Pembroke College Record
PEMBROKE COLLEGE RECORD
LIST OF MASTER AND FELLOWS Hilary Term 1979 MASTER Sir Geoffrey George Arthur, K.C.M.G., M.A. FELLOWS Godfrey William Bond, M.A., (B.A. Dublin), (elected 1950), Lecturer in Classics. Piers Gerald Mackesy, M.A., D.Phil. D.Litt. (elected 1954), Senior Tutor and Lecturer in Modem History. John Wilks, M.A., D.Phil., D.Sc. (elected 1956), Lecturer in Physical Science. Zbigniew Andrzej Pelczynski, B.Phil., M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. St. Andrews) (elected 1961), Lecturer in Politics. Arthur Dennis Hazlewood, B.Phil., M.A. (B.Sc. Econ. London) (elected 1961), Vicegerent, Domestic Bursar and Lecturer in Economics. Douglas Gray, M.A. (M.A. New Zealand) (elected 1961), Lecturer in English Language and Literature. Peter John Cuff, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1961), Estates Bursar and Lecturer in Ancient History. Edgar Lightfoot, M.A. (M.Sc. London; Ph.D. Leeds) (elected 1961), Lecturer in Engineering Science. Arthur Laurence Fleet, M.A. (elected 1964), Professorial Fellow. Ian Philip Grant, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1964), Tutor for Admissions and Lecturer in Mathematics. Vernon Spencer Butt, M.A. (B.Sc., Ph.D. Bristol) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Biological Science. John Raymond Rook, M.A. (Ph.D. Manchester) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Mathematical Physics. Alexander Crampton Smith, M.A. (M.B., Ch.B. Edinburgh) (elected 1965), Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics. Charles James Frank Dowsett, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A., Ph.D. Camb). (elected 1965), Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies. Gordon Harlow Whitham, M.A., D.Phil. (Ph.D. Manchester) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Chemistry.
John David Fleeman, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. St. Andrews) (elected 1965), Lecturer in English Literature and Language. John Michael Eekelaar, B.C.L., M.A. (LL.B. Lond.) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Jurisprudence. Savile Bradbury, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1966), Nuffield Research Fellow in Medicine, Lecturer in Human Anatomy. Simon Walter Blackburn, M.A. (MA., Ph.D. Camb.) (elected 1969), Lecturer in Philosophy. Paul Raphael Hyams, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1969), Lecturer in Modern History. Revd. Kallistos Timothy Ware, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1970), Fellow by Special Election. Colin Nicholas Jocelyn Mann, M.A., (M.A., Ph.D. Camb.) (elected 1973), Dean of Graduate Students and Lecturer in French Language. Daniel David Prentice, M.A. (LL.B. Belfast, J.D. Chicago) (elected 1973), Lecturer in Law. Michael John Goringe, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A., Ph.D. Camb.) (elected 1975), Fellow by Special Election. John Sebastian Knowland, MA., D.Phil (elected 1976), Dean and Lecturer in Biochemistry. Brian John Howard, M.A., (M.A. Camb., Ph.D. Southampton) (elected 1976), Lecturer in Physical Chemistry. Kenneth Mayhew, M.A. (M.Sc. London) (elected 1976), Lecturer in Economics. Eric Gerald Stanley, M.A. (Ph.D. Birmingham) (elected 1976), Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon. Joyce Mary Aitchison (Mrs.), M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1978), Rutherford Research Fellow in Mathematics.
EMERITUS FELLOWS Donald George Cecil Macnabb, M.A. John Richard Percival O'Brien, B.Sc., M.A.
SUPERNUMERARY FELLOWS Robert Francis Vere Heuston, M.A., D.C.L. (MA., LL.B. Dublin). Rev. Colin Morris, M.A.
Hon. James William Fulbright, M.A., Hon. D.C.L., K.B.E. (Hon.) Sir Thomas' Malcolm Knox, M.A., (Hon. D.Litt. Glasgow, Hon. LL.D. Edin., Pennsylvania and Dundee). Philip Nicholas Seton Mansergh, M.A., D.Phil., D.Iitt. (Litt D. Camb.), O.B.E., F.B.A. Lewis Arthur Larson, M.A., D.C.L. Charles Stewart Almon Ritchie, B.A. Roland Almon Ritchie, B.A., (Hon. D.C.L., King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia., LL.D. Dalhousie University). Sir Robert Reynolds Macintosh, M.A., D.M. James McNaughton Hester, M.A., D.Phil. (Hon. LL.D. Princeton). The Lord Miles of Blackfriars, C.B.E. (Hon. D.Litt., City University) Morris Berthold Abram, M.A. (Hon. LL.D. Yeshiva University and Davidson College). Sir George White Pickering, D.M., F.R.S., F.R.C.P. Lond. and Ed. (M.D. Camb.; Hon. D.Sc. Durh., Dartmouth and Hull; Hon. Sc.D. Dub.; Hon. LLD. Manc. and Nott.; Hon. M.D. Ghent, Siena and W. Australia; Hon. D. Univ. York). Sir Frank Cooper, K.C.B., C.M.G., M.A. Joseph Philemor Jean Marie Beetz, M.A. George Richard Frederick Bredin, M.A., C.B.E. Reginald Solomon Graham, M.A. Earl Mason McGowin. Sir Henry Thomas Hopkinson, M.A., C.B.E. Norman Stayner Marsh, B.C.L., M.A., Q.C., C.B.E. CHAPLAIN
Revd. John Emerson Platt, M.A., D.Phil. (B.D. Hull), Editor of The Record. ASSISTANT BURSAR Miss Irene Cornock. MANCIPLE
Edward Cox. COLLEGE SECRETARY
Mrs. Elizabeth Ryder.
MASTER'S NOTES The calendar year 1978 seemed to me to pass quickly in the College, perhaps because I was myself away in the Middle East from January to April and â€” I often think (and so, no doubt, do others) â€” have never since caught up again. But although the College looks much the same as it did a year ago (only the scaffolding keeps moving), it has in fact had one of the most eventful years in its history. In Hilary Term it acquired its first woman Fellow, Dr. Joyce Aitchison, Rutherford Research Fellow in Mathematics, who had been with us for more than a year as a Lecturer, so that the Governing Body, on this occasion at any rate, knew what it was doing and did it very well. Since I was not present when Dr.Aitchison was elected, I hope I may use this opportunity to say that the College could not have chosen a better way of inaugurating its new lease of life as a mixed College. In Michaelmas Term we admitted our first (and so far only) woman graduate student, Dr. Maria Isabel Plaza de Lanza, a Venezuelan dermatologist who is carrying out research at The Slade Hospital, Headington. Since both the ladies I have mentioned are married, the College is not yet "co-residential". For that we must await next Michaelmas Term: as a result of the 1978 entrance examination we have offered 6 awards and 18 places to girls and 22 awards and 58 places to men. As we expected, the girls showed most strongly in English. So we shall have an entirely new problem next Michaelmas Term. Most of those with experience to whom I have spoken have told me that the young ladies soon see to it that the men make less noise. That is fine, but they are also said to expect higher standards of what might be called welfare and accommodation; and in this very area we received a severe shock when Miss Cornock reminded us in the Michaelmas Term that she intended to retire next summer, for those of us who had not forgotten hoped that she had. Old members who have been up during the last decade will know how much the College owes to her hard work, ubiquity and efficiency. Since the two Bursars retire from office on the same date, the Governing Body decided to revert to the appointment of a full-time Bursar on or as soon as possible after 1 April 1979: advertisements have appeared in the Daily Telegraph (they were too late, alas, for The Times) and other publications. Apart from Joyce Aitchison, the Fellowship remained unchanged in 1978, but Piers Mackesy became the second member of the Governing Body to achieve the distinction of a "higher" degree when the
D.Litt. was conferred on him at the end of June. Four more Honorary Fellows were elected during the year, Earl McGowin, Reggie Graham, Norman Marsh, Q.C., and Sir Tom Hopkinson. And we have just heard that Bernard Miles has been created a Life Peer in the New Years Honours. On behalf of all Old Members I take this opportunity of congratulating Lord Miles and sending our best wishes for 1979 â€” I should say that I write this on 31 December, just before leaving again for a month in the Middle East. Another Honorary Fellow claims our attention for different reasons: George Bredin retired in October from his offices (he held them all except the ornamental one) with the Pembroke College Society. Old members subscribed more than ÂŁ1500 to the presentation (a small silver tray, suitably engraved, and a cheque) which I made to him at the Society's annual dinner in Hall on 6 October. I should like to thank all those who subscribed, and all those who wrote to me about George Bredin's incalculable services to the College and the Society: quotations from their letters supplied most of my speech at the dinner. John Platt has taken over the Society's affairs; and he will have to make do without Mrs. Broadley, for she too has retired. Her invaluable help with the "Record" over many years was recognised when George Bredin and I, following a unanimous resolution of the Annual General Meeting of the Society, presented her with a small cheque on 5 December. It has taken me a long time to get to the undergraduates. Our academic record in 1978 was not as good as in recent years: only five Firsts in Final Honour Schools (two in Mathematics, one in Modern Languages, one in English, and one in Agricultural and Forest Sciences). Indeed our slide down the Norrington Tables since 1976 can only be matched by our ascent up the Summer Eights ladder. For the second year running the First VIII made a bump a day, and for the second year running the College had a bump supper. After my experience in 1977 I was better equipped to cope with the wiles of undergraduates whose Latin (and Greek) is brighter than my own. But the prospect of a third bump supper is daunting, and there may well be one, for Julian Crawford and Jim Wood (our two Blues) will still be with us, and so will Keith Sheppard, who has done so much for College rowing over the past three years. But all three will be taking Finals in 1979, and I must say no more, lest I be thought to be encouraging men to row not study, or the other way round. At all events, there is a good chance that in 1979 the First VIII will return, after a long absence, to the First Division, to which, each in their respective spheres, the Rugby XV and the Hockey and Soccer XIs have already been promoted. Or perhaps I should say "had" been promoted, for in Michaelmas Term the College Soccer team was disqualified in circumstances which nobody likes to
discuss. Apart from rowing, members of the College gained two full Blues (R.J. Ratcliffe - Captain of the University Lacrosse Team and G. Pink - Archery) and two Half Blues (P. Weaver - Athletics, triple jump and W.R. Hardy - Lacrosse). We enjoyed (I use the word advisedly, in its fullest sense) two Blackstone Lectures in 1978 — one in Trinity Term by Dr. F.A. Mann and one in Michaelmas Term by Lord Devlin. I need hardly say that these were of the highest quality and I hope that one day we shall be able to publish the series. Meanwhile our thanks are due to Reggie Graham for his most imaginative endowment of these Lectures. Another imaginative benefaction came from the widow of John Blackett, whose tragically early death I had to report two years ago. She has endowed a scholarship, to be held for one year by a graduate of the College who is embarking on his first year of clinical medicine. The Governing Body has elected Nigel Higson to the first John Blackett Memorial Scholarship. Before I turn finally to the fabric of the College I must risk unpopularity by paying tribute to the Dean and Canons and Governing Body of Christ Church. In the spring of 1978 they decided to charge admission for tourists, who must enter through the Memorial Gardens and Meadow Gate: Tom Gate is reserved for resident members of the University and people who have business in Christ Church. I do not think that any other single act — short of closing St. Aldate's to traffic — could have brought so startling an improvement in what is nowadays called the "quality of life" in Pembroke Square, in the College, and above all in the Lodgings. We now live on nothing more than the normal city ration of fumes, noise and general nuisance. The detailed arrangements were made by the Rev. Michael Watts, Precentor of the Cathedral, whose heroism deserves recognition of a kind which ought readily to be devised in an age of professed environmentalists. We have added no new buildings to the College in 1978, but the north fronts of the houses in Pembroke Street have been painted; and repairs to the stonework have gone on throughout the year, first on the old Master's Lodgings and now on the north gable of the Almshouses. I should mention here that an Old Member, Dr. John Unrau of York University, Ontario, was kind enough to send me a copy of his book "Looking at Architecture with Ruskin" — a book which I commend to those readers who are interested in such matters. It seems that Ruskin had a very poor opinion of dripstones, which he described as uniting "every element of ugliness". Indeed the only good thing he could find to say of this architectural detail was that it had "the appearance of
some likelihood of its dropping off." In that at least he was right; and Dr. Unrau illustrates the point very well, on page 113 of his book, with a photograph of the northern part of the east front of the Almshouses. Much work remains to be done, on the Almshouses in particular, where dripstones abound; and I hope Old Members will forgive me if I couple my best wishes for 1979 with a reminder that repairs to old buildings are almost as expensive as the construction of new ones. Geoffrey Arthur
1 January 1979 THE COLLEGE SOCIETY
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING As usual this was held immediately preceding the Annual Dinner which took place on Friday 6 October. This year the Society enjoyed the great privilege of conducting its proceedings in the splendid precincts of Broadgates â€” formerly the College Library and now the Senior Common Room. This generous gesture by the Master and Fellows enabled the meeting, with an attendance of well over a hundred, to be held in a comfort impossible in the crowded space of the Weatherly Room. The Master presided. Treasurer's Report The Treasurer reported that, thanks to the generous support of the Governing Body of the College, there was, on 31 December 1977, a credit balance of ÂŁ700.48 in the Society's account. He hoped that this would be enough to cover both the cost of producing the Record and also the normal running expenses of the Society over the coming year. Elections to the Committee The Meeting approved the re-election, for three years in each case, of the following Committee Members who were due for retirement in 1978 but were eligible for re-election: Mr. J.E. Barlow Mr. H.W.S. Horlock Mr. D.C.M. Prichard Secretary and Treasurer The Members present noted with regret the news, already announced in the Record, that Mr. George Bredin would not be standing for re-election as Secretary and Treasurer, and adopted with acclamation a recommendation from the Executive Committee that Dr. John Platt, the College Chaplain, who had agreed to serve, should be elected in his place.
