St Hugh's College, Oxford - Chronicle 1930-1931

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ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE

ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR MEMBERS

CHRONICLE, 1930-1931. No. 3.




Miss C. A. E. MOBERLY, PRINCIPAL OF ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE, 1886-1915.


Tounbress :

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DAME ELIZABETH WORDSWORTH, D.B.E., Hon. M.A., Hon. D.C.L.

nentiactors

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CLARA EVELYN MORDAN. EDWARD GAY. ELIZA MARY THOMAS. CHARLES SELWYN AWDRY. PHILIP MAURICE DENEKE. MARY GRAY ALLEN. JOHN GAMBLE.



ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE Association of Senior Members.

Chairman . THE PRINCIPAL. Hon. Secretary : Miss M. F. PERHAM. Editor of the Chronicle, 193o 3 i : Miss B. M. HAMILTON THOMPSON, St. Hugh's College, Oxford. -


CONTENTS. PAGE

Frontispiece ... Foundress and Benefactors Officers of the Association Visitor, Hon. Fellows and Council Principal, Tutors, Administrative Officers, etc. Report of the Annual Meeting of the Association

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The Principal's Letter ... Some early reminiscences of St. Hugh's College

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As others see us "Achievement with Recognition

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Dorothea Keble : An appreciation The Senior Common Room The Junior Common Room An account of the Rowing Contest. (December, 193o) List of Final Honour Schools, 193o List of Degrees, 193o-31 Undergraduates in residence ... Research Fellowship Fund Report St. Hugh's Club Obituary Marriages Births Publications

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Appointments ...

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News of Senior Members going down in 193o News of Senior Members

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Clara Evelyn Mordan Scholars Hurry Prize Winners

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Visitor. The Right Hon. EDGAR ALGERNON ROBERT, Viscount CECIL OF CHELWOOD, M.A., Hon. D.C.L.

Hon. Fellows. D.B.E., Hon. M.A., Hon. D.C.L. CHARLOTTE ANNE ELIZABETH MOBERLY, Hon. M.A. BEATRICE MARGARET SPARKES, M.A. EDITH ELIZABETH WARDALE, M.A., Ph.D. (Zurich). ELIZABETH WORDSWORTH,

Council. M.A., Principal. PERCY ComN LYON, M.A., C.S.I., Oriel, Chairman and Treasurer. CHARLOTTE ANNE ELIZABETH MOBERLY, Hon. M.A., Hon. Fellow. EDITH ELIZABETH WARDALE, M.A., Hon. Fellow. ELIZABETH ANNIE FRANCIS, M.A., Official Fellow. MARGERY FREDA PERHAM, M.A., Research Fellow. SYBIL MAUD GOULDING, M.A., Official Fellow. MARY ETHEL SEATON, M.A., F.R.S.L., Official Fellow., Secretary to the Council. EVELYN EMMA STEFANOS PROCTER, M.A., Official Fellow. GERTRUDE THORNEYCROFT, Official Fellow. CECILIA MARY ADY, M.A., Research Fellow. MARY REAVELEY GLOVER, M.A., Official Fellow. JoHN LINTON MYRES, M.A., Fellow of New College. ANNIE MARY ANNE HENLEY ROGERS, M.A. Rev. VICTOR JOHN KNIGHT BROOK, M.A., Censor of Non-Collegiate Students. JOAN EVANS, B.Litt. Rev. BURNETT HILLMAN STREETER, M.A., Fellow of Queen's. CHARLES RICHARD MORRIS, M.A., Fellow of Balliol. ETHEL HEADMAN, M.A. ELFRIDA MARY TALBOT, M.A. DORA 1BBERSON, M.A. Sir BASIL Pian.Lorr BLACKETT, M.A., K.C.B., K.C.S.I., University. Rev. ROBERT HENRY LIGHTFOOT, M.A., Fellow of New College. DOUGLAS VEALE, M.A., Fellow of Corpus Christi. BARBARA ELIZABETH GWYER,


Principal. B. E.

GwYER,

M.A.

Tutors. E. A. FRANCIS, M.A. S. M. GOULDING, M.A., D.Univ. Paris. M. E. SEATON, M.A., F.R.S.L. E. E. S. PROCTER, M.A. M. R. GLOVER, M.A., Vice-Principal. D. E. MARTIN-CLARKE (MTS.) M.A. (Cantab.)

French. French. English Literature. History. Philosophy and Classics. English Language.

Lecturers. D. M. WRINCH NICHOLSON (MTS.), D.Sc., M.A., F.R.A.S. Mathematics. Chemistry. M. A. LEISHMAN, M.A., B.Sc.

Administrative Officers. Librarian.

Bursar. G.

THORNEYCROPT,

B.A. (Birm.).

E. E. S.

PROCTER,

M.A.

Assistant Librarian. B. M.

HAMILTON THOMPSON, M.A.

Assistant Bursar.

Principal's Secretary.

S. F. SALT.

M. FowLE.


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Report of the Annual Meeting of the Association, 1930. The fifth Annual Meeting of the Association was held on Saturday, June asst, 193o, and was attended by nineteen members. The Chairman proposed a vote of sympathy with the Secretary of the Association, Miss Buckhurst, who had been obliged to resign her Fellowship on account of ill-health. The election of Miss lbberson by the Association as a Member of the College Council was announced, and also that of Miss Perham as Secretary of the Association. The Chairman reported that Miss Goodenough, Editor of the " Chronicle," 1928-30, was not standing for re-appointment, and, accordingly, after the meeting's acknowledgement of the first Editor's excellent service to the Association, Miss Hamilton Thompson, on the motion of Miss Ady, seconded by Miss Glover, was appointed Editor for 1930-31. There were present :— The Chairman. C. M. Ady. M. A. Bellamy. L. G. Bickmore. R. Brown. M. Fowle. E. A. Francis. M. R. Glover. B. M, Hamilton Thompson. P. M. Hartnoll.

M. L. Lee. W. M. Mammatt. A. C. Percival. E. E. S. Procter. A. M. A. H. Rogers. S. Salt. M. E. Seaton. G. Thorneycroft. E. E. Wardale.

The Principal's Letter. Dear Miss Hamilton Thompson, The academic successes of the year covered by your third number should make good reading for Senior Members, who I know will share our satisfaction in the contents of page 22. That we continue, and even intensify, our contribution to the population and to the commercial and administrative life of the Empire as well as to the instruction of its youth, will, I hope equally please your readers, whom I commend to a study of pages 32 and 33. My letter must not be too long, or I shall have nothing left to tell you about at the Gaudy. The new Pass Moderations Statute has come into operation, and I have heard scornful allusions to it from latinists and historians ; it seems to be approved without reserve by English linguistic specialists alone. Prudence was observed by the College in this first year, only four candidates being sent in in all subjects at Christmas, the majority of the rest being permitted to offer one alone ; and caution in the preliminary phase certainly appears to have justified itself. The latter phase has yet to come. We are now confronting another revolutionary proposal—the abolition of " vivas " in Pass and Divinity Moderations both.


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Oxford is about to lose in Miss Fry, Principal of Somerville College, a mind of depth and brilliance and a personality distinguished for humanity and charm. That we failed to keep her is, one feels, no credit to ourselves I But the public life which she has already adorned in the past must be the richer for her return. Miss Darbishire is too well known to generations of women in one of their favourite Honour Schools to require illumination by compliments here. We welcome her heartily into the august army of Principals. The Council has, as usual, gains and losses to report. Miss Irwin, after three years of useful work as one of your representatives, was replaced in October by Miss Ibberson, who confers distinction on us by her services to our sex in a newer field of its activity than ours. it is an open secret that the admirable Statement of the Council of Women Civil Servants (Higher Grades) prepared for the Royal Commission on the Civil Service (5929-193o) owes its completeness to her grasp of principle, minute knowledge and incessant toil. Mr. C. R. Morris, Fellow of Balliol College, and the Rev. R. H. Lightfoot, Fellow of New College, have been co-opted under Statute I, 3, and Mr. Douglas Veale, Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Registrar of the University, under Statute I, 4. We are still discussing questions of finance and building extension, and feel daily more urgently the need of a benefaction such as that so felicitously earned for Lady Margaret Hall by Miss M. Deneke's musical missions to the United States, widely reported in the Press. The lease and freehold of No. 1, St. Margaret's Road have been purchased, but the house will not be available for our purposes—whatever they may prove to be—until 193 5. The good account that Miss Perham gave of herself during her tenure of a Rhodes Travelling Fellowship resulted in a further offer from the Trustees, which with the permission of the College she has accepted. A second year's work has naturally made all the difference to her grasp of her chosen subject—Native Administration in the various territories of Africa which are directly under European influence ; and a book on the unique administration of Tanganyika, the Mandated Territory, is to be the first outcome. Miss Perham hopes in future to be able to devote herself unreservedly to these living interests of our day, and the College has therefore commuted her Tutorship for a non-stipendiary Research Fellowship, in the first instance for the present year. We shall confer with her on her return for a few months' work in London next March as to her plan of study and the conditions under which it is to be done. St. Hugh's and Oxford scholarship have both sustained a serious loss through Miss Buckhurst's breakdown in health, from which, though news of her progress is satisfactory, she has by no means fully recovered. Her resignation as from the beginning of this academical year had been preceded by more than twelve months of ill health, and absence from College for nearly as long a period. Miss Buckburst's enthusiasm for her subject, the humour- and charm with which she could invest Icelandic narratives and folk-lore and her delight in impromptu charades and the absurdities of a " Night before Schools will long be remembered with regret. We hope that temporary, if prolonged, retirement from active work will not preclude entirely meanwhile her pursuit of those studies by which she has already made her name. Mrs. Martin-Clarke, M.A., Newnham College, and since 1924 Lecturer in English at the University College of the South West, joined us as Tutor in English Language in October last. From the same date Miss Leishman, M.A., B.Sc., St. Hilda's, since 5927. Lecturer and Demonstrator in Chemistry at Bedford College, was appointed non-resident Lecturer in Chemistry, in succession to Mrs. Cutcliffe, now otherwise employed. Miss Agnes Headlam-Morley, B.A., B.Litt., Somerville, has been appointed Assistant Tutor in Politics and Economics—from October, 5935, only, as it proved impossible for her to take up her new duties till then, Miss


