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LIST OF MASTER AND FELLOWS Hilary Term 1982 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, Morison Fellow. PIERS GERALD MACKESY, M.A., D.Phil., D.Litt. (elected 1954), Lecturer in Modern History, Damon Wells Fellow. JOHN WILKS, M.A., D.Phil., D.Sc. (elected 1956), Lecturer in Physical Science. ZBIGNIEW ANDRZEJ PELCZYNSKI, B.Phil., M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. St. Andrews) (elected 1961), Lecturer in Politics. ARTHUR DENNIS HAZLEWOOD, B.Phil., M.A. (B.Sc. Econ. London) (elected 1961), Professorial Fellow. 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), Vicegerent and 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 RooK, M.A. (Ph.D. Manchester) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Mathematical Physics. CHARLES JAMES FRANK DowsErr, 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. (Ph.D. Manchester) (elected 1965), Senior Tutor and Lecturer in Chemistry. JOHN DAVID FLEEMAN, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. St. Andrews) (elected 1965), Librarian and Lecturer in English Literature and Language.

B.C.L., M.A. (LLB. London) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Jurisprudence, Sheppard Fellow.

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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.Sc. 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. JOHN HUGH COLIN LEACH, M.A. (elected 1979), Bursar. COLIN JAMES RICHARD SHEPPARD, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1979), Lecturer in Engineering Science. ALAN JONES, M.A. (elected 1980), Lecturer in Islamic Studies. MALCOLM KEITH SYICES, M.A. (M.B., B.Chir., M.A. Camb.) (elected 1980), Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics. PETER JAMES GODMAN, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A., Ph.D. Camb.) (elected 1980), Lecturer in English Language and Literature. GRAHAM GARLAND Ross, M.A. (B.Sc. Aberdeen, Ph.D. Durham) (elected 1981), Rutherford Atlas Research Fellow. JOHN RICHARD KREBS, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1981) E. P. Abraham Fellow in Zoology. SAVILE BRADBURY,

EMERITUS FELLOWS DONALD GEORGE CECIL MACNABB, M.A. JOHN RICHARD PERCIVAL O'BRIEN, B.Sc., M.A. DOUGLAS GRAY, M.A. (M.A. New Zealand).


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SUPERNUMERARY FELLOWS ROBERT FRANCIS VERE HEUSTON, M.A., D.C.L. (M.A., LL.B Dublin). REVD. COLIN MORRIS, M.A. ALEXANDER CRAMPTON SMITH, M.A. (M.B., Ch.B. Edinburgh). HONORARY FELLOWS HON. JAMES WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, M.A., Hon. D.C.L., K.B.E. (Hon.) 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 FRANK COOPER, G.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. IVOR SEWARD RICHARD, M.A., Q.C. CHAPLAIN REVD. JOHN EMERSON PLATT, M.A., D.Phil. (M.Th. Hull), Editor of

The Record. ASSISTANT BURSAR MISS MOIRA MCIVER. COLLEGE SECRETARY MRS. FIONA GRIFFITHS.


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MASTER'S NOTES If we used the Chinese custom, I think we should have to call 1981 the Year of the Retirements. In the summer Mr. Newport went after 52 years, with a short intermission. So did the Manciple, Mr. Cox, after 46 years with no intermission. Those old members who do not remember these two gentlemen must themselves have retired long since. As I think I put it at the party given by the Fellows to mark their retirement, Mr. Newport came to the College when the Senior Fellow was a little boy, the Manciple whilst I was still at school. We shall miss them : though their methods differed, they were both master-tacticians. Each was more than a match for any undergraduate, or Fellow, or Master, who seemed to be asking what should not be given him. At such times, as P. G. Wodehouse might have put it, Fabius Cunctator would have been a hare to their two tortoises. But with our real needs they dealt energetically and effectively; Mr. Newport's devoted work on the plumbing in hard weather was outstanding. Nobody is likely to know as much about the College, nor to serve it so long and loyally, as they did. At the end of the year Mrs. Wheeler retired after nearly thirty years as a scout on staircase 17 (the old college annexe). I understand that she has a list of every occupant of every room she was responsible for during that time. I have not enquired whether she has also a record of their doings : my readers with guilty secrets might ponder what they should do. Mrs. Ryder (nee Little), who left us after ten years on the birth of her daughter Karen, has no need for such a record, for she has one of the best memories I know. Thus fortified, she too held her own against all corners, even during admissions; and no praise can be higher than that. Finally, Lady Nelson retired in 1981 after fifteen years as College Sister. She was perhaps less well-known than the others I have mentioned, for the healthy did not usually seek her out. But for those in need, there was always a helping hand and a sympathetic ear at the bottom of Staircase 5. I hasten to add that I do not intend to imply that help and sympathy were or are in short supply elsewhere on Staircase 5. Mr. Newport, who remains as consultant for a year, has been replaced as Clerk of Works by Mr. John Beard; Mrs. Ryder as College Secretary by my former secretary, Mr. Fiona Griffiths; and Lady Nelson by Mrs. Cheng. Miss McIver now combines the duties of Manciple and Assistant Bursar. We have been very fortunate with Fellowships this year. A most generous benefaction from the E. P. Abraham Trust enabled us to


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establish a Fellowship in Zoology and to elect Dr. John Krebs (1963). What gives us particular satisfaction is that John is not only a distinguished scholar and teacher who has just been awarded the Zoological Society's Scientific Medal for his contribution to research : he is also the first old member to be elected to an Official Fellowship since Percy O'Brien. We have welcomed also Dr. Graham Ross as the Rutherford Atlas Research Fellow, elected from a strong field during the summer. We have an even stronger field of candidates to succeed Geoffrey Sweet as Junior Research Fellow and Junior Dean. My readers will remember that Geoffrey was one of the three innovations of 1979; and it is very satisfying to be able to report that, like the other two (the admission of women and the election of a fulltime Bursar), he too has proved a great success. We are losing him, earlier than we expected, to a Lectureship at St. Anne's. I should like to record my personal thanks to him for his help over the past two years and to wish him well in his future career. "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." When we elected Jim Mortimer to the Ward Perkins Fellowship for Michaelmas Term 1981, he was not exactly a stranger : he had already had a distinguished career culminating in the Chairmanship of A.C.A.S. But neither he nor we suspected that he would go on to be General Secretary of the Labour Party, a post which he is to take up in June. Whatever the politics of its individual members, the Governing Body was unanimous in congratulating Jim Mortimer and wishing him all success in a difficult task. He earned the respect of all here, and I think most of us would say that the Labour Party are fortunate indeed to get such a man to do such a job at a time like this. Moving from national to university politics, I take pleasure in recording that Kevin Brennan, who was President of the J.C.R. in 1981, has been elected President of the Union for Hilary Term 1982. He is only the third Pembroke man in the last thirty years to achieve this position which was held by Michael Haseltine in 1954: let us hope that Kevin's career will be as successful as the latter's — I suspect it will be on the other side, however. Schools results improved in 1981: there were nine Firsts in Final Honour Schools (two in P.P.E. and one each in Chemistry, Engineering, English, Jurisprudence, Physics, Physiology and Zoology, sixty-seven Seconds, and nine Thirds. Our percentage of Thirds was almost exactly the average of all Colleges, of Firsts 31% lower, and of Seconds correspondingly higher. Though below our 1976 best, this exceeds our performance in all other years I have been able to check, and we have high hopes for next summer.


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So we have on the river. Once again the Boat Club has had a good year. In Summer Eights the First VIII rose three places and will row eighth on the river in 1982. Rowing continues to arouse much enthusiasm in both sexes : we have more members than ever in the various O.U.B.C. squads, including the Secretary, Stephen Foster, a fourth-year Greats man, and two ladies in the O.U.W.B.C. squad. Blues or half-blues have been gained in Athletics, CrossCountry, Rifle Shooting, Squash and Table Tennis, but off the river College teams have not distinguished themselves. The sixth (and as usual, most lucid and enjoyable) Blackstone Lecture was delivered on 30 May by Professor G. Calabresi, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale and Goodhart Professor at Cambridge on " Too much, too little, or both — some thoughts on law-making by American Courts ". There was no McCallum Lecture this year. It is with deep regret that I have to record the death, in April, of Floyd McGowin, one of the five members of that great Alabama family who gave the new Library to the College in George Pickering's time. I met most of the other senior members of the family when I visited the United States in October and was splendidly entertained by Earl in Chapman Alabama and by Nick in Mobile. Despite some last-minute swotting I arrived in the Deep South, for the first time, with little more in my head than those Yankee prejudices which it was fashionable to teach as history in English schools when I was a boy. I need hardly say that the hospitality and the tuition of Earl McGowin soon changed that. Thus I arrived in Texas somewhat better prepared for the equally delightful entertainment given in Houston by Damon Wells, who made it possible for me to meet several old members from the Houston and Dallas areas. I would not have it thought, however, that the Yankees lagged behind. I found as warm a welcome, and entertainment as stimulating in New York, New Haven and Washington D.C. At Yale Eustace Theodore took me over (in all the best senses of that expression); in New York Jun Hester, though unavoidably absent, saw to my comfort and Morris Abram was generous in hospitality; and in Washington Paul Hasse had arranged a programme which included lunch with the Secretary of the Smithsonian and dinner in the Capitol Building, at which I had the daunting task of speaking after two U.S. Senators, Mr. Fulbright and Senator Lugar. The Smithsonian people (I wonder how many non-American old members know that the founder, James Smithson, was at Pembroke in the 1780s) were very kind to me throughout my stay in Washington, and I hope it will not be six years before my next visit. Those young men (and old ones, too, for that matter) who are irritated from time to time by U.S. foreign policy (and who isn't ?) should visit


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the States to discover or to remind themselves what a great country America is. I also paid several visits to the Middle and Far East during 1981. I have again been dispensed from residence for Hilary Term 1982 and I hope to leave for the Gulf towards the middle of January. Once again I shall leave Oxford talking mostly about retrenchment. The threat is more serious now than ever before, but it cannot be said that we have suffered yet. Our main problem, as ever, is our buildings : the restoration of the Hall Tower was completed in 1981. The expense is great and continuing, for we must soon take on the north elevation of the Almshouses and the Fellow' staircase. I hope that by this time next year I shall be able to say that work on these has been finished and that we are still clear of serious trouble. 31 December 1981. THE COLLEGE SOCIETY THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Society took place in Broadgates Hall on Friday, 2 October where, in the absence of the Master who was visiting members of the Society in the U.S.A., Mr. G. R. F. Bredin presided. The minutes of the previous meeting, held on 3 October, 1980 were read and approved. Treasurer's Report The Treasurer reported that on 31 December 1980 there was a credit balance of £1387.58 in the Society's account. The main reason for this comparitively healthy financial position was the College's generous decision to raise the per caput grant for each matriculand from £6.50 to £10.00. Elections to the Committee The meeting approved the re-election for three years in each instance of the following members of the committee due for retirement in 1981 : Mr. J. E. Barlow Mr. W. H. S. Horlock Mr. D. C. M. Pritchard Secretary and Treasurer Rev. Dr. J. E. Platt was re-elected Hon. Secretary and Treasurer for the coming year. Other Business The meeting recorded its thanks to the College for once more providing its hospitality on this occasion.


