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COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>



RECORD<br />



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<strong>2019</strong><br />



The President’s Letter 7<br />

Alumni and Friends 12<br />

List of Donors 2018–19 14<br />

Chair of the General Meeting 19<br />


Arise, Sir Tim 23<br />

Fingers on Buzzers 24<br />

Plastic in Paradise 27<br />

Celebrating Womanhood 30<br />

News Bulletin 34<br />


AMREF Group 36<br />

Arts Society 38<br />

BarCo 39<br />

Board Games 40<br />

Boat Club 40<br />

Choir 42<br />

Cricket 42<br />

Croquet 43<br />

Darwin Day 43<br />

Entz (external) 45<br />

Entz (internal) 45<br />

Environment 45<br />

Family Society 46<br />

Fotball Club 47<br />

Foxes Women’s Football 48<br />

Wolfson Goodenough Exchange 48<br />

Inter-Collegiate Quiz 48<br />

LGBTQIA+ Society 49<br />

Music Society 49<br />

Old Wolves and Archives 49<br />

Reading Group 50<br />

Romulus 50<br />

Running 51<br />

Squash 51<br />

Tennis 51<br />

Ultimate Frisbee 51<br />

Volleyball 52<br />

Winter Ball 52<br />

Yoga 52<br />

Learn more at wolfson.ox.ac.uk<br />


Ancient World Research Cluster 54<br />

Digital Research Cluster 57<br />

Law, Justice and Society 58<br />

South Asia Research Cluster 59<br />

Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Centre 61<br />

Oxford Trauma Cluster 62<br />


Annual Lectures 66<br />

Wolfson Lecture Series 66<br />

President’s Seminars 67<br />


<strong>College</strong> Officers and Membership 69<br />

President and Fellows 70<br />

Elections and Admissions 76<br />

Fellows 76<br />

Visiting Scholars 77<br />

Graduate Students 78<br />

Elected members of the<br />

Governing Body 82<br />

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes 2018–19 82<br />

Degrees & Diplomas 83<br />

Personal News 90<br />

Books published by Wolfsonians 90<br />

Gifts to the Library 94<br />

Obituaries 95<br />

In Memoriam 99<br />


The Glory of the Gardens 102<br />

Hans and Willy Schenk 106<br />

Naming of the Colin Kraay Room 110<br />

Caramanian plates in the Colin Kraay Room 114<br />

Peter Hulin and the Bristol Bus 116<br />

Editor’s Note 121


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Photo: John Cairns

The President’s Letter<br />


May I begin this annual letter to Wolfsonians<br />

around the world with thanks to you all,<br />

who make up the global Wolfson community.<br />

interviewed for the position by Isaiah Berlin<br />

himself. It brought the past very firmly to the<br />

present.<br />

‘The joke runs that you can<br />

tell the retired Ambassador<br />

because he or she gets into<br />

the back of the car and it<br />

doesn’t drive off.’<br />

When I last wrote I was a recently retired<br />

ambassador. The joke runs that you can tell<br />

the retired ambassador because he or she<br />

gets into the back of the car and it doesn’t<br />

drive off. I’m pleased to say that I now feel<br />

very much a part of the Wolfson furniture<br />

after over a year in place, and it is my trusty<br />

bike which serves me well to get to Broad<br />

Street for Conference of <strong>College</strong>s Meetings,<br />

to the Thames for the racing, or to the<br />

Warneford Site or the Old Road Campus if I<br />

need the exercise.<br />

This academic year was the fiftieth<br />

anniversary of our first Graduate Students<br />

arriving at Wolfson <strong>College</strong>, in October<br />

1968. I had the pleasure of joining George<br />

Smith, one of those pioneers, in visiting<br />

our original premises at 60 Banbury Road,<br />

now part of Kellogg <strong>College</strong> – where he<br />

showed me the room in which he had been<br />

Departures and arrivals<br />

Let me start with the sad business of<br />

recalling friends lost this year. I should pay<br />

tribute to Jyoti Raghu, studying for her DPhil<br />

in Theology, and one of the college’s Welfare<br />

Officers, who died tragically last summer.<br />

Other deaths include Professor Michael<br />

Metcalf, Professorial Governing Body Fellow<br />

from 1982–98; Dr John Mulvey, Governing<br />

Body Fellow from 1965 to 1984, and<br />

Maureen Marchant, <strong>College</strong> Staff from 1977<br />

to 2002, who some of you will remember<br />

became the House Manager.<br />

We have said thank you and farewell to Bill<br />

Conner as our long-serving Development<br />

Director, ably replaced by Huw David.<br />

A number of Governing Body Fellows<br />

are leaving us: we say farewell to Gillies<br />

McKenna, Jim Benson, Lucy Cluver, Ros<br />

Rickaby and Feliciano Giustino; the first<br />

two retiring from their departments after<br />

decades of service, the other three moving<br />

on to exciting new academic projects either<br />

here in Oxford or overseas. We welcomed<br />

Matthew Rushworth and Linda Mulcahy. And<br />

we will be welcoming two new Governing<br />

Body Fellows in Michaelmas Term: Loren<br />

Landau joins us from South Africa as a<br />





specialist in Migration, and John Lowe will be<br />

Jim Benson’s successor in Sanskrit.<br />

We have said farewell to some well-known<br />

staff, among them Karl Davies, Angela Jones,<br />

Margit Kail, John Kirby, Victor Martinez,<br />

Darren McMahon, Juliet Montgomery, Louise<br />

Gordon and Jan Scriven. And we have<br />

welcomed several new faces in their place,<br />

who are now active around the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

Achievements by Fellows,<br />

students and staff<br />

May I pay tribute to the outstanding<br />

academic work of our Fellows.<br />

Matthew Rushworth became a Fellow<br />

of the Royal Society; Elleke Boehmer a<br />

Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature<br />

and recipient of a British Academy Senior<br />

Research Fellowship for 2020. Matt Costa<br />

was made an NIHR Senior Investigator.<br />

Frances Gardner won the Vice-Chancellor’s<br />

Innovation Award for ‘Parenting for Life Long<br />

Health’. Bettina Lange has benefited from a<br />

UNISA award to travel to South Africa next<br />

spring to discuss her research on governing<br />

water scarcity; Jonathan Pila gave the<br />

Hermann Weyl Lecture at Princeton; Ruben<br />

Andersson was one of several Fellows to<br />

publish this year – his book was ‘No Go<br />

World; how fear is redrawing our maps<br />

and infecting our politics.’ Huw David, our<br />

Development Director, published his first<br />

book, ‘Trade, Politics and Revolution: South<br />

Carolina and Britain’s Atlantic Commerce’,<br />

and we look to him to continue the flow<br />

of funds from the USA towards this part of<br />

the world. I should also mention the former<br />

Head Gardener and Chair of the Grounds<br />

Committee, Walter Sawyer, who this year<br />

was awarded an Honorary MA by the<br />

University.<br />

There have this year been building works<br />

which have changed the face of the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

The most important is the new Buttery,<br />

which has created a remarkable spacious<br />

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and light-filled environment. Do please visit if<br />

you haven’t yet. And we will also soon have<br />

a new Family Room for parents and children<br />

– especially important for those who live<br />

off-site and have families. This time last week<br />

we had our first, and very successful, formal<br />

dinner in Hall which included children.<br />

Tony and his kitchen staff have continued<br />

to offer us remarkable gastronomic events<br />

this year. I would mention in particular<br />

the Thai guest night, in collaboration with<br />

former Graduate Student and Master Chef<br />

finalist Nawamin Pinpathomrat; the Japanese<br />

Washoku dinner with chef Hayashi; and<br />

the Chinese New Year dinner, complete<br />

with fortune cookies. I was also pleased<br />

to see that the <strong>College</strong> organised an iftar<br />

dinner in June, especially for those students<br />

fasting during Ramadan. And the Tibetan and<br />

Himalayan cluster had about 400 people<br />

attend their Tibetan New Year event in<br />

February.<br />

Our students have as always been very<br />

impressive this year. As of May we had<br />

621 students here at Wolfson, born in 79<br />

different countries, 41 of them on Wolfson<br />

scholarships, active across all the divisions<br />

of the University. So let me turn to the<br />

intellectual life of the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

Intellectual life of college, including<br />

lectures, seminars, cluster work<br />

It’s often said in Oxford that the problem<br />

isn’t finding the speakers, it’s finding the<br />

audiences. We have done extremely well<br />

this year in finding both, at very different<br />

scales. On the more modest end, I would<br />

point to the President’s Seminar in Trinity<br />

Term, where Matthew Rushworth spoke<br />

about how the brain takes decisions; Junior<br />

Research Fellow Naoya Iwata spoke about<br />

ideas of willpower in Plato and Socrates;<br />

and Graduate Student Alexis Toumi spoke<br />

about how laziness can create efficiency<br />

in machine learning. There have been too<br />

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Sir Tim Hitchens and Ambassador Tsuruoka<br />

for the Diplomacy for the 21st Century lecture<br />

series. Photo by John Cairns<br />

Sir Tim Hitchens in conversation with Dr David Passarelli, UNU Executive Officer, at the Meeting Minds<br />

weekend in Tokyo, Spring <strong>2019</strong>. Photo: United Nations University, Tokyo.<br />

