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GIRTON COLLEGE ANNUAL REVIEW

CONTENTS The College 2010‒11 List of Fellows and Officers Letter from the Mistress Profiles Articles: Barbara Wootton, Pioneer of Evidence-Based Public Policy ‘The Best Embroideress in Society’ Return to Girton A Year of Poetry The Editor’s Story Miscellany College Reports Awards and Distinctions University and College Awards Fellows’ Publications Student Reports The Roll 2010‒11 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 2010‒11

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The College 2011

Visitor: Mistress:

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

Fellows and Officers of the College, October 2011 Honorary Fellows PROFESSOR M BURBIDGE, BSc, PhD (London), FRS

PROFESSOR DUSA MCDUFF, PhD, FRS THE RT HON BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM, PC, DL, MA, DPhil (Oxon)

DR M F LYON, ScD, FRS DR MARJORIE MCCALLUM CHIBNALL, OBE, Hon LittD, MA, DPhil, FSA, FBA

BARONESS JAMES OF HOLLAND PARK, OBE

MRS ANITA DESAI, BA (Delhi), FRSL

VISCOUNTESS RUNCIMAN OF DOXFORD, DBE, BA

BARONESS PLATT OF WRITTLE, CBE, DL, Hon LLD, MA, FREng

THE RT HON BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN, PC, MA

DR B A ASKONAS, PhD, FRS

LADY ENGLISH, MA, MB, BChir, MRCP, FRCPsych

THE RT HON LORD MACKAY OF CLASHFERN, PC, Hon LLD, FRSE

MS J RACHEL LOMAX, MA, MSc (London)

PROFESSOR A TEICHOVA, PhD (Prague), Dr hon c (Uppsala), FRHS

DR MARGARET H BENT, FBA, FSA, FRHistS, MA, MusB, PhD, Hon DMus (Glasgow), Hon DFA (Notre Dame)

HM QUEEN MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK, Hon LLD MISS E LLEWELLYN-SMITH, CB, MA

DAME ELIZABETH L A FORGAN, DBE, OBE, BA (Oxon)

PROFESSOR DAME MARGARET TURNERWARWICK, DBE, DM (Oxon), PhD, FRCP

PROFESSOR FRANCES M ASHCROFT FRS, ScD, PhD

DAME BRIDGET OGILVIE, DBE, ScD, FIBiol, FRCPath

PROFESSOR DAME ATHENE M DONALD, DBE, FRS, MA, PhD

PROFESSOR DAME GILLIAN BEER, DBE, FBA, MA, LittD, BLitt (Oxon)

THE HON MRS JUSTICE GLOSTER, DBE, MA

THE RT REVD DAVID CONNER, MA

Barbara Bodichon Foundation Fellows

PROFESSOR DOUGLASS NORTH, BA, PhD (Berkeley)

MRS BARBARA WRIGLEY, MA

THE RT HON LADY JUSTICE ARDEN, PC, DBE, MA, LLM

MRS SALLY ALDERSON, MA

BARONESS PERRY OF SOUTHWARK, MA

MRS MARGARET LLEWELLYN, OBE, MA

JUDGE ROSALYN HIGGINS, DBE, FBA, QC, Hon LLD, MA, LLB

MRS VERONICA WOOTTEN, MA, MBE MRS CELIA SKINNER, MA

DAME ANN BOWTELL, DCB, BA

MISS C ANNE WILSON, MA, ALA

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DR MARGARET A BRANTHWAITE, BA, MD, FFARCS, FRCP

JOHN MARKS, MA, MD (London), FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPsych, Life Fellow

DR RUTH WHALEY BA, MA, PhD (Harvard)

S FRANK WILKINSON, MA, PhD, Life Fellow

SIR LAURENCE W MARTIN, MA, MA, PhD, DCL (Hon) DL

ROLAND E RANDALL, MA, PhD, MSc (McGill), Life Fellow

MISS SARAH CAROLINE HOLT, MA

MARTIN D BRAND, MA, PhD (Bristol), BSc (Manchester), Life Fellow

MR COLIN GRASSIE, MA

JOHN E DAVIES, MA, BSc, PhD (Monash), Official Fellow (Chemistry)

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Fellows

DAVID N DUMVILLE, MA, PhD (Edinburgh), Life Fellow

JANET E HARKER, MA, ScD, Life Fellow CHRISTINE H MCKIE, MA, PhD, Life Fellow

ABIGAIL L FOWDEN, MA, PhD, ScD, Professorial Fellow (Biological Sciences)

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ENID A C MACROBBIE, MA, PhD (Edinburgh), ScD, FRS, Life Fellow POPPY JOLOWICZ, MA, LLB, Life Fellow

JULIET A S DUSINBERRE, MA, PhD (Warwick), Life Fellow

DOROTHY J THOMPSON, FBA, MA, PhD, Life Fellow

THOMAS SHERWOOD, MA, MB, BS (London), FRCR, FRCP, Life Fellow

ELIZABETH MARRIAN, MA, MD, Life Fellow

RICHARD J EVANS, MA, PhD, MRCVS, Life Fellow

MELVEENA C MCKENDRICK, FBA, MA, PhD, LittD, Life Fellow

*ALASTAIR J REID, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in History (Part II)

NANCY J LANE PERHAM, OBE, MA, PhD, ScD, MSc (Dalhousie), DPhil (Oxon), Hon LLD (Dalhousie), Hon ScD (Salford), Hon ScD (Sheffield Hallam), Hon ScD (Oxford Brookes), Hon ScD (Surrey), Life Fellow

SARAH KAY, FBA, MA, DPhil (Oxon), LittD, Life Fellow MARY WARNOCK (BARONESS), DBE, Hon FBA, MA (Oxon), Life Fellow

JOAN OATES, FBA, PhD, Life Fellow

HOWARD P HODSON, MA, PhD, FREng Professorial Fellow (Engineering)

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GILLIAN JONDORF, MA, PhD, Life Fellow BETTY C WOOD, MA, PhD (Pennsylvania), Life Fellow

PETER C J SPARKS, MA, DipArch, RIBA, Life Fellow

JILL MANN, MA, PhD, FBA, Life Fellow

STEPHANIE PALMER, SJD (Harvard), LLM (Harvard), Supernumerary Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (LLM)

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*2RUTH M WILLIAMS, MA, PhD (London), Bertha Jeffreys Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics

*FRANCES GANDY, MA, MCLIP, Official Fellow, Librarian, Curator, and Tutor for Science Graduates

*JULIA M RILEY, MA, PhD, Vice-Mistress, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Physical Sciences

*2CHRISTOPHER J B FORD, MA, PhD, Official Fellow (Physics)

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

CHARITY A HOPKINS, OBE, MA, LLB, Life Fellow W JAMES SIMPSON, BA (Melbourne), PhD, MPhil (Oxon), Life Fellow

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ANNE FERNIHOUGH, MA, PhD, NonStipendiary Fellow (English)

ALBERTINA ALBORS-LLORENS, LLM (London), PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Law

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ANGELA C ROBERTS, PhD, Professorial Fellow (Behavioural Neurosciences)

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MIA GRAY, BA (SAN DIEGO), MRCP (Berkeley), PhD (Rutgers), Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Geography (Part IB)

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HUGH R SHERCLIFF, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering

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MARTIN W ENNIS, MA, PhD, FRCO, KRP (Köln), Austin and Hope Pilkington Fellow, Director of Studies in Music and Director of College Music (on leave MT 2011 and LT 2012)

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NEIL WRIGHT, MA, PhD, Official Fellow (Classics)

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RUTH M L WARREN, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCR, Life Fellow

JOHN L HENDRY, MA, PhD, Supernumerary Fellow (Management Studies)

ALEXANDRA M FULTON, BSc, PhD (Edinburgh), Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Biological Sciences (Parts IB, II and III), Tutor for Admissions (Science)

JOCHEN H RUNDE, MPhil, PhD, Professorial Fellow (Economics), Director of Studies in Management Studies

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EILEEN D RUBERY, CB, MB, ChB (Sheffield), MA (London), PhD, FRCR, FRCPath, FFPHM, Senior Research Fellow, Honorary Registrar of the Roll

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

MAUREEN J HACKETT, BA, MA (Southampton), Official Fellow, Tutor, Warden of Wolfson Court and Graduate Accommodation, and Junior Bursar

JULIET J D’A CAMPBELL, CMG, MA, Life Fellow PETER H ABRAHAMS, MBBS, FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCR, DO (Hon), Life Fellow

*2CRISPIN H W BARNES, BSc, PhD (London), Official Fellow (Physics)

*DEBORAH LOWTHER, MA, ACA, Official Fellow and Bursar

JUDITH A DRINKWATER, MA, Official Fellow, K M Peace Secretary to the Council

CLIVE LAWSON, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics (Parts I and IIA)

FRANCISCA MALARÉE, BSc (Econ), MA (London), Official Fellow and Development Director

RICHARD L HIMSWORTH, MA, MD, Life Fellow

*2COLM DURKAN, BA, PhD (Trinity College Dublin), Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Engineering (Part IIA and METI) and Tutor

GABRIELE NATALI, Dott. in lett. e fil., Official Fellow (Modern and Mediaeval Languages)

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JOSH D SLATER, PhD, BVMS (Edinburgh), Supernumerary Fellow (Veterinary Medicine) and Praelector

EDWARD J BRISCOE, BA (Lancaster), MPhil, PhD, Professorial Fellow (Computer Science)

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A MARK SAVILL, MA, PhD, Non-Stipendiary Fellow (Engineering)

*K M VERONICA BENNETT, BSc (Leicester), PhD (CNAA), Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Biological Sciences, Tutor for Admissions (Arts) and Tutor

PER-OLOF H WIKSTRÖM, BA, PhD (Stockholm) FBA, Professorial Fellow (Criminology)

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*3HARRIET D ALLEN, MSc (Calgary), MA, PhD, Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Geography and Education, and Tutor

S-P GOPAL MADABHUSHI, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering

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KAMIAR MOHADDES, BSc (Warwick), MPhil, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics (Part IIB)

SHAUN D FITZGERALD, MA, PhD, Official Fellow (Engineering) and Tutor STEPHEN E ROBERTSON, MA, MSc (City), PhD (London), Non-Stipendiary Fellow (Information Science)

NIK CUNNIFFE, MA, MPhil, MSc (Bath), PhD, Official Fellow (Biological Sciences)

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STUART DAVIS, BA, PhD (Birmingham), Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Modern Languages (Parts IA and II)

EDWARD W HOLBERTON, BA, MPhil, PhD, Bradbrook Official Fellow and Director of Studies in English (Year 2) (on leave MT 2011 and LT 2012)

BENJAMIN J GRIFFIN, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in History (Year 2)

HELEN A VAN NOORDEN, BA, MPhil, PhD, Director of Studies in Classics (on leave LT 2012)

FIONA J COOKE, MA, BM BCh (Oxon), PhD (London), MRCP, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine (Parts IB, II and Clinical)

SABINE A DEIRINGER, MPhil, PhD, Eugénie Strong Research Fellow in Social Anthropology

ROSS I LAWTHER, MA, PhD, Olga Taussky Fellow (Mathematics)

FRANCESCO MONTOMOLI, MSc, PhD (Florence), Mitsubishi Senior Research Fellow in Engineering

KAREN L LEE, MA, Official Fellow (Law) and Tutor

CARLO L ACERINI, BSc (Dundee), DCH (Glasgow), MD (Dundee), MA, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine (Part IA)

SINÉAD M GARRIGAN MATTAR, BA, DPhil (Oxon), Official Fellow, Director of Studies in English (Part I and Part II) and Tutor STUART A SCOTT, MA, PhD, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering (Part IB) and Chemical Engineering

KATHERINE M KENNEDY, BA, MA (King’s London), PhD, Katherine Jex-Blake Research Fellow in English and Music

STELIOS TOFARIS, MA, PhD, Brenda Hale Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (Part IA)

KEVIN P D MUSSELMAN, BSc.Eng (Kingston, Canada), MSc (British Colombia), Hertha Ayrton Research Fellow in Materials Science

ALASDAIR N CAMPBELL, MA, MEng, PhD, Hertha Ayrton Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering

PETER R WILLIAMS, BA (Oxon), MSc (Saskatchewan), PhD (Reading), Supernumerary Fellow (Land Economy)

FIONNÙALA E SINCLAIR, BA (Hull), PhD (Edinburgh), Official Fellow and Director of Studies in Modern Languages and Linguistics, and Tutor

MARY V WRENN, BA (Appalachian State), BSc (Appalachian State), MA (Colorado State), PhD (Colorado State), Joan Robinson Research Fellow in Heterodox Economics

*9LILIANA 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

AMALEENA DAMLE, BA, MPhil, PhD, Newton Trust Research Fellow in French SABESAN SITHAMPARANATHAN, B Eng (Sheffield), M Phil, PhD, Tucker-Price Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering

DANIELLE W A G VAN DEN HEUVEL, MA (Amsterdam), PhD (Utrecht), NonStipendiary Fellow (Modern History)

AMY R DONOVAN, BA, MPhil, MSc (University College London), PhD, Ottilie Hancock Research Fellow in Geography

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ALEXANDER G LIU, MESc (Oxon), Henslow Research Fellow in Earth Sciences

CHRISTOPHER K HADLEY, MA, MSc Director of Studies in Computer Science

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KATHERINE HUGHES, BSc, BVSc (Liverpool), MRCVS (Veterinary Medicine)

Visiting Fellows

MORAG A HUNTER, BA, PhD Director of Studies in Geological Sciences

CINDI KATZ, BA (Clark), MA (Clark), PhD (Clark), Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor (Gender Studies) and Helen Cam Visiting Fellow

JOHANNES D KAMINSKI, BA (Vienna), MA (Vienna) PhD (Modern and Mediaeval Languages)

GWYNETH LEWIS, MA DPhil (Oxon), Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow Commoner (LT and MT 2011)

ELIZABETH J KING, MA, Dip Arch, RIBA, Director of Studies in Architecture JOHN LAWSON, BA, PhD, Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences (Part II)

SASKIA SASSEN, MA (Notre Dame), PhD (Notre Dame), MPhil (Poitiers), Helen Cam Visiting Fellow (ET 2011 and ET 2012)

NICHOLAS MULROY, MA, Director of Chapel Music and Assistant Director of College Music

Bye-Fellows

EMMA PUGH, BSc (Keele), PhD (Physics)

ARIF M AHMED, BA (Oxon), MA (Sussex), PhD (Director of Studies in Philosophy)

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STEVEN BOREHAM, BSc (CCAT), PhD (OU) (Geography)

HEIDI RADKE, DVM (Ludvig Maximilian University), DrVetMed (Zurich) (Veterinary Medicine)

LOUISE E BRADDOCK, MA, MB, BChir, MD, MA (Reading), PhD (Reading) (Philosophy), Praelector

SEBASTIEN RENAUX-PETEL, BSC (ENS Lyon), PhD (APC Paris), Newton Trust PostDoctoral Fellow in Mathematics

SAMUEL F BROCKINGTON, BSc (Edinburgh), PhD (Florida Museum of Natural History), Newton Trust Post-Doctoral Fellow in Plant Sciences

C PATRICIA WARD, MA, PhD (Physics)

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EMMA J L WEISBLATT, BA, MB, BCh, Director of Studies in Psychology SAMANTHA K WILLIAMS, BA (Lancaster), MSc, PhD, Director of Studies in History (Year 2) (on leave ET 2011)

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CAROLINE J A BRETT, MA, PhD Director of Studies in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic SIMON COHN, BA, PhD (London), Director of Studies in Social Anthropology

GEOFFREY J WILLIS, BSc (Liverpool), Assistant Bursar

ROBERT DOUBLEDAY, BSc (London), MSc (Sussex), PhD (London) (Geography)

Archivist Emerita

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MARGARET FAULTLESS, MA, (Music)

KATE PERRY Cert Ed (Froebel)

SARAH L FAWCETT, BA, BM, BCh (Oxford), MRCS, FRCR (Medical and Veterinary Sciences)

External Teaching Officers JAMES A AITKEN, BA, MA (Durham), PhD, Director of Studies in Oriental Studies

LAURENT FRIDERES, BA, MA (School of African and Oriental Studies), PhD, (Geography)

BARBARA A BODENHORN, PhD, Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences (Part I), Fellow of Pembroke College

THE REVD A MALCOLM GUITE, MA, PhD (Durham), Chaplain

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JOHN S MCCOMBIE, MA, PhD, Director of Studies in Land Economy, Fellow of Downing College

Lectrice

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CLEMENCE FOURTON Licence (La Sorbonne), DUFLE (Lyon), (French)

RICHARD MARKS, PhD, Director of Studies in History of Art, Honorary Professor and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College

Musicians in Residence ANDREW KENNEDY MA Dip PG (tenor)

Praelectors

JEREMY WEST (historic brass)

LOUISE E BRADDOCK, MA, MB, BChir, MD, MA (Reading), PhD (Reading) JOSH D SLATER, PhD, BVMS (Edinburgh)

Notes * Member of Council

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University Computer Officer

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Professor in the University

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Reader in the University

University Senior Language Teaching Officer

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Senior Lecturer in the University

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University Technical Officer

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University Assistant Director of Research

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University Lecturer

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University Pathologist

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A Letter from the Mistress Dear Girtonians, Having peppered my first annual letter with weather forecasts and shipping analogies, I was hoping this year to use words like ‘calm waters’, ‘steady course’, even ‘carry on cruising' to describe the past twelve months. However, none of these descriptors captures the dynamism that drives the College on, nor do they reflect the impacts of ongoing financial and political uncertainty. So, in an attempt to capture the mood of the year, I turned for inspiration to metaphors with more scholarly roots. Dynamic disequilibrium I begin with a theme common to Physics, Finance and Philosophy; ‘dynamic disequilibrium’. This term speaks, to me, of shocks that are hard to predict, that challenge established wisdoms, and that send well-worn trajectories spinning into new directions. Before turning to such matters, however, I should assure readers that disequilibrium is not the whole story of Girton’s passage through 2011. As I pointed out last year, some shifts in College life, like the succession of Mistresses, are anticipated, well planned, and barely tinker with the passage of an institution from its past to the future. The same is true for the other comings and goings that drive us on. This is not to say that we shall not miss those who have left. We owe enormous gratitude for their wide-ranging contributions to: Dr David Kemp, who has moved to a Research Associateship at UCL; Dr Laura McMahon, pioneer of our teaching-linked Research Fellowships, who has been appointed to a lectureship in Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, and Sam Hudson, Director of Chapel Music, who is now Master of the Music at Blackburn Cathedral. We also bid farewell to Dr Edward Naylor, Senior Research Fellow; Dr Mike Rodman Jones, who has moved to Nottingham University; Dr Stefan Marchiniak, who has resigned his Bye-Fellowship; and Dr Marta Marzanska, who has demitted her Non-Stipendiary Fellowship. We also note with great sadness the death of the Rt Revd Colin Slee, College Chaplain in the 1970s, and of two of our great 7


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supporters Dr Margaret Barton and Sir Geoffrey Chandler. Tragically we also lost one of our promising young undergraduates, Pavel Kantchev, at the start of his second year and we extend our sympathy to his family and to all his friends within and beyond College. Looking forward, as we must, we warmly welcome those who are new to, or rejoining, the College. We are delighted that three of our most distinguished Girtonians have accepted election to Honorary Fellowships; they are Professor Frances Ashcroft, Dame Professor Athene Donald and Dame Elizabeth Gloster. Professor Sir Laurence Martin, father of Jane Martin (1978), together with two other prominent alumni, Colin Grassie and Sarah Holt, were admitted as Barbara Bodichon Fellows at a moving ceremony in May attended by the College Visitor, Baroness Hale of Richmond. We welcome the world-renowned urban theorist Professor Saskia Sassen to the Helen Cam Visiting Fellowship. She joins us for the Easter Terms of 2011‒13. We shall also have a second Helen Cam Visiting Fellow in Professor Cindi Katz who has been elected to the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship in the Department of Gender Studies for 2011‒12. New Fellows welcomed to the College in October 2011 include Professor Peter Williams (Land Economy) who directs the Centre for Housing and Planning Research and becomes a Supernumerary Fellow, and Dr Sam Brockington, from Plant Sciences, who will hold his Newton Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship at Girton. Dr Sabean Sithamparanathan, already a national prizewinner, is the Tucker-Price Research Fellow in Science and Dr Amy Donovan, a Geographer, has taken up a non-stipendiary Research Fellowship in Arts. Dr Alex Liu who has been elected to the University Philosophical Society’s Henslow Fellowship will hold it at Girton; Dr Mary Wrenn has flown from the USA to take up the newly-established Joan Robinson Research Fellowship in Heterodox Economics; Dr. Heidi Radke is the new Bye-Fellow in Veterinary Medicine, and we welcome the tenor Nicholas Mulroy as our new Director of Chapel Music and Assistant Director of College Music. Mlle Clémence Fourton is the College’s new French Lectrice. Earlier in the academic year we also welcomed as Bye-Fellows Dr Laurent Frideres (Geography), Dr Johannes Kaminski (German), Ms Elizabeth King (Architecture) and Dr Sebastien Renaux-Patel (Mathematics). This coming and going is part of the annual ebb and flow of College members. Within the College, of course, there has been a similar sense of dynamism: Dr Jochen Runde, Fellow and Reader in Economics, has been elected to a Professorial Fellowship now that he is Director of the MBA programme at the University’s Judge Business School. Dr Danielle van den Heuvel has been awarded a British Academy Fellowship and so moves from her Research Fellowship to a Non-Stipendiary Fellowship. Professor Peter Abrahams and Dr Betty Wood have both been elected to Life Fellowships, and Dr Carlo Acerini and Dr Kamiar Mohaddes, both formerly Bye-Fellows, have been elected to Official Fellowships. Dr Kate Kennedy, in addition to the many other roles with which her Research Fellowship in English and Music is combined, has taken on from 2012 the editorship of this Annual Review. My sense of dynamic disequilibrium, however, stems from matters less predictable. Here are three illustrations of Girton’s typically innovative response to events that might have diminished a lesser institution. 8


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Take the budget, which the Bursar keeps so tightly under control. It did not quite balance this year, despite the tremendous efforts made by heads of departments to meet tight financial targets. The culprit was the collapse of the Cambridge conference trade. Without that, operational costs might have come into line with income; the resource base would have been set to grow. Typically undaunted, however, Fellows endorsed two promising new ventures to tackle this. First, in consultation with the JCR, we have extended the undergraduate tenancy to 39 weeks. While this is a common practice outside Oxbridge, Girton is one of just two Cambridge Colleges to trial universal extended tenancies in the coming academic year. Some time ago, the Bursar's financial model suggested that the bottom line would be broadly the same whether a few rooms were let at market rents to paying guests, or whether every room was let at cost to students. In the end we were able to offer undergraduates in years one to three an extra nine weeks for £155‒179 (depending on year of entry), enabling them to stay in College and keep their possessions in their rooms for the entire academic year. Quite apart from financial smoothing for both the institution and its students (who previously paid more to stay up for the Easter vacation alone than they will now for the entire tenancy extension), the innovation means that throughout the academic year, Girton will concentrate on its core academic mission, enabling and supporting the most promising young scholars, from Britain and beyond, to realise their full potential. We have, of course, expanded the hardship fund for those who really cannot find the additional charge. There will inevitably be teething problems, but in terms of what the College stands for, I feel sure we are on the right track. Second, there is the initiative I think of as ‘selling the summer’. This refers to the question of how best to use College facilities between July and September, when the undergraduates are not in residence. The general conference trade may pick up, of course. But Girton is a seat of learning, a space for thinking, a crucible for innovation; our feeling is that the summer season should extend those qualities. The plan, therefore, is to invite alumni, friends and supporters to help grow the College by bringing professional and interest-group meetings to Girton, where they will benefit from, and contribute to, the educational, sporting and artistic life we already lead. When we have accommodation (in the new Ash Court) to match the exceptionally high quality catering already enjoyed onsite, this 'niche conferencing' idea can be further developed. If Girton succeeds in 'selling the summer' in this way, a distinctive boutique education will be mirrored by the manner in which College resources are used all year round. A further dose of disequilibrium has been dispensed by the new funding regime for UK higher education. We knew that change was in the air, but I do not think we expected the Vice-Chancellor to report that the teaching grant (from the government to the university) would be cut by 80%, and that even a £9000 fee would cover barely half the cost of delivering our courses. Cambridge is not the only Higher Education institution to set undergraduate fees at this level, nor is it in the minority. Some doubt the capacity of the loans system to support this, and worry about the adequacy of the bursaries intended to widen access. Girton will do everything possible to allay these fears. But what must be clear from the way degrees are now priced is the extent to which collegiate 9


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Cambridge offers value for money. Continuing to deliver this exceptional service will undoubtedly put pressure on the collegiate character of the University, and on the partnership between departments and colleges that turns a Cambridge degree into a world-class experience. But there are opportunities too, and in some important respects, Girton is taking a lead. For example, at a time when some institutions are mired in what they call the 'CTO problem' Girton is enjoying the opportunity independently to recruit world-class scholars to the Fellowship. Only this year Fellows underlined a decision to create career positions for Girton’s College Teaching Officers – a major human resource – with a new promotions scheme designed to bring a little more parity into the College/University employment equation. And just as we are recognising and valuing the research and administrative, as well as teaching, excellence of College and University Lecturers alike, so College is building more formally into our Research Fellowships a modest teaching brief. We have Laura McMahon to thank for showing how well this approach can work. A modest teaching expectation is now standard for all stipendiary research fellowships, albeit rooted firmly in the Goldilocks principle: not too much, not too little; an amount that is just right for career-building purposes, and for the educational needs of College. Further to that point, I mentioned last year that I was involved in one of the three working groups of the Colleges Committee looking at the role of colleges within the University. 'My' group, chaired by the Provost of Kings, focussed on the research role of the Colleges. It has just reported, and I am pleased to say that Girton's experience featured prominently in its deliberations, notably in a paper developed by the Master of Sidney Sussex College and me on CTOs as a research resource. I am hopeful, as we work towards our own review of teaching budgets and tactics, that our recent decisions – which celebrate the fact that Girton, like the very best of British academia, delivers top quality teaching in a research-infused environment – will provide a benchmark for others. Finally, there are the challenges arising from our ambitious plans for the estate. We could respond to shocks and uncertainties by pulling in our horns, but this has never been the Girton way. So despite (and to a extent because of ) making cuts to the operating budget, we have, by rationalising the estate and borrowing some money, begun to secure the capital resources we need to progress plans for a fine new residential wing at Ash Court. This has been an exciting ride, and we have come a long way in a short time, thanks to the energies of our College surveyor John Gant, the input of both our Bursars, the engagement of our Engineers, and, most critically, the involvement of the entire Fellowship in many key deliberations. Funding and planning permitting, therefore, we will start building early in 2012, bringing the dreams that many have had about a new wing at Ash Court firmly to life. Typically, just as we were congratulating ourselves on having run a fair competition, appointed an outstanding architectural team, and alighted on a brilliant design, with the right balance of historic grounding and future orientation, we realised that we had problems – but with even greater potential – at Wolfson Court. At a cost it offers the opportunity for another Girton first: the possibility of being at the leading edge of a 10


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University-wide shift to embrace within the collegiate structure of Cambridge the growing post-doctoral community. We may or may not pursue the idea of Wolfson Court as a Postgraduate and Postdoctoral centre, but change is afoot. You can perhaps begin to see why I felt the notion of dynamic disequilibrium had a certain resonance for this year’s letter. Stress management Disequilibrium can be disorientating, so my second theme looks to Medicine and Psychology (even Engineering) for ideas pertaining to ‘stress management’. Such practices imply a bid to improve functioning and add to well-being. However, if one way to handle stress is to slow down, and space things out, Girton’s preference has been to enlarge the arena and pack things in. It might be thought that adding more activities to an already busy calendar is the last thing a College in dynamic disequilibrium needs; but we seem, collectively, to disagree. Let me offer a taste of this. Turning first to the sporting calendar. It was a great pleasure for me to meet the sports captains en masse early this year. They are making the very best use of the excellent facilities that Girton has to offer, both on- and off-site. Our sports teams span a dazzling array of activities, from table tennis to water polo, from soccer to lacrosse, and we were especially excited this year when Sam Hunt played scrum half in the Varsity Rugby match. Another jewel in the sporting crown is the boat club, and it was heartening during May to be able to launch two new craft, and refurbish a third. They are: the new women’s first boat, Prometheans I (funded by a consortium of donors); the new men’s first boat, the John Marks II; and the rebuilt Dr Alastair Reid. But I mention sports not because we top the league tables, nor because I can answer the vexed question of whether sporting prowess complements or compromises scholarly achievement (though I lean to the former). Rather I mention sports for the vibrancy they bring to College life, and because there can be no doubt that physical activity and wellbeing go together. We offer students the very best of that, they make the most of it, and that is worth celebrating. Then there are the arts, in particular music, painting and poetry. Here, it has been a bumper year. The People's Portraits go from strength to strength with two fine additions from David Poole, as well as a portrait painted by the late Michael Reynolds, which was kindly donated by the sitter’s husband. Our musical interests have proliferated too. The choir has flourished under the guiding hand of the Director of Music together with Sam Hudson, Assistant Director of Chapel Music, our two remarkable organ scholars Chad Kelly and Anthony Fort, and many others. Sam stepped with ease into the considerable gap left when Dana Marsh took up a wonderful opportunity at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis. Sam now leaves to run the music and choir at Blackburn Cathedral. As well as underlining a strong vocal tradition, Girton musicians this year have enjoyed expanding our instrumental offering. This reflects the energies of Bye-Fellow and musician in residence Maggie Faultless, Research Fellow Kate Kennedy and a growing band of enthusiastic students, who have concocted some wonderful chamber and orchestral experiments. For example Chapel and the Stanley Library have resounded to Mahler and 11


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the Brandenburgs, as well as a flourish of chamber music recitals. The highlight of the musical year for me, however, was a magnificent performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass in the Dining Hall, which once again showed that Girton’s musical energies are not only attractive enough to fill St John’s Chapel in town, but routinely make for ‘standing room only’ at College. As far as literary dimensions are concerned, 2010‒11 has also been a year to remember. Certainly, few of us will forget the evening we spent with Hisham Matar, who read to us from his new novel and spoke frankly about the personal and political challenges he faces as a writer. Hisham was the Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey (MACH) Visiting Fellow Commoner in 2008, and his return visit – together with the fact that our 2010 MACH Visitor, Maggie Fautless, remains with us as a Bye-Fellow – says something about the continuing, indeed growing, importance of the arts in Girton’s educational mission. In 2011, we welcomed another writer, and a Girtonian, to the MACH Fellowship – the poet Gwyneth Lewis. Wales’s first National Poet, Gwyneth has been an inspiration both within and beyond the already very active College poetry group. She was a catalyst for the Chaplain’s unmissable observations on six Cambridge Poets (including three Girtonians, together with Tennyson who imagined a place like this long before it materialised). And her presence is symbolic of the momentum that helped us – thanks to a generous gift from Sir Laurence Martin in memory of his daughter, another Girtonian – to establish the Jane Martin Poetry prize and the Jane Martin Fellowship in English. The prize was awarded for the first time this year, after a soul-searching symposium on Contemporary Poetry held at Girton and the University, organized by English Fellows Sinéad GarriganMattar and Edward Holberton. The judging panel, led by Dr Ian Patterson, had to divide the prize between Emily Critchley and Agnes Lehoczky. Now, I do not know whether the creative arts are therapeutic, whether ‘singing medicine’ works, or poetry promotes well-being. Perhaps I should ask the medics, because their wonderful dinner spanned one of the largest age-ranges I have yet experienced at a Girton event; and it certainly boosted my well-being to be able present a special citation to Dr John Marks for his long and continuing service to the College. But that aside, I do know that ‘art matters’ whether (in the words of cultural critic bell hooks) as a dwelling place for the soul, or as a means of engaging with the world, or simply as part of the unfolding of social and political life. It is the Colleges that help make the arts a central ingredient of the Cambridge experience, and Girton can be proud of the role she has played in safeguarding this for students, staff and Fellows. On the subject of well-being, I should mention three other things. First, it is heartening to see that the good works and fine achievements of Girtonians are increasingly recognised publicly. In 2011 there were six Girtonians in the New Year Honours list and two more among the Birthday Honours. You will find their names among the Awards and Distinctions later in the Review and the College congratulates them all. There were also three more in the list of Britain’s most powerful women, and a string of other awards and distinctions, especially in the Sciences, where Girton continues to have a strong and buoyant presence. Among the Fellowship there have also been many success stories: Professor Per-Olof 12


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Wikström was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy, Dr Shaun Fitzgerald was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Society of Engineers, Dr Crispin Barnes was promoted to a Readership, Dr Arif Ahmed and Dr Harriet Allen were both promoted to University Senior Lectureships, and, within College, Dr Stuart Davis, Dr Sandra Fulton, Dr Alistair Reid and Dr Julia Riley were all successful in the first round of the new Promotions scheme. Mr Andrew Jefferies and Dr Hugh Shercliff were each awarded University Pilkington Prizes for outstanding teaching, adding to a growing list of College Fellows whose teaching skill and innovation have been recognized in this way. The Royal Geographical Society’s Economic and Geography Research Group awarded its 2011 prize for the best doctoral dissertation to Bye-Fellow Dr Laurent Frideres. Secondly, I turn to a special highlight of the year: the 54th Founders’ Memorial Lecture given in February by Baroness Helena Kennedy. Her account of the importance of democracy in a globalised world achieved everything we hoped for and you can read more detail later in this Review. Her life, her work and her words fully embrace the ideals of our Founders, whose early commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion was, similarly, met through their hard work, perseverance and brilliant advocacy. Finally, on a more domestic note, it has been a great pleasure to see so many people dining on the Fellows’ served night on Tuesdays. I did worry at one point that this event might turn into a version of that most frequently repeated TV programme ‘Dinner for One’ (or, as it is called in the German-speaking world, where it has cult status, ‘Der Neunzigste Geburtstag’). Not so. In large part, this is thanks to a small group who made the evening special from the start. Equally important is Fellows’ support for the wide variety of pre- and post-dinner events and meetings that now cluster on that day. We have taken that opportunity to showcase and celebrate the work of the Fellows and of our many visitors. And that has been inspiring and constructive, as well as adding to the fun, friendship and fellowship that characterise College life. Thursday Formal Halls also have new and seemingly popular formats: three of them are now for graduates and Fellows only with the aim of bringing the SCR and MCR closer together, following researchsharing events. Nudge Finally, although this letter reports on a single year, I should say something about the future. To that end, I invoke a concept that originates in Behavioural Economics, and has been subject to critique within Sociology and Politics. Namely, ‘nudge’. One dictionary definition of ‘nudge’ is: ‘to push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or drop a hint. Could be irritating. May improve decision-taking.’ In scholarly vogue, however, ‘nudge’ has come to refer to the way institutions are persuaded to change, hopefully for the better. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron apparently has a ‘nudge unit’, set up to encourage people to behave in socially integrated ways through incentives rather than coercion. The idea is to enable people to choose what is simultaneously best for them and for society. The nudge unit must be a costly undertaking, with a prestigious management board, featuring great thinkers flown in from the USA, their bags full of inspiration and ideas; yet, whilst assembling materials for this letter, it occurred to me 13


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that we could have saved David Cameron all that effort. He wants to know how to create environments that make it easy for people to act collectively and wisely in the best interests of a community or society as they steer a path to the future. He should simply have come to Girton to meet a Fellowship that already has that gift. The College already has precisely what an institution needs to respond to key challenges, without resorting to diktat (though, of course, working within the law), because the whole governance structure, as well as the culture that operates it, is motivated by a commitment to the collective good. There is, of course, a need from time to time to swap ideas on just what those collective goals are, what Girton should be like in the future, and how that future should be brought to life. That swapping of ideas is something we are focusing on in College at the moment, as we ‘nudge’ ourselves forwards in four noteworthy ways. First, Fellows have been considering how best to integrate the social-networking, careerbuilding and profile-raising activities of the Roll with the wide range of alumni relations (especially among Girtonians abroad) that are now co-ordinated through the Development Office. The Roll was instituted to keep Old Girtonians in touch with College and has hitherto operated independently of the Development Office. However ‘Development’ at Girton has always been as much about community-building and profileraising as about fundraising. Likewise, there are aspects of the work of the Roll that support the College financially and add ‘in kind’ to the College resource-base. Supported by the Roll Committee and the College Council, we are therefore making plans to create an integrated Roll of Alumni. This will enable us to keep in touch more effectively with a ‘Girton diaspora’ of more than 8000, and thanks to the sterling work of the Registrar of the Roll and the Development Director I feel certain this will enrich and enlarge the experience of belonging to the extended family of Girtonians. Secondly, we have been learning about communications strategy. Many institutions work so hard on their public image that the result is a triumph of form over content. Some might say that Girton has the opposite problem. At any rate, we all agree that there is a great deal of substance which everyone who knows College ‘feels’ but which ousiders do not always readily see. Student applicants are a case in point. We have been concerned for some time that too many Girtonians are admitted via the Intercollegiate Admissions Pool, even though the majority of them have scarcely unpacked their bags before uttering the familiar mantra ‘If only I'd known...’ And that is only one example. To tackle the communications ‘gap’, we have appointed a part-time public relations coordinator, Andy Allen, who has done a splendid job in his first half-year. He is the energy behind our new communications strategy committee; and behind the drive to open up both internal and external channels of communication. I feel sure you will be hearing from him. Next, there is the financial bottom line. As mentioned above, Girton has long recognized that there are all kinds of reasons for engaging in development activity in the very broadest sense. Yet, at the same time, we cannot avoid the fact that nearly everything we do now, and plan to do in the future, is under-funded. If we really believe in the values that brought this College to life, we must therefore take steps to secure our long-term financial future. With this in mind, the Bursar has put a figure on the cost of financial 14


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sustainability: we know what the goal is if we wish to be on a firm financial footing by the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of the College. That goal is ambitious, but the signs are that it is attainable. College is already in the quiet phase of the Development Campaign that will achieve it, and there is tremendous support in our extended family. I recently visited Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai and that trip reminded me just what a broad base of support, interest and engagement there is in the future of Girton. I know that when I visit the USA later this year, I shall have the same experience. But one thing is clear from these discussions: if we are to make the most of our human and other resources in these highly uncertain times, we need a plan. That brings me to the fourth ‘nudge’ – a new round of strategic academic planning. Exercises like this can be frustrating of course. Bureaucracies have a tendency to engage in circuits of information-gathering, reporting and evaluating, and the net result can simply be to maintain the status quo. There is, of course, nothing wrong with staying the same; indeed it can be hard and productive work to keep particular values in place. The challenge is achieving the right balance of continuity and change. To that end, a body of scholarly work that I find particularly inspiring is Max Weber’s thesis on the interplay of institution building (establishing the routines that keep things the same) with charisma (the energies that drive things on). Now if there is one thing that impresses me most about Girton it is the fact that it is full of charisma. It seems to me that the time is right to harness those energies as we reflect on the past, celebrate the present and grasp the future – not a future that sweeps us relentlessly into its wake, but rather the future that we plan, very actively, to make. Next year, I hope to share this plan with you. Conclusion I am reluctant to conclude something as ongoing as an annual letter. Why would one wish to round things off just as a new year beckons and so much is in the air? I thought I would end, therefore, with an observation from the world of Psychology concerning the way individuals and institutions fare on the cruise ship of life. I am sure you know the story: some set their deck chairs facing the stern, so they can reflect on the route they have travelled; others turn their deck chairs forwards, to embrace whatever is ahead. At Girton I expect we shall do both: we shall face backwards sufficiently to remember what inspired us, and to avoid reinventing the wheel; we shall turn forwards far enough to anticipate change from a position of strength. What is certain, given the active year we've had so far, is that we won't be in the state of unreadiness voiced by cartoon character Charlie Brown. Who can fail to learn from that edition of Peanuts in which, when Lucy asked which direction his deck chair faced, Charlie Brown replied: ‘I’ve no idea, I’ve not even got it unfolded!’ Susan J Smith

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Profiles Hugh Shercliff I blame Mark Spearing, with whom I shared an office at the Engineering Department in the late 1980s. Mark supervised for Girton during his PhD, and suggested that I could replace him, when he headed for the USA. I was inclined to turn it down, but Mark mysteriously said ‘Just wait until Howard Hodson gives you a call’. The call turned out to be an offer of a Bye-Fellowship, so that was that, and I’ve been at Girton ever since. My Cambridge history (family associations aside) was first as an Engineering undergraduate at Trinity, then at Clare Hall as a Research Fellow during my PhD, with various post-doc positions leading to a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. These URF positions offer unrivalled opportunities to build an academic career, with the freedom to conduct research and start lecturing, while supervising and directing studies – at this point Girton generously made me an Official Fellow. It was then my good fortune that I was wellplaced for one of the new lectureships created when Engineering switched to a four-year course. The direction of my research, and choice of PhD supervisor, was also triggered by some good fortune. In my final undergraduate year, Prof. Mike Ashby offered a project on modelling of laser processing, which fitted perfectly with my access to laser facilities at Culham Laboratory (where I spent my gap year sponsored by the UK Atomic Energy Authority). Process modelling applied to metals manufacturing became the topic of my PhD, and has been my main research interest ever since, particularly the forming and welding of aluminium alloys. These alloys are central to achieving the goal of lower weight and greater fuel efficiency in all transport systems. This has involved working with several major aluminium producers (Hydro Aluminium, Pechiney, and Alcan) and process developers/users (TWI and Airbus), with particularly fertile university collaborations in Trondheim (Norway) and Grenoble (France). The research challenge is primarily to connect the underlying metallurgy with the pragmatism of engineering applications and design. But the world of engineering design extends far beyond metals these days, so I have aimed to build a broad base in my materials knowledge, with research projects on composites, ceramics and polymers. Research openings have often emerged from teaching materials and manufacturing in design, most recently in the field of sustainability and the environmental impact of materials. And I have now been drawn into analysis of the energy use of buildings (partly on the back of the new Ash Court development at Girton). 16


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This cross-fertilisation between research and teaching is a real hallmark of Engineering at Cambridge, and it is a privilege to be able to pursue both with great freedom. Mike Ashby exemplifies the Cambridge professor with a worldwide reputation for both research and teaching. I owe much to Mike’s inspiration – as PhD supervisor and collaborator on many projects since, for handing me his design lectures while a Research Fellow, and for a continuous exchange of ideas on research and teaching. This collaboration has culminated in a textbook with Mike and our colleague David Cebon, Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design, now approaching its third edition. I appear to have got a bit of a taste for this, and I am now series editor for a set of more advanced follow-on books, and expect to co-author another textbook taking a design-led approach to manufacturing. I am now in my sixth and final year as Director of Undergraduate Education in Engineering, a position requiring an above-average interest in teaching and developing the undergraduate course. This has involved mobilising changes to the practical work in the course, promoting sustainability teaching and expanding research opportunities for undergraduates. It has been stimulating to work across the whole breadth of a large Department. The different subject specialisms each have their own group dynamics – I am sure there is a thesis to be written on the psychology and sociology of the different Engineering disciplines! Other current teaching interests include working with schools on resources for sustainability teaching, and developing novel Web-based resources such as audio-video clips for demonstrating software, or to support supervision of trickier topics. Teaching is not generally well rewarded compared to research, though this is slowly changing, and I was delighted this year with the award of a Pilkington Prize for Teaching. My dad would have approved – he was the founding Engineering professor at Warwick University. My education at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, developed my facility in maths and physics, but I owe the inspiration to pursue Engineering to my dad. He moved back to his old Department and college here when I left school, though I always maintain that I got my offer from Trinity before he did! I ended up in Materials rather than my dad’s field (Thermodynamics), but we shared that enthusiasm for teaching. He lectured to me in my first year, but sadly died of cancer shortly after becoming Head of Engineering here, during my finals year. I frequently see his portrait in the Board Room at the Department, so the connection remains. My parents were also responsible for an early Girton connection: they lived next door to Harold and Bertha Jeffreys. I recall how Harold, in his nineties, would set off down the garden for a smoke but would be too tired to walk straight back and would just sit down in the grass. We would hear Bertha calling him in – dad called these episodes ‘the first Harold of Spring’. Bertha was a kind neighbour, and selected some of the music for us when I got married. My wife Tessa was a Trinity engineer. A group of us from Trinity, who spent a fair bit of time eating doughnuts in Martin’s coffee house, also happened to be musicians. My mum was a music teacher who trained at Homerton, and both my parents were choral singers in Coventry. Tessa introduced me to choral singing and I sang with CUMS for twenty years. Tessa is now a Physics teacher at St Mary’s School, but has the unusual distinction of having taught every year group from primary Reception to second-year 17


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undergraduates, laboratory demonstrating and supervising in Engineering. My other major leisure pursuit is hill-walking, initially through my dad and school, and then with the fledgling CU Fell-Running Club (later transformed into the still-thriving CU HillWalking Club). Years of Munro-bagging and family holidays have recently led me into completing a long-overdue Mountain Leader award, and qualifying as an assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, working with Tessa’s school. I should probably admit that working with the aluminium industry was not purely about the research: aluminium manufacturing uses hydroelectric power, and the plants are thus located in mountainous places – the family have consequently enjoyed several sabbaticals in Norway and the French Alps. We have three daughters, all musical and all hill-walkers. None are engineers or scientists, which makes life much more interesting: Becky is at St John’s studying AngloSaxon, Norse and Celtic, Emily is a choral scholar at the Queen’s College, Oxford, studying Music, and Claire is heading for Hills Road Sixth Form College with English and Music interests that currently seem destined to take her into the theatre. As Mike Ashby remarked to us when our first daughter was born – this will be your best project. I wouldn’t argue with that.