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THE ANNUAL DINNER The Society held its Annual Dinner in Hall on Friday 2 October 1981. 148 members attended. Mr. Norman Marsh, Q.C., Honorary Fellow of Pembroke, presided and proposed the toast of "The College ", in a speech full of delightfully light touches. In replying, Dr. P. G. Mackesy was equally entertaining. Further excellent speeches were made by the President of the Middle Common Room, Mr. R. A. Long, and the President of the Junior Common Room, Mr. K. D. Brennan. The evening was graced by the presence of Mr. Percy Newport who retired this year after many years of faithful service to the College as Clerk of Works. He was presented with a cheque which represented the contributions made by the Society's members to his retirement fund. Mr. Edward Cox, who had just retired as Manciple after 46 years at Pembroke, had been unable to accept the invitation to be present at the dinner, but he was gratefully remembered by all who knew him. The following is a list of the members who attended : G. R. F. Bredin V. S. Butt A. Jones I. P. Grant

FELLOWS J. H. C. Leach P. G. Mackesy G. W. Sweet

1924 D. P. Richardson 1925 R. Fletcher E. Lobb J. R. Williamson 1927 W. W. Georgeson K. C. B. Mackenzie A. C. Snowden 1928 P. B. Secretan 1929 W. J. P. Clements C. N. Lavers 1931 G. E. Sinclair 1931 J. B. Masefield 1933 F. Brewer D. M. L. Doran D. E. H. Whiteley 1934 R. B. Crail F. Wood

N. S. Marsh (1932) J. R. P. O'Brien (1924) J. E. Platt (1956) (Chaplain)

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 M. C. Elton K. W. Lovel J. P. Renouf 1938 L. W. Cowie J. S. Lightbody C. E. L. Thomson 1942 S. J. Waldman 1943 F. J. Whitworth 1944 R. N. P. Sutton 1945 D. E. Thompson


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1946 G. Howard G. A. 0. Jenkin P. R. Millest J. D. Semken K. M. Wilcock 1948 G. M. Batchelor J. P. H. Davy J. J. Deave R. J. Drysdale G. A. Everett H. S. Harris R. F. Lewis P. G. Mason J. D. Pinnock W. J. C. Thomas P. Ungoed-Thomas 1949 P. W. Bennett C. R. Clegg P. G. Harrison P. Jagger C. J. V. Roberts P. Wardale 1950 P. C. D. Bell 1951 J. J. Forty J. B. G. Gilchrist D. J. P. Gilmore A. D. Maclennan P. D. Oldreive W. G. Potter 1952 J. E. Barlow B. B. Day D. A. Knight J. P. Nolan J. M. Roe 1953 0. G. E. Dickson I. G. S. Ferrier 1954 F. D. Ball R. J. Chivers G. D. R. L. Home P. G. B. Letts J. E. Roberts A. F. Stirratt J. R. E. Warburton

1955 M. J. Crispin W. P. G. Gunnery G. T. Smith W. R. Timperley R. D. Vernon 1956 D. J. D. McPhail R. D. Thompson 1957 M. T. Cooper D. Lanch 1958 P. C. Coulson J. E. Fisher G. D. Flather C. Seagroatt J. R. C. Walker 1959 L. J. Pike J. F. A. Pullinger 1960 D. O. Fitzhugh B. R. P. Hopkins W. D. Shardlow F. E. B. Witts 1961 C. M. Clarke 1963 N. T. James 1964 C. J. D. Bailey P. M. Bailhache R. A. Cox G. Gancz R. A. Graham 1965 R. G. Ware 1967 J. Hays C. J. Marshall 1968 S. L. Hamnet D. C. Lehane S. A. Silman 1969 M. P. Headon J. E. Huntingford A. R. Morley R. B. Stevenson P. C. Stoddart 1970 P. B. Carvosso R. D. Farquharson D. G. Nasmyth

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1971 M. J. Burr P. J. Gregory A. G. Marsden D. A. Milne C. W. P. Nelson D. Ruskin 1972 K. C. Howick J. J. Langham-Brown P. H. Tucker P. D. Wilkinson 1973 G. P. Allaway

H. J. Letts A. P. Ricketts P. D. B. West 1975 J. J. Kellett S. Pilcher 1976 J. T. M. Weijman 1977 S. K. Alexander 1979 K. D. Brennan 1980 R. A. Long

THE PEMBROKE COLLEGE AMERICAN ALUMNI SOCIETY In the last issue of the Record, Paul Hasse reported on the formation of the Pembroke College American Alumni Society. He stated that its general aim was to foster contacts among Pembroke's American alumni and to strengthen ties between them and the College. Both he and I also agreed that as an early priority the Society might consider raising money to provide bursaries for Americans wishing to study at Pembroke. Such bursaries are needed at a time when high fees, which the Government forces us to charge, together with the rising cost of living, make Oxford an expensive option for overseas students. This threatens a long and valuable tradition of Americans at Pembroke. Though the tradition continues — in 1981, for instance, one of our first three women to graduate was an American — those concerned with admissions can see the strains. In the year since Paul's report we have made some progress. The Master visited the States and addressed various gatherings of Alumni. Whilst on sabbatical at Cornell, I met Paul, and together we tried to outline a programme for future action. A separate organisation for the New York City area is in the process of being established. We have produced an up-dated mailing list, but by the nature of things we are lacking much information. If, therefore, you know of people who have lost touch with the College, please send their names and addresses to Paul Hasse. Most importantly the Governing Body has approved a draft specification for bursaries for both graduate and undergraduate study and has authorised me to enquire further into the possibilities of securing sufficient financial support.


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The success of the Society depends critically on your interest. If you would like to be involved or if you have suggestions, please contact me at Pembroke or Paul Hasse at 201 Massachussets Avenue, N. E., Suite 319, Washington, D.C. 20002. KEN MAYHEW, Dean of Graduates. OBITUARY The deaths of the following members have been notified since the last issue of the Record:1972 R. D. Coatman 1956 D. A. Sparrow 1969 M. P. Collins 1937 B. L. Strange 1919 C. B. Davies 1925 C. W. Thomas 1924 F. N. Disney 1948 W. J. C. Thomas 1954 S. M. Fabian 1937 S. J. Van Hyning 1923 R. H. Jack 1963 J. S. Westbey 1933 M. C. K. Kityakara 1928 J. H. Ward 1965 A. R. Kraty 1921 W. T. Wardle 1922 H. B. Marden-Ranger 1919 R. N. C. Webster 1922 N. F. McGowin 1930 W. R. M. Williams 1921 J. E. Newton 1927 A. G. Wootton R. D. COATMAN Rod Coatman was at the Dragon School, Oxford, and Uppingham, matriculated in 1972, and took a degree in Metallurgy. We have received the following account of his tragic end : - "He went on an expedition to sail down the Antarctic area, with seven others, in 1977. After calling at Rio de Janeiro there was no word from the ship, and it must be assumed that the boat foundered somewhere off the South American coast." M. P. COLLINS Michael Collins matriculated in 1969 from Westcliff High School. An able and diligent student, he was elected to a Domus Scholarship and graduated in Chemistry with First Class Honours in 1973. He then did work in Theoretical Chemistry at Lancaster University for which he was awarded his Ph.D. After a spell under Professor Zerner at the University of Guelph in Canada he was elected to a university post at Kano in Nigeria. It was there, on 19 January 1980 that he died suddenly from an attack of cerebral malaria.


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Michael Collins was a student of whom Pembroke can be justly proud, and we in College join with his family in mourning the loss of one who, largely by his own unsparing industry, had opened up for himself a future of the highest promise and of value to the cause of education in Africa. REV. C. B. DAVIES One of our most senior members, C. Beverley Davies, died on 1 September 1981at the age of 94, having been a priest for 55 years. He matriculated from Hereford Cathedral School in 1919 and, after taking his degree in Modern History and studying at St. Stephen's House Theological College in Oxford, was ordained and went as curate to Flint in the Diocese of St. Asaph. From there he returned to Oxford as curate of the city church of St. Martin and All Sants. He was Chaplain of Christ Church from 1926 to 1942 and then held a number of livings including St. Mary Charterhouse with St. Paul's Finsbury, St. John the Evangelist at Holborn and Llanwig. His final assignment was that of Whitney with Winforth in the Diocese of Hereford. In 1919 he was made a Member of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire. S. M. FABIAN Simon Fabian came up to Pembroke in 1952 from Berkhamsted School and took his degree in Modern Languages. For many years he took a personal interest in Israeli affairs and it was while he was working as a member of the Kibbutz Droir in the Negeb that, on 29 July 1976, he was drowned in a boating accident in the Bay of Elat. N. F. McGOWIN The following tribute appeared in the Southern Lumbermann of 1 June 1981 : "Norman Floyd McGowin, member of a distinguished family of Southern lumbermen and long time forestry industry leader, died in Chapman, April 24 after a long illness. He was 81 years old. "A civic leader, intellectual grammarian and accomplished musician as well as an expert in business, he served as president of the W. T. Smith Lumber Company at Chapman from 1934 to 1966. "He was born in Brewton, in 1900, the first of five children of J. Greeley McGowin, famed pioneer lumberman, and the former


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Essie Theresa Stallworth. The family moved to Chapman in 1905 when Greeley McGowin acquired an interest in the W. T. Smith Lumber Company. "Floyd McGowin attended elementary and high school in Brewton and graduated from the University of Alabama. After a year at Columbia University, and a year at work, he went with his brother, Earl, to Pembroke College at Oxford University, England, where he was a scholar in English literature. Two other brothers, Julian and Nicholas, also went to Oxford. "Floyd McGowin worked at the mill from boyhood and became president of W. T. Smith Lumber Company after the death of his father in 1934. He continued to serve in that capacity until his retirement in 1966. He served as president of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association (now National Forest Products Association) in 1958-59. He also had been president of American Forest Products Industries, Inc. (now American Forest Institute) and the Forest History Society. He was a director of the Southern Pine Association (now Southern Forest Products Association) and Southern Hardwood Producers. His brother, Earl, is a past president of SPA. "Floyd McGowin somehow found time in his busy existence as a lumber executive and trade association leader for cultural activities. He credited his mother, a violinist, for his interests and aptitude as a musician and classical music connosieur. He was also an ardent reader and possessed a highly reputed book collection. " Once, in 1949, a picture of Floyd and his brothers, Earl and Julian, taken in Chapman by the famed photographer, Margaret Bourke White, appeared as the lead photo in a Life magazine special issue on the "New South ". The W. T. Smith Company was described by Stanley F. Horn, Sr., late editor of Southern Lumberman, as a " pioneer in tree farming in its region ". "Mr. McGowin is survived by two sons, J. Greeley McGowin II and Norman F. McGowin, Jr., also by his sister, Mrs. Estelle Larson and his brothers, Earl and Nicholas." We in Pembroke will always hold his memory in great affection, not only for his supremely generous benefaction as one of the family who gave us our splendid Library, but as a most loyal member who throughout his life took a deep interest in the College and its traditions. A recent letter from his brother Earl tells that while in residence here he was a member of the Johnson Society and so acquired a lasting interest in the good doctor. He amassed an excellent Johnson library which he studied throughout his life. He became a member of the Johnson Society of Lichfield and of the


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Johnsonians in the United States whose headquarters are at Yale University. His brother Nicholas records something of the number and quality of his interests and enthusiasms. He always made full use of his spare time and, besides his literary tastes, his pursuits included such widespread subjects as the history of the American Civil War, the breeding of dairy cattle, bee culture, 18th century silver, and the symphonies and quartets of the classical period of music. His interest in them, and in the friends who share them, brightened the lives of many within and without his family circle. We mourn the loss of a beloved and gifted alumnus of the College, and our sympathy goes to the members of a family whom so many of us are privileged to call our friends. G.R.F.B REV. D. A. SPARROW It is with great sadness that we record the death from cancer of David Sparrow. There were few amongst his Pembroke contemporaries in the late fifties and early sixties who made such an impression for sheer warmth and enthusiastic kindliness. David came up in 1956 to read Modern History after two years' National Service in the R.A.F. where he worked as a typist, a training which stood him in good stead ever afterwards. From the first he was a leading member of the very active College Christian Fellowship which centred on the chapel and he was one of the small band of thirteen Pembroke men who pioneered the very first Oxford-Borstal Camp at Spennithorne in Wenslydale in the Long Vacation of 1957. This venture became an annual event, going from strength to strength throughout the sixties and involving several Oxford and Cambridge colleges and Borstal institutions. David was a regular and enthusiastic participant both in his student days and later during his Cambridge Chaplaincy. Having obtained a Second in History, David stayed on a further two years to read Theology. For most of his Pembroke career he had ' digs ' in Pembroke Street in rooms which were subsequently incorporated into the North Quad. Here, after climbing the perilously steep and dingy stairs, one could always be sure of a cheery welcome and a cup of tea or coffee. Such was the hospitality David radiated that his contacts spread far beyond the immediate circles of the 'Chapel group' or his fellow historians. In 1961 David finally left Pembroke, with a second Second to his credit, for a years's ordination training at Lincoln Theological College. He was ordained in 1962 and served as curate of the


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Westminster parish of St. Stephen's, Rochester Row until 1966 when he moved across the river to Lambeth Palace for a year as Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey. It was this connection which led to his appointment as secretary to the Church of England's Doctrine Commission, a role which he fulfilled with meticulous care over a number of years culminating in the publication in 1976 of the report Christian Believing. Although his primary duty was that of keeping the minutes of the Commissions' meetings, one of its members relates that there were times when he was involved in its discussions and that his contributions were highly valued. In 1967 David went to Cambridge as Chaplain of St. Catherine's. There he spent nine happy years, becoming a Fellow of the college in 1969. All the qualities which he had earlier evinced at Pembroke found their fullest scope in his Cambridge ministry. He was much sought out by undergraduates as a pastor and spiritual guide and the worshipping life of the college, centred around the daily eucharist, flourished greatly. In 1976 David moved to one of the most important ' catholic ' parishes in the Church of England on his appointment as Vicar of All Saints', Margaret Street in central London. Here, to quote the obituary notice which appeared in The Times: "Although the burden of work was heavy and the problems at times complex, he devoted his energies single-heartedly to his parish. After illness had set in, he continued with his ministry. Indeed healing services and the laying on of hands became an integral aspect of the pattern of worship. It was entirely consistent with his attitude that death occurred in his own Vicarage." I well remember David's last visit to Pembroke when he preached at the Corporate Communion in chapel. His lively forcefulness impressed his congregation then as, in the past, it had his undergraduate contemporaries and his Cambridge students. All who knew and mourn him will echo The Times' salute to "a priest of deep conviction and of great industry and ability, who was in the forefront of his generation of Anglican clergy". J.E.P. B. L. STRANGE Brian Strange came up in 1937 from St. Edward's School, Oxford with a Henney Scholarship. He became Assistant to the Divisional Staff Training Officer of the National Coal Board in its South-West Division at Cardiff, and later joined the British Iron and Steel Federation as an Area Training Officer. In 1970 he was appointed their Senior Lecturer in Management Studies.


