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LIST OF MASTER AND FELLOWS Hilary Term 1980 MASTER SIR GEOFFREY GEORGE ARTHUR, K.C.M.G., M.A. FELLOWS GODFREY WILLIAM BOND, M.A., (B.A. Dublin), (elected 1950), Dean and Lecturer in Classics. PIERS GERALD MACKESY, M.A., D.Phil., D.Litt. (elected 1954) Vicegerent and Lecturer in Modern 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 HAZELWOOD, B.Phil., M.A. (B.Sc. Econ. London) (elected 1961), Professorial Fellow. 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), 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 Burr, M.A. (B.Sc., Ph.D. Bristol) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Biological Science. JOHN RAYMOND Roox, M.A. (Ph.D. Manchester) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Mathematical Physics. CHARLES JAMES FRANK DOWSE'FT, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A., Ph.D Camb). F.B.A (elected 1965), Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies. GORDON HARLOW WHITHAM, M.A., D.Phil. (Ph. Manchester) (elected 1965), Senior Tutor and Lecturer in Chemistry. Join,' DAVID FLEEMAN, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. St. Andrews) (elected 1965), Librarian and Lecturer in English Literature and Language. JOHN MICHAEL EEKELAAR, B.C.L., M.A. (LLB. Land.) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Jurisprudence.


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M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1966), Nuffield Research Fellow in Medicine, Lecturer in Human Anatomy. SIMON WALTER BLACKBURN, M.A. (M.A., 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), 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, M.A., D.Phil (elected 1976), 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.A. London) (elected 1976), Dean of Graduate Students and 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. (eleccted 1978), Rutherford Research Fellow in Mathematics. JOHN HUGH COLIN LEACH, M.A. (elected 1979), Bursar. COLIN JAMES RICHARD SHEPPARD, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1979), Lecturer in Engineering Science. GEOFFREY WILLIAM SWEET (elected 1979), Junior Research Fellow and Junior Dean. SAVILE BRADBURY,

EMERITUS FELLOWS DONALD GEORGE CECIL MACNABB, JOHN RICHARD PERCIVAL O'BRIEN,

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SUPERNUMERARY FELLOWS ROBERT FRANCIS VERE HEUSTON,

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Dublin). REV. COLIN MORRIS,

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HONORARY FELLOWS 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.Litt. (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. Land. and Ed. (M.D. Camb.; Hon. D.Sc. Durh., Dartmouth and Hull; Hon. Sc.D. Dub.; Hon. LL.D. 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 MOIRA MCIVER.

MANCIPLE EDWARD COX. COLLEGE SECRETARY MRS. ELIZABETH RYDER.


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MASTER'S NOTES No year in the recent history of the College has seen as many innovations as 1979. The consequences have not been immediate and startling, as they were, for example, when the McGowin Library was opened; but what was done in 1979 will have a gradual but decisive effect on the character of the College in the next decade. The most important change, of course, was the admission of women. In Michaelmas Term twenty-six girls, exactly a quarter of the intake, came into residence as undergraduates of the College. Whenever I meet an old member, or a friend from outside Oxford, I am almost invariably asked what difference this has made. I am tempted to answer "none at all ", for as far as I am concerned, that is the plain truth : the young ladies live as far away from me as possible (suitability of buildings, I hasten to add, not College policy), and I see no more girls in the quads, in Hall, or in the Lodgings, than I did before. But the College ethos (to use a fashionable word) must surely be changing; annd as the proportion of women grows with the years, we shall, I am sure, find that Pembroke has become a different — and in most ways a better — place. I sometimes wonder, though, what it will be like when women begin to come to College Society dinners. The next most important change — the appointment of a full-time Bursar — was in prospect when last year's Record appeared. The candidates were numerous, their quality impressive. The Governing Body elected (I nearly said "was fortunate enough to secure the services of ") Colin Leach, who came to us from the City, and whose academic achievements, when he was an undergraduate at Brasenose in the early fifties, were so numerous and astounding that I can only invite my readers to consult the 1979-80 edition of the University Calendar, page 405. He took up office, so to speak, on 1 May 1979, and old members will be shocked to hear that one of his first recommendations was that the College needed a computer. I believe the hardware has arrived (the Bursar has wisely refrained from showing it to the likes of me), but we must await the programme. Dr. Cuff and Mr. Hazlewood retired in the summer from the posts of Estates and Domestic Bursar respectively. They had carried the College through more than a decade of rapid expansion and financial uncertainty, and many old members will know, even better than I do, how deeply the College is in their debt. I think that both would admit that they could not have managed without Miss Cornock, who kindly agreed to postpone her retirement until the end of the year to help her successor, Miss McIver, to settle in.


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At the beginning of December the Fellows gave her a farewell dinner and a present, and elected her a member of the Common Room. I am happy to say that she has not chosen distant retirement : we hope we shall see her often. The third innovation was the establishment of a Junior Research Fellowship, tenable in any subject and combined with the office of Junior Dean and an obligation to pernoctate. Again the field was very strong. The choice fell on Geoffrey Sweet, a modern linguist (and a talented pianist) from New College, whose research is in some mysterious aspects of the relationship between the ideas of Meinecke and of Thomas Mann. His first term has been a great success, from the College point of view : I doubt whether he found time for much research during that term. Not all the changes were as happy as the ones I have recorded so far. Harry Price was struck down in the spring and had to retire: I am glad to say that after a long convalescence he has made a remarkable recovery. But it is with deep regret that I have to report that George Gribbin, Harry's obvious successor as Head Porter, died suddenly in the early hours of 4 December. To return to better news, we welcomed Dr. Colin Sheppard, Lecturer in Engineering Science, to the Governing Body in Michaelmas Term. We have long wanted a second Fellow in Engineering to complement the teaching of Dr. Lightfoot. For the endowment of the College contribution to Dr. Sheppard's emoluments we are indebted to yet another act of spontaneous generosity by Damon Wells, whose name has consequently been attached to the History Fellowship held by Piers Mackesy. Arthur Hazelwood is to be congratulated on his appointment as Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Warden of Queen Elizabeth House : his Tutorial Fellowship has been converted to a Professorial Fellowship, and he remains on the Governing Body. We have however lost Alex Crampton Smith, who resigned from the Chair of Anaesthetics at the end of the year. Like his predecessor, Sir Robert Macintosh, Honorary Fellow and first holder of the Chair, he was closely associated with Pembroke and gave generously of his time to the College; they both held the post of Steward of the Senior Common Room. His successor is to be Professor M. K. Sykes, at present at the Hammersmith Hospital. After a disappointing year in 1978, the College's academic record improved considerably in 1979: Pembroke regained its customary place in the upper part of the lower half of the contentious Norrington Tables. There were nine Firsts in Final Honour Schools : four in P.P.E. (a College record in any subject), two in Engineering


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and one each in English, History and Modern Languages. It will come as a surprise to many old members that most of us think that we can and should do better than this : like many other Colleges, we are trying to trace sources of academic potential not so far tapped. Our clientele has been widened by the admission of women, but we shall have to wait until 1982 to see whether we have picked the right ones — academically speaking, that is. No such doubts are entertained in the Boat Club. The First VIII broke all records by making a bump a day for the third year running in the 1979 Summer Eights. This truly remarkable achievement is matched only by my own success in surviving three bump suppers in a row. I have to confess, however, that despite an effort to sconce in Hebrew (or at any rate, Hebrew characters) as well as in Latin and Greek, Pembroke undergraduates have now become so accustomed to bump suppers that each one seems tamer than the one before. That is (and is meant to be) a challenge to the First VIII to do it again. There were two Blackstone Lectures in 1978, so that 1979 had none. But 1980 is the bicentenary of Blackstone's death, and we hope to mark the occasion appropriately in the summer. An exhibition, "Sir William Blackstone and Oxford", to which the College has lent several items, is soon to open at the Bodleian. Meanwhile, on 20 November 1979, Dr. Conor Cruise O'Brien delivered the Third McCallum Memorial Lectcure on "Britain and Ireland". He drew a large audience in the Examination Schools, but some of our most distinguished guests (including the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) had to cancel their visit at the last moment, for the date of the lecture happened to coincide with the launching of a new "political initiative " in Belfast : We missed them — they included Tom Arnold, M.P., who is now Parliamentary Private Seccretary to Mr. Atkins — but the Thames Valley Police were correspondingly relieved. The eventful year has made me prolix (some would ask why 1979 should be blamed for that); but I cannot omit mention of two books. The first, by Piers Mackesy, " The Coward of Minden" makes excellent reading to the layman as to the expert : its only flaw is its price (£10) and that is no fault of the author — indeed, it is relatively cheap by now. The second, by Lionel Pike (1959), is entitled " Beethoven, Sibelius and ' the Profound Logic'". This, I fear, is caviare to the general; but it is, as far as I can judge from a partial reading, an impressive and original intellectual construction: musicians should get it. Those who have visited Oxford recently will have noticed that the stonework of the two gables and the parapet of the East front


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of the Almshouses has now been completely replaced. A good deal of work has also been done on the North front. The scaffolding is about to move to the Hall Tower, where the removal of the ivy has exposed the crumbling stonework we all feared. The talk in Oxford towards the end of the year was all about retrenchment, popularly known as " the cuts ". These have not hit us yet, but they will: and the only reason the Fellows and I can find for optimism in 1980 is the assurance of the support of old members. I myself have been dispensed from residence for the Hilary Term and am about to escape the winter and the talk of cuts by an extended tour of Middle Eastern countries, most of which are members of O.P.E.C. 31 December 1979. THE COLLEGE SOCIETY THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Society was held in Broadgates Hall on Friday 5 October, the Master presiding. The minutes of the previous meeting, held on 6 October 1978, were read and approved. Treasurer's Report. The Treasurer reported that on 31 December 1978 there was a credit balance in the Society's account of £656-40. Since then the the cost of printing the Record had reached the unprecendentedly high figure of £989 which meant that there would have been a shortfall of £358 had not the Governing Body of the College, with customary generosity, made good this amount. The Treasurer also warned the meeting that, in view of rising costs, in particular the increase in VAT, he would be forced to recommend a rise in the dinner subscription at the next committee meeting. Elections to the Committee. The meeting approved the re-election for three years in each case of the following members of the committee who were due for retirement in 1979: Mr. M. T. Cooper Rev. Dr. B. A. C. Kirk-Duncan Mr. K. H. Jeffery Mr. J. R. P. O'Brien Mr. A. C. Snowden


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Mr. G. R. F. Bredin was also elected to the committee for a period of three years. Secretary and Treasurer. Rev. Dr. J. E. Platt was re-elected Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the Society for the coming year. Other Business. The meeting, having expressed its warm appreciation of the presence of the Society's former Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. G. R. F. Bredin, concluded by recording its grateful thanks to the Master and Governing Body of the College for the hospitality provided.