Mia Gray As a Californian, I never tire of the beauty of Cambridge. Cycling around the city, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be passing through these gorgeous medieval streets, past the green lawns with the bells of Great St Mary’s tolling in the distance. I grew up in a much less formal environment on the beaches of San Diego and later in the cafés of the San Francisco Bay Area. Sometimes, it seems a world away. My most formative school experience was my years at the Ocean Beach ‘Free’ School; a school formed as an alternative to the prescriptive pedagogy of the public school system. It was a Californian version of Summerhill School in Suffolk. Studies were informal, 18


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student led – sometimes chaotic, but at times brilliant. The school encouraged a critical stance and independent thought and, to this day, I’m thankful for the experience. At the University of California, San Diego, I studied economics, encouraged by a wonderful professor who made the discipline political, topical, and relevant. However, I was never to take another class as exciting and stimulating as that first-year economics class. In fact, with each year I was increasingly disillusioned with the discipline of economics, which had become dominated by quantitative models of great elegance and internal logic, but which seemed completely divorced from the messy ‘real’ economy. However, despite my reservations about the discipline, there were two positive outcomes from my experience. The first was that I decided to pursue simultaneously a degree in Politics, which broadened my studies, but also allowed me to discover the older, more satisfying, tradition of political economy and to study more socialised economic models. The second, and best, part was my decision to study economics and politics in a yearabroad offered as part of my undergraduate degree. Following my love of The Clash and The Jam as much as any academic calling, I decided to spend that year in the UK – at Exeter University. During this year, I fell in love with England, was introduced to many a new band, and met the man who would become my husband. After graduating, I worked for about two years in the UK and the US, but still found myself interested in the economy and, more particularly, in the subject of work itself. I decided to pursue my Master’s at the University of California at Berkeley. It was here, under the mentorship of Anna Lee Saxenian, that I started to explore formally the social embeddedness of the economy. There was a real excitement at the time about these new, qualitative approaches to studying the economy, and their potential to be more nuanced and, potentially, politically progressive. Just as importantly, my years at Berkeley provided me with my first female mentor. Although I had done perfectly well without such a female earlier in my career, I suddenly understood what I had been missing. It was such a help to work with a relatively young and dynamic woman who was a few steps ahead of me in her own academic career. By watching her, I could see a potential path ahead for myself; by seeing my mentor negotiate some of the obstacles and pitfalls in her way, I felt more confident in doing the same. To this day I remain a big fan of such informal mentoring, and each year try to take under my own wing a few students who I think would benefit. For my PhD, I left the West Coast of America and went to Rutgers University on the East Coast to work with Ann Markusen, another formidable force in economic geography/planning. She had established a thriving research centre, the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics, and, from the start, I found myself ensconced in a 19


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challenging and exciting research environment. My own work continued to focus on the social underpinnings of the economy and particularly the ways in which this was expressed in labour markets. As I progressed in my own work, I found myself complementing my PhD research with lecturing at the university and teaching smaller seminar groups, and I could see immediately that I loved teaching. Teaching appealed to my social side and I knew that research alone would never quite be enough. As my PhD neared completion, a job vacancy arose for a university lecturer in the Geography Department at Cambridge University. I was completely unfamiliar with Cambridge – I had never even been to visit. I didn’t know the peculiarities of the University, I didn’t know the town, and I didn’t know the College system. However, my love of the UK and a desire to return made me apply. I was thrilled to find myself offered the job – and started in the autumn of 1997. With a full lecturing load, I didn’t manage to finish my dissertation until the following summer, which made me nervous, although no one else seemed to notice. Every time a colleague asked me how I was getting on, I immediately started recounting my progress on my dissertation, although they were simply asking after my well-being! Cambridge can be a difficult environment for newcomers – with arcane rules that no one bothers to explain, buildings which are so old that they seem not to need signage, and customs and norms which are so important that they are codified in numerous forms. More than once in the early years at Cambridge I felt like Alice – mystified down the rabbit hole. However, I found the warmth of the Girton Fellowship and the strong sense of College community made Girton stand out from the other colleges and this eased my transition. Of course, Girton has its own customs, arcane rules, and unsigned buildings, but they seemed more reasonable and easier to negotiate. Over the years, I’ve even come to appreciate some of those rules and customs. I have now been at Girton and in the Department of Geography for fourteen years. I continue to explore work, and the social basis of the economy; I still love to teach, and I remain an active mentor for students and younger staff. My research on labour and work has led me to explore issues of labour market regulation, gender, social networks, unions and other labour market institutions, and the social construction of skill. I also became heavily involved in establishing the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies and still sit on its Management Board, Academic Advisory Committee and Development Board. Sometimes, I still feel like a Californian version of Alice (can there be such a creature?) – but far less often. My own identity has become bound up with Cambridge and with Girton. But despite this, I always remember to enjoy the views, each tolling of the bells, the unsigned buildings, and the unbelievably green lawns that Cambridge has to offer. Mia Grey

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Barbara Wootton: pioneer of evidencebased public policy In May 2011 Ann Oakley, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Institute of Education, University of London, published A Critical Woman, her biography of Baroness Wootton of Abinger (Adam 1915). The book is not only a fascinating account of a life spent between academia and public policy but also, because Barbara Wootton was at the centre of so much government action (and criticism of its inaction), it also provides the inside story of the makers and making of twentieth-century social policy. Here Ann outlines Barbara Wootton’s work, but the editor strongly recommends that you read the book. Barbara Frances Adam, later Barbara Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger, arrived at Girton College in October 1915 to study Classics. This destiny had been marked out for her by her family: both her parents were Classics scholars; her mother, Adela, was a student at Girton, later lecturing in Classics there, and Barbara’s aunt, Fanny Kensington, had been recruited as Girton’s secretary by its founder, Emily Davies. The young Barbara was expected to have a brilliant career as a Classics scholar. But the evidence of living human society in those first decades of the twentieth century convinced her that her life should be devoted to something very different: the application of science to important social issues. The study of dead civilisations was no practical use, she said, when civilisation itself was in such obvious disarray. What was needed was a rational appraisal of the best means for securing a peaceful, comfortable and just existence capable of benefiting as many of the world’s citizens as possible. We call it ‘evidence-based’ or ‘evidence-informed’ policy today: Barbara Wootton saw it more as a matter of practical and intelligent common sense. She was really its inventor, although following in the footsteps of others such as Beatrice and Sidney Webb, whose enquiries into social problems deployed the same method as she came to advocate of dispassionately examining the facts before recommending a solution. The two BWs knew each other, mixing in the same left-wing circles from the 1920s on. When Barbara Wootton married for a second time in 1935, Beatrice Webb, thinking of 21


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her own union with Sidney, congratulated Barbara on taking a partner in social research, and gave her some money as a wedding present (with which Barbara bought a rug). George Wright, Barbara’s second husband, was very far from an intellectual partner, but his working-class origins and occupation as a taxi-driver gave the media much headline material, especially when Barbara became a baroness in 1958. ‘The baroness who married a taxi-driver’ attracted a lot of attention. It was an extraordinarily colourful and interesting life, and one which saw enormous changes in social mores and in the relationship between the state and citizens, some of which were forged partly by Barbara Wootton herself. Her preoccupation with evidence and the need for a scientific approach to policy and practice was cemented in those disastrous years of the first World War, when her brother Arthur and her first husband of five weeks, Jack Wootton, were both killed. The war left at least three personal legacies. First, Barbara became a lifelong opponent of all forms of violence. She argued that violence against people or the environment can (almost) never be justified as doing more good than harm – this rule being a key principle which ought to govern all forms of human conduct. Writing in the journal New Society in 1981 (at the grand old age of 84), she put forward the entirely logical and intensely moral view that there is no essential difference between killing in a ‘proper war’ and in terrorism and crime. In debates about criminal justice she was renowned for her contentious evidence-based position on many issues, including intention, punishment and cars. Whether or not a person intends to kill can only ever be a matter of guesswork, she said; the business of the criminal justice system is prevention and treatment, not punishment (as a magistrate for forty-four years the word ‘punishment’ was not in her vocabulary); the deaths and damage caused by motorised violence far outweigh those of any other kind: just look at the facts. The horrors of institutionalised warfare produced Barbara Wootton the environmental campaigner, cofounder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and other anti-establishment activities, and the strategist whose efforts steered the bill finally abolishing capital punishment through the House of Lords in 1965. Secondly, Barbara Wootton emerged from her student years as a convinced humanist. She decided that the concept of a beneficent deity was quite at odds with the facts of experience. If the human soul is ‘the centrepiece of some great design’, she wrote in her autobiography, tellingly titled In a World I Never Made, ‘one can only conclude that the Designer has gone to remarkable lengths to conceal his purpose’. She was a founder member of the British Humanist Association in 1963 and a public supporter of virtually every organisation with any secularist–humanist face. Essential to her humanism was its reliance on the logic and methodology of science to identify the best route for promoting ‘the good life’. She disliked labels and ‘isms’ of all kinds, but she called herself a social scientist. At Girton, she gave up the study of Classics in favour of Economics, a subject she hoped would teach her more about the workings of the living social system. She gained the best result anyone, man or woman, had ever achieved in the Economics Tripos, though of course, being a woman, she was unable to claim her degree. Later in life as the recipient of thirteen honorary degrees she admitted that she had never quite got over the shock of 22


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being able to own any degree. It was as an economist that Barbara Wootton became the first woman ever to lecture to University undergraduates in Cambridge, in 1921. Her lectures were listed under a male name, that of economist Hubert Henderson, since women were not members of the University. Barbara Wootton’s disguise as Mr Henderson was cited as quite ‘disgraceful’ by the famous Keynes in the case he put against the humbug of the Cambridge opposition to women. John Maynard Keynes’s and Barbara Wootton’s approaches to economics had much in common – a fact she attributed to their having as children had the same nanny. But, unlike Keynes, Barbara found economics ultimately lacking as a scientific contribution to the study of human welfare. Her Lament for Economics, an astoundingly modern critique of neo-classical economics published in 1938, took economists to task precisely on this matter of evidence: their theories, she said, were developed entirely without reference to real world conditions and thus it was hardly surprising that they lacked predictive power. The operation of economic processes in the real world cannot be understood without a grasp of their social determinants. My own first encounter with Barbara Wootton’s writings was as an undergraduate student of Economics in early 1960s Oxford. I read her Social Foundations of Wage Policy, which begins with the wonderfully refreshing (still, for any student of economics) example of parity between Barbara’s earnings as an academic and those of the elephant giving rides to children in Whipsnade Zoo. What accounted for the equality in their earnings was not any rational systematic appraisal of the value each contributed, but a haphazard accretion of social considerations. The great advantage of being a social scientist, said Barbara Wootton, was that one had a licence to trespass. As a social scientist, she is a foremost example of a ‘public intellectual’ – someone who used her very considerable intellectual skills to analyse and decipher solutions to public problems. Amongst her many achievements was the invention in 1970 of community service orders as an alternative to prison – the evidence, she argued, was that prison increased rather than decreased crime; and an immensely capable review in 1968 of the evidence about the effects of cannabis which attempted to introduce a note of reason into what was (and remains) often an entirely unreasonable debate. She was a fearless critic of her own profession and of experts of all kinds. Many social researchers, social workers, criminologists and psychiatrists suffered in the pages of her major work Social Science and Social Pathology, which showed how far social science needed to go to be properly scientific. There was too much opinion, too much flawed methodology, too much reliance placed on conventional understandings. The objective of acquiring knowledge is the practical promotion of human welfare. If we cannot be sure about what we know, what is the point of any of it? Barbara Wootton’s cleverness, her passionate pursuit of rationality, outstripped many conventions. Why not study the non-criminal behaviour of women to find the causes of crime, since if men behaved like women the courts would be idle and the prisons empty? Why not select university students on the basis of shoe size, since we know so little about the effectiveness of other methods? Why not get rid of the national debt through a once-only tax on inherited wealth? Why not replace costly administrative systems for income benefits with a citizen’s entitlement to a minimum income? 23


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Barbara Wootton’s long life – she died in 1988 at the age of 91 – was spattered with such examples of evidence-based common sense. Although people did listen to her, her work would probably have had more impact had she not been a woman too far ahead of her time. Thus, in rediscovering the story of her life, we also confront the continuing, and perhaps even more urgent, importance of persuading politicians to depend only on good evidence in devising policies that affect our lives. Ann Oakley Editor’s Footnote: Regular and close readers of the Annual Review will have noticed, each year, editorial acknowledgements to Vera Seal. Vera was Barbara Wootton’s co-researcher and amanuensis from her earliest years in London, becoming a life-long friend. She was an essential support in Barbara’s final years. Much of the personal and academic detail in Ann Oakley’s book derived from Vera who also has a whole chapter to herself. She is this year no longer strong enough to continue her help on the Annual Review and the editor and his predecessor, Kate Perry, take this opportunity to thank her publicly for all her input and for her support to them over many years.

‘The Best Embroideress in Society’ Dr Lynn Hulse gave a talk on ‘Lady Julia Carew and the Girton College Panels’ for the meeting of the Friends of the Library at the Roll Weekend 2010. Many asked that it should be published in the Review and Lynn has kindly provided this edited version. Although she obtained her doctorate in musicology, and has lectured and published extensively on the cultural and social background of 16th- and 17th-century English music and literature, Lynn has now reverted to her lifelong enthusiasm for embroidery and is Tutor in Contextual Studies at the Royal School of Needlework. Old Girtonians will no doubt recognise the embroidered panels displayed in the College reception room from this image taken in 1923 (Fig. 1). However, few may be familiar with the history of this

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important set of crewel work furnishings, stitched by Lady Julia Carew (1863‒1922) in the antique Jacobean style, or the circumstances that led to their installation at a Cambridge college in the early 1920s. Married to the Anglo-Irish peer, Robert Shapland Carew, third Baron Carew (1857‒ 1923), Lady Carew was regarded in her own lifetime as ‘the best embroideress and needle tapestry-worker in Society…famed for her exquisite skill’.1 Her work featured regularly in needlework exhibitions and in the British press, but in recent years her contribution to the development of art embroidery, particularly her connection with the Royal School of Art Needlework (RSAN) which supplied the designs for her furnishings, has largely been ignored by textile historians. The first part of this article examines Lady Carew’s lifelong passion for embroidery and the motivation that prompted her to create such a large body of work. The second part explores the origins of her designs and the relationship between the Girton College panels and the development of art embroidery during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lady Carew claimed to have inherited her aptitude for the needle either from her mother, who had cross-stitched her own stair carpet – a task her daughter believed every young bride should undertake – or from her great aunt, Mrs Duncan, who worked exclusively in petit point.2 Together with her younger sister, Lady Carew was taught to embroider at the RSAN in South Kensington,3 founded in 1872 by the philosopher and writer Lady Victoria Welby. As a keen needlewoman and patron of Ireland’s cottage industries,4 Lady Carew shared the artistic and philanthropic principles on which the RSAN was founded, namely to restore ornamental embroidery to the position it once held among the decorative arts and, in the process, to provide employment for distressed gentlewomen in reduced circumstances. In addition to transferring, repairing and copying antique needlework, the RSAN fostered a contemporary school of art embroidery, acquiring designs from leading figures in the Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts movements including William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Walter Crane.5 In the late 19th century the RSAN was regarded as ‘the headquarters of decorative stitchery in Great Britain’, the key to its success lying in its thorough and systematic training in which ‘the whole grammar of embroidery is taught from the very rudiments upwards’.6 In addition to training professional staff for employment in the various workrooms, amateur needlewomen like Lady Carew received tuition at the RSAN in hand or frame embroidery at a cost of 6s 6d per hour or £1 13s for a course of six lessons. Pupils were also taught in their own home at 8s per hour, providing the property was within easy distance of the School, as was the case with Lady Carew’s London mansion at 28 Belgrave Square.7 In an interview that she gave to the magazine Needlecraft in December 1906, Lady Carew professed to spending several hours each day at her embroidery frame. She strongly recommended needlework to women of all classes of society as a panacea for ‘the bustle and fatigue’ of everyday life. Plying her needle was for Lady Carew a cathartic experience which soothed the mind, dulled mental anxieties, absorbed the worries of the day and brought a good healthy rest at night.8 The greater part of Lady Carew’s embroidered furnishings was made for Castleboro 25


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House, her husband’s Irish ancestral home on the banks of the Forestalstown River in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Several of the family pictures had been destroyed by fire in 1840 and Lady Carew set about filling the vacant spaces with her own work. At the time of her interview with the Needlecraft magazine she had stitched eight armorial pieces for the two-storey hall and 13 large ‘tree of life’ panels in the Jacobean style for the south drawing room. By November 1920 Lady Carew had completed her 29th panel, along with 32 chair and settee covers, including a large corner settee, made for her London drawing room. After two decades of stitching Jacobean designs, she admitted to growing a little tired of the style and turned instead to Italian patterns for her back drawing room at Belgrave Square.9 Irish politics determined the fate of the Castleboro panels. The Irish War of Independence, which had begun in January 1919, reached its peak in the early months of 1921. Despite the family’s considerable popularity in Irish society,10 the Carews feared that Castleboro would fall victim to the escalating violence. They decided to abandon the Irish estate and removed most of the furnishings and valuables to their London home, a wise decision as it transpired as the whole of the interior was subsequently destroyed by Republican sympathisers. Unable to accommodate the large suite of embroideries, Lady Carew asked her friend, Lady Muriel Newton, who lived at Croxton Park near Cambridge, to recommend a suitable repository for her work. Lady Newton suggested Girton, where her second cousin had been a student in the late 1890s.11 The panels were gifted to the College, but Lady Carew died before their installation was completed. Annie, Viscountess Cowdray, a well known socialite and philanthropist, arranged for 23 of them to be mounted in the Reception Room at her own cost in memory of her devoted friend. The embroideries produced by Lady Carew were ‘specially designed’ for her by the RSAN.12 The School maintained a studio or paint room that produced designs on behalf of the various workrooms and occasionally prepared embroidery patterns for private clients. By the late 1890s the department was run by Nellie Whichelo (1862‒1959), one of the most talented designers employed by the RSAN.13 She was responsible for overseeing the composition of the Castleboro panels. Between c.1650‒1750 bed hangings based on the ‘tree of life’ motif had been fashionable in England and colonial America. The design consisted of winding branches covered with ornate, stylised leaves and flowers growing out of a hillocky ground. Exotic birds perched on the branches while deer, hares and leopards disported themselves on the banks below. By the end of the 17th century, Chinese patterns, including craggy rocks, pagodas, bridges and even blue and white porcelain, were incorporated into the landscape. The hangings were worked in loosely twisted wool yarns, known as crewels, on a fustian or linen and cotton weave ground in a variety of surface stitches. Today the style is known as ‘Jacobean’, though the term is something of a misnomer given that the fashion for such work postdated the Jacobean period (1603‒1625).14 English crewel work in the Jacobean style enjoyed a Renaissance during the last quarter of the 19th century, primarily at the hands of the RSAN.15 Based on the original ‘tree of life’ design, Lady Carew’s embroideries are typical of the work produced in the studio around 1900; however, entwined among the exotic foliage, characteristic of the early style, 26


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are natural flowers found in a contemporary English garden, in particular carnation, clematis and passion flower, all of which are closely associated with the work of the RSAN designer Nellie Whichelo.16 As with their 17th-century antecedents, animals frolic across the landscape (Fig. 2) and exotic birds sit high up in the branches, but many of the creatures depicted on the Castleboro panels are alien to an early English crewel work hanging. Charged with the task of creating 29 individual panels, the RSAN had no choice but to cast a much wider net, occasionally resorting to wildlife such as the emu and the kangaroo that were not discovered by European explorers until after the ‘tree of life’ motif had fallen out of fashion in the mid-18th century. Lady Carew added a personal touch to her embroideries. On two of the panels in the reception room her pet terrier, Pepper, sits amidst her version of the Garden of Eden (Fig. 3). The RSAN studio supplied the designs in outline, painted onto the fabric ground but, as Lady Carew noted, they were carried out ‘entirely in accordance with my own idea as I had no copy for either colour or stitches’.17 Worked in two-ply, the panels are stitched mostly in soft pinks, blues, greens and browns with up to seven different shades of each colour blended together (Fig. 4). Taking the RSAN’s lead, Lady Carew preferred vegetable-dyed crewels to the modern chemical ones. With continual exposure to light, the colours have faded, but the fragments stored in the College Archive reveal how vibrant they once were (Figs 5 and 6). Lady Carew was taught a variety of surface stitches at the RSAN, the instructions for which were codified in the School’s 1880 Handbook of Embroidery. The volume was partially designed as an aide-mémoire for 27

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amateur needlewomen who had attended classes run by the RSAN and includes instructions for over 20 different stitches found in crewel, silk and gold work, divided between those that are suitable for hand embroidery and those that are best done in a frame. In practice, most art embroiderers used a small vocabulary of stitches – primarily stem or split stitch for outlining and long and short, satin and French knot Figure 5 for filling in – in the belief that ‘Excellence of workmanship does not lie in the many curious and difficult varieties of stitch, but in the expressive use of a few ordinary ones.’18 The Castleboro panels are worked chiefly in long and short or feather stitch, ‘so called from its supposed resemblance to the plumage of a bird’, over a base of long stitches to create the raised flower work.19 Split stitch is used to outline areas of the design and to create stems in the finer foliage. Anthers, buds and fruits are worked in French knots, though like many other embroiderers before her, Lady Carew also used the stitch to represent a sheep’s woolly coat. It is evident from the manner in which the hillocks are executed that her technique matured over the two decades spent on the Figure 6 embroideries. In the panels dating from the early 1900s, she used a form of block-shading in contrasting bands of colour (Fig. 2). The stitching in the later panels, dating from around 1908 onwards, appears less restrained, the shading more fluid and the colours blend better together (Fig 3). The Castleboro panels were originally worked on a satin ground, but within a few years of their installation in the Reception Room the natural fibres in the fine silk warp must have perished, partly as a result of the varying levels of temperature and humidity and partly under the force of gravity, compounded in no small measure by the weight of the densely embroidered areas. In 1931 the Cambridge Tapestry Company Ltd cut out the needlework and skilfully applied it to a cotton or linen twill so that it is difficult to tell without close inspection that the embroidery has been transferred.20 As one Old Girtonian noted in a back issue of the Annual Review, the panels are ‘testimony to the patience and skill of Lady Carew…to the imaginative vision of Lady Newton and to the generosity of Lady Cowdray’.21 But they are much more than that. The panels are one of the few decorative schemes created in the RSAN studio for a domestic 28


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interior that have remained virtually intact. They are a rare survival of the renewed interest in antique embroidery that began in 1873 with the first exhibition of ancient needlework, hosted by the South Kensington Museum at the behest of the School.22 Through the study of antique textiles, the RSAN fostered among amateur embroiderers an enthusiasm for crewel work in the Jacobean style, an enthusiasm that has lasted virtually uninterrupted through to the present day. Lady Carew’s lifelong passion for, and skill in, the art rank her as one of the most significant English needlewomen in history. Lynn Hulse The Sketch, 13 August 1902, p. 133. ‘Every Woman Should Embroider’, The Ladies Field, 20 November 1920, pp 324‒5, at p. 324. 3 ‘Every Woman Should Embroider’, p. 324. 4 The Times 25 March 1892, p. 8; 6 March 1893, p. 11; 6 July 1894, p. 10. 5 For more information on the early history of the RSAN, see the author’s introductory essay to the facsimile edition of Letitia Higgin, Handbook of Embroidery (1880) (Royal School of Needlework, East Molesey, 2010). 6 The Queen, vol. 67 (7 February 1880), p. 121; Aymer Vallance, ‘The Royal School of Art Needlework’, The Magazine of Art, vol. 20 (1896‒7), pp 243‒8, at p. 246. 7 Hulse, Handbook, pp 24‒6. 8 ‘The Needlework of Lady Carew and Mrs Clifford Cory’, Needlecraft, December 1906, pp 12‒4, at p.12. 9 ‘Every Woman Should Embroider’, p. 324. The following year the Daily Mail reported that she was working on a large screen with a Chinese willow pattern for the drawing room at Castleboro (1st April 1921). 10 The Sketch, 13 August 1902, p. 133. 11 Barbara Megson, ‘The Gift of Lady Carew: The Story Behind the Reception Room Embroideries’, Girton College Annual Review (2000), pp 26‒7. 12 ‘The Needlework of Lady Carew’, p. 12. 13 She was born into a family of artists: her great-uncle, C J M Whichelo, had been ‘Marine and Landscape Painter’ to the Prince Regent. For more information on the Whichelos, see Nicola Beauman, Morgan: a Biography of E M Forster (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1993), pp 242‒3. 14 For more information on crewel work in the Jacobean style see Ann Pollard Rowe, ‘Crewel Embroidered Bed Hangings in Old and New England’, Boston Museum Bulletin, vol. 71 no. 365/6 (1973), pp 102‒64. 15 W G Paulson Townsend, Embroidery: or The Craft of the Needle (Truslove & Hanson Ltd, London). 16 See, for example, the border of Burne-Jones’s Flora, designed for Lady Carew’s sister, Lady Jane Cory, in 1909, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. 17 ‘The Needlework of Lady Carew’, p. 12. 18 Elizabeth Glaister, Needlework (MacMillan & Co, London, 1880), p. 26. 19 Higgin, Handbook of Embroidery, p. 29; ‘Every Woman Should Embroider’, p. 324. 20 The work was financed by Lady Cowdray, Girton College Archive GCAR 2/6/17/3. 21 Megson, ‘The Gift of Lady Carew’, p. 27. 22 Alan Summerly Cole (ed.), Catalogue of the Special Loan Exhibition of Decorative Art Needlework made before 1800 (London, 1874). 1

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Return to Girton Gwyneth Lewis (1978) was the first National Poet for Wales and she has published books of poetry and of prose in both English and Welsh to wide acclaim. She is the Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow for the Lent and Michaelmas Terms 2011. Here she recounts her reactions to returning to live in College and re-experience College life. I’ve been dreaming of College for thirty years. There are two strands to this. The first involves being stuck in town at dusk without bicycle lights. The shops are closed and policemen patrol Huntingdon Road. The second consists of my search through long corridors for the library. I know that I should be reading books and need to consult a lecture list, but the goal of my search is hard to find… Before coming back to spend two terms at Girton this year, I hadn’t been through the red brick arch since the early eighties. I read English from 1978 to 1982, taking some months out in my second year. As a result, my nervous system was primed for the jolts of involuntary recollection, which hit me as soon as I entered the Porter’s Lodge. In her memoir, The Land Unknown, poet Kathleen Raine described the pre-war ‘characteristic country-house scent of beeswax, lavender and chrysanthemums in the corridors of Girton’ (p 12). I recognise this but is it me, or is there a touch less furniture polish in the mix than there used to be? For all that the food in Girton has improved beyond recognition, somehow it smells exactly the same, so Hall must, in a mysterious way, trump its contents. I tried an experiment and walked past Hall in Pembroke, and that has its own distinct odour unchanged since the eighties. Clearly, the fragrance of institutions alters more slowly than the people of which they consist.

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In my Girton dreams, it’s never clear how one part of College links with the rest. However, the body recalls exactly how far I used to turn my head to look for a light at Judith’s window in Top Boots. By accident, I found myself on C corridor, passing the door behind which I had my admissions interview. This prompted an instant recall of what it was like to be a skinny sixth-former in clothes bought especially for the occasion, though I can’t remember a single question Gillian Beer asked. I had forgotten how some Fellows’ rooms have second doors (their brown coverings make them seem very far from the famous ‘oak’ of which I’d heard), but felt instantly at home in the Library, where the sound of my feet on the wooden stairs to the upper level was so familiar that it has obviously become part of my subconscious. Just before leaving Cardiff to drive to Girton, I met a friend who had been an English student here at the same time as me. He predicted that I’d be meeting the ghost of my former self at every turn. Well, that particular spook has been a frequent enough visitor in my life as a writer for me no longer to find her particularly disconcerting. (Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression contains a funny account of having a breakdown in Girton. I refer you especially to pages 52‒53.) Of course, there is the fact that I’m now a whole generation older than when I was an undergraduate. A taxi driver who took me to the station one day assumed that I’d been visiting offspring at College – I tried not to show my pain. I had expected the experience of return to include a fair amount of grieving about thwarted dreams and lamenting mistakes made, opportunities lost. Would I be stopped in my tracks by a middle-aged woman’s nostalgia for her youthful self? Happily, no. The sheer pleasure of discovering College life thriving means that I can’t find it in me to long for the past. I find Girton improved. I was among the last all female intake and when that year came to an end, my friends and I held a Last of the Bluestockings party in 2 Girton Road. Proud though I am of the feminist history of the college, it was the right decision to go mixed in 1979. The Internet has made the distance between town and College matter less than it did when urgent communication with Girtonians involved a six-mile trek and tested all but the most enamoured. The College and facilities are beautifully kept and the pool, which I only braved once because of the cold, is now heated and a great asset. Another change strikes me as being really important. When I was reading English, discussing Milton, Chaucer, Shakespeare was stimulating critically but totally inhibiting if, like me, you wanted to become a poet. Now the Girton Poetry Group meets several times a term and, with admirable tact, courtesy and enterprise, considers the work of Fellows and students anonymously. Had such an initiative existed while I was here, such sanctioning of writing would have meant a huge amount to me and perhaps shortened the period of time during which I felt that I could never be good enough. I hope I won’t offend any of the other participants if I confess that my favourite poem in the session I attended was written by Theo Kennedy, aged 6 (son of Research Fellow Dr Kate Kennedy), who described an unusual pet:

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Chicken, chicken Scratching the yard, Find a diamond In your heart. Get it out, Put it in The ground and wait For it to be found. It seems to me that I left something precious in Girton all those years ago and have come across it again. So, here’s a chance for me to do the things I never had the time nor inclination to pursue while I was an undergraduate. I run, I go to chapel. I’ve discovered some of the amazing music performances taking place in the College chapels. The highlight of the Lent term was hearing the Collegium Musicum with many Girtonian members playing Bach’s Mass in B Minor. On the last Saturday I went with one of my former Girton Road housemates to the Fitzwilliam Museum. We both know so much more about art than we did as students, but I found an ivory carved Phoenician cow feeding her calf that I liked when I was nineteen. The piece was older than I’d recalled – from the eighth century bce – but also better than I’d dared hope. The cow bends her neck to lick the sweet calf ’s hind parts while it suckles greedily in a present moment that still won’t end. Gwyneth Lewis

A Year of Poetry As evidenced by Gwyneth Lewis’s text above, there has been an exceptional flow of poetry through the College during the past academic year. Here Sinéad Garrigan Mattar, the Fellow in English who has been at the centre of much of the activity, writes the record. As readers of the Annual Review will be aware, Wednesday nights in Girton during term time are sacred to poetry, as the poetry group (now entering its eighth year) meets to share and discuss speedily produced, anonymous lines and creatively unrhyming rhymes. But this year poetry at Girton has broken its bounds and discovered new audiences around and outside the College. Our poetry magazine, The Tower, founded only last year and generously funded by an English alumnus, has gone from strength to strength. The student editing team has produced three impressive issues, each with commissioned artwork illustrating and conversing with the published poems. There is a lovely – although perhaps coincidental – relationship between this magazine and our poetry group: with the poems printed separately from their authors’ names, and with a super-inclusive reach in the spread of

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poets (students, Fellows, and writers from outside the College all contribute) it maintains that spirit of frank sharing, levelling of distinction, and diversity that distinguishes the way poetry happens at Girton. And there was much happening this year. As a separate article in this edition of the Review indicates, we were lucky enough to be joined in Lent Term by Gwyneth Lewis, the first National Poet of Wales. Gwyneth was working on two new dramatic versions of the Clytemnestra story whilst she visited as Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Visiting Fellow and she not only attended the poetry group but also gave a poetry-writing seminar to students, ex-students, and Fellows: all came away with new approaches to the process of writing and a new enthusiasm. Gwyneth also treated us to a public reading of her poetry: a wonderful event during which we heard poems and prose excerpts from across Gwyneth’s writing career and in both English and Welsh. Gwyneth will be returning to join us in Michaelmas to complete her Fellowship, so we look forward to more inspiration, more poetic advice, and more fun. Meanwhile the chapel continued to be the centre of its own poetic gravitational field, thanks to the inspiring presence of Malcolm Guite. Malcolm’s literary credo found a new authoritative expression in Michaelmas 2010 when his monograph, Faith, Hope, and Poetry was published by Ashgate, and in the same term he gave the prestigious T S Eliot Memorial Lecture at Magdalene College. With these achievements fresh in the air, and in the spirit of our Poetry Year, Malcolm dedicated his sermons in Lent Term to the analysis and discussion of Cambridge poets: George Herbert, Christopher Smart, Coleridge, Tennyson, and – finally – Gwyneth Lewis, who was there to hear about herself. Finishing the academic year with a reading tour of California, Malcolm has proved himself to be the most far-travelled evangel of poetry from Girton this year. Although 2010‒11 has been an expansive year for poetry here, the same period will not be remembered as particularly giving for poetry organizations more generally. Three influential presses have lost their Arts Council funding, as has the Poetry Book Society, 33


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Sir Laurence Martin with the winners, Agnes Lehoczky (left) and Emily Critchley (right).

founded by T S Eliot to support poetry through the promotion of new collections and, in recent years, via a prestigious prize; and this is only the tip of the iceberg. It is against this backdrop that Girton’s ability to reinvest in the production and study of poetry should be particularly celebrated. The generous benefaction of Sir Laurence Martin has assured the continuity of teaching in English Literature by part-endowing a Fellowship, but as a significant and public-spirited addendum to this great gift, Sir Laurence has also endowed a national poetry prize, to be administered and awarded by the College and, like the Fellowship, to be named for his daughter Jane, who was herself a talented poet (a collection of her work was published earlier this year). This is a wonderful way for the College to support, publicly and meaningfully, the art of poetry outside its own community. It was with this gift and this current national situation in mind that we decided to mark the occasion of the awarding of the first Jane Martin Poetry Prize not only with a reading and a dinner, but also with a symposium on the subject ‘Contemporary Poetry and the University’. The event allowed for both a celebration and a moment of reflection. Delegates came from across England, Scotland, and Wales and the papers they contributed in the Stanley Library ranged widely: from the perceived institutionalisation of poetry writing and the teaching of poetry, to poetry’s relations with the ‘age of digital reproduction’, to techniques for inspiring poetry-writing via the internet or, alternatively, via the study of manuscript revisions. Textual, theoretical, and contentious by turns, the discussion was never dull. One delegate gave a paper suggesting that the new emphasis on ‘impact’ in the government’s assessment of research productivity was an unexpected boon to creative writing departments, whose work had always had a direct public outlet via readings and public art projects; a view which produced immediate disagreement from many who felt that the necessary distinction of art was muddied by its being coupled with political expediency and, especially, with expedients associated with the marketisation of learning. It was a roller-coaster of an afternoon that carried us through, ultimately, to a moving reading in the Fellows’ Drawing Room by the two eminent poets Jane Draycott and Peter Robinson, whose careful delivery of their contrasting works was a welcome reminder of the affective power of the spoken word of poetry after our more academic deliberations of the day. The reading was followed by the awarding of the prize itself, which this year existed in 34


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a plural form – divided between two young poets, Emily Critchley and Agnes Lehoczky. The chief judge, Ian Patterson, had explained that, of the poems shortlisted, their work stood out equally: Emily Critchley’s experimental lyrics for their ‘intellectual and poetic virtuosity and vitality’, and Agnes Lehoczky’s prose poems for their ‘haunting, disturbing, and beautiful interior worlds’, and so the prize was shared. It was a great boon that Sir Laurence Martin was able to join us to award the prize himself and, at the dinner that followed, both winners were persuaded to give an impromptu reading from their recent work. With the prize awarded on an annual basis, with the poetry group thriving, with Gwyneth returning in the autumn, with new links being forged with our prizewinners and with a new impetus to the promotion of Girton as a centre of creativity, there is no reason to believe that the poetry festival of the last year should be thought to have finished: we may be just getting started.

The Editor’s Story As this is the current editor’s final issue, the Annual Review Committee suggested that he should leave some account of his time in office. This is his response. Most of us must experience a sinking feeling when the school head or company boss sends a message that we are to call on them. In 1991, when I was still fully occupied with the demands of my University Lectureship and thus appeared relatively seldom in College, the Mistress, Juliet Campbell, sent me just such a message. Guilt was my first reaction: what could I have done wrong? The answer turned out to be that I had helped Kate Perry, the Archivist, to design and mount the Barbara Bodichon Centenary Exhibition and to produce the accompanying catalogue. Would I now do the same design job on the annual College Newsletter and also take over the editorship? I knew very little about it – indeed I suspect I was one of those who had hardly even read it. In those days the Newsletter contained the essential factual College record but, despite great care lavished on its content and accuracy by successive members of the Fellowship, I think I had assumed that it was really only of interest to those involved more regularly and closely in College life. However, refusal was clearly not considered an option, so I took on something for which I felt entirely unprepared but which turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made in College. Over the years it has enabled me to get closer than I should ever otherwise have done to many aspects of Girtonian life – and to many of the more hidden activities and achievements of the Fellows, staff and students as well as of the wider Girtonian diaspora. It has really become a ‘sentimental education’ through which I have made many friends and, to my certain knowledge, a few enemies – not least among those who were uncomfortable with the idea of the first male editor. The initial learning curve was, both for me and for Jean Smith, the then Mistress’s Secretary, extremely steep – she forcefully championed the benefits of the traditional

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content, layout and method of production; I was determined to achieve what I saw as greater clarity while admittedly veering towards what was seen by some as more populist and accessible content. Through some tight-lipped negotiation we re-ordered the text into College and Roll sections, and introduced longer articles plus the shorter anecdotal ‘Miscellany’ section. We also included one regular section of photographs (black and white) and began to write obituaries for a wider range of interesting Girtonians – beyond the Fellowship and the inescapably great and good. We also put it all within a new pictorial cover carrying a consistent image so that it was the colour of card and ink that was varied from year to year for easy identification. I well remember spending a cold hour in front of the College painting the very bad sketch that was used across front and back covers up to 1999; it embarrassed me then and it still does. There was more fun in trying to illustrate articles as they came in. The quality of paper used for the bulk of the Newsletter would only take line drawings so I committed myself to producing an immediate image once the text was received: something to go at the head of, say, Dorothy Thompson’s comparison of juggling and senior tutorship, or Joan Oates’s story of her husband, David, stopped at the Syrian border with a Land Rover full of female archaeologists whom he had to declare as his wives. I soon found that for the editor to attempt to be illustrator was not a good idea. My third issue coincided with my appointment as Domestic Bursar and I know now that I should immediately have handed the editorship on to others. That I did not led to the shaming disaster of non-publication in 1995. Kate Perry immediately took over the editorship and produced a double ‘bumper’ issue for 1995/6 to spare my blushes and then continued as a brilliant and innovative editor until 2003. For the Millennium she and her new supporting committee planned a new format, size, typeface, design and name – the Newsletter was to be retitled as the Annual Review. Consistent rules for style and layout were set up by Cambridge Printing – an arm of CUP – with the advice of the current copy-editors. To my considerable surprise, having been elected a Life Fellow from 2000 and having finally retired from design teaching in my Faculty, I was asked to re-assume the editorship from the 2004 issue. Knowing that I would now have the reliable support of Fay Faunch, the Mistress’s Secretary, the well-established Annual Review Committee, and a ready-made and excellent design template, I took a second plunge. I took to doing the full page-layout myself and so gradually introduced slight changes. We have added endpapers and more colour pages, and broken a few of the original rules, but the Cambridge Printing design is essentially the basis of the Review that you have in your hands today. This 2011 issue is the eighth and last in my second series of Annual Reviews, and I can record that those eight issues have been almost entirely a delight to work on. Why ‘almost’? First the period saw the bankruptcies of two of our printers, one at such short notice that we almost lost a whole issue – and to lose my second just might have ‘looked like carelessness’. Secondly, there have been a few occasions when I have chosen to publish texts that have, unexpectedly and in my view unpredictably, given great offence to a reader. Normally the combination of the attuned eyes and minds of committee, copyeditors and proof-reader keep me out of that sort of trouble, so it has been sad when I find that I have alienated anyone who, as I do, holds the College dear. I hope that the flurry 36


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of apologetic letters after Christmas has done something to appease. Then there is the awkwardness in College of being almost a pariah during July and August. Copy deadlines are past and those who have not submitted their material seem not to meet my eye, sit too close, or even linger over coffee, although my mind is almost certainly on other things entirely. And what has been good? As always in Girton it is working with dedicated staff and colleagues that gives the most pleasure and a lot of often irreverent fun. As for the less sentimental bits of my education: I have had to research, write, commission (and so read) on a wide range of material that I should never otherwise have addressed: lace, apple cultivars, Banda Aceh, dragonsblood, and Red Polls are just a few. I have also learned so much more about English The Editor’s vacated desk. This was the beedroom of the set usage, grammar, punctuation and occupied by Dorothy Marshall (see p44) expression; this as a result of strong, but I think kindly, admonition from our copy-editors. Apparently, on my 2003 reappointment, one asked the other ‘Can he write?’ I still do not know the answer to that, but they have certainly made me put finger to key more gingerly and more thoughtfully. Then there are the obituaries that, by their nature, ought not to give pleasure but for which it is such a privilege to research and try to reveal the extraordinary lives and varied achievements of Girtonians all over the world. Of course in the end I cannot escape the fact that I am primarily an architect. This has meant that readers have perhaps had to endure a rather too steady diet of material culture: archaeological finds, buildings new and old, and art and artefacts given to and found within the College. I suppose we all focus on what most interests us. I was officially a scientist up to the age of nineteen but even so I feel that the sciences and things technical have had a raw deal under my editorship. It is with confidence, as well as with great pleasure, that I hand over to the very capable hands of Dr Kate Kennedy who, I know, has new ideas for both the appearance and the content of the Review. I for one look forward to receiving a 2012 issue which, for the first time in eight years, will be for me an entire surprise. Peter Sparks

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Miscellany Power and Democracy in a Globalised World Baroness Kennedy QC gave the 54th Founders’ Memorial Lecture on 4 February 2011, speaking to the challenging title of ‘Power and Democracy in a Globalised World’. As the Mistress observed, Helena Kennedy needed no introduction as she is not only one of the most distinguished lawyers in this country but also a tireless campaigner for equality for women, human rights and constitutional change. Predictably, she attracted a large and varied audience that spilled over from the Old Hall into the Stanley Library and that was captivated by the strength and passion of her argument. In her lecture, she essentially challenged the feebleness of Western governments, which had proved incapable of upholding true democratic values in an increasingly globalised economy both at home and in the rest of the world. In particular, she criticised them for yielding to the pressures exerted by those motivated purely by financial gain and by supporters of unlimited growth that continues to benefit a powerful few and to disadvantage many. In the international arena, and despite the high hopes brought by the end of the Cold War, she highlighted how wars have continued to be waged in what seems a hypocritical defence of democracy while appalling violations of human rights continue to take place. At a domestic level, she referred to the recent parliamentary scandals and to the failure of politicians to stand up to the power of the media or to intervene to regulate the market, which have brought about a sense of revulsion and ultimately contributed to growing political disengagement – a trend which she viewed with undiluted concern. Baroness Kennedy strongly argued that governments are not only remiss in sustaining the principles of true civilisation, but are also weakening the powers that they are given to uphold the rule of law. The strength of Baroness Kennedy’s lecture was to outline with striking clarity the fragile state of modern democracy and the many dangers that threaten it today. She brought together a panoply of issues ranging from corporate greed to human trafficking that may have seemed dissociated but which she wove together in a seamless tapestry that denounced the erosion of transparency, accountability and fairness in the systems of governance at domestic and global levels. Furthermore, she warned of the social unrest and of the perilous consequences that would ensue as the progress of technology and recent information leaks ensure that people around the world in both poor and rich nations come to know a great deal of what governments do behind a veil of secrecy and

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of the flagrant inequalities that exist in the distribution of wealth. Despite appearances, her message was not a pessimistic one but a much needed reminder of the inexorable corrosion of fundamental rights and principles and a call for action before it is too late. I am sure that many of us who listened to her lecture in February thought of her words as nothing short of prophetic when recent news on the phone-hacking scandal broke through. In a world that seems increasingly unstable, her stand against complacency was courageous and truly inspirational. Albertina Albors-Llorens

The Mistress Gives the Tanner Lectures Whilst still Professor of Geography at Durham University, well before taking up her post at Girton, the Mistress had been invited by Clare Hall to give the prestigious Tanner Lectures for 2010. Appointment as a Tanner Lecturer is seen as recognition of uncommon scholarly or professional achievement, combined with outstanding ability. These lectures were established in 1978 by the American scholar, industrialist and philanthropist, Professor Obert Clark Tanner, who wanted them to ‘contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind [in a] search for a better understanding of human behaviour and human values’. Tanner lecturers, who have included amongst their number Conor Cruise O’Brien, Umberto Eco, Seamus Heaney and Amartya Sen, are encouraged to focus on the way in which aspects of ethics and moral philosophy apply within their specialist fields. The Mistress’s lectures bore the overall title of ‘Care-full Markets: Miracle or Mirage’ and, most topically, looked at the limitations and potentials of economic markets – notably housing markets – when judged against ethical and moral standards. She also addressed the larger question of whether, and to what extent, these markets are compatible with any ethic of care. Many of us would probably empathise with her view that the phrase ‘safe as houses’, rests nowadays on fragile foundations and that consequently home ‘owners’ feel at the mercy of market forces that they scarcely understand, even when we are not suffering the added pressures of a financial crisis. She sees this as particularly significant when housing is, for most households, their only financial asset – a curious and vulnerable way in which to hold almost one’s entire wealth. Her second lecture ended with what she termed four ‘visions of the future’ – ways in which governments might manage this unstable and potentially dangerous situation – but for a full account of those you will have to refer to the Clare Hall website under Tanner Lectures/Susan J Smith.

Ash Court Competition Last year the Bursar reported that an architectural competition for a new building in Ash Court was already in progress. In the Michaelmas Term entries were received from the five short-listed practices. These were displayed, and comments invited from the Fellowship, prior to two days of interviews with the competing architects. The group conducting the interviews were impressed by all the architectural presentations and the amount of careful thought that had clearly been given to the College’s needs. Two submissions stood out,

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but we were unanimous that the entry from Allies and Morrison, the architects for the award-winning Duke Building for the Library and Archive, was a clear winner and would not only provide a fine new building but would also finally complete Ash Court so as to provide several elegant new outdoor spaces worked around the retention of the playing area of the existing squash court. Besides 48 new spacious en-suite study bedrooms overlooking the garden and pond, with our traditional corridor access on three floors, there will be five rooms fully ‘accessible’ to wheelchairs, six large kitchens, a new gym and a completely refurbished swimming pool. As the Bursar has written, the aim is to house more undergraduates on the College site. This could free some of Wolfson Court for changed use, as intimated by the Mistress in her letter, and one of the serendipitous outcomes of the Ash Court competition was that the architects who were runners up, 5th Studio, were identified as well suited to advise on this work. They have already given several presentations in College and have stimulated productive debate. Shown opposite are models and images of the five submitted competition schemes for Ash Court. If all goes to plan work on the Allies and Morrison project will start on site early in 2012 with occupation scheduled for the autumn of 2013.

Rose Ferraby finds the Capital of Northern Britain Rose Ferraby (2002), whose archaeological prints and photographs were featured in our 2010 issue, returned to College in April to carry out a geophysical survey of Ash Court prior to the new building work. The main objective was to find signs of any extension of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery excavated in the 19th century in Emily Davies Court, or any indication of the precise line of the Via Devana or other Roman roads. The survey gave no positive indications and a later physical excavation confirmed this – though it did reveal a distinct stratum of ash deposited from College’s open fireplaces over many years. There was a very small quantity of Victorian pottery found but this was clearly not the area of the main College ‘dump’. Members of the Maintenance Department have found that elsewhere (see ‘Fellows’ Speedy Relief ’ below). Rose had much more luck with the geophysical survey that she had conducted in the Yorkshire village of Aldborough near her childhood home. There, beneath Studforth Hill on which she used to toboggan as a child, she has located a substantial amphitheatre and other remains which suggest that Isurium Brigantium, the civil capital of Northern Britain (Britannia Inferior), was sited there. In an extensive press article on Rose’s find Martin Millett, Professor of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge, is quoted as saying that although ‘York is better known for Roman remains [and] the evidence suggests that it was a military base, civil power and society, and the most important place for Roman Britons in the northern province, was likely to have been here [at Aldborough].’ Rose and her team are now completing their geophysical survey of the Rose and members of staff study the Ash entire area in a search for suitable sites for excavation. Court Trenches 41


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‘Fellows’ Speedy Relief ’ Digging for tree-planting to the north of the Fellows’ Garden the College gardeners came across a few pieces of Victorian glass and earthenware. This encouraged Mick Gooch of the Maintenance Department to turn archaeologist and extend the ‘dig’. Our photograph shows a selection of his smaller finds. Archive research locates the 19th century College ‘dump’ in approximately this area, which would then have been at the furthest extremity of the kitchen gardens. On the right of the picture the dark pottery bottles with pouring lips would have held ink – long expended on early essays and equations. Of special interest is the glass bottle from Fellows and Co, chemists of St John New Brunswick. How did that get here? In the mid 19th century Israel Fellows established in North America a flourishing and lucrative business in the sales of his Syrup of Hypophosphites. His son Israel James moved to England in 1863 and, by means of ‘a judicious system of advertising and an energetic method of doing business’, he established a good trade selling Fellows’ Worm Lozenges, Fellows’ Speedy Relief, and Fellows’ Dyspepsia Bitters. They probably reached Cambridge just in time for the College’s move there ten years later. If Maintenance should chance to find a full bottle of Fellows’ Speedy Relief, the retiring editor will be happy to start his own ‘energetic method of doing business’ and auction it among his colleagues. Peter Sparks

Girton Chamber Music Scheme When I came to take up my Research Fellowship at Girton in English and Music this year, I thought I was putting my previous life as an orchestral manager in London far behind me. However it turns out that the instinct to organise musicians into groups (rather like a sheepdog with a flock) runs far deeper than I thought. From my own experiences as a cellist at Cambridge in the late 1990s, I remember well how easy it is to find like-minded players, and musicians of the same standard, if you are lucky enough to be selected to be on the Instrumental Awards Scheme. You are assigned a group, and given coaching with professionals, so all the difficulties of finding the right players (and matching standards is essential to the success of a chamber music group), choosing repertoire, and making the group happen, are taken out of your hands. It is a privilege for a very select handful of players, from throughout the undergraduate community, and a wonderful experience (generally) for those on the scheme, but often a very different matter for the majority excluded from it. 42


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Within a matter of days of joining Girton I found myself hosting an ‘at home’ in my new College room, armed with plenty of cake, to entice in musicians of any level of ability who wanted to chat about how they thought they might benefit from a more structured chamber music scheme within College. One of the things that struck me most about Girton, having been at St Catharine’s, Queens’ and Clare Hall, is what a large and very self-contained community it is. Its splendid isolation can be used very much to its advantage, when drawing on the diverse musical talent we have here in College and in Wolfson Court. Playing on the College’s already strong sense of identity, I devised a scheme whereby musicians of any level, year or standing within the institution could be matched up with like-minded players who, in many cases, they might never have met. A dating agency for chamber music, in effect! It can be very difficult to meet people who have no reason to cross your path, even within a College such as Girton. So within the chamber groups, I matched members of staff with graduates and undergraduates, making introductions that would not have happened in the normal course of events. Having established these groups, I then set about choosing repertoire for them – some rather unusual combinations: trombone, strings and chamber organ was a tricky one – and having tracked down parts, I then organised rehearsals and matched each group with a professional musician ready to coach them. This was perhaps one of the most satisfying aspects of the scheme: Girton is peculiarly blessed in having the talents of Martin Ennis on keyboard, Margaret Faultless on violin, both baroque and modern, and Jeremy West on baroque trumpet – there are few other Colleges who can boast such a line-up of inhouse stars. In addition, I also matched up a wind trio with the bassoonist Shelly Organ, who had read music at Girton in 1996‒99, and now plays with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic. I also invited Tim Watts, a talented composer and pianist, who had also studied at Girton around the same time. So students benefited from their anecdotes about iron burns on the carpets, as well as being able to be inspired by their success in the very difficult musical profession. We have had two very successful concerts, one in Lent Term and one at the beginning of the Easter Term, which reflected some of the work that had been taking place all year, and the standard of performance was hugely gratifying. What was even more pleasing, however, was the enthusiasm and commitment with which so many students and staff have approached their playing over the year, and what we were able to achieve in a comparatively short space of time bodes well for future triumphs next year! Kate Kennedy, Katherine Jex-Blake Research Fellow in English and Music

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Girton and the Patchwork of the Century By chance during the summer the editor came across a copy of the sewing and embroidery magazine Selvedge. There he was surprised to find an embroidered image of the College, sewn by Dorothy Marshall (1918). Dorothy was Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wales and author of the seminal book The English Poor in the Eighteenth Century, and seemed an unlikely seamstress. Her image (illustrated top right) is one of one hundred squares from a ‘Patchwork of the Century’ designed for the ‘Women of the Century’ exhibition, held at York House, Twickenham in June 1951. This exhibition was one of many provincial initiatives associated with the Festival of Britain and its aim was to illustrate the political and social advance made by women between 1851 and 1951 – one square to illustrate each year. The design of the patchwork was by the graphic designer Lilian Dring, who also stitched four of the panels. The remainder were made by volunteers with no previous experience of needlework, something which, combined with the stipulation that only pre-used materials were to be employed, gives the completed quilt a distinctively muted elegance. Dorothy was apparently the first to volunteer – but on one condition: her square was to be 1869, the subject was to be Girton College, and someone else had to produce the design ready for her to embroider. In the event she complained of the work of sewing so many windows but she was lucky that the design only included the original entrance and part of Old Wing. It is curious that the word ‘Cambridge’ seems to have been applied on another piece of material. Was there a mis-spelling that she had to ‘rub out’ or did someone ask where Girton College was (after all in 1869 it was actually in Benslow House, Hitchin). After the Twickenham exhibition the patchwork was displayed at the Festival of Britain itself, hanging over the entrance to the Shot Tower. During the summer of 2011 it was displayed again in an exhibition in the Royal Festival Hall, where it is normally kept in store. For further information see Polly Leonard’s article ‘Pavilion’d in Splendour’ in Embroidery no 53 vol 6, and Dorothy Marshall, The Making of a Twentieth-Century Woman, Blazonbooks 2003.