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W. J. C. THOMAS The sudden death of William Thomas at the age of 51, on 26th February, whilst on a skiing holiday in Switzerland, came as a shock to his family, his friends and colleagues at the Royal Preston Hospital, in the British Association of Urological Surgeons and in the Welsh Surgical Society. Bill came up to Pembroke in 1948 as a scholar from Dulwich College, to read Medicine. After completing his clinical studies at the Radcliffe Infirmary he held a number of junior surgical appointments in South Wales, the land of his Fathers. As a Senior Registrar at Cardiff Royal Infirmary he was a member of a kidney transplant team. In 1967 he went to the United States for a year to work with Dr. Murphy at Pennsylvania State University in Pittsburg. The following year he was appointed a Consultant Urologist at Preston Royal Infirmary. In 1971 he became the Senior Consultant in the Department of Urology at Preston. Among Bill's outstanding personal qualities were his enthusiasm and his kindness. With the same sort of enthusiasm that at college he had shown for rugby and cricket and for producing and taking part in hospital pantomimes, in later life he took up skiing, golf and dinghy sailing. But the greatest part of his energies were devoted to his work. In January this year he delivered a paper to the Royal Society of Medicine meeting at Obergurl. He served on numerous professional and administrative committees and he was currently Chairman of the Preston Division of the British Medical Association, having served for nine years as Honorary Secretary of the Division. He was involved in fund-raising for Kidney Research. Bill was a natural teacher. He made every session in theatre an opportunity to help all members of his team to learn. He took particular pleasure in the job of Undergraduate Tutor in Preston for the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manchester. As such, he was mentor to medical students undertaking clinical studies in Preston Hospitals and a member of the Board of the University Faculty. It was an especial joy to him, when his only daughter, Susan, became a medical student at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He was also a very caring man. As a surgeon Bill always recognised he was treating the whole person. Typical of him was an occasion when an elderly Welsh lady patient was clearly terrified at the prospect of surgery. Bill sat with her for a long time, explaining in Welsh what he would be doing and helping her to cope with her fears. Bill valued his ' roots '. He cherished his Welsh ancestry. He was


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proud to be a member of the College. For over thirty years, with very few years missed, he attended the Eights Week Dance and, latterly, the Pembroke Society Dinner. We shall miss him. We share some of the grief of Bill's widow, Dorothy, and of his daughter Susan. IAN HINTON. J. S. WESTBEY His brother, Christopher Westbey, has very kindly provided the following tribute for publication in the Record:"John Westbey came up from Dulwich College in 1963 with an Open Exhibition in Modern Languages. His studies were extended by a year at Lausanne, and he returned to take an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in 1967. He then succeeded in the highly competitive Civil Service examination and joined the Department of Health and Social Security. "In his all too brief and highly promising career he made a distinctive contribution to the work of his Department, being noted for his infectious enthusiasm and original thought. He played a key role over the past three years in the Supplementary Benefits Review in which was reflected his strong personal commitment to helping disadvantaged families. "He died after a long illness, leaving a widow and two daughters." J. H. WARD John Herbert Ward, who died on 3 October 1981, came up to Pembroke from St. Paul's School as a Classical Scholar in 1928, took his degree in Greats, and became Classics Master at the William Hulme Grammar School, Manchester. Later he became a civil servant in the then Ministry of Works, afterwards moving to the U.K.A.E.A. He was made a J.P. in 1958, sitting on the Hampstead bench. On his retirement he continued to serve on the Leominster and Wigmore bench. From 1932 to his death he was a reader of texts for the British Academy/OUP Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources. THE VEN. W. T. WARDLE W. T. Wardle came up to Pembroke in 1921 and read Modern History. The following eloquent obituary appeared in The Times:"The Ven. Walter Thomas Wardle, Archdeacon of Gloucester from 1949 and Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral from


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1948, who died on 12 February, was the Senior Archdeacon of England and Senior Residentiary Canon. "In recent times no one has been an archdeacon longer than 33 years. When asked once by another archdeacon who had just retired when did he think of retiring, he replied 'Not normally before 11.30 ! ' "His wit in conversation, 'bon mots' — he was in many respects a twentieth-century Sidney Smith — his love, generosity and deep understanding and a very forgiving spirit made him a 'beloved uncle' to scores of diocesan clergy and their families for over 30 years. Although a bachelor, one felt he had the most enormous family. "He was a big man in every way — born in Southsea on 22 July 1900, in 1919 he saw service in Northern Russia with the British Expeditionary Force sent to Archangel to help the White Russians against the Bolsheviks. On leaving the Army, he went up to Pembroke College, Oxford and later Ripon Hall. "After a curacy in Winchester and one year as chaplain in Montana, Switzerland, in 1929 he became Rector of Wolferton on the Sandringham Royal Estate. Here he gained the friendship of King George V and Queen Mary. "In 1938 he came to Gloucestershire as Vicar of Great and Little Barrington. In 1943 he became Vicar of Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, and in 1948 came to the cathedral and archdeaconry. "The diocese, the cathedral and the King's School, Gloucester, were his life. To each of these he gave unstinted service and was totally dedicated. He served under five Bishops of Gloucester and three Deans. It was fitting that he should die in harness. "A Diocesan Bishop once asked him if he had ever thought of taking a sabbatical; to which Walter Wardle replied 'No, all I ask is a fortnight off before the funeral'. The Lord actually gave him two months ! " COLLEGE STAFF J. CUNNINGHAM It was in 1959, on a fortunate day for the College, that James Cunningham took over the care of our gardens, a responsibility which he discharged until his retirement in 1976. He was both an expert and enthusiast, taking unbounded pride in his task, and soon we in College began to share his pride in the result of his work. The wonderful display of colour in the Old Quadrangle gave immense pleasure to countless tourists who flocked to the College


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on the advice of the guide book that no visitor should leave Oxford without seeing the gardens of Pembroke. We owe him a great and lasting debt. His successor is maintaining the high tradition bequeathed to him, and the order and beauty of our gardens remain as a fitting memorial to the skill and devotion of "Jimmy" Cunningham. His widow and his family have the warm sympathy of us all. G.R.F.B. F. KIRBY Frank Kirby came to the College, as a boy, in 1919. Ten years later, when Pembroke took over the present Master's Lodgings from Christ Church, and converted the Old Master's House into sets for undergraduates, he was put in charge of the nine rooms on the two top floors of the building. In the days when all meals, other than dinner in Hall, were served in individual rooms, and when not only breakfast and lunch trays, but hot water for baths and coals for open fires had to be carried up many flights of stairs, his must have been one of the toughest assignments in the College. He was called up for service in the R.A.F. when war broke out in 1939, and when he was demobilised returned to his old staircase but handed it over later to Henry Orchard. He served the College long and well and, for our older members, his death breaks sadly another link with a well-remembered past. The sympathy of the College goes to his son Donald and to his household. G.F.R.B. ERRATA The Editor apologises for the mistaken inclusion of J. G. Slater (1948) amongst the names of those whose deaths were reported in the 1980 issue of the Record. He is happy to state that the report is `much exaggerated' and that the member in question is alive and well. The Editor would also like to correct two errors which appeared in the tribute to the late Bishop H. T. A. Kendall in the same issue. The date of the eruption of Mount Lamington was 1951 (not 1961), and the Bishop and his wife spent eleven years (not seven) at the church centre at Popondetta. The Editor hopes that Mrs. Kendall will accept the Record's apologies.


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ACADEMIC HONOURS 1981 FINAL HONOUR SCHOOLS 1981: FIRST CLASS P.P.E. G. A. Fine P. T. Fraser Engineering Science S. J. Higginson English Language and Literature A. M. Hindmarsh Zoology A. A. Howling Physics G. G. Lennox Physiological Sciences P.P.E. N. A. C. Sanderson J. D. Thompson Chemistry A. B. Vickery Law HONOUR MODERATIONS 1981: FIRST CLASS H. A. Barron Engineering, Economics and Management M. Darville Physics P. V. Goodhead Mathematics Miss K. H. Reid English Language and Literature M. J. Wagstaff Engineering Science FIRST PUBLIC EXAMINATION 1981: DISTINCTIONS Biochemistry P. M. Broad Law P. W. Goringe P.P.E. G. N. Morgan UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES 1981 Graduate Scholarship, St. Cross J. C. Burns (1977) College Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine G. G. Lennox (1978) Cecil Pilkington Scholarship in P. J. Malein (1979) Agriculture Junior Research Scholarship, E. Powell (1977) Lady Margaret Hall Mary Goodger Prize Scholarship G. P. Spickett (1974) ATHLETIC DISTINCTIONS 1981 Rifle Shooting Half-Blue P. T. Baxter (1980) Athletics (relay) Half-Blue D. J. Burn (1979) Cross Country Blue M. Darville (1980) Table Tennis Half-Blue Miss E. A. Gallagher (1980) Cross Country Blue K. Knapp (1981) Squash Rackets Blue A. G. Rice (1979)


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In January 1981 a party of members of the Oxford Bibliographical Society visited the College Library and the exhibition arranged for them included Dr. Johnson items, exhibits connected with the history of the College, and other books and manuscripts from amongst the College treasures. The whole Library was thrown open to the visitors so that those particularly interested in, for example, bindings, or in Aristotle, or in medical manuscripts (we have especially good collections of the latter two) could see things that were perhaps new to them. The Library building itself aroused a good deal of interest and approval. There was general appreciation both of the exhibits and of the splendid tea served later in Broadgates Hall, which at the time of the Society's previous visit in 1967 was still the College Library. In the Long Vacation the Closed Stack was emptied as to its southern half, and new rolling stacks, reaching from floor to ceiling and making use of every possible inch of space, were fitted. Many hundreds of heavy books can now be stored here, and the stacks moved aside easily at the turn of a handle, to give access between them to the section required. The task of re-arranging the books, many of them large, on these stacks, and of replacing the archives all together in the other half of the room, is in progress. The Library continues to be used on a satisfactory scale both for borrowing and for study. The Seminar Room, holding about ten people, is also very popular as a venue for classes, and indeed there is now some competition between tutors booking their sessions. M. W. CORDY, Deputy Librarian. PEMBROKE COLLEGE LIBRARY — GIFTS, 1981 Donor

Sir David Beattie

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Docking, G.

Patrick Millen

D. D. Prentice Prof. N. Mansergh

Prentice, D. D.

Dr. Coates Dr. Coates

Spivak, M.

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Jackson, E. M.

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Two hundred years of New Zealand New Zealand Cabinet Office Manual 1979, with amendment No. 3, and Report of Committee on official information, parts I & II. Companies Act 1980. India — the transfer of power 1942 — 7, vol. IX. Calculus Set of Open University publications. Red Tape and the Gospel.


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Sir G. & Lady Sinclair Cowen, P. Prof. A. Andrewes Thucydides Dr. P. R. Hyams J. M. Eekelaar Mrs. Macdonald Mrs. Macdonald Dr. N. James Dr. N. James A. G. Kemp Prof. J. J. Denonain Prof. J. J. Denonain Berry, M. P. Dr. Blackburn Mrs. McCallum Mrs. McCallum Mrs. McCallum Borkam, L. M. Borkam, L. M. Semple, I. C. Semple, I. C. Semple, I. C. Steele, P. A. C. T. Quinn-Young J. Hattendorf I. C. Semple M. Sharpe Dr. Bradbury G. L'E. Turner J. R. Marshall J. R. Marshall J. R. Marshall J. R. Marshall Dr. J. A. Petch S. Petch G. P. Lilley J. H. C. Leach M. Keating M. J. Petry

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Rose Windows. Commentary vol. V, ed. A. W. Gomme, K. J. Dover and A. Andrewes. Hyams, Paul R. King, Lords and Peasants in Mediaeval England. Eekelaar, John M. & Marriage and cohabitation in Katz, Sandford M. contemporaary societies. Villari, L. Life and times of Savonarola. Southey, Robert The Doctor etc. Getis and Boots Models of spatial processes. Owen et al. Orthopaedics and traumatology. Kemp, Anthony Weapons and equipment of the Marlborough wars. Denonain, J.-J. Thomas Browne et la controversie interieure. Denonain, J.-J. Sir Thomas Dutton and Thomas Browne. H2O and all that. Berry, Martin Blackburn, S. W. Open University pamphlet Philosophical Logic Kirk, R. The Conservative Mind. Kendall, W. Willmore Kendall contra mundum. Kendall, W. & The basic symbols of the Carey, G. W. American political tradition. Oberer, W. E. & Hanslowe, K. L. Labor Law. Fischer, S. Macro-economics. Abdul Baha Selections. Bahaullah Gleanings. Esslemont, I. E. Bahaullah and the new era. Hale, J. R. Florence and the Medeci. Oxford Society magazine, vol. I to date, with binders. Simpson, B. M. (ed.) War, strategy and maritime power. The Bahai world 1973-1976. Lawrence, D. H. (Eight novels). Snell, R. S. Clinical anatomy for medical students. Turner, G. L'E. Collecting microscopes. Drage, C. L. & An XVIIIth century Russian Vickery, W. N. (eds.) reader. 0 livro de Cesario Verde. Dinis, Julio A Morgadinha dos Canavias. Dinis, Julio Os Fidalgos da Casa Mourisca. Herodotus vol. I & II (formerly property of Bp. Mitchinson). Petch, S. The art of Philip Larkin. Lilley, G. P. (ed.) Information sources in agriculture and food science. Euripides Helen, tr. J. Michie & C. Leach. Keating, M. & Labour and Scottish Bleiman, D. Nationalism. Petry, M. J. G. W. F. Hegel — The Berlin Phenomenology.


