and outreach activities throughout the year. Fellows and Directors of Studies have given their time generously to help in workshops, Taster Days, Open Days, our Alumni Teachers’ Day, and of course, the admissions and interviewing process. Our undergraduates are our best ambassadors in many of these activities; they are generous in their help at Open Days and school visits and can be relied upon to give our visitors a warm and friendly welcome. Above all, our thanks are due to Angela Stratford (Head of Tutorial and Admissions) and her team of Kate Thomas (Tutorial and Admissions Assistant), Jenny Griffiths (Graduate Secretary) and Wendy Langmead (Schools Liaison Assistant) who run the office with unfailing good humour and efficiency. Sandra Fulton and Veronica Bennett, Admissions Tutors

Graduate Admissions Girton admitted 95 new graduates and postgraduates in October 2009 (compared with 112 in 2008). This number was made up of 64 (77) graduates new to Cambridge, and 31 (35) former Girton undergraduates coming through to graduate studies or postgraduates returning to study for higher degrees. The numbers of ‘new to Cambridge’ graduates remain at an impressive level, which is due to the continuing high number of applications received and accepted by the University of Cambridge. The 95 new graduates were made up of 55 (76) men and 40 (36) women and the Science intake of 44 (56) was slightly lower than the Arts intake of 51 (56) but none the less the balance was reasonably well maintained. The number of new graduates registered for taught courses (LLM/PGCE/MBA/MSt etc.) was 21, and new applicants registered as research students (CPGS/MPhil/PhD) numbered 62. Of the new-to-Cambridge intake for 2009–10, 13 (20) were home students, 25 (19) were from European Union countries and 26 (38) were from overseas. The statistics for either full or part funding for the new to Cambridge and for undergraduates moving to new graduate study give a useful indication of the sources of available funding: Research body (MRC/EPSRC/AHRC etc) Public Body (CCT/CET/CHEVENING etc) University/Department/College External Bodies (Business/Government) Self Funding 46

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The total number of Girton graduate students now stands at 219, including the part-time students, and represents a wide range of countries: Australia 2; Austria 1; Brazil 1; Bulgaria 1; Canada 2; Chile 1; China 15; China (Taiwan) 4; Cyprus 4; Czech Republic 1; Denmark 2; Egypt 1; Finland 1; France 1; Germany 13; Ghana 1; Greece 1; Guyana 1; Hong Kong 3; Iceland 1; India 3; Iran 1; Ireland 4; Italy 7; Japan 1; Korea 5; Luxembourg 1; Malaysia 2; Mexico 1; New Zealand 1; Norway 1; Pakistan 1; Poland 1; Portugal 3; Romania 3; Saudi Arabia 2; Singapore 2; Spain 1; Sri Lanka 1; Switzerland 2; Thailand 1; Turkey 1; Ukraine 2; UK 99; USA 13; Vietnam 1.

Families We have a total of eighteen graduate parents, thirteen of whom live in Cambridge; four of these families live in College accommodation. The five students and their families who do not live in Cambridge have either returned home to write up, have spent the year working away or are following part-time courses. Eleven of the graduate parents are from overseas, two from the EU and five from the UK. These are a welcome addition to the graduate community. Many of the international/EU graduates benefited from awards from the University Central Childcare Bursary to which Girton subscribes. The College’s own nursery at Wolfson Court also proves to be an invaluable resource for graduate families with young children. Graduate Secretary Jenny Griffiths continues to divide her time between the College’s main site and Wolfson Court, and is therefore always available to graduates for enquiries, and is often their first port of call. Graduate Tutors The two Graduate Tutors Frances Gandy and Roland Randall continue to help all the graduates in personal, academic and financial matters. They meet their graduate students individually and socially throughout the year, and regularly enjoy their company at Formal Hall each week. Roland Randall retires at the end of September 2010, after four years as a Graduate Tutor and over 30 years as a Fellow of the College. Roland was one of the first group of male Fellows to be elected back in 1977. The College has elected him to a Life Fellowship, so we hope to continue to see much of him at Girton. The post of Graduate Tutor in Arts will be taken by Dr Liliana Janik, who is also Director of Studies in Archaeology, and we look forward to welcoming her into the tutorial team. Frances Gandy and Roland Randall, Graduate Tutors

Bursaries and Grants Bursaries Thirteen holders of Emily Davies Bursaries (worth up to £3,499.50 per student to cover the College Residence Charge) were in residence in 2009/10. The subjects being read by the bursary holders included Biological Sciences, Engineering, English, Law, Modern 47


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and Medieval Languages, Physical Sciences and Theology and Religious Studies. There were six holders of the Ellen McArthur Bursaries (worth £1,000 in the first year and £1,500 in subsequent years) in residence in 2009/10, two of whom were reading Politics, Psychology and Sociology, one reading History, and three reading Economics. Two Jean Lindsay Memorial Bursaries for History, and three Margaret Barton Bursaries for Medical Sciences, were held by students in residence in 2009/10. Four holders of Emily Davies Bursaries, one holder of a Jean Lindsay Memorial Bursary, one holder of the Margaret Barton Bursary, and two Ellen McArthur Bursary holders graduated in June 2010. The awards of all other bursary holders have been renewed for 2010/11. One hundred and one Cambridge Bursaries were received by Girton undergraduates in 2009/10. As in previous years, the Newton Trust provided 87.5% of the cost, and the College contributed the remaining 12.5%. These bursaries form part of one of the most generous bursary schemes of any University in the UK, which guarantees a bursary of up to £3,250 per year to students from the least well-off households. The College Overseas Bursaries of ten overseas and eleven European Union students have been renewed for the next academic year, and new bursaries have been awarded to nine overseas students due to come into residence in October 2010. The new bursary holders were recommended to the Cambridge Trusts for further assistance, and most were made generous awards by the Trusts that will enable them to take up their places here, including one student who has been awarded one of the two prestigious Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships for students from India. From this year student bursaries for new students from the European Union will be awarded by the Isaac Newton Trust rather than the Cambridge Trusts. The new Cambridge European Bursaries, like the Cambridge Bursaries for UK students, are based on parental income and other financial support received, and are worth up to £3,400 per year. This change will particularly help those students from the newer EU accession countries to take up their places, as household incomes can be as little as 1/10th of those of other EU countries.

Grants The number of hardship grants made to undergraduate students in 2009/10 was slightly lower than in previous years, as a result of many of the neediest student being awarded either College or Cambridge Bursaries. Five grants were made from the Buss Fund totalling £1,045. Twenty-two graduate students received grants amounting to £8,716 from the Pillman Hardship Fund. For academic expenses, including ‘directed reading’ during the Easter vacation, grants totalling £3,512 were made to thirty-five undergraduates from the Student Academic Resources Fund. Twenty-seven graduate students received grants amounting to £4,876 from the Pillman Academic Fund. The following grants were also made: three grants totalling £800 from the Beatrice Mary Thomas Fund for Physical Sciences and five grants totalling £850 from the Harry Barkley Fund to clinical medical students undertaking elective periods of training. Angela Stratford, Head of Tutorial and Admissions 48


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Bursar’s Report I have written in previous Annual Reviews about the short-term and long-term financial issues facing the College. The long-term challenges spring directly from Girton’s foundation in the nineteenth century as a pioneer women’s college in Cambridge. Academically and institutionally, the College punched above its weight from the start. Financially, it has had to be a lean and efficient organisation to survive, always making a little go a long way. As I look out, in the middle of an unusually dry and warm summer, over scorched, yellow lawns, it is impossible not to think of Girton as a camel crossing a desert. By the time you read this, you will possibly be surrounded by images of wise men on camels crossing a different desert, following a star and bearing gifts. I will come back to the gifts. Girton’s in-built culture of thrift has been helpful in meeting the particularly stringent challenges of the last two years, which have included a global financial crisis and a serious recession in the UK. The College’s budget holders have already been asked to absorb substantial cuts in their budgets over the next two years with a view to getting income and expenditure back into balance. Some impressively creative solutions have been proposed, but with the outcome of the government’s spending review still to look forward to (or not) at the time of writing, I am now wondering what further cuts can possibly be made to the College’s budget without fundamentally undermining its mission. It would, of course, be completely unrealistic to imagine that Girton could survive the next few years unchanged when it seems that no aspect of our lives in this country is going to be immune from the effects of the government’s spending cuts. The whole of collegiate Cambridge will have to adapt. This is not necessarily a bad thing, necessity being the acknowledged mother of invention. We have not yet fully exploited the potential advantages offered by recent developments in technology to improve the efficiency of administration and process of education. Increasing the pace of adoption of new technology will deliver some, if not all, of the savings which are going to be needed. It will be essential to change the way we do some things, otherwise we will not be able to continue doing them at all. All is not doom and gloom, however. Colleges are very good at making the most of what they have. I recently felt I was in a Cambridge version of Monty Python’s famous ‘Four Yorkshiremen’ sketch when I was able (truthfully) to counter the assertion of the Bursar of another college that their gym was in a converted garage The Bursar running for Altzheimer’s with, ‘Well, Girton’s gym is in t’ old coal shed…’ Research in the 2010 London Marathon. There are also clear opportunities open to Girton to As she says, her time was less good than reduce running costs and increase income at the same previous years, but the outfit was easily time as improving the facilities available to students, by the best. 49


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making a substantial capital investment in its buildings. Over the next ten years, we hope to dispose of many of our off-site houses and hostels, build a new wing of student accommodation on the main College site, and refurbish Wolfson Court. An architectural competition for the new building is in progress as I write, and it is expected that by the time you read this, an architect will have been appointed to design the new wing. This exciting project will not be entirely self-funding, of course, and we shall be launching a fundraising campaign in the near future. We also hope to raise more funds to enhance the number of endowed teaching posts in the College. This will help to protect our much-envied supervision system from the effects of government cuts. I said I would come back to the gifts. The astonishing thing is the way in which the College’s friends and supporters have continued to donate and pledge legacies and gifts throughout the last two years. This is truly uplifting and speaks volumes about Girton as a community in the widest possible sense, a community that its members remain committed to, and supportive of, throughout their lives. Despite the difficult economic environment of the last few years and those still to come, it is clear that Girton is thriving and will more than ‘get by with a little help from our friends’. Debbie Lowther, Bursar

Chapel Report Chapel life has continued to flourish in a year that has been notable both for its welcomes and its farewells. Along with the rest of the College we began the year by welcoming our new Mistress and it has been most encouraging for the choir and the chapel community to see how much she has engaged with, understood and supported all that we are doing. The year has ended for us though with two farewells. The first has been to Dana Marsh, who has directed chapel music for the last two years. Dana has brought great ability and enthusiasm to his role and will be sorely missed, but alas he has been ‘head-hunted’ by the Cathedral in Indianapolis who made him an offer he could not reasonably refuse! We have also said a kind of farewell to Dr Roland Randall who has been over thirty years an absolutely key member of the Chapel community; a preacher, a teacher a wise counsel and guide, and a personal friend and mentor to me. Roland officially retires

This silk painting, designed for the recent Choir CD, The Feast Celestial, now hangs in the Chapel.

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this year and we want to take this occasion to acknowledge all that he does for chapel. Fortunately, though, he is not disappearing altogether and though his thriving farm will rightly demand more of his attention in his retirement, he will still, we all hope, be around College and therefore part of Chapel life as time allows. This year also saw the first of our new-style ceremonies for the Commemoration of Benefactors. The idea was to move it to a weekday so that more College members could attend and to focus each year on one or two particular benefactors so that people could know something more of the stories behind the names we hear each year. We had a very successful start to this new approach with a brilliant talk by Ben Griffin, a former Rosalind, Lady carlisle Research Fellow, about Lady Carlisle herself and also about the way her benefaction has helped teaching of History in Girton. The commemoration was followed by sherry in the FDR where Hannah Westall our archivist had organised a fascinating exhibition of Lady Carlisle’s life and letters. A wide roster of good preachers, and an in-depth exploration of a particular theme each term, continues to be the pattern for preaching in Chapel. In Michaelmas Term we explored ‘The Fruits of the Spirit’ with an especially moving and memorable talk on ‘Peace’ from Jon Wright, an Old Girtonian recently returned from Afghanistan. In Lent Term we reflected on the emblems embroidered on our famous Chapel hassocks, with an outstanding sermon from Helen Chown, the artist who made the Chapel reredos and had herself been present when the hassocks were dedicated. She drew on her experience as artist in residence at Belmarsh prison to bring painful, but ultimately hopeful, reflections on the triumph of good over evil. Our final theme this year was ‘Women in the Bible’ and we heard an outstanding array of women preachers, including a number of Old Girtonians, and concluding with a fascinating look at Rahab, the prostitute, in a thoughtprovoking sermon from Joanna Jepson, chaplain to the London College of Fashion, and well known as much from the pages of Vogue as from those of the Church Times. Whilst your chaplain is never likely to appear in the pages of any fashion magazines (except as a warning to others) he continues to find it a privilege and a pleasure to oversee the varied activities of this vibrant part of College life. Malcolm Guite, Chaplain

Report of Heads of Domestic Departments This year’s work seems to have been all about budgets. The Domestic departments have been preparing and defending their spending proposals in the face of the College’s financial recovery plan whilst trying to improve services, become greener and work more efficiently with new technology. As well as taking an average 5% cut in expenditure, most departments have been working with fewer staff where leavers have not been replaced and covering long-term sickness absences with casual staff, or not at all. Are we downhearted? Yes, sometimes, when the pressure of doing more with fewer resources results in long working days and headache-inducing budget calculations, but in general, the staff response has been a mixture of stoical belt-tightening and some truly creative schemes for income generation and cost cutting. The Head Groundsman has been letting our 51


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new sports pitches to local city teams during vacations and in so doing hopes to generate enough income to pay for all the new sports equipment this year. The Gardens and Grounds departments have undertaken training to allow more tasks formerly contracted out to be undertaken in house, at lower cost. The College Surveyor has designed and implemented a new waste disposal and recycling scheme which will deliver a significant annual saving as well as reducing waste sent to landfill. He is also beginning a long-overdue refurbishment of the Mistress’s flat, with the aim of reducing heat loss and solar gain, and has also reviewed plans for the Sports pavilion, with the aim of reducing the overall projected building cost. The Maintenance departments have concentrated on improving the efficiency of heating systems, surveying and testing the electrical installation in the College houses to produce long-term sustainable improvements and rationalising service contracts to get better value for money. In the Lodge, a long-term staff restructuring plan to reduce costs is being implemented as staff retire or leave. The Head and Deputy Head Porter, together with the Computer Office, have undertaken a survey of CCTV resulting in proposals to move to a more flexible web-based system which will be cheaper to maintain and develop. The House services and Domestic departments have reviewed and cut expenditure on necessities such as loo rolls, paper towels and cleaning products. The colossal laundry bill is now much lower as a result of students providing and laundering their own bedlinen. The IT department has been much in demand, assisting College officers and Heads of Departments to cope with the challenges of Ipads, Netbooks and the like, in response to the College’s commitment to producing less paperwork and running meetings more efficiently. The Catering departments have redoubled cost-control efforts, using the low-price consortia more efficiently and reorganising services to reduce the need for casual and agency staff. The Bar Manager is creating a business plan to increase profit (but the catch is to do it without increasing student alcohol consumption!) and to regenerate the bars as broader-based entertainment venues. All staff recognise that the generation of income from conferences is a shared responsibility, but the Conference and Catering teams at both sites endure/enjoy the greatest pressure, servicing residential and non-residential events seven days a week, with an annual turnover in excess of 1 million pounds. The recession has forced our public-sector clients in particular to become more budget-conscious so that almost every booking is an exercise in negotiation and marketing. That said, the accounts are promising a better yield than last year with the day trade in particular showing healthy results. The new inclusive 2011 Wedding package was slow to sell at first, but is now proving very popular, and expenditure on weddings is growing steadily. Keeping up staff morale in spite of such domestic tight-fistedness is difficult, but inspiration and motivation is found everywhere at Girton. Creating an environment in which students can fulfil their academic potential with minimal domestic distraction is the foundation for our endeavours and the Head Porter notes that leading the Graduands up to the Senate House to take their degrees is the highlight of his year. Support from alumni and donors is very much valued. Fences, gates and extensive tree and hedge planting for the new sports pitches and rabbit-proof fencing for Old Orchard are just two of the many projects rescued from the budget ‘unfunded’ pile by the very 52


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generous support of the Friends of the Gardens and other donors. Staff professional successes and awards also spur us on. Congratulations are due to Claire Belcham, Personnel and Records Management Trainee who obtained her Certificate in Personnel Practice early in July, and to Kim Pearson, Assistant Computer Officer, who recently gained a her Open University Bachelor of Science Honours degree, graduating with a 2.1. Girton was well represented in the University Chefs’ Competition, this year given special billing as part of the University 800th anniversary Working in a college you never know what the next task will be. The Head Grounsman and the Head Gardener celebrations. Deputy Head Chef lower an improvised ‘flag’ assumed to have been flown by James Circuit also led a Cambridge an undergraduate. team competing against eleven other Universities in the Tuco Chefs’ challenge in March. Lodge Porters made a satisfactory dent in the local crime figures when Porter interventions backed up by CCTV evidence resulted in two prosecutions (one for bike theft, one for post theft) and one ongoing. Having a low staff turnover makes Girton a pleasant place to work, with some colleagues spending all their working lives side by side. Congratulations are due to the following domestic departments’ staff who have achieved long service awards during the past year: Kevin Sheen, Gabrielle Wallace and Denise Collings (30 years), Peter Spring (20 years), Jeff Badcock, Andy Marsh, Ciarian O’Loughlin, Depak Hathiramani, Keith Hall and Tracey Hankin (10 years). We also take off our collective hats to cheer for Florrie Buck, who has worked for College, in the House and Catering departments, for over 50 years. Heads of Domestic departments have particularly asked me to thank and applaud our Personnel Officer, Gill Starling, who during her recent illness has set us a remarkable example of how to cope with adversity and whose courage, good humour and unselfishness is a daily inspiration. The long-service list is testament to staff loyalty, assisted in no small part by Gill’s good management and sympathetic concern for staff well-being. Girton’s financial recovery and sustainability is surely guaranteed not merely by the continued good management of our domestic expenditure but because Girton as a workplace inspires our love and loyalty despite the many frustrations of the budget cuts. And where else would you overhear the Bursar discussing the merits of gold toenail varnish with a visiting male Maths conference delegate at the coffee machine? Maureen Hackett, Junior Bursar and Warden of Wolfson Court, with input from: Graham Hambling, Robert Bramley, Sue Bryant, Ciarian O’Loughlin, Andrew Leader, Gill Starling. 53


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The Library and Archive The Librarian’s Report Last year I talked about how information-technology resources sit side by side with books and hard copy in our libraries and archives. At least for the moment we are able to take advantage of whatever works best in the best of both these possible worlds. This year has seen an excellent example of this in the launch of the next phase of the University and Life Experience Project. Girtonians will remember that this project was begun in the 1990s, and set out to contact hundreds of Old Girtonians from various matriculation cohorts, who were asked to complete carefully constructed questionnaires or to participate in taped interviews. The objective was to collect comprehensive and precise social science data on the experience of women in higher education during the twentieth century and their subsequent career choices. This was augmented by oral, first-hand accounts, which were initially held on tape, but have since been digitised. All this data and the recordings have been held safely in the archive and have been the subject of a number of lectures and published papers by those involved in the initial research project. However, it was felt that we should now maximise the research potential of this material by some form of publication, and it was decided to publish via the web, and to maintain the resultant website as an on-going and constantly updated research resource. I am pleased to say that this project was formally launched on 1 June 2010, after we had managed to raise all but the final tranche of the £60,000 required. The creation of the website and the organisation of the data will take three years. It will be run under the aegis of the Library as a department, is steered by a College committee chaired by Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, and employs as its principal researchers Kate Perry, Amy Erickson and Hazel Mills. We are most grateful to the Newton Trust and the Spencer Foundation for their financial support. We are on the brink of beginning the next phase of exporting our catalogue records to the University’s Newton catalogue. As reported last year, all new book records are now exported to Newton but the export of the retrospective records – some 70,000 – has involved a complex mapping exercise, and we will be test-running batches over the summer. The whole process will probably take two to three years, but we hope that the presence of Girton’s records on the University’s Union catalogue will make searching easier for scholars both in and outside Cambridge, and will lead to more awareness of the richness of our collections. However, it will not supersede our own electronic catalogue, which will continue as our main record, and which can be found as ever via our website at http://www-lib.girton.cam.ac.uk/ It has been a busy year for the department in its curatorial capacity. College’s pair of fourteenth-century Sienese altar paintings by Francesco di Vannuccio were lent to a prestigious international exhibition on the early Renaissance in Siena. They are now back in College and hanging in the Lawrence Room, which is open to the public every Thursday afternoon between 2 and 4 p.m. The bust of Dante by Alexander Munro was borrowed by the Ashmolean for an exhibition on the Pre-Raphaelites and Italy, held first to great acclaim in Ravenna, and then opening in Oxford in September 2010. The portrait 54


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of Ottilie Blind (later Hancock) by John Brett was borrowed by the Barber Institute of Fine Art for an exhibition on the Pre-Raphaelite portraits of John Brett, held first in Birmingham, then at the Fine Art Society in London. Sadly the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have decided not to include it in their final leg of the exhibition. The People’s Portraits exhibition (see previous page) goes from strength to strength and this was its tenth anniversary year. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters reserved a section of their annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries especially for People’s Portraits at Girton, and all those portraits added to the collection since 2002 were included – plus three new additions. A special reception was held to celebrate this significant event, which was opened by P D James. The exhibition continues to attract large numbers of visitors to the College, being open to the public every day between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The activity pack that we produced for the use of school classes has proved particularly popular and has brought in a number of local school parties. Other visitors to the College pictures include an annual fixture with the University of the Third Age, who come, as part of a History of Art course, for a guided tour of the college portraits and other pictures, accompanied by a talk from either the Curator or the Archivist. The University’s History of Art Department also sends a regular class to see the Russian icons, accompanied by specialist Professor Richard Marks. Among the new acquisitions we are pleased to have the fine portrait of the Visitor, Baroness Hale, which the College commissioned from Benjamin Sullivan RP. We are also indebted to Sir Christopher Ondaatje who has generously presented his portrait, painted by Andrew Festing RP. Finally we all enjoy the painting of Buster, the College cat, commissioned from OG Nicola Peart, and presented to the College by the former Mistress, Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, on her retirement.

Deaths Last year I expressed our profound sadness at the death of one of our major benefactors and supporters, Shirley Littler. This year we mourn the death in June 2010 of her husband Sir Geoffrey Littler. Geoffrey and Shirley were an indomitable team who gave generously of their time, energy and money in the campaign for the new library building, and who continued to be two of our major champions. The Littler Reading Room is named after them both, their names are inscribed on one of the commemorative stones in Campbell Court, and Shirley’s fine portrait hangs in the corridor outside the Library. Gifts and Bequests to the Library (Please note that all the donations listed here refer to the period 1 July 2009 – 30 June 2010)

We were most fortunate to be presented with her entire library by Bohunka Bradbrook, widow of the late Frank Bradbrook and sister-in-law to Professor Muriel Bradbrook. This library is the accumulation of years of teaching and writing in English literature by Bohunka and Frank, and is a rich addition to our collections. It is still in the process of being accessioned, and the greater part is to be housed in the Fletcher-Moulton library at Wolfson Court. We have been presented with a remarkable collection of music books by Carl Shavitz, including a set of facsimile reprints of sixteenth-century English lute songs. We are very 56


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grateful to Mr Shavitz for this generous gift. We continue to make good use of the generous donation from Muriel Kittel (Lister 1934), who, a few years ago, gave us a large donation to use for the purchase of works in language and literature. We also continue to benefit from the generosity of CUP, whose special arrangement allows us to acquire over £3000-worth of CUP books free of charge. We are most grateful to the many donors whose gifts of money allow us to purchase books and other essential items. We continue to buy books from the earlier gifts of Flora Wallace and Tony Whall. Books have been presented in memory of Mary Dove (1963), Rosemary Ingham (Sharp 1951) and Diana Vincent-Daviss (1962). We have benefited from the bequests of Sara Crawford (1948), Dorothy Vivian Eyre Smith (Eyre Evans 1938) and Primrose Wolstenholme (Nall 1950). Copies of their own work have been presented by: The Mistress, Dr Arif Ahmed, Dr Shirley Barlow (1955), Dr Fiona Cooke (1989), Professor David Dumville, Dr Ben Griffin, Princess Hisako of Takamado (Tottori 1972), Manpreet K Janeja, Professor Jennifer Lloyd (Muir-Smith 1958), Professor Jill Mann, Dr Tim Pestell (1987), Dr Alastair Reid, Dr Jayne Ringrose (1963), Dr Jacqueline Stedall (Barton 1969), Angela Thirwell, Dr Anne Thackray (1970), Heather Toomer (Fomison 1966), Dr Helen Van Noorden, Professor Malvern Van Wyk Smith (Helen Cam Visiting Fellow 1984–85), Professor K Vela Velupillai, Dr Elizabeth Vinestock (Morrison 1957), Valerie M Warrior (1955). The following individuals have also presented copies of books and other media: The Mistress, Sir Geoffrey Chandler, Rosemary Chorley (More 1955), Professor David Dumville, Dr Ben Griffin, Seo Hee Im (2009), Dr Radu Ionicioiu (1993), Lee Suet Fern (Lim 1977), Dr Christine McKie (Kelsey 1949), Jocelyn Mayne (Ferguson 1952), Sarah Newton (1971), Melissa Ovsiannikow (2007), Kate Perry, Dr Tim Pestell (1987), Brett Shanley (2007), Carl Shavitz, Peter Sparks, Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern (Evans 1960), Professor Paul Tod, Professor K Vela Velupillai, Hannah Watson (2008), Primrose Wolstenholme (Nall 1950). We are very grateful to the following donors, who maintain regular subscriptions to journals on our behalf, or who present us with regular current copies: Dr Harriet Allen, Professor Alan Dashwood, Dr Sandra Fulton, Mrs C A Hopkins (Busbridge 1959), Dr John Marks, Dr C H McKie (Kelsey 1949), Polyglossia editorial committee, Dr Alastair Reid, Dr Jane Ruddle, Dr M B Saveson (Buehrer 1951), Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern. Publications have also been presented by the following organisations: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Cambridge University Press, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Flemish-Netherlands Association, Museo d’Arte della citta di Ravenna, Society for Promoting the Training of Women, Vernice Progetti Culturali. Frances Gandy, Librarian and Curator 57


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The Archivist’s Report As I sit here writing this report on a beautiful sunny July afternoon I can’t believe I have been in post nearly a year. It has been a hugely enjoyable year – one of exploration and discovery. I am slowly becoming familiar with the names of those integral to Girton’s history and their faces that adorn the walls throughout College. Perhaps more importantly, though, I am learning the characters and personalities behind those names and faces. For me this is the most enjoyable part of working in the archive, opening up a box of personal papers to find something more than just the papers, finding a sense of the person’s character and even their idiosyncrasies. Perhaps then it is fitting to find that this year has been very much about additions – adding to knowledge and adding to the existing collections. With each enquiry I have learnt a little more about the archival collections and Girton’s history. Although the majority of researchers this year have contacted the archive in relation to publications they have been researching and writing, Family History remains an ever-popular topic. What has been nice, though, is that there has been a reciprocal relationship with many researchers. Throughout the year researchers have given the archive original items, copies of their research and copies of their publications. One of the major publications this year which included material from the archive was No End to Snowdrops: A Biography of Kathleen Raine by Philippa Bernard. The personal papers remain a much used resource with researchers, but increasingly the College records are being used, especially for the popular topic of the ‘university experience’ of the early students. Several familiar archive-users have returned to continue their research. Returning visitors have included Sheila Mann, who is writing a biography of Aelfrida Tillyard, Ann Oakley, who is finishing her biography of Barbara Wootton, and James Tattersall, who braved the volcanic ash to fly over from the States to continue his research into Dame Mary Cartwright. It has also been good to welcome new visitors, and in particular several Girton undergraduates, to the archive. Most of the acquisitions this year have been additions to existing collections. One of the most pleasing donations was two of Barbara Bodichon’s sketchbooks, generously given to the College from the estate of Eileen Barber. Eileen Barber’s grandfather was the nephew of Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, the artist, who was both a good friend of Barbara Bodichon’s and her artistic mentor. The two sketchbooks were amongst his papers and sketchbooks. The first sketchbook, ‘160 Sketches in Algeria’ includes many untitled watercolours and sketches. The second sketchbook consists chiefly of watercolour landscapes, painted in the style of various artists, including Brabazon. It is a real treat to see the detail and the vibrancy of colour in these small works. Another exciting acquisition was the purchase of ten letters of Bessie Rayner Parkes from ebay. Through the generosity of an archive benefactor, who both alerted us to the letters and donated money for their purchase, we were able to secure these letters, although we did first have to endure a rather-nail biting Sunday evening as we wondered whether someone would outbid us. These letters, some of which are fragments, include a reference to the death of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and one letter is intriguingly addressed to ‘Darling Polly’. Polly has yet to be identified, but it is thought that she 58


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Images from the Algerian Sketchbook of Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon

might be George Eliot. Welcome additions have also been received to the archives of the SPTW (Society for the Promoting Training of Women); Professor Alice Teichova; Baroness Platt of Writtle (B Myatt 1941); and Q D Leavis (Roth 1925). Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern deposited a large collection of her papers with the archive on her retirement as Mistress. Material has also been deposited by current students including The Tower, a new creative writing magazine, and the records of the 2010 Girton Ball. As part of the ten-year retrospective cataloguing programme (reported by the Librarian in 2007), Joan Bullock-Anderson has catalogued the papers of Alethea Graham and Agatha Graham, the daughters of Aelfrida Tillyard; and the papers of Georgina Buckler (Walrond 1888). These catalogues are available to view under Girton College on Janus http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/. Joan has also finished cataloguing the small but significant women’s suffrage archive. This collection includes first-hand accounts of the events that took place at political meetings, and short but stark diaries and accounts of time spent by suffragettes in prison. Some of this collection has been reproduced in an exhibition within the Library, and it is hoped to make both the catalogue and the exhibition available on the internet soon. Joan has now started work on cataloguing the Llewelyn Davies Papers, which comprise letters from Mary, nÊe Crompton, to her daughter Margaret, a Girtonian of 1881 and niece of Emily Davies. Hilary Goy (Corke 1968) continues to be a tremendous help, volunteering the equivalent of a day a week in the archive. This year she has undertaken a wide variety 59


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of tasks from filing to listing small collections, and has started work on the rolling conservation programme. This programme involves checking each box in the archive, inspecting the contents for signs of deterioration and re-housing the material where necessary. Hilary is continuing her research into the lives of the early Girtonians for her PhD, so is also a regular archive user. Cherry Hopkins (Busbridge 1959) continues to generously give her time to index the volumes of Council Minutes. Her patience and meticulous attention to detail are providing the archive with an essential finding aid. Anna Crutchley also joined the archive as a volunteer in June, volunteering one day a week with a view to training as an Archivist. She has catalogued the small collection of Lady Barbara Stephen’s papers, and this catalogue is available on the Janus website. She is now working on the papers of Kathleen Mary Peace, College Secretary and Fellow. This is a diverse collection full of Kathleen’s humour and personality. It even includes a felt cat kettle holder, a first I think for the Archive. Finally I would like to express my gratitude to my predecessor, Kate Perry, not only for the extremely well organised and catalogued archive she left but also for all her help and encouragement throughout this year.

Gifts of archival material (Please note that all the donations listed here refer to the period 1 July 2009 – 30 June 2010)

Ruth Ball; Mark Bury; Patricia Crick (Wright 1954); Professor Stephen Dyson; Margaret Faultless; Frances Gandy; Jean Gooder; Dr Ben Griffin; Joanna Harries (2006); Sean Hewitt (2009); James Hickson; Dr Kenneth Hughes; Andrew Leader; Michael J Lewis; Sheila Mann; Robert Moore; Trish O’Flynn; Greg Phillpotts; Mark Pitter; Baroness Platt of Writtle (B Myatt 1941); Derek Pope; Hilary Roberts (2009); Guy Rochez (2008); Jo Shardlow; Peter Sparks; Society for the Promotion of Women; Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern (Evans 1960); Joan Sutton (Pegg 1948); Professor James Tattersall; Professor Alice Teichova; Benedict Teloar (2007); Dorothy Thompson (Walbank 1958); Priscilla Turner (Watson 1958); Kate Varney; Robin Wells. Hannah Westall, Archivist

Music Report It has been a year of changes at Girton. Significantly, the academic year began with the installation of a new Mistress, Professor Susan Smith, and this moment of transition was celebrated in a number of ways, not least by a celebratory concert given at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London on 3 November. The concert was originally the idea of the outgoing Mistress, Dame Marilyn Strathern, but it would not have been possible without the generous assistance of the Development Office and, in particular, of Professor Richard Himsworth, a past Warden of The Goldsmiths’ Company. We used the occasion not only to welcome Professor Smith, but also to mark Girton’s 140th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of the College admitting male undergraduates. Given all these causes for celebration, it was particularly pleasing that the College Visitor, Baroness Hale of Richmond, was able to give the opening address. The programme brought together Girtonians old and new in a selection of music by Mozart accompanied, appropriately enough, by the London Mozart Players (under the direction of Martin Ennis and Dana 60


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Marsh). The first half consisted of concertos performed by distinguished recent graduates. Mateusz Borowiak launched the evening’s entertainment with the Piano Concerto in E flat (the ‘Jeunehomme’ Concerto), and this was followed by the G major Violin Concerto played by Charles Siem. Both soloists demonstrated through their polished and committed performances why they have already become so sought after in the world of professional music. After the interval the orchestra was joined by a choir consisting of current and former Girton students for Mozart’s ‘Coronation’ Mass. The soloists – Katherine Hambridge and Miranda Heldt (sopranos), Lucy Goddard (mezzo-soprano), Aidan Coburn (tenor) and Christopher Law (bass) – were all recent graduates; all except Aidan Coburn, who stepped in at short notice to replace a Girtonian, were also recent members of Girton Choir.