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Girton Priests in ‘Peculiar’ Royal Foundations The Right Reverend David Conner, Dean of Windsor (Honorary Fellow of Girton 1995), has been joined at the College of St George, Windsor Castle, by the Reverend Hueston Finlay, Chaplain of Girton 1992‒5. Hueston is one of the four Canons of Windsor appointed by the Queen, and his special role is as Warden of St George’s House within the College. St George’s House aims ‘to effect change for the better in our society by nurturing Wisdom through dialogue’ – a role James Hawkey with the Dean of Westminster Abbey ideally suited to one with Hueston’s calm, wise and empathetic scholarship. People of ‘influence and experience’ selected from within and beyond government, from industry, commerce, health, education and the environment, are invited to embark on what Hueston describes as ‘high quality disagreement’ in an atmosphere of complete confidentiality within the precincts of the Castle. Although the foundation of the College itself dates from the fourteenth century, St George’s House is the 1966 brainchild of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, and aims to further, amongst the influential, reasoned discussion of contemporary issues. St George’s Chapel, Windsor, is a ‘Royal Peculiar’, run by a Dean and Chapter with no direct allegiance to a Bishop. The Reverend Dr James Hawkey (1998) has been appointed as one of the two Minor Canons at Westminster Abbey, similarly a ‘Royal Peculiar’. There the two Minor Canons also have a very specific role: they are responsible for organising and officiating at all worship and liturgy in the Abbey, St Margaret’s Church, and the Palace of Westminster. This includes daily services, memorial services, weddings, and the very many special services which the Abbey provides. As for weddings – James was installed in September 2010 and the next large wedding to be announced was for a certain Royal couple in the following April. It must have been an intense introduction to the new job!

Hisham Matar Reading in College Novelist and poet Hisham Matar, who was Mary Amelia Cummins Harvey Fellow Commoner in 2008‒09, returned to College in May to give a reading from his new novel The Anatomy of a Disappearance which he was writing during his time at Girton. A packed Fellows’ Drawing Room listened as Hisham prefaced his reading with an insider’s view of Egypt and Libya – countries in which he grew up – in the throes of their seismic changes. He added a moving account of the search for news of his Libyan father, Jaballa Matar, abducted and imprisoned more than twenty years ago. As a direct result of the ‘Arab Spring’ in Egypt four of Hisham’s relations, two uncles and two cousins who had also 45


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been long imprisoned, have been released, to much rejoicing; but there is still no word of Jaballa despite the family’s many appeals to the Libyan and Egyptian governments for information. Many of those present bought copies of Hisham’s new book after the reading and they will surely agree with Lisa Appignanesi’s recent assessment in the Guardian that he is ‘a brilliant observer of the inner world, and writes about the intricacies of love in the family like no one else’.

Girtonians and the National Union of Students Two Girtonians have this year made their mark on the wider stage of the National Union of Students. Danielle (Dannie) Grufferty came to Girton for her graduate work from Liverpool University where she had been President of the Liverpool Guild of Students. In May she was elected NUS Vice-President for Society and Citizenship following her rousing campaign speech at the NUS Conference. Dannie was already a member of the NUS National Executive Council and took up her new post in July 2011 once she had completed her Cambridge MPhil. She promises that she will bring back Society and Citizenship to the heart of NUS priorities and activity, claiming it has been isolated for far too long. Akilah Jeffers, a second-year undergraduate reading English, was named Black Students’ Officer of the Year 2011. The Black Students’ Campaign holds an annual competition to recognise and celebrate the achievements of union representatives who have demonstrated exemplary support for Black students across the UK so Akilah was competing on a national stage against all other UK universities. Hers and Dannie’s are remarkable achievements and we congratulate them both.

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The St Martin Organ in a Photographic Exhibition Next year our wonderful Chapel organ, built by the Swiss firm La Manufacture d’Orgues St Martin, will have been giving pleasure for ten years. During that time it has been consistently praised by visiting organists for its touch, tone, range and versatility. Rather less attention has been paid to its fine case in European oak. This has now been selected, by the organist and photographer, Yangchen Lin, for inclusion in an exhibition of his photographs of the most interesting pipe organs in Cambridge. These images come from that exhibition, which was held as part of the ‘Double Exposure’ series in the gallery of the University’s Photographic and Illustration Service.

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Fellows’ Research Nights The Fellows’ Research Evenings continued this year with four varied, engaging and highly entertaining talks from members of the Fellowship. As ever, the high attendance at the talks underlined the popularity of this series with Fellows and Staff. Each year, the talks offer Fellows a way to engage in one another’s research in a way that would not be possible outside of a multidisciplinary, collegiate environment. All the speakers this year did a fine job of making their research accessible to the non-specialist, and the lively debate and discussion of all the topics presented routinely spilled over into dinner afterwards. As is becoming traditional, our new Junior Research Fellows got proceedings under way for the year, with the first talk in Michaelmas Term being given by Dr Kate Kennedy, the new Katharine Jex-Blake Fellow in English and Music. Kate delivered a lucid and engaging talk on the life and works of Ivor Gurney, cleverly mixing her presentation with audio recordings of his work. As a result of this approach, Kate gave us a real insight into the life of this troubled genius. The second talk in the Michaelmas Term was by Stephen Robertson, Professor in Information Science and until recently head of the Information Retrieval and Analysis Group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. Stephen gave part 5 in his long running ‘Before Computers’ series looking at the history, indeed the prehistory, of computing. Once again, complicated concepts were deftly handled, with issues of perspective the theme of this year’s presentation. In the Lent Term, the new Hertha Ayrton Research Fellow in Materials Science, Kevin Musselman, gave a presentation on nanostructured solar cells. Kevin rather brilliantly managed to present some really very complex concepts in nanotechnology to a room full of non-specialists, whilst at the same time emphasising the practical applications of his research. In particular, we learnt about the implications that his work may have for photovoltaic power generation in the future. Science gave way to the humanities for the last of this year’s talks, with a presentation in Easter Term by Dr Ben Griffin, Lecturer in History. Ben treated us to a very interesting, and exceptionally entertaining, assessment of male politicians’ attitudes to women’s rights in the 19th century House of Commons. Often highly amusing, his talk generated plenty of debate and made a fitting end to the series. I would like to thank all of our speakers this year for their efforts, and also of course all those Fellows whose attendance ensured the success of the evenings. With my own time at Girton now drawn to a close, I am delighted to announce that next year Dr Kate Kennedy will host the Fellows’ Research Evenings. Dr David Kemp, Sarah Woodhead Research Fellow in Earth Sciences

The Festival of Ideas – ‘Bodies in the Garden’ at Girton In October 2010 Girton took part for the first time in the University’s Festival of Ideas, a multi-activity day that is aimed primarily at children. The Lawrence Room Committee had carefully prepared lectures and activities in anticipation of perhaps ten, possibly a maximum of twenty, participants, only to find themselves overrun throughout the day to 48


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a total of more than 120. All ages attended illustrated talks on the origins and meanings of shabti figures, and a grave-locating exploration of the College’s Roman and AngloSaxon Cemetery. Throughout the day, but particularly at the conclusion of each of these two activities, children and parents flocked to the Lawrence Room, and then into Old Hall where they made and painted shabti figures in clay, stamped and decorated their own

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Anglo-Saxon cinerary urns, and drew their own skeletons lying in an Anglo-Saxon grave – this with the help of the medical skeleton that was given to the College laboratories in 1875. The children delighted in a real skeleton (female of course) but there were a number of queasy parents. As the images show, it turned out to be a day of great creativity and enthusiasm, though it left our undergraduate and graduate helpers, and the hard-working Assistant Librarian, Archivist and members of the Committee totally exhausted. However the appreciative emails, letters and blogs received after the event have encouraged a repeat, and plans for Girton’s contribution to the 2011 Festival are under way as I write. Peter Sparks

The Losing of Lady Carlisle

Séan Hewitt

In his article ‘Rosalind Lady Carlisle and her Legacy’ in last year’s Review, Dr Ben Griffin wrote that ‘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’. He noted the source for this tale as the entry in the Dictionary of National Biography, but one reader, Alison VaughanWilliams (Blyth 1947), so enjoyed his article – and this story in particular – that she determined to find out how it happened. She writes that she unearthed Virginia Surtees’ The Artist and the Aristocrat 1988, where the funeral is described ‘in an otherwise unreadable book’: ‘A large congregation gathered at Golders Green Crematorium on the morning of 16 August (1921), the British Women’s Temperance Association out in particular force. Geoffrey, as chief mourner, carried the ashes up on the train to Cumberland. Placing them on the luggage rack, he fell asleep and on reaching Carlisle jumped out at great speed forgetting the ashes, which continued on their way to Glasgow.’ It could happen to anyone. The casket appears to have been returned two days later, when it was duly interred at Lanercost Priory. The editor is very grateful to Alison for her researches and hopes that his successor will regularly receive similar evidence that her issues of the Review are as closely studied.

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College Reports Admissions In October 2010 we admitted a total of 146 undergraduate students, of whom 131 were of Home/EU fee status. The total included four exchange students: one (Theology) on the Junior Year Abroad scheme and three (one Law, one MML and one Linguistics) on the ERASMUS scheme. We maintained our normal balance with 48% women, and 52% studying Arts subjects. In this cohort, 63% of our Home applicants, 65% of our offers and 62% of our intake were from maintained schools. We again made full use of the Intercollegiate pool system and made 69 offers through the Winter Pool and five through the Summer Pool after A-level results were published. This year was the first in which an A* grade was awarded at A-level, and our standard offer was A*AA. The higher target was not a problem for the majority of our offer holders, and did not result in a significantly higher proportion of missed offers among students offering the A-level qualification. We therefore held our standard offer at A*AA for the 2010 admissions round. Innovations in the process for the coming year include, in addition to the new fee regulations and OFFA admissions targets, a move to online applications for overseas and non-standard applicants, marking the end of paper applications for all but a tiny minority of applicants. The move from paper to electronic processing continues in later stages of the process, and Girton’s Head of Tutorial and Admissions, Angela Stratford, has played an important role in the specification and testing of the interview-handling module for the University-wide student database, which will benefit all Colleges in years to come. Our normal outreach activities continued this year, with visits to Girton of groups of Y10 and Y12 students from our link areas of Camden and the West Midlands, and visits to schools in these areas from the Schools Liaison Assistant and Admissions Tutor. There was a very successful visit of 24 Y12 students under the CUSU Shadowing Scheme, capably organised by Tom O’Pray, the JCR Access and Academic Officer, and we also ran our third Medicine Day for sixth-formers from our link area and local schools. We also hosted a small group of teachers as part of the University Teachers’ Conference, and it was useful to hear the teachers’ perspective on education issues and to strengthen links with their schools. Open Days were held in May, June, July and September, and are an effective means of encouraging applications to Girton. In addition to our normal acitivities, we took part in the pilot of a new initiative, called HE+, which aims to raise the number and quality of applications to Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. We worked with the Cambridge Admissions Office and a consortium of schools in our link area of Dudley, led by King Edward VI College, Stourbridge. The programme involved extension classes run by teachers in schools to explore core subjects outside the school curriculum; sessions led by the Schools Liaison Assistant and the Admissions Tutor on the application process, and visits to Cambridge for masterclasses led by Fellows, giving a taste of university-level teaching. Over 100 students visited Cambridge in Lent Term via this scheme. We are pleased that funding has been secured to repeat this programme in the coming year. 51


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An essay competition centred on objects in the Lawrence Room is set to be launched in the autumn, with the intention of raising the profile of Girton College and in particular the group of related subjects: Archaeology and Anthropology, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, and Classics. We are very grateful to all members of College and College staff who contribute to our admissions activities through the year, from interviewing to running masterclasses to visiting schools and talking to potential applicants at Open Days. Our undergraduate students are also excellent ambassadors for the College and we are very grateful for their enthusiastic welcome to all our visitors. Above all, thanks are due to the staff of the Admissions and Tutorial Office : Angela Stratford (Head of Tutorial and Admissions), Wendy Langmead (Schools Liaison Assistant), Kate Thomas (Tutorial and Admissions Assistant) and Jenny Griffiths (Graduate Secretary). Congratulations are due to Kate on the safe arrival of a son in January, and thanks to Hayley Bell, who has expertly covered Kate’s maternity leave. We count ourselves extremely fortunate to have such a friendly, efficient and professional administrative team. Veronica Bennett, Admissions Tutor

Graduate Admissions Girton admitted 109 new graduates and postgraduates in Michaelmas and Lent 2010–11 (compared with 95 in 2009). This number was made up of 85 (64) graduates new to Cambridge, and 24 (31) 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 109 new graduates were made up of 65 (55) men and 44 (40) women and the Science intake of 53 (44) was only very slightly lower than the Arts intake of 56 (51), enabling us to reach a good balance this year The number of new graduates registered for taught courses (LLM/PGCE/MBA/MSt etc.) was 26 and new applicants registered as research students (CPGS/MPhil/PhD) numbered 65. Of the new-to-Cambridge intake for 2010‒11, 19 (13) were home students, 27 (25) were from European Union countries and 39 (26) were from overseas. The statistics for either full or part funding for the new-to-Cambridge and 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/COT/CHESS etc) University/Department/College External Bodies (Business/Government) Self Funding

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The total number of Girton graduate students (figures at Easter Term) now stands at 188, including the part-time students, and represents a wide range of countries: Australia 1; Austria 1; Bangladesh 1; Brazil 2; Bulgaria 1; Canada 2; Chile 2; China 14; China (Taiwan) 3; Cyprus 3; Czech Republic 5; Egypt 1; Estonia 1; Germany 11; Ghana 1; Greece 1; Guyana 1; Hong Kong 3; India 4; Ireland 7; Italy 4; Japan 2; Korea 4; Luxembourg 1; Mexico 2; Montenegro 1; Netherlands 2; New Zealand 2; Pakistan 1; Peru 1; Portugal 2; Romania 1; Saudi Arabia 2; Singapore 3; Spain 3; Sri Lanka 1; Turkey 1; Ukraine 1; UK 69; USA 17. Families We have a total of eleven graduate parents. Nine live in Cambridge and of these one lives in College accommodation while the remaining two have returned home to write up their work. Eight of the graduate parents are from overseas, three from the UK. These are a welcome addition to the graduate community. The College’s own nursery at Wolfson Court 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 often as their first port of call. Graduate Tutors The two Graduate Tutors, Frances Gandy (Sciences) and Liliana Janik (Arts), 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. This was Dr Janik’s first year as a Graduate Tutor. She combines this with her role as a University Lecturer in Archaeology and Director of Studies for Girton. Frances Gandy combines her Tutorial role with that of Girton’s Librarian and Curator. She also teaches American literature. Frances Gandy and Liliana Janik, Graduate Tutors

Bursaries and Grants Bursaries Thirteen holders of Emily Davies Bursaries (worth up to £3,735 per student to cover the College Residence Charge) were in residence in 2010‒11. The subjects being read by the bursary holders included Biological Sciences, English, Geography, Law, Medicine, Modern and Medieval Languages and Physical Sciences. There were five holders of the Ellen McArthur Bursaries (worth £1,000 in the first year and £1,500 in subsequent years) in residence in 2010‒11, three of whom were reading Economics, one reading History, and one reading Politics, Psychology and Sociology. Two Jean Lindsay Memorial Bursaries for History, and three Margaret Barton Bursaries for Medical Sciences were held by students in residence in 2010‒11. One holder of an Emily Davies Bursary, one holder of a Jean Lindsay Memorial Bursary, 53


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one holder of the Margaret Barton Bursary, and two Ellen McArthur Bursary holders graduated at the beginning of July 2011. The awards of all other bursary holders have been renewed for 2011‒12. Recipients of grants from these funds greatly appreciate the support that they provide, especially in the current harsh financial climate. If any reader wishes to contribute to a particular fund, all are open for additional donations which can be made via the Development Office. One hundred and nineteen Cambridge Bursaries were received by Girton undergraduates in 2010‒11. 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 £3,400 per year to those students from the least well-off households. The College Overseas Bursaries of fourteen overseas and eleven European Union students have been renewed for the next academic year, and new bursaries have been awarded to four overseas students due to come into residence in October 2011. 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. This means that two of the University’s four Manmohan Singh Scholars are Girton undergraduates. Bursaries for European Union students who started in 2010 and later are now 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. As with the scheme for UK students the College contributes 12.5% to the cost of each of these bursaries. Eight students due to come into residence in October 2011 have been awarded full bursaries for 2011‒12. Grants The number of hardship grants made to undergraduate students in 2010‒11 was slightly lower than in previous years, as a result of many of the neediest students being awarded either College or Cambridge Bursaries. Seven grants were made from the Buss Fund totalling £678. Sixteen graduate students received grants amounting to £7,590 from the Pillman Hardship Fund. For academic expenses, including ‘directed reading’ during the Easter vacation, grants totalling £3,482 were made to twenty-two undergraduates from the Student Academic Resources Fund. Twenty-six graduate students received grants amounting to £5,490 from the Pillman Academic Fund. The following grants were also made: two grants totalling £750 from the Beatrice Mary Thomas Fund for Physical Sciences and four grants totalling £650 from the Harry Barkley Fund to clinical medical students undertaking elective periods of training. Angela Stratford, Head of Tutorial and Admissions Office 54


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Chapel Report ‘What happens next is a music you would never have known/To listen for…’ These lines from Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘The Rainstick’, give a pretty good account of what it’s like to be chaplain at Girton. It’s not simply that, Sunday by Sunday, as I light the blue touch-paper of the liturgy and stand back, I am astonished by the flights, and heights and depths of music released from the lips of the choir, it is also the ‘music of what happens’ that astonishes me. Speakers with unique perspectives seem to unlock and release trains of thought, or start conversations, which bear unexpected fruit, sometimes months later. In the Michaelmas Term for example, when our theme was Angels and Messengers, we heard addresses from two Old Girtonians, each reflecting on how and from whom they heard and discerned God’s voice in contemporary society, and as a consequence of both addresses I had conversations, weeks later, with current students which seemed to clarify for them their own values and calling in the world. Andrew Chrich, sometime chaplain of Trinity and currently vicar of Trumpington, spoke about angels in contemporary culture and music, starting with a Robbie Williams song: ‘I’m loving Angels instead!’ (now that was a music I wouldn’t have known to listen for) but ending with a real sense of what it is to discern and respond to the voice of Love at the deepest level. Gavin Shuker, the MP for Luton, spoke about discerning and tuning into the voices of those contemporary and marginalised messengers pleading for Justice in the midst of all the vicissitudes and seeming compromises of contemporary politics. In the midst of a year in which cynicism about our national life was so dominant it was indeed ‘an unexpected music’ to hear someone talking so clearly and so passionately about essential values and not just party programmes! In the Lent Term I undertook, at the request of a number of students, to preach a whole connected series myself rather than having guest speakers, and I had decided to do a series on Christ and the Cambridge poets, intending to conclude my series with some reflections on the poetry of distinguished OG Gwyneth Lewis, who I knew would be coming back to College as a Visiting Fellow at some point. What I didn’t know was that it would turn out to be that very term. Gwyneth became very much part of Chapel life that term, so she was there when I spoke about how helpful her poetry has been for those of us who want to hold the worlds of Faith and Science together, to apprehend truth with imagination as well as seeking to comprehend it with reason. In many ways her poems, and the conversations her term with us inspired, wove together the themes from the other poets we read: George Herbert, Christopher Smart, Coleridge, and Tennyson. ‘What happens next’ was in many ways the theme for our Easter Term too, with speakers reflecting on vocation and calling, providing a particular focus for those leaving college and discerning their next moves and their role in the wider world. A highlight, though an ‘unexpected music’, was an address by Owen Spencer Thomas, on the call, not to career, but to relationship, to family, to ‘steadfast covenant love’. He struck a chord that seemed to bring a new balance to the sometimes frenetic concerns with competition and ‘success’ that can blight the Easter Term. Looking back on the whole year, I sense some real blessings, and a gentle reminder from

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God, who puts all chaplains in their place, that the best things this year were the things I hadn’t planned or foreseen. Malcolm Guite, Chaplain

Report of the Heads of Domestic Departments Doing more with less seems to be a theme of this annual report. Discovering we had more committees than the Cabinet office was a spur to reorganising the committee structure and so there are now fewer meetings and more efficient (we think) steering. The Sustainability committee has been much exercised with implementation of the new recycling scheme. Thanks are due to College Surveyor John Gant, the House Services and Housekeeping teams at both sites and the JCR and MCR Green officers for their patience and hard work in getting the scheme under way. Girton now sends very little waste to landfill and the change of culture has inspired the JCR and MCR to implement their own ‘Freecycling’ scheme, collecting up unwanted items at the end of the year to redistribute to new students in October. In other ‘green’ work, the College Maintenance department completed installation of thermostatic radiator valves throughout the main site and the JCR has started an allotment society. Participation in the government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme has certainly generated more meter-reading requirements than is believable, but we should soon be able to get accurate measurements of our carbon footprint and hopefully see it becoming smaller. Work on the Ash Court building project is giving all those involved an education in the uses of new green technology and we look forward to seeing the fruits of our many deliberations on air tightness, heat exchange, ground source heat pumps and rain-water harvesting. The Gardens and Grounds departments have struggled to keep the College green in the face of so little rain (except on the Autumn garden walk when we were deluged) but participants in the Spring garden walk were stunned by the beauty of the new lawn in Fellows’ Garden, where the Gardens trainee Matt Johnson explained how he had put his newly acquired turf management skills to evident good use and encouraged members of

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College to send in requests for favourite plants to further enhance this much loved haven. Garden walkers were also duly impressed by the new cricket scoreboard, made by Mick Gooch of the Maintenance department, and were fascinated by the Head Groundsman’s investigations into the possibility of drilling a borehole to provide natural irrigation for the new pitches, and plans for the reinstatement of a grass tennis court near the Fellows’ Garden. The Head Gardener and his team supervised contract pruning of Old Orchard and worked very hard to create the new edging and enhanced border to Chapel lawn; both projects courtesy of funds from the Friends of the Gardens. The departments’ idiosyncratic skills in retrieving misplaced objects from height were further tested this year when one of the Mistress’s cats sportingly attempted to take a bird’s eye view of the cricket pitch from the top of a tree – and then got stuck. Matt proved he certainly has potential as a fireman as he went to the rescue, supported by the entire maintenance, grounds and gardens teams and the open-mouthed Junior Bursar, praying that someone, even the cat, had thought to sit down and do a risk assessment first. I am assured it is in the post. Budget restrictions have meant most departments undergoing restructuring when posts have fallen vacant so as to try to maintain services at lower cost. The Porters’ Lodge has sustained the most radical changes but is now set up with a new shift system and a consistent, if leaner, staffing pattern. Changes like these are difficult for everyone concerned and I am continually touched by the vision and generosity of Girton’s employees, who support both each other and their line managers during the hardest times, making it far easier than it might be to make necessary changes and cover gaps with minimum disruption to College services. An example of Girton’s positive and empathetic culture was the Macmillan coffee morning held in memory of Marlene Rodgers, House Services cleaner, whose untimely death after 24 years of service touched us all. The coffee morning involved staff from all College departments, including Wolfson Court, and raised £581.45 for Macmillan. Further

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evidence if any were needed, is the long and loyal service of our staff. This year saw tenyear service awards for Paul Godden, James Circuit and Iver Newman (Catering), Mick Gooch (Maintenance), and Terry Dawson, Dawn Rodgers and Trudy Wiltshire (House Services). Jenny Archer achieved 20 years of service in the House Services department. Our thanks and good wishes go also go to those who retired or left after long service this year. We will miss Maria Vickers (House Services, five years), David Peck (Maintenance, three years), Trevor Gilbert (Lodge, 14 years), Mike Lawrence (Lodge, 12 years), and Rhys Wilson (Lodge, six years). Congratulations are also due to trainee Chef Chris Betson, who completes his NVQ training this month and achieved a Gold medal earlier this year in the Under-21 category of the 2010 Cambridge Culinary Competition. Chris joins a long tradition of ongoing excellence in catering at Girton. It is difficult in a short article to pay adequate tribute to the projects and achievements, small and large, which are undertaken daily by all the domestic departments. I have a bookful from this year alone. Their work underpins College life at all levels and their willingness to change and embrace new ideas, and to work imaginatively within everdecreasing budgets, makes possible a sustainable future for Girton. Maureen Hackett, Junior Bursar and Warden of Wolfson Court

The Library and Archive The Librarian’s Report Writing this report for the Review is not unlike the challenge of composing one of those generic Christmas letters. First I look back through the diary and see that it is jammed full of events and meetings, but then I realise that readers of the Review will not in the least wish to know how many planning meetings, or introductory tours have occurred over the year. So, what special things can I report? And yet to pick out just the year’s plums does not do justice to the hard work that underpins the effectiveness of this department, and its attention to detail in ensuring the continuation of its various projects, and the delivery of first-rate academic resources to members of College. The truth is therefore that a typical day can veer between hands-on (or should that be hands-in?) inspections of the conservation room drains in the morning, a management meeting in the afternoon, and attending a smart book launch at a chic Bond Street gallery in the evening. So here are some examples of groundwork in progress. Projects which I reported last year as ‘just launched’ are making good progress. For example, the University and Life Experience Website Project (Oral History) is just moving into the second year of the three required for further research and set-up. Meanwhile, creating and converting records of our book collections for the University’s Newton catalogue has made huge strides, and now everything in the Main Library, the Extension and Wolfson Court accessioned since January 1998 is on Newton. Special Collections now on Newton include Callister, Bibas, Travel, with Gamble and Dannatt in progress. For a comprehensive check of Girton’s holdings, it is still advisable to search via our Heritage catalogue rather than via Newton. This can be accessed via the web on http://www-lib.girton.cam.ac.uk/heritage/

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This department also played its part in Girton’s contribution to the University’s Festival of Ideas described elsewhere. The Librarian, the Archivist and the Assistant Librarian all took crucial roles helping children in ‘finding bodies in the garden’, decorating and filling funerary urns, creating their own skeletons, and making personal shabti figures. We were delighted that attendance exceeded all expectations, and many of the children vowed to return next year. Gifts and Bequests to the Library (Please note that all the donations listed here were made in the period 1 July 2010‒30 June 2011) Elisabeth M E Harland (Lewis, 1937) generously donated four books from the ‘golden age’ (that is the early nineteen-thirties) of the Gregynog Press. They are all numbered copies from limited print runs: Four poems by John Milton with wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, Anne Boleyn, and other poems by Loyd Haberly, The lovers’ song-book by W H Davies and Caniadau by W J Gruffydd. The Gregynog Press was the brainchild of two sisters, Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, and was established in 1922 in rural mid-Wales. During the next eighteen years the Press gained a reputation for producing limited edition books of the highest order and ranked alongside the leading private presses of the day. Everything was created under one roof – design, typography, illustration, printing and binding – and its fine printing owed much to the incomparable skill of Herbert John Hodgson, pressman from 1927 to 1936, and his successor, Idris Jones. It was fortunate also in the employment of one of the great twentieth-century bookbinders, George Fisher, who was responsible for inaugurating special bindings in full leather for part of each edition, noted particularly for the quality of their tooling. Among private presses, only Gregynog paid attention to the quality of its bindings, which were to enhance the value of the books among collectors. The Press was forced to close after the outbreak of World War II, when everyone was called up, but it re-opened in 1978. It was commissioned to produce the inaugural document for the opening of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999. In celebration of this occasion, marking the first instrument of Welsh government for more than 600 years, a souvenir volume in a limited edition of 250 was printed on Zerkall mould-made paper, hand-bound into cloth-covered boards and blocked in gold. In 2006 the Press bound the calligraphed poem commissioned from the National Poet of Wales, Gwyneth Lewis (Girton 1978), to open the Assembly’s permanent home, Y Senedd, in Cardiff. We were privileged to receive a bequest from the estate of the late Joanna Dannatt (1947). This comprised outstanding early twentieth-century collections of fairy tales, traditional tales and legends, all in rare limited editions or from hand-presses. The bequest included the collections’ own fin-de-siècle bookcase, and although the books themselves have now been housed in the repository, the bookcase is on display and in use in the Library. We 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 59


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books and other essential items. These include Muriel Kittel (Lister 1934), who, a few years ago, gave us a large and generous donation to use for the purchase of works in language and literature, which we use every year to subsidise our book budgets in those areas. We continue to buy books with the earlier gifts of Flora Wallace and Tony Whall, and with a gift given in memory of Diana Vincent-Daviss (1962). We have continued to benefit from the bequest of Sara Crawford (1948). Copies of their own work have been presented by: Olugbolahan Abisogun-Alo (Abisogun 1958), Dr Arif Ahmed, Dr Christopher Cannon, Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley, Mary Carter (Cummings 1953), Ruth Cranfield (1943), Dr Margaret Dawes, Amanda Goodman, Inge Goodwin (Simon 1942), Dr Malcolm Guite, J T Hughes, Philip Kelley, Christina Koning (1972), Donata KulviecaitĂŠ, Dr Gwyneth Lewis (1978), David Miller (1985), Dr Gabriele Natali, Dr Ann Oakley, Professor Thomas Sherwood, Timothy Snyder, Marsali Taylor, Dorcas Ward (1954), Baroness Mary Warnock, Pamela Welch (Maggs 1966). The following individuals have also presented copies of books and other media: Lady Justice Arden (1965), Evelyn Carpenter (1968), Rachel Dinham (2007), Professor David Dumville, Dr Juliet Dusinberre, Dr Ben Griffin, Elizabeth M E Harland (Lewis 1937), Dr J T Hughes, The Librarian, Elaine Lyne (Meese 1960), Professor Jill Mann, Sheila Mann, Teresa Myskow, Sarah Newton (1971), Kate Perry, Dr Tim Pestell (1987), Nat Rudarakanchana (2008), Dr Aswin Sai Navain Seshasayee, Peter Sparks, Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern (Evans 1960), James Surry (2008), Dr Dorothy Thompson (Walbank 1958), James Wong (2008). 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, Mrs C A Hopkins (Busbridge 1959), Dr John Marks, Dr Alastair Reid, Dr Jane Ruddle, Dr M B Saveson (Buehrer 1951), Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern (Evans 1960). Publications have also been presented by the following organisations: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres, Cambridge University Press, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Flemish-Netherlands Foundation, Jesus College Cambridge, St Johns College Cambridge, Unlock Democracy. Frances Gandy, Librarian and Curator

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The Archivist’s Report The early Girton experience is a recurring theme with many researchers, and the archival collections can give a very real and atmospheric feel of this ‘experience’ through sources such as letters, diaries, photographs, College records and reminiscences. What I find striking, however, are those aspects of College life that never seem to change whatever the year. This is illustrated by Mary Kingsland’s 875 depiction of the Classical Tripos. She details ‘rising emotion’ followed by ‘frantic endeavours’ through to the final ‘reward’. This is a very apt description of the 2011 Easter Term as exam fever dominated the College. However throughout the year the Archive has experienced a different kind of ‘frantic endeavour’ due to the ever-increasing number of enquiries and visits from researchers. Researchers from all over the world have made use of the Archive and the range of their research interests continues to be diverse. This year topics have ranged from the clothing of Victorian students to the history of pregnancy testing. The former used the photographic collection as well as many of the personal papers and the latter the papers of the Cambridge Women’s Liberation Group Archive. The personal papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes and Barbara Bodichon continue to be heavily used alongside the College records. What has been welcome this year has been a renewed interest in other collections, such as the papers of Dorothy Needham and Eugénie Strong. Family History continues to be popular but most researchers use the Archive for academic purposes. Most of these researchers go on to donate copies of their work, and it was nice this year to receive a Girton undergraduate dissertation which focused on Dorothy Howard’s letters, written when she was a student in 1901‒05. However, the major publication this year which was archive-sourced was A Critical Woman: Barbara Wootton, Social Science and Public Policy in the Twentieth Century by Ann Oakley. This book will be an essential read for any researcher interested in social science or political science or wanting to use Barbara Wootton’s personal papers. Most of the acquisitions this year, as last year, have been additions to existing collections. Further letters of Bessie Rayner Parkes were located and purchased through the generosity of a benefactor. Additions were received for the papers of Alethea Graham (1926), and her mother, Aelfrida Tillyard. The Society for Promoting the Training of Women (SPTW) also transferred more of their records; these included articles about the Society, conference papers, and correspondence files. Perhaps one of the most charming acquisitions this year was Kathleen Pillman’s (1905) photograph album. The photographs depict Kathleen, her sister Emma Pillman (1906) and friends relaxing in and around College. The result is a delightfully informal image of Girton. Another pleasing but more quirky acquisition was an example of the silver-plated ‘teapots’ which was used for serving gravy in Hall in the 1920s. Reviewing this year, I realise it has been very much a year of reorganisation, consolidation and planning for the future. In order to make the Archive and its collections more accessible the Archive’s webpages have been rewritten. These pages will be gradually expanded to include more archival images with a long-term plan of mounting online exhibitions. Work has been ongoing to edit and update the Archive database in order to upload the College records to the Janus website. The College building records in the Archive have been reclassified to accommodate the records that will be created by the 61


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new Ash Court development and the anticipated Sports Pavilion. In addition the College’s Electronic Records Management Group has been looking at how to manage the College’s electronic records and ensure that they are archived for the future. Alongside these projects the Archive’s disaster plan is also being updated. This plan is an essential component of managing the Archive, and will help prevent disasters as well as providing a comprehensive set of procedures in the event of an emergency. As part of the ten-year retrospective cataloguing programme (reported by the Librarian in 2007), Joan Bullock-Anderson has catalogued the papers of Margaret Llewelyn Davies (1881, niece of Emily Davies), Jean Lindsay (McLachlan 1932, historian), Ethel Sargant (1881, botanist), and Queenie Dorothy Leavis (Roth 1925). All these catalogues are available to view under Girton College on Janus http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/. It is particularly pleasing to have brought together the papers of Queenie Leavis, the renowned literary scholar: they have come from a number of different sources and will be useful not only to those interested in her life and work but also to anyone researching the life and work of her husband F R Leavis, with whom she produced much work in collaboration. The papers of the crystallographer, Helen Dick Megaw (1926), have also been catalogued. During her distinguished career Helen Megaw worked on the crystal structure of barium titanate, perovskites, and feldspars. Her name is also associated with the Festival Pattern Group which supplied crystallographic patterns as a basis for textiles, ceramics, decorative paper and furnishings for the Festival of Britain in 1951. A small exhibition is on display in the Library to celebrate Helen Megaw’s career and her involvement with the Festival of Britain sixty years ago. Hilary Goy (Corke 1968) and Cherry Hopkins (Busbridge 1959) have both continued with their invaluable help, Hilary undertaking filing, indexing and listing early College records and Cherry indexing the volumes of Council Minutes. Anna Crutchley and Stephanie Rolt also proved themselves to be model volunteers as they catalogued collections and helped with the reclassification of the building records and the photographic collection. Anna has now left to start the MA in Archives and Records Management at UCL. Stephanie, having graduated this summer, has also left with the hope of pursuing a career in Archives. I would like to thank them both for all their hard work and I wish them both the best of luck for their future careers as Archivists. Gifts and Bequests to the Library (Please note that all the donations listed here were made in the period 1 July 2010‒30 June 2011) Catherine Bailey (Crick 1978); Michelle Bennett, The Society for Promoting the Training of Women; Kate Bonham (2008); Andrew Carter (2008); Dr Amy Erickson; Dr Chris Evans; Michael French; Professor Roger Griffin; Sean Hewitt (2009); James Hickson; Theodore Hornoi-Centerwall; Dr Lynn Hulse; Dr Nancy Lane-Perham (1968); Peter Lewis; Rachel Lomax (Salmon 1963); Sheila Mann; Edmund Owen (2004); Anne Passmore; Lucy Pollard (Robertson 1962); Judith Rodden (Wilkins 1955); Margaret Ruxton (Snaith 1944); Professor Martin Ferguson Smith; Peter Sparks; Laura Starker; Birthe Tonseth; Nuri Wyeth (Marckwald 1964); Angela Yaffey. Records were also transferred from various College departments throughout the year. Hannah Westall, Archivist 62


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Music Report The year just past has been marked by a number of memorable musical occasions, not least the concerts described below. There have also been several changes in musical life at Girton. One innovation, a new chamber music scheme described elsewhere in these pages, is the brainchild of our Research Fellow in English and Music, Dr Kate Kennedy. In the relatively short time since her arrival Kate has made an enormous impact on music at Girton: as well as setting up and supervising the chamber music scheme, a project that resulted this year in two excellent concerts, she has been a regular contributor to performances as both cellist and singer. Indeed, one of the most significant events in last year’s calendar was also inspired by her. This was a master-class based on unpublished and previously unperformed works by Ivor Gurney. Kate is rapidly becoming the world’s leading authority on Gurney, and her researches have enabled her to unearth significant numbers of exceptionally fine songs by this composer/poet. To hear these works premiered in the Stanley Library (on 10 November) by some of the finest singers in the University after an afternoon’s coaching by the internationally renowned tenor, Andrew Kennedy, was a real treat. Margaret Faultless has continued to make a vital contribution to musical life at Girton. In fact, the largest musical project of the year, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, which was

Three Girton musicians in discussion with the Duke of Edinburgh during his final visit to Cambridge University as Chamcellor. From left to right, Chad Kelly (Girton’s Senior Organ Scholar and principal continuo player of the University’s Collegium Musicum), Martin Ennis (in his capacity as Chairman of the Music Faculty), Margaret Faultless (in her capacity as Director of Performance Studies at the Faculty of Music and Director of the Collegium Musicum), with Amy Lyddon (alto) behind Margaret Faultless.

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performed at Girton on 12 March after a ‘warm-up’ performance two evenings earlier in St John’s College Chapel, would not have been possible without her remarkable range of skills. In addition to her world-class accomplishments as violinist and director, Maggie also brings an extraordinary willingness to engage with all the organisational minutiae that are essential if an ambitious project such as this is to be a success. The difficulties of staging Bach’s magnum opus with student forces are not to be underestimated; this was, we are fairly sure, the first student performance in Cambridge using copies of original instruments. The performance was also unusual in that many of the movements traditionally regarded as choruses were performed one to a part or with small vocal groupings. All the vocal parts, for both arias and ‘choruses’, were provided by members of two ensembles, the Cambridge University Chamber Choir and the newly founded Cambridge University Consort of Voices. The orchestra was the Faculty of Music’s Collegium Musicum; however, in view of the exceptional difficulties of the wind parts, we had to recruit extra players from as far afield as Germany and Holland. Girton provided a significant number of both players and singers, and the performances were directed by Martin Ennis. The Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Margaret Faultless, appeared at Girton on two other occasions during the year. On 6 February they performed J S Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 5. The dazzling array of soloists included Girtonians Chad Kelly (harpsichord) and Kieran Hughes (flute), and the allure of these most virtuosic concertos drew what was probably the largest crowd ever seen in Girton Chapel. Latecomers struggled to find standing room, and many were forced to listen to the concert from the foyer outside the Chapel. The Collegium Musicum completed their cycle of the Brandenburg Concertos with performances of Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 6 on 22 May. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the proximity of exams, the Chapel was rather less crowded on this occasion, but the standard of music-making was no less inspiring. We owe a great debt to Maggie for bringing performances of such calibre to Girton. Maggie also played a leading role in this year’s May Week Concert, which took place in Hall on 23 June. The programme was an entirely Classical one, and it gave opportunities to two finalists to shine. Jonathan Williams, who completed the Music Tripos only days earlier with a very high First, was the elegant soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K 414, and Chloe Wennersten displayed her fluency as conductor in Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 (‘Le Matin’). The third work, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D major, K 194, was directed by Anthony Fort and featured solos from, among others, two further finalists, Madeleine Seale and Edward Button. Both have made a major contribution to Girton music over the past three years, so it was good to be able to offer them a place in the limelight at the conclusion of their undergraduate careers. Details of the Sunday afternoon concert series can be found elsewhere in the Review, but two other concerts deserve special mention. On 25 September, two of our most distinguished recent alumnae, Lucy Goddard and Katherine Hambridge, returned to Girton to take part in a concert for the Roll. They brought with them two other singers who are starting to make major names for themselves in the professional world, Gareth 65


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John and Aidan Coburn. The four singers pooled their talents in performances of Schumann’s Spanisches Liederspiel and Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52, accompanied by the Director of Music and by our two extremely versatile organ scholars, Chad Kelly and Anthony Fort. Chad, who graduated this summer after achieving Firsts in all three parts of the Music Tripos, was the mastermind behind one of the most memorable occasions of the year, a Mahler Centenary Concert. This took place on 18 February and featured Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and his Symphony No. 4 in arrangements for chamber ensemble by Arnold Schoenberg and Erwin Stein. The quality of music-making was exceptionally high for a College concert – a worthy testament to Chad’s remarkable talents as a musician. The Chapel Choir has been directed for the past year by Samuel Hudson. Sam, who has featured in these pages in previous years as a very accomplished Organ Scholar and as temporary Director of Chapel Music, generously took up the post when Dana Marsh left last summer for the United States. Sam has himself now moved on to become Master of the Music at Blackburn Cathedral and, as I write, applications are being solicited for the post of Director of Chapel Music at Girton. We shall be very sorry to say farewell to Sam, but wish him all the very best for his new post. Under Sam’s stewardship, the choir has enjoyed another busy, productive, and rewarding year both in and out of College. The choir’s first cathedral visit of the academic year was in fact the choir’s first-ever trip to St Edmundsbury Cathedral, despite its being one of the nearest cathedrals to Cambridge (30 October). Another highlight of the term followed only the next day, when the choir returned to a very full College Chapel for a special service incorporating the cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (BWV 21) by J S Bach, directed by Chad Kelly (31 October). The Advent Carol Service (28 November) also brought a few more ‘firsts’. For a start, it featured string players in, among other pieces, the opening movement of another of Bach’s cantatas, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 61). Representing the true breadth of the choir’s repertoire, the service also included a world premiere of a work with text and music written specially for the occasion. Sean Hewitt’s text, The Frosted Window, the winning entry of a poetry competition run in Girton, was effectively and sensitively set by Anthony Fort. Lent Term was perhaps the busiest of the year, beginning with a joint Evensong service with Clare College Choir in Clare Chapel (3 February). Shortly afterwards the choir had an opportunity to sing in another Cambridge Chapel – this time St John’s (18 February). St John’s Choir was away from Cambridge for the day, and Girton Choir was asked to deputise for them. The choir, enlarged somewhat with various former members, was delighted to welcome Dr Ennis as a ‘guest’ director for this service, as well as their current Director of Chapel Music Samuel Hudson as a ‘guest’ organist (a musical partnership not seen since 2005). The cathedral visit of the term took the choir to Lincoln for a full weekend of services (26‒7 February). Back in the College Chapel, the annual ‘Friends of the Choir’ concert this year was based on the theme of light, and featured Duruflé’s marvellous Requiem, alongside shorter works by Bach, Schütz, and contemporary composer David Bednall (13 March). The term ended with another of the year’s highlights – a repeat performance of the Duruflé Requiem at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in 66


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London (19 March). For this occasion, the choir was joined by a chamber orchestra for the Requiem and for John Rutter’s arrangement of Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine. It was a pleasure to welcome back Lucy Goddard as mezzo-soprano soloist; she gave an extraordinarily moving performance of the Pie Jesu movement from Duruflé’s Requiem. The final term of the year focused on preparations for the summer tour, which this year took place from 21 to 31 July. Starting in Cambridge with a concert at Girton Parish Church, the choir then travelled to Manchester, where they performed in Christ Church Didsbury, Manchester Cathedral, and the Church of the Holy Name in Manchester. From there they moved on to France, with performances in L’Eglise de la Trinité in Angers, L’Eglise Saint-Nicolas in Saumur, L’Eglise Notre Dame de la Légion d’Honneur in Longué, and Nantes Cathedral. The tour programme, entitled ‘Sacred Europe’, embraced a selection of choral works spanning several countries and ages; it included works by Tallis, Stanford, Rachmaninov, Górecki, Villette, and Rheinberger (the awe-inspiring Cantus Missae for double choir). The final stop on the tour was Paris, where the choir sang at Mass in St Sulpice (where Widor, of Toccata fame, was once organist) before returning to the UK. Dr Martin Ennis, Austin and Hope Pilkington Fellow and Director of Music with contributions from Samuel Hudson, Director of Chapel Music

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Concert series (2010-11) 24 October

The Freshers’ Concert: A selection of music performed by Girton’s firstyear undergraduates

31 October

Kieran Hughes (flute), Anthony Fort (harpsichord and organ), Michael Leach (harpsichord): Works by J S Bach

7 November

Madeleine Seale (soprano), Edward Button (countertenor), Ginny Horten-Middleton (trumpet), Anthony Fort (piano): Bach’s Cantata No. 51 (Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen), arias by Handel, lute songs by Dowland and duets by Bach

14 November

Katherine Hambridge (soprano), Michael Waldron (piano): Songs by Schumann and Wolf

21 November

Alex Berman (tenor), Chad Kelly (piano): Songs by Handel, Chausson, Finzi and Britten

23 January

Twaddle String Quartet; Sasha Millwood (piano): Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 10 No.1; Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9 No.1; and string quartet movements by Beethoven and Haydn

30 January

Ewan Stephens (recorder), Madeleine Seale (soprano), Anthony Fort (harpsichord and organ): Works by J S Bach

13 February

Kieran Hughes (flute), Lliam Paterson (piano): Dutilleux’s Sonatine, Reinecke’s Ballade and Godard’s Suite de Trois Morceaux

20 February

Mark Seow (violin), Misha Mullov-Abbado (horn), John Chen (piano): Brahms’s Horn Trio, Op. 40; Camilla Nelson (violin), Will Roberts (cello), Michael Leach (piano): Brahms’s Piano Trio, Op. 8

27 February

Jo Harries (mezzo-soprano), Chris Stark (piano): Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and Britten’s A Charm of Lullabies

6 March

Chloë Wennersten (soprano), Dan Macklin (bass), Chad Kelly and Anthony Fort (piano): Lieder by Schubert, Brahms and Reger

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Development Director’s Report The 2010‒11 academic year had many highlights. Girton Dvelopment is going from strength to strength with ambitious plans for the future. We welcomed a new colleague to the development team, Tamsin Elbourn, who is also working in the Mistress’s office half-time, and welcomed Andy Allen, the college’s new PR co-ordinator, with whom we work closely. It was our pleasure to host the many groups of visiting alumni who return to Girton throughout the year and show their support to College. The reunions, taking place in September, invite alumni back every five years starting regularly from ten years from matriculating. As well as this the Friends of Girton College put on a varied and stimulating range of activities, such as the People’s Portraits talk featuring Daphne Todd and Alastair Adams, one a former President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP), the other the current President of the RP, on ‘Finding Beauty’. The Friends of the Lawrence Room also hosted a fascinating lecture by Christopher Evans, Executive Director of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, focusing on the historical and archaeological context of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery which was discovered within Girton’s grounds. There are reports of these and of the Friends of the Gardens, Chapel, Choir, and Library in detail elsewhere. There have of course been numerous events in other locations – the Mistress met alumni in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai in the spring. Once again Kevin Chan (1986) hosted an alumni dinner in Hong Kong, and we are extremely grateful for his support, and that of all our international alumni. In London, we held a networking event for alumni in finance and the legal profession, thanks to the generosity of Slaughter and May, who sponsored and hosted the event – special thanks to Guy O’ Keefe (1990) and Hywel Davies (1988), two Girtonian partners at the firm who made this possible. We were delighted that our Visitor, Baroness Hale of Richmond (Hoggett 1963), spoke at the event, and that many Fellows and students were able to mingle with alumni. A new initiative has been the Girton Alumni Sports Association networking lunches, kindly organised by Adam Tyrer (1988): these events are informal and social and those who aren’t sportspeople are also most welcome to join in. The venue for both events, which took place in September and May, was the Bleeding Heart Restaurant in Farringdon London. Please contact the Development Office if you’d like to be added to the mailing list. Another important new initiative was the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, which is reported on more fully elsewhere, and which has been generously supported by Professor Sir Laurence Martin. The closing date for entries for the second annual prize is 16 March 2012, so please do spread the word – the prize is £1000 – and there are more details on our website. We were sad to learn of the death of Dr Margaret Barton (1945) in January 2011. Dr Barton had studied medicine at Girton and was one of the first women to receive a full degree from Cambridge in 1948. She had then gone on to the Middlesex Hospital in

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London; she was one of only four women in only the second year women that had been accepted there. At Girton she supported access to education in medicine by generously endowing a bursary fund in her name, for medical students from less financially secure backgrounds. An obituary of Dr Barton appears later. In terms of the support given to the College, even in difficult economic times, Girtonians’ generosity is phenomenal, and the college is always immensely grateful for this. Donations and pledges to Girton totalled over £2.5 million in the financial year to July 2011. Within this total, Girtonians donated nearly £170,000 during our annual telethon, with most supporting teaching fellowships and making unrestricted gifts. This is remarkable in the context of the financial pressures many now face, and is the secondlargest total given to a telephone campaign since 2000. Exciting initiatives include the start of funding for the endowment for economics, thanks to generous support from Professor Angela Yergin (Stent 1966) and her husband David Yergin (Trinity 1968), and support for an endowed law fellowship thanks to a generous gift of £250,000 from Gladys Li (1966), who has also endowed a fund for postgraduate students, to be named the Joyce Biddle fund, after her former Classics teacher, who was also a Girtonian (1926). We have also launched something this year which is a little different – Girton Advance. This prize for entrepreneurship has been inspired by alumnus Asim Mumtaz (1998) who wishes to encourage the spirit of innovation in Girtonians, having himself won a similar competition. His company, Enecsys, which was built out of his PhD research whilst at Girton, supplies micro inverters and monitoring systems for use in photovoltaic arrays. The prize is intended to be annual and is open to Girton students, fellows, staff, and alumni who have graduated in the last 5 years – the top prize is up to £20,000 of investment. Please see www.girton.cam.ac.uk/advance for more details. We were delighted to witness Mrs Rosemary Lonergan being welcomed into the Cambridge University Guild of Benefactors, which recognises gifts of over £1 million to colleges and the University. She received this honour for her own and the late Professor Jack Todd’s support of Mathematics at Girton, and for their support of St John’s College. We welcomed three new Barbara Bodichon Foundation Fellows in June 2011. These Fellowships recognise outstanding contributions to Girton’s endowment and future funding needs. Professor Sir Laurence Martin, Miss Sarah Holt (1972) and Mr Colin Grassie (1980) were welcomed to their new roles in a short ceremony which took place in June. Respectively, they have made significant contributions to the teaching endowment, general endowment and to the building of the sports pavilion. On which note, Girton is delighted that the new pavilion building will be going ahead from the academic year 2011‒ 12. A ceremonial turf-cutting led by Dr John Marks took place in November 2011, coinciding with the alumni rugby, football and netball matches, and the new building is expected to be completed in time for the academic year beginning October 2012 – fittingly the Olympic year. The Girton Alumni Sports Association is planning to host a dinner to celebrate this, in the spring of 2012. The completion of the pitches and pavilion project sees the drawing to a close of the Twenty-First Century campaign, which was publicly launched in 2006. Since the 70


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beginning of the campaign, which started in 2004‒05, though it was formally launched in the autumn of 2006, over £15 million has been raised in gifts and pledges for the College – thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of Girton. There have been many notable gifts, including £5 million for which we can now publicly thank Mr Leif Hoegh, who matriculated in 1983, and whose gift has been made jointly with his sister Anette Goelet (Hoegh 1982). We will soon be launching a new campaign focusing on increasing the endowment of the college to a sustainable level – an even more important task given the drastic reduction in UK University teaching funding across all areas, especially in the arts and social sciences, and the challenge posed to access by increased tuition fees. Girton’s endowment funds teaching, student support and maintenance of College buildings – without it, the College would not be able to provide the quality of education which makes Cambridge so special and makes our community unique. The new wing at Ash Court is part of this, and it is possible to support this now at www.girton.cam.ac.uk/ashcourtfund With thanks to all of the alumni, donors and friends that make fundraising for Girton a real pleasure – and to all my colleagues in the Development Office and the Fellows who give up their time for our programme of events. The new campaign will be publicly launched in 2012, so watch this space – and Girton will be rising to the challenge of doubling its endowment in time for its 150th Anniversary in 2019. Francisca Malarée, Development Director and Fellow

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Awards and Distinctions ATKINSON, H V (Bavister 1978) appointed the first female President of the Engineering Professors’ Council in April 2011. The Council had been established for 50 years. BAIRD, G W M (Thomson 1962) awarded the OBE for services to Medicine. BENN, J R (1980) elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in September 2011. BURSTON, H J (1999) named in Management Today’s 2011 ‘35 under 35’ list of talented female leaders in UK business. DONALD, A M (Griffiths 1971) (Hon F) awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UKRC Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards 2011. DOWLING, A P (1970) awarded Inspiration and Leadership in Academia and Research Award at the UKRC Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards 2011. EDWARDS, J F (1973) awarded the CBE for services to Disadvantaged People. FRIDERES, L A (1997) (F) awarded the Economic Geography Research Group (RGS) Prize for best PhD 2011. FITZGERALD, S (1986) (F) awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal for successfully taking his innovative research in natural ventilation into the marketplace. GOODRICH, M M (1955) elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. GORDON, D R (1967) awarded the OBE for services to Early Italian Painting. GRUFFERTY, D (2010) (current MPhil Student) elected Vice-President (Society and Citizenship) of the National Union of Students (NUS). HUMPHREY, C (Waddington 1962) awarded the DBE for services to Scholarship. JAMES, P D (Hon F) winner of the BBC Nick Clarke Award for Journalism. JEFFERIES, A R (1991) (F) awarded a Cambridge University Pilkington Prize for outstanding teaching in Veterinary Science. JEFFERS, A (2009) (current student) named Black Students Officer of the Year by the NUS Black Students Achievers Awards. Miss Jeffers is President of the CUSU Black and Minority Ethnic Students Campaign. MANOLOPOULOS, D E (1981) elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. NEWTON, P J (Maddock 1984), elected Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP) November 2009. (This was incorrectly reported in 2010 as MFCGP.) OWEN, M A (Baron 1950) awarded the OBE for services to Human Rights, particularly Widows Overseas. SITHAMPARANATHAN, S (RF) awarded the ICT Pioneers Award for work on Real Time 72


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Location Systems, and winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurship Award. SAUNDERS, K P (1975) awarded the MBE for services to healthcare and homeless people in Cardiff. SHERCLIFF, H R (1989) (F) awarded a Cambridge University Pilkington Prize for outstanding teaching in Engineering. SHRIBMAN, S J (Norval 1969) awarded the CBE for services to Medicine. SIEM, S (2002) received the British Composer Award 2010 for a setting of Psalm 140: Deliver me, O Lord, November 2010. SMITH, L M (1978) elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. SPRINGMAN, S M (1975), elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. STREETLY, A (1978) awarded the OBE for services to healthcare. TEICHOVA, A (1969) (Hon F) awarded the Medal of Merit from the Charles University in Prague for her contribution to Central European History and to Economic and Social History (September 2010). WIKSTRÖM, P-O (1997) (F) elected a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, in 2010, and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2011.