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Title Lessing and the drama. The analysis of categorical data. The analysis of contingency tables. Mark — a Greek-English diglot. (Anonymous) Huck, A. Synopsis of the first three (Anonymous) Gospels. W. J. van der Dussen van der Dussen, W. J. History as a science: the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood. Boswell, James Life of Samuel Johnson vol. I: Y. Nakano First tranlation into Japanese, by Y. Nakano. Poetry Explication — a checklist. Dr. J. D. Fleeman Kuntz, J. M. & Martinez Solberg, C. T. Riding high. C. T. Solberg Solberg, C. T. Oil power. C. T. Solberg Conquest of the skies. Solberg, C. T. C. T. Solberg Prohibition — the lie of the Dr. S. D. Cashman Cashman, S. D. land. Christmas cards and other Angus, W. S. W. S. Angus verses. Wearing, J. The L-shaped party. J. Wearing Lloyd-Jones, H., History and imagination — B. Worden Pearl, V. & essays in honour of Worden, B. (eds.) H. R. Trevor-Roper. G. W. Bond Euripides Heracles, with intro. and commentary by G. W. Bond. Donor F. J. Lamport Dr. N. James Dr. N. James

Author Lamport, F. J. Plackett, R. L. Everitt, B. S.

PEMBROKE MEMORIALS The memorial tablet by Joseph Wilburn, R.A., to Henry Thrale with a Latin inscription by Dr. Johnson and that to Thrale's motherin-law, Hester Maria Salusbury (1709-73) have both, I am delighted to learn, survived the destructive fire in Streatham Parish Church, such restoration as they needed having been "very beautifully" done. It has always seemed to me that the respect which we rightly pay to our distinguished alumni and to our benefactors ought to include an interest in their memorials and, as in this case, in memorials inseparable from their memories. How many have noticed also that the two or three Pembroke memorials erected in the aisle of St. Aldate's Church when it was the College chapel are still there ? EDMUND ESDAILE. The Editor is happy to be able to refer his readers to the Record for 1970 where proper attention was paid to at least two of these memorials in St. Aldate's.


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MORE PRE-WAR PEMBROKE MEMORIES In 1937 Pembroke seemed to be dominated by three elderly, ageless men, the Master, the Senior Tutor and the Bursar. The Revd. Dr. Holmes-Dudden was a tall handsome figure with a grave, but benevolent demeanour, who struck me as being like some remote deity who was intermittently forced to descend from on high to attend to mundane matters. He was an eminent patristic scholar whose life of St. Ambrose had brought him a letter of congratulations from the Pope, Pius XI, which I believe had greatly pleased him. His other scholarly interest was of a very different nature, the CXVIII English Novel. This stood a friend of mine in good stead who, after his release from a prisoner of war camp, had written round to all the Oxford colleges asking for an interview, one of the few to reply was Pembroke. To his surprise he was interviewed by Holmes-Dudden himself and somehow they began to discuss the works of Fielding and his contemporaries, half an hour or so later the Master concluded, `I hope we shall see you here next term'; he read History. The times when I best remember seeing the Master were when, often with a distinguished guest in tow, he would lead in the stately procession to the High Table for dinner. I do not think he knew who I was and almost the only time I ever met him was early one morning in my first term when, with a batch of others, I had been summoned to have breakfast in his lodgings. At 8.30 or so, dressed in our best clothes, we rang his door bell and were ushered straight to the breakfast table which was presided over by his gaunt and rather formidable wife. Never too easy at that hour, small talk was a sticky business as we ate our way through bowls of porridge, fried eggs and bread, bacon and sausages, or may be it was a kipper (or perhaps even both dishes), followed by toast and marmalade. As all this took the best part of 45 minutes, we were able to depart very soon afterward on the plea of a 10 o'clock lecture at the far side of the town. I believe that one of the times the Master Olympian calm had been visibly shaken was about a year earlier when the J.C.R. had staged a food strike in protest of the dreadful ` stosh' that was doled out in Hall. The national press got hold of the story and the College was briefly in the limelight, afterwards, when an uneasy, peace had been made, one of the ring leaders said to the horrified Master, 'At least it means that people have now heard of Pembroke'. Another occasion was when the Master said to a newly elected Fellow during dinner, 'next Sunday is Pentecost', and the latter replied what is Pentecost ? ' [Tolkein]. Mr. Drake, the Senior Tutor, was a solitary batchelor; it was almost impossible to conceive of him ever having been young. I always felt that he had somehow emerged into the world middle-aged


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and fully clothed. He had a definitely ecclesiastical air and, as I recollect, was always dressed in the same way winter or summer, wearing a thick white flannel shirt with a black tie, and thick black flannel coat tightly buttoned up, black or very dark grey flannel trousers and, of course, black shoes. His white hair and rather pale complexion completed the black and white picture. With a fairly prominent nose, his normal expression was severe and a wry smile was usually as far as he unbent His great, or sole, extra-mural activity was a passionate interest in the College rowing and during the final days of Eights week, Drake was almost startlingly tranformed. He would appear on the towpath and barge and excitedly cheer on the college boats, even his coat would be undone and his brow would be damp with perspiration. He was an expert on wines, and I believe a connoisseur of port, laying down each year fine wines to the great benefit of the College which in his taciturn and undemonstrative way he loved and devoted his life to serving. Mr. Salt, the Bursar, was another reserved batchelor, a thin figure of a man sometimes dressed in tweed knee breeches that looked old fashioned. He used to smoke a pipe with the smallest bowl I have ever seen. He and Drake dined almost every night in Hall, sometimes this solemn pair came in alone; as both were taciturn and must have long beforehand exhausted their few topics of conversation, they tended to sit in complete silence for most of the time. Both he and Drake also asked freshmen to a very substantial breakfast where little or nothing was said. At about 9.30 Drake would firmly state `You must leave now to be on time for your 10 o'clock lectures'. I hardly knew Salt, but the late John Griffin, who had returned after the war very badly disabled and had rooms near him — was very touched by his sympathy and friendliness once his shyness had disappeared. I knew Ponsford, the Head Porter, better. It is probably true to say that there was nothing that went on in the College of which he was not aware. I believe he was the soul of discretion and could give a timely warning that often prevented more serious trouble, but, on this matter, I never knew his relationship with the authorities. He was a devout Roman Catholic and always displayed their notices on the board more prominently than those of other religious denominations which did not always please the Master or the Dean. He had a liking for alcohol (he may have had rather a weak head) and on nearly all big occasions used to get very fiddly ' early on; he would stand in the Porch swaying even more alarmingly, his speech slurred, but always behaving most courteously. He seemed to need very little sleep being on duty most nights until the gate was closed at midnight and up early the following morning. For me Ponsford epitomised the devotion and loyalty which most of the


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College servants showed, working long and anti-social hours for little pay, but appearing to get satisfaction from their jobs, and always greeting by name old members who dropped in for a visit. For undergraduates Duke, the Butler, was an aloof, portly person who rivalled the Master in the dignity of his deportment and in his sober dress; I was always a little surprised that he had not done better in life, perhaps becoming the Butler in a ducal household or in a large embassy. He was in charge of the S.C.R. and on this staircase were the rooms of Drake and Mr. Ramsden the last Life Fellow in Oxford; on his death John Betjeman wrote a poem about him and Pembroke which was his favourite Oxford College (in 1947 we persuaded him to read a paper to the 1000th meeting of the Johnson Society). I just remember Ramsden as a small, frail old man who seldom appeared even in Hall. I gather he had been a brilliant scientist whose life work was the study of silk thread and the room used to be full of silk worm caterpillers, it being one of Duke's duties to provide fresh mulberry leaves daily. He disliked this sort of messy research especially as it always entailed his clearly up quantities of caterpiller droppings, so he persuaded Ramsden to change his experiments into studying the structures of soap bubbles; every morning Duke would now bring a bowl of clean soapy water and a couple of clay pipes and the room was kept unsullied by Ramsden's researchs. [I do not know how true this is or where I heard it, it might have been from Tolkein]. Those living in College had to dine in Hall four or five times a week and had to be in their places before the dons entered. As a result we used to assemble some minutes prior to their arrival and in this interval sometimes a bun fight would erupt when a fusilade of bread rolls would be hurled across the Hall by one side against the other, fire being returned and those in the centre ducking. The Manciple would appear and bleat out at the top of his voice, 'gentlemen, gentlemen, please'. Occasionally he would then become the the target which would reduce him into a state of spluttering rage to everyone's delight (including the staff, some of whom would double up with laughter). As the dons' arrival was signalled and peace descended he would name a culprit or two, who would vehemently deny the charge, and threaten to report them to the Dean. The Manciple was the most unpopular man in the College, he had the unhappy knack of arousing an intense degree of enmity in those who had to deal with him and the result was that many took every chance they had to attack and try to humiliate him. We blamed him for the food which, although it was supposed to have improved a little after the strike, was, even by British institutional standards, still pretty dreadful and, to make matters worse, appetising and tasty dishes were carried past our tables to be enjoyed by those


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dining on High Table which showed that decent meals could be prepared. The furniture was another source of grievance, it was nearly all terribly shabby and on its last legs; any replacement, when the Manciple agreed to it, was in little better condition, all the stuff looking as if it had been acquired dirt cheap in some second-hand shop. Bump suppers provided a wonderful opportunity for burning some of the worst bits of furniture and rickety old sofas and springless tattered arm chairs would be dragged down to be ceremoniously burnt by their owners to the accompaniment of loud cheers. At the end of term the unfortunate reveller would find he had been charged the price of a new piece for the bit of junk that the Manciple had disinterred from his furniture store room to replace what had been burnt [I do not remember the Maniple's name]. Sconcing had become abused. It had originally been intended as a way of fining those who misbehaved in Hall but all kinds of trivial things had become sconcable and it was used as an excuse for heavy drinking. Suddenly one of the Scouts would come up to an unsuspecting diner with a two pint sconce pot full of beer saying `Mr. So and So has sconced you', for whatever it might be. There were three choices, drink it down in under two minutes without taking the pot from the lips, in which case sconcer paid; challenge him to do the same and if he succeeded, and for a heavy beer drinker (as most sconcers were) this was easy and he had the beer free; or thirdly drink it quietly and pay for it. One wily man had discovered that the person sconced could choose the sort of drink and ordered cider in place of beer, he challenged the sconcer who downed it in under two minutes, but had to leave almost immediately to be very sick. Finally, Pembroke's academic record was poor, nearly every year it topped the list of Fourths which, as Evelyn Waugh pointed out, was a rare and difficult degree to obtain. Frankly there was little or no pressure nor much encouragement to work, ' collections ' at the end of term being almost a formality. A Pembroke First was almost unheard of and anyone gaining one could get a post at almost any University he chose since it was recognised that he had achieved it largely off his own bat. In 1939 Harry Allen obtained a First in History and the College celebrated (Harry was appointed to a lectureship at London) also in that year John Bingham stroked the Oxford Eight which had never happened before. A number of us had joined the University OTC, war appearing inevitable, others soon went into the Services, but I think that we all carried happy memories of this unassuming little college with its heavily creepered quadrangles and its elderly and eccentric staff whose life we had shared briefly. EVERSLEY BELFIELD.


