Pembroke College Record
Pembroke College Record
LIST OF MASTER AND FELLOWS Hilary Term 1989 MASTER SIR ROGER GILBERT BANNISTER, C.B.E, M.A., M.Sc., D.M., F.R.C.P. (Hon.LLD Liverpool, Hon. D.Sc. Sheffield, Bath, Grinnell, Rochester, Hon. D.M. Pavia, Hon. Doctor ate, Jyvaskyla) FELLOWS GODFREY WILLIAM BOND, M.A. (B.A. Dublin), (elected 1950), Dean and Lecturer in
Classics, Morison Fellow. JOHN WILKS, M.A., D.Phil., D.Sc. (elected 1956), Senior Research Fellow. ZBIGNIEW ANDRZEJ PELCZYNSKI, M.Phil., M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. St. Andrews) (elected 1961), Lecturer in Politics. Damon Wells Fellow. IAN PHILIP GRANT, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1964), Lecturer in Mathematics. VERNON SPENCER BUTT, M.A. (B.Sc., Ph.D. Bristol) (elected 1965), Vicegerent and
Lecturer in Biological Science. JOHN RAYMOND ROOK, M.A. (Ph.D. Manchester) (elected 1965), Lecturer in Mathemati
cal Physics. CHARLES JAMES FRANK DOWSETT, 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), Lecturer in
Chemistry. JOHN DAVID FLEEMAN, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. St. Andrews) (elected 1965), Lecturer in
English Literature and Language. JOHN MICHAEL EEKELAAR, B.C.L., M.A. (LL.B. London) (elected 1965), Senior Tutor
and Lecturer in Jurisprudence, Sheppard Fellow. SAVILE BRADBURY, M.A. D.Phil. (elected 1966), Nuffield Research Fellow in Medicine
and 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 and
Dean of Graduate Students. RT. 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), Sir Hector Laing Fellow
in Biochemistry. BRIAN JOHN HOWARD, M.A. (M.A. Camb., Ph.D. Southampton) (elected 1976), Lecturer
in Physical Chemistry. KENNETH MAYHEW, M.A. (M.Sc. London) (elected 1976), Lecturer in Economics. ERIC GERALD STANLEY, M.A., F.B.A. (Ph.D. Birmingham) (elected 1976), Librarian
and Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon.
JOHN HUGH COLIN LEACH, M.A., F.S.I.A. (elected 1979), Bursar, Editor of The Record. COLIN JAMES RICHARD SHEPPARD, M.A., D.Phil., D.Sc. (elected 1979), Lecturer in Engineering Science. ALAN JONES, M.A. (elected 1980), Lecturer in Islamic Studies. MALCOLM KEITH SYKES, 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), Research Fellow. JOHN RICHARD KREBS, M.A., D.Phil., F.R.S. (elected 1981), E.P. Abraham Fellow and Royal Society Professor. JOHN IAN TANNER, C.B.E., M.A. (M.A., Ph.D. Nottingham, Hon. D.Litt., City University) (elected 1982), Senior Research Fellow and Archivist. DEREK WYN ROBERTS, M.A. (elected 1983), Professorial Fellow. JOHN ROBERT WOODHOUSE, M.A., D.Litt. (Ph.D. Wales) (elected 1984), Lecturer in Italian Language. REVD. JOHN EMERSON PLATT, M.A., D.Phil. (M.Th. Hull) (elected 1985), Chaplain, Tutor for Admissions and Senior Research Fellow, Editor of The Record. CHARLES CARROLL MORGAN, M.A. (B.Sc. New South Wales; Ph.D. Sydney) (elected 1985), Lecturer in Computation. DONALD FRANCIS McKENZIE, D.Phil., F.B.A. (B.A., M.A. New Zealand; Ph.D. Camb.) (elected 1986), Professorial Fellow and Reader in Textual Criticism. GEOFFREY ALAN WILLIS, B.A., B.Phil. (re-elected 1987), Junior Research Fellow. DAVID YORK MASON, B.M. B.Ch., MRC.Path., M.A., D.M., FRC.Path. (elected 1987), Fellow by Special Election. JAMES CHARLES PAUL WOODCOCK, (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Liverpool) (elected 1987), Atlas Research Fellow. ALISTAIR JAMES McGUIRE, (B.A. Edinburgh, M.Litt. Aberdeen) (elected 1987), Research Fellow and Lecturer in Economics. DAVID STEPHEN EASTWOOD, M.A., D.Phil. (elected 1988), Research Fellow and Lecturer in Modern History. TAMAR LEAH ENOCH, (B.A., Portland; Ph.D. Harvard) (elected 1988), Science Junior Research Fellow. ANDREW JUSTIN STEWART COATS, M.A. (MBB Chir. Cambridge) MRCP (elected 1988), ICI Junior Research Fellow. DANIEL HOWARD, M.Sc. (elected 1988), Rolls-Royce Research Fellow. LYNNE ELAINE MACASKIE, (B.Sc., Ph.D. London) (elected 1988), B.T.P. Research Fellow in Microbiology. TERENCE JOSEPH 0' SHAUGHNESS Y, (B.Sc., B.E. Adelaide; Ph.D. Cambridge), (elected 1988), Research Fellow and Lecturer in Economics. IAN JAMES McMULLEN, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A., Ph.D. Cambridge) (elected 1988), The TEPCO Fellow in Japanese Studies (with effect from 1st April 1989). 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). PETER JOHN CUFF, M.A., D.Phil. EDGAR LIGHTFOOT, M.A., (M.S6. London, Ph.D. Leeds).
PIERS GERALD MACKESY, M.A., D.Phil., D.Litt., F.B.A. ARTHUR DENNIS HAZLEWOOD, B.Phil., M.A. (B.Sc. Econ. London). SUPERNUMERARY FELLOWS REVD. COLIN MORRIS, M.A. ALEXANDER CRAMPTON SMITH, M.A. (M.B., Ch.B. Edinburgh). ARTHUR LAURENCE FLEET, M.A. HONORARY FELLOWS HON. JAMES WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, M.A., Hon. D.C.L., K.B.E. (Hon.) (Hon. D.C.L. Camb.). 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). RT. HON. SIR FRANK COOPER, G.C.B., P.C., C.M.G., M.A. JOSEPH PHILEMOR JEAN MARIE BEETZ, M.A. (B.A., LL.L. Montreal, Hon. LL.D. Ottawa, Montreal, York, Sherbrooke, Hon. D.C.L. Windsor). 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. ROBERT FRANCIS VERE HEUSTON, M.A., D.C.L. (M.A., LL.B. Dublin), F.B.A. ROBERT CATHCART MARTINDALE. ROBERT DOUGLAS CARSWELL, M.A., Q.C. (N.I.) (J.D. Chicago). RICHARD GREEN LUGAR, M.A. DAMON WELLS, M.A. (Ph.D., Rice University). MARY (LADY) ECCLES (A.B. Vassar; M.A., Ph.D. Columbia; D.Litt. Birmingham). SIR GEORGE SINCLAIR, M.A., C.M.G., O.B.E. WILLIAM MAXWELL COWAN (B.Sc. Witwatersrand) M.A., D.Phil., B.M., B.Ch., F.R.S. RT. HON. MICHAEL RAY DIBDIN HESELTINE, M.A., M.P., P.C. ALAN JACKSON DOREY, M.A., D.Phil. PETER BOLTON GROSE, B.A. JUNIOR DEAN ANNE VARTY, D.Phil. (M.A. Glasgow)
PEMBROKE RECORD SENIOR DOMESTIC AND CONFERENCE MANAGER
HOWARD CHIRGWIN. COLLEGE SECRETARY MRS. PATRICIA SCAMBLER ACCOUNTANT PETER KENNEDY DEPUTY LIBRARIAN MRS. NAOMI VAN LOO, M.A., A.L.A. MASTER'S NOTES A major preoccupation of the College in the past year has been the progress of the New Building. It is now more than a year since Senator Richard Lugar of Pembroke laid the foundation stone of the new Geoffrey Arthur Building. The New Building has come on apace since then, known, I am told, locally as Pembroke Castle, with its imposing sky-line profile. Those who have tried to place it precisely from the picture published in the copy of the last Record will have experienced a certain bewilderment as they tried to fit in the location of Tom Tower with that of the Isis. The simple explanation is that the Printers reversed the photograph. Hold it up to a mirror and all will be clear. As you know, the New Building when complete will give Pembroke the chance to house all, or virtually all, its undergraduates and Pembroke will become one of only three colleges in Oxford which have this tremendous advantage. It is the second largest undergraduate building put up since the war, and thanks to the loyal support of members, we now see the total cost of over four million pounds within our powers to achieve. I had hoped it might be possible to let you know that the building will be finished this year, but those of you wise in the ways of building construction will perhaps not be surprised that problems have delayed its progress. But we do hope to see its completion during 1989. This year there have been several changes in the Fellowship. First we have said farewell with regret to Arthur Hazlewood who retired after 27 years as a Fellow of Pembroke. He was part of the great vintage of 1961 which included Zbigniew Pelczynski, Professor Douglas Grey, Peter Cuff and Edgar Lightfoot. He became our tutor in Economics in succession to Neville Ward-Perkins. Like a number of our Fellows he was a Queen's man; before that he went through L.S.E. Professor Hazlewood is an authority on Development Economics. From his bases in Pembroke and the Institute of Economics and Statistics he has been all round the world, travelling frequently in his capacity as adviser to several Commonwealth Governments, and visiting places as far apart as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Gambia, the Seychelles and New Guinea. From 1979 to 1986 he was Warden of Queen Elizabeth House, where he entertained in style, giving splendid dinner parties.
Despite all these outside activities he has always had a deep affection for both the Fellowship and the fabric of Pembroke. In 1970 he took on the job of Domestic Bursar, a tremendous task for a tutorial fellow with substantial overseas commitments, and he held his domestic post through most of the 1970s. He evidently enjoyed it all, and he and his Assistant Bursar, Miss Comock, were a formidable team. His knowledge and judgement in matters aesthetic were exercised especially in his work on the College silver. In 1974 he helped to choose two Pembroke treasures to reproduce for our 350th birthday, Dr. Johnson's mug and a fine 17th century silver goblet, both very popular and now all sold. During the interregnum between R.B. McCallum and Sir George Pickering his help was invaluable in planning the conversion of the Master's Lodgings. He more than anybody was responsible for the present layout of the Lodgings. He also put a lot of work into the planning of the Macmillan building. He gives the impression, I am sure correct, of having derived a great deal of satisfaction from his membership of Pembroke, which, of course, continues with his election to an Emeritus Fellowship. He has certainly put a great deal of hard work and sound judgement into the College and we thank him and wish him well. In October some sixty of Piers Mackesy's former pupils held a farewell dinner for him in Hall, at which a presentation was made. The occasion was heightened by the recent news of Piers's election as a Fellow of the British Academy. His was not the only familiar name amongst those elected; A.H. Woolrych, recently retired as Professor of History at Lancaster University, matriculated.here in 1946, and A.D. Deyermond, Professor of Spanish at Westfield Collge, London, matriculated here in 1950. To all of these we extend our warmest congratulations. The British Academy also had the good sense to elect, as a corresponding Fellow, Professor Robert Heuston, Law Tutor at Pembroke from 1947 to 1965, and an Honorary Fellow since 1982. In case it should be thought that Pembroke's academic distinction is confined to the ranks of senior practitioners of the Humanities, we can point to the example of our current Fellow in Zoology, Dr. John Krebs, a Pembroke graduate of the 1960s, already an F.R.S., who has been elected to a Royal Society Professorship. Fortunately, this honour does not mean that we shall lose him, as he continues as a Fellow of the College. Congratulations are due also to our Fellow in Physical Chemistry, Dr. Brian Howard, on the award of a bronze medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry for outstanding research in the field of spectroscopy. We welcome Dr. David Eastwood, elected to the Governing Body, who succeeds Piers Mackesy as Fellow and History Tutor. He is probably the only Fellow of a college to have been interviewed by the selection committee at his bedside in hospital. Shortly before the interview he had been knocked from his motorcycle and the Committee, assured by his doctors that he was fit to be interviewed, descended on the ward. The outcome was successful for Dr. Eastwood and he is already making an excellent contribution to the life of the College. The year has seen three major gifts to the Collge, all indicating the College's capacity to attract industrial support to the benefit both of the College generally and its development in specific areas. The BTP company has given a sum which will eventually exceed two hundred and fifty thousand pounds which will be used to support a Research Fellowship in Microbiology: Dr. Lynne Macaskie has been elected to the post as its first holder. A fuller account of this innovative venutre appears elsewhere in this issue. An even larger benefaction of half a million pounds has been received from The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in order to support a Fellowship in Japanese to which Dr. James McMullen, Fellow of St. Antony's, has been elected. We are indeed indebted to old member Graham McCallum, a Director of
Swire & Co. (matriculated 1944) and a nephew of the late Master, R.B. McCallum, for this gift. With membership like this the College does not need to fear for its future. In token of our thanks the Governing Body has decided to call Japanese scholars at Pembroke, Graham McCallum Scholars. And United Biscuits, where Bob Clarke (1949) is Managing Director, is providing generous support for Dr. John Knowland's Fellowship in Biochemistry, now named after the company's chairman, Sir Hector Laing. I hope that where members feel that they or companies with which they are associated have in mind the development of some new aspect of the College, they will not hesitate to write to me. By a happy coincidence, the chair at this year's annual dinner of the Pembroke Society was taken by Graham McCallum. Amongst those present a special mention - no doubt to the strains of the Harrow School song "Forty Years On" - should be made of the men of '48. Since 1975 they have only once failed to provide the dinner with the largest representation of any matriculation year. This year, with no less than 15 of their number present, they broke all records! Our Visitor and Chancellor, Lord Jenkins, has visited the College twice in the past year; a minor test, perhaps, by comparison with facing student unrest twenty years ago. Looking out from the Sheldonian at the mob of students, Chancellor Harold MacMillan put his arm round Alan Bullock, the then Vice-Chancellor, and said, "You know dear boy, it's just like the Winter Palace at St. Petersburg in 1917." The new Chancellor gave a lecture at Cambridge on the difference between our two Universities. The 16th century was a bad time for Chancellors in Cambridge, five out of nine of them having been executed, but Oxford showed its early political skills, or low cunning, by waiting until after Cromwell's victory and then inviting him, though a Cambridge man, to be Chancellor of Oxford. This year we had the first Thomas Browne Lecture, a series made possible by the generosity of our Honorary Fellow, Reginald Graham. The first lecture was given by an archaeologist, Professor Piggott, and his excellent lecture will be published in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology. The range of Sir Thomas Browne's interests is so wide, from poetry and philosophy, through archaeology to medicine and neurology, that there should be no difficulty in selecting lecturers and topics. The University is in good heart despite the continued cuts in Government Funding. The criteria for grant aid from the new University Funding Council, which includes industrialists, have yet to be established as part of the Education Reform Bill. The phrase which has been used is "creeping centralism". One wonders what Newton or Galileo would have said if their research was judged according to criteria of industrial usefulness. Faraday, when he discovered electricity, was asked by Peel what use the government could make of it. Faraday said, "Well, I don't know what use you'll make of it, but I'm sure you'll tax it." The University, with the support of all Colleges, has recently launched its own first major appeal, which will come to all members of the College, though I would remind you that when you receive this, you will discover that you are, if you feel so inclined, equally invited to direct your generosity to your College instead of to the University. This autumn the University received the British Association for the Advancement of Science for its 150th meeting. One of its themes was the continuous seeking-out of the recipe
of primordial soup, or how life began. You will recall that the Pitt-Rivers was the site of the fiercest clash between the theology of the day in the shape of Bishop Wilberforce, known as Soapy Sam, and the heresy of evolution as expounded by Thomas Huxley, known as Darwin's Bulldog. The controversy was rather turned on its head when the present Bishop of Oxford maintained that Huxley had been quite a good Christian after all! Among the new Fellowships which have been attracted to the College is a Rolls-RoyceRutherford Appleton Fellowship, to which Daniel Howard has been appointed. This laboratory is the United Kingdom's biggest collaborator in space research and, among other things, it is investigating the interior of the sun and how it interacts with the earth's magnetic field. Expected benefits may be how the sun influences the earth's weather which, after the deplorable summer of 1988, cannot be a bad idea. The new I.C.I. Medical Research Fellow is Dr Andrew Coats, originally from Australia but with an English wife (and twin sons) whose research involves the prevention of heart disease and management of cardiac failure. We also welcome a New Science Research Fellow in Dr. Tamar Enoch. When we are considering the College's academic success, we must put the question of examination classes in perspective. May I remind you that Ruskin, because of illness, never sat an examination in Oxford and the Examiners decided to invent the ultimate in consolation prizes with a double Fourth! This year, Pembroke had a very successful year with 13 Firsts, including the top First in Mathematics in the University, won by Giles Body. With Pembroke's one hundred undergraduates this year taking Schools none failed and only three were awarded Thirds. The remainder mainly achieved upper Seconds and all of them did great credit to themselves and the College. An innovation this year has been the garden party held on the Saturday of Eights Week. Your Committee felt it would be good to have an occasion on which families could also participate and the excellent response should, we think, see this event take a permanent place in Pembroke's social calendar. The Pimms, wine, tea, cakes and strawberries were served to the accompaniment of the strains of a classical quartet played by our own current undergraduates. You will be pleased to see that we shall be repeating the event this coming summer. On the sporting front Pembroke's successes continue to abound entirely within the original Olympic spirit of amateurism and without the benefit of anabolic steroids! The men's First VIII, much improved by the return from the Isis boat of its Captain, George Cheveley, and assisted by some dedicated coaching by various Old Members, did exceedingly well to hold on to the seventh spot on the river in Eights Week. The women's first boat did even better, narrowly missing their blades in both Torpids and Eights, finishing up fifth on the river. There were two women rowing blues. Soccer continues to flourish. Our team became 1st Division champions for the first time in thirty years, and one of its members, David Lee, also found the time and energy to become the `Super Person of the Year' as the youngest-ever winner of I.T.V.'s 'Krypton Factor' contest. Lest you should think that Pembroke's influence in America is declining, I can assure you that there are two young Pembroke men who were involved in the recent Presidential election. Tom Herman, who read Law here in 1971, was a Commissioner of Revenue for Massachusetts