Further Academic and Professional Qualifications LAMB, D E S (1974) PhD (December 2010) in Archaeology, University of Bradford. MOHADDES, K (2008) PhD in Economics, University of Cambridge. MYDDLETON-EVANS, C A L (1992) MA (September 2010) in Acting, East 15 Acting School, University of Essex. POLLARD, L P (Roberston 1962) PhD (2010) Birkbeck, University of London: ‘Curiosity, learning and observation: Britons in Greece and Asia Minor, 1603-88’. VALI, J (1998) MA (2006) in Political Theory, University of Manchester.

Cambridge University Further Degrees and Awards PhD: A Abdelkader, O E Andersen, M Butler, A Crothers, L A Frideres, D K Gill, G S Gnanakumaran, L D Goldstein, C A J Haeusler, D Harris, D-O Hynn, A M Klevnas, B L Krieger, D-H Lee, A McNally, A Merewood, V L Oryshcenko, M F Paulos, S J Pettitt, H K Potter, A B Roman, S L Shammas, B Sun, S M Taher Khorramabadi, O Weingarten, N W Wildman, P Yan, C L Zentile MPhil: Z Ahmed, A L Armitstead, P Astle, C L Batchelor, M Cambou, S M Chankov, J M Cheberenchick, C Costopoulos, D S Edwards, B Ganesh, L D Goldstein, B B T Haugland, Y Jiang, S F Jung, F Kirsch, M C Lam, A Lo Pumo, J J Meisner, M Mukai, J L Ng-See-Quan, M M Przybylski, A Pushparatnam, R Schill, Z S Shah, A G Stead, 73


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J Sterkenburgh, D Stojanovski, A Terzieva, M J Thomas, S P Thompson, S Ulama, V Uskokovic, H A Xu, C H-K Yong LLM: R M Armstrong, N I Hamilton, R Walsh, M J F Wright MBA: R Ball, S Krylov, M-C Lu, M Phong, J I Varpalotai-Xavier, M Wahish, B X H Zhang MASt: A M Brennan, T-J Chen, A Y Cohen, S M Eisenreich, J Feingold, D T J Feist, F J Gaisendrees, A Gkatzionis, V A Herridge, P Hieronymi, R Laflamme, M S Leifer, J G A G Lewis, A D H Nichols, J M Oberreuter, M Ozkan, M F Paulos, L C Price, K Rajendran, I R H Ribeiro, S E Schmittner MSt: V Herridge, P Hieronymi, A P Hunsaker, R Laflamme, M Leifer, S S Mason, A Nichols, J Oberreuter MEd: A Riley MB: C Chen, O A Gbinigie, E R Grummitt, Y Huang, A R Kumar, K Venugopal, A L Williams VetMB: R E Edwards MMath: F E Alexander, A Atminas, P D Baxter, M A Blake, E G M Bouaziz, C D Braun, M C Campbell, X Chen, S M Damms, P J Dodd, A P Dowling, J Drake, A N Ellis, K J Garner, T J Harris, B D Hoare, T L Massingham, S Mead, A Miskin, K A Moore, K Morgan, C J Penington, C E Pflueger, A Pokrovskiy, K Ponomareva, G Raptis, R Ribeiro, L P Roche, D P A Ryland, S Schmittner, F K C Smith, G Strokkenes, R A Tennison, M Walmsley, W R Walters, A R Ward, M D White MRes: T Schwamb

University Prizes for Academic Excellence in the Tripos Henry Roy Dean prize: Mayhew Prize: Hebrew Prize: Littleton Chambers Prize for Labour Law: Gordon Wigan Prize for Biological and Biomedical Sciences:

A V Hadjinicolaou M A Blake E H Downes E West A Craig-McQuaide

College Awards Graduate Research Scholarships: Bryce-Tebb: G Mulligan; J E Cairnes: L Ullrich; M T Meyer: L Perreault Levasseur; Pfeiffer: S Wilson; Stribling Award: M A Blake, G Mulligan; Doris Woodall: B Cooke Postgraduate Scholarships: Sir Arthur Arnold: R M Armstrong; Barbara Bodichon: N Hamilton; John Bowyer Buckley: B Gastraa, A Hadjinicolaou, B Simpson, K Smallwood; Rosalind, Lady Carlisle: E K Glover; Emily Davies: L Cole; Sir Francis Goldsmid: M 74


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Gosling; Mary Graham: N A Jocelyn; Mary Higgins: L Chambers, Edith Lydia Johns: L F Iredale, R L Nixon; M T Meyer: A Gkatzionis, L Ling, J McGrane, L Price; Henry Tomkinson: M J F Wright Postgraduate Prizes for Law Margaret Hastings: N Hamilton Lilian Knowles: R M Armstrong Thomas and Elizabeth Walton: M J F Wright Postgraduate Prizes for Mathematics Gertrude Mather Jackson: A Gkatzionis, L Lin, J McGrane, L Price Postgraduate Prizes for Medicine Thomas and Elizabeth Walton: B Gastraa, E K Glover, A Hadjinicolaou Postgraduate Prizes for Veterinary Medicine Christina Barnard: L Cole Jane Catherine Gamble: L Chambers Ming Yang Lee: L Iredale Phyllis Tillyard: N A Jocelyn Thomas and Elizabeth Walton: R Nixon C B West: M Gosling Undergraduate Scholarships Margaret Anderson: J C Shelley; Sir Arthur Arnold: L J Fletcher, S Graves, T J G Ithell, B J Lacey, R Nakamura, P Nardecchia, S Probyn; Barbara Bodichon: E P Booker, R Graham, A Jeffs, R Jones, D Kraljic, C J Pacey, T Pan, V Ravikumaran, G Rochez, A J Robinson; John Bowyer Buckley: E S Briolat, S J R A Chawner, A Craig-McQuaide, B Gastraa, A Hadjinicolaou, S Hutt, M R I Seale, G Zhao; Rosalind, Lady Carlisle: E J Darley, M S L Johnson, N Khabirpour, C S Lindberg, H C Martin N Rudarakanchana; Emily Davies: R L Cawley, L P Cole, A Connolly, E H Downes, M Hatfield, A S Kleinn, V Oleinikovas, R Pavesi, D Y M Tan; Alice Dunn-Gardiner: L Pryer, R Graham, N I Hamilton, A Jeffs, R Jones, D Kraljic, C J Pacey, T Pan, A J Robinson; Sir Francis Goldsmid: M Gosling, C Vie; Mary Graham: P Chand-Bajpai; Russell Gurney: T J Bordell; Florence Ethel Gwyn: N R G Mead, I Pritchard, D Strange; Lilias Sophia Ashworth Hallett: R P N Loh; Mary Higgins: L C Chambers, E Hopper, N O Wand; Jane Hunter: J L Davies; Alice Violet Jenkinson: J N More; Edith Lydia Johns: C J S Nye; Ellen McArthur: S Graves, T Gooda, R P N Loh, R Nakamura, V Ravikumaran, J C Shelley, N R G Mead, R Graham; William Menzies: L Brock; M T Meyer: A J Appleton, D Ardickas, T Bachmann, M A Blake, E G M Bouaziz, J F Drake, A Gkatzionis, L Lin, J McGrane, L C Price, M Reich, E P Stephens; Mary Sparke: S Wait; Todd Memorial: G Mulligan; Henry Tomkinson: R M Barua, N d’Estais, N M Farandos, J J M Gerhards, T Gooda, M F Herbst, B S Miller, G Shankar, B Treloar; Sophia Turle: C M Kelly, M M Leach, J M Williams; 75


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Undergraduate Prizes Thérèse Montefiore Memorial Prize: Laurie Hart Memorial Prize: The Appleton Cup: Charlton Award in Medieval/Renaissance Literature: Eileen Alexander Prize: Hammond Science Communication Prize: Ridding Reading Prize: Rima Alamuddin Prize: Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Jane Catherine Gamble: A Jeffs Architecture Isabella Crawshaw: G Rochez Chemical Engineering Isabella Crawshaw: N M Farandos Beatrice Mills: S Probyn Raemakers: B S Miller C B West: T Ithell Classics Hilda Richardson: L Brock: Economics Isabella Crawshaw: R Nakamura Lilian Knowles: S Graves, V Ravikumaran Joan Robinson: R P Loh Thomas and Elizabeth Walton: R M Barua, T Gooda Engineering Christina Barnard: N d’Estais Isabella Crawshaw: P Nardecchia C B West: G Shankar

J M Williams M A Blake V Spirangam A J Robinson R Jones S Mesoy A Gomar S Hewitt

History Lilian Knowles: N R G Mead Eileen Power: T J Bordell, I Pritchard History of Art Jane Catherine Gamble: D Strange Land Economy Christina Barnard: J J M Gerhards Jane Catherine Gamble: T Pan C B West: B J Lacey Law Margaret Hastings: C J Pacey Lilian Knowles: D Y M Tan Thomas and Elizabeth Walton: N Khabirpour Linguistics Jane Catherine Gamble: E J Darley Management Studies Joan Robinson: B Treloar

English Charity Reeves: R L Cawley, A Connolly, M S L Johnson, R Jones, A J Robinson

Mathematics Gertrude Mather Jackson: M A Blake, E Bouaziz, J Drake, M Reich, E P Stephens May Smithells: A J Appleton, D Ardickas, T Bachmann

Geography Isabella Crawshaw: J C Shelley Janet Chamberlain: J Fuhrmann

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Philosophy Jane Catherine Gamble: N Rudarakanchana Politics, Psychology and Sociology Angela Dunn-Gardner : H C Martin Jane Catherine Gamble : R Graham C B West : A Kleinn

Modern and Medieval Languages Mary Ponsonby: G Mulligan C B West: J L Davies Music Jane Catherine Gamble: M M Leach Phyllis Tillyard: C M Kelly C B West: J M Williams

Theology and Religious Studies J Y Gibson: E H Downes

Natural Sciences (Biological) Marion Bidder: S J R A Chawner, S Hutt, G Zhao Ellen Delf Smith: A Craig-McQuaide Ming Yang Lee: E S Briolat Edith Neal: M Seale

Veterinary Medicine Thomas and Elizabeth Walton: B Simpson, K Smallwood Music Awards: Organ Scholarship: A Fort College Music Scholarship: S V Millwood (Piano) London Girton Association Music Award: K Hughes (Flute) Siem Music Prize: J M Williams

Natural Sciences (Physical) Layla Adib: E P Booker, M Hatfield, V Oleinikovas Christina Barnard: P Chand-Bajpai, J More Isabella Crawshaw: L J Fletcher, N O Wand Jane Catherine Gamble: E Hopper, L Pryer Beatrice Mills: D Kraljic Raemakers: C S Lindberg, S Wait Phyllis Tillyard: M Herbst, C Vie C B West: R Pavesi

Jill Vlasto Choral Awards: K Hughes, W F A Kelly, E G Rogers, P D Thompson, C Wennersten Daphne Bird Instrumental Awards: M Leach, C Nelson, K E Walton

Travel Awards: College Travel Scholarship: M Blythe, E R G Button, C Hardy, E Whittington; Adela Marion Adam Grant: A Gomar; K J Baker: O J Russell; J K Brightwell Grant: R H Butterfill, S U Crawford, C Ford, M J Foster, E S Maule, R Newman; Dorothy Chadwick: R J Daboul; Judith Eccleshare Grant: A J Appleton, S M T Cavanagh; Eileen Ellenbogen: S Hunt; E M and F A Kirkpatrick Prize: J Burke; Edith Helen Major Grant: S Clayton, J Curtis-Hayward, K Horan; Mary Morrison Grant: E R G Button, H V Lovering, M S X Seow; E M Pooley: J L Payne; Charlotte Rycroft: A Butterworth, S J Hart, L E W Hassell, M Higgs; Marina Shakich Grant: R L Cawley, E Grierson, N Penfold, S Reed, M R I Seale, J C Shelley; Dorothy Tempest: L Pryer, V Wiseman; KythĂŠ Waldram: E Bamgboye

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Fellows’ Publications Publications by the Fellows and Officers of the College during 2010‒11 include: P H ABRAHAMS. (Joint) Illustrated Clinical Anatomy (2nd ed. Hodder Arnold 2011); iPad digital version Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy (4th ed., Modality http://modality.com/apps/Imaging-Atlas-of-Human-Anatomy_c_9.html); iPhone Apps Aspects of Anatomy by Abrahams (Apple Apps store 2011 http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/newsfront/anatomy_app) A AHMED. Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations: a reader’s guide (Continuum 2010) A ALBORS-LLORENS. ‘Edging towards closer scrutiny? The Court of Justice and its review of the compatibility of general measures with the protection of economic rights and freedom’ in A Constitutional Order of States, ed. A Arnull et al. (Hart Publishing, 2011) C J A BRETT. (Joint) De Viris Illustribus: On Famous Men (Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Toronto/Bodleian Library, 2010) F J COOKE. (All joint) ‘Prevention and medical management of clostridium difficile infection’, BMJ 340 (2010); Community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections’, Br. Med. Bull. 94(2) (2010); ‘Clinical, molecular and epidemiological description of a cluster of community-associated meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia infections in injecting drug users’, Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 16(7) (2010); ‘Ten years’ experience of salmonella infections in Cambridge’, UK J. Infect. 60(1) (2010) N CUNNIFFE. (All joint) ‘Predicting the economic costs and property value losses attributed to sudden oak death damage in California (2010‒2020)’, J. of Environmental Management 92 (2011); ‘Epidemiological modeling of invasion in heterogeneous landscapes: spread of sudden oak death in California (1990‒2030)’, Ecosphere 2(17) (2011); ‘Spatial sampling to detect an invasive pathogen outside of an eradication zone’, Phytopathology 101(6) (2011); ‘A theoretical framework for the biological control of soil-borne plant pathogens: identifying effective strategies’, J. of Theoretical Biology 278(1) (2011) S DAVIS. ‘Close encounters of the cultural kind: the peninsular Spanish canon in a pedagogical context’, J. of Iberian and Latin American Studies 16 (2010) C DURKAN. (All joint) ‘Domains beyond the grain boundary’, Adv. Funct. Mat. 21 (2011); ‘Correlation between shape and stray field in indented-square nanomagnets – an experimental and theoretical study’, Phys. Rev. B 82 (2010); ‘Flux-closure vortex-like domain structures in a ferroelectric thin film’, Phys. Rev. Lett, 104 (2010); ‘Unravelling the rotational disorder of graphene layers in graphite’, Phys. Rev. B 81 (2010)

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A M GUITE. ‘C S Lewis: on both sides of the wardrobe’, The Review of Religious Studies 37(2) (2011); Faith, Hope and Poetry (Ashgate, 2010); Em Que Acreditam os Cristaos? (Civilizacao Brasileira, 2010) (Brazilian edition of What Do Christians Believe? (Granta, 2006)); ‘C S Lewis as poet’ in The Cambridge Companion to C S Lewis, ed. R McSwain and M Ward (CUP, 2010) K HUGHES. (Joint) ‘Equus caballus papillomavirus-2 (EcPV-2): an infectious cause for equine genital cancer?’, Equine Vet. J. 42(8) (2010) G JONDORF. ‘Sixteenth-century theatre’ in The Cambridge History of French Literature, ed. W Burgwinkle, N Hammond, and E Wilson (CUP, 2011) J KAMINSKI. ‘Der Lehrstuhl in Oxford ist meine Rettung: Der Lokus Oxbridge bei Thomas Bernhard’, Oxford German Studies 40(2) (2011) K M KENNEDY. ‘Mourning and Melancholia: Ivor Gurney and the Pastoral Elegy’, Ivor Gurney Society Journal, vol. 15 (2010); ‘Sight reading Katherine Mansfield’, Landfall (University of Otago Press 2011); (joint ed. and chapter ‘Ambivalent Englishness: Ivor Gurney’s Song Cycle “Ludlow and Teme”’), First World War: Music, Literature, Memory (Routledge 2011) R I LAWTHER. (Joint) ‘Centres of Centralizers of Unipotent Elements in Simple Algebraic Groups’, Memoirs of American Mathematical Society 988 (2011) G LEWIS. A Hospital Odyssey (Bloodaxe, 2010); Arthur’s Talk with the Eagle (Tavern Books, 2010); The Meat Tree, new stories from the Mabinogion (Seren, 2010) J MANN. ‘“Learning, Taste and Judgment” in the Editorial Process: Vance Ramsey and Manly-Rickert’, Studies in the Age of Chaucer 32 (2010); The Poetics of Editing: In Memory of George Kane, Occasional Papers of the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, King’s College, London (2011) S MARCINIAK. (All joint) ‘α1-antitrypsin deficiency and inflammation’, Expert Rev. Clin. Immunol. 7 (2011); ‘The Unfolded Protein Response in Lung Disease’, Proc. Am. Thor. Soc. 7 (2010); ‘Diabetes as a disease of endoplasmic reticulum stress’, Diabetes Metab. Res. Rev. 26 (2010) J MARKS. (Joint) ‘Shades of blue for 175 years’ in The Boat Race Programme 2011 L C MCMAHON. ‘The justice of images: between Derrida and Nancy’, Modern and Contemporary France 19(1) (2011); ‘Passage of sense: Anish Kapoor’s Memory (2008) with Jean-Luc Nancy’ in Making Sense: For an Effective Aesthetics, ed. L Collins and E Rush (Peter Lang, 2011) F MONTOMOLI. (All joint) ‘Geometrical uncertainty and film cooling: fillet radii’, J. of Turbomachinery 134 (2011); ‘ANS-URANS in axial compressors, a design methodology’, J. of Power and Energy 225(3) (2011); ‘Effect of roughness and unsteadiness on the performance of a new LPT blade at low Reynolds number’, J. of Turbomachinery 132 (2010); ‘Implementation of synthetic turbulence inlet for turbomachinery LE’, Int. J. of Computer and Fluids (2010)

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K P MUSSELMAN. (All joint) ‘Nanostructured inorganic solar cells’, Green 1 (2011); ‘Macroscopically uniform electrodeposited ZnO films on conducting glass by surface tension modification and consequent demonstration of significantly improved p-n heterojunctions’, Electrochimica Acta 56 (2011); ‘A novel buffering technique for aqueous processing of zinc oxide nanostructures and interfaces, and corresponding improvement of electrodeposited ZnO-Cu2O photovoltaics’, Advanced Functional Materials 21 (2011); ‘Strong efficiency improvements in ultra-low-cost inorganic nanowire solar cells’, Advanced Materials 22 (2010) A G NATALI. Fra Discordia d’ombre e bagliori vasti (Polistampa, 2011); (translator) George Szirtes, Reel ed altre poesie (Pagliai Editore, 2011) S PALMER. ‘Roberts v. Hopwood: commentary’ in Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice, ed. R Hunter et al. (Hart Publishing, 2010); ‘La privatisation des services publics au Royaume-Uni: une lacune sans la protection des droits de l’homme’ in Reépenser le constitutionnalisme a l’âge de la mondialisation et de la privatisation, ed. H Fabri and M Rosenfeld (Société de Législation Comparée, 2011) R E RANDALL. (Joint) Coastal Vegetated Shingle: Development of an Evidence Base of the Extent and Quality of Shingle Habitats in England to Improve Targeting and Delivery of the Coastal Vegetated Shingle HAP (Natural England, 2010) A J REID. ‘Components of the British counterculture’ in British History 1600‒2000: Expansion in Perspective, ed. K Kondo and M Taylor (Institute of Historical Research, 2010); ‘The dialectics of liberation: the old left, the new left and the counter-culture’ in Structures and Transformations in Modern British History, ed. D Feldman and J Lawrence (CUP, 2011) J M RILEY. (Joint) ‘Further GMRT observations of the Lockman Hole at 610 MHz’, Bull. Astr. Soc. India, 38 (2010) A C ROBERTS. (First item sole, others joint) ‘The importance of serotonin for orbifrontal function’, Biological Psychiatry 69 (2011); ‘Reversal learning in fronto-striatal circuits: a functional, autonomic and neurochemical analysis’ in Attention and Performance XXIII, ed. T Robbins and E Phelps (OUP, 2011); ‘Dopamine, but not serotonin, regulates reversal learning in the marmoset caudate nucleus’, J. of Neuroscience 31 (2011); ‘Differential contributions of the primate ventrilateral prefrontal and orbifrontal cortex to serial reversal learning’, J. of Neuroscience 30 (2010) S E ROBERTSON. (First item joint, other sole author) ‘Modeling score distributions in information retrieval’, Information Retrieval 14(1) (2011); ‘On the contributions of topics to system evaluation’ in Advances in Information Retrieval: Proceedings of ECIR 2011, ed. P Clough et al. (Springer, 2011) E D RUBERY. ‘Papal opposition to imperial heresies: text as image in the Church of Sta Maria Antiqua in the time of Pope Martin I (649‒54/5)’, Studia Patristica 50 (2011) J H RUNDE. ‘Evaluating causal explanations of specific events’, Organization Studies 31 (2010) 80


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A M STRATHERN. ‘Sharing, stealing and borrowing simultaneously’ in Ownership and appropriation, ed. M Busse and V Strang (Berg, 2011); ‘Binary license’ and ‘What politics? A response’, Common Knowledge 17 (2010); ‘Writing in kind’, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 35 (3‒4) (2010); ‘An end and a beginning for the gift?’, J. de la Société des Oceanistes 130(1) (2010) D J THOMPSON. Kerkeosiris: an Egyptian village in the Ptolemaic period, in Arabic translation by Amal el Rouby (Cairo, 2011); ‘Slavery in the Hellenistic world’, in The Cambridge World History of Slavery, vol. 1, ed. P Cartledge and K Bradley (CUP, 2011) H A VAN NOORDEN. ‘Aratus’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics (http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/view/document/obo-9780195389661/obo9780195389661-0102.xml) R M L WARREN. (First three items joint, other sole author) ‘Common variants in ZNF365 are associated with both mammographic density and breast cancer risk’, Nat. Genet. 43(3) (2011); ‘Using mammographic density to predict breast cancer risk: dense area or percent dense area’, Breast Cancer Res. 12(6) (2010); ‘Tamoxifen-induced reduction in mammographic density and breast cancer risk reduction: a nested case-control study’, J. Natl Cancer Inst. (2011); ‘Mammographic surveillance in women younger than 50 years who have a family history of breast cancer: tumour characteristics and projected effect on mortality in the prospective, single-arm, FH01 study’, Lancet Oncol. 11(12) (2011) P O WIKSTRÖM. (First two items sole author, other joint) ‘Does everything matter? Addressing the problem of causation and explanation in the study of crime’ in When Crime Appears: The Role of Emergence, ed. J McGloin, C Sullivan and L Kennedy (Routledge, 2011); ‘Do people comply with the law because they fear getting caught?’, European J. of Criminology 8 (4) (2011); ‘Examining the role of the environment in crime causation: small area community surveys and space–time budgets’ in The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods, ed. S Messner, D Gadd and S Karsted (SAGE Publications, 2011) S K WILLIAMS. Poverty, Gender and Life-Cycle under the English Poor Law, 1760‒1834 (Royal Historical Society: Boydell and Brewer, 2011); ‘The experience of pregnancy and childbirth for unmarried mothers in London, 1760‒1866’, Women’s History Rev. 20(1) (2011); ‘“I was forced to leave my place to hide my shame”: the living arrangements of unmarried mothers in London in the early nineteenth century’ in Accommodating Poverty: The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600‒1850, ed. J McEwan and P Sharpe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

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Student Reports JCR Committee I first visited Girton on an open day when I was shown around by a girl who, when asked what the social life was like, told me Girtonians didn’t really leave their rooms much and just drank tea. ‘Great…’ I thought… but how wrong she was. From the moment I arrived I was swept up in the whirlwind of freshers’ week, from cycling down Huntingdon Road in our gowns to gallivanting through the streets of Cambridge singing ‘We are Girton, super Girton’. The graduands of 2011 have had their ups and downs since the blurry nights and early mornings of freshers’ week three years ago. We’ve enjoyed some fantastic sporting success on the playing fields and on the Cam, as well as talented performances by GADS and GCMS and a revival of the JCR Committee. We’ve also enjoyed an amazing spring ball: Absurdism, which put most May Balls to shame and provided a night to remember for Girtonians, past and present. And all the late nights spent staring into space in the peaceful surroundings of the upper library have paid off with some impressive exam results. Girton transformed my image of Cambridge. I genuinely thought everyone would be posher or cleverer than me and I was really nervous that I wouldn’t fit in. But within about thirty seconds of arriving I had met so many people from so many different backgrounds who were all in the same boat as me. What struck me is that everyone was so normal, it sounds silly, but I didn’t really think students at Cambridge would be normal! The three years of my time here have provided me with friends for life and experiences I will never forget. It is the simple things that I will miss the most: hearing the idyllic sound of the choir drift through the windows of the library on a Sunday afternoon, walks and pub lunches through Girton village, and the guarantee that you will see all your friends every day in Hall at midday and six pm sharp. I am sure I speak for us all when I say that the past three years of our lives have been somewhat of a roller-coaster. I still find it hard to believe that I have a place at one of the top universities in the world let alone that I’ve actually finished my degree. Now I sit here overlooking the beautiful Emily Davies court, sun blazing through the trees, with a wellearned May Week to look forward to. Whatever our results, I know that my year has seized every opportunity that Girton has provided. We’ve worked hard, we’ve played hard, and we’ve made lifelong friends and lasting memories in the grounds of Girton College. Kate Bonham, President (a version of this text originally appeared in Varsity)

MCR Committee From the outset, 2010‒2011 was always going to be an exciting time for the Girton MCR, owing to the enthusiastic, talented and determined nature of the new graduate intake. It was pleasing to see the new graduates quickly integrating with the existing graduate community, making for an enjoyable and productive year for all. I should like to give a special thank you to the individuals who volunteered to serve on the MCR committee, 82


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and for doing so with so much tireless enthusiasm and fresh initiative that saw the graduate body take many great strides for the better. This report can offer only a brief snapshot of the wide range of activities and achievements of the MCR, but will hopefully convey the passion, hard work and sheer enjoyment that I feel has come to characterise the Girton graduate experience. The strong sense of community within the Girton graduate community was apparent even before the start of Michaelmas Term as many eagerly volunteered to help organise and run the Freshers’ events and to warmly welcome their new fellow graduates. The hectic Freshers’ week saw a wide variety of events, from the welcome desk and mentoring schemes, through to the always popular punting and pub tours. Indeed, this year touring was a popular theme, with guided walks around Cambridge City and our own beautiful College proving a great success, with the latter culminating in afternoon tea and cakes. The MCR Committee elections shortly followed the start of term and a new Committee was appointed and prepared to best serve and shape the graduate experience. This year saw the introduction of new challenges and opportunities, in particular the new Graduate Formal Hall which, in addition to the Wolfson Court Dinners, always provided a delightful occasion for all Girton graduate students to enjoy the rich fabric of each other’s company and academic expertise. 2010‒2011 also saw the continuation of the popular Graduate Seminars, this time with a rapid-fire take on the proceedings that not only saw the sheer depth of academic backgrounds in the MCR, from Nanotechnology to Criminology and Medicine, but also the mastery of their subjects by the graduate presenters. This year also saw the Girton graduates display a strong sporting prowess with many competing and winning in a diverse range of sporting events. For example, 2011 saw victories in inter-collegiate football, Tae Kwon Do, Water Polo, a successful Rowing campaign in the Lent and May Bumps and even the creation of a team to compete in Ultimate Frisbee. I should also like to acknowledge the fantastic work and achievements of the Committee this year. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such a talented and devoted group of individuals from whom the MCR has greatly benefited, and will continue to benefit. Whilst the accomplishments are too numerous to list here, special recognition is owed to those who helped write the new constitution for the MCR. In closing, I would like to give a genuine heartfelt thank you to all the members of Girton College who have unfailingly continued to help and support the graduate community in all of its endeavours. Moreover, I would also like to thank the out-going Committee for providing such a strong platform for us and also wish the new Committee every success in the future. I wish all of our Graduates the very best for the future, I am sure their time here at Girton has been stimulating and rewarding, challenging and enjoyable and I hope that they are able to look back at their time here with the same fondness and pride that I feel. Richard Taylor, President

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Girton Amnesty Society The primary aim of the Girton Amnesty group has been to keep up awareness and campaigning activity in Girton where many people are less likely to take the time to go into town for letter-writing sessions. We have held letter-writing sessions and petitionsignings in Girton to provide an easy way for people to get involved. Sending emails to Girton has also proved an excellent way of increasing interest, as people are then able to keep up to date and to take action in their own time around their busy schedules. A recent success has been the large amount of interest in an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda which many Girton students signed petitions and wrote letters to oppose. The bill was fortunately removed from the Ugandan parliamentary agenda and it was brilliant to see so many people including Girton students taking an interest. As many people do not believe Amnesty’s methods to be useful or effective, it was an excellent event to show people the power of their action. Now, a new group is being set up to carry on the Girton Amnesty group and we hope it will continue to maintain awareness and involvement in key human rights issues. The main difficulty with Amnesty is to convince people that taking the time to write really does make a difference but we have managed to show people, at least to some extent, that it can work. Hopefully the new Girton group will be able to continue this and increase awareness even more. Madeleine Seale, President

Girton Amateur Dramatic Society (GADS) This year, Girton has been treated to an amazing range and variety of drama. This year’s drama was started in spectacular form by James Bond the Pantomine, shown at the end

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of Michaelmas Term. Directed by Sarah Bennett and Tom Moule, this show featured Alex Gomar as Mr Bond, Ryan O’Sullivan as his arch-nemesis Nefarious Bounder and Jack Mosedale the dame Honoria Chastity I’m-Not-Sleeping-With-You Smythe, all of whom delivered their roles with talent, wit and style. The brilliant plot was devised and written by Girton’s own Andrew Paterson Carter and Tom Moule. The show was very well received and was followed by a performance of An Inspector Calls, in Lent Term. This play was directed by Chris Lynn and delivered in the Stanley Library, a setting which perfectly enhanced the play’s ghostly character. Easter Term loomed darkly and rather sinisterly but GADS conncocted the perfect remedy: an all-singing, all-dancing rendition of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Starring Pippy Wiseman as Eliza Dolittle and Gareth Johnson as Henry Higgins, with Raphael Rosler providing live music for the performance, the show proved endearing, charming, and highly entertaining. As well as these three plays, Girton members have proved active in University-wide productions. Sophie Crawford delivered a complex and clever performance of Katherine Stratford in the ETG production of The Taming of the Shrew. Ian Samson, Craig Slade, and Ryan O’Sullivan have all proved their comedic potential by appearing in various Footlights productions. Other Girtonians who have proved dramatically active university wide are Becky Jones in The House we Grew up in, Pippy Wiseman in The Way through the Woods, and Jack Mosedale who among other things appeared in Jet Set Go. Behind the scenes many thanks go to Hana Ayoob the Vice-President, who has put in a lot of work over the past year. Furthermore Hamish Greer serves as a member of the ADC committee. All in all 2010‒ 2011 has proved a rich year for Girton drama and I sincerely hope that the College continues to excel in this area. Sarah Bennett, President

Law Society Over the past year the Law Society has welcomed a number of new members, reconnected with some old ones and enjoyed a whole variety of different events. The year began by welcoming the new first-year students to the society at the annual Freshers’ Meal. Following this in October we were very pleased to be able to host the law firm Slaughter and May in College for the evening. The evening was both enjoyable and informative as representatives from the firm were able to tell us more about life as a city lawyer and share their experiences. Slaughter and May was not the only firm to offer their support to Girton students in Michaelmas. Careers events were also run with Freshfields and Addleshaw Goddard, standing students in good stead for the competitive application processes. The highlight of Michaelmas Term was a trip to the new Supreme Court. Twelve firstand third-year students attended and spent the afternoon at the court. We had a full tour as well as the chance to see part of a case. We were also lucky enough to have the chance to speak to Lady Hale, a Girtonian herself and the College Visitor, who was able to answer questions, telling us about her time at Girton and also about life as the only female Law Lord. It was a great afternoon and a very memorable experience which really brought to life a lot of the cases which law students spend so long reading. 85


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Lent Term continued in a similar style with an equally wide array of events. This term it was Clifford Chance whom we were able to welcome to College when they came to do a commercial awareness workshop with us, enabling students to improve their skills in anticipation of future job interviews. We also enjoyed an informal cocktail evening with Allen and Overy. We then ended the term with the Annual Dinner. As always this was the highlight of the Law Society Calendar with members both past and present in attendance. The guest speaker for the night was Peter Freeman, Chairman of the Competition Commission, who gave an entertaining speech on ‘Can the law be fun?’ A great night was had by all. The Law Society has had a successful year and we would like to thank all those people who have made this possible, especially the law firms who have provided sponsorship. Sarah Baddeley, President

Photographic Society The Bernie Lee Photographic Society, which has been long established in College, has seen a few fallow years recently. Girton has the rare facility of an excellent dark room which can be used for developing roll film, but the dying art of film photography in Cambridge is sadly reflected in an array of outdated chemicals and expired paper found in the little-known room at the side of the College Bar. However, with the help of Peter Sparks, the Senior Treasurer, and Eleanor Richards, the JCR Curator, a group of students have come together in their interest in photography and, as of Easter Term 2011, the room, and society, will be restocked, reorganised and revived. Inevitably, a large amount of the photography will be digital, for which the darkroom provides a computer, A3 printer, and even cameras and lenses to borrow. With the help of the Society’s small bank balance, we hope to help members develop their skills by drafting in experts and talented photographers from across the University, and will once again be utilising the display boards outside the Old Hall to showcase the work of Girton students. As yet, there is little to report in terms of the Society’s activities, but we hope that the new developments will help to rekindle a community of enthusiasts in Girton who can continue to raise the profile of photography in College and build a more consistent future for the Society. Seán Hewitt, President

Poetry Group Girton Poetry Group meets three times a term, gathering after dinner to sit sipping wine and reading poems in the glow of the Fellows’ Drawing Room fire. The format is simple: for each meeting members write poetry following (or fruitfully disregarding) prompts set; these works are then discussed anonymously; at the end of the evening, there is an opportunity to ‘own up’ for all who want to do so. This year, the responsibility of running the group was shared by three co-presidents: Anna Reynolds, Andrew Connolly and Becca Cawley. Different poetic interests led to an extremely wide variety of prompts being set, from ‘the offside rule’ to ‘revolution’. This

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presented a challenge which was easily met by members of the group, all of whom produced some extremely good poems over the course of the year. In Lent Term, we were lucky enough to have Gwyneth Lewis (the first writer to be awarded the Welsh laureateship, and author of a number of very successful volumes of poetry) as our ‘poet in residence’ at Girton. As well as a workshop and a poetry reading, Gwyneth attended a meeting of the poetry group, providing not only advice but inspiration to other poets from Girton who may go on to follow in her poetic footsteps. Poetry Group was bolstered by new members throughout the year, comprising not only freshers, but older students in both the arts and the sciences. These members have helped to maintain the vitality and diversity of the group, which is so crucial to its success. Finally, I would like to give my thanks to all who have made Poetry Group such tremendous fun over the past year: to everyone who has attended a meeting, or submitted a poem; to Stephen Robertson for maintaining the group’s website; to Peter Sparks for all his help and last, but certainly not least, to Sinéad Garrigan Mattar, for her constant support and enthusiasm. The Poetry Group is an immensely valuable part of Girton life, and I hope it will continue to prosper in years to come. Rebecca Cawley, Co-President Anne Milton, June 1663

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Baccare frontem Cingite, ne vati noceat mala lingua futuro… As one who, in darkness, gropes their way – Stepping slow, hand outstretched, stumbling – I read, longing for some light to be shed On these signs, these uncertain ciphers I voice, unwilling, while you sit, squat, And take profit from my ignorance. These musty books, these ancient works of men Long dead, are your kingdom, not mine, old man: You hold me here by tyranny. But no more Will I stand meekly by, a vessel For these unfamiliar words; no more Will cram my blind mouth with your foreign tongues But like the angel apostate rebel. Lacking the right to freely speak, I cease, Anna Reynolds Shut the book, and lapse into silence, Knowing that it, pregnant, may be brought to bear New fruits, to you unknown: words of my own. Rebecca Cawley (poem selected by the editor)

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Women’s Badminton Women’s badminton in the year 2010‒11 has seen great improvement. Although the team remained largely unchanged from the previous year, there was a much greater focus on game play and a determination to win matches that served us well in Michaelmas Term, in which we got promoted to the third division, and Lent Term where some excellent matches were played. Michaelmas Term was a brilliant term for women’s badminton: the team remained undefeated except against Robinson, the team that were eventually promoted with us. The rest were straightforward as we cruised through King’s, Newnham, St Catharine’s II and Trinity Hall III. We came in second at the end of the term, which meant that for the first time in two years, Girton Women were out of the lowest division (despite the promotion the year before which was nullified by the removal of the lowest division!). The team faced Lent Term and a division of better teams with the same determination as the term before. Our first match against Fitzwilliam put us in high spirits with an easy win, but the increased skill in this division was uncovered in every match. The badminton we played got better and better as we faced more seasoned opponents. Although we lost a few we also won a few well deserved victories. Once again we met Robinson and had another fantastic game, in which we unfortunately came off worse. Both teams, however, thoroughly enjoyed the match with many close games: two ended at 21‒19 and, I believe, one went to 22‒20. It is in matches like this that you really feel the spirit of the game and the best of what you have to offer comes out to fight every point that is up for grabs. Watching the women play and gel together to improve as much as they have from the previous year was a real privilege. It has been a brilliant year, which will unfortunately be the last for those graduating, but hopefully there will an influx of enthusiastic freshers to fill the gaps and keep the team progressing as it deserves to. A big thank you to the outgoing captain Jenny Cragg, and everyone who played this year: Clare Rogerson, Anna Reynolds, Nikita Shah, Wylkia Yu, Naomi Penfold and Rebecca Howard. I look forward to much more badminton, and many more improvements, in the coming year. Aayushi Sen, Captain

Boat Club The year 2010‒2011 was one of great change and success at GCBC, both on and off the water. Michaelmas Term saw the Club’s largest fresher intake in seven years. In addition, our senior squad trained hard to lay fantastic foundations for the rest of the year. The M1 IV were particularly successful, winning the Winter Head. Unfortunately the senior Fairbairns races at the end of term were cancelled because of ice. The novice events, however, were able to run: NM1 placed a strong 10th, and all other Girton novice crews performed well. In addition to excellent results, a fantastic social scene in Michaelmas Term reinforced the feeling of growth and excitement. Michaelmas also saw GCBC purchase and 88


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unofficially launch a new Janousek women’s VIII. Named Prometheans I at the request of the largest donors, this much-needed addition to the Club’s fleet was hugely appreciated. Lent Term saw another gear change at GCBC, beginning with the largest pre-term training camp in many years. Over 35 students returned to College early to offset the Christmas excess and vie for places in the senior Bumps crews. Special thanks go to Emily Hall and Richard Wielechowski, two GCBC alumni who returned to provide generous coaching time and invaluable experience. Racing in the Lent Term saw GCBC crews place well in many events, and W1 showing especially strong progress with the help of a new coach and their new VIII. Visiting coaches Alex Ross (GCBC alumnus), Alex Story (GB Olympian) and Julie Hogg (England Rowing) provided a massive boost to GCBC, and to them the Club owes our thanks. The Club entered seven crews in the Lent Bumps, the largest squad for a decade, and of these M1, M2, W1 and W2 raced over the week. All crews performed well, W1 showing their strength with four rows over, and M1 bumping King’s to move to thirteenth in the First Division. This is the highest place M1 have ever held in Lent Bumps, and enthusiastic celebrations followed at the Boat Club dinner. GCBC was well represented at the University Boat Races on 27 March: Sam Hayes (year four) and Sam Blackwell (year one) raced in the Cambridge University Lightweight VIII, losing by a narrow margin to Oxford. Furthermore, Jonathan Fuhrmann (year four) was top bowside spare for this crew. Easter Term saw our University rowers return, and another training camp saw GCBC fly out of the blocks. Furthermore, with generous support from College and donors the Club purchased a new Janousek men’s VIII and had the previously written off Dr Reid fully repaired. The new VIII was named in honour of the Club’s most long-standing and generous supporter, Dr John Marks. The new boats were launched to coincide with the annual GCBC vs TIBC alumni races. A wonderful day saw some close racing with old friends, with the GCBC crews taking a narrow (and predictably contested) victory. Our second novice drive of the year saw squad numbers further increase, and many crews raced at the events throughout the term. Special mention goes to M1 who, in their new VIII, won every Easter Term event in their category. GCBC saw six crews race in the Mays with mixed results. W1 were unlucky in their start position, racing near several extremely quick College crews and falling four places. M1 went up three, narrowly missing their blades on the final day and equalling their highestever placing in the May Bumps. Now third in Divison Two, those of us graduating look to the next generation to achieve our long-deserved place in Divison One. The end of the year saw GCBC enter a composite crew with Corpus Christi to the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. Three rowers and the cox from M1 went to qualifiers and, despite a superb row, were the seventh fastest non-qualifying crew. Being marshalled at the start line by Sir Steve Redgrave added to the occasion, and it is hoped that Girton will be able to send more crews in future years. GCBC were also able to host a black-tie dinner at the Leander Club on the Saturday of the Henley Royal Regatta. This prestigious venue served as a wonderful reminder of the highs of College rowing, and was a fitting end to a successful year for GCBC. Thanks go 89


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to Girton alumnus Alex Ross and the Girton Development Office for organising this great evening. As GCBC move from strength to strength we encourage all of our alumni to keep in touch and follow the Club. Our new website can be found at www.girtoncollegeboatclub.com, and information about our alumni boat club, TIBC, can be found on the same site. We would like to thank all those who have contributed to and supported the Club this year, and all our rowers and coxes who have made 2010‒11 such a success. Steven Wait, President

Cricket Club Despite a promising start to our short-and-sweet season, Girton’s cricket team was unable to push through into the quarter-finals of Cuppers 2011. We came top of our group after thrashing both Fitzwilliam and Downing, while Robinson second team decided to forfeit their match against us rather than face us, and we drew Churchill at home in the last sixteen. From the outset, we were on the back foot as their opening bowlers, both of whom represented University teams, gave very little away. We were only able to manage 112 off our 20 overs, which would never be enough, as was proved by the fact that they chased down our total in no more than 12 overs. However, although we were knocked out earlier than we had hoped, there was a lot of promise from the team, with freshers Charlie Scutt and Jaisal Gohil playing an important part in all of our games. Prashant Chand-Bajpai was our star player with bat and ball and his absence from our match against Churchill may well have made the difference. As always the imminence of exams makes cricket difficult at Cambridge and despite a lot of interest, many people were unable to participate owing to the proximity of exams. The inability to find a time to book the Old Boys match was a great shame as well and I hope that we will be able to find time for this fixture as well as the fixture against the Bombay Brasserie of Cambridge, which has never quite worked over the last two years. I look forward to next year in the hope that Girton will be able to increase its number of fixtures and make greater inroads into Cuppers 2012. Sam Hunt, Captain