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OXFORD NOW AND THEN Since returning to Oxford in 1979 after an absence of 22 years, I have very often been asked by friends in London how or whether Oxford has changed over the past quarter of a century. Perhaps the differences will all or mainly turn out to be on the surface, but here, in any event,are a few random thoughts on the subject. First of all, it is worth reminding readers of some characteristics of Oxford in the 1950s : food rationing was still in force, there were strict rules, severely enforced, about the hours at which one had to return to College at night, undergraduates still had to register cars with the Proctors and put green lights on them (the cars, not the Proctors), gowns were worn quite a lot of the time, there were few restaurants in the town other than High Street cafés such as the Tackley, or the Stowaway, and the infamous British Restaurant in Gloucester Green, there was still a substantial preponderance of privately educated undergraduates of whom a great majority were, of course, men; scholarships met a really significant percentage of the annual financial needs of their holders at a time when an award could mean £100 and total tuition and battel charges were unlikely to exceed £300 a year; and a certain formality and conformity reigned in a way which meant that the customs and practices of the Oxford to which I came up 30 years ago were recognisably the same as those which my father had described to me from his own days (at the same College) 30 years before that : in both cases, Oxford was still in the recovery phase after a World War, and austerity (and not a little poverty) reigned. And Oxford and Cambridge still believed that they were the only two `real' universities in Great Britain. Much of what I have just said is no longer true. Perhaps the most obvious, even if superficial, change, is the marked increase in informality. For example, undergraduates no longer wear gowns to call on Tutors or Fellows of the College or to attend lectures (nor is a tie a required article of dress). Awards, which now never total more than £60, are a derisory element in a total budget, including fees (now all paid by the Government) of perhaps four to four and a half thousand pounds, and their main point at Pembroke is to ensure that their recipients have two years in College. Undergraduates can leave or enter College at any time, and there are few or no restrictions on guest hours. If an undergraduate no longer has to register or draw attention to his car, he will assuredly find it very much more expensive to run and difficult to park in a town where central parking has all but been eliminated. He or she will find it both more difficult and relatively more expensive to find lodgings in an Oxford where landlords have discovered that property is a scarce and valuable resource, and may well have to bring in the College as an intermediary in the transaction. If he or she is


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The 1981 Retirements : The Manciple, Mr. Cox

The Nuffield Professors of Anaesthetics, past and present : A. Crampton Smith, M.K. Sykes and Sir Robert Macintosh


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living in College, a " do not disturb " notice will now ward off the unwanted attentions of the early morning scout — and such notices, especially at weekends, are now so familiar a part of the landscape that the services of scouts in rooms at weekends became unnecessary and effectively no longer exist. I do not know whether the present day undergraduate misses the friendly attentions of his scout in the early evening which used to be so marked a part of the scene : my scout would make his appearance at about 6 o'clock, to clear away teacups and put out the sherry and sherry glasses in their place. And, naturally, whereas that scout of the 1950s was a man, nowadays his place has almost certainly been taken by a woman. Few, if any, undergraduates now give luncheon parties in their rooms — though the frequent "Disco" may be thought to have taken their place. One very obvious change concerns College charges As an undergraduate, I doubt if I even knew the name of my College Bursar; battels seemed small and, in any case, did not increase. Now there is an animated annual debate concerning the regular increases imposed by College in their charges — regarded, naturally enough, by undergraduates as disgracefully large and by Governing Bodies as pitifully small. When this is combined with a degree of unionisation among the staff, it will be seen that a Bursar's work, at least, has certainly changed in emphasis over the years, from the time when looking after the estates was probably his prime function; and that change is almost all for the good. The Pembroke JCR regularly invites me to address them — a highly salutary and welcome event, at least for me. As I say, the changes may well be mainly on the surface. Evening Hall, at least at Pembroke, is as well attended as ever; gowns are worn and the Latin grace is said. I am not aware of any significant change in the tutorial system, though the range of subjects and options within those subjects — and the numbers of tutors and those taught — is enormously greater than it used to be (which, in my judgement, has led to some arguably undesirable features in the Oxford scene — though this would take a separate article to discuss). Undergraduate societies, both intellectual and social, happily still flourish, as do the many sporting clubs — though here, at least, it is still too early to tell what the effects of becoming a co-educational College will prove to be. The advent of co-education has, in and of itself, made almost no difference to the College, except indeed in terms of the average level of pulchritude, while it is perhaps fair to say that we have been encouraged to improve certain obvious facilities in the College more rapidly than would otherwise have been the case (almost every room now has a washbasin in it, for example).


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Now for an area where change is not superficial but genuine and deep-rooted. The male (often duffel-coated) undergraduate of the 1950s was older, usually by two years, than his present-day be-jeaned counterpart — because he had done National Service, and might well have seen active service in Korea, Malaya, or Cyprus. On the other hand, there were then almost no graduate students (I think my College, a relatively large one, had half a dozen), whereas now the graduate body, with perhaps 60 members drawn from all over the world, is an integral and very important part of the College. A corollary of this, in turn, is that Fellowships are normally awarded after the taking of a higher degree with, as a possible result, an increase in the average age differential between newly-appointed Fellows and their pupils (I was elected at 22, as were quite a few of my contemporaries, and found myself occasionally younger than those I was teaching). Of course, some of the foregoing is less relevant to the female population of the University, where the radical change has lain in the substantial increase in the number of women undergraduates which their dispersion among almost all the old "men's Colleges has belatedly permitted. I end with a general reflection which may surprise any present undergraduate who reads these words. Compared with a quarter of a century ago, the modern undergraduate appears to me to be better off in material terms than his average counterpart of the 1950s, and he certainly possesses much more in the way of electrical equipment, much of it noise producing ! He is more likely to have his sports financed by the Government. He is also likely to travel much more freely and adventurously (though he doesn't have to climb into College) than he could have done in the 1950s, when currency restrictions were allied to the fact that the jet aeroplanes were only beginning to be developed. I venture to suggest that his intellectual horizons are broader and he is better informed overall than his somewhat blinkered equivalent of yesteryear. Perhaps Oxford, after all, does not so much change as adapt appropriately in an evolving world. COLIN LEACH.

FINE ART AT PEMBROKE When, some years ago, the Governing Body agreed to associate itself with the expansion and development of the Ruskin School of Drawing by taking undergraduates to read the proposed Batchelor of Fine Art degree, it was a decision consonant with the College's


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tradition of interest in the visual arts, symbolised by the foundation of the J.C.R. Art Collection in the 1940's. The course began in October 1978, and Pembroke has taken one undergraduate each year to read for it. 1980-81 was thus the first year in which we had the full complement of three, one in each year, and to celebrate this fact Edward Johnson, Joanna Kerr and Rebecca Ruff mounted an exhibition of their work in the Common Room of the Macmillan Building in Hilary Term. It is perhaps not too much to hope that this welcome initiative, which attracted a good deal of interest, will be repeated in future years. For those who remember the Ruskin School as a tranquil appendage to the Ashmolean Museum, it may be of some interest to know that the new Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art is now a hive of activity located in the old Registry annexe next to the Examination Schools, housing, at present in acutely cramped circumstances, some sixty undergraduates following a course which, whilst its core remains a practical one, nonetheless has a significant element of academic study. The Pembroke exhibition, although in the main it reflected the predominantly figurative tradition which was the strength (or, some would say, the weakness !) of the Ruskin School, revealed in a striking way how much more than drawing now goes on in its new incarnation. The range of techniques — from photoscreen-printing, lithography and etching through collage, relief work and lino-cut to oil-painting, pastel and pencil — gave an excellent impression of the breadth of activity and versitality of our undergraduate artists, and at the same time an exciting account of three very different talents at an important stage of their development. NICHOLAS MANN.

MIDDLE COMMON ROOM President : Bob Long Secretary : John Morrissey

Treasurer : David Whale Bar Steward : William Altman

In a year full of activity and incident, members of the Pembroke Middle Common Room have again cast doubt on their claim to be " graduates " and " mature students " of the College. The tedium of Hilary Term was relieved by social events in the conventional MCR mould, featuring vast quantities of cheap wine followed by even vaster quantities of John Smith's Yorkshire Bitter.


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Summer Term found us engaged in happier and healthier pursuits, including a theatre trip to Stratford. An American-style barbecue was received in good part by the home students, and by members of the SCR. The traditional Summer Garden Party, with strawberries, sparkling wine, and the plonk of croquet mallet against ball (no relation between the sound of the ball and the quality of the wine), was accounted a great success. The annual cricket match against the SCR was highlighted by Dr. Vernon Butt's half-century, and by the MCR President's valiant, if ultimately unsuccessful, efforts to bowl a complete over. Had not an untimely rainstsorm interposed, there is no doubt that the MCR would have brought off the magnifient come-back effort mounted in its early innings. Michaelmas Term saw a large intake of new members, including a substantial number of graduate women. A string of gala social events culminated in the termly dinner, at which ex-Secretary Gillian McGrattan was seen to smoke a cigar, thus striking a blow (or at least a match) for equality of the sexes. The year saw not one but two college Reviews. The Spring Show began almost spontaneously as an idea in the minds of a few underemployed members and spun a sordid Raymond Chandler-esque tale set in a familiar location. Our Christmas Show, one of the newest and best college traditions, portrayed senior members as ordinary mortals, accusing them, for example, of mass murder and Nazi sympathies. The MCR VIII, for the only time in memory, was the College Third VIII, a position which was perhaps slightly above its abilities. Although no bumps were recorded, the crew did very well, thanks largely to the coxing of Rosie Collins, to avoid a bump on the last day. Thanks to a generous gift from the College, the MCR was able to undertake a substantial programme of refurbishment during the course of the year, which has produced MCR rooms that are pleasant if not luxurious. Old members who recall the days when items of athletic apparel made up part of the permanent decor would be amazed by our new opulence. I am happy to be able to record that all this success and prosperity has not diminished Pembroke MCR's deserved reputation as one of the friendliest, least prententious places in Oxford in which to get a drink, have a chat, and play a free game of Space Invaders at any hour of the day. BOB LONG.


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JUNIOR COMMON ROOM President : Kevin Brennan Treasurer : Steve Smith NUS Area Rep.: Colin Nobbs

Secretary : Jane Carter NUS Rep.: Jonny Seitler

One of the more pleasing aspects of undergraduate life at Pembroke is the liveliness of debate at JCR meetings. These are always well attended and, over the course of the year, have been contentious, funny, sometimes boring but usually entertaining. The JCR has retained its stance against nuclear weapons, while at the same time commissioning a deterrent of its own. At one meeting the JCR voted to send a letter of congratulations to Francois Mitterand on his election, along with a tape of undergraduates chanting " Mitterand President ". Mr. Mitterand sent back a letter of thanks. On internal issues the natural conflicts of interest between junior and senior members were for the most part settled by the new representative structure. Perhaps the most contentious issue was, yet again, rents and prices. Junior members faced with savage cuts in the real level of the student grant, were naturally keen that there should be little or no increase in charges. The college faced with increasing costs and Mrs. Thatcher's cutbacks, was reluctant to hold rents and charges at a level they considered too low. In the end direct action was averted, and a compromise settlement thrashed out between the college authorities and the JCR committee. The JCR President was subject to the criticism of his peers for his association with the Union. This was mild, however, compared with the flak that the JCR officers received for accepting an invitation to dine at High Table. The JCR decided, quite rightly, that High Table is an outdated and elitist institution. Having sampled the delights of Beef Wellington at High Table, the JCR officers swallowed their pride along with a rather large slice of Humble Pie. K. D. BRENNAN. THE BLACKSTONE SOCIETY President : Vernon Clarke Secretary : Paul Sykes Treasurer : Chris Pocock The year began with a visit from Commander Duffy of Scotland Yard's Anti-Terrorist Squad, which attracted a good number of people. It was good to see that many of these were not lawyers. Two other talks, of more exclusively legal interest, took place in the same term : one on the judiciary and process of law in Britain as


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compared to foreign systems which was full of interest (to lawyers at least !), and the other by Dame Margaret Ward-Booth on "Racism and Sexism at the Bar", the title of which proved in the event to be something of a red herring ! The Society also arranged a trip to the Houses of Parliament — generally an enjoyable day, save perhaps for our disappointment when John Patten failed to materialise to answer our questions as he had promised. In Trinity former Pembroke student, Chris Noyce, came down to give us a very informative talk about law school. A very realistic (frighteningly so for the accused) mock criminal trial took place, largely through the efforts of Richard Eccles. Again many nonlawyers were able to participate and hopefully gain something from the Society. The annual dinner, also in Trinity, was a great success. Our guest was Lord Justice Ormrod who though sharp-minded was yet very accessible and easy to talk to. Michaelmas has seen the usual Freshers drinks party, the Christmas dinner and visits by John Patten and Fenton Bresler (at last!). The former gave us an unusual insight into the working of Parliament, while the latter certainly taught us something about practice at the Bar ! We would like to thank last year's committee, Simon Small, Tony Bushell and Martin Jones for all their hard work, and Mr. Prentice, Mr. Eekelaar and Mr. Grainger for the real encouragement and support they have given to the Society. We hope the comming year will be as successful as the one that is past, and that non-lawyers will also continue to find something in the Society which interests them. PAUL SYKES. THE CAMDEN SOCIETY President : Paul Baxter Secretary: Jane Knaggs Treasurer: Peter Jones In the best tradition of the society there have been a wide range of speakers this year, reflecting the determination of the committee to attract not only historians, if we may presume to use this term of ourselves !, but also college members from other faculties, be they P.P.E. students or theologians. During Trinity Term we welcomed two female guest speakers, just as well as it turned out, since there are unfortunately no freshwomen doing history this term. Anna Bryson gave an amusing talk on the seventeenth century rake and Lindsay Charles raised


