St Hugh's College, Oxford - Chronicle 1932-1933

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CHRONICLE 19 3 2 - 3 3 Number 5


JANE WILLIS KIRKALDY, M.A. Tutor of the College 1908-27 Member of Council 1913-27

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Chairman. THE PRINCIPAL. Hon. Secretary, 1932 4: -

MISS C. M. ADY. Editor of the Chronicle, 1932-4:

MISS B. M. HAMILTON THOMPSON, St. Hugh's College, Oxford.




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Council. BARBARA ELIZABETH GWYER, M.A., Principal. PERCY COMYN LYON, M.A., Oriel, Chairman. CHARLOTTE ANNE ELIZABETH MOBERLY, Hon. MA., Hon. Fellow. EDITH ELIZABETH WARDALE, M.A., Hon. Fellow. ELIZABETH ANNIE FRANCIS, M.A., Official Fellow. MARGERY FREDA PERHAM, M.A., Research Fellow. MARY ETHEL SEATON, M.A., Official Fellow, Secretary to the Council. EVELYN EMMA STEFANOS PROCTER, M.A., Official Fellow. GERTRUDE THORNEYCROFT, Official Fellow and Treasurer. CECILIA MARY ADY, M.A., Research Fellow. MARY REAVELEY GLOVER, M.A., Official Fellow. DAISY EMILY MARTIN CLARKE Mrs.), Official Fellow. MARGARET AUGUSTA LEISHMAN, M.A., B.SC., 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 St. Catherine's



Principal. B. E. GWYER, M.A.

Tutors. E. A. FRANCIS, M.A., Vice - Principal. M. E. SEATON, M.A., F.R.S.L. E. E. S. PROCTER, M.A. M. R. GLOVER, M.A. D. E. MARTIN CLARKE (Mrs.), M.A.

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

Assistant Tutors. M. A. LEISHMAN, M.A., B.SC. A. HEADLAM-MORLEY, B.A., B.LITT.

Science. Politics and Economics.

Lecturers. D. M. WRINCH

(Mrs.), M.A., D.SC.,


F.R.A.S. O. D. BICKLEY, B.A., Dottore

in Lettere (Genoa), Martinengo Cesaresco Lecturer in Italian.

Administrative Officers. Treasurer and Bursar. G. THORNEYCROFT, B.A.



Assistant Bursar and Warden of St. Hugh's House. S. F. SALT.

Principal's Secretary. M. FOWLE.

Custos Hortulorum. A. M. A. H. ROGERS, M.A.

ELIZA ETH WORDSWO TH (-IN the 3oth of November 1932 passed away in her ninety-third kJ" year the last, and perhaps the greatest of a group of four Oxford women, to whose characters and intellectual gifts is largely due the success of the movement for the Higher Education of Women and the establishment of Colleges for Women in Oxford. The four were Mrs. Arthur Johnson, later more closely connected with the Society of Oxford Home-Students, as the First Principal; Mrs. T. H. Green, later more specially associated with Somerville College, as a member of the Council; Mrs. Arnold Toynbee, long Treasurer to Lady Margaret Hall, and lastly Dame Elizabeth Wordsworth, the first Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, a position which she held with distinction for thirty years. But it is not the members of that college alone who have cause to revere her memory. We, too, of St. Hugh's owe her a deep debt of gratitude as our Foundress, who acted for some years as our Treasurer and who ever followed the development of the College with lively interest and practical sympathy. The founding of St. Hugh's came about in this way. A few years' experience as Principal of a woman's College made Miss Wordsworth realize that there was a class of girls, daughters of the clergy and other professional men, who were specially qualified by their upbringing in cultured homes to profit by a University course of study, and by whom such a course would be particularly valued, but to whom the cost was prohibitive. She therefore founded in 1886 a new Hall of Residence in the hope that it could be run at less expense, and thus St. Hugh's Hall came into being. Though this particular scheme proved impracticable, and had soon to be greatly modified till St. Hugh's came into line with the other Women's Colleges, a great work was thus done in a direction never intended. The Hall thus started formed another nucleus for further expansion for the whole movement, and doubtless helped it to grow more quickly than would otherwise have been the case. Certainly the St. Hugh's student of to-day has cause to remember Dame Elizabeth's name with gratitude among those of other benefactors and well-wishers of the College. The choice of Miss Wordsworth for the first Principal, to preside over that daring innovation, the first Women's College (for Somerville was founded just a little later), was a particularly happy one. The daughter of a Headmaster of Harrow, who was to end his days as Bishop of Lincoln, she grew up in an atmosphere of classical and theological learning, among some of the great thinkers of the times. Her own classical attainments were wide and scholarly, she may be said to have spent her life in the society of her favourite classical authors, and at the age of ninety she still followed with interest the turn of a phrase in an address of congratulation. She was widely read, not only in English literature, as became a Wordsworth, but also in the great literatures of other European countries. Less than two months before her death, after quoting 7

from many English poets she could end up with Goethe's beautiful little poem, `Ober alien Gipfeln, Ist Ruh', so excellent was her memory. She had also travelled, not only as do so many educated people in France, Germany and Italy, but later in Spain also, and doubtless she gained much from her close association with her father in helping him in his literary work. To these varied advantages Miss Wordsworth brought a strong and keen intelligence, great originality, and a delightful wit. At the time of her appointment she was already well known in Oxford and her mental gifts appreciated, so that when in 1879 she took up her difficult post in a movement looked upon with distrust by a large proportion of the University, she was fortunate in being known personally to many on the opposite side and trusted by them. It was not, however, her intellectual gifts alone, it was her whole personality which made her stand out among her fellows—her fearlessness and quiet confidence, her straightforwardness and serenity. If the first impression she made was that of intellect, the second, as soon as she became better known, was of goodness. She was deeply religious, a devout Churchwoman of moderate views, whose religion was part of herself, colouring all her life and governing every action. But it was a robust religion, guided by brain as well as heart, and a practical one. During her Principalship of Lady Margaret Hall, she held Bible Classes for her students, rare in their combination of theological learning and moral teaching; later, after her retirement, she continued to hold classes for ladies living in Oxford, by whom they were much appreciated. And the Lady Margaret Hall Settlement in Lambeth was her foundation. It was the deep reality of her faith which gave her this quiet confidence and strengthened her natural courage, enabling her to play her part with such kindly serenity. Her religious views were strict— for instance the modern ways of keeping Sunday were a constant grief to her—but they were neither narrow nor intolerant. If she was austere at all, it was with herself alone. She was too large-minded to allow of narrowness and too many-sided to be capable of intolerance in any direction, and indeed for this reason it is very difficult to make a complete portrait of her; one can only show her in one aspect after another, in her love of beauty, her dislike of unnecessary formality, her unexpectedness, and her zeal for service. Every kind of beauty appealed to her whether of form, colour, sound or thought. Perhaps it was beauty of colour that she herself enjoyed most, but it was of her appreciation of that of sound that the present writer had personal experience. She had a very flexible voice, full of expression, and one had only to hear her recite or read poetry aloud to realize how keenly alive she was to the music of the line as well as the thought. As a speaker Dame Elizabeth was ready and fluent. On 8

ordinary occasions, she had always something to say worth hearing, and her command of language, her pleasant delivery, and an occasional touch of a somewhat freakish humour made her speeches effective, with an element of the unexpected in them which was very enjoyable, while, when she was herself deeply stirred, she was really eloquent. No one who heard her beautiful address given in her expressive tones at the Memorial Service held in the Lady Margaret Hall Chapel for Mrs. Wells, a former student, could doubt her power to rouse the emotions of her hearers. And at that time she was nearly ninety. During her long life, in spite of the constant claims on her care and energies, Dame Elizabeth found time for a certain amount of writing. Perhaps no better illustration of the variety of her interests and knowledge is to be found than in the titles and subjects of her published works. These range from theological and devotional themes such as The Decalogue and Thoughts on the Lord's Prayer, through literary subjects such as Wordsworth, and children's books such as The Snow Queen, to the little plays which she used to write to be acted by the students of Lady Margaret Hall. These, which were played before crowded audiences, were usually on questions of the day, full of witty topical allusions and delightful in their freshness and with a certain grace of diction. In a woman of such brilliance some impatience of dullness might be • expected, and Miss Wordsworth can never naturally have suffered fools gladly. To be asked to sit by her at dinner was always rather an alarming honour for a timid 'Fresher', but in any real sorrow or difficulty, no one could be more understanding and sympathetic. It was simply because she did not understand it, that she was impatient with anything petty or commonplace. And this no doubt led to her sometimes wounding people's little vanities. Versatility and foimality seldom go together, certainly they did not with Miss Wordsworth. Any unnecessary formality she disliked greatly, and she herself introduced very little into the College life at Lady Margaret Hall, however many rules of etiquette the students chose to invent for themselves. A new student arriving and inquiring on whom she should call and when, might be directed to go down to the dining-room at tea time and she would find the Principal there. And that would be all; she made her first entrance into college as simply as if she had merely come back after a vacation. But this informality did not mean casualness of interest. Whether Miss Wordsworth cared for or knew much about the subject at which any student was working, she had always a kind welcome for her as an individual, and sympathy with her problems if not with her interests. Perhaps it was something akin to this want of feeling for formalities, this instinct for naturalness, that made Miss Wordsworth sometimes rather startling in conversation. For her there was no incongruity in passing from an earnest discussion of some great topic of the day, to ask her neighbour with equal earnestness for ideas for new breakfast 9