Jeremy West (left) orders the forces of His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts before the entry of choir, soloists and conductor for the performance in Hall of Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine

An equally welcome addition to the Girton community has been Jeremy West, the Mistress’s partner. Jeremy is director of the outstanding early-music ensemble, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, as well as an acclaimed teacher. He did not arrive alone, but came bearing the gift of long-term use of his chamber organ. The instrument is now safely installed in Chapel. However, it had its first public airing in a concert that took full advantage of Jeremy’s presence at Girton – a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine on 23 April in Hall. (A second performance took place in St John’s College Chapel the following day.) It seemed the perfect moment to stage this great masterpiece. Apart from drawing on the presence of Jeremy (and his associated ensemble), we were also able to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the work’s publication in 1610 – how would programmers cope without the constant stimulus of birthdays and death days? – and, to complete the triad of opportunities, we also took advantage of the availability of Margaret Faultless, of whom more anon. For the occasion a choir made up of eighteen leading choral scholars from several Cambridge colleges (including Girton, King’s, and St John’s) was directed by Martin Ennis; all the singers took on solo roles – some major, some minor. The instrumentalists, other than the players of His Majesty’s, were drawn from Cambridge’s Collegium Musicum, the Faculty of Music’s period-instrument ensemble led by Margaret Faultless. Margaret, one of the world’s leading Baroque violinists (and much more besides), had in fact arrived in Girton three months earlier to start a two-term period as Mary Amelia Cummins 61


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Harvey Visiting Fellow Commoner. Many holders of this post use their stay at Girton to withdraw from the world, typically to focus on a particular research project. Maggie certainly devoted much of her time at College to reflecting on the sort of performance issues impossible to consider when caught in the hurly-burly of professional life, but she also contributed extremely generously to the general social and intellectual life at Girton. In particular, she played a major role in three concerts other than the Vespers. On 19 May she helped provide pre-exam relaxation for students and staff alike in the form of a Schubertiade. The programme was built round a selection of much-loved chamber works: the D major Sonatina for Violin and Piano (performed by Margaret Faultless and Martin Ennis); the F Minor Fantasy for piano duet (performed by Michael Leach and Raphael Rösler); and the B flat String Trio (performed by Margaret Faultless, Ben Allum and Kate Conway). These works were interspersed with Schubert songs, each of which was interpreted by a different performer. At the end of the concert all the singers came together for a performance of Schubert’s setting of the 23rd Psalm. A week later, on 28 May, Margaret played again in Girton, this time for a gathering of the Heads of House in the Stanley Library. The programme on this occasion consisted of Mozart’s A major Violin Sonata and Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata, with Martin Ennis on the piano. Margaret was also the linchpin for this year’s May Week Concert, held on 17 June in Hall. The programme was built round works by Bach and Handel, but the choir provided a fine upbeat with three anthems from the English Renaissance. The two major works on the programme were Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (with Margaret Faultless, Kieran Hughes and a dazzling Chad Kelly as soloists) and Bach’s Weichet nur betrübte Schatten, the so-called Wedding Cantata (with Katherine Hambridge as a particularly elegant soprano soloist). The programme was completed with arias, duets and choruses by Handel; these featured graduands Joanna Harries (soprano) and Alexander Berman (tenor), both of whom demonstrated remarkable maturity in their interpretations. Remarkably, the instrumental ensemble – one of the most polished ever heard in a May Week Concert, I suspect – was made up entirely of Girtonians. This was possible in part because of another new arrival. Kate Kennedy will be starting in October as Research Fellow in English and Music; however, she was kind enough to offer her skills as Baroque cellist four months before her Fellowship officially begins. July was to have marked the departure of Margaret Faultless. However, I am delighted to report that College Council, recognising the extraordinary richness of her contribution to College life, has agreed to elect her to a Bye-Fellowship, which will start in October. She will continue to pursue her professional life as violinist and director, but when in Cambridge she will be based in Girton. We hope that over the coming years she will be able to build on her wonderful contributions to College life, particularly in the field of instrumental music. To complete my catalogue of arrivals and departures I must report that Dana Marsh has now left Girton for the post of Organist of Indianapolis Cathedral. We always knew that Dana’s term in Girton would be a limited one, but his premature departure came as a surprise all the same. However, it would be hard to begrudge him the opportunity to work in such a prestigious role within one of the best-endowed dioceses of North America. We thank him for all he has done for music at Girton and wish him all the very best for the future. Fortunately, he has left a lasting legacy in the form of the CD, A Feast Celestial, that the choir recorded last summer under his direction. 62


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As for the choir, its 2009–10 season began with a rush of special performances. The first cathedral weekend of the year took the choir to Worcester, where they sang liturgies for the Feast of All Saints (1 November). Repertoire included a mass by the sixteenth-century Spanish composer Tomàs Luis de Victoria as well as Benjamin Britten’s cantata, Rejoice in the Lamb. After the Goldsmiths’ concert and a concert given for the Music Society series (see below), the choir appeared in the Cambridge Music Festival with the choirs of Jesus and Selwyn Colleges to perform new works by Jonathan Dove, Gabriel Jackson and John Rutter under the baton of Christopher Robinson (17 November). The annual Advent Carol Service in Chapel (29 November) was followed by a successful Christmas concert before a large audience at the Grantham Music Club in Leicestershire (4 December). The programme continued in Lent Term with a cathedral weekend at York Minster (20–21 February) and the annual ‘Friends of the Choir’ concert, featuring this year Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem (7 March). To conclude Easter Term, the choir travelled to Oxford to give an uplifting performance with the choir of The Queen’s College (19 June), following last year’s joint venture in Cambridge. Although the choir was smaller in number than usual this year, it transformed over the course of the year into an accomplished and tightly knit ensemble particularly suited to early music. The group’s dedication and hard work bore fruit during two highly successful international tours this summer. The choir started the first tour (8–19 July) with concerts in Basel’s great Münster and the acoustically resplendent Heiliggeistkirche. Everyone availed themselves of the city’s cultural riches and, in response to sweltering summer temperatures, there was also a good deal of swimming in the Rhein. The remainder of the tour took place in the Low Countries, in settings steeped in Franco-Flemish religious art. While based in Bruges the choir gave an afternoon concert in the splendid Church of Our Lady. However, the finest performance of the entire tour was given in an abbey-sized church in the Dutch village of Wouw (yes – pronounced ‘wow!’) before an appreciative audience of 650. With two standing ovations and an encore, the choir had truly hit its stride. The Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp, with its celebrated triptychs by Rubens, provided the setting for a choral mass. Finally, the choir proceeded to Amsterdam to sing choral evensong at the Oudekerk, an important building in the history of the musical Renaissance, as the composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck held the post of organist there. This itinerary was highly fulfilling, even if separated only by one day from itinerary number two! Girton Choir was off again (21–26 July) to sing four concerts at the International Festival Voci D’Europa in Sardinia. Growing year by year in stature, this festival has hosted world-class consorts such as the Hilliard Ensemble. Armed with a different programme and augmented by Old Girtonians and friends from the choirs of Trinity and Clare Colleges, the choir was based in Porto Torres, a city situated on the northern tip of the island. However, they travelled to a different concert venue each evening, each of which was architecturally and acoustically enthralling. There was ample time for relaxation on beautiful beaches during the day, and evenings included line-dancing with the locals in the town square. Predictably, the choir adapted straightaway to the rhythms of Sardinian daily (and nightly) life. Martin Ennis, Austin and Hope Pilkington Fellow and Director of Music; with contributions from Dana Marsh, Assistant Director of Music and Director of Chapel Music

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Freshers’ Concert: A selection of music performed by Girton’s first-year

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Jo Harries (soprano); Melissa Ovsiannikow (soprano); Okey Nzelu (flute); Kieran Hughes, Michael Leach and Raphael Rosler (piano): Duets by Mozart, and solo songs by Monteverdi, Purcell, J.S. Bach and Schubert

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Camilla Nelson (violin); Will Roberts (cello); Michael Leach (piano): Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio, Op.70 No.1, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in A, Op.2 No.2, and two Etudes by Chopin

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Anthony Fort (organ): Mendelssohn’s Prelude and Fugue in G major, Bach’s SixPart Ricercare (from A Musical Offering), and works by Brahms

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Natasha Sachsenmeier and Niki Chang (violin); Ben Allum (viola); Tom Wraith (cello): Ravel’s String Quartet in F major, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor

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Madeleine Seale (soprano); Edward Button (countertenor); Jonathan Williams and Kieran Hughes (piano): Songs by Purcell and Schubert, and duets by Blow

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Hannah Watson (piano): Bach’s Toccata in G major, Preludes and Fugues from The Well Tempered Clavier, and Préludes by Messiaen

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Tom Keen (baritone); Alex Berman (tenor); Nadanai Laohakunakorn and Chad Kelly (piano): Brahms’s Lieder, Op.105, and songs by Strauss, Debussy, Finzi, and Britten

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Girton College Chapel Choir (directed by Dana Marsh); Chad Kelly and Anthony Fort (organ): Concert for the Friends of Girton College Chapel Choir; Fauré’s Requiem, and works for organ

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Camilla Nelson (violin); Okey Nzelu (flute); Michael Leach (piano): Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (first movement), and Mouquet’s La Flûte de Pan

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Jonathan Williams (piano): Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A minor, D.537, Chopin’s Berceuse, and works by Messiaen and Janacek

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Ewan Stephens (recorder); Madeleine Seale (cello); Anthony Fort (harpsichord): Movements from Bach’s Art of Fugue and recorder works by Hotteterre, Telemann, van Eyck, and Vivaldi

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Development Director’s Report As announced in June this year, the University and Colleges reached the milestone of £1 billion raised in the 800th Anniversary campaign two years early. Girton is proud to have actively supported the campaign and thanks all its donors, who are also donors to the University, since all donations to Girton and other Colleges are included in this total. It comes at a time that College will, inevitably, face more challenges in terms of funding. We have a positive vision of our future, and will continue to need the support of alumni and friends to achieve this vision. As ever, Girtonians continue to support the College in many ways. Many show support by becoming Friends of the Chapel, Choir, Gardens, Library, and two more recent additions, the Friends of the Lawrence Room and the Infidel Boat Club. Others make donations through the Annual Fund, and many by supporting the organisation of alumni events around the world and by continuing to expand the network of alumni through alumni groups. This year the alumni and development team expanded its initiatives into new networks of Girtonians, with events such as the very successful law alumni networking event, sponsored by Slaughter and May and held at Inner Temple earlier this year, with thanks to Dame Elizabeth Gloster QC (1967) for arranging the venue. We were delighted that Baroness Hale of Richmond (Hoggett 1963), our visitor and Supreme Court member was present, as well as Dame Mary Arden, and of course many Law Fellows past and present. The launch of the Girton Alumni Sporting Association (GASA), which was hosted by the Mistress, Professor Susan Smith, at Lord’s in March, was another sparkling event, with GASA co-chairmen Caroline Hamilton (1982) and Sebastian Fox (1982) speaking, as well as Dr John Marks, our Life Fellow who has done so much to promote sport in the College and the University. The event was also a celebration of the life of M G Jones (1905), who was an international hockey player, as well as being Director of Studies in History at Girton and Vice-Mistress of the College. There has also been major activity on an international level. The Mistress was delighted to meet so many alumni and friends of Girton at the University’s 800th Anniversary celebrations in New York, and particular thanks are due to our Barbara Bodichon Fellow, Dr Ruth Whaley (1974), for assisting us with the organisation of an alumni event at the Harvard Club in New York in December. The Mistress also met various alumni in San Francisco as part of the University’s 800th Anniversary celebrations. In April, the Mistress and I also had the pleasure of meeting alumni in Singapore and Hong Kong. We are especially grateful to Kevin Chan (1986) for hosting a wonderful dinner at the China Club for our alumni living in Hong Kong. We have organised a number of events with the Joan Robinson Society, where it has been a privilege to host alumni who have unique insight into the workings of our economy and the global financial sector. We would like to thank Colm O’Shea (1989), Director of Comac Capital, for speaking to students about the global financial crisis and its causes, Colin Grassie (1980), CEO of Deutsche Bank UK for speaking about the social responsibilities of finance, and Rachel Lomax (Salmon 1963), an Honorary Fellow, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and now a director of HSBC, for speaking about her insights into economic policy-making. Rachel was also the keynote speaker at the Roll Buffet lunch in 65


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July this year, giving a more in-depth analysis of the events affecting the world economy to a captivated alumni audience. This year, the total funds contributed by alumni and friends of College reached over £2 million. These present a significant and growing proportion of Girton’s funding, since the College’s turnover is £8 million per year on average. The matching scheme for contributions to the teaching endowment, funded by an alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous, has stimulated nearly £1 million in donations (not including matching) for teaching in the financial year to June 2010. One donation which has come about owing to sad events is the funding for a new Fellowship in English. Professor Sir Laurence Martin has generously pledged to create a fund to support a Fellowship in English in memory of his daughter, Jane Martin (1978), who died suddenly last year, aged 50. The Jane Elizabeth Martin Fund will support the second Fellowship needed in English, in addition to the existing Muriel Bradbrook Fellowship. Jane’s obituary appears later in this issue. Another example of outstanding support has come from an alumna who has donated nearly £300,000 to support the Marilyn Strathern Arts and Humanities Fellowship. This fellowship fund will support teaching and research in any arts subject at the College, where the need is most pressing. All donations make a difference; Girton has a broad base of support, with nearly 20% of alumni making a gift every year, one of the highest giving rates within Cambridge University and also one of the most consistent. Support from alumni is truly international and exists across all disciplines and interests. Ex-rowers who were asked to donate for a new boat for the first VIII responded magnificently, so the new boat will be purchased in time for the new academic year starting October 2010. As Girton has a limited endowment, funds for sporting and cultural activities are essential contributions to the broader life of students at the College. As ever, artistic endeavours have also been widely supported, with many alumni attending the magnificent concert at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in November 2009. We also celebrated the tenth anniversary of People’s Portraits with an event at the Mall Galleries in May; we were delighted that our Honorary Fellow Baroness James of Holland Park gave the keynote speech. The new accessions are described by Dr Alastair Reed in his report on the People’s Portraits later in this issue. The exhibition continues to attract visitors of all ages and backgrounds to Girton. All of these events, and others such as our regular programme of alumni reunions are reported on in more depth in the Development Newsletter and on alumni emails. We also have a facebook page and regularly updated web reports on the College site. The range of all the activities described here gives a small sample of the development team’s work in the past year, and thanks are due to all the individuals within the office who make fundraising here, and these events, a success. They are Samuel Venn, Deputy Development Director, Emma Cornwall, Alumni Officer, Verity Armstrong, Annual Fund Officer, Linda Scott, Development Administrator, and our two research officers, Margaret Nicholson, and the recently appointed Hannah James, who joins us on a permanent basis having been Register Officer for the last few years. Many thanks to Girton’s community and its alumni and friends who make the College the vibrant place it is today and whose support means its mission can continue into the future. Francisca Malarée, Development Director 66


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Awards and Distinctions Almond E J (Robinson 1999). The Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship from January 2010. Atkinson H V (Bavister 1978) The 2010 ‘Women of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology’ award for ‘Leadership and Inspiration to Others’. Cheng F (2004) Winner of the 2010 Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Competition as one of a team of five current PhD students from Cambridge and Imperial College, London. Conner D J (1995 Hon. Fell) KCVO in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List. Donald A M (Griffiths 1971) DBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List for services to Physics. Donald A M (Griffiths 1971) The annual Glamour Science and Technology Award in recognition of her lifetime of achievement in ‘the male-dominated world of physics’. Hall S E (1971) OBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List. Kharas Z (1970) The 2009 Royal Society of Arts Albert Medal for democratising fundraising through her work in founding and developing the online charity donation website Justgiving. Landerer E (2008 current PhD student) The Frederick Soddy Award from the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers. Lee, M C (2002) MBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List. Saunders, M A L (Cain 1967) MBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List for services to the Diocese of Oxford and Church of England. Strathern A M (Evans 1960) Honorary Doctorate of Social Sciences from Yale University Trimble V L (1970) Honorary Doctorate from the University of Valencia (Spain). The 2010 George Van Biesbroeck Prize of the American Astronomical Society. Van Heyningen V (Daniel 1965) CBE for services to science.

Further Academic and Professional Qualifications Frampton, M J E (1998) MSc (2003) Edinburgh University, in Cognitive Science and Natural Language; PhD (2008) Edinburgh University, School of Informatics. Morgan, C R G L (1995) PhD (2006) Cardiff University, in Physical Chemistry (Surface Science). Newton, P J (Maddock 1984) MRCGP November 2009. Staff, R A (2003) MSc in Quaternary Science, Royal Holloway, University of London (2007 with distinction) 67


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Cambridge University Further Degrees and Awards MB: M E Chesterman, S A Forbes, S L Nethercott PhD: M K Chan, R S Chiam, G-T Chiang, P P K Chiu, K Clare, C J Forman, J A Hansell, Y-S Huang, L Leung, L C Pechey, D J Rossi, K Sanmugalingam, A Sriprakash, Q Sun, Y Sun, D Veldhuis, L Wang, J M S Wason, C P Watling, A Zachariadis LLM: K L Below, A L Cowley, D Hanna, Y K Zhu MPhil: P Alderman, R M Arancibia, J K Atwal, A Beverly, Z R Bignell, N D Blair, K Bojar, G Booth, I Cardinale, C Corsi, M Cote, D H Doyle, J R Faasse, L B F Finnegan, C E Gorman, S Gupta, K G Hambridge, J A Harris, T G Husby, D A D Jayamaha, L C C Jessop, P Kannan, Z Khimani, E Landerer, P I Leclerc, G Marchini Camia, S S Munasinghe, O Popa, K J M Riordan, J J Sarralde Tassara, A J Sawyer, Y Shao, L K Smith, A M Souter, E M Souter, V A Sturman, S Tasselli, A Tranes, R T Tylecote, M L Udoff, P-H Wang, P F D Yung, W Zhao MBA: B Bottini, D P Kaminskiy, L Malmqvist, M Rao MSt: D K W Tang

University Prizes for academic excellence in the Tripos Henry Arthur Thomas Book Prize:

V K H. Foster

Henry Arthur Thomas Travel Exhibition: L Brock John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarship:

V K H. Foster

The Goldsmiths’ Prize and Medal:

G M I Mecklenburg

College Awards Graduate Scholarships: M M Dunlop: G Ciotti; J E Cairnes: D Grufferty; Maria Luisa de Sanchez: F I Paddeu; M T Meyer: A LoPumo, A J V Renton; Pfeiffer: E Landerer, E G Loukaides, J P McIntyre; E Sargent: W D Simonson; Stribling Award: C L Batchelor, A C Hall; Doris Woodall: A Anievas Postgraduate Scholarships John Bowyer Buckley: E S Addison, I P M Bayliss, T M Belither, L C Chambers, J D G Leach; Emily Davies: K Below; M T Meyer: S Bruellmann, T Chen, Y-P Tsoi Postgraduate Prize for Law Jane Catherine Gamble: K Below Postgraduate Prizes for Mathematics Gertrude Mather Jackson: S Bruellmann, T Chen, Y-P Tsoi 68


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Postgraduate Prizes for Veterinary Medicine Marion Bidder: T M Belither, L C Chambers; Ming Yang Lee: I P M Bayliss; Edith Neal: E S Addison, J D G Leach Graduate Travel Awards: Kythe Waldram: G Ciotti; Sidney and Marguerite Cody Travelling Studentship: M Cenedese; Cohen Graduate Travel Award: J Gibson Undergraduate Scholarships Sir Arthur Arnold: P Brook, A Kwiatowski, B J Metcalf, B S Miller, J W Nash, N Rudarakanchana, W K H Tan, M J Vroobel; Lilias Sophia Ashworth Hallett: S E Hewitt; Barbara Bodichon: E Bowen, E C Cooper, E Grierson, M F Herbst, D E Holland, R Langton, M-J Kang, D Kraljic, A C Reynolds, G D Rochez, C G Sandford, A A C Williams; John Bowyer Buckley: L Bates, E S Briolat, S Clayton, B Gaastra, M Higgs, J Lester, N Penfold, K Smallwood; Rosalind, Lady Carlisle: J Curtis Hayward, N R G Mead, M D Pilkington, A Robinson; Emily Davies: M A Blake, E R G Button, H R Davidson, E Downes, C S Lindberg, R Oldschool, C J Pacey, R Pavesi, S J Pollack, D Tysoe; Maria Degani: R M Tandy; Angela Dunn-Gardiner: D Daniel; Sir Francis Goldsmid: R J Elliott, O J Harris, M P Levenston; Mary Graham: R H Everness; Mary Gurney: V K H Foster; Mary Higgins: S J Denny, E Glover; Alice Violet Jenkinson: A C Hall, C J Nye; Edith Lydia Johns: C Thorpe; Ellen McArthur: P A Brook, A H C Chan, E C Cooper, J Curtis Hayward, M-J Kang, N R G Mead, R Oldschool, S J Pollack; Todd Memorial: H Watson; M T Meyer: A J Appleton, D Ardickas, A Atminas, T Bachmann, E Bouaziz, J F Drake, E Jakobsons, C D Lazda, M Reich, S Shirrell, E P Stephens, A Stikonas; Mary Sparke: G M I Mecklenburg; Henry Tomkinson: A W-F Chan, A H C Chan, M F Ishaq, T J Ithell, N Koh, J N More, B Ramsay, E C Rowett, G Shanker, N O Wand; Sophia Turle: A Fort, C Kelly Undergraduate Prizes ThÊrèse Montefiore Memorial Prize: not awarded Laurie Hart Memorial Prize: C D Lazda, G M I Mecklenberg, S J Pollack Ridding Reading Prize: A R Eades Rima Alamuddin Prize: A A C Williams Wrigley Prize: not awarded Charlton Award in Medieval/Renaissance Literature: A C Reynolds Hammond Science Communication Prize: O G Timmis Eileen Alexander Prize: H R Davidson

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Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Jane Catherine Gamble: E Bowen

Law Jane Catherine Gamble: C J Pacey

Archaeology and Anthropology Christina Barnard: D E Holland

Management Studies Joan Robinson: B Ramsay

Architecture Isabella Crawshaw: T Ithell, G D Rochez Jane Catherine Gamble: E Grierson

Mathematics Gertrude Mather Jackson: A J Appleton, D Ardickas, A Atminas, T Bachmann, E Bouaziz, J F Drake, M Reich, S Shirrell, E P Stephens, A Stikonas May Smithells: E Jakobsons, C D Lazda

Chemical Engineering Isabella Crawshaw: T J Ithell, W K H Tan

Medical Sciences Ellen Delf-Smith: E Glover Edith Neal: B Gaastra Phyllis Tillyard: C J Nye

Classics Norah Jolliffe: V K H Foster Economics Lilian Knowles: A W-F Chan, A H C Chan, M-J Kang Thomas and Elizabeth Walton: R Oldschool

Modern and Medieval Languages Mary Ponsonby: R M Tandy, H Watson Music Christina Barnard: A Fort Jane Catherine Gamble: C Kelly

Engineering Isabella Crawshaw: M F Ishaq, A Kwiatowski, E C Rowett, G Shanker Raemakers: B S Miller Phyllis Tillyard: J W Nash, M J Vroobel

Natural Sciences (Biological) Marion Bidder: E S Briolat, M Higgs Ida Freund: N Penfold Ming Yang Lee: J Lester Edith Neal: L Bates Ellen Delf Smith: S Clayton

English Charity Reeves: H R Davidson, S E Hewitt, N Koh, A C Reynolds, A Robinson, A A C Williams

Natural Sciences (Physical) Layla Adib: M F Herbst, C S Lindberg, N O Wand Gwendolen Crewdson: D Daniel, S J Denny, R H Everness, A C Hall, M P Levenston, G M I Mecklenburg, B J Metcalf, M D Pilkington, C G Sandford Ida Freund: M A Blake, D Kraljic, J N More, R Pavesi, D Tysoe

Geography Margaret Anderson: E R G Button, E C Cooper, J Curtis Hayward, O J Harris Janet Chamberlain: E C Cooper, O J Harris, B M Jones, A D Young History Margaret Hastings: R J Elliott, R Langton Lilian Knowles: P Brook, N R G Mead, S J Pollack

Philosophy Phyllis Tillyard : N Rudarakanchana

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Theology & Religious Studies J Y Gibson: E Downes

Jill Vlasto Choral Awards: E Button, L R Santinelli

Veterinary Medicine Edith Neal: K Smallwood, Thomas and Elizabeth Walton: C Thorpe,

Daphne Bird Instrumental Awards: C Chen, K A Hughes, M J Leach, C Nelson, N R Rosa, R R Rosler, E P Stephens, J M Williams

Music Awards: Organ Scholarship: A Fort, C Kelly College Music Scholarship: H Watson London Girton Association Music Award: K G Hambridge Siem Music Prize: A Fort

Travel Awards: College Travel Scholarship: D Burke, E R G Button, E S Maule; Adela Marion Adam Grant: A H C Chan; J K Brightwell Grant: R J Ayoob, R Coombs, J M Gerhards, A Goldenberg, R Graham, M J Hemmings, A G Russell, C Stocks, K J Tinslay; Dorothy Chadwick Award: L Walden; Judith Eccleshare Grant: K C J Bonham, S L Driver; Eileen Ellenbogen Award: O N Nzelu; Edith Helen Major Grant: A M Higginson, E Hopper, D Perrett; Mary Morrison Grant: C C E Daggett, A J Glasner, A S Kleinn, C J Miller; E M Pooley: R J Daboul; Charlotte Rycroft Award: J Fuhrmann, L Pryer; Marina Shakich Grant: I K Alexander, K O Dokken, M F Ishaq, M McCarthy, L Morison; Sheila Spire: E A Kostalas; Dorothy Tempest Award: S Hutt, I C Pritchard; Monica Wilson Award: N Jaglom

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Fellows’ Publications Publications by the Fellows and Officers of the College during 2009–10 include:

P H Abrahams. (All joint) Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy (4th ed., Mosby Elsevier, 2010); Gray’s Anatomy Review (Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, 2009); ‘The Anatomy of Anatomy’, Anatomical Science Education 3(2) (2010) A M Ahmed. (Editor) Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations: A Critical Guide (CUP, 2010) G E M Born. (First two items joint, others sole author) ‘Culture and consumerism: citizenship, public service broadcasting and the BBC’s fair trading obligations’ in Free Speech in the New Media, ed. T Gibbons (Ashgate, 2010); ‘Art-science: from public understanding to public experiment’, J. of Cultural Economy 3(1) (2010); ‘Listening, mediation, event: anthropological and sociological perspectives’, J. of the Royal Musical Association 135(1) (2010); ‘For a relational musicology: music and interdisciplinarity – beyond the practice turn’, J. of the Royal Musical Association 135(4) (2010) M D Brand. (All joint) ‘Measuring mitochondrial bioenergetics in INS-1E insulinoma cells’, Methods in Enzymology 457 (2009); ‘The on/off switches of the mitochondrial uncoupling proteins’, Trends in Biochemical Sciences 35 (2010); ‘Degradation of an intramitochondrial protein by the cytosolic proteasome’, J. of Cell Science 123 (2010); ‘Rapid turnover of mitochondrial uncoupling protein 3’, Biochemical J. 426 (2010) N J Cunniffe. (All joint) ‘Cruel and unusual punishment? An analysis of point deduction in European association football leagues’, J. of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 5(4) (2009); ‘Invasion, persistence and control in models of soil-borne plant pathogens: the effect of host demography’, J. of the Royal Society: Interface 7(44) (2010); ‘The effect of landscape pattern on the optimal eradication zone of an invading epidemic’, Phytopathology 100(7) (2010) S Davis. ‘“Something of a one-man generation”: understanding Juan Goytisolo’s place in contemporary Spanish narrative’, Dissidences: Hispanic J. of Theory and Criticism 6/7 (2010); ‘Narrative battles: war and memory in the Novels of Juan Goytisolo’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 86(4) (2009) S L Fawcett. (Both joint) ‘Anatomical variation in the position of the brachiocephalic trunk (innominate artery) with respect to the trachea: a computed tomography-based study and literature review of Innominate Artery Compression Syndrome’, Clinical Anatomy 23(1) (2010); ‘The use of gonad shielding in paediatric hip and pelvis radiographs’, British J. of Radiology 82(977) (2009) P T Griffiths. (All joint) ‘Laboratory and modelling study of the hygroscopic properties of two model humic acid aerosol particles’, J. of Aerosol Science (2010); ‘Studies of single aerosol particles containing malonic acid, glutaric acid, and their mixtures with sodium chloride. I: Hygroscopic growth’, J. of Physical Chemistry A 114 (2010); ‘An overview of current issues in the uptake of atmospheric trace gases by aerosol and clouds’, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions 10 (2010); ‘Uptake of gaseous hydrogen peroxide by submicron titanium dioxide aerosol as a function of relative humidity’, Environmental Science and Technology 44 (2010)

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K Hughes. (All joint) ‘Toll-like receptor 4 signalling through MyD88 is essential to control Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium infection, but not for the initiation of bacterial clearance’, Immunology 128(4)(2009);‘Vincristine overdose in a cat: clinical management, use of calcium folinate, and pathological lesions’, J. Feline Med. Surg. 11(4) (2009); ‘Use of a lateral surgical approach to the femoral nerve in the management of two primary femoral nerve sheath tumours’, Vet. Comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 22(3) (2009); ‘The oncogenic role of STAT transcription factors in breast cancer’ in JAK-STAT Pathway in Disease, ed. A Stephanou (Landes Bioscience, 2009) C Lawson. ‘Technology and the extension of human capabilities’, J. for the Theory of Social Behaviour (September 2010); ‘Ayres, technology and technical objects’, J. of Economic Issues (September 2009); ‘An ontology of technology: artefacts, relations and functions’, Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 12(1) (2009); (joint) ‘Theorising technology’, Cambridge J. of Economics 34 (2010) S P G Madabushi. (All joint) ‘Tsunami wave loading on coastal houses: a model approach’, Proc. of the Institution of Civil Engineers 161(2008); ‘Seismic bearing capacity of piles in liquefiable soils’, Soils and Foundations 49(4) (2009); ‘Influence of axial load on lateral pile response in liquefiable soils, Part I:  Physical modelling’ and ‘Part II:  Numerical modelling’, Geotechnique 59(7) (2009) G L Mann. From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain (OUP, 2009); ‘Courtly aesthetics and courtly ethics in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’, Studies in the Age of Chaucer 31 (2009) L McMahon. ‘Post-deconstructive realism? Nancy’s cinema of contact’, New Review of Film and Television Studies 8(1) (2010); ‘Touching intact: Sophie Calle’s threat to privacy’ in Threat: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture, ed. G Evans and A Kay (Peter Lang, 2010) D Marsh ‘Sacred polyphony “not understandid”: Mediaeval exegesis, ritual tradition and Henry VIII’s reformation’, Early Music History 29 (CUP, 2010) J Oates. ‘The changing role of Nimrud’ in New Light on Nimrud, ed. J Curtis, H McCall, D Collon and L Gailani-Werr (British Museum, 2008); ‘Austen Henry Layard – der Beginn der Britischen Archäologie im vorderen Orient’ in Das Große Spiel Archäologie und Politik zur Zeit des Kolonialismus, ed. C. Trűmpler (Dumont, 2008); ‘Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar and the Hanging Gardens’ in The Great Cities in History, ed. J Norwich (Thames & Hudson, 2009) ; ‘More thoughts on the Ubaid Period’ in Beyond the Ubaid, Transformation and Integration in the Late Prehistoric Societies of the Middle East, ed. R Carter and G Philip (Oriental Institute, 2010) R E Randall. (Joint) Coastal Vegetated Shingle (GeoData Institute, U. of Southampton, 2010) A J Reid. The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870–1950 (Manchester UP, 2010) J M Riley. (All joint) ‘The relationship between star formation rate and radio synchrotron luminosity at 0 < z < 2’, MNRAS 397 (2009); ‘Measurements of the cosmological evolution of magnetic fields with the Square Kilometre Array’, MNRAS 400 (2009); ‘The TexOx-1000 redshift survey of radio sources I: the TOOT00 region’, MNRAS 401 (2010) 73


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S E Robertson. (Both joint) ‘A few good topics: experiments in topic set reduction for retrieval evaluation’, Trans. on Information Systems 27(4) (2009); ‘The probabilistic relevance framework: BM25 and beyond’, Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval 3(4) (2009) J H Runde. (First two items sole author, others joint) ‘Dissecting the Black Swan’, Critical Review 21 (2009); ‘Ontology and the foundations of evolutionary economic theory: on Dopfer and Potts’ General Theory of Economic Evolution’, J. of Institutional Economics 5 (2009); ‘Theorising technology’, Cambridge J. of Economics 34  (2010); ‘On rules, routines and the adoption of technological product innovations: the case of the transition from analogue photography to digital imaging’, Cambridge J. of Economics 33 (2009); ‘On the identity of technological objects and user innovations in function’, Academy of Management Review 34 (2009) S J Smith. (Joint editor) The Economics of Housing: The Housing Wealth of Nations (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010) D J Thompson ‘The multilingual environment of Persian and Ptolemaic Egypt: Egyptian, Aramaic, and Greek documentation’ in The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology (OUP, 2009); ‘The Ptolemaic library project’ in Actas del XII Congreso Español de Estudios Clásicos I (Madrid, 2009); (joint) ‘An early Ptolemaic bank register from the Arsinoite nome’, Archiv für Papyrusforschung 55 (2009) D W A G Van den Heuvel. ‘Kauffrauen in der Niederländischen Republik. Einzelhändlerinnen im ’s-Hertogenbosch des 18. Jahrhunderts: eine Fallstudie’ in Praktiken des Handels. Geschäfte und soziale Beziehungen europäischer Kaufleute in Mittelalter und früher Neuzeit, ed. M Häberlein and C Jeggle (UVK Konstanz 2010); (joint) ‘Huishoudens, werk en consumptieveranderingen in vroegmodern Holland. Het voorbeeld van de koffie- en theeverkopers in achttiende-eeuws Leiden’ in Historisch Tijdschrift Holland 42 (2) (2010) H A Van Noorden. ‘Aratus’ maiden and the source of belief’ in Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry, ed. M Harder, R Regtuit and G Wakker (Peeters, 2009); ‘Socrates’ “Hesiodic” project’ in Plato and Hesiod, ed. G Boys-Stones and J Haubold (OUP, 2009) R M Warren. (All joint) ‘Cancers in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers and in women at high risk for breast cancer: MR imaging and mammographic features’, Radiology 252(2) (2009); ‘Eligibility for magnetic resonance imaging screening in the United Kingdom: effect of strict selection criteria and anonymous DNA testing on breast cancer incidence in the MARIBS Study’, Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 18(7) (2009); ‘Magnetic resonance imaging screening of the contralateral breast in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis of incremental cancer detection and impact on surgical management’, J. Clin. Oncol. 27(33) (2009); ‘Multicentre randomised controlled trial examining the costeffectiveness of contrast-enhanced high field magnetic resonance imaging in women with primary breast cancer scheduled for wide local excision (COMICE)’, Health Technol. Assess. 14(1) (2010) R M Williams. ‘Three great Girton Mathematicians’ and ‘What about the women now?’ in Proc. of the 13th General Meeting of European Women in Mathematics, ed. C Hobbs and S Paycha (World Scientific, 2010); (joint) ‘Gravitational Wilson loop in discrete quantum gravity’, Physical Review D81 (2010) 74


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Student Reports JCR Committee Term is over, results are out and the undergraduate body of College has fled for the summer months. Even though the return to College still seems a long way off, plans to welcome the new intake are already consuming my holiday thoughts, but, for the Review, I must turn my attention to these words on last year’s activities. The JCR committee have had another busy and successful year. Akilah Jeffers, Ethnic Minorities Representative, introduced Girton’s Got Talent, showcasing the variety of skills that Girton students have up their sleeves, meanwhile making the most of the shadowing scheme Girton offers. An equally successful effort was made by the Academic Officer Kate Talbot to develop and expand the shadowing schemes for future years. Another new initiative was taken by the JCR Green Officer, Isobel Pritchard; the ‘Girton Goat Scheme’ raised a considerable amount of money to help purchase goats for families in Africa. This year also saw the return of Undergrounds to the College bar, with a line-up of great DJs and extended opening times. I would like to thank Kate Bonham for this great success and Alex Wessely for his continued efforts as Bar Officer. Ents have continued to be popular with the student body. The garden party was lovely, with great food, drinks, activities, music and glorious weather. Much earlier in the year the biannual Girton College Spring Ball took place, and the JCR ents officers along with the ball committee put on a great evening, following Formal Hall with a silent disco. The ball itself was a magnificent event, where the courts of Girton The dodgems at the 2010 College Ball were transformed into nonsensical playgrounds to fit the theme of Absurdism; special thanks go to all the ball committee who worked so tirelessly to provide such a wonderful night. This year as the whole College welcomed the new Mistress, the JCR were equally enthusiastic to work with Professor Smith who has been wonderfully supportive of all our endeavours. I must also thank the outgoing JCR President, Tom Chapman, for his hard work in the past year. Our new JCR President Kate Bonham has made the most of her first term in office, and has driven through the long-desired reduction in Formal Hall prices for undergraduates which should come into effect next term. While next term will be my last as JCR Vice-President I would like to say one final thank you to the wonderful committee that we have had this year who have continued in true Girton spirit with such warmth and enthusiasm to help make Girton the wonderful place it is. Guy Rochez, Vice-President 75


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MCR Committee The 2009â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 year has been a good and productive one for the MCR. Freshersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Week brought a new group of students to College, eager to embrace the Cambridge experience. Given the large percentage of graduate students doing one-year courses at Girton, these new students are particularly important as they represent the great majority of the MCR community. As always, the existing graduates went out of their way to welcome the new students, taking them on tours of Cambridge and of College, the obligatory punting trip, museum trips and, of course visits to the fine dining and drinking establishments of our fair town. As is becoming the tradition, we held elections to fill the positions on the new MCR committee in late October (the President and Vice-President are elected in June). The advantage of this is that it allows new students to get involved immediately with the MCR committee. The new committee included a good blend of new and old faces, male and female, PhD and MPhil students, and has worked well to provide good communication with college and great events for students. Particular thanks must go to Chris Lockwood, who took responsibility for the MCR dinners and brought back the practice of having guest speakers at these events. These guest speakers have been a great addition, and have brought a range of insights and discussions, and a new vibrancy to these dinners. Speakers this year included: Mrs Margaret Braddock (World War II alumna) Mr Julian Spalding (museum and gallery curator, and critic) Prof. Dame Gillian Beer (literary critic and Booker Prize judge) Mr Max Alexander (photographer) Lady Archer (Chair of the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust) We look forward to extending this practice next year, and would encourage anybody who may be interested in talking to our world-class graduates next year or beyond to get in touch with College. This year has also seen the continuation of our graduate seminars, which provide an opportunity for graduate students to present their work to their peers in a supportive, relaxed environment. These events have been held twice a term at Wolfson Court. The general practice is for two or three students each to present a 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30 minute talk on their work, followed by questions from the floor. We then gather for cheese and wine, and to discuss the issues raised. These events have been very well attended, and have allowed the graduate community to make the most of the advantages of the collegiate atmosphere. They provide an opportunity for the graduates to meet and discuss their work in a structured environment, and allow both the advancement of presentation skills, and the opportunity to get insights from students in different disciplines. The MCR committee, of course, has a key role in promoting social engagements and events for the graduate body. This, as always, has been enthusiastically performed this year. An extensive series of Formal Hall swaps have been arranged, which have allowed an insight into other colleges and a chance to dine in their Halls. Our customary Halloween party, held this year in the MCR Room, brought out the best of our costume-making skills and provided a great opportunity for the group to get to know each other better. 76


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Our largest event each year, and the biggest party, is the MCR Garden Party, held in May Week at Wolfson Court. We were blessed with a beautiful day this year, which had everyone outside playing croquet in Wisteria Court and football and volleyball in the Graduate Courts. As the night progressed we retired to the MCR Room, beer (or Pimms) in hand, to watch Mexico beat France in the World Cup – cheered on The 2009–10 MCR Committee in Eliza Baker Court mightily by our Mexican and Irish contingents. As always the event was a great success. Unfortunately this year marks the last year in which Dr Roland Randall will be Graduate Tutor, as he is retiring after many years dedicated to the College. The MCR wishes to thank Dr Randall for the hard work he has put in, and support he has given, as Graduate Tutor. We took the opportunity, at the beginning of May Week, to organise a trip to visit Dr Randall’s farm, and to taste the home-made ice-cream. This was greatly enjoyed, and we wish Dr Randall all the best as he retires to this wonderful place. Joe McIntyre, President

Geographical Society Michaelmas Term started with a Geographical Society dinner in town to welcome the firstyears. The event was organised by Julia Shelly and was well received by all who attended, as it allowed the new geographers to be introduced to the society. The main event for the Girton Geographical Society was the Annual Reunion Dinner which, this year, was particularly special because of the retirement of Dr Roland Randall who has been a Fellow of the College since 1977. Over one hundred and fifty current and former undergraduates and Fellows in Geography attended to celebrate Roland’s 33 years service to the College. After pre-dinner drinks in the Fellows’ Rooms, we were treated to an excellent three-course meal in Hall followed by speeches by Dr Harriet 77

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Allen, and Professor Susan Smith the Mistress of Girton, who is herself a geographer. Harriet, an undergraduate during Roland’s first years at Girton, gave a touching tribute to Roland’s service to the College while The Mistress talked about the future of Geography as a subject and how, being so inter-disciplinary, it is poised to solve many of the world’s problems. Roland finished with some lively and humorous memories of his working life at Girton. I would like to thank all the Alumni, students and Fellows who attended the dinner, making the event so special, and all those who contributed to the raffle, which raised over £550 for the Jean Grove Memorial Fund. The Geographical Society would like to thank the following donors who helped tp make the raffle such a success: Breeze, The Fudge Kitchen, Heffers, Lush, The Royal Geographical Society. Special thanks must go to Emma Cornwall, the Alumni Officer, for organising such a successful event. The Geography Society ends the year with a visit to Roland’s farm – a great chance to celebrate the end of exams and to say farewell to our leavers. Roland took us on a walk around the farm explaining the history and geography of the land, finishing with ice cream made from their goats’ milk and a visit to see the goats being reared – all in the guise of a Geography Fieldtrip! On behalf of us all I should like to wish Roland a long, happy and very well deserved retirement and to thank him for his inspirational service to Girton over the last thirty three years. Edward Button, President

Joan Robinson Society The Joan Robinson Society continued to combine a mix of events in the 2009–10 academic year, including a number of guest speakers and other more informal events. In Michaelmas Term a former President of the Joan Robinson Society and founder of hedge fund COMAC, Colm O’Shea, returned to speak to society members about the contributing factors of the recent financial crisis. In a lively and interactive presentation he talked about a number of possible causes of the crisis proposed by the media and by academics, and clearly and persuasively explained his views on which were genuine factors and which were merely part of the ‘media hype’ surrounding the crisis. Colm himself said that he had wanted to give a talk that he would have wanted to hear as an undergraduate, and certainly succeeded in giving the society members plenty to think about. In Easter Term Rachel Lomax, another former student of the College, spoke to the society about a number of issues from the regulatory side of the economy. Drawing on her vast experience from roles including Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, and Permanent Under-Secretary of several government departments, she spoke about the evolution of economic policy-making over the past few decades. Using fascinating first-hand accounts, she explained how the process of decision-making has shifted from a small group of politicians and advisors at the centre of government to a number of independent bodies, each focusing on a very specific range of objectives, and discussed some of the advantages and disadvantages of this trend. As well as these two highlights of the JRS calendar, the society held a number of more 78


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informal events – some academic, some less so. Third-year students provided useful advice on internships and dissertations early in the year, and later on, the society continued its tradition of holding a (loosely) economics-related film night. As ever, a key success of the society has been to ensure that the college’s economists keep in regular contact with students from all the year-groups, and it has been encouraging to see such high attendance at all the events this year. Rondeep Barua, President

Law Society Another successful year has come and gone for the Law Society as it continues to go from strength to strength. When the exams were finally finished, it was time for the Annual Garden Party, a wonderful way of releasing the stress of exams and being able to socialise with other law students and not have to speak about work. It took place on Tuesday 16 June and was the perfect change of pace from a very hectic May Week. Being lucky with the weather topped off a very enjoyable day. Summer vacation did not seem to last long and soon enough it was time to welcome the incoming Law first-years to Girton, with a delicious meal in Pizza Express. This was quickly followed by quite a few other meals and drinks as law firms came to Cambridge for some networking and scouting. This was mostly aimed at second-year students so I shall greatly miss this period next year. During Lent Term, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer sent two associates to Girton for an informal careers talk, focusing on what to expect from interviews and more. This was highly instructive and greatly helped everyone who attended. Congratulations to the first-years who took part in the College moot. The standard was very high and particular congratulations go to Alex Barker, the overall winner of the moot. The end of the current committee’s tenure and the highlight of the Society’s year came with the Annual Dinner held on Thursday 4 March. It brings together the Fellows, students (current and former) and other guests for a celebration of everything legal and Girtonian. The guest speaker was Sir Christopher Greenwood who gave a highly entertaining speech on life in the International Court of Justice. We greatly appreciate his acceptance of our invitation and hope he returns in the future. I would just like to personally thank the rest of the committee, Richard Doolan and Tessa Garner, for their hard work throughout the year and also Girton Fellows Albertina Albors-Llorens and Stelios Tofaris, since without them the society would not function. I wish the new committee good luck and I am confident that next year will be even more successful. Julia Townend, President

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Poetry Group This year’s Poetry Group has been immense fun. The group meets once fortnightly, after dinner, with wine, when poems written by members of the group– and based on (or ignoring) ‘prompts’ sent out earlier by the President – are discussed anonymously; at the end of the evening poets can reveal which work was theirs if they wish, though poets can remain anonymous. The group has been bolstered by a record number of first-year attendees, and at our first meeting of the year we had about twenty people present. Each meeting has been really rewarding, with consistently impressive poems (despite my often confusing prompts). It can be quite daunting to submit a poem, particularly as an undergraduate, and I hope everyone who has already attended continues to do so next year. The Poetry Group’s website has continued to be updated regularly by Stephen Robertson, who kindly set it up for us and acts as our webmaster. If you would like to see any of the poems, a link to the Poetry Group site can be found on the Girton College website. One thing I have learnt from Poetry Group is that writing poetry doesn’t have to be a frightening prospect. Arts students spend all their time analysing the work of some of the best writers and thinkers of their ages; but actually, some of the most fruitful and lovely poems I have seen this year have come from Poetry Group – and from scientists as well as those in the humanities. The advantage of anonymous submission means that each poem is judged on its own merits, rather than on any sort of assumption; and everyone at Poetry Group has been so accommodating to the poems we receive that I really think (or hope) that the discussions have been useful for the poets themselves. In February the first issue of a College poetry magazine, The Tower, was produced and distributed free. We hope that this will become established as a regular publication in the new academic year. I would like to thank everyone who has come to a meeting or submitted a poem this year, and I would also like to thank Sinéad Garrigan-Mattar for founding such a warm and thought-provoking society. Now five years old, it a great institution for Girton to have, and I wish it a long poetic future. Abigail Williams, President Monday Morning Early I wake up to your razor. Your Sunday best tee Is curled up on the floor while you fight with the stain On your shirt, tucked in like a schoolboy’s. Diligently Combing your hair flat in spite of the rain, You stop at the door, see me – still in my nightie – Kiss me goodbye, and then run for the train. I cherish these moments, these seconds of haste, When your skin still smells of soap, and your breath tastes of toothpaste. Eleanor Hardy

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Untitled Up here, the air is cold with the blood of the birds. You can feel the muscular wind push through your eyes, and swim through the alleys of your brain. Couch grass squats like earth’s fructified hair, and the inked landscape is as a pool into which the glorious heavens collapse; the clothes of God and Man growing bleached in the lumbered light of morning.