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Headlam-Morley, who read for the Final Honour School of Modern History, is known to students of post-war history by her book on Post-War Democratic Constitutions, and will bring to us in addition the fruits of some years' study of economic subjects, particularly in connexion with British industry. Members of the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics will be assigned to her, and her specialised historical knowledge will be of value to those of Miss Procter's students who incline to modern studies. During this intervening year Miss Rowe, Assistant Tutor, Society of Oxford Home Students, consented to act as Tutor to P.P.E. candidates, for which we are very grateful to her. The continued exclusion of women members of the University from the benefits of the University Appointments Committee has caused a small experimental beginning to be made with similar work by the Women's Societies themselves. A limited joint contribution to the London and National Society for Women's Service, Marsham Street, Westminster, gives us the privilege of regular visits from one of their staff for consultations by junior members, and of information about openings and training. All vacancies advised arc circulated among the Societies, each of which takes the responsibility of informing and recommending its own members. The scheme is provisional, and, at St. Hugh's, will be reported on after a year, so that the Council may judge of its efficacy. Additional voluntary help has been given by two senior members, Miss Ibberson and Miss Bazeley, who have accepted invitations to speak in our J.C.R., the former on " The Civil Service as a Profession for Women," the latter on " Educational Work and Prospects outside Secondary Schools," during this term. I cannot close my letter without calling attention to the report on page 26. It is eminently desirable that our Fund should make faster progress, and we cannot invite any member of the College to pursue higher study, keeping herself meanwhile on the interest of about £18,00, and we are not far now from 1933, the year in which we should like to see somebody benefiting from the fund. Could not St. Hugh's Club, progenitor itself of this banding, confer a benefit upon its adolescence also, by appointing a special committee to organise a College Dance next winter in town ? Names of " Distinguished Patronesses " leap at once into my mind, and now that, I hear, the waltz and polka are coming in again, I would not mind taking a ticket (or even a pair of tickets) myself. And why should not the same advantage (I refer to the last sentence but one) be conferred on other large centres of population ? My mind's eye sees efforts in parti materia organised at Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham—even Aberdeen. I hope the Club will have a meeting at the 1931 Gaudy and discuss any and every scheme. May I take the opportunity of saying that I am now " at Home " to Senior Members on every Sunday evening in Term from 8 to 1o? A letter beforehand, and it will be an additional pleasure to look out for temporary residents or birds of passage on the way down from Chapel at 7.zo p.m., and to share with them supper in Hall. (Those who remember that function will not expect to be able to talk until about 7.45.) I hope no one will spend a week-end in Oxford without trying to look in on me. Miss Moberly's best wishes to all Senior Members are joined with mine. I hope you like her portrait. Yours sincerely, B. E. GWYER.

February, 1931.


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Some Early Reminiscences of St. Hugh's College. As I look back over the forty odd years of my connection with St. Hugh's College—or Hall as it used to be—the first thing that impresses me is its steady and rapid growth. When I joined in January, 1888, it had been in existence four terms only, but had already more than doubled its numbers. Starting in October, 1886, with four students, for whom a semi-detached house, 24 Norham Road, was large enough, in little more than a year it had come to require the other half of the house and I made its tenth student. Even with the whole house, however, our accommodation was very limited. We had a common study, our library being contained in a book case or two in that study. In order to preserve a separate Chapel our Principal had contented herself with one small room which had to do duty for her office and for the general drawing room as well as for her private sitting room. The whole immediate responsibility for the running of the Hall was on her shoulders, she had neither Vice-Principal nor Secretary to help her, while the ultimate responsibility may be said to have rested wholly on our honoured foundress, Miss—now Dame—Elizabeth Wordsworth, for, for several years there was no Council. It is from this modest beginning that St. Hugh's has steadily grown. I remember well driving up to the Norham Road house at the beginning of the October term of that same year, 1888, to find a notice on the gate directing students to 17, Norham Gardens. _ This larger house had become vacant in time to be seized upon by Miss Wordsworth for the increasing needs of St. Hugh's and for the furniture to be moved in before term, but with no time to send round word to the students. Here we found ourselves in more dignified surroundings. A pleasant library was provided besides the common study ; both had large windows looking south over the garden and the Parks beyond, and the library gained distinction from a couch and settee, very comfortable if somewhat service-worn, from the Bishop's palace at Salisbury. Our Principal, however, continued to content herself with a small north room for sitting room and office. And here I must stop to say something of what St. Hugh's owes to its first Principal. No one could have been found better suited for that post than Miss C. A. E. Moberly. Her early experience had given her insight into what collegiate life should be, and into the aims and nature of true scholarship, while her interest in girls and sympathy with them made every student look upon her as a personal friend, and her own personality and charm gave just the touch wanted for the social life of busy students. While etiquette ruled the other Halls with some severity, under Miss Moberly's influence the members of St. Hugh's lived on the easiest and most friendly terms among themselves. Those were difficult times. The movement for the Higher Education of Women had not been long established and was still looked upon with misgiving (to say the least), by a large proportion of Oxford, while its promotors were naturally anxious that the students should do nothing to attract adverse criticism. The position craved wary walking for all, while for St. Hugh's there was the additional complication of having to accept the difficult place of younger sister among the older Women's Halls. Fortunately, Miss Moberly's name and her many friends and connections in the University enabled her from the first to take the right position in Oxford. The next steps in the development of St. Hugh's were the appointment of a Vice-Principal in the autumn of 1888 and the formation of a Council in 189o. The first Vice-Principal was Miss Pearson of Lady Margaret Hall, and when she was


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elected in 1889 to the same post at Lady Margaret, I succeeded her at St. Hugh's, having taken my Schools that summer. Meanwhile numbers were steadily increasing and one of the first important decisions of our Council was that we must build. Accordingly a wing was begun in 1891 and a house taken in Park Crescent to provide the further accommodation needed till the new building should be ready. As this did not happen as soon as had been expected, Mr. and Mrs. Gay came to the rescue and received a certain number of students for a term at 8z, Woodstock Road ; this was was the first appearance of that house as a domicile for members of St. Hugh's. The new wing provided among other things a better chapel and a pleasant dining room with a special floor for dancing, the gift of a friend. After this no further attempt at building was made for some years, though many of us spent pleasant hours with Miss Moberly planning the future St. Hugh's. This was to be a beautiful collegiate building with chapel and cloisters, but I do not remember that we got as far as selecting a site. The Council, however, was content for the time to add house to house by buying as the need arose. In 1901 the opposite house, z8 Norham Gardens, was bought ; in 19o9 Fyfleld Lodge, and a little later we obt ained the use of a house in Bradmore Road for, I think, a year. The only building done was the erection in 1909 under Mr. Cronshaw's treasurership and special care, of a beautiful little chapel in the garden of the next house, Gunfield, with a covered way leading to it from St. Hugh's. The policy of the Council during those years was one of consolidation rather than expansion. In 1895 the property of the Hall was vested in four Trustees under a Deed of Trust and in 1911 the Hall was incorporated under the Companies' Act of 1908 and faced the world under the new title of St. Hugh's College. In the previous year it had been recognised by the University as one of the five Societies of Registered Women Students and the position of the women students of Oxford had thus become more firmly established. The years 1894-6 had been enlivened by the agitation in favour of admitting women to degrees. The attempt was unsuccessful but the struggle was carried on, with good humour on the whole, on both sides, there being as much chaff as abuse between members of the opposing factions. In this Oxford contrasted well with Cambridge when a similar attempt was made there. In the sister University undergraduates joined in the fray and as might have been expected, some rowdyness was not wanting. My father—always an advocate for the women's claims—went up to record his vote and had a noisy reception, being told that he at any rate was old enough to know better. Eggs too were thrown but I do not remember that he came home with any traces of these. However, if we had nothing of that sort in Oxford, we had our surprises. In the shower of pamphlets from both sides, one of our supporters, whose identity was suspected, but never, I think, definitely disclosed, delighted us all by breaking out into verse. A proposal made for the foundation of a University for Women by the joint efforts of Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin called forth an effusion of which the following are the first verses. Of seats of learning there are few, Which have the least affinity, Or slightest likeness to the new, And certainly attractive U-niversity of Trinity, -niversity of Trinity. Professors there are none or tutors in the whole vicinity, Which is a great advantage to The girls residing at the U-niversity of Trinity, -niversity of Trinity!


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But to go back to St. Hugh's. In 1912 the present site became available and thus the possibility arose of realizing earlier dreams and moving the College altogether to its present position, and housing it in a suitable building. Opinion was much divided on the wisdom of such a bold step, most of us longed to make the venture, but many were doubtful about the safety of it. I remember well a meeting of the Council at which, after much discussion, Mr.—now Sir Montagu— Burrows, got up and made a set speech. (Our proceedings were usually less formal.) He reminded us that no enterprise could stand still. If we neglected the chance now offered us to go forward, we must go back, and thus he gave just the lead that was wanted. The Council decided to buy the site and build. In consequence the architect was chosen, the plans settled and the contract with the builder signed before August, 1954. The outbreak of the War made the carrying out of the project more difficult; it delayed the building, but did not prevent it. And the large legacy left us by our constant and generous benefactress, Miss Clara Evelyn Mordan, in 1915, came in time to justify the bold policy of the Council and to ease its task. With the building of the new College, its earlier history may be said to end.