On a motion proposed from the Chair the members recorded their gratitude to Mr. Bredin for the contribution which he had made to the welfare of the Society over the past twelve years. It was further decided that the Committee should find some way of expressing to Mrs. Rosamund Broadley the Society's appreciation of the invaluable assistance rendered by her throughout that time in the task of producing the College Record. [Following on this resolution the Master, accompanied by the retiring Editor of the Record, later called on Mrs. Broadley and handed over to her a cheque, at the same time thanking her on behalf of the Members of the Society for all that she had done for them. Mrs. Broadley was astonished and delighted. She asked that the next issue of the Record should contain a message from her to the Members expressing her deep appreciation of the Society's generous gift. She wishes them to know how great a pleasure it had been to her to work for the Pembroke Society.] THE ANNUAL DINNER Once more the Society was indebted to the hospitality of the Master and Fellows for their permission to hold its Annual Dinner in Hall on Friday 6 October. Of recent years this event has entertained about 150 members, which was in fact regarded as a maximum figure taking into account the space available in Hall and the facilities of the College kitchen. On this occasion, after straining these resources to the uttermost, we were able to provide for 168 Members, and even so it was not possible to accommodate a number of the later applicants. The Chair was taken impeccably by Sir Frank Cooper who, in a speech which clearly delighted his audience proposed the Toast of "The College". In what he explained was an isolated departure from traditional procedure he then called upon the Presidents of the Middle and Junior Common Rooms to respond before asking the Master to speak. To inform, and at the same time to entertain, a large gathering of Members whose age groups span some 50 years or more is no easy task, but Mr. Paul Hasse of the M.C.R. and Mr. Charles Parsons of the J.C.R. succeeded in maintaining to the full the high standard set by their predecessors on similar occasions. In his address the Master, after giving his customary review of College affairs, paid a tribute to the service rendered to the Society by Mr. George Bredin whose last appearance it was as its Secretary and Treasurer and as Editor of the Record. He then handed to Mr. Bredin a silver salver, suitably engraved, together with a cheque for ÂŁ1,400 which was
the result of contributions from Members wishing to show their appreciation of his work for the Society over the past twelve years. In his farewell speech Mr. Bredin first acknowledged, on behalf of the Society, the debt owed to all those whose hospitality, co-operation and eloquence had contributed so much to the success of the evening. He went on to express his own warm thanks for the most handsome presentation which he had just received. "These gifts" he said "will be for me a constant reminder of the friendship and goodwill of their generous donors, and of the happy years during which it has been my good fortune to serve this College and its Society". The following is a list of the Members who attended the Dinner:
P.G. Mackesy J. Wilks P.J. Cuff E. Lightfoot I.P. Grant
FELLOWS S. Bradbury C.N.J. Mann B.J. Howard K. Mayhew J.R.P. O'Brien (1924)
Sir Robert Macintosh G.R.F. Bredin N.S. Marsh (1932) J.E. Platt (1956) (Chaplain)
J.M. Cobban (Incorp. M.A.) J.M. Roberts (formerly Lecturer)
C.N. Lavers F.W. Moss
J.T.M. Davies J.B. Masefield N.A. Macgregor
F. Brewer D.M.L. Doran C.P. Hill D.E.H. Whiteley
R.B. Crail C.H.R. Hillman M. Silverman
H.W.S. Horlock E.H.A. Stretton
1922 G.F. Thompson A.H. Amy C.T. Quinn-Young 1925
R. Fletcher E. Lobb
S.E. Clark R.E. Early W.W. Georgeson A.C. Snowden
B.A.C. Kirk-Duncan G.K. Newman C.A. Stone C.B. White
J.O. Chubb L.W. Cowie J.Y. Huws-Davies C.E. Leighton-Thomson J.S. Lightbody
R.C.A. Fitzgerald J.H. Price
A.W. Barr S.J. Waldman
D.J. Collins-Taylor F. Cooper (Chairman) G. Howard G.A.O. Jenkin J.A. Kenchington S.J.D. Nowson R.B. Peat J.D. Semken G.C. Stonehill
M. Andrews J.T. Buffin G.M. Batchelor J.P.H. Davy J.J. Deave R.J. Drysdale G.A. Everett H.S. Harris K.H. Jeffery C.J. Murtagh J.D. Pinnock W.J.C. Thomas
P.R. Batchelor P.G. Harrison P.C.U. Jagger J.F. McMillan C. de V. Wellesley A. Packard
J.J. Forty D.J.P. Gilmore E. Hurworth A.D. Maclennan W.G. Potter
J.E. Barlow J.P. Nolan R.C. Stopford
I.G.S. Ferrier A.C.W. Ryan
F.D. Ball G.D.L.R. Home P.G.B. Letts J. Metcalf J. Otway A.F. Stirratt J.R.E. Warburton
N.J. Crispin W.P.B. Gunnery G. Hoskin W.R. Timperley
G.T. Crookes D.J. Terry J.G.L. Wall
J.A. Cameron P.G. Coulson D.M. Cope-Thompson D.P.R. Mackilligin C. Seagroatt A. Smith
1968 J.R. Chapman A.E. Peat
J.A. Banks C.B. Craig D.A,V. Edmonds J.M. Graham L.J. Pike N.G. Wrigley
D.O. Fitzhugh J.O. Kerr
C.M. Clarke G.D. Flather
D.B.K. Lyons D.E. Somekh
1969 M.P. Headon P.C. Stoddart 1970
A.P. Russell A.K. Smith
G.T. Layer A.G. Marsden
1972 N.K. Howick 1973
G.P. Allaway R.A.D. Burgess R.C. Cox R.G. ffrench C. Probert A.P. Ricketts
N. Higson S.N. Pilcher
S.K. Alexander P.T. Hasse R.R. Highfield C.A. Parsons
1963 G. Alcock C.S. Clarke R.G.C. Damary A.E. Jasper 1964
R.K. Alder P.M. Bailhache R.M. Cox G. Gancx A.W. Panton S. Zollner S.W. Duck C.L. Rist
1966 J.M. Graham 1967
D.J. Duffill OBITUARY
The deaths of the following Old Members have been notified since the last issue of the Record: L.G.B. Broome 1919 T.H. Bunt 1920 P.H.G. Chamberlin 1938 Col. J.H.H. Coombes 1924 1929 W.M. Duncan R.H. Forrest 1927 E.W. Gibbins 1937
1929 F.H. Goldsmith 1938 R.A. McMillan 1926 R.H. Onslow-Carey 1930 E.A. Sutcliffe Smith 1923 H.S. Vasena 1949 L.V. Wailes 1932 R.H. Waldman 1931 A.A. Webb 1922 W.G. Williamson F.H. Ziegler 1926
P. H.G. CHAMBERLIN
The following obituary notice appeared in The Times on 26th May 1978. "Mr P.H.G. Chamberlin, CBE, ARA, FRIBA, who died suddenly on May 23 when only 59, was one of the most able of the generation of English architects whose reputation had been made since the last war. The rum of which he was the leading partner, Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, have a record of high quality in the planning and design of their buildings, and meticulous care in relating them to their programme and purpose, which they have sustained since they came together in 1952. Their work, which rust attracted public notice with the lively and elegant Bousfield School, South Kensington, includes the Golden Lane housing project in Finsbury, the women's college, New Hall, at Cambridge, the monumental Barbican development in the City of London (where the art centre, which is to provide among other things a new theatre for the Royal Shakespeare Company, is still under construction) and the expansion to double its earlier size of Leeds University. For these buildings the firm received a number of awards. Peter Hugh Girard Chamberlin (known however in the architectural profession and by all his friends as Joe Chamberlin) was born on March 31, 1919. He was educated at Bedford School and Pembroke College, Oxford, and studied architecture at Kingston School of Art, where he afterwards taught for a time. He became AIRBA in 1948 and FRIBA in 1959 and was awarded the RIBA distinction in town-planning in 1963. He was made CEF in 1974 and elected ARA in 1975. Besides being a dedicated architect with a wide range of talents he was a powerful voice in the counsels of the profession, with a judgment that was always respected. He had been a governor of Thames Polytechnic since 1971 and a member of the Ancient Monuments Board since 1976. In his relation with clients and committees he could show determination when he believed that some standpoint he had taken up was the right one, but he was always courteous and reasonable. In his work practical good sense and aesthetic sensibility were unusually well balanced.
With his wife, who was Jean Bingham when they married in 1940 and to whom he was very close, he lived a full life, showing a rare capacity for enjoyment whether it took the form of improving and furnishing their various houses â€” in London, in France and on an island in the Thames â€” of planting the garden at the last of these, of keeping up with the theatre and the cinema or of impulsively setting out on a flying visit to Venice or some other of the foreign cities they were fond of. As a traveller Joe Chamberlin was at his imperturbable best, and to accompany him became an incessant adventure because of his quick appreciation of the essential qualities of places and his eye for oddities. Being at the same time the gentlest of men, unassuming to the point of being self-deprecating and both humorous and appreciative of humour, he had many friends and all his friends loved him Varied though his interests were, he pursued them all with the mind and the eye of an architect. Buildings, whether old or modern, were most of his life, and his understanding of the nature of architecture and his concern with solving its problems as comprehensively as possible, undistracted by fads and fashions, makes his loss deeply saddening for the profession, as well as for his friends.