THE ANNUAL DINNER The Hall was straining at the seams when, thanks to the hospitality of the Master and Fellows of the College, no less than 182 members attended the Society's Annual Dinner there on Friday 5 October 1979. Sir Tom Hopkinson, recently elected as an Honorary Fellow of the College, presided and, in proposing the toast of "The College", treated the members to a delightfully distinguished speech. The Master, despite his initial disapproval of the innovation of a public address system, responded heartily with an entertaining account of the past year in the life of the college. In this he was ably supported by Mr. C. R. Piprell of the Middle and Mr. S. W. Quin, of the Junior Common Room. The Secretary expressed his own and the Society's debt of gratitude to the Governing Body for according yet again the privilege of inviting it to the college and especially also to the Manciple, the Chef and their staffs for coping so admirably with the unprecedented numbers. Finally he thanked the speakers and the Chairman for presiding with such grace. The following is a list of the Members who attended the Dinner : THE MASTER G. W. Bond S. Bradbury G. R. F. Bredin I. P. Grant

FELLOWS J. H. C. Leach E. Lightfoot P. G. Mackesy C. N. J. Mann

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1912 B. B. B. Smyth 1922 G. F. Thompson 1923 H. T. Hopkinson 1924 J. R. Marshall D. P. Richardson 1925 R. Fletcher E. Lobb 1927 S. E. Clark R. E. Early W. W. Georgeson 1929 W. J. P. Cements J. E. K. Esdaile C. N. Lavers F. W. Moss 1930 W. G. Monk 1932 J. B. Masefield 1933 F. Brewer D. M. L. Doran M. A. Maybury D. E. H. Whiteley 1934 C. H. R. Hillman F. Wood 1935 H. W. S. Horlock E. H. A. Stretton R. W. Sykes 1936 B. A. C. Kirk-Duncan G. K. Newman C. A. Stone C. B. White 1937 E. M. G. Belfield K. W. Lovel G. D. W. McKendrick J. M. Murdoch 1938 J. O. Chubb L. W. Cowe J. S. Lightbody C. E. L. Thomson 1939 J. V. Barnett B. Garland J. L. N. Stobbs 1940 B. M. Parker

1941 J. H. Price 1943 F. J. Whitworth 1944 R. N. P. Sutton 1945 H. G. Rodway D. E. Thompson 1946 G. Howard G. A. 0. Jenkin I. H. F. Kerr P. R. Millest G. C. Stonehill K. M. Willcock 1947 J. G. Drysdale 1948 M. Andrews J. P. H. Davy J. J. Deave R. J. Drysdale G. A. Everett H. S. Harris J. D. C. Kelly J. D. Pinnock W. J. C. Thomas P. Ungoed-Thomas E. H. Webber 1949 C. R. Clegg P. G. Harrison J. F. McMillan 1950 D. S. Buchanan M. Gibbon I. Hinton J. P. Mortimore P. J. Phillips 1951 J. B. G. Gilchrist D. J. P. Gilmore W. G. Potter M. P. Tombs 1952 C. G. Adlam J. E. Barlow W. R. Howells J. P. Nolan 1953 R. H. Side 1954 P. G. B. Letts J. Otway

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S. T. Shipley B. Sparrow J. R. E. Warburton 1955 E. R. Barnes W. P. B. Gunnery J. H. Lyon R. D. Vernon 1956 G. F. Matthews R. N. Pittman R. D. Thompson 1957 M. T. Cooper 1958 J. A. Cameron D. M. Cope-Thompson P. C. Coulson J. M. Cruickshank G. D. Flather H. F. Ibbotson R. J. Ing J. P. Richardson C. Seagroatt J. R. C. Walker 1959 C. B. Craig J. M. Graham D. P. Jewell B. P. Kilroy J. A. O'Brien L. J. Pike J. F. A. Pullinger C. A. Wood 1960 C. M. Burls B. R. P. Hopkins R. F. Leman W. D. Shardlow 1961 C. M. Clarke D. F. C. Murphy 1962 N. G. Crispin 1963 J. R. Dalton N. T. James 1964 C. J. D. Bailey P. M. Bailhache R. A. Cox G. Gancz A. W. Panton

1969 J. R. Huntingford A. P. Le Messurier R. B. Stevenson D. J. Williams I. M. Williamson 1970 P. B. Carvosso R. D. Farquharson C. J. Karpinski 1971 M. J. Burr N. S. Jackson R. L. Langley G. T. Layer J. D. Lee A. G. Marsden C. W. P. Nelson T. G. Watkin M. E. Young 1972 J. D. Hicks N. K. Howick J. J. Langham-Brown D. F. Prince M. A. Vincent 1973 G. P. Allaway R. C. Cox M. J. P. Nevin A. P. Ricketts P. D. B. West S. J. Wrigley 1974 D. M. Copp P. G. F. Manning D. N. Polkinhorne C. C. Warr R. H. M. Wilson 1975 H. W. Griffiths D. I. Hunt M. A. Parker M. S. Stefanowicz 1976 W. E. Goymer M. B. Phoenix 1977 A. J. Barnett S. W. Quin A. Rai D. M. Titterington 1978 C. R. Piprell


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OBITUARY The deaths of the following members have been notified since the last issue of the Record : 1949 G. M. Azis 1919 F. J. King 1921 J. F. F. Barnes 1921 E. K. Lindley 1920 C. A. G. Bertram 1924 C. R. Moss 1919 L. G. B. Broome 1920 H. Webster 1927 0. W. D. Holt-Needham F. J. KING Mr. E. J. S. Parsons, Secretary of the Bodleian Library and Deputy Librarian writes as follows : "Frank King joined the staff of the Bodleian Library in August 1912 after being educated at the Oxford High School. He retired from the Library in September 1965 after fifty-three years' service, almost entirely devoted to work on the Bodleian catalogues. His war service extended from 1916-1919 and he saw service on the Western Front, being twice wounded, at Ypres in July 1917 and at Albert in June 1918. Upon demobilisation he matriculated at Pembroke College in October 1919 and took his degree in History in 1922. He returned to the Bodleian in 1923 and was appointed a Senior Assistant in 1926. In the early thirties the revision of the pre-1920 catalogue was considered, and Frank King was appointed to superintend this great undertaking. Work started in earnest in new quarters in the Bodleian in 1934, and he was responsible for revising the cataloguing rules and was elected a member of the Library Association Catologuing Rules Committee. In his letter to Mr. King on his retirement, the Vice-Chancellor called attention to the fact that without the very high standards of accuracy which he had set and the care and patience which he had shown in the detailed planning of the revision work, this great enterprise could never have made such substantial progress towards completion." This high tribute refers only to Frank King's long and valuable service to the Bodleian Library. We in Pembroke owe him a deep debt of gratitude for the many hours of expert labour which he put into the task of ordering our College archives, and which is acknowledged elsewhere in the Record. He was always keenly interested in the College and its affairs, and was a regular and most welcome attendant at our functions.


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In conveying our warm sympathy to Mrs. King, we remember with affection that their Golden Wedding Anniversary was celebrated by a party held within our College walls. G.R.F.B. ERNEST K. LINDLEY Bob Martindale (1923) writes : "Ernie" Lindley graduated from the University of Indiana before coming up to Pembroke as a Rhodes Scholar in 1920. At College he shared the honour of rowing in the historic Pembroke Eight, which made six bumps in 1923, and was a keen mountaineer with numerous ascents to his credit in company with other members of the Alpine Society. Soon after going down from Oxford he became associated with the weekly news magazine, Newsweek, then in its infancy. This soon became a dedicated occupation, demanding constant study of foreign affairs. In the course of a few years he grew to be one of the principal foreign-policy experts in the United States. He wrote the Newsweek foreign page, had his own column on aspects of foreign policy, and was head of the Washington Bureau. His status as an expert was recognized by Dean Rusk and Walt Rostow. When Rusk became Secretary of State he persuaded Ernie Lindley to come with him as Assistant in the State Department. There he remained throughout the Viet Nam War, a strong advocate of U.S. involvement and of remaining in Viet Nam to see the war unequivocally won. He came back to Pembroke often, recognized by those Americans who had been up with him, as our senior representative. At one dinner of Pembroke contemporaries in London, he chaired the subsequent entertainment, allowing each of us two minutes to summarize personal history during fifty years. We enjoyed this example of so experienced an editor's genius for condensation. The following is an extract from the tribute paid to his memory by The Washington Star: ' Courtly and kindly, Ernest K. Lindley combined a gift for friendship with that zest for inquiry and accuracy that mark high journalistic talent. His death at 79 deprives Washington, and his trade, of a distinguished figure. As a newspaperman, as a bureau chief and columnist for Newsweek, and later as a State Department official under his friend Dean Rusk, Mr. Lindley was identifiable as a journalist in Washington


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without quite being a Washington journalist. The difference was subtle, and much in his favor. He made his earliest reputation as a discerning reporter on the political magic of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal entourage. But he understood the New Deal's vigorous roots in political reform at the state level, especially in New York. A journalist of Mr. Lindley's background who found himself in Washington, a Hoosier in exile, was in no danger of forgetting the rich variety of the U.S. political tradition. He disdained facile categories. He had a feeling for, if you will, the localness of things. He knew that the life of a story lies in its fine detail. Friends knew of his passion for local history, which nearly exceeded his passion for the performing arts — an interest that inspired pride in his own ancestral roots in Carolina Quakerdom. "The Lindley rule, as it's called after him, is a minor monument to his inventiveness. Long before confidential sourcing became a standard, perhaps overindulged, instrument of high journalism, he was prepared to guarantee news sources anonymity in return for information. The "Lindley rule" was the result — officials sharing information with reporters without mention of those ghostly figures, "high source" or "unimpeachable authority". One could be pretty sure that none of Ernest K. Lindley's sources ever worried about betrayal when he invoked his own rule. Accuracy and discretion, combined with good judgment and clarity of mind and pen, were ever his trademarks.' He and I were contemporaries almost to the day. My wife and I have the happiest memories of our visit to his house in Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, and of the joint family birthday celebrations held in Oxford during his ever-welcome visits here. G.R.F.B. H. WEBSTER Hugh Webster came up from King James School, Almondbury in 1920 to read Agriculture, and took a prominent part in the life of the College. He was captain of football, rowed in the College eight and played water polo for the University. After taking his Diploma he worked on several farms to gain experience and then acquired one of his own at Arram near Beverley in Yorkshire. At the beginning of the war he also took over the duties of Drainage Officer for the North Riding under the Ministry of Agriculture and held the post until his retirement in 1966. A keen supporter of Pembroke and its activities he was always a very welcome visitor to the College. G.R.F.B.