and accepted an invitation to join Michael Dukakis in his Presidential campaign team, and on my last visit to America he kindly arranged for me to have breakfast with Dukakis. Another Pembrochian, Walter Isaacson, who is the senior Time Life Editor was in charge of their coverage of the election. Oxford is traditionally a major centre of the detective fiction scene. Two years ago, the College Lodge and Master's old coal cellar featured in the T.V. production 'Gaudy Night'. This year we had to thread our way through the impedimenta associated with the filming of a recent episode in the Inspector Morse series which appeared in January. The College this year hosted the annual conference of the Sherlock Holmes Society. I expected them to arrive wearing deerstalker hats and holding magnifying glasses, searching for Moriarty, and some at least of the members wore Victorian costumes, quite outdressing the television actors. The College has completed yet another successful year and I send my thanks for the support both of our loyal members and to the Fellows for their hard work for the College which makes the Master's role a pleasure.
DISTINCTIONS, 1988 ACADEMIC FINAL HONOUR SCHOOLS: FIRST CLASS
J.W. Dalling D.G. Johnson J.G. Taylor
Engineering, Economics & Management
S.R. Mills P.I. Temme
History & Modem Languages
R.S.C. Gordon. Distinction in oral Italian. R.N. Smith. Distinction in oral German
Miss J.D. Pilliner
HONOUR MODERATIONS: FIRST CLASS English Geography Maths & Computation Physics
Miss J.M.L. Burton. Miss A. Almond. R.L. Eatwell. Miss H.S. Margolis.
FIRST PUBLIC EXAMINATION: DISTINCTIONS English & Modern Languages Law
N.P. Caldecott. J.A. Hayes
ATHLETIC DISTINCTIONS A.W. Still D.A. Polkinghome Miss A.J. Eyres Miss R. Potter Miss D.C.T. Cox I.M. Henderson Miss K.D. Willis I.M. Henderson I. Falshaw Miss M.L. James Miss M.C. Sawyer J.R.J. Clarke P. Pichette R.R. Biggs A.D. Mole
(1981) Half-blue for Canoeing (1987) Half-blue for Polo (1984) Blue for Rowing (1985) Blue for Rowing (1987) Half-blue for Athletics (1986) Blue for Golf (1986) Blue for Lacrose (1986) Blue for Cricket (1987) Blue for Association Football (1986) Half-blue for Women's Karate (1985) Half-blue for Women's Gymnastics (1985) Half-blue for Karate (1987) Half-blue for Ice Hockey (1985) Half-blue for Fencing (1985) Half-blue for Eton Fives
OTHER ACADEMIC OR OTHER DISTINCTIONS Dr. Z.A. Pelczynski Dr. B.J. Howard A.D. Hudson (1981) E.A.W. St. George (1986) Miss M.F. Oliver (1986) R.N. Smith (1984) D.J. Attard (1977) I.D. Flitcroft (1982) P.F. Kennedy (1981) J. Morrison (1980) Prof. A.D. Deyermond (1950) G.L. Body (1985)
Medal Mereatibus of the Jagiellonian University, for outstanding services to the Jagiellonian University and Polish academic life and Anglo-Polish contacts Royal Society of Chemistry Bronze Medal for outstanding research Research Fellowship at Peterhouse, Cambridge, in antirrhinum genetics Lecturership in English at Christ Church, Oxford Heath Harrison Junior Scholarship Heath Harrison Senior Scholarship (proxime accessit) Paul Guggenheim Prize (1987) University Entrance Scholarship Clinical Course at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School Junior Lecturer in Arabic, Oxford Junior Research Fellowship at Queen 's College Fellow of the British Academy Junior Mathematical Prize
R.G. Hoyland (1984) R.S.C. Gordon (1984) Prof. A.H. Woolrych (1946) H.C. Davies (1986) R.T. Sikorski (1983) C.J. Wrighton (1978)
Schacht Memorial Prize for Arabic and Islamic Studies Junior Paget Toynbee Prize Fellow of the British Academy Winter Williams Prize in Law Press Association Prize for the World's Best Photograph European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Long Term Research Fellowship to work at the Institute for Molecular Pathology in Vienna
PEMBROKE COLLEGE SOCIAL CALENDAR 1989 EIGHTS WEEK GARDEN PARTY 3.00 p.m. Saturday, 27 May Open to Members with their families and friends Application form enclosed. ANNUAL GAUDY 7.30 p.m. Friday, 23 June Invitations will be sent to those who have had Masters and/or Doctors degrees conferred since the last Gaudy and to those holding these degrees from the matriculation years 1918-30, 195960 and 1976-77. Members are reminded that there is now no charge for the conferral of the M.A. and anyone duly qualified, who has not yet received this degree, is urged to apply to the Dean of Degrees at Pembroke. The degree may be conferred either in person or `in absentia'. PEMBROKE COLLEGE SOCIETY DINNER 7.30 p.m. Friday, 28 September Open to all Members. Application form enclosed. THE COLLEGE SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Society took place in Broadgates Hall on Friday, 30th September 1988, with the Master presiding. The Minutes of the previous meeting held on 2nd October 1987 were read and approved. Treasurer's Report The Treasurer reported that on 31st December 1987 there was a credit balance of ÂŁ3214.06 in the Society's account.
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 1988:M.T. Cooper R.R. Highfield B.A.C. Kirk-Duncan K.H. Jeffery J.R.P. O'Brien The meeting further approved the election for three years of a new committee member, Miss C. Spicer. Secretary and Treasurer Revd 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 providing its hospitality on this occasion. THE ANNUAL DINNER By kind permission of the Master and Fellows the Society held its Annual Dinner in Hall on Friday, 30 September 1988. 145 members attended. Mr. A.G.S. McCallum, a Director of John Swire and Sons, presided and proposed the toast of `The College'. In his reply, the Master thanked the Chairman for the part he had played in securing a most generous benefaction for the College from the Tokyo Electric Power Company. The following is a list of the members who attended:THE MASTER FELLOWS A. Jones M.K. Sykes D.W. Roberts (1951) J.E. Platt (1956)
V.S. Butt S. Bradbury K. Mayhew J.H.C. Leach A.J. Hanscomb (Development Officer) Year 1922 1925 1929 1932 1934 1935
Name J.A. Robinson R. Fletcher E. Lobb F.W. Moss A.D. Worton J.B. Masefield N.A. MacGregor C.H.R. Hillman P.A. Mcllvenna H.C. Allen H.W.S. Horlock
1936 1937 1939 1941 1943 1944
E.H.A. Stretton R.W. Sykes J.L. Baker C.A. Stone K.W. Lovel J.M. Murdoch B. Garland J.H. Price F.J. Whitworth A.G.S. McCallum (Chairman)
14 1945 1946 1947 1948
1950 1951 1952 1954
F.H. Read H.G. Rodway J.D. Semken P.R. Millest K.M. Willcock J.G. Drysdale C.R. Tanner M. Andrews J.T. Buffin J.P.H. Davy J.J. Deave R.J. Drysdale G.A. Everett H.S. Harris K.H. Jeffery R.F. Lewis P.G. Mason C.J. Murtagh J.D. Pinnock K.G. Plant J.R. Stayt R.G. Deeble R.I. Horse!! P.C.U. Jagger C.J.V. Roberts F. Ashcroft A.D. Deyermond G.G. Earl D.J.P. Gilmore W.G. Potter G.S. Strachan J.E. Barlow D.A. Knight D.C.M. Prichard M.F. Byrne R.S. Chivers R.V. Covill P.G.B. Letts J.E. Roberts M.J. Crispin J.H. Lyon C.D. Sanderson R.D. Vernon L.J. Birkbeck R. Cooper G. Crookes R. Hunt M.T. Cooper G. Raisman
1961 1962 1963 1964 1967 1968 1969
P.L. Coulson C.A. Clark C. Seagroatt R.W. Westcott P.E. Harrington I.S. Levy C.A. Oman L.J. Pike B.S. Fetter W.M. Jones G.M. Langford I.C. MacLay R.A. Steggle B. Wakefield R. St. E. Johns F.M. Roads N.G. Crispin R.C. Shepherd J.R. Dalton N.T. James R.E. Rhodes P.M. Bailhache G. Gancz M.R.D. Johnson L.T.T. Steel R.A.J. Cousley A.P. Daykin T.C. Gunn M.P. Headon R.N. Trim D.J. Williams J. Harrison C.E. Jenkins V.S.W. Sherriffs R.W. Torrington C.F.H. Bishop M.J. Burr M. Carr M.J. Kill P.J. Gregory J. Knowles R.L. Langley G.T. Layer D.C. Morrison D. Ruskin A.E. Boyle N.K. Howick J.J. Langham-Brown G. Simpson
PEMBROKE RECORD 1973 1974 1976 1978
1982 1983 1986 1987
P.H. Tucker P.D.B. West P.J.C. Day M.G. Layer R.R. Highfield F.J. Peckham S. Abbott A.T.K. Corlett H.J. Elton A.M. Kucharski P.D. Moor A.B. Vickery T.A.B. Crispin J. Forde-Johnston A.M. Dunn M.J. Coote (J.C.R. President) P. Pichette (M.C.R. President) ERRATA
Members may be forgiven for having raised their eyebrows at the small but significant error in the caption to one of the photographs in our last issue. What should have appeared as, 'The Bump Supper after Eights Week' came out as 'after Eight Weeks'. The Editors apologize for this and for any consequent misunderstanding as to how the College passed its time in Trinity Term. The Editors wish to apologise for a misprint in the obituary notice for C.V. Merrett which appeared in last year's issue of The Record. The phrase, "contributed to Hamish Military newspapers" should have read "contributed to Spanish literary newspapers". The Editors were entertained by the following anecdote of an earlier Pembroke, contributed by R.S. Chapman (1920). `One day the Master (The Rev. Dr. Holmes Dudden) came up to the Porter's Lodge. "Killen", he said, "I have had a letter from a gentleman who proclaims himself President of the George Whitfield College in New South Wales. He is most grateful to you and I am to thank you most warmly for showing him the extremely interesting George Whitfield relics. What on earth did you show him?" (In 1920, authority was High Church and would not have been proud of the George Whitfield connection). "Well, Sir, I gathered there was only one person in the world he was interested in, so I showed him all the Johnson relics and said they were George Whitfield's"! A PORTRAIT OF THE MASTER: Nicholas Mann writes Reginald Graham, to whom the College already owes so much, generously proposed that a portrait of the Master should be commissioned. It was agreed between him and the Master
that Mr John Ward R.A., with whose lively and almost impish rendering of Sir George Pickering many Old Members will be familiar, should paint it; in Michaelmas Term it was duly unveiled by the Sitter in the presence of the Donor, the Artist and a gathering of Fellows. This handsome portrait, which reverts to the more academic tradition refeshingly interrupted by Bryan Organ's remarkable likeness of Sir Geoffrey Arthur, is in oils on canvas, 40" x 50". The dominant tones are given by the scarlet of the magisterial robes and his somewhat pinker armchair; a lightly sketched background suggest stonework such as may be found in Oxford. It will hang in the Library while the Master is in office; thereafter it will take its place over the fireplace in the Hall. PEMBROKE IN AMERICA Pembroke's 300 or so North American members have enthusiastically organized themselves into a full-fledged alumni association, to keep our ties to the College alive and to offer whatever support we can muster to help Pembroke grow into the 21st century. The Pembroke College Society of North America, headed this past year by Tom Scott (1970), of Pittsburgh, acts as the main focal point for alumni contact and social interchange. Working with the College office, the Society has built a computerized data base of members' addresses and will shortly be publishing an updated directory. With members spread across the United States and Canada, it has not always been easy to convene a critical mass at any one time and place, but Jock Spivy (1973) and Peter Whitelam (1950) organized a rousing Christmas party at New York's historic Players Club. Visitors from College can know they will have a welcome if they will let us know their North American travel plans. The Pembroke College Foundation, headed by Dick Lugar (1954), carries out the fundraising responsibilities, legally constituted as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Jim Hester (1947) took on the urgent task of raising $1.5 million for the College's New Building Appeal, and in the afterglow of that success the Foundation is building the habit of Annual Giving among American members as well as seeking major donations to enlarge the College endowment. Outside consultants attest to the extraordinary loyalty of Pembroke's members, as compared with alumni from other British and American universities - a fact which comes as no surprise to anyone who knows Pembroke, but one which can stand as a legitimate source of pride for the College. Peter Grose (1957) BTP RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP The College has just appointed a Research Fellow on rather unusual terms. John Knowland, our Fellow in Biochemistry, explains the background:How does a College use an endowment from an industrial company to support basic research? The traditional approach has been to use the income from the fund to provide a salary
for a young research worker. But these days the costs of employing someone are very high, and could easily consume all the income from even a large benefaction. So when Pembroke was fortunate enough to be given a generous endowment by BTP, a medium-sized chemical company with interests in microbiology, the College decided to see if it could use the fund in a rather more imaginative way. During discussions between the Professor of Microbiology and representatives of the College it became clear that people of the calibre whom the College would expect to appoint to a Research Fellowship usually have little difficulty in raising their own salaries. Organizations such as the Medical Research Council, the Science and Engineering Research Council, the Royal Society, the European Molecular Biology Organization and many others offer shortterm posts which provide a salary, and well-qualified people are usually successful when they apply for personal support. But it is far more difficult for them to find the money needed to pay for research carried out at the bench. Many first-class applications for research expenses are turned down simply because of shortage of money, and in any case there is usually a long delay between submitting an application and hearing the rsult. Pembroke therefore decided that it would use the money from the BTP endowment to provide research expenses for someone who already had a salary, and that the BTP Research Fellow would also receive certain allowances which are traditionally associated with this kind of appointment. In this way, we hoped, we could offer a package which would be attractive both personally and professionally. The advertisement invited applications for the BTP Research Fellowship in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. It described the post as non-stipendiary but pointed out that it carried certain allowances which were intended to supplement an existing stipend. It went on to say that the Fellow would be expected to carry out research in the Microbiology Unit in Oxford, although there was no other restriction on subject, and that the Fellow would be encouraged to apply for annual grants of up to ÂŁ5,000 for research costs; a figure which is well in line with the going rate for post-doctoral research workers. When the applications arrived the College arranged for the research proposals to be indpendently vetted by experts from outside Oxford, as this is common practice when deciding whether particular proposals should be supported. Making a decision was not easy, but the College appointed Dr. Lynne Macaskie to the Fellowship from 1 January 1989. Dr. Macaskie, who is employed by the University as a Demonstrator, works on detoxification of liquid industrial wastes which contain heavy metals, many of which are highly toxic and constitute a significant threat to the safety of, for example, drinking water. The unusual and ingenious aspect of her work is that she exploits the ability of certain bacteria to accumulate toxic metals. Using this principle, she has constructed, on a small scale, filters which absorb metals from the effluent which is pumped through them. These filters work with up to 99% efficiency, and she hopes to develop her work to the point where it can be applied on an industrial scale. The College believes that this arrangement means that the funds which ultimately come from BTP are being used very effectively. The BTP Fellow receives both personal and research support; the College gains a Research Fellow; BTP will, through the contact which has been established, be able to improve its links with the University; and the Microbiology Unit in Oxford gains additional income to support research. It is an example of the kind of cooperation between industry and the University and its constituent Colleges which we hope to see more of in the future.