J. H. H. COOMBES The following is an excerpt from "News of our Members" which was published in The Record for 1976: "He matriculated in 1924 and, after taking his Degree, joined the Sudan Plantations Syndicate as an Inspector on the cotton-growing irrigation scheme on the Blue Nile; later he became a schoolmaster, teaching first at a preparatory school and then at Alleyn's Grammar School, Stevenage. The War took him first to Dunkirk and then into a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. After the War he joined the Royal Army Education Corps Far East Command, retiring in 1957 when he was made a C.B.E. After serving for seven years as founder and First Principal of the Cadet College' at Petaro in Sind he became Deputy Director of London and Southwark Board of Education, retiring in 1972 to live at Sellindge in Kent." He died on 18 February, following a long illness which he bore with the courage which he had shown throughout a long and eventful life, leaving behind him a splendid record of service in many fields. R. H. FORREST His Honour Judge Hadow Forrest, Q.C., matriculated from Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby in 1927 and was called to the Bar, Gray's Inn, in 1932. His legal career was interrupted by service in the King's Regiment in the Second War. He was Presiding Judge in the Liverpool Court of Passage from 1964 till 1971 and at the same time Judge of Courts of
Appeal for Jersey and Guernsey, and from 1968 till 1971 was Leader, North Circuit. Prior to his death in 1977 he was, for a number of years, a Circuit Judge for East Sussex and lived at Seaford. H. VASENA
The Record is indebted to R.C. Martindale (1923) for the following appreciation: "Hector Santiago Vasena y Saves (who died on 10 October 1978) came up to Pembroke from Beaumont in 1923, stayed four years and loyally supported the College throughout his life, travelling from Argentina for the opening of the McGowin Library or for a College dinner. He may well have been the fastest sprinter the College has had, running 100 yards in 10 seconds with rugger boots, or in white tie and tails when evading the bullers after a club dinner. "He was enthusiastic in all sports and College societies, without exaggerating the importance of academic attainment. The Two-Litre Ballot which he drove at Le Mans was usually parked under the Dean's window. The Vice Chancellor (and Master of Pembroke) could never understand that life on the unrestricted Pampas left Hector no respect for Proctors or policemen. His elegant sisters came from Paris to grace the College dances. "Though not the first estanciere to spend a fortune for a prize bull, he might have been the first to spend a month on ladders, readying the quarters of a Pembroke friend assigned to a Buenos Aires embassy. (He interrupted his labours with cries of 'Well rowed, Pemmy!') On his last visit to England he carried a rare collection of gold coins in the pockets of his old tweed jacket, and when he had sold them he carried wads of cash, explaining, 'But che, you can't leave it in the Ritz.' "Amid all his Regency sense of style he had rare devotion for his College and his friends. He was amused to recognize himself as the hero of a story in Blackwood's Magazine, July 1959, under the mask of `Monsanto'." R. C. M. `Look me up if you are ever in B.A.' Hector's encouraging words led me to do just that three or four years later when on a visit to the Argentine. With typical kindness and pride in his country he brought me with his wife to lunch at the Jockey Club, so that I might see the splendours of an old house in Buenos Aires. The Spanish setting enhanced the beauty of his voice and his fine command of English. Afterwards, when I was so rash as to comment with less than due
respect on the layout of the city, he drove me all around it to show me how beautiful were its buildings and parks, pointing out both the old and traditional and the new and successful. I thought that he combined in himself the qualities of both, and I left greatly touched by his thoughtfulness Alison Bond F. H. ZIEGLER Frank Ziegler matriculated at the College from Rugby School in 1926. As a student in the History Faculty he was one of the first pupils to be tutored by the late Ronald McCallum then recently appointed a Fellow of the College. Readers of the Record will remember the highly entertaining account which he contributed to the 1973 issue describing a visit to Sweden which they made in 1930 in the course of which they nearly met their deaths by diving off a pier into the freezing waters of a Swedish lake. An author of merit, and an ardent supporter of the Society and its activities, we saw him frequently at our Dinners where his many friends will miss him greatly. G. R. F. B.
ACADEMIC HONOURS 1978 FINAL HONOUR SCHOOLS 1978: FIRST CLASS Mathematics English Language & Literature Mathematics Agricultural & Forest Sciences Modern Languages
J.L. Boxall O.C. Cleaver M.A. Collins G.R. Gray R.S. Moore
FIRSTS IN HONOUR MODERATIONS 1978 A.R. Garner D.R. Rees
DISTINCTION IN PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 1978 T.J.L.F. Anderson
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES 1978 R.J. Cleggett E.M. Furgol W.L.A. King
National Engineering Scholarship Graduate Scholarship at St. Cross College National Engineering Scholarship ATHLETIC DISTINCTIONS 1978
J.R. Crawford W.R. Hardy G.P. Pink R.J. Ratcliffe P.H. Weaver J.W. Wood
Rowing Blue Lacrosse Half Blue Archery Blue Lacrosse Blue Athletics Half Blue Rowing Blue
PEMBROKE COLLEGE LIBRARY 1978 The year has been notable for a number of very welcome benefactions, both in money and in kind; rising costs in every sphere make these particularly welcome. We were happy to receive visits from two members of the McGowin family, donors of the present Library building, and to show them their gift in full working order. At the opening ceremony in September 1974 there was not a book to be seen, still less a reader, but after four years it is already time to consider the installation of the extra book-stacks for which space was allowed. Two friends of the family also visited the Library, one of them generously giving a thousand dollars, later repeated, towards general running costs. Mrs. Macdonald, widow of an old member, stayed in the College in September, and made a very handsome fmancial gift to the Library, including some money for re-framing a set of Ackermann prints of Oxford. These particularly delightful pictures belonged to another old member, the late Rev. Charles Magraw, and were given to the Library by his daughter. Finally, Mr. Morris Abram sent a thousand dollars which is to be used for PPE and law books, and further money has come from the estate of the late R.H. Onslow-Carey who matriculated in 1926. We are most grateful for all these kind gifts, as well as for the presentations listed below. October 1978 saw the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Samuel Johnson's arrival at Pembroke. The occasion was marked by the drinking of a special toast in hall and by an exhibition of Johnson and other items in the Rare Book Room of the Library. Although for security reasons the opening hours had to be limited, there is no doubt that the exhibition was much appreciated and that there is considerable
interest amongst present undergraduates in the past of their College. Another exhibition this year was in Wallingford, and concerned Sir William Blackstone, a former member of Pembroke and a distinguished lawyer. The College lent a portrait, a book and a framed legal opinion, all duly insured, with the promise that a watchful eye should be kept on them while the exhibition was open and that they should spend their nights secure and snug in the company of the town regalia. They came back in good order. Before retiring as secretary of the Pembroke Society, Mr. George Bredin managed to collect together a complete set of the Pembroke Record from 1932 onwards. These have now been bound and will be kept in the Library; they form a most useful source of information, since they contain articles on old members and on events and aspects of College history (many of the articles written by Mr. Bredin himself) as well as reports of current happenings. It is hoped that the next major development will be a change in the system of borrowing, in order to keep a more efficient check on the whereabouts of College books. Extensive use of the Library has meant that procedures which were satisfactory in the old building are now found to be less effective in the new. This is especially true of the signing-out system. A working party has been set up to look into this question and aims shortly to recommend more effective arrangements. M.W. Cordy Deputy Librarian LIST OF GIFTS TO THE LIBRARY 1978 Donor
J.M. Eekelaar Miss Mcgraw Prof. M.J. Petry
Report by Justice Our fettered Ombudsman Set of Ackermann prints Petry, M.J. (ed. and trans.) Hegel: Philosophy of Subjective Spirit (3 vols) Eekelaar, J.M. Family law and social policy A Gaelic grammar Calder, G. Reid, D. Elementary course of Gaelic Illustrated Gaelic-English Dwelly, E. dictionary Sonetos Camoes, L. de Watson, W.J. Gaelic poetry 1550-1900 Valle-Inclan, R. del Luces de Bohemia Guarini, Battisto II pastor fido Yugoslavia Horton, John J. Farrell, R.T. (ed.) Bede and Anglo-Saxon England
J.M. Eekelaar J.R. Marshall 11
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20 S.K. Archer H.W. Griffiths >I
Rev. J.E. GethynJones J.J.G. Alexander Dr. D.E. Rhodes S.K. Newman Dr. S. Bradbury P. Farthing Rev. P. Secretan II
J.A. Kay R.B. Schwartz The Johnsonians F. Williams Dr. D.F. Brewer F.E.B. Witts Dr. J.R. Krebs J.R. Marshall
Carriage of goods by sea (10th.ed.) Hood, R. & Sparks, R. Key issues in criminology Cohen, S. & Taylor, L. Psychological survival Walker, N. Crimes, courts and figures Punishment, prison and the Cross, R. public HMSO report People in prison Walker, N. Crime and punishment in Britain Trevisa of Berkeley Gethyn-Jones, Eric Payne & Ivamy
Off-print of article on Pembroke MS 20 Off-print of article on Aristotle : Ethica, Paris 1500 (a book unique to Pembroke College Library) Newman, S.K. March 1939: the British guarantee to Poland Greep, R.O. & Histology (3rd. ed.) Weiss, L. Wilford, Coghlin & Healy Time charters Balcombe, Sussex Secretan, D.L. Selected writings Aquinas Bruce, F.F. Epistle to the Romans commentary Oesterley, W.O.E. & Introduction to the Old Testament Robinson, T.H. Richardson, A. Theology of the New Testament St. John Barrett, C.K. Kay, J.A. (trans.by) Duyckaerts, F.: The sexual bond Boswell's Johnson - a preface to Schwartz, R.B. the Life Facsimile of The Literary Magazine, vol. I, 1756 Callimachus: Hymn to Apollo Williams, F. Brewer, D.F. (ed.) Papers on superfluid 3He Verey, D. (ed.) Diary of a Cotswold parson, 1783 - 1854 Krebs, J.R. & Davies, N.B. (eds.) Behavioural ecology Selected poems Pessoa, F. Anthology of troubadour lyric poetry Sonnets Labe, L. Brand, C.P. Ariosto Bocage Poesias varias
JOHNSON AT PEMBROKE On 31 October 1978, at the request of the Junior Common Room, the College commemorated the 250th anniversary of the entrance of Samuel Johnson as a commoner of the college. As part of the commemoration a small exhibition was mounted in the library. On display were college archives, battel books, Johnson's undergraduate exercises, and various other memorabilia. Johnson came up in October 1728. The exact date of his entry is not certain. The Master's Account Book shows that the then Master, Rev. Matthew Panting, received five shillings on 10 October 1728 for the admission of Johnson as a commoner. The Battel Books show no charges against his name until three weeks later, and the Caution Book shows that he did not pay his ÂŁ7 caution money until 31st October. His matriculation is recorded in the university register on 16 December 1728. The College Statutes laid down a strict programme of teaching.The day began with Prayers at six, followed by classes until breakfast at eight. On Saturday, the first day of the college week, there was the `Declamatio' or presentation of the weekly composition or 'theme'. The topics were hackneyed: `Dulce et decorum est pro Patria mori' (one of Blackstone's), 'Aurora est Musis amica' (Get up early if you hope to write a good essay); two of Johnson's themes are from Horace: `Mea nec Falernae Temperant Vites' (0d.l.xx) in which he took the opportunity to complain of the poor quality of the college beer, and 'Adjecere bonae paulo plus artis Athenae' (Ep.II.ii.43) which no doubt helped to instil in him a proper respect and affection for the university. He told Boswell that 'what he read solidly at Oxford was Greek'. A copy of Sophocles' Tragoediae VII, 1665, inscribed 'Sam: Johnson. 1726' was among his books at that time, and is now in the library. Regrettably Johnson was not a model student. He skipped tutorials in order to go skating, he was impertinent to the Fellows, and he hung about the college gateway fomenting trouble. Yet in his own words, `At Oxford, as is well known, much will be forgiven to Literary merit', and his abilities were recognized and respected. For his first Christmas vacation (Johnson did not go home to Lichfield at all during the fifteen months of his stay at college), his tutor set him the task of translating Pope's 'Messiah' into Latin verse. The result is a striking composition which manages to avoid a sub-Virgilian style, despite the fact that Pope's original was consciously indebted to Virgil's fourth Eclogue. Johnson's translation was eventually published by John Husbands, a Fellow of the College, in a volume entitled A Miscellany of Poems by Several Hands, printed at Oxford in 1731.