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Badminton A hugely successful year saw us develop in strength and depth as our teams continue to climb through the divisions. The Girton Badminton Club now boasts one of the strongest squads in the university, brimming with talent and showing great potential for the year ahead. Our performances and achievements on the court have been first-class, and a big effort was made off the court to encourage a greater number of Girtonians to take part in the sport. A particular highlight was a wonderful day out watching the world’s best badminton stars at the Yonex All England Open in Birmingham. A huge increase in participation brought some previously untapped Girton talent onto the badminton court and even allowed us to enter a Men’s Third Team in Lent Term for, almost certainly, the first time. A scintillating victory for the newly formed side in a pre-season playoff allowed the team to gain immediate promotion to Division VII. Our heroics continued throughout the season and culminated in a nail-biting finale. Although Girton III admirably won our last match, results did not go our way and the team had to settle for third place. Still, a brilliant effort from everyone in Girton III’s debut season! The Men’s First Team were sadly frustrated in our efforts to achieve immediate promotion to Division I in Michaelmas Term. An opening-day defeat to bogey team Christ’s sadly the decisive result once again as Girton I were narrowly edged into third place. The ‘Christ’s Curse’ was finally overcome the following term, however, by a morale-boosting victory which set the team on course for a superb season. The Division II opposition was effortlessly swept aside as an exceptional streak of form resulted in an undefeated season and promotion as league champions. The year was finished in style with a resounding 9–0 thumping of Fitzwilliam I, one better than our previous 8–1 thrashings of Peterhouse I and Trinity II. Our reputation as plucky underdogs in Men’s Cuppers was enhanced as we once again qualified for Finals Day without the help of any Blues players, ultimately losing to eventual winners Jesus I in the Quarter Finals. Overall a fantastic effort by everybody, and with the entire squad still around next year there is 81


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every chance of becoming Division I champions! Similar successes were achieved by the Men’s Second Team. The squad celebrated promotion to Division IV in Michaelmas, although a 100% record and the league title were sadly denied us by a 5–4 defeat to Selwyn. We also narrowly missed out on consecutive promotion to Division III in Lent Term following a great struggle for the top two spots. Although we could not avenge our previous result against arch-rivals Selwyn, a superb 6–3 win against eventual league champions ARU (their only defeat of the term) set up a thrilling climax. Sadly the team stumbled against Robinson on the final day and we ultimately had to settle for consolidation in Division IV. With almost the whole squad around next year, though, we can look forward to continuing the great progress Girton II has made in recent terms. The Women’s Team also enjoyed a successful (though frustrating) Michaelmas Term. An almost undefeated season looked like ensuring promotion out of the bottom division, until it was announced that restructuring meant we were still in the lowest league! In Lent Term we achieved a mixture of wins and losses and managed to finish around the middle of the division. A much improved squad with a large number of promising Freshers looks like providing a bright future for the Women’s Team. Many thanks to everybody who took part in a great year for the Badminton teams (unfortunately there are too many of you to name you all personally) but an especially big thank you to the three team captains: Jenny Cragg, Mark Rendall and Daniel Ho. It has been a joy to be the Club captain this year and I look forward to another fantastic year of badminton to come! Dominic Perrett, Captain

Boat Club Womens’ Crews This year has been a year of ups and downs for the women. Unfortunately in Michaelmas Term Girton was unable to enter a women’s crew for the inter-college Fairbairn races. This was partly due to many rowers having graduated the previous year but also due to the huge success Girton women were having at University level; during Michaelmas Term there were five Girtonians in the university squad. Rowing did however attract many novices that term, meaning the squad has subsequently grown. In Lent Term, the first boat fell only one place across the four days of Bumps, which was impressive given the relative inexperience of the crew, and was pleased to bump Lady Margaret Boat Club (St John’s) on the final day of Bumps. At the end of Lent Term Girton was represented in both the University women’s first boat (Constance Daggett) and the lightweight boat (Hannah Sensecall) in the women’s boat races at Henley. Both girls had noviced at Girton Boat club and it is a testament of the coaching and dedication of rowers at Girton that the women reached University level. In EasterTerm Girton had a strong first boat, so it was very unfortunate to be bumped every day in Mays. Girton were placed highly and pursued by tough competition, so despite this fall the first boat still maintains a strong place in the women’s first division. 82


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May Bumps also saw the second Girton women’s boat unfortunately fall three places. Easter Term saw further recruitment of novices, which added a third boat to the squad. Beyond the Cam the women’s squad has had a relatively quiet year with little attendance at other races. However after a year of recruitment, which has rebuilt numbers, and the arrival of a new women’s eight boat in October, next year looks set to be more promising. Megan Conway, Women’s Captain Men’s Crews and University Rowing The year started well for Girton Boat Cub, with 5 men and 5 women all going away to trial for their respective University crews: Matthew Tovey and Jonathan Fuhrmann at CUBC, Dankrad Feist, Mark Beevor and Sam Hayes with CULRC and Hannah Sensecall, Constance Daggett, Zoe Allen, Hannah Hoskins and Megan Conway for CUWBC. However, with such a large amount of the Boat Club’s talent perfoming at University level it was a tough term for the club. The first men’s boat finished 31st, but the novice men’s squad did well, finishing a promising ninth overall. Lent Term saw the return of some of the University rowers and a much-needed boost to both squads. The men managed to move up two places in the First Division, to 14th and the women only went down one, despite having seven novices in the crew and starting in a difficult position. The end of Lent Term also saw Sam Hayes, Mark Beevor and Simon Hay row for Granta in the CULRC spare IV, Hannah Sensecall row for the CUWBC lightweight crew and Constance Daggett achieve a full Blue for CUWBC. Hannah Hoskins was the first reserve for both the Lightweight and Blondie crews. Easter Term saw a large increase in the number of crews boating from the Boat Club. The men’s side fielded five crews and the women three, making us one of the largest clubs in the May Bumps, with everyone except the third women getting on. The third men’s VIII won blades, with men’s 5 and 4 managing to hold their places on the river. Men’s 1 also held level, despite a tough second day, with Caius 2 having up to two metres of overlap for over two minutes, before Girton at last drew away. Hannah Sensecall continued to race with the lightweight women, reaching the semifinals of Henley Women’s with Constance Daggett also racing in a composite IV with Lady Margaret Boat Club. Unfortunately the men’s side were unable to send another VIII to Henley Royal, as graduation again clashed with qualifiers. However Sam Hayes will be attempting to qualify for the Prince Albert in a composite IV with Fitzwilliam Boat Club. With many returning rowers next year I look forward to seeing many Girtonians represent Cambridge, as well as some fantastic results in the Bumps next year. Matthew Tovey, Men’s Captain

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Fen Ditton Dash, Girton still fielded a strong team. Notable performances came from Silvan Bruellman, Pól O’Catnaigh and Nicola Hale, who were definitely the most consistent runners of the season, competing in virtually every college league race. Likewise, despite a small Girton contingent at Cuppers, all the runners who competed acquitted themselves The team at the Selwyn Relays admirably. Lent Term culminated in the Varsity Matches with Aidan McGowan and Anna Anderson both competing in the Blues Match while Silvan Bruellman and Nicola Hale competed in the men’s IVths and women’s IIIrds respectively. Also competing in the women’s IIIrds was Fresher Grace Geilinger who put in an outstanding performance to win the race, helping the team to victory. Unfortunately the other teams were unable to replicate the success of the women’s IIIrds, with Oxford taking a 4–1 victory. Coldham’s Common and Coe Fen relays saw some more consistent performances from Girton runners, although the highlight of the year for Girton was undoubtedly Selwyn relays, the last race of the college league. Girton fielded both an A and a B team, with the A team, consisting of Silvan Bruellman, Alan Young, Bret Haugland and Aidan McGowan, storming through the field to take the title of first full college team home. Meanwhile the B team of Tom Chapman, Nicola Hale, Josh More and Pól O’Catnaigh also put in an excellent performance, overtaking Downing on the final leg. This helped Girton’s men’s team to finish in second place in division II, ensuring their promotion to division I for the coming year. The women’s team also ranked highly, achieving sixth place overall. I would like to thank every single person who has competed for Girton CrossCountry club this year for all your enthusiasm and commitment and I wish the team the very best of luck in the future. Anna Anderson, Captain

Hockey Women The future of Girton College Women’s Hockey Club was not certain at the beginning of the year, with only three regular players remaining in the squad from previous years and a place in division II to hold for future years. However, with the addition of several enthusiastic freshers along with some keen second-years, the team was miraculously built in time for the first match. Although many of the new players were complete beginners, GCWHC started the season with a 1–0 win against Trinity Hall. The following game, Lauren Grant scored a hat trick to bring us a win against St Catharine’s College second team. As the season progressed, the team really came together and some brilliant hockey 84


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was played. Although no more wins were achieved in the league games, GCWHC did well in cuppers, beating division II rival Clare 3–1 to progress to the third round. Here we were knocked out by eventual winners, Murray Edwards, but we went home that night proud and with the Girton team spirit flourishing. We finished in fifth place in Division II, missing out on higher places because of goal difference. Although there were clear winners and clear losers in our division, we held our own amongst the middle players, which is a great achievement for a team that was almost entirely new at the start of the year. The players who had never held a stick blossomed whilst the more experienced players took on their roles on the pitch with style. Particular mention goes to Player of the Season, Lauren Grant, who went on to be one of the highest scorers in the division; and to Most Improved Player, Clare Rogerson, a beginner who went on to score a beautiful goal that would have made any experienced player proud, as well as contributing to the club overall by playing in mixed cuppers. This year, GCHC were fortunate to be picked as one of the teams to play in a tournament against the Slaughter and May lawyers, along with Trinity Hall Hockey Club. Girton spirit shone through both on and off the pitch. It has been a pleasure to captain the side this year and the current GCWHC should be proud of its achievements this year, as we look forward to improving next year. Women’s Squad: Harika Iridag, Emily Guest, Annabel Butcher, Anna Reynolds, Sarah Hutt, Naomi Penfold, Helen Phillips, Steph Otte, Sarah Hale, Maddy Seale, Lauren Grant, Clare Rogerson, Clemency Nye, Jenny Cragg, Anna Heaton. Anna Heaton,Women’s Captain Men Going into our 2009–10 season we were very lucky to have lost only a couple of regular players and to gain three very able first-years. This meant that we had a reasonably large squad who were committed to playing and we were able to field a strong side each week. Our Michaelmas Term performance could hardly have gone better, with an eagerly awaited promotion out of Division III into Division II. Two of our best scores from the term were

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12–1 against Clare and 12–0 against Sidney Sussex, and we finished the league with a goal difference of +27 from only five matches. This league victory brought Girton hockey up to a much better standard of play for Lent Term, with some strong performances across the board and a very positive finishing position of second in the table. We still managed impressive results of 6–0 against Gonville and Caius and 5–1 against Corpus Christi College, despite this now being Division II. We even managed to beat the league winners Trinity 1–0 after a very hard-fought match and maintained a positive goal difference for the term, unlike most other teams. This year we were on the receiving end of an unlucky draw for the Cuppers competition and got knocked out in Round Two against the extremely strong St Catharine’s side that went on to win the competition. My thanks go to Steven Bryce who took up the role of Treasurer for this year and Christopher Kingcombe who was our President. The men’s Player of the Season went to Oliver Russell and our Most Improved Player was James Streather. Next year the captaincy falls to James Streather, but I hope to continue playing for the club during my third year. We must aim next season to push for promotion into Division I. Men’s Squad: Thomas Bordell, Steven Bryce, Matthew Chorlton, Alec Dawson, Thomas Gault, Robert Harris, James Hosier, Christopher Kingcombe, Joseph McIntre, Robert Patrick, Oliver Russell, James Streather, Ian Tam, David Tysoe, Lukas Wong and Philip Woollins. Robert Patrick, Men’s Captain

Lacrosse This year, Girton has had several representatives playing lacrosse at University level and higher, including Allie Rinck (Women’s Blues), Gemma Ellse (Women’s second team), Benedict Treloar (mixed team) and Angharad West (Wales International Squad and Vice-Captain of Women’s Blues). Both the Women’s Blues and the second team were victorious is the annual Varsity match against Oxford in February and the Blues were runners-up in the BUCS Lacrosse Championship, losing 9–6 to Birmingham University in a very close-fought match. Huge congratulations to all those players! However, this left all the experienced players with severe time pressures so the club has not been active this year. There are, however, plans to rectify this for the coming academic year. We shall be advertising and recruiting hard at the societies fair in Freshers’ Week and we shall have some introductory sessions for beginners in the Michaelmas Term. We intend to enter the intercollegiate mixed league and the annual Cuppers tournament in the Lent Term. We hope to invest in some new equipment and the club will remain light-hearted and friendly so as not to put prospective beginners off. We are also planning to run a few training sessions throughout the year in order to get the best out of the College pool of talent. Angharad West, Captain

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Rugby Men This year Girton Rugby experienced somewhat mixed fortunes; newly promoted to division one we were expecting a rough ride, which is what we faced right from the off with a tough first game against Jesus away. Despite the College being full of returning old hands, many were unfortunately unavailiable for the first game, the captain rather suspicious that revelry in Freshers’ Week had been enjoyed rather too much; the result was that Jesus won a decisive victory against a youthful and inexperienced Girton team who were still getting to know each other. However, this only shook Girton into higher gear. After some hard hitting training sessions in the rain, we felt much more prepared for the second game, which was a bruising encounter against Downing. Girton arrived at Downing’s ground full of aggressive energy, and the match was certainly memorable; in the first five minutes fresher Matt Hemmings (elected captain 2010-11) marked his arrival in college rugby by dump-tackling his opposite number twice – drawing winces from the crowd, and forcing his substitution. With Downing leading 3–0 at half-time the second half continued in similar vein until Downing managed to score their only try of the match, which they were gifted by the slippery surface on which a Girton defender embarrassingly fell over to allow a surprised Downing winger to walk through and score. Girton’s response was immediate. We upped the tempo and Hemmings consolidated a brilliant game by scoring under the posts. In the closing moments with the score at 10–7 to Downing, a Downing front-row fractured his neck in a scrimmage on the Downing line. By the time the ambulance had departed forty minutes later Girton had lost their tempo and were unable to push over for the score. In the next game the tables were turned and Girton crushed St Catharine’s 51–7 to earn Varsity plaudits of ‘champagne rugby’. One try in particular was singled out as one of the tries of the season: ‘Andrew Badcock, Girton’s stand in captain, scored a wonderful try, covering the length of the field stringing together four passes with Sam Hunt and Andy Stone to score under the posts in a flamboyant move’. The remainder of the term however was less happy; captain Freddie Strachan found himself in an Addenbrooke’s operating theatre with a slipped vertebra, and Girton lost twice – to eventual double winners St John’s, and also, narrowly, to Trinity. The Lent Term was more successful. In the league Girton had revenge on Trinity, winning 29–12, with past captains Andrew Badcock and Andrew Russell each running in tries, fed by the sparkling Sam Hunt. Then followed a chance for revenge against Jesus but once again we just could not take it. Girton dominated the early stages and led 12–5 at the break. Jesus fought back with University Rugby star Rob Stevens scoring two tries to set up another tense finish at 17–22. Girton camped resolutely on Jesus’s line but never went over. The next day TCS ran the headline ‘Jesus escape!’. Gutting. We hoped for a better run in cuppers, which in early March saw Girton face Robinson with captain Freddie Strachan back in the side. Girton started brightly and had the run of the first half scoring two tries from line outs before the break. Robinson fought back 87


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somewhat at the beginning of the second half, and with 25 minutes to go the scores were locked at 17 apiece until the final whistle. Being a knock-out competition, there was extra time, at the end of which the scores were still level. Both captains looked up to a confused referee, not knowing what happened next. A quick phone call to CURUFC resolved that there should be a drop goal competition: 5 kicks each. However, yet again the teams could not be separated: Girton three, Robinson three. The captain and the referee again huddled together, it was decided to go to ‘sudden’ death. Ten drop kicks later the scores were still level. The eleventh kick was Robinson’s and their captain missed. Everyone gasped, then looked around to see who from Girton had not yet kicked. Up stepped prop Nick Rabas, looking decidedly more confident than the rest of his team. Nick is not known for his kicking. As the rest of his team had their hearts in their mouths he cooly stepped forward and slotted a beautiful drop kick over the bar. For a moment we simply stood there dumb, not quite believing what we had just seen. Credit however must go to Robinson for the gracious way in which they accepted what must have been such a harsh defeat, although they may have been slightly relieved, knowing that Girton would now have to play St John’s, who had won the tournament for the last eight years, had just won the league, and were again red hot favorites for the cup. The next week they duly beat us. Next season we aim to play more as we know we can, as evidenced in the games against Trinity and St Catharine’s. This may be difficult as some brilliant College stalwarts will have graduated. These include the enigmatic Andrew Russell, Andrew Smith, Ben Jones, Tom Chapman, Matt Tovey, Adam Guterras, Adam Higginson, Steve Anthill, and waterboy and touchline favorite Tom Williams. I would like to thank them all, as well as part-time coach Jamie Pecorella, for all the work they have put in both this season and throughout their time at Girton. University players Predee Anovatnujoticul; University U21’s: Andrew Badcock, Nick Rabas; LX’s Andrew Russell; Colleges XV: Andrew Russell, Matt Hemmings, Matt Tovey, Sam Hunt. Freddie Strachan, Captain Women Sadly there were not enough Girton women to make up a full team this year but a group of enthusiasts joined with the Fitzwilliam women both for practice and in a number of enjoyable games. We hope that, with the influx of freshers in October, the Girton Women’s Rugby team will revive as as a distinct, enthusiatic and successful entity. Rachel Nixon

Table Tennis Happily this year saw Girton enter a team into the intercollegiate table tennis league, filling a longstanding void in Girton’s sporting representation. Veteran table tennis-ers Harvey Bradley and Mark Rendall joined forces with the inexperienced but fiercely determined Laurie Brock to form the team that would attempt to establish Girton among Cambridge’s table tennis elite. 88


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The season got off to a flying start even before a ball was hit, as captain Rendall successfully negotiated direct entry to Division 2 (out of 5) of the league. Over the following games, the team justified their claims that they would be able to compete at this level, as they enjoyed an unbeaten season. Girton made a perfect start, romping to 9–0 victories against Churchill 2, Magdalene 1 and Newnham. Highlights included Brock struggling to a narrow 3–2 victory against Churchill’s top player, Bradley’s refusal to wear shorts, and Rendall’s clinical, if ungentlemanly, 11–0 thrashing of the Newnham women. The pivotal game of the season came against Selwyn 1, captained by an ex-Oxford Blue. Rendall and Bradley both admit to choking in this crucial match, winning only two and one out of their allotted three games respectively. This left rookie Brock with it all to do. However he stepped up with a characteristic display of grit and determination to secure the further two wins needed to win the match, and effectively guarantee promotion. The season was rounded up with a routine 9–0 win over Downing 1, with Phil Woollins making a cameo appearance. Fresh from their league success, the team turned their sights towards a long and glorious run in cuppers, where the team could be augmented by University player Justin Drake. Drawn first against league arch-rivals Selwyn 1, the whole team produced a commanding performance to win the match 8–0 and avoid slipping on a potential banana skin. Regrettably the draw was particularly unkind because our next opponents were St Catharine’s 1, cuppers champions for the past five years and boasting two of the University’s best three players. We pushed them all the way, with Bradley and Brock winning all 4 of the third and fourth seed encounters. However, neither Rendall nor Drake could cause an upset against the first and second seeds. On losing the deciding doubles tie, Girton were out although a scoreline of 4–5 against the eventual champions was commendable. All in all a strong start for the league’s new boys, and we look forward to challenging for the premier division title next year. Mark Rendall, Captain

Model of the proposed sports pavilion, beside Grange Cottage (right) and the old watertower

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Registrar’s Report This has been a very busy year for the Roll, during which several new events were successfully launched. Over the summer we said goodbye to Marilyn Strathern, who had been an extremely supportive Chair of the Roll Committee, and who was one of the founders of the ‘Educating Everyone’ initiative eventually developed into the present very active ‘Girton Project’. The Roll Committee presented Marilyn with a glass paper-weight decorated with blue waves, made by Kathleen Coleman (MacKenzie 1957) a Girton alumna, to thank her for her enthusiastic support for the Roll. Earlier in the year, in December, we also said goodbye to Steffi Trott, who had been such a help with organising Roll events and in particular with preparing the typescript for the first volume of the Girton Project Journal. She now works as a Development Officer for the Royal Grammar School at High Wycombe. The Roll Week-end and Dinner were attended by over 180 Girtonians and their guests. Matthew Schellhorn (1995), an artist with a growing international reputation, gave a piano recital before the dinner. Dr Joan Oates (Lines 1950), Life Fellow and former Director of Studies in Archaeology and in Oriental Studies, and College Lecturer in Archaeology at Girton for over 20 years was the guest speaker. Dr Oates spoke on ‘Chance and Design: a life in Archaeology’, focusing on both her early years at Girton and excavations at Nimrud and other sites in Iraq. She illustrated vividly how things had changed because of the altered political situation since she started to excavate in the area. On 7 November the first Parents’ and Students’ ‘Life After Girton’ event took place involving over 250 people. This new format was developed from the ‘Life After Girton’ dinners for undergraduates run by the Roll in the two previous years, modified to permit wider participation. As it happened the event was also the first major one for students that was hosted by the new Mistress. The two guest speakers were Carenza Lewis (1982) (of ‘Time Team’ fame) and Marc Finer (2001) who studied Geography at Girton and is now a lawyer, a free-lance tenor soloist, and a cantor to the UK’s largest synagogue congregation. Both speakers were also involved in a range of charitable works. They spoke about the way their lives had developed after leaving Girton and outlined some of the principles that had guided them as they developed their careers and other interests, and the sorts of issues they had had to deal with. As well as our guest speakers and members of the Girton Project Committee, a number of Fellows attended, the general intention being to have a range of Girtonians available to act as hosts and also as sources of information for both students and their parents on ‘life after Girton’. The Girton Project has gone from strength to strength this year under the enthusiastic and dynamic chairmanship of Professor Deryn Watson (Morgan,1964) and is now running a significant number of events, the largest of which was the ‘Life after the Main Career’ Workshop on 8 May 2010. This was attended by about 80 people and was a great success. All of the presentations (both from our guest speakers and from Girtonians) were of a very high quality. Professor Watson had analysed the 300-plus responses to the Roll survey on ‘retirement’ carried out in 2008; Professor Kay-Tee Khaw (1969) spoke on health aspects, Professor Anthea Tinker on social aspects, and Lord Eatwell on financial and pension 92


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aspects. The day also included a number of short communications and break-out groups that discussed specific topics. At the end of the day Katharine Whitehorn summed up, and Catherine Tilley (Thomson 1983) made some suggestions on the next steps. For a fuller report on this event see the article that follows this report. I would in particular like to thank Elizabeth Hughes (1964) for leading the group that organised this event. Sales of Volume 1 of the Girton Project Journal, which focused on ‘Girtonians in the War Years’ and was launched in April 2009, have raised around £900 and continue at a steady rate. This reported on the various surveys of Girtonians’ activities during World Wars I and II and provided fascinating insights into College life during these times, and the roles Girtonians played. Preparations for Volume 2 of the Journal are under way. This volume will include a full report on the 8 May Workshop. The Downing College Alumni Association, having seen the results of our survey of activities in the war years, decided that they ought to undertake a survey of the activities of their members during World War II. After discussions with Roll members their survey has been set up and, I am reliably informed, is now nearing completion. The results will be of great interest and form a valuable additional dimension to Girton’s own study. The reports on activities of the individual Regional Associations follow my report, but I would like to also record that Barbara Megson (1948), on behalf of College, gave a talk on the portraits of the Mistresses of the College in the Hall for the ‘Open Cambridge’ initiative in September. This was well attended and particularly worthwhile since none of those present had been to Girton before. The Buffet Lunch, AGM and Guest Lecture in July were attended by over 80 Girtonians and their guests in glorious summer weather. As usual the Cambridge Girton Association ran a very successful raffle, this year for Girton College Choir’s European Tour. The guest speaker was Rachel Lomax (Salmon, 1963) formerly Deputy Director, monetary stability, at the Bank of England who spoke on ‘Reflections on the Financial Crisis’ providing amusing and amazing insights into the events of the last few years, and some suggestions as to what might lie in the future. Finally, since I will be retiring as Registrar of the Roll at the end of September 2012, I 93


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would like to ask members of the Roll to consider how they would like College to relate to them in the future and what their views are on the way College relates to alumni, as College will be considering over the next two years what arrangements it should put in place when I retire. There has been a considerable expansion in College activities as they relate to alumni over the last few years, with the welcome result that there are many more opportunities for Girtonians to return to College or to interact with College. We would like to know what you find useful, what else you would like College to offer, and what could be dropped or appears to you to be duplication of effort. The Roll Committee is doing some research, exploring the ways other Colleges arrange things, to provide us all with some context. If you have any views on how you would like things to be arranged in the future, then it would be great to hear from you so that your ideas can be included in our discussions: write or email me, the Mistress, Fran Malarée in the Development Office, or any other member of the Fellowship. Eileen Rubery, Registrar of the Roll

Life After the Main Career. Workshop Report On Saturday 8 May, just over 80 people attended the ‘Life After the Main Career’ Workshop, organised by the Girton Project and held in College. Some of you may remember that in 2008 the Roll circulated a questionnaire with the Roll Diary asking for views on retirement. A preliminary report on the analysis of the responses, carried out by Prof. Deryn Watson (Morgan 1964), appeared as part of the Registrar’s Annual Report in 2008. The results were so lively and revealed such great interest in the subject amongst Girtonians that the Girton Project Steering Group decided that it ought to run a Workshop to consider in more detail the issues raised. Hence the Workshop on 8 May which was aimed both at collecting further background information from some of the key academic workers in the field and at providing a chance for Girtonians to present some of their thoughts in greater detail and to discuss with others some of the issues raised with others. Limited space here permits only brief summaries of the presentations from the invited speakers, but a fuller report will appear in the next volume of the Girton Project Journal, scheduled to appear in May 2011. We were extremely fortunate to attract five high-profile guest speakers, all of whom provided additional valuable insights and context to the discussions. The Mistress opened proceedings by welcoming everyone, and outlining the background to the organisation of the day. Anthea Tinker, Professor of Social Gerontology at King’s College, London then considered the social aspects of retirement in a presentation appropriately entitled ‘Retiring from or retiring to a career’. She stressed that the concept of a single career during one’s life was probably a thing of the past and in future everyone would need to take a much more flexible approach because of the much greater rate of change in the needs of society. This was also reflected in continuing changes in the perceived roles of men and women. The many other key issues for the future, such as increases in longevity, issues around pensions, barriers to working, and bereavement as one aged all needed to 94


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be addressed within these contexts. Deryn Watson, Professor of Information Technologies and Education and Chair of the Girton Project Steering Group then presented her paper on the analysis of the Girton Survey of 2008. We had received around 300 replies to the three questions posed. Responders included a few under 40 years old and three over 90 years old; the majority of responders lying between 50 and 79. The range of responses varied widely, extending from the very positive to the very negative. At one extreme, artists, musicians and many academics felt the concept of retirement didn’t apply to them: their work was so integral to their way of life that it was essentially unaffected by their age. Slightly under 50% of people felt the concept of retirement was useful, and around one-third felt it was not. Many identified the need to find a better term for this period of life than the rather passive term, ‘retirement’. Some responders were very motivated by the sense of freedom that retirement could provide and the possibility of doing the things one really wanted. Gardening was clearly a major source of enjoyment and of pleasure to many. Others focused more on concerns relating to finances, loneliness or issues of declining health. Some evocative phrases were ‘Like cheese I am maturing’; ‘It’s difficult to rid oneself of the “Protestant work ethic”’; ‘I have a right to autonomy’; ‘There is no road-map for retirement.’ Professor Lord Eatwell, Lecturer in Economics and Politics and President of Queens’ College, Cambridge, then spoke about the important financial implications of the ageing population and what this means with regard to the funding of pensions and the provision of services in future. When considering provision for the future in population terms, the only things that can really be carried forward into the future as assets are ‘Goods’, that is houses, food and other concrete items. One cannot ‘save up’ medical care for the future; it has to be delivered at the time and point of need. This means that the key to the support and care for older people in the future is the presence of those fit and able to work and provide the services needed. The demographic changes resulting in an increasing proportion of the population being over 60 mean that either the responsibility for their support will fall increasingly on a smaller number of those under 60, or that the over 60s will need to generate more services themselves. Prof. Kay-Tee Khaw, Professor of Gerontology, Clinical Gerontology Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, then addressed some of the important health issues related to ageing. She started by pointing out that the increasing longevity of the population was in fact a huge public health success reflecting issues such as improved nutrition and improved social conditions for our population. Very little of the increase in life expectancy in fact came directly from medical interventions. Those aged 60 today had an average life expectancy of 25 years, but the continuing importance of environmental factors in relation to continuing absence of disease was clear when one realised that if you lived in a ‘deprived area’ then the number of years you were likely to live in ‘poor health’ doubled. Social factors were in fact the best indicators of where those requiring medical and/or social support were likely to be. A major societal challenge would be to narrow this period of disability at the end of life so that as many years as possible were spent in good health. There was already substantial evidence that relatively small changes 95


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in potentially modifiable factors such as diet and physical and mental activity could have a big impact. Although dementia was an increasing problem, protective effects from education and from maintaining mental activity were well documented. Katharine Whitehorn, the former Observer journalist and current Agony Aunt of Saga magazine, provided valuable insights drawn from personal experience and from the talks and discussions during the day. It was clear that the idea that you retired just to read the newspaper in front of the fire was now outdated. In general from her experience at Saga magazine, it appeared that men were less good at the transition to ‘after the main career’ than women. She pointed out that most people needed to feel that they were doing something useful at least some of the time. In many ways the real challenge was to move to a more positive way of looking at the options open to us when the ‘main career’ had finished. But in return the ‘main career’ society needed to become better at differentiating between those who were simply older and those who were disabled; the two were often unhelpfully treated as a single group, yet could have very different needs. She ended by quoting Denis Healey on how politicians could cope with losing office: ‘Every politician has to have a hinterland, and what you have there is the really important thing.’ She felt that this was good advice for those preparing for retirement as well as for those quitting politics. Catherine Tilley concluded the day’s proceedings by providing some messages for Girtonians from the day. From the papers, discussions and conversations during the breaks there were clearly many excellent role models amongst Girtonians for someone like her, still looking forward to this period of her life. She reiterated the feeling that the survey had produced, that at present there was no suitable road map for this period of life. The social environment had changed so much that new thinking was needed, and it was important to avoid allowing preconceptions from the past to cloud this thinking. She proposed four key areas for consideration: financial; health; interests and contacts, and a willingness both to give and to receive. Networks and communities were particularly important to ensure that lack of mobility did not turn into social isolation. This was a particularly important aspect to focus on because it bucked the trend in other social areas at present. She ended by returning to the need for a new word to reflect this period of life and suggested the Polish words for those of mature age: Emeryt (for a man) or Emerytka (for a woman) might provide a useful starting point. In the discussion groups and the individual presentations from Girtonians numerous other important issues were addressed, and these will be dealt with in our fuller final report. But the day undoubtedly was both enjoyable and successful in identifying a number of areas where new thinking was needed. We would in particular like to thank Elizabeth Hughes for leading the small group that organised the event. The Girton Project will be considering how best to take this forward over the next few months and any further thoughts from those at the Workshop or those unable to attend would be very gratefully received and should be sent to the Registrar of the Roll or to roll@girton. cam.ac.uk Eileen Rubery and Deryn Watson 96


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Annual General Meeting of the Roll 2011 Saturday, 9 July 2011 at 2.15 p.m. at Girton College

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Apologies for absence Minutes of last year’s AGM Membership of the Roll Committee Registrar’s report of Roll activities in 2009–10 and future plans The Mistress’s report on the College year Any other business

roll committee 2009–10 The Mistress Registrar of the Roll Alumni Officer Development Director Fellows’ Representative

Professor Susan Smith (ex officio) Dr Eileen Rubery (1967) (ex officio) Dr Emma Cornwall (1999) (ex officio) Ms Francisca Malarée (ex officio) Dr Ruth Williams (1962)

Period 1 (to 1949) Period 2 (1950–59) Period 3 (1960–69) Period 4 (1970–79) Period 5 (1980–89) Period 6 (1990–99) Period 7 (2000–09)

Miss Barbara Megson (1948) re-elected to Sept. 2012 Dr Elizabeth Poskitt (1957) re-elected to Sept. 2011 Mrs Christine Thorp (Kenyon 1964) re-elected to Sept. 2010 Miss Anne Hefferman(1974) elected to Sept. 2013 Mrs Catherine Tilley (Thomson 1983) re-elected to Sept. 2011 Mrs Angela Dobson (Ambrose 1999) elected to Sept. 2012 Vacant

Representative of Graduates in Residence Co-opted Members

Ms Gemma Rufino (2010) Dr Christine H McKie (Kelsey 1949) Ms Heather Morrison (1976) Mr Rufus Evison (1986)

Cambridge Local Girton Association London Girton Association Manchester Association of CU Women Oxford Region Girtonians Wales and West Girtonians Association North East Emily Davies Association Project Steering Group Chair

Mrs Judith Rodden (Wilkins 1955) Mrs Ann Carey (Patrick 1952) Mrs Judith Anstice (Williams 1955) Miss Meg Day (1967) Mrs Heather Toomer (Fomison 1966) Dr Jane Ruddle (1971) Professor Deryn Watson (Morgan 1964)

If you are interested in representing a Period or wish to nominate someone else to serve on the Roll Committee, please contact the Registrar at Girton (e-mail roll@girton.cam.ac.uk) for more information about what is involved. If you wish to be consulted when your year representative is next elected, please ensure that we have your e-mail address, or indicate that you wish to be consulted by post. If you would like to become more involved in supporting Roll activities or have ideas for additional events or initiatives, please get in touch with the Registrar.