PEMBROKE RECORD JAPANESE AT PEMBROKE
Japanese first became a full branch of the Final Honours School of Oriental Studies in 1964. From that date, until my election to a Fellowship in 1980, it was only rarely that undergraduates were admitted to read Japanese. With my arrival, it was decided to concentrate admissions in Oriental studies to my own field of studies, Arabic and Turkish, and, to make sure that the intake was not too narrow, one other language. For the latter I chose Japanese, in which, even as late as 1980, undergraduate colleges showed little interest.
It is clear that at that stage any plans for the development of Japanese would have to be longterm and that any build-up would be slow. By great good fortune, we were able to enlist the help of a member, Eric Bean (1945), who persuaded his company, Panasonic UK, to provide a fund to enable students reading Japanese at the College to spend the major part of one long vacation in Japan.
This was a crucial development, as it encouraged good students to apply for admission to read Japanese, and in turn the small but steady growth in their numbers encouraged the Governing Body to look favourably upon the proposal to seek funds to establish a Fellowship in Japanese Studies. Several members gave us very active support in our venture, in particular Graham McCallum (1944), who worked tirelessly and with the greatest tact and discretion on our behalf. These efforts were crowned with success when the Tokyo Electric Power Company agreed to endow a fellowship in Japanese Studies and gave the College ÂŁ500,000 for the Fellowship and for general support of Japanese studies at the College. As part of the agreement, the College will also accept an employee of the Company each year, probably to do postdoctoral work in one of the laboratories, and it will also arrange summer schools in English for Japanese nationals, to be held in the Geoffrey Arthur Building. It is hoped that another member, Dr Graham Simpson (1972) will be responsible for these.
The Governing Body has now elected DrJames McMullen, University Lecturer in Japanese, to be the first TEPCO Fellow in Japanese Studies. Dr McMullen already has strong links with the College, having been College Lecturer in Japanese for several years and having had a son who, while a pupil at New College School, sang in the Pembroke Chapel choir.
LETTER TO THE EDITORS We publish the subjoined in the hope that some members may wish to respond direct to Dr. Harrison at Corpus Christi:Corpus Christi College, Oxford, OX I 4JF Dear Sir, RECOLLECTIONS OF OXFORD COLLEGE LIFE BEFORE 1950 May I make a request to former members of the College through your columns? Your readers who were up at Oxford before 1950 could help us considerably in collecting material for the eighth and final volume of the History of the University (which runs from 1914 to 1970) if they could spare the time to write to me, as Editor, with any recollections that they think would illuminate undergraduate life before 1950. We aim to recapture the day-to-day reality of undergraduate experience at Oxford between 1914 and 1950, but as records on undergraduate life are sparse, we must rely heavily on help from those who lived through the period. All communications will be treated as confidential but will, with the permission of the author and of the college archivist, eventually be deposited in the College's archive. We will welcome recollections of any kind, but here are some topics that especially interest us: the daily life (respectable and unrespectable), appearance and facilities of the J.C.R: the role and influence of sport: what happened in tutorials (especially those with R.G. Collingwood) and collections: coaches (both academic and sporting): comforts or the lack of them (baths, heating, lavatories, lighting, furniture): the various department sof the College (lodge, chapel, buttery, library, gardens): the College's artistic, cultural and musical life and college societies: money questions (debts to shopkeepers, tips to scouts, relations with the bursary, sources of funding): meals (where eaten, and friendships resulting): scouts and scouts' boys: religious and political mood and activity: class relations within the College: deans, discipline and climbing-in: relations between the sexes: ragging, debagging, drinking, dining clubs, bump suppers and violence: college customs and sconcing, college loyalty and vendettas with other colleges: relations between junior and senior members: relations between public- and grammar-school undergraduates: the impact of the Second World War and its aftermath: significant incidents, personalities and anecdotes. You may well think that we are neglecting other important aspects of college life between the wars. In which case, do let us know! We will greatly appreciate any help your readers can give. Yours sincerely
Brian Harrison Fellow and Tutor in Modern History
PEMBROKE RECORD McGOWIN LIBRARY
The number of books borrowed during 1987/8 academic year showed an increase of almost 15% and the demand for Classics, History and PPE periodicals has been so heavy that they have now been confined to the library for reference use only. I do hope this trend continues. I have had occasion to employ students in the library several times during the year and should like to thank especially Andrew Pitt and Jonathan Hewitt, whose assistance was invaluable throughout Michaelmas Term. The German, Metallurgy and Politics sections have been recatalogued this year, as part of the programme of recataloguing to a standard format. In addition, I have dipped into parts of the English section, e.g. Byron, Wordsworth and Shakespeare. D.P. Bennett (former Schoolmaster Student) has most generously given a number of biology periodicals - notably a long run of Biological Review, to which we are now subscribing. Also, Dr Lightfoot, on his retirement, kindly allowed me to scour his shelves for any books the library might like to acquire. The library acknowledges with gratitude gifts of books and periodicals from the following donors during 1988 (an asterisk indicates that the donor has presented a book or books written or edited by him/herself): Sir Roger Bannister*; B. Bennett*; D.P. Bennett; S.W. Blackburn*; B.H. Blackwell, Ltd; J. Blair*; Blyth & Co.; B. Bracegirdle; O.M. Brack*; S. Bradbury*; A. Diller*; D. Eastwood*; M. Eden; J.M. Eekelaar*; J.S. Finch*; G.B.A.M. Finlayson*; J.D. Fleeman; B. Frost*; D. Giesen*; G. Good*; I.P. Grant; J.B. Hattendorf*; T. Hopkinson*; N. Hudson*; K. Huggett; P.R. Hyams; W. Isaacson*; A. Jones*; J.S. Knowland; J.H.C. Leach; E. Lightfoot; E.S. Luck*; A.J. Mcguire*; P.G. Mackesy; C.N.J. Mann; J.R. Marshall; K. Mayhew*; J.E. Platt; D.D. Prentice; Queen's College, Hong Kong; D.W. Roberts; T.L. Smith; E.G. Stanley*; D. Terry*; G.H. Whitham; M.C. Whitwell; J.R. Woodhouse*. Naomi van Loo. NEWS FROM SOCIETIES AND CLUBS JUNIOR COMMON ROOM Despite falling attendances at meetings during the past year, the JCR has remained an actively campaigning force. The government continues to push through legislation which, to the typical paranoid student, seems aimed at worsening their financial lot; fair rent will be abolished early in 1989, housing benefit and Social Security benefits have been restructured, with the avowed intention of denying them to students during vacations, and the grim spectre of student loans awaits its introduction. The proposed changes to higher education seem likely eventually to reduce Universities and Polytechnics to the status of paid servants of industry and the City, which by controlling funding, can dictate courses, affecting both academic posts and students alike. It was a bitter disappointment to Junior members to learn of the additional delay in the completion of the Geoffrey Arthur Building at Grandpont. It is an exciting and ambitious project and the Master's enthusiasm at the beginning of the year was highly infectious.
However, the proverbial 'silver lining' emerged in the form of improved College facilities, notably lockers for those living out, and, in the wake of increase in Aids, the promise of additional contraceptive machines to be installed around College. The Pembroke Summer event was hugely enjoyed by those who went and a form of 'blitz spirit' emerged to win through against the rain and non-existent second sitting of the Reggae dinner in hall! This has been a year that promises much for the future. Pembroke's sporting activities have been mirrored in her academic successes, and with. the blessing of the College there will be another event next year to bring Pembroke further into the notice of the University. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that ours in a College of energy and enterprise and deserving of more than 'across the road from Christ Church....' as its description. JCR Committee
President: Matthew Coote Treasurer: Stuart Doole Secretary: Jane Saunders Women's Officer: Sarah Kissack OUSU Rep.: Christopher Tracey NUS Rep.: Frances Winter MIDDLE COMMON ROOM Through all of 1988, the Middle Common Room has kept its long-standing reputation - as a welcoming, laid back place. It provides its members with basic kitchen facilities, newspapers, magazines, a television and VCR. It has been well used, with a daily peak at lunch-time, when everyone drops in for their daily ration of Neighbours. With the exception of a Canadian President, the 1988 MCR Committee has been a British ruled institution, with Steve Coad handling the books, Steve Mayer the parties and Malcolm West the paperwork.
The MCR events and activities were well attended and enjoyed. The social calendar suggested a good balance between traditional activities, such as Guest Tables, Termly Dinners, May Morning Breakfast, etc., and less traditional ones, such as a Saturday morning breakfast with cartoon presentation, and a joint MCR Toga party. The Christmas Review was a success and was followed by an exciting MCR-JCR party in the MCR premises. The MCR was not overtaken by any major or heated debate such as the Great Computer Question of the previous committee, although we have had echoes to the fact that our new equipment was already obsolescent (if working at all). 1988 has been a year of change. Legendary figures such as Mike Busby and Jeff Morrison have left us for a better world (outside of Pembroke that is). To compensate for such a loss, the 1988 freshers include new dynamic and positive members. They sure made quite a difference in Michaelmas of '88 and seem to have given the MCR a new momentum. In retrospect, it has been a good, although relatively calm 1988. But on the whole, not bad, not bad at all. Patrick Pichette President
PEMBROKE RECORD PEMBROKE CHRISTIAN UNION
The Christian Union has been flourishing over the past year. Membership is up to over forty people. We meet for a meal and fellowship once every week. There are regular prayer meetings throughout the week for different countries of the world, O.I.C.C.U. (Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union) and individual needs. O.I.C.C.U. meets as a whole every Saturday evening for a Bible reading in the Northgate hall with speakers such as Dr. Tom Wright. Special events over the past year have included an O.I.C.C.U. mission to the University in February. Andrew Wingfield-Digby, the poet Mike Starkey and professional mime artiste Danny Scott were among those who addressed events at Pembroke. Before the start of Michaelmas term 1988, the Christian Union spent a week working with underprivileged children at a youth club in Kilburn. This term (Hilary 1989) we are looking forward to supporting the Chaplains' University mission with the Rt. Rev. Richard Holloway, Bishop of Edinburgh. Christian Union representatives: Rachel Hoist, Steve Welch. International Link: Steve Divall
CHAPEL CHOIR The academic year drew to a close with the Choir in good voice and high spirits. The College thanked the Choir most generously for all its hard work by giving them a much-appreciated five-course dinner, after which Compline was sung in the Chapel. This occasion provided the Organ Scholar with an opportunity pay special tribute to two departing members, Sarah Walter and Andrew Mole, whose three years of service to the Choir had been quite outstanding. The final Evensong of term was followed by a barbecue at the College sports ground, which proved to be a most athletic and enjoyable event; the Acting Chaplain, Fr Stuart Dunnan, successfully escaped injury in a particularly brutish game of 'Capture the Flag', and was presented with a College scarf. The beginning of the Michaelmas Term saw the ranks of the Choir swell with the recruitment of no fewer than eleven undergraduates, and, for the first time for two years, we are enjoying the luxury of having two specimens of that particularly rare breed, the 'Oxford Tenor'. As anticipated, there was a healthy turnout for the Carol Service at the end of term; one of the more demanding choir items was a seven-part setting of the 'Ave Maria' by Franz Biebl, copies of which were made available to the Choir by a certain ex-President of the 'Harvard Glee Club', to whom I am extremely grateful. The recently consolidated strength of the Choir is enabling it to attempt music of a more demanding nature, and I sincerely hope that a recent invitation to sing at Abingdon School on Trinity Sunday will mark the beginning of increased Choir activity outside the College. It now falls to me to pass the Choir over into the capable hands of my successor, Andrew Kirk, and to wish him every success. Philip Cree (Senior Organ Scholar).