Yet all was not well. The small inheritance which his mother had received from her aunt was not sufficient to support him. His shoes were worn through, though he spurned the gift of a new pair. Moreover he was increasingly at odds with the college. Many of the classes were conducted by tutors who were his junior and no doubt his characteristic combativeness led to trouble. The battel books are cryptic enough, but one item is easily identified, and that is the incidence of fines, `mulctis'. Johnson did not incur many in his first year, but the last quarter of his time shows a remarkable increase. Matters came to a head on Friday, 5 December 1729 when as his friend John Taylor reported: "Johnson being miserably poor set out for Lichfield very early in a morning having hid his toes in a pair of large boots. Taylor went with him as far as Banbury and returned at night." Matters were not much easier at home. His father's bookshop was struggling, and Michael Johnson could not easily manage his elder son. Johnson at some time refused to assist his father with the stall in Uttoxeter market. As an old man he sought to expiate his disobedwace by standing bareheaded in the rain in the same market place where his father's stall used to stand. Michael died in 1731 and his widow kept the shop going. The college has a small bundle of bills and receipts from the shop at that time, showing something of the kind of reading which attracted the clergy in a small cathedral town. Johnson's activities at this time are not clearly known, but an entry in the library borrowing register, which began in 1730, reads as follows: `June 15, 1734. Borrow'd of Mr. Meek, Librarian, Angeli Politiani Opera, by ye Revd. Mr. Robt. Boyse, for / use of Mr Johnson. Witness. J. Ratcliff. A. Blackford.' Johnson apparently intended to publish an edition of Politian's poems, but the project came to nothing. The fate of the book from the library is unknown. Sir John Hawkins, Johnson's official biographer, wrote in 1787: Among the books in his library, at the time of his disease, I found a very old and curious edition of the works of Politian, which appeared to belong to Pembroke college, Oxford. If Sir John returned it, it has since disappeared. In later life Johnson was inclined to rhapsodise over Pembroke and Oxford. Mrs Thrale tells the story of his lauding Oxford at a party in
her house. 'At last I said to him, Why there happens to be no less than five Cambridge men in the room now. "I did not (said he) think of that till you told, me; but the wolf don't count the sheep." ' He did not miss his opportunity when in 1756 he prefaced a biography of Sir Thomas Browne to an edition of Christian Morals: He was removed in the beginning of the year 1623 from Winchester to Oxford; and entered a gentleman-commoner of Broadgate-Hall, which was soon afterwards endowed, and took the name of Pembroke-College, from the Earl of Pembroke then chancellor of the University. He was admitted to the degree of bachelor of arts, January 31, 1626-7; being, as Wood remarks, the first man of eminence graduated from the new college, to which the zeal or gratitude of those that love it most, can wish little better, than that it may long proceed as it began. J. D. F. Members may be interested to know that some copies of the facsimile reproduction of Johnson's Prayers and Meditations are still available (price ÂŁ17.50 including postage and packing) and may be obtained on application to The Bursar at the College. Editor Acknowledgments The photograph of Johnson's Prayers and Meditations was taken by Dr. S. Bradbury who is also responsible for that of the "Armada" dish. Mr. Nigel Higson took the photographs of the Annual Dinner and the Minton painting; Mr. Robin Hobbs those of the Music Society's concert and the "John Blackett", and Mr. M. Tsuchiya that of the M.C.R. Entertainment. The Editor is extremely grateful to them all.
PEMBROKE'S MODERN HISTORIANS A list of books and articles on modern history by Pembroke men seemed an interesting idea for the Record. But it soon became apparent that the number of items would be so large that the published list must be confined to books. Because of the difficulty of tracing the works of deceased authors, I decided to include only the living, but urged by a
number of old members I have made an exception of R.B. McCallum, remembered with affection and admiration by so many of us. A list of books, contributions and articles, as complete as I could make it, may be obtained by writing to the College Secretary. Authors also include: A.V. Antonovics (1960), M.K. Barritt (1967), D.H. Close (1960), J.B. Hattendorf (1973), P. Kelly (1965), R.G. Phillips (1973), M.J. Sayer (1966), T. Whitehead (1972). Almost certainly some have been omitted, and I should be grateful to hear from any with whom I have not been in touch. My thanks to all those who have helped to compile the list. The broderline between history and current affairs is narrow, and I have not always regarded it. Piers Mackesy R.B. McCallum (Fellow 1925; Master 1955-67; Hon. Fellow 1968) Asquith (1936); England and France, 1939-43 (1944); Public Opinion and the Last Peace (1944); ed. J.S. Mill, On Liberty, and Representative Government (1946); The British General Election of 1945 (1947); From 1852 to 1895 (part II of Victorian Years: Vol. V of E. Halevy's A History of the English People.- the Nineteenth Century) (1951); Oxford Liberal Group. Radical Alternative, studies in liberalism by R.B. McCallum and others (ed. G. Watson) (1962); The Liberal Party from Earl Grey to Asquith (1963). J.E.K. Esdaile (1929) Co-operated with K.A. Esdaile in English Monumental Sculpture since the Renaissance (1927), The Life and Works of L.F. Roubiliac (1928), The Stentons of Holborn (1929), and English Church Monuments 1540-1840 ( 1944) (contributions documented in the Esdaile MSS. in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.) P.N.S. Mansergh (1929; Hon. Fellow 1954) Ireland in the age of reform and revolution, 1840-1921 (1940; revised edn., The Irish Question, 1840-1921 (1965; new edns. 1968, 1975); Britain and Ireland (1942); The Coming of the First World War (1949); Survey of British Commonwealth Affairs, Vol. I. Problems of External Policy 1931-39 (1952); Vol. 2. Problems of Wartime Co-operation and Post-War Change, 1939-52 (1958); ed. Documents and Speeches on Commonwealth Affairs 1931-52 (2 vols., 1953); South Africa 1906-61: the Price of Magnanimity (1962); ed. Documents and Speeches on
Commonwealth Affairs 1952-62 (1963); The Commonwealth Experience (1969) (German edns. 1969 and 1978); ed. in chief Constitutional Relations between Britain and Indiaâ€˘ The Transfer of Power 1942-47, (India Office, 1970- , 8 vols. published); The Prelude to Partition: Concepts and Aims in Ireland and India (Smuts Memorial Lecture for 1976) (1978); and other works on public affairs and institutions. C.P. Hill (1933) History of the United States (1942; 3rd ed. 1974); (with R.R. Sellman) Survey of British History: Book III, 1688-1815 (1951); Survey of British History: Book IV, 1783-1939 (Arnold, 1949; 2nd ed. 1968); History of Bristol Grammar School (1951); Suggestions on the Teaching of History (UNESCO, 1953); (ed. with H.C. Allen) British Essays in American History (1957); British Economic and Social History Since 1700 (1957; 4th ed. 1977); Who's Who in History: Volume III, England 1603 to 1714 (1965); Franklin Roosevelt (1966); The U.S.A. since the First World War (1967); (ed. with G. Fell) The Archive Series (Arnold, 1968-1977); Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal (Archive Series, 1975). H.C. Allen (1935) Great Britain and the United States: A History of Anglo-American Relations (1783-1952) (1954); Bush and Backwoods: A Comparison of the Frontier in Australia and the United States (1959) (Paperback 1975); The Anglo-American Predicament: Great Britain, the United States and European Unity (1960); The United States of America (1964) (U.S. edn. A Concise History of the United States; in French, Spanish and Portuguese); Conflict and Concord: The Anglo-American Relationship since 1783 (1959) (shortened and modified version of `Great Britain and the United States'); ed. and contrib. with C.P. Hill, British Essays in American History (1957); ed. and contrib., Contrast and Connection: Bicentennial Essays in Anglo-American History (with R. Thompson) (1976). E.M.G. Belfield (1937) Unarmed into Battle (History of Air O.P. in World War II) with Gen. Parham (1956); The Annals of the Addington Family (1959); N. W. Europe Campaign' (with General Essame) (1962); The Battle for Normandy (with General Essame) (1965) (French translation L'Et6 Normandie 1944); Sieges (1967); Oudenarde 1708 (1972);
History of the Boer War (1975); Corps Commander (with General Horrocks) (1977); History of Queen's Dragon Guards (1978). C.E. Leighton Thomson (1938) ed. Thomas More through Many Eyes (1978). G.S. Holmes (1945) British Politics in the Age of Anne (1967); ed. with W.A. Speck, The Divided Society: Party Conflict in England, 1694-1716 (1967); ed. and contrib. Britain after the Glorious Revolution, 1689-1714; The Trial of Doctor Sacheverell (1973) A.H. Woolrych (1946) Penruddock's Rising, 1655 (Historical Association 1955); Battles of the English Civil War (1961; paperback 1966); Oliver Cromwell (1964); Complete Prose Works of John Milton, vol. VII (1974), Historical Introduction. G.W.S. Barrow (1948) Feudal Britain. The completion of the medieval kingdoms, 10661314 (1956) (paperback 1971); The Acts of Malcolm IV, king of Scots 1153-65 (Volume I of Regesta Regum Scottorum) (1960) Robert Bruce and the community of the realm of Scotland (1965) (paperback 1976); The Acts of William I, King of Scots 1165-1214 (Volume II of Regesta Regum Scottorum (with W.W. Scott) (1971); The Kingdom of the Scots. Government, Church and Society from the 11th to the 14th century (1973); ed. The Scottish Tradition. Essays in honour of Ronald Gordon Cant (1974); The Anglo-Norman Era in Scottish History. The Ford Lectures for 1977 (forthcoming). M.J. Petry (1952) Herne the Hunter: A Berkshire Legend (1972). The Rev. C. Morris (Fellow 1953) The Discovery of the Individual 1050-1200 (1972); Medieval Media (Inaugural Lecture, Southampton 1973.) D.J. Arnold (1954)
Britain, Europe and the World 1870-1955 (1966); seconded 18711971 (1973). P.C. Mackesy (Fellow 1954) The War in the Mediterranean, 1803-10 (1957); The War for America, 1775-83 (1964); Statesmen at War. I : The Strategy of Overthrow, 1798-99 (1974); The Coward of Minden : The Affair of Lord George Sackville (1979). G.F. Matthews (1956) The Reconquest of Burma ( 1943-45 ) (1966); Loughborough : from College to University, a History of Higher Education at Loughborough, 1909-66 (with L.M. Cantor) (1977). G.M. Taylor (1956) The Problem of Poverty, 1660-1834 (1969); The American South Before the Civil War (1974). W.S. Hamer (1957) The British Army : Civil-Military Relations, 1885-1905 (1970). H.C. Hummel (1957) ed. The Military Journal of Major John Crealock (1979). J.E. Ratte (1957) Three Modernistsâ€˘ Alfred Loisy, George Tyrrell, William L. Sullivan (1967). C.S. Yeo (1958) Religion and Voluntary Organisations in Crisis (1976). R.M. Blinkhorn (1960) Carlism and Crisis in Spain, 1931-39 (1975) (Spanish translation 1979).
P. Addison (1961) The Road to 1945; British Politics and the Second World War (1975). D. Wells (1961)
Stephen Douglas: The Last Years, 1857-61 (1971). B.S. Capp (1962) The Fifth Monarchy Men. A study in seventeenth-century English millenarianism (1972); Astrology and the Popular Press. English almanacs 1500-1800 (1979). M.J.O'M. Dewar (1962) Internal Security Weapons and Equipment of the World (1979). A.B. Worden (1963) The Rump Parliament 1648-53 (1974); (ed.) Edmund Ludlow, A Voyce from the Watch Tower (Camden Soc. 1978). J.J.L. Whiteley (1964) Ingres (1977); Puvis de Chavannes (1978). R.J. Bonney (1965) Political Change in France under Richelieu and Mazarin, 1624-1661 (1978). D.C. Lehane (1968) Political Murder in Northern Ireland (with Martin Dillon 1973). P.R. Hyams (Fellow 1969) King, Lords and Peasants in Medieval England: the Common Law of Villeinage in 12th and 13th Century England (in press).