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Local Associations Cambridge Local Girton Association The Association’s first event of 2010 was the lecture on 6 March given by Dr Spike Bucklow, Senior Research Scientist and Teacher of Theory at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, a Department of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Entitled ‘From Lapis Lazuli to Ultramarine Blue’, Dr Bucklow’s talk took as its point of departure the Wilton Diptych, conserved in the National Gallery, to describe how the rare mineral lapis lazuli was obtained from present-day Afghanistan and the laborious methods by which it was transformed into one of the most valued colours of medieval times. He also discussed the significance of the colour and its complex associations and implications in the medieval world-view. The lecture, which was arranged by Eileen Lovett with the help of Valerie Hall, was well attended by members of the CLGA, their guests and members of the College, and a number stayed to enjoy a Buffet Lunch in the Stanley Library afterwards; Dr Dorothy Thompson kindly opened the Lawrence Room for visitors to look at the College collections after lunch, On 22 June a dozen of the members greatly enjoyed a tour of the garden (in fact, a number of small and very different gardens) of Wolfson College, guided by Head Gardener Phil Stigwood, who was impressively knowledgeable about the plants and trees under his care. Following the tour a number of members stayed to dine in Hall, an interesting experience in one of the newer and certainly most international of the colleges. The event was arranged by Margaret Whichelow, assisted by Valerie Hall. At the Buffet Lunch in College on 10 July the CLGA once again ran a Raffle with the help of Audrey Meaney, Valerie Hall and Brenda Bishop. A total of £200 was raised and donated towards the cost of the College Choir’s European tours this summer. The final event this year will be a tour in late September of churches around Saffron Walden and Thaxted in north-west Essex, which is being planned by Joy Loxley and which will be led by local Blue Badge Guide Roseanne Kirkpatrick. Membership of the CLGA currently stands at 65; we have lost several members, including Committee member Joanna Dannatt, who died in May, but two new members have joined. We would welcome more, and were pleased to receive a letter from the MCR at Girton last autumn suggesting that they might join forces with the CLGA in organising certain events in the future. Judith Rodden (Wilkins 1955), email: clga@girton.cam.ac.uk

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Professor of Contemporary British History. The film was made by her daughter Lucy and included interviews with women who had graduated before 1948, as well as the glorious fiftieth-anniversary celebration of women being admitted as full members of the University. In October, a Southwark Cathedral guide led us on an afternoon private tour which allowed us time to enjoy both an early lunch in the Cathedral’s excellent Refectory and an organ recital. Our special annual evening of dinner and a talk was again held at Eva Lomnicka’s house in March 2010. Our guest speaker was Baroness Warnock DBE FBA. She chose ‘Assisted Death’ as her subject. She spoke briefly and then encouraged a discussion which was both serious and incredibly informative. Baroness Warnock emailed afterwards to say that ‘it had been a joy to be with intelligent people’. We visited the Imperial War Museum in April, expecting a tour, but were treated to a talk demonstrating that it is not a Museum of War as such, but a museum of the social history of wartime. At our AGM in November 2009, LGA members agreed that we should once again donate surplus funds towards the endowment of Teaching Fellowships at Girton. As this will attract matched funding, our donation is worth £6,000 to College. The LGA Music Award for Outstanding Musicianship was made to Katherine Hambridge, a singer. The award is worth £500. Finally, I must thank Fiona Gledhill, our previous Chair, for all the work she put into the Association. Do join us by contacting Nuri Wyeth, our Membership Secretary, at lga@girton.cam.ac.uk. Anne Carey (Patrick 1952)

Manchester Association of Cambridge University Women At our October lunch meeting we were entertained by Rona Collins. Rona’s spirited account of her time as a Girton geographer in the late 1940’s was truly enlightening and included a description of field work involving hanging on a rope down a glacier crevasse and many other escapades. Our 64th Annual Dinner was a most successful occasion with more than 50 guests. We welcomed Briony Hudson of Clare College, who is the Keeper of the Museum Collection of the Pharmaceutical Society, as well as Gill Richards, Head of Bolton School, Girls’ Division. In June we visited Tate Liverpool to see the Picasso exhibition ‘Peace and Freedom’. The works shown cover the period from 1944 when Picasso was living in France and illustrate how he, as a Communist, responded to the various political events such as the Cuban crisis. The exhibition will travel to various international venues during the autumn. By the time you read this we shall have held our first informal family event. This has been planned particularly with our younger members in mind and the day is expected to include visits to various venues in Cheshire but will definitely end with a visit to the Cheshire Ice Cream farm. We plan to hold our AGM and autumn meeting on Saturday 2 October at Withington Girls’ School in Manchester. Our speaker is to be Girtonian Dr Valerie Langfield who 99


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has promised to explain how a 19th century opera was brought to life in the 21st century. We would love to see any women Girtonians who are in the area. Our 65th Annual Dinner is to be held on Friday 18 March 2011 when we shall welcome Dame Joan Bakewell of Newnham College and Elaine Griffiths of Gorton Monastery. We should be very happy to see any Girtonians (male or female) who are able to be in Manchester on that day. If any women Girtonians would like to hear more about MACUW please get in touch with me or with our secretary Helen Wright at helenwright@btinternet.com. Judith Anstice (Williams 1955)

North East Emily Davies Association The Association did not meet in 2009–10 but if you are interested in joining, or suggesting or taking part in future events, please contact the Association President, Jane Ruddle, needa@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Oxford Region Girtonians The Oxford Region Girtonians has about 65 members, living mainly in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, though some of our Honorary Members are further afield. We continue with our usual mix of talks and social outings, with a six-monthly newsletter keeping members informed of ORG and Girton news. Our lecture meetings have each attracted about 20 attendees. In November 2009 we welcomed the Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker, who spoke on ‘Journeying with God in Africa’. Her talk gave a vivid account of the months she and her family (husband and four sons) spent in South Africa in 2008. There her role as the Bishop of Oxford’s Adviser on Overseas Programmes led to involvement with local communities working on many projects including an HIV Peer Education Centre for young people, community vegetable gardens and a shelter for abused and battered women. For our next meeting in March 2010 we were closer to home as we enjoyed a fascinating talk on ‘Oxford Street Names’ by Ann Spokes Symonds, a stalwart of many Oxford-focused organisations and an Honorary Alderman. Learning the background behind some of our idiosyncratic street names, both old and new, gave an interesting insight into how parts of the city and its suburbs developed. Then in May 2010 we held our AGM and enjoyed a talk ‘Fulfilling a dream, publishing for reluctant readers’ from Patience Thomson. This described her life and career leading up to her ‘post-retirement’ enterprise, starting the publishing house of Barrington Stoke (which was named as Children’s Publisher of the Year in 2007, by the Independent Publishing Awards, for its ‘outstanding commitment to children who have dyslexia or find reading difficult’). In July 2009 our summer outing was a pub lunch and visit to Milton Manor, a classically inspired red-brick house, built around 1660 and remodelled in the 18th century including a Gothic Chapel, dedicated in 1773, which contains medieval English and 17th century Flemish stained glass and some beautiful Mass vestments dating from 1760. For our winter lunch we met at the George in Dorchester in December, when members also 100


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enjoyed the opportunity to explore this beautiful town and visit the Abbey. March 2010 did, however, also have some sadness, as Pam Thayer, joint-founder of ORG and its Chairman for fourteen years, died after a long struggle with ill-health. A number of members attended her funeral and were pleased to be able to celebrate her distinguished Civil Service career and subsequent long period of voluntary service, especially for the needs of disadvantaged children. There is an obituary of Pam later in this issue. We were also glad that her sister Rosemary, who accompanied Pam on so many ORG activities, has accepted the special title of ‘Friend of the ORG’ and our open invitation to our future events. Any Girtonians new to our area are very welcome to join us for meetings and to receive the six-monthly newsletter: please contact me on org@girton.cam.ac.uk or 01865 375916. Meg Day (1967)

Wales and the West Girtonians’ Association Over the last year we have been delighted to welcome a few more members to our association, I believe encouraged to join us by our programme of events. I have also been pleased to hand over membership matters to Angela Bowen: this will enable me to organise the programme a little longer. Since our last report we have enjoyed four events. In December we were privileged to hear Baroness Perry speaking on the need for the reform of Parliament. The clarity of her presentation made it a joy to listen to while it was also very thought-provoking and prompted considerable discussion. As always our hosts, Lindsay and Christopher Bond, entertained us royally. Our second event was a guided tour of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol’s finest church with parts dating from the 12th century. In addition to splendid vaulting with over 1200 gilded bosses, there are fine tombs and windows and numerous associations with Bristol’s maritime past. Our very knowledgeable guide brought its history to life, prompting us to look at many details which I have missed on solo visits in the past. In April, a small group of us visited Stanway House, a fine Jacobean manor in Gloucestershire containing much of its original furniture, some of an early date rarely seen in this country. The gardens were landscaped in the early 18th century and, as the house lies at the foot of the Cotswold escarpment, they include the longest cascade and highest fountain in England: the latter has been renovated in recent years and was a fantastic sight, though the cascade is still undergoing work. Finally, in June, we visited Salisbury cathedral and Arundells, Edward Heath’s house in the Cathedral Close. The cathedral was started in 1220, when the whole town was moved from its former site at Old Sarum, and was completed within one hundred years apart from the later addition of its famous spire. Despite some changes in architectural style it presents a beautifully unified whole. The oldest working clock in Europe and the best of the four surviving copies of Magna Carta were additional points of interest. Arundells, once a Medieval Canonry, owes much of its current appearance to John 101


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Wyndham, who lived there between 1718 and 1750, and to later refurbishment by Sir Edward Heath. It has been left as it was when Edward Heath lived there and displays his musical and sailing memorabilia, Oriental and European ceramics, paintings, original political cartoons, bronzes and photographs. A lovely walled garden stretching down to the River Avon completes the picture. This year will probably be the last in which it is open to the public as it is destined to be sold unless funds can be found to save it as it is. Plans for future events are not fully formed yet but, as always, they will include sociable lunches and all Girtonians will be welcome – contact Heather Toomer, wwga@ girton.cam.ac.uk, or see the Girton website for details. Heather Toomer (Fomison 1966)

College Friends Friends of the Chapel Chapel has again been fortunate this year to have the musical guidance of Dana Marsh as Director of Chapel Music. Sadly he left us at the end of the year to be Director of Music at Indianapolis Cathedral. His final duty was to take the choir on two very successful European Tours over the summer vacation. However, the more ordinary activities of Chapel have continued to attract many students and staff: Sunday Evening Service now at 5.30 p.m. followed by an informal Communion Service and then a meal together in Hall and dessert in the Fellows Drawing Room, and Tuesday Choral Candlelit Compline at 10.00 p.m. For All Souls, Ash Wednesday and Ascension Day, Eucharists were held at 6.00 p.m., the last with our now traditional firework rockets after the service. This year, the Commemoration of Benefactors moved to a Tuesday evening to encourage more Fellows and students to attend. The commemoration in Chapel included the recitation of names and a talk by Dr Ben Griffin on Rosalind Lady Carlisle. This was followed by a reception in the Fellows’ rooms with an exhibition of College archives relating to this benefactor. We were particularly fortunate to have the preaching skills of several OGs and current students in Chapel this year. Our theme for Michaelmas Term was ‘Fruits of the Spirit’. Lieutenant Jonathon Wright RN (2003) preached on Remembrance Sunday Peace, I spoke on Joy and Canon Maggie Guite (Hutchinson 1971) discussed Self Control. In Lent 2010 we took as the themes for our sermons the images on the wonderful embroidered hassocks made by Girtonians and Fellows in 1969. I preached on the Incarnation using the Swallow hassock and Helen Chown (Benians 1968) used the Cock and the Tortoise to discuss the triumph of good over evil. Our Easter theme was ‘Women in the Bible’. Two former chapel wardens Diana Stretton (Marshall 2001) and Jemima Woolverton (2006) preached on Martha and Gomer, and Saeeda Ahmed and I compared the stories of Mary in the Quran and the Bible. At the end-ofyear Thanksgiving Joanna Jepson (1983) preached on Rahab. This year we have had Chapel rewired to enable more efficient heating over winter and have also installed an up-to-date loop and recording system so that musical events, services and 102


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weddings can be efficiently recorded. This has been partly paid for out of funds provided by OGs – so many thanks to you! Chapel is also continuing to prove popular for weddings of Girtonians with several happening over this summer, followed by receptions in College. It is good that so many Girtonians still continue their links with College and Chapel into later life. We look forward to seeing you in Chapel if ever you are in Cambridge on a Sunday evening. Roland Randall, President

Friends of the Choir As has been documented elsewhere in this edition of the Annual Review, the 2009–10 year has been an exceptionally busy one for the Choir. Particular highlights include the weekends spent singing the services in Worcester Cathedral and York Minster, the concert at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, and the summer tours that have taken the choir to Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sardinia. Other excursions have included well-attended concerts in Grantham, in King’s College Chapel, and in the Queen’s College, Oxford. The annual concert for the Friends of the Choir was held on 7 March 2010, and featured a performance of the Requiem Mass by Gabriel Fauré, together with César Franck’s Chorale in A minor, which was superbly performed by Chad Kelly, the Senior Organ Scholar. Post-concert tea in the Stanley Library was followed by a Service of readings and music for Lent and Passiontide; this included, as well as works by John Blow and William Byrd, Robert Whyte’s inimitable setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah. At the end of the year, Dr Dana Marsh (Director of Chapel Music) announced he was leaving Girton to take up the post of Organist at Indianapolis Cathedral. He will be greatly missed, and we wish him well in his new role. Finally, the Choir is, as ever, tremendously grateful for the help and support of our Friends and Patrons. Your generosity makes possible the wide range of visits and tours, and in turn, helps promote Girton to the wider world. Samuel Venn, Deputy Development Director

Friends of the Lawrence Room The response to the launch of the Friends of the Lawrence Room at the end of last year was a heartening one, and over the course of the year we have been pleased to welcome Friends, Patrons and indeed many others as visitors to our collections in their new display. Thursday openings throughout the year (2.00–4.00 p.m.) have also proved a success and we are very grateful to those Old Girtonians who give up their time to invigilate and, increasingly, to explain the collections to interested visitors. This has been a welcome development in making our treasures better known and more widely available. We are now receiving more varied educational visits – sixth-formers on Open Days, a group of archaeologists, a PhD student interested in our cemetery material and, on one memorable weekday morning in the Lent Term, a local class of 30 primary school children studying Ancient Egypt who spent a morning in College. They visited the Lawrence Room in two successive groups whilst the others received instruction in archaeological drawing. This was a new experience for members of the Lawrence Room Committee but we adjusted our procedures, changed our risk assessments, and all enjoyed the visit. The development of 103


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worksheets is an ongoing project, as is the digital catalogue, which should now be completed and on line in the course of the current academic year. As work proceeds on the catalogue new aspects of the collections constantly come to light. It is an exciting process. As one comes into the Lawrence Room the facing case and display board highlight the finds from the Girton cemetery, which lay below the Emily Davies Court and was excavated in 1881. For our first Friends’ lecture during the Roll weekend on 25 September, Christopher Evans, Executive Director of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, will be speaking on ‘Girton’s Cemetery in Context’. Under the auspices of CAU as part of the Northwest Cambridge Survey work is under way in the area on the other side of the Huntingdon Road (see Annual Review 2008, 41). And now the time has come to start work on the next research card which is sent to all our Patrons in acknowledgement of their generosity. We greatly value the support of all our Friends and Patrons. Dorothy Thompson, President Do you have memories of Hermione? 2011 will be the centenary of the arrival of her mummy in College. Imogen Gunn, who has been cataloguing our collections, is now researching Hermione’s time in Girton. She would be interested in hearing from any Girtonians who have reminiscences of, or information about, Hermione Grammatike. Please write to ilg22@cam.ac.uk or Imogen Gunn c/o Girton College.

Friends of the Library Friends and Patrons of the Library attended the annual event at Girton on the day of the Roll Annual General Meeting, 10 July 2010. We were pleased to welcome Dr Lynn Hulse of the Royal School of Needlework. Dr Hulse gave an illustrated talk on the history and design of the embroideries in the Reception Room, entitled “The best embroideress in Society”: Lady Julia Carew and the Girton College hangings’. The Reception Room itself was open to allow visitors to look at the embroideries, and an exhibition of items about the embroideries from the College archives was on display. Dr Hulse kindly answered many questions from the audience. After this event and back in the Library, alumni and their guests were able to enjoy a ‘hands-on/white gloves’ session with three of our rarest antiquarian books, two of which are manuscripts – a 14th century Italian Missal and a French Collection of Offices from 1500. The third is a 15th century Book of Hours, which is an early example of a printed book which imitates a manuscript. All three were donated by the late Mary Baker (Keeling Scott 1925). A small exhibition of books from the Special Collections on aspects of the life and career of Florence Nightingale, including some of her own books and others highlighting her connections with Girton, was on display in the Upper Library. The Archivist was also on hand to answer questions about many archival matters and about the exhibition on the Reception Room embroideries, which was moved down to the Littler Reading Room for the afternoon. She had also prepared an exhibition of suffragette material from the Archive based on the papers of five suffragettes – Agnes Lake, Ellen Crocker, Beatrice and Edith Clayton Pepper and Marion Dunlop-Wallace. We shall hold our annual event at the same time next year, but at the time of writing, the speaker and topic are yet to be confirmed. 104


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Once again we have used funds from the Friends to cover the cost of our contribution to the University’s ebooks project, which enables our students to have access to over 1000 of the most heavily-used books in Cambridge. We have also bought three small folding desks to fit into the extension and help deal with the need for extra study space at busy times, such as the Lent and Easter Terms. We have held back on spending more Friends funds at this time as we have plans for the coming year. These include the replacement of the curtains in the Upper Library, which are very old and disintegrating from sun damage. After Lynn’s talk (above) we also decided that we should invest in a conservation-grade museum vacuum cleaner so that delicate material such as the Reception Room embroideries can be carefully cleaned on a regular basis. As Lynn says, regular, gentle cleaning is the most important aspect of any textile conservation. With all the stretchers, special filters and brushes this will cost us just over £200, and we should welcome your support in buying this. It will have many other uses in the archive and special collections, and can also be used for other precious textiles in College such as the embroidered hassocks in the Chapel. Over 20 Patrons and over 30 Friends joined us or renewed in 2010. We hope that you will feel encouraged to become a Friend or Patron of the Library, or to renew your membership. We are indebted to all our supporters, on whom we rely for the value-added aspects of our library service. If you become a Patron we shall insert specially-printed bookplates into books acquired for the Library to the value of a Patron’s donation. These bookplates are from a design created for Girton by Joan Hassall, and will have the Patron’s name incorporated into the printing. In the example shown, for illustration purposes only, we have inserted the name of a Girton pioneer, Rachel Cooke – one the first five students. You can keep abreast of developments in the Library, Archive and special collections by visiting our website on http://www-lib.girton.cam.ac.uk/ Frances Gandy, President

Friends of the Gardens Life has changed for the rabbits that were stripping bark from the bases of the apple trees in the Girton orchard, and which were generally making a nuisance of themselves. The orchard has now been enclosed by rabbit-proof fencing, paid for by funds from the Friends of the Gardens. There are still two gates to the orchard, one at the point nearest to College, and a new one near Honeysuckle Walk. This means that there is no longer a route to the Grange across the orchard, but it is not too much farther to walk along the perimeter (use Pythagoras’s Theorem to estimate how much longer!). It has been agreed that the Friends of the Gardens’ funds will also contribute, along with an Orchard Stewardship grant, to the much-needed pruning of the apple trees by a specialist. Another change, which visitors to the grounds will notice, is the disappearance of 105


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chestnut trees along Grange Drive. These had to be felled because of disease, and will eventually be replaced. Other chestnut trees in the grounds appear to be healthy at the moment and there are still many, many trees for Girton’s squirrels to run up and down! A pair of Canada geese have made their home by the pond, and have three offspring. Unfortunately they are not particularly welcome guests because of the mess they leave on the grass. We are not sure what the pond’s resident terrapin thinks of its new neighbours! The College Garden Committee is planning to organise its activities around two guided walks in the gardens each year, one in late spring and one in early autumn. Friends of the Gardens who live close enough to Girton will be welcome to take part in these walks. After some deliberation, we decided to revert to the Roll Weekend for our annual event for the Friends of the Gardens. As I write, we are organising the 2010 Friends of the Gardens Talk, taking place on the Sunday of the Roll Weekend. The talk will be given by an Old Girtonian, Sue Minter (1968), and is entitled ‘It’s a green life – how I moved from publishing to horticulture, and adventures along the way’. We will report on this in the next Annual Review. In the meantime, if you want to see a list of upcoming alumni events please visit: www.girton.cam.ac.uk/alumni-roll/alumni-events/. If you are not already a Friend of the Gardens, why not join? Details can be found on our website at: http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/alumni-roll/friends-girton/ or in the green-edged sheets at the back of the Review. Dr Ruth Williams, President

Friends of People’s Portraits It has been a very busy year for the People’s Portraits at Girton. In September 2009, the annual reception proved to be more popular than ever as Friends, Patrons and guests were invited to celebrate the unveiling of two new paintings. These were ‘Nick’ by Anastasia Pollard RP and ‘The Offering’ by Jason Bowyer RP – it is not often that you see a portrait of a football supporter – and they were unveiled by our guest speaker, Sir Christopher Ondaatje OC CBE. Furthermore, a portrait of our speaker by Andrew Festing MBE PPRP was also on display for the first time, having just been given to College. Sir Christopher is on the advisory board of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and has been greatly involved with the People’s Portraits at Girton over the years. It is therefore a great pleasure to display this grand portrait of him in College, and it has been hung just down the corridor from the main exhibition area, towards the Chapel. Meanwhile, 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the original People’s Portraits show. As a result on 6 May, two important events took place: the general election, and a special People’s Portraits reception at the Mall Galleries! Every year the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Sir Christopher Ondaatje by Andrew Festing profiles the best of British portraiture in a spectacular 106


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exhibition and this year, for the first time, pride of place went to our collection, which was outstanding even in this context. Twelve of the newest additions had been transported from Girton to join the society’s regular annual show. There was an impressive turnout and we were delighted to be joined by many artists and their sitters. There was also an air of mystery to the evening, as our guest of honour, best-selling crime author, The Rt Hon the Baroness James of Holland Park OBE (P D James) unveiled three brand-new additions. These were ‘Joy’ by Robin-Lee Hall RP, which had been awarded the 2010 Ondaatje Prize the day before, ‘Marc Crank’ by Alastair Adams PRP, and ‘Fishsale: portrait of Elaine Lorys’ by Simon Davis RP. The new paintings are truly fascinating and add a charity worker with a facial disfigurement, a fishmonger and a school dinner lady to our vibrant and increasingly wide-ranging collection. All five of the new aquisitions are illustrated with the Librarian/ Curator’s report. On top of these special highlights we continue to be delighted with the exhibition’s growing popularity, with local schools and families making special visits to College to see it. So, in conclusion, thank you to all our Patrons and Friends for their continued support and we hope that you too will continue to enjoy visiting the collection, which is now back at College in its entirety. Alastair Reid, President

Appointments of Members of the Roll Included here are only those appointments of which we have been notified through returns sent to the Registrar of the Roll. 1958

Lachelin G C L Surrey Archaeological Society Council

2009 Jones C L (Brown) Director/ Shareholder, RJW and Partners Ltd (Pharmaceutical Pricing and Market Access Consultants), February 2009 1980 Land N M appointed Medical Director for Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT 1982 Methuen C M from 1 August 2009 appointed Lecturer in Church History and Liturgy, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford 1983 Reid A J (Fellow) Appointed Visiting Professor in History and Policy, King’s College London for 2010 1986 Wang E C Y promoted to Reader for the Department of Medical Biochemistry & Immunology, Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff University 1997 Short I appointed Lecturer in Analysis at the Open University 1999 Almond E J H (Robinson) Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship 2002 Meredith-Lobay M E (Meredith) Manager, Research Innovation, September 2008 and Adjunct – Humanities Computing Program 107


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Publications by Members of the Roll Clarke I (Alcock 1965). ‘Coping with crisis and overwhelming affect: employing coping mechanisms in the acute inpatient context’ in Coping Mechanisms: Strategies and Outcomes, ed. A M Columbus (Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2009); ‘What we do to the earth we do to ourselves’, J. of Holistic Healthcare 6 (2009) Frampton M J E (1998). Reinforcement Learning in Spoken Dialogue Systems: Optimising Repair Strategies (VDM Verlag, 2009); ‘Recent advances in reinforcement learning in spoken dialogue systems’, Knowledge Engineering Review 24(4) (2009) Frynas J G (1992). Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility – Oil Multinationals and Social Challenges (CUP, 2009) Irving S R (1994). Leila Khaled: A Biography (Pluto Press, 2010); (joint) Gaza: Beneath the Bombs (Pluto Press, 2010) Lacheling G C L (1959). (Both joint) ‘Alterations in saliva steroid hormone levels after oral mifepristone administration in women with pregnancies of greater than 41 weeks’ gestation’, Reproductive Sciences 15 (2008); ‘Low saliva progesterone concentrations are associated with spontaneous early preterm labour (before 34 weeks of gestation) in women at increased risk of preterm delivery’, BJOG: An International J. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2009) Lloyd J M (Muir-Smith 1958). Women and the Shaping of British Methodism: Persistent Preachers, 1807–1907 (Manchester UP, 2010) Macleod M E (1946). Discovering Holiness: A Book of Insights (New City, 2009) Meredith-Lobay M (2002). The Persistence of Memory: A Contextual Landscape Study of the Early Christian Churches of Argyll (488 British Archaeological Reports, 2009) Nicholls P K (1995). (Both joint) ‘Detection of Minchinia occulta in samples of pearl oysters (Pinctada maxima) infected by Haplosporidium hinei’, Australian Veterinary J. 87 (11) (2009); ‘Lung volume recruitment maneuvers and respiratory system mechanics in mechanically ventilated mice’, Resp. Physical Neurobiol. 169(3) (2009) Phillips F A M (Cargin 1965). ‘Just Back’, prize entry in the Travel Section Competition, Daily Telegraph (12.12.09) Rendel M N (1948). Evidence on behalf of the Torbay Line Rail Users Group and House of Commons Regional Committee, 1st Report, Vol. II HC 146-II, EV.214–18; ‘The campaign in Devon for women’s suffrage, 1866–1908’, Trans. of the Devonshire Association 140 (2008) Robinson E J H (1999). (First item sole author, others joint) ‘Physiology as a caste-defining feature’, Insectes Sociaux 56 (2009); ‘Do ants make direct comparisons?’ and ‘Flexible task allocation and the organization of work in ants’, Proc. Royal Society, Series B, 276 (2009); ‘Radio tagging reveals the roles of corpulence, experience and social information in ant decision making’, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63 (2009) Roker P D (1974). At Home With God (Canterbury Press, 2009); ‘M Mary Clarke Moore RSM’ in English Catholic Heroines, ed. J. Bogue (Gracewing, 2009)

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Sanders V R (1975). The Tragi-Comedy of Victorian Fatherhood (CUP, 2009) Stedall J A (Barton 1969). Mathematics Emerging: A Sourcebook 1540–1900 (OUP, 2008) Thackray A C (1970). Caterpillars and Cathedrals: The Art of Wenceslaus Hollar (Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, U. of Toronto, 2010) Van Wyk Smith M (1984) (Past Fellow). The First Ethiopians: The Image of Africa and Africans in the Early Mediterranean World (Witwatersrand UP, 2009) Vellupillai K V (Past Fellow). Computable Foundations for Economics (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010) Wang E C Y (1986). (All joint) ‘Defective B cell ontogeny and immune response in human complement receptor (CR2, CD21) transgenic mice is similar to that seen in aging wild type mice’, Molecular Immunology 46 (2009); ‘The death receptor 3 – TNF-like protein 1A pathway drives adverse bone pathology in inflammatory arthritis’, J. of Experimental Medicine 205 (2008); ‘The TNF-family receptor DR3 is essential for TL1A costimulation and diverse T-cell mediate inflammatory diseases’, Immunity 29 (2008)

Births Forenames of Girtonians are given, otherwise initials only. Bloxsidge. On 14 May 2009, to Graham James (1982) and N D Bloxsidge, a son, Jamie William Jack, a brother for Ella and Hannah. Bromley. On 18 April 2009, to Helen Bromley (1997) and J Sharpe, a daughter, Jemima Joy. Cooke. On 11 December 2009, to Fiona Justine (1989) and D Richards, a daughter, Alexandra Olivia Antonia, a sister for Charlotte, Harriet and George. Field. On 18 June 2010, to Anna (Waters 1998) and Andrew Nicholas Field (1997), a daughter, Amy Mathilda. Fung. On 3 October 2009, to Terence Ka Chung (1999) and V Fung, a daughter, Isabel. Galbraith. On 8 September 2009, to Sally-Ann Louise (Smith 1993) and Stephen John Galbraith (1991), a son, Zachary Daniel. Griffiths. On 30 May 2009, to Jonathan P Griffiths (1999) and R Holdstock, a daughter, Matilda Eileen. Lobay. On 5 July 2007, to Megan Elizabeth (Meredith 2002) and G Lobay, a son, Harry Michael. Rami. On 10 July 2009, to Kathryn Sara Rami (Raines 1987) and N M Rami, a son, Conor Michael Raines, a brother for Finn. Robinson. On 5 April 2010, to Elizabeth Kate (Hunt 1998) and Neil John Robinson, a son, Isaac George. 109


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Brown – Jones. On 3 January 2009, Chloe Lynn Brown to R E Jones. Casey – Culley. On 10 April 2010, James Michael Alexander Casey to V Culley. Chesterman – Forbes. On 3 July 2010, Mary Elizabeth Chesterman to Stuart Atholl Forbes. Hartley – Ferguson. On 15 April 2010, Elizabeth Anne Hartley to D Ferguson. Knight – Orsi. On 2 May 2009, Alison Zuzanna Knight to A Orsi. Johnson – Lam. On 29 August 2009, Henry Kenneth Johnson to Harmony Boontarik Lam. Newman – Malagnini. On 1 April 2010, Antonia Jane Newman to M Malagnini. Staff – Penny. On 16 August 2008, Richard Andrew Staff to Sarah Amy Penny. Tofaris – Rodgers. On 23 July 2010, Stelios K Tofaris to E Rodgers.

Deaths Bamford. In 2010, Daphne Ailsa (Stephan) PhD (1938 Chemistry). Daphne was a Yarrow Research Student (out-student) following a First in her BSc at Sydney University where she was awarded the University Medal for Chemistry and a Prize for Mathematics. She took up a scholarship at Newnham in 1937, but moved to Girton to complete her PhD. She worked with R G W Norrish on the photochemistry of dimethyl ketene. Shortly after arriving at Girton she married Clement Henry Bamford, whose research was in the same field. They collaborated on several scientific papers. Daphne moved on to work as a research chemist for Aero Research, Duxford, and was Head of Laboratory until the end of the War. She was then Research Chemist for Courtaulds Fundamental Research Laboratories, Maidenhead, but after the birth of her children Stephanie and Alan she devoted time to them as well as supporting Clement in his work. Begg. On 2 February 2010, Sheila Elizabeth MA VetMB (1975 Natural Sciences). Sheila studied Veterinary Medicine for Part I of the Tripos, gaining a First, a Scholarship and the Christina Barnard Prize. She changed to Biochemistry for the Natural Sciences Part II. She then studied for the VetMB at the Cambridge Veterinary School, qualifying in 1981. She worked as a Toxicological Pathologist at the Huntingdon Research Centre, obtaining the MRCPath and being promoted to Senior Pathologist in July 1990. Outside her work Sheila joined the Huntingdon Church-Bellringing Society and became an enthusiatic campanologist. She was soon skilfully ringing peals such as Surprise Minor and was involved for many years in the restoration and re-hanging of bells in the Huntingdon District. Bell. On 17 March 2010, June Drusilla (Cross) MA PhD (1937 Natural Sciences). June came up to Girton from the County School for Girls, Bexhill-on-Sea, to read Natural Sciences. She was joint winner of the Crewdson Memorial Prize and, after a spell teaching Biology at Skinners’ School for Boys in Tunbridge Wells, she worked as Biochemical Assistant in the

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Pathology Department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. June then completed a medical training at University College Hospital, London, qualifying in 1949. After a year at the Acton General Hospital as a Casualty Officer she received an MRC Research Grant to work at the Biochemistry Department in Cambridge and gained her PhD in 1956. During this time she married David Bell and gave birth to two daughters, Jane and Lesley. In 1957 she became a part-time demonstrator in anatomy at the University of Edinburgh, and from 1969–74 was Clinical Assistant at the Royal Edinburgh Psychiatric Hospital. Wanting to be closer to the community, June undertook General Practitioner training 1974–75, and then practised as a self-employed Counsellor. Outside medicine she was President of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, and a keen gardener. Bray. On 25 February 2010, Barbara (Jacobs) MA (1943 English) Obituary p.120 Briggs. On 9 October 2009, Catherine Mary (Lormer) MA (1936 Mathematics) Obituary p.121 Browne. On 25 January 2010, Beryl (Belton) MA (1943 Modern and Medieval Languages). Beryl read French and German, before taking the Cambridge Teachers’ Training Certificate. However, her love of music led her to change career and to study piano for the LRAM at the Royal Academy of Music. Teaching appointments followed at Westcliff High School 1947–48, Watford Seventh Day Adventists’ School and Wycombe Abbey. She was a member of the Cambridge University Music Society and was described as ‘a brilliant pianist’. Clark. On 4 November 2009, Adeline Ormond Milne (Cook) BA (1945 Classics). Adeline came to Girton from the University of Glasgow as an affiliated student and scholar. She won the H Richardson Prize, then returned to Glasgow as Assistant Lecturer, during which time she published on Robertus Vallensis. From 1967 she was Visiting Lecturer in Classics at the University of Manchester. Clarke. On 28 January 2010, Patricia Hannah (Green) BA (1937 Natural Sciences) Obituary p.122 Clitherow. On 21 October 2009, Mary Josephine Morgan (Goodier) MA (1948 Natural Sciences). José came up to Girton from Clifton High School to read Natural Sciences as part of the first generation of women who matriculated knowing that they would be awarded a full Cambridge Degree on graduation. The only child of the chief engineer at the Bristol Aircraft Company, José inherited a very practical, no-nonsense approach to life. Her parents strongly supported the idea of higher education for girls, and encouraged her to apply to Girton.  Once there she embraced the University academic, sporting and social life. The social life led to her meeting her future husband, Geoffrey Clitherow (St Catharine’s) at a Girton Fellow’s tea party, and in sport she won a Blue for hockey and went on to play for Hertfordshire. While bringing up her son and daughter she taught Physics at the Royal Masonic School in Rickmansworth and at the Princess Helena College in Hitchin. With her encouragement several of her pupils went on to study at Girton and she was particularly proud to watch her daughter Barbara Orton (née Clitherow) go up to Girton in 1980, also to read Natural Sciences. Dannatt. On 9 May 2010, Joanna Jean Sybil MacDonald MA (1947 Modern and Medieval Languages) Obituary p.123 Dobney. On 20 September 2009, Dorothy Maud MA (1941 Mechanical Sciences). Dorothy worked as an assistant for the Operational Research Department for the Admiralty, before joining the teaching staff at the King’s High School in Warwick. There she rose to be Head of Mathematics and Careers Mistress. She guided many generations of girls either through university entrance or into other careers. In the book King’s High School Warwick 1879–1979 she is recorded as someone whose knowledge of careers and their requirements became ‘encyclopaedic’ as the range of choice for both men and women expanded Dove. In 2009 Mary MA, PhD (1963 English) Obituary p.124 111


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Ede. On 6 May 2010, Mary Isabel (MacKintosh) BA (1940 English). On graduating, Mary and served in the WRNS for three years, then, the war over, she returned to her home town of Edinburgh to take a secretarial course. The following year she was back in Cambridge as Secretary to the Principal of Newnham, Dame Myra Curtis, but in 1951 she moved back to Scotland as Secretary at Trinity College, Glenalmond, in Perthshire. Mary married Christopher Gordon Ede in 1964. She enjoyed returning regularly to Cambridge for College and University events, combining them in 1998 with celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of the conferring of Cambridge degrees on women. Firth. In January 2010, Margaret Mary (Gatehouse) BA (1944 Geography). Margaret came up to Girton from Merrywood School for Girls in Bristol and retained fond memories of the College all her life. On graduating she worked for her Certificate of Education and then returned to Bristol to continue her study of Education at the University. In 1948 she was appointed geography teacher at La Retraite High School in Clifton, Bristol; then moved, in 1951 to Spurley Heg School in Rotherham, Yorkshire. She married Geoffrey Firth in 1951. During the upbringing of her two sons Roger and Ian she taught Geography part-time at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School. She was briefly JP for Redditch from 1969 and then spent twenty years as a JP in Stourbridge. In retirement she was involved in a range of organisations including the Wolverhampton Theatre Club, the Inner Wheel, WI and the Birmingham Branch of the Cambridge Society. After Geoffrey’s death she moved to Penarth to be near her family. Freeman. In 2010 Edith (1938 History). Edith was educated at Sheffield High School and went to the University of Paris before coming to Girton in 1938 to study History. She followed in the footsteps of her older cousin Margaret Freeman who had been at Girton from 1909. Edith became Lecturer for the Workers’ Educational Association and a Resident Tutor for Cambridge University Extra-Mural Board. During the war she lectured on Current Affairs to HM Forces in East Anglia. After the war she developed her career as author and history researcher, publishing Tudor Life and Dress in 1981. More books appeared regularly until 1997. Gollancz. On 8 October 2009, Vita Vittoria MA (1944 History). Vita was born in London in 1926 to the publishers Victor and Ruth Gollancz. On graduation in 1947, she went on to secretarial training at Queen’s Secretarial College. She became secretary to G Mitchison, MP for Kettering, in 1947 and continued in secretarial roles until 1962. She then enrolled in an evening class at the Chelsea School of Art, and also as a day student at the Byam Shaw School of Art. By 1969 she had started a new career as an artist whilst working part-time as an architectural assistant and draughtsman ro make ends meet. She was elected Associate Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1980. She was a regular exhibitor at, among others, the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club and the Annexe Gallery. Hall. On 20 April 2010, Leslie Wilfred MA BSc PhD (London) DVA FRCVS (1978 Fellow in Veterinary Medicine). Obituary p.125 Hawker. On 2 December 2009, Pamela Daykin (Gregory) MA (1941 Classics). Pamela came to Girton with distinctions in French, Latin and Greek from the Queen Elizabeth Girls’ Grammar School in Mansfield. She was an enthusiast for College life, singing in the Chapel Choir, acting as Chapel Warden and active in the Classical Society. She took part in a dramatised reading of Eurydice and sang in the University Music Society. After Cambridge she taught at Birkenhead High School and then had a London embassy post until her marriage to the Revd Peter Charles Hawker. He held successive livings in the diocese of Lincoln so that they moved first to Gautby and then Cherry Withingham before Peter completed his ministry at

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St Botolph’s in Lincoln. In retirement, she and Peter remained in the Close at Lincoln. She had two children, Clare and James. Henwood. In December 2008, Cicely (Gordin) BA (1936 Modern and Medieval Languages). Born in Hull, Cicely spent her childhood in Surrey before following her brother and sister to Cambridge. Her language studies took her to France, Germany and Poland, from which she only just managed to return – to start her Teaching Certificate – before the outbreak of war. It was whilst at Girton that Cicely met Richard Henwood (Trinity) whose career was to take her back to the north of England. After graduating, Cicely taught at Malvern Girls’ College while Richard trained for the priesthood in Lincoln. In 1941 they married, and following his curacies in Tredegar, and then Jesmond, she and Richard moved with their two young children to the vicarage at Elswick, Newcastle, where the parish included the Vickers Armstrong works. There Cicely quickly came to love the tough Tyneside working families, amongst whom she made many lifelong friends. When they were not struggling to keep St Aidan’s from collapse or to keep the family warm in an unheated vicarage, she and Richard spent much of their time in Elswick converting a near-derelict country house near Rothbury into a holiday home for his parishioners. The offer of the living of St Paul’s, Whitley Bay, was better suited to the growing family although they regretted leaving their friends and work in Elswick. In 1962 Richard was asked to become Diocesan Missioner for Ripon and he and Cicely reluctantly left the North East. Cicely now returned to teaching – part-time at Shire Oak School, Leeds – but, after only three years in Yorkshire, Richard died and Cicely was left a widow with six young children. By the following year she had been appointed head of Shire Oak but after five years it was closed and sold for development. She then took a deputy headship at Holy Trinity Middle School, also in Leeds. There she introduced French teaching and led school trips to France. In retirement she moved to Littlebourne, but continued to be active in travelling and undertaking voluntary work, and continuing her French at evening classes. Hockridge. On 13 June 2009, Joan MA (1944 Mathematics). Joan was educated at Notting Hill, Ealing High School and the Abbey School in Reading before she came up to Girton. On graduating she was for two years Assistant Experimental Officer for the Applied Ballistics Department in the Ministry of Supply; then moved to Unilever, where she spent she rest of her main career. She started as a trainee secretary, became Statistical Adviser in 1954, and after some years was elected to a Fellowship of the Institute of Statisticians. By the time of her retirement in 1981 she was Unilever’s Management Consultant. In 1983 she was ordained Deaconess in the Church of England, becoming Deacon in 1987, and Curate for The Church of the Ascension in Hanger Hill. Hosie. On 1 March 2010, Alastair Marshall PhD (1992 Biology) Obituary p.127 Hyde. On 13 October 2009, Julie Mary (Essex) MA (1956 Classics). Julie gained a double First in Classics earning her the M Bennett prize in 1957, the Alice Zimmern prize in 1958, and H Richardson and Thérèse Montefiore prizes in 1959. She initially taught Classics at South Hampstead High, then at Redland School in Bristol and King Edward’s in Birmingham. She and her husband Bryan Hyde, a medical student whom she had met at Cambridge, had two sons, Richard and Jonathan, both of whom later won scholarships at Girton. When Bryan settled as a general practitioner in Eynsham, Julie began teaching at Notre Dame School in Oxford. She moved to Cheney School in 1973 but, during her first year there, developed symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Fearing that her unavoidable absences would disrupt her A-level students, she resigned her post. Her other activities did not stop, however; an active member of the Workers’ Educational Association from 1966, she was its Chair for thirteen years; she served on the committee of the Bartholomew School Further Education Centre 113