dishes! She gave herself to everything she undertook, and petty domestic difficulties were no doubt really more effort to her, as they certainly were more uncongenial, than the larger considerations with which she was generally occupied. But to those less nimble of wit, such rapid changes of thought were difficult to follow and by some were doubtless thought very odd. With Dame Elizabeth one always had to be on the alert. Though by no means what is commonly meant by a practical woman, that term may be applied to her in her outlook on life and in the importance she laid on the duty of service. For her college was not a place in which individuals could merely absorb a certain amount of learning, but one in which they had opportunities for developing their faculties and becoming better citizens. The value of any course of study or training was, for her, its use for the benefit of the world. While she followed the later careers of all her students with interest and was very proud whenever any one achieved public distinction, her heart was with those who went out to do good social service in England or any part of the Empire. Her little poem to Dr. Jowett may perhaps be taken as representing her attitude towards the rival claims of virtue and talent, though it is hardly a fair sample of her literary powers. If all the good people were clever And all clever people were good, The world would be nicer than ever We thought that it possibly could. But somehow 'tis seldom or never The two hit it off as they should, The good are so harsh to the clever, The clever so rude to the good. So friends, let it be our endeavour To make each by each understood, For few can be good like the clever, Or clever so well as the good. The conferment of the Degree of Hon. D.C.L. upon her by the University on June 5th, 1928, was a well-earned acknowledgement of her work in Oxford, and no less appropriate was the honour done to her by His Majesty when he bestowed upon her the order of the D.B.E., which, by his gracious permission, was conferred upon her by the Duchess of York at the Jubilee of the College in 1930. Miss Wordsworth was born in 184o, three years after the accession of Queen Victoria, and she was of her age. She represented the best type of great lady of that time. She had all its sense of responsibility, its innate dignity and assurance, its value for convention in principle with also its complete unself-consciousness and personal freedom of action. As long as her sense of right was satisfied, she gave little heed to what people might think of her. Very anxious that the 10

students should not offend Oxford standards in dress or conduct, for herself she was indifferent to dress and quite oblivious of how her actions might appear. And she showed the same qualities in intellectual matters. With a quiet confidence, due to the circle in which she had grown up, she was fearless of criticism, perfectly ready to express her own views and frank in so doing. But always this was done with due consideration for the feelings and opinions of others. She held her own but was never aggressive. In later years, while her mind remained as clear and alert as ever, physical infirmities grew upon her; her sight and her hearing were failing, and for a short time before her death she could no longer get about easily. For some months before then, the little bent old lady, who used to wander along the pavements of North Oxford, and sometimes, to the alarm of her friends, off them, was missing from those pavements, but she continued to welcome her friends and enjoy talks with them. She has left behind her the memory of a great woman, whom we admired for her brilliance, revered for her goodness, and loved for her gaiety and kindliness, and, may we add, for her unexpectedness. The large congregation which filled the University Church at her funeral is the best proof of the high esteem in which Dame Elizabeth was held by all who knew her. ,



REPORT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION, 1932 HE Seventh Annual Meeting of the Association was held on Saturday, June i8th, 1932, and was attended by twenty memT bers. The Chairman, in her statement on the events of the past year, mentioned the appointment of Miss 0. D. Bickley as the first Martinengo Cesaresco Lecturer, the recent purchase of the land adjoining the existing College property, and also that No. 8o Woodstock Road would in future be known as St. Hugh's House, and would be open in vacation for the use of members of the College. She conveyed to the meeting the apologies for absence of the Secretary of the Association, Miss Perham, who was in northern Nigeria. The elections of Miss Rice by the Association as a member of the Council of the College, and of Miss Ady as Secretary of the Association, were announced. Miss Hamilton Thompson, on the motion of Miss Procter, seconded by Miss Seaton, was reappointed Editor of the Chronicle for two years. It was decided to hold a Gaudy in 1933, but that, in view of the celebration of the Jubilee of the College in 1936, no Gaudy should be held in 1935. It was also suggested that steps might be taken to make more of the Annual Meeting in the years in which no Gaudy was held. There were present : D. Martin-Hurst The Chairman B. H. Moberly C. M. Ady E. S. Procter M. A. Beese W. A. Pronger L. E. Braddick M. E. Robertson E. Brown A. M. A. H. Rogers E. Clough M. E. Seaton M. Fowle E. E. Stopford E. A. Francis G. Thorneycroft M. R. Glover E. E. Wardale B. M. Hamilton Thompson After the meeting Mr. K. N. Bell, Fellow of Balliol, gave a short account of the aims of the Oxford Society.

THE G UDY, 1933 Prim

St. Hugh's College Gaudy will be held from Friday, AL June 23rd, until Monday, June 26th, 1933. Senior Members will by the time that the Chronicle is published, have received notification of the Gaudy, with an invitation to the Dinner on Saturday, June 24th.


THE COLLEGE JET ILEE Q T. Hugh's College, founded in 1886, will commemorate its 10 fiftieth anniversary in 1936. It is thought that the Association of Senior Members, and other old students, would wish to make the occasion in some appropriate way. In order that full time may be available for ascertaining the views and wishes of all concerned, the following motions will be on the agenda of the Annual Meeting of the Association which will be held on June 24th, 1933. 1. That the Association of Senior Members desires to mark the Jubilee of the College by a gift from the Old Students, and to co-operate in preparing for the celebration of the Jubilee in whatever other ways the Council may approve. 2. That a committee, to be called the Jubilee Celebration Committee, be appointed, with power to co-opt. 3. That, in order to secure representation of the old students who are not Senior Members, St. Hugh's Club be invited to appoint a member of the Committee. If the motion to form a committee is carried, nominations will be invited at the meeting. It is hoped that every generation of old students will have a representative on the Committee, and that members will do their best to make this possible by suggesting names of those willing to serve, either at the meeting, or in writing to the Secretary beforehand. The College of to-day, with its full complement of Fellows, Tutors, and administrative officers, and its one hundred and fifty undergraduate members, to say nothing of a garden which has won a place among the more noted College gardens of Oxford, presents an impressive contrast to the St. Hugh's Hall which opened in 1886, in a house in Norham Road with the Principal and four students. Yet it needs the support and interest of its senior members as much as ever, if the progress of the first fifty years is to be maintained in the next chapter of its history. A Jubilee provides an exceptional opportunity for drawing the old students together, and for reviving the interest and affection of those who have not been closely in touch with the life of the College in recent years. We appeal to all readers of the Chronicle to take their share in making our Jubilee celebration an occasion worthy of the name. E. E. WARDALE M. A. RICE C. M. ADY E. A. PHILLIPS D. IBBERSON



THE PRINCIPAL'S LETTER DEAR MISS HAMILTON THOMPSON, CNN the last page of her collection, Essays Old and New, which 'LP our Foundress, Elizabeth Wordsworth, published in 1919, I read these words : `When we think of our friends, do we not love to recall the immortal, unchangeable part of them, that which transcends all the mere passing accidents of their being, that which is indeed their very best and inmost selves Having once gained this conception, can we ever lose it ? . . . And when we see, as most of us have done with our nearest and dearest, a character gradually taking shape, as a statue under the sculptor's hand, to fuller and fuller perfection, we can hardly suppose, when the ideal perfection has been reached, that the sculptor will wantonly destroy such an exquisite piece of work—a piece of work which often does not attain completeness till the body has almost been broken up and destroyed (like the chips that fly from the marble), and the exquisite conception is released at last from every obstacle to its development, and confronts us in all the beauty which has from eternity existed in the Designer's mind.' These, the concluding lines of her last little book of prose, seem to foretell an experience in which Oxford friends were to share during the coming years of her extreme but happy-spirited old age—the approach, welcomed day by day, of quiet release from the body and escape therewith into perfectness and joy. At ninety-two, one gentle touch, and the frail envelope exanimate was dissolved. Immortal, the spirit now 'confronts us in all the beauty which has from eternity existed in the Designer's mind' Requiescat in pace. Happy they whose training was under her influence, and their lives enriched by her regard. The year has seen also the disappearance from Oxford of a figure almost as familiar to us for many years as was that of Miss Wordsworth herself. Miss Kirkaldy's strongly marked character impressed itself on generation after generation of her pupils, inspiring in them a devotion to science which has borne fruit in many ways. A true educationalist, she tirelessly denounced narrow-minded specialization, and from her coign of vantage as general supervisor for nearly thirty years of all the women's work in 'the Museum' exercised continuous influence over the development of their studies not only on the biological side (her own branch) but on the physical as well. Her last official appearance among us, signalized by a charming gift of plate for the High Table, was in 1929 at a St. Hugh's Night Dinner, her combined period of service as tutor and as member of the College Council having lasted for thirty of the most important years of our life as a community. May there continue among us a succession of persons duly qualified to serve' truth with the same tenacity and zeal. 14