many conversations and lectures to list, but<br />

among those I enjoyed in particular were an<br />

examination, in the Brexit context, of who<br />

the British actually are; a talk about Populism<br />

and Brexit; and Anne Deighton dared to talk<br />

about ‘Can we still bear to talk about Brexit?’<br />

We tried to bridge the divide between<br />

humanities and scientific method with a<br />

seminar on how far diversity might be a<br />

central principle in both. We welcomed the<br />

author Philip Pullman and quantum physicist<br />

Michael Niemann to talk about fantasising<br />

in fiction and physics. (This took place in<br />

the week when Emeritus Fellow David<br />

Deutsch was both honoured by the Chinese<br />

Micius prize for quantum computing, and<br />

his eponymous and sadly non-existent<br />

‘Deutsch proposition’ on time-travel was<br />

cited during the blockbuster film ‘Avengers:<br />

Endgame’. Wolfson gets everywhere.) We<br />

enjoyed several major speakers talking<br />

about diplomacy in its variety of forms.<br />

Our Creative Arts Fellow Carey Young<br />

gave a sparkling presentation on her back<br />

catalogue. And of our major named lectures,<br />

I would pick out Sir Venki Ramakrishnan’s,<br />

President of the Royal Society, on both how he<br />

mapped ribosomes and the quirks of success<br />

in science; Kathleen Coleman’s presentation<br />

on ‘Spectacular Diplomacy: Nero and the<br />

Reception of Tiridates of Armenia on the Bay<br />

of Naples’; and the talk by Paul Gilroy in Trinity<br />

Term on racism and liberalism – that last<br />

particularly significant because he has not often<br />

been invited to Oxford platforms.<br />

Our clusters continue to thrive. There has been<br />

so much this year that it is impossible to do<br />

it all justice. The Ancient World Cluster ran a<br />

special day in October showcasing its work,<br />

including a presentation by the Professor of<br />

Medieval Chinese History at Fudan University,<br />

Shanghai. The Digital Research Cluster has<br />

been working with other clusters on a ‘Lives<br />

in Medicine’ project, and is planning a launch<br />

event in Michaelmas Term to mark the new<br />

relationship with the Voltaire Foundation, on<br />

the development of a new digital archive of<br />





Voltaire’s works. The Oxford Trauma Cluster<br />

has held eight events at the <strong>College</strong> this year,<br />

most recently in June a session which drew<br />

together translational science researchers<br />

and clinicians who have an interest in<br />

modulating the ways that fractured bones<br />

heal. The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing<br />

organises events week by week; I remember<br />

in particular a set of sparkling performances<br />

in St Clement Danes, the Strand, last term<br />

– which led in part to a significant gift<br />

to the Centre. The South Asia Research<br />

Cluster hosted nuclear physicist and public<br />

intellectual Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy to<br />

talk about the new Imran Khan government<br />

and its prospects. The Tibetan and Himalayan<br />

Studies Cluster has organised events ranging<br />

from Tibetan history and the worship of<br />

mountain deities to the role of magic rituals<br />

in Tibetan Buddhism.<br />

Alumni and Funders<br />

The life of the <strong>College</strong> also depends on<br />

the quality of our alumni networks and<br />

financial supporters. About a quarter of the<br />

cost of what we offer to our students at<br />

<strong>College</strong> comes from philanthropy; without<br />

it we could not function at anywhere near<br />

the level we currently can. I have enjoyed<br />

meeting colleagues in Hong Kong, mainland<br />

China, India, Pakistan, and Japan, and following<br />

up leads they have offered. We enjoyed an<br />

excellent alumni event at Lancaster House in<br />

London in December – I was able to show<br />

some of our students and alumni the rooms<br />

in which Malaysia and Zimbabwe had won<br />

independence. And this spring Tarje Nissen-<br />

Meyer gave the Wolfson London Lecture at<br />

Lincoln’s Inn on seismology, elephants, and<br />

why the BBC keeps inaccurately describing<br />

him as a predictor of earthquakes when<br />

that’s the one thing seismologists can’t and<br />

don’t do.<br />

I should also mention our campaign to<br />

house an at-risk academic and his or her<br />

family at Wolfson for six years – our first<br />

family arrived in June, led by Professor Alev<br />

Ozkazanc from Turkey, who studies the<br />

rise in sexual violence in Turkey. We also<br />

host the Global Young Science Leadership<br />

Programme for young academics at risk<br />

for a parallel six years, the first in summer<br />

<strong>2019</strong>. We raised more than £300,000 and<br />

encouraged many alumni to give to Wolfson<br />

for the first time.<br />

May I also say how important the events<br />

we run at cost here are to our reputation<br />

as well as to our books. The annual e-Bikes<br />

Summit which happens here; the recording<br />

of the BBC ‘Kitchen Cabinet’ programme;<br />

the annual Harry Potter Society weekend,<br />

broomsticks and all; as well as the weddings,<br />

conferences, and innumerable other special<br />

occasions.<br />

Sport, Art and Music<br />

I’ve also been keen that we keep the<br />

cultural life of the <strong>College</strong> vibrant. Many<br />

of you will have seen the contemporary<br />

African artwork, from Ghana, Benin and<br />

Ethiopia, generously shared with us by<br />

Chris and Florence Levitt. Our long-term<br />

partners AMREF, who work on health<br />

issues across Africa, have given us the two<br />

remarkable Dean Bradshaw photographs of<br />

Kenyan women you may have seen in our<br />

corridors and in the renovated Buttery. The<br />

Ashmolean have also agreed to lend us one<br />

of their outstanding Ganesha statues, which<br />

is both a beautiful work of art and will also<br />

pay tribute to our internationalism here in<br />

Wolfson.<br />

Our musical offering at the <strong>College</strong> remains<br />

strong, supported by a vigorous partnership<br />

with the Fournier Trio and the Oxford<br />

Lieder; a highlight of the musical year for me<br />

was the Anglo-German Friendship Concert<br />

performed by the visiting Berlin Youth<br />

Chamber Orchestra in May.<br />

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And I am delighted that we have a new<br />

tradition in the <strong>College</strong>: the May Day<br />

Concert on the morning of the First of May.<br />

My thanks to all those who took part this<br />

year, including some outstanding classical<br />

musicians in our midst; the pristine voices of<br />

our nursery children; the surprising expertise<br />

we have in Korean Taekwondo barehanded<br />

slate-smashing; and what I am confident is<br />

the first time the Haldane Room has seen<br />

pole dancing.<br />

Conclusion<br />

A short review like this by definition misses<br />

out so many other stories, which have<br />

together made up the life of Wolfson this<br />

year. We have packed a lot in. We are a<br />

home, and we are a family; our story is<br />

collective. My thanks to you all for the part<br />

you have played.<br />

My congratulations to those students who<br />

have won Sports Awards or Blues. And<br />

my particular congratulations to our Boat<br />

Club, who marked their fiftieth anniversary<br />

in Trinity Term; all our crews did well in<br />

Summer Eights, but the crown must go to<br />

the Women’s First Eight who for the first<br />

time in their history were Head of the<br />

River. We have plenty of debates in <strong>College</strong><br />

about when we should fly our <strong>College</strong> flag,<br />

but nobody can doubt that they deserved<br />

the honour, not just in getting to the top<br />

position on the second day of the Eights, but<br />

holding off the pressure from Pembroke for<br />

the following two days.<br />

Members of the Governing Body, <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Photo: Gillman & Soame<br />




Alumni and Friends<br />



In 2018-19, the<br />

generosity and<br />

commitment of<br />

Wolfson’s alumni and<br />

friends were once again<br />

to the fore in <strong>College</strong><br />

life. A major fundraising<br />

effort appealed for<br />

donations to provide<br />

academics at risk with<br />

a temporary safe place<br />

at Wolfson to continue<br />

their academic work and<br />

research. Thanks to the support of more than 100<br />

alumni and friends and a substantial benefaction<br />

from an anonymous donor, the campaign raised<br />

more than £300,000 and will see Wolfson host<br />

at-risk academics for at least the next six years.<br />

The <strong>College</strong> also received major donations to<br />

support academic research in the <strong>College</strong>’s<br />

Ancient World cluster and at the Oxford Centre<br />

for Life-Writing, and for scholarships in physics<br />

and quantum computing. A significant legacy from<br />

the estate of Andrew Watson helped the <strong>College</strong><br />

to refurbish the Buttery as a space for <strong>College</strong><br />

receptions, meetings, and meals.<br />

Events in Oxford and London brought alumni<br />

together to renew friendships and to hear about<br />

Wolfson’s cutting-edge academic research. At the<br />

annual London Lecture, Tarje Nissen-Meyer (GBF)<br />

conveyed the many applications of seismology<br />

to a rapt audience: from understanding how<br />

elephants communicate to determining the<br />

chances of extra-terrestrial life in Jupiter’s icy<br />

moon Europa. A Christmas drinks reception<br />

drew more than one hundred Wolfsonians<br />

to Lancaster House, home of the Foreign and<br />

Commonwealth Office. One a baking hot day<br />

in June, a record number of alumni returned to<br />

<strong>College</strong> for the annual Gaudy and Syme Legacy<br />

Society lunch, enjoying coffee and pastries in the<br />

President’s Garden, a tour of a special exhibition<br />

of nineteenth-century Japanese prints from Gillies<br />

McKenna (GBF), and a meal in the renovated and<br />

thankfully cool Buttery.<br />

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Further afield, Sir Tim Hitchens travelled to<br />

Shanghai and Shenzhen and returned to Tokyo,<br />

where he met alumni and friends at the Oxford<br />

University reunion and spoke on diplomacy, soft<br />

power and the reputation of Britain’s universities.<br />

In visits to Lahore, Mumbai and Delhi in January<br />

with Matthew McCartney (GBF), the President<br />

outlined to current and prospective donors<br />

Wolfson’s expertise in South Asia studies and the<br />

college’s ambitions to establish new scholarships<br />

for Indian and Pakistani students.<br />

In the Alumni and Development Office itself<br />

there was both continuity and change. Bill Conner<br />

retired as Development Director in April <strong>2019</strong><br />

after more than a decade of outstanding service.<br />

The well-wishers who filled the Common Room<br />

to bid him farewell and good luck in his move<br />

to Cambridge reflected upon the transformative<br />

effect of philanthropy at Wolfson during the past<br />

decade: the many new scholarships, the Academic<br />

Wing, the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, and<br />

the thriving research clusters, from the Ancient<br />

World to Quantum Physics. Kathie Mackay,<br />

Senior Development Office, and Clare Norton,<br />

Development Officer, continue to welcome<br />

alumni and friends to Wolfson, express the<br />

<strong>College</strong>’s gratitude to our many generous donors,<br />

and to organise the superb events that bring<br />

Wolfsonians together in Oxford and beyond.<br />

Before I arrived at Wolfson in April, many friends<br />

and colleagues in Oxford told me that I would<br />

find it the most friendly and welcoming of<br />

colleges. Writing five months into my time here,<br />

I can affirm that they were exactly right: as its<br />

alumni, Fellows, staff and students already know,<br />

Wolfson is a very special place.<br />

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Photo: John Cairns


Photo: Thomas S. G. Farnetti<br />


The Alumni & Development<br />

Office is here to help keep you<br />

connected with the University<br />

after you leave. Don’t hesitate to<br />

contact Kathie Mackay (left) and<br />

Clare Norton (right) who are<br />

happy to help if you have<br />

any questions.<br />

: alumni.office@wolfson.ox.ac.uk<br />



List of Donors 2018–19<br />


The <strong>College</strong> would like to thank the following people and organisations for their<br />

generous donations in the 2018-19 academic year.<br />


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Principal Gifts (£50,000+)<br />

The Augustus Foundation<br />

The Dorset Foundation<br />

Dr Simon Harrison<br />

Silicon Valley Community Foundation<br />

Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza<br />

Two anonymous donors<br />

PRESIDENTS FUND (£20,000+)<br />

The Edith and Ferdinand Porjes<br />

Charitable Trust<br />

The Estate of Professor Andrew Watson<br />

PATRON (£10,000+)<br />

Mrs Mary Bartkus<br />

Professor Julie Curtis<br />

Eutopia Foundation<br />

SPONSOR (£5,000+)<br />

Ms Catriona Cannon<br />

The Derek Hill Foundation<br />

Dr Anthony Wickett<br />

One anonymous donor<br />

MEMBER (£1,000+)<br />

2nd JA Littman Foundation<br />

Dr Moudhy al-Rashid<br />

Dr Stephen Donaldson<br />

Dr Anthony Gray<br />

Dr John Harris<br />

Professor Sir Charles Hoare<br />

Lady Jill Hoare<br />

Dr Ira Lieberman<br />

Professor Kevan Martin<br />

Professor Thomas Nagel<br />

Professor Patricia Nuttall<br />

Professor Andrew Prentice<br />

Dr Ken Tregidgo<br />

Ms Muhua Wang and Dr Wei Ren<br />

Professor Anthony Wierzbicki<br />

Three anonymous donors<br />


Dr William Beaver<br />

Professor Derek Boyd<br />

Professor James Byrne<br />

Mr Chia-Kuen Chen<br />

Tim and Kathy Clayden<br />

Mr William Conner<br />

Mr Kent Gilges<br />

Sir Timothy Hitchens<br />

Professor Michael Hitchens<br />

Mr Morgan Hough<br />

Professor Clifford Jones<br />

Professor John Koumoulides<br />

Professor Helen Lambert<br />

Pattie Langton<br />

Dr Roland Littlewood<br />

Dr Gideon Makin<br />

Dr Thayne McCulloh<br />

Dr Jean-Louis Metzger<br />

Mrs Sarah Metzger-Court<br />

Professor Benito Müller<br />

Professor Andrew Neil<br />

Professor Maren Niehoff<br />

Professor Geoffrey Pasvol<br />

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The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation<br />