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THE GAUDY The Bursar writes : A number of members have written to us to ask about when they might expect to be invited to a Gaudy. Our policy and principle (not always, I am afraid, adhered to in the past) can be simply stated : we hold one Gaudy per year. This policy will be vigorously implemented in the future, and the Gaudy will normally take place at the end of the ninth week of Trinity Term. Our problem lies in numbers; the great expansion of the College which has taken place since the 1950s, which obviously has not been matched by a corresponding increase in the number of places — about 150 — available in Hall, means that it is taking much longer than we should like to work through a complete cycle of graduates. In 1980, the years (by matriculation) to be invited will be 1955, 1956 and 1957, plus those who took M.A.s during 1979/80; in future, those who came to the College as graduates (under certain circumstances) will also become eligible to receive invitations, but they are not expected to amount to a significant number for some years. Members will hardly need reminding that, besides the Gaudy, which of course is free, the Pembroke Society holds a dinner every year, early in October, invitations to which are sent out with the Record. Demand for places at this, despite the fact that it is not free, is gratifyingly high; so if you would like to come, book early (as the saying has it) to avoid disappointment. And we hope we shall see you here, before too long, at one or other of these agreeable functions. ACADEMIC HONOURS 1979 FINAL HONOUR SCHOOLS 1979: FIRST CLASS Modern Languages J. A. Ferguson P.P.E. M. J. Goulden P.P.E. M. J. Hulbert Engineering Science J. A. Moss Engineering Science G. P. Pink Modern History P. R. Smith P.P.E. D. G. Stern English Language and Literature N. J. E. Warren P.P.E. R. V. L. Wilkins FIRSTS IN HONOUR MODERATIONS 1979 English Language and Literature S. J. Higginson Physics A. A. Howling English Language and Literature R. H. Parsons Geography M. G. Rowan


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UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES 1979 Charles Oldham Scholarship in Classical J. C. Burns (1977) Studies J. D. Charmley (1974) Amy Mary Preston Reid Scholarship 1979-80 Turbutt Prize 1979 S. A. Hall (1978) C. A. Holditch (1976) Henry Oliver Beckit Memorial Prize 1979 Lubbock Prize in Engineering Science 1979 J. A. Moss (1976) R. R. R. Smith (1973) Craven Fellowship ATHLETIC DISTINCTIONS 1979 Captain of University Fencing Team I. G. Baxter Rowing Blue (2nd year) J. R. Crawford Yachting Blue R. R. Eastham Lacrosse Blue (2nd year) W. R. Hardy Croquet Half Blue R. M. Hobbs Croquet Half Blue F. J. R. Landor Golf Blue J. H. Maree Captain of University Lacrosse Team R. J. Ratcliffe THE LIBRARY During the Long Vacation new bookshelves were fitted into most of the spaces left for the purpose by the Library's architect; these should hold books bought over the next six years or so. A certain amount of thinning out has been done also, and the general appearance of the shelves is less crowded. Another acquisition has been a new calculator to replace the one stolen in 1976. The Art section has been increased by means of a special grant, for the benefit of those reading the new degree in Fine Art, and a collection of books has been bought for the school of Engineering, Economics and Management. Mrs. Macdonald renewed her generous action a year ago by giving a further sum of money to the Library, together with some books which included a facsimile of an early medical work by Vesalius. It was pleasing that she was able again to make a short stay in the College. We have also seen Mr. and Mrs. F. McGowin, who toured the Library and the rest of the College in September. Mr. F. J. King, who matriculated at Pembroke in 1919, retired this summer from his post as part-time archivist, and it was sad to hear that he died on Boxing Day. He had done much valuable work since 1967 in organizing and listing the College muniments, and many of those years were spent in extremely uncomfortable


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and inconvenient conditions in the Tower. Pembroke must always be grateful to him for his care and accuracy. The new holder of the post is Dr. John Tanner, the distinguished Director of the R.A.F. Museum, who takes up his duties in Hilary Term 1980. 1980 sees also the bicentenary of the death of Sir William Blackstone, a distinguished lawyer and former member of the College. The College lent several manuscripts, pictures and other material for an exhibition held in the Bodleian Library. We look forward to marking in the next few years two other occasions — the death of Sir Thomas Browne three hundred years ago in 1682, and that of Dr. Johnson two hundred years ago in 1784. This autumn another small exhibition was held in the Library to bring to the attention of undergraduates, particularly the new entry, some of the College's more interesting and valuable possessions. Emphasis was laid this time rather more on the history of Pembroke and less on Dr. Johnson, who had received special attention in 1978 on the 250th anniversary of his matriculation. M. W. CORDY, Deputy Librarian. LIST OF GIFTS TO THE LIBRARY 1979 Donor J. R. Marshall J. R. Marshall J. R. Marshall J. R. Marshall M. Tsuchiya M. Tsuchiya M. Tsuchiya M. Tsuchiya Prof. D. Giesen G. A. Yablon G. Glucker Dr. T. Cave D. Gray S. W. Parry B. H. Bennett M. B. Abram Dr. F. E. Cranz

Author Title Polyphemus and Galatea. Gongora, L. de Biderman, J. Cenodoxus. Tolstoy Khadzhi Murat. Gogol Taras Bulba. Mizutani, Mr. & Mrs. An introduction to Modern Japanese. Kawabata, Y. The Lake. Natsume, S. Sanshiro. Introducing Japan. Richie, D. Life of Johnson, ed. Birrell. Boswell, J. (6 vols.) A Brontë Bibliography. Yablon, G. A. & Turner, J. R. Antiochus and the late Glucker, J. Academy. Ronsard's Poems (2 vols.) Castor, G. & Cave, T. (eds.) J. R. R. Tolkien — essays in Salu, M. & memoriam. Farrell, R. T. (eds.) Dwarf Ale Glasses and their Parry, Stephen Victorian successors. Westerly 21. Bennett, Bruce & Cowan, Peter (eds.) Subscription to Cornmentary. The publishing history of the Cranz, F. Edward Aristotle commentaries of Thomas Aquinas (Traditio vol. xxxiv, 1978.)


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Schumacher, E. F. A Guide for the Perplexed. The Coward of Minden. Mackesy, Piers Davis, N., Gray, D. A Chaucer Glossary. Ingham, P., & Wallace-Hadrill, A. M. J. Sayer Sayer, M. J. English Nobility. T. Brownlow Brownlow, Timothy A Molehill for Parnassus (from Univ. of Toronto Quarterly, xlviii no. 1) Dr. P. Johnston Physics textbooks Marshall, William M. George Hooper, 1640-1727. W. M. Marshall Bishop of Bath and Wells. Rev. J. C. Dickinson 3 vols. of Bibliotheca Graeca, and MS letter, 1852, concerning Pembroke College. Mrs. Macdonald Vesalius De Humani Corporis Fabrica 1543 (facsimile) Mrs. Macdonald Vergil Georgics, tran. R. D. Blackmore Mrs. Macdonald Fulleylove, John Oxford water-colours. Mrs. Macdonald (Country Life) Oxford, introd. by Christopher Hussey. Mrs. Macdonald Cheque for £100. Prof. N. J. G. Pounds Pounds, N.J. G. William Carnsew of Bokelly and his diary 1576-7. Dr. M. J. Goringe Thomas, G. & Transmission Electron MicrosGoringe, M. J. copy of Materials. J. R. Marshall 5 Russian books. J. R. Marshall Cervantes Novelas ejemplares, II Garrett, A. J. R. Marshall Viagens na minha terra. J. R. Marshall Assis, Machado de Dom Casamurro. Prof. N. Mansergh Vol. VIII of India, The Transfer of Power 1942-7 (Volumes I—VII already given). Rev. J. E. GethynGethyn-Jones, E. The Dymock School of Jones Sculpture. Dr. M. PintoPenniman, H. R. (ed.) Britain at the polls. Duschinsky W. J. van der Dussen Van der Dussen, W. J. Collingwood's unpublished MSS (offprint from History and Theory, vol. xvra no. 3, 1979) T. G. A. Muntz Books of Speaker's Rules, etc. of the New Zealand House of Representatives (transferred to Rhodes House Library). T. G. A. Muntz Opera, trans. P. Nuttall, Horace vol. II (1827) T. G. A. Muntz Davies, C. M. Orthodox London. T. G. A. Muntz Davies, C. M. Unorthodox London. T. G. A. Muntz Falk, B. The naughty Seymours. The following undergraduates gave books to the Library on going down : — R. Boothroyd, W. Brundage, J. E. Colman, P. Hasse, E. Gentle, P. Gerrard, C. W. Lloyd, P. Mandeville and A. M. Strange.


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A PORTRAIT OF OUR CO-FOUNDER In the summer of 1979, Major Idris Morgan-Williams, O.B.E., a descendant of the founder, Thomas Tesdale, through the family of Bush of Burcot, very kindly offered to place on permanent loan to the college a contemporary portrait of Thomas Tesdale and his wife Maud. The picture underwent some cleaning and restoration before being reframed, and now hangs in Broadgates Hall. Thomas Tesdale of Abingdon married Maud Stone of Henley (who had been widowed by her first husband, Edward Little of Oxford, in memory of whom she is wearing a mourning ring), in 1567, when she was twenty-two years old, and he only twenty. The portrait, painted on a wooden panel 40" x 52", shows them hand in hand : the founder looks rather more handsome than was his wont, and both he and his wife are wearing dark clothes, though Maud's dress is lit up by scarlet slashes. Judging by the lace of her collar and cuffs, which is very prettily painted, and the general appearance of the couple, apparently in middle age, the portrait probably dates from ca. 1590. It is interesting to compare it with the only other representation of the husband and wife together of which I know, the charming but slightly clumsy painted alabaster memorial erected at Maud's behest after Thomas's death in 1610 in St. Mary's Church, Glympton. If other portraits of Thomas are any guide, then this joint portrait is much closer to life than the formal figure on the monument, whilst the pale and slightly sorrowful features of Maud compare very favourably with her decidedly bad-tempered looks recorded in another portrait painted towards the end of her life. At all events, the panel looks very well in Broadgates Hall, and the Fellows are most grateful to Major Morgan-Williams. NICHOLAS MANN. PEMBROKE'S MODERN HISTORIANS There is a number of books to add to the list in last year's Record. One can be blind to the obvious, and the omissions include historical works by distinguished past and present colleagues in other subjects. Any more items ? PIERS MACKESY. The Rev. L. W. Cowie (1938) Henry Newman, An American in London 1708-43 (1956); Seventeenth-Century Europe (1960); The March of the Cross, An Illusstrated History of Christianity (1962); Eighteenth-Century Europe (1963);Hanoverian England 1714-1837 (1967); The Pilgrim Fathers (1970); The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (1971); Louis XIV


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(1972); A Dictionary of British Social History (1974); SixteenthCentury History (1977) R. F. V. Heuston (Fellow 1947-65) Lives of the Lord Chancellors 1885-1940 (1964) W. M. Marshall (1950) George Hooper 1640-1727, Bishop of Bath and Wells (1976) R. C. Bannister (1955) Ray Stannard Baker: The Mind and Thought of a Progressive (1966); Social Darwinism: Science and Myth in British-American Social Thought (1979) G. C. Baugh (1958) Shropshire and its Rulers: a thousand years (with D. C. Cox) (1979); ed. Victoria History of Shropshire, III (1979) Z. A. Pelczynski (Fellow 1961) Joint author of History of Poland since 1813 (ed. R. F. Leslie) (1980) M. Pinto-Duschinsky (1961) The Political Thought of Lord Salisbury 1854-1868 (1967); The British General Election of 1970 (with D. Butler) (1971); British Political Finance (forthcoming 1980) S. K. Newman (1964) March 1939: The British Guarantee to Poland (1976) N. H. Burton (1966) The Geff rye Almshouses (1979) M. J. Keating (1968) Labour and Scottish Nationalism (with D. Bleiman) (1979) SOME MEMORIES OF A PEMBROKE FRESHMAN 1937-38 My first visit to Pembroke was to sit the scholarship examination in June 1937. In keeping with its unofficial motto of quieta non movere ' " Pemmy " had not joined nearly all the other colleges who had banded together into two groups alternating their examinations, one half holding them in December and the other in March. The result of Pembroke's lone stand was that it tended to attract an exhausted and often disgruntled batch of potential scholars who


