St Hugh's College, Oxford - Chronicle 1963-1964

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THE PRINCIPAL Hon. Secretary, 1963-5 MISS M. JACOBS, B.Lirr., M.A. Editor of the Chronicle, 1962-4

MISS E. LEMON, M.A. 17 Rawlinson Road, Oxford.




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The attention of members is drawn to: I. The coloured folder attached to this number. 2. The list of Members of the College for whom the College has no address at present. 3. The new arrangement that all members of the College should notify the Hon. Secretary of the Association of any change of address.


Principal 1962—


Principal KATHLEEN MARY KENYON, C.B.E., M.A. (D.LIT. LOND., L.H.D.), F.B.A., F.S.A.


Professorial Fellow, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations. DOROTHEA HELEN FORBES GRAY, O.B.E., M.A., Official Fellow, Tutor in Classics, University Lecturer in Homeric Archaeology. MADGE GERTRUDE ADAM, M.A., D.PHIL., Research Fellow, University Demonstrator in Astronomy. IDA WINIFRED BUSBRIDGE, M.A., D.PHIL., D.SC. (M.SC. LOND.), Official Fellow, Tutor in Mathematics, University Lecturer. BETTY KEMP, M.A., Official Fellow, Tutor in History, University Lecturer. HON. HONOR MILDRED VIVIAN SMITH, O.B.E., M.A. (D.SC., M.D. LOND.), Research Fellow. PAMELA OLIVE ELIZABETH GRADON, M.A. (PH.D. LOND.), Official Fellow, Tutor in English Language, University Lecturer in Medieval Language. AGNES PRISCILLA WELLS, M.A., Official Fellow, Treasurer. HELEN MARY WARNOCK (MRS.), B.PHIL., M.A., Official Fellow, Tutor in Philosophy, University Lecturer, Estates Bursar. SUSAN MERIEL WOOD (MRS.), B.LITT., M.A., Official Fellow, Tutor in Medieval History, University Lecturer. MARJORIE MARY SWEETING, M.A. (M.A., PH.D. CAMBRIDGE), Official Fellow, Tutor in Geography, University Lecturer. MABEL RACHEL TRICKETT, M.A., Official Fellow, Tutor in English Literature, University Lecturer. MARGARET JACOBS, B.LITT., M.A., Official Fellow, Tutor and Cassel Lecturer in German, University Lecturer. BETTY ISABELLE BLEANEY (MRS.), M.A., Official Fellow and Tutor in Natural Science (Physics), University Lecturer. VERA JOYCE DANIEL, M.A. (PH.D. LOND.), Official Fellow, Tutor in French, University Lecturer. JOYCELYNE GLEDHILL DICKINSON, M.A., D.PHIL., Official Fellow, Librarian. Lecturer in Modern History. MARY RANDLE LUNT, M.A., D.PHIL., Official Fellow, Tutor in Natural Science (Biochemistry). THEODORA CONSTANCE COOPER, M.A. (M.A. CAMBRIDGE), Official Fellow, Tutor in Economics. AGNES HEADLAM-MORLEY, B.LITT., M.A.,




Lecturers EVELYN CHRISTINA MERVYN ROAF (MRS.), M.A., D.PHIL., Martinengo Cesaresco

Lecturer in Italian, and University Lecturer. LILY JANE MILES ATIYAH (MRS.), M.A. (M.A. EDINBURGH; M.A., PH.D. CAMBRIDGE),

Lecturer in Mathematics. Lecturer in French. Lecturer in Zoology. Lecturer in Philosophy.



Principal's Secretary G. A. EASTERBROOK

Treasurer's Clerk MISS P. SMITH

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR MEM ERS HE thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Association of Senior Members T was held in the Reading Room on Saturday, 29 June 1963, at 3 p.m., the Principal in the Chair. Twenty-six members were present. The Principal called on the meeting to stand in memory of five members who had died during the year. The Principal reported the changes in the regulations governing University dues and the M.A. Degree. The College plans for expansion, involving a revision of the earlier scheme, were then explained, and the Principal described the proposed new building. A number of suggestions for raising funds had been made, stressing the importance of personal contacts, both in the appeal to our own Senior Members and in the appeal to industry and to outside bodies. The Appeal brochure, together with covering letters, was to be prepared for the autumn, and dispatched not later than November. Miss Jacobs was re-elected Secretary of the Association. Miss Ackroyd asked the Chairman about the position with regard to grants from the University Grants Committee, and the Principal stated that it was not likely that a grant would be forthcoming for the new College buildings. The U.G.C. already supplemented tutors' salaries. Miss Gray also referred to the grants which the College had received from the U.G.C. towards modernizing the kitchens, for the dining-hall extension, and for the purchase of the remainder of the lease of Number 2, St. Margaret's Road. She referred also to the fact that the U.G.C. had not considered making a grant for residential quarters unless a third of the undergraduates were living out of residence. Professor Coburn raised the question of Canadian contributions to the appeal, and whether they could be subject to release from income tax. There was some discussion on this, and the Principal offered to investigate the position. It was suggested that Senior Members of the College should organize the appeal in each of the Commonwealth countries. This ended the business of the meeting.

THE CHRONICLE, 1963-4 1-111IS year, the Chronicle is being sent to all Senior Members, and not only to those who are members of the Association. The Governing Body has decided to do this, as in the past year a very special effort has been made to get in touch with as many Senior Members as possible. This is partly because the abolition of University dues has made it much cheaper and simpler to proceed to the M.A., and thus automatically to become a Senior Member of the College. Naturally we have wished to encourage as many former members as possible to do this. The second reason for the effort is a far reaching one, for it applies both to those who are already members of the Association and those who are not : this is the new Building Fund Appeal. We have made a tremendous effort to trace everyone who has been at St. Hugh's, for we hoped that even those who 7


had lost touch with the College would wish to have a share in a project that will enable St. Hugh's to make a contribution to the increased university places for women which are so urgently needed. As is described elsewhere in the Chronicle, the result has been tremendously encouraging. We therefore felt that for this year the Chronicle should go to everyone whose address is known, to give them news of the College and of the response to the Appeal. K. M. K.



ANY Old Students have been inquiring what they have to do to receive the Chronicle and to become eligible for an invitation to the Gaudy. The answer is that they have to join the Association of Senior Members. This membership used to depend on the payment of dues to keep the graduate's name on the books of the University and the College. Now the situation has changed, since the University has abolished the payment of dues as from Michaelmas Term, 1963, for those who have gone down. It may be helpful to those who would now like to become members of the Association to have the new regulations set out. In future, an undergraduate who has paid University dues consecutively while in residence will be eligible to take the B.A. without further payment of dues. A B.A. will be able, in the 21st term after matriculation, to take the M.A., also without further payment of dues. As it will no longer be necessary for the College to collect University dues from graduates, it has been decided to abolish College dues in future and to make membership of the Association of Senior Members dependent on the payment of the College B.A. degree fee (at present £3, to be increased to £5) and an M.A. degree fee of £3 payable when the degree is taken. Any member of the College who has taken the B.A. will remain a member of the Association of Senior Members until her 21st term after matriculation, when she becomes eligible to take the M.A. and to become a life member by paying the £3 M.A. degree fee at the same time as the University M.A. degree fee of £5. (Every graduate will receive a notice when she is eligible to take the M.A.). If the graduate does not proceed to the M.A. within a year of her 21st term, her name will be removed from the books of the University and the College, but it will be reinstated if she decides to take the M.A. at a later date. M.A.'s who have not compounded for dues are now automatically life members of the University and College without further payment. At present B.A.'s of long standing who have already paid more than £8 in College dues and who have decided not to proceed to the M.A. degree may also apply for life membership of the College without further payment. The College very much hopes that the new regulations will encourage graduates to take the M.A. Would B.A.s who do not come under any of the above categories, and who, being eligible for the M.A., yet do not wish to take the degree, kindly make special application for life membership of the Association. (The conditions for this new category are still under discussion.) 8

INTERIM REPO T ON THE NEW APPEAL rr HE first response to the Appeal for £ioo,000 for the new building of

I. which the Principal gave advance notice at the A.G.M. on 29 June 1963 has been most encouraging. Copies of the Appeal brochure were sent out to all members of the A.S.M. and all other graduates of the College whose current addresses could be traced. Year representatives who undertook to write individually to their contemporaries and a number of Old Students resident in Oxford gave invaluable help in ensuring that the Appeal reached 2,137 graduates of the College. Parents of present undergraduates and certain friends of the College also received copies. Up to 29 February, 30o gifts and promises of gifts totalling £11,245 have been received and covenants have been made which (including returned income tax) will bring the grand total over the next ten years to £32,758. We should like to express our very grateful thanks to all those who have contributed so generously to the Appeal and also to those who so kindly renewed covenants and sent gifts before the new Appeal was launched. A list of contributors is enclosed. Building is due to start early in April and it is expected that the new block will be ready for occupation by Michaelmas Term, 1965. We should like to make special mention of a most welcome gift of £1,000 from the Max Rayne Trust, which has also promised a further £1,000 a year for the next four years. Approaches to other trusts, city companies, and industry will be made this year. The first round of the Appeal has brought us up to nearly a third of our target and it is hoped that the next six months will be even more successful. A. P. WELLS Treasurer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, The news about the building scheme should galvanize into action all College members. We have to live up to a tradition of achievement which must be almost without parallel when we consider how comparatively short a time is represented by the life of our College history. As I am one of the few who can remember the time when all efforts to advance seemed doomed to be met with determined opposition and frustration, may I suggest a few illustrations from personal experience which may serve to bring out the contrast between the conditions existing at the beginning of the century and those of the present day. The pioneers of 78 years ago launched the scheme for the new St. Hugh's Hall on practically nothing except faith and indomitable courage. Finances were meagre. Girls who went to college were looked on somewhat in askance. The University certainly did not want women, and was ruthless in making this abundantly clear, though at the same time we had some good friends among the dons of the men's colleges. Miss Moberly, our first Principal, was an outstanding personality, scholar, musician, linguist, a deep thinker with an original outlook, and full of an 9

intense vitality. There was nothing 'old-fashioned' about our women pioneers. They were amazingly daring and revolutionary according to the standards of their day. They had to face an academic world in which women were not only looked upon but were openly treated as intellectual inferiors. Their courageous efforts to achieve some measure of recognition by the University were met, officially, with bias, prejudice, and even contempt. The staunch leaders who helped to build up our embryo academic world did not actually fight opposition. They ignored it. We can perhaps, however, realize a little of what the effect of this atmosphere of frustration must have meant to women of intellect and character, how it must have rankled, how indignant they must often have felt, and yet how powerless. Nevertheless they went all out to win success for future generations never expecting that they themselves could hope to see any spectacular results during their own lifetime. When I went up to College in 1898, knowing nothing about University procedure, I soon found that I was not doing the proper Degree course. In trepidation I went to Miss Moberly to say that I wished to take this. Miss Moberly looked at me with a sympathizing smile in her dark penetrating eyes. `My dear, if you think that women are going to get degrees during your lifetime you are very much mistaken. Go on with your History.' On my first day at College one of the Seniors said to me, 'You know that we are not allowed to ride up the High or up the Broad don't you ?'—'Why not?'—`Because the men do not like it.' I was feeling very shy but that roused my wrath. I went to find another Fresher. Will you come out with me tomorrow, and we'll ride up the High and down the Broad lots and lots of times.' We did, and we never troubled again whether the men liked it or not. There were several other annoyances just as petty which were gradually eliminated, and which would seem incredible to present-day undergraduates. But they were troublesome to us. Finances were meagre. We had oil lamps for lighting until the exciting day arrived when a benefactress provided funds for the installation of electric light. There were two wonderful resident maids, Kate and Ellen. Except for making beds and doing the cooking they did everything, grates, lamps, cleaning. They must have served St. Hugh's for about 15 hours a day for many years. The students of St. Hugh's had to face another difficulty which would sound very strange to the present generation of any college, but it was very real to us. Somerville and Lady Margaret had started some eight years or so earlier, and we at St. Hugh's were regarded somewhat in the light of a poor relation—tolerated but of little account. I felt indignant that the two older colleges should exclusively represent Oxford in all games teams and that we should be ignored. It took all the courage that I could summon up to go in to visit Miss Notley the 'United' hockey captain at L.M.H. To me she seemed to be a much greater person than the official authorities. I had a friendly reception, and when I asked that our members should be considered eligible for trial for the 'United', although this seemed to be an entirely new idea it was agreed to at once. The next step was to gain membership admission to the 'Twenty' Tennis Club from which the team was chosen to play Cambridge. In these and other ways we gradually established our right to equality of status. I regret to have to admit that, on coming up, I had wanted to go to Lady Margaret. With all due deference to L.M.H. I am intensely grateful that financial limitations decreed that I should join St. Hugh's. I0