Professor Victoria Pease<br />

Mrs Judith Peters<br />

Professor Ineke Sluiter<br />

Sir David and Lady Smith<br />

Mrs Lindsay Stead<br />

Dr Leslie Tupchong<br />

Dr Peter Turner<br />

Four anonymous donors<br />


(£100+)<br />

Dr Nicholas Allen<br />

Professor Jonathan Arch<br />

Dr Pippa Whitehouse<br />

Professor Jere l Bacharach<br />

Dr Marcus Banks<br />

Dr Simon Barker<br />

Steve Barry<br />

Dr Christopher Bartley<br />

Dr Annabel Beacham<br />

Dr Helen Bell<br />

Dr Michael Bevir<br />

Dr Bonnie Blackburn<br />

Dr Michael Boda<br />

Dr David Bounds<br />

Professor Julia Bray<br />

Mrs Margaret Broadbent<br />

Dr Sebastian Brock<br />

Professor Harvey Brown<br />

Professor Christoph Bultmann<br />

Mr George Burnett-Stuart<br />

Professor Richard Butterwick-<br />

Pawlikowski<br />

Dr Robin Buxton<br />

Lady Helen Caldwell<br />

Mr Carl Calvert<br />

Dr Choon Chai<br />

Dr Cyril Chapman<br />

Miss Tanisorn Chayutimand<br />

Mr Howard Clarke<br />

Dr Nicola Clarke<br />

Professor Pamela Clemit<br />

Professor Reuben Conrad<br />

Dr Linda Cooper<br />

Professor Alan Cooper<br />

Dr Andrew Crane<br />

Professor David Cranston<br />

Dr George Cranstoun<br />

Professor Abigail Cunningham<br />

Dr Paula Curnow<br />

Mr Karl Davies<br />

Dr Roberto Delicata<br />

Professor Kennerly Digges<br />

Ms Sarah Donaldson<br />

Dr Simon Dowell<br />

Dr Charles E. Ehrlich<br />

Ms Georgina Ferry<br />

Mrs Caro Fickling<br />

Professor Peter Flewitt<br />

Dr Rebecca Foote<br />

Dr Matthew Frohn<br />

Dr Timothy Geer<br />

Brigadier Alan Gordon<br />

Dr Susan Graham<br />

Professor Barbara Harriss-White<br />

Dr Sabina Heinz<br />

Dr Alan Heward<br />

Dr Raymond Higgins<br />

Dr David Holloway<br />

Professor Ann Jefferson<br />

Professor Jeremy Johns<br />

Professor John Johnson<br />

Professor Carolyn Kagan<br />

Dr Philip Kay<br />

Dr Lorcan Kennan<br />

Mrs Vienne Kim<br />

Professor John Koval<br />

Mr Yusaku Kurahashi<br />

Dr Matthew Landrus<br />

Dr Zoia Larin Monaco<br />

Dr Ann Laskey<br />

Professor Helen Lawton-Smith<br />

Professor Robin Leake<br />

Dr Richard Lindley<br />

Dr Elizabeth Lodge<br />

Dr Jeffrey Lucas<br />

Mr Michael Macdonald<br />

Mr Alan Mapstone<br />

Mrs Barbara Marcum<br />

Professor Dr Colin McDiarmid<br />

Dr Tom Mclean<br />

Mr Christopher Metcalf<br />

Dr Paul Metzgen<br />





Dr Caspar Meyer<br />

Professor Sir Fergus Millar<br />

Dr Victoria Mort<br />

Mr Karsten Nevermann<br />

Professor Euan Nisbet<br />

Ms Lucia Nixon<br />

Dr Eiluned Pearce<br />

Dr John Penney<br />

Dr Janice Pinder<br />

Dr John Pinot de Moira<br />

Professor Karla Pollmann<br />

Mr Raymond Pow<br />

Dr Anthony Rabin<br />

Professor Christina Redfield<br />

Dr Ruediger Reinecke<br />

Dr Julie Richardson<br />

Professor Daniel Robinson<br />

Professor Ulrike Roesler<br />

Dr Janet Rossant<br />

Professor David Roulston<br />

Ms Enid Rubenstein<br />

Dr Judith Ryder<br />

Dr Arthur Ryman<br />

Mrs Louise Samuel<br />

Dr John Sellars<br />

Dr Sunay Shah<br />

Professor Joanna Shapland<br />

Professor Alistair Small<br />

Professor Sir Richard Sorabji<br />

Dr Christopher Staker<br />

Dr Carol Stanier<br />

Mrs Gillian Stansfield<br />

Mrs Catherine Storr<br />

Dr Anne Sykes<br />

Professor Heinrich Taegtmeyer<br />

Dr Michael Taylor<br />

Professor Swee Thein<br />

Dr Noreen Thomas<br />

Professor Robert Thomas<br />

Charles and Karen Thompson<br />

Mr Christopher Thompson-Walsh<br />

Dr Ed Thorogood<br />

Dr Michael Tully<br />

Mr Nouri Verghese<br />

Mr Christopher Walton<br />

Dr Alastair West<br />

Lady Patricia Williams<br />

Professor John Woodhead-Galloway<br />

Dr Adam Wyatt<br />

Dr Ying Yu<br />

Mr Ahmet Yurekli<br />

Dr Warclaw Zawadzki<br />


Dr Azad Arezou<br />

Miss Sophia Backhaus<br />

Dr Wenjia Bai<br />

Mrs Liz Baird<br />

Professor Colin Barnstable<br />

Professor Robert Baron<br />

Mr Peter Berkowitz<br />

Dr John Bidwell<br />

Dr Eve Borsook<br />

Dr Steven Bosworth<br />

Professor Harry Bryden<br />

Dr Andrew Busby<br />

Mrs Suzanne Campbell<br />

Ms Mary Caple<br />

Dr Sarah Carpenter<br />

Mrs Jacqueline Caspi<br />

Mr Yin Yat Chan<br />

Dr Vinton Cheng<br />

Dr Susan Cheyne<br />

Professor Timothy Claridge<br />

Mrs Oonagh Clark<br />

Dr Yehudah Cohn<br />

Dr Rosalin Cooper<br />

Dr Diana Crane<br />

Dr Aurélie Cuénod<br />

Mr James de Jonge<br />

Dr Davide Di Maio<br />

Professor Robert Dingwall<br />

Dr Elena Draghici-Vasilescu<br />

Mr John Edgley<br />

Ms Neire Yesim Erim<br />

Professor Trevor Evans<br />

Extended Mind<br />

Miss Catherine Fan<br />

Dr Nuno Miguel Rodrigues Faria<br />

Mr Thomas Filbin<br />

Ms Kerstin Frie<br />

Miss Lin Gao<br />

Dr Ruth Geraldes<br />

Dr Alun German<br />

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Professor Richard Gombrich<br />

Dr Yegor Grebnev<br />

Mrs Mengyun Han<br />

Professor Paul Harrison<br />

Professor Jonathan Hart<br />

Mrs Margaret Heathcote<br />

Miss Helen Heathcote<br />

Professor James Henle<br />

Miss Amy Holguin<br />

Mr Michael Holubowskyj<br />

Miss Ching-Yi Huang<br />

Professor Herbert Huffmon<br />

Dr Dalia Iskander<br />

Dr Jane Itzhaki<br />

Dr Agnieszka Iwasiewicz-Wabnig<br />

Dr Barry Johnston<br />

Ms Margit Kail<br />

Dr Ben Kenward<br />

Dr Xiaolin Li<br />

Mr Wai Yeen Issac Lim<br />

Miss Kathryn Mackay<br />

Dr Nancy Macky<br />

Mrs Sarah Maitland Parks<br />

Dr Robyn Marsack<br />

Professor Rosalind Marsh<br />

Dr Diana Martin<br />

Ms Diana Martin<br />

Dr Moujan Matin<br />

Professor Patrick McGhee<br />

Professor Dan Mercola<br />

Professor Rana Mitter<br />

Mr Hugh Morris<br />

Professor Philip Mountford<br />

Dr Linda Murgatoyd<br />

Ms Evangelia Myttaraki<br />

Dr Jonathan Noble<br />

Professor Robert Owens<br />

Dr Elena Palmieri<br />

Mrs Nicola Park<br />

Mrs Carol Poole<br />

Professor Steven Prawer<br />

Mr George Prew<br />

Miss Lia Raitt<br />

Ms Tabassum Rasheed<br />

Professor Peter Rhodes<br />

Ms Sawsan Samara<br />

Ms Janet Scriven<br />

Dr Roy Spilling<br />

Dr John Sutton<br />

Dr Robert Tanner<br />

Mrs Yeliz Teber<br />

Dr Tim Viney<br />

Professor William Wagner<br />

Dr Mohammad Waseem<br />

Mrs Fiona Wilkes<br />

Mrs Suzanne Wilson<br />

Mr Beau Woodbury<br />

Mr Jonathan Woolf<br />

Xiaoyun Xu<br />

Mr Boon Ping Yeo<br />

Professor Norman Yoffee<br />

Dr Mackenzie Zalin<br />

Professor Norman Yoffee<br />

Dr Mackenzie Zalin<br />





JOIN THE<br />


There are two General Meetings<br />

a term, at which all Members of<br />

Common Room are welcome:<br />

Wednesday of Weeks 2 and 7, at<br />

5.30 pm in the Upper Common<br />

Room. Find out more about how<br />

you can get involved in the <strong>College</strong>’s<br />

committee structure at:<br />

wolfson.ox.ac.uk/becoming-committee-member<br />

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Chair of the General Meeting<br />


The General Meeting<br />

occupies a special<br />

place in Wolfson’s<br />

institutional structure.<br />

It transacts Common<br />

Room business<br />

(Statute VIII, 3),<br />

but also receives<br />

reports from <strong>College</strong><br />

committees and may<br />

be used to bring<br />

items before Governing Body (Regulations III,<br />

5). This dual purpose, and its being open to<br />

all members of <strong>College</strong> and Common Room,<br />

makes it unique and puts it at the heart of<br />

democratic and egalitarian Wolfson.<br />

The social and cultural centre of the <strong>College</strong><br />

is the Common Room. There is much to<br />

say about the many activities and events<br />

of the past year, and the many clubs and<br />

societies, but I will let those responsible for<br />

these amazing things speak for themselves<br />

in the ‘Clubs and Societies’ section of this<br />

<strong>Record</strong>. But here, I think, is the place to thank<br />

everyone who volunteered their time to<br />

make Wolfson such a special place.<br />

This year’s General Meetings were quite<br />

political gatherings. A few examples: members<br />

of <strong>College</strong> and Common Room debated<br />

two proposals for a new flag policy and<br />

came down in favour of one which regulates<br />

the flying of special flags rather than bans<br />

them altogether. Governing Body eventually<br />

followed the suggestion of General Meeting,<br />

over one favoured by the General Purposes<br />

Committee. Second, General Meeting<br />

repeatedly called for the <strong>College</strong> to sign<br />

up to the Oxford Living Wage. With some<br />

success, too. Governing Body approved<br />

paying the Voluntary National Living Wage,<br />

which gave members of staff on the lowest<br />

pay grade a steep and well-deserved pay<br />

rise. Third, with the backing of General<br />

Meeting, the <strong>College</strong> has started the<br />

tradition of a family-friendly formal hall. But<br />

General Meeting has not always prevailed.<br />

Despite student resistance, a requirement<br />

has been added to Battels that students<br />

need to top-up credit before incurring<br />

expenditure such as meals in Hall.<br />

Not all our work is public. Lobbying behind<br />

the scenes ensured that Governing Body<br />

agreed to increase transparency by ensuring<br />

that only the bare minimum of its agenda (as<br />

required by the Statutes) would be handled<br />

as reserved business in the absence of the<br />

elected members.<br />

It has been a dynamic year. Having many<br />

new people at the <strong>College</strong> presents both<br />

opportunity and risk. It is an opportunity<br />

to look afresh at our ways and procedures,<br />

to question the status quo. But it is also a<br />

risk: the loss of institutional memory means<br />

that it is all too easy to forget what is worth<br />

preserving. Our community defines itself not<br />

just by outcomes, but also by the process of<br />

consultation and egalitarian participation. A<br />

confident General Meeting will help Wolfson<br />

<strong>College</strong> steer its course firmly into the next<br />

year and into the future.<br />




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Highlights from<br />

our year<br />

Television appearances, helping<br />

the environment, charity work<br />

and a knighthood – it has been<br />

an eventful year for some of our<br />


This academic year we welcomed<br />

our furriest, most adorable new<br />

staff member: Jack the Welfare Dog.<br />

Photo: Ayub Khan<br />


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Arise, Sir Tim<br />

Tim Hitchens receives a knighthood from the<br />

Queen at Windsor Castle. The President was<br />

honoured for his service to the Queen.<br />

The former Ambassador to Japan was honoured at an<br />

investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on 2 November 2018<br />

for his service to the Queen.<br />

Sir Tim said: ‘I’m delighted. It is a very nice recognition of the<br />

work done as one phase of my life comes to an end and<br />

another, here at Wolfson, begins.’<br />


Photo: House of Windsor<br />



Fingers on<br />

Buzzers<br />


Wolfson took to the screen<br />

this Michaelmas term. The<br />

team consists of Mike Perrin,<br />

Mary Caple, Claire Jones<br />

and Ryan Walker, who will<br />

be battling it out against<br />

the rest of the brightest<br />

university students in BBC’s<br />

University Challenge.<br />

Tune in and cheer on<br />

our team.<br />

Sirius | The <strong>College</strong> wolf makes his<br />

first appearance on TV.<br />

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Photo: ITV Studios<br />




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Plastic in<br />

Paradise<br />

Josephine Mahony, Ecology and Climate Science student at Wolfson <strong>College</strong>, returns<br />

from a successful mission to clean up plastic at the remote island of Aldabra. The<br />

project was to return the island to its pristine state by reducing plastic waste.<br />

Sir David Attenborough once commented that the Aldabra Atoll is ‘one of the world’s greatest<br />

surviving natural treasures’. Aldabra, the world’s second-largest coral atoll, is one of the<br />

Outer Islands of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. It has escaped many human threats over<br />

the centuries, but plastic pollution has found its way there. The project of clearing the<br />

island of man-made rubbish was launched in 2018, with generous sponsorship, corporate and<br />

individual. It has attracted growing international interest and was highlighted at the G7 Summit<br />

in 2018 by the President of the Seychelles. The team, seven from the Seychelles and five<br />

from Oxford, included Josephine Mahony, a fourth-year DPhil student at Wolfson in Ecology<br />

and Climate Science in East-Africa. On 16 February they went to Mahé, the largest island in<br />

the Seychelles, and on to Aldabra a week later, and only returned after five weeks of clearing<br />

the beaches from plastic.<br />

What was your first impression when you came to Aldabra?<br />

‘Oh, I cried. When you come closer to the island, you realise that there’s life everywhere.<br />

When we first arrived, there was an epic sunset, crabs all over the beach, sharks swimming in<br />

the water, and turtles nesting on the beach.’<br />


And what about the plastic pollution?<br />

‘We were based in the south of the island, a part of Aldabra that is very inaccessible, which<br />

means that the plastic pollution there is hard to get rid of. There was a big difference between<br />

the amount of plastic on the beaches there compared with more northern beaches.<br />

In some places the plastic was two metres deep. It’s buried amongst the seaweed, but you’re<br />

pulling out entire chairs; we picked up about fifty thousand flip-flops, and a mass of lighters.<br />

We found just about everything you can think of that’s made of plastic.’<br />

Photo: Christian B<br />

Can you tell us a bit about the project?<br />

‘There were three different phases, the first one being the clean-up phase. This was the most<br />

physically intense part. The alarm went off at five in the morning, but it took a while to get<br />

ready. We were in camps with bunk beds and a cooker. If you wanted to go to the toilet,<br />

you had to work out when everyone else was going, and then walk a quarter of an hour<br />

past spiky rocks and deal with the mosquitoes. We had ten cups of water a day each for<br />

showering. All this meant we usually got started around 6:30. We’d walk to the nearest beach<br />

while carrying water and the sacks we needed, food, and lots of sun cream. We would create<br />



a little shelter on the beach and then would start picking up plastic. There were set categories.<br />