MUSIC SOCIETY 1988 can be considered a very successful year for the Music Society. The start of the new academic year in October brought many new members, who have participated fully in the events of the Society. The first main concert of the year was a combined orchestral and choral event at the end of Hilary term, which included a performance of Pergolesi's Magnificat and Handel's Queen of Sheba. This was the last big concert conducted by our senior Organ scholar Philip Cree, and was musically very enjoyable for all those participating. The new Organ scholar, Andrew Kirk, maintained the high standards attained and directed a very successful Christmas concert, a lighthearted and seasonal event. The programme consisted of the Cantata Tin Kind ist uns geboren', by Kuhnau, Faure' s Pavane and several solo items: an exhilarating flute solo by Dr Bradbury and a tenor solo by Ben Bennets. We were very encouraged by the large audience, which indicates the growing interest in music in College. During Michaelmas term there have been several chamber recitals, given in the inspiring atmosphere of the Oak Room. In addition to three of our own members performing, one of whom played his own composition, we were delighted that several talented musicians from outside College (Miss Pei Sing Chong and the Organ scholars of Christ Church and Worcester) were able to give recitals to the Society. We hope that we will continue to achieve this balance of performers from in- and outside College. A new initiative was our first listening evening in October, which explored likeable music in the 20th century. We have plans to make this a regular event. The highpoint of our social calendar, as correctly stated in last year's College Record, was and will be our Annual dinner, which besides good food had humorous music. We want to thank all those who supported the Music Society in any way, especially the Master, Lady Bannister and the Chaplain for their permission to use the Oak Room and Chapel. President: Jane Finlayson Publicity Manager: Vivienne Artz Secretary: Wolter Brenninkmeyer Catering Manager: Bronwen Riley Treasurer: Rob Jones Concert Manager: Edmund Slater Music Director: Andrew Kirk BLACKSTONE SOCIETY The Blackstone Society continued its tradition of uniting the Pembroke lawyers in their endeavour to stop studying and enjoy themselves. Our social events included a 'meet the freshers' drinks party and a Mods. lunch; the highlight, as always, was the annual dinner, when the Society enjoyed the company of Mr Justice Stein as its guest of honour. The only disappointing feature of our year was, yet again, the failure to convict the undergraduate at the centre of our annual mock trial, despite a judge heavily in our favour! Margaret James President
PEMBROKE RECORD THE TEASEL CLUB hoc nemus, hos lucos avis incolit unica Phoenix, unica, si vivit more refecta sua.... ....memoranda satelles. (attrib. Lactantius)
What a vintage year it has been! The Teasel has handsomely fulfilled the prescriptive clause of its constitution: four dinners, two wine-tastings, and, for good measure, a cocktail party. An essential element of The Teasel is wine; it was, therefore, fitting that the first event of the year was wine-tasting. The Members and their guests savoured a sound selection of fine table-wines and were pleased to develop their appreciation of good wines and their sublteties. The Teasel is undeniably interested in all forms of alcoholic beverages and, to this end, it was sherry, that quintessential drink of the English, that was the subject of the second Teasel winetasting. The alcoholic potency of sherry is greater than that of wine but the amount consumed by those present did not reflect this! The Treasurer's innovative mobile bar proved overly successful at the cocktail party; the Secretary regrets his incapacity to provide minutes of this meeting. The Members have dined well as a club, and have been pleased to entertain guests on more than one occasion. Excellent food and wine were in abundance. This has caused The Teasel to acquire a certain notoriety within College and University circles. The President and Officers are confident that the success of the past year will continue unabated and to augment the substance of the club would be pleased to hear from Old Members. C.M.H. D.P. The President and Officers would like to offer their sincere thanks to Mr. Derek Arkell of Berry Bros. and Rudd Ltd., and Mr. Robin Scott-Martin of Harveys of Bristol Ltd. for their generous support. Officers of the Teasel Club (1 January 1989) President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary Steward
R J Hopkinson-Woolley C M Hilditch E C d'O Gibson D Pemberton J S L Croft
MEN'S FOOTBALL The 1987/88 season saw yet another trophy pass into the hands of Pembroke College 1st XI football team. In the previous two years the side had won the Cuppers Championship. This year they topped Division One. In addition, they were runners-up in the 5-A-Side Competition in the summer term. The 2nd XI and 3rd XI sides both had fairly good seasons and enjoyed midtable positions at the end of the season. So what are the secrets of Pembroke's footballing successes? Long runs, venturing into the outer suburbs of Oxford? A rigid no-alcohol policy? Vacations spent running up and down mountains in the Lake District, carrying a rucksack full of bricks? No, other members of the side were not keen on my suggested training techniques. However, the following secrets can be revealed: (1) Forget about 20 minutes of soap in the bath after the game. Far more important is 20 minutes of soap in the TV room before the game. Most footballers in College consider "Neighbours" to form a vital part of their pre-match warm-up routine. (2) "Neighbours" in the TV room should be followed by an equally nauseating dose of "Deep Heat" in the changing room. (3) Pembroke is the only College in Oxford to have an all-weather Chaplain as it..5 Number One Fan. (4) The College footballers communicate with one another using a unique vocabulary. Hours and hours are spent at the dinner table and in the bar practising the footie-boy ' language and passing it on to younger generations of footballers. Scholars of the subject can be spotted wandering around College wearing black hooded garments. Enough revelations. The College Record could fall into enemy hands. It remains only to thank all the players who made last season such an enjoyable one. Let us hope that we can maintain the mixture of fun and success in future years. John Hayes (1st XI Captain) RUGBY FOOTBALL Hilary Term was a very good term for Pembroke rugby as, for the first time in very many years, we got through to the semi-final of Cuppers. On the way there we had several good performances - the most memorable being the two games against Keble. The first of these was a draw and in the replay we proved we were a match for 1st division sides, such as Keble, by narrowly winning a place against Teddy Hall in the semi-final. That match is best forgotten as their strong (practically Blues) pack drove us into the ground. We started Michaelmas Term full of optimism and were confident of promotion and in the early friendlies (notably against Wadham) we indeed looked the part. However, injury took a heavy toll through-out the term - the captain himself was ill for most of it and often we would have some five, often crucial, players on the touchline. By the end of term we had only managed
to play four games of which we had won only one. There are, therefore, three league games left to play next term, in which we look forward to having a fit and victorious side. To date the record reads: P. W. L. D. For
Against Diff. Points
Neil Davies Captain.
BOAT CLUB For Torpids, the river was closed for the first four weeks in the term and when the river was safe, it was vastly overcrowded. The men's crews were newly-formed with the 2nd Torpid being a novice crew. Lack of coaching and rowing meant that the crews didn't do well with the 1st Torpid bumped five times to go 8th in the 1st Division and the 2nd Torpid bumped eight times to go 6th in the 4th Division. Eights went slightly better. The 1st Eight nearly bumped Keble and were nearly bumped by St Catherine's. However, they rowed over every day, as did most crews in the 1st Division. The 2nd Eight were half a length down and closing on Christ Church when they dropped out claiming obstruction from the crew who had bumped out in front of them. On the third day they bumped Exeter and then on the last day they were overbumped by St Anne's 1st Eight, twenty metres from the finish. The 3rd Eight started twelfth in Division VI (the last of the listed places) and so had to contend with the best of the crews not in a fixed division and consequently were bumped five times. On the last day, the crew were even fortunate enough to lose their cox in the water! In Christ Church Regatta, Pembroke had a disastrous time. Two Novice, two Junior and one Senior men's crews were entered. Both Novice crews were knocked out in the second round; both crews crashed (one sank!) and both times the fault lay with Christ Church and not the crews themselves. The 2nd Junior crew was very unlucky and lost by less than a metre! The 1st Junior crew got to the quarter final but had to drop out owing to the fact that Christ Church expected people to race on a Sunday, which did not agree with everyone's beliefs. The Senior crew rowed well but lost by one and half lengths. The prospects for 1989 are very good with a strong 1st Eight expected. Also, the enthusiasm and talent shown will, we hope, produce a good 2nd and 3rd eight. The Friends of the Pembroke College Boat Club are again committed to coaching and this level of coaching can only improve College rowing. David Noble Captain of Boats.
WOMEN'S ROWING Women's rowing at Pembroke continues to go from strength to strength. The first Torpid were disappointed at just missing out on blades. Four bumps were successfully attained over three days; nevertheless, this has pushed Pembroke up into the first division. Summer Eights saw success again, with three bumps taking us to fifth position in Division 1; higher than ever before and with the goal of a "Head of the River" now in our sights. The second eight also showed good form in getting through to the final of Oriel Regatta. Three weeks in to the start of the new academic year brought the Autumn Fours races. Despite rowing in a very warped "Bella Bump", we performed well, resulting in 8th position out of 34 competitors, just a few seconds bhind the winners. We would like to wish the best of luck to squad trialists - Gordon Buxton, Melanie ToyneSewell and Anna Bamett. Angela Bayman (Captain). CRICKET Despite our early exit from Cuppers, last season was extremely enjoyable, both on and off the field, the team winning six matches, drawing two and losing three. The highlight of the season was an excellent penultimate ball victory over Queen's. In that match, valuable contributions were made by the consistent Ian Falshaw and Matt Kirkby and the selfless Anthony Tabor. On the bowling front, Anthony Harris weighed in with two vital wickets. Victories were also achieved over three touring sides; the exuberant Radyr Ploughmen, who suffered a superb 129 from our "overseas" player, David Polkinghome; Jonny Ramsden's "Yuppie XI", the Exeter Extracts, which saw an epic struggle between the vying Ramsden brothers and the irrepressible Andy Zissell taking 5 for 12; and the Invalids, where Ian Falshaw managed to avoid a jug once again. May I take this opportunity to thank the Club Secretary, Andy Zissell, for his work in arranging fixtures and to wish next year's captain, Ian Falshaw, all the best for the coming season. Matt Cumberpatch 1st XI Captain. CROQUET As is the case every year, dawn in Chapel Quad. resounded throughout the summer with that familiar sound which brings thoughts of Pimms and strawberries to ones mind. The faces on the croquet lawn are always changing, no cliques here, indicating the continuing popularity of the game. However, although most players are quite content simply
to dispute the game's complicated rules that seem constantly to be changing from game to game within the confines of the College, others have been more adventurous and relatively successful in the Laurent Perrier sponsored Cuppers competition. The Pembroke 1st team somehow managed to make the quarter-finals after narrowly beating Worcester, one of the favourites in the competition. Unfortunately, the strange lawn at St Peter's College, complete with tree and slope, took its toll and knocked us out of the competition by one point. Although we didn't win any champagne last year, there's always next summer! Pembroke will be there. R.J. Hopkinson-Woolley Captain. SQUASH Unbeaten throughout Michaelmas Term, 1987, we clinched promotion at the end of Hilary Term. Norman Howe, playing at No. 1, was unbeaten all season. This year, with Norman trying for the Blues, Martin Priestly, Mark Stables and Matthew Firth have had to move up a notch and cope with the tougher competition of Division 3 (there are eight divisions in all). In Cuppers, we gained a memorable victory over Osler House (division 1), and are through to the second round. Martin Priestley Captain. BADMINTON After a precarious season in the first division in which the Pembroke team remained in the division on points, the team has been strengthened considerably and this year are in contention for the league championship. Pembroke also look like doing well in Cuppers with a team spearheaded by Blues player, Martin le Blanc. Simon Palethorpe (Captain) ATHLETICS AND CROSS-COUNTRY The first Inter-College League race in 1988 was the Marston Ferry "4" on 26th January. This road race should have been 4 miles in length, but the course had to be changed because of flooding and the distance was thereby increased to 5 1/2 miles. A strong Pembroke contingent secured a respectable 13th team place out of the 26 colleges competing. Pembroke then entered two teams in the St Edmund Hall Relay. This road relay of four 5 kilometre legs was both the final Inter-College League race in the 1987-88 series and an event in which Oxford colleges competed against teams from other colleges, universities and polytechnics. Pembroke's 1st Team finished 43rd in a total time 71:30, while our 2nd team came 66th in 76:30. 104 teams finished. Pembroke finished a modest 17th out of 31 in the Inter-college league. Ian Johnston finished 7th in the individual competition.
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Dr V.S. Butt, Vicegerent, 1987-89.
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Unfortunately, Pembroke recorded a very poor performance in Athletics Cuppers on 19th and 20th May. The combined effects of a severe shortage of specialist track and field competitors and a new scoring system in which only the first six in each event gained points for their colleges were bound to make this a difficult competition for Pembroke, but the extent of withdrawals for the team was such that we scored no points at all until half-way through the second day. It was left to Andrew Mole to salvage some pride for the college, our only points coming from his sixth place in the shot putt and his excellent victory in the javelin, where his best throw of over 47 metres would have been enough to earn him a half-blue had he achieved it earlier in the term. Derrick Burns also deserves a mention for reaching the semi-finals of fast 100 and 200 metres events. The last race of the academic year was the ironically-named "Snails 3" on 2nd June; a road race which turned out to be nearer 3 1/2 miles in length. Pembroke could only field three competitors. Michaelmas term, and the 1988-89 Inter-college League, began with a 5 1/2 miles road race, known jokingly as the "Tortoises 5", on 13th October. Newcomer Ian McAllister finished 8th in an impressive 28:41, while fellow freshers Duncan Crowdy and Richard Silversides were unfortunately the only others also to represent Pembroke. Ian McAllister was later selected to run for the University 2nd team in the Varsity Cross-Country races on 26th November. Ian Johnston ran for the 3rd team in this match. The Second Inter-College League race, Cross-Country Cuppers on 9th November, was a disaster for Pembroke. Injury, illness and commitments to inter-university races ruled out all of our intended team except for Rob Evans, who was our only competitor. It is a credit to him that he finished despite twisting an ankle during the race. A summary of the year is therefore not very cheerful. Good team results were recorded in the Marston Ferry "4" and the "Teddy Hall" Relays, but there have been too few competitors from Pembroke in every event since these! Athletics and Cross-Country Cuppers could hardly have been worse and we have made a poor start in the 1988-89 Inter-college League. No ladies competed for Pembroke in any event during the year. However, there have been a number of individual successes and the College now possesses a strong men's road racing team, when all of our best runners are able to race. Hopefully, better luck and more commitment will lead to better team results in 1989. Ian Johnston (Captain). DARTS The dominance of Pembroke College Darts continued with a relatively weak squad. Nevertheless, the darts team won the league by the biggest margin on record, cassette or C.D. Unfortunately, this success was not reflected in the Cuppers competition, where defeat was inflicted by Queen's. At University level, an excellent performance by Anthony 'Chopper' Harris earned Oxford victory over Cambridge and led to his appointment as O.U.D.C. Captain for 1989. Simon Smales and Steve Dickinson represented the University 2nd team which floundered against a strong Cambridge 2nd VIII.