I believe that it was shortly before the First World War that Miss Moberly got the chance of buying a plot of land for building on the present site. The seizure of that chance was to prove momentous. Instead of an adapted house in Norham Gardens taking in 24 students who worked by the light of oil lamps, we now have 14 acres of ground in a wonderful position with dignified buildings already in existence and with ample room for expansion. We are not a wealthy community, and this achievement is nothing short of a miracle. We have attained an inter-college position second to none. With the other Women's Colleges we have won full University status, and this we owe in great measure to the patience, determination, courage, and sheer hard work of those who, in past years, refused to be defeated by the almost insuperable difficulties which beset them. A great deal remains to be done. Women have not yet won their way into the front ranks of our country's administration. Hundreds of girls who, in the future, might qualify for these posts and for whom there are as yet no places, are longing to get to college to benefit from those privileges which have been ours. We cannot let down the generations of the future or the pioneers of the past. What they did we can do also. It is a far easier proposition to be asked to find some way of helping to put up attractive buildings for a college that is already a success than it was to tackle official opposition and the dismal financial outlook of the early days. As a veteran member of our College community may I appeal to every reader of the Chronicle to do her utmost—literally that, be it great or small in actual value—to support this new adventure, and so to prove that we, in our turn, are equally confident that we can meet with success the old tradition of challenge. F. M. WYLD



SHERRY Party for Senior Members was held on 27 September 1963 at Queen Elizabeth College, London. Sixty-six Senior Members were present, and the occasion was a most enjoyable one. We should like Miss Sargeaunt to know how much we appreciate her kindness in permitting us to meet in such very pleasant surroundings, and to have our party prepared by such experts.

GAUDY, 1964 ripHE St. Hugh's College Gaudy will be held from Friday, 3 July, until .1 Monday, 6 July 1964. The Gaudy Dinner will take place on Saturday, 4 July, at 7.3o p.m. Dinner on Friday night will be informal. Invitation slips are enclosed with the Chronicle.

THE P INCIPAUS EPORT T N December 1963 the College added a distinguished name to its list of Honorary Fellows, that of Dame Peggy Ashcroft, D.B.E. Dame Peggy was given the degree of D.Litt., honoris causa, at the Encaenia in 1962, but has not previously had a College affiliation. The Governing Body at the same time offered dining-rights to Lady Douglas-Home, and is much pleased that the offer has been accepted. II

There were, during the year 1963, a number of academic appointments, permanent or temporary, affecting members of the Senior Common Room. Miss P. Gradon, Fellow and Tutor in English, has been elected to a University Lecturership in Medieval English. Dr. Madge Adam, Research Fellow, is spending the academic year 1963-4 at the Mount Stromlo Observatory of the Australian National University, Canberra, to research on magnetic stars; she has been given the status of Honorary Fellow in the Department of Astronomy. Miss M. R. Trickett spent Michaelmas Term 1962 and Hilary Term 1963 as Visiting Lecturer at Smith College, Massachusetts; during her subsequent tour in the United States she was elected an Honorary Citizen of Dickson, Tennessee. Miss T. Cooper, Lecturer in Economics of the College, was elected Official Fellow and Tutor in Economics with effect from Michaelmas Term 1963. A number of Senior Members have also been appointed to academic posts. The post held by Miss Olga Bickley, Emeritus Fellow, at the University of Toronto, has been created a permanent Professorship in Italian. Miss M. White has been elected Worrell Professor in Classics at Trinity College, Toronto, thus bringing up to three the number of members of the College who are professors in Toronto, the third being Professor Kathleen Coburn. Miss S. Oates, Lecturer in Mathematics at St. Hilda's College, has been elected to a Fellowship. Miss J. Cameron has been appointed to a temporary Lecturership in English at King's College, London. Miss M. Houghton has been appointed to a temporary Lecturership in Mathematics at St. Anne's College. Miss F. Ross, research graduate in English 1961-3, has been appointed to an Assistant Lecturership in English Language at Liverpool University. Miss S. Jameson has been elected to a Jubilee Research Scholarship at Royal Holloway College, London. Miss Ann Kettle has been appointed Lecturer in History at St. Andrew's University from October 1964. 1 Amongst the other distinctions of members of the College, Miss Kathleen M. Dencer was awarded the O.B.E. in the New Year Honours List. Miss Phyllis Hartnoll won the Gold Medal for verse-speaking, awarded by the Poetry Society. Miss D. E. Ackroyd was appointed Director of the Consumer Council. Miss M. R. Trickett's fourth novel, A Changing Place has appeared. There were a number of changes in the Administrative Staff. The resignation of Mrs. Jay after 20 years' service as Treasurer's Clerk was accepted with very great regret. Mrs. Swiney has taken the place of Miss Angela Whatley as Secretarial Assistant. Miss Ann Cresswell has been appointed Assistant Bursar and Miss Maureen Tinsley has left us. Miss Heather Duthie has been appointed as Caterer. A change has also been made in the administration of College business. Since the date of Miss Wells's appointment as Treasurer in 1951 with duties also as Secretary to the Governing Body and most College committees, the size of the College, the complexities of its business, and the number of committees have grown very greatly, and will grow steadily more in the present mood of expansion. It was therefore decided to appoint a Fellow as Estates Bursar, to be responsible for the planning of new buildings, for College property not in College occupation, and for the planning of the use of College financial resources. Mrs. Warnock has been elected to this post. In the Principal's Report in the last number of the Chronicle, the decision to erect a new building was reported. Since then rapid progress has been made. The architect appointed was Mr. David Roberts, F.R.I.B.A., of 12

Magdalene College, Cambridge, and his plans have finally been agreed. It is hoped to begin construction in March 1964, and that the building will be ready for use by the beginning of the academic year 1965-6. All members of the Association will have received the brochure describing and illustrating the plan, so it is not necessary to go into details here. In the last Report, reference was also made to the financial aspect of the new building. The College is now hard at work on the necessary appeal for funds. So far the Appeal has only been addressed to former members of the College. The response has been magnificent. Details up to 29 February 1964 are given elsewhere, but up to the time of going to press, contributions are still coming in and we feel sure will continue to do so. Not only is this response exciting and encouraging in itself, but it is an essential preliminary to the next step, the appeal to foundations and industry. Those to whom such appeals are addressed naturally wish to know what is being done in the way of self-help. To this we can now give a confident reply. We are therefore now proceeding with approaches to outside bodies. The members of the Appeals Committee are undertaking various approaches, and the parents of all present undergraduates have been asked to use their contacts and influence in all possible directions. We would, however, be most grateful for further offers to approach any possible donors or for any advice on the subject. The Robbins Report has necessarily been receiving much attention in the College, as in the University at large. St. Hugh's is off to a running start, with a building that will increase our numbers in time for the period of maximum pressure from the 'bulge'. We are of course already expanding our numbers so as to spread the increase that will result from the new building over the years of entry which will be affected, though it does mean a period in lodgings for some undergraduates. The University is anxious that Oxford should make the maximum possible contribution to the need stressed by the Report for additional University places for women, and the women Principals have had a number of meetings with the Vice-Chancellor to discuss on the one hand what we can do and on the other what help we can obtain from Government funds. On the first point, all the women's colleges have offered an increase over the 'bulge' period. We shall probably make this contribution by continuing temporarily to use all the present undergraduate houses for this purpose rather than converting them immediately to graduate use as had been planned. On the second, we hope to get U.G.C. help for certain parts of the new building, though plans are too far advanced for it to be considered for a total grant. It may also be able to secure help in the acquisition of the remainder of the leases of some of the other houses in the College grounds, of which we are the ground landlords. The question of adding a complete new building to U.G.C. specifications will be considered when it is seen how the pressure for places on Oxford continues in the light of present developments. The growth in undergraduate numbers makes it necessary also to increase the teaching staff. To enable an additional post in mathematics to be created the Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd. has given a most generous grant of ÂŁ750 a year for three years to finance a Shell Lecturership in Mathematics. Appointments to this post, and to a Lecturership in English Language and Medieval Literature will take effect in Michaelmas Term 1964. There have been a number of other important changes in the College buildings. The Governing Body has for some time been faced with the necessity for the expansion of the Library. It is unwilling to alter the character 13

of the present Library, and risk spoiling its proportions, by the addition of galleries. It was therefore decided that the Reading Room on the ground floor should be equipped with book shelves to which books on certain subjects could be transferred. This was done in the long vacation 1963. There still remains adequate space for reading, but the room can no longer be used for social functions or committee meetings. The alterations were carried out by use of part of Dame Catherine Fulford's legacy, and the room has been named the Fulford Room. Other library accommodation was provided by taking in the two lecture rooms on the ground floor, one as a Periodicals Room and the other as an additional Stack Room. The whole of the wing is now therefore used for library purposes, as was originally intended. This has involved finding accommodation to replace the previous uses of these rooms. Substitutes for the lecture rooms were comparatively simple, and two rooms in 82 Woodstock Road are now used for this purpose. A substitute for the use of the Reading Room was a more serious problem. It was decided that the time had now come to bring the Mordan Hall into full use. When the Dining Hall was extended funds were lacking to complete a similar addition to the Mordan Hall above. The south end therefore remained a bare shell, divided from the original portion by a temporary partition, and this original portion was left as a gloomy relic, not conveniently usable in any case because of the noise of traffic from the Banbury Road. The whole has now been completed, with a new wood-block floor, with new windows on the garden side and double windows to cut out the traffic noise on the road side. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor it has been equipped with an excellent stage. Use for public performances has been made possible by the construction of an external staircase on the east side. Further provision for performances has been made by converting the bedroom between the Hall and Sick Bay into a dressing-room, which is being sound-proofed for use as a practice room, and lavatory accommodation has also been provided. The result is that St. Hugh's now possesses an excellent and most attractive Hall for use for social occasions, performances, and lectures. The first use was appropriately that of the annual sherry party for Senior Members in Oxford, and in Hilary Term 1964 the J.C.R. Music Club will have two money-raising events for the Appeal. Another important addition to College buildings is the coming into use in Michaelmas Term 1963 of 72 Woodstock Road as the Principal's Lodgings. It is a delightful building for the purpose, far more spacious than the Principal's Lodgings at any other women's college, and comparing favourably even with those of most men's colleges. The results in Final Schools in 1963 were once more unspectacular. Of the 49 St. Hugh's candidates who sat for the Final Honour Schools, 2 were placed in the First Class, 27 in the Second, 16 in the Third, 2 in the Fourth, and 2 failed. Those who obtained First Classes were Mrs. Esiri (M. M. Evans) (Animal Physiology) and G. R. Thomas (History). In Mathematical Honour Moderations, however, the results were outstandingly good, with 4 Firsts and 4 Seconds. Those placed in the First Class were J. E. Grant, J. Hutchings, C. M. Littlewood, and J. A. Searle. The number of undergraduates in residence for the year 1963/4 reading for a B.A. is 208, of whom 3 are graduates of another university. Seventeen graduates of other universities and 15 graduates of the College are reading for research degrees. Five graduates of other universities and 7 graduates of the College are reading for postgraduate diplomas. K. M. K. 3o Yanuary 1964 14

GIFTS AND ENEFACTIONS in•ROM the Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd., k75o for three 11.' years to finance a Shell Lecturership in Mathematics. From an anonymous donor, £700 to provide and equip a stage in the Mordan Hall. Under the will of Mrs. Treneman, a legacy of k25o. Under the will of Miss E. M. Talbot, a legacy of £too.