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the subject of feminism. One of the most fascinating aspects of the society has always been the opportunity it offers for students to see their tutors in a new light and both Tony Smith and John Platt were invited to present papers of particular interest to them. The Chaplain introduced welcome detail about a synod usually dismissed in a few lines and Tony revealed how much it is possible to discover about one Norfolk knight. The most recent speaker was Jim Mortimer whose professional experience as Chairman of A.C.A.S. meant that he was well qualified to discuss the problems of writing Trades Union history and to bring it sharply up to date. The annual dinner was a great success and we hope that the forthcoming supper for the first years will help to prepare them for "prelims." Best wishes to the old committee in their finals ! JANE KNAGGS. PEMBROKE COLLEGE CHRISTIAN UNION Jesus said : "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me." Members of the Christian Union have found, by their own experience, the truth of this statement. Our weekly meeting together for communion, Bible study and prayer is an expression of our desire to follow Jesus Christ and to proclaim Him to others. There were opportunities for many people to hear and discuss Christian beliefs at four speaker meetings during Michaelmas Term. Two were led by Ray Massey, an ex-inmate of Wormwood Scrubs, who described how Christ has changed his life since he became a Christian whilst in prison. Keith Mattie spoke on the problems of being a white Christian in South Africa. (Many white Christians have been imprisoned for refusing to support the unjust government by doing military service.) The Reverend John Irvine spoke at the fourth meeting — John is to be the assistant missioner in college during the University mission in Hilary 1982 which will provide further opportunities to put forward and discuss the claims of Christ. The C.U. has also become involved in social work in Oxford, particularly with 'Age Concern'. On a wider scale, the C.U. has also shown interest in international concerns. Members have been involved with an overseas students' club in Oxford and are planning to finance a student in the third world through a `Tear Fund' scheme. JANE BUTLER.


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PEMBROKE COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR 1981 was David Titterington's last year as Director of Music, and as usual the choir's activities were not confined exclusively to the regular Sunday evensong in College. Our first appearance outside Pembroke was an evensong at Royal Holloway College, London in February, and we are grateful to Dr. Lionel Pike, the Director of Music there, for the opportunity of singing in a chapel so different from our own. We took advantage of the big acoustic and organ to sing the sort of music David does best — unashamedly romantic. Our next engagement, in March, was again in London, this time at St. James' Piccadily, where we went for the day to sing for a memorial service. For our summer tour we revisited Ely and Peterborough cathedrals, and also broke new ground by giving a concert at Clare Parish Church in Suffolk. The concert programme was varied, and included a Haydn Mass. We were unexpectedly asked for an encore — and obliged with a stirring but unprepared rendering of Standford's Te Deum in BE,. The tour was tiring but very enjoyable, and we are grateful to the King's School, Ely, and Stamford High School for the use of their recreational facilities (such as swimming pools and tennis courts) with which we filled the odd moments between choir practices. This was David's last tour with the choir, and we wish him well at his new appointment at Tewkesbury Abbey. There were two concerts this year in aid of choir funds. We are once again grateful to Dr. Pike, who came from Royal Holloway College with Jane Money (soprano) to give a concert in the Oak Room; the programme included Strauss's Four Last Songs. At the second, David accompanied Peter Hall (baritone) in a recital of English songs in the Holywell Music Room. Michaelmas Term saw the arrival of the new organ scholar, Christopher Landor, and there was also a good intake of new singers. The choir enjoyed tackling new anthems, and its repertoire expanded to include music which was neglected during the Titterington era. The carol service was a great success, the choir singing a number of unaccompanied works. In 1982 the choir will be just as busy, and we are looking forward to returning once again to Royal Holloway College, and of course the regular summer tour.

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY President : Joanne Marks Secretary : Susan Becker Treasurer : Philip Gowman

Dave Fyfe John Mace Sam Parker Keith Pailthorpe

The Music Society has had a year of mixed fortunes, going through a bad patch when it was still not possible to revive the orchestra and the Oak Room was no longer available for use as a concert room. However, the Weatherly Room has been equipped wtih a piano and is now used for concerts, thanks in great part to the efforts of Dr. Savile Bradbury and Geoff Sweet. In Hilary Term, this same duo gave another popular concert on flute and piano, which was followed by drinks in Broadgates Hall. Then we held our usual Members' concert, in which Society members play and sing a wide range of music to each other. We also presented another concert in the Holywell Music Room; a song recital given by Tertia Sefton-Green (soprano) and our own Mark Glanville (baritone) and Jo Marks (piano). Trinity Term saw several lunchtime recitals, including a programme of music for oboe and piano, given by Philip Gowman and David Titterington, and a performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations by Mark Taylor. These were held in the Chapel, as the weather was not good enough to move out into the Quad. The highlight of the term was our Garden Party, though a grey and chilly day meant it actually took place in the Weatherly Room ! Members sipped Pimms and ate cucumber sandwiches and strawberries and cream while being entertained by Barber Shop and string quartets. It was very successful and we hope it will become a regular event. At the beginning of Michaelmas Term, Jo Marks resigned as President and we record our thanks to her for all the hard work she has put in over the past two years. Sam Parker took over as President and this term has been taken up with encouraging as many people as possible to get together and play in chamber groups of all descriptions. Two concerts were put on in the Weatherley Room as a result of this. The new organ scholar Christopher Landor, has agreed to conduct an orchestra and with practice facilities available in the new Music Faculty we hope that the Pembroke College Orchestra will reappear next term. We look forward to a successful and musical 1982. SUSAN BEKER.


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ASPECT DRAMA SOCIETY President : Simon Shackleton Treasurer and Acting Secretary : Gary Morgan 1981 has been a year in which the society, if not exactly rose from the ashes like a phoenix, at least started pecking its way out of its shell. Understandably, after the large financial loss the society sustained through its backing of "The Dark" in Michaelmas 1980, the previous officers of the society felt that their talents would find greater success beyond the confines of Aspect. As a result, the society lay dormant throughout Hilary and Trinity Terms 1981. However, by this time those Michaelmas 1980 freshers who had originally panicked about work were beginning to crawl out of the woodwork and into non-academic activities. Having gone out of their way to cultivate good relations between Aspect and the JCRs of Pembroke and St. Hilda's, Gary Morgan and Jean Dibben managed to stage a production of David Hare's " Plenty" in the Lindsay Room, Balliol in November 1981, winning no few critical plaudits and doing very respectable business financially. Apart from Gary Morgan, who directed, other people from Pembroke involved in the production were: Steve Smith (sound), Rosie Collins (stage management), Jonny Seitler, Pat Wall, Martin Gafsen, Debbie Howard and Sarah Wilson (cast), Liz Fraser (make-up). Simultaneously with this, Pembroke freshers, with a bit of advice from Jean and Gary, the "experts" of one term's standing, entered "coppers" for the first time in two years in the Aspect production of one " panel" from Max Frisch's " Tryptch ", directed by Richard Warren. If the manifest enthusiasm for drama within the college at the moment is anything to go by, Aspect can only become more active. The society will definitely be represented at the New College Arts Festival in Hilary 1982 with a one-act play by Sam Shepard, "Suicide in B flat : a mysterious overture", and all sorts of plans are in the air for Trinity term, including an adaptation of "Dr. Strangelove" by Bob Hargrave, one of Pembroke's philosophy tutors. Aspect also plans to hold regular workshops in the new year to make sure that people realize that the society does not exist just to produce plays, but to interest people in drama and provide a bit of fun as well.

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THE BOLLINGER CLUB President : R. W. Caley Treasurer : N. A. Stacey

Toastmaster : B. J. Campbell Secretary : P. J. Maddox

The Bollinger Club is a dining club formed in Trinity 1981 to enable its members to participate in the consumption of good food, wine, and money. It is an elite club for non-elitists — no members of the rugby club ! The society sets out to be a society of friends, but after an evening's wining and dining it is unlikely that it could be anything else ! Both the Trinity and Michaelmas dinners have commenced with Bollinger Champagne and much comment (and compliment) has been passed on the way it does not seem to sparkle until it comes into contact with the palate. It is to be noted that it is only at the beginning of the evening that the conversation is of such an intellectual nature. To advance the club's search for intellectualism (none coming from within its own ranks) the club's policy has been to invite guest speakers. Guest speakers who have declined to come to our functions (news travels fast !) include Lord Thornecroft and Penelope Keith — well actually we forgot to post the letter to her. As can be seen this young dynamic club is really going places and all augurs well for the future. R. W. CALEY.

PEMBROKE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Michaelmas Term 1981 revealed the more creative side of a number of students in the form of a Photography Exhibition Despite the disadvatages of the available space in the Macmillan Building, the exhibits showed not only the exciting but the diverse effects which can be obtained through photography. The subjects were various, from architecture to a punting trip down the Cherwell. Many students are familiar with Rupert Trollope's photography through his work on various university newspapers. The original print, however, showed not only his ability in capturing the essence of a moment or particular personality but also his exceptional technical ability. In contrast, Peter Spraggs and Joanna Kerr's work had a more abstract quality. Peter Spraggs' most dramatic piece was a double exposure of a self-portrait with, of all things, a sunflower ! Both Jerry Sutton and Matt Berkely showed a lively and adventurous approach to their subjects. Unfortunately, space could not be found for Jerry's 512 holiday snaps. Other contributions were from Duncan Wilson, Rupert Haynes, and David Bannister


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who all worked in colour and Steve Reed whose technical approach to still life subjects displayed the empathy between photography and science. Photography is undoubtedly becoming one of the more popular and addictive activities and we hope that this modest showing will lead to larger exhibitions in the future. JOANNA KERR.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY RIFLE TEAM TOUR OF KENYA, AUGUST 1981 On 4 August, a week after the end of the International Bisley meeting and the Blues match against Cambridge, a party of fourteen present team members and old members assembled at Bisley to embus for Heathrow enroute for Nairobi, Kenya. Arriving the following morning we drove from the airport to Thika, our base for the tour and quickly settled into the tropical life of steaks in abundance, fresh fruit and avocadoes, and the persistent buzz of mosquitoes. Shooting began almost at once, and there was a great deal to learn about shooting at higher altitude. Sight zeroes were considerably altered, and the brighter light conditions also caused variations. Still learning, we went into our first match against the Kenya Regiment Rifle Club, the army, the police, and the General Service Unit. This took place at Stoney Athi and was shot over 300, 500 and 600 metres. Despite tricky wind conditions we won the match comfortably and it was with boosted confidence that the team looked forward to the international match the following weekend. This match took place at Nakuru in the Rift Valley, and again we found ourselves pushed to get enough practice. I found it particularly difficult to adjust to the new conditions and was unfortunately dropped from the First Eight for the match, which was disappointing after a successful summer and good scores elsewhere in Kenya. However, the University won the match, shot over two days at 300, 500, 600, 900 and 1000 yards by thirty-two points. This victory was followed up by winning a 0.22 match in Nairobi, and a 300 metres I.S.U. match at the G.S.U. training base, also in Nairobi. The three week tour also afforded us time to see a bit of Kenya itself. We visited the Aberdanes Game Park, staying at the Ark, near Treetops; Nairobi Game Park where we were lucky enough to


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see cheetah, and Tsavo Game Park. Our hosts also arranged five days at the coast where we were able to enjoy a dhow trip, beach barbecues and nightly parties. The hospitality of the Kenyans was, expectedly, quite outstanding, making a highly successful shooting tour also very enjoyable. Links forged will benefit us for many years and an annual match has now been instituted between the strong Kenyan team and the University. I personally enjoyed the tour immensely, the last of which was a joint Oxford and Cambridge venture in 1963, and also learnt a great deal about shooting in very different conditions to those experienced over here. Finally, my sincere thanks to the Amalgamated Clubs and to the College for their very generous financial support which in part enabled me to be a member of the touring team. PAUL BAXTER. BALL COMMITTEE Senior members : J. H. C. Leach, Dr. J. R. Rook and Dr. J. E. Platt. Members : C. Pocock (chairman), P. Evans (secretary), H. Barron (treasurer), J. Hall, P. Baxter, M. Wagstaff, J. Morrison, P. Courteney-Sutton, T. Allen, T. Still. The college has decided to hold a summer ball on Friday, June 25th, 1982 which it is hoped a large number of old members will attend. Although plans for this are still at an early stage we can now give some idea of what we are intending to do. The ball will start at 9 p.m. and end at 8 a.m. We will be using chapel, north and old quads in addition to several college rooms. There will be marquees on north and chapel quads. Entertainers will include Pete Allen's traditional jazz band and probably one other well known performer. In addition there will of course be dance music, more jazz, contemporary music, a disco and other artistes. The price of a double ticket which will include a meal and a free bottle of wine will be 45 guineas and may be ordered using the slip enclosed with this Record. We regret that this price may seem high and will naturally endeavour to provide you with very good value for your money. However, we remain one of the cheapest Oxbridge balls, Magdalen are reported to be charging f70—£75 per double ticket this year ! We look forward to hearing from you. If you require any further information please contact P. Evans at the college.