The current season is going well, with Pembroke once again topping the league table, captained by myself and encompassing a wealth of young blood. I look forward to captaining the team to its seventh successive league victory and to stepping down with the Cuppers trophy firmly re-established in Pembroke's bar. Simon `Rogon' Lea (Captain). WOMEN'S HOCKEY The matches played this term have been, on the whole, very successful. We managed to win our division in the Wadham Hockey Tournament and it is possible that we have won our division in the University League. Team spirit has been high; however, attracting new first year players has been a very difficult task, a problem shared by other sports clubs. We have had other problems as well, most notably the disadvantage of not being able to offer a kit for the team, as exemplified by the following remark overheard at the Wadham tournament: "Have you seen Pembroke play? They're very strong this year." "Oh, yes, what colours are they?" "Every colour under the sun." If we can manage to attract more first year players we have the potential to be one of the strongest teams in the University. We have some excellent players, such as Sophie Brookes, a first year, but to win consistently, as we could do, we need to field a full team every match. Emma Lewis - Captain. Carol Bishop - Secretary. LACROSSE Although lacrosse is usually regarded as a sport to be undertaken only at university level, in recent years there has been an increase in the number of people involved at college level. Pembroke has played a part in this expansion of lacrosse's popularity. Lacrosse in Britain is often regarded as a woman's game and is very strongly associated with girls' boarding schools. Perhaps because of this latter factor and the perception that the game is violent and dangerous, Pembroke women have not been keen to become involved in the seven-a-side women's cuppers competition in Michaelmas Term. This year, after reaching the quarter finals, Pembroke's team had to scratch because most of the small number of players were involved in the Christ Church Regatta or were ill. However, the mixed team has had great success. The male contingent of the college seems only too keen to take part in a different kind of sport away from many of the restrictions imposed in other sports. For example, lacrosse has no offside element and no field boundaries. The only rules are those concerned with safety such as controls on tackling and body contact. On the day of mixed cuppers in Trinity Term, Pembroke's inexperienced side was unlucky in failing to qualify for the quarter-finals after the round-robin competition. The event was greatly
enjoyed and there was obvious improvement throughout the afternoon. Michaelmas saw a winning streak develop. With an intake of keen first years, including a number of experienced players, Pembroke remained unbeaten in the friendlies. This bodes well for the summer mixed cuppers competition and may encourage more women to get involved. Katie Willis (Captain). NETBALL Pembroke College Netball Club, after gaining promotion from the second to the first division of the inter-college league, began 1988 with strong performances in the Hilary term league. Their success culminated in victory in the Cuppers tournament of fifth week. The Pembroke team, including three OUNC players, beat St Edmund Hall in the final. Pembroke was one of a few colleges who participated in a summer fun league. After the first half of the season, at the end of Michaelthas term 1988, Pembroke are currently lying in the middle of division one of the netball league. Helen Gregory (Captain).
PEMBROKE RECORD FRIENDS OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE BOAT CLUB: 1987 Report by Hon. Treasurer
The income and expenditure account is shown below. The two main features of the year were the Athenaeum Dinner in October (excellent function, small profit) and, of course, the purchase of a new Women's Eight, The Countess of Pembroke, for £8,468. Hence, equally, the very large deficit on the year (£6,054) and the effective vanishing of the Boat Fund, which must now be allowed to build up again. There was a modest increase in membership during the year, but each year must contrive to make its own drive in this field if the Boat Fund is to accumulate enough for another boat in the foreseeable future. Income and Expenditure Account (rounded to nearest £) 1987 Income
Donations and Subscriptions (including Dinner at Athenaeum)
Insurance Dinner at Athenaeum
Funding for Bar
Amal. Clubs, contribution to Eight
Misc. & regatta
Excess of expenditure over income
667 1,192 250 8,468 145
6,054 (1986: surplus £1,248) BOAT FUND (to nearest £)
Bank Balance 1.1.87 Deposit with Barclays 31.12.86 (Deficit, 1987)
Bank balance 31.12.87
Deposit with Barclays 31.12.87
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OBITUARY The deaths of the following Members have been notified since the last issue of the Record. P. Baguley E.M.G. Belfield R.S. Boumphrey P. de Ville E.A. Grant T.C. Gregory C. Labreque F.G. Marburg H.W. Martin W.M. Owen S.W. Parry H.R.S. Pocock C.B. Ramage G.F. Stowe D.H. Tyler P. Vickery
1961 1937 1934 1972 1932 1920 1935 1922 1930 1924 1966 1923 1913 1971 1919 1979 E.M.G. BELFIELD
Eversley Belfield came up to Pembroke on an Exhibition from Ampleforth College in 1937 and, after Law Moderations, read Modem History. The war interrupted his studies and he returned in 1946 for a further two years to complete the Honours Degree. Readers of The Record will recall with pleasure the lively account which he gave of his Pembroke days in our issues for 1979, 1981 and 1983. In March 1940 he was commissioned in the Royal Artillery with whom he served until May 1942 when he transferred to the R.A.F. From September 1943 to October 1945 he was a pilot with 661 Air Observation Post Squadron flying Auster aircraft and flew 120 operational sorties with the Canadian army in the North-west Europe campaign. He was mentioned in despatches and his experiences later served him in good stead for his first work, Unarmed Into Battle, which he published with General H. J. Parham in 1956 and which recounted the history of the Air Observation Post. From 1950 until his retirement in 1979 Eversley Belfield was a Lecturer, and from 1966 a Senior Lecturer, with the Adult Education Department of Southampton University, specializing in Military History, where much of his work was concemed with the professional education of army officers. He wrote a number of distinguished books which continue to have a wide readership, perhaps the most notable being The Battle for Normandy (with General H. Essame) and Corps Commander (with General Sir Brian Horrocks). In 1950, Eversley married Felicity Ann Hellaby and together with their three sons and two daughters, they lived for many years in Winchester. On retirement he and his wife moved to Sark, where he died in February 1986. His last publication, reviewed in The Record in 1984, is a small book of poems, most of them dating back to his wartime experiences: one of these, entitled 'The Benefits of a University Education, 1940", contains the following lines:
PEMBROKE RECORD 'I realize to the full now its value. The ability to be self sufficient When the world falls apart And there is no-one to talk to. I can read, disappear into my own thoughts Or criticise others quietly, See into chaos and sometimes laugh.'
Dr M.J. Long, a contemporary of Eversley's both at Ampleforth and Pembroke, writes: `I knew him at Ampleforth. He was a keen supporter of the beagles and the debating society. He liked unspoiled countryside and nature. He liked to talk and argue on any subject, but was always volatile, energetic and deeply religious. For example, in 1938 three of us from Pemmie bought an old car and went to Connemara for a month. Eversley, true to style, caught a 201b salmon whilst fishing for mackeral in a rowing boat, found six first editions of Jane Austen propping up a chicken house and introduced us to the poet, Oliver St John Gogarty. I last met him at a Gaudy. He was just the same and I got a typical Eversley roasting when he found out that I was a C. of E. Vicar's Warden.' The following tribute was given at Eversley's Memorial Service by his former colleague, Edgar Feuchtwanger: I feel very privileged to be allowed to say a few words on this occasion, when we remember with gratitude the life of Eversley. For more than thirty years I was lucky enough to be close to him as a friend and colleague. On innumerable days we drove each other along the roads of Southern England, on our way to teach and lecture. Eversley once suggested that our car should carry the inscription "Purveyors of High Class Education": it was a remark typical of him, amusing, self-deprecating, something to remember. He was, indeed, a person impossible to forget, not large than life, for he was much too modest and human for that, but with a rare ability to see life unencumbered by received wisdom and cliche, only too aware of the absurdities of the human condition, yet without any touch of malice. One felt that he had arrived at this position of wise and benign observer and pithy commentator not without a struggle. In his earlier days, before I knew him, and perhaps particularly during his war service, which was both distinguised and arduous, he had often had to wade through the slough of despond. He emerged, without illusion, but always buoyant and resilient. He owed much to his religious faith, of which he spoke little. Thus he was able to see things in the round, harmonious yet never just smooth or superficial, always memorable. It is with a pang of disbelief that one has to realize that one will not again enjoy his refeshing personality. Eversley's modesty and humanity belied his achievements. His personality, with its depths but also its panache, made him into an ideal teacher of the men and women, most of them past the normal age of learning, who were his students. They were impressed also by his cultivated mind, his wide reading, his critical, yet positive, attitude. They learned from his to take nothing for granted, neither the comforting complacencies of the Establishment nor the shibboleths of fashionable radicalism. Most of the present Senior Officers of the British Army passed through his hands and when one meets them nowadays and tells them that one is at the University of Southampton, his is always the first name to be mentioned. Eversley was a military historian of high distinction: his personal experience of war, his intense concern for language and careful scholarship produced books that are still widely read. No less important was the enthusiasm with which he managed to persuade generals of the second world war, who had important stories to tell,
to take up the pen. It is unlikely that men like General Essame would have been tempted into major authorship if Eversley had not convinced them that they could and should do it. It was a measure of his irrepressible charm and optimism that he managed to persuade them, who were not usually easy to influence; it was also a token of his unselfishness. I cannot conclude without a word about Eversley and his family. Felicity and the children meant everything to him, in a way that is all too rare nowadays. More than is given to most of us he has, I feel, been able to pass on his values to the next generation. This may be some consolation on an occasion when we cannot but be aware of a sense of untimely loss. Eversley passed away as he would have wished to have done; one can only hope that with the passage of time the sudden shock will be forgotten and outweighed by the many happy memories which will linger with gratitude among those of us who were privileged to know him. R.S. BOUMPHREY Mr Robert Boumphrey, MBE, FSA, who died on August 23, at the age of 71, led two lives: one in the Colonial Service, the other in education. Throughout his life, however, his abiding passions were genealogy and heraldry. He was something of an authority on both, and had traced his own lineage from Charlemagne. Robert Staveley Boumphrey was educated at Liverpool College and at Pembroke College. Oxford. In 1939, he joined the Colonial Audit Service and served in Nigeria; at the department's London office; in the Falkland Islands, from where he carried out an extensive tour of Britain's antarctic territories; and in Malaya and Singapore. On his travels he was smitten by various unpleasant local maladies; malaria in Nigeria; dengue fever in Singapore: none of which was made any easier by exposure to extremes of climate. Despite it all, he discharged his duties with enthusiasm, panache and discretion. At the age of 43, Boumphrey embarked on a new career. He turned to education, and was bursar to the Godolphin School, Salisbury, and then finance officer, first of Durham University and then of Lancaster University. He arrived at Lancaster before the university had got off the ground. As bursar, he had the challenging task of starting from scratch its entire financial system. He also designed the university's coat of arms. His genealogical interests were confined to the north - Durham, Northumberland and Lancashire - and he had published a number of books, among them Heraldry in Durham. He spent his last years in retirement at Winchester, burrowing in the cathedral library and visiting hundreds of churches for a planned book on the history of Hampshire churches. What free time he had was spent as a guide in the cathedral. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1985. His wife, Naomi, whom he married in 1943, survives him with a son and a daughter. Another son died earlier this year. (Reprinted, with permission, from The Times, 26th August, 1988)
PEMBROKE RECORD F. BREWER
The qualities for which Frank Brewer will be remembered were due, as much as anything, to the influence of one or two very significant events in his life. When he was four years old, just after the Great War, his father died. His success in winning a place at Pembroke from the Commonweal School, Swindon was achieved despite the restrictions and maternal deprivations of his childhood. He came up in 1933 to read history and was strongly influenced by his tutor, R B McCallum. He had the distinction of being a member of the College VIII during one of the most successful periods of the Boat Club's history. Despite the fact that both Torpids and Eights lasted for six days, the crew progressed steadily and rose several places in Division I to a position unmatched for almost 50 years. His career in government service in Penang and Singapore was totally disrupted by the Second World War. By 1941 he had become a member of the Straits Settlements Volunteers and then Force 101, formed to train Chinese Communists in guerilla warfare. In 1942 he was a member of a special force which sailed to Sumatra to try and establish an escape route. This mission ended on the high seas when the force was taken prisoner by the Japanese. The next three years were spent in a prisoner of war camp at Palembang, Sumatra. In 1946, he returned to serve the government of Malaya but, in 1949, was ambushed and wounded by the Communists. It was while he was in hospital recovering from his wounds that he met his future wife Eileen, who survives him. He became Secretary for Chinese Affairs and, later, Secretary of Defence, a post he held until he retired in 1959 at the time when Malaya gained its independence. Recruited by the Foreign Office, he was seconded to S.E.A.T.O. in Bangkok in 1960, where he stayed for three years. In 1976, when he retired from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he was Head of the China Section. Frank Brewer, C.M.G., O.B.E., was strongly patriotic, devoted to public service and, in later years, a committed member of the Church of England. He was also very loyal to Pembroke; a man who repaid in service what he had been given by those who sustained him through the deprivations of childhood and enabled him to gain so much from Oxford. M.T. Cooper. E.A. GRANT Edward Grant died on 27th September 1987 in hospital at Swindon after suffering a heart attack at his home at Ramsbury, Wiltshire. He was 74. His death was especially sad for his family and friends, as it occurred only two weeks after his son's wedding, at which happy occasion he appeared to be well and his usual cheerful self. Edward, who was the son of a naval officer, came up to Pembroke from Cheltenham College in 1932, as a Cleoburey Scholar in Classics. He read Classical Moderations followed (unusually for the time) by P.P.E. ("Modern Greats"). H.L. Drake, R.G. Collingwood and R.B. McCallum were his College tutors, from whom, by reason of his ability, he profited more than some of us. As a result of rheumatic fever in his youth, his part in College games was restricted,
but otherwise he took a full part in all College activities, especially in the literary societies, quickly making friends among those of his own and other years, among them Willmoore Kendall and Arthur Larson, both Rhodes Scholars from the U.S.A. The cinema was another interest. He was film editor of "The Cherwell". On going down, he was briefly with the L.C.C. and then began his City career in financial journalism, writing for the Financial News, Financial Times, News Chronicle and Investors Chronicle. Later, he became a stockbroker, being a partner first in Grieveson Grant and afterwards in McAnally Montgomery & Co., with which firm he remained until his retirement in 1978. He always welcomed and lunched friends who visited him in the City and found time from corporate business to advise and act for them in their affairs. He was a member of the Reform Club and appreciated its opportunity for economic and political discussion. In 1939 he married Lucie Berthoud. They settled in Hampstead, where they spent much of their long and happy married life. Edward and Lucie had a son and three daughters, who survive him. Edward did not forget in later life, as some of us did, the Humanities which we studied at Oxford. He retained the ability in later life to read both Latin and ancient Greek and achieved the difficult task of teaching himself modern Greek. He and Lucie travelled much, visiting countries in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, China, India and the Far East, also the U.S.A. and Mexico. Edward talked with force and wit, equally at home with robust polemics as with scholarly analysis. He will be remembered with great affection by his many Pembroke friends - affection blended with admiration for his outstanding gifts and abilities - in scholarship and in his profession - which were established at high levels as a results of his hard work and determination. He had a great and loyal regard for Pembroke and maintained College ties by attendance at functions in London and Oxford, and support of other college activities. C.P.H. & F.W.R
H. J. de L. HAMMOND
My father, Henry Hammond died at the age of 80, in Lima, Peru, on March 13, 1987. He was born in Valparaiso, Chile on January 10, 1907, the son of Mr Henry F.L. Hammond and Alejandrina de Lavalle y Pardo. His mother came from a very distinguished family, niece of President Manuel Pardo and related to prominent members of the upper social, political economical spheres of my country. My grandfather Henry was a very succesful businessman, having inherited from his family one of the largest trading companies in Latin America, Graham and Rowe Co. Based in Lima. Peru and with branches in Chile, Panama, and Liverpool, England. Although my grandfather attended Rugby School, my father and his brother Alec went to Ampleforth. There, both of them distinguished themselves scholarly as well as in the athletics team. In due course my father went up to Pembroke College, Oxford in 1926 and after his return to Lima started to look after some of the family's businesses. During his teen years he suffered from the premature death of his only brother Alec from Thyphoid Fever and later on while at Oxford had to give in to his father's desires to read Agriculture. Henry, my father, was a medical surgeon at heart...