On the expiry in October 1932 of Mr. Lightfoot's term of office on the Council, as he preferred to postpone for the present his acceptance of re-nomination, Mr. Kenneth Clark, Keeper of the Department of Fine Art in the Ashmolean Museum, consented to serve for a limited period as Extraordinary Member. This is at the present juncture very fortunate for us, as his gifts and experience qualify him particularly for giving help in the problems of building. Consultations continue on the grand question of how best to use and develop our site. As nothing is yet settled finally, and cannot be till in the successive phases of discussion the formidable one of Finance is reached and passed, Senior Members will, I hope, consent to be patient. The objective of a new structure to be opened for use in the year of the Jubilee is being borne steadily in mind. Miss Leishman, on the renewal of her tutorial appointment in Science, has been elected to an Official Fellowship; and the Council has also welcomed to its ranks, as Elected Member, on the expiry of Miss Talbot's period of office, a distinguished Senior Member, Miss M. A. Rice. Veterans will remember that Miss Rice was the first woman student to be placed in Class I of the Honour School of English; and all generations that she was Head Mistress of the School of St. Mary and St. Anne, Abbots Bromley, for thirty years, during which it rose to its present outstanding position among the Woodard Foundations. The appointment foreshadowed in my last letter of a Martinengo Cesaresco Lecturer in Italian was made before the beginning of the present academical year; and the College was fortunate in its selection, from an unexpectedlywide field of candidates, of Miss 0. D. Bickley, B.A. (Lady Margaret Hall), Dottore in Lettere, Regia University di Genova, and Reader in English Language and Literature at that University. Miss Bickley is a British subject, but her mother is Italian, and she was born and educated in Italy, coming to Oxford in the first place for research in connexion with her thesis on 'Shakespeare e l'Italia'. After taking her degree, she held the `Hugh Conway' Scholarship at Bristol University, beginning an investigation, on which she is still engaged, into the Italian element in the Elizabethan Novel. Miss Bickley is a frequent contributor to La Rassegna, and was entrusted by the Ufficio di Belle Arti e Storia of the Municipio of Genoa with the translation into English of the important publication on Christopher Columbus, which is now being widely read in Europe and the United States. A third highly successful Summer School for American Women Teachers and Graduates was held last July; Miss Hadow acting as Chairman of the Committee, on which were representatives of all the Women's Societies. The Course was on 'England in the Eighteenth Century', and Senior Members will like to know that the two lectures illustrated by choice slides, which were given by Mrs. Herbert Richardson (C. L. A. Dening) in the Hall of Somerville College on `Hogarth, Artist-Historian of the Eighteenth Century' and 'Some Eighteenth-Century Vanities', were among the most 15

highly appreciated on the programme. Not less satisfactory is the fact that the College's share of the School's profits amounted to £6o9. This has been allotted entirely to funds devoted to the help of students (the Bursary and Jourdain Funds) and should prove invaluable in the present hour. The Council has felt justified at the same time in increasing appreciably the amount allotted annually to scholarships and exhibitions. A similar Prize, in memory of the late Hilary Haworth, for competition among undergraduates reading for Honours in Science, will be offered this year for the first time, her family having most generously made the award possible, while friends here and elsewhere are putting together their contributions to the endowment. This gift meets a need we have felt for some time past. An interesting landmark has been reached in the history of the College. May I call the special attention of your readers to p. 41, where the particulars of the Elizabeth Wordsworth Studentship are set out? 'An election in 1933' was always our slogan, and that an income of £150 has become available by this date is a testimony to faith and effort, most encouraging to those of us who have long felt the need of opening up more opportunity for higher study to young graduates of the College. The Fund is not closed, and the raising of the minimum income of £150 to some higher figure will, I have no doubt, occur in time. It is interesting, too, to record that the Research Committee dealt with its first applications this year, and approved grants from the Gamble Fund to Mrs. Lobel (M. D. Rogers) in connexion with the publication of her work on the Borough of Bury St. Edmunds, and to Miss Joan Hussey, now Research Student at Westfield College, University of London, for a visit to Vienna in quest of eleventh-century 'canons'. The mention of research brings me to the high distinction achieved this year by Dr. Joan Evans. I will not forestall the article on p. 17, but content myself with expressing here the pride all resident members of our Society have felt in the Doctorate conferred on one of our most learned members, a former Librarian and longestablished member of the Council. It should be a lasting stimulus to all younger students. The beginning of the Michaelmas Term 1932 saw a new feature introduced into our economy, viz. the opening of St. Hugh's House (8o Woodstock Road) to the use of the College. Miss Salt, the chdtelaine, is in residence there not only in term but during part of every vacation, and members of the Association are entitled to apply to her for rooms in vacation at a scale of charges designed to meet their convenience, and given on another page. The House has already proved very useful, and its internal arrangements are being gradually perfected for the purposes required. It possesses as yet but one picture—a charming water-colour of the Terrace, by E. Hamilton Thompson—and would welcome a good reproduction of some classic for hanging in the entrance hall. College life, as you see, goes on smoothly, and the Class lists show 16

As a mark of respect to the new Doctor, a Dinner, at which the Principal presided and to which forty-three members of the College accepted the organizing committee's invitation, took place at the Savoy Hotel on March 3rd. Satisfaction was expressed with all the arrangements and the general enjoyment of this gratifying occasion will be long remembered.

THE LIB RY rrHE Library now contains over 12,00o books, and while new .1 books are bought in increasing numbers, and suitable gifts are never refused, the housing problem has become acute. A most welcome gift of about 300 theological books from the Rev. Dr. Selbie, formerly Principal of Mansfield College, has meant that a definite policy with regard to overflow books must be taken up, and for the present the lecture-room on the ground floor, which for some years past has accommodated the Science Library, is being utilized. Such an expedient can, of course, be regarded only as a temporary measure, and we look forward with keen anticipation to the erection of the new Library within a few years. The new arrangement and classification of the Library, which has been in full working order now for about three years, means that temporary adjustments can be easily made without seriously breaking up the continuity of the subject-scheme. Gifts of books from Senior Members are always acceptable, and the Librarian will be glad to receive any publications, other than fiction, of old students of the College. In addition to the theological books already mentioned, the following are of special interest among gifts received and purchases made during the past year :

The Luttrell Psalter (Facsimile). E. M. Wright. Life of Joseph Wright (2 vols). Muratori. Rerum Italicarum Scriptores (complete set to date). Selden Society Publications, 37 vols. H. W. V. Temperley (ed.). History of the Peace Conference (6 vols.). Survey of International Affairs (i3 vols., 1920-34 Biographie Universelle (52 vols.), 1811-28 The British Journal of Medical Psychology (vols. i—ix, 1920-9). The British Journal of Psychology (vols. x—xx, 1920-9). B. M. H. T.

LATIN AND HISTO Y C NFERENCE CONFERENCE on the teaching of Latin and History in girls' Aschools was held at Somerville in the Trinity Term under the chairmanship of Miss Jamison. This arose out of the concern that has been felt for some time by History Tutors at the difficulty which their students find in passing the First Public Examination in Latin, and later in reading the documents which they require for the Final Honour School of Modern History. The Conference was attended by a number of mistresses from girls' schools, head mistresses and teachers of classics and history, and by history and classics tutors. The subjects discussed were the teaching of Latin, its difficulties, its advantages, the age at which it should be begun and the method of teaching it; and also the teaching of history and in especial the purpose of the History General paper in the Scholarship and Entrance examination. A full report of what was said has just been published by the Oxford University Press, and may be obtained at the cost of one shilling. M. R. G.

THE JUNTO COMM N ROOM PrHE J.C.R. congratulates C. Dewhurst, V. Eyles, C. Lucas, and .11. M. Thorp on their 'Firsts'. C. Lucas was the only woman to obtain a First last year in Greats. Early in this Hilary Term the College Dramatic Society acted Tom Thumb by Fielding and Possessions by Laurence Housman, M. Ross was the producer, and it was generally agreed that her production was the most efficient there has been for some years. The critics particularly praised M. Evans for her 'spirited, gay and graceful' acting, and also R. Kershaw and M. Phillips, both of whom 'showed a real understanding of their parts'. Part of the proceeds of the performances was sent to St. Margaret's House. A Wardrobe, at present consisting of eighteen garments, has been started. This admirable innovation will fill a long-felt want. The Debating and Musical Societies have both been active; the later has given a concert of sacred Music, and is now practising for a Madrigal Concert to be given at the end of this term. The J.C.R. has raised its donation to the College Library from ÂŁ3 to ÂŁ15 a year. After consultation with the authorities, the books are to be chosen by the members of the various schools in rotation. In the Michaelmas Term the J.C.R. co-operated with the Oxford Committee in organizing a Sale in aid of St. Margaret's House; the proceeds amounted to over k4o. The following offices in inter-collegiate societies and clubs have been held by members of the J.C.R. during the present year:

Treasurer of the Women's Executive of the Student Christian Movement in Oxford: H. Charles '9

Secretary of the O.U. Conservative Association: M. Cochrane Secretary of the Social Service Union: E. Crosland Secretary of the O.U. Imperial Club: D. Jeudwine Chairman of the Pentagon Committee: C. Loveday Chairman of the Guide Club: M. Tamplin St. Hugh's holds the swimming cup. BLUES Hockey. J. Burton J. Lippold N. Stevenson H. Winter M. Lewis Lacrosse. M. Phillips Netball. M. Morton Swimming. M. Evans M. Lewis J. Sparks P. Wallbank Tennis. J. Burton B. ACKROYD, President.