Football Club Women’s Football Girton College continues to boast a fantastic women’s football team, which has repeatedly triumphed on and off the pitch, in wins, attitude, enthusiasm, and camaraderie. The team’s passion, commitment, energy and dedication are staggering, and being captain this year, though with half the season spent cheering on the side-lines because of injury, has been an absolute privilege. We remain in the first division after a challenging season, tying second place in the League and coming third in the Cup, after some excellent wins. The group that assembled in October had many new faces and a mixture of levels of experience, but an excellent training programme soon transformed us into a coherent and competent team, evidenced by an unbeaten Michaelmas Term and a win against Jesus 90


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College, a fierce team. Lent Term saw a couple of particularly challenging matches, against Homerton and Darwin, and some particularly challenging weather, but the Girton women went on to reach the Cup semi-final. The girls worked closely as a team during this match, fighting until the whistle blew, but it was a close and difficult game, and Homerton went on to meet Darwin in the cup final. Fran Malarée and Anna Heaton have been invaluable members of the team for a couple of years now, along with the much-missed Verity Armstrong, who was unfortunately not able to play this year. We were thrilled when Ruth Graham decided to coach us, and she was extremely instrumental in strengthening us as a team, developing our collective fitness, skill and tactics. Other key players included Naomi Penfold, Clare Rogerson, Anna Reynolds, Louise Hanger, Helen Phillips, Rachel Singer, and Becky Howard. Clemency Nye, Emily Glover, Holly Lovering, Jenny Lowe, and Vyshnavi Ravikumaran, and a couple of other guest players, were also on the squad, and we were pleased that they were able to play. Miranda Johnson and Rachel Coy were irreplaceable team members, and I am confident that they will be excellent captains for the next season. The team is in good hands, and I wish the girls every success. A significant proportion of the team has graduated this year and so we are hoping that new players will join up at the beginning of the new academic year, so that Girton women’s football club can maintain and further its successes. Girton College prides itself on excellence, and excellence is something that Girton’s women’s team has striven for, achieved and seeks to keep achieving. Emily Maule, Captain

Men’s Football The Men’s Football Club has had mixed success during the 2010‒11 academic year. Unfortunately the First Team has been relegated to the second division after losing a lot of players from the previous year and never recovering from a poor start to the season. The Second Team had a much more successful season, reaching the Semi-Finals of the Shield, where they eventually lost 2‒1 to King’s. In the fifth Division, the Second Team finished a very respectable sixth, and were in with a chance of promotion until the last few games of the season. The year started with both teams in need of quite a few players after the loss of a number of established players from the previous year. With the addition of a number of first-year students and a couple of Second Team players, a promising First Team squad was established ahead of the first league game. However, with no time to gel, work on tactics or find out the best positions of players, an opening game to title favourites Trinity ended in a 4‒0 defeat. The second game ended in a controversial 2‒0 defeat at home to Homerton. The rest of Michaelmas Term continued in losing fashion, although rarely by a margin of greater than two goals. It was not until just before the end of Michaelmas Term that we scored our first goal. Lent Term continued in much the same way as Michaelmas Term. Despite playing the better football for large parts in many of the games, the failure to convert chances and find

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the back of the net ultimately led to the run of defeats continuing. Training sessions with only three or four First Team players gave little chance or opportunity to try and turn things around. The only high point of the campaign came in the penultimate game of the season with a stalemate away to Fitzwilliam. The season ended on a sour note, losing 4– 1 at home to St Catharine’s despite leading 1‒0. With a decent core of players that have gelled as the season has gone on, there is the potential for the First Team to have a successful season in the Second division next year. The quality is there for an immediate promotion push. The Second Team will be looking to build on the successes of this season and perhaps go one better by winning the Shield or gaining promotion. Matthew Foster, Captain

Hockey Club An error by the editor in the 2010 Review resulted in the authorship of the hockey reports being wrongly attributed. The writers were Naomi Penfold and Robert Harris, to whom we convey our sincere apologies. No report on women’s hockey was received this year. Men This year has been a very successful one for Girton hockey. Although losing a few important players from the previous year, last season’s stalwarts were boosted by the arrival of a very decent crop of freshers. The team did well to mould together quickly and an early-season win against Churchill followed. Unfortunately we did encounter somewhat of a blip in form with a heavy loss to Queens’, but the team put this firmly behind them as we then went on to take control of Division II. Convincing wins followed against Downing, Selwyn and Pembroke, meaning only last-placed Corpus Christi stood between us and a coveted position in the top tier of college hockey. After a delay caused by the icy conditions, Division I status was sealed with an 11‒0 drubbing. All the players knew that the next term in Division I would be altogether a much more challenging task, as our defeat by St Catharine’s in Cuppers underlined. However the team went about tackling it with the great optimism earned from the previous term. After brave defeats against a strong Old Leysians team and the runaway league leaders St Catharine’s, the all-important first win came against Emmanuel, Girton prevailing with a convincing 5‒1 victory. The confidence for this no doubt came from a remarkable result against last year’s winners Robinson, where we came back from 3‒0 down to score three goals in the last ten minutes to clinch a great draw. With Division I status all but secured, the team started to enjoy themselves in the last two games with a win against Jesus and a satisfying last-minute victory against St John’s courtesy of a fine Olly Russell strike. Special mention this season must go to Alec Dawson, whose hauls of 12 goals in Michaelmas and eight crucial goals in Lent Term were instrumental to our success, resulting in the team voting him player of the year. Alec ended joint-top scorer in both terms of our respective leagues and will be sorely missed. Thanks also to Olly Russell and Jonny Bruce who complete the midfield triumvirate. David Tysoe’s dependable goal-

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keeping was also an important presence throughout the season. Ian Tam was named most improved player for his fine form throughout the year. I hand over the Captaincy to Matt Hatfield and wish him and the rest of the team every success in maintaining our Division I status. James Streather, Men’s Captain

Lacrosse This year saw the revival of the mixed lacrosse club just in time for Cuppers at the end of Lent Term. Incoming captain Lydia Barton rallied the troops with a brief introductory session on the eve of the tournament and was pleasantly surprised by the level of interest and enthusiasm. The next morning saw an excited new Girton team gather on the practice pitches to host one section of the Cuppers tournament. The team was joined by former Blues player Allie Rinck, current university second-team player Rebecca Williams and current Blues player and Welsh international Angharad West. Despite lack of experience the team responded well to their captain’s advice and were buoyed by the more experienced players. They held all games to a draw, the highest-scoring of these being 1‒1 against an amalgamation of Queens’ College and Trinity College. In all, this is a promising start for the team and we are looking forward to playing more regularly in the intercollegiate league next year. Angharad West, Captain

Netball Club Following a disappointing relegation into division III, Girton picked themselves up and went on to enjoy the most successful year of netball in recent memory. Freshers’ Week 2010 presented a healthy influx of talent: Lydia Barton and Jess Vernon solidified the defence whilst Storm Hart and James Boardman provided additional flair in the centre third. Holly Lovering, Emily Guest, David Holland, Benedict Treloar, Ian Tam and Andrew Badcock all continued their dedication to the team giving consistently exceptional performances week after week. Rachel Dinham returned to the team and formed a relentless 100-goal attacking partnership with the other star shooter, Julia Shelley. The outstanding spirit, skill and commitment of the team led us to win an inspiring nine out of eleven games, including a spectacular 28‒2 victory over King’s. Girton stormed division III and then also division II to secure two well-earned promotions in succession. I have been particularly impressed with James Boardman throughout the year. He will deservedly captain the team in Michaelmas Term 2011 as Girton embark on the tough challenge of first division netball for the first time in many years. His understanding of the game and devotion to the team will undoubtedly stand Girton in good stead. Special thanks go to Benedict Treloar, Ian Tam, Rachel Dinham and Charlotte Vie, who will be graduating this year, for their dedication to the team throughout the years. They will be missed and I would like to wish them the best of luck for the future. I have thoroughly enjoyed being captain of the team and I wish the team every success next year. 93


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Squad: Adam Higginson, Andrew Badcock, Benedict Treloar, Bethany Tyrie, Bethany Eastwood, Charlotte Vie, David Holland, Emily Guest, Frances Brill, Holly Lovering, Ian Tam, James Boardman, Jessica Morley, Jessica Vernon, Julia Shelley, Kris Stromdale, Laura Powell, Lydia Barton, Matthew Hatfield, Matthew Hemmings, Natalie Loh, Rachel Dinham, Sarah Healy, Storm Hart, Victoria Lee. Kris Stromdale, Captain

Rugby Club The Girton Men’s Rugby team had a season that saw them frustratingly finish on the wrong side of some very tight results. Nevertheless, an exciting relegation battle as the campaign drew to a close ensured that an at times undersized team produced some committed, even exciting, attacking rugby. The season began in very encouraging fashion with a win over St Catharine’s, in an opportunity for captain Matt Hemmings to assess a new group of freshers joining the team. The early victory included a first try (of many) for first-year Will Smith, who was to be a significant attacking threat throughout the season. His try-scoring abilities were also in evidence at Twickenham, where he crossed the line twice in a man-of-the-match performance, as Cambridge U21s comfortably defeated their Oxford counterparts. A lack of size in the forwards and a lack of subs, however, made life difficult for the Girton team who continually battled against larger packs. Both matches against Pembroke in particular were closely fought, with Girton just missing out on victories that were there for the taking. This was something of a recurring theme but further wins against Trinity 94


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Hall and St Catharine’s mean the team may have narrowly avoided relegation, but we await confirmation from the league. Girton were more successful in Cuppers, though, beating Churchill in the second round to earn a draw against Magdalene. With many games postponed because of bad weather earlier in the season, however, the team were forced to focus on their crucial remaining league matches and pull out of the competition. By the end of the season the team were playing some attractive rugby and finished with a high-scoring game against the Girton Old Boys. With the match rearranged as a result of the snow earlier in the year the team took advantage of the sunnier conditions to play some of their best attacking rugby winning 32‒12. They hope that they can carry this momentum into the coming season. Rory Duffin, Captain

Water Polo Club This year has been a mixed year for the resurgent College team. Following a year where turnout was poor and consequently the old team collapsed, a new team was put together and entered into Division Two of the College league.It was affectionately known as the ‘Girton Platypus’, a name which caught on as much with those on the other teams as with Girtonians. With many newcomers to the sport and one or two veterans, there were some pleasing results and a noticeable increase in skill and consequent improvement in results through the year. Whilst there were some very tough games, against teams capable of fielding as many as four or five Blues players to College’s two (initially one) there were very few games that went uncontested. Results worth mentioning in the league include the massacre against Selwyn, goals being pinged in from everywhere inside their half and the draw against Robinson where several non-blue members of the team stepped up to lead the team and put in crucial goals. Rather disappointingly the team finished second from bottom, but this was a position that did not reflect their ability or the results which were in part due to strong teams not turning out for games against our competitors in the bottom half. However, Cuppers offered an opportunity to gain redemption, and it was seized readily. The team managed to go without defeat, including a strong win over Division One high-flyers Caius and a draw against Division One Magdalene. However, chance once again intervened to confound the march of the Platypus, with Caius fielding a heavily weakened team against our perpetual nemesis Selwyn to allow them to top the group on goal difference, to screams of anger from both Girton and Magdalene. However, as a consequence, Girton finished cuppers as one of two undefeated teams, the other being the winners, Selwyn. A brilliant result. The team has performed well, with great enthusiasm from all members and marked improvement by all. However one player in particular deserves particular praise:Tamsin Owen went from complete novice in the first game to Vice-Captain of the women’s Blues for the year 2011‒12 in the space of the season, an amazing feat. Hopefully with most of the team staying on for the next year this year’s foundations can be built on, and with some new talent the team ought to push for promotion next year. Daniel Woolcott, Captain 95


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Roll News Registrar’s Report It has been another active and innovative year for the Roll. Most importantly, as part of a wider review of the way that Girton interfaces with the rest of the world, including, most importantly, with its graduates, we have been undertaking a review of Roll activities. We also welcomed Tamsin Elbourn in November 2010. Tamsin will be dividing her time between the Mistress’s Office and the Development Office to assist with the administration of both offices. The Roll Weekend and Dinner were attended by 102 Girtonians and their guests – a total of 136. Among the events associated with the dinner the Friends of the Lawrence Room held their inaugural lecture in the Fellows’ Drawing Room where Christopher Evans, Executive Director of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit gave a talk on Girton’s Cemetery in Context: The Results of the Northwest Cambridge Archaeological Survey. This was followed by a celebratory event to mark the tenth Anniversary of the People’s Portraits. Before dinner there was a concert given by Dr Martin Ennis, Anthony Fort and Chad Kelly on piano, Katherine Hambridge (Soprano), Lucy Goddard (Mezzo-soprano), Aidan Coburn (Tenor), and Gareth John (Bass), which included works by Schumann and Brahma. Our speaker at the dinner was Dr Simon Cohn (1984), Senior University Lecturer at the Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University and a Bye-Fellow of Girton College. He spoke about ‘The extraordinary experiences of having an ordinary illness’. Dr Cohn is a medical anthropologist who throughout his career has conducted research in the UK about the very varied, and sometimes tragic, ways people make sense of their illness, and his talk provided us with some unexpected insights into an experience that affects us all. The second ‘Life After Girton’ Dinner was held on Saturday 13 November, and attended by 114 people consisting of parents, second–fourth year students, graduates and Fellows. The guest speakers were Christina Koning (1971), novelist and short-story writer, whose most recent book, Variable Stars, is about three astronomers in the 18th and 19th centuries, and focuses on their efforts to combine their passion for the stars with the other aspects of their lives. Christina Koning spoke about becoming an author and getting published. Our second guest speaker was Dr Neil Jennings (1999), Assistant Editor for the journal Global Environmental Change, who runs a campaign ‘Switch Off ’ to encourage energyefficient behaviour at UK universities. He gave an account of the ups and downs of the early years after leaving Girton when you have to decide what career really suits you, and how he finally came to develop his present range of responsibilities. During and after the dinner there were, as usual, opportunities to talk informally to the guest speakers and to other Girton alumni. The Girton Project has continued to be active and this year has focused on preparations for the production of the second volume of the Girton Project Journal. The articles for this are nearly ready and we plan to publish it by the end of 2011. It will contain further work 97


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on ‘Girtonians in the World Wars’, an analysis of the matriculation year 1957 memoirs that were produced in 2007 to mark their 50th Anniversary, a report on the ‘Life After the Main Career’ event that the Project ran in 2010, an article on Hermione, Girton’s schoolteacher Fayum mummy and an account of the earliest years of the Girton Project. The Downing College Alumni Association’s review of their students’ experiences in the World Wars, sparked by our own initiative, appeared this year and Downing and Girton are now planning a joint project on ‘going mixed’. The Buffet Lunch, AGM and guest Lecture on 9 July, 2011 was attended by 69 Girtonians and their guests, and the weather was fine enough for many of those present to move into Emily Baker Court for lunch. As usual, the Cambridge Girton Association ran a very successful raffle and this year the proceeds of £₃260.00 went to the College Teaching Fellowships Fund. This amount included £50.00 which the local association donated after their guest speaker earlier in the year, Dr Steve Boreham (Bye-Fellow), asked them to donate his fee to a charity of their choice. Our guest speaker after the AGM was Karen Pierce CMG (1978), Director, Afghanistan and South Asia and Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Her talk was entitled: ‘Fairy Cakes and Generals: where does diplomacy fit into modern conflict?’ In a fascinating and enlightening talk we heard about the way that she and her colleagues approached the difficult issues of the region. Her talk was followed by a lively question-and-answer session. In the morning the Friends of the Library hosted their annual event at which Professor Richard Marks of Cambridge University’s History of Art Department, who is Director of Studies at Girton, gave a talk entitled ‘Picturing Solvetsky Monastery: the Russian Icon collection of Girton College’. This provided some fascinating background to the images depicted on the College’s collection of icons from this site. Finally I must tell you about progress on the work on the future of the Roll after I cease to be Registrar in September 2012. The Mistress, the Development Director and I put together a paper outlining a way forward and this has now been considered and approved by the Roll Committee and by College Council. In brief, the post of Registrar of the Roll will be taken over by the present Alumni Officer, Emma Cornwall, and the Roll will be integrated into a Development Office that will have a wider remit of general communication with Girtonians and the rest of the world that will be much broader than just fund-raising. We believe this will make access to the College much more straightforward for alumni and will also enable College to develop a more integrated programme of events and activities. The next stage is to draw up a detailed implementation plan. Any comments from Girtonians continue to be welcome. Eileen Rubery, Registrar of the Roll

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Annual General Meeting of the Roll 2012 Saturday, 7 July 2012 at 2.15 p.m. at Girton College AGENDA 1. Apologies for absence 2. Minutes of last year’s AGM 3. Membership of the Roll Committee 4. Registrar’s report of Roll activities in 2011‒12 and future plans 5. The Mistress’s report on the College year 6. Any other business ROLL COMMITTEE 2011 ‒ 12 The Mistress Professor Susan Smith (ex officio) Registrar of the Roll Dr Eileen Rubery (1967) (ex officio) Alumni Officer Dr Emma Cornwall (1999) (ex officio) Development Director Ms Francisca Malarée (ex officio) Fellows’ Representative Dr Ruth Williams (1962) Period 1 (to 1949) Miss Barbara Megson (1948) re-elected to Sept. 2012 Period 2 (1950‒59) Election in progress Period 3 (1960‒69) Mrs Christine Thorp (1964 Kenyon) re-elected to Sept. 2013 Period 4 (1970‒79) Miss Anne Heffernan (1974) elected to Sept. 2013 Period 5 (1980‒89) Election in progress Period 6 (1990‒99) Mrs Angela Dobson (Ambrose 1999) elected to Sept. 2012 Period 7 (2000‒09) Mr Stefan Porter (2006) elected to Sept. 2014 MCR Roll Representatives/ Graduates in Residence Ms Gemma Ruffino and Mr Zingchen Zhao Co-opted Members: Dr Christine H McKie (Kelsey 1949) Ms Heather Morrison (1976) Mr Rufus Evison (1986) Cambridge Local Association Mrs Judith Rodden (Wilkins 1955) London Girton Association Mrs Ann Carey (Patrick 1952) Manchester Association of CU Women Mrs Judith Anstice (Williams 1955) Oxford Region Girtonians Miss Meg Day (1967) Wales and West Girtonians Assoc. Mrs Heather Toomer (Fomison 1966) North East Emily Davies Assoc. Dr Jane Ruddle (1971) Project Steering Group Chair 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 email address, or indicate that you wish to be consulted by post. If you would like to get 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 Cambridge Local Girton Association’s first event in 2011 was an evening lecture on 4 May by Dr Steve Boreham, a member of the University Department of Geography and a Bye-Fellow of Girton, who spoke on ‘Forensic Geography’, a detailed description of the use of soil analysis, the identification of pollen grains and the study of different forms of diatoms in obtaining evidence for use in criminal proceedings. The lecture was followed by a Buffet Supper in the Stanley Library. On 16 June members of the Association and their guests visited the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop in Victoria Road, Cambridge. Established in 1946 by David Kindersley, an apprentice of Eric Gill, the Workshop is now run by his widow, Lida Lopes Kindersley, and undertakes letter-cutting for a variety of purposes, including commemorative and dedicatory plaques, tombstones and memorials, signs and sundials. Examples of the Workshop’s exacting craft may be viewed at many points in Cambridge and in numerous colleges, including Girton, where inscriptions in the Chapel were undertaken by Cardozo Kindersley.. The tour of the Workshop, conducted by Mr Graham Beck, was described by members as both informative and illuminating. Once again the Association will be running the raffle at the Annual Roll Buffet Lunch on 9 July. In past years this has raised modest sums for various Girton causes; last year a donation was made to the costs of the choir’s impressive overseas tours. We hope to conclude this year’s programme of events with a trip to Ickworth House, the National Trust property near Bury St Edmunds, in September. Present membership of the Association totals 59. The Committee is trying to plan events at different times – weekday evenings as well as Saturdays – but at times the response has been disappointing and we should possibly reconsider the character of our programme. Contact has been made recently with the Middle Combination Room and we hope to join forces on occasions during the coming academic year. At the AGM on 6 November 2010 the membership approved that a donation of £500 from surplus funds should be given to Girton Teaching Fellowship Fund. We warmly appreciate our good fortune in being able to meet in College and to benefit from the excellent catering provided by the Conference Manager and his staff, and also wish to thank the Development Office for their advice and assistance in publicising events. Judith Rodden (Wilkins 1955)

London Girton Association The Association`s first event of the Michaelmas Term was a visit to Spencer House, St James`s Place. We were given a private tour of the house, built 1756‒66 for the first Earl Spencer. Recently restored to its full splendour, it has some of the first neo-classical interiors in Europe. Another visit was to the New Jewish Museum which above all tells the History of Jews in Britain. 100


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In the Lent Term we held our bi-annual recital given by the 2009 and 2010 winners of the £500 prize that the L G A gives for outstanding musicianship. These were Harry Winstanley, flautist and Katherine Hambridge, soprano. Dr Martin Ennis arranged a programme for us. The recital, held in a private house, was preceded by a buffet supper. The Mistress and her partner joined us as guests. We had our own guide for an extended private tour of St Paul’s Cathedral. Some thirty of us went to the Banqueting House, Whitehall for a lunch-time buffet accompanied by music contemporary with the reign of King James played beneath Rubens’ magnificent ceiling. As a result of a fortunate cancellation, this Easter Term, we will visit Strawberry Hill House, the restored summer villa of Horace Walpole. It is considered to be the finest example in the U K of the Georgian Gothic Revival. Coffee mornings, attended by at least one Committee Member, are held each term and through them we are recruiting new Committee Members and making new friends. At our AGM last November members agreed that we should again donate surplus funds towards the endowment of Teaching Fellowships at Girton. As this will attract matched funding our donation is worth £6000 to College. The L G A has a new website designed by Nuri Wyeth. It is the most up-to-date source of information of our events and visits: http://londongirtonassociation.org. Do join us and receive our Newsletter even if you live outside London and visit the City infrequently. We now have members who live as far away as Ware and Brighton. Ann Carey (Patrick 1952)

Manchester Association of Cambridge Women We have held three meetings during the past year. Our AGM was in October and we followed the business meeting with a talk by Girtonian Valerie Langfield and a buffet lunch. Valerie reinterprets and rewrites neglected British operas. We could clearly imagine how the thrill of hearing an orchestra performing an overture that no-one has heard since 1838 repaid all her hours of patient research. At our 65th Annual Dinner in March we had, as usual, two speakers. Elaine Griffiths, Chief Executive of Gorton Monastery, told us how the monastery had been saved from decay. Edward Pugin’s magnificent building has been restored to its original beauty following years of neglect after the Franciscan brothers left in 1969. Dame Joan Bakewell of Newnham gave a short, but impassioned, speech in which she described how Cambridge had changed her life. She pleaded that lack of money should not prevent today’s young people having the opportunity that she had had. In June we visited the newly reopened People’s History museum in Manchester, concentrating on their amazing collection of banners. We are holding our AGM and autumn meeting on Saturday 8 October at Withington Girls’ School. Our speaker will be Professor Gina Conti-Ramsden and we would love to see any women Girtonians who are in the area. Next year our Annual Dinner is to be held on Friday 20 April when we are looking forward to welcoming the Mistress. We

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would be very happy to see any Girtonians (female or male) 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 2010‒11 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 have about 65 members, mainly from Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. We continue with a mix of talks, social outings and a sixmonthly newsletter. In November 2010 we welcomed Joan Oates, speaking on ‘With Agatha Christie in Mesopotamia’, focused around a series of evocative slides showing life at the British School of Archaeology in Baghdad in the 1950s. Members of the local branch of the Cambridge Society joined ORG members for an afternoon as fascinating as we had anticipated. In March 2011 we held a special ‘open’ meeting entitled ‘Watch the Boat Race and Meet the Mistress’. With help from Girton we were able to send invitations to all Old Girtonians from our basic catchment area and the surrounding counties. After we had watched the Boat Race on a big screen – somewhat disappointing – the Mistress, Professor Susan J Smith, spoke on the theme ‘Girton: First Encounters and Future Prospects’. She explored some of her impressions since becoming Mistress, exchanging reflections with Juliet Campbell, who recalled very similar experiences when she became Mistress in 1992. It was also a good opportunity to hear how Girton is faring in the current economic climate and its plans for the future. A champagne reception rounded off the event. It was very pleasing to have a good number of non-ORG members present and we look forward to seeing more of them at our future events. Our 2010 outings were a pub lunch and visit to Hughenden Manor in July and lunch at The Lamb in Crawley, near Witney, in December. There had been some concerns about travelling then, after the recent bad weather, but the day was ideal – dry roads, clear sky and sun, beautiful views across the white fields – and the welcome most warm: a roaring fire and the availability of mulled wine. We are always pleased to hear from Girtonians in our area: please contact me on org@girton.cam.ac.uk, 01865 375916 or via our website www.oxfordregiongirtonians.org.uk. Meg Day (1967)

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Séan Hewitt

In December we were delighted to welcome our Registrar of the Roll, Dr Eileen Rubery, to talk on her research into Byzantine Roman Churches between 600 and 800 entitled ‘Pictures of Persecuted Popes: The sad tale of Pope Martin I (649‒54), the last Papal martyr’. In March 2011 Deryn Watson enlightened us on the results of the Girton Project, ‘Life after your main career’. This sparked a vigorous discussion as most of those present, Girtonians and husbands, had either retired or were about to do so and the positive attitudes evinced in many responses were encouraging but balanced by surprising negative ones. As usual the talks were held in members’ houses, with delicious lunches provided by hosts in Cheltenham and Bristol. In April we had a very full day’s outing in Gloucestershire starting with a guided tour of Deerhurst Church, described as ‘one of the finest and most complete buildings in England to survive from before the Norman Conquest’. It includes fine early sculptures, as does nearby Odda’s Chapel, a small late-Saxon church. Lunch at a nearby pub was followed by a guided tour of the very fine Norman abbey church in Tewkesbury, with its magnificent tombs and chantries. We have one more event in our calendar: on 8 July Lindsay and Christopher Bond are generously inviting us to their home near Shepton Mallet for lunch, a talk on their recent Iranian holiday, with an emphasis on Persian gardens, and a special opportunity to see their own garden which is in preparation for the National Gardens Scheme open days. We hope that Girtonians from other regions will join us for this summer treat – contact Heather Toomer on wwga@girton.cam.ac.uk. I am pleased to report that Barbara Hird is now helping with much of the organisation, including our newsletter. Heather Toomer (Fomison 1966)

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College Friends Friends of the Chapel At the beginning of the academic year we welcomed Samuel Hudson (2002) as Assistant Director of Chapel Music, assisted by the senior and junior organ scholars. Sam succeeded Dr Dana Marsh, whose final two tours with the choir over the summer vacation were to Basle, Bruges, Antwerp, Amsterdam and then to Sardinia. The normal activities of Chapel continue, with Sunday Evening Services at 5.30 p.m. followed by an informal Communion Service, a meal in Hall and dessert in the Fellows’ Drawing Room, and Choral Candlelit Compline at 10.00 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays. Eucharists were held for Remembrance Sunday, Ash Wednesday and Ascension Day. The Advent Carol and Bach Cantata Services were particularly well attended; there were also special services this year to mark Lent, Holy Week and Easter. The Commemoration of Benefactors was held again on a Tuesday evening in Chapel in October with a subject presentation by Mr Kevin Musselman, Hertha Ayrton Research Fellow in Material Sciences. The ceremony was followed by refreshments in the Fellows’ Rooms, where there was a display of items from the Archive relating to Hertha Ayrton and some of the College’s other Benefactors. The theme for Michaelmas Term was ‘Angels and Messengers’. Speakers included Andy Chrich (1989) and Gavin Shuker, MP (2000), on ‘Loving Angels instead’ and ‘God’s Modern Messengers’, respectively. During Lent Term we heard about ‘Cambridge Poets’ including Kathleen Raine, and Gwyneth Lewis, Visiting Fellow with us during that term. In Easter Term the theme was ‘It’s Your Call’ which considered career and vocation. Canon Dr Margaret Guite spoke on the ‘Call beyond College’ at our end-of-term Service of Thanksgiving for the academic year, which was followed by a buffet lunch in Woodlands Court. Thanksgiving was also the theme of the Graduation Service when graduands, together with parents, were encouraged by our Chaplain to acknowledge and enjoy this special time (‘never again just this’ in Micheal O’Siadhail’s poem ‘Courtesy’ read during the service) and all that they had achieved and gained during their time at Girton. A time of ends and beginnings indeed. Our thanks and good wishes go to Sam Hudson who begins his new post at Blackburn Cathedral during the summer, to our senior organ scholar, Chad Kelly, who graduates along with senior chapel warden, Edward Button, and to Dr Roland Randall, who has stepped down as President of Friends of Chapel upon retirement but who thankfully continues to be fully involved in Chapel life. As ever, special thanks go to the Friends and Patrons of the Chapel. We would be delighted to welcome you in Chapel if you are ever in Cambridge on a Sunday evening. Karen Lee, President

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Friends of the Choir Girton College Choir has gained a reputation as one of Cambridge’s most highly regarded choirs (a recent concert review rated it ‘among the best’ of its kind). As well as singing services in the College Chapel, the choir frequently performs outside Cambridge. Termly visits are made to cathedrals (including, in the last few years, Canterbury, St Paul’s, York Minster and Westminster Abbey). The choir also travels overseas at least once a year. Highlights in the choir’s history include a tour to Italy in 1996, during which the choir sang at a Mass in St Peter’s and performed to a live audience of 10,000, including Pope John Paul II. In 1999 the choir took part in the Kumamoto International Youth Festival and the Takarazuka International Chamber Chorus Contest in Japan, winning, among other prizes, the Gold Medal in the mixed chorus division and the inaugural Grossmann Prize, awarded to the ensemble with the best choral sound. More recently, in the summer of 2007, the choir won third prize (out of ninety entries from across the globe) in the 44th Spittal International Choir Competition in Austria. Other countries visited in recent years include Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Ireland and France. Girton College Choir recorded its first CD (All in a Garden Green) in 1995. A second recording (Cantique) was released in 1998. Summer 2000 brought a CD of Italian Baroque music accompanied by period instruments (O Porta Caeli), while a recording of Tudor and twentieth-century music (The Ages of Elizabeth) was brought out in 2002. A recording of Christmas music from the seventeenth and twentieth centuries with players from the Gabrieli Ensemble (Res Miranda) followed in 2005. The choir’s most recent CD, A Feast Celestial, features French and English music of the last hundred years. In recent years the choir has benefited greatly from the support of many people, especially the Friends and Patrons, whose support has made overseas tours possible. To help foster choral music in Girton, I should like to ask you to consider supporting the choir on a regular basis: Friends contribute £20 per annum, Patrons £50 or more. Friends receive notification of and free admission to an annual Friends’ Concert; Patrons may also, if they wish, have their contributions acknowledged in concert programmes. Would you be willing to help? Dr Martin Ennis, President

Friends of the Lawrence Room Another year, another Review, and so much to report. The weekly opening of our lovely museum, made possible by a loyal group of Old Girtonian volunteers, is now a wellestablished feature of the College calendar. In September Christopher Evans, Director of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, gave the first annual Friends of the Lawrence Room talk in a packed Fellows’ Drawing Room. His fascinating account of past and present excavations and finds in the vicinity of the College ended with a challenge to us to find the funds for a geophysical survey of the College site. Such a survey would locate precisely the known Anglo-Saxon cemetery and should find the course of the Via Devana and any 105


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minor tracks leading to it. 2011 is the centenary of Hermione’s excavation and this will be marked in our second annual lecture by Janine Bourriau, one-time Keeper of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Our overwhelmingly successful involvement in the University’s Festival of Ideas in October is recorded elsewhere, but it was a delight to see such a large number of lively children (and parents) enjoying the College. We are becoming better known within the local community. We recently featured in an edition of Cambridge’s Talking News (for the blind and partially sighted) and we have an ever growing number of visitors from all parts of the world. Many express appreciation at what they have found, by adding comments to our visitors’ book. Most come to visit Hermione, but all find other objects within our varied collections to draw them in and many complete one or more of our worksheets. Among the comments the Mesopotamian eye idols are thought by a young group to be ‘aliens’; another visitor notes with evident revulsion the bronze Anglo-Saxon ‘ear scoop’, and yet another is fascinated by the taboo-carrying Maori fishhooks. When we started the present stage of development for the Lawrence Room, further acquisitions were not in our minds. The display, cataloguing and study of our existing possessions were our aim, and these remain our main concern. It was, however, with delight and excitement that we spent a July afternoon unpacking treasures donated by our Honorary Fellow Sir Geoffrey Chandler and his wife Lady Chandler (Buxton 1951). Within an intriguingly anonymous cardboard box, immaculately wrapped, were six vessels of Roman-period glass from the Eastern Mediterranean, originally from the Buxton family collection. Now expertly cleaned and restored at the Fitzwilliam Museum, their delicate shapes and the variegated reflections immediately catch the eye; they are a treasure for which the College is extremely grateful.

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It has sometimes seemed that the full on-line Lawrence Room catalogue would never appear. The input of time and range of expertise required have proved greater than we predicted but at last we are through. With the help of our College Computer Officer the catalogue should be available on the Lawrence Room website by the time this Review is in your hands. It has been a colossal undertaking for our expert cataloguer, Imogen Gunn, to whom we are immensely grateful. This is perhaps the place to remind you all that Imogen asked last year for any reminiscences or experiences of Hermione from your time in the College. She has so far heard nothing but still believes that some of us will have memories of either the room or Hermione. Please contact Imogen via the College. Meeting the expense of the catalogue, necessary restoration, and display, is dependent on the generosity of you, our Friends and Patrons. We acknowledge this with gratitude. Dorothy Thompson, President

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, 9 July 2011. We were honoured to welcome Professor Richard Marks to give an illustrated talk entitled ‘Picturing Solovetsky Monastery: the Russian Icon Collection of Girton College’. Professor Marks gave us a history of the Solvetsky monastery, as evidenced through the many icons dedicated to it and its two saints. The monastery was founded in 1429 on the edge of the White Sea, and became the great citadel of Christianity in the Russian north and a place of pilgrimage. It developed into a large fortified community in which a number of industries and trades flourished, and housed an extensive library of manuscripts and rare books. Having been used as a Gulag during the Soviet era, and stripped of many of its precious things, it is now a museum, and was one of the first Russian sites to have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. A small brotherhood of monks has appeared in the monastery again, and the monastery buildings have recently been extensively repaired. Professor Marks holds an Honorary Chair at Cambridge’s Department of the History of Art. He came to Cambridge from a Chair in York, and before that his posts have included Keeper of the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, and Director of the Royal Pavilion and Museums in Brighton. Professor Marks is the author of numerous books, and he has curated many distinguished exhibitions, including the ground-breaking Gothic Art for England 1400‒1547 (Victoria and Albert Museum, 2003‒4).Girton is fortunate in having Professor Marks as its Director of Studies for the History of Art, and he has said that Girton’s collection of icons is one of the finest of its kind in the UK. His fascinating talk produced a large number of questions from the audience, and many later enjoyed revisiting the icons with fresh eyes. To mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, some of Girton’s rare, early Bibles from the Special Collections were on display in the Littler Reading Room, including the Ninth German Bible (Koberger) of 1483, and sixteenth-century editions of the ‘Bugge’ and the ‘Breeches’ Bible, and a seventeenth-century example of a ‘Treacle’ Bible. The exhibition continued in the Upper Library display cases with other unusual,

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but more recent, examples from our Bible collection. The Archivist set out a small exhibition based on the recently catalogued archive papers of the late Helen Megaw, distinguished Crystallographer and member of the Festival Pattern Group. As promised last year, we have used funds from Friends of the Library to replace the curtains in the Upper Library, which had become ragged and discoloured after decades of exposure to the sun. We commissioned the Curtain Girls of Bury St Edmunds for this work, a firm which the College used recently to replace the Barron and Larcher curtains in the Fellows’ Dining Room. The new cream linen curtains refresh the space and hang beautifully, and we hope that these curtains will last as long as the previous ones did. The second piece of expenditure from Friends funds has been the purchase of a conservation vacuum cleaner. Friends will remember that this project was prompted by Dr Lyn Hulse’s talk on the Carew embroideries, and that I asked for contributions in last year’s Review. Thanks to the generosity of Friends we have been able to secure an appliance with all the necessary attachments for cleaning fine and delicate materials, including both textiles and paper, so it will be invaluable for a range of conservation tasks. Dr Hulse has already begun to use it on the Carew embroideries, and it will also be used in future for conservation cleaning of the Chapel kneelers. 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 some of the most heavily-used books in Cambridge. 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 and archive collections and the service we offer. If you become a Patron we will insert specially-printed bookplates into books acquired for the Library to the value of a Patron’s donation. These bookplates are from a design made for Girton by Joan Hassall, and will have the Patron’s name incorporated into the printing. 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 The Girton gardens and grounds continue to delight, entertain and challenge us. The rabbit population, now excluded from the orchard, is threatening to dig holes in the sports pitches, and it is not feasible to protect such a large area with rabbit-proof fencing. I fear that the rabbits will not be put off by the new hand-made gates (paid for in part by Friends of the Gardens)…we will keep you posted! The new building project planned for Ash Court (see the letter from the Mistress) will mean that an extensive landscaping project will take place once the buildings have been completed, which will vastly improve this area of College. I will report on this as the project progresses. As reported last year, the College Garden Committee now has two guided walks each year. Two Friends of the Gardens joined the walk in May, which took place on a beautiful sunny morning and we enjoyed hearing of the latest activities taking place to maintain and improve College’s grounds. One of the highlights of the tour was

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seeing the beautifully manicured lawn of the Fellows’ Gardens. The gardening team has been working hard (especially battling against droughts) to bring this lawn up to the highest standard and it has certainly paid off. The next walk will be in early autumn and both Friends, Patrons and those who live close enough are most welcome to join the walk. Please contact development@girton.cam.ac.uk if you would like more information. The 2010 Friends of the Gardens Event took place on the Sunday of the Roll Weekend and we were very interested to hear from Jenny Mercer (1968) about her involvement with the Stony in Bloom Group (Stony Stratford near Milton Keynes) and her voluntary work for the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, under the title ‘From the garden to the wild - conservation and community gardening’. Jenny’s passion for both wildlife conservation and community gardening makes her a true inspiration and everyone enjoyed having the opportunity to ask questions in this informal setting. We were particularly grateful to Jenny for stepping in at short notice to replace Sue Minter (1968). Sue is now planning to give her talk on ‘It’s a green life – how I moved from publishing to horticulture, and adventures along the way’ at our 2011 event, to which you are warmly invited. In the meantime, if you are not a Friend of the Gardens, why not join? Details can be found at our website at: www.girton.cam.ac.uk/alumni-roll/friends-girton/ or in the green-edged sheets at the back of the Review. Ruth Williams, President

Friends of People’s Portraits 2010 saw the celebrations of the tenth Anniversary of People’s Portraits and in my last report I outlined the special Mall Galleries exhibition and reception that took place to mark this anniversary. However, that was certainly not the end of the celebrations and during 2010’s September Roll Weekend our traditional reception was replaced with a unique debate. As the three new additions – ‘Joy’ by Robin-Lee Hall RP, ‘Marc Crank’ by Alastair Adams PRP and ‘Fishsale: portrait of Elaine Lorys’ by Simon Davis RP – had been unveiled earlier in the year at the Mall Galleries, this time we held a discussion called ‘Finding Beauty’ for our Friends and Patrons of the People’s Portraits as well as alumni. The current President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Alastair Adams, and former President, Daphne Todd, discussed their choice of subject matter and approach to portrait painting.

The path to the Queen Elizabeth door, re-laid, turfed and planted by the gardeners.

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Daphne spoke about her portrait, which recently won the 2010 BP Portrait Award, entitled ‘Last Portrait of Mother’ and Alastair discussed his portrait of sitter and audience member ‘Marc Crank’. Both portraits openly engage with uncompromising subject matter and created a lot of discussion. The artists also talked about their different approaches to painting, which gave a fascinating insight into portraiture, and Patrons and Friends enjoyed the opportunity to ask their own questions. We would like to thank all Friends and Patrons of People’s Portraits for their continued support of this treasured exhibition and hope that you will continue to enjoy visiting this ever-growing collection. Dr Alastair Reid, President

Appointments of Members of the Roll 1969 EASSON G (Oakley) Pro-Chancellor designate at the University of Manchester (she takes over from Admiral Sir John Kerr when he retires in 2012). 1972 RIDLER-WALL L V M appointed Chair of the Hampshire Bat Group and Trustee of Andover Citizens Advice Bureau. 1975

SPRINGMAN S M from December 2008 elected Vice-President of the International Triathlon Union.

1976 CARTER H A from 2011 appointed Vice-Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. From 2010 appointed as Chair and Panel member of the General Social Care Council Registration, Preliminary Proceedings and Conduct Committees. 1977 ALLEN H D (Fellow) from 1 October 2011 appointed to a Cambridge University Senior Lectureship in the Department of Geography. 1977 RANDALL R E (Fellow) appointed Overseas Representative on the Project Evaluation Committee at the Inter-Universities Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Japan. 1978 ATKINSON H V (Bavister) appointed the first woman President of the Engineering Professors’ Council in its fifty-year history, April 2011. 1980 BENN J R appointed Visiting Professor of flood risk management, University of Sheffield. 1982

METHUEN C M from 1 January 2011 appointed Lecturer in Church History, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow.

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VAN HOUTS E M C (former Research Fellow) first College Teaching Officer to be named Honorary Professor by the Cambridge University Faculty of History.

1987 LUBEGA G from 3 May 2011 appointed Partner at Nabarro LLP.

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1987 POWELL J from 1 October 2010 appointed Professor of Public Health Medicine, University of Warwick. 1991

JAMES P A from 1 September 2010 appointed as Headmaster at The Cherwell School, Oxford.

2000 AHMED A M (Fellow) from 1 October 2011 appointed to a Cambridge University Senior Lectureship in the Department of Philosophy. 2000 BARNES C H W (Fellow) from 1 October 2011 appointed to a Cambridge University Readership in Quantum Physics in the Department of Physics. 2005 CLARE K from October 2010 appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship in Management Studies at Green Templeton College, Oxford. 2007 BLOM A H in September 2010 appointed British Academy Postdoctural Fellow and Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 2007 SCHOENLIEB C B from 1 October 2011 appointed as a Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Publications by Members of the Roll ABISOGUN-ALO O (1958). This City Girl: Memoirs of Olugbolahan Abisogun-alo (University Press PLC, 2011) ABRAHAMS O (1943). A Geordie in Japan (Memoir Club, 2010) BRENNAND T A (1984). (All joint) ‘Regional reconstruction of subglacial hydrology and glaciodynamic behaviour along the southern margin of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in British Columbia, Canada and northern Washington State, USA’, Quaternary Science Reviews 28 (2009); ‘Pervasive aqueous paleoflow features in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana region, Mars’, Icarus 200 (1) (2009); ‘The morphology and sedimentology of landforms created by subglacial megafloods’ and ‘A review of megaflood depositional landforms on Earth and Mars’ in Megaflooding on Earth and Mars, ed. D Burr, P Carling and V Baker (CUP, 2009) CANNON C (RF 1993). ‘Medieval Latin and middle English literature’ in Essays in Honour of Jill Mann, ed. M Nolan (Cambridge, 2011) CARTER M (Cumming 1953). Nineteenth-Century St Ives (Friends of the Norris Museum 2010) CHILDS W R (Baker 1961). (joint) The St Albans Chronicle; the Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham. vol II 1394‒1422 (Oxford, 2011) CLARKE I (Alcock 1965). Psychosis and Spirituality: Consolidating the New Paradigm (Wiley, 2010) CRANFIELD R (1943). The Story of NEPACS: care for prisoners and their families in the northeast, 1882‒2007 (NEPACS, Durham 2010) 111


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ENTWISTLE V A (1983). ‘Supporting patient autonomy: the importance of clinical relationships’, J. of General Internal Medicine 25(7) (2010) GOODRICH M (Bennett 1955). Worcester Nunneries; The Nuns of the Medieval Diocese (Phillimore, 2008) HECHTL M (2001). Die offensive Defensive: Das Recht der praventiven Selbstverteidgung? (Verlag Peter Lang, 2010) HEWITT F (Azhar 1958). The Other Side of Silence: The Lives of Women in the Karakoram Mountains (iUniverse.com, 2011) HOLDEN W (1983). Gallery Girl (Headline 2010) KONING C (1972). The Dark Tower (Arbuthnot Books 2010); Variable Stars (Arbuthnot Books 2011) MARTIN J E (1978). Poems (Soaring Penguin 2011) METHUEN C (1982). ‘“To delineate the divinity of the Creator”: the search for Platonism in late sixteenth-century Tübingen’ in Naturwissenschaft und Religion im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert, ed. K von Greyerz and T Kaufmann (Schriften des Vereins für Reformationsgeschichte; Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2010); ‘Preaching through the love of neighbour: the office and ministry of Katharina Schütz Zell’, J. for Ecclesiastical History 61 (2010); Science and Theology in the Reformation: Studies in Theological Interpretation and Astronomical Observation in Sixteenth-Century Germany (T & T Clark, 2008); (co-editor) Gender and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe (Colloquia Disputationes 13; Adam Mickiewicz UP, Poznan, 2009). MILLER P D (1985). ‘His heart in my hand: stories from and about Joseph Conrad’, The Conradian 35(2) (2010); Today (Atlantic Books, 2011) RIDLER-WALL L V M (Wall 1972). ‘Braunds of Chagrin Falls, USA’, Braund Society J. 113 (2010); ‘Braunds in the USA: from Berry Pomeroy to Kittery, Maine USA’, Part I ibid. 114 (2010) and Part II ibid. 115 (2010) ROSS A G (1981). ‘Creative decision making within the contemporary Hollywood studios’, J. of Screenwriting 2(1) (2010) SAYERS J E (1952). ‘A once “Proud Prelate”: an unidentified episcopal monument in Ely Cathedral’, J. of the British Archaeological Association 162 (2009); ‘Jocelin of Wells and the role of a bishop in the thirteenth century’ in Jocelyn of Wells, Bishop, Builder, Courtier, ed. R. Dunning (Woodbridge, 2010); ‘The Storkes, Binghams and Gerards of Trent: an investigation into the origin of a glass armorial panel of the late 15th or early 16th century’, Somerset Archaelogy and Natural History (2009) SKEVINGTON A L (Ashworth 1981). The Lion Classic Bible (Lion Hudson, 2011) SPRINGMAN S M (1975). (Joint editor) Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (CRC Press 2010) WARD D (1954). History of Bradfield in Berkshire: from Roman villa to World War II (published by the author 2011) 112


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Births Forenames of Old Girtonians are given, otherwise initials only. CASEY. On 21 June 2011, to James (1995) and V Casey, a boy Thomas Perry Roderick. CHERNAIK. On 8 April 2010, to Susan (Harrison 1986) and D Chernaik, triplets, Daniel Reuben, Jonah William and Miriam Grace Ruth. GALBRAITH. On 9 September 2009, to Sally-Ann (Smith 1993) and Stephen (1991), a boy, Zachary. GRANT. On 27 May 2010, to Dr Andrea (Kells 1997) and A Grant, a girl, Madeleine Emily. JERVIS. On 25 January 2010, to Claire (McDougall 1993) and T Jervis, a boy, William James Tristram, a brother for Annabel. LINGARD. On 5 August 2010, to Sarah (Cobb 1998) and T Lingard, a girl, Florence Sarina. LOVE-RODGERS. On 25 December 2010, to Christine (Love 1992) and Adam (Rodgers 1990), a boy, Robert Christian, a brother for Alexander and William. MORRISON. On 22 September 2009, to Helen Clare (Sheard 1997) and G Morrison, a boy, James William David. SCHELLHORN. On 29 March 2011, to Matthew (1995) and B Schellhorn, a boy, Ferdinand Joseph. SHARPE. On 11 February 2011, to Helen (Bromley 1997) and J Sharpe, a boy, Elijah Joseph, a brother for Jemima. VALI. On 15 March 2011, to Jonathan (1998) and G Cross, a girl, Sophia Elizabeth Hope. WARREN. On 4 August 2010, to John (1996) and L Warren, a boy, Samuel William, a brother for Hannah.

Marriages Forenames of Old Girtonians are given, otherwise initials only. ADAM – SAEED. On 5 February 2011, Sophie Adam to T Saeed. ALLEN – HYLANDS. On 18 June 2011, Sophie Allen to Ian Lewis Hylands. BAKER – MIZON. On 4 September 2010, John Summers Baker to Laura Jane Mizon. BELL – GAMBLE. On 19 March 2011. Amanda Faye Bell to B Gamble. BEST – HANNAN. On 18 December 2010. Gemma Victoria Best to J A J Hannan COFFIN – REYNOLDS. On 8 January 2011, Benedict Peter Coffin to Sarah Elaine Reynolds.