HE lack of space in the main Library has been a serious problem for some years. This long vacation a major reorganization took place. About a third of the books in the main Library (the Philosophy, Theology, Politics, Economics, Law, Constitutional History and History sections) were moved downstairs to a refurnished Reading Room.This room, refloored in Afrormosia wooden blocks, was shelved right round the walls and with two double bookstacks projecting from the east and two from the west wall. The wood used was the Australian walnut of the original work; fluorescent 'natural' tubes were sunk in the tops of the bookstacks, the troughs being painted white to give maximum reflection, and the ceiling painted white for the same reason. The new lighting gives a pleasant diffused light, and the woodwork an interesting contrast in shade and surface. The room, refurnished with part of the Dame Catherine Fulford legacy, has been renamed the Fulford Room. It has its own catalogue, and can seat 16 readers. The two lecture rooms downstairs were claimed for full library use, as was intended when the block was built. The larger room, decorated in light terracotta, with off-white tubular steel tables and dark green chairs, has been shelved right round the walls, and is now the Periodicals Room. The smaller lecture room, decorated in two shades of blue, and shelved round the walls and with four central bookstacks, is now a second Stack Room. This reorganization has meant a complete rehousing and respacing of the books in each section of the Library to allow for future expansion and likely changes in examination syllabuses or in purchasing policy. Books are now easily shelved and found, a splendid contrast to our difficulties in recent years. J. G. DICKINSON


DEGREES, ]1963 D. Phil. Mrs. Fetter (J. Holmes), Mrs. Mazumdar (V. Majumdar), S. Oates. B.Sc. Mrs. Freeman (E. A. King), D. E. A. Schuftan. B.M. J. A. B. Snow. M.A. Mrs. Alberti (E. M. Smith), Mrs. Baldwin (M. S. Lloyd), Mrs. Bennett (J. D. Fitzpatrick), Mrs. Binfield (J. Porter), D. K. Bolton, Mrs. Carr (D. M. Butler), Mrs. Carrington (M. C. Robertson), Mrs. Clinch (C. M. P. Abson), J. M. M. Cook, J. Cox, R. Denson-Dart, K. J. Ellis, Mrs. Enser (L. Harpner), Mrs. Feltes (E. J. Watt), Mrs. Fetter (J. Holmes), Mrs. Fleming (J. P. Wareing), S. A. Franklin, E. Franklin, Mrs. Freeth (R. M. Preston), Mrs. Gunner (A. J. Ubieta), E. A. Harrison, 15

Mrs. Hartley (J. A. Griffiths), Mrs. Hawkins (H. D. Martin), M. E. M. Henkel, M. E. Hester, Mrs. Hodges (V. H. Edwards), Mrs. Holder (J. M. Wilkinson), M. E. Holmes, S. A. Jameson, Mrs. Jones (J. Lane), L. F. Limpus, Mrs. Lowe (J. A. Smith), Mrs. MacGeorge (A. P. Derry), G. A. P. Maberley, Mrs. Mays (M. F. Koenig), S. Oates, Mrs. Quarrie (E. M. Worley), Mrs. Radda (M. E. A. O'Brien), Mrs. Roberts (E. N. Hora), D. A. M. Ryan, C. E. M. Rygate, M. G. Shiell, Mrs. Sims (S. Y. Tutton), J. A. B. Snow, Mrs. Sykes (M. J. Whicher), Mrs. Rimperley (S. Peacock), A. K. P. Tyacke, Mrs. Ungar (R. M. P. Stanford), S. Van Noorden, V. Williams.

B.A. Mrs. Baldwin (M. S. Lloyd), J. C. Bilham, J. A. Burge, Mrs. Close (E. A. Clarke), M. E. Colthorpe, S. M. Connell, A Cowern, S. M. Dean, S. Dent, S. J. Durman, S. A. Edwards, J. M. Elgood, Mrs. Enser (L. Harpner), Mrs. Esiri (M. M. Evans), A. M. Evans, M. C. Gichard, Mrs. Hagestadt (B. Tebbs), A. E. Hamlin, L. A. Hayes, H. A. Hepburn, S. E. Hicks, D. B. Hodge, J. M. Hodlin, M. D. Holdsworth, S. A. Hood, P. G. W. Hunt, Mrs. Jenkins (M. E. Edwards), Mrs. Leach (J. G. Mitchell), P. A. Lloyd, M. C. Milligan, C. A. Mills, P. S. Mischler, E. A. Newton, J. Parham, C. M. V. Pike, Mrs. Reid (A. B. T. Smith), E. M. Simpson, J. M. Skinner, B. P. Smart, G. R. Thomas, S. E. Thorne, Mrs. Walker (C. E. Forster), M. White, Mrs. Whitehead (M. Flower), R. M. Wilkinson.

University Scholarships Senior Mathematical Scholarship: Sheila Oates. Johnson University Scholarship: Sheila Oates. University Prize Martin Wronker Prize for Medicine: Mrs. Esiri (Margaret M. Evans). Postgraduate Awards and other Distinctions Nuffield Studentship: Alison Redmayne, Gillian R. Thomas. State Studentships: Mrs. Close (Elizabeth A. Clarke), Jennifer A. Duncan, Gillian R. Thomas.

Civil Service Examinations: Administrative Class Gay Hunt, Gillian R. Thomas, Julia Wood.

College Awards and Prizes, 1963 Moberly Senior Scholarship, 1963-4. Gillian R. Thomas. proxime accessit, Mrs. Close (Elizabeth A. Clarke) who succeeded to the scholarship when Miss Thomas relinquished it for a Nuffield Studentship.

Hurry Prize Gillian R. Thomas : Final Honour School of Modern History, Class I.

Elizabeth Wordsworth Essay Prize Divided between: Karen Legge: 'John of Salisbury, the Reactionary Theorist.' Gillian M. P. Burrow: 'The Harmonic Practice of Benjamin Britten.' i6

Hilary Haworth Prize

Stephanie Morris: 'The Specificity of Cell Contact.' Commended:

Violet A. Spence: 'Some Aspects of the Geography of the Val d'Anniviers. The Decline of the Nomadic Pastoral Economy.' Special College Prize

Mrs. Esiri (M. M. Evans): Final Honour School of Natural Science (Animal Physiology), Class I.

HONOUR EXAMINATIONS, 1963 Literae Humaniores

Class II: M. C. Gichard, V. M. S. Haywood. Class III: A. M. Cowern, M. Jones. Class IV: P. I. Page. Mathematics

Class II: H. P. C. Curtis, S. L. Davidson, J. M. Elgood, S. A. Hood, J. G. Mitchell. Natural Science

Physics. Class III: E. M. Simpson. Chemistry. Part I: J. C. Bilham, E. A. Newton. Chemistry. Part II: Class II: M. J. Snow. Animal Physiology. Class I: M. M. Evans. Engineering Science. Class III: R. E. Kirkis. Modern History

Class I: G. R. Thomas. Class II: P. C. Batty, P. S. Mischler, B. C. Price, D. A. Scott. Class III: D. Barnes, C. A. Hayes, S. Paine, J. M. Skinner, A. B. T. Smith. English Language and Literature

Class II: G. W. Baldwin, A. Bray, D. J. Hannah, H. A. Hepburn. Class III: P. A. Lloyd, J. D. Reynolds, N. J. Simonds. Class IV: S. Lane. Modern Languages

Class II: J. A. Burge (German), E. A. Clarke (French), S. Dent (German and French), C. E. Forster (German and French), M. A. Powell (Italian and French), S. E. Thorne (French and Italian). Class III: M. D. Holdsworth (French and Russian). Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Class II: S. A. Edwards, P. G. W. Hunt, C. M. V. Pike. Class IV: M. White. Geography

Class II: S. M. Dean, B. P. Smart. Class III: M. C. Milligan. Music

Class III: A. M. Evans. Theology

Class II: E. M. Cresswell. 17

Pass School:

Political Economy: M. E. Colthorpe. Natural Science Honour Moderations

Class II: V. J. Brasier, H. A. McIntyre, M. T. Paterson. Class III: J. F. Piachaud. Mathematical Honour Moderations Class I: J. E. Grant, J. Hutchings, C. M. Littlewood, J. A. Searle. Class II: A. S. Duff, S. J. Galley, J. A. G. Jones, M. V. Smith. Diplomas Diploma in Anthropology: W. R. James. Diploma in Public and Social Administration: E. A. Webb. Diploma in Education: I. Bedford, A. R. C. Clarke, R. M. Cook, A. H. Dohoo, P. D. Donald, D. E. Harris, M. Nash, A. C. Rosenberg, R. M. Wilkinson.


Scholar) (History), Sherborne School

for Girls. (Clara Evelyn Mordan Scholar) (Mathematics), Bromley County Grammar School for Girls. MCDONALD, MARGARET SHEILA (Hodgson Scholar) (English), Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls. MARSHALL, SOPHIE SUSAN (Ethel Seaton Scholar) (Theology), Winchester County High School for Girls. MASSEY, DOREEN BARBARA (Irene Shrigley Scholar) (Geography), Manchester High School for Girls. FARMER, CHRISTINE MARY


(Hodgson Exhibitioner) (English), Pinner County

Grammar School. (Old Students Exhibitioner) (Modern Languages) Benendon School and Westminster Tutors. PHILLIPS, HELEN MARY (Gamble Exhibitioner) (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), Lewis School for Girls, Hengoed. RICHARDSON, LINDA ANN (Nuffield Exhibitioner) (Natural Science), LearningFORGAN, ELIZABETH ANNE LUCY


(Old Students Exhibitioner) (History),

South Hampstead High School. Commoners: ARBUTHNOT, ELISABETH GRACE

(Modern Languages), St. Mary's Convent,

Ascot. (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), Sherborne School for Girls and Westminster Tutors. ASTON, ALISON MARGARET (Mathematics), James Allen's Girls' School, London. BENNETT, GINA MARGARET (Mathematics), Brighton and Hove High School for Girls. ARNOTT, HILARY FRANCES

BERRY, IRIS VERONICA (English), Reigate County School for Girls. BESWICK, FELICITY MAY (Natural Science), Maidstone Grammar School



BROWN, SUSAN ELIZABETH (History), Cavendish Grammar School, Buxton. COOK, MARY (History), Queen Victoria High School, Stockton-on-Tees. CREWDSON, JOAN OLIVE, Newnham College, Cambridge. DATTA, CHANDRA, Calcutta University. DICKENSON, GABRIELLE ANNE, Manchester University. DODD, JULIA MARY PAEONA (Classics), St. Michael's, Limpsfield, and Tims-

bury Place, Oxford. FYVEL, SUSAN DEBORAH

(Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), North London

Collegiate School.

GRANT, MARGARET FLORENCE, University of Durham. GRINYER, HAZEL MARGARET (History), Wimbledon High School. HADRILL, ELIZABETH (Modern Languages), Brighton and Hove High School. HALE, ANN BARBARA (Natural Science), Chatham Grammar School for Girls. HALL, JACQUELINE SUSAN JANE (Modern Languages), Holy Trinity Convent,


(Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) Leeds Girls'


(Geography), Thistley Hough School for Girls,

Stoke-on-Trent. HOLAUBEK, JOHANNA, Vienna University. HOPA, NGAPARE KAIHINA, Auckland University College, New Zealand. JACKSON, JENNIFER CLARE, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. JACOB, ELIZABETH PATRICIA (Natural Science), Llanelly Girls' Grammar


jEX, CAROL GLESSAL (Geography), Carlisle and County High School. JOHNSTON, ISOBEL (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), North London

Collegiate School. JOLY, RUTH ANGELA

(History), St. Antony's, nr. Sherborne, and St. Mary's

Tutorial College, London.