DEGREES T.T. 1932. M.T. 1932. H.T. 1933 D.Litt. Joan Evans. B.M. Mrs. Nicholson (C. MacNeice). B.Litt. K. H. Coburn. Subject of thesis : 'A Critical Edition of Coleridge's Marginalia to Tennemann's Geschichte der Philosophic (1798-1817), with Introduction and Notes.' B.Litt. B. M. Hamilton Thompson, M.A. Subject of thesis : 'The Rise and Decline of Calvinism in England during the Archiepiscopate of John Whitgift (1583-1604).' B.Litt. J. Hussey, B.A. Subject of thesis : 'The Revival of Learning at Constantinople in the Eleventh Century with Special Reference to Michael Psellus.' M.A. C. M. Hobhouse K. E. Babbs J. Hoole J. E. Clarke I. F. V. Lynn H. F. Douglas E. M. Power M. R. Fookes E. M. P. Scott M. E. Gossip K. A. Walker P. M. Graham M. G. Watkins E. J. Hackshaw F. C. Welch M. B. Hall W. E. Alder-Barrett I. Ashcroft 20

B.A. E. L. Baker H. Bradbrooke

I. J. R. Bromley B. E. I. Buckler D. G. Bushnell H. R. Clarke G. Cooper A. C. Dewhurst A. B. Disney-Roebuck M. H. Elliman V. Eyles M. C. Gooderson M. E. Griffith R. P. Hall M. V. Halmshaw M. F. Hardie F. 0. W. Hoare M. P. Holt A. M. Hutchings

I. Irwin D. M. Layton E. M. W. Lavington E. I. Lemon J. E. Parry J. Reynolds A. S. M. Richardson N. M. Roberts E. M. M. Robinson 0. M. Shapley M. G. Shelley J. M. Sprules N. M. Thorp E. M. C. Wilkes K. M. Wilson I. A. Yarwood

HONOUR SCHO OLS 1932 Literae Humaniores.

Class I. C. Lucas Class II. I. Ashcroft H. R. Clarke M. F. Hardie E. M. M. Robinson Class II. D. G. Bushnell Jurisprudence. Class II. W. Alder-Barrett Modern History. B. E. I. Buckler G. Cooper J. E. Parry Class III. E. H. Duthoit M. Elliman M. E. Griffith M. P. Holt D. M. Layton 0. Shapley English Language and Litera- Class II. M. Halmshaw L. Harrison ture I. Henderson N. M. Roberts Class III. V. Basilewitch L. F. Bell B. W. Green J. Irwin J. Pape E. M. C. Wilkes Class IV. M. D. Dauphinee M. G. Shelley 21

Modern Languages.

Class I. A. C. Dewhurst V. Eyles N. M. Thorp Class II. D. M. Abson D. Chandler N. A. Freestone M. C. Gooderson I. A. Josephy A. S. M. Richardson J. Sprules K. M. Wilson Class III. R. P. Hall A. M. Hutchings Natural Science. Chemistry. Part I. E. N. Baker E. M. W. Lavington Part II, Class II. M. Collington Philosophy, Politics ,and Eco- Class III. B. A. Betts A. Disney-Roebuck nomics. J. Reynolds Honour Classical Modera- Class II. M. Downes M. Jackson tions. E. Naylor Class III. M. Ker B. J. Reeve Class II. M. Adam Honour Mathematical P. Wallbank Moderations. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Susette Taylor Research Fellowship (Lady Margaret Hall): Joan Evans, D.Litt. COLLEGE PRIZE

Hurry Prize, 1932: C. Lucas, Class I, Honour School of Literae Humaniores, 1932.

THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP FUND THE fund now has a capital of ÂŁ3,503 of which 3434 4s. 6d. is invested. It is satisfactory that in this year a Studentship can be offered, but it is hoped that subscriptions and donations will continue to be received so that the value of the Studentship can be increased. GERTRIME THORNEYCROFT. March 1st, 1933.



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UNDE GRADUATES IN ESIDENCE 1932-33 SCHOLARS S. W. HINGLEY, 1929. Gilchrist. M. S. COCHRANE, 1930. Clara M. G. MILNER, 1930.

Evelyn Mordan. J. C. M. WHATLEY, 1930. M. MORTON, 1931. Mary Gray Allen Senior Scholar, Sheffield University (M.A.). M. G. ADAM, 1931. E. L. JEWITT, 1931.

C. M. LOVEDAY, 1931. D. M. MATTHEWS, 1931. P. WALLBANK, 1931. C. S. M. ABBOTT, 1932.


High School. St. Paul's Girls' School. M. P. REEKIE, 1932. Manchester High School.

M. A. CLERK, 1932.

EXHIBITIONERS M. GARBETT, 1929. F. M. HOULSTON, 1929. E. PORTSMORE, 1929. 0. M. SWEETING, 1929. M. L. DOWNES, 1930. M. M. EVANS, 1930. B. LE FANU, 1930. M. LL. LEWIS, 1930. E. E. NAYLOR, 1930. S. M. H. BIRD, 1931. B. L. CORBITT, 1931. F. E. GREGORY, 1931. P. HARDCASTLE, 1931. G. KEAY, 1931. R. D. MALLIN, 1931. M. WHITTAKER, 1931.

Sowerby Bridge Secondary School. E. N. MACLEAN, 1932. The Cedars, Leighton Buzzard. E. M. R. MCKEE, 1932. Friends' School, Penketh. J. M. RAWLINSON, 1932. Guernsey Ladies' College. P. A. SMITH, 1932. Farnham Grammar School. G. P. STRADLING, 1932. Cheltenham Ladies' College. E. W. TANNER, 1932. Colston Girls' School, Bristol. M. R. WILSON, 1932. Camden School for Girls. F. LONGBOTTOM, 1932.

ADVANCED STUDENTS A. T. GARY, 1931. B.A., Columbia University, New M. A. MARSHALL, 1931. B.A., Harvard University. J. BELL, 1933. B.A., Cambridge.

York City.


L. Dolphin. M. E. Lowe. H. M. Newell. E. L. Parsons. H. M. Winter. 24

Third Year.

D. E. Ackroyd. A. M. Bell. H. T. E. Charles. E. M. R. Crosland. H. A. E. French.

S. M. E. Goodfellow. W. Hesketh-Wright. M. Jackson. D. I. M. Jeudwine. M. B. Johnson.

H. J. F. Lapraik. J. Lippold. M. Macdonald. E. M. Ockenden. B. M. O'Donovan. D. A. Parsons. M. N. M. Phillips. R. N. Preston. B. J. Reeve. M. H. Salinger. N. H. Seymour. H. G. Skidelsky. E. J. Sparks. M. Strong. E. B. Sturgis. M. Tamplin. H. M. Taylor. E. Temple. W. M. M. Troup. A. M. Walker.

B. Whaley. M. White. M. N. Woolf. Second Year.

0. L. B. Alexander. I. S. T. Aspin. M. A. B. Beale. J. C. Bell. T. G. I. Bird. H. K. Bone. N. I. Chmelnitzky. D. M. Doveton. K. N. Downham. P. M. C. Evans. M. M. E. Fletcher. S. de C. Forster. E. H. Fyleman. K. M. Harris. W. J. L. Hazlehurst.

E. A. Hearn. A. E. Hinch. J. E. Ironside. C. E. M. Lawrence. P. H. V. Lawrence. M. I. Milkins. D. B. Morgans. 0. Owen-Jones. M. Ralli. A. H. Reynolds. J. Richardson. M. M. Ross. B. Samuell. 0. E. Shaw. I. Spurgeon. R. Sykes. E. H. Thorpe. C. M. Todd. D. L. Trollope. C. Stonham (Mrs.).


Edgbaston Church of England College. Woodford County High School. M.A. Glasgow University. Parkfields Cedars Secondary School, Derby. Francis Holland School, Graham Street, London. Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury. St. Felix School, Southwold. Clifton High School, Bristol. Clifton High School, Bristol. St. Paul's Girls' School. Harrow County School. Whitby County School. Woodford County School. Queen Ethelburga's School, Harrogate. Henrietta Barnett School, London. Croydon High School. Morpeth High School. St. Swithin's School, Winchester. Malvern Girls' College. Wycombe Abbey. Badminton School, Bristol. Clifton High School, Bristol. Bury Grammar School. King Edward's High School, Birmingham.