I should like to put a present-day student back for a little while into those early conditions and to hear her impressions. In my time students all came up on the first Monday of term. On the Tuesday all, except the Science people, trouped down to Mrs. Arthur Johnson to be advised about lectures and tutors. Her task was perhaps not so tremendous in reality as it would appear now, since comparatively few lectures were then open to women. Indeed in English and Modern Languages the difficulty was, not to choose between lectures and tutors, but to find any. In most subjects, however, some lectures were available in Colleges or in the Schools. If in Colleges, all women attending had to go in together, or in the case of a single student wanting a certain lecture, a chaperon had to be found. Oxford etiquette did not allow a young woman to go alone into a College. Many additional lectures and classes had, of course, to be provided for the women in most subjects and these were given in two small rooms in a little building at the back of Pusey House. To these, on certain days lecturer and audience alike had to steer their way through the garden, among waving portions of the caretaker's wardrobe hung out to dry. But if the accommodation left something to be desired, many of the lecturers were of great distinction. Among the names, which come into my mind at once, may be mentioned those of Mr. Arthur Sidgwick, his brother Professor Sidgwick of Cambridge, Professor York Powell, Mr.—now Sir John—Marriott and Professor Wright. Perhaps it was as well that lectures were fewer than now, for the difficulty of getting from one to another was greater. The safety bicycle for women was not yet invented in those very early days, and the trams of that date were a luxury for the leisurely only. Having spent her morning at lectures, the student would want to go out in the afternoon. If she had occasion to go shopping in the town, a companion must be found, for no girl might walk about the streets of Oxford alone, If, however, she had no business in the town, she could play tennis, or go on the Cher in a sculling boat, provided she had passed the test, or even, if adventurous, in a canoe. Punts did not come into fashion in Oxford for some time and there was little traffic of any sort on the Cher—indeed it was called the Ladies' river ! Hockey came in after a while, but the rules were somewhat lax at first. I remember one match between past and present students in which a past student kept goal in a trained skirt I


ST. HUGH'S CHRONICLE. Chaperons were much in evidence in those days. Not only were they to be seen at College lectures, but if a party of students wanted to go to the Eights, or to a concert or theatre, a chaperon must be found and, of course, for invitations to undergraduates' rooms they were absolutely indispensable, though not always easy to get. I was delighted to discover, even when I was at Lady Margaret Hall, before migrating to St. Hugh's, that my two or three years' seniority over the average student enabled me to play this part even at the theatre. The art of debate was cultivated with some ardour. When I was a student Gertrude Bell was one of our shining lights—perhaps the most brilliant of them. At first, while numbers were small, there was a united Debating Society for Halls and Home Students together, which met at the different Halls in rotation ; later as numbers grew too large for that arrangement, it met at the Girls' High School in the Banbury Road. St. Hugh's, of course, took its part in this. We also, like the other Halls I believe, had a Sharp Practice Society in which members drew lots and the two thus elected had to speak for a few minutes without preparation, on the subject given them. Recruits for this society were not always easy to find ! Finally, I must say something about our dances. No account of the early life at St. Hugh's would be complete without a mention of these. For some time we gave a mixed dance every three years, and, we were the only Hall to do this, though members of all the others danced among themselves a good deal. One of Miss Moberly's many gifts was for playing dance music, and her piano was our entire band ! Can any greater contrast between those times and the present be offered ? Our parties were the more appreciated because invitations to dances outside could only be accepted if hospitality were also offered for the night and such opportunities were therefore exceedingly rare. In 1894 I was obliged, to my regret, to resign my post as Vice-Principal, my successor being Miss M. L. Lee, the present Tutor in English to the Society of Oxford Home-Students and foundress and Principal of Wychwood School. Except for a short interval between 19o1-1904, during which I went back into residence to take charge of 28 Norham Gardens, my direct acquaintance with the life within St. Hugh's has since then necessarily ceased, though I have been kept in close touch with it by my pupils. It was, however, during those three years of residence that Miss Jourdain, whose bold policy as Principal was later to play so great a part in the development of the College, first joined it as Vice-Principal. The altered condition of society in general owing to the War and the granting of the Franchise to women has affected life in Oxford as well as in the world at large, and in Oxford the granting of degrees to women, with all that it entails, has made the contrast between past and present yet more striking. But, great though that contrast appears now, those who, like myself, have lived through all the changes can see that the way was being prepared during those early years and that many of t hose changes were then actually creeping in, however slowly. E. E. W.


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As Other See Us. The following is part of an article entitled " Oxford apres Cambridge," one of a series of " Colleges Feminins d'Angleterre," by Marion Gilbert, authoress of La Barrire, and other modern novels, which appeared in Le Petit journal last December. (Those of us who valued, as most of us did, the excellent work of the " dame aux deux pieces de tussor," lately promoted to even more responsible work elsewhere, will particularly appreciate, coming as they do from a Frenchwoman, the unexpected but not undeserved compliments to our College cuisine.)

Saint Hugh's College. Saint Hugh n'est pas le plus ancien college feminin d'Oxford ; it en est cxactement l'avant-dernier. Mais it possede cette superiorite d'avoir ete construct dans ce but special. Il gagne done en confortable ce qu'il perd en pittoresque. 11 n'y a rien de rebarbatif dans l'entree de ce bel immeuble double d'ailes et qui s'entoure de grands jardins suivant le Banbury Road, déjà hors de la vile. Tout y est clair, gai, accueillant. Et le sourire discret de Miss G..., is " principal," n'est pas ce qui donne le moms de charme a l'arrive. lei c'est une vraie reception qui m'attend, un unformal lunch, pourtant, mais si prepare, si reussi, si soigne dans le moindre detail qu'il donne cette impression de perfection, parfois atteinte dans le house keeping anglais. Notons en passant que ce sont de pures universitaires qui sont ici mattresses de maison et que le service sera fait, pendant tout le repas, par les professeurs qui me recoivent, ellesmanes, car aucune " maid " n'apparaitra, une fois les plats disposes sur les rechauds d'argent reglementaires du board-aide. Le trait suivant prouvera a quel point thgne ceans le systhme de la main a la pate. Lorsque nous avions deja entame le rod, un delicieux oiseau, grouse ou perdrix, la porte s'ouvrit et une dame w:tue d'un deux pieces de tussor blanc et le joues un pcu enflammees entra et vint s'asseoir a cote de moi. Les presentations faites, le lunch continua et, comme je complimentais tres chaudemcnt Miss G... sur le chef qui avait execute d'incomparables pommes paille, elle me dit en souriant : un tres charmant compliment, car le chef est a cote de vous. J'en conclus que la dame au deux-pieces de tussor est une superintendante de cuisine, mais ceserait un professeur, M.A.... ou B.A., „, qui ferait son violon d'Ingres de l'art de Vatel que je n'en serais pas autrement etonnee. Car, l'humour anglais est insondable et le practical joke a droit de cite partout, surtout—dans l'Alma Mater.

Saint Hugh's College fut, d'abora, comme tous les colleges feminins, un Hall.

Il dut attendre 42 ans cette promotion si envide qui signiflait, repetons-le, son entree dans l'Universite (en esperant, comme tons les colleges, la Charte Royale qui eut lieu en 1920). Jusque la, Saint Hugh vivait sous le regime de la Delegation, sorte de mandat qui conferait la personnalite aux institutions du meme ordre. Ce fut une femme superieure qui donna au college l'impulsion qui devait lui faire accomplir sa destinee. Miss Jourdain, docteur de l'Universite de Paris, otait pourtant anglaise, mais descendante de ces refugies dont la place fut si longtemps


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vide en France. Elle entra comme lecturer en francais et ne tarda pas a remplacer la directrice, la tete, comme on dit si bien ici. Son souvenir est partout present dans la Maison qu'elle n'a laissee qu'a sa mort, survenue it y a peu d'annees. Ce fut sous son regne qu'on agrandit le college. Elle etait la lorsqu'il eut la gloire de " sortir " son premier docteur ; elle &sit la lorsque la reine Mary vint a Oxford, en 1921, recevoir le Honorary Degree, D. C. L. En somme, elle fut a l'honneur, mais surtout a la peinc, si Von considere les longues annees oa le sort des Universites feminines paraissait bien incertain, leur regularisation bien eloignee, l'equivalence inaccessible. Il a fallu un courage et une perseverance vraiment admirables aux femmes comme Miss Jourdain qui ont " vu " l'avenir.

Saint Hugh aligne ses chambres d'etudiantes si claires, si gaies, aupres de logements d'etudiants dans les colleges solennels, si beaux sous leure parure de lierre centenaire, mais si tristes aussi avec leurs petites fenetres a meneaux et toutes leurs " accommodations " moyenageuses ! Presque enclavee dans l'institution, voici la chapelle, car Saint Hugh est, sinon absolutment confessionel, du moires " conduit selon les principes de l'Eglise d'Angleterre," et void la bibliotheque et, enfin, le bureau de Miss G.... C'est une de ces pieces qui vous font aimer l'Angleterre, taut chaque chose y est parfaitement adapt& a son but : le bureau, les fauteuils douillets, la bibliotheque basse qui entoure la piece, quelques belles gravures et, par la vaste bale, les masses d'arbres du part... Miss G.,.., qui est elle-meme une " scholar " fort distinguee en grec, me park avec eloquence de ce qui, assurement, remplit son cceur et sa vie, l'education universitaire feminine. Elle me dit la part qu'y prit l'Association pour l'Education des Femmes a Oxford, fondee des 1873, et la grande victoire que fut le vote de ce Statute on degree qui permettait enfin aux femmes qui y siegeaient dĂŠjĂ de voter dans l'Universite et le parti que les leaders du mouvement en tirerent aux elections suivantes en envoyant, par un vote des " Combined Universities," Miss Rathbone, graduate de Somerville, sieger a la Chambre des Communes. Et, comme je lui demande ce que deviennent, dans l'existence, ses eleves, elle m'apprend, que pour la plupart, on les retrouve professant dans les Universites, les Halls ou les grandes ecoles. Quelques-unes poursuivent leurs etudes jusqu'au doctorat ou vont professer a l'etranger ou y faire des recherches. D'autres, enfin, entrent dans le Civil-Service, cette administration anglaise si differente de la mitre. Et, les evenements s'enchainant toujours avec une redoubtable continuite, it est permis de supposer que les ayes de Saint Hugh ne se repandraient pas ainsi sur le monde si, en 5883 [sic]. Miss Jourdain n'avait pas impose sa superiorite jusqu'a etre la premiere femme nommee examinateur viva voce a Oxford.