One of us would be picking up flip-flops, a second plastic bottles or fishing gear, and the third<br />

was picking up miscellaneous items. On other days we’d just put everything in sacks and sort<br />

through it later, when it was too hot to be on the beach. Around nine o’clock it would get<br />

so hot that all the giant tortoises would disappear for shelter. From 11:30 to 14:30 the heat<br />

would get so intense it was hard to keep working. Imagine tropical temperatures, high humidity,<br />

no shade, the sand heating up, and your carrying heavy sacks full of plastic. It was like being in<br />

an oven. If we were close to our base, we would go back around noon, make some lunch and<br />

try to relax. Some people would sleep, but I found it too hot because my bunk was just underneath<br />

the corrugated iron roof. The heat would usually break around two, so we’d go and pick<br />

up plastic for another four hours. After that, we’d go back to base, cook dinner and get ready<br />

for the next day. Some nights we had to take baby turtles back to the sea, because our lights<br />

would accidentally attract them to our camp.<br />

During the second phase, I was part of a team of three that supported Sky News as they<br />

filmed a documentary for the Aldabra Clean Up Project. It meant helping the crew, setting up<br />

tents, cleaning up the nearby beaches, both on and off camera. We all were interviewed by Sky<br />

live on air.The other nine volunteers were moving the plastic we’d picked up along the coastline<br />

to central pick-up points on key beaches, helped by the Seychelles Coast Guard.<br />


The final stage was getting all the plastic onto boats, which was where the Seychelles Coast<br />

Guard really helped: they had much more training and experience in dealing with big waves<br />

and boats in challenging situations. And there were a lot of them: an extra thirty people makes<br />

a huge difference. We would be sprinting up and down the beach dragging the plastic to them.<br />

It was like interval training, really. We had to be very quick, but the skippers knew what they<br />

were doing. So that was that; you’d finish a beach, go on to the next one, wait until the waves<br />

were right and start the process all over again.’<br />

What happened with the plastic after putting it on the boats?<br />

‘The 25 tonnes of plastic we cleared was put on containerships, which went back to Mahé to<br />

be stored in a warehouse there. The reason we separated the plastic into those different categories<br />

was because, before the project started, certain people and organisations were asked if<br />

they would be able to do anything with it when collected. A chunk of it was taken away to be<br />

used for educational outreach and art projects. The aim is to send PET plastics to a PET<br />

recycling factory on Mahé. Environmental charities were contacted to see if they could repurpose<br />

the fishing gear, for ships that want to fish in a sustainable way. But it has been a bit unclear<br />

what is happening to the rest of it. One of the problems is that recycling plastic is actually<br />

very difficult. Once it has been in the ocean and has started to break down, my understanding<br />

is that it can be almost impossible to recycle it. It’s much better for the plastic to be stored in a<br />

warehouse in Mahé than floating in the ocean, but we must decide what we want to do with<br />

it. Fortunately, there are a lot of conversations happening internationally, asking similar questions,<br />

now that the oceans are polluted. Even if you get the plastic out of the oceans, where<br />

does it go? It’s an ongoing issue, but at least people are talking about it.’<br />

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Working with the Coast Guard loading one of the smaller boats. Photo: Josephine Mahony<br />

How did this project influence your plastic usage?<br />

‘I’m definitely trying to cut down on plastic since I got back. At least I’ve learned what’s<br />

recyclable and what’s not, because I now know what the little codes on plastic packaging<br />

mean. I would also like to write letters to companies, to say that all this plastic isn’t necessary.<br />

I am hoping to join some campaigns to fight against single-use plastic. I tried taking a picture<br />

of everything that I touched in one day made of plastic, and it was just ridiculous. Almost<br />

everything around us is made of plastic. What happens next? The best thing we can do is to<br />

raise awareness.’<br />


What advice would you give to Wolfsonians who are trying to cut down<br />

their plastic usage?<br />

‘I think people should check whether their fish (especially tuna) is caught using fish aggregating<br />

devices. They cause a lot of trouble when they wash up on islands in the Indian Ocean. They<br />

can weigh more than a tonne. This isn’t sustainable. It’s sad that the fishing gear used to catch<br />

our fish is turning into dangerous marine plastic litter on some of the most pristine ecosystems<br />

in the world.<br />

Everyone can look up the recycling codes which sit in the little triangle of arrows on plastic<br />

packaging. Everything that has 1 to 6 in it, can be recycled. But as soon as it’s 7 or higher, it<br />

can’t be recycled. It’s good to understand which products can come back into this closed<br />

system, and which can’t be reused.’<br />



Magbalhi | 40 | member<br />

of women’s group |<br />

Rombo, Loitoktok<br />


Celebrating<br />

Womanhood<br />

Two prints have been given to Wolfson <strong>College</strong> by<br />

Amref Health Africa, in recognition of decades of<br />

support. They come from a photo series by Los Angeles<br />

photographer Dean Bradshaw and portray women from<br />

Amref projects as they wish to be seen: as individuals –<br />

not victims. Their stories show the positive effect of good<br />

reproductive health.<br />

Fatima | 38 | Landlady |<br />

Kibera, Naoribi<br />

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Wolfson <strong>College</strong> has<br />

supported Amref Health<br />

Africa since the late-1970s.<br />

The prints are currently on<br />

display in the ground-floor<br />

library corridor.<br />



Lopan | 30 | Farmer | Elelea, Turkana<br />


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Lilian | 20 | Rombo, Loitoktok<br />

Nankalayiai |16 | Rombo, Loitoktok<br />


Photos: Dean Bradshaw<br />

Rosemary | 55 | Birth Attendant | Rombo,<br />

Loitoktok<br />

Hellen | 30 | Seamstress | Turkana lakeside<br />




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News Bulletin<br />



In 2018 we celebrated fifty years since<br />

Wolfson opened its door to researchers and<br />

students.<br />



The South Asia Research Cluster took part<br />

in a three-day Hindi Diaspora Literature<br />

workshop conducted entirely in Hindi, the first<br />

such academic workshop at the University of<br />

Oxford.<br />



ARTS<br />

Walter Sawyer, Head Gardener of Wolfson<br />

from 1982 to 1991, was admitted to the<br />

honorary degree of Master of Arts at the<br />

University of Oxford.<br />


During Michaelmas 2018 the <strong>College</strong> raised<br />

over £300,000 to place academics at risk and<br />

their families at Wolfson.<br />


25 January <strong>2019</strong><br />

Wolfson <strong>College</strong> had the honour to welcome<br />

Sir Thomas Allen, on of the world’s most<br />

celebrated opera singers, for the second<br />

Weinrebe Lecture of the year. He performed<br />

and had a conversation with Radio 3 presenter<br />

Kate Kennedy and pianist Simon Over. The<br />

event was organised by the Oxford Centre for<br />

Life-Writing.<br />



2 February <strong>2019</strong><br />

The Washoku dinner, hosted by the Japanese<br />

Embassy as part of the Japan UK Season of<br />

Culture <strong>2019</strong>–20, presented Japanese food in<br />

its social and historical context.<br />




Amref UK invited DPhil student Ryan<br />

Walker as a representative to the launch<br />

of ‘Health in Her Hands’. The event was<br />

hosted by Amref’s long-time Patron, HRH<br />

the Prince of Wales.<br />

EBIKE SUMMIT <strong>2019</strong><br />

10 April <strong>2019</strong><br />

Wolfson <strong>College</strong> hosted the very first<br />

international business event for the<br />

eBike industry on Wednesday 10 April.<br />

Organised by sustainability media company<br />

Green.TV, the summit brought together<br />

business leaders, local and national<br />

government representatives, environmental<br />

activists and others to explore and<br />

promote this fast-growing sustainable<br />

mode of transport.<br />



15 and 16 April <strong>2019</strong><br />

The Oxford Symposium in Silicon Solar<br />

Cell Technology took place at Wolfson.<br />

Its aim was to bring together researchers<br />

from the University of New South<br />

Wales and institutions in Europe who are<br />

developing the technology for improved<br />

silicon solar cells.<br />




Wolfson was honoured to welcome Philip<br />

Pullman, the novelist, for a conversation<br />

on the role of fantasising in creative<br />

thinking. Pullman was in conversation<br />

with Michael Nielsen, quantum physicist,<br />

science writer and computer programming<br />

researcher. Their topic was whether and<br />

how creativity is fuelled by fantasies in all<br />

sorts of different intellectual endeavours.<br />

Nielsen represented the point of view of<br />

science, whilst Pullman spoke for that of<br />

the humanities.<br />

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Wolfson welcomed Naomi Hirose, Executive Vice-Chairman for Fukushima Affairs at the<br />

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), for a lecture on Japan’s Energy Policy after the<br />

Fukushima disaster. Mr Hirose, who has worked for TEPCO for four decades, set out his<br />

views and answered questions about Japan’s current energy policy.<br />


As Wolfson begins to consider the next phase in its development, we have contracted awardwinning<br />

architects Penoyre and Prasad to produce an architectural masterplan. This will look<br />

several decades into the future, and give the <strong>College</strong> an architectural context for any future<br />

development proposals.<br />


A masterpiece of Indian sculpture is now on view in <strong>College</strong>, the elephant-headed god<br />

Ganesha sitting on a lotus throne. He sits at the entrance to the Buttery, opposite the Library<br />

display cases.<br />


Alumnus George Smith (middle) revisited memories from his Wolfson days, 50 years ago,<br />

together with Sir Tim Hitchens and Jonathan Michie, President of Kellogg <strong>College</strong>.<br />

Have you published a book, won a prize, or achieved<br />

something noteworthy? We would like to hear<br />

about your achievements. Please send the details to<br />

communications@wolfson.ox.ac.uk<br />



Clubs and<br />

Societies<br />


AMREF Group<br />

by Nameerah Khan<br />

In 2018 Wolfson celebrated<br />

forty years of supporting<br />

Amref, Africa’s leading health development<br />

organisation: it saves lives and improves living<br />

conditions in the most impoverished and<br />

marginalised communities. The anniversary<br />

was commemorated by the presentation<br />

of two wonderful photographs of African<br />

women taken by Los Angeles photographer<br />

Dean Bradshaw: they are now displayed<br />

in the corridor leading from the Café to<br />

the Old Lodge. At the ceremony Frances<br />

Longley, Amref UK CEO, and Sir Tim<br />

Hitchens spoke warmly of the long Wolfson-<br />

Amref association.<br />

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This year the Amref Group has had a<br />

record number of student representatives,<br />

with Aditi Agrawal, Sara Balte, Nameerah<br />

Khan and Ryan Walker jointly taking up<br />

the responsibility. The Sunday Coffee Shop<br />

restarted in Michaelmas, and has been<br />

an increasing success, with many people<br />

attending and volunteering baked goods.<br />

Bonfire Night was another great success for<br />

Amref – with the mulled wine bringing in<br />

£460, and bucket-shakers bringing in over<br />

£840. Amref pub quizzes were held in Hilary<br />

and Trinity terms, in conjunction with BarCo,<br />

raising £50 and £93 respectively. For the<br />

second quiz, three generous prizes were<br />

donated by local businesses: the Victoria<br />

Arms, TOAD Distillery and the Oxford<br />

Wine Company. And in June the President<br />

very kindly gave a talk in aid of Amref on<br />

the Japanese art of haiku poetry: £295 was<br />

raised that night from sales of his book of<br />

haiku, written when he was Ambassador to<br />

Japan. This year’s Summer Event included<br />

an Amref stall, for which various members<br />

of the college community baked delicious<br />

goods, helping to raise £62.<br />

On 8 March Ryan Walker represented<br />

Wolfson at the launch of Amref UK’s spring<br />

campaign ‘Health in Her Hands’, which was<br />

hosted by the Prince of Wales at Clarence<br />

House. ‘Health in Her Hands’ shines a light<br />

on the female health workers transforming<br />

lives across Africa, and Ryan had a chance to<br />

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Photo: AMREF Africa


Ryan Walker meeting the Prince of Wales at AMREF Africa launch of ‘Health in Her Hands’.<br />