Leamington High School. King Edward's High School, Birmingham. Portway College, Reading, and Sheffield University. Manchester High School. Malvern Girls' College. M.A. Glasgow University. Bedford College, Regent's Park. Holt Secondary School, Liverpool. Malmesbury County Secondary School. Clifton High School, Bristol. Liverpool College, Huyton. Dover County School. Sidcot School, Somerset. Christ's Hospital, Hertford. Bedford High School.

The following B.A.'S are in residence for further study : E. L. BAKER D. G. BUSHNELL E. M. ELLIS


ST. HUGH'S CLUB T. Hugh's Club gave a dinner on October 1st, 193 , at the S Garden Club, 9 Chesterfield Gardens, W. r. Miss Gwyer presided. Miss Naomi Royde-Smith and Chevalier Sambucetti were 2

the guests of the evening; we had the pleasure, also, of Mr. Ernest Milton's company, and Lady Grigg and Dr. Joan Evans made very entertaining speeches. We are encouraged by the success of this function to hope that a dinner may be held annually in London in future. The purpose of the Club is to reunite old students of St. Hugh's College; all past and present members of the Senior Common Room, past students and students who have been in residence for two years, are entitled to become members. The subscription for life membership is los., and we hope every one will join. IRENE SHRIGLEY,

February 25th, 1933.


Hon. Secretary and Treasurer.

OBITUA Y JANE WILLIS KIRKALDY Y the unexpected death of Miss J. W. Kirkaldy on June 19th,

I) 1932, the College has lost a distinguished member and a familiar

friend. For fourteen years she served the College on its Council, and from 1897 until her retirement in 193o, students reading Natural Science, and especially those who took honours in Zoology, were privileged to work in direct contact with her vigorous and stimulating mind. Until the period of reorganization and expansion consequent upon the admission of women to degrees in the University, Miss Kirkaldy's personality was the central vitalizing force of the group of women working in the School of Natural Science. The development of the work of women students in this school was her supreme interest; she belongs to the number of those pioneers the fruits of whose labours are inherited by us in this later generation. Miss Kirkaldy's devotion to the cause of science and especially of biological science was essentially devotion to the cause of truth. There was nothing small about her; her personal integrity and width of outlook impressed itself upon her pupils, and they owe much inspiration to her searching and suggestive criticism and to her constant and even exacting demands upon their powers. She gave her pupils the maximum of freedom, but freedom to surmount their own difficulties wherein, for her, lay the secret of discipline. But Miss Kirkaldy was not only a biologist and a teacher. She possessed strong personal sympathy and sincere religious conviction. Everything that concerned her pupils was of interest to her ; she touched their lives at all points. Her desire was to play her part in the development of people, not of mere scientists. As pioneer in the development of the work of women science students in Oxford and actively concerned in the general progress of women's education in the University, Miss Kirkaldy assimilated her own outlook harmoniously to the gradual changes around her throughout a long period. But there came a time after the upheaval of the War, when, owing to impaired vitality due to failing health, she seemed to some extent unable to discover her own aims and standards beneath the modes of expression of the modern life around her and in inevitable changes in organization. To this perhaps was due a certain sadness which overshadowed the two years of her retirement from active work, and which gave her a sense of having failed in her main endeavour, but it is for the many who knew her and for the large body of her pupils to assess the true value of her work. To them she remains a pioneer, an inspiring teacher and a friend. A memorial service was held in our Chapel on June 23rd at the suggestion of the Principal of Somerville, of which College Miss Kirkaldy had been an Honorary Fellow. Bishop Shaw officiated, and the Lesson, St. John v. 24-9, was read by the Principal of ,


St. Hugh's College. A large number of friends who had been associated with Miss Kirkaldy's work in the University and elsewhere were present. E. M. TALBOT.

PRISCILLA BIRD PRISCILLA BIRD came up to St. Hugh's Mall with a Scholarship in 1894, and took the Final Honours School of Modern History in 1897. After teaching in two private schools, she was appointed assistant mistress at the Godolphin and Latymer School, where she remained for over twenty years until her death in 1932. A friend of her Godolphin and Latymer days writes of a recent meeting of The Old Girls' Society at which she was present : 'I talked to a lot of them, and they all remembered Miss Bird, and spoke so affectionately of her. Her influence has meant a very great deal to them, and I am sure they will never forget her. They appreciated her delightful sense of humour, and realized the thing that made one so fond of her, that in spite of the apparent fierceness of some of the things she said, underneath she had one of the kindest of hearts. I am quite sure that no child ever went to her in trouble and came away without getting help. It has meant a great deal to the school to have had her.'

AMY MARY WILSON MAY WILSON came into residence in the Michaelmas Term of 1902. The College numbers were small in those days and her year consisted of only seven students. But her influence was soon felt not only with her own year but with all the college. Shy and retiring as she was, her utter selflessness and her great powers of sympathy soon endeared her to all. Yet those of us who knew her well, would hardly have suspected then that she possessed the tact and powers of organization of which she showed in the work to which she was afterwards called. But it was her self-forgetfulness which made her conquer all shyness. The loyalty which she showed to her friends and to her much loved college, made her follow the call to the Mission Field. She had always hoped to work in India, and after she had trained and taught for a time in England, she trained for mission work in Warminster, and then went out in Lahore and Simla. She was at first engaged in school work, but eventually as a deaconness she did a great deal.of parish work. Naturally shrinking from responsibility, she proved able to take charge of important work, and the influence of her single-hearted selfless life has been felt far and wide. She came home on furlough at the end of 1931, and spent a very happy time meeting old friends, and making new ones, and using part of her leave to further training. She was due to return to India early in October 1932, but at the end of August she was taken ill and died after only ten days' illness. To those who knew her, even slightly, her memory is that of one who, in entire simplicity and devotion, gave herself completely to a very high vocation. Z. E. and R. M. W. 28

FRANCES MARY EYRE WALKER (nee KNIPE) IT was in the spring of 1927 that I first met Mrs. Eyre Walker. I had gone with an American friend of mine to spend the Easter holidays in the Lake District and we were guests in her home for pearly four weeks. I do not remember anything about getting acquainted with her, for I believe that from the first moment that I saw her, it was as though I had always known her. I find it difficult, however, to write vividly about her. I cannot paint her portrait in brilliant hues. For those very qualities which endeared her to one, were, like herself, so fine and so delicate that they can be conveyed only in pastel colours. She seemed to fit perfectly into that Lake Country which is at once so peaceful and invigorating. She loved, I think, the quiet seclusion of the place. And she loved too, to walk on the fells and in the woods. One of my first recollections is of climbing with her to the summit of some wind swept hill from whence she pointed out to me the particular beauties of the landscape. She told me the names of all the hills which surround Hawkshead, and she showed me the tiny lakes which lie hidden among them. She loved nature in other forms too, for she was particularly fond of animals. The little squirrels which played near the house would come to gather the nuts she held for them in her hands. A tray for breadcrumbs had been placed outside the dining-room window, where the birds came every morning for their breakfast. I remember that she would watch them eagerly, filled with delight when any rare visitor came to accept her offerings. It was this joy which she seemed to find in little things which largely constituted her charm, I think; this, combined with her absolute sincerity and genuineness. I have not returned to the Lake District since she left it, but I am sure that to me the beauty of that country will always be more lovely for her having dwelt there. P. L.

HILARY HAWORTH matriculated in October 1926, having entered the College from Maltman's Green, with which school and its liberal tradition in education she always maintained and valued her connexion. She was a quiet person, attentive to the business in hand, and already an enthusiastic student of Natural Science, whose work in the Entrance Examination had made a very favourable impression on the Examiners. Her first idea had been to read for Medicine, but in the course of her studies in Physiology—stimulated, no doubt, by the personal experience of brain fag due to delayed adolescence—a keen interest in general hygiene and the training of personality developed in her, and it became evident towards the close of her course that she was thinking more and more deeply on these subjects. No girl could have been a more completely healthy-minded—and for that very reason a more promising— candidate for work on such lines. Her temperament was a balanced HILARY HAWORTH