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DAVEY – IRISH. On 25 September 2010, Lucy Margaret Davey to S Irish. DUCKERING – MURRAY. On 30 July 2010, Andrew Mark Duckering to Laura Fern Murray. FRIDERES – PABALAN. On 20 February 2010, Laurent Andre Frideres to C M Pabalan. JENKINS – TRAN. On 30 May 2009, Kevin Peter Jenkins to T T T Tran HILL – HART. On 21 November 2009, Rebecca Louise Hill to A P Hart. LOCKTON – BOYES. On 4 September 2010, Emma Clare Lockton to R C Boyes. MINCHIN – WHELAN. On 28 May 2011, Simon Luke Minchin to K Whelan. RIDDOCH – PACITTI. On 15 May 2010, Anna Isobel Jane Riddoch to GianCarlo Pacitti. ROMAN – PETRUT. On 1 December 2010, Alexandru Bogdan Roman to Gabriela Diana Petrut. SPOONER-HARVEY – FREINKEL. On 26 September 2010, Niall Spooner-Harvey to I R Freinkel. VALI – CROSS. On 1 August 2009, Jonathan Vali to G Cross. WAINWRIGHT – WOODWARD. On 30 December 2010, Holly Anne Wainwright to A C Woodward. WICKS – D’APPOLLONIO. On 9 July 2011, Claire Jillian Wicks to G D’Appollonio.

Diamond Wedding WHITE – ADAMS. 9 September 1950 – 9 September 2010, Dinah Margaret White and S N Adams.

Deaths ALLEN. On 7 May 2011, Jill Warren (Edna Browne) BA (1936 Modern and Medieval Languages). Jill came to Girton from a small private school in Southsea. After Cambridge she taught French at St. Mary’s School in Baldstow for a year. After a short stint of working as a Censor in Bristol, Jill returned to teaching until 1941, when she worked on Radar in the WAAF along the south coast of England until the end of the war. A year previously, she had married Dr P I Allen, an Opthalmologist, and moved back to her home county of Hampshire where she brought up her three sons. For the twenty years from 1965 Jill taught French and Latin as locum at local primary schools. In retirement, she and her husband enjoyed travelling, particularly on Swan Hellenic Cruises. AL-RADI. On 7 October 2010, Selma BA (1958 Oriental Studies) Obituary p.126. 114


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BAKER. In May 2010, Dorothy Margaret (Jolley) MA (1950 Modern and Medieval Languages). In addition to her studies in Modern and Medieval Languages, Dorothy was Captain of the Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club and a member of the College Chapel Choir. In 1954 she married Richard Baker with whom she went on to have two children. Following the completion of her Teaching Diploma at London University in 1965, Dorothy taught French at The Red Maids’ School near Bristol. BARKER. On 27 November 2010, Diana Mary (Leonard) MA (1960 Archaeology and Anthropology). Obituary p.140. BARTON. On 11 January 2011, Dr Margaret Elizabeth MA, MB, BCHIR, MD (1945 Medical Sciences) Obituary p.127. BENNETT. In 2010, Anne Philomel (Udy) MA (1968 English). Educated at Milton Academy, Massachusetts and then at the Perse School for Girls, Anne came to the College as the third of four generations of family Girtonians: her grandmother Joan Frankau (1916, English) became a University Lecturer, her Mother Katherine (1940) had also read English. On graduation Anne married Nicholas Penny and one of their two daughters, Elizabeth (1995) read History. In 1971 Anne was appointed a group tutor at Davies’s College in London but, when her girls were still young, she completed an Open University degree in Science and moved to become first an Administrator for Oxfam, and then an Inspector with the Inland Revenue. From 1998 she was the Manager of Communities for the Sift Group specialising in new media and the internet. When she and Nicholas divorced she moved to Bristol with her new partner Dan Quick, enjoying an active life of motor-cycling, skiing and swimming. BETHEL. On 15 February 2011, Keva (Eldon) MA (1956 Modern and Medieval Languages). Obituary p.129. BIRD. On 10 July 2010, Elizabeth (Brickstock) MA (1976 Natural Sciences). Obituary p.130. BROWNING. On 21 November 2010, Audrey (Wilson) Affiliated Student (1949 Psychology). Audrey was born and grew up in South Africa and came up to Girton after graduation from Rhodes University in Psychology and English. She did not enjoy good health while at the College and, at the end of her second year, opted to leave to marry Robert Browning though she said that she always ‘retained the greatest affection for Girton and Cambridge’. Robert was at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Audrey described her subsequent career as that of ‘Diplomatic wife’. She, Robert and their two sons became much travelled as they moved between Robert’s postings in the Diplomatic Service. They spent time in Athens, Geneva, Denmark, N. Ireland and Oman. Nevertheless in 1970 she found time to complete post-graduate study in Psychology at the Tavistock Institute and became a member of the Scientific and Medical Network in addition to the Diplomatic Spouses’ Association and the Pimpernel Trust. During her time abroad she co-translated and edited two books by the Christian mystic and healer Stylianos Atteshlis, The Esoteric Teachings and The Parables

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BULLARD. 2011, Lady Margaret (Thomas) MA (1926 Classics; 1928 Moral Sciences). Born in Bengal where her father was a railway engineer, Margaret came to Girton as an Exhibitioner in Classics. She then married the late Sir Edward (Teddy) Crisp Bullard, later a renowned geophysicist but at that time working in Rutherford’s Cavendish Laboratory. They had four children (the eldest, Belinda, became a Girtonian) and built a house for the family in Clarkson Road. In 1931 Margaret edited An Anthology of Cambridge Women’s Verse, published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf – the tenth in their Hogarth Living Poets series. On completion of his PhD Teddy and Margaret had an adventurous time applying his research theories to the Rift Valley where, at one stage, they had to take refuge in a mimosa tree while lions prowled below and their car was swept away by a flash flood. Margaret was deeply involved in Teddy’s work, keeping research notebooks and making measurements of thermal conductivity. Hers was a considerable contribution to the work that earned him his FRS in 1941. Slow progress at Cambridge after the War drove them to Toronto where all the family were unhappy and looking for a way to return, which they managed when Teddy was appointed Director of the NPL at Teddington in 1950. It was at this period that Margaret published her three novels: Wedlock’s the Devil (1951), A Perch in Paradise and Love Goes West (both 1952). By 1955 they were back in their house in Cambridge, where they remained until Teddy retired from his Cambridge chair in 1974 and moved to California. Margaret stayed and the marriage was dissolved. CHANDLER. On 7 April 2011, Geoffrey CBE (Hon. Fell.). Obituary p.131. CLOUGH. In June 2011, Marie MA, PhD (1950 History). Before coming to Girton as a mature student, Marie had already received a Teaching Diploma from the FGI and had worked as an Assistant Mistress at Farlington House School and Byron House School, the latter move bringing her to Cambridge in 1947. She had also worked in the Women’s Land Army for four years of the war. She was awarded a Turle Scholarship to support her research work. She was also active in the Cambridge Liberal Club. On achieving her doctorate Marie continued with her teaching career, but now in further education, becoming Senior Lecturer at Bognor Regis College and a Leverhulme Fellow. She became the President of Sussex Record Society and Deputy Mayor of Chichester whilst also caring for her elderly mother. She published The Book of Bartholomew Bolney in 1964 and Two Estate Surveys of the Fitzalan Earls of Arundel in 1969. She also took advantage of her coastal location by sailing and birdwatching. COLYER. On 6 March 2011, Ruth (Reddaway) MA (1933 Modern and Medieval Languages). Obituary p.132. CORLESS. On 4 January 2011, Etheline Mary MA (1939 Classics). After a childhood in Tunbridge Wells Etheline came up to Girton to read Classics. She was an enthusiast for College life, playing netball for both College and University. She was awarded her netball Blue and became University Captain. She was also Secretary of the JCR and involved herself in many of the musical activities of the College. Awarded the Hilda Richardson Prize for her Tripos result, Etheline achieved a starred result in the Cambridge Teacher Training Certificate. During WWII she worked with the Evacuees

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Club, then, after the War, taught in several London schools, before appointment as Assistant Mistress at Cheltenham Ladies’ College. She moved from there to Haberdashers’ Aske’s to teach Classics, and then to St Audrey’s School in Somerset where she taught Latin until her retirement. Once retired she was able to concentrate on her love of music, notably as organist in her local church. CRICK, On 20 December 2010, Patricia (Wright) MA (1954 Medieval and Modern Languages). Obituary p.133. CUMMINGS. In 2010, Elizabeth Rosemary (Ryman) MA PhD (1945 History). On completing her PhD at Girton, Elizabeth spent three years as History Mistress at Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Then she left education but remained in Cheltenham, working in the Civil Service at GCHQ. It was through the Service that in 1956 she met her husband, Anthony Cummins, who was also a civil servant. DEAN. In January 2011, Susan Christina (Wood) BA (1950 Agricultural Studies). Susan was the great-great-granddaughter of Lady Stanley of Alderley, and remembered her ‘very happy Girton years’. After graduating Susan married Peter Dean, whom she had met at Cambridge, and then continued in her mother’s footsteps as a farmer working primarily with cattle in Cumbria. Susan was one of the first to introduce the Simmental breed into the UK. As well as her busy and ‘deeply enjoyable’ farming life, Susan led an active life beyond agriculture. From the 1970s, she was a governor of Hallbankgate School and was a keen churchwoman, serving on the Carlisle Diocesan Synod. Through the 1980s she chaired the Brampton Players Committee, as well as performing, directing and helping backstage. She also worked with the Bewcastle Pony Club to provide horse-riding for disabled youngsters. On the farm Susan was surrounded by most of her family, including her son who worked the farm with her. They all enjoyed her skills as a cook, a talent which she further improved by gaining a professional cook’s qualification from Newton Rigg College. DODDS-PARKER. On 13 June 2011, Lady Aileen Beckett (Coster) MA (1938 Modern and Medieval Languages). Obituary p.134. DOLBY. In 2010, Jean Margaret (Horton) BA (1943 Natural Sciences). Jean came up to Girton from Smethwick. A keen scientist, she won the Barrington Prize in 1946 and was involved with the University Medical Society. She went on to the University of London for a PhD in Bacteriology, and her external examiner was Sir Alexander Fleming. From 1952 she conducted research into whooping cough at the Lister Institute where she met her husband Derek Dolby, a biochemist. In 1965 she was appointed as a Senior Scientific Staff member at the Lister before moving on to the MRC Clinical Research Centre, working in its hospital infections unit. Jean had many publications in the field of bacteriology and was a member of a number of learned societies, including the Royal Society of Medicine. In retirement she was involved with the Red Cross and the CRC Safety Committee, and enjoyed going to the opera. She was a keen supporter of the College Teaching Fund and said that she retained all her life fond memories of her time at the College.

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EBORALL. On 14 December 2010, Esther Myriam Doris (Smith) MA (1938 Natural Sciences). Myriam sang in the College choir and was much involved in the musical life of the University. She was a founding member of the University ‘Baker Society’ though its activities are not recorded. On leaving Girton she spent the next thirteen years as Investigator at the Non-Ferrous Metal Research Association and published widely on Metallurgy. During this period she married Richard Eborall and they had three children. Myriam then taught Chemistry for a further thirteen years at a number of schools in Luton and Stevenage before taking up a new career as Local Government Officer. She retired in 1983 only to become actively involved with the new Social Democratic Party for which she became the representative for North East Essex. She also volunteered with the Probation Service and as a CAB advisor. Being active locally in the Maldon District Group, the Friends of Historic Essex and the Essex Wildlife Trust meant that she and her beloved MG were well known on the Essex roads. GARDINER. On 9 June 2011, Shirley (Wickham-Jones) MA (1942 Natural Sciences). Shirley spent two war years at Girton before being seconded as a Temporary Assistant at the Building Research Station. She returned to College for two further years and completed her Part II in 1947 with a First for which she was awarded the Ida Freund Prize. In November of that year she married Lewis Gardiner and embarked on her research for a PhD. Shirley and Lewis had four children to whose care she devoted herself. She returned to Girton regularly for the Roll Garden Parties and particularly enjoyed attending the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Admission of Women to the University in 1998 when she at last received her degree certificate. She took an active part in the social life of her home town of Stamford, learning with the University of the Third Age, regularly playing chess and taking part in musical events. She was proud to have taken and passed the advanced driving course. HAMILTON. On 31 December 2010, Alethea Penelope (Seymer) MA (1942 History). Alethea came to College on a Mary Sparkes Scholarship, following in the footsteps of her grandmother Georgina Buckler, who had come up to Girton in 1888. During the war years she worked for the Voluntary Aid Detachment before becoming Assistant Principal at the Ministry of Agriculture. She married Capt. Peter Hamilton in 1946 and with their four children, including twins, they travelled widely. In Malaysia Alethea taught at one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur – the Victoria Institute – and from 1958 she enjoyed a ‘pleasant post’ teaching Latin and History at a school in Cyprus. When she and Peter divorced in 1961 she continued her teaching career at Groundhurst in Kent. HAMMOND. On 23 December 2010, Hope (known as Robin) MA, PhD (1934 English). Obituary p.135. HOPKINS, On 3 October 2010, Barbara (Alcorn) BA (1947 Affil. History). Born in the USA, Barbara grew up in Connecticut where her father, Paul Alcorn, was the Director of the University Libraries at the University of Connecticut. She completed her degree, towards which her time at Girton counted, at the University of Michigan. After Cambridge she became a research student at the University of Durham, working on

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systems of classification of local archives. She then spent part of the 1950s as assistant mistress at Cheltenham Ladies’ College before moving back to the USA. Barbara became a cataloguer in the University of Massachusetts Library and married Robert S. Hopkins. HOWIE. On 27 August 2010, Eugenie (Taylor) MA (1947 Natural Sciences). Eugenie was educated at the City of Cardiff High School for Girls before she came up to Girton. Within the sciences Eugenie’s greatest interest was in Geology and she particularly enjoyed geological excursions to a variety of East Anglian sites. On leaving Girton she stayed in Cambridge as first a Scientific Technologist, and a year later Scientific Assistant, at the Cavendish Laboratory. In 1952 she married the geologist, Professor Robert Andrew Howie, in Trinity College Chapel. They had two sons, and when they were young Eugenie took a career break until, in 1967, she was appointed Curator of the Geological Collection for Examinations at the University of London where she remained for the next fifteen years. Throughout her life Eugenie retained her interests in languages, literature, travel and horticulture. INGHAM. In 2011 Rosemary Lavinia (Sharp) MA (1951 English). Rosemary was educated in Lewes, Sussex, before coming up to Girton. On graduating she completed a PGCE at Hughes Hall before starting her career as an English teacher. Rosemary married David Ingham in 1957 and they had two daughters and a son. Shortly before her marriage, she had started as an assistant mistress at Boreham Wood Grammar School and after posts in two more schools she was appointed as Head of English at Kingsway School in Rochdale. After a period as Assistant Head at Newfield School in Sheffield she moved to Belper High School as Head Teacher. There she oversaw its total reorganisation. Rosemary and David divorced in 1983. On retirement, Rosemary returned to Sussex to write, and her novel Where the Truth Lies, about the experiences of a new head teacher appointed to a tough comprehensive school in London, was published by Macmillan in 2007. INKSTER. On 13 November 2010, Susan MA (1970 Social and Political Sciences). Obituary p.136. JEACOCK. On 5 January 2011, Marjorie MA, PhD (1953 Natural Sciences). Marjorie came to Girton from Penrhos College, Colwyn Bay. She was awarded the Crewdson Prize following her First Class result in Part I of the Tripos, after which she focused her work in Biochemistry. She remained at Girton for her graduate research, supported by a Medical Research Council scholarship and then a Tucker-Price Studentship. She worked for her doctorate on the biological activity of insulin and related substances but had not submitted it before she was appointed, in 1959, to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Charing Cross Hospital to undertake biochemical research. She was awarded her PhD in 1961 and it was later published privately. Thereafter she remained at the Charing Cross, applying her biochemical research to both human and animal conditions, and publishing widely. She moved on to a post at the Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, University of Reading. Her research work was still being reprinted as recently as 2005.

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KANTCHEV. On 11 October 2010, Pavel (2008 Law). Obituary p.138. KNIGHT. On 20 August 2010, Janet Faith MA (1944 Geography). Although Janet read Geography at Girton, she went on to train and work in the field of Psychology. On graduating she completed a Social Science and Administration Certificate from the London School of Economics before gaining a certificate from the Institute of Almoners in 1949. Janet worked as a Hospital Almoner in various clinics and hospitals in London throughout the 1950s. The term ‘Almoner’ changed to ‘Medical Social Worker’ in the early 1960s and it was under this title that Janet worked at University College Hospital until 1967. Janet was then the Principal Family Caseworker at the Family Welfare Association in Wandsworth for nine years until she left the NHS and worked for a private practice as a psychoanalyst. By the 1980s, Janet was an Associate of the Institute of Medical Social Workers and was the Chairman of the Society of Analytical Psychology as well as having published quite a few articles mainly on child psychology. She became self-employed in the early 90s as an analytical psychologist and Jungian analyst. Janet was a generous supporter of teaching at Girton and always valued the friendships she made here, although, one of her principal memories was ‘polishing plates and making my fire – it was war time!’. KNOX. In 2006, Betty (Baur) BA (1933 English). Betty completed a BA at the New Jersey College for Women before coming to Girton to read English. She met her husband whilst at Cambridge; he was the classical scholar Bernard Knox, who was to found the Center for Hellenistic Studies at Harvard. Betty and Bernard returned to the USA once she had graduated, and Betty spent the War first as a sheet metal mechanic and then as a volunteer in the Aircraft Warning Service. Her son was born in 1945. It was her wartime experiences that she made the basis for her many novels; some, including This is Goodbye and Water Music she published as Bianca Van Orden. For her contribution to the arts Betty was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She always said she had spent two ‘wonderfully happy’ years at Girton. LEE. On 2 October 2010, Geok Choo (Kwa) MA (1947 Law). Obituary p.138. LONGLEY-COOK. On 24 March 2011, Virginia Marigold (Firth) MA, LLB (1947 Law). Virginia was educated at several schools in England and the USA before coming up to Girton with an Exhibition. With a double First in Law and a College Scholarship she was awarded the Lilian Knowles Prize two years running and the University’s George Long Prize for Roman Law. In Part II hers was one of only three Firsts awarded, and the only one to a woman. She was captain of the University fencing team and a Blue. She was called to the Bar in 1952 at the Middle Temple and practised as a barrister for two years before marrying Hilary Longley-Cook, an oil executive, in 1954. They had two sons, to whom Virginia devoted her time before she took up an appointment as Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex in 1967. She was also a director of Waterdown Press, which she founded with Hilary. In her spare time Virginia volunteered for the Conservative Association and for the church and also became a Member of the Society of Legal Scholars. Settling in East Sussex after retirement, Virginia enjoyed embroidery, identifying wild flowers, and mountain walking in Switzerland and Scotland. 120


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LUKERMANN. On 19 February 2009, Barbara Louise (Fenton) BA (Geography 1948). Barbara came to Girton from the Batley Grammar School for Girls and graduated with a First. Immediately after graduation Barbara worked as a teacher at Fosse Bank School, Tonbridge. Her life changed in 1953 when she went to the University of Minnesota to work for her MA. She remained in the United States for the rest of her life, becoming a US citizen. She married Fred Lukermann, later Professor of Geography and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota in 1955. At that time she worked as a Planning Analyst for Thorshov and Cerny/Gardner Associates, architects and planners. At the same time as starting a family (Kathryn was born in 1960, followed by Bruno in 1961), she was Principal in Midwest Planning and Research, a planning consultancy. From 1975 she taught part-time on the graduate planning program of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs while also running her own consulting practice. In 1982 she was elected as a Senior Fellow of the University of Minnesota. She was also Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan Waste Management Advisory Committee, a member of the Metropolitan Health Planning Board, Citizen Member of the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, Chair of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Senior Fellow of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. LUMB. On 22 December 2010, Mary Hannah MA (1939 Mathematics). Mary came to Girton from Hebden Bridge Grammar School. She went on to take her Cambridge Teaching Certificate in 1943 and was appointed as an assistant mistress at Holme Valley Grammar School in Huddersfield. After a spell at Chadderton Grammar School, from 1959 she settled at the Whitcliffe Mount Grammar School in Cleckheaton, where she became Deputy Head, a post she retained until her retirement in 1980. Mary spent her retirement in her home town of Hebden Bridge but retained a lifelong interest in Girton. MATTES. On 8 January 2011, Eleanor (Bustin) MA (1935 English). Eleanor grew up and was educated in New York. She had completed a BA in English at Smith College before coming to Girton, and had been elected to the Smith chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa society. An affiliated student, she took Part II of the English Tripos and then she returned to the States for her PhD at Yale. She married the Reverend Alfred Mattes in 1943; she was then teaching Religious Studies at Western Reserve University. She moved to Columbia University before being appointed to the English Faculty, Connecticut College. After a break from teaching to bring up her three children, Eleanor taught English at Wilson College, Pennyslvania, where she developed her particular academic interests in American Literature and Women’s Studies. Appointed Professor Emerita, Eleanor continued her academic studies and published her final book at the age of 87. She had a great enthusiasm for the south western United States, eventually buying a ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of southern Colorado where the family would spend their summers. MATTHEWS. On 14 June 2010, Joan Welch MA (1943 History). Joan spent an active three years at Girton, involved in many groups including the Christian movement and the History, Music, Squash, and Rowing clubs. On graduating, she trained as a teacher at the Cambridge Teacher Training College and was then appointed as History Mistress 121


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at Bromley County Grammar School. She went on to Notting Hill and Ealing High Schools and then, from 1964 until her retirement, settled as Headmistress at Nonsuch County Grammar School for Girls. Joan was also Governor of Sutton College of Liberal Arts, President of the Federation of University Women for Croydon and District, President of Soroptimist International for Sutton and District and a longserving member of the Girton Roll Committee. MORRISON. In May 2011, Nina (1933 History). Nina grew up in Liverpool and came up to Girton with an Exhibition. She then took a Diploma in Education at Cambridge Training College and taught History at various schools until, in 1944, she moved to Australia. There she was Diocesan Organiser of Religious Education in Adelaide for twelve years. From 1956 to 1972 she was the ‘much loved’ Headmistress at Walford Girls’ School, one student writing of her: ‘she indulged our youthful opinions with a great sense of humour…we adored her’. NEVELL. On 13 April 2011, Sheila Grace BA (1935 Mathematics). Sheila came to Girton as a Scholar and during her three years she embraced as many of the opportunities available to her as possible, feeling that as women were not full members of the University, they were not bound by University rules and had more freedom than the men. She used this freedom to go weekly to Grantchester where she was the Captain of the First Grantchester Guides as well as being Secretary to the Girton Guide Club. A keen actress, Sheila produced and performed in College plays. In her third and fourth years Sheila was one of a group of Girtonians who ran the annual Marsden Bay Camps. These provided a holiday break for the wives of long-term unemployed Durham miners. Whilst continuing her interest in Girl Guiding by qualifying as a member of the Guide International Service, Sheila took a Teaching Diploma at the University of London Institute of Education and pursued a teaching career in Mathematics. Having taught at schools in Brighton, Dulwich and Camberwell she became the Head of Mathematics at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Girls’ School in New Cross until 1982. Well into her retirement Sheila was still coaching local students in Mathematics from primary level to Oxbridge entry. OLIVER-BELLASIS. On 23 February 2010, Elizabeth BA (1951 Natural Sciences; 1953 History). Elizabeth came up to Girton from Benenden School in Kent. Following travel in the Far East, she worked for Diplomas in Social Administration and in Social Work at the LSE and the University of Birmingham. She then spent some time as a social worker before focussing on child psychotherapy. She was elected as a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and contributed to a number of professional publications. PARKER. In 2011, Barbara Gertrude Bowness (1936 Modern and Medieval Languages). Barbara entered Girton with an Exhibition, to study French and Italian for both of which she gained a Distinction in the oral examination. Staying on in Cambridge, Barbara completed her Teaching Diploma before moving to London as a senior assistant in the Foreign Office. Originally she intended this as a ‘hostilities only’ job but she moved on to spend the remainder of her career as an executive, then a researcher, in the Government Communications Headquarters, retiring in 1977. She 122


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was a member of the University Women’s Club in London and later, when she settled in Gloucestershire, she became an active member of the Wales and the West Girtonians Association. PERRY. On 13 September 2010, Susanne (Puddefoot) MA (1954 Modern and Medieval Languages). Obituary p.141. PHILLIPSON. On 6 March 2011, Diana (Martin) BA (1940 Zoology). Diana came up to Girton from Staffordshire, then moved on to take the Diploma in Education at the University of Birmingham. She was appointed Biology teacher at Hunmanby Hall in Yorkshire, where she met and married Alfred Phillipson. They had three children, and once these were old enough, she continued her secondary school teaching career, first in Luton and then in Bedford. She then changed age-groups and moved on to teach in infant classes in Clophill and Wolvercote. She was a member of the Oxford Region Girtonians which she found ‘a great help in keeping in touch’ and ‘thoroughly enjoyed [their] lectures … and social activities’. RIDLEY. On 13 June 2011, Jane (Baldry) BA (1947 Natural Sciences). A Girton scientist, like her mother, Jane (Jan) came to the College as an Exhibitioner from St Felix, Southwold. She was awarded a Carlisle Scholarship in successive years and specialised in Chemistry for Part II. Although WWII had been over for two years there were still shortages and Jan remembered ‘queuing for everything, including food and outside the bathrooms late at night’ as well as ‘sitting up late at night and arguing about nuclear disarmament and communism over revolting weak coffee’. After Girton she worked as a research Chemist at the Esso Development Company in Abingdon, and in 1953 she married a fellow researcher, Kenneth Ridley. She then devoted the next ten years to their six children, four of whom followed her and their grandmother to Cambridge. The family moved to Reading and for many years from the late 1970s Jan volunteered as an Advisor at the Citizens Advice Bureau. Her wider interests were in Local History and General Science. ROBERTS. On 4 February 2011, Gillian MA (1959 Mathematics). Gillian was educated at Guildford Girls County Grammar School before she came up to Girton. Following graduation, she was appointed to a firm of specialist tax advisers in London. By 1968 she had emigrated to New South Wales, where she worked in data management and then database design and development. She remained in Australia for her retirement. RODGERS. On 22 November 2010, Marlene Pearl (Staff ) Obituary p.142. ROMANES. On 4 March 2011, Constance Margaret (Gee) BA (1938 Modern and Medieval Languages). Margaret entered Girton with a Carlisle Scholarship. She achieved a First in German and the Mary Ponsonby Prize for French Literature. She then worked at the Ministry of Information during the war where she was an Assistant Specialist, first in Home Division and then in the Empire Division. She had met Giles Romanes, a medical student at Pembroke, while at Cambridge, and they married in 1943. After the War Margaret devoted her time to their three children. She was appointed Justice of the Peace and served as a member of the Magistrates’ Association Central Council and of the Treatment of Offenders Committee. With the benefit of this experience she was, in 1976, appointed Chairman of the Board of Visitors to HM Borstal, Portland, 123


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and was also National Chairman of Care Trusts. Outside this work Margaret pursued her interests in music which she had found to be a revelation during her time at Girton; she was the chairman of the Dorset County Orchestra and completed an Open University degree in Music in 1998. Margaret was enthusiastic about College years, considering that her Girton experience, ‘couldn’t have been bettered – apart from there being a war!’ She was one who returned to College in 1998 for the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Admission of Women to full membership of the University and her experiences have been recorded as part of the current College oral history research for the Girton Life Experience Project. SAVAGE. On 24 March 2011, Nellie MA (1936 Natural Sciences). Nellie came to Girton from the Holly Lodge High School for Girls in Liverpool with a Higgins and Turle Scholarship. Having already passed her LLCM in 1934, Nellie’s first interest during her Girton years was the College Music Society. She returned to her native Liverpool in 1939 to take a Diploma in Education. Wartime teaching appointments followed in Wallasey and Warrington before she became the Senior Teacher for Science at Liverpool College for Girls in Huyton from 1945. SHEWRING. On 18 August 2010, Joan MA (1938 Mathematics). As well as a mathematician, Joan was a keen and talented hockey player, representing both the College and the University – even touring Germany with them just before war broke out. She remembered her war work vividly: helping at harvest camps, in canteens and even cleaning rifles, but also registering her annoyance at a nightingale’s ‘incessant song disturbing the peace at Girton’. Low-flying Lancaster bombers were even more disturbing, as was being forced ‘to assemble in the corridors after the siren’. After graduating Joan obtained a First Class in her Teaching Certificate from Cambridge and moved down to the West Country. For the remainder of the war she taught Mathematics in Exeter, an appointment which gave her the opportunity to take up her hockey again and to play for the Dorset First XI. In 1947 she became the Head of Mathematics at Bournemouth School for Girls, where she remained for the next 35 years. A very active and long-serving Girl Guide Leader, Joan was also Honorary Secretary of the Dorset Wildlife Trust for 15 years – an interest extended to membership of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the National Trust and the Woodland Trust. Joan recorded very positive memories of her time at Girton and was a generous benefactor to the College. SLEE. On 25 November 2010, The Very Revd Colin, OBE Obituary p.143. STOKES. On 9 August 2010, Margaret Constance M (Farquhar) MA (1940 Natural Sciences). Margaret was educated at Sutton High School in Surrey before coming up to Girton just as the Battle of Britain must have been being fought above her home and school. After Girton she went straight into war work for the Ministry of Supply as research assistant at their Crystallographic Laboratory in Cambridge. After the war she continued in crystallographic research – for the ICI Plastics Division in Welwyn Garden City. During that period she married Alec Stokes, a Trinity student whom she had met at Cambridge, and they had three children. At first Margaret pursued her crystallography part-time as research assistant at UCL but then devoted herself to 124


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the family before being appointed to teach Mathematics at Hatfield School. She coauthored a number of academic papers during her years in research and also acted as a Counsellor in Marriage Guidance in the Welwyn Garden City area. SYMONDSON. On 23 January 2011, Alicia Millicent (Lewis) MB, BChir (1933 Natural Sciences). Alicia came to Girton from the Cardiff High School for Girls. Although studying to become a doctor she had wider interests and particularly enjoyed her membership of the University Marshall Society, intended primarily for Economists. She was awarded the Gertrude Crewdson Prize on completion of her Part I. On graduating, Alicia moved to University College Hospital, London for her Clinical work. After house jobs at the Burslem, Haywood and Tunstall Hospital in Stoke-onTrent, and the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, she moved to Shropshire, where she spent the rest of her career in General Practice in Kinnerley. Alicia had married an Army doctor, Major John Symondson in 1941, and they had two daughters. She said that she enjoyed returning to College, often accompanied by her sister Elizabeth, also a Girtonian. THOMPSON. On 29 January 2011, Dorothy Katharine Gane (Towers) MA, PhD (1942 History). Obituary p.144. THRALL, 2 October 2010, Reverend Margaret MA, PhD (1947 Theology and Religious Studies) Obituary p.145. WILLIAMS. On 6 January 2011, Elizabeth Joan (Gossop) MA (1961 Geography). Obituary p.146. WRIGHT. On 29 January 2011. Dr Melanie J (2005 Fellow). Obituary p.147.

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Obituaries Unsigned obituaries have been written by members of the editorial committee

Selma Al-Radi 1939‒2010 Selma al-Radi was an Iraqi-born archaeologist who excavated many sites in the Near East before embarking on her 25-year-long restoration of the Amiriya Madrasa in Rada, Yemen – the work for which she is renowned, and for which she won the 2007 triennial Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Born in Baghdad, Selma spent her childhood mostly in New Delhi where her father was Iraqi Ambassador over many years. She always said that she was drawn to archaeology through a combination of regular family expeditions to explore ancient Indian buildings, and by her view that the past offered stability in the face of the upheavals around her that followed Indian Partition. She had attended schools in Simla, Beirut and Alexandria before coming up to Girton to read Oriental Studies – at the very moment that the Iraqi monarchy was being overthrown and her father was losing his post in India. Against that background she was offered a discretionary ‘Mistress’s place’ (now long out of use) sitting a specially-tailored entrance examination. Following three years studying Archaeology with the ancient languages of Akkadian and Hebrew, and also enjoying a rich Cambridge social life, Selma returned to Baghdad to work as an archaeologist in the Iraq Museum. There she came to know well many of the artefacts the loss of which she had to record later as a member of the group investigating the looting of the Museum in 2003. She said the greatest loss to her was a life-size Sumerian female head from 3500 bc: ‘She was real – I held her on my lap on the plane when she went on tour…’. Selma moved to Columbia for an MA in Art History and Near Eastern Archaeology with Edith Porada, then returned to Europe for her PhD in Amsterdam with Maurits van Loon, undertaking research on Phlamoudhi Vounari, a Cypriot Neolithic site. The connection with Dutch academia and hence Dutch funding was later to be vital to her work in the Yemen. She taught at the American University in Beirut and was for many years a Research Associate in the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, but she was always happiest on site, working with the practical and ‘getting her hands dirty’. She dug in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Kuwait and Egypt before meeting a Dutch archaeological team in Rada while she was helping to set up the National Museum in the Yemen in the late 1970s. The minute she saw the Amiriya Madrasa, then a decaying ruin and used as the town dump, she knew that she must save and restore it. She turned to the Dutch and Yemeni governments for funding, and called in every local and international favour and contact that she had. The Amiriya, constructed between 1504 and 1512, was part mosque, part madrassa and part palace for its builder, the Sultan Amir ibn Abd al-Wahhab. When he was killed in 1517 the Amiriya was abandoned to centuries of wind, sand and assault – indeed the local warlords developed a habit of peppering it with gunfire to seal peace agreements.

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Selma set to work assembling a team of local craftsmen and builders, but when she actually began the work of shoring up sagging walls and collapsing ceilings, she ran into local opposition, with the first Yemeni archaeologist she worked with being imprisoned several times by local officials. Matters improved with the appointment of Yahya al-Nasiri, a member of one of the town’s leading families who had studied archaeology in Poland. Even so, much patience was needed and when she was tested Selma had a fine vocabulary of four-letter words and could be extremely forthright. Abdul Karim al-Eryani, Yemen’s former Prime Minister, observed that ‘The people of Rada are the toughest people in Yemen, but Selma is tougher.’ Selma was convinced that the best way to preserve the monument for posterity was to rely as far as possible on revived traditional methods and materials – sun-baked bricks, mud-and-straw mortar, properly cured local timber – and by using local labour. She found local craftsmen who knew traditional skills that had been almost lost, such as the art of making qudad, a waterproofing plaster of lime and cinder. Where no local tradition or expertise remained she brought in experts, as with the restoration of the magnificent tempera murals for which an Italian team trained Yemeni workers. Equally skilled was the removal of centuries of whitewash from stucco which required scraping with surgical scalpels over fifteen years. In all, more than 500 Yemeni craftsmen and artisans were trained and worked on the project, and many have gone on to train others and to do restoration work on other historic buildings. The work is recorded in two publications: The Amiriya in Rada: The History and Restoration of a Sixteenth-Century Madrasa in the Yemen (Oxford 1997) and Amiriya Madrasa: The Conservation of the Mural Paintings (Rome 2005). But Selma’s greatest legacy is undoubtedly the Amiriya itself, restored to its glory as one of the finest treasures of Islamic art and architecture. Joan Oates and Peter Sparks

Margaret Barton 1926‒2011 Margaret Barton had a distinguished career in Medicine, primarily in Paediatrics which was, when she started, a discipline in its infancy. In 2006 she was made one of the College’s Barbara Bodichon Foundation Fellows. She was born and brought up in Cinderford in the Forest of Dean and, as described by her brother, Richard, the three Bartons were ‘children of the Forest’. Her father was a chemist, later an optician, who owned several businesses in the area. Determined on Medicine, Margaret had to transfer to Lydney Grammar School because her previous school would not support girls studying science. It was the right move since she won a minor scholarship to Girton, but when she arrived at Girton Margaret found that she was one of only five female Cambridge undergraduates reading medicine. Arriving in 1945, she graduated in 1948 and so was one of the first women to be awarded a degree and have it conferred in the Senate House. Furthermore, with a name beginning with B, she was in only the second group of women to be presented to the Vice-Chancellor (there were three As that year). After Girton she went to the Middlesex Hospital for her clinical

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course. This was only the second year in which women had been accepted at the Middlesex, but she excelled and, in her final year, was awarded a Broderip Scholarship. She remained at the Middlesex hospital for a short time on completion of her clinical work but then moved to the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton and to a very different atmosphere. There the patient stays in hospital were much shorter than in London, so for a House Physician there was the opportunity for a slightly more sociable life. She was amazed that, before her first day of work on New Year’s Eve 1952 she was invited to a party, something which ‘could not have happened at the Middlesex’. Her applications for Medical Registrarships were then thwarted by most hospitals’ insistence that she should be registered as MRCP for which she had not yet taken the examination. She recorded that this was the only time she had difficulty getting an appointment. Finally the Hereford Hospital proved to be less hidebound and, once she was Registrar there, she took her MRCP exams in Edinburgh, with Paediatrics as her speciality. Margaret then worked as Senior Registrar at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital under the renowned paediatrician Dr Bernard Schlesinger, an experience which prepared her well for her move to Newcastle as Paediatric Registrar at the groundbreaking Babies’ Hospital. There she was part of the then radical policy, established by Sir James Calvert Spence, of allowing mothers to remain in the hospital whilst they were helped to establish breastfeeding and proper care for their children. Sir James, a Newcastle pioneer of ‘social paediatrics’, had died, but Margaret was proud that her flat was at the top of Lady Spence’s house. When she moved to the Princess Mary Hospital she worked with Dr Willie Walker on research into long-term effects of jaundice and haemolytic anaemia in pre-term babies. Further brief registrarships in Wolverhampton and Birmingham allowed her to gain the experience and research that led to her being awarded her MD in 1964. Within months of that degree she was appointed Consultant in Paediatrics for the Birmingham, Solihull and Marston Green Hospitals group. There she spent the next twenty-five years, dedicated to her babies and their parents, and also committed to the teaching of Paediatrics and to building up its recognition as an important medical discipline. She felt that when she started it was a relatively overlooked specialism but that by her retirement it had become ‘well established and integrated into the medical school, so that we always had contact with students’. In her retirement she returned to the Forest of Dean to live at Staunton – near her sister Helen and surrounded by friends. She was clerk to the Parish Council, and involved in the local history of the Forest. Sadly she developed Parkinson’s disease in the late 1990s and, in 2004, moved to a nursing home in Newport. It was then that she generously decided to create a bursary fund for medical students at Girton. This fund was established in 2006 and supports pre-clinical medical students in need with a full bursary to cover rent and other living costs. In recognition of the creation of this important and much-needed endowment fund she became a Barbara Bodichon Foundation Fellow of the College. The Margaret Barton Bursary Fund for medical students has so far supported four medical students. Francisca Malarée 128


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Keva Bethel (Eldon) 1935‒2011 ‘A well educated populace is the only sensible ingredient to ensure the successful development of society’; so wrote Dr Keva Bethel who led the College of the Bahamas for sixteen years and who spent her whole working life in the service of Bahamian education. This view must have been forged when she was a schoolgirl, through her own determination to succeed. Seeing her elder brother Michael gain a place at St Catharine’s College while she was still a student at Queen’s College High School, Nassau, she set out to ensure that she too got a Cambridge education. At a time when it was very unusual for young women to leave the Bahamas to study abroad she came to England, to Kirby Lodge School in Little Shelford, to prepare for the Girton College Entrance examinations. Successful, she entered the College two years later, in 1956, to read Modern and Medieval Languages, specialising in French and Spanish. She was the first Bahamian woman ever to study at the University of Cambridge. Returning to Nassau after her 1959 graduation she embarked immediately on a teaching career as Modern Language mistress at the Government High School there. Six years later she had been married for four years, had two children and was Head of Modern Languages; six further years and she was Deputy Headmistress. During this time she had been actively participating in planning initiatives for the establishment of a new university, the College of the Bahamas, and in 1975 she transferred to the newly established foundation as the first Chair of the Division of Humanities, Academic Dean and Vice-Principal. She also somehow found time to complete her PhD at the University of Alberta by 1981 so that, in 1982 when the post fell vacant, it was Dr Bethel who was appointed Principal of the College. She led it for the next sixteen years. With the passing of the College of the Bahamas Act in 1995 and the institution of the new post of President, it was she who took up the appointment although she was by then 60 and should have officially retired. She agreed to the annual renewal of the post until she finally stepped down in 1998. Far from sitting back, she enrolled as a research student and worked on the history of Bahamian education – work that was leading to a book for which she had completed the writing of one chapter when she died. Her daughter has undertaken to complete it. Also in her retirement she chaired the National Advisory Council in Education and the Government Student Loan Programme and sat on the boards and committees of many other Bahamian institutions. Her brother Michael, the Anglican Bishop of the Bahamas, became ill and fell into an irreversible coma in 2005. For the next six years Keva visited and read to him daily, though he was capable of responses that only she could detect. When she herself became ill she had to tell him she would be away for a while for treatment. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and brother and sister died within twelve days of each other. At her death the Prime Minister of the Bahamas wrote: ‘Dr Bethel was one of our great citizens: devoted, honest, loyal and steadfast. Her life’s accomplishments and her warm spirit are forever etched on the annals of our history and in the hearts of countless Bahamians.’

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Elizabeth Bird 1958‒2010 Liz Bird, who died in a car crash in July 2010, was a leading expert in teacher-training who made important contributions to the development of teaching in Africa, and to the understanding of the contribution made by mature entrants to the profession. Born and brought up in Reading she attended the Abbey School before arriving at Girton to read Natural Sciences, specialising in Metallurgy. Having formed an, at the time, important relationship in Cambridge she did not want to leave the city on graduation so enrolled for a PGCE with no intention of actually teaching. The relationship foundered but teaching, and the teaching of teachers, was to become her life’s work. Her involvement in Africa derived from her summer prior to her PGCE which she spent travelling with a group of friends through sub-Saharan countries. On qualifying she did teach three years of secondary school Physics from 1976 to 1979, but then heeded the African call and went to teach English in the Sudan, moving in 1980 to teach Science in Botswana. There she met and married a fellow teacher, Michael Bird, and rose to be Head of Science and an Examiner for the Ministry of Education. When her and Michael’s Botswanan contracts were ending Liz became pregnant and they both returned to England and enrolled for the MEd degree at Leeds University. There she won the prize for the best student of the year despite having to bring baby David with her to lectures, and working on her essays nocturnally between his feeds. Liz taught part-time while the three children were young; then Michael was appointed to a post at the Open University (OU) and the family moved – Liz somewhat reluctantly – to Milton Keynes. Very soon she was herself doubly involved with the OU – starting a PhD on the career paths of mature entrants to teaching, and taking up an appointment as research assistant in the OU Education Department. Of these it was her work for the Education Department that took over as she rose to be Lecturer in Science Education, Research Fellow, then, in 2005, Deputy Director of the OU PGCE programme and, in 2009, Head of Department. Although she worked at it continuously the PhD never stood a chance against Liz’s total commitment to her OU work and to her colleagues. There were sabbaticals offered but she always had to forgo them. For Liz the needs of others had to come first. Nevertheless the work that she did for it – analysing the profile of mature entrants into teaching – rapidly made her the leading expert in this area and her advice was sought by, amongst others, the General Teaching Council and the Teacher Development Agency. When she died she was in the process of using her expertise to analyse the wider global situation of teachers, particularly in low-income countries. Related to this was the lead she took in a project, done in co-operation with Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA), which was to promote mass high-quality teacher-training in Nigeria. This project won the Queen’s Award for Higher Education. A major, but for most of her friends hidden, part of Liz’s life was her strong Christian faith. She was in training to be a Church Reader and undergoing assessment as a candidate for the Anglican priesthood. Bob Moon, OU Professor of Education, probably best sums up Liz’s character when he writes: ‘Her loss is huge. Liz was a wonderful person to work with; a real team player, with just the right combination of commitment, determination, care and humour that we all strive for.’ 130


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Geoffrey Chandler 1922‒2011 Sir Geoffrey Chandler was the first high-profile businessman to promulgate the principle, unpopular in the commerce of the 1970s, that all companies have a moral duty to behave responsibly in social and environmental matters. Many of the major changes in business attitudes to human rights and the environment, and the fact that the United Nations now has a Special Representative in these areas, owe their origins to Geoffrey. He wrote: ‘As a doctor’s son, brought up with the Hippocratic oath, I believe that principle should be the point of departure for all activities: that we should do right because it is right and not because economic interest dictates or the law compels.’ He was elected in 1986 as the College’s first male Honorary Fellow and he would have been quick to admit that his views had been greatly influenced by the Quaker faith of his wife Lucy – a Girtonian. In the twenty-five years of his Fellowship he and Lucy have been very good friends to the College. Geoffrey did not start his career in business. Seventeen at the start of WWII, he was a member of the Special Operations Executive – parachuted alone into the mountains of Macedonia to work with the local resistance. He wrote The Divided Land (1959) about this experience, focusing on the growing guerrilla struggle and what he saw as the pusillanimous role of the British Army in failing to avert the ensuing civil war. After three post-war years at Trinity College, reading History, he worked in journalism, first with the BBC Foreign News Service and then with the Financial Times. In 1956, having married Lucy the year before, he started on his twenty-two years with Shell, working extensively in West Africa and Trinidad (to the butterflies of which he wrote a guide in his spare time). He rose to be a director, a level which gave extra weight to his authorship in 1976 of the company’s first ‘Statement of Business Principles’ setting out his ethical proposition for the company’s future behaviour – and by implication for all businesses. Two years later he was asked by Harold Wilson to become Director General of the newly-formed National Economic Development Council (‘Neddy’). He led the Council for five years, extending into the very different culture of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership, and was knighted when he stepped down. He was later chair of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and founder chair of Amnesty International’s UK Business Group, a role promoting supply-chain ethics and human rights in business – both very close to his heart and causes for which he was still agitating up to the time of his death. He was author of The Next Energy Crisis (1977) and The Reindustrialisation of Britain (1982). Away from his public life Geoffrey was a keen naturalist and gardener with a deep knowledge of trees. On election to his Honorary Fellowship he toured Girton’s gardens and grounds, identified appropriate tree species of which the College did not have examples and donated specimens. His oriental plane has been in position on Orchard Drive now for fourteen years, so it still has several hundred years of life during which to commemorate Geoffrey’s membership of the College. As recorded on another page, he and Lucy also made a magnificent donation of ancient Roman glass which was delivered and displayed in the week before his death. Peter Sparks

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Ruth Colyer (Reddaway) 1915‒2011 Ruth Colyer was an uncompromising and indomitable campaigner for rights of way in the countryside – determined to preserve the identity of local landscapes and continuing public access to them. When her husband’s work took her to North Dorset she adopted the area and fought for it, becoming such an authority that Dorset County Council were still consulting her when she was in her 90s. Ruth was born a Cambridge girl. Her mother was a Girtonian and her father a Fellow of King’s and later to be the first Censor (Master) of Fitzwilliam House (later Fitzwilliam College). She was sent to Benenden School but disliked its institutional qualities and the regimentation. However, she said that she enjoyed her next institution, Girton, where she initially read Modern and Medieval Languages, later changing to Economics. Part of that enjoyment came from the vacations rather than the terms, She spent them walking and skiing (and even yodelling she claimed) through the mountains of Bavaria, with a group made up of fellow Girtonians and some German friends. This must have laid some of the seeds of her later activism. After graduation she married a fellow Cambridge student, Cecil Colyer, who had joined the Colonial Service. They were posted to a malaria-ridden part of Nigeria for what proved to be a mercifully brief tour that neither much enjoyed. Back in England they worked together to run Stewart and Lloyds’ Uppingham–Corby Boys’ Club. This was an adventurous initiative to provide jointly for boys working in the steelworks and boys from nearby Uppingham School. However, the outbreak of WWII brought the club to an end, and Cecil joined the RAF, training aircrew. Ruth’s ‘war-work’ was their four children whose births precisely spanned the duration of the War. Finally demobilised in 1952, Cecil was appointed to Bryanston School in Dorset, where they were to remain for the rest of their lives. Initially, while some of the children were still young, Ruth gave talks for the local WEA and taught languages part-time at Blandford Grammar School and Cranborne Chase School. She also spent as much time as she could exploring the Dorset countryside on foot and on horseback, and she was soon drawn to protest at the amount of illegal closure and blocking of rights of way that she discovered. She set about protesting in earnest and became a fearsome opponent of any landowner, farmer, council, or local authority that she saw as being in any way ‘obstructive’. She made many powerful enemies but she was soon an authority on relevant laws and rights and she expanded her battlegrounds to include common land, hedges, trees and dew-ponds. She fought against the closure of local schools and of the Somerset and Dorset railway, and formed the Tyneham Action Group to try to get Tyneham village, commandeered by the MOD in 1943, restored to its residents. She tried to join the decision-makers by standing, unsuccessfully, for the County Council, but continued throughout her life to use her forceful and informed lobbying, as well as letters to the local and national press, to achieve change. She served on the National Executive Committee of the Commons, Open Spaces and Footpaths Preservation Society for over sixteen years.

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Though some of her campaigns were unsuccessful, there will today be very many in Dorset who are enjoying facilities and landscapes that would no longer be available had it not been for Ruth.