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had failed to obtain awards previously. In fact there was a somewhat unkind joke which stated that the main entrance qualification for Pembroke was to have been rejected by at least one other Oxford college. I also qualified having sat a Queen's entrance exam where I had been rejected by some of their rather drunken dons in an unpleasant after-dinner interview because I asked for some financial help. My attempt at the Pembroke scholarship was my first for an award, but although I apparently did not do too badly, I failed to get a scholarship. My mother decided to see if feminine wiles would help and managed to get an interview with the formidable Mr. Drake, the Senior Tutor, an elderly batchelor. She evidently melted his heart (kinder I feel that he normally allowed the world to see) for she emerged smiling to say that Pembroke would give me an Exhibition of £30 p.a. to read Law. I had arrived at an opportune moment as the college had just received a large donation from Lord Nuffield and had emerged from a chronic condition of near bankruptcy to one of relative affluence. At a post-war Gaudy Professor Tolkein told me of his part in this affair. Although he had approached other more prestigious Oxford colleges, Nuffield had received little encouragement for his planned benefactions. Tolkein saw Pembroke's chance and urged the Master and Fellows to cultivate the good relations with Nuffield which resulted in his becoming an Honorary Fellow of the College and endowing the Chair of Anaesthetics there. The first occupant was Professor Macintosh, a New Zealander, who arrived complete with a yellow Rolls Royce and chauffer. It was a wonderful appointment. Anyhow I took up residence in that autumn having added two grants to my Pembroke Exhibition, £30 from the Essex County Council and £40 from a local charity. I remember that my father allowed me £100 p.a. and my mother £20, so I had £220 p.a., and keeping my battels down to the minimum and with the tuition fees I managed on about £60 per term; the rest of the money going on travel, clothes, etc. In 1937 Pembroke had about 120 undergraduates. I was put into a ground floor room opposite the main entrance. Its dominant feature was a large painting that covered the whole of one wall. It was the work, I believe, of John Spencer Churchill and had been done just after the First World War. It depicted the interior of a Roman banquetting hall and was a very fine piece of perspective; Churchill became so engrossed with it that he did not bother with his academic studies and departed at the end of his first year. This painting had an irresistible attraction for drunks, especially rowing men who then formed a powerful clique in the College. Their great object was to reach the far end of this banquetting hall and pass through a window which I think opened out into a romantic garden.


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Hearty drunks hurled themselves at my walls uttering cries of determination, only to fall back bruised on to my floor, often to continue again and again. If I `sported my oak', the revellers would batter on it threatening to beat me up later, if I did not open up immediately; being small I usually gave way and let them in. The only consolation was that I met a wide cross-section of the College who would not otherwise have bothered to notice me and sometimes had interesting conversations with exhausted men who had become loquacious and philosophical after their failure to reach their goal. I understand that the painting has long been covered up.* George, my Scout, was most understanding and an excellent person in every way, always telling me not to worry; but the mural was a disturbing companion. I could not settle down for the first two terms and thought of leaving. The chief reason for my discontent was having to read Law most of which I found very boring, especially Justinian in Latin. As the College did not then have a Law tutor, the half dozen of us used to have to go out. Our weekly tutorial began with a walk through a long gloomy subterranean passage in Keble, whose coloured lavatory tiles further depressed me, and we gathered in a dark room where we always waited ten minutes or so. Our tutor made no effort to hide his boredom with us and the syllabus we had to pursue and got rid of us as soon as he could. I persuaded Mr. Drake, I imagine, to let me change my course to read Modern History provided I passed Law Mods which fortunately was not difficult. The prospect of this helped transform my outlook and I had begun to make more friends inside and outside the College. Thus I thoroughly enjoyed the summer of 1938 despite the sense that war was likely to break out in the near future. EVERSLEY BELFIELD.

WOMEN AT PEMBROKE Pembroke, along with many other colleges has finally broken with tradition and opened its doors to the female sex, after a long and glorious celibacy. Despite the apprehensions of Pembroke men, past and present, the College is still standing in all its splendour. As one of the 26 women, I am evidently in an appropriate position to comment upon the reactions of the women themselves to this radical change. I was educated at the Lyae Francais de Londres, a mixed school, and co-residence has therefore not been too great * By the early 1950s the room was so badly in need of redecoration that the Bursar, very reluctantly, had it papered over.


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a shock to myself in particular and indeed this seems to be the case in general. It was my father's task to ferry me and my vast amount of baggage to Oxford. Himself a Pembroke man, he was more aware of what awaited me in Oxford than the average parent. However, rather than comforting this disquieted me, as the all-male brogue of the tales of his own Pembroke days made me more aware of being an invading female. Before he left he voiced his own feelings on the change by remarking : "You may be ready for Pembroke, but is Pembroke ready for you ? " It is of course possible that he was doubting the College's ability to cope with me in particular, but I dismissed this idea out of hand. It quickly became clear to me that I was going to be treated as a novelty at Pembroke, at least for a while. Drinks were bought, doors held open and offers of coffee showered upon me. This was nice but a little superficial : it seemed that everyone wanted to meet the women. It took until second week for me to begin to feel settled and genuinely accepted. Inevitably the flood of hospitality had waned slightly, but the atmosphere had become generally more relaxed. However, being amongst the first ladies naturally had a certain satisfaction associated with it : I was the first woman to serve behind the college bar (perhaps a dubious distinction ?). I was initially coerced into rowing by boat-club members, who were obviously eager to form a women's eight, but it transpired to be one of the most enjoyable aspects of my first term. Training was relaxed and informal, though much to my horror meant I was leaving my bed on most mornings in the cold light of 6.30 a.m. The significance of our entry in the Christ Church Regatta was not lost on us and we were obviously a focus of attention as Pembroke's first-ever Women's Eight. It was obviously an added bonus to at one point to be rated, amazingly, third on the river ! The turn-out at the regatta this year was apparently unprecedented : although a Teddy Hall bar and gorgeous November weather were rivalling attractions, it was evident that our Women's Eight had aroused great interest, as reflected by the bulging boathouse. In fact this atmosphere was part of a general improvement in 'College Spirit' talked about by second years and above. A fitting end to the term was the Christmas Revue which was something of a tongue-in-cheek parody of college life and the arrival of women. The sketches dwelt upon the sharing of facilities and its possible hazards. The show was enjoyed by audience and actors


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alike, a good proportion of whom were ladies, and this can only reflect the success of the 'mixing' of Pembroke College. LINDA HARRIS. MIDDLE COMMON ROOM President : Collin Piprell Secretary : Edward Rock Treasurer : Nigel Higson Bar Steward : Elliott Cairnes During the past three terms, we have enjoyed such traditional MCR functions as the termly dinner, theatre trips, and the Trinity Term garden party and MCR—SCR croquet match. Despite the fact that the President played on the team (and thanks to Peter West, it must be supposed), the MCR won this contest. The annual MCR—SCR cricket match, unfortunately, was rained out, giving the SCR an additional year to prepare its revenge for last year's rout. The MCR committee has been expanded to include a bar steward, that position being most ably filled by Elliot Cairns. A man of many talents, Mr. Caimes is at present collaborating with Messrs. Ed Rock, Andy Rosenheim, and Dick Gerberding on a successor to last year's highly acclaimed Xmas show This year's offering — ' The Second Greatest Story Ever Told' — will be a joint MCR—JCR effort, and promises to be a smash hit. It also promises to elicit audience response ranging from mild outrage to actual litigation. The complexion of this show will be considerably enhanced, as has been college life in general, by the participation of several female members of the college. Russell Riggs will again perform at the piano (his virtuoso style suffering, perhaps, from his new habit of trying to watch the chorus line behind him as he plays). Collin Piprell and Dennis Washburn have been entrusted with the MCR Xmas party which precedes the evening's entertainment. It is their task to numb, if not indeed paralyse, the critical faculties of as many members as possible. Nigel Higson, as befits a conscientious treasurer, will no doubt be present at the Mixing of the Eggnog — reviewing, with patient hysteria, the financial position of the MCR. What is spent on the brandy, however, may be saved in terms of the possible reactions of an otherwise critically aware audience. We look forward to a more socially active Hilary Term. The ladies are being successfully integrated into MCR life, as the male


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members become accustomed to all the rough language in the MCR bar. Next year's committee will in all likelihood count some of these fairer members among its numbers. C. R. PIPRELL. JUNIOR COMMON ROOM President : Ian Bakewell / Aman Rai Secretary: Simon Quin/Nigel Foster Treasurer : Lorne Denny NUS Rep.: Duncan Taylor NUS Area Rep.: Julian Wilson This year has been one of political infighting and has led to the resignation of no fewer than four committee members and one Bar President : Ian Bakewell resigned as President in the summer because of personal reasons; due to his minutes being challenged as inaccurate, the Secretary resigned; and two weeks before the annual elections, the new President, the Treasurer and the Bar President handed in their resignations to the J.C.R. This year was again an active one for J.C.R. politics : the J.C.R. banner led the march through Oxford in protest against the increases in fees for overseas students; and most important for the J.C.R., the college Bursar finally withdrew all investments from South Africa. In spite of continued negotiations the J.C.R. was indignant at the unexpected increases in rents and prices announced over the long vacation by the Governing Body. In the Arts : Pembroke/St. Hilda's drama society was finally set up and is thriving, having performed twice, once in Trinity and once in Michaelmas; Pembroke College Music Society too performed to very large audiences in the Chapel Quad. Like last year, the Summer Ball did not materialise. Instead, there were numerous discos in the J.C.R. which helped pay for our political campaigns of the year before. This Michaelmas saw a change in Pembroke college — women (at last). The mood seems to have mellowed somewhat. The M.C.R./J.C.R. Christmas show had a line up of their talents. For the first time, the J.C.R. held a disco for members of the college only, and it was a great success — especially for second year undergraduates wishing to get to know the freshwomen.