one, and her outlook on work and personal relationships objective in the highest degree. Her intellectual ability was distinctly good, and but for an interruption due to the above-mentioned cause she would certainly have attained her First Class. This delay, prescribed by medical advice, began in her first year, . and was a great disappointment, particularly in view of the contingency, happily not fulfilled, that she might not be allowed to read for a degree in Honours at all. The correct treatment having been arrived at, she returned in 1928, radiant with delight, and took up her work again most successfully. Reports continued to be encouraging, and at the end of the fourth year from her matriculation she took a good Second Class in Physiology. This was followed by a period of graduate study in another branch of science, combined with some demonstrating work in the Girls' High School, Oxford, which gave great satisfaction to all parties concerned. Her appointment in 1931 as Lecturer in Physiology and Hygiene at the Physical Training College, Bedford, was felt to offer fitting scope for her abilities, and high hopes for her future were entertained. Dis aliter visum. Her death, in circumstances sad beyond all prophecy, before a year's work had been completed, but not before a deep impression had been made on her pupils and co-workers, came as a grievous shock to the Oxford circle. But the blessing promised to those who are 'pure in heart' was remembered; and faith did not fail. Hilary's intimacies were few and she never played a spectacular part in College life. But friendship with a group of thinking students, and association on the pleasantest terms with a congenial circle of varying types—she was an enthusiastic Lacrosse Blue, a folkdancer and trainer of folk-dancers—gave her a definite role in the economy of our many-sided social life. Reverence was a quality of her nature, and among intimates theological discussion a growing interest; for a time Middleton Murry's Life of Christ absorbed her. Any appeal for help in the work of organization on behalf of an `object' found in her very steady and capable support, given without self-assertion and without fuss. Possibly her greatest charm lay in her quiet, unself-conscious readiness to 'minister' wherever ministration might be called for. She knew at an early age 'what trouble is', for the temporary eclipse of intellectual energy due to her malady (if such it may be termed) tried her sorely, though she uttered no complaint, only rejoicing with perfect simplicity and thankfulness when the cloud once more rolled away. It may have been that first period of disappointment, doubt and uncertainty, accepted bravely as it was, that gave the extra depth to a character originally endowed with much sweetness. The return of the trouble, and the lessening of hope—unjustified as I understand it to have been —of final and uninterrupted cure, were met in the same spirit; and her death was felt by those who knew her best to have been of one piece with her life. Few students in passing through University and College can have left among friends of every age and standing a memory so utterly unalloyed. B. E. GWYER. 30


St. Barnabas's Church,

July 25th, 1931. MARY STEEL to MR. MARIUS GORING, 1931. EILEEN HICKS to MR. C. H. P. VERRINDER, April loth, 1932. DOROTHY NINA NEAL to MR. A. H. CHEETHAM, at St. James's


Piccadilly, W. 1, May 11th, 1932. MYA SEIN MAY-OUNG to U SHWE BAW, at Rangoon, May 14th, 1932. KATHLEEN MOTTRAM to MR. ABBOT EMERSON SMITH, at Ditchingham,

Norfolk, July zoth, 1932. HELEN JOSEPHINE CRUMP to MR. G. G. N. WRIGHT,

at St. Jude's on the

Hill, July 26th, 1932. ELEANOR ROSEMARY YOUNG to the REV. G. S. PROVIS at St. Clement Danes, Strand, W.C. 2, August 24th, 1932. HELEN DIXON to the REV. P. J. LAMB, at St. Mary's Church, Lydney-

on-Severn, August z4th, 1932. CECILY CHORLTON tO MR. R. W. KNIGHT,

at Morcot, Rutland, August

18th, 1932. JOYCE PETERS to MR. A. J. G. LANGLEY, in London, September 1932. JOAN GROSVENOR to MR. W. A. K. FALDO, at St. Mark's Church, North

Audley Street, W. 1, September 6th, 1932. at Llandudno, September 15th, 1932. MABEL ROBERTS to MR. T. H. R. HUGHES, at Holy Cross Church, Llannon, Carnarvonshire, November i6th, 1932. JOYCE PATERSON to MR. J. F. PAIN, at the Old Church, Chelsea, December 31st, 1932. VALERIA BASILEWITCH to MR. EDWARD HOOGEWEEGEN, at St. Ignatius' Church, Westzeedijk, Rotterdam, February 23rd, 1933. HONOR HUMPHREYS to MR. P. G. ASHLEY,

BI THS (M. Elles)—a son, Duncan Stuart Archibald, October 22nd, 1931. MRS. WISEMAN (E. Pickles)—a daughter, Marice Evelyn, March 1932. MRS. GORING (M. Steel)—a daughter, Phyllida, March 1932. MRS. S. G. MARTIN (H. Moore)—a daughter, Elizabeth Helen, April 25th, 1932. MRS. MONK GIBBON (W. Dingwall)—a daughter, Gillian Elisabeth, April z9th, 1932. MRS. HARKNESS BROWN (F. M. Fox)—a son, Patrick Sherwood, April 29th, 1932. MRS. W. CONKLING (C. Sowby)—a daughter, Mary Margaret Sowby, May 4th, 1932. MRS. BARNES (M. Beaver)—a son, Geoffrey William, May r5th, 1932. MRS. ALLEN (I. Otter-Barry)—a son, June 9th, 1932.



MRS. HOME (M. G. Kirby)-a son, Alexander Foveau, July 17th, 1932. MRS. MILNER HOLLAND (E. Leslie-Jones)-a son, September 6th, 1932. MRS. R. VESEY STONEY (Th. Nugent)-a daughter, September 25th,


Jelleyman)-a daughter, Alison Faith Collwyn, October 3ist, 1932. MRS. CLUTTON BROCK (H. Thrupp)-a son, October 7th, 1932. MRS. H. LAWSON (M. Cowell Smith)-a daughter, Kirstie, October 8th, 1932. MRS. R. H. P. WEST (S. M. Goulding)-a daughter, Jennifer Louise, October loth, 1932. MRS. CURTIS (A. Buller)-a son, Christopher Raymond Buller, November 2nd, 1932. MRS. MALONE-BARRETT (R. Volkert)-a son, Michael, December 3oth, 1932. MRS. CUTCLIFFE (M. Farrow)-a son, January 17th, 1933. MRS. R. A. B. SMITH (L. Smith)-a daughter, Diana Mary,


29th, 1933. MRS. HORNIBROOK (M. Hemstock)-a son, February 12th, 1933. MRS. HACKET (F. M. A. Cook)-a daughter, February nith, 1933. MRS. MOBERLY (G. Gardner)-a son, February ,8th, 1933. MRS. FREEMAN (F. Grainger)-a daughter, Gillian Theresa, February,


PU LICATIONS A Brief Survey of the British Empire. Mrs. H. A. L. Fisher. Claren-

don Press. Is. 6d. Mothers and Families. Mrs. H. A. L. Fisher. Benn. 3s. 6d. Wace. La vie de Sainte Marguerite. Editee par Elizabeth A. Francis.

(Les Classiques francais du moyen age.] Champion. 1933. Ghandhi. Der Heilige und der Staatsmann in eigenen Ausspriichen, ausgewdhlt und eingeleitet von B. P. L. Bedi und Freda M. Houlston. Reinhardt, 1933. x m. 8o pf. No Place for a White Woman. Mary Elisabeth Oake. Lovat Dickson. 1933. 6s. World Agriculture, an International Survey. A Report by a Study Group of members of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, drafted mainly by M. Bryant and Doreen Warriner, B.A. Oxford University Press. 1933. I2S. 6d. FICTION Immortal John. Renee Haynes. Harmsworth. 1932. 7s. 6d. The Seraphim Room. Edith Olivier. Faber & Faber. 1932. 7s. 6d.

ARTICLES `Drama at Kiwanta School, Tanganyika Territory.' Books for Africa. Quarterly Bulletin of the International Committee on Christian Literature for Africa. D. A. Abdy. 32

`Sur certaines fonctions entieres d'ordre fini.' Comptes rendus de l' Academie des sciences de Paris, vol. cxciv.. M. L. Cartwright, M.A., D.Phil. `Sur les directions de Borel des fonctions entieres d'ordre fini.' Loc. cit. M. L. Cartwright. `Sur la relation entre les directions de Borel de certaines fonctions entieres et les singularites des fonctions analytiques.' Loc. cit. M. L. Cartwright. `Sur quelques proprietes des directions de Borel des fonctions entieres d'ordre fini.' Loc. cit. M. L. Cartwright. `The Wood of the Sterculiaceae. I. Specialisation of the vertical wood parenchyma within the sub-family Sterculieae.' New Phytologist, vol. xxi, No. 2, 1932. M. M. Chattaway, M.A., B.Sc. `Tile-cells in the rays of the Malvales.' Paper read to section 16 at the York Meeting of the British Association, 1932. M. M. Chattaway. `Die Adlervase des Sugerius.' Pantheon (Munich), July loth, 1932, p. 221. Joan Evans, D.Litt. `Interim Report of the Committee on House of Commons Personnel and Politics, 1264-1832.' Appendices prepared by Colonel Wedgewood and Anne Holt. H.M. Stationery Office, 1932. Women's work in the tropical colonies.' Careers, December 1932 and January 1933. Dora Ibberson, M.A. `The system Potassium Carbonate—Ammonia—Water.' Journal of the Chemical Society, 1932. Malcolm P. Applebey and Margaret A. Leishman, M.A., B.Sc. `Old English Studies.' The Year's Work (English Association), vol. xii, 1932. D. E. Martin Clarke, M.A. `Nigeria To-day.' The Times, December 28th, 29th, 3oth, 1932. M. F. Perham, M.A. `Evidence for the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Closer Union in East Africa,' vol. iii of Report, 5931. M. F. Perham. `The Recruit Test.' The Guider, January 1933, February 1933. V. Rhys Davies. `Review of Dr. G. L. Keynes' Bibliography of John Donne.' Review of English Studies, January 1933. E. M. Simpson, M.A. `Czechoslovakia and Central European Tariffs.' The Slavonic and East European Review. Vol. xi, No. 32. January 1933. Doreen Warriner, B.A. `Harmonics associated with certain inverted spheroids.' Communication to Internationaler Mathenzatikerkongress, Zurich 1932. Dorothy Wrinch, D.Phil.