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for seventeen years and was also on the Advisory Committee on Adult Education at Witney Technical College through much of the 1970s. She sat on the Parish Council for seventeen years, becoming its first female Chair and was elected as an Independent for Witney District Council. Her thirteen years of work on the Conservation Area Advisory Committee led to her writing a tourist guide to Eynsham. Other involvements included the Wytham View Play Area Committee, Eynsham Youth Club, Britain in Bloom, Eynsham Horticultural Society, and several school governorships. In the early 1990s the multiple sclerosis meant she could no longer cope with the demands she made upon herself, and Bryan took early retirement to look after her. Jaina. On 30 August 2009, Joseph (Visiting Fellow Commoner 2001). A Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cranfield University School of Management, Joe was elected as Girton’s Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow Commoner for 2001. The Visiting Fellow-Commoners bring an external stimulus and interest to the College community, and Joe was no exception. His career in human resource development brought a new perspective into both academic life and personnel management in Girton. His career had begun in defence engineering, leading to a range of design, development and line-management roles. He joined the Cranfield staff in 1999 on completion of his PhD. He was Director of the MSc in Strategic Leadership and was the leader of the Cranfield Executive Doctorate (DBA) for five years. He was also joint leader of the Organisational Behaviour course on the MBA programmes and was recognised as an inspirational teacher. Jones. On 14 May 2010, Esther Margaret (Hird) BA (1935 Modern and Medieval Languages). Margaret was born in Madras but educated at the North London Collegiate School before beginning her Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos at Girton. She went on to do six months’ secretarial training at the Kerr Sander’s Secretarial College in London, where she learnt commercial French and German, as well as shorthand in both languages. She then took up a Secretarial Appointment at the Foreign Office from 1939 and continued with the Foreign Office throughout the war. She was an active amateur musician, and a member of the Phoebus Singers under Charles Kennedy Scott. In memory of her mother, who had supported her financially during her time at Girton, Esther made a generous bequest to the College to be applied to the support of Modern Language teaching. Kay. On 14 May 2010, Marjorie Ethel (Curtis) MA (1943 Mathematics). Marjorie studied mathematics under the supervision of Mary Cartwright and was also a member of the College Choir, the University Music Society and the Student Christian Movement. She then moved on to the Cambridge Training College. Her first teaching post was teaching Mathematics at Croydon High School where she spent all her teaching career, most of it as Head of Department. She married Leonard Kay in 1950 and they had two daughters, one of whom followed in her mother’s footsteps by reading Mathematics at Cambridge, though at Newnham College. She retired in 1980. Kendlin. On 14 December 2009, Hilary Mary MPhil (1984 Criminology) Obituary p.128 Kozachenko. On 3 December 2009, Jane Josephine (Salter) (1934 Geography). Jane was educated at the City of London School for Girls. After her Geography degree she took the Diploma in Education at the University of London. She was for three years Geography Mistress at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School for Girls in Mansfield, then moved to Bromley County School for Girls until 1943, when she was appointed a University Demonstrator to the RAF and RN Short Course Cadets at the Cambridge University Department of Geography. In 1944 she married Andrew Kozachenko and they emigrated to the United States, where she had two children, Peter and Janet. She was a member of the California section of the American 114


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Association of University Women. Littler. On 15 June 2010, James (known as Geoffrey) KCB was the husband of Shirley Littler, Barbara Bodichon Fellow (obituary Review 2009). Together with her, he was a generous and active supporter of the College. For an appreciation of his contribution, particularly to the development and funding of the Duke Building, see the Librarian’s report. Lowe. On 12 October 2009, Nora. For eleven years from 1966 Nora was the College Matron, a post that no longer exists today. Marshall. On 1 February 2010, Catherine Isobel (formerly Mrs Lawrence) (1965 Medical Sciences). Catherine was first educated at St Winifred’s School, Barbados, but was later sent to Wycombe High School for Girls from where she was awarded a place at Girton. On completion of the Medical Sciences Tripos she did clinical work at the Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, qualifying in 1971. She had married David Lawrence in 1969 and they had three children, Jennifer, Ruth and Hugh, but she later divorced David and reverted to her maiden name. From 1972 onwards she was successively House Officer at Princess Margaret Hospital in Swindon, in the Spinal Injuries Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and in the Kettering General Hospital for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation. She then continued to work in Rheumatology on a voluntary basis for Kettering General Hospital. One of her daughters reported that Catherine had always thought that ‘Girton College was brilliant’. McIntosh. On 30 December 2009, Hilda Doris BA (1928). Like her older sister Kathleen, Hilda came up to Girton to read Mathematics, and trained to be a teacher after graduating. Her first teaching post was at Peterborough County School for Girls. In 1936 she moved to, and spent the next 40 years of her working life at the Dalston County Secondary School, teaching Mathematics and Religious Education. She was Head of the Religious Education Department for a period and then Head of the Mathematics Department until her retirement. From 1971 she was also a voluntary worker at the Lewisham Hospital. Hilda died only a few weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday. Martin. On 5 October 2009, Jane Elizabeth MA (1978 Classics) Obituary p.129 Mather. In December 2009, Constance Mary MA (1944 English) Obituary p.131 Merritt. In May 2009, Helen Virginia (Henry) (1958 Oriental Studies). Helen was born in Norfolk, Virginia. She came to Girton quite late in her academic career. In 1938 she had spent two years at the University of Hawaii, then two more at Colby College, Maine, where she received a BA in English. Her first appointment was as a Confidential Secretary to Commanding Officer at the US Naval Hospital in her home town of Norfolk. She married Dr James Merritt in January 1946 and was appointed as an Assistant Teacher at the Harvard Nursery School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but left on the birth of her daughter Deborah. She returned to education ten years later, taking an MA in Art and Education at Rockford College, Illinois, followed by two years as Art Teacher in Dekalb, Illinois. Helen came to Girton in 1958 to read Oriental Studies. On her return to the USA she became an Instructor for the Art Department at Northern Illinois University and also gained a Master of Fine Arts there. In 1967 she was appointed Assistant Professor in the Art Department. She published the 1958 Yearbook of Illinois Art Education Association followed, six years later, by Guiding Free Expression in Children’s Art. Helen worked voluntarily at the Direct Day Camps for Girl Scouts in Sybaquay Council, Elgin, Illinois. She also lectured on Travel and Art for many civic and religious groups. Miller. On 10 August 2008, Barbara M (Mills) MA (1942 Economics). On graduating Barbara spent a year as Research Assistant in the Foreign Office before moving to the Cabinet Office in 1947 to work on the history of raw materials in war production, under the direction of Prof. 115


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Postan. The editor regrets that he has no information on the rest of Barbara’s career. Morgan. In October 2009, Susan (Lightfoot, formerly Dyson) (1976 History). Obituary p.132 Mullaly. In 2007, Elizabeth Helen (Burkitt) MA (1947 Classics). Elizabeth came up to Girton from Nottingham High School for Girls. She married the art historian and critic Terence Mullaly in 1949 and was herself a regular contributor of articles and reviews to Apollo, the monthly visual arts magazine. Mustoe. On 10 November 2009, Anne (Revill) MA (1952 Classics) Obituary p.133 Recaldin. On 5 October 2009, Phillipa (Sneddon) MA PhD (1981 Geography) Obituary p.134 Render. On 9 February 2010, Margaret Worsley (Howard) MA (1940 Modern and Medieval Languages). In addition to her studies in Geography Margaret won a netball Blue and captained the University team. Following her Cambridge Teaching Certificate she spent two years teaching German at Palmer’s Endowed School for Girls in Essex but then felt herself more drawn to evangelism, became an accredited Methodist preacher and trained at the Methodist Missionary Society in Selly Oak, Birmingham. In 1947 she was appointed to the Hupei district in China, learnt the language and began teaching at David Hill Girls’ School, Hanyang. She became engaged to John Clifford Render, a young Methodist Minister, and when the Revolution forced them to leave China in 1950 they returned to Britain and married in 1951. John was immediately appointed to the Church of South India in the Mysore District and they made their home there for the next five years; their three eldest children were born there. On return to England in 1956, they moved between Coxhoe, Walls (Shetlands), Boston, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Clay Cross, following John’s service in the Circuit Ministry. While in Boston, and now with five children, Margaret returned to teaching part-time and continued while in Ashby and Clay Cross, finishing her teaching career at St Mary’s High School, Chesterfield. In 1986, the Renders retired to a house they had built overlooking Wigtown Bay. There, they became thoroughly involved in the local community and Margaret was able to follow her own interests which included hill walking, organising a rambling group, gardening, badminton and Scrabble. The house proved the focus for warm hospitality to children, grandchildren and many family members and friends. After John’s death in 2004, Margaret’s physical health and memory declined and she moved to be near her eldest daughter, Monica. Robinson-Valéry. In 2010, Judith Ogilvie (Research Fellow 1958). Obituary p.135 Saumarez Smith. In January 2010, Alice Elizabeth Harness (Raven) (1933 Modern and Medieval Languages; 1935 Archaeology and Anthropology). Betty was educated at boarding school in Surrey and then travelled and lived abroad so she was 23 when she came up to Girton to study French and German. At Cambridge one of her prime interests was sport and she played hockey for the University Women’s Combined XI and for Cambridgeshire County, in addition to tennis for the University and lacrosse for Girton. Although she had changed to the Archaeology and Anthropology Tripos for her final year, her first post was as a Modern Languages Mistress at Byculla Residential and Day School for Girls in Southsea. She left England in 1938 and spent the next two years teaching and driving a missionary bus across Canada. In 1940, after ‘numerous liaisons with future bishops of the Church of England’ she ‘felt it was time to get married’. She had a fiancé in the Far East, so placed an advertisement for a chaperone for the journey. The successful applicant was William Hanbury Saumarez Smith, a colonial civil servant and church administrator, whom she married ten days into the journey. They made their home in India, where William was on wartime secondment to the Central Government in Delhi, and there two of their sons, John and Richard, were born. In 1947 Betty, never an enthusiast for the heat of India, returned home to England with the boys, while her 116


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husband remained in India working for the last Governor of Bengal until partition. When he returned to England two more children were born, keeping Betty fully occupied, but as they grew and before further involvement in grandchildren and great-grandchildren she devoted herself to her passion for walking in the British countryside, especially Monmouthshite. As her son Charles has written: ‘In another age she would have had a career, but she was happy to be a devoted mother and wife’. Searle. On 9 December 2009, Jennifer Anne (1958 History). After graduation she completed a Graduate Certificate in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. She taught history at Brondesbury and Kilburn High School from 1962. In 1968 she returned to Cambridge to research ‘Theories of the Imagination in English Literature 1834–60’ at Wolfson College. In 1972 she was appointed to a Lectureship in English at the University of East Anglia and thereafter she divided her time between Norwich and Oxford, where she conducted tutorials in English for a number of colleges. In the late 1980s she moved permanently to Oxford and continued with her tutorials. Jennifer was a regular reviewer for the Times Higher Educational Supplement, the Times Literary Supplement and the Cambridge Review. Shipway. In January 2010, Cynthia Overton (Preston) MA (1938 Classics). Cynthia was educated at Malvern Girls’ College in Worcestershire before she came up to Girton in 1938 to read Classics. A year later her sister joined her at Cambridge University but chose to go to Newnham. Cynthia always said that she loved her first year but the rigours of her second and third years, once the war had started, meant that she ‘couldn’t wait to get away’. On graduating she worked for the Ministry of Information in the Foreign Office as an Assistant Specialist and stayed on for several years after the end of the War. She then spent three years abroad, as an Administration Assistant to the Press Attaché at the British Embassy in Athens, before joining the WRAF in 1951 for five years as a Flying Officer. Appointed as Clerk to the University of Bristol Appointments Board in 1957, she met and married Harold Shipway, an RAF Officer, in 1963. She completed her working career with the University. Harold died in 1986 and some years later Cynthia moved to live with her sister in Hertfordshire. She was an active member of the WI, the National Trust and her local Gardening Club. She was also a stalwart supporter of her local church activities. Simpson. On 25 September 2009, Mari Rebecca MA MB BChir (1941 Natural Sciences). She was educated at Llanelli Girls’ County School before she came up to Girton. She married a fellow medical student at the start of her third year but completed her degree in 1944 and moved to Bristol for an MA, before undertaking her Clinical training at London in 1947. She had two sons who, like their parents, also became doctors. Mari’s own career began in Anaesthetics and Physical Medicine at the Leicester Royal Infirmary but she went on to work in Neurology at the Derby and Leicester Royal Infirmary. She spent her whole working life dedicated to the National Health Service and was a Founder and Senior Member of the Leicester branch of the Family Planning Association. She was also an active member of the Medical Women’s Federation and the Leicester Medical Society. During her retirement she was able to indulge her interests in fishing and gardening. Strachan. In October 2009, Barbara Anne (Jones) BA (1947 Modern and Medieval Languages). Barbara said she only went to university to please her mother, but she nevertheless won the Fanny Metcalfe Prize and, in her second year, a scholarship. She was, however, disappointed that the MML course at that time concentrated so much on literature rather than linguistics or the practical application of language. She filled her spare time with the French Society, the Liberal Club and the ADC, as well as the Fellowship of Reconciliation which led her to lifelong commitment as a Quaker. On graduating she entered the Civil Service working for 117


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GCHQ and then the Public Works Loan Board; then married a solicitor, John Strachan, and devoted much of the rest of her life to him and their children. In 1965 she experimented with three years as a part-time Nursing Auxiliary, but when a daughter was born in 1967 she decided to concentrate on her family although she also served as Clerk to the Parish Council for almost twenty years. Thayer. On 24 February 2010, Pamela Patricia MA (1945 History) Obituary p.136 Thomas. On 5 April 2010, Elizabeth Marjorie (Porter) BA (1938 Classics) Obituary p.137 Thoms. In September 2009, Anne Mortimer (Whyte) (1936 History) Anne won an Exhibition to Girton from Sherborne School for Girls. She quickly proved a talented historian, achieving a double first and winning the Lilian Knowles Prize in both 1938 and 1939. She also very much enjoyed being involved in University theatre productions. Graduating in the first year of the War, she worked for the Ministry of Labour as Assistant Principal and then for the Ministry of Information as a Senior Specialist. At the close of the War she was sent to Germany as part of the Control Commission based in Berlin, an experience which must have recommended her for her next post as Secretary to the International Bureau of the Fabian Society, because she almost immediately wrote for them the pamphlet, The Future of Germany. By the time she married the abstract painter Colin Thoms four years later she was becoming established as a film critic. She moved with him to Aberdeen when he took up an appointment at Gray’s School of Art. There they remained for 25 years and Anne became steeped in his world of art, students, clan McThomas, and vigorous battles to save local historic buildings. In 1976 Colin retired and they moved back to his home town of Edinburgh. In 1996, as Anne Whyte, she published her book A Journey through the Twentieth Century. Colin died in 1997. Varley. On 18 July 2009, Margaret Elizabeth (Brown) MA PhD (1937 Natural Sciences) Obituary p.138 Vessey. On 12 October 2009, Mary (Higginbotham) BA (1935 Mathematics) Mary, brought up and educated in Bradford, came to Girton on a Clothworkers’ Scholarship. The wider aspects of Mathematics had always interested her and she was active in the University Archimedeans, becoming their treasurer. On graduating Mary gained her Diploma in Education at Leeds University. She was appointed Mathematics Mistress at Wycombe Abbey School for two years from 1938 before the demands of the War required her to move to the ATS Technical Commission where she remained until 1946. She and her husband Clifford Vessey, whom she had married in 1942, then left England for eight years in India, where she taught at Queen Mary’s High School, Bombay, until her two sons were born. On return to the UK she taught at the Brignal Grange PNEU School in 1957, but left there when her third child, a daughter, arrived. That daughter writes that ‘She always remembered her time at Girton College with such pleasure, probably the best three years of her life.’ She was Secretary and Committee member for the British Federation of University Women, and later in life she was a lay worker at the Family Planning Association Clinic. Watkins. On 24 June 2010, David Russell (1986) Obituary p.139 White. On 20 February 2010, Alizon Elizabeth (Ratcliffe) BA (1930 Natural Sciences), Betty, as she was known, played hockey for the College but her first love was drama, an enthusiasm which she carried into later life. On graduating Betty taught Zoology at Wycombe Abbey School until 1937, when she married Patrick White, a Biology master at Harrow School. In 1940 she took over his timetable when he was called up. So successful was she in the role that, on Patrick’s return, she was appointed the first full-time female member of staff at Harrow – a precedent not followed until the 1990s. At the end of the War Betty and Patrick had two sons and she then had to divide her time between her boys and teaching, her husband and the other 118


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demands of the school. In retirement she continued to play tennis and golf, and maintain her interest in the theatre. Whittle. On 20 October 2009, Paul (Fellow) Obituary p.140 Wilkins. On 4 February 2010, Margaret Anne Wilkins (Cooper) MLitt (1951 Scandinavian). Anne took her first degree from Exeter and came to Girton to research in Old Icelandic. She then taught English at Stanground School, Peterborough before moving to lectureships, first at Corby Teachers’ Training College and then at Scraptoft College, Leicester. It was in Peterborough that she met her husband, Tim, an Australian who lectured in Engineering. Sadly he died when their only son, another Tim, was still young. Anne later worked as an Open University Tutor in Old Norse as well as taking time away from teaching to undertake an MA at York University, this time researching language acquisition in young children. In a long and active retirement Anne proved an invalable volunteer at the local Stamford Museum. There she indexed four decades of the Stamford Mercury and regularly lectured on subjects as diverse as local politics, crime and punishment, the history of shops and shopping, and the life and work of local boy Sir Joseph Banks. Wilson. On 25 August 2009, Jean Freda (Thompson) MB BChir (1933 Natural Sciences). Jean was the daughter of a surgeon and studied Natural Sciences always with a view to practising medicine herself. On graduation she returned to her roots in Leeds and, after a series of appointments as House Surgeon or House Physician at the Yorkshire Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital, the Hospital for Women in Leeds, the Leeds Maternity Hospital and the Hull Children’s Hospital she started in practice as a general practitioner. She married Terence Wilson, himself a doctor, in 1941 and they had five children of whom one sadly died in infancy. Later, as President of the Bridlington Lifeboat Ladies’ Guild, she organised the celebrations for the 200th anniversary year of the institution of the Bridlington lifeboat. Worthy. On 11 April 2010, Hilary Joyce (Shimmin) MA (Natural Sciences 1946). Hilary came up to Girton from Leeds Girls’ High School to read Natural Sciences and went on to her medical training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital 1949–52. Following appointments as House Surgeon and Physician in Leeds, St Alban’s and London, she opted to train as a general practitioner and then took a partnership in general practice in Cambridge. In 1960 she married an oncologist from the Middlesex Hospital and they moved to Yorkshire in 1963 when he was appointed consultant in Leeds General Infirmary. Hilary divided the next 24 years between being Senior Clinical Medical Officer to a family planning clinic, Medical Officer to Marks and Spencer, and raising her family. She was later elected as a member of the Leeds University Council 1975–1991 and Leeds University Court 1975–1998. She was also appointed a Governor of her old school, Leeds Girls’ High, 1985–98. She moved to Newcastle in 2004, to be nearer her daughter and grandchildren. There she was able to pursue her interests in art, literature and music.

CORRECTION A miscommunication between the University Development Office and the College led us to report in our 2009 issue that Elizabeth Mary Stevens (Vines) 1942, had died. We are very pleased to be able to report that Mrs Stevens is still alive, and we apologise sincerely for any distress caused to her, her relations and friends through our error.

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Obituaries

Obituaries that are unsigned have been written by members of the editorial team.

Barbara Bray (Jacobs) 1924–2010 Barbara Bray, translator, radio producer, scriptwriter and theatre director, devoted her life to advancing the work and careers of other artists, many of whom are now household names; among them Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Marguerite Duras. It was a short seven years as drama script editor for BBC radio in the 1950s that allowed her to exercise her ability to spot unusual talents and persuade senior staff to take them on. Barbara Jacobs, one of a pair of identical twins, won a state scholarship to Girton where she achieved a First in the English Tripos, taking optional papers in both Italian and French. She spent the next three years lecturing on English at the University of Alexandria where her husband, fellow Cambridge student John Bray, had been posted with the RAF after spending time as a prisoner of war.. On their return to England she was offered a job with the British Film Institute but, following John’s objection, she joined the BBC Radio Drama Department as script editor and producer.There she began her extraordinary work in broadcasting, bringing to a wider public for the first (and second and third) time, many avant-garde writers who are now household names. Among them Beckett and Pinter were typical in being at first dismissed as mad by both audiences and critics. Having faith in her own judgement Barbara always persevered with them and ensured that each work was quickly re-broadcast, often twice in a short time, until initial audience scepticism changed to acceptance, understanding and at last enthusiasm – with requests for more. As she said ‘It’s like new music: listen to it a few times and you begin to get the hang of it.’ It was she who persuaded Becket to write All That Fall for a Third Programme broadcast in 1957 and she launched Pinter’s career in radio drama with A Slight Ache in 1959. Many of Pinter’s plays for the stage and television started their lives as Barbara’s radio commissions. Although Barbara developed long and close relationships with most of her authors, it was with Beckett that she was most deeply involved. Newly widowed in 1958 and still an attractive, fiercely intelligent and well read 34-year-old, she was soon involved in a full-blown affair with the charismatic Irish dramatist. At the end of 1960 Bray gave up her job at the BBC and told Beckett that she would be moving to live near him in Paris. Although he married his long-term partner Suzanne Deschevaux-Dumesnil a few months later, Barbara was with him in Paris three months after the wedding. She continued as Beckett’s trusted confidante, intimate collaborator, friend, translator and theatre director and lover until his death in 1989. The love-triangle is the subject of Beckett’s 1960 piece Play, which explores the relationships between a man (M), his wife (W1) and his mistress 120


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(W2), with the characters trapped throughout in funeral urns. When she suffered a stroke in 2003, Barbara was working on a personal memoir of her relationship with Beckett but this was too incomplete and remains unpublished. Barbara made many seminal English translations of 20th-century French writers, including Duras, Sartre, Anouilh, and Genet. She was awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize, and the PEN Translation Prize, both in 1986, and the Scott Moncrieff Prize for translation on four occasions. Barbara was passionate and intense, an iconoclast, with a remarkable ability to spot, attract and work with, ground-breaking writers, She was at the heart of many of the transformations in the reception of much advanced 20th-century theatre and literature,

Mary Briggs (Lormer) 1918–2010 Although she had never intended to teach, Mary’s greatest legacy lies in the extraordinary successes achieved in later life by so many of her mathematics pupils. She was born in Chicago but brought up and educated in Melbourne, Australia, attending Melbourne Girls’ Grammar School and, briefly, Janet Clarke Hall at Melbourne University before winning a scholarship to Girton. She was then only seventeen and had no Latin – then a prerequisite for matriculation. She managed to attain the required standard in only a few months and sailed for England, never to return. At Cambridge she soon met David Briggs, a choral scholar at King’s, and they married on her graduation in 1940. He went into teaching at King’s College School while she began work as an actuarial clerk but the wartime shortage of teachers meant that King’s was soon in need and, with David’s persuasion, she started what was to become the focus of the rest of her life. Those first pupils were a group of fifthformers who were struggling with maths, and for them she began to devise the vivid and engaging methods that were to inspire her many future generations of students. Within a short time she was given the top scholarship maths class to teach and she never looked back. Her daughter writes that ‘we lost count of the young men who returned to our house years later saying that they were now stadying for their PhDs and had at last moved on from the maths she taught them when they were twelve or thirteen. Her pupils not only won scholarships but went on to professorships, headships of Cambridge Colleges and knighthoods.’ Among others she taught Sir Andrew Wiles, the first to solve Fermat’s Last Theorem, Timothy Gowers, Rouse Ball Professor at Cambridge and winner of the Fields Medal for Mathematics, the Finn brothers who invented the musical notation software Sibelius, and a clutch of Keyneses, Perutzes and Huxleys. In her 80s she still had about thirty private pupils and then, suddenly, she succumbed to the onset of dementia about which her daughter, the journalist Anne Atkins, has written movingly. But even with the loss of understanding she retained to the end her love of life, mischievous humour, and a continuing belief in how lucky she had been. 121


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Patricia Hannah Clarke (Green) 1919–2010 Patricia (Pat) Clarke was born in Wales on 29 July, 1919, and was a distinguished member of the Biochemistry Department at University College London from 1953 to 1984, publishing many papers on microbial enzymes. Her research work involved methods of identifying bacteria in the laboratory as related to their reactions with enzymes – a process later used in industry. She was also a pioneer in the analysis of the properties and evolution of microbial enzymes, helping to reveal their structural and regulator genes. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1976 and awarded two Honorary DScs as well as several Honorary Professorships. Pat revealed her leadership qualities early in life when she became Head of House, then Head Girl at Howell’s School, Llandaff, where she boarded from the age of 11. Here her interest in science was stimulated by school trips and lectures from visiting scholars who included Nobel laureates William and Laurence Bragg. Originally Patricia had intended to apply to University College Cardiff, but her botany tutor, a Miss Willey, had herself been at Girton, so she strongly urged Pat to try for Cambridge instead. She thus came up to Girton with the support of a County major scholarship. Her own account of her career, written for the Royal Society, tells of her Cambridge mentors and lecturers: she was supervised at Girton by the late Sidnie Manton, attended genetics lectures by the great Punnett, and when she started in her second year in the Biochemistry laboratory, the staff included Professor Gowland Hopkins, Joseph Needham, Marjory Stephenson (one of the first two women ever to be elected FRS), Robin Hill, Malcolm Dixon, Bill Pirie and Ernest Baldwin with whom she worked in the summer vacation. Her classmates for Part II Biochemistry, included Fred Sanger, subsequent double Nobel laureate, Earnest Gale and Kit van Heyningen. Of course it was wartime and she and her classmates wrote their final exams during the dramatic evacuation of Dunkirk. Her husband-to-be, Michael Clarke, decided to volunteer for the British Tank Corps, so they married in 1940 before his embarkation for service in Tobruk, India and Palestine. She then worked for the Armament Research Department, first at Woolwich, then in Swansea, while Michael documented his experience of the war on film, enabling him to return to the Directorship of the Audio-Visual Centre at London University. He and Pat, together with her Girtonian friend Sheila Matthew, who had married the biologist John Maynard Smith, celebrated their joint golden weddings in 1990. Patricia’s two boys were born in 1947 and 1949, and during their early years she took time off from her laboratory and filled the gap with night courses in Psychology and Philosophy. Although she thus missed ‘important’ developments in the lab, her own view was that she ‘avoided learning a lot of tedious nonsense’. In her field of biochemistry, she was a pioneer of research in the genetic structure of enzymes, particularly microbial ones. She refined and extended tests for bacterial enzymes and toxins for taxonomic purposes. She also characterised the induction, repression and substrate specificity of the enzyme ‘amidase’ in Pseudomonas, and with her co-workers she was the first to show that a mutation in a bacterial gene could result in an enzyme with novel activity. Having researched for Wellcome in Beckenham at the end of the War, and had four years away from science while the children were young, she returned part-time to the National Collection of Type Cultures at the Public Health Laboratory in Colindale. Then, in 1954, she was appointed a lecturer at UCL, 122


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where she rose to Reader in 1966, and Professor of Microbial Biochemistry in 1974. Two years later she was elected FRS, and served as Vice-President of the Royal Society 1981–82. At UCL she enjoyed her teaching and was always popular with her students. She was Departmental Tutor for ten years, followed by sixteen years as Tutor for MSc students in Biochemical Engineering. After her retirement in 1984 she held a two-year Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship and continued with her research. During her later years she was Honorary Professor at the University of Wales and the Kan Tong-Po Professor at the University of Hong Kong. She travelled widely for her scientific meetings and collaborations, visiting Malaysia, Singapore, Lisbon, Helsinki and the USA. She also held positions in the Society for General Microbiology, the Biochemical Society, the Science Research Council and the British Library. She was the RS Leevenhook Lecturer in 1979, and the J D Bernal Lecturer at Birkbeck College, London, in 1988. Patricia Clarke felt strongly that more women should be encouraged to go into science. In 1993 she was one of the five senior women scientists appointed to the Government’s Advisory Committee on the subject. This was how I came to meet her, as I chaired the Committee. At the launch of the Advisory Committee’s Report, The Rising Tide, in 1994, Patricia argued forcefully and pithily in support of our proposal for the Government to set up a Unit to advise and propose ways of making better use of the potential skills and expertise of women in science, engineering and technology (SET), showing how it was in the interests of the national economy. The resulting Unit for women in SET, set up in central Whitehall, was to be a forerunner of the much larger UK Resource Centre for Women in SET, established in 2002 and still running. Pat continued with her concerns for equal opportunities for women and became a member of AWISE, the Association for Women in SET, established by the Fawcett Society as a direct consequence of The Rising Tide. In retirement she served on many committees including the Council of Cheltenham Ladies’ College, and, having been a keen gardener all her life, she spent time supporting the Royal Horticultural Society. She was a remarkable woman, and highly successful at a time when few women, particularly those with children, pursued a career in science. She stands as a splendid role model for the young women at Girton who are currently studying science, and especially molecular cell biology. Nancy Lane-Perham

Joanna Dannatt 1922–2010 An accomplished linguist, Joanna will be most fondly remembered by the very many overseas students and families for whose housing and welfare she was responsible during her 21 years as Controller and Warden of Goodenough House, a branch of the Dominion Student Hall Trust. It was for this work that she was awarded the MBE in 1976. Joanna went up from Swansea School for Girls to read German and Italian at Bedford College, London University where she had taken Part I German Honours when, in 1943, her education was interrupted by the War. She joined the Intelligence Corps as Second Subaltern, rising to Junior Commander when the application of her language skills at Bletchley Park proved exceptionally useful in decoding signals from German U-boats in the Atlantic. During this period she suffered the loss of a very close friend serving in the 123


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Air Force. She said that it was their shared love of aeroplanes that led her later to train as a glider pilot. In 1945 she was posted to the Middle East, first in Egypt, then in Palestine where she found herself organising evacuations following the bomb blast at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. On her demobilisation in 1947, Joanna took the Cours de civilisation française at the Sorbonne before going up to Girton to read MML. She graduated in Russian and Italian, then spent three years as Assistant Secretary in the Eastern District of the Workers’ Educational Association where, in addition to administrative work, she taught Russian and German to US Air Force personnel. The following six years saw her as Assistant Company Secretary for Cape Asbestos with responsibilities for staff, catering and social functions, as well as all the business and domestic arrangements at Head Office. After a year back in Cambridge, as Secretary and Librarian at the University Institute of Criminology, in 1961 Joanna was appointed Warden and Controller of William Goodenough House. At that time it accommodated 112 female postgraduate students and 12 families, all from the Commonwealth or the United States. When she joined it the Trust was a hierarchical organisation. She said that in the early years she had a weekly meeting with the administrators of the Dominion Hall Students’ Trust at which she was required to wear a hat and gloves, and afterwards to write a thank-you letter for her afternoon tea. Under her management over the next 21 years formality relaxed with the huge expansion in accommodation. As the scope of her own job expanded she seemed to welcome each new challenge. The residents saw her as ‘always friendly, approachable, generous, unprejudiced, amusing, fair to all, understanding of the travails of students and academics, many of whom became lifelong friends’. While always methodical and efficient in her official tasks, she maintained an unceasing concern for, and interest in, each individual. Outside her work Joanna had a wide range of enthusiasms, to some of which she was able to devote more time on her retirement to Cambridge. She had always loved gliding, and driving fast cars – it was even said that, but for the War, she would have been a competitive racing driver. She remained a keen swimmer, swimming regularly in the Cam, and also an excellent tennis player. A keen Friend of the Royal Opera House and member of the Glyndebourne Festival Society, she worked with the London Music Society to found the annual Mecklenburgh Square Garden Concerts. She loved to take friends out for meals and seemed to know all the good pubs and restaurants around Cambridge. This generosity extended to the self-effacing help, practical and financial, that she gave to many, including Girton; she was a munificent benefactor to the College.

Mary Dove 1944–2009 Mary came to Girton in 1963, the youngest of twelve English undergraduates in her year. Once there, she entered fully into the life of the University, singing with CUMS and regularly attending the University Methodist Society, as well as discovering and developing a passion for medieval literature. She went on to pursue research, first at Cambridge and then at Oxford. Marriage followed, and the birth of two children, a 124


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son and a daughter, while she continued her academic career. In 1975 this took her to Australia, where she held a post at La Trobe University before later moving on to the University of Melbourne. Returning to England in 1995 she was a highly valued member of the English Department at Sussex University where she was awarded a professorship in 2008. Wherever she went she made friends, sharing with them her love of Italy, walking in the Lake District and the Sussex Downs, good food, witty observations of life and wide-ranging interests. She was a dedicated and very fine scholar as well as an inspiring and sympathetic teacher. Her publications include an outstanding edition and translation of the medieval Latin Glossa Ordinaria on the Song of Songs. In 2007 CUP published her substantial and highly original interdisciplinary monograph on the Wycliffite Bible: The First English Bible: the Text and Context of the Wycliffite Versions. She was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship for 2007–09 which enabled her to produce the book she was working on at the time of her death: The Earliest Advocates of the English Bible – The Texts of Medieval Debate, which is to be published in autumn 2010 by the University of Exeter Press. Mary’s friends will remember her as a discerning, warm and loyal friend with a mischievous sense of humour and a genuine kindness and concern for other people. A stimulating and lively companion, she was secure in her sense of her own values and beliefs, and at the same time open to and interested in other cultures and different ways of life. She was always questioning and curious; her ability to immerse herself in a subject and bring it to life came through not only when she talked about her work but also when her attention was focused on others’ preoccupations. With Mary, her natural generosity of spirit and her ability to enjoy life’s pleasures enlivened conversations about the everyday. She is greatly missed. Margaret Overington and Ruth Olney

Leslie Hall 1927–2010 Within his profession, Leslie will be always remembered as the ‘Father of Veterinary Anaesthesia’. His contribution to practice and scholarship as scientist, clinician, teacher and author was unparalleled and changed his discipline for ever. In College, though a strict taskmaster for his undergraduates and graduates, his commitment to them was total and they knew they would never lack his support. Among his students are many who are now eminent professors and leading practitioners world-wide. As the War was ending Leslie left the RAF, which he had joined from Sutton Grammar School for Boys to train as a navigator, to take up a scholarship at the Royal Veterinary College. After graduating in 1950, he remained at the College for his PhD. At this period, working with Barbara Weaver, whom he married in 1953, he came to realise that animals under anaesthesia needed care that was the same as or preferably better than that provided for people, and so began the development of veterinary anaesthesia into the advanced speciality it is today. Until then animal anaesthesia was mainly achieved through a massive overdose of one of the few basic drugs available, followed by no postoperative analgesia – animals being then thought to feel no pain. Leslie set out to change 125


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attitudes and practices. In 1954 Leslie and Barbara moved to Cambridge, to the very new University Veterinary School, where he was appointed as both clinician and teacher, and where he was to remain for the rest of his career. There the family was always involved in his work, his three children owning many animals from ‘doomed’ hamsters to a bad-tempered pony (any dog was always Leslie’s) and being taken to the Veterinary School every Sunday to see what was happening. A difficult anaesthetic administered to a Chipperfield’s lion brought them free circus tickets. A bronchoscopy on a giraffe caused Leslie to contract TB and consequently lose one lobe of a lung. Although he told his daughter, Charlotte, when she began training as a doctor, that he much preferred treating animals to treating humans, Leslie was quick to work with medical anaesthetists to develop the new speciality. He liaised particularly with specialists at Addenbrooke’s Hospital where the standard of his work was greatly admired. This close collaboration led to his being the first veterinarian to be awarded the Medal of the Faculty of Anaesthesia of the Royal College of Surgeons – later followed by an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Leslie was not just a clinician, but a brilliant scientist; he believed strongly in ‘evidence-based medicine’. Many of his papers have become classics in veterinary anaesthesia and one of his books was for many years the leading text book in the field. Leslie was socially reticent, and could be shy to the point of appearing grumpy but his work spoke for him so that he made his mark and received honours all over the world. He refused many offers of Professorships both abroad and in Britain, preferring always to remain ‘simply’ a Cambridge University Reader in Comparative Anaesthesia. A small sample of his wider achievements includes being founder (and later Honorary Fellow) of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists of Europe, and the main force behind the development of the Diploma of Veterinary Anaesthesia (DVA) of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The American College of Veterinary Anaesthetists based their Diploma on his model and made him an honorary holder. In Cambridge he set up clinical research scholarships for trainees on a model now emulated throughout the world, and then used his influence to establish a career structure in the speciality by convincing surgeons that they would do much better if they worked with a trained anaesthetist. As a result university positions of lecturer, and later professor, in Veterinary and Comparative Anaesthesia began to be established. He masterminded in 1982 the first of the now firmly established International Congresses of Veterinary Anaesthesia. More to him than this international influence and renown was the teaching that lay at the centre of his life. It was when teaching that Leslie appeared at his most enthusiastic, accessible and charismatic. His students at Girton, of his four colleges the most dear to him and where he held his Fellowship, were the lucky beneficiaries. He worked tirelessly to advise and support them in a manner that meant they valued not only his inspirational instruction but also the good food and home-brewed brown ale he served. He turned his love of food and wine to particularly good account when. with the Veterinary School threatened with closure, he wined, dined and cajoled each college Admissions Tutor 126


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separately – a personal approach widely credited with increasing numbers and saving the School. Beyond his students and his immediate family Leslie did not find intimacy easy. He developed a carapace of crustiness in consequence of which he could seem almost a caricature of the bluff, patriotic Englishman. But his no-time-for-lefty-fools exterior concealed contradictions. Although loyal to his country’s traditions he was a republican. He had the meritocrat’s disdain for inherited privilege and his love of animals was in essence unsentimental: his family were regularly treated to a forensic post-mortem commentary when he carved a Sunday joint. The family and its activities were all-important to him. He and Barbara had three children, with whom he indulged his hobbies of fishing, supporting Arsenal and playing very good squash and tennis. When Barbara died of cancer in her early 50s he was devastated, but a long period of grief came to an end when he found and married Liz. He threw himself into her family as well as his own and a new and equally happy phase developed. In Girton Leslie could always be relied on for perceptive, apposite and drily-expressed opinions at any meeting or meal, but members of the High Table Book Club will miss most the annual entry in their minute book recording his fine for sleeping through the cut and thrust of their concluding book-auction. Such was the regularity that he was once fined although absent in Australia, it being assumed that had he been present he would surely have been asleep. Perhaps an honorary minute should continue to be entered. Peter Sparks, including texts by Kathy Clarke and Michael Hall

Alastair Hosie 1971–2010 Alastair, who came to Girton in 1992 to research for his PhD in Biochemistry, died suddenly when, suffering from a rapidly spreading bacterial infection, he was told by an out-of-hours doctor to stop taking his prescribed antibiotic. He had already established himself as a leading researcher in his field of neuroscience, and as a much admired teacher. Alastair studied neuroscience at Edinburgh before coming to Cambridge, where he worked for his PhD with David Sattelle, cloning and characterizing Drosophila GABAA receptors. This work not only gained him his doctorate but has led to more than a dozen significant publications. He moved from Cambridge to the Shinozaki laboratory in Tokyo, where he worked on novel glycine receptor ligands before returning in 1998 to join Trevor Smart at UCL. There he worked on the modulation of the same GABAA receptors, which led to the landmark publication in Nature that identified the binding sites for neurosteroids. This achievement laid the foundations for his move to the Biophysics Section of the Blackett Laboraory at Imperial College in 2007 where he was pursuing the idea that the intoxicating effects of alcohol might be mediated by the neurosteroids that are produced at times of stress. At the time of his death he was particularly interested in the role that these neurosteroids play in mediating alcohol intoxication and mitigating the risks of alcohol abuse. This was a novel and promising line of inquiry and Alastair had won for it funding from both the MRC and the Royal Society. 127


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His sudden death at the age of 39 has left his family, friends and colleagues devastated. In addition to his achievements in research and teaching, Alastair was an individual of rare warmth and kindness. The graduate students who shared his house in Cambridge will remember him as the life and soul of their group – whether strumming table-top jazz late into the night or indulging in PhD-displacement activity through group-construction of a life-size papier-mâché chicken. But it is by his family that he will be most missed. It was while swimming with his beloved daughter Emma that he first spotted the rash that triggered the chain of events leading to his death. His wife Phoebe, who was the very centre of his life and his happiness was, at the time of his death, pregnant with the child that he will never see.