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RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Vice-Captain : Robin Young Captain : Patrick Wall Secretary : Liz Luck 1981 has been a year of mixed fortunes for Pembroke College rugby, though not untypical of recent history. Hilary Term Cuppers began with a spate of half a dozen injuries and after a gallant struggle and two drawn games we were knocked out of the first round by St. John's With this unwelcome exit, few fixtures remained for the term. However, one notable event which ended our season was the mixed rugby five-a-side tournament, a tradition which will certainly be maintained. Michaelmas Term began with great hopes that Pembroke College would win promotion to the 1st Division. This was due mainly, however, to an overly optimistic captain, who is now endeavouring to quash any rumours of relegation. The signs from our first practice match against Corpus, and friendlies against Magdalen and Wadham, were that we were blessed with a very strong pack, which had helped us to win all three of our games, while weaknesses were evident in the backs. However, these games once again inflicted a large number of casualities and, after defections by key players to far lesser sports, our position was not so strong. Despite having to make three replacements, we have been fortunate in maintaining a very committed and hardworking front and second row. The scrummage and line out ball has been commendable, considering the size of the pack and a few individuals have put in fine performances in setting up second phase ball. The backs who have contained a large proportion of first years, have benefited greatly from playing together. Tackling and passing has become more sound and decisive, and shows potential for Cuppers. The irony of the Michaelmas Term has been that the college was unbeaten in all its friendlies, including two 1st Division sides, while losing four of its seven league games. The three which remain outstanding had to be postponed because of the lack of society referees, a situation which has affected the standard of play in other games. This could have been a demoralizing train of events, but the team spirit has been maintained after last year's high level. Thanks go to our Secretary, Liz Luck, for, amongst other things, organizing our trip to Cambridge where we played Pembroke and did our best to celebrate in the true spirit(s) of rugby. PATRICK WALL


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BOAT CLUB

Captain : G. J. Davies

Secretary : K. D. Pailthorpe M. P. Evans

A none too successful Michaelmas Term left us at the beginning of Hilary Term 1981 with few experienced oarsmen rowing in Torpids. However, David Fell's determination worked wonders for the crew; strength, fitness and crew spirit progressed in leaps and bounds, leaving technique a little way behind it. Two weeks before Torpids, the crew went to Southern Universities regatta, where they won the novice category effortlessly, which did no end of good for crew spirit and determination. By torpids, the crew was very strong and determined, though somewhat rough. This was invaluable when on the first day, stroke's gate broke, leaving the remaining seven to row over in style half a length clear. On the remaining three days, three bumps were won, and we finished eleventh on the river. The second torpid, however, met with less success, they rowed over comfortably every day but the Thursday, when they went down three places. Both Mike Chapman and Steve Foster, having rowed for a successful Isis crew, returned to the crew for eights, and the prospects looked good. A strong crew trained hard, and went to several regattas in the early weeks of term, where they met limited success against good school crews, but decisively beat every Oxford crew they met. But then injury plagued the crew, and on the first day of eights, a substitute had to be put in. The result was that a fast New Gollege crew caught Wadham before we could reach them. Nevertheless, we went up three places on the remaining three days, finishing eighth on the river. The second eight went up one place to be fifth highest second crew on the river, and the third eight went up two places. Michaelmas term saw an influx of new blood and enthusiasm. The novice eight trained hard and looked to be one of the fastest crews, but were unfortunate to be knocked out early. However, prospects for the coming year look better than ever. Six people are in OUBC squads at the moment; Steve Foster, James Stewart and Simon Oldfield in the Senior Squad, Tony Still in the Junior squad, and Geraint Davies and Keith Pailthorpe in the Lightweights. And with the invaluable help of David Fell, we look forward to another successful year. GERAINT DAVIES.


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WOMEN'S ROWING Captain : P. Kidd

Secretary : T. Brogan

After dedicated training during Hilary Term we managed to achieve four bumps in Torpids; thus Pembroke College experienced its first Bump Supper with a women's crew at High Table. Unfortunately the success of Torpids and hard work in Trinity Term was not sufficient to avert disaster (common to Pembroke crews) in Summer eights when two of our members, on separate occasions, lost their oars with the result that we were bumped more than once ! We choose not to remind ourselves of the disappointments of Summer eights although thanks must go to the supporters on the bank who became practiced at salvaging stray blades. We were able to launch a Women's second eight in Trinity Term, but they did not manage to row into a division. In Hilary and Trinity the Women's eight joined the men in taking part in regattas both at Reading and Mortlake. Although we did not win any trophies it was a valuable and enjoyable experience to row away from home. Trinity Term saw the launching of the "Bella Bump ", Pembroke's first women's four generously provided by Mr. J. B. Goulandris. This term four Pembroke women : Jean Collier (cox), Tracy Brogan, Mo Goulandris and Patricia Kidd entered a Pembroke/ St. John's IV in University IV's regatta in third week, and reached the semi-final. Mo and Tracy are at present in OUWBC trials. Michaelmas Term has seen a Women's Novicce VIII with some promising oarswomen. In Christ Church regatta they won two races, rowed a dead heat but then unfortunately lost the re-row. Pembroke has found a nucleus of dedicated oarswomen out of its first two years of women, these, along with the Novices, will hopefully make up strong Torpid and Summer eights. This coming year I hope that we will improve our position in the Torpid division to one of more equal competition amongst other first eights. Hopefully we will also be able to make up for our previous misfortunes in Summer eights. Thanks are extended to Jean Collier who has put a tremendous amount of effort into the Boat Club and who, through her skills, not only as an oarswoman but also as an excellent cox and coach, is responsible for the successes of 1981. Thanks also go to many other members of the Boat Club, notably Simon Pearce and Geraint Davies, for their encouragement and coaching.


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A word must also surely be said in thanks for the Pembroke supporters who contribute greatly towards Pembroke's dominance on the bank, if not always on the river. PATRICIA KIDD. THE FRIENDS OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE BOAT CLUB Chairman : R. S. Chivers Secretary : J. P. G. Watson Treasurer: J. H. C. Leach Once again, the Annual Dinner and General Meeting was well attended. Those taking part included, for the first time, members of the Women's boat club. In recognition of the continuing emergence of PCWBC as a force of some repute in the University, it was decided by the committee that a representative of the women's boat club should be elected to the committee, and this position is now ably filled by Mrs. Jean Collier. I am now in the happy, though slightly embarrassing, position of being able to withdraw my comment last year about a long wait for a new boat. The boat fund has been growing steadily, aided by contributions from the boathouse bar — an item which for some reason is always called "Teas ". The result is that we are now in a position wherby we will almost certainly be providing a new boat in the very near future. The Master, Sir Geoffrey Arthur, has generously offered to donate £1,000 towards the cost of a new Eight, provided that we as "The Friends", can raise the remaining money. However, this offer stands for one year, during which time we have to find some few hundred pounds. On the bright side, I believe the Captain of Boats is already getting quotations. Later in the year, it was decided, at an Extraordinary General Meeting, to alter the membership regulations. Thus membership is now open to all members of college, their close relations, and " Friends of the College", nominated and supported by a committee member. Further, a life subscription has been introduced. Finally, I would like to thank all members for their financial support which, I hope, will be rewarded when Pembroke takes over the headship in a new boat. J. P. G. WATSON. CRICKET CLUB Captain : P. Wilkinson

Secretary : M. Lawrence

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this season to provide a relaxing and less serious alternative to rowing. An ever-changing team saw guest appearances ranging from the JCR president (who made an invaluable 22 not out against Jesus one-handed, the other hand being engaged in keeping his decaying flannels in their proper place) to Richard Bowley, last year's secretary, who played only in the last game against Wadham and made 69, the best score of the term. The highlight of the season was our progression through to the quarter-finals of Cuppers, aided admittedly by a favourable draw. In the first match against Wadham II, we won by ten wickets, scoring 53 for no wicket in six and a half overs, of which 44 were made in flamboyant style by Rupert Parsons. We eventually succumbed to Univ., who fielded a Blues opening bowler, and also the traitorous Bob Hargrave, who spent the term trying to decide whether to play for us or them, and whose off-spinners contributed to our downfall. All the batsmen made useful contributions during the season, especially the openers, Rupert Parsons and Mike Francis. The best performances were R. Bowley 69, M. Francis 56, R. Parsons 44 not out and 33, P. Gadsby 32. The opening bowlers, Robin Young and Mike Francis, made a formidable pair, well supported by the medium pace of Simon Oldfield and Charlie McAndrew and the spin of Mike Lawson and John Squire. The best bowling figures were returned by C. McAndrew 7-26 and 4-15. Finally, the fielding was of a high standard — the writer particularly remembers a slip catch by Rupert Parsons off his bowling which failed utterly to dislodge the roll-up adhered permanently to the fielder's lower lip. Thanks to all the following who turned out : R. Bowley, K. Brennan, J. Burney, P. Campbell, M. Francis, P. Gadsby, M. Gafsen, J. Goodrich, R. Hargrave, M. Jervis, M. Lawrence, M. Lawson, C. McAndrew, D. Mordecai, S. Oldfield, R. Parsons, J. Squire, N. Todd, J. Wilson, P. Wilkinson, C. Wrench, R. Young. C. G. MCANDREW. FOOTBALL CLUB

Captain : A. A. Jowett Secretary : M. Jervis Although this season has not been particularly successful for the soccer 1st XI, there have been a number of encouraging developments this term. Perhaps the most significant being that this year's squad had cotinually played with enthusiasm and determination. The first team was one of League Division II's leading goalscorers with 37 goals in 11 matches, mainly because of Dave Anderson's considerable skills in front of goal — he scored 10 and made many more. At 2nd team level promotion from Division III was narrowly missed by one point.


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The 1st XI finished middle of the table with 11 points from 11 games. Promotion hopes were dashed when we lost to St. Catz heavily with four matches remaining, but the team produced two inspired performances after that against Balliol (0-0) and Wolfson (1-2), both of whom were promoted. Notable performances were consistently made by D. Anderson, S. Storrie, T. Mellor and P. Campbell for the 1st team and C. McAndrew, M. Benjamin and M. Busby for the 2nd team. With four freshers playing regularly for the 1st XI, the future can only look promising for Pembroke soccer and both teams are confident of succcess in cuppers next term. ANDY JOWETT. HOCKEY CLUB Captain : Charles Wrench

Secretary : Andy Mitchelson

The second half of last year saw what started as a dissolute team finally "click", with a good victory over St. Peter's who had started last year with a 7-0 victory against us. This largely reflects the development under Nigel Grundy of a rather suicidal style of play which resulted in many more goals and a growing reputation for "mindless enthusiasm". This year has seen a mixture of that determination with a refreshing amount of good hockey, resulting in nine victories from eleven matches and a very good display in the Keble Sixes competition in which Pembroke were only beaten by the winners. Pembroke Hockey has also been graced with the first Ladies Hockey team. Playing in men's shirts and with outsized sticks they remain unbeaten to date. They too are exceptionally enthusiastic, although there is always a distinct hub-bub, punctuated by numerous "excuse me's" and " sorrys", when they play. The forecast for both teams next term is bright. CHARLES WRENCH. CROSS COUNTRY Captain: Marcus Darville A very successful term for Pembroke. We were strengthened by the arrival of freshers Karl Knapp and Joe Barrett who performed well in coming 1st and 10th respectively in freshers' trials. With the stalwart aid of John Morrissey and Andy Jowett we came second in the 1st college league to Brasenose. In Cuppers Simon Warne and James Hall also ran for the college and we again came second to Brasenose, with Karl having a fine individual win. But for an ankle


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injury Marcus Darville would have also run and we might have won. The above augurs well for next term, and next season when, with any luck we might topple Brasenose from their top spot ! Marcus Darville and Karl Knapp have been selected for the blues team. M. DARVILLE. BADMINTON Captain : Marcus Darville The freshers Barry Maytum, Tony Mellor and George Rivaz have proved a valuable addition to the men's team and although we have suffered two losses in the league since opening with a win against Christ Church, I am sure that if we field our best team each time we can do well next term. My thanks go to Jane Knaggs for organizing the women's team which has been strengthened by the arrival of Debby Georgiou. Cuppers is next term and both teams will be aiming to improve on last year's placing. M. DARVILLE. SQUASH CLUB Captains : A. G. Rice / W. J. Goodrich During the first term we were relegated from the 1st division by a narrow margin. At this point, Tony Rice took a well deserved rest from captaincy, handing over to James Stewart and Justin Goodrich. This was fairly disastrous, as a combination of mismanagement and general apathy on the part of some team members resulted in our going down to the 3rd division. However, the arrival of some able freshmen, along with more capable arrangement, has resulted in a more successful season this term, and we have good chances of being promoted. Tony Rice has now got a Blue, and proved invincible at no. 1 throughout. Mike Busby has proved very strong at no. 5, with Martin Whittle, Dan Prentice, Chris Anderson and Justin Goodrich having mixed success in the middle order. There has been a lot of enthusiasm recently, but the standard of the courts leaves much to be desired. Condensation during the winter has been a persistent problem, and has converted many a match into a lottery. Team Members : A. G. Rice, M. Banister, M. Whittle, J. Goodrich, J. Stewart, D. Prentice, C. Anderson. J. GOODRICH.