APPOINTMENTS, 1932-3 Examiner in Final Honour School of Modern Languages, until H.T. 1935. K. COBURN, B.LITT., Assistant to Dean and Fellow in English, Victoria College, Toronto University, October 1932. V. EYLES, B.A., Temporary Lecturer in Italian, Liverpool University. E. I. GLENDAY, M.A, Head Mistress of Clifton High School, September 1933. I. G. TURNER, Head Mistress of City of London School for Girls, May 1932. S. M. ANDREWS, M.A., Senior English Mistress, Tonbridge County School, September 1932. G. M. BAKER, M.A., English Mistress, Howell's School, Llandaff, September 1932. D. M. C. BARKER, M.A., Probation Officer and Police Court Missionary at West London Police Court, 1933. J. GALBRAITH, M.A., Temporary English Mistress, The Welsh Girls' School, Ashford, Middlesex, May 1932. M. G. GOSSIP, M.A., Assistant Mistress in History and Economics, North London Collegiate School, 1932. C. M. HOBHOUSE, M.A., Mistress at St. John's Preparatory School, Johannesburg, Transvaal. M. L. LAUTERBACH, M.A., has been Lecturer in English at the University of Innsbruck, 1931-2, and Visiting Lecturer in English at the University of Aarhus, September 1932, and was appointed English Mistress at Oakdene, Beaconsfield, October 1932. D. MADDOCK, MA., English Mistress, Wellington Diocesan School for Girls, Marton, New Zealand. E. A. V. MERCER, M.A., has accepted a post as teacher of English under the Egyptian Government. M. B. MAYNARD, M.A., History Mistress, Dalston County Secondary School, E. 8, September 1932. G. M. MORTON, M.A., Assistant English Mistress, Girls' Grammar School, Bradford, September 1932. A. C. PERCEVAL, M.A., Assistant English Mistress, Bromley High School (G.P.D.S.T.), Kent, September 1932. M. RUSSELL, M.A., Temporary Curator at Public Museum, Gloucester, to catalogue, label, and arrange Romano-British material of Gloucestershire area. I. SIMS, M.A., Temporary appointment at Queen Mary College, Lahore, Punjab. H. C. THOMSON, M.A., Senior History Mistress, King Edward VII Grammar School for Girls, Birmingham, January 1933. ETHEL WILSON, M.A., Senior Mistress, Southiands, Harrow-on-Hill. G. M. WILLING, B.LITT., Senior Modern Language Mistress, Thames Valley County School, Twickenham. Al. BAXTER, B.A., Classics Mistress, Royal Naval School, Twickenham, September 1932. E. A. FRANCIS, M.A.,


Assistant Mistress, St. Helen's School, Northwood, September 1932. M. M. W. BONE, B.A., Science Mistress, Dudley High School, 1932. ETHEL BROWN, B.A., French and German Mistress, Leamington High School, September 1932. H. J. BUTT, B.A., History Mistress, West Cornwall College, Penzance, September 1932. E. CLOUGH, B.A., Assistant Mistress for English and Physical Training, Hyndburn Park Central School, Accrington. D. K. DENHAM, B.A., English and Scripture Mistress, King Edward VII Grammar School for Girls, Birmingham. M. F. EVANS, B.A., Temporary post at Hitchin Girls' Grammar School followed by private teaching near Macclesfield. E. FACON, B.A., Assistant Mistress at Moreton Hall, Oswestry, May 1932. H. M. FORTH, B.A., Assistant English Mistress, Altringham County High School, September 1932. K. C. M. GENT, B.A., History Mistress, The Maynard School, Exeter. R. HASLOP, B.A., Assistant Mistress, Girls' High School, Burton-onTrent. C. HAVERGAL, B.A., Assistant Mistress, Clifton High School, September 1932. 0. HELLMAN, B.A., Assistant Mistress, Poles, Ware, September 1931. J. LAKE, B.A., English Mistress, Norwich Secondary School, September 1932. M. E. LOWE, B.A., Classics Mistress, Cheadle Hulme School, September 1932. M. MACAULAY, B.A., Classics Mistress, Headington High School for Girls, September 1932. N. PENHALE, B.A., English Mistress, Southend School for Girls. W. A. PRONGER, B.A., B.LITT., History Mistress, Parkfields Cedars Secondary School for Girls, Derby, September 1932. M. ROBERTSON, B.A., Woman Tutor, Bonar Law College, Ashridge, May 1932. E. B. B. SHARP, B.A., Assistant in Employment Department of Messrs. Peek, Frean & Co., Bermondsey, S.E. 16, January 1933. P. SINGLETON, B.A., English Mistress, Newton-in-Makerfield Grammar School, September 1932. K. E. VILE, B.A., Assistant Welfare Inspector, London General Omnibus Company and Underground Railways, March 1932. M. A. VINCENT, B.A., Assistant Inspector of Taxes, Watford Tax District. E. M. C. WILKES, B.A., Junior Tutor in English and Secretary to the Principal, St. Mary's College, University of Durham, September J. E. BRADDICK, B.A.,

1932: G. A. WITTS, B.A.,

History Mistress, Southover Manor School, Lewes, September 1932.


NEWS OF SENIO MEMBERS WHO WENT DOWN IN 1931 0. CHANDLER, M. E. GRIFFITH, I. JOSEPHY, D. M. LAYTON, and J. REYNOLDS are doing Secretarial courses in London. H. R. CLARKE, M. C. GOODERSON, M. P. HOLT, A. M. HUTCHINGS, J. E. PARRY, N. M. ROBERTS, 0. M. SHAPLEY, M. SHELLEY, and K. M. WILSON are reading for the Oxford Diploma in the Theory and

Practice of Education. D. M. ARSON is living at home. W. E. ALDER-BARRETT is doing the

course of Librarianship at University College, London. I. ASHCROFT lived for three months at St. Margaret's House, Bethnal Green, for the purpose of doing social work, and is now working at home in Liverpool in connexion with the Townswomen's Guild. V. A. BASILEWITCH was married on February 23rd, 1933, to Mr. Edward Hoogeweegen. L. F. BELL is travelling in Germany and Austria. B. A. BETTS is preparing for a career in journalism. B. E. I. BUCKLER has spent some months in Berlin, and, after a visit to America, is going to Asia Minor in April to help her father in archaeological research. K. COBURN has been appointed Assistant to the Dean of Women and Fellow in English at Victoria College, Toronto University. M. COLLINGTON has been appointed Science Mistress at St. Hilda's School, Whitby. M. D. DAUPHINEE is teaching in Switzerland. A. B. DISNEY-ROEBUCK is living at home. E. DUTHOIT has been awarded a Trustee Fellowship for 1932--3 at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. M. ELLIMAN is living at home. V. EYLES has been appointed Temporary Lecturer in Italian at Liverpool University. N. FREESTONE is taking the course of training for graduates at Messrs. Lyons, Ltd. R. P. HALL is taking a teacher's training course in London. M. HALMSHAW is working for the Diploma in Education at the Cambridge Training College. M. F. HARDIE has been travelling in Germany and in Italy. J. IRWIN is doing a secretarial course in Manchester. c. v. M. LUCAS is Assistant Mistress at the Ursuline Convent School, Ilford, and has been awarded a Research Studentship at Westfield College from September 1933. J. PAPE is working in the Middlesborough Settlement. E. M. M. ROBINSON is living at home, and doing temporary part-time teaching at Clifton High School. J. M. SPRULES has succeeded K. Harman at Oxford House, Risca, Monmouthshire. 36

has been appointed Junior Tutor in English and Secretary to the Principal, at St. Mary's College, University of Durham. No news has been received from G. COOPER, B. GREENE, L. HARRISON, and I. HENDERSON.