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" Achievement with Recognition." This, the Observer's prize definition of Success, was quoted by the guest of honour as well summarizing her situation at an interesting ceremony which took place at St. Hugh's College in October last, the Principal presiding. We refer to a dinner given by the Heads and Fellows of the four Women's Colleges and the Principal and Tutors of the Society of Home-Students to Miss Rogers on her retirement from the post of Honorary Secretary to the Delegacy of HomeStudents, which she had held since its institution, having been previously Honorary Secretary of the Association for the Education of Women in Oxford, founded in 1878. Invitations to meet Miss Rogers were extended by the hostesses to Dame Elizabeth Wordsworth, Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and St. Hugh's College, Dame Emily Penrose and Miss Kirkaldy, Honorary Fellows of Somerville College, Miss Moberly and Miss Wardale, Honorary Fellows of St. Hugh's College, and Miss Burrows, Honorary Fellow of St. Hilda's College ; and all except Dame Elizabeth, Miss Kirkaldy and Miss Moberly, whose health did not admit of their accepting, were present at the dinner. The Chairman read a letter from Miss Moberly, a passage of which ran : " I should like to add my testimony to all the kindness and help which Miss Rogers has given to St. Hugh's College ; and to say, especially, how gratefully I remember her helpfulness during its difficult early years ; " and another from Dame Elizabeth, who wrote : " To attempt to do justice to what we owe to Miss Rogers would practically be to write the history of Women's Education in the last half century. This is quite beyond my powers, but I hope some who will be present will be able, to some extent, to shoulder the burden. I fear I must content myself with a few very early recollections. I suppose there are not many present who remember bow in the early " seventies " we heard of a very clever Oxford girl—" a Miss Rogers "—who had won remarkable distinction in the "Locals." We little dreamt then how much it would lead to, and how—when the movement for the Higher Education of Women began in Oxford—there should be some one ready to take up most important work, first as a Tutor, and then as an organizer in connection with it. "I must indulge myself in one other personal reminiscence. Most of us know that Miss Rogers was the daughter of a very able and distinguished father, but I fear there are few now living, who like myself can recollect her mother. Yet we are indebted to her loving care, her good sense, her devoted affection, far more than we know ; and I cannot refuse myself the pleasure of recalling what, to me, will always be a very sacred memory. " Personally, too, I can bear my testimony to the great regard Miss Rogers has always felt for her pupils. She looks on them, I know, as live human beings, not merely as recipients of information, and they have a real human affection for her. There may come a time in life when we cease to care very much about Greek prepositions and the `cases' they govern—a time when we are not quite clear about the Punic Wars—a time when we almost forget about Delegacies, Boards of Faculties, Education Committees and the like—but there never comes a time when we are not thankful for a drop of human-heartedness, and we always felt, there it was, in Miss Rogers !



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Dorothea Keble. AN APPRECIATION.

The following article has been received from Mr. W. Clarke Hall, the wellknown Stipendiary Magistrate at Old Street Police Court, B.C., and President of the Children's Court for that district :Possibly it is because I have been peculiarly fortunate in the friends I have made amongst the girls of a younger generation than my own, that I have come to the conclusion that in all the long process of evolution nature has hitherto produced nothing finer or more worthy than the best type of modern girl. Of this type was Mrs. Davis, or as I knew her best, Dorothea Keble. I met her first when she came before the Home Office Committee as a candidate for the position of a Children's Probation Officer. I was at once struck by the force and charm of her personality and rejoiced when she was chosen to serve in my own Court. It has been my practice to visit from time to time each of my children's probation officers in the room which she keeps for the purpose of interviewing those placed under her supervision, and I have sat with Miss Keble on many such occasions. Work amongst delinquent children tends often to be very depressing. This is particularly so in the case of the magistrate who sees the evils with which he has to deal, but seldom sees the wonderfully hopeful results secured under the probation system. These visits were to me therefore a great encouragement and inspiration, witnessing then, as I did, the deep affection and complete confidence shown by the children towards Miss Keble. So many of them, neglected and friendless, had never known a real friend before. Others surrounded by evil advisers found for the first time in her an adviser who always helped. In the lives of most of them sympathy and understanding had been wholly absent ; with her they experienced these things in full measure. Dorothea Keble soon came to be to me not only a most efficient probation officer but a very valued friend. She spent one delightful holiday with us in a little cottage in Cornwall and I learned then the other side of her character. In London she was a responsible woman bearing no light burden upon her shoulders. On holiday she was a particularly happy child. She loved the sea above all things and delighted in the sailing of my small boat. I shall never forget the radiance of her face with the bright brown bobbed hair blown back from the broad forehead by the evening breeze as she steered our course with the great headlands on our bow for the little estuary where our moorings lay. Her earlier life was, I gathered, not a happy one. Brought up in narrow and conventional surroundings, she revolted early from religious dogmatism and grew to hate everything which did not seem to her wholly and utterly sincere. Though characteristically and essentially a rebel, in her true eyes there always shone the vision of the light eternal, her brave heart encountered every difficulty with unfailing courage and her beautifully unselfish nature made her the sister to all humanity. The possession of such an individuality constituted her a wonderful probation officer, giving her an immediate understanding of the wrong-doing that was the result of repression. While she scorned the conventionalities that had no foundation in truth, the dogmatic formulae which seemed so often a cloak for the absence of real religion, she knew always how to reach the heart of a child and to bring out all that was best in it,


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Tragic as was her death, my own recollections of her can never be tinged with sorrow. Her five years work amongst children brought her continuous happiness and were crowned in the end by a great love for a man who was wholly at one with her in thought and feeling and aim. Those eighteen months of married life in the humble tenement building in Bermondsey were all too terribly short and yet they contained a wealth of feeling and fulfilment which it is given to few to reach. The work which anyone, however brave and earnest, can do may be small, but Dorothea Keble did it to the utmost and the world is better for the fact that she lived and shed around her the beauty of her own personality. I can never think of her as dead for that bright spirit shone so clearly always through the veil of the body and that body was to her so transient and incidental and unimportant a thing. It would be hard to doubt that her spirit somewhere and somehow shines on and that, by chance, somewhen, those who loved her will meet again the true soul which was her essential self. W. CLARKE HALL.

The Senior Common Room. The Senior Common Room has not much of moment to record, but it has suffered changes. Miss Buckhurst's former students will have heard with regret that after illness she was obliged to resign her Tutorship. Before Christmas she was again unwell, but is better now, and is at her home in Harpenden. As her successor we have welcomed Mrs. Martin Clarke, a former student of Newnham, who is literally following in Miss Buckhurst's footsteps, since she also succeeded her at Exeter six years ago. We welcome too Miss Leishman, formerly at St. Hilda's. who has left London and Bedford College to return to Oxford, and is Lecturer in Chemistry and successor to Mrs. Cutcliffe. Miss Ady, our first Research Fellow, spent the summer in Italy, working on the records of the city of Bologna. Miss Perhain's last report tells little of moving accidents by flood and field (although on one occasion she was serenaded by five lions at once), but much of hard district-work and office-work in preparation for the survey of Tanganyika Territory, which is her projected work as Research Fellow of the College. She expects to arrive in England in March, and to be off again back to Africa in May.


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The Junior Common Room. March, 1934—March, 1931. Since the last issue of the "Chronicle," St. Hugh's has gained the best results in the Schools, and the best athletic successes, for five years. The J.C.R. congratulate E. M. Brown, U. Keppel-Compton, W. Pronger, E. Tostevin and J. Woodrow on their " Firsts," and we were particularly delighted to hear in the Principal's speech on St. Hugh's night, that this year we had reached the number of First Classes, which were gained in her first year of office. In November, " The way of the world" by William Congreve, was acted by the College. The Oxford papers were all agreed that in the production by H. Forth, in the acting, and in the staging, the performance more than justified itself. C. Dewhurst is Treasurer of the University branch of the League of Nations Union ; B. Betts, Librarian of the University Labour Club ; and V. Eyles, Secretary of the O.U. Italian Club. E. Temple is Librarian of the Pentagon Club, which is shortly to be opened for women members of the University, in rooms in King Edward Street. E. Wilkes is President of the O.U. Church Music Society, and also of the College Musical Society, which in addition to its regular concerts at which its own members perform, has recently given a concert at which Miss Fiedler and Miss Huxley, graduate members of the College, played and sang. St. Hugh's has just won the women's inter-collegiate Hockey Cup, and provides the United Hockey Captain in M. Beattie, United Swimming Captain in H. Jones, United Lacrosse and Tennis Captain in M. Buick. Further " Blues " are :Hockey : R. Attenborough, J. Burton, M. Hardie. Lacrosse : K. Harman, M. Lewis. Tennis : I. Josephy. I. Cooper captained the Eight which rowed against a Newnhatn Eight in the Michaelmas Term, 1930, an event reported elsewhere.

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Rowing. An account of the rowing contest between Newnham College, Cambridge, and a crew composed of members of St. Hugh's and St. Hilda's Colleges, and of the Society of Oxford Home Students. This account was written by Miss Frencombe, who coached the Oxford Societies crew, and Mr. D. Tinne, President of the 0. U.B.C. who was one of the Judges. The style contest between Newnham College, Cambridge, and St. Hugh's, St. Hilda's and the Society of Oxford Home Students took place at Reading (Caversham Reach) at 2.3o p.m. on Saturday, December 6th. Both crews were out before lunch for preliminary outings to get used to the water, and Newnham to accustom themselves to a boat borrowed from Reading University Boat Club. Oxford rowed in one of the old Trial Eights Boats built in 1902, lent to them by the O.U.B.C. Newnham won the toss and elected to row first ; they went off up the river followed by the two judges on bicycles. It was principally during the paddle up to the start that the style was judged, though it was also taken into consideration during the timed row over the course.