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Last year's innovations such as new clubs, bar and pantry have become established in the college life. The J.C.R. is now negotiating a deal with Courage Breweries which would involve an expansion of the J.C.R. bar facilities. Finally, we would like to thank the college staff for all their help, which is greatly appreciated. A. RAI. THE BLACKSTONE SOCIETY President : P. Panayiotou Treasurer : P. D. Moor Secretary : H. N. Berragan The Society commenced its activities in the manner which has become somewhat of a tradition with a drinks party where the freshers reading Law had the opportunity of meeting all the college's lawyers. The first meeting of term was held on Wednesday 8 November when our guest speaker was Mr. Ken Davis. Mr. Davis is a practising attorney at law in Virginia, U.S.A. who read P.P.E. at this college before returning to take his law degree at Harvard. Mr. Davis gave us an interesting insight not only into aspects of environmental law, in which he specialises, but also into the American legal education system which was of special interest to some of the lawyers contemplating practising in the U.S.A. The second and final meeting of the term was held on Thursday 15 November when the Society was privileged to hear a most didactic talk given by Dr. Peter North, who is one of this country's five Law Commisioners, on the workings and activities of the Law Commission and especially its relationship with the government. Dr. North, who is also a Fellow of Keble College, offered to speak to the Society when the Law Commission's current chairman, His Honour Mr. Justice Kerr, was unable to come due to other commitments. On Tuesday 27 November a group of twelve members gratefully accepted an invitation from Mr. Bernard Frisby, Governor of Oxford Prison, to visit the prison. After visiting the 1 1 th century crypt in the prison grounds the members were given a most illuminating tour, the highlight of which came in the exercise yard when a French homosexual detained on remand for drug offences entertained the remainder of the prison's inmates by disclosing an attraction for a certain well-built member of the first year lawyers. At the end of the tour the Society had tea with the Governor who expressed personal suspicions that vagrants descended on his overcrowded


Mr. A. D. Hazlewood, Tutorial Fellow, 1961-79; Vicegerent, 1978-79; Professorial Fellow; Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Warden of Queen Elizabeth House, 1980.


Miss I. Cornock, Assistant Bursar, 1966-79.


Maud and Thomas Tesdale, ca. 1590.


Pembroke and matriculands, Michaelmas, 1979.


The Chapel Choir.


"The Second Greatest Story Ever Told". The joint M.C.R.-J.C.R. Christmas Entertainment, 1979.


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prison at Christmas 'because its reputation for food was second to no other prison ! The trip was certainly a great success, one which inspired the Treasurer to suggest that every citizen should at some time see the inside of a prison. Due to demand for a second trip from members who missed the visit the Committee have arranged another visit in Hilary Term 1980. In future it is hoped also to arrange a visit to the court of His Honour Judge Monier-Williams at his invitation; it is envisaged that we would be allowed to sit through the day's work and then discuss it with the learned Judge in his chambers. The Society also has the honour of a visit some time after Easter from Her Honour Mrs. Justice Booth, D.B.E., the latest example of that rare breed the woman High Court Judge. Finally, the Society hopes to have the Annual Dinner some time in Trinity Term. The Committee would like to express its gratitude to Mr. John Eekelaar for the encouragement and help he has given in organising our meetings. P. PANAYIOTOU. THE CAMDEN SOCIETY President : Brendan McLoughlin Secretary : Andrew Dalziel Treasurer : John Chilver It has been another excellent year for the Camden Society. The highlight was undoubtedly our "jolly jaunt' to Tewkesbury and back in late May, organised and led by Julian Thould and Julian Schild, last year's President and Treasurer, but a consistent level of interest and activity has been maintained throughout the year. Eight assorted historians, dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and entertainment, bravely embarked from Pembroke at an early hour on Saturday of Fourth Week, Trinity Term, in a smallish convoy of two identical motor cars kindly supplied by the expedition leaders. We little knew what adventures lay in store. Uppermost in the mind and never, I suspect, to be forgotten, are the near loss of our ex-President on a foggy hillside in Gloucestershire while vainly searching for Belas Knap, an elusive prehistoric long barrow; the picturesque, if wet and isolated, ruins of Hailes Abbey, a 13th century Cistercian foundation, the equally wet and isolated remains of Chedworth Roman Villa where we much enjoyed a film show provided by the National Trust; the breathtaking view from the breezy summit of Tewkesbury Abbey and the cream tea which followed. The jaunt concluded with a re-enactment of the


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Rol right legend in the middle of an Oxfordshire field, in which we discovered that none of us was destined for the English crown. This sombre revelation, however, did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm and we returned to Oxford in high spirits after an excellent day's outing. I hope I have indicated that the Camden Society is above all dedicated to furthering the enjoyment of reading history at Pembroke. A second aim is to provide those who are engaged in other studies with an opportunity to taste the pleasures of history for themselves. Our speaker meetings are open to all and are intended to be of general interest; certainly they have proved so in the past. Next term's meetings promise to be no exception: Brian Harrison will deliver a paper on social unrest in the early 20th century with special emphasis on the emancipation of women (a topic which may appeal to our new undergraduettes), and Richard Cobb will bring his unrivalled knowledge of Revolutionary Paris to bear in a talk which promises to be lively and entertaining. The continued flourishing of the Camden Society owes much, not only to the enthusiasm of its members, but to the encouragement and advice we have received from Piers Mackesy and Paul Hyams, for which we are most grateful. J. R. CHILVER. THE JOHNSON LITERARY SOCIETY President : G. G. Lennox Secretary : T. H. Jepson Treasurer : C. A. Thompson The Society held two meetings in 1979. The first was addressed by the delightful Sue Arnold, ' Observer ' columnist and witty raconteuse. Ms. Arnold gave a highly entertaining talk on journalism, covering her career from its inauspicious start in Blackburn (she "broke her articles ") via the `Tehran Journal' (where she had to use an Iranian pseudonym, and where subversive words like ' student ' were censored) to the `Observer' (she claimed that she got the job when everyone else was on holiday). By the end of the evening the confessions were flowing as rapidly as the port had earlier — breaking and entering Mia Farrow's nursing home; recent recontextualization ' during a fringe psychotherapy course; a nude modelling assignment, in the cause of investigative journalism; and much more. When she admitted that she was in the process of writing a book on `royal babies', the President felt it only wise to close the meeting.


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The second provided a complete contrast. Christopher Logue, popular poet, playwright, columnist in ' Private Eye', and pseud., addressed his audience on a higher intellectual plane, talking of Boswell, of literary translations and of twentieth century literature. It was contentious and at times self-contradictory stuff, and provoked vigorous discussion. Plans are in hand for more meetings and the Johnson Literary Society continues to flourish. G. G. LENNOX.

PEMBROKE COLLEGE CHRISTIAN UNION The College Christian Union (C.U.) seeks to unite all Christians, regardless of denomination and background in a more intimate sense than is possible in large Oxford churches. The fellowship is centred around a weekly informal communion service in the College Chapel and a weekly Bible study. The C.U. seeks to fulfil two purposes, which are enhanced by the intimacy of College life. 1) To provide an atmosphere that encourages the desire of applying Christianty to one's daily life, and that of showing one's faith with friends in College. 2) To see, even while still in Oxford, something of global Christianity, a realisation of the extent of God's work. Thus the C.U. takes an active interest in missionary work, and prays regularly for the Church overseas. The somewhat difficult task of praying for people unknown to us is made easier by regular reports from three Pembroke men currently involved in Christian work overseas : Adam Romanis in Zaire, Chris Lawson in Nepal and Clive Thorne in India. Being a member of the C.U. is not an ' acid test' of one's faith, that will come after the security of university life has ended. The C.U. does however provide a basis for applying Christian standards to life and for encouraging Christians to enter Christian service, either full or part time. P. T. FR A SER. PEMBROKE COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR An invitation to sing Evensong at Abingdon School in the Hilary Term was to be the first of many visits we were going to make during


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the year. The Chapel Choir of Abingdon School later visited Pembroke in the Michaelmas Term, where they were to delight us with a very fine performance at College Evensong. In July the choir spent a very exhausting but enjoyable week singing the daily services at Wells Cathedral. Whilst there we were delighted at having the opportunity of singing Evensong in the beautiful Parish Church of St. Cuthbert in Wells. What free time we had was not wasted. The swimming pool belonging to the Choir School was, despite the weather, a particular attraction. The one ' free ' day we had was taken up with an excursion by coach to various places of interest : Wookey Hole caves, the Cheddar Gorge, Yeovilton Aircraft Museum. In Hilary Term 1980, as a result of an invitation from Dr. Lionel Pike (a former Organ Scholar of Pembroke College), we are looking forward to singing at the Royal Holloway College, London University. Also this coming summer we shall be making another residential visit, this time to Peterborough Cathedral. Without the support of choirmen, parents and the Chaplain, none of these would be possible. I thank them and look forward in anticipation to 1980-81. D. M. TITTERINGTON, Organ Scholar. PEMBROKE COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY President : Richard Green Secretary : Seymour Adams Treasurer : Clive Stainton Andrew Hannan

Andrew Morris Graham Lawes Alan Howling Judy Brech

Extracts from the President's speech, given on the occasion of the Society's second anniversary dinner in 'La Cantina di Capri' on November 26th, 1979. " This time last year, the then-President, Paul West, started his speech by referring to `notable firsts' for the Society. Tonight I have to be talking largely, but not exclusively, about ' notable seconds', and not just ' seconds ', but ' thirds ', `fourths', `fifths', fifths ', ' sixths ', and so on, as well. I feel no embarrassment about this, I should add, for it reflects the position PCMS has now attained in the life of the College. Since a group of us first sat round a jar of coffee and a tin of Marvel, this time two years ago, to found PCMS, we have put on nearly thirty five concerts; and I'm sure no other


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College Music Society can begin to match that. Whilst quantity is no substitute for quality, it is important, I believe, to realise that PCMS has proved itself to be not just a one-off business' that depends solely on the passing enthusiasm of a handful of people, but is what an American might term a fully " on-going situation". Our membership in the University now tops 150, and about 60% of these are from Pembroke. 1 in every 31 to 4 members of the College is a member of PCMS, therefore, and a substantial proportion of those is actively involved. And don't forget that to be a member they've all had to pay their membership fees; I'm hoping to find a job that involves bleeding stones when I leave here; I feel I have the right experience ! Well I've quoted some figures, but figures are of course not everything. What have we achieved during 1979 in musical terms ? Well, our lunchtime concerts have become regularised : every Thursday lunchtime in the four middle weeks of term, and have provided several amateurs of competent and above standard, with a chance to perform in public. In Hilary we were treated to an excellent harp recital by Mandi Vernon-Jones, of St. Catz., and a wind quintet concert, about which I am too modest to make any any comments ! Our Trinity lunchtime concerts were all supposed to take place in the open air, and would have done had the weather not refused to see things all our way ! By popular(?) request the wind quintet returned for a second concert, and the following week Pembroke Orchestra played a selection of popular music in the Chapel Quad. This concert included the Blue Danube, which, despite the forecast very nearly, but not quite, turned into the Blue Deluge. Other lunchtime concerts have included a full-scale jazz band, an informal guitar recital, a string trio making use of our new and much valued piano in the Chapel, and a Schubert Piano Recital on the College Steinway, by our new Junior Dean, Geoffrey Sweet. The overall success of these concerts throughout the College is perhaps best reflected in a letter I received from the Master, in July, congratulating the Society for these concerts, on behalf of the Governing Body. In Hilary of this year, Pembroke Orchestra reached perhaps its first peak' in a concert it gave in the University Church, performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and Dvorak 8, under the baton of Andrew Hannan. Also in Hilary, Pembroke Choir, under my own wavering baton, performed Dvorak Mass in D and Schutz 7 Last Words from the Cross', in St. Aldates Church. The highlight of the term, however, had to be our first major professional concert, which took place at the Holywell Music Room, and featured Carl Pini, and Allan Schiller. They received massive applause from the


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audience, and the most amazing newspaper reviews, including one in which the critic wrote it was the most enjoyable concert he had been to in Oxford. In the Summer we presented a second professional concert, but of a very different nature : a cello and double bass duet, performed by Penny Cliff and Peter Buckoke, of the Philharmonia, whose programme, including 'The Last Contrabass in Las Vegas', surprised as well as delighted their audience. By far our most important event of the Summer, and I believe of the last year, was our 'Oxford Evening', held in a decorated and floodlit Fellow's Garden, in June, and providing not just music but strawberries and cream, and 'Dr. Johnson's Choice', described on the programme, as 'a mulled wine of distinction'. The evening was formal but friendly, and everyone could chat, and the ladies shiver, to the near-constant accompaniment of a variety of music. Well over one hundred and twenty people attended, and the centre-piece of the evening was a performance by Pembroke Choir of Vaughan Williams' " An Oxford Elegy". This term has included a revival, after two terms absence, of the Members' Oak Room Concert, at which was presented a typically varied programme, and after which the Master kindly provided some much appreciated liquid refreshment. On the Friday of 7th week, Seymour Adams conducted a highly successful concert of Kurt Weill's music from `The Threepenny Opera' and Dvorak Serenade n D; and, on the following Monday, Pembroke Orchestra gave a concert in Keble Chapel, the programme including the Schubert 'Unfinished'. Next term will see the revival and revitalisation of the choir, and several other events, not least the committee elections which will put the Society into new and freshly inspired hands ! Long may it thrive ! It just remains for me to thank the rest of the committee for this year, for the considerable work they've put in, and for putting up with me. Bernard Shaw wrote: "Hell is full of musical amateurs; music is the brandy of the damned". Well if that's the case, it has at least one similarity with Pembroke College. RICHARD GREEN.