JONES, AVERIL LYNNE (History), Enfield County Grammar School. KIRKPATRICK, ELAINE VERONICA (Theology), Godolphin and Latymer



KUTTNER, CELIA JILL (Natural Science), North London Collegiate School. LAKE, SARAH CAROLINE (Natural Science), The Henrietta Barnett School,


(Modern Languages), King Edward VI School,


MCCREA, SHEILA HUNTER, St. Andrews University. MASOOD, SCHEHERAZADE TILAT (jurisprudence),


The Ladies' College,

(Modern Languages), Aylesbury High

School and Bendixen's, London.

MIDGLEY, PHILLIPA CATHERINE (English), Roedean School, Brighton. MUNNS, HELEN PATRICIA (Classics), South Hampstead High School. MURRAY, NORAH ELIZABETH (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), Lawnswood

High School, Leeds.

NICHOLLS, SHEILA JANE (Medicine) The Ladies' College, NOEL, VICTORIA (English), George Stephenson County

Newcastle upon Tyne.

Cheltenham. Grammar School, 19


(History), Storer School, Newton Abbot and St.


(Mathematics), Manchester High School for


(Geography), Norwich High School for

Girls. PRIESTLEY, HILARY ANN (Mathematics), Norwich High School for Girls. RICKARDS, ELIZABETH CLAIRE (Natural Science), The Queen's School, Chester. SCHUFTAN, EVELYN MARY (Geography), St. Paul's Girls' School, London. SEAGER, MARGARET MARY, Liverpool University. SEAWRIGHT, BERYL AILSA, The Australian National University, Canberra. SELLER, ANNE ELIZABETH, Leeds University. SMIJTH-WINDHAM, PRUDENCE HELEN (English), The Royal School, Bath, and

Timsbury Place, Oxford. (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School. SORENSEN, GERDA ELAINE (English), St. Albans Grammar School for Girls. TAYLOR, INGA JUDITH HENRIKSEN (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), North London Collegiate School. THOMAS, JENNIFER MARY (English), Llanelly Grammar School. THOMPSON, GEORGINA WENDY, University of London. THORLEY, JUDITH ANNE (English), Queen Elizabeth's Girls' Grammar School, Mansfield. TWEDDLE, LESLEY FRANCES (Classics), Ashford Grammar School for Girls. UNDERWOOD, ELIZABETH MARY, University of Durham. VAJDA, JUDY (Modern Languages), Wallington County Grammar School for Girls. WHITE, MARY FELICITY (Classics), Oakdene School, Beaconsfield, and Westminster Tutors. WHITE, RUTH MARGARET (Natural Science), Kingswood Grammar School, nr. Bristol. WHYMAN, MARGARET ANNE, City of Birmingham Training College. WILLIAMS, VALERIA JANE (History), Claremont School, Esher. WILLIS, JENIFER MARY FIONA (Modern Languages), King's High School for Girls, Warwick. WILSON, LYNETTE PETA (Natural Science), King's High School for Girls, Warwick. WLODARCZYK, DANUTA CAROL (Modern Languages), Harrow County Grammar School for Girls and British Institute in Paris. SMITH, CHRISTINE ROSEMARY

RESEARCH STUDENTS (Last date for completing degree is given in brackets) D.Phil.

Admitted M.T. 1959. Board of English Language and Literature (T.T. 1965). ZUCKERMANN, JOANNE PATRICIA (MRS.), B.A. Admitted M.T. 196o. Board of English Language and Literature (T.T. 1964). MACLEAN, JANET NOBLE. Admitted M.T. 1961. Board of Physical Sciences (T.T. 1965).




Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of Physical Sciences


Admitted M.T. 1961. Board of Biological


Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of Biological

Sciences (T.T. 1966). HARLEY, ANN MARION (MRS.).

Admitted M.T. 1961. Board of Biological

Sciences (T.T. 1965). Admitted M.T. 1961. Board of Anthropology and Geography (T.T. 1965). HOUGHTON, MAUREEN ANN, B.A. Admitted M.T. 196o. Board of Mathematics (T.T. 1964). RUFF, LILLIAN MARGARET. Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of Music (T.T. 1966). HUDSON, ANNE MARY, B.A. Admitted H.T. 1961. Board of English Language and Literature (M.T. 1963). REDMAYNE, ALISON HOPE, B.LITT., M.A.


Admitted M.T. 1960. Board of Modern History


Admitted T.T. 1961. Board of Modern History

(H.T. 1964). LEVIN, ANN, B.A. Admitted M.T. 196o. Board of MAYS, MARIANNE FRANCES (MRS.), B.A. Admitted

Modern History (T.T. 1964). M.T. 196o. Board of English

Language and Literature (H.T. 1964). M.T. 1961. Board of English Language and Literature (T.T. 1964). ROSS, FLORA MUNRO. Admitted T.T. 1962. Board of English Language and Literature (H.T. 1965). RYAN, ANN MARGARET GILZEAN (MRS.). Admitted H.T. 1961. Board of English Language and Literature (M.T. 1963). SINNETT, ANN LILIAN MARY. Admitted M.T. 1961. Board of English Language and Literature (T.T. 1964). ALEXANDER, MARY (MRS.), M.A. Admitted M.T. 1957. Board of Medieval and Modern Languages (T.T. 1964). CONSTABLE, MADELEINE VIVIEN (MRS.), M.A. Admitted M.T. 1959. Board of Medieval and Modern Languages (T.T. 1964). ROGERS, CHRISTINE HILDEGARD (Mrs.). Admitted T.T. 1963. Board of Medieval and Modern Languages (H.T. 1966). NORTH, CHRISTINE MARY (MRS.), B.A. Admitted M.T. 1961. Board of Medieval and Modern Language (T.T. 1964). STEPHEN, MARY WANDA. Admitted M.T. 196o. Board of Medieval and Modern Languages (T.T. 1964). THOMPSON, GEORGINA WENDY. Admitted M.T. 1963. Board of Oriental Studies. (M.T. 1964). COOK, PAULA JANE, B.A. Admitted T.T. 1961. Board of Anthropology and Geography (H.T. 1964). ATKINSON, LIZBETH (MRS.). Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of English Language and Literature (T.T. 1965). CAMERON, JENNIFER IRENE, B.A. Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of English Language and Literature (T.T. 1965). MITCHELL, ANN WILSON, B.A. Admitted



M.T. 1962. Board of English Language and Literature (T.T. 1965). GANGULY, EVA. Admitted T.T. 196o. Board of Social Studies (H.T. 1964). SMITH, ANN. Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of Committee for Advanced Study (T.T. 1965). COOK, vrvIEN ANN. Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of English Language and Literature (M.T. 1963). CHEN, LEE SUN.

Probationer B.Litt. Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of Literae Humaniores (M.T.

1963). B.Sc.

Admitted M.T. 1962. Board of Anthropology and Geography (T.T. 1965).


JUNIOR COMMON ROOM REPORT, 1963 N Hilary Term this year the major part of the J.C.R. was thrown into _IL a great turmoil by the news that we were about to be 'visited' by our Visitor, His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. As His Grace had expressed a wish to meet some members of the J.C.R. it was decided that he should be invited to take coffee with the J.C.R. after dining in Hall. Despite the understandable apprehensions which afflicted the officers of the J.C.R. the visit was a great success, and, with the invaluable and much appreciated help of the Chaplain, the President managed to introduce His Grace to a large number of J.C.R. members. It was perhaps characteristic of the pleasant religious atmosphere in St. Hugh's that members of the Catholic and Non-Conformist churches were well represented. In Hilary Term also St. Hugh's took part in the activities connected with the University Mission and some interesting discussions were held with the Rev. Marie Isaacs, an Old Student of the college, who stayed with us for a week. J.C.R. activities have been, as usual, very varied. In Trinity Term the arrival of the plans for the new buildings and the architect's model of the first stage aroused a great deal of feeling. The majority of the J.C.R. liked the general ideas on which the building was designed—particularly the provision of a double aspect for each undergraduate room. There were, however, a number of objections to details, such as the large number of turrets and the over-emphasized entrance; and so it was decided to set up a special committee under the chairmanship of the President, to try to obtain a coherent digest of J.C.R. opinion. This committee produced two reports, on the outside and inside of the building, which were submitted to the architect via the Principal and the S.C.R. The committee was then invited to meet the architect himself and had a most stimulating afternoon's discussion with him which resulted in the adoption of some of the J.C.R. suggestions—the modification of the entrance and a reduction in the number of turrets amongst others. Since these discussions took place the whole project has been gathering momentum—at the end of Michaelmas Term the J.C.R. set up a committee to organize a J.C.R. appeal for funds to correspond with that which is being organized among Old Students; and it is hoped that its activities will increase during Hilary Term 1964. 22

The third annual St. Hugh's Summer Ball was again a great success. The decorations, thanks to the devoted labours of Helen Cartledge, Heather Batty, and Frances Gee in particular, were very splendid and the contrast between the threatening medievalism of 1962's and the demure Victoriana of 1963's decor was amusing. This year the J.C.R. has taken a much more active part in the N.U.S. Both Marion Liebmann and Stephanie Morris as St. Hugh's representatives were among the very few representatives from Oxford to attend the N.U.S. summer and Christmas conferences, where they discussed both student affairs and matters of general interest. The Dramatic Society has continued its play readings with Keble, and St. Hugh's has been quite well represented in University productions. The Music Society also continues to give great pleasure to a number of people and its members are in great demand for fund-raising purposes, as it is planned to use the newly completed Mordan Hall for concerts in aid of the Building Fund. On the last Sunday of Michaelmas Term the choir, completed by tenors and basses from Keble, sang most delightfully in the annual Carol Service—notable among the carols was an arrangement by June Boyce of the carol 'I sing of a maiden.' Early on in 1963 the J.C.R. was asked by Granada Television to take part in their quiz programme 'University Challenge'. After much delay the recording was finally made in December and relayed on 21 January 1964: the. St. Hugh's team—Vicky Patton, Karen Arms, Mary Preston, and Gillian Lawrence, were only very narrowly defeated and are to be as warmly congratulated on their sang-froid as on their general knowledge. In the domestic field there were a number of changes. The introduction of a milk machine took a great strain off J.C.R. finances and relieved the First Years of a tiresome duty. The Art Committee continues to buy new prints and the newly painted corridor and improved lighting on the ground floor of M.G.A. now make it possible to distinguish the pictures. The opening of the Fulford Room and the Periodicals Room was very much welcomed and appreciated by the whole J.C.R. and more especially by those reading P.P.E., History, and Theology, as they now have an unprecedented amount of space and a most delightful room in which to work. Altogether 1963 has been a year characterized by an unusually strong outside interest in college as the result of the demand for expansion in University education; by a large number of varied activities; and by the usual pattern of college life. GILLIAN BAKER


EPORT, 1962=3


N spite of the appalling weather which caused many matches to be can-

I. celled including the majority of Cuppers, St. Hugh's once again lived up to its reputation of being a sports college. C. Ward, E. Allan, R. Blundell-Jones, M. Colthorpe, S. Williams, and W. Dorward played for the College and University Tennis teams. S. Means also represented the College, as did S. Gero, who was awarded her Blue; M. Houghton and J. Elgood, both old Blues, played for the University. S. Gero is captain elect of the University team and E. Allan of the College team. The Cuppers team for Sailing, E. Montague-Jones, H. Batty, and S. Galley 23

lost to L.M.H. E. Montague-Jones was a member of the University crew and gained her Blue. The College was represented in University Lacrosse by old Blues, C. Bailey, J. Curry, and A. Scott and also E. Allan, W. Dorward, and S. Williams, but no new Blues were made since weather forced the cancellation of the Cambridge match. E. Allan also played for the Southern Universities and W.I.V.A.B. reserves. S. Thorne, the captain, and P. Dickens, the treasurer of the University Netball team, are both old Blues. A. Henderson also played, as did S. Harris who gained her Blue and is treasurer-elect. The University Cricket team included S. Thorne, A. Scott, and C. Bayley, who are all old Blues, and G. Wickson, F. Gee, and E. Allan, who were all awarded Blues. A. Henderson played occasionally. G. Wickson is secretary elect and E. Allan will be treasurer next season. P. Wiseman, already a Blue, was secretary of the University Table Tennis team for which she played and was selected for the Cambridge match once again. J. Bilham, the president, and S. Thorne played for the University Badminton this year and both now have three Half-Blues. J. Elgood, G. Hunt, V. Haywood, C. Bayley, and Ann Nuttall were members of both the University and College Squash teams. J. Parker, P. Curtis, and E. Allan also represented the College. J. Elgood, already a Blue, captained the University team and S. and V. Haywood gained their Blues. Of the five members of St. Hugh's to play for University Hockey, E. Davies, S. Galley, P. Hedley, and R. Wilson gained Blues and S. Means played frequently. SUSAN HARRIS