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Having gone above the starting point Newnham turned and prepared for the timed row over the course. They took 2.24; mins. As soon as they had finished the other crew paddled above the Bridge where they easied until told by the judges to proceed. They followed the same procedure as the Newnham crew. In their row over the course, which was about i mile, they took 2.27 mins., 2'k seconds slower than Newnham. Full marks for speed were to—and t mark off for each second behind the winner. Newnham therefore had to marks and the Oxford Societies 8 marks. There were one or two differences in the crews, the main points being :WEIGHT. Newnham averaged to st. The Oxford Societies 9 st. 7. GENERAL METHOD or Rownvc. Newnham were coached by a member of Jesus College, Cambridge, and rowed in the so called unorthodox style—while the Oxford Societies rowed in orthodox style. OXFORD SOCIETIES' CREW. Bow. M. L. Hodd z. D. M. Layton 3. K. E. Pease 4. M. G. Mason 5. A. A. Locke M. Huse ... 6. 7. E. I. Cooper ... Stroke N. A. Freestone Cox. A. E. C. Talbot ...

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Honour Schools, 1930. U. M. Keppel-Compton. E. A. Jeffrey.

Theology

Class I. Class II.

Jurisprudence ...

Class II. B. H. Alexander.

Literac Hutnaniores

Class III. M. L. Battersby.

Natural Science

Chemistry Class II. M. M. W. Bone. Physiology Class II. H. Haworth. Zoology Class II. C. M. J. Duthoit.

Modern History

Class I.

English Language and Literature.

Class II. J. M. Lake. Class III. C. G. Dahl. M. F. Evans. E. M. Hicks. C. R. McDermott. P. Singleton. Class IV. P. C. Bourne. G. A. Joel. F. M. Nakamura. Aegrotat. M. A. Beese.

Modern Languages ...

Class I. E. J. Woodrow. Class II. E. Brown. B. L. Corrie. M. Huse. A. Lomax. M. M. Mortlock. Class III. C. M. Clarkson. T. L. Hale. E. R. Haslop. 0. L. M. Hellmann. M. E. Reeves. C. M. Stradling.

E. M. Brown. W. A. Pronger. Class II. F. W. Hare. K. Jackson. M. M. Mclsack. E. M. Punter. A. C. Stephenson. J. C. Winnington-Ingram. Class Ill. M. A. Vincent. H. B. Williams.


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Philosophy, Politics and Economics... Class I. E. M. Tostevin. Class H. M. Zvegintzov. Class III. P. Kirkby. Class IV. D. B. Riviere. Honour Classical Moderations

Class IL M. F. Hardie. E. M. M. Robinson. Class III. I. Ashcroft. E. M. J. Baxter. H. R. Clarke. C. V. M. Lucas.

M. J. Sargeaunt, B.A., has been awarded the Gilchrist Studentship for 1930-31. Hurry Prize, 1930: E. J. Woodrow, B.A., Class L, Honour School of Modern Languages.

Degrees. T.T. 1930, M.T. 1930, H.T. 5931.

D.Phil. M. L. Cartwright, M.A. Subject of thesis : " The Zeros of Integral Functions of Special Types." B. Litt. M. S. May-Oung. Subject of thesis : " The life and work of Sir John Crossthwaite." M.A. B. M. Hamilton Thompson. M. Hudson (nee James). E. D. Maddock. E. N. Martin. G. M. Morton. D. N. Neal. D. M. L. Rippon. A. Spink. M. P. Stevens. D. K. Tallent.

B.A. B. H. Alexander. K. L. Ball. M. L. Battersby, M. A. Beese. E. M. Brown. B. L. Corrie. C. M. G. Duthoit. M. F. Evans. K. C. M. Gent. F. W. Hare. E. R. Haslop. Hi Haworth. 0. L. M. Hellmann.

E. M. Hicks. M. Huse. K. Jackson. E. A. Jeffrey. U. M. Keppel-Compton. P. Kirkby. J. M. Lake. A. Lomax. C. R. McDermott. M. M. Mclsack. G. Morley. M. M. Mortlock. F. M. Nakamura (in absence). E. Pickles. W. A. Pronger. E. M. Punter. E. M. Ratcliffe. M. E. Reeves. D. B. Riviere. A. C. Stephenson. C. M. Stradling. M. A. Vincent. H. B. Williams. J. C. Winnington-Ingram. E. J. Woodrow.


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Undergraduates in Residence, 1930-31. G. M. WILLING (M.A., Sheffield). SCHOLARS. G. GAUGE, 1928. M. C. ROBERTSON, 1929. Glasgow E. M. LLOYD, 1928. University (M.A.) E. M. M. ROBINSON, 1928. Alice M. S. COCHRANE, 1930. St. Stephen's Otteley. College, West Folkestone. L. HARRISON, 1929. M. G. MILNER, 1930. High School, S. W. HINGLEY, 1929. Gilchrist. Doncaster. M. G. SHELLEY, 1929. Sit John J. C. M. WHATLEY, 1930. St. Paul's Hawkins. Girls' School. EXHIBITIONERS. C. A. M. BARLOW, 1927. E. PORTSMORE, 1929. N. E. V. LAWRENCE, 1927. 0. M. SWEETING, 1929. H. J. BUTT, 1928. M. L. DOWNES, 193o. Bridlington 1928. D. CHELL, High School. M. F. HARDIE, 1928. M. M. EVANS, 1930. North London E. ILIFF, 1928. Collegiate School. M. KER, 193o. St. Paul's Girls' P. M. TALBOT, 1928. School. I. A. YARWOOD, 1928. V. A. BASILEWITCH, 1929. B. LE FANU, 193o. Bedford High School. L. F. BELL, 1929. B. A. BETTS, 1929. M. L. LEWIS, 1930. Malvern Girls' College. 0. CHANDLER, 1929. E. E. NAYLOR, 1930. Leeds Girls' M. GARBETT, 1929. High School. F. M. HOULSTON, 1929. UNDERGRADUATES NOT BEING SCHOLARS OR EXHIBITIONERS. Jones, I. I. H. Hall, R. P. Fourth Year. Lucas, C. V. M. Halmshaw, M. V. Beattie, M. K. McNair, M. A. Henderson, I. Braddick, L. Mottram, K. M. Holt, M. P. Buick, M. Pape, J. Hutchings, A. M. Ellis, E. M. Penhale, N. Irwin, J. Facon, E. A. Sharp, E. B. B. Josephy, I. A. Jobling, L. Lavington, E. M. W. Slimon, E. J. C. Lowe, M. E. Spedding, B. J. Layton, D. M. Lowe, M. L. M. Vile, K. F. Macleod, J. W. Reeves, E. M. Witts, G. A. Newell, H. M. Third Year. Parry, J. E. Second Year. Ashcroft, I. Abson, D. M. Parsons, E. L. Attenborough, R. Alder-Barrett, W. E. Reynolds, J. Baxter, E. M. J. Baker, E. L. Richardson, A. S. M. Bradbrooke, H. Buckler, B. I. I. Roberts, N. M. Bromley, I. J. R. Rodrigo, H. W. M. Brown, E. N. Cooper, G. Dewshurst, A. C. Cattley, L. M. R. Saunders-Jacobs, F. R. Disney-Roebuck, A. B. Clarke, H. R. Dolphin, L. Shapley, 0. M. Clough, E. Sprules, J. M. Coe, E. M. Duthoit, E. H. Thorp, N. M. Collington, M. E. Wetherell, V. Elliman, M. H. Cooper, F. 1. Eyles, V. L. Faure, H. A. E. Wilkes, E. M. C. Freestone, N. A. Forth, H. M. Wilson, K. M. Gooderson, M. C. Grey, D. M. Winter, H. M. Green, B. W. Harman, K. Griffith, M. E. Hoare, F. 0. W. MARY GRAY ALLEN STUDENT.


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BURTON, J. BUSHNELL,__D. G. CHARLES, H. T. E. COBURN, K. H. ... CROSLAND, E. M. R. ... DAUPHINEE, M. B. ... FRENCH, H. A. E. GOODFELLOW, S. M. E. HESKETH-WRIGHT, W. JACKSON, M. ... JEUDWINE, D. I. M. JOHNSTON, M. B. LAPRAIK, H. J. F. LIPPOLD, J. MACDONALD, M. MARSHALL, M. A. OCKENDEN, E. M. O'DONOVAN, B. M. OGILVY, M. A. ... PARSONS, D. A.

PHILLIPS, M. N. M. PRESTON, R. N. REEVE, B. J. ... SALINGER, M. H. SEYMOUR, N. H. SKIDELSKY, H. G. ... SPARKS, E. J. STRONG, M. ... STURGIS, E. B. ... TAMPLIN, M. ... TAYLOR, L. B. ... TAYLOR, H. M. ... TEMPLE, E. ...

Tamil', W. M. M. WALKER, A. M. WHALEY, B. ... WHITE, M. E. ... Woor,F, M. N.

Educated Privately. Havergal Ladies' College, Toronto. Malvern Girls' College. University College, University of London. St. Stephen's College, W. Folkestone. M.A., University of Toronto. North London Collegiate School. B.A., Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. High School, Wimbledon. Fligh School, Portsmouth. Benenden School, Kent. North London Collegiate School. Sherborne School for Girls. Ladies' College, Cheltenham. Oakdene, Beaconsfield. Malvern Girls' College. Francis Holland School. Harvard University. Mary Datchelor Girls' School. Cheltenham Ladies' College, St. Leonard's School, St. Andrews. Girls' Grammar School, Farnham. Oakdene, Beaconsfield. Oakdene, Beaconsfield. St. Paul's Girls' School. High School, South Hampstead. Headington School, Oxford. Eversfield, Sutton, Surrey. Eden Hall, Cumber land. Roundhay High School, Leeds. St. Paul's Girls' School. Herts and Essex High School, Bishop Stortford, M.A., Aberdeen University. Lewisham Prendergast School, Catford. Burgess Hill, P.N.E.U. School, Croydon. Wychwood School, Oxford. Queen Margaret School, Scarborough. High School, Dudley. B.A., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Clear View School, Norwood.