DRAMA SOCIETY The Drama Society was formed in November 1978 by a group of reckless Pembroke freshmen and some equally fresh women at St. Hilda's. No sooner had we settled on a producer than he was sent down. Despite this, our first production went ahead in February 1979 — a relatively unknown play. "Newsflash" by Wilson John


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Haire, one of a trilogy of one-act plays, all equally bad, called "Lost Worlds". The reviewers seemed to like it. The Society — now given the deliberately affected name of "Aspect Theatre Company" — dipped its toe in the Oxford theatre scene with this small-scale production in Balliol's `lunchtime drama' season. Audiences were average for this type of drama, and a small profit was made. We next plunged in head-first with a production of Brecht's "Mother Courage" in North Quad. The platform between staircases 16 and 17 was the stage, with the pond and area in front being used as well. The 'audience — over 250 on the last night — were seated in the cobbled area of the quad. A new, sleezy, cabaret-style score was written by Seymour Adams (from Pembroke). Overall, almost 800 people came to see the play, and it was one of the most successful garden productions. Michaelmas Term's production, "The Balcony" by Jean Genet, was highly successful despite the fact that very few people understood the play. Three successful productions have made the society already one of the best known and most active in the university. Much of the credit goes to the indefatigable Sean Ryan, whose highly ambitious plans somehow ended each time in success. The society has come a long way in just a year — it must now consolidate its position. N. A. C. SANDERSON. THE TEASEL CLUB Steward : R. M. Hobbs/L. R. Denny Secretary : L. R. Denny/G. G. Lennox Treasurer : M. H. Wentworth/J. A. Lawrie Over the past year the Teasel Club has been firmly establishing its newly revived identity as the J.C.R.'s Food and Wine Club and each term has seen a successful and most enjoyable gathering. Our re-inaugural dinner took place in seventh week of Hilary Term in the Weatherley Room when an excellent meal was completed by the drinking of a Toast, proposed by the Secretary, to the fortunes and future of the Teasel Club. Trinity Term saw a splendidly convivial luncheon party held, by kind permission, in the Fellows' Garden and attended by about forty-five members and guests. After the wide appreciation of this event, it is intended that such a party should become a recognised feature of the Trinity Term. The termly


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dinner for Michaelmas took place at the end of eighth week and this also proved highly commendable; on this occasion the Club allowed the restaurant 'La Sorbonne ' the honour of its patronage, where the Canard Normande and the Creme Brulee especially justified their excellent reputation. The Club retired afterwards for an extended sampling of the Steward's supply of liquor .. . All in all, this first year of renewed activity for the Teasel Club has shown that with a rich diversity of members, a keen sense of tradition and yet a dynamic, modern social balance a dining club can be a strong, healthy element in college life. Looking ahead to next year, the Hilary guest dinner already arranged for sixth week augurs well for our pursuit of the laden table and induces in me a comfortable feeling that the Teasel Club is here to stay. L. R. DENNY. THE PUERILES A College luncheon society was founded at the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1979 to provide a contrast to the sobriety (and possible senility) of dining societies. Weekly meetings are held at which a stimulating report is consumed to the accompaniment of lively debate. Luncheons so far have seen an interesting variety of regional and topical cuisine, while national fame has been achieved with meetings frequently being announced in The Times. L. M. RAMSDEN. ANT PLANT EXPEDITION TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA In summer 1980, three Pembroke undergraduates propose to explore the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea in search of an extraordinary botanical phenomenon, the Ant Plant. Like the epiphytic orchids and pitcher plants, ant plants live on the open branches in the forest canopy. In the drier environments of open forest and clearings these plants survive where other epiphytes fail. They have remarkably swollen stems, which contain numerous passages perfectly adapted for inhabitation by ants. Colonies of small, biting ants nearly always occupy these cavities, rearing their young and foraging in the forest canopy. Recent studies have shown that the ants do in fact contribute to the plant's nutrition. Plants without ants grow less vigorously; the others absorb minerals from the waste left in the cavities by the ants. However there are still many questions to be answered. Why some genera of


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plant are better adapted for ants than others, and just how the ants contribute to this symbiotic relationship. During our ten week stay we hope to unravel some of these mysteries. The main study area will be around Bundi, a remote region of rainforest in the valley of the Ramu river. The only collection of ant plants made in the Ramu valley was by a German expedition earlier this century. Specimens will therefore be collected for the Oxford Herbarium and the National Herbarium who have both proved most helpful. Although acknowledgements are more appropriate for our report, which should appear in next year's Record, we are especially grateful for advice and help from our home agent, Geoffrey Sweet, and several members of the Society especially K. W. Lovel and F. E. B. Witts. We have to rely to a large extent upon sponsorship and anything which Pembroke men might be able to offer in the way of advice, contacts or other help would be most gratefully received. JIM LAWRIE. MATTHEW JEBB. SIMON STEPHENS.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Captain : D. J. Taylor

Secretary : S. R. Moxey

In the latter part of the 1978-79 season, the path of the rugby team was as up and down as it had been during Michaelmas term. Several friendlies were played and the majority were won. However, Cuppers was not so successful. Wolfson were due to play us in the first round: they never materialised, despite three abortive attempts to arrange the match. We thus were given a walkover to the next round, where we drew St. Edmund Hall. Despite our having a weakened side, and their side including numerous Blues and Greyhounds, the team put up a very good show in defeat. We began Michaelmas term 1979 with high hopes for a successful league programme in Division 1. We appeared to have the right balance of old hands and new blood, but somehow things never went right, despite cajoling, threatening, gentle persuasion and at times unprintable eloquence from the captain. We ended the league season in the ignominious position of next to bottom of our division, and were thus relegated to Division 2. Our only point was gained


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in a draw with Merton, who were also relegated. Our failure was probably due to the wrong attitude rather than lack of ability, although once again we had a very small squad on which to draw, and were frequently dogged by injuries. Still, here's hoping for better things in Cuppers next term, and some good new players please ! - for next season. Thanks to : 3rd year : Phil Steele, Jeremy Hill, Kim Tidy, Tim Capes, Nick Rigg, Phil Bentley, Richard Steele. 2nd year : Robin Earle, Tim Graham Steve Moxey. 1st year : Paul Traynor, Kevin Brennan, Simon Oldfield, Steve Jones, Joe Cotter, Julian Entwistle. Special thanks to : Bob Sutton, Keith Quinn, Dave Harrison, Martin Whittle - and anyone I've forgotten ! D. J. TAYLOR. BOAT CLUB Captain : A. C. Devenport

Secretary : M. C. G. Chapman

After the success of the Novice VIII in Christ Church Regatta a 1st Torpid was formed early in Hilary Term. The enthusiasm and fitness of both 1st and 2nd crews laid the foundations for a strong performancce in Torpids. The 1st VIII achieved a rise of five places with two fine rows on the last day, and the 2nd VIII rose three places. In the race that really matters Julian Crawford gained a second Blue and helped Oxford to yet another victory. A rise of eight places in two years meant that another Bump Supper in Trinity would require a very fast 1st VIII. With the return of Jim Wood and Keith Sheppard training progressed smoothly under the guidance of Julian and later under our coach Roy Chivers. Two Pembroke VIIIs succeeded in the rowing on races and so, as last year, we were represented by six boats in Eights Week. On the first day, starting second in the 2nd Division, the 1st VIII bumped Worcester but lost the pink elephant in the process ! The loss of the mascot may have been the reason for our failure to enter the 1st Division on that day for just as the Pembroke axe descended on Magdalen they escaped by bumping Wadham. Pembroke rowed over at the head of the 2nd Division on the second day taking lengths off a deflated Worcester crew. However, due to a mix up at the start of Division I Pembroke did not gain its deserved promotion


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until a re-row on the third day when the bump on Wadham took a mere twenty strokes ! Two further bumps ensured our place in the 1st Division and the third consecutive Bump Supper. Other crews faired less well, the 2nd VIII being particularly unlucky. The summer saw the departure of Jim, Julian and Keith to whom the Boat Club owes so much. Thanks not only to their rowing, but to their knowledge and experience the 1st VIII is now in the top ten boats on the river and the only college 1st VIII in the decade to rise twelve places in three years. Such a record is difficult to follow but the entry in Michaelmas Term of Steve Williams and Mike Chapman in OUBC trials will make it easier. The new academic year produced the first ever women's crew who rowed creditably in Christ Church Regatta. The 1st Men's Novice VIII was unlucky not to retain the novice cup but rowed well, and the news that Dave Fell is able to coach us next term will help us to face the challenge of next summer. A. C. DEVENPORT.

THE FRIENDS OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE BOAT CLUB Secretary : J. P. G. Watson The Annual General Meeting was again held in March and was followed by the Annual Dinner attended by about two dozen members.. During the past year the first VIII has continued its previous fine form, and taken the `John Blackett ' up four places well into the First Division, and made at least a Pembroke record by achieving 12 bumps in 12 consecutive days of Summer Eights. In the light of these current successes, the A.G.M. discussed how best to maintain their funds to support the Boat Club, for even with the present relatively healthy state of the ' Friends' finances it will take about seven years before we can expect to buy a new eight. It was agreed that every effort should be made to recruit new members, particularly members of the Boat Club still in residence. Finally, as a present oarsman of the College, I should add that the funding provided by The Friends is greatly appreciated and we hope that it can be transformed into further solid successes on the river in the years to come. J. P. G. WATSON.