BITUA 1"1( N29 December 1963, GWENDOLINE HESKETH ROBERTS (née EDWARDS), Commoner of the College, 1907-10. Aged 75. On 15 September 1963, ELFRIDA MARY TALBOT, M.A., Commoner of the College, 1907-10. Aged 75. On II January 1964, MARGARET RENEE BRYERS SHAW, M.A., Scholar of the College, 1910-15. Assistant Tutor in French, 1919-1924. Aged 73. On 7 September 1963, EVELYN MARY SIMPSON (nee SPEARING), D.PHIL. (OXON.), Newnham College, Cambridge, M.A. (Lond), Tutor in English Literature, 1918-21. Aged 78. On 20 November 1963, ROSAMOND JOSCELYNE LEYS (née MITCHELL), M.A., B.LITT. Exhibitioner of the College, 1921-4. Aged 61. On II April 1963, PHYLLIS GWENDOLINE TRENEMAN (née MOSS), Gilchrist Student 1925-7. Aged 65. On 25 December 1963, HELEN MCMILLAN BUCKHURST, M.A., Exhibitioner of Somerville College 1913, Fellow and Tutor in English Language, 192630. Aged 69. In August 1963, MAY MAWBY (née HusE), Commoner of the College, 1927-31, accidentally drowned in Austria. Aged 55. On 25 December 1962, EILEEN MABEL ANDREWS, M.A., Commoner of the College, 1946-50. Aged 43.





LFRIDA MARY TALBOT entered St. Hugh's College in January 1907 and obtained a First Class in Biological Science (Zoology) in 191o. After teaching at Lincoln Girls' High School for five years, she returned to Oxford to take the Diploma Course in Education, in which she got Distinction in 19x7. She taught at Queen Anne's School, Caversham, till 1919, when she was appointed to the tutorial staff of what was then called, at Oxford, the Department for the Training of Teachers, with the title of Tutor to the Women Students. With little equipment and no woman colleague or secretarial help she gave a new start to her branch of the work of the department. She remained for several years the only woman tutor and combined tutorial work and lectures on the teaching of Biology with administrative work—admission of women students, arrangement of their work, and arrangement and supervision of their teaching practice. The women students included Oxford graduates, and graduates from other universities who were housed in the hostel at 12 Linton Road of which she was Warden throughout her time in the department and which now bears her name. Miss Talbot retired from the Oxford University Department of Education in 1953 and continued to live in north Oxford till her death in September. She was a member of the Council of St. Hugh's College from 1927 to 1936. No one who ever knew her will forget her striking presence, the strong and individual personality which made her remarkable in any gathering and a tower of strength in professional and private contacts. A great number of friends and old students recall her large-minded sympathy, her clear judgment and sound advice, her generosity of spirit. Beneath her rather forbidding exterior lay an uncommon capacity to inspire affection, suggested by her wonderful smile. The professional education of women was one of her deepest concerns. She put her whole heart into her work at the department and set herself and others the highest standards. She was an inspiring teacher and encouraged students by her understanding. Many of them kept up correspondence with her and there will be many who will miss her. E. L.



ARGARET SHAW, who died in Tunbridge Wells on x x January, had a vivid and generous personality which delighted not only in the academic world but also in the life beyond its walls. She was Tutor in French at St. Hugh's College from 1919 to 1924 and later taught at Repton, where her father had been headmaster. Then came a wartime interval during which she worked for Civil Defence as fire-watcher and compiled a report on conditions in air-raid shelters. She later became Inspector of Schools and in her last years, indeed up to the time of her short fatal illness, she was examiner in written and oral French, an arduous task as it involved much travelling under present-day conditions and in all sorts of weather but which she carried out with unfailing zest and interest in the boy and girl candidates. During these latter years she was also busy with writing and translating. She published a study of Sterne, an author dear to her heart, and a translation 25

from the French of a life of the Goncourt brothers. To the Penguin Classics she contributed translations of Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir and La Chartreuse de Parme and, most interesting of all, a version from the old French of two chronicles of the Crusades. This was an exacting though fascinating task, as she aimed at not merely a translation but a change of both language and style into modern and even racy English. She prefaced both the chronicles and the Stendhal Scarlet and Black with excellent introductions, and the happy design of the book-cover of the former was her own choice, taken from an old manuscript. No memoir of Margaret Shaw would be complete without a tribute to her warm heart and robust humour. They endeared her to her students at St. Hugh's, who valued her as tutor and whose friendship with her lasted to the end of her days. She warmed both hands before the fire of life. All ages interested her—the very young with their budding quirks of character, adults with their personal, social, or political problems, and the very old, some of whom she nursed to the end. When she taught at Repton, sensing acutely the influence of the war-clouds on the boys under its shadow, she led them to read the Stuart poets' verses on gardens, and these poems, once a solace in our Civil War, proved so again to these boys and may have lingered in their hearts when they in their turn were called to the front. N. R.



HEN Miss Spearing, a Fellow of Newnham, came to St. Hugh's in 1919, she was the first Tutor in English Literature the College had appointed for many years, so she was especially welcomed by those of us who were not Language specialists. Within a short time the English results in Schools began to show the benefit of her scholarship. We also found that she was really interested in her students from a human point of view. She had been a V.A.D. in France in the First World War and this experience had widened her outlook in a life which had, till then, been mainly academic. In 1921 she resigned her tutorship to marry Percy Simpson, a lecturer in the English faculty. They settled in Headington where their two children were born. I am sure Evelyn would have been the first to admit that it was Percy who showed an undeniable flair for dealing with young babies. They were a very happy and united family. Percy was engaged in his magnum opus, the Oxford edition of Ben Jonson, in collaboration with C. H. Herford. The first two volumes appeared in 1925. In 1931 Professor Herford died and Percy, who was then 70, realized that the single-handed completion of his task was beyond him, so Evelyn joined him as junior editor and it was due to her energy and devotion that the last three volumes of the text and two volumes of commentary were published. When I saw her last summer she told me what a satisfaction it was to her that she had been able to carry through this tremendous task. Her own life-work was the authoritative edition of Donne's Sermons, commissioned by Berkeley University. The first volume appeared in 1953 and in 1954 her collaborator, Professor Potter of Berkeley, died and Evelyn was left to continue the work alone. This she did and completed the edition in nine years. In The Times obituary notice, the work is described as 'a monument of patience, learning and skill. It is also a monument of courage'. The great grief of her life was the death of her brilliant son, Edward, in an accident on Mount Blanc. Her daughter, Mary, who followed in her mother's footsteps by taking 26

an Honours degree in English at Newnham, has been a great source of comfort to her mother. While her husband has been working in Africa, Mary and her four delightful children have been sharing a house with Evelyn in Norwich where there are good schools for the children. The children have given much happiness and interest to their grandmother. Evelyn was facing a second operation for cataract next year which she told me she was dreading but she died suddenly, early in September, so was spared this ordeal. Her life was one of unremitting labour in the world of scholarships. She had to face bereavement and discouragement and her health was never very good, but she was essentially a happy person, with great interest in people and a generous outlook on life. Her strong religious faith supported her through many ordeals. When I think of her, the words of Thomas Hardy come into my mind with a necessary change of gender: She was a good woman and did good things. E. E. S.

ROSAMOND JOSCELYNE LEYS R. J. MITCHELL came up to St. Hugh's to read History in 1921, as an Exhibitioner, being awarded a Second Class in Schools in 1925. In her work for her tutor, Dr. Ady, she soon displayed that meticulous accuracy and attention to detail which was to characterize her later research work. Her first book, written in collaboration with her contemporary and close friend, M. J. Whicher (later Sykes), was a volume of social history for schools, English People of the Past, published in 1929. She followed it with a companion volume of her own, Mediaeval People. In later years she returned to educational writing with The History of the English People (195o) and The History of London Life (1958), both done in collaboration with her sister-in-law, Mary Leys. She was an admirable writer for young people, as three small books on a medieval feast, a medieval tournament, and the life of a medieval doctor testified, and there were those among her admirers who regretted that she did not extend her work in this direction. She was, however, irresistibly drawn to Italian Renaissance studies, and for an essay on English students in Padua, 1460-75, she was awarded the Alexander Prize in 1936. Two years later she published a life of John Tiptoft. After the Second World War grants from the Leverhulme Foundation and the Pilgrim Trust enabled her to make extensive tours of Italian libraries, and Italy became almost as dear to her as England. Out of these journeys came innumerable articles in learned journals, a life of John Frere, and, her last book, The Laurels and the Tiara, a biography of Pope Pius II. At the time of her death in a car accident she was on her way to Lady Margaret Hall, where she had been elected to the Suzette Taylor Fellowship, to work on his Commentaries. Rosamond was an unusual combination of the scholarly and the practical. Daughter of the architect Arnold Mitchell, she was herself a good draughtsman and an inveterate designer and restorer of houses, old and new. Before coming up she spent a year in a domestic college, where, in addition to making her sister's wedding-cake, she imbibed those skills in cooking and dressmaking on which she later prided herself. For some years she and her husband, Alan Leys, whom she married in 1938, successfully ran a market-garden, and one of her unexpected talents was for the making of wreaths, which she did with great speed and artistry while maintaining a flow of witty, if somewhat malicious, conversation. She was a good mimic, and had an unfailing eye for the small absurdities of daily life. One of her passions was for cricket, and her 27

annual parties for her young son on Uplyme cricket ground will long be remembered. She also had a fantastic memory. Once, in the course of a conversation on Charlotte M. Yonge, she quoted accurately both Christian names of the thirteen children in The Pillars of the House, which she had not read for many years. This retentive power served her well in more serious matters, enabling her to piece together scraps of information gleaned from dusty archives which might not otherwise have seemed relevant to her research. PH. H.