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Research Endowment Fund. The Fund has been slowly increasing during the year, but at the present rate of increase the objective will not be achieved in /933 as had been hoped. Any subscriptions, however small, are very welcome. The promises from groups of students of sums to be paid in instalments over a term of years are very gratifying. At this moment the total in hand is Lao' 16s. 7d., of which £1670 7s. id. is invested. G. THOILNEYCROFT.

Receipts and Promises. In hand, October, 1928, balance of former Joint Appeal ... ... Fund of the four Women's Colleges ... ... ... ... F. Thomas, Esq. ... Miss Sparks (annual instalments of Do) ... ... St. Hugh's College share of profits of American Summer School, 1928 ... Miss Weston ... ... ... Miss Gossip ... ... ... Dame Emily Penrose ... ... ... Share of four Women's Colleges Dance profits Share of four Women's Colleges Dance profits Miss Dagleish ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Miss Kendall ... ... ... Misses Martin-Hurst, Goodenough, Whittaker, Murrell, Huxley, Lace, Ellis, Watkins, Brunyate, Tyacke ... (annual instalments of Lio) ... ... Misses Pope, Lacey and others (annual instalments of ... ... ... ... ... £10) ... ... ... ... ... Miss Marr ... ... Mrs. Buckler (proceeds of Lecture) College Shop profits (annual instalments of kto) ... Miss Limpus (annual instalments of £ 10) ... Mrs. Snow ... St. Hugh's Club Fund ... ... ... Miss Davies Colley Misses Reeve and Butler Miss Davies (fourth subscription) ... ... ... ... Mrs. Gardner Miss H. H. Wilson (annual subscription) Miss Mary Wilson (second subscription) ... College morning coffee proceeds ,f

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St. Hugh's Club. A St. Hugh's Club dinner was held on March 8th, 193o, at Fuller's Restaurant, Regent Street, London, at which 66 members and friends of the Club were present. The Principal presided, and the Club had the pleasure of entertaining Mrs. Philip Snowden. Miss Sargeaunt proposed the health of the Club and Miss Southwell replied. In replying to the toast of " Our Guest " which the Principal proposed, Mrs. Snowden gave a most interesting account of her experiences and impressions of Soviet Russia, gained on her recent visit. The Committee hope that it may be possible to hold a Club dinner bi-annually, alternating with the College Gaudy. As announced in the last number of the " Chronicle," the Committee considered the revision of the Club's constitution, and proposed a draft constitution to be voted upon at the Annual Business Meeting, held in London in June, 193o. As there was not a quorum at this meeting no business could be transacted, and the revision will be discussed at the business meeting to be held in 1931. The Committee consists of Miss Jones (Chairman), Miss Grieg, Miss Rosser and Miss Thomas, who retire in May, 1931 ; Miss Lagden and Miss Robinson, who retire in May, 1932 ; the President of the J.C.R. (ex-officio) and the Honorary Secretary of the Club. On January 1st, 1931, the Club membership was : 2 honorary members and 33o life members.

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Obi tuary. ALICE MARY WILLIAMS.

Alice Mary Williams was one of eight students who entered College in October, 1892, when the new wing had just been added to 17 Norham Gardens, and the number of students thereby increased from 16 to 24. She read Modern History, and in those early days of " the Higher Education of Women in Oxford," when the women students enjoyed a much more intimate and personal association with the great lights of the University, she came under the tutorial care of Dr. A. L. Smith. To his friendly interest she owed much throughout her life. It was one of outstanding characteristics that she not only attracted, but retained the friendship of so many people of real intellectual distinction. After taking " Schools " in 1895 she returned to Oxford the following autumn and was engaged in private teaching and in part-time work at Lynam's窶馬ow the Dragon School. In 1898 she became a regular member of the staff there and for eighteen years she gave of her very best to many generations of boys whose careers she followed with the deepest interest. Their affection for her was constantly showing itself in acts of remembrance long after school and college days were over. In 1916, to her very great regret, circumstances obliged her to give up her work at the Dragon School. She returned to London to make a home for a brother terribly wounded and blinded in the War. After five years work in Government War Service, conditions in 1922 seemed favourable for the launching of an educational project which had been occupying her mind for a long time. This was the starting of a preparatory school in the neighbourhood of Eccleston Square, for little boys from five to nine and for girls from five to fourteen. Through the influence of the many friends_ made during her eighteen years at Lynam's, and through her own most charming personality, she made this School a success, not merely as regards numbers but from the point of view of the true educationalist. Her interest and delight in her work was a never failing inspiration to her colleagues, while her unusual gifts of character and intellect won for her the esteem and affection of the distinguished group of parents for whose convenience the School existed. In the autumn of 1929 ill-health kept her away from School, but the closing months of her life were brightened by the love and sympathy of her " old boys," her pupils and their parents. Her last days were made radiantly happy by the knowledge which reached her shortly before her death on July 25th, 193o, that her School would be carried on by one who had worked under her and who shared her ideals. Her life's work is abundantly worthy of the opportunities offered to women by the pioneers of education in Oxford. E. G.


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DAVIES [DOROTHEA KEBLE].

(From a Senior Member). Dorothea Keble came up from Queen Margaret's, Scarborough, in 1914, and seemed by her intense affection for it to become at once a part of Oxford. She read History, and with a touch of brilliance and the mind of a real scholar, never satisfied with less than the best, she mingled a rare capacity to laugh at herself. Her ready wit and childlike enjoyment of simple things enlivened countless everyday happenings of College life, and it is through her that for many of us these still dwell in the mind as happy memories. Her work after College was varied, first in boys' preparatory schools in Scarborough, and then as History Mistress at Boston. In 1922 she came to London and from then until her death lived in Southwark, working as Care Committee Secretary, and later as Probation Officer at Old Street Police Court. Her absorption in the life of South-east London in no way cut her off from other interests. Her depth of sympathy and greatness of heart brought her many friends in every walk of life, and not one was ever forgotten. In all she did she faced difficulty, disappointment and fatigue with a high courage and selfless devotion born of a clear vision of " the New Jerusalem " and the faith that every individual had something to contribute to its building. The last eighteen months of her life were the happiest, as she was married in January, 1929. In July, 193o, she died in Guys Hospital of typhoid, contracted while on holiday with her husband in Corsica.

PHYLLIS ALMA MARTIN. All those who knew Phyllis Martin at Oxford will be deeply grieved to hear of her most tragic death. She was killed near Barnet on February 14th, 1931, when motoring from London to Suffolk. There was a collision between two cars, in which three people lost their lives. Everyone who knew Phyllis bears witness to the beauty and strength of her character. Those who were with her during her three years (1923-6) at St. Hugh's (where she read History) will remember her quiet capability and self-possession, her cheerfulness and refreshing sense of humour and the intense interest she had in everyone and everything around her. She was, I think, the most selfless person I have ever known. It is impossible here to do justice to her many gifts ; for she had at once a rare practicality and yet the imagination and sensibility of the artist. She had a wonderful genius for drawing and painting, and had she lived might well have achieved in art a much wider recognition. She was besides especially fond of acting, and those who saw her in the part of Eagerheart (1929) have never been able to forget the strength and spirituality with which she played it. She loved every kind of outdoor activity, and it is a pleasure now to remember her exquisite joy in games, in skating, and particularly in riding. But greatest of all was her gift for friendship : she made friends very easily wherever she went, and she never forgot one of them. The glorious gifts of flowers on her grave bore witness to the number of those who grieve for her. I. A. and K. A.


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Marriages. L. E.

BOLTON to Mr. THOMAS GLOVER, August 7th, 1929. JOAN ELLIS to Mr. DENNIS ARCHIBALD BOYD, at Malacca,

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March 1st, 1930. MONICA FARROW to Mr. ERIC FRANCIS CUTCLIFFE, at St. Margaret's, Oxford, April 8th, 1930. MARGUERITE La MESURIER to Mr. J. G. SPEER, in Jersey, May 1930. MARGARET KIRBY tO Mr. ALEXANDER LINDSAY HOSIE, at Holy Trinity, Brompton, July 9th, 1930. CONSTANCE SOWBY to the Rev. WALLACE E. CONKLING, at St. Cross, Holywell, July Toth, 1930. MARY PILKINGTON to Mr. ROBERT SABINE SNOW, at St. Peter's-in-the-East, Oxford, July 24th, 1930. RUTH HERRIOT to Mr. ESCOTT MEREDITH REED, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 3oth, 1930. M. J. WHICHER to Mr. ALEC SYKES, August 1930. PENELOPE LOVETT to Mr. JoHN MICHAEL KANE SPURLING, at Portsmouth Cathedral, September 19th, 193o. WINIFRED BROOKE to Mr. JoHN ALLEN, at St. Augustine's, Tanga, Tanganyika, September 29th, 1930. ROSEMARY VOLKERT to Dr. F. MALONE-BARRETT, October 13th, 1930. KATE HATTON to Mr. MARCUS R. BROWN, at Tonbridge Parish Church, December zoth, 1930. RUTH JOHNSON to Mr. GORDON Po•rs, at St. Peter's, Woolten, Liverpool, January 1st, 1931. MARY EVANS to Mr. JOHN ELLIS, at St. Luke's, Chelsea, January zznd, 1931.