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WOMEN'S SQUASH

Captain : Monita Hughs This term Monita has organised a women's squash ladder. This is an informal way of helping members of college to find other players of the same standard and hopefully to improve their squash skills. As yet there are no intercollegiate leagues or competitions for women. P. KIDD. WOMEN'S TENNIS Captain : C. E. Drennan A second year's intake of women pushed the numbers interested in tennis from two to eight and a women's tennis team became a possibility. The poor quality of Pembroke courts and continual bad weather restricted practices until we managed to hire some hard courts not far from college. Our standard was not on a level with teams from girls' colleges or colleges that have been mixed for several years so we did not play any matches. I hope that a league will be established this year, and with the support of the first year girls we should be able to do quite well. C. E. DRENNAN. TABLE TENNIS CLUB 1980-81 Captain : A. W. Hack Secretary : J. C. Entwistle 1981-82 Captain : P. W. Goringe Secretary : M. P. Evans Table Tennis in Pembroke continues to go from strength to strength. The 1980-81 season ended with all three teams promoted a division in the inter-college league. The only blemish on an otherwise exceptional record was the first team's early exit from Cuppers at the hands of a Trinity team containing two internationals who, not surprisingly, went on to win the competition. The new season found our teams in Divisions II, IV and VII of the league and further progress seems likely. In fact, by the end of term each team had been defeated only once and all stand an excellent chance of promotion. The star of the team is undoubtedly Liz Gallagher whose record of 30 successive victories (all against male opposition) is staggering. She has been well supported by Jeremy Wray but the absence of a reliable third string has proved a problem. The second and third teams have used a variety of players and their success emphasises the college's strength in depth. Thanks are due to Matthew Evans whose efficient and enthusiastic organization has been of inestimable value. P. W. GORINGE.


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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. R. W. ALDER (1956) has been elected to a Readership in Organic Chemistry at Bristol University. J. L. BADARACCO (1971) has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School. B. BARRON (1920) writer, lecturer, and former U.S. State Department official, whose honours and achievements have won him a place in Who's Who in the World 1980-81 is living at Pembroke Pines in Florida. C. A. BECKETT (1973) was appointed in November 1981 Shipping Manager of Phillips Brothers Far East Inc. They are based in Tokyo. E. M. G. BELFIELD (1937), sometime Senior Lecturer in the University of Southampton, is now enjoying retirement on the island of Sark. He is occupying his time preparing a book on the Governorship of New South Wales (1885-1890) of the third Lord Carrington whose private papers are preserved on the island. After going down in 1977, J. E. BLACKSHAW (1974) spent two and a half years working for Marconi Radar in Chelmsford. In 1980 he joined Floating Point Systems in Bracknell and is now working in the Marketing Department with country responsibility for Sweden. J. M. BOOKER (1929) has retired from his teaching post at Knighton School, Blandford, and is living in the Old Rectory there. L. D. BRACEY (1975) is a sub-editor with the " Bristol Evening Post". A. J. S. BURGE (1957) resigned his commission in the R.A.M.C. in 1979 with the rank of Lieut.-Colonel after sixteen years' service in Germany and the Far East. During that time he obtained a Diploma in Laryngology and Otology at the University of London and became a F.R.C.S. (England) in 1971. He is now in private practice in Hong Kong and an Honorary Lecturer at the University. He adds that his son Timothy (who was a regular attender at the beer cellar in his infancy) has just qualified B.M.,B.Ch. from the University of Bristol.


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J. S. CASSON (1964) is now Headmaster of Richard Hale School,

Hertford. J. P. H. CLARKE (1975), having pursued what he describes as an interesting career in computer systems, accountancy and management consulting, including a fascinating two years at the Manchester Business School, has started training for the Anglican Ministry at St. John's, Nottingham. W. M. COWAN (1961), sometime Nuffield Research Fellow in our College, has moved from Washington University in St. Louis and is now back in full time research as a Professor at Salk Institute. In April 1981 he was elected a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. R. DEE (1952) is professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Hospital, Long Island, New York where he is doing pioneering work in the techniques of bone transplantation. N. J. EDWARDS (1974), a captain in the Amphibious Engineer Regiment, is now on a two year assignment abroad. J. R. ENNIS (1971), who is living in Oxford and working on Operational Research for the Regional Health Authority, is also registered part-time in Warwick University's School of Industrial and Business Studies for a Ph.D. He will be doing research into Optional Labour Deployment in the N.H.S. with particular reference to Nursing. R. C. A. FITZGERALD (1942), a Director of Lloyds, has just been elected a member of the Court of Common Council for the City of London. T. J. Fox (1956) is Headmaster of Oakmead School, Burgess Hill, and Secretary of the West Sussex Secondary Heads Association. L. F. GEDDES (1924), although retired from full-time duty in Holy Orders, has been active in carrying out temporary assignments in fields as far apart as Algiers, the United States, and New Zealand. P. GOLDENBERG (1964), who fought the last three General Elections as Liberal candidate for Eton and Slough, is now the prospective Liberal/ Alliance Parliamentary candidate for Woking. He is a member of the Liberal Party's National Executive Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Electoral Reform Society and a Governor of Slough College of Higher Education. A. C. GRANT (1955) is Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Administration at the University of New South Wales. His text


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book, Hospital Management (Churchill Livingstone, 1973) was reprinted twice and he is currently working on a new replacement. In 1978 he was a Consultant to the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office and visited Alexandria, Cairo and Khartoum, advising on teaching hospital management. M. E. GRANT (1962) has been appointed Professor of Medical Biochemistry in the University of Manchester. A. A. GRAVES (1974) took his D.Phil. in 1979 and is now Lecturer in Economic History at the University of Edinburgh. He describes himself as the proud father of a daughter. C. R. GREENE (1920), one of Pembroke's distinguished alumni in the world of medicine and retired Hunterian Professor in the Royal College of Surgeons, in now a consultant physician. He recently had the pleasure of opening a new house at his old school, Berkhamsted, which is to be named Greene House. S. L. HAMNETT (1961-71), having completed a Ph.D. at the University of Reading in 1981, has now left the University of Aston where he taught from 1976 to 1981, to take up the post of Senior Lecturer in Urban Planing at the Queensland Institute of Technology, George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He would, of course, be pleased to meet any college members living in the area or passing through. P. C. HARROLD (1971), after serving for three years as an economist with the Government of the Republic of Seychelles, took a post with the World Bank at Washington, where he has come across R. Moss (1969) and I .M. HUME (1967). He was married in 1977, and kept up the Pembroke connection by being best man to S. M. R. HILL (1970) at his wedding in 1981. J. B. HATTENDORF (1973) has been appointed Visiting Professor of Military History in the National University of Singapore from June 1981 until June 1983. P. S. W. HAWKINS (1969) has resigned his post as Senior Psychologist at Bristol Prison, and is about to take up an appointment as a "Foreign Expert" in the Language Department at the Dalian Institue of Technology in the People's Republic of China. A. J. HOIDEN (1974) is teaching History at Island School, Hong Kong. H. W. S. HORLOCK (1935), a former Sherriff of the City of London and past Master of the Saddlers' Company, is currently Master of the Parish Clerks' Company and President of the City Livery Club.


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J. I. HUBBARD (1952), a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Otago University in New Zealand, is now their Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

R. H. ION (1937) has retired from full-time work as an incumbent but still takes occasional services around Stoke-on-Trent. R. J. IVELL (1968) is a Research Fellow at Hamburg University. His subject is biochemistry of the mammalian brain. D. E. J. JAGO (1958), now serving in the post of Assistant Under Secretary of State (Aircraft), has been appointed Under Secretary in the Ministry of Defence. D. L. JAMES (1966) has been Principal of Uplands Community College, Wadhurst, since 1976. The College centres on an 11-18 comprehensive school for boys and girls, and their first sixth form pupils completed their course last summer. J. A. KAY (1938) is Assistant to the Secretary of the International Monetary Fund at Washington. After being a member of the first Fund team ever to visit Antigua in 1980 he went with another team to Bhutan which is said to be more restrictive to visitors than the Exploration Club's targets. He describes himself as know for leading a car club in driving quickly through the hills of West Virginia, and welcomes any visitors as his house is like an over-grown Swiss chalet. W. R. KEATINGE (1962) has been elected to the Chair of Physiology at the London Hospital Medical College. P. KELLY (1965) has left his job at the National Library of Scotland and is to train for the Roman Catholic priesthood at the Collegio Beda Pontificale in Rome. J. 0. KERR (1960) is currently on loan from the Diplomatic Service and is Head of the DMI division at the Treasury. R. J. KILCOYNE (1977) is a student for the Roman Catholic priesthood and expects to be at Ushaw College, Durham for the next six years. S. J. KIMMINAU (1972) was commissioned into the R.E. in 1975 but retired in 1979. Since then he has been working for S. T. Schlumberger as Field Engineer in Java, Sumatra and the People's Republic of China. He hopes to return to this country in 1982. P. LADER (1967), after eight years of law practice, became president of the Sea Pines Company, a real estate development and resort management firm based on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He is a trustee of the College of Charleston Landen College and Francis Maria College, a director of the South Carolina Chamber


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of Commerce and of their Democratic Party's Leadership Council. He would greatly welcome a visit from any member of the College. J. D. LATHAM (1945), having been admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Letters in this University, is to leave his post as Reader in Arabic at Manchester on his appointment as Professor of Arabic Studies at Edinburgh University. He has also been appointed as editor of the Cambridge History of Arabic Literature. P. LE PELLEY (1950) has, for the past three years, been a partner in the leading Nairobi firm of advocates of Hamilton Harrison and Matthews which was founded in 1902. He is married with a 15-year old son. S. LINTON (1926), formerly incumbent of the Pembroke living of Codford in the diocese of Salisbury, has undertaken two three-month spells of duty as Chaplain to the British Embassies of Moscow and Helsinki.

H. D. MARCUSE (1963) has been teaching classics at Stowe School since 1968. He lives at Chichester during the holidays. R. MORTON-SMITH (1939) is retiring in July from the post of Professor of Sanskrit in the University of Toronto and will continue his own reading and research. After five years as a team vicar in a Nottingham parish, D. J. NASH (1961) is moving back to the Diocese of London as Vicar of St. Paul's, Winchmore Hill. R. H. PEAVER (1968) has been awarded the Territorial Decoration after twelve years' commissioned service on the Reserve. J. P. RICHARDSON (1958) was a lecturer in Political Science at the University of Queensland, Australia, until 1975. He was then called to the Bar at Gray's Inn and practised for three years after which he became a master at Maidstone Grammar School. A. L. SEGAL (1959) has left the U. S. National Science Foundation after five years, and has returned to administration, research and teaching at the Centre for Inter-American and Border Studies at the University of Texas. J. G. SLATER (1948) is Staff Inspector with responsibility for History in Her Majesty's Inspectorate. T. S.

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D. J. TAYLOR (1965) describes himself as Principal Planner for Lambeth, on the opposite side to Michael HESELTINE (1951). J. H. C. TILLY (1964 is on the staff of The King's School, Ely. Hs teaches in the Junior School, but also has contacts with the sixth form. B. C. WALKER (1965) has been working as a petroleum engineer for Shell International Petroleum Company since 1969, and has had assignments in Nigeria, England, Brunei and Holland. He is at present on temporary loan to Shell Oil Co. in New Orleans. H. J. T. M. WEIJMAN (1976) is head of the Observation and Assessment Unit for Children at Bramley in Surrey. D. G. WHITEHEAD (1947) was appointed in 1980 Priest in Charge of the parish of Livingstone in Zambia. In the following year he became Archdeacon of the Province of Zambia which covers an area as large as England south east of a line from the Bristol channel to the Wash. He lives seven miles from the Victoria Falls, and welcomes all visitors, especially from the College. M. C. WHITWELL (1952), who was recently inducted as vicar of Lower Whitley and Little Leigh, has taken on also the duties of History Tutor for Lay Readers in training in the Chester diocese. S. J. WRIGLEY (1973) is teaching English at Vandyke Upper School in Leighton Buzzard. It is a comprehensive school taking pupils from 13 to 18 years of age.


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