Hilary Kendlin 1964–2009 Having obtained a first degree in Psychology at University College Dublin, Hilary was admitted to Girton in 1984 to study for an MPhil in Criminology. In the following year, she took up her first post with Cambridge City Council as residential carer in a hostel for teenage girls, which was followed by her return to Dublin, where she worked again as a residential carer, this time for boys, at Racefield House in Monkstown. She moved to work for Drogheda Childcare Co-ordination Services, where she developed her management skills, and subsequently to the Ballymun Partnership, once again working in childcare development, before being appointed as Strategy Development Officer by Fingal County Council. By this time she had gained a Masters in Local Government Management, and the subject matter of her thesis led to a secondment to South Dublin County Council as Child Services Co-ordinator, the first such designated position in any local authority in Ireland. Whilst on secondment, Hilary fell ill, and chose to return to Fingal County Council just as the Celtic Tiger bubble was bursting. The irony of her appointment to the Economic Development department was not lost on her, and was the occasion of many a joke. As if this impressive and fulfilled career were not enough, Hilary’s extraordinary energy and exceptional organisational skills were manifested in a wide range of outside interests. For many years, she stage-managed for local amateur dramatics societies; she learned to ride and play the piano; she gave management classes at a local FE College; and for a couple of years went to Latin classes for a bit of gentle relaxation. She loved music, musicals and theatre, and was a true film buff, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of cinema. Her taste in television ranged from the highbrow to the decidedly lowbrow, with many an American series, quiz show and Strictly Come Dancing high on her list of favourites. She was an avid and eclectic reader, with a passion for crime fiction, from British cosies to classic crime and hardboiled American PIs, with books stacked three deep on her shelves: she is the only person I have ever met with a habit of reading a chapter or two of a crime novel first thing every morning to get the day off to a good start. On top of all this, she was a devoted cat owner, with successive cats given the best of care and attention. I first met Hilary when we shared a College house at 114 Huntingdon Road, along 128


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with Amy, Maria, Margaret, Andy and Bruce. We both agreed it was one of the best years of our lives and Hilary always remembered her housemates with enormous warmth. It was one of her hallmarks that, wherever she went, she made strong friendships and maintained them over many years. Her outgoing nature, great sense of humour, spirit of enquiry, critical eye, and a real empathy with people all contributed greatly to this. Whilst not given to the touchy-feely, she was always ready to sit down for a cup of coffee and a chat, and was a sympathetic source of pragmatic solutions to all sorts of everyday dilemmas. Over many years of visits, I realised that, without ever delivering a lesson, Hilary led me to a much better appreciation of the history and culture of Ireland than I could ever have had otherwise, and she was a sharp and amusing commentator on contemporary Irish politics, public figures and events. Before and beyond everything else, came Hilaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deep attachment to her family. Her pleasure in the varied pursuits she followed with different family members, and the warmth of her relationship with them, provided her with stimulus, support and endless entertainment. It was a well-known fact that when she took her niece and nephews to the cinema or had them to stay for the weekend (always individually, to ensure quality time) she enjoyed the films and activities they selected every bit as much as they did, and similarly relished the opportunity to challenge them to a game of Scrabble and (preferably) to win. Ever a practical person, she was enormously grateful to her family for the rota of housework, ironing, shopping, car cleaning and generally doing-it-all that they undertook during her illness, which permitted her to work for as long as possible and to maintain a degree of normality. Her family, her colleagues and her many friends will remember Hilary, her personal qualities and her achievements with the greatest fondness and admiration. Judith Drinkwater

Jane Martin 1959â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2009 Jane made her considerable mark as the long-serving and much valued Production Editor and Administrator for the Review of Economic Studies (RES), the post that she held at the time of her sudden death. Jane had come up to Girton from the Surrey County School for Girls in 1978 to read Classics and, although she did not always find living and studying at Girton to be easy, and suffered much of the time from indifferent health, she was an enthusiastic classicist. Although sensitive and closely attached to her immediate family, all who knew her found a good listener and one always attentive to the feelings of others She maintained strong bonds with those who taught and supported her, notably Miss Duke and Dr Dorothy Thompson. There were early signs of the type of career that she would finally pursue in her efficient secretaryship and later presidency of the College Classical Society. Following Cambridge, Jane dallied with the idea of medicine and, after a First MB, joined the Medical School at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, but her health did not allow her to continue the course. She then worked very successfully for Blackwells in Oxford for some fifteen years as an editor of their academic journals. When in 1997 one of these, the RES, removed to the London School of Economics, she went with it. Of that period Professor 129


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Mark Armstrong wrote the following words in issue 77 (1) 2010 of the RES: I knew Jane more or less from when she joined the journal. Although physically frail, Jane had a strong and unflappable personality. She must have corresponded with an astonishing number of people over the years, many of whom had large egos and on occasion—say, if they had received a rejection letter —were not necessarily on their best behaviour. Jane invariably calmed the stormy waters. The fact that the journal has such a loyal community of board members, authors and referees is due in very large part to her sure touch at the helm. I never heard a critical word about Jane from anyone. By chance, many of us at the journal had the chance, unknowingly, to say goodbye to Jane at our 2009 annual meeting in September which Jane had organized with her customary efficiency and warmth. She had the imaginative idea of us going to the Royal Air Force Club for a change. I timidly opted for something more anodyne, mainly because I was not sure that having paintings of Spitfires bearing down on us would make for a fully relaxing evening for some of our colleagues from the Continent, but it worked. Our world will surely be a duller and colder one without her. I should like to include some extracts from the many messages I received from people when they heard of Jane’s death. The editor who originally recruited her in Oxford wrote: ‘Jane had a good sense of what academic work was about and valued being associated with the Review. She settled into her role smoothly from the very beginning. Over the years, Jane became the face of the Review, and we were very lucky to have her.’ Another editor: ‘I just remember her charm and warmth. She had a beautifully cultured voice and way of expressing herself.’ Our publisher: ‘I knew Jane for about ten years, having first worked with her on the production side, and always found her to be a wonderful person to work with. Everyone here who came into contact with Jane was I think touched by her combination of graciousness and professionalism.’ A foreign editor: ‘I never met Jane, but I just wanted to express that I had so many pleasant interactions with her over the years that I somehow thought of her as a dear friend. She was very highly appreciated, not just by me but by all the people she communicated with over the years.’ Finally, a friend and colleague wrote: ‘Jane was a loyal and generous friend, someone who enjoyed listening and helping others if she could. She could also be very funny, and her love for her family always showed. Jane loved writing and liked to share her pieces of work with me. Her commitment to the journal was total, even when she was in hospital after an accident in 2007, and in a lot of pain she was still replying to journal emails.’

Jane’s love of writing took her well beyond her academic work. She was an active member of a poetry group in Bloomsbury. Some of her poetry was read at her funeral service and a volume of her poetry will be published in the autumn of 2010. Other memorials, this time in College, will be the Jane Elizabeth Martin Fellowship Fund in English, most generously endowed by her family, and a national prize for outstanding poetry, endowed by her father, and also to be named after her and administered from Girton. Jane always retained her affection for Girton. She attended a number of alumni events in Cambridge and London, and she was an early supporter of the refurbishment of the Lawrence Room, attending the opening event with her father, Professor Sir Laurence Martin. Francisca Malarée and Professor Mark Armstrong 130


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Mary Mather 1926–2009 A teacher, political activist and community worker, Mary’s lifelong focus was on the rights of women and ethnic minorities. She was born in Blackburn, the daughter of two cotton-weavers who ventured south during her childhood, her father starting a laundry and her mother managing a baker’s shop, both in Hythe. Educated at Folkestone County School for Girls, she came up to Girton towards the end of the war to read English. At Cambridge she edited the CUSC (Cambridge University Socialist Club) Bulletin, and spent her vacations volunteering at Kingsley Hall. The ethos of the Lester sisters, founders of Kingsley Hall, and its connections with women’s rights movements, the Jarrow marchers and Gandhi were to influence the course of the rest of Mary’s life. Many years later, appointed a Trustee of Kingsley Hall, she described it as ‘coming back to the source of much of my values and understanding of what life was about’. Two years after graduating, inspired by Muriel Lester’s travels, she went to Hong Kong to lecture in English at the University. She had wanted to go to mainland China but that was thwarted by the communist revolution. After three years she found herself at odds with the University authorities who disapproved of her friendliness with her students, and of her particular friendship with the outspoken Eurasian doctor and writer Han Suyin. She returned to live at the Canning Town Women’s Settlement, working first on the shop floor at Tate and Lyle, and then as an infant teacher in the Kier Hardie School, before joining Marconi for five years in their Personnel Department. During this time she was active in the West Ham Labour Party, where she got to know Elwyn Jones and became his speech writer on his appointment as Attorney General in 1964. By then she had moved on to six years as Education and Training Adviser at Smith and Nephew, a job which gave her the experience to secure a post as Principal Lecturer at the Polytechnic of the South Bank. There she worked until her retirement, first in the School of Organisational Behaviour, rising to become Head of School, and then in 1989 as Training Co-ordinator in the School of Management Studies. Beyond the Polytechnic she was equally committed to voluntary work. She established in West Ham the first Community Relations Council in the country. She ran a club for girls whose parents had recently arrived from the Indian sub continent – drawing on the experience of earlier travel in India with her father and a Gandhi disciple, persuading landowners to help the poor through the Bhoodan (Land Gift) movement. She ran equal opportunities courses for magistrates, although she herself was turned down for the magistracy because MI5 had a file on her dating back to her Hong Kong days. In retirement in Hythe she was involved in establishing Folkestone’s first H G Wells Festival. Her nephew described her as ‘constantly fascinated by what was going on in the world, yet frequently absent-minded when it came to day-to-day practicalities. She had a unique ability to make people feel special.’

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Susan Morgan (Lightfoot) 1957–2009 Susan Morgan was best known as Zoë Barnes, the author who established ‘chick lit.’ as a genre, though she was also well known under the name Sue Dyson, as whom she sang professionally and published translations from the French. Born near Liverpool, she came up to Girton in 1976 as a Choral Exhibitioner to read History. When, in 1977, she sought to change to MML she was denied the transfer – ostensibly for lack of an A-level in a second foreign language – so she had to complete her undergraduate studies at Liverpool University. She was very disappointed to have to leave Girton despite reporting that her room, D16a, had been ‘only the size of a broom cupboard’. Although she claimed that she had decided that she wanted to be a writer ‘at the age of five, while queueing in the freezing rain for the school’s outside loos’, she actually started work as a hearing-aid technician and then became a secretary. On being voted ‘Secretary of the Year’ in 1987 she was invited to co-author a book on secretaries. That was the turning point for her career although initially the work was far from glamorous. She said that, at the outset, she undertook anything offered in the writing world, from dashing off jokes for greetings cards to writing articles about sewer-cleaning machines for Construction News. She moved on to translating French erotic novels, then began writing her own. She then worked her way into more mainstream fiction, first writing as Sue Dyson and then as Zoë Barnes. In the following 20 years she published 45 novels and numerous translations including a recent translation into English of Van Gogh’s letters. However it is the ‘chick-lit’ novels written as Zoë Barnes that were her chief success. Of these Wedding Belles, Just Married and Return to Sender are among the better known, with each seeming to feature a variation on a flawed but honourable heroine. Susan’s other great interest was her singing – she was a mezzo-soprano – and she hoped to develop her performance career more seriously. To this end she had recently joined Equity. She loved any vocal challenge, and would tackle everything from folk and jazz to oratorio and opera. Most of her singing appearances were in and around Cheltenham, where she lived with her husband Simon Morgan and her father. Susan for the most part appeared to those who knew her to be very positive, with sensitivity and a generosity of spirit that always put others before herself; but despite her undoubted talent and success, there was a more hidden part of Susan’s life with which she had to struggle increasingly. She suffered continuous chronic pain caused by two rare conditions: Tolosa Hunt Syndrome and Marinesco-Sjogren Syndrome, on the second of which she had typically written a handbook. She had just agreed, with apparent enthusiasm, to return to Girton to talk to aspiring writers among the undergraduates when the pain, alongside other domestic problems, became too much. She returned secretly to her beloved Isle of Man – her mother’s birthplace – and took her own life.

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Anne Mustoe (Revill) 1933–2009 Anne came up to Girton from Nottingham High School to read Classics in 1952. Her contemporaries will remember her as a tall, handsome girl, who charmed by her vitality, humour and individual view of the world. Outside her subject, her chief interest was music. She sang with CUMS and, later, with a madrigal group in Hampstead. Soon after graduating, she moved to London as secretary to Nelson Mustoe QC, a taxation expert. In 1960, they were married. It was a very happy partnership, which brought her three adult stepsons, to whom she remained an affectionate and well-loved stepmother. In the meantime, she had trained in personnel management and worked in graduate recruitment for Guest, Keen and Nettlefold. After marriage she changed to teaching, becoming head of Classics at Frances Holland School. Nelson died in 1976, by which time she had become deputy head of Cobham Hall. In 1978, she was appointed headmistress of St Felix School, Southwold. There she proved a dynamic head, raising money to renovate the school’s boarding houses, re-introducing the teaching of Greek and raising a new craft, design and technology building. While at St Felix, she served as president of the Girls’ Schools Association, on the final selection board for the Foreign Office and Home Civil Service, and as a J P. Anne seemed set to achieve national eminence in the sphere of education, but, after nine years at St Felix, at the age of fifty-four, she resigned and set off to cycle round the world. This was no sudden impulse: she had been maturing the project for four years, though she had not ridden a bike for thirty, wobbled when she tried again, and hated camping, picnics and discomfort. Her specially-built ‘Condor’ bicycle was a gift from the staff and girls of St Felix. The journey of 12,000 miles took her fifteen months. In the following twenty-one years, she completed another two circuits by different routes, and many shorter rides. Her first book, A Bike Ride, was published in 1991. It was followed by Lone Traveller (1998), Two Wheels in the Dust (2001), Cleopatra’s Needle (2003), Amber, Furs and Cockleshells (2005) and Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver (2007). In May 2009, having just turned seventy-six, she set out on what was to have been her fourth circuit of the world. But in early November she was taken ill in Aleppo, and died in hospital there four days later. Anne’s books appeal to two distinct readerships. For her fellow long-distance cyclists, she evokes their own tribulations and pleasures. But their wider appeal lies in her aesthetic sensibility, humanity and intense engagement with the past and present of the regions through which she travelled. Anne liked to follow historic routes, and her journeys were always preceded by extensive research and careful planning. She preferred, however, not to book accommodation in advance. With advance-booking, ‘I should never have found myself … seven in a bed with Tajik nomads … [or] in Chinese army barracks … leaving things to chance and trusting people is the way to find out what life in a country is really like.’ Laetitia Parker (1952),

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Pippa Recaldin (Sneddon) 1963–2009 Pippa came up to Girton two years after men had first been admitted as undergraduates and while the College was still finding its new identity. She played a full part in wider college life, coxing the mens’ first boat and winning hockey cuppers, but was first and foremost an able and talented geographer who flourished under the direction of Jean Grove and Roland Randall, loved her subject and found great happiness in the strange surroundings of exposed shingle beaches where she carried out the fieldwork for her PhD. After a courtship of some nine years, Pippa married fellow geographer David Recaldin, (1980) at Girton on a beautiful sunny day in August 1991. It was a perfect wedding, bearing all the hallmarks of Pippa’s meticulous organisation and her unquenchable desire to be the hostess par excellence. Having completed her PhD, Pippa initially searched for employment in conservation work. Frustrated at the lack of opportunities, she gained employment in market research where her creativity, intellect and drive could be harnessed, while at the same time setting about with a will to transform into welcoming family homes first Dave’s London flat and then their subsequent succession of houses. We were fortunate enough to visit on many occasions and to experience Pippa’s hospitality at first hand. A fridge full to bursting, detailed menus for the duration of our stay, activities for all the family and the sentence ‘You’re not down in London very often so we thought we would invite a few people (Girtonians) over to see you’ were the inevitable and welcome accompaniments to a visit to Ealing, St Margaret’s or Hampton Wick. Pippa had three children (Ben, Jenny and Sophie) between 1996 and 2004. She delighted in her family and they in her. Pippa’s loving, optimistic, enthusiastic, witty and loyal nature and her long-standing and wide interest in people (she knew all about our families and loved asking about the progress of brothers and sisters she might have met only once fifteen years earlier) found great expression in seeing her own children grow and change. The bedrock of Pippa’s happiness was her marriage, and she and Dave complemented each other remarkably well. Was it only coincidence that they occupied exactly the same seat in their matriculation photographs in 1980 and 1981? Dave’s calm, pragmatic rationality was a counterpoint to Pippa’s perfectionism and to her intellectual and artistic interests, which were not buried in the slightest by the demands of a busy domestic life. She remained a voracious reader, a knitter and crafts-person and loved jazz and soul music. Though living a thoroughly conventional life herself, Pippa was tolerant and inclusive of everyone. Her sole criterion for friendship was reciprocation of her own kind and generous nature. Pippa was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2007. The treatment was inevitably gruelling, but it did not stop Pippa living and loving life as well as she could. It was entirely characteristic that Pippa should raise more than £15,000 for Cancer Research through her participation in sponsored walks and runs during the course of her illness. She dealt with the disease honestly and positively with family and friends and only six weeks before she died went on a family holiday to Switzerland to revisit the glaciers that had been such a part of her and Dave’s undergraduate studies. It says a lot about her that she had already booked the next family holiday in the USA during the half-term holiday in October. Tragically this was the first to be taken without her. John Doyle (1980) 134


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Judith Robinson-Valéry (White) 1933–2010 When Judith Robinson was appointed as the Foundation Professor of French and the head of the school of western European languages at the University of NSW in 1963, aged only 29, she was the first female head of a university department in Australia. She went on to make an outstanding contribution to French studies both in Australia and internationally. Judith Robinson-Valéry was born in Canberra, the daughter of Elizabeth and Sir Harold White. He was for 25 years both National Librarian and Commonwealth Parliamentary Librarian. The Whites were prominent figures in Canberra society and cultural circles and in this milieu Judith displayed intellectual brilliance combined with a lively personality. She attended Canberra High School and went on to the University of Sydney’s Women’s College in 1950 for her undergraduate studies. In 1954 she was awarded the University Medal in French and chose to undertake research for her doctorate at the Sorbonne, where she researched the writer and moralist Alain (Emile-Auguste Chartier). She was awarded her doctorate with distinction and her thesis was published in 1958, as Alain, lecteur de Balzac et de Stendhal, the first of about 60 scholarly works which she published over the next four decades. In 1956 she married Brian Robinson, a radio astronomer, and they later had a son, Anthony. In 1958 she was elected to a Research Fellowship at Girton. Here she began her research on the French writer and thinker, Paul Valéry, focusing on his notebooks, and in particular on his preoccupation with the processes of human consciousness. In 1963 she published L’Analyse de l’esprit dans les Cahiers de Valéry. This led to an invitation to undertake an annotated two-volume edition of Valéry’s notebooks for the Pléiade collection, and also to her appointment to the University of NSW. She saw her new position as an opportunity to set out, in collaboration with her colleagues, a new direction in the teaching of French language, literature and civilisation. She had come through a rigorous but perhaps static curriculum, where translation was central to language learning and literature courses, but her own conception of the teaching of French represented an ideological break with this approach. She believed that in all courses, French should be a means of communication. Audiovisual teaching methods were introduced, and courses were devised around the use of authentic materials, the language laboratory and a multimedia room, all of which were innovative initiatives at the time. She also oversaw the introduction of the study of French civilisation into the core undergraduate programme. She expected graduates in French to have a firm grasp of France’s place in the world as well as studying its language and literature. Language was thus seen as a practical tool for textual scholarship as well as a pathway to critical thinking, critical analysis and mature intellectual reflection. In 1974, after eleven years as Professor and Head of Department, she resigned her chair and and went to live in Paris, where she married her second husband, Claude Valéry, the son of Paul. After this marriage Judith held several visiting professorships in French literature and related studies before her appointment in 1982 as Director of 135


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Research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in Paris, where she continued her research on Valéry over a further twenty years; these years were marked not only by frequent publication but also by two significant colloquia on Paul Valéry’s work, in 1983 and 1998. In 1987 the University of NSW conferred on her an honorary doctorate and in the same year she was appointed to the French National Council for Research. A Festschrift, Paul Valéry à tous les points de vue – Hommage à Judith Robinson-Valéry, celebrating her research contribution to French studies was published in 2003 and, in 2005, the French Government, invested her as Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. She continued to live in Paris in retirement until failing health persuaded her to return finally to Australia. Peter Sparks based on a text by Alastair Hurst

Pam Thayer 1925–2009 Totally committed to the ideals of public service, and with a special warmth and compassion for young children, Pam worked tirelessly for the young and disadvantaged, devoting both her working life and most of her retirement to making sure their needs were met. She came up to Girton in 1945 to read History with no expectation of a full University degree. When, in 1948 she was among the first women to be admitted to a Cambridge University BA she was proud, as a Historian, to be a small part of history. As she said ‘I never expected my academic career at Cambridge to end in such a highlight’. It was probably thrown into sharper relief by the post-war austerity that she and her contemporaries had suffered in College. She remembered trading her bread ration with the men, in exchange for clothing coupons, and wrote how ‘we were only allowed three baths a week, but so was everyone, and we queued up with the Dons.’ After Girton, Pam took a Social Services Certificate at Bedford College followed by a Child Care Certificate at the LSE. She then joined Middlesex County Council for four years as a child-care officer. There she began her focus on the disadvantaged child, but also began to demonstrate her abilities in organisation and implementation. She moved to the Children’s Department of the Home Office for seventeen years then, following reorganisation, was first Principal Social Work Officer and then Assistant Chief Inspector with the DHSS. In 1985 she ‘retired’ to the Council of Europe to take part in a study of children’s day care, returning in 1986 when she was immediately invited to become VicePresident of the Pre-School Playgroups Association. She also worked for Barnardo’s and the National Children’s Homes as well as being an honorary member of the Council of the NSPCC and for twelve years Vice-President – and then President – of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. For her voluntary work she was awarded the OBE, in succession to a Companionship of the Imperial Service Order awarded on her official retirement from the Civil Service. In 1988 she published jointly Forms of Child Care. Despite the privations of her life there, Pam always retained great affection for Girton. In 1992 she discussed with Mary Habakkuk and Oonah Elliott the possibility of an Oxford-based group of old Girtonians. Out of this the following year grew the Oxford Region Girtonians – the first such group to be formed anywhere. Pam became its Chair 136


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and led the group with her typical care and thoughtfulness, instituting the pattern of activities and establishing its Newsletter, until ill-health finally intervened in 2007. With the help of her sister Rosemary she continued to attend gatherings for as long as she could.

Elizabeth Thomas (Porter) 1919–2010 Few women can have witnessed at first hand the inconstant fortunes of the Labour party with such a keen and astute eye as did Elizabeth. Her active involvement in politics began in 1948 when, as a member of the Fabian Society, she worked as part-time secretary to HD (Billy) Hughes MP. In 1950, she acted in a similar capacity for Michael Foot at Tribune. This was initially a three-week secretarial appointment, but stretched to 20 years during the final 10 years of which she was literary editor of the paper. She greatly enjoyed this position, one previously held by George Orwell amongst others. Her role at Tribune meant that she was heavily involved in the physical production of the paper, going each week to the printers in Colchester to put her pages ‘to bed’. Already publishing poems in the paper, she also organised public readings, with the participation of the likes of Seamus Heaney, John Pudney, Stevie Smith, Brian Patten and Anthony Thwaite – as well as figures less well known and in need of a platform and encouragement. Six years at the more august New Statesman followed, during part of which she acted again as literary editor. These years were productive but were marked by rather too brisk a turnover in the staff on the arts side of the paper, a turnover which required Elizabeth to call on all her survival skills. She was accordingly happy to spread her interests when opportunity arose, and to accept an Arts Council appointment, first as a member of its Literature Panel and later a member of the Council itself. In 1976, she left the New Statesman to rejoin Michael Foot, by this time Lord President of the Council and leader of the House of Commons, for a four-year period as his special adviser. Her primary role was to keep in touch with back-benchers and journalists, and to deal with Foot’s political correspondence. She was closely involved in the work on his proposed legislation to bring devolution to Scotland and Wales but had to watch as it passed both Houses of Parliament but ultimately failed at the referendum stage. One successful outcome for Foot’s team, and one very close to Elizabeth’s heart, was the passing of the Public Lending Right Bill. This was a personal triumph for Elizabeth and, to her delight, one for authors generally. After the fall of the Labour government in 1979, Elizabeth, ever sympathetic towards aspiring writers, continued her work to implement Public Lending Right. She was appointed as the Secretary-General of the Authors’ Lending and Copyright Society, a post she held for four years, following it by setting up the Copyright Licensing Agency. Born in Croydon, Surrey, Elizabeth was the eldest of three sisters, whose father, a civil servant, died young. From St George’s School, Harpenden, she came up to Girton to read Classics, gaining a First and winning the College’s Alice Zimmern Prize. She was also a good musician with a fine voice, and her performance as Galatea in Acis and Galatea was noted in the Girton Review. She played lacrosse for both College and University, gaining a lacrosse Blue and captaining the University for the 1940–41 season. While at Cambridge, she met George 137


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Thomas, a fellow undergraduate, also reading Classics, at St John’s. When George died in 1994 they had been married for 53 years, Four years later, she was amongst the Girtonians who returned to the University to be admitted to the degree of Master of Arts – more than four decades after George, as a man, had received his. While George was Principal of Mander College, Bedford, Elizabeth somehow found the time to play a leading part in social events, notably leading many staff-student walking holidays. When they both retired to Winchcombe in the Cotswolds, Elizabeth not only made many new friends, but continued to maintain lively correspondence with numerous literary and political figures. Until well into her 80s she was taking part in lively book-group discussions and was a discerning theatre-goer to Stratford and Malvern. In her final year and a half, which she had to spend in a care home in Cheltenham, visitors would still encounter a woman who was not only articulate and politically passionate, but also proud to show, by reading aloud poems written by her young great-grandchildren, that her literary talent had been handed down.

Margaret (Peggy) Varley (Brown) 1918–2009 Peggy Varley was a distinguished ichthyologist and a founder member of the Open University, where she made a significant contribution to the quality, structure and delivery of its science courses. Peggy was born in India but educated almost entirely in England. She came up to Girton in 1937 from Malvern Girls’ College to read Natural Sciences under Dr Sidnie Manton FRS who became a lifelong friend. On graduation she embarked on study for a PhD on the development of the brown trout. However, her research was interrupted by war work as a land girl and by part-time teaching that she undertook for the College and the University. Much of her thesis appeared in papers published during 1946 and they and her methodology are still cited in current research into freshwater fish. She was elected to a College Fellowship but interrupted it in 1950 to take up the opportunity of a ten-month tour in East Africa with her friend and collaborator, Rosemary Lowe-McConnell, to study freshwater fish in Lake Victoria and the streams in Kenya and Uganda. She sent detailed observations back to the Vice-Mistress together with her ‘best wishes to High Table’. In 1955 she married the entomologist, George Varley, and they moved to Oxford where Peggy became a Demonstrator in the Department of Zoology and later a Fellow of St Hilda’s. There she completed her major two-volume work The Physiology of Fishes while continuing research into the husbandry of Tilapia and writing, with Winifred Frost, The Trout for the Collins New Naturalist series. Her connection with Girton continued when she collaborated with Sidnie Manton on a dissection manual. In 1969 she joined the newly established Open University as a founder member and this gave her the opportunity to contribute to the development of an entirely new way of teaching in the sciences. Over the next fifteen years she devised and developed much of the biology curriculum and produced the early courses which involved her in many television recording sessions at Alexandra Palace. She devised 138


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practical research projects to which all the many dispersed students on an OU course could contribute. One of the earliest of these was the study of the peppered moth from which the results obtained by the students were published in the US journal Science. She went on to train many of the new recruits to academic teaching at the OU. Unusually for an academic ichthyologist at the time, Peggy was much valued by commercial and amateur fishing and fisheries groups. As a scientist with extensive knowledge of commercially important species she was a valued member of the Freshwater Biological Association, the Institute of Fisheries Management and of several British fisheries societies, as well as consultant to the British and Irish Salmon and Trout Associations. She continued aspects of her science in retirement, travelling widely with Rosemary Lowe-McConnell, including a return to Africa; she also reviewed applications from volunteers for the charity Earthwatch and played a major role in the development and operation of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust.

David Watkins 1967–2010 Born in Sussex, David came up to Girton from King’s School, Canterbury, to read for the Archaeology and Anthropology Tripos, specialising in Social Anthropology for Part II. His College contemporaries will remember him as very good company, irreverent and anarchic, with a dry wit and a tendency to mild rebellion. Nevertheless his academic interests and success developed markedly over his three years although he seemed to limit the later use of his social anthropology to quizzical observation of his friends and colleagues. He had been married to Siobhan for only four years and their daughter, Jesse, was only just over a year old when he was killed in an unexplained motorcycle accident on his way to his work at the Sunday Mirror. There David had been employed in the newsroom while Siobhan was a sub-editor for its sister-paper, the Daily Mirror. The Editor of the Sunday Mirror described David as a ‘talented artist’ whose ‘dry wit and ready quips broke the tension on the most stressful of days.’ She described his work on the Sunday Mirror’s sports pages as having ‘flair and energy’. David was ever the enthusiast. At their home in Hampshire he kept bees and fished, brewed beer and studied fine wine, but his great passion was for skiing, at which he was both skilled and daring. He wrote occasional pieces for the Ski Club’s Ski+Board, one of the most recent of which was a description of how, when he was in the office in London, he managed to talk Siobhan down a difficult slope in Bad Gastein – a resort he had never been to – by giving instructions from his office down his mobile phone. David’s funeral was held in the church in which he and Siobhan had so recently been married.

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Paul Whittle 1939–2009 Paul Whittle was a University Lecturer in Psychology and held a Bye-Fellowship in the College from 1983 until leaving Cambridge to move to France in 1999. He was born in Manchester, where his father was chief sub-editor of the Manchester Guardian, and attended Manchester Grammar School, where his mother taught. In his final year Paul was head boy and won a scholarship to Trinity College to read Mathematics. On completion of Part II of the Maths Tripos he changed subjects to spend the next two years reading Psychology. He stayed in Cambridge to research for a PhD in Experimental Psychology and then moved to a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, Rhode Island. He returned to England on appointment as Lecturer in the Cambridge Department of Experimental Psychology at Cambridge, where he remained for the rest of his academic career. Paul’s academic research was in the field of visual perception – particularly brightness and colour; but his interests ranged far more widely, extending from painting, photography, and art history, through computing, philosophy, psychoanalysis and natural history, to music, linguistics, anthropology and history. As a scientist, he was deeply concerned with methodology, bringing both rigour and imagination to the design of his experiments. Colleagues and graduate students remember him as a man of contradictions, immensely knowledgeable and generous with his ideas but slow to publish, shy but friendly and sociable, highly critical of himself but tactful and constructive in debate with others. His modest and self-effacing style combined with his quiet sociability made Paul a much-loved mentor for his undergraduate and graduate students. He not only taught in the field of vision but lectured on psychoanalysis and made major contributions to postgraduate teaching in the field of psychotherapy.  In his main field of visual science Paul will be primarily remembered for his classic experiments on  the relationship of supra-threshold brightness and colour to the changes of sensitivity that occur in light adaptation, and for his early recognition that the short-wave cones of the retina  contribute little to brightness. Throughout his work he championed the view that signals from the retina encode contrast rather than intensity, and that colour in particular is derived from the  contrast present at edges. He took particular enjoyment in exercising himself and his reader with contradictions and paradoxes as, for example, how can the evidence for colour contrast be reconciled with the stability of an object’s colour as it is moved across real-world surfaces of different colours?  He taught a Part II course on psychoanalysis and his later publications explored how the cultural gulf between psychoanalysis and academic psychology caused misunderstanding between the two disciplines. On retirement he moved to the south of France, and was very happy to be released from the pressures of institutional academic life, and free to research what really interested him. He was still researching, as well as photographing insects, investigating family history, and walking over the hills he loved, in the year that he died. Jane Whittle and Peter Sparks

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Roll Diary of Events 2010–11 Saturday 20 February 2011: Geographical Society Dinner Invitations will be sent out by the Development Office. Thursday 24 February 2011: Alumni Formal Hall All alumni and their guests are invited to join the Fellows and current graduates in residence in a Formal Hall. If you would like to attend please contact the Alumni Officer for further details. Places are limited so early application is advised. Those living in the Cambridgeshire area, London, Home Counties and South-East may receive further notification by email around a month before if there are still places available. Saturday 26 March 2011: MA Dinner To be held on the evening of the MA Congregation – contact the Alumni Officer for more details. Saturday 2 April 2011: Reunion Dinner for those who matriculated in 1996 and 2001 Invitations will be sent out by the Alumni Officer.

Saturday 30 April 2011: Medical Society Dinner Invitations will be sent out by the Development Office. Saturday 14 May 2011: Roll Committee Meeting There will be a meeting of the Roll Committee in the Old Kitchens on Saturday 14 May 2011 at 11.15 a.m. Thursday 19 May 2011: Alumni Formal Hall As above (24 February 2011) for details. Saturday 9 July 2011: Roll Buffet Lunch, Annual General Meeting and associated events Before the Buffet Lunch, Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual event at 11.oo a.m. in Old Hall – speaker to be announced. Friends, Patrons, alumni and guests are warmly welcome. Roll members from all years are invited to the Roll Buffet Lunch from 12.00 noon to 4.30 p.m. in the Fellows’ Rooms with access to Emily Baker Court, Old Kitchens Conference Rooms and Woodlands Court. There will be a Raffle organised by the Cambridge Local Girton Association. Tennis and Croquet and other games will be available. Bring your own sports equipment. Spouses, partners, children, friends and relatives are warmly welcome. The Annual General Meeting of the Roll will be held at 2.15 p.m. in Old Hall. Following the meeting the Guest Speaker will be Miss Karen Pierce CMG (1978), Director, Afghanistan and South Asia, and Special Representative at the Foreign and 141


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Commonwealth Office. The title of her talk is ‘Fairy Cakes and Generals: where does diplomacy fit into modern conflict?’. Saturday 10 September 2011: 1976 and 1981 Alumni Reunion Dinner Invitations will be sent out by the Alumni Officer.

Saturday 17 September 2011: 1986 and 1991 Alumni Reunion Dinner Invitations will be sent out by the Alumni Officer. Saturday 24 September 2011: Roll Committee Meeting There will be a meeting of the Roll Committee in the Chapel Box Room on Saturday 24 September at 11.15 a.m. Saturday 24 September 2011: Friends of the Lawrence Room Talk The Friends of the Lawrence Room will be holding their second annual lecture at 2.00 p.m. For further details or to reserve a place please contact Mrs Verity Armstrong on v.armstrong@girton.cam.ac.uk or 01223 338990. Saturday 24 September 2011: People’s Portraits Reception The People’s Portraits Standing Committee will be holding a Reception to receive a new portrait for the ‘People’s Portraits at Girton’ Exhibition in the Fellows’ Rooms at 4 p.m. The Reception is open to all alumni attending the Roll Weekend events. Saturday 24 September 2011: Roll Weekend / Roll Dinner The Roll Dinner is open to all Roll Members and their guests. If you would like to organise a reunion for your year or for any special group, such as a decennial anniversary reunion, please get in touch with Dr Emma Cornwall, the Alumni Officer, who can help you with addresses, contacting people and providing a venue for special additional meetings if you wish. The Guest Speaker will be Mrs Caroline BeasleyMurray (Griffiths 1984). Mrs Beasley-Murray will be talking about her work as Her Majesty’s Coroner for Essex and Thurrock. The events on Saturday 24 September 2011 have been arranged to coincide with the Cambridge University Alumni Weekend, details of which will be sent out separately by the University Alumni Office (or check their website http://www.foundation.cam. ac.uk).