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CRICKET CLUB Captain : S. B. Pollard

Secretary : W. R. Hardy

The cricket report is necessarily an impressive document, written as it is in the heart of winter when the facts of the summer present themselves in flashes of atmospheric recollection heavily softened by retrospective. This situation is exacerbated by the regular disappearance of the scorebook. However, some highlights do demand inclusion : the fine opening match against the Invalides, among whose number were actors and writers of note; fine innings by Bowley and Buller, showing the fluency and control they had threatened all season; an eventful outing to Cambridge to meet Jesus College, the match almost being won in swashbuckling style, but being overshadowed for excitement by the journey there and back. The season overall was marked by much enthusiasm by a large number of players (competition for places was frequent, a rare luxury for any Pembroke captain). The matches were enjoyed in a good spirit, and some exciting finishes were engineered by a mixture of aggressive bowling and enterprising batting. All this must be tempered with the caveat that we should have been more successful than we were. The batsmen never scored runs regularly, normally one of their number would get going but seldom was a partner found. However, Richard Bowley and Charlie Buller should both score freely next year, and Mike Francis, a true allrounder, always batted with elegance and power. Pete Fraser and Neil Todd both kept wicket very ably, and the bowling, spearheaded by Mike Francis, Richard Steele and occasionally Tim Capes, with slower support from Rob Hardy, Bob Sutton, Steve Cox and Mike Lawson was varied and for the most part well controlled ! My thanks also to Rob Hardy, whose organisational talents as secretary were much appreciated. If the core of freshmen retain their keeness, next year should bring good results. There is the basis of a fine team, and perhaps next season will find the undeniable talent of the individuals reinforced with greater consistency. S. B. POLLARD. FOOTBALL CLUB Captain : R. J. Bowley

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determined to salvage something from a season that seemed in ruins. Unfortunately, the absence of several key players and not playing together for over three months, proved too big a handicap and a season that had begun so promisingly ended in bitter disappointment as we failed to qualify for the final rounds. Compensation and retribution were, however, on the way. In October the team took Division 2 by storm. In the first league match, Jesus were crushed 9-0 and the momentum was maintained until we played Keble in the championship decider. After going a goal down, the entire team showed considerable character and determination to bring us a 2-1 victory and the championship with a record of : Pos. 1st P 11 W 10 D 1 L 0 F 36 A 5 Pts. 21 This record was all the more satisfying because it was achieved by the same group of players who had suffered the injustices at the hands of Messrs. Harding and Thompson the previous year, and so to all of them a heart-felt thank you for providing the OUAFC with the best possible answer and for making this Pembroke's most successful season for many a year. R. J. BOWLEY.

HOCKEY CLUB

1978-79 : Captain : I. Thackwray 1979-80: Captain : S. P. S. Barter

Secretary : R. B. Sutton Secretary : J. R. Page

After Christmas, we began our fight for survival in the First Division : we came to the last league match of the season needing to beat St. John's (already the league champions) to stay up. A gritty performance left us the winners by 2-1, and ensured that we remained in the First Division. October 1979 saw the arrival of rather more players than we have become used to. Despite that we lost everything we played — our exit from Cuppers was both swift and turbulent — until our last friendly of the season, when an excellent team performance saw us to a fine win over St. Edmund Hall, 4-1. On the strength of which, Pembroke is undoubtedly in with a chance of the First Division title after Christmas : and as this report is late to press, I can say, with hindsight, that that is no idle boast. S. P. S. BARTER.


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LAWN TENNIS CLUB 1979 Captain : M. J. Abrines 1980 Captain : P. P. M. Goldstein Secretary : D. A. Harrap Promotion to Division One marked the culmination of an eventful and successful season. Despite the fact that most games had to be played on foreign ground, because of a long delay in the delivery of nets and posts, Pembroke lost only once in eight league matches. The most exciting contest was against St. Edmund Hall, and took place on a fine summer's day in the University Parks. The final rubber of that match was to decide whether Pembroke would win. Well, Ian Carrington certainly proved his worth, fighting back from the verge of defeat at match-point down to clinch the tie in the final set. Undoubtedly, memory of this determined effort inspired the Pembroke team to further victories. To accompany success on court, Malcolm Abrines organised two very successful social events. His first hit was an excellent barbecue party which followed an entertaining mixed doubles tournament held at Pembroke's Sports Ground. Trinity Term ended merrily with a celebration dinner at `La Cantina'. Above all, thanks are due to last year's Secretary, David Harrap, whose enthusiasm, hard work and efficient organisation contributed greatly to the team's achievements. Finally, we are grateful to Wilf, the groundsman, for maintaining the courts, and for ensuring that when the equipment did eventually arrive, it was quickly installed. P. P. M. GOLDSTEIN.

ATHLETICS & CROSS COUNTRY Captain : D. J. G. Love The last year has seen little College cross country or athletics activity owing to a general lack of interest. In last year's inter-college cross country league we finished 11th overall. In the qualifying match for Athletics Cuppers we easily avoided last place, largely due to Philip Weaver's wins in long and triple jump, but could do no better than that. So far this year we have not been able to field a full cross country team either in Cuppers or league races. D. J. G. LOVE.


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SQUASH CLUB

Captain : 1978-79 J. Dixon

Secretary : T. Capes

The squash team had a good season, and easily achieved promotion to Division II, under the able leadership of John Dixon. This was due to the fact that we were always able to field a strong and enthusiastic team. The 1979-80 season has begun well for the team, and because of the popularity of the game in the college, we should be able easily to maintain our position in Division II, although further promotion is certainly not beyond us. BADMINTON Captain : I. M. Carrington The last academic year unfortunately saw Pembroke having a sad lack of good badminton playes and indeed we were often unable to field a complete team. Not surprisingly we ended up bottom of Division I and hence were relegated. The format of Cuppers, however, enables a college to do well with just two good players and so David Whale and myself were able to take the college to the semi-finals, where we lost a very close game to Corpus Christi. The new year has seen an intake of enthusiastic badminton players, though unfortunately none of a high standard, as they would be the first to admit. However, Pembroke has been able to field two men's teams and a mixed team this year as a result of this enthusiasm. The first team has drawn all its first three matches this year, reflecting I'm afraid the continued dependence on Dave and me. The second team has meanwhile lost all three matches, while the mixed team has won one match and drawn one. Two players of the latter team indeed achieved fame by having their pictures in the Oxford Mail; life will never be the same for Patricia Kidd and Tim Gilchrist again ! Most importantly, I think I can say that all the numerous people who have played for Pembroke this year have enjoyed themselves, which is the essence of sport at college level in Oxford. I should like to thank this years freshers for making my task as captain so much easier than last year, in particular Tim Gilchrist, John Burney, Rupert Haynes and Patricia Kidd. And finally, no report would be complete without thanking David Whale for his contribution to college badminton over the last five years — I can't imagine what we will do without him. I. M. CARRINGTON.


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TABLE TENNIS 1978-79 Captain : M. C. Wilkinson Secretary : D. A. Harrap Secretary : A. A. Howling 1979-80 Captain : A. B. Vickery The intercollegiate table tennis league gives players of widely differing standards the opportunity to play in cellars and obscure social rooms in colleges all over Oxford. The 1978-79 season was not one of our most successful for the four three-man teams in the University League. After a promising start, the results tailed off badly towards the end of the season and every team ended up being relegated. (This may be due to the fact that in each of the seven eight-team divisions, three teams are promoted and three are relegated !). The Cuppers match against Keble was lost narrowly 5-4. Thanks go to the stalwarts in each of the four teams who made the arranging of the matches straightforward — Messrs. Goldstein, Howling, Vickery, Hindmarsh and Wilkinson. Since the league runs over into the Hilary Term final results are not yet available for the current season, but all four teams have enjoyed some degree of success. A pleasing number of freshers of second and third team standard were available, with the result that all teams were probably of a standard as high or higher than that of their counterparts in the previous year. The unchanged first team seems to have been especially successful, while all teams have a reasonable chance of promotion or at least of avoiding relegation. The first team now play in Division 3, the second team in Division 5, the third team in Division 8, and the fourth team in Division 9. In the first round of Cuppers, Pembroke scored a convincing victory over Wadham; the second round match against Jesus or Greyfriars will take place early in Hilary. D. A. HARRAP. A. B. VICKERY. CROQUET Captain : R. M. Hobbs

Secretary : J. A. Lawrie

Last summer was something of a highlight for croquet in Pembroke. The first IV, although largely composed of hard-working finalists, won the cuppers competition with ease, beating the favourites, Mansfield, in a splendid match. Two of these stalwarts continued their fine performance on the university lawns and they (R. M. Hobbs and F. J. Landor) were awarded half blues at Hurlingham.


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The second team alas were less successful. They were knocked out by Wolfson, due, it was claimed, to the similarity between Wolfson's lawn and the surface of the moon. Nevertheless I doubt if next Trinity will bring the same success for croquet that we saw in Pembroke during 1979. J. A. LAWRIE. CHESS CLUB Secretary: M. C. Cumper

Treasurer: M. A. Blundell

Last year was fairly successful given rather limited resources, and we came fifth in the league; in Cuppers we were rather less successful. Simon Finn again won the University Championship and his game in the Varsity Match; his departure from the team has been sadly missed. This season has been rather disappointing although we have won two out of the five matches played so far. Mark Blundell is Treasurer of the University Chess Club as well as for Pembroke, Nigel Cornwall is a member of Pawns chess team. M. C. CUMPER.

B./M.SC. DEGREES In 1971 the B.Sc. was replaced by the M.Sc. The University has now decided that anyone holding the former degree may have it redesignated. The statute reads : `Any person on whom the degree of Bachelor of Science has been conferred may apply to the Registrar through his college or other society for the redesignation of the title of his degree to that of Master of Science. On receipt of such an application, the Registrar shall issue a revised degree certificate and amend his records accordingly.' Would any member who wishes to avail himself of this provision please write to the Dean of Graduate Students at the College.