MA IAGES SHIRLEY MILTON BACKHOUSE to R. G. WILSON, in 1963. MAVIS MAUREEN BILHAM tO JOHN KING, in Newcastle upon Tyne, on 19 January 1963. JANE MARGARET BOTT tO DR. EDWARD A. FLINN, in St. Augustine's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 29 December 1962. JEAN BROMLEY tO PETER MALCOLM LISTER, on 3o March 1963. ELIZABETH ANNE CLARKE to MR. CLOSE, in July 1963. RUTH MARGARET COOK tO IAN RICHARD SCOTT (St. Catherine's College, Oxford), at Newton Saint Cyres, Devon, on 6 July 1963. ELIZABETH ELVES to MICHAEL ANTHONY BLOXHAM, B.A. (Jesus College, Oxford), in August 1962. SHEILA MARY FERNYHOUGH to A. E. J. NICHOLLS, on 2 March 1963. ISABEL CATHERINE ARCHIBALD GREIG to RICHARD MOTES, in 1962. CHRISTINE HILDEGARD GREWE tO JOHN ROGERS, 0/1 27 July 1963. VANESSA MARY JEBB tO HUGH SWYNNERTON THOMAS, in 1962. ELIZABETH ANN KING tO PETER FREEMAN, in 1963. MARGARET ANN MITFORD LEIGHTON tO LT. CDR. CHRISTOPHER P. PARSONS, R.N., at Bath Abbey, on 19 May 1962. ANNE MASON to MR. BARNES. JANET GLOVER MITCHELL to MR. LEACH, in 1963. EVELYN SUSAN PRIDDLE tO DR. GEORGE LADD, at the Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, London, on 28 September 1963. CAROLINE ANNE REYNOLDS tO MR. PESTIEAU, On I0 August 1963. JEAN MARGARET RIACH to DR. GORDON BEEDEN, in December 1962. PENELOPE ANN ROBINSON tO ALISTAIR F. PITTY, on 29 March 1963. MARGARET HOPE SEDGEMORE tO JOHN PINNINGTON, in 1963. ALISON BARBARA THURSFIELD SMITH tO JOHN REID, in July 1963. JENNIFER ANN BARTER SNOW tO DR. CHARLES PATRICK BATES, at Cranleigh, on 9 February 1963. BETTY TEBBS tO MR. HAGESTADT. PATRICIA MARGARET YALLAND TYLER to ALAN ROY FOSTER, at St. Mary's Church, Fishponds, Bristol, on 14 July 1962. ELIZABETH ALISON VIGAR to CHARLES KIMIEL VIVIAN OWEN, at Rugby Congregational Church, on 12 October 1963. VANESSA WILLIAMS to JOHN RICHARD JACKSON, at Bournville, Birmingham, on I o August 1963.


I THS MRS. ALBERTI (E. M. Smith)-a son (Andrew Peter), 7 March 1963. MRS. ALLUM (Mary Massey)-a daughter. MRS. BAKER (D. K. Daniel)-a daughter (Janice Christine), x8 November 1962. MRS. BURNS (B. E. Hurst)-a son (Robert Arthur), 7 February 1963. MRS. CHESHER (V. M. Varley)-a daughter (Jenefer Serena), 2 August 1962. MRS. CLINCH (C. M. P. Abson)-a son (Stephen), in August 1962. MRS. COLLYER (N. P. Byrne)-a son (Adam Charles Viccars), 21 June 1963. MRS. COOKE (J. M. Dutton)-a son (Francis Hamel), 4 October 1963. MRS. CRAMPTON (P. E. C. Wood)-a daughter (Harriet Siobhan Lacey), 23

October 1962. MRS. DEANS (J. M. Cope)-a daughter (Julia Ann), Io October 1962. MRS. FETTER (Jean Holmes)-a daughter (Anne Lindsay), 31 October 1963. MRS. FLEMING (J. P. Wareing)-a son (Simon John), 9 February 1963. MRS. FREER (D. G. Pointon)-a daughter (Maryanne Christine), 15 October

1962. MRS. GODFREY (J. B. Frazer)-a son, 196o; a son, 1962. MRS. GOODING (H. S. Macdonald)-a son (Jonathan Hugh), 20 February 1963. MRS. HARRIS (T. E. Ziman)-a son, on 20 February 1962. MRS. HAGESTADT (Betty Tebbs)-a daughter (Emma Elizabeth), 31 July 1963. MRS. JARNECKI (M. G. D. Boyall)-a daughter (Wanda Rosemary), 27 July 1962. MRS. JONES (E. E. Langridge)-a daughter (Clare Teresa), 15 August 1963. MRS. JONES (M. N. M. Sheppard)-a daughter (Philippa Ruth), 21 August

1963. MRS. MARSHALL (S. E. Westcott)-a son (Jeremy Samuel John), 8 May 1963. MRS. MOYES (I. C. A. Greig)-a daughter (Caroline Elizabeth). MRS. NORMAND (J. M. Smellie)-a daughter (Alison Mary), 21 April 1962;

a son (Alan John Christopher), 3 July 1963. MRS. NORTH (M. J. Pizzey)-a daughter (Julian Ruth), 6 December 1962. MRS. PARSONS (M. A. M. Leighton)-a son (David Robert Kingdon) 4 April

1963. MRS. PATE (M. F. K. Dale)-a daughter (Margaret Hilary). MRS. REAR (M. E. Alais)-a daughter (Elizabeth Louise), 5 May 1963. MRS. REEBY (D. M. Jones)-a daughter (Alison Jane), 13 September 1963. MRS. RICHARDS (M. J. Singleton)-a son (Robert Dadd Campling), 15 August

1963. MRS. RIVETT (J. D. Peacock)-a son (Barry Mark), 2 April 1963. MRS. RODGERS (J. F. Knighton)-a daughter (Charlotte Mary), 22 December 1962. MRS. SLATTER (P. E. Foster)-a daughter (Rosalind Elizabeth), 15 November 1963. MRS. UZZELL (J. Le Gros Clark)-a son on 15 July 1963. MRS. WEBSTER (M. E. Mist)-a son (James Andrew), 19 October 1962.

PU I* LICATIONS (Mrs.) P. E. C. Crampton, M.A. A Husband for Hannah. Translation from Norwegian. Abelard-Schuman, 1963, 12S. 6d. - Prince of Fergana. Translation from German. Abelard-Schuman, 1962. 29

P. M. Hartnoll, M.A. Illustrated Supplement to D. C. Browning's Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations (Everyman's Library, Quatercentenary publication), March 1964. 25s. Jacynth Hope-Simpson, M.A. The Unravish'd Bride. Putnam. 16s. The Ice Fair. Hamish Hamilton. 8s. 6d. Margaret Lane, M.A. (Countess of Huntingdon). Life with Ionides. Hamish Hamilton, 1963. 25s. Glenda Jones, M.A. The Battle of Scarlet Cliff, an adaptation of episodes from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, with N. C. Chow. Oxford University Press (in press). (Mrs.) Margaret Potter, M.A. The Long Dance of Love, by Anne Betteridge. Hurst & Blackett, 1963. 12s. 6d. Veronica Ruffer, B.A. Translation : Dieter Voll's Catholic Evangelicalism, published by the Faith Press, May 1963. D. E. A. Schuftan, B.A., B.Sc. Letter to Vacuum, April 1963, publ. by Pergamon. R. P. H. Gasser and D. E. A. Schuftan. The Interaction of Oxygen at Low

Pressures with Molybdenum. Ethel M. Wallace, M.A. Incense and Gold Chains, a Treasury of Praise and Prayer. Published by Arthur Stockwell, Ilfracombe, 1963. 5s. Mrs. Rachel E. Waterhouse, M.A. Children in Hospital: A hundred years of child care in Birmingham. Hutchinson, 1962. 15s.

ARTICLES (Mrs.) Freda Bedi. An article and pictures on the school (by Joyce Pearce, of the Ockenden Venture) appeared in The Times Educational Supplement, Friday, 19 July 1963. (Mrs.) B. R. Bradbrook, D.Phil. 'Co nebylo v AnglickSrch listech II.' Sklizeh (Hamburg), vol. x (1962), no. 1-2, pp. 12-15. `0 apcfch.' Sklizeh (Hamburg), vol. xi (1963), no. 3-4, pp. 10-14. Review of 'Karel Capek. By William E. Harkins.' The Slavonic and East European Review (London), vol. xli, no. 97, pp. 551-3. M. L. Cartwright, M.A. D.Phil., F.R.S. 'Almost Periodic Solutions of Equations with Periodic Coefficients.' Nonlinear Problems, ed. Rudolph E. Langer. University of Wisconsin Press, 1963. M. J. Cunningham, M.A. Articles in the Lexicon of Patristic Greek, Clarendon Press, 1961 ff. Ruth J. Dean, M.A., D.Phil. Review of Geffrei Gaimar, L'Estoire des Engleis, ed. by Alexander Bell, Oxford, 1960 (Anglo-Norman Texts, xiv-xvi), published in The Romantic Review, vol. liv,, 4 (Dec. 1963), pp. 281-2. (Mrs.) Jean Fetter, M.A., D.Phil. 'Micrometer and Photometric Observations of a Sunspot Velocity Field.' Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. cxxvi (1963), 110. 2, p. 155. Margaret Jacobs, M.A. 'Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Das Bergwerk zu Falun' in Hofmannsthal: Studies in Commemoration. London, 1963. (Mrs.) J. M. Normand, M.A., B.M. 'Respiratory Difficulty in the Newborn.' Chest Diseases by Perry and Holmes Sellors. Butterworths, 1963. Sheila Oates, M.A., D.Phil. 'Identical Relations in Groups.' Journal of the London Mathematical Society, vol. xxxviii (1963), pp. 71-78. 30

Mineo Takada. 'The Charming City of Bath.' Annual of the Association for Learned Research of Women's Universities, vol. xiii (1962), pp. 298-319. Doris M. Thornton, M.A. 'Communication in Writing as Part of Social Casework.' The Almoner, vol. xv (Jan. 1963), no. to.

TEACHING POSTS VACANT ANY schools write to the College to ask if any suggestions can be made M of graduates who might be interested in a vacant post. As regards recent graduates, tutors have the requisite information. But there may be others who wish to change their school, or who want to take up teaching again after an interval, or who would like to get a post in a particular neighbourhood. If there are any Senior Members who would like to be notified of vacant posts, it is suggested that they should inform the College, which could then compile a list that could be referred to when notifications of vacancies are received. The College is also from time to time notified of impending appointments of headmistresses. It would again be helpful if there were a list of Senior Members who were interested in obtaining a post as a headmistress. K. M. KENYON

NEWS AND APPOINTMENTS OF SENIOR MEM ERS (The date of appointment is 1963 unless otherwise stated, the date after each name is that of entry to the College) D. E. ACKROYD, M.A. (1930), was appointed Director of the Consumer Council. D. c. ASHBY, B.A. (1957), was appointed Assistant Mistress, to teach German, at Bromley High School for Girls (G.P.D.S.T.), Kent, from 1962. C. A. BAKER, M.A., B.M., B.CH. (1952), who has been Surgical Registrar at Mile End Hospital since October 1962, was elected F.R.C.S. (Eng.) in June. MRS. BARRETT, M.A. (B. N. Coates, 5952), was promoted from Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer in Legal Studies at Hendon College of Technology in May. MRS. BATES, M.A., B.M., B.CH. (L. A. B. Snow, 1956), was appointed House Surgeon to the Surgical Unit at the London Hospital in September till February 1964. MRS. BEDI, M.A. (Freda Houlston 1929), who has been Honorary Director of the Young Lamas' Home School since 1961, writes that the first two Lamas from the school have now come to Oxford. Thongpa Rinpache has a Spalding Trust Scholarship at St. Antony's College and Akong Tulku is interested in Tibetan medicine. MRS. BELL, B.A. (Ann Farrer, 1956), has been on Linguistic and Archaeological expeditions in the parts of Egyptian and Sudanese Nubia that will soon be submerged. o. D. BICKLEY (Fellow 1932, Emeritus Fellow), is now Professor of Italian at Toronto University and her post has been created a permanent Professorship.