Contact details: Eileen Rubery, Registrar of the Roll: roll@girton.cam.ac.uk Alumni Officer, Development Office: alumni@girton.cam.ac.uk Website address for Roll information: www.girton.cam.ac.uk/roll

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College Donors 2009–10 The College is extremely grateful to all the following for their support. Donors from 1 August 2009– 31 July 2010 are listed below; donors from August 2010 will be listed next year. In addition to those listed below, our thanks also go to all donors who wish to remain anonymous. Miss C Abbott (2001) Dr H Abdulkarim (2002) Mrs J Abraham (Cole 1939) Miss G Acons (2003) Mr D Adams (2007) Dr I Adams Mrs C Addis (Dewar 1978) Dr S Aguilar (1992) Mrs J Ahlberg (Simms 1987) Dr P Ahlberg (1982) Mr R Ahmed (2006) The Hon Mrs J Alchin (Hankey 1950) Mrs S Alderson (Heard 1953) Mrs A Alexander (Coulton 1955) Miss I Alexander (2008) Miss L Allen (1997) Mrs R Allen (Green 1955) Miss S Allen (2001) Miss Z Allen (2008) Mr B Allum (2008) Mr M Al-Mossallami (2008) Ms F Anderson (WellsThorpe 1975) Miss J Anderson (1997) Miss I Anichshuk (2007) Dr K Anipa (1993) Miss O Anness (2008) Mr M Ansari (1996) Mrs C Ansorge (Broadbelt 1964) Mrs J Anstice (Williams 1955) Miss R Anthony (2006) Mr J Anthony-Edwards (Anthony 1997) Mr S Antill (2006)

Mr A Appleton (2009) Mr D Ardickas (2009) Mrs P Aris (Heesom 1957) Mr J Aris Chandran (2008) Mrs P Armitage (ScottMoncrieff 1985) Mr R Armstrong (1988) Mrs H Asbury (Jephcott 1972) Prof J Ashworth (1957) Lady Atiyah (L Brown 1949) Mrs A Atkinson (Barrett 1949) Lady Atkinson (J Mandeville 1963) Mr A Atminas (2007) Mrs C Attewell (Fish 1970) Dr J Attfield (White 1950) Mrs A Attree (Chapman 1953) Miss K Auty (1938) Dr R Averill (1985) Mr C Ayerst (1988) Miss H Ayoob (2008) Mr T Bachmann (2009) Mr A Badcock (2007) Miss D Bagaglia (1997) Mrs J Bailhache (Arrowsmith-Brown 1940) Dr S Bain (Stanley 1961) Miss J Bainbridge (1962) Mrs P Bainbridge (Lawrence 1955) Mr T Bainbridge Mrs H Baker (Sharrock 1974) Miss J Baker (2007) Mrs R Baker (Smith 1997)

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Mrs S Baldwin (Wainwright 1979) Dr N Ball (1941) Mr N Ball (2006) Miss V Ballestra (1999) Mrs S Ballingall (Sampson 1977) Miss K Balls (2001) Mr E Bamgboye (2008) Prof I Bantekas (2004) Dr D Barden (1991) Mr A Barker (2009) Mrs J Barker (Cotton 1955) Dr M Barnes (Sampson 1953) Mrs B Barnett (Hurlock 1947) Miss N Baroudi (2009) Mrs J Barrett (Fountain 1956) Mr R Barua (2008) Mrs J Barwick-Nesbit (Nicholson 1979) Mrs C Bar-Yaacov (Stonehill 1952) Mr N Bason (1998) Mrs A Bassett (James 1945) Mr L Bates (2009) Mrs J Batsleer (Hutchinson 1974) Mrs R Battersby (Green 1967) Mrs A Baxter (Pretty 1947) Ms A Bazin (1971) Mr S Beale (1990) Dr S Beare (Reed 1948) Mrs S Beasley (Brown 1959) Mrs C Beasley-Murray (Griffiths 1964)


Annual Review 2010

Dr A Beckham (Roberts 1978) Dr K Beckingham (1964) Mrs K Bedi (Rakhra 1996) Mr A Bedros Hadjian (1995) Prof G Beer (Thomas 1966) Mr P Beer (1997) Mr M Beevor (2006) Miss A Bell (1970) Ms A Bell (1988) Mrs J Bell (Spurgin 1972) Miss N Bell (2001) Mr S Bell Miss S Bennett (2009) Mrs F Bennetts (Farrar 1958) Miss K Benton (2008) Mrs A Berg (Hollis 1992) Mr A Berman (2007) Mrs D Berman Mr D Berman Ms D Beyer Mrs D Bichard Dr J Bichard (2001) Miss K Bingham (1999) Miss M Bingham-Walker (1997) Mrs R Binney (Chanter 1962) Dr D Black (2002) Miss S Blacker (Brenton 1969) Mr M Blake (2007) Mr T Blake (2004) Dr C Blincoe (Tricker 1976) Dr R Bliss (1980) Mr M Blythe (2009) Mrs D Boatman (Coles 1959) Miss A Boguslav (2007) Mrs P Bollam (Waterhouse 1947) Miss K Bonham (2008) Mr T Bordell (2009) Dr S Boreham (2004) Mrs C Borrill (Pateras 1973) Dr P Boston (1978)

Mrs J Boswell (Henshaw 1998) Mrs M Bott (Haugaard 1973) Mr E Bouaziz (2007) Miss B Bowden (1955) Mr R Bowden (2004) Miss E Bowen (2007) Mrs P Bowring (Soppet 1968) Miss F Boyers (1975) Mrs J Boyle (Moore 1953) Mr P Brabin (1989) Mrs C Brack (Cashin 1961) The Revd A Bradbrook (Turner 1964) Dr L Braddock (1968) Mr R Bradford (1992) Dr C Bradley (1985) Mr H Bradley (2008) Mr D Bradnum (2000) Mrs S Bradnum (Degge 2000) Ms J Bradshaw (1990) Mrs W Brandon (Holt 1953) Mr A Brandt (2007) Mrs J Bream (Sharp 1988) Mr P Bream (1985) Mrs E Bridger (Bewes 1959) Ms R Briggs (1995) Mrs M Bright (Abel 1956) Mr J Brighton (2008) Mrs K Brind (Williams 1961) Miss E Briolat (2009) Mrs S Britton (Bird 1953) Ms M Broadhurst (2007) Mr L Brock (2008) Mrs C Bromhead (Smith 1977) Miss H Bromhead (2006) Mr P Brook (2009) Prof C Brooke Dr R Brooke (Clark 1943) Mrs N Brooker (Brooke 1962)

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Dr K Brookfield (1976) Mrs S Brooks (Foster-Smith 1940) Mrs P Broomhead (Wagstaff 1944) Mr B Brown Dr C Brown (1977) The Revd L Brown (1953) Dr M Brown (1940) Mr N Bruce (2009) Miss P Bruce (1948) Miss U Bruck (1944) Mrs M Bryan (Grant 1949) Miss G Bryce (2002) Mr S Bryce (2007) Miss F Bryson (1998) Miss A Buck (1993) Miss J Buck (1989) Mr E Buckley (1997) Mrs R Buckley (Williams 1948) Ms H Budnitz (1999) Mrs N Budd (Hill 1992) Mr M Buhavac (2007) Dr B Bullard (1954) Mr D Bullinger (1982) Mrs E Bullock (Pomeroy 1949) Miss L Bullock (1999) Mr J Burke (2009) Mrs A Burley (Snow 1954) Mrs J Burnham (Rushton 1972) Mrs J Burridge (Saner 1980) Dr E Burroughs (Clyma 1963) Miss R Buscombe (2008) Miss A Butcher (2009) Mr A Butler (2001) Mrs H Butler (Penfold 1985) Miss J Butler (1952) Miss R Butterfill (2009) Miss A Butterworth (2009) Dr E Butterworth (1997) Mr E Button (2008)


The Roll 2010

Ms J Caddick (Roberts 1979) Miss B Cain (2001) Miss T Cairns Haylor (2008) Dr H Caldwell (Burtenshaw 1971) Mr N Caldwell (2007) Mr C Cameron (2006) Mr E Cameron (1992) Mr P Cameron (1984) Mrs R Canning (Harris 1964) Miss C Cannizzo (2008) Dr E Capewell (Aldridge 1966) Dr D Cara (1985) Dr M Cara (Blake 1985) Mrs J Cardell Lawe (Cardell 1955) Mrs A Carey (Patrick 1952) Ms G Carey (1975) Mrs B Carley (Gaskell 1968) Ms S Carroll (Carroll 1974) Mrs V Carroll (Jordan 1954) Mr A Carter (2008) Dr M Carter (Cumming 1953) Ms E Cartwright (1998) Mr D Cash (2001) Prof J Cassell (1982) Lady Cassidi (D Bliss 1956) Dr B Castleton (Smith 1967) Miss S Cavanagh (2009) Miss R Cawley (2008) Miss E Chadwick (1935) Dr P Chadwick (1967) Dr D Challis (Pennington 1965) Dr P Chaloner (1970) Miss A Chan (2007) Mr A Chan (2007) Miss C Chan (1996) Mr P Chand-Bajpai (2009) Miss E Chapman (1997)

Mr T Chapman (2007) Miss V Chatterton (2001) Mr S Chawner (2008) Miss S Chen (2008) Mrs L Chesneau (Jacot 1967) Mrs N Chessher (Watson 1988) Ms G Chester (1969) Miss P Cheung (2009) Miss M Chevallier (1945) Mr M Chi (2007) Mrs V Chiesa (Wilkie 1971) Mrs M Child (Bond 1944) Dr P Child (Skeggs 1979) Lady Chilver (C Grigson 1948) Mr L Ching (2009) Mr A Chisholm (1997) Mr M Chorlton (2006) Mrs H Chown (Benians 1968) Mrs P Churchill (Harwood 1942) Miss H Clark (2009) Mr J Clark (2008) Mrs M Clark (Ronald 1948) Miss M Clark (1966) Mr S Clark (2003) Ms I Clarke (1990) Mrs K Clay (Cambell 1932) Mrs K Clay (Swift 1979) Dr J Clayton (Gardner 1974) Miss S Clayton (2009) Miss A Clements (2009) Miss E Clifford (2002) Dr F Clifton-Hadley (Christian 1971) Mr S Close (1987) Mrs J Clough (Richardson 1979) Miss N Coan (2008) Mrs M Cobbold (MacFarlane 1970) Miss S Coey (2009)

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Mr B Coffin (1999) Dr A Cogan (1988) Mr R Cole (2009) Mrs A Collier (Fowler 1976) Miss A Collings (1994) Miss L Collins (2003) Mrs R Collins (Mottershead 1947) Mr W Collins (1993) Mrs J Collyer (Kiwana 1977) Miss J Congdon (1948) Mr A Connolly (2008) Mrs S Conolly (Ruch 1978) Mrs P Considine (1985) Miss M Conway (2009) Dr A Conyers (Williams 1961) Mr M Cook (2007) Mr C Coombs (2000) Miss R Coombs (2007) Mrs C Cooper (Parsons 1962) Miss E Cooper (2007) Mrs P Cooper (Lilley 1963) Miss R Cooper (1943) Dr H Cope (Wynne 1974) Mr P Cornmell (1998) Miss F Corrie (1966) Miss J Corser (1958) Mrs B Coulson (Chambers 1970) Mr E Courcha (2008) Dr E Courtauld (Molland 1959) Dr T Courtney (1994) Mrs R Cowin (Clark 1989) Mrs L Cox (Page 1968) Miss M Cox (1938) Dr M Cox (Whichelow 1954) Miss J Cragg (2008) Mr I Craggs (1980) Dr T Craggs (1998) Mrs M Craig (MacCoby 1974)


Annual Review 2010

Miss A Craig-McQuaide (2008) Mrs C Cranley (Clifton 1988) Miss S Crawford (2009) Miss R Crawford Au-yeung (2008) Dr T Crickmore (Bartram 1984) Dr J Crisp (Crisp 1969) Mrs C Critchley (Harding 1942) Dr C Crocker (Tombs 1968) Mrs S Croft (White 1986) Mr S Croft (1986) Dr J Cross (Dawson 1968) Miss D Crowder (1964) Miss C Crump (1951) Miss M Csibra (2008) Miss S Cubitt (1968) Miss C Cullis (1972) Mrs M Cundall (Pritchard 1942) Dr D Cunningham (Yeates 1967) Mrs L Curgenven (Charlton 1966) Miss G Curnow (1953) Miss J Currie (1955) Dr A Curry (1993) Miss N Curry (1935) Mr J Curtis Hayward (2009) Mr R Daboul (2008) Miss C Daggett (2007) Mrs R Dams (Bailey 1950) Mr D Daniel (2007) Miss S Daniell (2001) Mrs D Darke (Meyer 1951) Miss E Darley (2008) Miss A Darling (2007) Mr A Darnton (2003) Miss A Darvall (1962) Mrs P Dauris (Butterworth 1958)

Mrs A Davidson (Jones 1975) Miss H Davidson (2009) Mr S Davidson (1995) Dr E Davies (1979) Mrs H Davies (Waters 1966) Dr J Davies (Dadds 1956) Mr J Davies Miss J Davies (2007) Mrs M Davies (Owen 1957) Dr M Davies (1973) Mr P Davies (1980) Mrs R Davies (Womersley 1942) Miss S Davies (2008) Mrs A Davies-Jones (King 1985) Dr C Davis (1977) Miss J Davison (2009) Mr A Dawson (2008) Ms S Dawson (1972) Miss A Day (1954) Miss M Day (1967) Mrs A de Lotbiniere (Dent 1964) Mrs J de Swiet (Hawkins 1961) Mr C Deacon (1996) Mr I Deacon (2000) Miss S Deakin (2007) Mrs S Dean (Wood 1950) Dr J Dear (1985) Mr D Deitz (2004) Dr V Dekou (2002) Mr I Deledicq (2008) Mrs D Dennis (Hinnels 1950) Mrs D Derome-Asen (Derome 1968) Ms K Devitt (1992) Dr D Devlin (1960) Mr R Dhillon (2008) Mrs D di Prospero (Siddall 1955) Miss F Dickinson (2007) Mr E Dickson

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Dr V Dimitrov (1993) Mrs L Dixon (Moffatt 1954) Dr E Dobie (Marcus 1953) Mrs A Dobson (Ambrose 1999) Mr G Dobson (1998) Mrs C Doggart (Voute 1959) Miss K Dokken (2008) Dr J Dolby (Horton 1943) Mr Y Dong (2008) Mr C Donnelly (2005) Mrs M Double (Robinson 1950) Miss S Dow (1999) Mrs D Downes (Slow 1956) Miss E Downes (2008) Mrs P Downes (Sterry 1962) Mr J Doyle (1980) Mrs B Drabble (Knowles 1993) Mr J Drake (2007) Miss S Driver (2008) Mr C Dryland (1992) Mr A Drysdale (2002) Mrs G du Charme (Brown 1957) Miss C Dube (2001) Ms L Duffin (1973) Dr L Dumbreck (Devlin 1973) Mrs J Duncan (Salmon 1946) Mr J Dunham (1999) Miss G Durkin (2001) Mr P Durkin Dr R Dyer (Snelling 1977) Miss R Dyer (2001) Dr S Dyson (1974) Miss A Eades (2008) Mr R Earwaker (2009) Mrs P Eaton (Mills 1965) Mrs A Eccles (Chib 1958) Mrs E Eccleshare (Bennett 1940) Miss P Edge-Partington (2006)


The Roll 2010

Mrs J Edis (Askew 1979) Dr A Edmonds (1972) Miss G Edwards (1972) Mrs R Edwards (Moore 1955) Canon R Edwards (Phillips 1958) Miss L Elder (2009) Mrs J Elkins (Kenny 1980) Mr M Elliffe Dr D Elliott (Davison 1948) Miss M Elliott (1938) Mr R Elliott (2007) Mr T Elliott (2001) Miss G Ellse (2007) Miss N Elsaid (2007) Dr E Emerson (1967) Mr D Emmens (1999) Lady English (J Milne 1959) Mr W English (2009) Prof C Ennew (1978) Miss N Epaminonda (2008) Ms Y Erden (1996) Mrs L Eshag (Lewis 1960) Miss C Evans (1948) Mr D Evans (2008) Miss M Evans (1942) Mr M Evans Mr R Evans (2009) Mr A Every (1995) Miss R Fahy (2004) Dr H Falk (1968) Dr L Fallon (1987) Mrs J Falloon (Goddard 1948) Mr D Fan (2006) Mr N Farandos (2009) Miss D Farley (1974) Ms G Feldman (1973) Mrs R Felton (Holt 1947) Mrs E Fenwick (Roberts 1954) Dr I Ferguson (McLaren 1948) Ms J Ferrans (1976) Dr M Fewtrell (1980)

Mrs C Field (Lander 1960) Mr C Field Mrs M Field (Chisholm 1960) Mr D Fielding (1986) Mrs N Fielding (Creedy 1978) Mrs S Fielding (Ince 1969) Mrs A Finch (Dickson 1942) Prof A Finch (1966) Miss J Fine (2009) Mrs S Finlay (Perry 1975) Dr N Finnie (1989) Mrs M Firth (Gatehouse 1944) Mr P Fitzalan Howard (1982) Mr L Fletcher (2008) Dr J Flood (Scarr 1955) Miss L Fluker (1971) Miss E Foan (2007) Mrs A Foat (Goldup 1959) Mrs J Foord (Greenacre 1952) Miss C Ford (2008) Mrs D Ford (ColeHamilton 1950) Mr M Forsman (2005) Mrs A Fort Mr A Fort (2009) Mr L Fort Mr M Foster (2009) Miss V Foster (2007) Mr S Fox (1982) Mrs A Francis (Gilman 1946) Prof H Francis (Wright 1947) Mrs H Francis (Barnes 1998) Mrs E Frank (Marr 1957) Mrs A Franklin (Glossop 1954) Mr J Freedman (2008) Mrs E Freeman (Rogers 1967)

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Mr G Freeman (1986) Miss L Frentrop (2008) Mr J Fuhrmann (2007) Miss K Fulcher (2000) Miss J Fuller (1974) Mr I Furlonger (1993) Mr B Gaastra (2007) Miss F Gaetani (2000) Mr K Galloway (1987) Mr W Gamester (2007) Mrs S Gardiner (WickhamJones 1942) Mrs B Gardner (Brennan 1960) Miss T Garner (2008) Miss M Gaskin (1977) Lady Gass (E Acland-Hood 1958) Mr T Gault (2007) Mr R Gautrey Miss G Gearing-Bell (2009) Miss A Gee (1996) Miss M Gee (2008) Miss G Geilinger (2009) Mrs D Geliot (Stebbing 1955) Mr J Gerhards (2007) Mr J Geston (1992) Ms P Giaiero (2000) Mr C Gibbs (1983) Dr P Gibson (1979) Miss S Gibson (2003) Mrs C Gidney (Jones 1962) Ms M Gilbert (1952) Mrs J Gilbraith (Southern 1955) Miss E Gill (1949) Dr A Gillespie (1988) Mrs S Gillie (Noble 1962) Mr C Gilmour (2009) Mrs A Glanvill (Howe 1977) Mr A Glasner (2007) Miss R Glauert (2008) Miss F Gledhill (1975) Mrs A Glenny (Sparks 1947)


Annual Review 2010

Dame Elizabeth Gloster (1967) Prof R Godby (1986) Miss A Goddard (2003) Miss A Goldenberg (2009) Mr R Goldsmith (1991) Miss V Gollancz (1944) Mr A Gomar (2009) Mr T Gooda (2009) Mrs M Goodrich (Bennett 1955) Mrs I Goodwin (Simon 1942) Mrs A Goosey (Alexander 1957) Mrs J Gordon-Cumming (Cleave 1951) Mrs M Gourlay (Faulkner 1956) Ms H Goy (Corke 1968) Miss S Graff (2007) Miss R Graham (2008) Miss S Graham-Campbell (1978) Mrs A Grant (Whitham 1944) Mrs L Grant (Belton 1946) Miss L Grant (2009) Mr S Graves (2009) Mrs H Gray (Swan 1973) Mrs K Gray (Stormont 1986) Mrs L Gray (Reid 1967) Mrs S Gray (Francis 1968) Mr A Greatholder (2008) Mrs H Greenstock (Fellowes 1958) Mrs N Greeves (Morgans 1939) Miss M Gregory-Clarke (2007) Miss H Greig (1962) Mrs J Gresham (Payne 1984) Miss E Grierson (2009) Dr A Griffin (Ryder 1969) Dr P Griffin (1986)

Mrs A Griffiths (Evans 1973) Miss A Griffiths (1977) Mr R Griffiths (2002) Dr J Griggs (1998) Mr K Grocott (1979) Mr P Groombridge (1987) Miss E Guest (2009) Mrs H Gullace (Keeble 1954) Miss T Gunnarsdottir (2009) Mr F Gunnion (2009) Ms E Guppy (1970) Mr A Guterres (2007) Ms B Gutkind (1944) Mr S Hacking (1984) Miss R Hadden (1952) Mr O Haffenden (1992) Mr P Hagan (1984) Miss H Haggie (2000) Mr R Hakes (1997) Miss E Halbert (2001) Miss N Hale (2004) Miss S Hale (2009) Dr S Hales (1979) Dr A Hall (1995) Mr A Hall (2006) Miss E Hall (2001) Dr J Hall (Biggs 1957) Mrs F Hallworth (Whiston 1974) Mrs C Hamaoui (Keep 1987) Dr A Hamblin (Peel 1960) Ms C Hamborg (2001) Mrs K Hambridge Ms C Hamilton (1982) Mr C Hamilton (1987) Miss K Hamilton (1996) Dr B Hammerton (Mann 1955) Dr P Hammond (1981) Mrs J Hamor (Wilkinson 1955) Miss E Han (2009)

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Lady Hancock (G Finlay 1956) Mr V Handa (2004) Miss L Hanger (2008) Ms J Hanna (1972) Miss F Hansell (2007) Mr M Hanson (1985) Mrs M Hanton (Lumsden 1950) Miss C Hardy (2009) Miss E Hardy (2009) Mrs S Hargreaves (1970) Dr T Hargreaves (1999) Miss J Harington (1949) Miss O Harper (1953) Miss J Harries (2006) Mr O Harris (2007) Mrs P Harris (SiddonsWilson 1943) Mrs R Harris (Barry 1952) Mr R Harris (2008) Mr M Harrison (2000) Mr S Hart (2009) Mr A Hartshorne (1992) Dr C Harvey (Hobba 1981) Mr N Harvey (1981) Mr R Harvey (1985) Mrs V Harvey (Jell 1985) Miss L Hassell (2009) Mr M Hathrell (2009) Mrs C Hawes (Slevin 1997) Dr J Hawes (1997) Mr P Hawke-Smith Miss C Haworth (1958) Mrs D Hay (Whittaker 1974) Ms J Hayball (1975) Mr S Hayes (2007) Miss E Hayward (2007) Dr M Hayward (Baker 1991) Ms S Hayward (1988) Dr S Hayward (1991) Mr S Haywood-Ward (1986) Miss S Healy (2007) Miss A Heaton (2007)


The Roll 2010

Mrs F Hebditch (Davies 1960) Mr T Hedges (2007) Miss S Hedley Lewis (1999) Miss A Heffernan (1974) Mme W Hellegouarcâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;h (Thomas 1956) Dr A Hellen Mr T Hellier (2009) Mr M Hemmings (2009) Mrs C Hempsall (Dovey 2000) Mr P Hempsall (2001) Mrs G Henchley (Cassels 1965) Mr D Henderson (1989) Dr M Henley (1999) L Henshaw (Buckle 1972) Mrs D Henwood (Schroeder 1950) Mrs C Heptonstall (Smith 1943) Mr M Herbst (2009) The Revd C Hetherington (Bourne 1971) Ms S Hewin (1979) Mrs K Hewitt (1977) Mr S Hewitt (2009) Mrs J Hewlett (Williams 1949) Dr S Hewlett (1964) Ms A Hey (1972) Dr J Hicks (1988) Dame Rosalyn Higgins (Cohen 1955) Mr A Higginson (2007) Mrs A Higgs (Beynon 1978) Miss M Higgs (2009) Mr P Higgs (2000) Mrs P Hill Mr E Hillary (2009) Miss H Hills (2008) Mrs B Hird (Holden 1966) Mrs J Hird (Harmer 1949) Miss J Hitchcot (1971) Mr D Ho (2008)

Mr S Ho (1996) Mr H Hoang (2008) Mrs D Hobden (Hutchings 1958) Mrs P Hobhouse (Chichester-Clark 1948) Dr J Hockaday (Fitzsimons 1947) The Revd J Hockridge (1944) Mrs M Hodgkinson (Wass 1949) Mr J Hogg (2002) Mrs A Holland (Telling 1958) Mr D Holland (1998) Mr D Holland (2009) Dr S Hollingshead-Fox (Hollingshead 1964) Mr D Hollingworth (1980) Mrs M Holloway (Copple 1950) Mrs S Holmans (Edge 1955) Mr D Holmes (1990) Mrs S Holt (Merrigan 1998) Mr S Hood (1982) Dr L Hooi (1977) Dr H Hooley (Spooner 1982) Lady Hopkin (D Whitaker 1940) Mr N Hopkins (2008) Miss K Horan (2009) Mrs M Horrell (Roddam 1955) Ms V Horsler (Sheen 1964) Mr J Hosier (2006) Miss H Hoskins (2009) Mr D Hotchkiss (2009) Mrs J Houghton (Rumsey 1965) Mr T Houlton (2002) Mrs R Hourston (Madden 1992) Mrs A House (McNiff 1983) Miss A Howard (1971)

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Dr M Howatson (Craven 1951) Mrs R Howell (Griffin 1949) Miss S Howell (1997) Mrs P Howell Evans (Woodhouse 1979) Miss K Howes (1994) Mr J Howling (1989) Mrs S Hoxter (Solomon 1943) Miss J Hu (2009) Mr J Hu (2009) Miss C Hughes (2008) Dr J Hughes (1979) Mr K Hughes (2009) Mr M Hughes (2003) Mr M Hughes Miss R Hughes (2007) Mrs A Hulatt (Birchall 1994) Mr C Hulatt (1994) Mrs J Hull (Mee 1957) Miss S Hume (1944) Mrs J Humphreys (Bosomworth 1945) Miss K Humphris (2009) Mr G Hung (2007) Mr A Hunt (1999) Mr S Hunt (2009) Mrs W Hunt (Hunt 1946) Miss R Hunter (2008) Mrs J Hurst (Kohner 1952) Mr A Hussain (2009) Dr Hutchon Mr M Hutt (1988) Miss S Hutt (2008) Dr A Hyde (1986) Mr J Hylands (2007) Miss S Im (2009) Mr U Inamete (2001) Mr W Ings (2001) Mrs K Ip (Jopson 1982) Mrs H Ireland (Charnock 1967) Mr S Irvine (1991) Mrs B Isaac (Miller 1955)


Annual Review 2010

Mr F Ishaq (2008) Mr T Ithell (2007) Mr A Jackson (1984) Mrs S Jackson (Allen 1951) Mr S Jackson (2007) Miss A Jacobs (1995) Dr J Jacobs (1989) Mr S Jacquest (1980) Miss N Jaglom (2008) Mr E Jakobsons (2006) Mr P James (1991) Mr R James (2003) Mrs H Jeffreson (Miller 1977) Mrs K Jenkins (Kubikowski 1971) Prof R Jenkins (McDougall 1968) Mrs A Jenkinson (Sims 1976) Dr N Jennings (1999) Miss F Jivraj (1995) Mr L John (1995) Mrs F Johnson (Lewis 1967) Dr G Johnson Mr M Johnson (2008) Mr C Johnston (2006) Mr L Jolliffe (2008) Mrs J Jolowicz (Stanley 1947) Mr B Jones (2007) Mrs E Jones (Hird 1935) Mrs E Jones (Dando 1976) Mr M Jones (2008) Ms S Jones (Griffith 1989) Mr T Jones (1998) Mrs J Jordan (Hogbin 1954) Mr O Jordan (1997) Dr M Jubb (1975) Miss K Judge (2007) Miss L Julve (2003) Miss A Kaars Sijpesteijn (2004) Miss A Kaler (1999) Mrs S Kamal (Niazi 1977) Miss M Kang (2009)

Mr P Kantchev (2008) Dr S Kaplow (Briscoe 1949) Miss E Karatufek (2007) Mrs E Karia (Groom 2001) Mr R Karia (2000) Mrs M Kay (Curtis 1943) Mrs S Kay (Clarke 1951) Mrs A Keen (Neale 1996) Ms H Keen (1975) Mr T Keen (2006) Mr J Kellas Mrs C Kellock (Hall 1976) Mr C Kelly (2008) Mr F Kelly (2008) Mr J Kelly Mr M Kemal (2006) Ms K Kennedy (Laver 1998) Mr O Kenny (2008) Mrs J Kenrick (Greaves 1957) Mrs C Kerr (Fillmore 1945) Mr J Kerry (2007) Miss P Keskin (2007) Mr N Khabirpour (2008) Miss E Khadun (2003) Prof K Khaw (1969) Dr J Kinder (1972) Mrs N King (Cowell 1977) Mr C Kingcombe (2007) Mrs H Kingsley Brown (Sears 1945) Mr F Kinsella (1989) Mr Z Kipling (1998) Miss K Kirby (1971) Mr D Kislov (2008) Mrs J Kitchen (Woods 1973) Mr A Kjellberg (1992) Miss A Kleinn (2008) Ms E Klingaman (North 1968) Miss K Kneller (2000) Mr J Knibbs (2001) Miss J Knight (1944) Mrs V Knight (Hammerton 1973) Miss M Knowles (1976)

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Mr A Ko (2007) Mr N Koh (2007) Miss E Kostalas (2007) Mr D Kraljic (2008) Dr S Krauss (1994) Mr A Krishna (2006) Mr A Kwiatkowski (2006) Miss G Kwong (2007) Mr J Kwong (2001) Mr B Lacey (2008) Dr G Lachelin (1958) Mr J Ladyman (1997) Miss R Laidlaw (2004) Mr A Lam (2009) Mr I Lam (2008) Mr S Lam (2003) Miss D Lamb (1974) Dr L Lamb (Baker 1995) Mr A Lane (1981) Mrs J Lane (Pickford 1981) Miss R Langton (2007) Mrs A Larcombe (Caple 1944) Mrs K Larkin (Gibson 1953) Mr M Larkin Dr I Laurenson (1980) Mr G Lavarack (1996) Mrs H Lawson (Ridyard 1944) Mrs K Lawther (Cameron 1959) Mr C Lazda (2006) Mrs J Le Feuvre (Oliver 1970) Mr M Leach (2009) Mrs M Ledzion (Currie 1950) Miss L Leegood (2007) Mrs D Lees-Jones (Nayler 1954) Mrs N Leeson (Shaw 1946) Mr O Lenive (2005) Miss S Lesley (1950) Mr J Lester (2009) Lady Lester (K Wassey 1965) Dr H Leung (1988)


The Roll 2010

Miss C Leuthaeusser (2009) Mr M Levenston (2006) Miss D Levy (2008) Miss B Lewis (1998) Mrs M Lewis (Wallington 1979) Mr O Lewis (2004) Mr H Li (2007) Mr H Li (2007) Ms C Liassides (1986) Ms J Liddell-King (1966) The Revd M Light (Thaine 1973) Dato’ P G Lim (1934) Mr C Lindberg (2009) Dr M Lindsay (1983) Mrs A Linklater-Betley (Linklater 1952) Dr A Lishman (1966) Mrs A Little (Jacobson 1988) Mr S Littlefair (1994) Miss C Liu (2009) Miss Y Liu (2007) Ms C Lloyd (1959) Miss H Lloyd (2001) Dr J Lloyd (Muir-Smith 1958) Mr M Lloyd (2007) Dr J Lloyd-Thomas (Baron 1949) Mr K Locherer (1994) Mrs S Lock (Walker 1948) Dr P Logan (1988) Miss N Loh (2009) Mr J Longstaff (1979) Miss H Lovering (2009) Mrs C Love-Rodgers (Love 1992) Mrs A Lovewell (Horry 2001) Mrs A Lowe (Alexander 1979) Dr J Lowe (1993) Miss J Lowe (2009) Ms D Lowther (1994) Miss S Luke (1996)

Miss M Lumb (1939) Mr R Lung (2003) Miss L Luo (2008) Mrs R Lyle (Day 1942) Dr A Lynch Dr R Lynch (Tregonning 1994) Mrs L Lyne (Rees 1963) Mr C Lynn (2008) Dr A Lyon (Butland 1973) Dr M Lyon (1943) Mrs K Ma (Johnson 1996) Mr L Ma (1996) Mr P Macauglan Wilson Miss J Macaulay (1934) Mrs M Macey (Denton 1951) Mrs A MacFarlane (Bigelow 1978) Mr D Macklin (2009) Mrs N MacLaren (Malvin 1941) Prof M Maekawa (Nakanishi ) Mrs D Magor (Haynes 1964) Mrs B Makinson (Boulter 1974) Ms F Malarée (2000) Dr J Mallison (Hallowes 1965) Miss M Mander (1970) Miss J Mangold (1935) The Rt Revd M Manktelow Ms J Mann (1975) Mr K Mann (1986) Ms D Manolas (1991) Mr C Marek (2008) Mrs I Marica (Boeglin 1946) Dr J Marks (1977) Dr A Marlow (Sheppard 1970) Mrs C Marlowe (Worsley 1970) Dr B Marrian (Kingsley Pillers 1966)

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Mrs M Marrs (Lewin 1948) Ms S Marsden (MarsdenSmedley 1951) Dr D Marsh (2008) Mr D Marsh Mr J Marsh (1992) Mrs P Marsh (Holand 1948) Mrs M Marsh (Scopes 1980) Mrs L Marshall (Arnold 1999) Mr P Marshall (1999) Mrs J Marshallsay (HallSmith 1953) Dr B Martin Miss H Martin (2009) Dr J Martin (Hewitt 1979) Sir Laurence Martin Mrs P Martin (Hall 1991) Ms R Martin (1970) Miss S Martin (2008) Mrs P Maryfield (Cowgill 1953) Miss M Mason (1942) Mr T Massingham (1995) Mrs A Masters (Elms Neale 1978) Ms C Maugham (Hibbitt 1994) Miss E Maule (2008) Mrs S Maunder (McVicar 1976) Mr M Maxtone-Smith Mrs Y Maxtone-Smith (Maxtone-Graham 1981) Ms S Maxwell (1956) Mrs D Mayes (Law 1948) Ms J McAdoo (Hibbert 1962) Mrs D McAndrew (Harrison 1967) Prof I McBryde (1958) Miss M McCarthy (2008) Ms A McCreadie (1988) Mr A McCready (1992) Dr A McDonald (Lamming 1960)


Mr J McDonald (2009) Mr I McDonnell (2008) Miss A McDowall (2006) Mr R McDyre (2003) Ms J McGeough (1984) Mr A McGowan (2007) Mrs W McKenzie (Diggins 1967) Mr J McKeown (2008) Mrs J McKnight (Ruddle 1971) Miss P McLaren (1999) Mrs D McLaughlin (Ford 1946) Mr L McLernon (1994) Dr A McMinn (2004) Mrs G McPherson (Hunter 1990) Mrs J Meacock (Owen 1966) Mr N Mead (2008) Mrs J Meadows (Stratford 1960) Dr J Meakins (1972) Mr G Mecklenburg (2006) Mr J Meenowa (2001) Mr K Meghjee (1993) Miss B Megson (1948) Miss C Mellor (2007) Dr B Mensch (1976) Mrs J Mercer (Clarke 1968) Mr B Metcalf (2006) Dr M Metcalfe (Davies 1939) Canon C Methuen (1982) Ms B Mielniczek (Miller 1990) Mrs M Milkman (Friedenthal 1949) Mr B Miller (2009) Mr C Miller (2007) Dr J Miller (Wilson 1941) Mrs N Miller (Thomas 1973) Miss F Mills (1960) Dr M Mills (1963)

Mr C Milne (1980) Miss V Milner (1990) Mrs J Minett (1970) Prof V Minogue (Hallett 1949) Ms S Minter (1968) Mrs C Mitchell (Teall 1975) Dr J Mitchell (Stebbing 1978) Mr J Mitchell (2003) Mrs C Mitcheson (Ramshaw 1974) Mr A Mohamedbhai (2000) Mrs A Molloy (Taylor 1972) Dr G Monsell (Thomas 1969) Mrs A Montgomery (Hurrell 1959) Mrs L Montgomery (Alexander 1964) Mrs C Moore (Hemsworth 1993) Mrs R Moore (Batte 1989) Ms R Moore (2001) Miss K Moorhouse (1997) Ms B Moorthy (1989) Mr S Morales (1996) Mrs B Moran (Jones 1967) Mr J More (2007) Dr C Morgan (1995) Miss D Morgan (1976) Dr H Morgan (Retter 1953) Mr J Morgan (1999) Mrs M Morgan (Bryant 1948) Mrs M Morgan (StallardPenoyre 1959) Mr P Morgan (2002) Miss L Morison (2008) Miss S Morphet (2000) Mrs G Morrell (Timms 1967) Mrs F Morris (Milner 1974) Mr G Morris Ms M Morris (1974) Mr P Morris (2006)

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Mrs R Morris (Bowes 1999) Dr C Morrison (Page 1974) Ms H Morrison (1976) Ms J Moseley (Wolff 1953) Dr G Moss (Watson 1950) Mr R Moss (1988) Miss V Moss (2004) Mrs J Mothersill (Brock 1945) Mr T Moule (2009) Dr J Moyle (1939) Ms N Mukhtar (1999) Dr C Mulcare (1996) Miss C Mulliss (1997) Dr S Munnelly (1988) Mr T Murphy (1997) Dr D Murray (2001) Miss E Murray (1951) Miss J Murray (2001) Mrs A Mustoe (Revill 1952) Mr R Myerson (2008) Mrs T Myskow Dr M Nanson (Wood 1956) Mr H Narula (2007) Mr J Nash (2007) Mr J Naylor (1997) Miss C Nelson (2009) Mr C Nelson (2009) Mr S Nelson (1997) Mrs K Nelson (Duffin 1997) Prof E Nesbitt (1969) Miss B Nevill (1961) Dr C Neville Smith (Smith 1940) Mrs H Neville-Towle (Duguid 1977) Miss E Newey (2009) Mr R Newman (2009) Mrs L Newton (Davy 1982) Ms A Ngoh (1990) Mr J Nguyen (2007) Ms R Niblett (1958) Dr P Nicholls (1995) Miss T Nicholls (1979) Mrs D Nicholson (Hilton 1960)


The Roll 2010

Mrs K Norman (Redwood 1958) Mrs K Norman (Hill 1999) Miss S Norman (2009) Mr W Norris (2005) Prof D North Mrs A Nowell (Giles 1943) Dr J Nowell (1993) Mrs A Nussey (1966) Miss J Nutter (2007) Prof C Nyamweru (Washbourn 1961) Miss C Nye (2008) Mr O Nzelu (2007) Mr P O Catnaigh (2004) Mrs M Oakley (MacMahon 1945) Mr G Oatley Miss S Ockenden (2002) Mr C O’Donnell (2003) Mrs P O’Driscoll (Thrower 1973) Mrs J Ogborn (MacKereth 1953) Mrs M O’Keeffe (Frawley 1970) Mrs A Oldroyd (Holloway 1951) Miss R Oldschool (2009) Ms P Olivari (2007) Mrs J Olive (Tutton 1957) Miss M Oliver (2007) Mrs R Oliver (Armitstead 1964) Miss T Omer (2008) Mr H Onslow (2006) Dr C Oppenheimer (Hughes 1974) Mr T O’Pray (2009) Dr M Orme (1995) Dr R Orr (1999) Dr J Orrell (Kemp 1949) Mrs B Orton (1999) Mrs J Orton (Sturgess 1963) Miss N Osborn (2002) Mr J O’Sullivan (1993)

Mr R O’Sullivan (2009) Miss S Otte (2008) Ms K Otter (Knight 1978) Dr A Overzee (Hunt 1972) Miss C Ovsiannikow (2007) Dr A Owen (1973) Mrs M Owen (Baron 1950) Mr R Owen (1990) Miss C Owens (2007) Mr E Owles (1999) Mr C Pacey (2008) Mrs A Page (Savory 1945) Mrs F Paine (Campbell 1979) Miss J Palmer (1971) Miss S Palmer (1970) Mrs S Palmer (Hull 1975) Prof S Panda (1987) Mrs J Pardey (Stoker 1958) Mrs H Parker (Atkinson 1967) Mr J Parker (1998) Mr N Parker (1995) Miss D Parkes (2007) Ms S Parkes Mrs G Parr (Loft 1955) Miss C Parte (2007) Miss H Patel (1997) Mr R Patel (2008) Mr R Paterson (1992) Mr C Patrick (2007) Mrs C Paulson-Ellis (Brunyate 1958) Mr R Pavesi (2008) Miss J Payne (2008) Miss S Payne (2009) Mr N Peacock Mr N Pears (1979) Mrs S Peatfield (Charles 1984) Dr X Pei (1994) Mrs K Peissel (Lynn 1982) Mr D Pemberton (2009) Miss N Penfold (2007)

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Mrs S Penfold (Marshall 1968) Mrs B Pepper (Siddons 1943) Mr D Perrett (2008) Miss O Petrikova (2007) Miss S Pett (2002) Mrs M Philip (Ferguson 1962) Miss H Phillips (2008) Dr L Pickering (1998) Mr J Pike (1983) Mrs S Pike (Butt) Mr M Pilkington (2007) Mrs M Pinsent (Bowen 1944) Mrs A Piper (Crawford 1939) Miss S Piper (2006) Mr R Pitcher (1997) Mr S Pollack (2007) Mr A Pollard (2009) Mrs L Pollard (Robertson 1962) Mr Y Ponnighaus (1999) Mrs M Poole (Smith 1956) Mr D Poppleton (1990) Mrs J Portal (Bowerman 1974) Mr S Porter (2006) Mr W Potten (1993) Mr A Poulson (1992) Miss N Powell (1974) Miss M Powell-Tuck (2007) Dr L Power (1984) Mrs A Preston (Walmsley 1955) Miss K Preston (2009) Mr S Prew (1979) Mrs F Price (Hough 1961) Dr A Primrose (Burrows 1973) Miss I Pritchard (2008) Mr S Probyn (2009) Mrs J Pryer (Hudson 1977) Mr L Pryer (2008)


Annual Review 2010

Ms S Puddefoot (1954) Miss C Puertas Calvo (2009) Mr E Pugh (1994) Mrs K Pugh (Burton 1980) Mrs M Pugh (Shufflebotham 1937) Ms R Quinlan Mr N Rabas (2008) Mrs J Radford (Trickett 1956) Mrs J Raffle (Lobell 1982) Dr D Ramm (1991) Mr B Ramsay (2006) Dr M Ramsay (Findlay 1944) Miss C Ramsey (1979) Dr R Randall (1977) Dr J Randall-Carrick (Randall 2001) Mrs B Rathbone (BrightSmith 1952) Mrs J Rawlence (Finch 1940) Mrs R Rawnsley (Schofield 1983) Dr R Rayner (Talbot 1975) Mr R Rayward (1986) Ms E Read (1980) Mr D Recaldin (1980) Miss S Reed (2009) Mrs V Rees Mr M Reich (2008) Mr M Reichelt Miss H Reid (2001) Lady Reid (M Kier 1953) Mr M Reid (1997) Mrs R Reid (Aston 1976) Dr C Relf (Light 1963) Mr M Rendall (2008) Dr M Rendel (1948) Mrs J Reville (Sansome 1971) Miss A Reynolds (2008) Mrs D Reynolds (Bevin 1972)