During the 1930's he had to endure the sudden deaths of his father, mother and first wife, Consuelo Tizon Ferreyros, all within a matter of few years in between. In addition, my grandfather's wealth came to an almost sudden end after the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the worldwide depression that ensued. A widower at the age of 35, and with two children, Susie and Alec, he met my mother Cecilia, a beautiful woman who had just turned 20 years old, in Lima, and fell deeply in love with her.. My mother, Cecilia Swayne de Lucio, was one of two daughters of Mr. Jorge Swayne y Pro and Zoila de Lucio Odriozola. She was born in Lima, on August 31, 1921. Mr Swayne belonged to an old family of Scottish and Spanish ancestry, who had migrated to Peru in the early part of the nineteenth century. My Grandfather Jorge was the nephew of then President Augusto B. Leguia, and greatgrandson of Mr. Francisco Javier Mariategui, one of the leading men involved in the quest for the independence of Peru from Spain in 1821. The Swayne family were powerful landowners who lost the majority of their fortune during the war between Peru and Chile (War of the Pacific, 1879-1883). Their mistake or grandeur consisted in rejecting the protection of the British Government (they felt they belonged to the country that had welcomed them years ago) and raising the Peruvian flag in all of their large estates. The Chilean Army vandalized their properties, as usually happens when cruel and long wars are fought. Carelessness and disinterest from the part of the remaining Swaynes' did the rest. My Father Henry married Cecilia on a summer morning, December 11, 1942, in the church of La Virgen del Pilar in San Isidro, Lima. The earthly part of their marriage lasted 44 years and three months... My five brothers and I apperared at different intervals during the first half of those years. Henry, my father, was a simple man, with simple tastes. He loved classical music as a result of the the influence of a pianist he had as tutor during his childhood years. While at Oxford, my father and one of his best friends, Lord Miles, used to spend countless evenings listening to Chopin's Rhapsodies and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos. I believe he also enjoyed the outdoors: when my brothers and I were young he would take us on outings in which we climbed the dusty, rocky hills at the footsteps of the Andes, and in the summertime we would spend most of our Sunday mornings bathing in isolated beaches, south of Lima. During the years that followed his second marriage, my father witnessed many dramatic changes in the history of a country he never felt his own but to whom he gave all the energy he was capable of producing. He did not have the aggressiveness and shrewdness necessary to succeed in the modern world of business. However, the responsibility of caring for a family which was getting larger all the time made him to embark on some ill-fated enterprises. My father was active in agriculture and mining and was a pioneer of the fishmeal industry in Peru. Netherless his contribution to the development of industial scale fishing remainined largely unnoticed exept in the minds and hearts of us, his children, who saw him work day after day, with no vacations and with few friends. We used to think of him as a "tense" person because he could never sit quietly for long periods of time. Now, older and wiser, I realize that this was probably a way of coping with a world that had become more and more unexpected in its ways... and tougher too. My father fought for what he deemed right, he was blunt at times, assertive most of the time and honest with himself and the world around him all the time. Towards his last years, he fought the uneasiness that comes with retirement by becoming professor in the school of modern Languages at the Universidad Ricardo Palma. Indeed his
heart failed him just before he was ready to leave for school and for another day of work tutoring young, eager-to-learn students. As a college graduate and a a young professional I always felt that my father was my greatest admirer. Our achievemients made him oh! so proud... It was so easy to please him and at the same time it was so rewarding in terms of affection. I considered myself very fortunate: my father, and mother visited me while I was doing graduate work in Chemistry, first at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; and more recently, while doing my Ph.D at the University of Birmingham, England. For example I had the unforgettable experience of accompanying my Father on his first visit to Ampleforth, in North Yorkshire, 60 years after his graduation! Suddenly, all the images of his troubled childhood assaulted this older and sensitive man... He remembered clearly which was the window that witnessed his first and only suicide attempt at age 13! He sat down on the window sill for hours during a cold, winter night hoping that pneumonia would fly him out of there. He only caught a nasty cold! Hours later, after our visit was almost over and he had had a chance of seeing some of his old teachers (and I mean old), and talking with some of the youngsters in the schoolyard, he told me that it was so good to see that the school was so , 'modem". In that moment I noticed a sense of relief in my father's expression, just a little smile that I knew was running deep into his soul. Gerald B. Hammond
F.G. MARBURG F. Grainger Marburg was born in Baltimore in 1900 and was educated at St Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire and Princeton University before coming to Pembroke in 1922. An investment banker, from 1924 unitl 1930 he was a salesman and a partner in J. William Middendorf and Sons and from 1931 until 1933, treasurer of Colston, Trail and Middendorf Inc. For the next eight years he served as a partner in the firm of Marburg, Price and Co., originally known as Colston, Marburg and Price. In 1940 he became a partner in Alex. Brown and Sons where he served until his retirement in 1965, though he remained active with the firm as a limited partner and, after its incorporation in 1984, as a partner emeritus. An associate member of the American Stock Exchange and a former acting vice president of the Baltimore Stock Exchange, iic also was on the board of the Safe Deposit and Trust Company. Mr Marburg was president of Blue Cross of Maryland from 1957 until 1959, was on the board of the Peabody Institute and was for many years also on the board of Johns Hopkins Hospital, where a wing is named after an uncle. He was vice president of the Municipal Art Society. He was a former president of the Elkridge Club and a member of the Mid-Ocean Club in Bermuda. He was a member of the United Stated Seniors Golf Association. A member of the Hopkins Club, the Merchants Club and the Princeton Club in New York City, he was on the board of the Maryland Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Roberts Hocking; four daughters, Mary Lynn Brett of Palm Desert, Calif., Ann Cameron Hoffman of Baltimore, and Frances Grainger Peck and Martha Robbins Sadler, both of Ruxton; a son, William August Marburg of Mendota, Va.,
a sister, Christine M. van Starkenborgh of the Hague, Netherlands; 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. S.W. PARRY Stephen Parry came up to Pembroke from Bancroft's School in Michaelmas 1966 and took second class honours in English in 1969. He was subsequently awarded the M. Phil. degree from London University. His main occupations since leaving Oxford had been in literature and drama, and the building up of a small business in antique glassware, a field in which he had published two short monographs and was engaged on a third at the time of his death. He had a continuing interest in the work of James Elroy Hecker and had re-edited Flecker's poetry from manuscript and published in 1980 a new, annotated, selection of his verse. Stephen had also published his own `Twenty Short Poems' (1977). He had been responsible for various professional productions in the fringe theatre and had organised the first UK tour of a black South African theatre group - `Bahamatsu'. Stephen was active in local Labour Party politics in Hammersmith, where he had a house, and was a school governor there. He was also active in the anti-apartheid movement. He played rugby and organised and captained an informal cricket team which played several matches each summer, in and about London. Stephen loved the river at Oxford, and on the Sunday before he died he had organised and prepared a punting picnic for three friends, which included a salmon he had himself cooked and dressed. One of the friends was driving them back to London in the early evening when they were involved in an accident on the Oxford ring road. Stephen received injuries from which he died early on the following morning. He was unmarried. The other members of the family, all of whom were able to join us at the funeral, are his two brothers, John and Richard, who are settled in Canada, and his sister Margaret (Mrs M Law) who lives in Forest Gate, London and at whose Church, St Mark's, the funeral was held. H.W.S. POCOCK Mr. H.R.S. (Ray) Pocock died peacefully at his St. Peter, Jersey home on Tuesday, 11th October, 1988. Mr. Pocock was born, in London, in 1904 and was educated at St. Pauls. He won an Open classical Scholarship to Pembroke College, Oxford in 1923. He became captain of cricket in 1926 and in the same year played Fives for Oxford in the Varsity match. On leaving Oxford, he joined the Shell Petroleum company, working in both Chile and Brazil as their general manager. In Chile, in 1935 he married Miss Margaret Le Feuvre, descended from an old Jersey family and they had two daughters and one son, all born in Santiago.
In 1959, Mr. Pocock retired as Secretary of the Co-ordinating Committee of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. He and his wife returned to his wife's family home in Jersey. Mr. Pocock spent his retirement absorbed in his many interests and hobbies as well as becoing Commissioner of St. John's Ambulance Brigade in Jersey, which post, he held for six years. He composed music for both the organ and the piano, studied astronomy and wrote and published both poetry and prose. In 1968 The Conquest of Chile (New York 1968), was published. He took a great interest in the island's history, both ancient and modern and 1975 saw the publication of The Memoirs of Lord Coutanche, Bailiff of Jersey from 1935 to 1961.
M.F. MICHTOM Mark Michtom, I suppose, was the first American I really knew. I am not counting those lost and anxious Yanks who trained at nearby Tatton Park and who filled our wartime schoolboy years with Harry James, Hershey Bars and exchangeable Lucky Strike cigarette packs. He was also a New Yorker which, in those days, seemed to count much more than being a Texan or Rhode Islander. He had studied Piano and Composition at Juilliard and, together with his neighbour, Michael Hurd, they transformed the Old Quad into a daily musical happening. At the time, I remember comparing Mark to the cautious grey-minded grammar school scholars who crept through their Oxford years without disturbing a leaf. He was so alive, so colourful, so ingenuous in his desire to know everything about his new environment. I would wait for an hour, watching him grind Scarlatti into a million faceted fragments. Then we would walk across the fields to the Trout at Godstow. Or search the High for a new Charatan. Or sample an outrageously expensive ear of corn at White's. His questions about England and English eccentricity never ceased. Neither did his hilarious anecdotes about America and especially New Yorkers. There is no doubt that my decision to quit the BBC and hightail it to New England on a Fulbright was prompted by his sparkling description of the current American scene. It was inevitable that a man of such charm and kindness would gather friends. On the surface, the mix seemed incompatible. Yet there they were, rising politicians from the Union, some floating thespians from OUDS, a new batch of beauties from Somerville and St. Hugh's, perhaps a Half Blue, and Ned Sherrin - all squeezed into one of those Sunday cocktail parties on St. Johns Street or Wellington Square during the early Fifties. And there was Mark. He would emerge from the shrill mĂŞlĂŠe with that welcoming smile, in beige wool jacket and dazzling tie, name perfect for a new round of introductions. True or false, he valued his friends and he made many during his life. Quite typically, he spent his vacations not in America but Europe. One summer, he and his friend Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, later the President of Pakistan, took an ancient Morris Cowley over the switchback countryside of Iberia. When they reached the Mediterranean, the exhausted veteran gave up the ghost, but only after they had craftily sold it for their return tickets to England.
The Mark Michtom I remember was always looking for a new challenge. So after I had settled in America, and after Mark had spent twenty years working for his father's firm, Ideal Toy Corporation, it did not surprise me to learn that he had bought a vineyard in Northern California and was growing and processing his own grapes. One day in 1982, I noticed a new label on the shelves of the 68th Street Wine Store: Michtom Vineyards. At a subsequent wine tasting we renewed our friendship and I met the lady who was to bring so much happiness to Mark's later years, his wife Paula. It was Paula who encouraged Mark to act a role in the film we shot at Pembroke during the American Alumni Weekend in June 1987. It was Paula who would invite Mark's new friends from that weekend to those special dinners at their town house in Greenwich Village. And it was Paula who, one winter morning in Los Angeles, told me over the telephone of the tragic loss of her husband and my friend. Did I say "my friend?" I should say "our friend". Recently the Master received news of a generous bequest from Mark's family that will allow a special Music Room to be created in the new college building. It will carry the name Mark Michtom. For future generations of college students, of course, Mark Michton may simply be a name over a door. But at this moment, as so many of us remember, it is the name of a man who treasured his years at Pembroke, who never forgot a friend or a promise, and who spent a large part of his life bettering the world around him. Peter Whitelam C.B. RAMAGE Cecil Ramage, who died on February, 22 at the age of 93 was a man of extraordinary capabilities. He was a fine soldier in the Great War; he had a brilliant undergraduate career at Oxford; he practised as a barrister; he had a year in Parliament as a Liberal member; and, though coming late to the professional stage, he was, for a while, one of its brightest adornments in the 1930s. Cecil Beresford Ramage was born on January 17, 1895, and educated at Edinburgh Academy. When war came, he was commissioned in the Royal Scots Guards, and served at Gallipoli, and in Palestine and Egypt, winning the MC and being mentioned in despatches. He then went up to Pembroke College, Oxford, and became President of the Union. While at Oxford, he was cast as Antony in a production of Antony and Cleopatra. Cathleen Nesbitt, six years older than Ramage and a leading London actress, famed for her pre-war romance with Rupert Brooke, had been invited to appear as Cleopatra. Ramage was tall and handsome, and had a natural instinct for the stage. Miss Nesbitt said that from the first rehearsal they had been aware of what Ellen Terry called "the sympathy of the skin". The pair played electrifyingly together, creating such a sensation that several London managers approached Ramage with offers of work. He turned them down because he wanted to be a barrister and politician.