discuss Amref’s work with Prince Charles,<br />

who is the charity’s long-time patron. Of<br />

his meeting with the Prince, Ryan recalls:<br />

‘I’m very grateful to Amref and Wolfson for<br />

providing me with that opportunity. I did my<br />

best to inform him of some of the excellent<br />

work that Wolfson does in supporting<br />

Amref. He was very interested in what I had<br />

to say, and was particularly impressed that<br />

the <strong>College</strong>’s relationship with AMREF has<br />

been just as long as his tenure as patron.’<br />

In April Wolfson donated £4,800 to<br />

‘Health in Her Hands’: we sent as much<br />

as we possibly could, knowing that the UK<br />

Government would match all the public<br />

funds donated to the project; this meant<br />

that Wolfson’s £4,800 became £9,600. We<br />

also gave £3,000 to fund the Wolfson-Amref<br />

Bursary, which supports students taking the<br />

charity’s flagship Diploma in Community<br />

Health.<br />

It has been a truly amazing year of<br />

fundraising. To everyone who has made<br />

these donations possible – a very warm and<br />

appreciative thank you.<br />




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Arts Society<br />

by Peter Stewart<br />

This year’s exhibition<br />

programme started with a<br />

subtle and humane evocation<br />

of two marginal areas of England by Steve<br />

Empson. ‘Two Communities on the Edge:<br />

Dungeness and Seal Sands’ looked for<br />

the resonances between these distantly<br />

separated landscapes in Kent and County<br />

Durham respectively (both as famous<br />

for their neighbouring nuclear power<br />

stations as for their natural beauty). We<br />

were hugely grateful to Steve for donating<br />

one of his works after the exhibition, the<br />

watercolour and pastel ‘Coltsfoot Behind the<br />

Dunes’, which currently hangs outside the<br />

Upper Common Room. In a shift of tone,<br />

Michaelmas Term was seen out by a series of<br />

new abstract paintings by Jon Rowland: ‘And<br />

Life is Colour’.<br />

<strong>2019</strong> opened with an unusual exhibition,<br />

a series of photographic reproductions<br />

of tapestries embroidered by Palestinian<br />

women as part of the Oxford-based<br />

Palestinian History Tapestry project (www.<br />

palestinianhistorytapestry.org). The tapestries<br />

are intended to show a neglected and<br />

often fragmented history of Palestine from<br />

antiquity to the present, a story which can<br />

never be apolitical and whose later chapters<br />

are particularly contested. We are very<br />

grateful to the organisers, Jan Chalmers<br />

and Lady English, for putting the tapestries<br />

and their messages in context, and the<br />

exhibition was well received. Samples of<br />

the textiles themselves were also exhibited,<br />

together with a historic British passport<br />

from the period of the Palestinian Mandate,<br />

which evoked the colonial and post-colonial<br />

historical fault-lines of the region.<br />

The tapestries were followed by a show<br />

of very different photographs, Jenny<br />

Blyth’s ‘Reflecting the Landscape’. Many<br />

of her photographs were taken through<br />

changing seasons in the grounds of Wolfson<br />

and in Port Meadow. She lived with the<br />

<strong>College</strong>, and the images of its buildings are<br />

sometimes almost abstract as she captures<br />

the angles and reflections of Powell and<br />

Moya glazing. We were delighted to be able<br />

to acquire one of these for the permanent<br />

collection.<br />

In April the Oxford-based painter and<br />

illustrator Tom Cross gave us ‘Shapes<br />

and Adventures’, an exhibition of some<br />

of his work since 2004, which traced his<br />

interest in different stylistic approaches<br />

as well as enduring concern with abstract<br />

compositions and colour combinations. Next<br />

up was the Ulster-born artist Naomi Litvack,<br />

whose ‘Field Notes’ presented evocative and<br />

sometimes unsettling landscapes in oil on<br />

panel, mostly painted in Wiltshire and the<br />

Scottish Highlands and Hebrides.<br />

The 2018/9 programme came to a close<br />

with a fascinating personal selection of<br />

Japanese Ukiyo-e (‘Floating World’) prints<br />

from the collection of Wolfson’s own<br />

Professor Gillies McKenna and Ruth Muschel.<br />

This rich and gorgeous exhibition captures<br />

the middle-class world of nineteenthcentury<br />

Japan, a time of superficial prosperity<br />

and relative isolation for the country. ‘The<br />

Golden Age of Japanese Prints: Kunisada,<br />

Kuniyoshi and Hiroshige’ exceptionally<br />

continuing through summer <strong>2019</strong>, to allow<br />

as many to see it as possible. We have<br />

also decided to host longer exhibitions in<br />

general, typically now for three weeks at<br />

a time, which is more economical of time<br />

and effort by the artists, more satisfying for<br />

their audiences, and makes Wolfson a more<br />

attractive venue for exhibition.<br />

The display case on the balcony above the<br />

Marble Hall has continued to put a spotlight<br />

on small, often exquisite art and craft<br />

exhibits. Among this year’s highlights were<br />

selected works by the virtuoso Londonbased<br />

glass-maker Jochen Holz.<br />

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The most important development in respect<br />

to the <strong>College</strong>’s own art collections was a<br />

very generous and exciting loan by Christian<br />

and Florence Levett, of four works. These<br />

stunning paintings in oil and acrylic, both<br />

abstract and semi-figural, are the product<br />

of different generations of leading African<br />

artists: the octogenarian Ghanaian painter<br />

Ablade Glover (a monumental figure in<br />

modern West African art), the Ethiopian<br />

Wosene Kosrof, and two works by Beninborn<br />

Dominique Zinkpe. The three larger<br />

paintings now hang in the Haldane Room,<br />

with the smaller, jewel-like Kosrof in the<br />

Upper Common Room. These loans are<br />

visually transformative and also stand<br />

powerfully for the global character of<br />

Wolfson. We are extremely grateful for the<br />

opportunity to display and live with them.<br />

The Arts Society has benefited this year from<br />

the advice and encouragement of the new<br />

Creative Arts Fellow, the visual artist Carey<br />

Young, who gave a lecture on her recent<br />

work in February, ‘Subject to Contract: An<br />

Artist’s Explorations of Business, Politics and<br />

Law’. But we have also been sorry to see<br />

two departures. In January Mark Norman<br />

stood down after more than nine years as<br />

Chair of the Arts Sub-Committee, and a<br />

few weeks later we said goodbye to him as<br />

he left the committee and headed for the<br />

Channel Islands. Mark’s calm wisdom and his<br />

experience as former Head of Conservation<br />

at the Ashmolean Museum were invaluable<br />

for the work of the Arts Society. It came<br />

as a tremendous shock to all of us to learn<br />

that Mark had died suddenly this autumn,<br />

only months after leaving Oxford. In January<br />

Jan Scriven retired as Arts Administrator, a<br />

role that she had performed for more than<br />

six years, after standing down as <strong>College</strong><br />

Secretary in 2013. We will miss Jan’s energy<br />

and expertise, but are delighted to welcome in<br />

her place Luisa Summers, who comes from a<br />

background in art history and administration at<br />

Modern Art Oxford and the Hayward Gallery.<br />

Luisa’s skills and vision have already made an<br />

impact as we plan ahead for <strong>2019</strong>/20.<br />

BarCo<br />

by Nameerah Khan<br />

The <strong>College</strong> Cellar Bar has<br />

had an eventful year. It began<br />

with Freshers’ Week, when<br />

we held several events including a pub<br />

quiz, karaoke, beer pong, and were part of<br />

a college pub crawl. This piqued interest in<br />

the bar among the freshers, many of whom<br />

joined the rota to be part of this amazing<br />

student-run bar, with inductions being held<br />

in both Michaelmas and Hilary. We hosted<br />

various events throughout the year, including<br />

several highly successful bops and a gig by<br />

a Lithuanian folk singer in conjunction with<br />

Wolfson Internal Entz. BarCo also hosted an<br />

open mic night, two charity pub quizzes for<br />

AMREF, a Star Wars-themed event for May<br />

the 4th, and a charity karaoke for the Nasio<br />

Trust.<br />

Trinity Term saw the formation of a new<br />

Bar Committee, and we have a full Social<br />

Sub-committee for the first time in years.<br />

We look forward to many more exciting<br />

events in coming months. Throughout the<br />

past year, BarCo has been taking suggestions<br />

to diversify our drinks collection: we now<br />

have a wide variety of new choices such as<br />

whiskies from India and Wales, beer from<br />

Jamaica, and several new non-alcoholic<br />

options (including two non-alcoholic beers).<br />

The bar is also being updated, with several<br />

old pieces of equipment being replaced by<br />

new and more efficient ones. Members of<br />

BarCo have come up with various signature<br />

cocktails – some of which were slightly<br />

more popular than others. Among the most<br />

beloved were the SpongeBob, the Dagobah<br />

and of course the Tincture of Wolfblood.<br />

We look forward to another exciting year<br />

ahead, and are always looking for ways to<br />

make the bar an inclusive, safe and fun place<br />

for the Wolfson community.<br />





Board Games Society<br />

by Michael Slota<br />

Two years ago, Nicola Dotti<br />

and I founded the Wolfson<br />

Board Game Society. With<br />

the funds given by the <strong>College</strong> this year, we<br />

were able to extend our collection of board<br />

games which comprises simpler and more<br />

complex games, so that players without<br />

previous knowledge can have fun, but<br />

experts will still be challenged. The collection<br />

contains strategic and role-playing games,<br />

as well as social games for larger gatherings.<br />

Games are being played regularly, and<br />

we like to think they extend the range of<br />

entertainment possibilities in <strong>College</strong>. They<br />

are a great way to meet new people and<br />

have fun together.<br />

We hosted a big event at Fresher’s Week<br />

with more than twenty people attending.<br />

It was a lot of fun and a great success in<br />

recruiting new players.<br />

Boat Club<br />

by Sophie Schauman<br />

This year the Club celebrated<br />

fifty years since our first<br />

appearance in Summer Eights, and we did it<br />

with a BANG!<br />

2018/19 started like most years with a<br />

large intake of novices, many of whom soon<br />

found lots of fun, friends and fitness. The<br />

novice men finished the term with a win<br />

in Nephthys Regatta, and the women took<br />

second place in Christ Church Regatta.<br />

In Hilary the novice and senior squads<br />

merged to train together for Torpids.<br />

Wolfson entered more crews than any<br />

other college: five men’s crews and<br />

three women’s crews. Many members<br />

experienced bumping and getting bumped,<br />

but the bumps up outnumbered the bumps<br />

down. M4, consisting of recent alumni who<br />

wanted to row one last time, managed to<br />

bump every day and were awarded Blades.<br />

After Torpids, our sights were set on<br />

Summer Eights. Again, training meant<br />

early mornings on the river, blood, sweat<br />

and tears on the rowing machine. But<br />

training pays off, and at Summer Eights we<br />

again entered five men’s crews and three<br />

women’s. M4 (a beer boat out for fun and<br />

bumps) and M5 (a mixed crew that included<br />

three women) battled it out in the lower<br />

divisions. M4, which included many former<br />

first-crew rowers, had no problem catching<br />

the boats ahead and moved up six places.<br />

M5, on the other hand, got bumped every<br />

day and were awarded Spoons, but their<br />

spirits never faltered. Two of their members<br />

got their revenge when they joined M3, and<br />

bumped at every opportunity and were<br />

awarded Blades and the M3 Headship. W3<br />

also succeeded in maintaining their W3<br />

Headship, and bumped up 3 places. M2 and<br />

W2 both held their positions, both being<br />

bumped once and bumping once, with W2<br />

also holding the W2 Headship. M1 fought<br />

hard in the top end of men’s division 1, but<br />

unfortunately went down one place. But<br />

W1 succeeded, for the first time ever in the<br />

history of the Club (both men and women),<br />

in reaching the Headship, the highest<br />

position on the river of all colleges.<br />

The fiftieth anniversary and the new<br />

Headship were celebrated at an alumni<br />

dinner on the Saturday of Summer Eights,<br />

which hosted both recent alumni and alumni<br />

from earlier years, including members of the<br />

very first (1969) crew. Our achievements<br />

owe quite as much to the commitment of<br />

previous members as to that of current<br />

members.<br />

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A nail-biting Summer Eights finale<br />