Births. Mrs. IRVING (M. Crick)—a daughter, Hilary Minden, January 12th, 19 24. Mrs. POWER (M. Chilton)—a daughter, Bridget Danvers, May 11th, 1929. Mrs. MURRAY (Z. Lindo)—a daughter, Joan Agnes Zaira, January 16th, 1930. Mrs. VESEY STONEY (Th. Nugent)—a son, Myles Vesey, April ,5th, 1930. Mrs. CHAPMAN (N. Abbott)—a daughter, Petal Pauline, April 25th, 193o. Mrs. HARRISON (R. Greenhill)—a daughter, Jean Gray, May 3rd, 1930. Mrs. MOBERLY (G. Gardner)—a son, Richard Hamilton, May 26th, 1930. Mrs. KENNY (U. Morse)—a daughter, Una Mary, June zest, 193o. Mrs. GIBBON (W. Dingwall)—a son, July 193o. Mrs. BOWMAN (W. Reynolds)—a son, July 22nd, 1930. Mrs. THOMPSON (E. Barry)—a son, Robert Hugh, August ,6th, 1930. Mrs. TICKELL (R. Haynes)—a son, Crispin Charles Cervantes, August zsth, 1930. Mrs. EVANS (K. Dawson)—a son, John Henry Dawson, November 24th, 1930. Mrs. HOPKIRK (M. Perkins)—a son, Peter, December isth, 193o. Mrs. CUTCLIFFE (M. Farrow)—a daughter, Sheila Leslie, December 31st, 1930.


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Publications. "Pattern." A study of ornament in Western Europe, from 118o to 1900. Joan Evans, B.Litt. (Oxon.), D.Lit. (Lon.), F.R.Hist.S. Clarendon Press. Two vols., 1931. ÂŁ7 7s. "Monastic Life at Cluny, 910 to 1157." Joan Evans. Oxford University Press, 1935. 15/" The Life of Joseph Priestley." Anne Holt, M.A. Oxford University Press, 1931. 8/6. "An Adventure." Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain. With a preface by Edith Olivier and illustrations. Faber and Faber, 1931. 7 6. " Combines and Rationalisation in Germany." D. Warriner, B.A. (Oxon.), D.Phil. (Lond.). P. S. King. tz T6. "English People of the Past. An Introduction to Social History." With illustrations. Three vols. M. J. Whicher, B.A. and R. J. Mitchell, M.A., B.Litt. Longmans, 1930-31. z/6 each volume.

Fiction. " The Triumphant Footman." E. M. Olivier, M.B.E., I930. " Dwarf 's Blood." E. M. Olivier. Faber and Faber, 1931. 7;6. "Moonrakings." (Edited with M. S. Edwards.) E. M. Olivier, 193o.

Articles. " Some Abnormal Flowers of the Campernel Jonquil." Journal of Botany, 1930. M. M. Chattaway, B.Sc., M.A. " Chaucer and Decorative Art." Review of English Studies. October 193o. Joan Evans, B.Litt. (Oxon.), D. Lit. (Lond.), F.R.Hist.S. " A Characterization of the English Medieval Romances." Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association. Vol. XV., 1929. D. Everett, M.A. Chapter on Middle English in the Year's Work in English Studies. Vol. IX. D. Everett, M.A. "A Note on Ypotis." Review of English Studies. October 193o. D. Everett, M.A. "Two Exeter Churches of the Vikings." Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. Vol. XV. Part VIII. October 5929. D. E. Martin-Clarke, M.A. " A New Lydgate Manuscript." Modern Language Review. July 1929. Vol. XXIV. D. E. Martin-Clarke, M.A. " The Early History of the English Poster." (For the British Poster Association.) C. L. A. Richardson, 1931. "Modern Humanities Research Association : Bibliography of English Language and Literature." Vol. IX. Edited by M. E. Seaton, M.A., and M. S. Serjeantson. Manchester Guardian Commercial " Rationalisation in New Industries." Supplement, I930. D. Warriner, B.A. (Oxon.), D. Phil. (Lond.). " Sclmmpeter and the Conception of State Equilibrium." Economic Journal. March 1931. D. Warriner.


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Appointments. D. EvERErr, M.A., University Lecturer in Middle English, 193o. E. A. FRANCIS, M.A., Master of the Schools, I930 (until M.T., I932). M. R. GLOVER, M.A., Public Examiner in Group A I, 2, 3 (until M.T. 1931). S. M. GOULDING, M.A., Public Examiner in the Final Honour School of Modern Languages (French) 1931 (until T.T. 1933). Also Examiner for the Certificate in French, 1931. D. WRINCH NICHOLSON, D.Sc., M.A., Moderator in Mathematics (until H.T. 1 933). 0'

E. T. BAZELEY, M.A., Principal, Bishop Otter Training College, Chichester. M. CHATTAWAY, B.Sc., M.A., has a research appointment in the Wood Technology Department, Imperial Forestry Institute, Oxford. P. M. COOPER, M.A., Head of French Department, Chatelard School, Chamby, Montreux. D. M. EDWARDS-REES, M.A., Headmistress, Duchess' School, Alnwick. B. M. HAMILTON THOMPSON, M.A., Librarian, St. Hugh's College, Oxford, from M.T. 1931. A. H. MOORE, M.A., Headmistress, Faringdon County School for Girls. F. ROBINSON, M.A., Director of Benn Brothers, Ltd. I. SHRIGLEY, M.A., Librarian, Institute of Bankers' Economic Library, London. E. E. STOPFORD, M.A., English Lecturer, Avery Hill Training College, S.E. 9. V. TALLENT, M.A., is on the staff of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry, Newport, Salop. A. WAYMENT, M.A., History Mistress, Streatham Secondary School. M. BETTS, B.A., Teacher of Economic Subjects, City of Birmingham Commercial College. A. M. BRUNYATE, B.A., Senior English Mistress, Church High School, Newcastleupon-Tyne. J. CARTWRIGHT, B.A., Art Mistress, Girls' Grammar School, Hitchin. M. D. CHAPMAN, B.A., Assistant History Mistress, St. Hilda's School, Whitby, Yorks. K. M. DENCER, B.A., History Mistress, High School, Truro. K. M. ELLIOTT, B.A., Registered Company Secretary to Newark Gravel and Concrete Company, Ltd. P. M. GRAHAM, B.A., Senior English Mistress, St. Cyprian's School, Cape Town. C. M. GENT, B.A., History Mistress, Bath High School. M. H. GENT, B.A., Classics Mistress, King Edward's High School for Girls, Birmingham. G. M. HILL, B.A., Private Parliamentary Secretary to Sir Stafford Cripps, the Solicitor-General. M. HARWOOD, B.A., Senior English Mistress, Queenwood, Eastbourne.


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B.A., History and English Misstress, Wykeham School, Pietermaritzburg, Natal. M. JAMES, B.A., Assistant in Cable Department in the office of the Union Cold Storage Company, Ltd., Buenos Aires. M. KEEN, B.A., French Mistress, Irlam Central School, Manchester. D. MARTIN-HURST, B.A., Almoner, Eastman Dental Clinic, Royal Free Hospital, London. I. MORRIS, B.A., Assistant Mistress, The Laurels, Rugby. B. MOTT, B.A., Mathematics Specialist, St. Winifred's School (Woodard Foundation), Llanfairfechan. M. REES, B.A., Latin Mistress, Wath-on-Dearne Secondary School, near Rotherham, C. L. A. RICHARDSON (nee Dening), B.A., Lecturer for Board of Extra-Mural Studies, Bristol University. G. M. S. SIMEY, B.A., Secretary to new branch of Invalid Children's Aid Association, to be founded shortly in Bethnel Green. L. L. STAVE, B.A., Private Secretary to the Chairman and Managing Director of Fras, Hinde and Hardy, Ltd. (Silk and Textile Manufacturers). U. TODD-NAYLOR, B.A., English Mistress, Marsden School, Bathurst, N.S.W. F. C, WELCH, B.A., Geography Mistress, Duchess' School, Alnwick. M. D. WESTON, B.A., Lady Warden, Retreat House for the Dioceses of Bristol and of Bath and Wells, Glastonbury. G. M. WILLIAMS, B.A., English Mistress, Faringdon County School for Girls. Y. E. I. WILLIAMS, B.A., Private Secretary to Principal of London College of Secretaries, Regent Street, W. I. G. L. WILSON, B.A., History Mistress, High School, Beverley. M. Woons, B.A., Mathematics Mistress, Monmouth High School for Girls. M. HOBHOUSE,

News of Members who went down in 1930. M. CLARKSON, B. CORRIE, M. EVANS, W. HARE, 0. HELLMAN, E. HICKS, M. HUSE, J. LAKE, R. MCDERMOTT, M. MEISACK, M. MORTLOCK and M. E. REEVES are

working for the University Diploma in the theory and practice of Education. B. H. ALEXANDER is reading for the Bar examinations, and has gained a place in the Second Class of the preliminary examinations in Real Property and Conveyancing. M. L. BATTERSI3Y has been appointed Classics Mistress at the School of St. Clare, Penzance. M. BEESE is living at home. P. BOURNE is special correspondent in London for " The. Cape Times," " The Natal Mercury " and the " Rand Daily Mail," and has just gone to South Africa for a few months. E. BROWN has been ill, and is living at home. E. M. BROWN is reading for the Final Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford.