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PEMBROKE RECORD 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. T. R. ARNOLD (1964), who is Member of Parliament for Hazel Grove, has been appointed Permanent Private Secretary in the Northern Ireland Office. J. L. BAKER (1936) is based at Laranjeiro in Portugal, although as an English as a Foreign Language teacher he frequently moves from there. For the past four years he has been teaching officer cadets in Oman and Saudi Arabia. He plans to retire finally in 1982. E. M. G. BELFIELD (1937) has just retired from the post of Senior Lecturer in the Adult Education Department of Southampton University. B. S. BENEDIKZ (1951), who has received the degree of Ph.D. by the University of Birmingham for published work in Icelandic Studies, Byzantine Studies and Bibliography, has been appointed to the Librarianship Board of the Council for National Academic Awards. G. R. F. BREDIN (1950) announces the birth of his first greatgrandchild — a son. The news reached him in the middle of a Friends of the Boat Club Dinner at Pembroke. R. S. CHIVERS (1954) who was presiding, called for a toast to the new arrival. It was drunk with acclamation. P. CHAMBERLAIN (1963) has recently moved from Scotland to a new post as Research Manager at Allied Colloids Ltd., Low Moor, Bradford. S. COFFIN (1971) has been appointed assistant curate of the parish of Liskeard with St. Keyne and St. Pinnock, Cornwall. F. COOPER (1946), Permanent Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, has been made a G.C.B. J. K. DAVIS (1968) is living and working in Richmond, Virginia, where he is a member of the Attorney Firm of Hutton and Williams, specializing in Environmental and Administrative Law. P. J. M. DAVIS (1971) qualified at King's College Hospital Medical School where he was awarded the Amulree Prize by the British Geriatric Society for his paper on The Ageing Brain. He is now


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engaged on research into the abnormalities seen in babies of mothers who drink to excess, and is under-going vocational training for General Practice. B. B. DAY (1952), whose appointment as Director of Marketing by the MAT Transport International Group was reported in the 1976 Record, is now a member of the Group's Executive Board. In this capacity he recently made a coast-to-coast visit to the U.S.A. but regrettably did not encounter any of our members. 0. T. P. K. DICKINSON (1960), a Lecturer in the Department of Classics in the University of Durham, now has two books to his credit, both studies in Mediterranean Archaeology. They are The Origins of Mycenaean Civilisation and A Gazetteer of Aegean Civilisation in the Bronze Age. Vol. I. The Mainland and Islands (with R. Hope-Simpson). A. J. DOREY (1949) has been appointed Registrar of the University. He has also been elected to a Professorial Fellowship at Linacre College. J. E. K. ESDAILE (1929) is about to publish for the first time in volume form an autobiographical account written in 1894 of an episode in the life of George Crawshay who was his great-gradfather. In addition to the editorial work he was responsible for the illustrations, title page, dust-jacket and occasional notes of a historico-biographical nature. A. GASKELL (1936) was, in 1976, appointed by the Crown as the first rector of the newly-created Unitted Benefice of Aldingham, South Dendron and Rampside in Cumbria. Aldingham Church will be celebrating its eighth centenary in 1980. D. J. HAMBY (1964) is Head of the Languages Department of Batley Boys' High School in West Yorkshire, and has begun a first degree course in mathematics with the Open University. The Editor has received the following contribution : "G. HARGREAVES (1958), after failing quite to make any mark in any field of endeavour in the United Kingdom, drifted into Canada where he has published no books, headed no enterprise be it commercial, academic, or cultural, and in no way added lustre to himself, his family, College or country. However he will be happy to entertain any Pembroke men or women who chance to find themselves near 2713 Cavendish Avenue, Victoria, B.C." H. W. M. HEARSEY (1925) has recently retired, as Archdeacon, from the Chaplaincy of the Riviera.


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B. H. HEDDY (1935), now officially in retirement, is putting to good use the experience gained by service in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London followed by an appointment as Her Majesty's Consul-General in Durban. He has been working for the British Council for Aid to Refugees in running the former R.A.F. Camp at Sopley on the edge of the New Forest which has been reactivated by the Government to serve as a reception and rehabilitation centre for refugees from Vietnam. With a capacity for 620 refugees it is the largest in Britain. Its objectives are to extend a welcome to these people, to provide food, shelter, clothing and medical equipment, to give them basic lessons in English and otherwise give them an opportunity for starting life afresh. Several hundreds have already been settled happily in employment in various parts of the country, and as they leave their places in the reception centre ore filled by new intakes of refugees flown in from Hong Kong and Singapore, part of the quota of 10,000 which Britain agreed to accept at the Geneva Conference in July. M. R. D. HESELTINE (1951) has been appointed Secretary of State for the Environment. J. J. HORTON (1959), a sub-librarian at the University of Bradford, has renewed his contacts with Oxford via the Clio Press on Hinksey Hill. In 1978 the Press published his book Yugoslavia (the first volume in their World Bibliographical Series) and he has been engaged to contribute to the volumes on Iceland, having read Icelandic at Pembroke. G. HOWARD (1946) has written a book entitled Getting through! How to make words work for you. It is being published (by David and Charles) in March 1980 and is also with Random Press, New York. M. J. KEATING (1968) is Lecturing in Government and Public Administration at the University of Strathclyde. J. KIM (1974), formerly posted as Third Secretary to the Korean Embassy in Jeddah has been appointed Second Secretary to their Embassy in Bogota in Columbia. P. LADER (1967) has been named President of Sea Pines Company which is the largest developer of resorts and communities in the United States. J. D. LATHAM (1945), University Reader in Arabic at Manchester University, has been made a Justice of the Peace. D. LINDLEY (1965), after spending five years as a Lecturer at Stirling University, has been appointed to a Lecturship at Leeds.


PEMBROKE RECORD K. J. MACKENZIE (1961), whose appointment as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland was notified in the Record for 1977, has now left London and is working as Assistant Secretary in the Scottish Economic Planning Department in Edinburgh. He is also the Civil Liaison Officer for the College. H. W. MARTIN (1930), having retired from the post of Prison Governor, and having served as Warden of Bishop Creighton House, is now responsible for organising pre-retirement courses for civil servants in Leicestershire. Readers of the Record who knew Lionel Drake, for many years Senior Tutor of Pembroke, may remember that Herbert Martin was the hero of the incident in which his efforts at a Latin prose, submitted quite by accident partly in dactyllic verse were greeted with the comment " This, Mr. Martin is not Latin. Neither is it prose ". Herbert Martin's brother-in-law, Professor FORREST FULTON (1931), whose death took place some years ago, held the chair in Biology at the London School of Tropical Hygiene, and will long be remembered for his outstanding work in teaching and medical research. G. D. W. MCKENDRICK (1936), formerly a consultant physician in the National Health Service, is now a part-time consultant in the Clinical Research Division of the Wellcome Foundation. We have news of M. J. MONK (1962), R. W. MONK (1966) and P. C. T. MONK (1972), sons of W. G. MONK (1930). M. J. , an assistant Education Officer to the Kent County Council, is moving on in 1980 to be an Education Officer at Harringay, while R. W. has been appointed Director and General Manager of Stelrao Group Ltd. at Ramsgate. P. C. T. is an Assistant Housemaster at Taunton School. N. G. MORGAN (1967) went on to work for his M.A. in Celtic Studies and then spent two years preparing a doctoral thesis at the University of Wales. Having married, in Pembroke Chapel, Rosemary Samuel, herself a graduate of St. Hilda's and now Lecturer in French at New Hall, Cambridge, he is managing the music department at Heffer's in Cambridge whose section of classical records he has just opened. P. J. MUNBY (1971) was ordained Priest in July 1979 in Southwark Cathedral and is now serving as Curate at Christ Church, Gipsy Hill, S.E.19. S. K. NEWMAN (1964), having obtained his Ph.D. at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington,


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is now a member of the Directorate of Press and Information at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. L. J. PIKE (1959) has recently had published, Beethoven, Sibelius and `the Profound Logic' : Studies in Symphonic Analysis (Athlone Press). W. G. PorrER (1951) is retiring from the housemastership of Crescent House at Abingdon School and has been appointed Head of the Biology Department there. The Record for 1976 contained a report on the activities of J. H. PRICE (1941) as far afield as a visiting Professorship at the University of San Diego, California. He has now widened his scope by becoming Chairman of Governors of Percival Whitly College of Further Education, Deputy Chairman of Governors of Huddersfield Polytechnic, a member of the Yorkshire and Humberside Council for Further Education and of the Courts of the Universities of Leeds and Bradford of which latter he is a Trustee. K. de M. PRICE (1967), after working for six years for the Citibank in West Africa followed by four years in Europe, is now their Senior officer in Taiwan. B. RUSSELL (1977) is a Lecturer in Drama at the University of Warwick. A. F. SAWYER (1972), having taught at Dean Close School, Cheltenham for six years, is taking up an appointment at Purbeck School, Wareham. R. W. SHARLAND (1972), after completing a year's M.Sc. course in Agricultural Extension at Reading University, has returned to carry on with the development work in the Southern Sudan on which he was earlier engaged. M. SILVERBERG (1966), having been awarded his D.Phil. at Oxford, joined the Department of Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine. He has now been appointed to the Faculty of Medicine in the State University of New York. He has kept in touch with his Pembroke contemporaries who are in America, and reports that Peter WHALLEY (1966) has just been appointed Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola University in Chicago, while Michael JACOBS (1966) is teaching Economics in Mexico City. M. SILVERMAN (1934) has been installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers (alias Wire Workers) of the City of London, thus adding to the strong representation of Pembroke men at the head of the City's Liveried Companies.


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P. J. STEAD (1935) is Dean of Graduate Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the City University of New York. P. M. TOWNSEND (1962) has been appointed Principal of the first National Park Study Centre in the United Kingdom which was opened in 1972 by Princess Anne at Castleton in Derbyshire. This year he was awarded the European Prize for the Protection of Nature and Development of Landscape (together with the Peter Joseph Lenne Medal) which takes the form of a travelling scholarship to study European parks and reserves. B. WAKEFIELD (1960) has been put in charge of the Scanning Electron Microscopy Group at the Post Office Centre near Ipswich. J. G. L. WALL (1956) is an agricultural consultant whose job involves feasibility studies relating to rural projects in developing countries. During the past four years these have included Tanzania, Swaziland, Sudan, Egypt, The Gambia and Bangladesh. Having remarried in April 1979, he now has four sons and three step-children. J. WALLIS (1933) has just retired as vicar of Hartshead in West Yorkshire. He has spent all his ministry in the diocese of Wakefield, having been a Rural Dean for twenty years and an Honorary Canon for fourteen. P. G. WALLIS (1955), who is the Commercial and Economic Counsellor in the British Embassy in Ankara, reports that another Pembroke man, T. N. YOUNG (1962) is the Head of Chancery in the same Embassy. J. H. WATERS (1959) is head of the Resources Department (reprographics and visual aids) at Newent Comprehensive School in Gloucestershire. The 1978 issue of the Record contained a report by J. C. WHITE (1950) of the impact caused to the academic life of Madrid by the arrival of C. J. PRATT (1965), D. J. WILLIAMS (1965) and himself — all of whom are involved in higher education there. The Spanish capital is now further benefitting from the appointment of M. B. STRUBELL (1937) as Headmaster of Kensington School, Madrid. His younger son P. T. STRUBELL (1971) now lives at Gerona and, apart from teaching English to Spaniards also teaches Catalan to Catalans. D. G. WHITEHEAD (1947), who has been appointed Priest-in-charge of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Livingstone, Zambia, invites any Pembroke men visiting Victoria Falls to stay. He expects to be in England from May to August 1980.


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M. C. WHITWELL (1952) combines his appointment as assistant curate of St. Catherine's, Higher Tranmere, Birkenhead with duties as history tutor to the Lay Readers of the Diocese of Chester, and chaplain to St. Catherine's Hospital. F. WaxncsoN (1960), a former Albright-Wilson Research Fellow of the College, is now Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Technology, Loughborough. R. A. M. WILLIAMS (1969) has been appointed to a Lecturership in Pathology and Bacteriology in the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University. T. WILSON (1973) has been elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at Brasenose College. M. WINTERBOTTOM (1952), who took a First in Greats in 1956, is a Fellow at Worcester College. He was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1978. Readers of the Record will be interested to know that Pembroke maintains its strong representation in the House of Commons with T. R. ARNOLD (1964), J. M. CRITCITLEY (1951), D. J. D. DAVIES (1959), M. R. D. HESELTINE (1951), J. RYMAN (1949) and I. R. STANBROOK (1948).


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