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Three Yanks at Oxford. The M.C.R. "First (and last) Annual American Special Forces Radio X-mas Show". 1978.
The Annual Dinner, 1978. Mr. Bredin, The Master, Sir Frank Cooper.
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Sir George W. Pickering (Master 1969; Hon. Fellow 1974) Creative Malady: illness in the lives and minds of Charles Darwin etc. (1974). A.G. Kemp (1974) Castles in Colour (1977); transl. The American Civil War (from the German, 1978); The Maginot Line - Myth and Reality (forthcoming 1979); One More River - The Battle of Metz 1944 (forthcoming 1979).
MIDDLE COMMON ROOM President: Secretary: Treasurer:
Paul Hasse Peter West Charles Holditch
Acting Secretary, Michaelmas Term 1978: Dennis Washburn The Middle Common Room serves an important purpose in the College. It provides the older students, particularly those who are studying for advanced (or second) degrees, with a meeting place for social activities, and with a means of communication with the College. Since a large portion of the membership comes from outside the United Kingdom, the M.C.R. also helps to create a sense of community among the foreign students. This past year has seen quite a lot occur in the M.C.R. Following the lead of Charles Holditch, an intrepid band of weekend handymen, mostly Americans, began efforts last Trinity to refurbish our rooms. A fresh coat of paint, a new carpet, and new lithographs have all made the M.C.R. a more pleasant place in which to drink, relax, or entertain guests. Further renovation is planned, with new furniture and fixtures the main priorities. The social calendar was as full as ever, with events ranging from the garden parties of Trinity to a medieval banquet in Warwick Castle. In between members enjoyed the usual termly dinners, wine and cheese parties, and several joint discos with the J.C.R. A trip to Stratford, to see the R.S.C. production of Antony and Cleopatra, and a concert at the Albert Hall were among the more special events arranged. One attraction of our calendar this year was the Christmas programme arranged by Messrs. Gerberding, Riggs, Hasse and Washburn, which included the First (and Last) Annual American Special Forces Radio
X-mas Show. This was well received and, since no libel suits resulted, those involved considered it a success. On the sporting side of life the M.C.R. is thriving. Several members have made important contributions to a number of Pembroke teams, including last year's very successful 1st VIII. The M.C.R.'s own crews, it seems, fared somewhat less impressively, unless you take into account the bar bills for Eights Week. Last, but certainly not least, there was the annual cricket match with the S.C.R. We won again, which goes to prove that intelligence has nothing to do with achievement. One important issue which has come before the M.C.R. this year is that of College rents and prices. Paul Hasse and Charles Holditch have worked hard representing the views and interests of the M.C.R. on this matter, and the efforts of our two officers must not be overlooked. As for our own finances, the economic outlook is good, thanks to a diligent treasurer and to the alcoholic capacity of the membership. The bar is showing a much needed profit, and the College has given some greatly appreciated aid to help keep the M.C.R. afloat. Although it is a relatively new organization, the M.C.R. has become an integral part of the social and intellectual life of Pembroke. The committee expresses its gratitude for those who have helped the success of the M.C.R., and we look forward to a strengthening of our relationships with the rest of the College. D.C. Washburn
JUNIOR COMMON ROOM Mike Phoenix/Charles Parsons President: Robin Hobbs Secretary: Roger Highfield Treasurer: Ian Bakewell NUS Rep: NUS Area Rep: Chris Noyce The big event this year involved a massive extension in facilities: after running a weekend bar in the Macmillan Building for a term, the J.C.R. felt it had enough financial acumen to take over the running of the College Bar and the Pantry. Thus the range of goods on sale is wider (the pantry now sells banana milk shakes) and the times of opening are now more varied. It has also been a great financial success. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of our social events, which although being very popular, have been great loss-leaders. It was not possible to hold a summer ball as was hoped, so instead the J.C.R. put on a "Summer Festival", the events in which varied from Handel's
Fireworks Suite in Chapel Quad (performed by the recently formed Pembroke College Music Society) to a "new wave" group in hall; nearly all the events lost money, but the actual appreciation of them outweighed any bad feeling. Other social events, apart from the statutary discotheques, included a formal Christmas party, a poetry reading, and a Hallowe'en Fancy Dress Party. J.C.R. purchases this year, apart from a typewriter for the President, included a pool table, a cigarette machine, rocking chairs, and best of all, a plastic rubber plant. This was bought because of the difficulty of watering a real one in the vacations. A massive university campaign was set up to "Save the Pembroke Fish" - people can still be seen wearing badges with this slogan. Unfortunately, it was to no avail, as despite the housing of a family of fish in the Pond in North Quad as part of the campaign, it only took a week for them to join their predecessors in the great fish pond in the sky. The mastermind of this heroic campaign (Jim Lawrie) also supervised the Art collection this year, which is being steadily restored and increased. An exhibition of some of the best works proved very successful during the Summer Festival. Politics in the J.C.R. must not be forgotten: there were three actions of major importance during the year. There was a three hour occupation of the Bursary over investments in South Africa; there was a demonstration outside Hall over rents and prices; and it was from Pembroke that the demonstration over Nixon's visit to the Union was organized. The J.C.R. also went on University Challenge where, in an exciting contest, they were defeated by Edinburgh University by five points: our plastic rubber plant could be seen in the background on the programme. The J.C.R. also has plans for the future: a Pembroke/St. Hilda's Drama Society has just been formed, and this should be presenting plays during the coming months. Finally the Committee would again like to record its thanks to all the College staff for their ever-increasing help over the year. It has always been in evidence, and is much appreciated. C.A.P.
J.C.R. ART COLLECTION The J.C.R. Art Collection has recently been rehoused in the boiler room beneath Broadgates Hall. This move from the temporary accommodation in the tower stimulated much interest in the welfare of
the collection, and the J.C.R. has proposed the nomination of a senior member empowered to represent the J.C.R. on issues concerning the art collection. Thanks to the efforts of James Abbott and Dr. Mann, the collection has been catalogued and restored and is a valuable asset both to the College and the J.C.R. The three paintings by John Piper are on permanent display in the library and each term there is an exhibition of twenty selected works in the Macmillan Common Room. However, the most important feature of the collection is that undergraduates living in can borrow original paintings to hang in their own rooms. The purchase of the Abstract by Vivien Rothwell and the watercolour of Pembroke Old Quad by J. Stranger has hopefully set a precedent for keeping the collection up to date. This process will no doubt be greatly facilitated by the recently formed J.C.R. Picture Fund, which will be levied on battels in the same manner as the Political and Charitable Fund. In addition it is hoped to continue the work of restoring and reframing what must be one of the most interesting collections of modern art in Oxford. J.A. Lawrie THE BLACKSTONE SOCIETY President: Treasurer: Secretary:
Cameron McNeill Stephen Pollard Simon Quin
As usual the year began with the customary drinks party for those freshers who had come up to read law. Held in the first week of the Michaelmas Term, this provides an excellent opportunity for the lawyers to meet each other either for the first time or after the Long Vacation. The first meeting of term was held on Wednesday, 1st November 1978 when our guest speaker was David Tench. Mr Tench is a solicitor and the legal officer for the Consumers' Association. He has also served on European committees connected with consumer legislation and is a member of the Energy Commission. Mr Tench gave a highly entertaining and interesting talk on the work behind lobbying the Unfair Contract Terms Act, 1977 through Parliament and more generally on his hopes for future legislation in this field. The second and final meeting of the term was held on Wednesday, 22nd November 1978 when we were privileged to hear a talk given by James Fawcett who is the President of the European Commission of
Human Rights and also the recently appointed King's College Professor of International Law in the University of London. Professor Fawcett was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple before the war and has spent some of his distinguished career in practice at the Bar. Later Professor Fawcett became a legal adviser to the Foreign Office working in Washington and at the United Nations. Before becoming President of the Commission, Professor Fawcett was elected a Fellow of All Souls and was General Counsel to the International Monetary Fund. Professor Fawcett spoke on the work of the Commission and, as might be expected from such a very distinguished man, both in academic and public life, his talk was well received by a packed Lecture Theatre and very much appreciated by all those who attended. It is always the aim of the Blackstone Society to provide meetings which are not of interest to the College lawyers only but to try and arrange speaker meetings which are to be given by lawyers who are able to relate their topic to its wider relevance, outside the purely legal. Next term we are to be visited by John Mortimer, Q.C., the famous advocate, journalist and writer. Mr Mortimer was to have come in the Michaelmas Term but unfortunately was indisposed because of a broken leg and the fact that he had accepted a brief which was to take him to Singapore for three weeks. Mr G. Francis Woods, the Local Secretary for Legal Aid in West London, has also agreed to speak to the Society on the careers available in legal aid provided by the Law Society. He is also keen to speak on related matters such as life as a solicitor either in private practice or government service. Before the end of the year it is hoped that we can arrange a small party to visit the court of His Honour Judge Monier-Williams, at his invitation; it is envisaged that we would be allowed to look through the list before the day's hearings and having sat through the day's work, have an opportunity to discuss the day's business with the learned Judge. There will be the usual pre-Mods dinner for the undergraduate members only and we hope to have the Annual Dinner in College in Third Week of Trinity Term. It would not be right to end this brief account of the Society's activities, both past and proposed, without mentioning the help and encouragement we have received from John Eekelarr and Dan Prentice for which we are all grateful. C.A.McN.
THE JOHNSON LITERARY SOCIETY President: Secretary: Treasurer:
P.C. Archer C.A. Parsons R.S. Hall
Dr. J.D. Fleeman D.J. Hewitt, Esq.
October 31st 1978 was an important date in the calendar of the Johnson Literary Society since it is likely that two hundred and fifty years ago to the day Dr. Johnson first entered Pembroke College. To mark the occasion an exhibition of Johnsonalia was compiled in the library by Dr. Fleeman. Members of College were provided with a glass of wine in Hall and a toast was proposed to the immortal memory. Afterwards there was a meeting of the Johnson Literary Society with Ms. Marina Warner as guest speaker. The minutes, an exciting part of our proceedings, were declaimed by the Secretary. Mr. John RamsayBrown delivered relevant extracts from Boswell's "Life of Johnson" and then Ms. Warner gave a talk on transvestism from a feminist viewpoint with particular reference to the rebellion of Joan of Arc. Assisted by liberal port and madeira, the speaker's erudition and dishiness stimulated our distinguished audience. The present committee is now in retirement having organised meetings with a poet, a short-story teller and a non-fiction writer. A tie printed with the registered design of the Johnson Literary Society is now being issued (ÂŁ2.50 from Mr. R.S. Hall). P.C.A.
PEMBROKE COLLEGE CHRISTIAN UNION Representative : I.D. Miller The Christian Union, despite rumours to the contrary, is not really a club as such. It is the gathering of all Christians in the College who wish to pursue through prayer and Bible study our two aims: to know Christ and to make him known. Because of the loose nature of the group, it is not possible to say how big we are. But we can praise the Lord that over the past twelve months several people have come to accept Christ as their Saviour, and have been growing in Him and sharing the Gospel with their friends. At the time of writing, the group is preparing to take part in the OICCU Mission to the University in February, so by the time of going to press we pray that we may be able to praise God for bringing more people to Himself.