MRS. BLOXHAM, B.A. (Elizabeth

Elves, 1957), is now teaching at Heriot's Wood Girls' School, Stanmore, Middx. MRS. BOWER, M.A. (E. A. Shackle, 1951), left Rugby at the end of the summer term and is now living in Leeds, where her husband has an appointment in the university, and she has been Administrative Assistant to the Department of Agriculture, Leeds University, since September. A. V. M. BREWIN, M.A. (195o), was appointed Secretary to the Bursar of the Ditchley Foundation, Ditchley Park, Oxon., in April. MRS. BRIDGWATER, M.A. (P. M. Pearsall, 195o), is now living at Keffi via Gudi, Nigeria. J. C. BROWNE, B.A. (1958), was appointed Assistant English Mistress, Streatham Hill and Clapham High School (G.P.D.S.T.), from September 1962. J. s. BURDETT, M.A. (1954), was appointed to teach Religious Knowledge and Mathematics at Oxted County School, Surrey, in September 1962. I. W. BUSBRIDGE, M.A., D.PHIL. (1936, Fellow), was elected President of the Mathematical Association (the third woman to hold this office). D. G. BUSHNELL, M.A., B.C.L. (193o), closed her practice as a solicitor in May and entered into partnership with another solicitor: the firm is known as Mills, Bushnell & Co., Charminster Road, Bournemouth. J. F. CALLENDER, B.A. (1958), was appointed Assistant Mistress in Geography at Sutton High School (G.P.D.S.T.), in September. J. I. CAMERON, B.A. (1958), was appointed a temporary Lecturer in English at King's College, London. F. L. E. CAMOUS, M.A. (1919), who retired from the post of Headmistress of St. Austell Grammar School in 1962, now lives in Folkestone. K. L. CARRICK SMITH, M.A. (1920), has retired from her post of Lecturer, Selly Oak Colleges, and now lives at Lyminge, near Folkestone. J. M. CARRUTHERS, B.A. (1958), was appointed Technical Assistant, London County Council Architect's Department, Planning Division, from December. MRS. CLINCH, M.A. (C. M. P. Abson, 1953), has, since her arrival in Nigeria from Ghana, been working as translator into French for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation. MRS. CONVERY, M.A. (M. F. Harding, 1936), was appointed Tutor in New Forest Enrolled Nurse Training School, Lymington. MRS. COOK, M.A. (R. J. Fitt, 1954), was appointed part-time teacher of Russian at the Queen Elizabeth's Girls' Grammar School, Barnet. PRIMROSE M. COOPER, M.A. (1948), was appointed Girls' Schools Secretary on the Home Staff of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, from September. MRS. CRAMPTON, M.A. (P. E. C. Wood, 1943), was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Linguists, 1961. MRS. DAVIES, M.A. (M. E. Cain, 1948), hopes to remain in Uganda, where her husband has a UNESCO appointment at Kampala Technical Institute, for four years. MRS. DAVIES, M.A., B.M., B.CH. (R. S. Signy, 195o), has been in Aden for eighteen months running a clinic for the Arab wives and families of the Federal Army. RUTH J. DEAN, M.A., D.PHIL. (1922), was elected a member of the Council of the Mediaeval Academy of America, for three years. 32


C. DE GRUCHY, M.A. (1951), has been a social worker at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford, since 1961. K. M. DENCER, M.A. (1926), was awarded the O.B.E. in the New Year Honours List, 1964. A. H. DOHOO, B.A. (1959), was appointed Assistant Mistress (Modern Languages) at the County Grammar School for Girls, Chislehurst, Kent. D. R. DOLMAN, M.A., B.M., B.CH. (1954), was appointed Paediatric House Physician at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, in March. M. T. M. ELLIS, B.A. (1957), who became an Associate member of the Institute of Public Relations in connexion with legal conferences, was appointed a Legal Research Assistant with the Law Society. MRS. EVANS, M.A. (N. R. Moylan, 1952), was appointed part-time Assistant Secretary to the Joint Association of Classical Teachers, in December 1962. MRS. FETTER, M.A., D.PHIL. (Jean Holmes, 1956), is spending two years in Berkeley, California, where her husband has a Research Fellowship. D. I. FLETCHER, M.A. (1938), wrote a play about Stourbridge in Tudor times for the pupils of Queen's College, Stourbridge, to perform as part of the celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of the school. MRS. FLINN, B.A. (J. M. Bott, 1957), is continuing graduate work for a Ph.D in Physics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., having obtained an M.Sc. from Los Angeles last July. MRS. GAUTHIER, M.A. (M. J. Mason, 1951), who spent a year as translatorinterpreter for U.S. Steel at Pointe-Noire, has been teaching English at the Lycee at Pointe-Noire, Congo, since October. MRS. GORRIE, M.A. (L. C. Mackintosh, 1947), is teaching handicapped children, part-time, under Middlesex (Twickenham Borough) Education Committee. S. A. GREAVES, B.A. (1958), was appointed teacher of Classics and Ancient History at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, Maryland, 1962-3 and 1963-4. P. M. HARTNOLL, M.A. (1926), who was recently awarded the Poetry Society's Gold Medal for Verse-Speaking, is to give eighteen lectures on English Poetry and the speaking of poetry for Commonwealth students as part of a course run by the British Drama League under the auspices of the British Council. She has had a number of new poems published in the last eighteen months, and her prize-winning 'St. Luke' is to be republished in The London Quarterly, for which she has written an article on 'Shakespeare's Religion'. She will also be taking her annual course on Shakespeare at Denman College in April. MRS. HAWKINS, M.A. (H. D. Martin, 1943), who now has three sons and two daughters, has recently started teaching English, part-time, at Repton School, where her husband is Art Master. She does 0 Level examining. L. A. HAYES, B.A. (1959), was appointed an Assistant Mistress (Mathematics) at Lady Margaret School, London, S.W. 6, from September 1962. w. j. L. HAZLEHURST, M.A. (1931), was appointed Minister, Kingswood Meeting House, Hollywood, Birmingham, from October 1961. MRS. HEMMING, M.A. (J. M. E. Fortescue-Foulkes, 1942), returned from the Somali Republic and is now settled in England after twelve years in different parts of East Africa. MRS. HEWSON, M.A. (A. F. Fisher, 1942), who is still at the Mid-Herts. College, has been promoted to a post of responsibility in the department of Professional Studies. It may interest members of the Association to note that there are many excellent opportunities for graduates in Further Education, both on the full-time and part-time staff. 33


D. Leggett, 1957), was appointed Head of the History Department at Queen Ethelburga's School, Harrogate. M. A. HOUGHTON, B.A. (1957), was appointed to a Lecturership at St. Anne's . College, Oxford, for one year from October. MRS. HOWARTH, M.A. (M. E. Eade, 1940), was appointed Infant Teacher at Ryarsh County Primary School. MRS. HUNTRODS, M.A. (G. P. Sibley, 1947), was elected to Towcester Rural District Council in May. THE REVD. MARIE E. ISAACS, B.A., B.D. (1960), was appointed Assistant Chaplain to St. Francis Hall, Birmingham University. MRS. JACKSON, M.A. (Vanessa Williams, 1956), was appointed Senior History Mistress at Bournville Girls' Grammar-Technical School, Birmingham, from September. s. A. JAMESON (1956), has been elected to a Jubilee Research Scholarship at Royal Holloway College, London. M. H. JOHNSTON, B.A. (1957), was appointed Senior English Mistress at Wentworth Milton Mount, Boscombe, Bournemouth. c. L. JONES, M.A. (1953), left the War Office in the summer of 1962 and joined the staff of Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate, Surrey. GLENDA M. JONES, M.A. (1952), returned from Hong Kong in August and is now spending a year studying Theology and Sociology at William Temple College. MRS. KALEN, M.A. (Vera Pattison, 1916), had a three months' tour in the summer, to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Costa Rica, where she had a wonderful time with Chichi Lindo (Mrs. Murray) and then went through the whole of Central America by bus—about 7,000 miles—through Texas, California and Canada—and had lunch with Grace Jaffe (Spurway) in Chicago. MRS. KEEP, B.A. (C. J. Herbert, 1959), was appointed an assistant teacher at King Edward VII Grammar School, Coalville, Leicestershire. MRS. KNIGHT, M.A. (D. M. Sherwood 1933), was appointed to the Examining Panel for Luton Borough Education Committee (in addition to her post at Ashcroft Girls' Secondary School, Luton). D. M. KNOX, M.A., B.LITT. (1948), became a member of the UNESCO Education Planning Mission to the Cameroon Federal Republic. MRS. LADD, B.A., B.M., B.CH. (E. S. Priddle, 1955), was appointed Senior House Officer in Pathology at Bromley Hospital, Kent. MRS. LAMB, M.A. (Helen Dixon, 1926), was elected Vice-President of the York Association of the British Federation of University Women. MRS. LAYBOURNE, M.A. (H. D. Burnett, 1919), resigned as Moral Tutor to St. Aidan's College, but is still a member of the Governing Body. She was appointed Secretary to the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches and was elected Chairman of the Durham and District Flower arrangement Club. M. E. MACAULAY, M.A. (1922), retired from the Streatham Hill and Clapham High School, where she had been Headmistress since 1947, in July. A. H. MCMICH.AEL, M.A. (1946), was appointed Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Social Study, University of Edinburgh, from October 1962. M. H. MANSELL, M.A. (1921), retired in December 1962, after 25 years as Headmistress of Cavendish Grammar School, Buxton. She has left Derbyshire and will be living at Woodchurch, Kent. 34


J. MARWOOD, M.A. (1950), was appointed Psychiatric Social Worker at Ealing Child Guidance Clinic. MRS. MAY, M.A. (B. M. Orton, 1943), taught some Church History to theological students at Christ College, Tasmania, before moving to St. John's College, Morpeth, N.S.W., of which her husband is Warden. It is an all-theological college in the diocese of Newcastle, N.S.W., for students from eleven different dioceses in Australia. V. P. MILLAR, M.A. (1947), has been head of the History Department at the newly opened Dr. Challoner's High School for Girls, Little Chalfont, Bucks., since September 1962. MRS. MOULTON, M.A. (E. M. Brown, 1927), has worked as an audit clerk for Deloitte, Plender, Griffiths, Annan & Co., Chartered Accountants, since she went to Kitwe in 1955. She was elected President of the Kitwe Business and Professional Women's Club for 1963-4. MRS. MOWAT, M.A. (P. F. Hunt, 1946), has a temporary post as teacher of French and Latin at the Junior Secondary School in Castletown, Caithness. MRS. NORMAND, M.A., B.M. M. Smellie, 1944), who was Locum Consultant Paediatrician from 1961 to 1963, was appointed Clinical Research Assistant at University College Hospital, London, Paediatric Department, from April. SHEILA OATES, M.A., D.PHIL. (1957), was elected to a probationary Fellowship in Mathematics at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, from October. MRS. O'DELL, M.A. (A. A. M. Wilson, 1933), was elected a Director of the Hull Samaritan Service in 1962. H. A. PALING, M.A. (1955), was appointed an Assistant Lecturer in Modern Languages at Leicester College of Further Education, from September 1962. MRS. POTTER, B.A. (V. E. Houghton 1917), who is a member of the Craft Centre of Great Britain and the Society of Women Artists, exhibited fabric pictures and puppets with the British Craft Export Group at 'British Fortnight' in September. E. M. T. POWELL, M.A. (1953), was appointed Senior Classics Mistress at St. Mary's School, Wantage, from September 1962. J. H. PROSSER, B.A., B.SC. (1957), was appointed Chemistry Mistress at Chiswick County School for Girls, from September. G. M. ROBERTS, M.A., B.M. B.CH. (1954), was appointed Senior House Officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Dulwich Hospital, London, from April. F. M. ROSS (1961), was appointed to an Assistant Lecturership in English Language at Liverpool University. VERONICA RUFFER, B.A. (1919), has been invited to take part in the meetings of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Roman Catholic Relations. PROFESSOR D. B. SAUNDERS, B.LITT. (1922), who continues as Professor of English, was appointed College Registrar of University College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, a new college presently under construction, in July. MRS. SAYCE, M.A. (0. L. Davison, 1941), who has been awarded a Leverhulme Research grant, will be on sabbatical leave for the calendar year 1964working on an edition of the Minnesang for the O.U.P. D. E. A. SCHUFTAN, B.A., B.SC. (1958), was appointed Research Chemist at Laporte Chemicals Ltd., Luton.