saw the Wolfson and St Cross Women<br />

team winning the title of Head of<br />

the River. A fantastic end to a week<br />

filled with enthusiasm from rowers<br />

and their suppporters.<br />


Photo: John Cairns<br />




Wolfson Choir<br />

The Choir got off to an excellent<br />

start with a well-attended<br />

‘Choir and Cupcakes’ event<br />

during Wolfson Week, which introduced<br />

potential members, as well as old hands,<br />

to our new director, Caroline Lesemann-<br />

Elliott. There was an energetic but informal<br />

rehearsal in the Auditorium, followed by<br />

home-made cupcakes in the Café. A core<br />

group of about twelve members then met<br />

throughout Michaelmas Term – a mix of<br />

Wolfson students, post-docs, and visiting<br />

students, as well as a few from other<br />

colleges. At the end of Week 8, we put<br />

together a Christmas concert, on Sunday<br />

after the Winter Ball; a chance for members<br />

of Wolfson to gather for Christmas music<br />

ranging from the Coventry Carol to ‘Baby,<br />

it’s cold outside’. We were joined by cellist<br />

Kate Kennedy from the Oxford Centre for<br />

Life-Writing, with her son on percussion,<br />

making it a multi-generational celebration of<br />

Wolfson. Mince pies were munched happily<br />

afterwards, and donations taken for Amref.<br />

In Hilary our rehearsals moved to Mondays,<br />

and we spent the term preparing for a joint<br />

concert with St Cross, as part of their annual<br />

musical evening. The theme was ‘Folk music’,<br />

and each choir sang a few songs, before<br />

ending with a combined performance of<br />

‘Only in Sleep’, a beautiful setting by Ēriks<br />

Ešenvalds of a poem by Sara Teasdale. It<br />

was a wonderful opportunity to sing in<br />

a very different venue from usual, and<br />

with a new group of singers. A few of us<br />

were able to join St Cross at their formal<br />

dinner afterwards, where we discussed the<br />

possibility that this could become a regular<br />

collaboration.<br />

Trinity Term started with the May Morning<br />

Concert in Week 1: only a small group of<br />

us were able to take part, since several<br />

members had other commitments on a<br />

Wednesday morning, but we sang a highly<br />

appropriate mix of songs, from a round<br />

42<br />

which imitates the bells of Tom Tower at<br />

Christ Church, to ‘Sumer is a cumin’ in’, for<br />

which we all put on our best Old English<br />

accents.<br />

We hope to continue and to grow in the<br />

coming year.<br />

Cricket<br />

by Basil Nelis<br />

I took over the captaincy of<br />

the Wolfson / St Cross cricket<br />

team from Pascal Delany at<br />

the beginning of the season. I would like to<br />

thank Pascal, congratulate him on his time as<br />

captain, and express my enthusiasm at having<br />

the opportunity to take over the role. I<br />

would also like to thank Merton <strong>College</strong> and<br />

their head groundsman, James Lisle, for giving<br />

us permission to use their nets.<br />

The team entered two competitions this<br />

term, League and Cuppers. We faced Balliol<br />

II in our first league match of the season.<br />

A slick opening partnership from Laurie<br />

Hutchence (30) – whose promising innings<br />

was cut short by a shocking umpiring<br />

decision – and Navin Cooray (30) provided<br />

us with a good platform to build on. A slight<br />

collapse down the order ensued, and this<br />

set the stage for an inspired performance<br />

at number 8 from Quinn Larkin, a baseball<br />

player by trade making his bow on the<br />

cricket field. Quinn gave the innings a<br />

much-needed boost and looked on course<br />

for a maiden half-century before being<br />

caught behind, agonisingly, on 49. Balliol<br />

were set with a total of 184 which they<br />

failed to chase and Wolfson / St Cross were<br />

comfortable winners by 60 runs. In the<br />

first round of Cuppers we faced Queen’s,<br />

with the game taking place on an overcast<br />

afternoon at their beautiful grounds on<br />

the banks of the Thames. A brewing storm<br />

restricted us to a 15-over match and, despite<br />

a superb knock by Navin (57) and some<br />

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excellent bowling from Harkirat Singh,<br />

Queen’s were the better side and won by<br />

seven wickets. We were offered a reprise<br />

and were drawn against Trinity in a ‘Bowl’<br />

round of Cuppers, but we failed to profit by<br />

it and were knocked out definitively, losing<br />

a very close encounter in which Harkirat<br />

starred again with a magnificent five-wicket<br />

haul.<br />

The rest of the season was plagued by<br />

some dreadful weather which caused no<br />

fewer than four matches to be called off.<br />

Fortunately, the rain didn’t dampen the<br />

team’s spirit nor its enthusiasm. We await<br />

next season with impatience.<br />

Croquet<br />

by Etemitope Ajileye<br />

This year was characterised<br />

by two events that have long<br />

been part of the Wolfson<br />

Croquet team tradition, and something<br />

new: the substitution of the old hoops with<br />

new, sturdy tournament-grade ones. They<br />

combine with our croquet lawn (very few<br />

colleges have a dedicated lawn) to make<br />

Wolfson one of the best places to play in<br />

Oxford.<br />

The two highlights of the croquet calendar<br />

were Cuppers, between April and May,<br />

which saw the first team advance four<br />

rounds before it was eliminated by a very<br />

skilful team from Keble; and Cherwell Day,<br />

in June, which saw energetic participation by<br />

the competing teams despite the uncertain<br />

weather.<br />

The croquet team will continue its mission<br />

to popularise the game within the Wolfson<br />

community. With help from the gardeners<br />

and the <strong>College</strong> administration, it will<br />

continue to offer tournament-level fields and<br />

equipment to members of the <strong>College</strong> and<br />

their guests.<br />

Darwin Day<br />

This year’s traditional Wolfson-<br />

Darwin Sports Day was<br />

celebrated on 16 March, it being<br />

our turn to travel to Cambridge and meet<br />

the other side of the family. Forty-three of<br />

us woke up very early to get on the bus,<br />

and the trip was long enough for some of<br />

us to go on sleeping; but even if some of us<br />

started the day tired, we could all feel the<br />

excitement and competitiveness in the air.<br />

We were greeted on arrival by Mohamed<br />

Ali and Stephanie Metzger, the Darwin<br />

students in charge of organising the event,<br />

who made sure it all went smoothly.<br />

The day started with walking and punting<br />

tours around the city, which gave us all a<br />

chance to get to know this ‘other place’<br />

we keep hearing about. Unfortunately the<br />

weather was not at all nice, and we had to<br />

face very strong winds that made punting<br />

harder than usual, but our brave Darwin<br />

hosts managed to get us around and bring<br />

us back safely. The rowing competition had<br />

to be cancelled because of the wind, but,<br />

paddles aside, the day featured a lot of other<br />

sporting events, such as basketball, squash<br />

and football. They ended in a very tight score<br />

between the two colleges, the only casualties<br />

being a few cracked eggs.<br />

Other activities were board games (with<br />

special thanks to Stephanie, who went out<br />

of her way to buy a copy of Dominion after<br />

she heard it was a popular game among<br />

the visitors), Drink and Draw (which is<br />

exactly what it sounds like), and University<br />

Challenge of course, in which we defeated<br />

Darwin by miles, thanks to our amazing<br />

University Challenge team.<br />

Afterwards Darwin treated us to a very nice<br />

formal dinner at which the day’s winner was<br />

announced: Wolfson, by a narrow margin.<br />






Student’s enjoying our Chinese<br />

New Year Celebration. If you are<br />

part of a University Club and such<br />

a club doesn’t exist at Wolfson,<br />

you’re entitled to claim 50% of the<br />

membership to a maximum of £25<br />

per annum per student.<br />

Photo: John Cairns<br />


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Because the old trophy had been lost by<br />

Darwin last year, they got us a new one,<br />

which we brought home with us and will<br />

fight to keep in future years.<br />

The day ended with a very special bop<br />

that featured a Darwin DJ and a great<br />

performance by the Darwin band ‘The<br />

Galapagogos’. Once again, regardless of<br />

who won (and we did, in case you ask), the<br />

event was enjoyed by all concerned and<br />

brought us closer to our sister college: we<br />

are all students living much the same life,<br />

and belong to the same family whichever<br />

place we come from. We look forward to<br />

welcoming our distant cousins here next<br />

year, and giving them just the same friendly<br />

experience they gave us, but not including<br />

the trophy.<br />

Good luck, Darwin. See you all next year!<br />

Entz (external)<br />

by Maysa Falah and Nicholas<br />

Michelarakis<br />

Another big year started with<br />

three exchange dinners in<br />

Michaelmas, with Lady Margaret Hall, Linacre<br />

and St Antony’s. We organised a trip to<br />

Bath and another to the ‘Lion King’ musical<br />

in London. In Hilary, three more exchange<br />

dinners were held, with Green Templeton,<br />

St Peter’s and Brasenose, as well as a wine<br />

and cheese exchange with Worcester and<br />

Regent’s Park. We made a trip to London to<br />

watch ‘The Book of Mormon’ musical, and<br />

we organised an event to support the Boat<br />

Race in April. Trinity came bringing good<br />

weather which we took advantage of, by<br />

enjoying exchange dinners with St Anne’s<br />

and Somerville, as well as a trip to Brighton<br />

and another to the last performance of<br />

the famous musical ‘Aladdin’. The year has<br />

been rich in enjoyable events, and we look<br />

forward to even more in Michaelmas <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Entz (internal)<br />

by Nameerah Khan<br />

An amazing year, with five bops<br />

and a concert. We started<br />

in Freshers’ Week with the Alphabop. In<br />

Hilary we hosted Bop Through the Ages,<br />

a history-themed bop which resulted in<br />

lots of creative, time-bending costumes<br />

and the birth of a new cocktail, Tincture of<br />

Wolfblood. We followed this up with a more<br />

relaxed event, an eclectig gig by Lithuanian<br />

folk singer Andy Vaic (St Anne’s) who chose<br />

the Wolfson Bar as the venue for his first<br />

solo performance in Oxford. Then came<br />

MmmBop, the biggest party of the year: this<br />

90s-themed bop in the Hall and Haldane<br />

Room is always a great success. The first bop<br />

in Trinity was cartoon-themed, with lots of<br />

colourful characters dancing about, and we<br />

ended the academic year like the true nerds<br />

we all are, with a fantasy-themed bop that<br />

turned Wolfson into a world of dragons,<br />

elves and wizards.<br />

Environment Team<br />

by Angelina Palmén<br />

The Environment (‘Green’) Team<br />

has continued its work as a forum<br />

open to all members of Common<br />

Room, meeting twice a term to raise<br />

and discuss ideas for new environmental<br />

initiatives, and to devise plans of how to<br />

work with different <strong>College</strong> departments to<br />

realise them.<br />

Improving communications has been one<br />

of our key initiatives. In Michaelmas, the<br />

Green Team made its presence known<br />

at the Freshers’ Fair with environmentalthemed<br />

giveaways and collecting sign-ups<br />

for food recycling bins. We have updated the<br />

‘Sustainability’ tab on the <strong>College</strong> website,<br />

moving it to a more logical area under<br />

‘Accommodation’ to give those living on site<br />





easier access to the important information<br />

that it contains, for example about recycling.<br />

Facebook has been used regularly to reach<br />

the community with information updates<br />

and fun facts about living sustainably at<br />

Wolfson.<br />

In February this year, to promote action on<br />

climate change, the team hosted a film night<br />

screening the documentary ‘Tomorrow’<br />

(Demain, 2015). <strong>College</strong> members took part<br />

in the Climate Justice March in Oxford and<br />

the Extinction Rebellion in London.<br />

The <strong>College</strong> has taken some major steps in<br />

recycling and to combat single-use plastic.<br />

Additional recycling bins have been added in<br />

places including the Library, Café and Upper<br />

Common Room. Information stickers on<br />

bins have been refreshed, laminated new<br />

signs have been put up around public spaces,<br />

with infographics of recyclable items. The<br />

catering team has done a great job: plastic<br />

water bottles are no longer sold in hall, new<br />

water refill points have been added, multiuse<br />

bottles with the <strong>College</strong>’s own filtered<br />

water are now used for formal dinners<br />

and other events. Biodegradable hot and<br />

cold single-use cups have been trialled, with<br />

plans for their wider use in the near future.<br />

The Wolfson Nursery has likewise made<br />

great improvements, developing its system<br />

of waste disposal and teaching the children<br />

about environmentally friendly practices.<br />

funds towards replacing windows with<br />

double glazing in the next few years. In<br />

the meantime, we are looking into other<br />

ways to make heating and lighting more<br />

efficient, particularly in public areas such<br />

as the Library. A working group has been<br />

established across all Oxford colleges to<br />

see how best to collaborate in developing<br />

appropriate carbon reduction targets and a<br />

plan of works to achieve it.<br />

After the trials last year at making plantbased<br />

food more available in Hall, we can<br />

report that vegan options are now provided<br />

at every meal during term-time alongside<br />

vegetarian options, and consistently out<br />

of term-time. The informal meals menu<br />

is also now available online out of termtime,<br />

making meal planning a lot easier. The<br />

vegan burger has been so popular that one<br />

Member of Common Room even wrote a<br />

poem, shared on Facebook, entitled ‘An ode<br />

to the Vegan Burger’.<br />

In recognition of these and many other<br />

improvements during the past year, Wolfson<br />

was given the Silver Award in the NUS<br />

Green Impact Awards at the University’s<br />

annual Sustainability Showcase. I am<br />

proud to have served as Environment<br />

Representative for the last two years, and<br />

am confident of handing over the reins to a<br />

very capable successor at the beginning of<br />

Michaelmas <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Structural improvements are underway to<br />

improve the sustainability of our buildings.<br />

When roofs need repairing, they are being<br />

enhanced with insulation. Funds have been<br />

set aside to begin a long-term project of<br />

gradually replacing single-glazed windows<br />

with double-glazed ones for better efficiency.<br />

These funds will allow some prototype<br />

double-glazed windows to be made to<br />

match the existing appearance and to<br />

seek Building Protection Officer approval.<br />

Then the <strong>College</strong> hopes to raise further<br />

Family Society<br />

by Chigusa Yamaura<br />

The Society has had another<br />

great year. It began in October<br />

with our annual Meet and<br />

Greet Party, welcoming new and returning<br />

families. We also organised the always<br />

popular Pumpkin Carving event and<br />

Halloween Party. The children – dressed<br />

in all varieties of costumes – went trick-<br />

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or-treating with their parents all round the<br />