A number of those who were in the group last year have, since graduating, gone to serve the Lord abroad; Clive Thorne and Paul Simmons in India, and Adam Romanis in Zaire. Another former member, Jon Chaplin, is the co-editor of `Kerygma', the new Christian news magazine for Oxford. And as second years suddenly become third years with Finals looming horrifically close, those in "positions of responsibility" changed. Peter Adams, Alan Mottershead and Graham Collingridge, the outgoing representative, international representative and secretary respectively, were replaced by David Miller, Tim Reynolds and Jon Youdan. And so from strength to strength we go on, strong in the strength which God supplies through his eternal Son. God bless you all. I.D. Miller PEMBROKE CHAPEL CHOIR The introduction of public voice trials finally ensured us, together with our usual supply of boys from New College School, a full quota of boys (sixteen plus two probationers). Thus Michaelmas Term 1978 began with a fully balanced choir. The first of many events of the Michaelmas Term was our visit to Southwark Cathedral. It was a valuable visit for all concerned. It gave us the opportunity of being accompanied by a powerful, sustaining organ, to sing in a large, resonant building (in direct contrast to Pembroke Chapel) and these are but a few of the memories we shall hold of this visit. Our many thanks are extended to Harry Bramma, the organist and a former Organ Scholar of Pembroke for organising the visit. The term was brought to an exciting conclusion when Pembroke Chapel Choir joined that of Exeter College for a performance, in Exeter Chapel of Pergolesi's Magnificat and Charpentier's %Jesse de Minuit'. With excellent soloists (Claire Moore, Sarah Cobbold, Jonathan Cooke, John Crowley and Peter Hall); a good, strong orchestra; a completely full chapel; December 6th was an occasion to remember, for participants and audience alike. The success of this - essentially an experiment on my part - has encouraged us to plan another for Michaelmas 1980. Success within the choir must also be mentioned; with two boys winning Choristerships to leading choral foundations; one to Winchester College and one to Magdalen College, we are justly pleased. Projected plans for the choir include: an invitation to sing Evensong at Abingdon School in Hilary Term and a residential visit to Wells Cathedral in July 1979. Here we will sing the services in the Cathedral during their own choir's vacation.
Such events are not possible without the support of a conscientious team. The Chaplain, choirmen, boys and parents, I thank, and I look forward to 1979. David Titterington Organ Scholar
PEMBROKE COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY Paul West (President) Richard Green (Secretary) Mark Dyson (Treasurer) Seymour Adams
Jerry Gilpin Andrew Hannan Steve Watson
Extracts from the President's speech, given on the occasion of the Society's first anniversary dinner in 'Bleu Blanc Rouge' on December 1, 1978, held in the presence of the Patron of the Society, Sir Geoffrey Arthur, and the guest speaker for the evening, Mr. Peter Fowler. `Tonight's meal has very pleasantly rounded off a week of notable `firsts' for the Society, following Tuesday's very successful performance of the Faure Requiem by our choir and orchestra in Keble Chapel, and it's a week which shows how far we've all come since the founding of the Society a year ago, our inaugural sherry party with its associated after-effects, and our first rather nervous 'Oak Room' concert under the auspices of the Society. The progress of the Society has involved a lot of sustained hard work, burning midnight oil, and countless sleepless nights, but I'm sure that everyone either involved in last Tuesday's concert or present here tonight would agree that all of the effort has been more than worthwhile.' `So what exactly has been achieved over the past year? Firstly, the Music Society is now well known in Pembroke as the largest and most active Society in the college, with the number of paid-up members at the moment standing at over 120. However, the most encouraging fact about membership is not only numbers, but that such a large percentage of the members of the Society are actively involved in it, either playing in our rapidly expanding orchestra, singing in our newlyestablished choir, or simply coming along to listen to many of our concerts.' `To me, the orchestra and choir have been the most important innovations this year but, as a Society, we could not exist without occasional professional concerts â€” which have so far averaged about one per term â€” and our termly series of lunchtime recitals. Special mention must be made here of Jocelyn Gale, Andrew Leach and
Jeremy Munro all of whom have given us most enjoyable recitals over the past twelve months.' `When PCMS was started, most of us present at its inception had sufficient, if not too much, involvement in Oxford music, so you may well ask why we thought it worthwhile forming yet another Music Society in Oxford. Well, there were two main reasons. Firstly, Pembroke has a marvellous Steinway grand piano and it seemed a terrible waste not to use it to its full potential by organising various recitals to be performed on it. Secondly, we felt that there were far too many music societies in Oxford that took themselves far too seriously, aiming for a high standard of performance in, say, their orchestral concerts at all costs, and apparently forgetting that, first and foremost, they were supposed to be enjoying the music which they were playing, rather than always thinking ahead with great trepidation to their concert at the end of term. We thought that there was room in Oxford for a society which, while taking its music very seriously, could also have lots of fun along the way, and exist not only as a music society but also as a society whose events were also thought of as being enjoyable social occasions. Certainly if tonight is an indication of whether or not we were right, there's no doubt that we were!' `To sum up then. As a society, we have covered alot of ground this year. From our first professional venture being a small, though excellent, recital in the College Chapel, we are to present a recital by Carl Pini and Alan Schiller in the Holywell Music Room next term. From our chamber orchestra's first nervous scrapings at Boyce's Symphony No.1, we have now performed, albeit a little shakily in places, Borodin's first symphony, and we look forward with great anticipation to next term when, with an excellent orchestra we shall be tackling Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'. From having no college choir, other than the Chapel Choir of course, we now have a choir which enjoys singing and drinking tea (in that order) and which has already given an excellent performance of the Faure Requiem, and hopes for even greater things next term with Dvorak's Mass in D Major.' `All that is left now is to thank Sir Geoffrey and Lady Arthur for all of the valuable help and support which they have given us over the last year, and to hope that next year we can all carry on the good work of introducing a little culture into Pembroke. It's easier said than done!'
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Secretary: F.J.R. Landor
President: S.P.S. Barter
Following our eminently successful exhibition last year, another exhibition was staged as part of the Summer Festival and again the standard was very high â€” Nigeria and the Cambridge flood in May being just some of the subjects dealt with. It now remains to provoke interest in a competition â€” competition being perhaps the best means of motivating somewhat apathetic photographers. On the whole, the year has not been as successful as hoped, many of our best photographers have now left the College, and new talent, which may well be latent, is showing a marked reluctance to reveal itself. Perhaps the apparent lack of interest and numbers is largely attributable to the individuality of the pastime. S.P.S. Barter THE TEASEL CLUB The J.C.R. Dining Club is alive again and is holding a 'revival dinner' in Hilary Term. With an active membership, it is hoped that the Club will rapidly establish itself once again at the heart of College life. We would greatly appreciate it if any former member with any recollections of the Club would contact Robin Hobbs or Lorne Denny. L.R.D. SPORTING ACTIVITIES RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Captain: Vice-Captain: Secretary:
N.J.A. Rigg P.K. Bentley P.A. Steele
Last season we were Division II champions and so Pembroke were raised to the extravagant heights of Division I. The aim this season was to consolidate our position and to prove that we were a side worthy of promotion. This we undoubtedly achieved. We finished the term with a fifty per cent record in league games, beating Wadham, Merton and University College, sharing the points with Queen's, and losing to Keble, Jesus
and St. Edmund Hall. We have had a one hundred per cent record in `friendlies'. These matches have been characterised by numerous dropgoal attempts, largely successful, a most uncompromising pack of forwards and an usually penetrating three-quarter line. The basis for this success rested on a combination of various groups of players within the team. There were the second-year players such as Richard Steele, Phil Bentley, Tim Capes, Kim Tidy, Phil Steele and Jeremy Hill who formed the strong basis of the side. We benefited from the skill and experience of the medical fraternity, Ross Worthington and Mike Williams and also from the third-year members, in particular Ted Rose and Tim Reynolds. Although we were disappointed at the influx of freshmen rugby-players, Duncan Taylor and Steve Moxey were both most valuable additions to the team. However, the rugby club has exhibited talents other than just playing rugby. In the summer we fielded a cricket side to challenge the College Cricket team; we beat them comprehensively! The Rugby Club batted first and scored 169 for nine at the innings close and then proceeded to bowl out the Cricket Club for a meagre forty-two!! We hold high hopes for next Term's Cuppers, and hope to improve on our last two years' record in this competition. N.J.A. Rigg
BOAT CLUB Captain: Secretary:
S.W. Quin D.P.C. McLaughlin
This has once again been a successful year for the Boat Club. In Michaelmas 1977 a Coxless IV retained the Pazolt Cup, and the Novice VIII were reasonably successful in the Christ Church Regatta. It is unfortunate that this start to the year was not carried into Hilary, and to Torpids where, owing to the inexperience of the crews, the College's performance was one to be quickly forgotten. It is possible that the oarsmen in the College were paying too much attention to the fortunes of the Blue Boat, which was helped to victory by last year's College Captains, Jim Wood and Julian Crawford. The real success came in Trinity, and in the competition that matters: Summer Eights. The 1st VIII progressed rapidly under our coach Dave Fell and confidence was high that a repetition of last year's four bumps could be achieved. This confidence was reflected in the enthusiasm shown by the rest of the College, and until the preliminary races no less than nine Pembroke VIIIs were afloat: six of whom
survived to the competition proper. The expected four bumps were duly achieved with, in The Cherwell's words, "the excellence of the stern four being matched by the great effort of the bow four". The fortunes of the other VIIIs were mixed, though on the whole creditable, the 6th VIII missing its blades as a result of a snapped oar at a vital moment. Any dismay felt by the crew was duly forgotten at the Bump Supper a few days later, any account of which would run to many pages of The Record and possibly never survive the censor's pen in the Chaplain's hand. Although several senior oarsmen left Oxford at the end of Trinity, and special mention must be made of Martin Williams who rowed in both successful 1st VIIIs, it is probable that enough remain for another successful year. The defence of the Pazolt Cup was not quite as successful, as the IV lost in the final. However, this was made up for by theist Novice VIII who won the Christ Church Regatta for which nearly fifty boats had entered, and thus present a promising prospect for the future of the Boat Club. S.W. Quin THE FRIENDS OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE BOAT CLUB The Annual General Meeting, followed by the Annual Dinner, was held in March and attended by about twenty members, who made the occasion a great success. Despite an active and successful year the expenditure on regattas was minimal and this helped to contribute towards the healthy figure which remained as surplus income over expenditure. Much of the increase was also due to the greater use of covenants by members, and it would be of further advantage to the `Friends' if more members followed suit. It is hoped that as the First VIII is on the verge of entering the First Division in Summer Eights greater interest will be taken by resident members towards the future of the boathouse and that it might be possible to encourage them to join the 'Friends'. A word of thanks is necessary to those members who through their subscriptions, donations and covenants made possible the purchase of the 'John Blackett'. This has proved to be a very fortunate boat and seems destined to win any regatta for which it is entered â€” we can only hope that it continues to do so in 1979. D.P.C. McLaughlin Secretary
CRICKET CLUB Andrew Galloway 1979 Captain: Richard Steele 1978 Captain: Secretary: Stephen Pollard Secretary: Anthony Blackwell Last year's side will be remembered for its fine performance in reaching the quarter-finals of Cuppers. It had the misfortune at that stage to meet the very strong team that went on to win the competition (Lincoln), but in the meantime had managed to crush Queen's, the previous year's winners, and Corpus Christi. Indeed, the early successes of the season were primarily due to a relatively strong contingent of Freshmen. Stephen Pollard opened the batting and succeeded in regularly making a useful number of runs, thus giving the innings a sound and confident basis. Unfortunately, later on in the term, this was often all the innings really got, and the string of tens and fifteens that followed sometimes left our totals a little depleted. This was, however, generally more than recompensed by our bowling; two Freshmen, Richard Steele and Philip Bentley (occasionally), bowled accurately, forcing batsmen to throw their wickets away. This was certainly the case with Queen's, who were properly annihilated, and also to a certain extent in the match against Wolfson. In addition, there was a pool of other bowlers, something which is always useful in Cuppers: Robert Hardy, a 'left-armee, both slow and mediumquick, bowled well on occasions, Stephen Pollard, a right-arm 'offcutter', and Francis Peckham, a slow right-armer. We had two excellent wicket-keepers, principally Andrew Homden but also John Batson, and both these batted well too. Others should be commended for their eager participation in the games: Anthony Blackwell and Robert Sutton, and also Richard Meads and Stephen Williams, even if they felt the urge to represent their respective football clubs on the field. It was unfortunate, however, that the initial eagerness of the season was (literally) dampened both by the appalling weather and by the apathy that seems to set in about half-way through the summer term, so that the skills of the captain and his secretary are now required more in college to cajole people to play than on the cricket field. My thanks go to Anthony Blackwell for his fine secretaryship. A.M. Galloway