At the farewell party on the last night Ramage and Nesbitt danced together constantly, and during the last dance he asked her to marry him. She agreed. In the following year they were married. One of the congratulatory letters Cathleen Nesbitt received was from Rupert Brooke's mother, who said she would like to be godmother to the first child. This was a son, Mark, among whose other godparents were J.M. Barrie and Asquith. A second child, Jennifer, became an actress. In spite of his stage success, Ramage resolved to be a barrister, and went into Sir Geoffrey Lawrence's chamber in the Middle Temple and practised on the Oxford Circuit. He was Liberal candidate at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1922, and though he failed on that occasion, in the following year he won Newcastle West, traditionally a Labour seat, by a large majority. Unfortunately for him, it was a brief Parliament; he lost the seat the next year, and his candidature for Southport in 1929 was unsuccessful. Now, however, he became a professional actor, and after one party in New York, played Marcus in a revival of the Harwoods drama, The Pelican. He had a run of mixed West End parts which included Orsino in Twelfth Night; roles in Leon M. Lion's revivals of Galsworthy's Loyalties in which Cathleen also appeared) and Justice; and in 1939, a long Mediterranean tour with the Old Vic Comapny (Cathleen was in this as well; also Alec Guinness, who was the Hamlet). Among other roles of the tour were Montjouy in Henry V and Sir Wilfred in Libel, a law courts play in which he was not only securely cast but also, in Cairo, an off-stage target for law students who wanted to have his opinion on legal complexities. When they got home, Ramage and his wife were seen in Pericles, directed by Robert Atkins, at the Open Air Theatre, where they played with great success; their brief scenes as Cleon and his wife, Dionyza, was a long way from the Antony and Cleopatra of nearly a score of years earlier. Ramage had various further parts but few of lasting importance. His health was not good; he could live unwisely; his marriage broke up; and, finally, he retired from the stage. (Reprinted, with permission, from The Times, 26th February 1988) G.F. STOWE Gordon Stowe was born in India in 1932 and educated there at Oak Grove School, Jharipani. The family returned to England shortly after Independence and in 1950 he entered the RAF where he served as an Air Navigator for twenty one years, seventeen of them as a commissioned officer. Perhaps his most formative experience during his service career was the six years which he spent as Chief Instructor at the RAF Survival Schools in Bavaria and England. He developed a special interest in the problems confronting prisoners of war and this led him to the resolve to study Psychology.
On retiring from the RAF in 1971, he came up to Pembroke, originally to read Philosophy and Psychology, but eventually changing to Experimental Psychology, in which subject he achieved Second Class Honours in 1975. A Pembroke contemporary recalls how well Gordon, although much older than his fellow members of the Middle Common Room, fitted into the College scene and how much he did to welcome newcomers and help them settle in. He rowed in the MCR VIII and the only concession to his age he required was that he walked rather than ran down to the Boat House. During his time at Oxford he first met Anna, then an undergraduate reading PPP at Lady Margaret Hall; they were married in April 1983. On graduation, Gordon took up a post as a psychologist with the Ministry of Defence, based at Lacon House in Holborn, London. Later he was promoted to Senior Psychologist. His department was science 3 (RAF) and he was involved in Air Crew selection. His research involved detachments to various RAF stations in the UK. In 1981 he began a training course in psychotherapy (psychoanalytic psychotherapy) with the Arbours Association, a Londonbased charity. The training was funded by the Ministry of Defence, for whom he continued to work throughout his training. He qualified as a psychotherapist in 1985 and was given a one-year detachment to Princess Alexandra Hospital, RAF Wroughton in Wiltshire, to work as psychotherapist in the neuropsychiatric department. He then was posted for another one-year detachment to the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital in South East London, which ended at Easter 1987. It was then that he became very ill and the cancer was diagnosed. He had planned to take early retirement from the Civil Service on reaching his 55th birthday in July 1987, with the aim of starting a private psychotherapy practice in Swindon. However, he died on September 27th 1987, in Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon.
P. VICKERY Paul Vickery was the innocent victim of a road traffic accident on the 15th November 1988. He died in intensive care a week later. Coming up from Bristol Grammar School, Paul read modern languages at Pembroke from 1979-83. He stayed on in Oxford to obtain a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. He then took up a teaching post at the King's School, Ottery St Mary, Devon, where he was still working at the time of his death. For him, teaching was a vocation and languages a continuing passion. These attributes, coupled with a genuine regard for the pupils whom he taught, led Paul to be much respected by colleagues, parents and pupils alike. As well as his language teaching, Paul took a special interest in children of lower academic ability, teaching a 'Design for Living' course to these groups. As a form tutor, he took a pastoral interest in the pupils in his charge. He was a man with a strong Christian faith and a keen sense of social justice. He showed a concern for the environment and for the needs of those in developing countries.
Paul was a fine linguist, a dedicated teacher, a gentle and honest man; but, above all, to those of us who knew him, he was a valued friend. Jane Butler.
NEWS OF OUR MEMBERS The Editors of the Record wish to thank those members who have been kind enough to supply them with the items which are given below. They would GREATLY WELCOME OTHERS FOR INCLUSION IN THE NEXT ISSUE, and hope that members will send them in, using the form inserted in these pages. Last year's Record began the process of publishing some of the news which we gathered as a result of the eight hundred completed forms sent in by members in connection with the new edition of the College Directory. This year we have continued to draw from this source through the alphabet as far as the letter L. Next year we hope to conclude the process but would ask members whose surnames fall in the M-Z range to bring us up to date if there has been any significant change since they supplied us with the information for the Directory. A. ALCOCK (1965) who is Librarian of the University of Minia, Egypt has recently completed two translations from the Italian, one about Pharaonic Egypt published by Electa of Milan, the other about Gnosticism by Blackwells. After a series of most enjoyable Old Pembrochians' reunions, E.R. ALLEN (1982) and F.J. WILLIAMS (1961) have decided to marry each other. A.C. ARCHIBALD (1968) was appointed Queen's Counsel for Victoria in 1983 and for South Australia and Tasmania both in 1986. The wedding of S.M. ASHER (1983) and J.M. MacLEOD (1984) took place at the Church of the Holy Child and St. Joseph, Bedford in October. The Chaplain was privileged to assist at the service which was conducted by the bride's uncle, Father Francis. An impressive representation of the couple's Pembroke contemporaries was much in evidence on the occasion. Sal and Jay took time out for their wedding from their work as community organizers for the Rural Organizing and Cultural Centre in Lexington, Mississippi. M.L. BAYLISS (nee PHILLIPS) (1979) was awarded the Northcott Prize for being placed fourth in the Order of Merit and the Knox Prize for obtaining the highest marks for the paper on Financial Accounting in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Professional Examination I in May 1987. J.S. BEER (1962) has been appointed Vicar of Grantchester and Director of Ordinands for the Diocese of Ely. A.P. BENNELL (1970) writes, "After a decade of research work in Plant Pathology, I have now forsaken the 'laboratory' to become 'Head of Public Affairs' at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, with responsibility for the commercial development, public relations and education and exhibition programmes of its organization, and its three regional outstations, which together comprise Scotland's national Botanic Garden."
In June the College Chapel was the scene of the wedding of P.K. BENTLEY (1977) and Miss Mhairi McEwan. The Chaplain conducted the ceremony and N.J.A. RIGG (1977) was best man. R.M. BOULDING (1983) was married in September 1987 to Martin Brooke, a graduate of Corpus Christi College, who has done some Classics teaching for Pembroke. She is currently working as an editor of the religious publishers, SPCK. H.W. BRAMMA (1955) has been appointed Director of the Royal School of Church Music. The Chaplain, who was honoured to conduct the wedding of his former pupil, T.A. BROGAN (1980) and Mr. Barrie Grinnell, was only one of a goodly number of Pembroke people at the ceremony in the bride's home parish church in Broughton, in July. A.E.P. CAMERON (1971) has been appointed as Consultant Surgeon (with special interests in vascular surgery) to East Suffolk Area Health Authority. In August F.M.L. CARBY-HALL (1982) married Justin Scroggie, a graduate of Keble. She is working for a Ph.D. in jurisprudence and has recently taken up an appointment as Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary College, London. J.D. CHARMLEY (1974) is a Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. In 1986 he published Duff Cooper which won the Yorkshire Post award for the best first book of the year. He followed this in 1987 with Lord Lloyd and the Decline of the British Empire and has now retired exhausted to the Norfolk countryside to renovate an old inn and to write some more books. After a number of years as an opera singer and an actor, R.O. CLARKE (1967), the wellknown wine connoisseur, is now, with the publication to date of nine books, primarily an author, while also doing a television programme for the BBC. After 21 years with Barclays International, L. COLES (1959) joined Manufacturers Hanover Trust in London where he worked closely with J.H. LYON (1955). In 1978 he was appointed Managing Director of Republic National Bank of New York (Gibraltar) Ltd. He reports that there are probably more Pembroke men in Gibraltar, pro rata to the population, than anywhere else in the world. After four terms at St. Mary's High School, Cheshunt, F.C. CORK (1983) has taken up a teaching post in the Religious Studies Department of her old school, Queen Elizabeth's, Ashbourne. Having joined Cadbury's in 1963, G.R. DALE (1959) has been designated International Compensation and Benefits Director for Cadbury Schweppes plc. P.W. DAVIES (1974) was appointed Assistant Investor Relations Manager for British Telecom in 1987. N.P. DAVIS (1968) is Managing Director of Hammond and Champness, one of the country's largest lift servicing and manufacturing companies. A.J. DENYER (1958) is Chief Forestry Officer for East Sussex County Council. A.D. DEYERMOND (1950) who is Professor of Spanish at Westfield College, London, was elected Fellow of the British Academy in July. In November 1987 he was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries just in time to hear B.S. BENEDIKZ (1951), F.S.R., read a paper
on 'Icelandic Fellows of the Society'. In April he read a paper at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, of which the co-organizer was B.J. DENDLE (1955). O.J.P.K. DICKINSON (1960), a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Durham University, is currently also Chairman of the Board of Studies. He is engaged in writing a general work on the Greek Bronze Age for Cambridge University Press. In 1986 P. DIGBY-SMITH (1965), who is a lecturer in English at the Extra-Mural Department of Toulouse University, received his doctorate there for a thesis on Jane Austen. He is currently doing research on post-1956 British playwrights. Having completed a Ph.D. in the Philosophy Department at Leeds University, A.R. DILLER (1984), is currently a Lecturer in Computer Science at Birmingham University. J.E. DIXON (1967) is a Partner in Price Waterhouse, in Kuala Lumpur. M.J.R.M. d'UNIENVILLE (1952) became a Queen's Counsel (Mauritius) in 1987. Since 1974 D.J. DUNSTAN (1971) has worked for CAP, a large computer system house, where he is now a technical consultant concerned with systems for manufacturing industries. After twenty-five years in the Royal Military Police, D.W. EKING (1957) retired in 1985 with the rank of full Colonel and is nowChief Executive of the National Society for Epilepsy. In April 1979 C.A. EVERARD (1979) married William Wall, a barrister, and moved to Reading. She is still working in London for Barclays, De Zoete, Wedd. Since June 1986 A.P. FISHER (1972) has been a lecturer and Honorary senior Registrar in the Department of Anaesthetics at King's College Hospital, London. P.M. FLEMING (1960) is a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire Health District and a Clinical teacher in Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton University. Since 1985 he has been the Director of the Wessex Regional Drug Dependence Services. R.I. FLEMING (1968) is Principal Interpreter with the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels. M.J. FORSDICK (1974) is working as the partner in charge of the Arawa office of Coopers and Lybrand on the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. He expects to be there until 1991 and, having as he does a number of contacts all over that country, invites any Pembroke visitors to P.N.G. to get in touch with him: c/o Coopers and Lybrand, P.O. Box 1156, Arawa, New Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea. Telephone: Work - 951355, Home - 956362. S.J. FORSDICK (1972) is Principal in General Practice in St. Austell, Cornwall. A.D.S. FOWLER (1952), who was Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh University from 1972 to 1984, is currently a University Fellow of Edinburgh and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. After five years teaching at Marlborough College, P.T. FRASER (1978) is Head of Physics at Bradfield College. S.H. FROST (1970) was appointed Leasing Manager at the London office of the Banque Arabe et Internationale d'Investissement in 1986. He was commissioned in the Territorial Army in 1973 and is in command of 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron at Windsor.
A.R. GARNER (1977) writes, "Having spent 41 /2 years with Citibank N.A. as a marketing officer I moved into the esoteric new area of finance known as SWAPS. I was with the Hong Kong Bank group from 1985-1988 and have just moved to West Deutsche Landesbank. I married Jane (nĂŠe Allen) in 1982 and we were blessed with the arrival of a son, Andrew, in October 1987. We are all actively involved in St. Bamabas', our local Church of England in Hackney." J.G.H. GASSON (1953) has been Secretary of the Law Commission since 1982. The year that saw P.R. GELLERT (1980) complete his D.Phil thesis also witnessed his marriage to C.J. HUBBARD (1985). J.D. GELLING (1941) has been Rector of Ballaugh, Isle of Man since 1977 and a Canon of the Diocese of Sodor and Man since 1980. In 1987 P.GERIN-LAJOIE (1945) was created an Officer of the National Order of Quebec. Since 1983 M.J. GILLESPIE (1973) has served as a Principal in the Home Office. M.D.C. GILSENAN (1960) has been Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World at Oxford since 1984. P.R. GLAZEBROOK (1955) has been a University Lecturer in Law and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge since 1967. Since 1978 J. GLUCKER (1961), has been Professor of Clasical Philology and Philosophy in the Department of Classics at Tel-Aviv University. B.M. GOODMAN (1975) is an Account Director in PR Solutions, the PR subsidiary of the advertising agency, Boase Massimi Pollitt plc. The Head of a set of barristers' Chambers in the Temple, D.C. GORDON (1952) has a wide common law and chancery practice. M.H. GORDON (1967) is a Lecturer in Food Chemistry at Reading University. A.N. GORSUCH (1966) is a Senior Registrar and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences at University College, London. S. GOSZTONY (1981), who joined the WM Company in 1985, works in Edinburgh as a consultant to investment institutions on the computer-based monitoring of their investment performance. J.D.E. GOUGH (1972) is a director on the investment side of Close Brothers Group, a quoted United Kingdom merchant bank. A.A. GOYMER (1966) has practised as a barrister on the South-Eastern circuit since 1972. J.M. GRAHAM (1959) is a consultant Otolaryngologist at University College Hospital, London. H.T. GREGSON (1971) is City Reporter on the Sunday Telegraph and Editor of First Magazine. In October R.A. GRAHAM (1964) saw the publication of a story, Jack and the Monster (Anderson Press) written for and about his three young children, Henry, Jack and George. Simultaneous foreign editions also appeared in Finland, France, Germany, Holland, and USA.