<strong>College</strong>, including the President’s house,<br />

and then finished the evening with a pizza<br />

party. We held a Winter Party in December,<br />

with cakes and teas. In the cold and dark of<br />

January we organised a movie afternoon in<br />

the TV room with popcorn. We also enjoyed<br />

a potluck lunch in March.<br />

One of the highlights of this term’s events<br />

was the children’s art event in February,<br />

organised by Theresa Hofer and Charlotte<br />

Kirchhelle. All the children who attended<br />

contributed to the final masterpieces, which<br />

were also displayed in the Hall. The second<br />

children’s art event was held during the<br />

Cherwell Day Summer Party in June. In June<br />

we also took advantage of the nice weather,<br />

organising a Sports Day / Picnic in the sports<br />

field, for families to enjoy running, jumping,<br />

and playing with kites, Frisbees and bubbles,<br />

or simply lying down under the blue sky.<br />

The Society has much appreciated the<br />

support of the <strong>College</strong>, which has continued<br />

to be very family-friendly. Early this academic<br />

year, we held a meeting with the President<br />

and Home Bursar to discuss the needs of<br />

families, which updated the guidelines for<br />

families in <strong>College</strong>. In June, at the initiative<br />

of Etienne Hanelt, the <strong>College</strong> held its first<br />

family-friendly formal dinner, which gave<br />

some families with small children their<br />

first chance of attending a formal dinner.<br />

Moreover, a new Family Room will open<br />

shortly, where members and their families<br />

can feel at home and socialise. The Society<br />

will continue its work of making <strong>College</strong><br />

members with families feel welcome and<br />

part of the Wolfson community.<br />

Football Club<br />

by Hamish Couper<br />

The Wolfson / St Cross football<br />

club had a successful season<br />

with more than forty players taking part,<br />

over half of them new freshman players.<br />

The first team maintained its position in the<br />

MCR first division, ending up in fifth place,<br />

12 points off the title. Top goal scorer was<br />

Hamish Couper, helped by a second-half<br />

hat trick against Keble. We also had a good<br />

Cuppers run, getting to the semi-finals<br />

which we lost in a tight match (0–1) against<br />

Corpus / Linacre. We only need two or<br />

three new players in key positions next year,<br />

to compete for the league and cup titles.<br />

The second team had a successful first<br />

season in its arrangement with Corpus /<br />

Linacre which will continue next year, thanks<br />

to our good relations with them despite<br />

being beaten by them in Cuppers. The team<br />

also finished in fifth place in the MCR third<br />

division, 9 points above the drop and only 4<br />

points off promotion, which promises well<br />

for the future.<br />

Wolfson / St Cross also ventured into Futsal,<br />

coming third in the inaugural league, and<br />

making the semi-final of Cuppers before<br />

another tight 0–1 loss, this time to St Hugh’s<br />

MCR. Player of the Season was Basil Nelis<br />

for the second team, and Ilo Zak for the first.<br />

Let me thank Matthew Mckernan and Elliot<br />

Abbott for their joint-captaincy this year, and<br />

wish Eoin Finnegan and Youssuf Saleh the<br />

best of luck as they take over the mantle of<br />

captains.<br />





Foxes Women’s Football<br />

by Emilia Quinn<br />

The Foxes have had a triumphant<br />

season. We won the Hassan’s<br />

Cup with an 8–0 victory over St<br />

Hugh’s under the lights at Iffley. We topped<br />

the Women’s First Division league, winning<br />

all six of our games. We also topped the<br />

Futsal league, winning nine out of ten games,<br />

and won the Futsal Cuppers by being<br />

undefeated throughout the tournament.<br />

During Trinity we enjoyed casual five-asides<br />

at University clubs, and look forward<br />

to building and developing our team for<br />

<strong>2019</strong>/20.<br />

Wolfson Goodenough<br />

Exchange<br />

by Kerstin Frie and Jenny<br />

Vafeiadou<br />

Goodenough <strong>College</strong> is an educational<br />

charity rather like an Oxford or Cambridge<br />

postgraduate college in providing residential<br />

accommodation for talented British and<br />

international postgraduates and their families<br />

studying in London. It is a vibrant 700-strong<br />

international community drawn from 77<br />

countries, with dozens of sporting and<br />

cultural clubs, a library, a dining hall and a bar,<br />

which provides its members with much the<br />

same study experience as Wolfson does, but<br />

in London.<br />

This year we established a new bidirectional<br />

exchange with Goodenough, which in<br />

May brought ten of its students to Oxford<br />

for the day, and in June took ten of us to<br />

London for the day. The afternoon in Oxford<br />

included a tour around the city centre and<br />

Wolfson, followed by a well-deserved break<br />

for coffee and cake. We had a lovely punting<br />

trip to the Victoria Arms in the afternoon<br />

and a delicious formal dinner at Wolfson in<br />

the evening.<br />

Our itinerary in London included a tour<br />

around Goodenough itself and Bloomsbury,<br />

which allowed us to explore the college<br />

and its surroundings. We also had a picnic<br />

and played a game of croquet in the college<br />

quad. This was followed by a coffee break,<br />

featuring an impressive homemade Wolfson<br />

/ Goodenough-themed cake. The day was<br />

topped off with some prosecco and music<br />

in the quad and a delicious dinner in their<br />

Great Hall.<br />

On both days Wolfson and Goodenough<br />

students mingled and got to know each<br />

other; we all had a lot of fun. The exchange<br />

was an invaluable opportunity to meet<br />

postgraduate students in London, and to<br />

find out whether Goodenough might be a<br />

good place for further studies. We hope to<br />

repeat the exchange next year.<br />

Inter-Collegiate Quiz<br />

by Claire Jones<br />

The annual Inter-Collegiate<br />

Quiz is run by the University<br />

Quiz Society and features teams<br />

of four from different colleges competing<br />

at University Challenge-style questions.<br />

This year’s ICQ began in Hilary and ended<br />

with the semi-finals and final in Week 3 of<br />

Trinity. The three-person team from Wolfson<br />

– Mary Caple, Claire Jones and Grigore<br />

Gafencu – proved that reduced numbers<br />

were no handicap when they won their<br />

group outright by defeating Hertford A and<br />

Corpus Christi B, and were then awarded<br />

a bye in the first knockout round thanks<br />

to their excellent bonus conversion. After<br />

cruising past Lincoln and Magdalen A in<br />

the next two rounds, they faced last year’s<br />

champions, Merton A, in the semi-final; but<br />

a few incorrect answers from the other<br />

side meant that Mary’s decisive buzz on the<br />

final starter question sealed things for the<br />

Wolves, who went on to defeat Merton B<br />

in the final. For Mary and Claire, ICQ was<br />

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a sequel to recording Wolfson’s first-ever<br />

appearance in University Challenge, which<br />

goes out in July.<br />

LGBTQIA+ Society<br />

The Society began the<br />

academic year on 13<br />

November 2018 by screening<br />

the critically acclaimed movie Fire (1996),<br />

directed by Deepa Mehta and starring<br />

Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. In Hilary, it<br />

marked Pride month by collaborating with<br />

the Library in a display of academic works<br />

on the articulation of sexuality across the<br />

world. On 19 February, in association with<br />

the <strong>College</strong> welfare officers, it organised<br />

a Welfare Tea at which rainbow tea and<br />

rainbow cakes were served. And on 23<br />

February, again with help from the welfare<br />

officers, it screened the movie ‘Birdcage’<br />

(1996), when pizzas and cold drinks were<br />

served.<br />

The Society thanks the <strong>College</strong> for its help<br />

and support, and will organise other such<br />

events in coming years. It invites suggestions<br />

and further participation by members of the<br />

<strong>College</strong>. Everyone is welcome.<br />

of Hamburg played one of its Anglo-<br />

German Friendships concerts at Wolfson,<br />

to celebrate the international ties of the<br />

<strong>College</strong>, the University and the country.<br />

Concerts have already been planned for<br />

next year, and we hope that in Michaelmas<br />

further musicians from our freshers will join<br />

the Music Society.<br />

Old Wolves and Archives<br />

by Liz Baird and Dr Ellen Rice<br />

The Old Wolves meet once a<br />

term for lunch, which is usually<br />

followed by a talk by one of our members.<br />

Membership is open to anyone – Fellows,<br />

students, staff, partners, widows and<br />

widowers – who enjoys reminiscing about<br />

the <strong>College</strong> and meeting others who do so<br />

too.<br />

On 1 October 2018, to mark the fiftieth<br />

anniversary of the arrival of Wolfson’s<br />

first students and junior research fellows,<br />

Professor George Smith – the second JRF to<br />

appear at Wolfson, in 1968 – was, with the<br />

President, welcomed back to the <strong>College</strong>’s<br />

first home at 60 Banbury Road by Jonathan<br />

Michie, President of Kellogg <strong>College</strong> which<br />

now occupies the building.<br />


Music Society<br />

by Felix Tennie<br />

Wolfson has once again seen a<br />

wide range of musical activities. As<br />

in previous years, the Oxford Lieder Festival<br />

and the Fournier Trio came here each term,<br />

staging well-received performances in the<br />

Auditorium. The choir has continued its<br />

work with a new conductor and gave a<br />

concert during Advent. It also performed at<br />

the May Day event, which saw a number of<br />

keen Wolfson musicians and guests joining<br />

forces to deliver an extraordinary range<br />

of different music styles. At the beginning<br />

of Trinity, the Youth Chamber Orchestra<br />


On 1 November, Stephen Grounds (GS<br />

1968) – marking his own birthday, as well<br />

as almost exactly fifty years since he came<br />

to Wolfson as one of our first intake of<br />

students and JRFs – gave an enjoyable<br />

illustrated talk about the little-known artist<br />

and forger, Joseph Lycett, whose life’s<br />

trajectory, from Birmingham to Australia<br />

and back again, Stephen and his wife Pauline<br />

found themselves emulating.<br />

On 3 November another Old Wolf, Walter<br />

Sawyer, received formal recognition of<br />

his service to the University when he<br />

was admitted to the honorary degree<br />

of Master of Arts. Walter was Wolfson’s<br />



Head Gardener from 1982 to 1991, when<br />

he was appointed Superintendent of the<br />

University Parks (until 2017), and has been a<br />

Supernumerary Fellow since 2001.<br />

On 14 February <strong>2019</strong> Ben Simpson<br />

(Old Wolf and HMCR) gave us a most<br />

informative illustrated talk on the work<br />

and travels of one of his forebears, entitled<br />

‘Letters from America, 1865: An English<br />

Quaker’.<br />

On 9 May another of our early graduate<br />

students, Christopher Schenk (GS 1972),<br />

gave us a personal reflection on the<br />

experiences of his father Willy and his uncle<br />

Hans, who came to Britain as refugees<br />

from Prague during the Second World War.<br />

Hans Schenk is known to many Wolfsonians<br />

as one of our founding (Iffley) Fellows.<br />

Christopher has also contributed to this<br />

<strong>Record</strong> an article based upon his talk, which<br />

was recorded by his son Gabriel; the video<br />

may be accessed on YouTube at https://<br />

youtu.be/vg9fkAEOKrY<br />

One of our current graduate students,<br />

Shivangi Kaushik, worked with Ben Simpson<br />

and Christopher Schenk on book displays<br />

related to their talks, and both she and one<br />

of our Old Wolves, Mary Thomas, have<br />

been working as volunteers in the <strong>College</strong><br />

Archives this year. We are grateful to them<br />

both for so kindly giving us their time.<br />

On 18 June we welcomed back to the<br />

<strong>College</strong> Old Wolf Dr Hubert Zawadzki,<br />

with other members of the Abingdon Area<br />

Archaeological and Historical Society. We<br />

gave them an introduction to the history<br />

of the <strong>College</strong>, its architecture, and gardens,<br />

and – so far as the miserable weather<br />

permitted – a short walkabout. We are<br />

most grateful to those who assisted with<br />

this event, particularly Dr John Penney<br />

(EF), Walter Sawyer (SF) and the architects<br />

Marion Brereton and Alan Berman (HF).<br />

And thanks too to Professor Jim Kennedy<br />

(EF), who gave a quick impromptu talk on<br />

the fossils in the Stallworthy Grove, the<br />

colour and texture of which was beautifully<br />

highlighted against the drizzle.<br />

Reading Group<br />

by Jan Scriven<br />

The Reading Group was initiated<br />

by William Fiennes in 2005 when<br />

he was Creative Arts Fellow, and has met<br />

regularly ever since. Out of an extensive<br />

mailing list, a steady core of members attend<br />

our meetings which take place about every<br />

six weeks. This year we have read LaRose<br />

by Louise Erdrich; The Sympathizer by Viet<br />

Thanh Nguyen; Maurice by E M Forster;<br />

Wise Children by Angela Carter; The Ice<br />

Palace byTarjei Vesaas; Orlando by Virginia<br />

Woolf. Some may be more popular than<br />

others, but they are all books worth talking<br />

about.<br />

New members are always welcome, and<br />

we are pleased to extend membership to<br />

friends from outside the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

Romulus<br />

by Emese Végh<br />

Romulus is Wolfson’s literary<br />

magazine. There is a different<br />

theme each year, and this year’s<br />

was ‘Ritual’. It was introduced, together with<br />

last year’s Romulus, at an event in November<br />

in the <strong>College</strong> bar with live music,<br />

photography, discussion panels and readings<br />

by students from their own work. This year’s<br />

Romulus was published in June <strong>2019</strong>, and<br />

introduced at another popular event. Three<br />

members of the editorial team continued<br />

from last year, Eduardo Paredes Ocampo,<br />

Lisa Heida, and Emese Végh, and were<br />

joined this year by Rose Stair, Sofia Contino,<br />

Grigore-Aristide Gafencu and Yongchang<br />

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Chin. The team, despite its members coming<br />