FOOTBALL CLUB Captain: Secretary:
S.B. Pollard B.K. Taylor P W D L F A Pts. 10 2 17 12 5 0 7
Pembroke eagerly awaited the Cuppers competition, fresh from their Second Division Championship triumph. Unfortunately the opposition proved just too strong, Pembroke failing to qualify by one point. Good performances were produced, especially the very creditable effort in only just losing 1-0 to 1st Division Champions, Oriel. Cuppers, then, was a dream of the past. The next year's First Division struggle a dream of the future. And thereby hangs a tale. As you peruse the record cited above, two things may spring to mind. Firstly, that the team are performing very well, and secondly that the number of matches played seems rather small. Both observations are justified. When the above record was current Pembroke lay second, challenging strongly for the title. But this ultimate honour was not to be theirs. The fates (in the guise of the no less heavenly OUAFC Disciplinary Committee) decreed that no Pembroke side should play any more football until Cuppers, both the first and second teams having their records deleted from their respective leagues and the 1st XI being automatically relegated to the Second Division. And the reason for this? Officially â€” Pembroke's disciplinary record; unofficially â€” the need for an example to be made to curb disciplinary problems the league's administrators deemed to be unacceptable. So how to sum up? To thank all the members of the first and second team squads for their dedication, enthusiasm and sheer hard work. And to apologise to them all as the sins of the father have been visited on the sons. To thank everyone for their support (both from within and without Pembroke). To ask the reader to check the facts before judging the present matter, and not to be misled by the light-hearted tone of this report. If you don't laugh you cry. S.B. Pollard HOCKEY CLUB 1977-78 Captain: J.R. Batson 1978-79 Captain: I.S.Thackwray Secretary: R.B. Sutton Secretary: I.S. Thackwray After an excellent start to the hockey season in Michaelmas Term,
Pembroke Hockey Club continued to improve throughout Hilary Term 1978. The season ended with Pembroke as champions of Division 2, with a well-earned promotion to Division 1. Of the six league matches, four were won and two declared draws because of continual postponements due to bad weather. Nigel Pullan, the biggest find of the season, matured into an excellent goal-keeper, and together with Bill Pierce and Simon Barter, formed an impregnable defence. Andy Jenkins was once again top goal-scorer. In contrast, Michaelmas Term 1978 has been a disappointment. However, despite an early exit from Cuppers, the team is improving all the time and there are signs that next term it will once again be a strong side. On a less serious note, mixed matches with St. Hugh's are once again going well, never failing to provide a pleasant Sunday afternoon's entertainment. I.S. Thackwray LAWN TENNIS CLUB 1978
Captain: S.P.S. Barter 1979 Secretary: A.J. Lajtha
Captain: M.J. Abrines Secretary: D.A. Harrap
The summer of 1978 will be long remembered as a very good season on all fronts. The tennis itself was great fun and the social events, so well organised by Simon Barter and Adrian Lajtha, reflected our success on court. The only defeat we suffered was at the hands of Christ Church in the second round of Cuppers. However, we only lost 5-4 and had Paul Archer not been injured during the match, we could well have won. Apart from that match, Pembroke was completely unbeaten and had no difficulty in coming top of our Division and being promoted to Division 2. In fact, in the last four matches, we didn't lose a single rubber out of a total of 36! The stars of the team as far as results are concerned must be Simon Barter and Paul Archer, who were both unbeaten in singles. Dave Harrap's single-minded tenacity was also of great value. The mixed doubles tennis tournament/barbecue was a great success. George Davidson and Dave Harrap won the champagne in the end but not without a fight. The club dinner was quite a jolly affair, helped along somewhat by some of Adrian Lajtha's sicker jokes! Obviously, a club depends a great deal upon its officers and we would like to thank Simon and Adrian for being smooth and efficient.
Thanks also to Wilf for looking after the courts during a difficult summer. M.J. Abrines
ATHLETICS & CROSS COUNTRY Captain:
Since the last issue of the Record there has been no College activity in track and field as the only inter-college fixture in Trinity Term was the Cuppers final, which we failed to make. It is hoped, however, that in the coming season it will be possible to arrange some open meetings at inter-college level to give those a chance to compete who cannot make a University team. I have had no news of any notable individual performances over the summer. Thanks are due to last year's captain, Phil Weaver. There has been some activity from the small band of cross-country runners in College. In Trinity Term several took part in the O.U.A.C. 100 x 1 mile sponsored relay, along with some sprinters and fieldeventers. Paul Simmons, last year's cross-country captain, was our sole representative in the two summer races. Thanks also to him. In Michaelmas Term, freshman Simon Warne started the season in fine style with fourth place in the Freshers' trials and eleventh in the first inter-college league race. In the latter the team was placed a creditable seventh and would have been one better but for the captain running 17 miles by mistake two days earlier. Unfortunately we failed to field a team in the second race of the series. The standard in Cuppers was very high and, despite putting up a better performance than last year, we finished a rather disappointing tenth. Simon Warne, Jon Pressnell and David Love ran in several races for the University team but had little success. In the Cambridge match Warne and Love had disappointing runs for the fourth and fifth teams respectively, with Pressnell not being able to take up an offer of a place in the fifth team. We could have done little to help avoid the crushing defeat of all the second to fifth teams and had to wait for the Blues to take revenge a week later. D.J.G. Love
SQUASH CLUB Captain: Secretary:
T.G.E. Poole F.J.R. Landor
The Squash team had a mixed season, for while we won the majority of our league matches, although not enough to achieve promotion into Division II, the first round in Cuppers saw an ignominious defeat by St. Edmund Hall. Thanks to all those who played, often at short notice, including Messrs. Dixon, Archer, Capes, Carrington and Smith, and we look forward to a more successful season next year. T.G.E. Poole
BADMINTON 1977-78 Captain: D.M. Whale 1978-79 Captain: I.M. Carrington The season 1977-78 was a good one for Pembroke badminton, the side being undefeated, winning three and drawing three matches, and finishing runners up to St. Catherine's. It could have been much better if more than four players had been interested in playing for the College â€” as it was in two matches when one player was ill we were forced to concede two games to the opposition and thus the best we could have hoped for was a draw â€” which we duly obtained. Cuppers was not such a success as unfortunately in the first round we met Wadham, who included this year's Blues captain who practically won the match for Wadham single handed! Overall though it was a good season. The 1978-79 season has so far been a marked contrast. The standard of the League has gone up considerably, and unfortunately we have lost one 'star' from last year and no new 'stars' have come along. The result is that we are struggling to avoid relegation with one point from three matches so far. However, we are hopeful that we will just avoid the dreaded drop and then look forward to some good freshers next year! I.M. Carrington
TABLE TENNIS CLUB 1977-1978
1st team captain: 2nd team captain: 3rd team captain: 4th team captain:
M.C. Wilkinson A.W. Richards T.C. Reynolds F. Otton
The intercollegiate table tennis league has eight teams per division. At the end of each season three teams are promoted and three relegated from each division. Considering that there is such a high turnover of teams in any given division, it can be considered a minor achievement that all the four Pembroke teams managed to stay in the division they started the season in. The first team had a poor start to the season losing quite heavily to Nuffield, Magdalen I and Hertford I. Spirits did not drop and matches were won and survival in division II was assured by a fighting 6 : 4 victory over Keble I. In division IV Pembroke's second team narrowly missed promotion by six games, having the same number of points as St. John's I who indeed were promoted. This team I felt did deserve promotion since they competed well against all teams but were heavily beaten by Queen's I and Plater College thus ruining their "game difference". The high turnover of students often causes the standards in a given college to fluctuate wildly over a period of a few years. Thus in division VII this season one encountered good first and second teams from Lincoln, Jesus and Trinity which were really too good for our third team to defeat whereas Corpus I, Hertford III and O.U.W.T.T.C. were all beaten fairly easily. The newly created fourth team enjoyed some success in division IX missing promotion by "game difference". What is more important, however, is that a good time was had by all. Despite a guest appearance by half-blue, R.S. Moore, Pembroke were defeated 7 : 2 in the first round by eventual beaten finalists Queen's College. M.C.W. CROQUET CLUB Captain: Secretary:
F.J.R. Landor R.M. Hobbs
Pembroke Croquet looked very promising at the beginning of last Trinity Term after the Pembroke team had done exceedingly well in
the Croquet Cuppers of 1977, with one pair even reaching the final. The club is indebted to the secretary, Robin Hobbs, who not only approached the Amalgamated Clubs for purchasing equipment of a reasonable standard, but also made sure that the correct Association rules were used in the Chapel Quad. This year, apart from the College tournament, Pembroke also produced two teams for the Cuppers matches, each containing two pairs; and our 'A' team could well have won outright if we had not lost a match during the absence of one of the team players. On a University level, Pembroke now has two members who regularly play for the Oxford team. F.J.R. Landor CHESS CLUB 1978-79 Captain: M.A. Blundell 1977-78 Captain: S.P. Finn Secretary: M.A. Blundell Secretary: M .C. Cumper Last year was a very successful year for the College chess team. In Cuppers we reached the semi-final where we were defeated by St. Antony's and in the League we were fourth in the First Division. It is very welcome to see some more strong players during this year to join last year's team, none of whom went down in June, and this should bode well for this term's tournaments. Simon Finn won the College championship and captained the Pawns team for the University last year which finished second in the Oxford League to Pieces, the other University team. Both S. Finn and M. Blundell are on the University chess club committee, and members of the College are participating in both the University Championships. M.A. Blundell B./M. LITT. and B./M. PHIL. DEGREES Members may have noticed that the University has redesignated the B.Litt and B.Phil. degrees, M. Litt. and M. Phil. respectively (except for the B. Phil. in Philosophy which retains its original title). As the following extract from a recent letter to the College from the Registrar indicates, this decision can be applied to present holders of these degrees if they so wish. "Under the provisions of the statute introducing the degrees of Master of Letters and Master of Philosophy approved by Con-
gregation on 19 December (see Gazette of 16 November, p.263), any person who already holds the degree of B.Litt., or of B.Phil. in a subject other than Philosophy, may if he wishes apply to me through his college or society for the redesignation of the title of his degree to that of M. Litt. or M. Phil. respectively. On receipt of such an application, 1 am bound to issue a revised degree certificate and amend my records accordingly." Would any member who wishes to avail himself of this provision please write to the Dean of Graduate Students at the College.
NEWS OF OUR MEMBERS The Editor of the Record wishes to thank those Members who have been kind enough to supply him with the items which are given below. He would GREATLY WELCOME OTHERS FOR INCLUSION IN THE NEXT ISSUE, and hopes that Members will send them in, using the slip inserted in these pages. J.C.L. ANDERSON (1927) of Pittormie has achieved the unusual distinction of being elected President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club for 1978-79. The Vice-Presidents of the Club hail from every corner of the world â€” U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy, and even England! A. ANDREWS (1933) Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at Oxford from 1953 to 1977, has been elected an Honorary Fellow of New College. E.R. BARNES (1955) has been appointed Vicar of Hessle in the Diocese of York. B.S. BENEDIKZ (1951) who is a Sub-Librarian at Birmingham University, had two works published in 1978, The Varangians of Byzantium (Cambridge University Press) and Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Lichfield Cathedral Library (Birmingham University Library). T.E. BENEDIKZ (1964) has been appointed Senior Research Officer of the Icelandic Forestry Service. B.P. BISSELL (1954) is Headmaster of the Junior English School in Rome.