MRS. SCOTT, B.A. (R. M. Cook, 1959), was appointed assistant mistress, to teach English—at Littlemore Grammar School, Oxford, from September. MRS. SMART, M.A. (L. D. Burton, 1952), was appointed Lecturer in Mathematics at Homerton College, Cambridge, from September. MRS. SMITH, M.A. (Anne Gibbons, 1955), joined the L.C.C. teaching Staff in September. MRS. VACIAGO, M.A. (S. P. Slipper, 1944), was asked, when in England in the Spring, in view of her previous work with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to present the purses and address the audience at a function organized as part of the Mayor of Poole's Appeal for the Freedom from Hunger campaign. MRS. WARMAN, B.A. (P. J. M. Allum, 1957), has just moved to Huyton, Liverpool, where her husband is now Curate at St. Michael's Church. R. M. WEBSTER, M.A. (195o), has, during the past year, initiated a campaign for the foundation of a National Council for the Single Woman and her Dependants, to help single women who have to care for elderly and infirm relatives. She would be pleased to hear from any who would like to support the movement or could offer research material with regard to its concerns. M. E. WHITE, M.A. (193o), was appointed Worrell Professor of Classics, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada, from July. DEACONESS E. M. WRIGHT, M.A. (1941), attended, as sole English representative, a conference for European Churchwomen at Zurich, in March. She is giving two lectures at this year's course for Anglican deaconess candidates.

SCHOLARSHIPS, FOR POSTGRADUATE WORK THE B.F.U.W. and the I.F.U.W. offer each year for competition amongst members certain Scholarships and Fellowships that enable the holders to undertake research work abroad, mostly for an academic year, or occasionally for a shorter period to complete a piece of work; there is also available each year a Scholarship at Crosby Hall, the B.F.U.W.'s Club House in London. Particulars may be obtained from: The Secretary, British Federation of University Women, Crosby Hall, Cheyne Walk, London, S.W. 3



P to the end of January the College had no known address for the following Members and former undergraduates, and the Secretary of the Association would be grateful for any news. A. N. Abbott (189o) Mrs. Alcock (C. E. M. Messent) (1921) S. 0. Allison (1925) Mrs. Annesley (C. 0. J. Awdry-Nicks) (1922) B. U. M. Armitage (1917) Mrs. Arnold (M. Higman) (1911) 36

Mrs. Atack (M. F. Houlihan) (1924) J. L. Atkin (1947) L. E. Auld (191I) D. R. Bagley (192o) I. J. Baker (1935) E. Barber (19o7) Mrs. Barbier (M. Barbier) (1928) G. M. Barker (1922) N. Barrows (1926) F. M. Barton (1907) I. D. Bennett (1900) Mrs. Berrie (W. Knox) (1926) R. Blamire Brown (1898) Mrs. Boavista (M. E. H. Campbell) (1939) Mrs. Boone (V. A. G. Smith) (1914) Mrs. Boyce (A. P. Portlock) (1936) D. M. Boykett (1913) Mrs. Brown (P. Hatton) (1926) Mrs. Brown-Wilkinson (M. T. G. Abraham) (1914) Mrs. Browne (N. E. U. Lawrence) (1927) M. Bull (195o) Mrs. Bury (J. M. D. Purnell) (1936) Mrs. Campbell (D. A. H. Yeats Brown) (1935) Mrs. Caplan (T. Finkelstein) (1935) Mrs. Cargill (C. M. Morice) (1917) S. H. Carmon (1917) Mrs. Cavendish (J. M. Hay) (1951) Mrs. Chambers (D. Matthews) (1931) Mrs. Chapman (N. P. Abbott) (1925) J. E. Clarke (1925) Mrs. Clibborn (M. Nelson) (1933) J. Cliffe (1933) A. Clifford (1934) Mrs. Clutterbuck (B. A. Bristow) (1942) Mrs. Collard (J. F. Robertson) (1942) Mrs. Colman (R. E. Birtwell) (1914) Mrs. Conder (M. D. Tull) (1935) L. Coombes (1898) Mrs. Cooper (K. Dixon) (1937) Mrs. Cowperthwaite (P. Stockdale) (1938) Mrs. Crellin (D. Harvey) (1943) M. M. Crump (1907) Mrs. Cryer (C. M. Clarkson) (1927) Mrs. Culloty (M. Clark) (1934) Mrs. Dacombe (D. C. Taylor) (1924) Mrs. Daitz (1949) Mrs. Daubeny (E. Gore) (1889) Mrs. Dauncey (R. L. Dennis) (1942) M. P. Davis (1938) Mrs. Dawes (D. Townend) (1936) Mrs. Dawson (J. Biles) (1950 37

Mrs. Day (L. Stockley) (1947) Mrs. Dickinson (M. B. Philips) (1925) Mrs. Dixon (0. Owen Jones) (1931) Mrs. Doran (G. Ziar) (1940 M. M. Doss (1947) Mrs. Dover (M. Whitfield) (1910) K. P. Drake (1947) I. M. C. Druitt (1910) Mrs. Duggan (F. S. Hanbury) (1913) E. M. Duggan (1905) Mrs. Dunmore (Betty Smith) (1946) Mrs. Elton (S. M. Mandelkora) (1935) Mrs. Eriksson (P. C. Bourne) (1927) L. M. I. Escombe (1922) M. F. Evans (1927) Mrs. Faldo (J. Grosvenor) (1922) R. Farnell (1904) M. Farson (1947) Mrs. Finn (W. Hesketh Wright) (1930) Mrs. Fleming (I. Bromley) (1928) Mrs. Foot (B. L. Corrie) (1927) W. J. Forrest (1914) Mrs. Forty (M. Helliwell) (1934) Mrs. Foulkes (M. G. Vaughan) (1913) F. M. Fox (1903) I. D. Free (1922) A. Freeman (190I) Mrs. Gabell (P. Guimaraens) (1924) W. E. Gare (1918) Mrs. Gibbs (C. Godfrey) (1947) Mrs. Godwin (E. J. Hackshaw) (1924) Mrs. Goring (M. W. Steel) (1922) E. H. G. Gratton (1894) H. Green (1937) Mrs. Green (D. B. Fridjhon) (1954) Mrs. Greer (P. de Bowen Colthurst) (1902) R. Hamilton-Gordon (1903) E. M. Hampson (1945) S. Harbottle (1936) I. R. G. Hart (1909) Mrs. Harward (J. Pape) (1928) Mrs. Hennessy (D. M. Deiner) (1946) J. M. Hepburn (1940) Mrs. Hony (D. Hoare) (1943) Mrs.. Hopwood (M. Sheehan) (1935) V. C. Home (19il) Mrs. Horseman (D. Gardner) (1933) Mrs. Hosie (M. Kirby) (1926) H. K. Hudson (1918) E. W. Hutton (1921) Mrs. Houghton (C. Joel) (1895)

Mrs. Ibbotson (P. Winter) (1940) J. Jackson (1932) Mrs. James (M. Moillet) (1934) Mrs. James (C. Todd) (1931) E. Jewitt (i93r) L. Joad (1938) Mrs. Jocelyn (W. Shepherd) (1926) K. Johnson (1924) U. Johnson (1938) G. H. Johnstone (1919) G. E. W. Jones (1944) M. M. B. Jones (1941) I. Josephy (1929) Mrs. Jull (C. C. McDonald) (1925) W. M. Keens (1926) Mrs. Kholodiosky (L. de Vogot) (1904) Mrs. King (R. d'Entreves) (1951) P. Knights (1942) V. J. Langton (1944) Mrs. Latham (P. Kirkby) (1927) D. M. Lee (1921) M. Lee (1932) Mrs. Leonard (V. P. Swann) (1940) Mrs. Levett (D. M. N. Levett) (1899) M. Lewis (1945) M. G. Lewis (1912) Mrs. Lindsay (H. E. P. Douglas) (1921) N. P. Littlewood (1940) Mrs. Lloyd-Bogie (M. S. Lloyd) (1942) Mrs. V. Lossky (1952) Mrs. Lovell (B. M. Wardell) (1924) Mrs. Lubega (1955) Mrs. Lucas (M. M. Darwell) (1935) F. H. McCall (1902) Mrs. MacDermott (J. Hanbury) (1906) Mrs. McVergh (E. M. C. Liddiard) (i94i) M. A. N. Marshall (1911) E. Mason (1935) Mrs. Martin (F. H. Moore) (1924) P. May (1910) Mrs. Mease (M. N. Webb) (1901) Mrs. Meyer (J. Dixon) (1937) E. K. Milner (1926) H. N. Mitsotakis (1944) R. M. Mockridge (1947) Mrs. Mold (P. J. Cox) (1915) D. E. Moore (1907) J. M. Mott (1949) J. M. Mumford (1946) Mrs. Munn (K. M. Reavenall) (1939) E. Naylor (1930) 39

Mrs. Neylan (M. Shelley) (1929) S. Nicholas (1950) Mrs. J. C. Nicholson (C. E. MacNeice) (1922) M. Noble (1932) Mrs. O'Neill (P. Ripley) (1945) D. Paige (1937) Mrs. Paine (0. M. K. Harris) (1935) J. M. Parkinson (1933) E. L. Paterson (1916) M. Patton (1932) Mrs. Peacey (T. L. Hale) (1927) Mrs. Pearce (C. E. Ingram) (1912) Mrs. Pearse (D. E. D. Raby) (1935) J. M. Peters (1916) Mrs. Philips (E. E. Varley) (1915) Mrs. Potter (M. Ogilvy) (1930) F. T. Prichard (1916) J. M. Pym (1910) M. P. Ramsey (1908) W. M. Raper (1925) E. M. Ratcliffe (1926) Mrs. Raymond (K. M. E. Williams) (1920) Mrs. Reed (A. Raine) (1941) Mrs. Reid (R. Herriot) (1926) M. H. B. Reynard (1932) G. Rigby (1948) Mrs. Rimanek (E. M. Jay Brown) (1925) D. B. Riviere (1927) Mrs. Roberts (G. N. Smith) (1905) N. M. Roberts (1929) A. K. Robertson (1925) M. B. Robinson (1890) E. S. C. Rogers (1922) Mrs. Ronald (F. E. Lloyd) (1938) M. E. Rose (1935) S. Rymer (1947) F. R. Saunders-Jacobs (1929) Mrs. Seel (D. M. Abson) (1929) D. Selby (1909) G. M. Sellers (1946) Mrs. Scott (M. L. M. Lowe) (1927) Mrs. Scott (N. Miall) (1940) H. E. Scott (1926) Mrs. Sherlock (A. Downie) (1937) M. A. Shuttleworth (1900) V. A. Simpson (1890) Sister Ethel Mary (E. M. Penny) (1897) Mrs. Smalley (N. Harrison) (1918) M. I. G. Smith (1940) H. M. Smith (1907) Mrs. Speer (M. le Mesurier) (1924)


The Library : A corner of the Fulford room

M. L. Sprules (1921) Mrs. Spurling (P. Lovett) (1920) Mrs. Staveley (A. Jones) (1949) Mrs. Stalker (J. P. Smalley) (1947) E. J. D. Staveley (1917) Mrs. Stewart (M. Hodgkins) (1943) J. 0. Stovin (1933) Mrs. Strangway (D. Stopford) (1926) Mrs. Tester (I. Yarwood) (1928) Mrs. Thomas (F. E. Stoton) (1896) D. Thompson (1937) M. E. E. Thompson (1892) Mrs. Touch (P. Wallbank) (1931) J. Tugwell (1907) Mrs. Twentyman (E. B. Warner) (1897) B. M. Tyndall (1958) Mrs. D. V. Varian (B. A. Money) (1938) Mrs. Walker (M. Chapman) (1940) Mrs. Waters (I. Henderson) (1929) Mrs. Watson (W. Buxton) (1897) Mrs. E. M. Wellings (G. A. Witts) (1928) M. Wheeler (1942) Mrs. White (I. C. Moberley) (1920) Mrs Whitehead (H. Cartwright) (1941) J. M. Whitehead (1935) D. Wilby (1918) Mrs. Wilde (F. E. Bayliss) (1947) E. Williams (1888) G. L. Wilson (1926) M. Wilson (1950) Mrs. Woollcombe (F. Finch) (1947) Mrs. Wright (A. Barker) (1888) Mrs. Wyatt (H. M. Watts) (1939) Mrs. Yarrow (K. Jackson) (1927) M. E. Yockney (1941)




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