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C. G. DAHL is living at home. C. M. J. Durmorr is temporary Assistant to Dr. Baylis at the Natural History Museum at South Kensington. T. L. HALE is in India. H. HAwciam is working in Oxford. E. R. HASLOP is teaching three days a week at a Boys' Preparatory School at Guildford. K. JACKSON is living at home, and reading for the Civil Service Examination. E. A. JEFFREY is Scripture and Form Mistress at the Collegiate School for Girls, Leicester. G. JOEL is living at home. U. KEPPEL-COMPTON, has been elected the first Mills Fellow at the Union Theological Seminary, New York, for one year. P. KIRKBY is living at home. A. LOMAX has been appointed Assistant English Mistress at the Helene Lange Oberrealschule at Hamburg. F. M. NAKAMURA has been appointed lecturer at the First Girls' High School in Tokio, and at the Women's University of Japan. W. PRONGER is reading for the Oxford B.Litt. degree. The subject of her thesis is " Fifteenth Century contributions to the problem of Ecclesiastical reform in England, with special reference to the work of Pecock and Gascoigne." E. M. PUNTER is engaged in Secretarial work. D. B. RIVIERE is working in the China and Glass Department of one of the biggest London departmental stores. She writes : " My training . . . lasted five weeks and consisted of lectures . . . several times a week and practical training. I chose to go into the China department and have now prevailed upon them, since the training ended, to keep me on as regular assistant . . It seems extraordinary that people should not enjoy being "in china "—but it is inferior to many other departments from the point of view of commissions, as nothing brings in a great deal except the more expensive dinner-sets. This being apparently a great drawback, the Buyer and Staff Controller are quick to appreciate any enthusiasm . . There is no aspect of my work that does not prevent increasing interest. For one thing, the china itself is so fascinating. There is a great deal to learn, as much on the technical, as on the artistic or historical sides, before one can safely answer a customer's simplest questions, but I cannot say that this seems to me a great drawback. I am, of course, not much " in touch " with the really good china at the moment. The department is divided into three sections, the humblest of which is the Kitchen China, where everyone begins . . . Promotion brings one first to the glass and then to the really grand china, some of which is very lovely indeed. It is rather a wonderful place to be in. One is amazingly well treated and fully provided with excellent lectures and classes that anyone may go to in the evenings. It is quite thrilling to feel oneself part of such a huge organisation." P. SINGLETON is working for the Diploma in Education in the University of Manchester. A. STEPHENSON is engaged in private teaching. M. STRADLING is taking a Secretarial Course in Oxford,


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E. M. TOSTEVIN gained second place in the Civil Service Examination results [5930 Departmental Class.] She was first in the personal interview having obtained 240 marks. She also took the examination for the administrative class and was placed among the successful candidates. She has now accepted a post in the Post Office. M. VINCENT is taking a course in Social Service at the London School of Economics. H. B. Lunms is at the Maria Grey Training College. E. J. WOODROW, is working for the Diploma in Education at the University of Birmingham. M. ZVEGINTZOV is working in the London and Eastern Trade Bank in Gracechurch Street, E.C.

News of Senior Members. has been elected a member of the Oxford Diocesan Conference. E. 0. ALLISON is teaching English at the Alderman Wood Secondary School, West Stanley, County Durham. D. M. C. BARKER is training as a Probation Officer, under the new Home Office Scheme. F. M. S. BATCHELOR is proprietress of Granville House School, Eastbourne. W. G. BOSWARD is teaching French at Wakefield High School for Girls. R. BROWN is assistant in the National Science Library, South Kensington. D. M. BUTLER is working for the Social Science Certificate at the London School of Economics. R. CAMPBELL is Assistant Mistress at Fidelis, Upper Norwood, S.W. 1- 5. M. CLARRY has been adopted as Liberal candidate for Rugby. D. COCKER is teaching in a Senior Elementary School at Sheffield. U. DACOMBE is Private Secretary to the London Partner of the firm of Messrs. Armitage, Norton, Boyce and Co., Chartered Accountants. S. DEACON is a Y.W.C.A. Club Leader at Norwich. R. DEAN is Editorial Assistant to Dr. E. A. Lowe, Reader in Palaeography in the University of Oxford, who is engaged in publishing a Corpus of Latin MSS. to 80o A.D. L. B. EAGLE BOTT is Secretary to the Principal of the University College of the South West, Exeter. G. M. ERVINE has been Private Secretary to Her Highness the Rani Saheba of Sangli whose husband was one of the delegates to the Round Table Conference. Since January she has been temporary Secretary to the Hon. Bertrand Russell. K. M. EVANS is testing her vocation as a nun, with the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God, Fairacre, Oxford. E. V. FOWLER has a part-time post at Clifton High School, and has just got into the English Hockey Team, having been a reserve for three years. P. FULFORD is teaching History at Watford Common School for Girls. M. GARNER is Assistant Mistress at King's Norton Secondary School, Birmingham. THE PRINCIPAL


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M. G. GODLEY is engaged in social work in Cairo, in connexion with destitute or poverty-stricken British subjects. C. GOODENOUGH is taking a short training course at St. Christopher's College, Blackheath, before going to Fort St. John, British Columbia, later in the year. B. M. Goss is teaching at the London College of Secretaries, 84 Regent Street, W. 1. P. GRAHAM is teaching English at St. Cyprian's School, Grahamstown, S. Africa. G. C. GRIGG, has joined the staff of the Pilgrim Trust. P. M. GWYNNE has a temporary post as English Lecturer at Edge Hill Training College, Liverpool, and hopes to go abroad later. E. J. HACKSHAW is working on the staff of the New Survey of London Life and Labour at the London School of Economics. R. E. HAMILTON has given up her lectureship at Bristol University but is still Warden of Royal Park House, one of the University Hostels. C. M. HARGRAVE is Headmistress of the High School, Gainsborough, Lincs. P. M. HARTNOLL is foreign correspondent in the Foreign Books Department of the firm of B. H. Blackwell Ltd., Oxford. J. HELPS is on the clinical staff of the Imperial Chemical Industries Research Farm near Reading. A. HOLT is Hon. Secretary to Col. the Rt. Hon. J. C. Wedgwood, and is helping him with the work in connexion with the Committee on House of Commons records. She writes, " The Committee was appointed by the late Prime Minister to report on the possibilities of a complete history of parliament, including the lives of the members of the House of Commons. At present I am helping Col. Wedgwood with appendices to the interim report, These include one which will contain a complete list of parliaments from 12581532 . . Another will be a list of boroughs returning M.P.'s before 155o . . . At present the work has to be done with voluntary help for it is no moment for assistance from the National Exchequer. There is a whole list of subjects for research which it is hoped that University students will take up, thus providing us with information, and themselves at the same time with B.Litt. degrees if they wish." H. N. HUMPHREYS is on the staff of Miss Kerr-Sander's Secretarial Training College, Empire House, 178 Piccadilly, W. s. A. HUXLEY is singing at village and country town choral societies' concerts and in London drawing-rooms. She is also President of the Wootton and Boar's Hill Womens's Institute and helps to run the local Guide Company. D. IBBERSON has transferred from the Trade Boards Inspectorate to the General Inspectorate of the Ministry of Labour. Her work now principally consists of carrying out inspections and enquiries in the Labour Exchanges. M. M. IRVING [nĂŠe CRICK] writes, " I was made a Serving Sister of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in 193o and elected one of the Vice-Presidents of the All India Women's Conference, January 1931. I am also President of the Mothers' Union of the Lahore Diocese and District Commissioner for the Ambala Girl Guides. In January I met Miss May Oung who was up at St. Hugh's last year. She came as a delegate for the All Asian Conference.


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K. JOHNSON is teaching English and German at the Hall School, Weybridge, Surrey. M. R. LAING is Secretary to the Headmistress of St. Winifred's School, Eastbourne. L. LEONARD is Secretary to the Intensive Business Course and Secretarial College, Lancaster Gate, W. L. F. LIMPUS is running a Y.W.C.A. Club at Ipswich during the winter and lives at Verwood, Bournemouth, in the summer. E. LINGARD is Secretary to the London and Greater London Board of the Playing Fields Association. J. K. MACHIN is Secretary to the Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. B. M. MAK.F.PEACE is a Student Assistant in the Ipswich Public Library under the Librarian, working for the Diploma of the Library Association. M. L. MARR is on the staff of Queen's College, Harley Street, London. M. MOLLER has been awarded a Special Walter Hines Page Travelling Scholarship on the English-Speaking Union. H. MOORE is teaching on the staff of the China Inland Mission at a school at Chefoo for the children of Missionaries and Europeans. W. MURRELL has a temporary post at Bedford High School. E. S. NICHOLAS is Secretary to the Society for the Oversea Settlement of British Women. B. NICKALLS is working for Mr. McNichol, author of " The Writing of English " and is doing criticisms of short stories. M. OGDEN is teaching at the Sir John Deane's Grammar School, Northwich, Cheshire. H. M. OSBORNE is teaching History and some Latin at Downhurst School, Hendon, and is coaching games. M. OWEN is Organising Appeal Secretary on the National Staff of the Y.W.C.A. K. PAGE is teaching History and English at Greenway School, Tiverton, Devon. G. I. PARSONS is Secretary of Section 9 of the League of Help, which section makes Altar Linen and, sometimes, vestments for very poor parishes and for ships' chapels. A. C. PERCIVAL is teaching at a private school at Guildford and singing in the B.B.C. National Chorus. E. M. POWER is teaching English at the Southern Illinois State Normal University, Carbondale, Illinois. E. M. RATCLIFFE is training as a House Property Manager under the Octavia Hill system. J. E. A. ROBERTSON is Assistant to the Secretary of the Girls' Public Day School Trust.


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E. M. H. SNOWDON has taken over Fairfield Court School, Eastbourne. E. M. STRONG is studying Medicine at the London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women. M. B. TAYLOR is teaching at the County Grammar School, Wallingford. H. C. THOMSON is teaching History and Latin at Strathallan, a private school at Hamilton, Ontario. M. WALE is a Junior Assistant in the " Talks " Department of the B.B.C. M. WHITTAKER is on the secretarial staff of the Health and Cleanliness Council, Tavistock Square, W.C. I. M. Woon obtained a post in July at Rotherham as Graduate Trainer in Estate Property Management under the Octavia Hill system and is now working for the Civil Service Examination. F. M. WYE") is on the Speaker's Staff of the Conservative Central Office. E. R. YOUNG has gone into partnership with Miss Moberly (niece of the first Principal of St. Hugh's College) in Farlington House School, Haywards Heath, Sussex.


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