Pat Crick (Wright) 1932‒2010 Patricia was the daughter of Lawrence Wright, an architectural artist and best-selling author. After leaving St Paul’s Girl’s School in London, she worked in advertising before going up to Girton in 1954 to read French and Italian. Her contemporary, Rosemary Goring (Blake 1954) wrote of that time: I first met Pat when we were at Girton for interview. We wished each other luck and a few weeks later, our names both appeared on the list of scholarships to read Modern Languages. The following autumn there were six or seven of us linguists who formed a more or less coherent group throughout the next three years. Most of us were straight from school and were still trying to find ourselves but Pat, being some three years older, had passed that stage and it was clear from her quiet purposefulness that she knew her mind. If she was ever irritated by our more juvenile behaviour she never showed it, and at times was happy to fool around with the rest of us. But if anyone felt really up against it, there was in her a kindness and a steadying presence that we all valued. Most of us jumped through the necessary hoops without going too much out of our way to do anything extra – although, under the eagle eyes of the Girton dons, there was not much chance to deviate from the straight and narrow. But Pat kept an eye on the time-table of theEnglish department, and if Leavis was lecturing, she would be there. Her social calendar, however, was as full as anyone else’s. ‘I’m just off to my Papist bunfight,’ she would say as she left for a Catholic Society gathering, however, she was more likely to be heading for University Socialist Club of which she became treasurer with John Crick as chairman. Those Girton days were good ones, and I’m glad to have shared them with Pat. She had a gracious presence the memory of which is still with me as I write.

Pat married John Crick immediately after graduation and, barely two and a half years later, was the mother of four children. Her son Michael (now political editor of BBC Newsnight) came first in 1958, followed by identical triplet girls in 1960. This of course was very unusual in pre-IVF days, but what was particularly curious was Pat’s discovery years later that two other Girtonians from much the same era had also given birth to triplets. Besides raising her family, Pat taught French and Italian at schools in Northampton, Manchester and Cambridge. She is remembered by ex-colleagues for being an inspirational teacher, for her immaculate organisational skills, and for always playing an encouraging and supportive role for those around her. Indeed, Pat was one of those whom people instinctively turned to when they needed advice or help, and she dispensed kindly wisdom without passing judgment. There are numerous stories of how Pat stood up for people, gave them practical assistance or helped them argue their case. On one occasion she firmly persuaded a Headteacher to allow a colleague to work part-time following maternity leave; people frequently turned to her for advice about career moves, property purchases or financial matters such as tax and VAT. She was someone whose judgment you respected, so that at times of uncertainty there was an obvious step: ask Pat. 133


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Throughout her life Pat supported political causes of the left. She took part in the first Aldermaston march and was active in CND, and the Socialist Teachers’ Alliance. She and her partner David Finch had a motion passed at the NUT conference for the withdrawal of the Union’s shareholding in BAe, in view of the company’s role in the arms trade. She also supported the Palestinian cause, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, and CAMFED, working to break the cycle of poverty and disease in rural Africa through the education of women. Pat was incredibly well read and her intellect was legendary. In the 1980s she researched and wrote the detailed notes for the Penguin editions of seven Henry James novels. She retained affection for Girton throughout her life and was a founder member of the London Girton Association, starting out as Membership Secretary and later becoming Treasurer and then Email Secretary. The foundations which she helped to lay contribute hugely to the effectiveness of the LGA network today. In spite of all her abilities and achievements, Pat somehow managed not to intimidate. People took to her instantly and she made friends wherever she went. She was sociable, fun, and always great company, and that is how she will be remembered. Catherine Bailey (Crick 1978) and Rosemary Goring (Blake 1954)

Aileen Dodds-Parker (Coster) 1919‒2011 Aileen, Lady Dodds-Parker was a rare person. As her daughter-in-law May Woods said at Aileen’s funeral: ‘she had a magnetic quality of warmth which drew everyone to her.’ She had a strong intelligence and gift for engaging with people in all that she did, whether educational or political or in social welfare. Aileen Coster came up to Girton as a Scholar in 1938 to read French and Spanish, having earlier won a Bermudan scholarship to Cheltenham Ladies’ College. She arrived from Bermuda, where her mother lived after the early death of Aileen’s father, by banana boat. In her second year at Girton Aileen married Jack Boyd but less than two years later, in January 1941, Jack’s troopship was torpedoed in the North Atlantic and there were no survivors. Aileen, not one to give way to self-pity, completed her degree course and moved to London to work as secretary to Averell Harriman, then organising the Lend-Lease scheme. Aileen would work late, decoding messages from Washington, and then dance the night away to the Glenn Miller band. On one of these evenings she was introduced to Ellison Woods, a Captain in the Irish Guards. They were married in 1942 but Ellison was killed in Normandy in August 1944, just after the birth of their son Gil. Aileen, again a widow, then sought safety for Gil and solace for herself in the United States. On her return to London after the War she was met by Ellison’s cousin, Douglas Dodds-Parker, who had promised Ellison to look after her should anything happen to him. Douglas had been a Mission Commander in the Special Operations Executive and was a newly elected Conservative MP. It is reported that ‘Douglas was completely swept off his rather large feet.’ They were married, a second son was born and they were together for more than 60 years. Life as the wife of an MP, and subsequently junior minister, might have had moments of high glamour, such as the Coronation or grand Government dinners, but it

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also entailed freezing winters in the Cotswolds, with political meetings in chilly village halls where Aileen knitted socks to keep her fingers warm. From her personal experience Aileen knew the value of travel for young people. For many years she was chairman of the selection boards for new VSO volunteers. This experience as an interviewer helped her also to make an important contribution to the Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Exchange Programme of the English Speaking Union, of which she became a Governor. However, Aileen’s most outstanding achievement was her 57 years of work with the Fairbridge Society, giving hope and opportunity to disadvantaged young people. It was in 1969 that I met her when I was asked to join the Society’s Council. At that time Fairbridge helped single-parent families emigrating to Australia – looking after the children on its 3000-acre farm at Pinjarra, Western Australia, while their parents sought work. Fairbridge Scholars were also sent to the University of Western Australia. In 1983 Aileen became Chairman and Fairbridge sold the Farm and brought the funds back to the UK. Here she and Fairbridge identified that the greatest need among young people lay in the lack of statutory care provision for 16- to 24-year-olds. A half-way housing project was established, and opportunities for work-training were addressed by Aileen’s own project, the Fulham Palace Garden Centre, which became so successful that it now provides a significant income stream for the charity. As Chairman she should be credited with founding the modern, and much expanded, Fairbridge and overseeing its merger with the Drake Fellowship (the precursor to Operation Raleigh), which allowed the growth of a national network of centres – eventually totalling sixteen – to help the most disadvantaged. 50,000 young people have been supported by these projects. Aileen was very pleased to see, shortly before she died, the charity’s further merger with the complementary work of the Prince’s Trust. It was primarily for her work for Fairbridge that she was awarded the MBE. Aileen and Douglas created a wonderful family extending to grandchildren and great grandchildren to all of whom she was close. They were most generous hosts, Aileen always elegant and smiling while producing delicious meals. In 1977 Aileen bought a lighthouse on Lake Champlain at Westport N Y and her American connections were re-established. Both family and friends spent many happy holidays there. Working with her was an education – she would say that ‘the more difficult things are, the nicer you must be’. Nothing was to be a chore, everything was to be enjoyed and thus everyone would give of their best. Julia Roskill

Robin Hammond 1914‒2010 Robin Hammond was one of the two Tutors appointed at the foundation in 1954 of New Hall (now Murray Edwards College), and for twenty years she devoted herself tirelessly to the institution, working in partnership with Dame Rosemary Murray to establish the College, first in Silver Street and then in its new buildings on Huntingdon Road. Her contribution played a major part in establishing New Hall’s academic standing and its distinct social ethos. 135


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Born at the very beginning of WWI, she was given the name Hope, which she never used, to act as a talisman in dark days. Her mother had multiple sclerosis and was not expected to live but it was her father who died, killed at the Front when Robin was three. She was sent to Bedales, which she hated – spending, she said, most of her single term there hiding in the rhododendrons. A move to Chobham Hurst School proved much more successful and it was there that she received the life-changing telegram: ‘Minor award offered stop Girton’. She got a First in English in 1937 and then spent two years at the Sorbonne before returning to the College as a research student working on ‘The seventeenth-century sermon as persuasion’. When she intermitted for war work she had wanted to use her French and join SOE but she was rejected and put in charge of woodwool distribution at the Board of Trade. She greatly envied her closest Girtonian friend, Rosemary Syfret, who served in MI5. The War over she returned to her research as a ByeFellow but moved to London when she was appointed Lecturer at Queen Mary College. There she completed her PhD in 1950. A ‘Third Foundation Association’ was formed in Cambridge in 1952 to establish a new women’s college and so try to redress the University’s serious gender imbalance – the worst in the country. A Tutorship was advertised and Robin was appointed for 1954 when the first students were due to arrive at the Hermitage in Silver Street. She and the then Tutorin-Charge, Rosemary Murray, made a very disparate though complementary team. They had, and were willing, to turn their hands to anything at all – from academic strategy to fundraising, selecting students (and furniture) or simply assembling library shelving. Though the numbers of staff and students grew, the dynamism behind that growth and the success of the move to the present site on Huntingdon Road came to a large extent from Robin and Rosemary. Robin is fondly remembered by early New Hall students. She was an extremely good judge of character and could match talent to occupation with great accuracy. She also had a style which appealed to the young. She drove an open Jaguar for some years, followed by a series of Alfa-Romeos. Many activities were punctuated by champagne cocktails or a ‘gin and French’, and her rooms had an elegance described by one of her overseas students as ‘very British’. There were paintings by Lear and Bawden, and a tree branch had been carefully positioned to allow her cat, Smokey, easy access. When she retired in 1974, to Oxted near her birthplace, she said that she intended to just ‘get on with living’ and that she did to the full, though some neighbours did not perhaps approve of her regular purchases of steak-and-kidney pies to sustain the local fox population. She kept a lifelong interest in the progress of New Hall but was vehemently disapproving of the recent name change. However, she was very proud to unveil a foundation memorial plaque on the old Hermitage building on the occasion of the College’s 50th anniversary in 2004. Sadly her colleague, Dame Rosemary, died the following day.

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Susan Inkster 1952‒2010 Sue came from a French-speaking household in New Malden and boasted a Corsican grandfather, but she had attended an English convent school and, when she arrived at Girton in 1970, was very quiet and reserved. However, she had a knack of collecting flamboyant friends with whom she would take adventurous holidays or indulge in ‘trifle parties’ and other food-related activities in her Wolfson Court room. Some of those would stay loyal to her all her life. Sue came up to Girton to read Hebrew and Aramaic, but after Part I switched to the new Social and Political Sciences Tripos – then a home for radical students of the post1968 generation. She thus needed a fourth academic year and during it, in the spirit of research as well as commitment, she stood as an independent candidate for Cambridge in the 1974 General Election, representing the newly resurrected Digger party. She received a respectable few hundred votes, graduated, and took herself off for a year in the United States with her then boyfriend Mark. When they returned to Cambridge, where Mark had a house, they both became involved with the local wholefood shop, Arjuna, on Mill Road. This was in the process of being reorganised as a workers’ co-operative made up of its former employees. Sue became a founder-member of this impressively Winstanley-esque enterprise. Despite these earnest credentials Sue always manifested style. She held her ‘salons’ – at which she wafted about, wearing dangling earrings and Twenties dresses, and gesturing with an elegantly poised cigarette holder. After a while she tired both of communard politics, and of Mark. She left him, and Arjuna Wholefoods, to train to teach English as a foreign language, and she bought a house. In her first post, teaching for a fledgling two-person EFL school, she became notorious for suing her struggling employer for his statutory contribution towards her training fees. Entitlement was entitlement, and with her usual dispassionate clarity, Sue insisted on her rights. Other teaching posts nevertheless followed, and then a job in Paris came up with the British Council. Sue moved there – back to her linguistic and family roots – in 1981. At the British Council Sue was teaching admirals, generals, énarques and captains of industry how to improve their already impressive English. She also taught teachers of English, and was thoroughly in her element. It seemed that she might end up running a salon for real. Although she was to remain in Paris she regularly visited her friends in England. She had a gift for friendship and, although she remained baffled by her own intimate relationships, she was steadily and reliably ‘there’ for friends whenever their own personal lives came off the rails. She was formidably intelligent, and had retained that childhood ability to recognise immediately when any given emperor was going without clothes. She was very good at spotting waffle and inconsistency, and was surprised when others failed to see these as clearly as she did. Perhaps for that reason she learned to keep politely silent in most company, thereby becoming, as she admitted, ‘a good listener’. But with her friends she would argue animatedly although she claimed to be an intellectual dilettante – skating over the surface of many topics. In fact she did have great depths and was alarmingly up-

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to-date on the latest theories in everything; she could assimilate and analyse information in a flash. Linguistics, comparative religion, and political theory were central subjects – but even gossip about friends would soon turn to the latest theory about human nature, with an overview of how those theories were currently changing. The other side of Sue’s delight in the realm of thought was her complete disregard of the material world – hers was the Iris Murdoch school of household management and Sue, like Iris Murdoch, was perfectly happy in her state of material disarray. She dealt with her own illness in the practical and unsentimental way she dealt with everything else. ‘I know the cancer is terminal,’ she said ‘but we don’t know how long I’ve got and so I’m just going to enjoy life to the full while I’m here.’ Which she did. Edited from the funeral address given by Prudence Jones (1970)

Pavel Kantchev 1988‒2010 For any potential lawyer it is an achievement to be offered a place at Cambridge. To then go on to get a good result in Tripos exams requires the combination of natural ability with great application. Pavel posessed both, surmounting many hurdles along the way, and this makes his early death all the more tragic. Pavel was born of Bulgarian parents. He moved to Pafos, on the western coast of Cyprus, at the age of ten with his mother and Cypriot stepfather. By thirteen it had become clear that Cambridge was his ‘goal, dream and obsession’. He took himself from his secondary school in Pafos to join the English School in Nicosia, 150 km from home. There he could be prepared to take the British A-level examinations. Being away from home was difficult, but through sheer determination, hard work and natural intelligence, Pavel excelled in his A-levels. He achieved this whilst simultaneously holding three paid jobs in an attempt to finance the cost of lodgings and food and save for future university expenses. Pavel’s admirable achievements not only gained him a place at Girton but also made him the subject of an article in the Cyprus Mail. Proud and nervous, he arrived at Girton in 2008. He was kind and gentle by nature and he seemed quickly to build enthusiasm for the law course and for his new life of College and University. Lively and passionate in the debate of any issue, he contributed vigorously to supervisions and was a most promising student. Then, shortly after the start of the Lent Term, he suffered a recurrence of a pre-existing medical condition and he missed several weeks of work. By the Easter term he decided, on the College’s advice, to degrade and restart the first year in October. That was the right decision: 2009‒10 was a much smoother year. Pavel comfortably got a high 2.1, whilst also enjoying the social life of Cambridge, including the opportunity to showcase his first-rate skills as a croupier at several May Balls. On his return in October 2010 he seemed excited and ready for the challenges of the new academic year. His sudden death therefore came as a terrible blow to the many who knew and loved him. The College Chapel was packed for a poignant memorial service and very many wrote moving entries in a book of condolences. Pavel’s time at Girton was short, but he left a lasting impression on his fellow students and supervisors. His family, the College and the legal profession have lost a young man of great promise and astonishing tenacity. Stelios Tofaris and Stuart Davis 138


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Geok Choo Lee 1920‒2010 On my arrival in Girton in 1947 my Director of Studies, the splendid Dr Cam, said ‘Go downstairs to A corridor to help a newly arrived Singaporean to light the fire – she is to read Law.’ I duly did so and, although the fire was not a success, this started a loving and lifelong friendship with Choo. Choo was older than us, having already obtained a First Class degree at Raffles College, Singapore, and a Queen’s Scholarship to read Law at Cambridge as an affiliated student. She was lively, a good cook and charming. She had also already been secretly married earlier in the year to Harry Lee, also a Law student – at Fitzwilliam. Choo really helped us lawyers, understanding our difficulties and offering sage and very welcome advice on our supervisions, as well as cogent observations on our supervisors too. She did suffer from the cold of Girton (there was no central heating in those days) and in the vacations would go to the warmer climate of Cornwall or a heated student hostel in London. We learnt to lean on her, and also on her, as we thought, ‘great friend’ Harry whom she was to marry again in a public ceremony after graduation. On achieving her Firsts in Law Qualifying II (the equivalent of the present Part 1B of the Tripos) and then in the Law Tripos Part II she told us that that was just right because Harry had achieved starred Firsts in both and it was fitting that she did not outshine him. She was the first Malayan woman to achieve a First in Law at Cambridge. She was awarded the Lilian Knowles Prize and also a Bryce Scholarship which she had to resign on her official marriage. She was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1950 and then she and Harry returned to Singapore where she qualified as a solicitor and advocate in 1951 and worked for a while with Laycock and Ong. When her three children were very young she was ill, but bore it stoically, and returned to the law as a founder member of a new firm of solicitors, Lee and Lee. There she remained for over thirty years before finally joining Harry in politics in 1986. During the move for Singapore’s independence (achieved in 1965) she helped to draft the Separation Agreement between it and Malaysia. She never forgot her law and remained a consultant to the firm until 2003, having watched it flourish from its small beginnings in a shophouse in Malacca Street to become one of the leading Singapore legal practices, occupying Capital Tower in the heart of the financial district. Choo would write often to us with news of her children and political life. Once independence was gained for Singapore and Harry became its first Prime Minister, she was his constant, supportive and loving companion. She had to come fairly frequently to England and tried always to contrive to lunch with us and her Cambridge friends, teaching us more than the law, e.g slicing cucumber very thinly. There was much talk and much argument. She supported her three children as they rose in public life to become, respectively, Prime Minister (Hsien Loong), Head of the National Neuroscience Unit (Wei Ling), and Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority (Hsien Yang); but she excelled in her roles as grandmother and great-grandmother. At her funeral her grandson painted a picture of Choo at home with her family – of her tolerance, thoughtfulness and erudition: ‘One of our family’s abiding institutions was the Sunday Lunch. When three, then four,

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generations gathered to share a meal we, the grandchildren, tended to eat far too fast and play far too loudly. I remember Choo’s good humour as we mistook her rocking chair for a climbing frame. In lieu of television, Choo provided a tall, well-stocked bookshelf next to the children’s table, and thereby contributed much to my early childhood literacy. She chose our books well, and the selection was extensive, ranging from Peter Rabbit to a picture book on exotic animals (these on the lowest shelf ), from Roald Dahl to Arthurian legend (on the higher shelves). I never saw what was on the highest shelf – it was a very tall bookshelf and I was not a very tall child. Little did I suspect that the best books were on a yet higher shelf: up the stairs and in Choo’s bedroom, where she kept the accumulated stories of a lifetime’s reading, a hoard of Chaucer and Shakespeare.’ At the opening of the Singapore National Orchid Garden in 1995 a newly developed orchid hybrid was named after her, Ascocenda ‘Kwa Geok Choo’. Her last visit to Girton was in a wheelchair (she had already had a bad stroke) to see her old room. She went on to see June Mendoza’s portrait of Harry in Fitzwilliam College. She was a great friend and I miss her. Poppy Jolowicz

Diana Leonard 1941‒2010 Diana Leonard was an active and pioneering feminist, and one of the originators of academic feminist sociology. She was instrumental in the founding of a number of institutions and journals that focused on the oppression and exploitation of women. Based for the majority of her working life at the London Institute of Education, she visited and collaborated with a wide range of Universities worldwide. Born in Trinidad early in WWII, she was mainly brought up in Brighton to which she and her family returned as soon as they could after the War. She was sent to the Brighton and Hove High School and came to Girton with an Exhibition to read for Part 1 of the Natural Sciences Tripos. By her third year she had realised the direction of her real interests and transferred to the Archaeology and Anthropology Tripos. Following a year at Hughes Hall for her PGCE she taught Science for three years at Clapham County School, during which period she married Rodney Barker, then a PhD student of Politics at the LSE. Rodney’s appointment to an Assistant Lectureship at University College, Swansea, coincided with the birth of their first child and the family moved to South Wales where Diana quickly embarked on her own PhD in the Department of Anthropology. She worked on ‘courtship and weddings’, a study which marked the beginning of her lifelong criticism of the legal state of marriage and, more widely, female oppression. Soon after she had completed her PhD she was back in London and deeply involved in the ‘second wave’ feminism of the late 1960s and early 70s. She organised the 1974 British Sociological Association conference on ‘Sexual Divisions’ and started a series of collaborations in a search for a new academic approach to the status of women – most notably working in Paris and writing with the French feminist Christine Delphy. This close collaboration over many years resulted in their joint publication Familiar Exploitation: A New Analysis of Marriage in Contemporary Society (1992). Diana’s was a hard struggle to get into, and then to establish, feminist scholarship, and this undoubtedly made her a strong and often 140


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uncompromising leader in both radical feminist activism and in her academic work. Her tenacity was however rewarded by her 1976 appointment to a Lectureship in Sociology at the London Institute of Education (IoE) where she was to be based for the rest of her life, rising to the position of Professor of the Sociology of Education and Gender. In 1980 she was seconded for three years to the Open University to help to set up its first Women’s Studies course and during the second of those years her marriage to Rodney, in decline for some time, finally ended. This seemed to give her the space to take off on worldwide collaborations: first at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Deakin University, Geelong; then in Canada, Greece, Ireland and Israel, followed by setting up the 1997 Gender Equity Task Force in South Africa to consider cases of violence against women. Closer to home she established in 1975, within IoE, the Centre for Research on Education and Gender; she was a moving force behind the innovative Women’s Research and Resources Centre (now the Feminist Library); and she was part of the collective that founded the radical feminist magazine Trouble and Strife (named after the Cockney rhyming slang for ‘wife’). On retirement she became a very active Emeritus Professor and also took up a Visiting Professorship at the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research at Sussex University. Her final research work was published only a month before her death. Although she could be terrifying on occasion, there are feminist educationalists and sociologists all over the world who are grateful for the time that she unstintingly gave to help them academically and personally. She will be remembered as thought-provoking, challenging, and stimulating – but also fun.

Susanne Puddefoot 1934‒2010 In just four years between 1966 and 1969, Suzanne Puddefoot changed the way in which The Times, and in consequence much of the rest of the broadsheet press, addressed its female readership. Her relatively brief editorship of the new Women’s Section was also credited with bringing The Times centre stage after a long period of stasis. The readership increased by 30%, and she set many of the standards for future changes to other sections of the paper. Her parents had returned from Turkey, where her father, after a career as a professional footballer, was manager of Galatasaray, in order to ensure that she was born in the UK. Susanne was duly born in Blackpool. She attended the Blackpool Collegiate School before arriving at Girton in 1954 to read Modern and Medieval Languages, concentrating on French and German. She was a gifted linguist but her Cambridge days were more noted for her journalism and work in the theatre. She wrote for Granta, and for Varsity for which she edited a women’s section that can be seen as a prototype of her later work at The Times. She was also deputy editor, working alongside editor George Perry – later to be her husband. She acted and sang in a number of student productions, most notably in Bamber Gascoigne’s Share my Lettuce which went on to a West End run. By her final year she was already reporting and writing features for the Lancashire Evening Post, and it was to that paper that she returned, after she had spent a brief period in Canada, to take up her first job in journalism. 141


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After two years in the North she moved to London for a series of copy-writing posts with advertising agencies, and also to marry George who was also, at that stage, a copywriter. She said that she valued her copy-writing days for the precision and clarity that had to be employed, but she was already moonlighting in London journalism, most notably for the Times Educational Supplement where she became its film critic – enabling her to make a first mark with the Times hierarchy. In 1966 Sir William Haley appointed her to be editor of the Times Women’s Page on the strength, it was said, of her statement that The Times was ‘the tribal noticeboard of a dying race’. Her mission was to ensure that her part of that ‘noticeboard’ would be anything but ‘dying’ and that writing for women should cover a full range of issues with campaigning articles on economic equality, medicine, crime, immigration and politics…in fact any area where she thought women should have a voice. She also commissioned eye-catching and stylish design which was unlike anything the paper had seen before, but which quickly influenced many other sections. She also hired a range of young contributors such as Katie Stewart and Suzy Menkes who were soon to become household names. Her own profile was raised through many television and radio appearances, and requests to lecture and even to speak from the pulpit. Her enthusiastic manner and aggressive delivery made her a favourite of commissioning broadcasters. For her Times women’s pages she was given a Special IPC Award for her ‘ success in producing fresh, lively pages’. She maintained that her four years on the paper had been the happiest of her life but they must still have taken their toll. She admitted that some of the time had been ‘akin to National Service’ with ‘harsh and muddled commands, incompetence and insubordination’. She had begun to suffer disturbed health-patterns due to what would now be diagnosed as bi-polar disorder. She endured periods of acute persecution mania and self-loathing and left the paper to join Richard Hoggart’s Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham. This was followed by a curtailed teacher-training course, more breakdowns, and the end of her marriage. Susanne moved to Stonehouse, Plymouth, a severely deprived area, where she alternated between spells of intense local activism, often in association with the local MP Susan McDonald, and long periods in mental hospital. These led her to active support of the mental health charity Mind, of which she became a Trustee. Her final journalistic campaigning legacy was the founding of the community newspaper The Stonehouse Observer, for which she wrote trenchantly up to the time of her death.

Marlene Rodgers 1950‒2010 Cambridge Colleges have traditionally relied on staff who remained loyal to them over very many years. Today, when it is increasingly common for employees elsewhere to move regularly between jobs, Girton has been fortunate in retaining some from that old school, joining the College relatively young and committing to it for the rest of their working lives. Marlene was just such a one and, after 23 years of service, she still insisted on coming in to work in the face of her fast advancing cancer. She worked for the House Services Department, taking over responsibility for Bottom Woodlands when the current House Services Manager was promoted to Linen Keeper in 1987. Later she was to add to her 142


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duties the rather more specialized tasks required in the Mistress’s Flat and she became very friendly with the occupants, especially with Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern. In fact Marlene was friendly with everyone who passed her or whose room she cleaned. All ‘her’ students and ‘her’ Fellows on Woodlands, and many a conference guest, will fondly remember those conversations and the accompanying laughter – whilst being updated on the most recent events at home and in College. After a while her enthusiasm for Girton must have rubbed off on the family, for her two daughters joined her here. Marlene was brought up in Foxton by her grandmother, and attended Melbourn Village College. She worked at Spicers Sawston paper mill and for Burlington Press (who now print this Review) before she married David. They moved to Girton when Trudy was a year old. Once the three children were old enough she did some part-time cleaning locally until she started work in the College. After that we would often see them with her at half term and in the school holidays. At home her life, love and considerable energies and determination focused on her family, her garden and her varied pets, even when these gave trouble. Many of us heard the tale of the cockateel that escaped only to be delivered home safely by bus, having been spotted in a tree by an observant, and presumably athletic, bus driver – a story that unsurprisingly led to Marlene appearing on local television. In 2007 she bravely set about tracing the son that she had, as a teenager, given for adoption. Finding him, his wife and two additional grandchildren gave her great pleasure in the final two years through which she fought her cancer doggedly, returning to College whenever she could. She would always say that Girton had made her feel ‘very welcome’. She most certainly was, and all who knew her miss her ever-welcoming smile. Peter Sparks

Colin Slee 1945‒2010 For a period of almost thirty years, Girton College had a succession of Chaplains who were also curates at Great St Mary’s, and Colin Slee was the first of these. The arrangement was not without its occasional difficulties, but Colin certainly got it off to a good start. Colin was ordained in 1970 and his first curacy was at St Francis, Heartsease, Norwich, where he spent three years. He was in Cambridge from 1973 to 1976, then became Chaplain of King’s College, London, his own old college, and a Tutor in its Theology Department. From 1982 to 1994 he was a Canon Residentiary and Sub-Dean of St Alban’s Cathedral, and moved to Southwark Cathedral as Provost in 1994 (in Southwark, as elsewhere, the title of Provost was changed to Dean in 2000). In Girton, Colin enjoyed friendly relations with all sections of the College, and certainly brightened up the SCR, particularly during the Bumps when, as coach of a College boat, he would appear in the purple blazer he had earned for rowing as an undergraduate in London. Several Girton Chaplains have gone on to attain eminence in the Church, but few have been such fighters as Colin Slee. He became widely known as a radical reformer, and strongly objected to the rising tide of conservative evangelicalism which he saw as 143


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damaging to the Church’s mission and hostile to the inclusiveness which it ought to practise. Although a close friend of Rowan Williams, Slee was appalled by the Archbishop’s decision in 2003 to persuade Canon Jeffrey John, a celibate homosexual and a member of the Southwark Chapter, to ask for his nomination as suffragan Bishop of Reading to be withdrawn. A campaign against Canon John’s nomination had been mounted by Evangelicals in the Oxford diocese. Announcing the outcome during a Sunday morning service in the Cathedral was painful for the Dean. Colin Slee’s outspoken and combative radicalism (which no doubt cost him a bishopric) was combined with whole-hearted orthodoxy in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. He insisted on following liturgical forms of prayer, and required the cathedral clergy to wear black shirts. This, he said, was ‘a statement of history and origin, a uniform deeply rooted in tradition and monastic antecedents […] not the floral extravaganzas more symptomatic of a photocollage of the Chelsea Flower Show than the hard work of saving souls.’ His activities in Southwark extended beyond the cathedral: he was chaplain to Shakespeare’s Globe, two doors along from his house, and a trustee of both the Millennium Bridge and the Borough Market. Colin’s wife Edith Tryon was born in New Zealand. They married in 1971, during Colin’s first curacy, and had two daughters and a son, as well as fostering a brother and sister whom they later adopted.

Dorothy Thompson 1923‒2011 A communist sympathiser from her schooldays, Dorothy Thompson was possessed of a passionate radicalism and a lifelong sympathy for the underdog. It was the combination of these sentiments that must have drawn her to devote her historical research and writing to the nineteenth-century Chartist movement, and her political life to socialism, feminism and the peace movement. She saw the Chartists as having been overlooked by modern historians and even disparaged by Marxists as naive peasant romantics who had stood in the way of revolution. Thus her two major books The Early Chartists (1971) and The Chartists (1984) sought to emphasise the present relevance of their proposals: reform of land tenure, an accessible press, and ‘the kind of control which [they] sought over their work, over the education of their children, and over the way in which they spent their leisure.’ Brought up in suburban Bromley, she joined a communist youth group that awakened in her early a realisation that the struggle for workers’ and women’s rights was ongoing. This must have ill-suited her for much of the conventional life of the local Kent girls’ schools, and she moved between three of them before coming up to Girton in 1942 as an Exhibitioner to read History. In common with so many, her College career was interrupted by the demands of the War. After two years she left for Government work as an engineering draftsman and met and married Gilbert Sale – an Army officer. The marriage was very brief. She went back to College to complete her degree and met Edward (EP) Thompson, who had recently returned from war service in North Africa. He was at Corpus Christi and also reading History. She and Edward travelled together to Yugoslavia to help with repairing the war-damaged railway network and they finally married when

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he graduated in 1948. They moved to Halifax in Yorkshire and both started teaching in extramural adult education. The 1950s were difficult years in which to be a communist, and disillusionment set in for Dorothy as news spread of show trials in the USSR and the exposure of Stalin’s crimes. She still felt that ‘the only possible way forward was socialism’ and she doggedly remained a member of the Communist Party until the USSR invasion of Hungary proved an act too far. She resigned and tried to promote a new left, working with the writers, artists, historians and trade unionists who were starting to form new left clubs in many towns, and promulgating her and her friends’ ideas through a magazine, The New Reasoner, for which she not only edited and commissioned work, but of which she was made business manager. In 1968 she was appointed Lecturer in History at Birmingham University and in the same year edited the polemical May Day Manifesto for Penguin. Now her considerable political energy was directed towards the re-emergent peace movement and she became prominent in the European Nuclear Disarmament Network – work which led to her editing Over our Dead Bodies – Women Against the Bomb (1982). She also spoke and wrote frequently for national CND, constantly proclaiming the need for East/West dialogue and propounding the ‘encouragement and extension of the values of mutuality, cooperation and toleration’ – good Chartist sentiments. These were values that underpinned all her teaching at Birmingham where she was, like all the best, a demanding tutor but simultaneously conscientious, mischievous and popular. In 1995 many of her best students contributed to a Festschrift for her, appropriately entitled The Duty of Discontent – a quotation from the Chartist poet Thomas Cooper. As Sheila Rowbotham has written, Dorothy had always been ‘accustomed to resistance against the odds’ and ‘as she grew older she continued doggedly to look for ways of encouraging democracy, equality and free inquiry in every aspect of political and cultural life. Indomitable, intellectually tough, sharp in opposition, if Dorothy could be fierce, she was in equal measure inordinately kind. She was ever open to new people and unstinting in giving her time to others.’

Margaret Thrall 1928‒2010 Margaret Thrall was a distinguished theological scholar, and spent 34 years teaching at the University College of North Wales (UCNW, now Bangor University) where she was Reader in Biblical Studies. She was also one of the first women to be ordained priest in the Church of Wales. From the Queen Elizabeth Girls’ School, Mansfield, she came up to Girton in 1947 with a major scholarship to read Theology and Religious Studies. She won the Alice Zimmern and Gibson Prizes and, on graduating, was awarded a Turle Scholarship for three years of graduate work. Four years of teaching followed, first at St Alban’s High School and then back at her own school in Mansfield, after which, and funded by a Turle Studentship, she returned to Cambridge to work with the newly-appointed Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, CFD Moule, on her PhD: ‘Greek particles in the New Testament’. During two of these years of research she also held a Bye-Fellowship at Girton and published The Ordination of Women to the Priesthood (SCM 1958) of which a reviewer

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wrote that she ‘exposed the utter failure of those who oppose the ordination of women to produce any theological case that can stand scrutiny’. Awarded her PhD in 1960, she was appointed Assistant Lecturer in Biblical Studies at UCNW in 1962, progressing to Senior Lecturer by 1969 and Reader in 1974. One of her students at UCNW remembers her in two lights: as a ‘terrifying New Testament Greek tutor, demanding exceptionally high standards of her students’ but also as capable of joining with the students ‘with gusto…in pancake and spaghetti parties’ and ‘always being very supportive of any ideas we had in tutorials’. She kept in touch with her past students and retained a keen interest in their developing careers. Two years after being elevated to her Readership she took advantage of the new availability of the priesthood for women and was ordained Deacon in the Church of Wales. Thereafter she acted as Assistant Chaplain at UCNW and later reduced to parttime her academic involvement although she continued to teach until 2007. She served for three years as Canon Theologian at Bangor Cathedral. Margaret wrote many articles in theological journals and published a number of books, of which the most significant was her First and Second Letters of Paul to the Corinthians (1965), which led to her two-volume Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians (CUP 2004). She also wrote poetry and was notorious as a regular winner of Cambridge University’s Seatonian Prize for ‘the best English poem on a sacred subject’, a new subject being set each year. As the prize is open to all Cambridge MAs she was able to continue submitting – and winning. She was celebrated in a Festschrift from her colleagues in 1975.

Elizabeth Williams (Gossop) 1942‒2011 Elizabeth, or Liz, as she was always known to her Girton friends, was born and educated in York, where she was happy at home and at school. Her later life centred around Cambridge and Lewes but she never lost her love of the North, revisiting York and its surroundings almost annually. From childhood, she loved plants, flowers and the natural world, spending hours in the large family garden and developing the botanical skills which were to become her leading interest, partnered – not surprisingly – by a strong sense of stewardship towards the environment. The obvious Tripos for Liz was Geography. She enjoyed the course, worked hard and was successful, in 1964 winning both the University W Vaughan Lewis prize and Girton’s Janet Chamberlain Memorial Prize for her comparative study of the Val d’Aosta and the Swiss Valais. The College award touched her deeply, as Janet Chamberlain had been killed while accompanying Liz on her research trip to Switzerland in the summer of 1963. From Cambridge, Liz moved to London for a PGCE, sharing a flat in the Fulham Road with four Girton friends for a memorable year which cemented a group friendship that has never withered. Liz then returned to Cambridge, to a post at the Technical College (now Anglia Ruskin University). This in turn led to the blossoming of her friendship with Rendel Williams, whom she had first known as a student, though he had by then been appointed as a University Lecturer, also in Geography. They married in 1967 and had a

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daughter and son. While the children were still young she was appointed as a Tutor in Environmental Studies at the Open University, then still in its pioneering days. She held that post for ten years, contributing to some of its early educational experiments and student-led research. Liz now leaves not only Rendel and their chidren but four grandchildren who were her delight. When Rendel secured an appointment at the University of Sussex, the couple moved to Lewes, which became their permanent home, although an early adventure took them for an academic year to Makerere, just at the time Idi Amin seized power and led Uganda into chaos. Liz had one small child by that time but made the most of the opportunity, despite health and safety hazards at all turns. As soon as family responsibilities allowed, Liz resumed her teaching career, principally at Lewes Old Grammar School from which she only finally retired, as Head of Geography, in 2002. She made her mark on the school curriculum and on successive waves of pupils, whom she encouraged to travel, to explore and to observe. Notably, she initiated contact with a poorly resourced school in Morocco and for many years led groups of her older pupils on summer visits. She even managed, at least twice, to raise funds for the Moroccan students to make return visits to Lewes. At the same time as holding this demanding post and supporting her family, Liz became increasingly involved with local pressure groups, campaigning for improved school facilities and road safety. She also worked with a number of natural history groups and was active in the peace movement. After her retirement, these interests could flourish and Liz became almost busier than before. Most recently and through her last months, the Lewes Railway Land Project absorbed her time and energy. Liz was prominent in the group of Lewes residents who prevented twenty acres of disused rail yards by the river from being lost to development. Instead, through sustained fund-raising and continual publicity, the group transformed the land into a valuable nature reserve, with opportunities for participation by young people with learning disabilities and with links to similar projects in Africa and South America. Liz became a Trustee, giving hours of time (including early morning sessions, to record birdsong) to this project and was an invaluable mentor to the younger participants. It was in the Pavilion at the Railway Land that those who had attended her funeral gathered to hear tributes from other members of the Project and to look at a wonderful display of photographs of Liz and of her work, from her Girton days to the opening of the Pavilion shortly before her death. Once it was clear that Liz could not recover, she quietly accepted her illness and continued to give her thoughts and attention to others, rather than herself. This bright light has now gone out. Elizabeth Fleet (Sainsbury 1961), Ann Molineux (Richardson 1961), Christine Kirkby (Billingham 1961), Gill Richardson (Jones 1961), Ann Chillingworth (Duff 1961)

Melanie Wright 1970‒2011 Melanie came to Girton in 2005 as Fellow, Tutor, and Director of Studies in Theology and Religious Studies. Although her time at Girton was to be short, ending in 2007 when she took up a post as Lecturer at the Open University, she is remembered always as a much

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loved member of the College, who was sensitive to the needs of all with whom she worked and who would go out of her way at any time for friend, colleague or student. Melanie was brought up in Crowle, North Lincolnshire, by her mother and aunt, both teachers, and by her uncle, a steelworker. Throughout her life Crowle was to remain central to her identity, and friends from her childhood remained friends throughout her life. In Crowle she attended North Axholme Comprehensive, and then John Leggott College, Scunthorpe, from which, in 1989, she went to Newnham to read Law. After only a term she discovered her real interest and changed to Theology and Religious Studies. She graduated in 1992 with a double first. Whilst at Newnham she was active in the early years of a student organisation set up to counter hostility between Christian and Jewish students. This was CUJAC (Cambridge University Jews and Christians). In her final year as an undergraduate Melanie identified herself as a Quaker, and also met Justin Meggitt, then a first-year graduate student, with whom she was to remain until her death. After Newnham Melanie spent a year working in the learning resource centre of Cambridge Regional College whilst she decided whether to pursue further academic study and sought funds. In 1993, with a British Academy scholarship, she joined Christ Church, Oxford, to research for a DPhil but almost immediately she had to return to Crowle to nurse her mother who had been taken seriously ill and was to die only three months later. Melanie returned to Cambridge and then travelled to Iceland to which she would return at least once a year for the rest of her life – feeling it somewhere where she was most free and where the possibilities of life were, for her, clearest. She returned to Oxford to resume her DPhil, completing it in 1997. A revised version of her thesis was published as Moses in America: the cultural uses of biblical narrative (OUP 2003). Her Understanding Judaism (Orchard, Cambridge) was published the same year. Towards the end of her doctoral studies she had been working part time for Westminster College, Oxford – a first experience as Tutor and Lecturer. Then in 1998 she became Associate Lecturer in World Religions at the Open University and was also appointed Academic Director of a new educational charity: the Centre for the Study of Jewish– Christian Relations, where she created for Anglia Ruskin University a multidisciplinary MA in the Study of Jewish–Christian Relations. This led to three years working as a Research Associate at the Centre for Advanced Theological and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge where she contributed over fifty entries to the Dictionary of Jewish–Christian Relations (CUP 2005). During this period Melanie regularly supervised undergraduates and graduates in the Cambridge Faculty of Divinity – work which led to her lecturing and examining in the Faculty for two Tripos papers and then to her Fellowship and teaching at Girton. Her partner, Justin, has said that the time she spent at Girton was amongst the happiest she ever had. She enormously enjoyed being a Tutor and Director of Studies and, as her appointment came soon after her first round of treatment for breast cancer when she was in the process of finding a way of living her life again, she particularly valued what she saw as the kindness and professionalism of her Girton colleagues. Reciprocally the College valued her quick insight into human predicaments of every sort. The present Chaplain was appointed during her time as Fellow and she typically spotted that his position was 148


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anomalous, assessed his interests, and found him appropriate teaching and lecturing which allowed him to belong. During her time at Girton she also helped develop the Cambridge MSt course in the Study of Jewish–Christian Relations, and wrote and published her very influential Religion and Film: An Introduction (Tauris, 2007). Although she was extremely pleased in 2007 to be appointed Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University she very much regretted that it meant leaving Girton. She quickly became one of the central academics at the Milton Keynes campus; key to both the teaching and strong research profile of that university. She thrived in an environment where Religious Studies was taken seriously and colleagues encouraged her innovative research. She was also immensely proud to work for an institution that has such an important and progressive role in higher education in the United Kingdom. She remained at the Open University until she had to take medical retirement in the summer of 2009 following the recurrence of breast cancer. During the period between her retirement and her death in January 2011, Melanie did many things but she also completed most of another, innovative work on modern Judaism, entitled Studying Judaism: the critical issues; a friend, Hannah Holtschneider, kindly wrote the one remaining chapter, at Melanie’s request. Although there was much to Melanie beyond her academic work – her politics and faith, and her interests in film, design and music, it was her teaching and writing, and the education that she received, that were most precious to her and central to who she was. The fact that she achieved so much, in the face of so much, is a testimony to many things and many people but not least to her own remarkable creativity, intellect and determination. Justin Meggitt and Peter Sparks

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Roll Diary of Events Thursday 23 February 2012: Alumni Formal Hall All alumni and their guests are invited to join the Fellows and current graduates in residence at 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 25 February 2012: Geographical Society Dinner Invitations will be sent out by the Development Office. Saturday 10 March 2012 Roll Committee Meeting There will be a meeting of the Roll Committee on Saturday, 10 May 2012 at 11.15 a.m. Saturday 24 March 2012: MA Dinner Held on the evening of the MA Congregation – contact the Alumni Officer for more details. Thursday: 24 May 2012 Alumni Formal Hall As above (23 February) for details. Saturday 7 July 2012: 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 a.m. in Old Hall. Details to follow. 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 the Old Hall. Following the meeting the Speaker will be Dr Shaun Fitzgerald (Fellow), Managing Director and Co-Founder of Breathing Buildings, a spin-out from Cambridge University which advises on energy reduction methods using natural ventilation. Shaun was awarded a silver medal from the Royal Society of Engineering this year for his outstanding personal contribution to British Engineering, resulting in marketplace success and will be talking on ‘From the lab to the construction site - transforming our built environment’. Saturday 8 September 2012: 1992, 1997 and 2001 Alumni Reunion Dinner Invitations will be sent out by the Alumni Officer. 150


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Saturday 15 September 2012: 1977, 1982 and 1987 Alumni Reunion Dinner Invitations will be sent out by the Alumni Officer. Saturday 22 September 2012: Roll Committee Meeting There will be a meeting of the Roll Committee on Saturday 22 September at 11.15 a.m. Saturday 22 September 2012: Friends of the Lawrence Room Talk The Friends of the Lawrence Room will be holding their annual lecture at 2 p.m. Further details, or to reserve a place, please contact Dr Emma Cornwall on e.cornwall@girton.cam.ac.uk or 01223 338901. Saturday 22 September 2012: 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. Further details, or to reserve a place, please contact Dr Emma Cornwall on e.cornwall@girton.cam.ac.uk or 01223 338901. Saturday 22 September 2012: Roll Weekend/Roll Dinner The Roll Dinner is open to all Roll Members and their guest. 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 Professor Helen Atkinson, FREng (Bavister 1978). Professor Atkinson, an internationally renowned engineer in the area of metallurgy, is Head of the Mechanics of Materials Group in the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester. In April 2011 she became the first ever woman to become President of the Engineering Professors' Council in its fifty year history. The title of her talk will be ‘One WISE Woman?’ The events on Saturday 22 September 2012 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 The College is extremely grateful to all the following for their support. Donors from 1 July 2010 to 31 June 2011 are listed below; donors from July 2011 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) Mrs J Abraham (Cole 1939) Mrs O Abrahams (Rutherford 1943) Dr I Adams Ms A Adcock (Dewar 1937) Mrs C Addis (Dewar 1978) Dr S Aguilar (1992) Dr P Ahlberg (1982) Ms S Ahmed (2002) Dr R Albardiaz (1994) The Hon Mrs J Alchin (Hankey 1950) Mrs S Alderson (Heard 1953) Mrs A Alexander (Coulton 1955) Miss L Allen (1997) Mrs R Allen (Green 1955) Dr E Almond (Robinson 1999) Mr L Altman (1996) Ms F Anderson (Wells-Thorpe 1975) Miss J Anderson (1997) Ms J Andrews (1972) Mrs L Andrews (Scott 1966) Mr S Ansell Mrs C Ansorge (Broadbelt 1964) Mrs J Anstice (Williams 1955) Mr J Anthony-Edwards (Anthony 1997) Dame Mary Arden (1965) Mrs P Aris (Heesom 1957) Mrs G Armitage (Dover 1959) Mr W Armstrong (2003) Mrs H Asbury (Jephcott 1972) Professor J Ashworth (1957) Lady Atiyah (L Brown 1949) Mrs A Atkinson (Barrett 1949) Lady Atkinson (J Mandeville 1963) Dr J Attfield (White 1950) Mrs A Attree (Chapman 1953) Dr A Auchnie (1975) Miss K Auty (1938) Dr H Bachmann (1994) Miss D Bagaglia (1997) Dr R Bailey (1951) Mrs J Bailhache (Arrowsmith-Brown 1940) Dr S Bain (Stanley 1961) Miss J Bainbridge (1962) Mrs P Bainbridge (Lawrence 1955) Mrs H Baker (Sharrock 1974) Mrs J Baker (Leader 1945) Mrs R Baker (Smith 1997) Mrs S Baldwin (Wainwright 1979) Dr N Ball (1941)

Miss K Balls (2001) Professor I Bantekas (2004) Miss P Barclay (1998) Dr D Barden (1991) Ms C Bardon (Heslop 1988) Mrs J Barker (Cotton 1955) Mr A Barnes (1993) Dr M Barnes (Sampson 1953) Mrs B Barnett (Hurlock 1947) Mrs J Barrett (Fountain 1956) Mrs E Barrott (Stosic 1976) Dr M Barton (1945) Mrs J Barwick-Nesbit (Nicholson 1979) Mrs C Bar-Yaacov (Stonehill 1952) Mrs A Bassett (James 1945) Mr D Batchelor (1992) Mr R Bayall (Buaal 1987) Miss A Bayona Font (1998) Ms A Bazin (1971) Mr S Beale (1990) Dr R Beare (1954) Dr S Beare (Reed 1948) Mrs C Beasley-Murray (Griffiths 1964) Dr A Beckham (Roberts 1978) Professor G Beer (1966) Mr P Beer (1997) Mr J Beeson (2002) Mr M Beevor (2006) Miss A Bell (1970) Mrs J Bell (Spurgin 1972) Miss N Bell (2001) Dr H Benbow (1976) Mrs Z Bennett (Humphries-Bennett 1971) Mr D Berman Miss Z Best (2001) Mrs J Bettley-Smith (Naylor 1976) Mrs D Bickley (Hurn 1960) Miss K Bingham (1999) Miss M Bingham-Walker (1997) Mrs R Binney (Chanter 1962) Mr M Birmingham (2004) Mrs B Bishop (Baker 1953) Dr A Blackburn (1968) Mrs J Blackburn (Saunders 1958) Miss S Blacker (Brenton 1969) Mr T Blake (2004) Mrs D Blamire (Giffard 1944) Dr C Blincoe (Tricker 1976) Dr R Bliss (1980) Mrs D Boatman (Coles 1959)

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Mrs K Boet (Herbert 1946) Mrs P Bollam (Waterhouse 1947) Mrs C Borrill (Pateras 1973) Dr P Boston (1978) Professor A Bourke (1980) Mr D Bourke (1991) Miss B Bowden (1955) Mrs P Bowring (Soppet 1968) Miss F Boyers (1975) Mrs C Brack (Cashin 1961) The Rev A Bradbrook (Turner 1964) Dr L Braddock (1968) Mr R Bradford (1992) Dr C Bradley (1985) Mrs S Bradnum (Degge 2000) Mrs D Bramwell (Bradford 1933) Mrs W Brandon (Holt 1953) Ms C Bream (Wright 1969) Mrs S Breznitz (2003) Mrs A Brian (Christie 1989) Mrs J Bridgwood (Berry-Hart 1949) Miss S Brien (2001) Mr P Briggs Ms R Briggs (1995) Mrs M Bright (Abel 1956) Miss R Bright-Thomas (1987) Mrs K Brind (Williams 1961) Mrs S Britton (Bird 1953) Mrs M Broadbent (Muir 1947) Mrs C Bromhead (Smith 1977) Professor C Brooke Mrs N Brooker (Brooke 1962) Ms 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) Mrs M Bruce (Kitchen 1937) Miss P Bruce (1948) Miss G Bryce (2002) Miss F Bryson (1998) Miss J Buck (1989) Mr E Buckley (1997) Mrs R Buckley (Williams 1948) Mrs N Budd (Hill 1992) Dr B Bullard (1954) Mrs E Bullock (Pomeroy 1949) Miss L Bullock (1999) Mr S Burdus (2004) Mrs A Burley (Snow 1954) Mrs J Burridge (Saner 1980)