NEWS IF SENIOR MEMBE•S has been on the clerical staff of the Oxford Society, and is now on that of the Wolsey Co., Ltd., Leicester. M. K. BEATTIE is on the staff of Messrs. Harrods, Ltd., and is working at present in Cologne as a student in a store. She is to spend two months in selling, and one month in studying the organization and the buyers' methods. M. BEESE is working in Oxford for the B.Litt degree. D. M. BUTLER is at the Katherine Low Settlement, Battersea, and divides her time between Care Committee and Club Work at the Settlement, and the Borough of Kensington Rheumatism Supervisory Centre, of which she is the Secretary. Al. D. CHAPMAN is a novice in the Order of the Holy Paraclete, at St. Hilda's Priory, Whitby. M. H. CLARRY runs a flower and tomato farm at Newlyn, Cornwall. Al. R. CUNNINGHAM is English Correspondence tutor to the National Adult School Union. E. M. ELLIS was awarded a grant of Lroo from the Christopher Welch Reserve Fund for purposes of research in Mycology for 1932-3, and her demonstratorship in the Oxford University Department of Botany was renewed for the same period. j. EVANS has given several lectures in London on subjects connected with Archaeology and Art, and at the Sixth Conference of the International Federation of University Women, held at Edinburgh from July z7th to August 4th, 1932, contributed an address on `The Contribution of Women to the Study of Archaeology'. She has also lectured in Oxford for the Slade Professor of Fine Art during the academic year 1931-2. M. A. FAIRLEY has returned to England and is living at Buxton. M. R. FOOKES has returned from Canada, and is at her home at Gainsborough for the present. G. GAUGE and T. HALE have been awarded the Social Service Certificate of the London School of Economics. M. H. GENT has had to resign her post at Birmingham owing to illhealth but is doing temporary part-time work at Clifton High School. G. HAMILTON is living near Chichester, and is lecturing and taking pupils in the neighbourhood. K. H. HARMAN is travelling in South Africa. j. M. HUSSEY has been awarded a Senior Research Studentship at Westfield College and hopes to continue her work for the degree R. ATTENBOROUGH


of Ph.D., on 'Church and Society in the later Roman Empire from death of Basil II to the rise of Alexius Commenus'. M. s. HOLLAND is Head of the Staff and House Mistress at Southwell House School, St. Michael's, Bognor Regis. P. KIRKBY is now on the staff of St. Thomas's Hospital. M. LANE has joined the staff of the Daily Mail, as a special correspondent. E. LAWRENCE is assistant to the editor of a concise encyclopaedia translated from the German and about to be published by Messrs. Routledge & Kegan Paul. E. M. LIDBETTER is teaching some children in the hope of starting a small school. L. F. LIMPUS is temporary hostel Warden at the Y.W.C.A. hostel and club at Haifa, Palestine. A. LOMAX was appointed to the post of Modern Language Mistress at Bridlington High School in September 1932, but was injured in a motor accident during the preceding vacation, and was obliged to resign the appointment. Her arm was seriously hurt, but there are good hopes of saving it. J. K. MACHIN sailed in January for America, where she is joining the team of the Group Movement. M. MCNAIR has been helping with the Woman's Page of The Dominion, and is now on her way back from New Zealand to England. H. J. MARSHALL is working in Oxford on the compilation of a History of Persian Art, to be published by the Oxford University Press under the editorship of Dr. Pope. M. MOORE is hoping to go out to Poona during the present year to resume her missionary and educational work. P. M. MUSCOTT is a member of the Management Staff, Messrs. Cadbury Bros., Ltd., Bournville. G. M. NEWNHAM has been sent by the Girl Guides Association in London to South Africa. B. M. NICKALLS has resigned her post as Editor of the Bookfinder and has recently joined the staff of the Bristol Evening Post. E. O'SHAUGHNESSY has been since December 1931 the proprietress of an office in Victoria Street for translation, typing, and other secretarial services. M. F. PERHAM went to West Africa in November 1931, and travelled through Nigeria, part of French Equatorial Africa, and the French Cameroons in continuance of her scheme of research into African administration. She was invalided home in July 1932. E. A. PHILLIPS is resigning the head mistress-ship of Clifton High School at the end of the summer term. M. s. MAY OUNG served as the only woman delegate to the Burma Round Table Conference. M. C. OWEN is one of the organizing Education Secretaries on the National Staff of the Y.W.C.A. D. M. PARR is on the staff at Uplands School, St. Leonards.



clinical assistant at the Royal Free Hospital, specializing in Dermatology. M. RATCLIFFE is House Property Manager for the Swaythling Housing Society, Southampton. M. E. REEVES has been awarded the degree of Ph.D. at London University for her thesis on 'Joachim of Flor'. V. RHYS-DAVIDS now holds the position of Great Brown Owl in the Girl Guide Movement of the world. E. SHARP has been awarded the Social Service Certificate of the London School of Economics. B. SPEDDING has been awarded a scholarship of ÂŁzoo for Child Guidance Work, for one year, at the London School of Economics. s. F. STALLMAN has compiled an index of 30o pages for 'Income Tax Law, Practice and Administration', by F. E. Charles and others. E. E. STOPFORD was awarded the second prize for a narrative poem offered by Mr. and Mrs. John Masefield, in 1932. Her poem, which is called 'Soul's Deliverance', and which is a story founded on fact, of Jamaica in the days of slavery, was recited at Mr. Masefield's theatre on Boars Hill in October. It is shortly to be published by Heinemann under the title of 'The Slaves of Rose Hill'. F. G. SUTTON is Secretary to the East and West Friendship Council. v. K. TALLENT is Waterfowl Research Assistant at the Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh. M. H. WACE is in the General Talks Department of the B.B.C. She writes: 'I am in particular responsible for the morning talks, though I share in the evening talks too. That is indeed the great attraction of the work, that every one shares in the interest of every subject. We work to a programme three months ahead, and at the moment I am engaged in arranging talks on modern novels, cookery, women's international problems, the week's happenings in Parliament, maternity and child welfare, adult health, gardening, an out-of-door week-end, and the problem of unemployment. And the present programme for which I am responsible includes among other subjects India, experiments in industrial organizations to-day, odd jobs about the house. So you can see that it is an amazingly interesting existence. We have to find speakers and subjects, then read and criticize the manuscripts and finally rehearse the speakers. Our great search is for new ideas.' M.D. WESTON is Lady Warden of the Abbey House, Glastonbury, a House for Retreat, Study, and Prayer. J. WINNINGTON-INGRAM has been awarded the Social Science Certificate of the London School of Economics with distinction. N. ST. J. WRIGHT is Private Secretary to the Albanian Minister at the Albanian Legation in London. A. D. K. PETERS is


THE OXFORD SOCIETY rrHE Oxford Society, of which several notices have appeared in the Press, was inaugurated by the Chancellor in June 193z. A provisional executive committee, under the Chairmanship of the Master of Pembroke (Dr. F. Homes Dudden), was appointed to carry on the early organization work until the First General Meeting. We understand that a draft Constitution has been prepared for submission to the First General Meeting; and notice of this meeting is awaited with great interest by Members.

OXFO IS D UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE WOMEN'S SUB-COMMITTEE WOMEN'S Sub-Committee of the Oxford Appointments Committee has been formed at St. John's House, St. Giles, A Oxford (Secretary, Mrs, Poole). The Sub-Committee is for appointments other than educational, which the Women's Colleges are keeping in their own hands for the present. It is hoped to explore new avenues for employment for University Women, and to advise them in their last year as to their suitability for different posts, and to give information as to specialized training which may be essential in some cases before the posts can be taken up. At present the Committee has only been given an experimental year in which to prove its need, and it is to be feared that the present economic crisis may militate against its success. Old Members of the University are earnestly asked to give the Committee all the support in their power, both by advice and by notifying the Committee of any vacant posts of which they may hear.

ST. HUGH'S HOUSE ESIDENCE is available for members of the Association, and for members of St. Hugh's Club not eligible for membership of the Association, during the vacation at a charge of 7s. per day inclusive. Study-bedroom with board, light, and firing when required, are provided; meals are served in the Common Room. Requests for rooms, which are dealt with in order of application, should be sent to the Warden of St. Hugh's House at the College.


ELIZAi1 ETH WORDSWORTH STUDENTSHIP, 1933. 1. The Studentship is open to all women graduates who were formerly (a) undergraduates of St. Hugh's College, or (b) students admitted and on the books of St. Hugh's College before 192o. Subject to the provisions of 5, its value is not less than a year. 2. The Studentship is tenable at Oxford or at any University or Institution approved for this purpose by the Council. 3. A candidate in making application is required to describe her proposed scheme of research or higher study, and may submit a dissertation or published work in addition to any evidence she may desire to offer of her fitness to undertake it. 4. The tenure of the Studentship will be from October 1st, 1933, and in the first instance for one year. The stipend will be paid half-yearly in advance, provided that the Student shall have forwarded a statement before March 1st following, satisfying the Council that she is pursuing the course of research or higher study approved. 5. The Council reserves the right to take into consideration the emoluments of other awards which may be held by the Student for purposes of research. 6. The Studentship may be renewed for a further period or periods. 7. When in Oxford during term the Student will be entitled to dinner in Hall without charge. 8. The Student, except as hereinafter provided, will have the status of a junior member of the College. When a Member of Convocation, or in any special case, she may be admitted to the privileges of the Senior Common Room. 9. Applications (six copies) should be sent on or before May 15th, 1933, addressed to the Principal. They should include : (a) A statement of the scheme of research or higher study proposed. Candidates should ascertain in advance whether the University or Institution in which they propose to work can provide suitable facilities for the subject or branch of study proposed. (b) Evidence of fitness to undertake it. (c) The names of not more than three persons to whom reference may be made. to. Selected candidates may be required to come to the College for an interview on May 27th, 1933.






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p urposes o f t he College as t he Council of the College may t hink