Since 1980 A.D.P. GRANT (1964) has run Kirkby Fleetham Hall, near Northallerton as a country house hotel. After eleven years lecturing in Statistics at Durham University, P.J. GREEN (1968) has been appointed to the Chair of Statistics at Bristol University. In 1987 he was awarded the Royal Statistical Society Guy medal in bronze. I.J.M. GRIFFIN (1970), who is Assistant General Manager of Norwich Union Life Australia, living in North Balwyn, Victoria, would welcome being contacted by any of his Pembroke contemporaries either in Australia or in the United Kingdom which he visits annually. H.W. GRIFFITHS (1975) is a litigation partner in the Cardiff solicitors, Adams and Black. A. HADWIN (1983) has taken up the post of Lay Pastoral Assistant at Louth Methodist Church in Lincolnshire. Apart from two years spent as Principal Magistrate in the Solomon Islands, N. HALL (1969) has practised as a barrister from his chambers in Brighton since 1973. In 1966 V.R. HAM (1974) was appointed Lecturer in Computer Education at Christchurch Teachers College, New Zealand. He is a member of the Canterbury University nominations panel for the Rhodes Scholarship. S.E. HARDING (1973) is a Lecturer in Physical Biochemistry at Nottingham University. G.A. HART (1958), who is a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Health and Social Security and Director of Operations of the National Health Service Management Board, was made a Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 1987 New Year Honours' list. J.B. HATTENDORF (1973), who is Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, has been appointed Honorary Secretary of the Rhode Island chapter of the Oxford Society. The frontispiece of his most recent book, England in the War of the Spanish Succession, is a reproduction of the portrait of Queen Anne by Edmund Lilly which hangs in Hall. P.S.W. HAWKINS (1969) is a Housemaster at Trinity School, Teignmouth, Devon. In 1983 R.L. HAWKINS (1968), who is Editor of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine, formed his own Medical Publishing Company, Hawker Publications. A.P. HAYNES (1960), who is a free-lance musician and composer, is Director of the Grand Union Orchestra. Since 1974 D.W. HEATH (1957) has worked in the Statistical Office of the European Communities in Luxemburg. D.M. HERBERT-SMITH (1972) is a Systems Analyst in Local Government at Enfield. P. HERRIOT (1959) is Professor of Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck College, London. After obtaining his doctorate in Law at Stellenbosch University in 1979, D.W.R. HERTZOG (1970) went on to work as Senior Lecturer at the Universities of South Africa and Pretoria respectively. For the past five years he has been an advocate at the Pretoria bar. R.R. HIGHFIELD (1976), who is the Science Editor of the Daily Telegraph, will be spending Trinity Term in Oxford on a Journalist Fellowship at Queen Elizabeth House.
C.J. HIGLEY (1966) is User Services Manager of the Computing Centre at University College, Cardiff. Following the established family tradition, Charles James, the third child of N. HIGSON (1975) and his wife, Elaine, was christened in the College Chapel in September. G.D.L.R. HOME (1954) has, been Chairman and Managing Director of Christian Resources Exhibitions Ltd since 1985 and Chairman of Christian Resources Exhibitions Inc (USA) since 1986. After working for twenty-eight years for the UK Atomic Energy Authority, St. C.C. HOOD (1940) retired as Senior Adviser to the Secretary in 1986. In June S.L. HOROWITZ (1982) married William Schultz at Oxon Hill, Maryland. J.B. HOUGHTON (1965) is an Advisory Teacher with the Leicestershire Education Authority in the field of Information Technology and Open Learning. N.K. HOWICK (1972), a Chartered Patent Agent and European Patent Attorney, is a partner of Carpmaels and Ransford. J.I. HUBBARD (1952) is Professor of Neurophysiology and Chairman of the Physiology Department at Otago University Medical School. M.A. HUGHES (1980) is working as a process engineer for Dowty Rotol Ltd. Gloucester. Since 1987 J.D. HULME (1973) has taught Business Studies at Bullers Wood School for Girls, Chislehurst. In April College Chapel was the scene of the wedding of R.C. HUNT (1975) and Anne Banks. J.R. HUNTINGFORD (1969) is Director of the Garth Clark Gallery (London) which specializes in twentieth century studio pottery. A.G. HUTCHINSON (1964) is Head of the Department of Adult Studies at Newbury College. After thirty five years with Oxford University Press, J.Y. HUWS-DAVIES (1938), retired as Deputy Secretary in 1987. G.B. INGLIS (1951) is a Senior Partner in Slaughter and May. J.D. IRELAND (1966) is a Managing Director in the Merger and Acquisitions Department of Citicorp Investment Bank in New York. N.T. JAMES (1963) is Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Cell Biology with responsibility for much of the medical teaching at Sheffield University. After several years working in Canada D.J. JEFFCOAT (1968) writes, "I seem to have become one of your 'lost' members, probably during my time spent working in Canada from 1977-83. Anyway, now my family and I are back in the UK, and I'm working for Glaxo Holdings as Group Financial Planning & Control Manager. My wife Jill and I have three children, daughters aged 10 and 5, and a son age 6. K.H. JEFPERY (1948) has retired from the Arts Council. He is the London representative of the F.V.S. Foundation of Hamburg, and a Patron of the Music Festival of Schleswig-
Holstein. He has recently become a Trustee of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, is VicePresident of the Arundel Music Festival, and a Director of the Music Festivals at Windsor and Henley. We are in regular contact with C.J. LUSBY-TAYLOR (1968) and his wife Pam, who was at university with my wife. They have twins aged 2 and are living in Newbury. I also visited J. ELDER (1968) and his family recently. They are living in an idyllic spot, in an old farmhouse in the middle of the countryside near Lancaster." R.G. JENKINS (1956), a Chartered Patent Agent, has been a partner in R.G.C. Jenkins and Co since 1965. R. St. E. JOHNS (1961) writes, "After a four year flirtation with schoolteaching (during which I managed to send one open Physics scholar to Pembroke, N.H. PARSONS (1968)). I joined the Royal Navy, an action that may flabbergast some who remember me. At various times my work has included meteorology, oceanography, operational analysis with nuclear weapons, and a great deal of amateur theatricals especially on the musical side." F.J. JONES (1943), has retired with the title of Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales. He is currently Chairman of the Society for Italian Studies. In 1983 G.N. JONES (1973) founded a microcomputer software company, Sixteen Bit Software Ltd, whose `Windowmaker' software package is now used by replacement window companies in seventeen countries. After several years in Japan, M.R. JONES (1970) has returned to England and is working at the bury Executive Language Teaching Centre in London. J.S. KANE-BERMAN (1968) is Director of the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg. J.A. KAY (1938), who is retired and living in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., is Secretary of the Old Oundelian Club, USA. M.J. KEATING (1968) has been appointed Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. A. KEITH (1972) is Chaplain at Oswestry School. Since 1966 D.A.R. KELLY (1952) has taught English to Foreign Students at the Dolmetscherschule Zurich. J.D.C. KELLY (1948) is Consultant Surgeon to the Grimsby Hospitals. After retiring from the University of Sussex in 1983, I.H.F. KERR (1946) went out to Japan as Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Education of Tohaka University, subsequently doing a comparative study of radiographics at that university's School of Medicine. In March he returned from six months in Peru where he carried out a similar study. After three years as Head of Chancery in Washington, J.O. KERR (1960) returned to London in 1987 where he is Assistant Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Colonial Office. M.J. KILL (1971) is Head of Planning with special responsibility for strategic planning in the UK at Barclays Bank.
D.C. KIRKWOOD (1960) is Vicar of Rothley, Leicestershire and Rural Dean of Goscote. M.A. KITCHEN (1971) is an investment analyst with the stockbroker, Hoare Govett, and has recently moved to Tokyo to cover the Japanese electronics industry. On graduating as an MBA from the Harvard Business School, K.N. KNAPP (1981) has joined Monitor Company, a strategic consulting firm based in Boston, as a consultant. A. KROEGER (1956), who has been a member of the Canadian Public Service since 1958, is currently Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources in the Canadian Government. In 1987 E. LOBB (1925), Boot Maker to the Queen, Prince Philip and the Prince of Wales, received an inernational award and was named 'Personality of the Year' in craft awards by a jury of French journalists and connoisseurs, being only the second Englishman to be so honoured. The award was given in recognition of his work in the craft of hand-made shoemaking. E.S. LUCK (1980) has written South Cornish Harbours, a volume in the Coastline series published by Nautical Books, an imprint of A. and C. Black. P.G.F. MANNING (1974) writes, "In September 1987 I married Carolyn (Cas) Spring at Holy Trinity, Brompton. We live in Twickenham and I work as a solicitor in Ealing with Messrs E.D.C. Lord & Co, specializing in conveyancing (with a commercial bias). My wife and I both take an active role in the leading of worship at Holy Trinity, Brompton." C.G. MARKLAND (1975) is working as Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. George's Hospital, London. O.J. MAURTUA (1971), who recently completed his term of office as Ambassador of Peru to Canada, has taken up the post of Peruvian Ambassador to bolivia. Before leaving Canada he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Winnipeg. C.R. MOPPETT (1955) has taken up a post with the new Employment Training programme in the Portsmouth area. He and his wife are also involved in distributing Christian literature and have started operating a new 'Good News' van. After an initial appointment at Orton Longueville Secondary School, Peterborough, W. MORGAN-WILLIAMS (1985), is teaching English at Dubai College in the United Arab Emirates. P.J. MUNBY (1971) writes, 'After having acquired a wife, Jill, and two children, Jonathan and Joanna, during my six years as minister of Emmanuel Church, West Dulwich, I moved back a little nearer to my North-East roots in August 1988 when I was appointed vicar of St. George's, Barnsley, and chaplain to Barnsley District General Hospital.' D.G. NASMYTH (1970), who was recently awarded the MS degree from London University, is now a Senior Surgical Registrar with Mersey Regional Health Authority. He is currently working in General Surgery in Chester where he has encountered M.G. SPENCER (1969) who is a Consultant ENT Surgeon. R.A. PENN (1970), who has been Head of Modern Languages at Eastbourne College since 1984, is a Moderator and Awarder for the MEG French GCSE examination. P.J. PRESCOTT (1954) writes, "I joined the British Council in 1963, after National Service in the Royal Artillery and four years in a computer company, and was almost immediately
posted to Cairo. That posting ended with the Six Day War in 1967 and though nothing quite so exciting has happened since in my career as the manner of my leaving Cairo, I have now completed twenty-five very agreeable years in the Council's service. I am exceptionally lucky in being posted twice to Paris (where I am now Director of the Council and Cultural Counsellor at the Embassy), with, in between, three delightful years in Sydney and a stimulating four years as Director of our department in London concerned with the socialist countries, with privileged access not only to the East European capitals but also to Peking and even Ulan Bator. I married in 1971: my wife, Gill, is a French graduate and former Council officer." P.C. RAPLEY (1981) is working for Sortex Ltd, a division of Booker, and is engaged in designing what may well be the world's first automatic bichromatic food sorting machine. O.G. RHYS (1971) has recently returned to Wiltshire as Director of a small company operating at the interface between universities and industry. R.R. RIGGS (1977), who with his wife, Dalene, is engaged in setting up Nicea Publishing, a business offering a wide range of products for the Christian community, was recently tonsured a Reader of the Orthodox Church in New Jersey. F.M. ROADS (1961) has recently taken up a post as Primary Music Specialist for West Essex involving advisory duties in more than eighty schools in the area. A devotee of Japanese culture he is an active member of the British Go Association. Following the national Challengers League in May his ranking rose to seventh in the country. His official Japanese style grade is third dan. He reports that M.C. CUMPER (1978) is second dan, 'but he is young'. G.L. ROBERTS (1968) has been appointed Deputy Headmaster of Holmewood House School, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells. A.J.A. ROMANIS (1975) has returned to his native Diocese of Newcastle with is appointment as Team Vicar in the Seaton Team with charge of Saint Andrew's, Ashington. P.J. SIMMONS (1975) is working in Paris for the Conference Europeenne des administrations des Postes and des Telecommunications on standards for a future pan-European cellular radio system. R.D. SIMONSON (1981) is a qualified archivist working at Lambeth Palace Library. In August F.M. SMITH (1983) married Andy Anson, an Exeter College graduate and Soccer Blue. C. SPICER (1979) works in the Euromarket for J. Henry Schroder Wagg Co. Ltd. G.P. SPICKETT (1974) has returned to Oxford as a Clinical Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Medicine and Senior Registrar in Immunology at the John Radcliffe Hospital. S.J. STANNARD-POWELL (1966) has been appointed Head of the training division of Centronic Sales Ltd with overall responsibility for a varied programme of fibre optic workshops. J.R. STAYT (1948) was awarded the OBE in the Birthday Honours for services to the Scout Association as Chief Commissioner of England. D.G. STERN (1976) writes, "After leaving Oxford in the summer of 1979, I spent a year at the University of Pittsburgh, where I took an M.A. in the History and Philosophy of Science. Between 1980 and 1987 I lived in Berkeley, California, and studies for an M.A. and Ph.D. in
Philosophy. For the 1987-8 academic year, I have been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy. This autumn I began teaching at the University of Iowa." In 1986 C.W.M. SWITHINBANK (1946) retired from being Head of Earth Sciences at the British Antarctic Survey (Natural Environment Research Council). Since then he has been on five trips to the Antarctic as an independent consultant. A.J. THOULD (1977) has recently taken up the post of Head of the History Department at Cranleigh School. On leaving Oxford in May 1982, L.S. TUKAN (1980) went to Columbia University, New York where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Monetary Economics in October 1987. He has returned to Jordan where he joined the Central Bank as Head of the Research Department. He also teaches at the Institute for Banking Studies in Jordan. In July 1986 his wife, L.M. TUKAN (1981) was awarded her Ph.D. with Honours in International Law from the Faculty of International Law of the University of Nice. D.P. WAINWRIGHT (1956) has been awarded a Ph.D from the University of Southern California for his thesis on Jacques Copeau's influence on Roger du Gard (1913-20). R.P. WHALLEY (1966), who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola University, Chicago, has recently published a volume in the Cambridge Studies in Sociology entitled, The Social Production of Technical Work. In March M.C. WHITWELL (1952) became a Freemen of England. He is also now serving on the committee for the Freemen of Shrewsbury. S.J. WRIGLEY (1973) is Head of the English and Communications Department at Sharnbrook Upper School, Bedfordshire.
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