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Dr E Burroughs (Clyma 1963) Mr I Burrows (1993) Mrs J Burrows (Woodd 1956) Mr A Butler (2001) Mrs H Butler (Penfold 1985) Miss J Butler (1952) Dr E Butterworth (1997) Ms J Caddick (Roberts 1979) Miss B Cain (2001) Dr H Caldwell (Burtenshaw 1971) Mr P Cameron (1984) Mrs R Canning (Harris 1964) Dr E Capewell (Aldridge 1966) Dr D Cara (1985) Mrs J Cardell Lawe (Cardell 1955) Mrs A Carey (Patrick 1952) Ms E Carpenter (1968) Mrs V Carroll (Jordan 1954) Mr C Carter (1992) Dr M Carter (Cumming 1953) Ms E Cartwright (1998) Mrs J Cartwright (Edmonds 1949) Mrs E Cary (Simon 1958) Mr D Cash (2001) Professor J Cassell (1982) Dr B Castleton (Smith 1967) Ms L Cattermole Watkins (Cattermole 1984) Miss E Chadwick (1935) Dr P Chadwick (1967) Dr D Challis (Pennington 1965) Dr P Chaloner (1970) Miss C Chan (1996) Dr H Chan (1985) Dr A Chapman (Peter 1950) Miss J Chase (2001) Ms V Chatterton (2001) Judge A Cheng (1987) Mrs L Chesneau (Jacot 1967) Ms G Chester (1969) Miss M Chevallier (1945) Mrs V Chiesa (Wilkie 1971) Mrs M Child (Bond 1944) Dr P Child (Skeggs 1979) Lady Chilver (C Grigson 1948) Mr A Chisholm (1997) Mrs H Chown (Benians 1968) Mrs P Churchill (Harwood 1942) Mrs A Clark (Cook 1945) Miss J Clark (2003) Miss K Clark (1998) Mrs M Clark (Ronald 1948) Miss S Clark (1999) Mr S Clark (2003) Professor P Clarke (Green 1937) Mrs K Clay (Swift 1979) Dr J Clayton (Gardner 1974) Miss E Clifford (2002) Miss C Clifton (2003) Dr F Clifton-Hadley (Christian 1971) Mrs J Clitherow (Goodier 1948)

Mr S Close (1987) Mrs J Clough (Richardson 1979) Dr J Coates (Whatley 1975) Mrs M Cobbold (MacFarlane 1970) Dr A Cobby (1971) Mr M Cobley (1996) Mr B Coffin (1999) Dr A Cogan (1988) Mrs A Collier (Fowler 1976) Miss A Collings (1994) Mrs R Collins (Mottershead 1947) Mr W Collins (1993) Mrs J Collyer (Kiwana 1977) Mr A Connolly (1994) Mrs S Conolly (Ruch 1978) Mrs P Considine (1985) Dr A Conyers (Williams 1961) Mrs R Coomaraswamy (De Fonseka 1969) Mr C Coombs (2000) Mrs P Cooper (Lilley 1963) Miss R Cooper (1943) Dr H Cope (Wynne 1974) Mr P Cornmell (1998) Miss F Corrie (1966) Mrs B Coulson (Chambers 1970) Mrs A Coulton (McWatters 1977) Dr T Courtney (1994) Mrs R Cowin (Clark 1989) Ms E Cox (1997) Mrs L Cox (Page 1968) Miss M Cox (1938) Dr M Cox (Whichelow 1954) Dr R Cox (1988) Mrs S Cox (Crombie 1961) Mrs A Crabbe Mr I Craggs (1980) Dr T Craggs (1998) Mrs M Craig (MacCoby 1974) Mr A Craigie (1988) Miss H Craik (2002) Mrs C Cranley (Clifton 1988) Dr T Crickmore (Bartram 1984) Ms J Crimmin (1968) Dr J Crisp (Crisp 1969) Mrs C Critchley (Harding 1942) Dr C Crocker (Tombs 1968) Mrs S Croft (White 1986) Dr J Cross (Dawson 1968) Miss D Crowder (1964) Miss C Crump (1951) Miss S Cubitt (1968) Mrs M Cundall (Pritchard 1942) Dr D Cunningham (Yeates 1967) Mrs L Curgenven (Charlton 1966) Miss G Curnow (1953) Professor E Curran (1948) Dr A Curry (1993) Miss N Curry (1935) Mr E Cyster (1996) Mrs R Dams (Bailey 1950) Miss S Daniell (2001)

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Miss J Dannatt (1947) Mrs D Darke (Meyer 1951) Mr A Darnton (2003) Miss A Darvall (1962) Mrs P Dauris (Butterworth 1958) Mrs A Davidson (Jones 1975) Mr M Davidson (1991) Mr S Davidson (1995) Mrs H Davies (Waters 1966) Mr H Davies (1988) Dr J Davies (Dadds 1956) Mrs M Davies (Thompson 1947) Dr M Davies (1973) Mrs M Davies (Owen 1957) Mr P Davies (1980) Mrs R Davies (Womersley 1942) Dr S Davies (1972) Dr C Davis (1977) Dr J Davis (2002) Ms S Dawson (1972) Miss A Day (1954) Mrs C Day (Harpham 1967) Dr M De Miranda (1989) Mrs J de Swiet (Hawkins 1961) Mr I Deacon (2000) Mr D Deitz (2004) Dr V Dekou (2002) Mrs D Dennis (Hinnels 1950) Mrs D Derome-Asen (Derome 1968) Mr E Dickson Dr V Dimitrov (1993) Mrs L Dixon (Moffatt 1954) Dr E Dobie (Marcus 1953) Mr G Dobson (1998) Mrs C Doggart (Voute 1959) Mr C Donnelly (2005) Mrs P Dorritt (Tipton 1965) Mrs M Double (Robinson 1950) Mrs D Downes (Slow 1956) Mr J Downes (1986) Mrs P Downes (Sterry 1962) Mr J Doyle (1980) Mrs B Drabble (Knowles 1993) Dr M Dries (2000) Mr C Dryland (1992) Mr A Drysdale (2002) Ms L Duffin (1973) Dr L Dumbreck (Devlin 1973) Mrs J Duncan (Salmon 1946) Miss G Durkin (2001) Mr P Durkin Dr P Dyer (1984) Miss R Dyer (2001) Miss M Dyson (1958) Professor S Dyson Dr S Dyson (1974) Mrs P Eaton (Mills 1965) Mrs A Eccles (Chib 1958) Mrs J Edis (Askew 1979) Dr A Edmonds (1972) Mrs B Edmonds (Goodwin 1955) Miss G Edwards (1972)


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Mrs R Edwards (Moore 1955) Mr B Ekdi (2002) Mrs J Elkins (Kenny 1980) Miss M Elliott (1938) Mr T Elliott (2001) Miss B Ellis (1946) Mr T Elson (2002) Dr E Emerson (1967) Mr D Emmens (1999) Mrs F Emmerson (McCoig 1986) Lady English (J Milne 1959) Professor C Ennew (1978) Ms Y Erden (1996) Mrs L Eshag (Lewis 1960) Miss C Evans (1948) Lt J Evans (2001) Miss M Evans (1942) Mr M Evans Mr A Every (1995) Mrs A Falconer Dr H Falk (1968) Mrs J Falloon (Goddard 1948) Miss D Farley (1974) Ms K Fawcett (1982) Ms P Fearnley (Wellburn 1973) Mr A Feduzi (2002) Miss S Feeney (2000) Mrs R Felton (Holt 1947) Mrs L Fennell (Farleigh 1950) Mrs E Fenwick (Roberts 1954) Dr I Ferguson (McLaren 1948) Miss R Ferraby (2002) Ms J Ferrans (1976) Dr M Fewtrell (1980) Mrs C Field (Lander 1960) Mrs M Field (Chisholm 1960) Mrs N Fielding (Creedy 1978) Mrs S Fielding (Ince 1969) Mrs C Finburgh (Pearson 1997) Professor A Finch (1966) Mrs A Finch (Dickson 1942) Dr C Fine (Cheal 1973) Mrs S Finlay (Perry 1975) Dr N Finnie (1989) Miss L Fluker (1971) Mrs A Foat (Goldup 1959) Mr J Follett (1996) Mrs J Foord (Greenacre 1952) Mr J Forbes (1999) Dr C Forman (2004) Mr M Forsman (2005) Mrs A Fort Mr S Fox (1982) Professor H Francis (Wright 1947) Mrs H Francis (Barnes 1998) Mrs A Franklin (Glossop 1954) Mrs E Freeman (Rogers 1967) Mr G Freeman (1986) Mrs Z Freeth (Dickson 1943) Ms M Friend (1969) Miss J Fuller (1974) Miss F Gaetani (2000)

Professor M Gale (1984) Mr K Galloway (1987) Ms A Gamble (Bell 1988) Ms M Ganado (1964) Mr S Gardiner (1986) Mrs B Gardner (Brennan 1960) Mrs V Garner (Clague 1932) Miss M Gaskin (1977) Lady Gass (E Acland-Hood 1958) Ms T Gaston (1987) Mr R Gautrey Miss A Gee (1996) Mrs D Geliot (Stebbing 1955) Mrs J George (Peterson 1978) Mr J Geston (1992) Mr C Gibbs (1983) Mrs H Gibbs (Fielding 1950) Dr J Gibson (1950) Dr P Gibson (1979) Ms M Gilbert (1952) Mr J Gilberthorpe (1998) Mrs J Gilbraith (Southern 1955) Mrs M Gildea (Brierley 1973) Dr A Gillespie (1988) Mrs S Gillie (Noble 1962) Mrs A Glanvill (Howe 1977) Miss F Gledhill (1975) Mrs A Glenny (Sparks 1947) Professor R Godby (1986) Miss A Goddard (2003) Mr R Goldsmith (1991) Mr R Goodhead (1991) Mrs M Goodrich (Bennett 1955) Mrs I Goodwin (Simon 1942) Mrs A Goosey (Alexander 1957) Mrs R Goring (Blake 1954) Ms H Goy (Corke 1968) Mrs G Graham (Kerr 1955) Mrs L Grant (Belton 1946) Mr C Grassie (1980) Mrs H Gray (Swan 1973) Mrs K Gray (Stormont 1986) Mrs S Gray (Francis 1968) Mrs H Greenstock (Fellowes 1958) Mrs N Greeves (Morgans 1939) Miss H Greig (1962) Miss A Grey (2001) Mr D Grier (2000) Dr A Griffin (Ryder 1969) Dr P Griffin (1986) Miss A Griffiths (1977) Mrs R Griffiths (Roaf 1959) Mr R Griffiths (2002) Mr K Grocott (1979) Mr P Groombridge (1987) Mrs C Gruffudd Jones (Mulliss 1997) Mrs E Guest (Cuthbert 1959) Mrs H Gullace (Keeble 1954) Ms E Guppy (1970) Ms B Gutkind (1944) Ms M Hackett (1985)

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Mr S Hacking (1984) Mr P Hagan (1984) Dr J HailĂŠ (Bramley 1962) Mr R Hakes (1997) Dr S Hales (1979) Dr A Hall (1995) Dr L Hall (F 1978) Mrs M Hall (Adams 1959) Mr P Hall (1997) Ms S Hall (1971) Mr T Hall (1990) Mrs F Hallworth (Whiston 1974) Mrs K Hambridge Mrs A Hamilton (Seymer 1942) Mr C Hamilton (1987) Miss K Hamilton (1996) Mrs E Hamilton-Jones (Foley 1946) Dr B Hammerton (Mann 1955) Dr P Hammond (1981) Mrs J Hamor (Wilkinson 1955) Mr V Handa (2004) Ms C Hanks (Boag 1979) Ms J Hanna (1972) Dr J Hansell (2002) Mr M Hanson (1985) Miss L Hare (2002) Mrs S Hargreaves (1970) Dr T Hargreaves (1999) Miss J Harington (1949) Mrs E Harland (Lewis 1937) Mr J Harris (2008) Dr J Harris (1967) Mrs R Harris (Barry 1952) Mr A Hartshorne (1992) Mr N Harvey (1981) Mrs C Hawes (Slevin 1997) Mrs P Hawker (Gregory 1941) Mr P Hawke-Smith Miss C Haworth (1958) Mrs D Hay (Whittaker 1974) Ms J Hayball (1975) Dr V Haynes Mckay (Haynes 1960) Dr S Hayward (1991) Mr S Haywood-Ward (1986) Ms C Heath Born (Born 1986) Mrs F Hebditch (Davies 1960) Miss S Hedley Lewis (1999) Mme W Hellegouarc'h (Thomas 1956) Mrs A Helliwell (Barnes 1942) Mr P Hempsall (2001) Mr D Henderson (1989) Dr M Henley (1999) Mrs D Henwood (Schroeder 1950) Mrs C Heptonstall (Smith 1943) Mrs J Herriott (MacLean 1960) The Revd C Hetherington (Bourne 1971) Ms S Hewin (1979) Mrs K Hewitt (1977) Mrs J Hewlett (Williams 1949) Dame Rosalyn Higgins (Cohen 1955)


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Mrs A Higgs (Beynon 1978) Mrs M Hill (Bell 1945) Mrs P Hill Mrs S Hill (Gleeson-White 1963) Ms B Hines (Fejtek 1972) Mrs B Hird (Holden 1966) Mrs J Hird (Harmer 1949) Miss J Hitchcot (1971) Miss M Ho (2003) Mr S Ho (1996) Mrs D Hobden (Hutchings 1958) Mrs P Hobhouse (Chichester-Clark 1948) Dr J Hockaday (Fitzsimons 1947) Mr P Hodges (1989) Mrs M Hodgkinson (Wass 1949) Mr J Hogg (2002) Mrs A Holland (Telling 1958) Dr O Hollings (Stone 1948) Dr S Hollingshead-Fox (Hollingshead 1964) Mrs M Holloway (Copple 1950) Mrs S Holmans (Edge 1955) Dr J Holt (1983) Mr M Holt (1982) Miss S Holt (1972) Mrs S Holt (Merrigan 1998) Mr S Hood (1982) Dr H Hooley (Spooner 1982) Lady Hopkin (D Whitaker 1940) Mrs C Hopkins (Busbridge 1959) Mrs M Horrell (Roddam 1955) Ms V Horsler (Sheen 1964) Mrs J Houghton (Rumsey 1965) Mr T Houlton (2002) Mrs R Hourston (Madden 1992) Mrs A House (McNiff 1983) Miss A Howard (1971) Dr M Howatson (Craven 1951) Mrs R Howell (Griffin 1949) Mrs P Howell Evans (Woodhouse 1979) Miss K Howes (1994) Miss E Howie (1970) Mrs E Howie (Taylor 1947) Mr J Howling (1989) Mrs C Hufbauer (Revelle 1961) Ms J Hughes (1971) Mr M Hughes Mr C Hulatt (1994) Mrs J Hull (Mee 1957) Miss S Hume (1944) Mrs J Humphreys (Bosomworth 1945) Mrs W Hunt (Hunt 1946) Mrs J Hurst (Kohner 1952) Dr S Hutchon Mr M Hutt (1988) Dr A Hyde (1986) Mr U Inamete (2001) Mrs K Ip (Jopson 1982) Mrs H Ireland (Charnock 1967)

Mrs B Isaac (Miller 1955) Dr M Ives (F 1962) Dr D Izadi (1999) Mr A Jackson (1984) Mrs M Jackson (Strudwick 1978) Miss A Jacobs (1995) Mr S Jacquest (1980) Mr P James (1991) Mr R James (2003) Mr W Jeffels (1984) Mrs J Jenkins (Chorley 1957) Mrs K Jenkins (Kubikowski 1971) Professor 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) Mrs J Johnson (Murray 2001) Mr A Johnston (2006) Mrs J Jolowicz (Stanley 1947) Mrs E Jones (Dando 1976) Mrs E Jones (Hird 1935) Ms S Jones (Griffith 1989) Mrs J Jordan (Hogbin 1954) Mr O Jordan (1997) Dr V Jowett (Howe 1970) Dr M Jubb (1975) Miss L Julve (2003) Miss A Kaler (1999) Mrs A Kane (1982) Dr S Kaplow (Briscoe 1949) Mrs M Kay (Curtis 1943) Mrs E Keatley (Burgess 1950) Mrs A Keen (Neale 1996) Ms H Keen (1975) Mr J Kellas Mrs C Kellock (Hall 1976) Ms K Kennedy (Laver 1998) Mrs J Kenrick (Greaves 1957) Mrs C Kerr (Fillmore 1945) Ms R Kerr (1993) Mr M Khalid (1989) Ms U Khalid (1997) Professor K Khaw (1969) Mrs A King (1985) Mr G King (2004) Mrs H Kingsley Brown (Sears 1945) Mr F Kinsella (1989) Miss K Kirby (1971) Mrs J Kitchen (Woods 1973) Mrs A Kitson (Cloudsley 1946) Miss K Kneller (2000) Mr J Knibbs (2001) Mrs D Knight (Watson 1968) Miss J Knight (1944) Mrs V Knight (Hammerton 1973) Miss M Knowles (1976) Dr S Krauss (1994) Mr J Kwong (2001) Dr G Lachelin (1958)

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Mr J Ladyman (1997) Mr S Lam (2003) Dr D Lamb (1974) Dr L Lamb (Baker 1995) Dr N Land (1980) Mr A Lane (1981) Dr K Larkin (Marwick 1980) Mr M Larkin Dr I Laurenson (1980) Mr G Lavarack (1996) Dr S Law Dr T Law Mrs K Lawther (Cameron 1959) Dr S Lawton (Marsh-Smith 1970) Miss A Lea (1982) Mrs M Ledzion (Currie 1950) Ms E Lee (1979) Miss S Lesley (1950) Miss B Lewis (1998) Mrs M Lewis (Wallington 1979) Ms G Li (1966) Ms C Liassides (1986) Ms J Liddell-King (1966) The Rev M Light (Thaine 1973) Mrs J Lindgren (Beck 1952) Professor M Lindsay (1983) Mrs A Linklater-Betley (Linklater 1952) Mrs A Linnecar (Miller 1964) Dr A Lishman (1966) Mrs A Little (Jacobson 1988) Lady Littler (S Marsh 1950) Miss H Lloyd (2001) Mrs S Lock (Walker 1948) Mr S Lodh (1994) Mrs R Lonergan Mr J Longstaff (1979) Dr M Lovatt (Screech 1968) Ms D Lowther (F 1994) Mrs R Lyle (Day 1942) Dr A Lynch Mrs L Lyne (Rees 1963) Dr A Lyon (Butland 1973) Dr M Lyon (1943) Mr P Macauglan Wilson Miss J Macaulay (1934) Mrs M Macey (Denton 1951) Mrs A MacFarlane (Bigelow 1978) Mrs N MacLaren (Malvin 1941) Mrs W MacQueen (McWalter 1950) Dr T Madej (1973) Professor M Maekawa Miss J Main Thompson (1977) Mrs B Makinson (Boulter 1974) Ms F MalarĂŠe (2001) Dr J Mallison (Hallowes 1965) Dr J Malt (1988) Miss R Mandal (2001) Miss M Mander (1970) Miss J Mangold (1935) Ms J Mann (1975)


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Mr K Mann (1986) Ms D Manolas (1991) Dr J Marks (F 1977) Dr A Marlow (Sheppard 1970) Mrs M Marrs (Lewin 1948) Mr S Marsden (1989) Mr D Marsh Mr J Marsh (1992) Mrs M Marsh (Scopes 1980) Mr P Marshall (1999) Mrs J Marshallsay (Hall-Smith 1953) Mr D Marshman (1982) Dr B Martin Dr J Martin (Hewitt 1979) Sir Laurence Martin Mrs P Martin (Hall 1991) Mrs H Marx (Reid 2001) Mr T Massingham (1995) Mrs A Masters (Elms Neale 1978) Mr J Mather (2001) Ms C Maugham (Hibbitt 1994) Mrs S Maunder (McVicar 1976) Mrs Y Maxtone-Smith (MaxtoneGraham 1981) Ms S Maxwell (1956) Mrs D Mayes (Law 1948) Dr J Mayhew (2000) Ms J McAdoo (Hibbert 1962) Professor I McBryde (1958) Mr A McCready (1992) Dr A McDonald (Lamming 1960) Miss K McDonnell (2004) Mrs W McKenzie (Diggins 1967) Mrs J McKnight (Ruddle 1971) Miss P McLaren (1999) Mrs C McLean (Lithgow 1955) Mr L McLernon (1994) Mrs J McManus (Edwards 1964) Mrs G McPherson (Hunter 1990) Mrs J Meadows (Stratford 1960) Mr J Meenowa (2001) Miss B Megson (1948) Ms J Mercer (Clarke 1968) Dr M Metcalfe (Davies 1939) Canon C Methuen (1982) Dr M Middleton (1963) Ms B Mielniczek (Miller 1990) Mrs R Mifsud (Moore 1974) Mrs M Miksch White (1995) Mrs M Milkman (Friedenthal 1949) Dr J Miller (Wilson 1941) Mrs N Miller (Thomas 1973) Mr P Miller (1988) Miss F Mills (1960) Mr C Milne (1980) Miss V Milner (1990) Professor V Minogue (Hallett 1949) Miss G Minter (1955) Ms S Minter (1968) Mrs C Mitchell (Teall 1975) Dr J Mitchell (Stebbing 1978) Mrs J Mitchell

Mr J Mitchell (2003) Mr A Mohamedbhai (2000) Dr G Monsell (Thomas 1969) Mrs A Montgomery (Hurrell 1959) Mrs C Moore (Hemsworth 1993) Ms R Moore (2001) Miss K Moorhouse (1997) Mr S Morales (1996) Dr C Morgan (1995) Dr H Morgan (Retter 1953) Mr J Morgan (1999) Mrs M Morgan (Bryant 1948) Mrs M Morgan (Stallard-Penoyre 1959) Dr R Morley (Doling 1962) Miss S Morphet (2000) Mrs G Morrell (Timms 1967) Mrs F Morris (Milner 1974) Mr G Morris Ms M Morris (1974) Mrs R Morris (Bowes 1999) Dr C Morrison (Page 1974) Mrs D Morrison (Restall 1984) Ms H Morrison (1976) Ms J Moseley (Wolff 1953) Mr R Moss (1988) Miss V Moss (2004) Mrs A Moston (Tissier 1999) Mrs J Mothersill (Brock 1945) Mrs M Mountford (Gamble 1970) Dr J Moyes (Paul 1972) Mrs P Moylan (James 1957) Dr J Moyle (1939) Ms N Mukhtar (1999) Dr C Mulcare (1996) Mr T Murphy (1997) Mrs B Murray (Cobb 1971) Dr D Murray (2001) Mrs T Myskow Dr M Nanson (Wood 1956) Ms E Navasargian (2001) Mrs K Nelson (Duffin 1997) Professor E Nesbitt (1969) Miss B Neville (1971) Mrs H Neville-Towle (Duguid 1977) Mrs B Newns-Cooper (Newns 1971) Mrs L Newton (Davy 1982) Lady Nicholls (J Thomas 1954) Miss T Nicholls (1979) Mrs D Nicholson (Hilton 1960) Mrs J Nightingale (Langley 1960) Ms J Nockolds (1970) Mrs B Norman (Welch 1944) Mrs K Norman (Redwood 1958) Mr W Norris (2005) Professor D North Mrs A Nowell (Giles 1943) Dr J Nowell (1993) Mrs A Nussey (1966) Professor C Nyamweru (Washbourn 1961) Ms M O'Brien (1981)

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Miss S Ockenden (2002) Mrs P O'Driscoll (Thrower 1973) Mrs V Offord (Wheatley 1960) Mrs J Ogborn (MacKereth 1953) Dr G O'Keefe (1990) Mrs A Oldroyd (Holloway 1951) Ms P Olivari (2007) Mrs E Olive (Morris 1945) Ms S O'Mahony (Bigg 1978) Dr C Oppenheimer (Hughes 1974) Dr M Orme (1995) Dr R Orr (1999) Dr J Orrell (Kemp 1949) Mrs A Orsi (Knight 1988) Mrs B Orton (1999) Mrs J Orton (Sturgess 1963) Miss N Osborn (2002) Mr C O'Shea (1989) Dr R Osmond (Beck 1964) Mr J O'Sullivan (1993) Ms K Otter (Knight 1978) Miss A Outhwaite (2002) Dr A Overzee (Hunt 1972) Dr A Owen (1973) Mrs M Owen (Baron 1950) Mr R Owen (1990) Mr E Owles (1999) Mrs A Pacitti (Riddoch 2002) Mrs A Page (Savory 1945) Mrs F Paine (Campbell 1979) Miss J Palmer (1971) Mrs S Palmer (Hull 1975) Mr J Panchaud (2000) Professor S Panda (1987) Mrs J Pardey (Stoker 1958) Mrs H Parker (Atkinson 1967) Mr J Parker (1998) Miss M Parker (1967) Mr N Parker (1995) Mrs G Parr (Loft 1955) Mr R Paterson (1992) Mr N Peacock Mrs S Peatfield (Charles 1984) Miss L Pechey (2003) Mrs K Peissel (Lynn 1982) Mrs S Penfold (Marshall 1968) Mrs B Pepper (Siddons 1943) Miss O Petrikova (2007) Miss L Phillips (1946) Mrs D Phillipson (Martin 1940) Dr L Pickering (1998) Dr L Pillidge (Robinson 1977) Mrs M Pinsent (Bowen 1944) Mrs L Pollard (Robertson 1962) Mr Y Ponnighaus (1999) Ms K Ponomareva (2002) Mrs M Poole (Smith 1956) Mr D Poppleton (1990) Mrs A Poskitt (Fenton 1949) Mr W Potten (1993) Miss S Potter (2005) Mr A Poulson (1992)


The Roll 2011

Miss N Powell (1974) Dr L Power (1984) Mrs Z Powers (Jones 1969) Dr P Prendergast (Davidson 1974) Mrs M Presland (Rising 1946) Mrs F Price (Hough 1961) Ms S Puddefoot (Perry 1954) Mr E Pugh (1994) Mrs K Pugh (Burton 1980) Miss M Quinn (1982) Mrs J Radford (Trickett 1956) Mrs J Raffle (Lobell 1982) Dr D Ramm (1991) Dr M Ramsay (Findlay 1944) Dr R Ramsay (1976) Dr J Randall-Carrick (Randall 2001) Mrs B Rathbone (Bright-Smith 1952) Mr S Rattan (2004) Ms R Rattenbury (1957) 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) Mr J Rees (2003) Ms E Reeve (Klingaman 1968) Mr M Reichelt Lady Reid (M Kier 1953) Mrs R Reid (Aston 1976) Dr C Relf (Light 1963) Miss S Relf (1993) Dr M Rendel (1948) Mrs J Reville (Sansome 1971) Mrs D Reynolds (Bevin 1972) Miss E Reynolds (1997) Ms J Reynolds Miss A Rhodes (1974) Mrs A Richards (Brown 1961) Dr S Richards (Adams 1983) Dr L Ridler-Wall (Wall 1972) Miss M Rieger (2001) Mrs A Rigg (English 1975) Mr C Rigg (1981) Dr J Rippin (1988) Dr J Risdall (1978) Professor H Ritvo (1968) Dr J Rizvi (Clarke 1958) Dr A Roberts (1976) Mrs K Roberts (Granger 1986) Ms P Roberts (1985) Ms A Robertson (1961) Mrs J Robertson (Dowie 1975) Mrs A Robinson (Lawton 1972) Dr C Robinson (Murphy 1976) Dr J Robinson (Callow 1943) Mr M Robinson (1983) Mr N Robinson (1997) Mrs C Rocher (Martell 1948) Mrs J Rodden (Wilkins 1955) Dr Y Roe (1976)

Mrs A Rogerson (McMullan 1980) Dr A Rogerson (2006) Mr A Ross (Pirayech-Rossu 1981) Mrs P Ross (Davies 1952) Mrs R Ross (Fincher 1958) Dr M Rossiter (1956) Mrs J Round (Baum 1953) Mr J Rouse (1991) Mrs S Routledge (Blythe 1978) Mrs A Rowe (Helliwell 1967) Professor S Rowland-Jones (1977) Dr E Rowley (Russell 1961) Mrs P Roynon (Beard 1956) Miss N Rump (1999) Mrs J Ruston (Moulding 1967) Mr P Rutland (1997) Mrs M Rutterford (Williamson 1976) Dr U Ryan (Scully 1963) Mrs S Saeed (Adam 2003) Mrs H Sage (Galbraith 1961) Mr A Salehmohamed (2002) Mrs B Salmon (Shaw 1962) Mr N Sartain (1993) Mrs J Saunders (Todd 1952) Dr J Saunders (Golding 1987) Mrs G Scales (Grimsey 1951) Mrs N Schaffer (Thomas 1952) Mrs J Schofield (Plowman 1950) Dr J Schonfield (1997) Mr M Schwingenheuer (2002) Mr C Scott Miss D Scott (1937) Mrs L Scott Mrs L Scott-Joynt (White 1961) Miss V Seal Miss O Searles (1944) Mrs J Sears (Tulley 1941) Mrs S Seddon (Proudlock-Dunbar 1941) Mrs C Seward (Stanley 1989) Miss L Shackleton (1995) Miss A Sharma (2001) Mrs P Sharp (Monach 1965) Mr O Shave (2002) Mr C Shavitz Dr L Shaw (1995) Mrs S Shaw (Everett 1977) Ms N Shelmerdine (1974) Miss J Shewring (1938) Mr O Shibli (2001) Mrs J Shipley (Leeman 1953) Mr J Short (1988) Mrs S Shrimpton (Lightfoot 1978) Mrs E Siddall (Stone 1960) Dr R Siddals (1970) Mrs M Sidwell (Synge 1949) Mrs H Silk (Wallace 1954) Dr F Simpson (Zuill 1956) Ms L Simpson (1982) Mrs A Sinnhuber (Daubercies 1942) Mr V Sivakumar (2004)

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Mrs R Sjolin (Brooking 1961) Mr S Skinner (1998) Mrs B Sloman (Pilkington-Rogers 1944) Mrs J Smallwood (Smith 1976) Mrs R Smart (Armstrong 1951) Mr A Smith Mrs C Smith (Webster 1960) Dr D Smith (1985) Mr D Smith (2000) Dr F Smith (Rankin 1968) Dr I Smith (1984) Miss J Smith (1997) Dr K Smith (1999) Mrs P Smith Mr R Smith (1996) Dr R Smith (Loewenthal 1966) Mr T Sneddon (2000) Dr M Snook (Butler 1949) Mrs K Sobue (Shield 1988) Mrs P Somervell (Holt 1977) Miss J Soulsby (1964) Mrs P Souter (Baker 1952) Mrs A Speicher (Pepple 2000) Mr B Speight (2000) Mr J Spencer (1991) Professor S Springman (1975) Mrs B Stacey (Smith 1949) Mrs D Stallard (Randall 1954) Mrs J Stancomb (Cooper 1961) Mrs J Standage (Ward 1961) Mrs S Stanley (Wright 1950) Mr M Starr (2000) Mrs J Statham (Lansdown 1948) Miss A Stebbing (1975) Professor A Stent (1966) Mrs S Stevens (Grice 1950) Miss V Stevens (1998) Mr C Stewart (1998) Miss S Stewart (2002) Mrs R Stileman (Cremer 1981) Mr B Stimmler (2003) Mrs B Stocks (Martin 1958) Mr H Stokes (1993) Mrs M Stoney (Wild 1963) Dr N Storer (1986) Dr A Streetly (1978) Mrs F Strong (Ranger 1954) Miss H Strouts (1962) Mrs E Strudwick (Stemson 1932) Ms J Sundaralingam (1988) Mr C Sutcliffe Mrs H Swallow (Symes 1968) Ms M Swanwick (Richardson 1954) Mrs J Syer (Vallat 1960) Mrs V Symes (Willcox 1961) Professor S Szuchet (1959) Dr P Talalay (Samuels 1947) Dr P Tallantyre (Martin 1961) Dr S Tam (1986) Mr D Tang (2007) Ms S Tate (1978)


Annual Review 2011

Professor A Taylor (Rosser 1979) Dr B Taylor (Slimming 1969) Dr H Taylor (1971) Dr P Taylor (Francis 1963) Ms S Taylor (1974) Mr T Taylor (1990) Mr I Teague (1980) Ms R Teale (1989) Mrs M Terry (Hort 1932) Mrs J Tesh (Bowker 1942) Professor C Theocharis (1979) Mrs A Thomas (Kendon 1949) Mrs C Thomas (Warne 1960) Miss C Thomas (1998) Dr M Thomas (Hern 1947) Dr A Thompson (1961) Dr J Thompson Dr B Thomson (Bland 1955) Mrs S Thomson (Dowty 1960) Mrs J Thorogood (Hildreth 1952) Mrs C Thorp (Kenyon 1964) Mrs D Thorp (Galbraith 1955) Mrs J Thorpe (Oakley 1960) Mrs M Thorpe (Perry 1956) Mrs S Threlfall (Jackson 1955) Dr A Thurrell (1995) Mrs J Tierney (Briggs 1971) Dr M Tiffen (Steele-Perkins 1949) Dr S Tilby (Wharton 1973) Mrs A Tobin (1993) Professor P Tod Ms D Todd Mrs S Tombs (Laming 1973) Dr R Toms (Peregrine-Jones 1961) Mrs J Tong (Creasey 1957) Mrs C Tongue (Gwilliam 1969) Mr R Toone (1987) Mrs J Towle (Barbour 1950) Dr G Tozer-Hotchkiss (Tozer 1975) Mrs C Travis (Bygrave 1985) Miss P Treacy (1980) Mrs R Treves Brown (Harding 1956) Mrs M Trotman (Pocock 1952) Dr J Trusted (Turner 1943) Dr M Trusted (1974) Mrs C Turner (Ogle 1972) Mrs D Turner (Greenaway 1959) Mr J Turner (2002) Mrs L Turner (Gemmell 1977) Mrs S Turner (Davis 1950) Mrs S Tyler (Morris 1948) Miss K Tymieniecka (1998) Dr A Tyndale (1965) Mrs M Tyndall (Blench 1936) Dr P Tyrrell (1975) Mrs H Underwood (Keeble 1999) Mrs E Unmack (Tait 1958)

Mr J Vali (1998) Dr V van der Lande (1949) Ms F Van Dijk (1983) Professor V van Heyningen (Daniel 1965) Dr R van't Hoff (Cooper 1943) Mrs J Varley (Costain 1946) Mrs J Varney Mr A Vaughan (1987) Mr S Venn Ms S Vernon (Schapiro 1964) Mrs M Vessey (Higginbotham 1935) Mrs C Vigars (Walton 1955) Ms M Vincent (1956) Dr E Vinestock (Morrison 1957) Dr C Vize (1980) Dr B von Meier-Ince (von Meier 1992) Mr J Wade Mrs B Walker (Fogg 1967) Mr S Walker (1986) Mrs F Wallace (MacLeod 1952) Dr S Wallace (1991) Mrs S Waller (Skelland 1979) Dr M Walmsley (1960) Mr M Walton Dr E Wang (1986) Miss D Ward (1954) Mrs K Ward (Mee 1969) Mrs P Ward (Nobes 1951) Mr G Warner (1979) Dr R Warren (Copping 1960) Dr C Warwick (1992) Mrs G Waters (Cutmore 1971) Dr P Watney (Lachelin 1950) Dr B Watson (Dawson 1956) Mrs S Watson (Head 1969) Mrs J Way (Whitehead 1962) Ms C Webb (1960) Dr C Weber (Howe 1969) Miss N Weir (2004) Dr J Weiss (Martin 1961) Miss A Weitzel (1978) Mrs M Weitzel (Leigh 1946) Ms F Werge (1975) Dr C Wernham (1986) Mr B West (1994) Mrs R West (Sykes 1971) Mrs F Weston (Simpson 1979) Mrs J Westwood (Murrant 1935) Mr T Wey (2000) Dr R Whaley (1974) Mrs R Whatmore (Robertson 1972) Mrs A Whipp (Smith 1974) Mrs A Whitaker (Rundle 1981) Mrs G White (Lupton 1977) Dr B Whittle (Sims 1997)

Mrs I Wiener (Pollak 1952) Mrs S Wilcock (Luke 1996) Mrs H Wilderspin (Chatters 1980) Mrs A Wilkins (Cooper 1951) Dr J Wilkinson (1986) Ms J Wilkinson (Jordan 1953) Dr N Wilkinson (Nanji 1979) Mr A Williams (1990) Miss C Williams (1991) Mrs E Williams (Gossop 1961) Mr G Williams (1993) Mr G Williams (1999) Mr P Williams (1984) Miss S Williams (1985) Mrs V Williams (Grubb 1944) Miss C Wilson (1954) Miss C Wilson (2004) Dr J Wilson (Trotter 1969) Mr O Wilson (1994) Mrs P Wilson (Knight 1947) Dr S Wilson (1945) Dr A Wiltshire (1999) Mrs R Winegarten (Aarons 1940) Mr W Winfield Mrs R Wintle (Frye 1953) Dr T Wishart (1985) Mr R Witter (1999) The Revd T Witter (Lock 1955) Mr D Wittmann (1983) Mrs C Wood (Osler 1953) Miss K Wood (1998) Mrs M Woodall (Evans 1960) Ms T Woodeson (1986) Mr C Woodford (1985) Mrs V Wood-Robinson (Ginman 1957) Mr J Woods (2003) Ms J Woolcock (Lister 1972) Mr J Woolf (1998) Mrs D Woolley (McGrath 1954) Mrs G Woon (Doubleday 1977) Mrs H Workman (Turner 1948) Dr J Worrallo (1989) Dr H Worthy (Shimmin 1946) Miss B Wright (1972) Miss C Wright (2000) Mrs H Wright (Mingins 1951) Mrs L Wright (Watts 1996) Mr R Wright (2001) Dr E Wyatt (1951) Ms R Yard (1985) Mr T Yates (2002) Mrs D York (MacDonald 1955) Ms A Young (1988) Mrs P Youngman (Coates 1957)

We should also like to thank the following organisations for their support: Cambridge Local Girton Association, Goldman Sachs, The Kathleen and Margery Elliott Trust, LJC Ltd, London Girton Association, Slaughter and May, Wales and the West Girtonians Association

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new information for 2010‒11 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)

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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)

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Postcode ____________________

I should like my address to be made available to Girton Regional Associations Email

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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

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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 (2010‒11 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 2012 for inclusion in the next Annual Review.


2012 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 7 July 2012 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. (children to be supervised.)

2.10 p.m. 2.30 p.m.

The Annual General Meeting of the Roll. Dr Shaun Fitzgerald (Fellow 1978), is the speaker after the A G M. Shaun is the Managing Director of Breathing Buildings, a Cambridge University ‘spin-out’ which advises on energy reduction methods, using natural ventilation. In 2011 Shaun was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Society of Engineering for his outstanding contribution to British engineering, resulting in marketplace success. The title of Shaun’s talk will be: ‘From the lab to the construction site – transforming our built environment’.

Registrar of the Roll Please see booking form overleaf.


I should like to attend the Roll Buffet Lunch on Saturday 7 July 2012 Number of tickets required ________ Adults

@ £25.00 £ __________

________ Children (12‒16 years)

@ £6.00

£ __________

_________ Children (under 12)

FREE

£ __________

________ Family (2 adults, 2 children) @ £50.00 £ __________ ________ TOTAL COST I enclose a cheque (made payable to Girton College):

£ __________ £ __________

Bookings by credit/debit card can be made over the telephone: +44(0)1223 765834 or visit: www.girton.cam.ac.uk Name ______________________________________________________ Former name (if applicable)

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Year of entering College ________________________________________ Tripos ______________________________________________________ Dietary requirements __________________________________________ 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 2012.


2012 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 particular subject or society, 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 23 September 2012 Lawrence Room Talk

People’s Portraits Reception

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).

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 a ticketed event.

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: Professor Helen Atkinson FREng (Bavister 1978). Professor Atkinson, an internationally renowned engineer in the area of metallurgy, is Head of the Mechanics of Materials Group at the University of Leicecster. In April she became the first woman in its fifty year history to be elected President of the Engineering Professors’ Council. The title of her talk will be : ‘One WISE woman’. Registrar of the Roll

Please see booking form overleaf.


I should like to attend the Roll Dinner on Saturday 23 September 2012 Name __________________________________ Matriculation Year ____________ Name of guest (including title): ____________________________________________ Special dietary requirements: Vegetarian

Vegan

Other

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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

@ £44.00 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 nigh

£ ______ £ ______

I enclose my cheque (made payable to Girton College) for the TOTAL SUM of ______£ Bookings by credit/debit card can be made over the telephone: +44(0)1223 765834 or visit: www.girton.cam.ac.uk Address ______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Email ________________________________

Postcode ____________________

Please return this form to: Registrar of the Roll, Girton College, Cambridge cb3 0jg before 13 September 2012.


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 2011. If you are taking out a new membership it will be valid until December 2012.

FRIENDS OF THE CHAPEL 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

FRIENDS OF THE CHOIR 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

FRIENDS OF THE GARDENS 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

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 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

FRIENDS OF PEOPLE’S PORTRAITS 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

FRIENDS OF THE L AWRENCE ROOM 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

THE INFIDEL BOAT 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 2011. 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

2 3 4 5

________________________

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) If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return. Please notify the Development Office if you change your name or address. Girton College is a Registered Charity, number 1137541. HMRC require charities to have the donor’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.


the next development campaign From 2012 the College will be embarking on a new phase of its development campaign, and we plan a major launch event in London, to which alumni and current donors, will be invited in the spring of 2012. We thank all of our donors for their support in completing our 21st Century Campaign, which had a target of £15 million. Our next phase is to secure the financial future of the College by building our endowment further, and rationalising Girton’s large estate. With the University 800th as well as Girton’s 140th anniversary campaigns coming to successful conclusions, Girton looks to its impending 150th Anniversary in 2019. Three major challenges are apparent: the College’s running costs (including depreciation) currently exceed its income, the reduction in public funding for UK Higher Education, and the College’s own plans to increase funds available for teaching, and to rationalize its estate. Only ambitious fundraising – our new campaign to raise £50m by 2019 – can address these issues. Specific Targets £10 million for College Teaching Officer posts that will properly underpin undergraduate teaching £30 million for building developments and improvements to rationalise, and render much more efficient, the entire estate: College, Wolfson Court and City housing. £20 million or more to be added to the College’s unrestricted endowment to guarantee a sustainable future.

COLLEGE ENDOWMENT NEEDS If the running costs of the College exceed its income either the College must be too large (too many students and too large an estate) or its endowment is too small. The Bursar’s financial modelling has shown that, allowing for its mission and other external constraints, the size of the College is at an optimum. To maintain viability of this optimal state, the endowment will need to grow: it has to double to something close to £100 million (at the current value of the pound). Further pressures are the drastic reduction in public funding available for UK Higher Education and the consequent expectation of the University for the colleges to make provision to meet shortfalls in the overall teaching budget. Education is increasingly a partnership between public funding and private fundraising initiatives. The College has ambitious plans to meet these pressures and turn them to advantage. One aim is to underpin teaching – boosting the Fellowship by creating whole- and partfunded posts with an extra endowment of up to £10m. The other is to develop the estate so that it can operate more efficiently and generate greater income – this through a £30million investment in changing the uses of Wolfson Court and building a new wing to complete Ash Court.

TEACHING FELLOW SHIPS In common with other Colleges, Girton subsidises from its endowment the costs of undergraduate teaching. Increasing available income from the endowment for teaching is therefore essential. At present there are a minimum of six teaching posts – in the areas


of Economics, English, History, Law, Mathematics, and Modern and Medieval Languages – which need full dedicated endowment . Some progress has already been made in endowing Fellowships in each of Classics, English and Mathematics, but endowment of more posts is necessary to free up income from the general endowment and fee income for other purposes. Endowed Fellowships can be named by, or after, donors.

BU ILDING IMPROVEMENTS The Bursar has shown that the completion of Ash Court with a new wing, and extensive improvements to graduate accommodation at Wolfson Court would allow rationalisation of their use, and consequent lower costs, enhanced income, and much greater efficiency.

ASH COURT This proposed new wing will result in not only a far higher quality of accommodation, but significantly reduced maintenance costs and energy consumption. It will be partly funded though the sale of elderly and inefficient property owned by the College and currently used as student housing. An additional advantage will be enhanced revenue from conferences, since the new buildign should attract the upper end of the conference market. The building work for this project is starting early in 2012 at a cost of £7.5 million. It is possible for alumni to name elements of the building: any donation over £2000 can be recognised in this way, and indiviual rooms can be named for higher sums. For more details please see: www.girton.cam.ac.uk/ash-court.

WOLFSON COURT A transformational project for Wolfson Court is still in the early planning phase but should transform the site into a world-class centre for postgraduate study and accommodation. This development, estimated at £20m, will allow Girton to link to and draw maximum benefit from, the University’s West Cambridge Science and Research campus as well as the development of University land between Madingley and Huntingdon roads.

UNRESTRICTED ENDOWMENT FUNDS Beyond the funds sought specifically to support teaching and physical development of the estate, the College needs to establish and grow other endowment funds to supplement its operations and achieve a sustainable future. This requires a level of captital that allows the College to operate and to develop by using income from endowment rather than having to resort to spending capital. We estimate that the sum needed is £20m or more. These funds can also be targeted and named specifically – for example a Sustainability Fund is already in existence to reduce the College’s carbon footprint, and there is the the Girton Futures Fund to ensure that we can support our commitment to access initiatives and bursaries. As you can see the main priority of this new campaign is to invest in the future and longterm sustainability of the College by bolstering its endowment and we need the help of every friend of the College. For more information please email development@girton.cam.ac.uk, or call the Development Office: 01223 766672.


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: ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________ Telephone: ______________________

Postcode: ________________

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 £ ______________

To Girton College, Cambridge, Account No. 40207322 at Barclays Bank plc, 9-11 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA (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 Porters’ Lodge. Some can be obtained by mail order and these are listedon the order form overleaf. Below are two of the items that are new this year.

RIGHT Cotton carrier bag, colour ecru, Shown flat and filled. BELOW Drawstring cotton rucksac in natural cotton, shown worn on the back filled for carriage in the hand, and flat. Each bears the College shield and the words ‘Girton College, Cambridge’ printed in dark green.


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

Price

Girton tie – pure silk

Qty Total (£’s)

£20.00

Girton pashmina – wool and silk

£25.00

Girton enamel cuff-links

NEW

£25.00

Girton sterling silver cuff-links

£95.00

Girton hand-crafted silver badge in embroidered linen pouch

£40.00

Girton sterling silver lapel pin in velvet bag

£50.00

Girton scarf – College colours in wool with scarlet fleece backing

£20.00

Squirrel wearing Girton scarf

£15.00

Black and white cat (‘Buster’) wearing Girton jersey and scarf

£15.00

Girton cotton socks, red and green – sizes (please circle) 4‒7 or 8‒12

£11.00

Girton cotton socks, red, white and green – sizes (please circle) 4‒7 or 8‒12

£11.00

Girton cotton pyjama trousers – sizes (please circle) S M L XL XXL

£25.00

Girton College paperweight

£4.00

Girton College memo holder with College shield

£4.50

Girton Pen/Pencil holder with College shield

£3.00

Girton College coasters, set of six

£8.00

Girton cotton shopper bag

NEW

£3.00

Girton cotton drawstring bag

NEW

£4.00

Men's badged polo shirt (white or black, S, M, L, XL – please circle colour and size)

£19.00

Women’s badged ‘ladyfit’ polo shirt (white or black, S, M, L – please circle colour and size) £18.00 Zip Neck Sweatshirt with black embroidered shield (S, M, L, XL – please circle size)

£28.00

Choir CD

O Porta Caeli (2000)

£10.00

Choir CD

Res Miranda (2005)

£10.00

Choir CD

The Feast Celestial (2009)

£12.00

Girton, Thirty Years in the Life of a Cambridge College REDUCED

£10.00

The Girton Project Journal: Girtonians and the World Wars

£7.00

Girton College Register Vol. 3 1970‒2000

£20.00

Girton College Register Vol. 3 1970‒2000 on CD

£10.00

Girton College Register Vol. 2 1949‒1969

£10.00

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).

* POSTAGE FOR VOLUMES OF THE REGISTER: UK £5.00, Europe £15.00, USA/Rest of the World £25.00

£5.00 UK

£3.00*

Europe

£6.00*

USA

£5.50*

Rest of the world

£6.00* 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, Tamsin Elbourn and the Editorial Committee. His and the Committee’s thanks also to Gillian Jondorf (Moore 1956) and Susan Moore (1952) for copy editing, and to Cherry Hopkins (Busbridge 1959) for proof reading.


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2011 Annual Review  

The annual record of Girton College.

2011 Annual Review  

The annual record of Girton College.

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