Miss E Reynolds (1997) Ms J Reynolds Miss S Reynolds (2002) Prof F Rhoads (Secker 1958) Mrs A Richards (Brown 1961) Mrs B Richards (Goodridge 1996) Miss E Richards (2009) Miss E Richards (2009) Mrs P Richards (ArmitageSmith 1938) Mrs G Richardson (Jones 1961) Mrs M Riches (Stanton 1990) Miss A Riddoch (2002) Mr A Ridge (2007) Dr L Ridler-Wall (Wall 1972) Mrs A Rigg (English 1975) Mr C Rigg (1981) Dr J Rippin (1988) Mr A Ritter (1982) Dr J Rizvi (Clarke 1958) Dr A Roberts (1976) Mr H Roberts (2009) Ms P Roberts (1985) Mr F Robertson (2009) Mr A Robinson (2009) Dr C Robinson (Murphy 1976) Mrs E Robinson (Hunt 1998) Dr J Robinson (Callow 1943) Mr M Robinson (1983) Mr N Robinson (1997) Mrs C Rocher (Martell 1948) Mr G Rochez (2008) Mrs J Rodden (Wilkins 1955) Mrs M Roe (Dooley 1956) Dr Y Roe (1976) Mr S Rogers (2009)

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Mrs A Rogerson (McMullan 1980) Dr A Rogerson (2006) Miss C Rogerson (2008) Miss S Rolt (2008) Mrs M Romanes (Gee 1938) The Revd G Roper Mr N Rosa (2008) Ms S Roscoe (2008) Mr N Rosetti (2007) Mr R Rosler (2009) Mr A Ross (Pirayech-Rossu 1981) Mrs P Ross (Davies 1952) Mrs R Ross (Fincher 1958) Mrs M Ross-Bell (Hungerford 1948) Dr M Rossiter (1956) Mrs J Round (Baum 1953) Mr J Rouse (1991) Mrs S Routledge (Blythe 1978) Mr E Rowett (2008) Dr E Rowley (Russell 1961) Mr N Rudarakanchana (2008) Miss N Rump (1999) Mr A Russell (2006) Miss B Russell (1953) Miss H Russell (2008) Mr O Russell (2008) Mrs J Ruston (Moulding 1967) Mr P Rutland (1997) Mrs M Rutterford (Williamson 1976) Miss K Saar (2007) Mrs L Sabharwal (Hill 1992) Mrs B Salmon (Shaw 1962) Mr M San Antonio de Cea (2009) Mrs B Sanders (Camplejohn 1948) Mr J Sanders Miss C Sandford (2006)


The Roll 2010

Mr L Santinelli (2009) Ms Z Sarikhani (2007) Mr N Sartain (1993) Mrs J Saunders (Todd 1952) Dr J Saunders (Golding 1987) Mrs G Scales (Grimsey 1951) Mrs N Schaffer (Thomas 1952) Mr M Schneider (2002) Mrs J Schofield (Plowman 1950) Dr J Schonfield (1997) Mrs L Scott-Joynt (White 1961) Mrs S Seacroft (Holmes 1966) Miss V Seal Miss M Seale (2008) Miss O Searles (1944) Mrs S Seddon (ProudlockDunbar 1941) Miss A Sen (2009) Miss M Seneviratne (2008) Miss H Sensecall (2007) Mrs C Seward (Stanley 1989) Miss L Shackleton (1995) Miss A Shah (2007) Mr D Shah (2008) Miss N Shah (2009) Mr P Shah (2003) Miss S Shahvisi (2008) Mr G Shankar (2008) Mr B Shanley (2007) Mr H Sharif (2008) Miss A Sharma (2001) Miss A Sharma (2006) Mrs P Sharp (Monach 1965) Mr J Sharpe (2009) Mr N Shave (2002) Mr O Shave (2002) Mrs S Shaw (Everett 1977)

Dr M Shaw-Champion (1997) Ms N Shelmerdine (Shelmerdine 1974) Mrs C Shelton (Nicholls 1957) Miss J Shewring (1938) Mrs J Shipley (Leeman 1953) Mr S Shirrell (2009) Mr J Short (1988) Mrs S Shrimpton (Lightfoot 1978) Mrs E Siddall (Stone 1960) Dr R Siddals (1970) Mr S Simeonov (2008) Mr W Simonson (1986) Mr B Simpson (2009) Dr F Simpson (Zuill 1956) Mr J Simpson (2009) Ms L Simpson (1982) Miss B Sims (1997) Miss R Singer (2008) Mrs A Sinnhuber (Daubercies 1942) Dr G Siriwardena (1987) Mr V Sivakumar (2004) Mrs R Sjolin (Brooking 1961) Mr T Skeen (2007) Mrs B Sloman (PilkingtonRogers 1944) Mr H Small (2008) Mrs J Smallwood (Smith 1976) Miss K Smallwood (2008) Mrs R Smart (Armstrong 1951) Mr S Smart (2007) Mr A Smith (2007) Mr A Smith Mr D Smith (2000) Mr E Smith (2006) Dr F Smith (Rankin 1968) Ms F Smith (1981) Dr I Smith (1984)

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Miss J Smith (1997) Mr J Smith (2000) Mr J Smith (2008) Mr J Smith (2009) Dr K Smith (1999) Mrs P Smith Dr R Smith (Loewenthal 1966) Mr R Smith (1996) Miss R Smith (2007) Mrs S Smith (Tyndall 1961) Mr A Smithson (2008) Mr T Sneddon (2000) Dr M Snook (Butler 1949) Miss C Somerset (1952) Mrs P Somervell (Holt 1977) Miss J Soulsby (1964) Mrs P Souter (Baker 1952) Mrs A Speicher (Pepple 2000) Mr B Speight (2000) Mr D Spencer (2008) Mr J Spencer (1991) Prof S Springman (1975) Miss V Srirangam (2009) Mrs B Stacey (Smith 1949) Mr R Staff (2003) Mrs S Staff (Penny 2003) Mrs A Stainsby (Sutton 1973) Mrs D Stallard (Randall 1954) Mrs J Stancomb (Cooper 1961) Mrs J Standage (Ward 1961) Mrs S Stanley (Wright 1950) Mr M Starr (2000) Miss A Stebbing (1975) Mr E Stephens (2008) Miss V Stevens (1998) Mr C Stewart (1998) Dr M Stewart (Thomas 1998) Miss S Stewart (2002)


Annual Review 2010

Mrs A Stidworthy (Buckley 1993) Dr M Stidworthy (1990) Mr A Stikonas (2009) Mrs R Stileman (Cremer 1981) Mrs B Stocks (Martin 1958) Mr C Stocks (2009) Mr H Stokes (1993) Dr V Stolojan (1996) Mr A Stone (2008) Miss E Stone (2009) Mrs M Stoney (Wild 1963) Miss O Storer (2006) Mr F Strachan (2008) Mr D Strange (2007) Prof. Dame Marilyn Strathern (Evans 1960) Mr J Streather (2009) Mr K Stromdale (2007) Miss H Strouts (1962) Mrs J Struthers (McMurran 1945) Mr J Styles (2009) Mr J Surry (2008) Miss K Sutcliffe (2006) Ms D Sutherland (1972) Miss I Swain (1974) Mr T Swain (2008) Ms M Swanwick (Richardson 1954) Lady Swinnerton-Dyer (H Browne 1956) Mrs J Syer (Vallat 1960) Mrs D Sykes (White 1945) Mr A Szopa-Comley (2009) Prof S Szuchet (1959) Dr P Talalay (Samuels 1947) Miss K Talbot (2008) Dr P Tallantyre (Martin 1961) Mr I Tam (2007) Dr S Tam (1986) Mr D Tan (2009) Mr W Tan (2006)

Mr J Tassell (2003) Miss C Taube (2007) Mr M Tavazzani (2008) Dr H Taylor (1971) Ms K Taylor (1993) Dr P Taylor (Francis 1963) Mr P Taylor (2008) Ms S Taylor (1974) Mr T Taylor (1990) Mr I Teague (1980) Miss A Tedder (2007) Mrs M Terry (Hort 1932) Mrs A Thomas (Kendon 1949) Mrs C Thomas (Warne 1960) Mrs E Thomas (Porter 1938) Dr M Thomas (Hern 1947) Dr A Thompson (1961) Dr D Thompson (Walbank 1958) Mr N Thompson (1987) Dr B Thomson (Bland 1955) Mrs S Thomson (Dowty 1960) Miss H Thorburn (2008) Dr V Thorne (Stanton 1963) Mrs J Thorogood (Hildreth 1952) Mrs C Thorp (Kenyon 1964) Mrs D Thorp (Galbraith 1955) Miss C Thorpe (2009) Mrs J Thorpe (Oakley 1960) Mr P Thum-Bonanno (2007) Dr A Thurrell (1995) Mrs C Thursby-Pelham (1981) Mrs M Thursby-Pelham (Williams 1982)

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Ms R Tibawi (Tibawi 1964) Mrs J Tierney (Briggs 1971) Dr M Tiffen (Steele-Perkins 1949) Dr S Tilby (Wharton 1973) Mr O Timmis (2007) Miss K Tinslay (2006) Mrs A Tobin (1993) Prof P Tod Mr M Tokeshi (2006) Dr R Toms (Peregrine-Jones 1961) Mrs C Tongue (Gwilliam 1969) Mr J Tothill (1988) Mr M Tovey (2006) Mrs J Towle (Barbour 1950) Miss J Townend (2007) Dr G Tozer-Hotchkiss (Tozer 1975) Dr N Trask (2000) Mr B Travers (2006) Miss P Treacy (1980) Mr B Treloar (2007) Mrs R Treves Brown (Harding 1956) Mrs M Trotman (Pocock 1952) Dr J Trusted (Turner 1943) Ms M Trusted (1974) Ms L Tugwell (1990) Mrs C Turner (Ogle 1972) Mrs D Turner (Greenaway 1959) Mr H Turner (2007) Mrs L Turner (Gemmell 1977) Dr P Turner (Watson 1957) Mrs S Turner (Davis 1950) Mrs M Tyler (Hughes 1953) Miss K Tymieniecka (1998) Mrs M Tyndall (Blench 1936) Miss B Tyrie (2009) Dr P Tyrrell (1975) Mr D Tysoe (2008)


The Roll 2010

Mrs H Underwood (Keeble 1999) Mr J Vali (1998) Ms F Van Dijk (1983) Prof V van Heyningen (Daniel 1965) Dr S van Lieshout (2000) Mr R Vann Jones (1991) Mrs J Varley (Costain 1946) Dr M Varley (Brown 1937) Mrs J Varney Mr A Vaughan (1987) Mr S Venn Ms S Vernon (Schapiro 1964) Mr C Vickers (1997) Miss C Vie (2007) Mrs C Vigars (Walton 1955) Ms M Vincent (1956) Dr E Vinestock (Morrison 1957) Dr C Vize (1980) Mrs C Von Abendorff (Dodd 1941) Mr M Vroobel (2007) Mr D Vyravipillai (2007) Mr J Wade Mr S Wait (2007) Mr S Walker (1986) Mr T Walker (2009) Mrs W Walker (Peirce 1956) Dr S Wallace (1991) Mrs S Waller (Skelland 1979) Dr M Walmsley (1960) Mr C Walsh (2009) Prof S Walton (RowlandJones 1977) Mr N Wand (2009) Dr E Wang (1986) Miss G Ward (2009) Mrs K Ward (Mee 1969) Mrs P Ward (Nobes 1951) Miss R Ward (2006) Mr G Warner (1979)

The Rt Hon Baroness Warnock (1984) Dr R Warren (Copping 1960) Dr V Warrior (1955) Dr C Warwick (1992) Mrs G Waters (Cutmore 1971) Mr R Watkins (2009) Dr P Watney (Lachelin 1950) Miss H Watson (2008) Mrs S Watson (Head 1969) Mrs J Way (Whitehead 1962) Mr B Webb (2009) Ms C Webb (1960) Dr C Weber (Howe 1969) Dr J Weiss (Martin 1961) Mr R Weinert Miss A Weitzel (1978) Mrs M Weitzel (Leigh 1946) Mrs D Wells (Bousfield 1965) Mr N Wells (1981) Miss C Wennersten (2008) Mrs P Werdmuller (Gillham 1954) Ms F Werge (1975) Mr A Wessely (2009) Miss A West (2008) Mr B West (1994) Miss E West (2008) Mrs F Weston (Simpson 1979) Mrs J Westwood (Murrant 1935) Mr T Wey (2000) Mrs R Whatmore (Robertson 1972) Miss G Wheeler (2007) Mrs A Whipp (Smith 1974) Mrs G White (Lupton 1977) Miss E Whittington (2009) Mr T Whooley (1995)

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Mrs I Wiener (Pollak 1952) Mr R Wild (2007) Mrs H Wilderspin (Chatters 1980) Miss S Wilkins (2007) Mr C Wilkinson (1999) Dr J Wilkinson (1986) Ms J Wilkinson Mrs N Wilkinson (Bird 1938) Dr L Willats (1999) Miss A Williams (2007) Miss C Williams (1991) Mrs E Williams (Gossop 1961) Mr G Williams (1993) Mr G Williams (1999) Mr J Williams (2008) Mr P Williams (1984) Miss R Williams (2008) Miss S Williams (1985) Mr T Williams (2007) Mrs V Williams (Grubb 1944) Mr E Willis-Jones (2008) Miss C Wilson (1947) Mrs P Wilson (Knight 1947) Dr S Wilson (1945) Miss I Wilton (2008) Mr C Wiltsche (2007) Miss H Windmill (2009) Mrs R Winegarten (Aarons 1940) Mrs R Wintle (Frye 1953) Miss V Wiseman (2009) Dr T Wishart (1985) Mr R Witter (1999) Mr D Wittmann (1983) Mrs S Wittmann (Abesser 1983) Mr K Wohlfahrt (2009) Mrs P Wolstenholme (Nall 1950) Mr H Wong (2006) Mr J Wong (2008)


Annual Review 2010

Mr L Wong (2009) Miss K Wood (1998) Mrs M Woodall (Evans 1960) Ms S Woodall (1977) Ms T Woodeson (1986) Mr C Woodford (1985) Mr J Woods (2003) Mr T Woof (2009) Mr J Woolf (1998) Mrs D Woolley (McGrath 1954) Mr P Woollins (2008) Mrs G Woon (Doubleday 1977)

Mrs V Wootten (Cadbury 1951) Miss A Woroniuk (2009) Miss B Wright (1972) Miss C Wright (2000) Mrs L Wright (Watts 1996) Mr R Wright (2001) Mrs J Wrobel (Wakefield 1973) Dr E Wyatt (1951) Mr D Xu (2006) Mr W Yang (2008) Ms R Yard (1985) Mrs K Yates (Grey 1997) Mr T Yates (2002)

Mrs D York (MacDonald 1955) Ms A Young (1988) Mr A Young (2007) Dr C Young (1979) Mr J Young (1984) Mrs P Youngman (Coates 1957) Miss W Yu (2009) Mrs R Yule (Sanders 1969) Miss Y Zhang (2004) Mr Y Zhang (2007) Mr Y Zhang (2009) Mr Y Zhu (2007)

We should like also to thank the following organisations for their support: Cambridge Local Girton Association LJC Ltd London Girton Association Slaughter and May LLP

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new information for 2009–10 Please complete both sides of this form and return to The Registrar of the Roll, Girton College, Cambridge cb3 0jg Full name  _________________________________________________________ Former name (if applicable)  _ __________________________________________ Year of first entering College  _________________ Tripos _ __________________

Current address

Have we used your correct, full postal address to send this Annual Review? If not, please notify us of any changes to your address, telephone number or postcode: _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Telephone number(s)  ______________________ Postcode _ ________________ I should like my address to be made available to Girton Regional Associations Email _____________________________________________________________ Those who register have the option of selecting, at each stage, which of the details they submit are to be confidential and which may be made available to other alumni. I should like to be consulted on period-representative elections to the Roll Committee

by email 

by post

Marriage within the year Full name of spouse ____________________________ Date of marriage ________ Is your spouse a Girtonian?

If so please give his/her year of entering College _______

Child(ren) born within the year Name _ ___________________________   Date of birth_ _________ M

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Name _ ___________________________   Date of birth_ _________ M

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Awards, Degrees and Honours (2009–10 or unreported earlier), with dates _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Please also complete the reverse of this form if applicable.


Career news this year New employment/new training, with date of commencement _________________________________________________________________ Name of new employer/institution _________________________________________________________________ New appointments to committees, directorships etc. in industry, public or voluntary sectors, with date of commencement _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________

Publications (2009â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 or unreported earlier) Book: title / publisher / year _________________________________________________________________ Chapter in book: chapter title / book title / publisher / year _________________________________________________________________ Articles: title / journal / number / year / page numbers _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________

Other personal information and interesting developments in your life _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ We are interested to hear about any of your personal and career news that has not already been reported elsewhere on this form. Even if we cannot publish it in the Annual Review for lack of space, it will be recorded and retained. Please let us have your new information as changes occur, and before the end of June 2011 for inclusion in the next Annual Review.


2011 roll buffet lunch and annual general meeting of the roll Roll members from all years are invited to the Roll Buffet Lunch. Spouses, partners, children, friends and relations are all warmly welcome.

Saturday 9 July 2011 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. 11.00 a.m.

Before the Roll Buffet Lunch, Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual event. Speaker to be announced.

12.00 noon

The Buffet Lunch begins in the Fellows’ Rooms and Old Kitchens with access to Eliza Baker and Woodlands Courts.

Tennis, croquet and other activities will be available. (Please bring your own tennis racquets, and arrange for small children to be supervised.)

2.10 p.m.

The Annual General Meeting of the Roll.

2.30 p.m.

Miss Karen Pierce CMG (1978), Director, Afghanistan and South Asia, and Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistsan at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will speak after the Annual General Meeting. The title of her talk will be: ‘Fairy Cakes and Generals: where does diplomacy fit into modern conflict?’ Registrar of the Roll

Please see booking form overleaf.


I should like to attend the Roll Buffet Lunch on Saturday 9 July 2011

Number of tickets required

@ £25.00

£ ___________

_________ Children (12–16 years)

@ £6.00

£ ___________

_________ Children (under 12)_

FREE

_________ Adults

_________ Family (2 adults, 2 children) @ £50.00

£ ___________

£ ___________

TOTAL COST

I enclose a cheque (made payable to Girton College): £ ___________ Name ______________________________________________________ Former name (if applicable) _____________________________________ Year of entering College ________________________________________ Tripos _____________________________________________________ Names and titles of guests, with ages of any children* ___________________

______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

Email

__________________________________ Postcode ___________

Numbers in my party likely to attend the Annual General Meeting

_____

Numbers in my party likely to attend the Friends of the Library event _____

*This will assist us in the arrangements and activities for children. Please return this form to: Registrar of the Roll, Girton College, Cambridge cb3 0jg before 22 June 2011.


2011 roll dinner and roll weekend The Roll Dinner is open to all Roll members and their guests. If you would like to help to organise a reunion for your year or for any special group such as a decennial anniversary reunion please get in touch with Dr Emma Cornwall, the Alumni Officer, who can help you with addresses, contacting people and providing a venue for special additional meetings if you wish. The dinner and other Roll events will be held on:

Saturday 24 September 2011 Lawrence Room Talk There will be a talk for Friends and Patrons of The Lawrence Room at 2.00 p.m. (Location to be announced on the day). People’s Portraits Reception

The Friends of People’s Portraits will be holding a Reception in the Fellows’ Rooms at 4.00 p.m. to receive a new portrait for the People’s Portraits at Girton Exhibition The Reception is open to all alumni attending the Roll Weekend events.

Afternoon Tea

From 4.00 p.m. (location to be announced on the day).

A Musical Event

There will be a musical performance after tea. (Details of this and other events will be confirmed later in the year)

Dinner in Hall

7.00 for 7.30 p.m. The Guest Speaker will be: Mrs Caroline Beasley-Murray (Griffiths 1984), HM Coroner for Essex and Thurrock.

Registrar of the Roll Please see booking form overleaf.


I should like to attend the Roll Dinner on Saturday 24 September 2011 Name ________________________________________Matriculation Year ________ Name of guest (including title): ____________________________________________ Special dietary requirements: Vegetarian

Vegan

Other

__________________ _

I/we should like to be seated near to:_________________________________________ Overnight accommodation (bed and breakfast) may be available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights if booked in advance. Please reserve: No. likely to attend the People’s Portraits Reception ____ FREE No. likely to attend the Musical Event

____ FREE

No. of dinner places

____ @ £42.00 per person

(there will be a retiring collection for Roll funds)

£______

No. of rooms for Fri/Sat/Sun nights (circle) ____ @ £50.00 per person per night £______ I enclose my cheque (made payable to Girton College) for the TOTAL SUM of

£______

Address _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Email

_____________________________________ Postcode _______________

Please return this form to: Registrar of the Roll, Girton College, Cambridge cb3 0jg before 13 September 2011.


membership of girton college friends’ groups All memberships of Friends’ groups are now renewed in December/January. All existing and past members will be invited to renew in December 2010. If you are taking out a new membership it will be valid until December 2011.

F RIE NDS OF T H E CH APEL

The College Chapel is a community and a haven available to all. Some are first drawn to it by the quality of music or preaching. Others take refuge at times of emotion or stress. Our Chapel is there for use by all members – those of any faith or none. The Friends and Patrons of the Chapel are vital in maintaining this important aspect of College life. Funds raised by the Friends are used to improve the building fabric and to purchase new books. They also provide for the popular teas for Choir and congregation that follow each Sunday service. As a Friend you will receive an annual newsletter and you are, of course, most welcome to join us in Chapel. In addition to this, Patrons will also be given the opportunity to have a personalised book plate in one of the Chapel library’s books. Karen Lee, President

F RIE NDS OF T H E CH OI R

Girton College Choir has a reputation as one of Cambridge’s most highly regarded choirs. As well as singing services in the College Chapel, the Choir frequently performs outside Cambridge. Termly visits are made to major British cathedrals and the Choir also travels overseas at least once a year. Recently the Choir won third prize out of 90 international entries in the 2007 Spittal International Choir Competition in Austria. The Choir has also recorded five CDs since 1995, and the sixth, now on sale, was recorded in New York at the end of the 2009 tour of the USA. It is the Choir’s Friends and Patrons whose support makes its overseas tours possible. Friends receive notification of and free admittance to the annual Friends’ Concert. Patrons may also, if they wish, have their contributions acknowledged in concert programmes. Dr Martin Ennis, Director of Music and President

F RIE NDS OF T H E G ARDENS

Girton College prides itself on its beautiful grounds, exceptional in their variety from formal courts and lawns to extensive meadow and woodland and a famous orchard. Unusually for college grounds, no area is ‘private’ so that all members of the College, local residents and any other visitors are always welcome to enjoy the gardens and grounds. The twin policies of open access and ecological management of habitat demand and require a wide range of skills from a small staff whose work has to range from maintaining our formal spaces to stewardship of rare varieties of fruit and acting as foresters in the perimeter woodland. Friends of the College Gardens are essential in supporting both day-to-day activities and special projects. Friends are invited to an event. Patrons of the Gardens additionally receive a ‘gardener’s tip’ from Girton’s Head Gardener. Dr Ruth Williams, President

F RIE NDS OF T H E L I BR ARY

Girton is justifiably proud of its Library, which holds a series of outstanding collections, including our Special Collections of rare books, our unique Archive, and, of course,


our undergraduate collections, which are acclaimed as among the best in the University. The College Library plays a central role in Girton’s academic life and achievements, while its Archive and its Special Collections enjoy an international reputation. Maintaining these collections, the fabric of the building, and a professional information service for our users is an expensive undertaking. Friends and Patrons of the Library provide vital help with the ‘value-added’ aspects that make Girton’s Library so special. Funds from the Friends have recently been used to provide additional books and IT resources for undergraduates, the cataloguing and conservation of archival papers, and the purchase of special book collections. Friends of the Library are invited to an annual summer event. In addition, Patrons are commemorated on special personalised book plates of an original design by Joan Hassall inserted in new library books to the value of the donation. Frances Gandy, President

F RIE NDS OF PEOPL E’S PORT RAI TS

From the lifeboatmen of Fowey to a retired actor, people from different walks of life are captured on canvas in our unique People’s Portraits exhibition. The high calibre of the artists, all of whom are members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, makes this one of the UK’s hidden jewels in the portraiture world. People’s Portraits is continually growing, thanks to the ongoing generosity of newly-elected members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters who each donate a portrait to the collection. The Friends and Patrons of People’s Portraits are essential in providing the resources needed to promote the exhibition and assist with its maintenance. As a Friend you will be invited to an annual reception at which a new portrait will be officially unveiled. Patrons are also invited to an annual dinner. Those who donate over £1,000 have the chance to receive a personal postcard-sized drawing of themselves created by one of the artists from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, though receipt of a drawing cancels the gift’s qualification for Gift Aid. Dr Alastair Reid, President

F RIE NDS OF T H E L AWR ENCE RO O M The Lawrence Room collections offer a unique insight into College history. Hermione, our portrait mummy, is seen with archaeological finds from as close as the Roman and Anglo-Saxon cemetery on the College site and as distant as ancient Mesopotamia. With new showcases and layout and a complete electronic catalogue, shortly to go on-line, the collections are now available to the public and researchers alike and their reputation is growing fast. The generosity of Friends and Patrons of the Lawrence Room is vital in ensuring the environmental monitoring, conservation, ongoing curation and security of these expanding collections. Friends of the Lawrence Room receive an invitation to an annual event and may be commemorated in the Donors’ Book. Patrons are each year sent an illustrated card highlighting an object selected from the collection. Dr Dorothy Thompson, President

T HE INFIDE L B OAT CLUB

The Infidel Boat Club is Girton’s alumni boat club. The Club supports the Girton College Boat Club and promotes rowing within the College and beyond. Founded in 2001, the Club has enabled more than 40 alumni to get out on the water. The Club organises rowing and social events in Cambridge, London and beyond. Details can be found at: www.theinfidel.co.uk. Funds raised through subscriptions ensure that the Club is able to offer rowing and social activities to alumni, but its overarching aim is to strengthen links between alumni and current Girton students, and to assist in the development of GCBC. Members receive news by email of forthcoming events and activities. Patrons, who donate £200 or more, may, if they wish, have their contribution acknowledged in rowing programmes. For the President of the Infidel Boat Club


FORM OF APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OF ONE OR MORE OF THE GIRTON COLLEGE FRIENDS’ GROUPS If you would like to join or renew your subscription to one or more of the Girton College Friends’ Groups, or make a donation, please use the form below. Your subscription will run until the end of December 2011, when you will be invited to renew. If you are a UK taxpayer, paying tax at the basic rate or above, we should be grateful if you would complete the Gift Aid Declaration on the form overleaf. Using Gift Aid means that, for every pound you give, we receive an additional 25 pence from HM Revenue and Customs. To qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in UK Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax must at least equal the amount we will claim in the tax year. If you are already a member of one of the groups, please do not use the form below. We will be contacting all current and previous Friends and Patrons, inviting them to renew in December 2010. I should like to subscribe as a Member or Patron as indicated below: Friends’ Groups

Member

Patron

Girton College Chapel

(£20)

(£50 min. = ______)

Girton College Choir

(£20)

(£50 min. = ______)

Girton College Gardens

(£20)

(£50 min. = ______)

Girton College Library

(£20)

(£50 min. = ______)

People’s Portraits

(£20)

(£50 min. = ______)

Lawrence Room

(£20)

(£50 min. = ______)

The Infidel Boat Club

(£25)

(£200 min. = ______)

Or I enclose a donation of £ ______________ to _______________________

Please turn over


Gift Aid Declaration Name:______________________________________________________________ Home Address:________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________Postcode:_________________ Telephone:__________________________Email:____________________________ Matriculation Year:_____________________________________________________ I am a UK taxpayer, paying tax at the basic rate or above. Please treat all donations I have made to Girton College (Registered Charity number 1137541) in this tax year, and in the previous six tax years, and all donations I make from the date of this declaration, as Gift Aid donations, until I notify you otherwise. I understand that I must pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that Girton reclaims on my donations in each tax year. Signed:__________________________________Date: ____________________ Notes: 1 If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains at least equal to the tax that Girton reclaims, you can cancel your declaration at any time by notifying the Development Office (telephone 01223 338990) 2 If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return. 3 Please notify the Development Office if you change your name or address. 4 Girton College is a Registered Charity, number 1137541. 5 HMRC require charities to have the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home address on the Gift Aid declaration.

Please return the completed form to the appropriate President or Presidents c/o the Development Office, Girton College, FREEPOST ANG6880, Cambridge cb3 0ye.


development campaign funding priorities for

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The College has a wide-ranging portfolio of fundraising projects. With the reduction in government funding, Girton is more dependent than ever on the support of its alumni and friends to continue in its mission. Gift Aid can now be claimed on any gift made by a UK taxpayer to the College – meaning that for every £10 given by a taxpayer, we receive £12.50. Even a small gift can make a huge difference to the total raised, as the wide participation of our alumni in donating can influence funding decisions by donors such as Trusts and corporations. college endowment

general educational purposes

(Currently around £40 million; in the long term this needs to be over £100 million) The College’s income from fees is approximately £1.6 million per year, yet the cost of providing our students’ education is around £2.2 million per year. Girton is dependent on fundraising and its endowment funds to make up the shortfall. Girton currently has an endowment of approximately £46 million, which is professionally managed, and run on a total-returns basis. Cambridge as a whole (i.e. the University and colleges combined) has an endowment of just over £3 billion. This compares with £8.5 billion for Yale and over £14 billion at Harvard. Backing every student, Cambridge has £150,000 of endowment capital; that number is £600,000 at each of Yale and Harvard and nearly £1 million at Princeton! Whilst there is clearly no scope for levelling this disparity in the immediate future, it is clear that Cambridge in general, and Girton in particular, needs to continue to build up endowed funds if we are to continue to offer a world-class education. Within Cambridge, Girton is a larger-than-average College, and it currently operates with a lower-than-average endowment. An endowment of nearer £100 million would be more appropriate to the size of the College’s current operation. It is essential to Girton’s long-term future that the endowment is increased along these lines. Unrestricted gifts for the College’s endowment are tremendously valuable as they give the College additional flexibility to cope with any situation in which it may find itself. funding of teaching fellowships

(Endowment of £1.2 million or annual funding of at least £40,000) The need to supply funding for teaching Fellowships is becoming increasingly urgent, as the present unique system is in danger of becoming unsustainable. The 20% decline in the fee-funding for colleges over ten years from 1998 means that there is less financial flexibility to support college teaching posts. The University’s departments are also under financial pressure and are cutting back on teaching provision, making the College Fellowships even more vital. We are fortunate that an anonymous donor pledged £2.5 million in late 2008, to match any donations given to teaching endowment. This sum will be available to match gifts in a 1:1 ratio for endowment of teaching posts. The priority posts which College needs to fund at present are in the following subjects: Economics, English,


History, Law, Mathematics, Modern and Medieval Languages. In order to sustain for the long term, it is essential that College endows teaching posts. The cost of funding a mid-level College Lecturer (Official Fellow), including 22% on-costs of pension, room and commons as well as salary, is over £40,000 per year. In order to generate this in perpetuity, an endowment of £1.2 million is needed for each post. The experience of a Cambridge education is the experience of being taught by the best minds in your field, and having access to renowned academics as supervisors. Those who have really had the greatest influence on our formation, aside from our parents, are most often our teachers. Supporting teaching at Girton will benefit generations of future students, and ensure that they have the best opportunities that the University can offer. We are currently on the way to endowing two Fellowships, one in an arts subject and one in Mathematics, and our aim is to endow at least two more through fundraising in the next four years. Another post is being funded through donation on an annual basis, thanks to the generosity of a former student of Girton. sports pav ilion

(£1 million) Fundraising is well under way to build a pavilion worthy of the sporting triumphs of Girton’s recent years. These include the promotion of the men’s rugby team to Division 1 and the men’s football team winning the League in 2006. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the College, we have already completed a related project: the realignment of the rugby and football pitches so that the two games can be played concurrently. The new pavilion will be a two-storey building with four changing rooms, and will incorporate a new gym. Currently the College’s gym is temporarily located in an old chair store, and the pavilion will provide it with a unified and permanent home. tower wing

(£0.5 million) Thanks to the generosity of donors, much of the work of bringing the Tower wing student rooms up to twenty-first century standards, with IT networking and improved bathrooms and kitchens, is now complete. However, there still remains the final essential work to the ground floor, including the front entrance and Porters’ Lodge. A further £0.5 million is still required to complete the project. childcare bursaries

(£2 million) Providing childcare bursaries underlines our commitment to equal opportunities and access. We now have a children’s nursery at Wolfson Court, but the costs of childcare are still such that they deter many from continuing their studies after becoming parents. As well as encouraging more mature students and graduates with children to study in Cambridge, bursaries are an essential benefit for academic staff.


GIRTON COLLEGE DONATION FORM This single form, the Girton College Donation Form, covers all donations other than subscriptions and/or donations to College Friends’ Groups. IMPORTANT – if you are a UK taxpayer, paying tax at the basic rate or above, please complete the Gift Aid declaration below, as we can now reclaim tax at the basic rate on donations (see * overleaf ). Gift Aid Declaration Name:_____________________________________________________________ Home Address:_______________________________________________________ _____________________________________Postcode:______________________ Telephone:_____________________________Email:________________________ Matriculation Year:____________________________________________________ I am a UK taxpayer, paying tax at the basic rate or above. Please treat all donations I have made to Girton College (Registered Charity number 1137541) in this tax year, and in the previous six tax years, and all donations I make from the date of this declaration, as Gift Aid donations until I notify you otherwise. I understand that I must pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that Girton reclaims on my donations in each tax year. Signed: ___________________________________ Date: ____________________ Designation of gift I wish to donate to the Development Campaign I wish to donate to a specific fund or funds Please state fund(s)__________________________________________ One-off gift I enclose a cheque (made payable to Girton College) I wish to pay by credit/debit card: Please debit the sum of £_________________________from my account. Card type (e.g. Visa):____________________________ Card Number (16 digits):_________________________ Expires:_________________ Valid from:____________ Maestro or Switch Issue No.:____ Security Number (last three figures on the reverse of the card):__________ Signed:_____________________________ Date:__________________


Regular gift by Standing Order (PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS FORM TO YOUR BANK) To the Manager,______________________________________________Bank Bank address:_____________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Account number:_____________________________ Sort code:_____________ Please pay the monthly quarterly annual sum of £__________________ commencing on______________________ until _____________________ to Girton College, Cambridge, Account No. 40207322 at Barclays Bank plc, Bene’t Street, Cambridge, cb3 3pz (Sort code 20–17–19) Signed:________________________________ Date:_______________________

Thank you for your support.

Donors to the Development Campaign will be listed in the College Annual Review. If you do not wish your name to appear, please tick this box.

Please return to: Development Office, Girton College, FREEPOST ANG6880, Cambridge, cb3 0ye.

* Gift Aid For every £10.oo you donate, the College receives £12.50 if you are a UK taxpayer. For example, a gift of £10.oo per month for three years increases to £450.00 once tax has been reclaimed. A one-off gift of £800 increases to £1,000. There are extra benefits for donors of gifts of shares and for donors who are higher-rate taxpayers. For more information on other forms of tax-efficient giving, please contact us at the Development Office, Girton College, FREEPOST ANG6880, Cambridge, cb3 0ye (Tel: 01223 339893, email development@girton.cam.ac.uk). Girton College is Registered Charity, number 1137541


girton college merchandise A wide range of items is always available for sale at the Portersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lodge. Some can be obtained by mail order and these are listed on the order form overleaf. Below are some of the items that are new this year.

RIGHT A soft toy representing Buster, the College cat, wearing a College sweater and scarf. BELOW LEFT Cotton socks in College colours; two different designs: green and red, and green, red and white. BELOW RIGHT Fine cotton pyjama trousers, also in College colours.

BELOW LEFT Sterling silver College Shield cufflinks, in a presentation box. BELOW RIGHT Sterling silver College Shield lapel pin, in a velvet bag.

The design of the silver shield for both the cufflinks and lapel pin.


To: the Head Porter, Girton College, Cambridge cb3 0jg I wish to order the following items Item

Price

Girton tie – pure silk Girton pashmina – wool and silk Girton sterling silver cuff-links NEW Girton hand-crafted silver badge in embroidered linen pouch Girton sterling silver lapel pin in velvet bag NEW Girton scarf – College colours in wool with scarlet fleece backing Girton umbrella Squirrel wearing Girton scarf Black and white cat (‘Buster’) wearing Girton jersey and scarf NEW

£20.00 £25.00 £95.00 £40.00 £50.00 £20.00 £25.00 £15.00 £15.00 £11.00 £11.00 £25.00 £3.50 £4.50 £3.00 £7.50 £17.00 £19.00 £18.00 £28.00 £10.00 £10.00 £12.00 £10.00 £7.00 £20.00 £10.00 £10.00 £25.00 £5.00

Girton cotton socks, red and green – sizes (please circle) 4–7 or 8–12 NEW Girton cotton socks, red, white and green – sizes (please circle) 4–7 or 8–12 NEW Girton cotton pyjama trousers – sizes (please circle) S M L Girton College paperweight Girton College memo holder with College shield Girton Pen/Pencil holder with College shield Girton College coasters, set of six Girton College table mat, set of six Men's badged polo shirt (white or black, S, M, L, XL – please circle colour and size) Women’s badged ‘ladyfit’ polo shirt (white or black, S, M, L – please circle colour and size) Zip Neck Sweatshirt with black embroidered shield (S, M, L, XL – please circle size) Choir CD O Porta Caeli (2000) Choir CD Res Miranda (2005) Choir CD The Feast Celestial (2009) Girton,Thirty Years in the Life of a Cambridge College REDUCED The Girton Project Journal: Girtonians and the World Wars Girton College Register Vol .3 1970–2000 NEW Girton College Register Vol. 3 1970–2000 on CD NEW Girton College Register Vol. 2 1949–1969 Girton College Registers Vols. 2 and 3 bought together SPECIAL OFFER That Infidel Place – History of Girton College 1989–1969 Post and packing (PER ITEM) Because we cannot assess postage before your order has been placed, we ask that you pay an additional charge on each item you purchase. We will refund the difference to you once we have calculated the cost of posting your order. Please note that this can be avoided by placing a credit card order by phone or by fax (please see below).

uk

£3.50

Europe

£4.00

usa

£5.50

Rest of the World

£6.00

Qty

Total (£’s)

Total Please print in BLOCK CAPITALS I enclose my cheque, made payable to Girton College, for £_________________________________________ (Postage and packaging; please see above.) Credit Card Orders Call +44(0)1223 766672 or fax +44(0)1223 339892 Please send to: Name ______________________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Postcode________________Telephone__________________________Email_________________________


The editor is extremely grateful for all the help received from Fay Faunch and the Editorial Committee. His and the Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thanks also to Gillian Jondorf (Moore 1956) and Susan Moore (1952) for copy editing, Cherry Hopkins (Busbridge 1959) for proof-reading and Vera Seal for early help with the text


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2010 Annual Review  

The annual record of Girton College.

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