C.L. BOOTH (1943) has been appointed to the post of H.M. Ambassador to Burma, and was awarded a C.M.G. in the New Year Honours. M.J. BURR (1971) has won a Pupillage Prize at the Middle Temple. R.B. CARNLEY (1937) was the first incumbent of the united benefice of Lydiard Millicent with Lydiard Tregoze near Swindon of which the College is patron. He has retired after 181/2 years as Vicar of Matfield in the Diocese of Rochester. J.R. CHAPMAN (1969) who will long be remembered in the College for his sterling service as Captain of the Boat Club has just retired from the Army as a major in the Green Howards. His last assignment was the command of the team responsible for training troops for operations in Northern Ireland. In his spare time he made a documentary film about a religious sect in South America as well as participating in expeditions to Guyana, Zaire and, most recently, to Ladakh on the Chinese-Tibet border. M.G. CHASE (1960) who is a chartered accountant, is working for 20th Century Fox as Administrative Director of their East African organisation. He is based on Nairobi, but his area includes Tanzania and Zambia. He and his wife (their address is Box 40061, Nairobi) would be glad to meet any Pembroke men who visit Kenya. B.G. CHESTLE (1953) a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, has spent some seventeen years living in the Venerable English College in Rome where he was a student from 1956 to 1961. He is about to complete ten years' service in the Secretariat of State in the Vatican, dealing with the Pope's English correspondence and producing translations of any documents which the Pope may require. A.J. COX (1931) is now stationed at the branch of the Community of the Resurrection in Sunderland. R.C. COX (1973) is living in Vienna and working as a press officer and as writer and broadcaster for Radio Austria. N.G. CRISPIN (1962) has a teaching appointment with Cable and Wireless Ltd. in the unusual and isolated surroundings of Ascension Island in the South Atlantic. A. CULLIFORD (1949) who was formerly stationed at El Salvador in Central America, has been moved to a Secretary-General's post at Geneva.
D.J.D. DAVIES (1959) who is Member of Parliament for Llanelli, has been made a Privy Councillor. B.J. DENDLE (1955) Associate Professor of Spanish in the University of Kentucky, has recently completed a book on the Spanish novelist Perez Galthis which will shortly be published by the Kentucky Press. A. ELMAN (1960) practised as a solicitor for eight years after graduation. He has now left practice, completed his M.A. in Applied Social Studies with a Certificate of qualification in Social Work at Brunel University, and is working for Wandsworth Social Services. R.L.J. FELIX (1962) Professor of Law in the University of South Carolina, has been elected Chairman for the year of the Section on "Conflict of Laws" of the Association of American Law Schools. R.A. FINCH (1959) is a Scientific Officer in the Plant Breeding Institute at Cambridge. R.C.A. FITZGERALD (1942) was installed as Master of the Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Company in January 1978. It was only fitting that the Toast to the Master and Company at the Court Luncheon should have been proposed by A.C. SNOWDEN (1927), Master of the Saddlers for a second time, in the presence of H.W.S. HORLOCK (1935), past Master of the Saddlers and a former Sheriff of the City of London. J.A. FORREST (1970) has just completed a year's appointment as Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, and is about to embark on a year's full field research on a community inhabiting the Great Dismal Swamp. Our Members will share his expressed hope that he will come out alive. D.C. GORDON (1952) is now head of a set of Chambers at Queen Elizabeth Building, Temple, which he founded in January 1976. J. GLUCKER (1961) has been elected to the post of Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Philosophy at the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel. P.J. GREGORY (1971) is a barrister and tenant in Chambers in Birmingham. G.D.L.R. HOME (1954) after working for the I.P.C. empire, has been made Managing Director of a branch of the Argus Press in Hertfordshire.
E. HURWORTH (1951) like G.D.L.R. HOME, started his career in I.P.C. and also moved to the Argus Press where he is now Managing Director on the Distribution side. A.L. JOHNSON (1948) taught English at the Girls' High School at Trowbridge. This has now combined with the Boys' High School to become the John of Gaunt Comprehensive School where, to quote his own words, he still struggles to teach English. H.T.A. KENDALL (1924) who retired as Bishop of Papua and New Guinea, has celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination which was at Easter 1928. J. KIM (1974) has been posted as Third Secretary at the Korean Embassy in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. L.A. LARSON (1932) Honorary Fellow of the College and a Professor of Law, has completed his four volume Treatise on the Law of Employment Discrimination, published by Matthew Bender of New York, and has expanded his Treatise on the Law of Workmen's Compensation. R.C. LEE (1923) and his wife have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary close to St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong, where they were married on February 29th, 1928. R.C. Lee's father and the best man at the wedding were at Pembroke together. The Hon.R.C. Lee, C.B.E. (to give him his full title) has followed a highly successful international business career, becoming a leading citizen of Hong Kong and one held in the highest regard in the Colony. A loyal member of Pembroke he has kept in close touch with the College, and some years ago his daughter Deanne (herself an Oxford graduate) was married in Oxford and the reception held in our Hall. G.P. LILLEY (1957) who had held the post of Librarian at Wye College in the University of London, was in 1970 appointed Librarian of St. David's University College, Lampeter. E.K. LINDLEY (1921) is serving his 41st (or 42nd) year on the Speakers' Committee of the National Press Club in Washington, including nine as Chairman during and after the Second World War when the Club was being built as a national and international forum. R.M. LYONS (1962) joined United Drapery Stores on graduation and in 1975 was appointed to the Board. A.H. MACLARTY (1958) has been appointed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Zululand as from the New Year with responsibility for lecturing on Teaching Methods.
A.G. MARSDEN (1971) is a tenant in Chambers in Colchester, Essex. W.M. MARSHALL (1950), who is Head of History at MilMeld, has been awarded his Ph.D. by Bristol University for work on the Hereford and Oxford Dioceses 1660-1760. A.G.S. McCALLUM (1944) who is a nephew of the late R.B. McCALLUM, sometime Master of the College, spent much of his career in the Far East (Hong Kong and Tokyo). He is returning to this country in the New Year to take up the post of Executive Director of John Swire and Sons in London, where it seems particularly fitting that his new address should be in Pembroke Square. B.J. MILES (1926) an Honorary Fellow of the College, was created a Life Peer in the 1979 New Year Honours. P.C. MILLEN (1948) who has been Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council of New Zealand since 1973, became Secretary and Registrar of the Queen's Service Order when it was instituted by Her Majesty in 1975. When the Queen held a meeting of the Privy Council in Wellington on March 1st 1977 P.G. Millen held the appointment of its Secretary during its session of one day! He has been awarded the Jubilee Medal and is now a member of the Committee on "Official Information" which might be described as the equivalent in New Zealand of our Franks Commission. D.W. MINTER (1970) has taken his PhD. at Aberdeen University and is now at the Commonwealth Mycological Institute at Kew. G.D. MOORE (1957) after serving for twelve years in the Far East, returned in May 1977 to Switzerland where he is working for CIBAGEIGY, Basle, in the pharmaceutical division as zone manager for Africa. L. NEEDLEMAN (1953) formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Leicester, has taken up a similar appointment at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. J. NIGHTINGALE (1960) is ViCar of Amberley and Adult Education Adviser to the Diocese of Chichester. P. OBERHXNSLI (1960) is Head of Research and Development in the Embassy at Geneva. D.H. O'HALLORAN (1958) is a Lecturer in Political Economy at University College, Dublin.
N.H. PARSONS (1968) has been awarded a personal Fellowship in High Energy Physics by the Research Council. He opted to hold this award at Oxford and has been welcomed as a member of our Senior Common Room. A.W.E. PEAT (1968) is a Principal in the Welsh Office at Cardiff. F.H. PHILLIPS (1923) retired but acting as assistant priest at St. Andrew's, Worthing, has had a memorable year. On September 12th he and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, and just before Christmas he completed fifty years since his ordination in Cuddesdon Parish Church by the Bishop of Buckingham acting for Thomas Strong, Bishop of Oxford. R.D.A. PICK (1961) moved in 1974 from London to Hong Kong where he is a partner in a firm of international lawyers (Messrs. Bates and Mackenzie). D.C.M. PRICHARD (1952) Headmaster of Port Regis School near Shaftesbury, has been elected National Council Member of the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools. He is also on the Board of Visitors at the local Borstal Institution and a Council Member of the Smallpiece Trust for Industrial Design. J.M. ROGERS (1955) at one time a Lecturer in Philosophy at the College, is now Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Antiquities in the British Museum. A.P. RUSSELL (1970) having been Junior of the Northern Circuit in 1977, has been succeeded by another Pembroke man in the shape of D.M. STOCKDALE (1969). He claims that this must be a record. D.J. SHOREY (1955) is still working as a geophysicist for Phillips Petroleum Company, but he has moved from Egypt to Calgary in Canada where he is "having a bash" at the Canadian Arctic Islands. He and his wife Anne would be delighted to receive a visit from any Pembroke people passing by. His address is 2001 Norcen Tower, 715 5th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta. A.V. STAGNETTO (1948) was created a Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by the late Pope John Paul I on 22 September 1978. T.S. STANAGE (1952) after spending three years as Dean of Kimberley, has been elected Bishop Suffragan of Johannesburg. J.C. TASKES (1953) has been transferred by the Bank of London and South America to a post in Japan. He describes it as a fascinating experiment in spite of the severe language difficulties.
D.J. TERRY (1956) is Headmaster of the Headlands School, Swindon â€” a mixed comprehensive for 14-19 age range. As the only Liberal representative on the Thamesdown Borough Council, which is divided equally between the two main political parties, he frequently enjoys a casting vote. The Editor of the Record believes that he is right in thinking that Mr. Terry arrived at the College for the 1978 Dinner on his bicycle, having cycled from his home near Swindon, thereby showing a highly commendable enthusiasm for the Society's activities. D.G. TRUSTRAM (1968) is Curate-in-Charge of the Parish of St. John the Divine, Richmond. T.M. TURNBULL (1971) is a Lecturer in Music at Edinburgh University. J.C. WHITE (1950) reports that the academic life of Madrid is enjoying the benefit of an influx of Pembroke graduates. C.J. PRATT (1965) lectures at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and also teaches, among others, the younger children of the Duke of Alba, D.J. WILLIAMS (1965) teaches English for the British Council, while J.C. WHITE himself has lectured at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid for the past twenty years and has just finished organising the 13th "Week of English Cultural Activities" there. He also works for the British Council from which he has been partially seconded to teach the five children of Don Adolfo Suarez, the Prime Minister of Spain. A.R. WILLIAMS (1971) is working as a Systems Engineer for I.B.M. in Croydon. D.J. WILLIAMS (1969) is now second in the English Department at the Vandyke Upper School, Leighton Buzzard. K. WILLIAMS (1972) has passed the July Professional II Examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is in process of applying for membership. M.R. WILLIAMS (1974) brother of Alan (1971) and David (1969) recorded above, is a teacher of English at Dame Alice Owen's School, Potters Bar. C.P. WILLOUGHBY (1966) has been elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at Linacre College. T. WILSON (1973) is now a Senior Scholar at Christ Church and was awarded the Royal Television Society John Logie Baird Travelling Scholarship for 1978.
D.R.W. WOOD (1952) was, in August 1976, appointed Senior Editor of the Inter-Varsity Press. V.L. WORSFOLD (1966) taught for a year at the then new Comprehensive School at Kidlington, Oxford, and then went to Canada where he took an M.A. in the Philosophy of Education at the University of Toronto, having been elected to a Junior Fellowship there. From 1970 until 1975 he was a Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Harvard. Since then he has been an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Education in the University of Texas at Dallas, Master of the College in the School of Human Development in the University, and assistant to the Vice-President in Academic Affairs in dealing with Undergraduate Studies. H.R. WOUDHUYSEN (1973) has been elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at Lincoln College.
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