from different disciplines, is united by a<br />

common passion for writing and literature. It<br />

received impressive numbers of high-quality<br />

submissions from <strong>College</strong> members in the<br />

form of poems, short stories, academic<br />

pieces, drawings and paintings. It was a joy<br />

editing this amazing work, and very hard to<br />

decide which pieces there was no space<br />

for. When the new theme is revealed in<br />

Michaelmas, we urge everyone to submit<br />

contributions to the next Romulus.<br />

Squash<br />

by Ravinda Gunaratne<br />

The Club has had a great<br />

year and, despite losing a<br />

couple of top players after graduation,<br />

it managed to field two teams of<br />

five in the college leagues. Despite<br />

an early Cuppers exit, the first team<br />

gained promotion to the top League in<br />

Michaelmas, only to be demoted again<br />

after a tough Hilary. But with many of<br />

our new players staying on, we hope<br />

to mount a fresh challenge next year.<br />

Running<br />

by Emily Warner<br />

The Club has enjoyed another<br />

successful year, building on the momentum<br />

created by Tom Carruthers during his time<br />

as President 2016–18. We have continued<br />

to meet twice a week for a social run and<br />

intervals session: the company of other<br />

Wolfson runners was particularly welcome<br />

during the dark winter evenings.<br />

Four members ran in the Oxford halfmarathon:<br />

Jon Connolly, Andreas Lauritzen,<br />

Kevin Schlegel and Lorel Scriven. We also<br />

entered a mixed team in the Teddy Hall<br />

Relays: Tom Carruthers, Peter Guevera, Emily<br />

Warner and Kim Fuellenbach. We were<br />

pleased to come tenth in our category, as<br />

the second-fastest mixed college team, with<br />

a strong run by Tom giving us our fastest leg.<br />

The Club continues to welcome runners of<br />

all abilities, and aims at providing a friendly<br />

and sociable environment for everyone to<br />

enjoy running. We have enjoyed exploring<br />

off-road routes around the Wolfson<br />

Meadows and in Port Meadow, and our pub<br />

runs have proved particularly popular. If you<br />

haven’t joined us already, then next year is<br />

your chance to get running.<br />

Tennis<br />

by Thomas Chen<br />

The Club welcomes<br />

beginners to the sport<br />

as well as advanced players, and<br />

regular players found Wolfson’s two<br />

courts remained in great condition<br />

throughout the year. As in previous<br />

years, the Club has organised weekly<br />

subsidised coaching sessions by a<br />

professional coach, an opportunity<br />

which has attracted many new<br />

members. A relatively small group of<br />

players participated in the University<br />

tennis league, where we play in the<br />

third division. We had some successes,<br />

and are currently in third position.<br />

Ultimate Frisbee<br />

by Edward Miller<br />

The University Ultimate<br />

Frisbee league is a weekly<br />

competition between<br />

colleges culminating in a single-day<br />

‘Cuppers’ in May. This year Wolfson<br />

combined with St Anne’s and did<br />

respectably, our team finishing fourth<br />

out of ten.<br />




In Cuppers itself, Wolfson was able to recruit<br />

its own Frisbee team and reached a very<br />

respectable fourth place, playing the whole<br />

day without any substitutions.<br />

Volleyball<br />

by Alba Rosa Piacenti<br />

The University Volleyball team<br />

included three members<br />

from Wolfson (Pinar, Julia and Alba) and<br />

competed in the British Universities and<br />

<strong>College</strong>s Sports premier south, achieving<br />

fifth place against some of the best teams<br />

in England, and sixth place in the student<br />

cup. In the annual Varsity match they<br />

beat Cambridge 3–1, thanks to the many<br />

Wolfsonians who came to support their<br />

Blues.<br />


Winter Ball<br />

by Carolina Rivas-McQuire<br />

This year’s Winter Ball on 1<br />

December was inspired by<br />

Alice in Wonderland. Tickets sold out within<br />

hours, and numbers were the highest ever,<br />

with 650 guests. It brought Wonderland’s<br />

favourite characters to life in a plethora of<br />

acts ranging from musicians to magicians,<br />

from acrobats to actors. The Committee<br />

is forever grateful to Tracy Fuzzard, Barry<br />

Coote and the <strong>College</strong> catering and<br />

maintenance staff, not to mention Sir Tim<br />

Hitchens, who lent us his own giant teacup<br />

for the evening. We must also thank all those<br />

who gave their time and dedication, by<br />

serving on the committee or by helping in<br />

other ways: more than 450 paper butterflies<br />

were made by hand for the occasion. We<br />

are proud of our achievement and can’t wait<br />

for next year.<br />

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Yoga<br />

by Kristine Homoki<br />

The Club holds classes throughout the<br />

year, in term and vacation. Most classes<br />

are flowing and dynamic, which is great for<br />

overall strength, joint health and flexibility,<br />

but there are days when we slow down<br />

and focus on relaxation and calming the<br />

mind. Students enjoy this variety of themes<br />

with no two classes quite the same, and<br />

being able to practise the many dozens of<br />

postures and flows they learn.<br />

Classes are open to the public also and the<br />

local community, on Wednesdays at 6.00<br />

pm and Saturdays at 12.15 pm. No previous<br />

experience is necessary, only the willingness<br />

to learn and be challenged in a fun and<br />

healthy way.<br />


Photo: John Cairns<br />



Research<br />

Clusters<br />

Wolfson is home to a number of renowned research clusters, who are pushing the<br />

boundaries of knowledge. These are their reports for the past year.<br />

Ancient World Research Cluster (AWRC)<br />

by Janet DeLaine, Sarah Graham and Diana Rodríguez Pérez<br />


The Cluster has again had a busy year, with a number of special events and new initiatives in<br />

addition to the regular programme. Our fundamental aim is to support <strong>College</strong> members<br />

working on Ancient World topics – currently over 120 – and to promote interdisciplinary<br />

working and exchange across different age groups and experience. Thanks to generous<br />

funding from Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza (HF), we are able to do this through grants,<br />

sponsorship of research events and the organisation of a variety of activities intended for<br />

both our members and the wider University and public. We also support projects which<br />

foster collaboration with other academic institutions, both within the University and around<br />

the world. The breadth of our members’ research interests is reflected in the wide variety of<br />

events we have been able to organise.<br />


October saw an exciting afternoon on the theme of ‘Ancient and Modern: research in<br />

ancient world topics in the modern world’, presentations by senior members of the AWRC<br />

and those at earlier stages of their careers, in honour of the new President. It was followed<br />

by a special ‘In Conversation’ between Sir Richard Sorabji (HF) and John Sellers, a former<br />

JRF now at King’s <strong>College</strong> London, which concluded with a reception and dinner. To coincide<br />

with this event, the AWRC hosted a visit by Professor Xin Yu, Professor of Medieval Chinese<br />

History at Fudan University, who gave a presentation on research in ancient world topics at<br />

Fudan.<br />

Christian Levett (HF) gave a lively and well-attended ‘In Conversation’ event followed by an<br />

open audience question and answer session. Slade Professor Barry Flood gave a fascinating<br />

informal seminar on Islam and Images, chaired by Cluster member Professor Jeremy Johns.<br />

There was a book launch for Digital Imaging of Artefacts: Developments in Methods and Aims,<br />

edited by Kate Kelley and AWRC member Rachel Wood, and based upon a workshop held<br />

at Wolfson.<br />


The AWRC manned a stall at the Freshers’ Fair – a first for Wolfson Research Clusters –<br />

which attracted considerable attention and resulted in new members. We created a display<br />

of new publications by our members in the Library showcases on the first floor of the<br />

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A research cluster in the <strong>College</strong><br />

gardens. Photo: Roger Tomlin<br />



Academic Wing. The website has been updated with the notable addition of podcasts from<br />

the President’s Event and Chris Levett’s ‘In Conversation’. The AWRC, the Oxford Centre for<br />

Life-Writing and the Digital Research Cluster began discussions this year on possible areas<br />

of collaboration. The first result will be a joint seminar series between OCLW and AWRC<br />

during Michaelmas <strong>2019</strong> and Hilary 2020, on ‘Approaching Ancient Lives’.<br />


These bi-termly events continued to be well attended, and once again we were able to put<br />

on a rich and varied programme. Five of the six talks were from Cluster Members Stephanie<br />

Dalley, Michael McDonald, Elise Morero, John and Mary Brockington, and Martin Henig. The<br />

sixth was from Visiting Fellow Søren Handberg, Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology<br />

at the University of Oslo.<br />



The AWRC has welcomed the new Lorne Thyssen Scholar, Greg Thompson, who is studying<br />

the coinage and economy of Boeotia in the fourth century BC for his DPhil. During the<br />

three terms since the start of Trinity 2018, it was able to give grants in support of seven<br />

workshops, conferences and seminar series to be held at Wolfson, organised by a welcome<br />

mixture of Fellows of different standing and student members. The wide-ranging topics<br />

included Science and Technology in Premodern Asia, Greek Architectural Repairs, Byzantine<br />

and Islamic Material Technologies, Assyriology, Sanskrit and Indology. Eleven research awards<br />

were made to graduate students for fieldwork or attending conferences, four to Fellows, and<br />

one to other members.<br />


We are grateful to Martin Goodman, Paul Roberts, David Taylor, Elizabeth Tucker, Peter<br />

Barber and former Director Jacob Dahl for their continuing help as members of our Steering<br />

Committee. Louise Gordon and her team in the Events Office, and Alex Messenger in the<br />

Accounts Office, continue to provide invaluable support.<br />

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Digital Research Cluster (DRC)<br />

by David Robey<br />

The DRC ran a workshop on 18 June 2018 with the Isaiah Berlin Legacy Project: ‘the Isaiah Berlin<br />

Digital Archive, a test case for the development of online research resources’. It was supported by<br />

the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, the Oxford e-Research Centre, and the Bodleian Libraries’<br />

Centre for Digital Scholarship.<br />

We have continued this line of collaboration with research clusters / centres in <strong>College</strong> through<br />

a joint project with OCLW and Dr Jacek Mostwin of Johns Hopkins University on ‘Lives in<br />

Medicine’. This small pump-priming project, supported by Dr Mostwin and the John Fell Fund,<br />

will serve to develop a major grant application based in OCLW and supported by the DRC. The<br />

major project will seek to improve the quality and ethical environment of medicine by directing<br />

the public, the medical and related professions, policy-makers and the medical industries, to engage<br />

with and learn from the lived experience of patients and practitioners. Combining medical, lifewriting<br />

and digital humanities expertise, it will create an extensive electronic archive of documents<br />

of lived experience in medicine, linked to a set of innovative research sub-projects and providing<br />

the platform for a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional network for research, education and public<br />

engagement.<br />

We are currently planning a launch event in Michaelmas Term to mark the growing collaboration<br />

between the Voltaire Foundation and the <strong>College</strong>, on the development of a new digital archive of<br />

Voltaire’s works. We have initiated a series of termly DRC lunches.<br />


Photo: Gilles Lambert<br />



Law, Justice and Society (FLJS)<br />

By Denis Galligan<br />

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society enjoyed another productive year with its<br />

programme of lectures, workshops, book colloquia, and film screenings. In October, we held<br />

the fourth Max Watson Annual Lecture to commemorate the former FLJS Board Member<br />

and Wolfson Fellow, at which Emeritus Professor Denis Galligan considered what the rise of<br />

hardline populists tells us about the place of the people in the constitution.<br />

The Foundation’s film programme, FLJS Films, continued to attract wide audiences and<br />

prominent speakers. In February, we gave a UK premiere to the film ‘Golden Kingdom’, the<br />

acclaimed first international feature film to be produced in Myanmar since its reopening, with<br />

a post-screening talk with the film’s director Brian Perkins and South-East Asia expert Dr<br />

Mandy Sadan from SOAS.<br />

In Trinity we were pleased to invite Sir Tim Hitchens to open Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film ‘The<br />

Third Murder’. Sir Tim spoke of his experience in making the case against the death penalty<br />

in Japan during his time as Ambassador, before introducing a pre-screening talk by Tony Rayns,<br />

film critic and expert in East Asian cinema.<br />


In Hilary we collaborated with the <strong>College</strong>’s new Creative Arts Fellow Carey Young, a<br />

conceptual and video artist examining language, behaviours, architectures and theoretical<br />

frameworks related to law and business. Carey gave an introductory talk and screened her<br />

video ‘Palais de Justice’ (2017), which features female judges at Belgium’s main courthouse,<br />

positing a speculative future in which women control the judicial system.<br />

Also in Hilary, we staged the third in our series of new Putney Debates at St Mary’s Church,<br />

Putney. This year we focused on the role of the courts in the wake of the ‘Enemies of the<br />

People’ controversy and politically charged judgments on Article 50.<br />

Our final lecture of the academic year also took on the thorny issue of Brexit, when<br />

Professor Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh, argued that the conflictual politics of Brexit,<br />

characterized by entrenched divisions between Leavers and Remainers, can be traced back<br />

to features of the British constitution.<br />

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South Asia Research Cluster (SARC)<br />

by Barbara Harriss-White (EF)<br />

SARC activity consists usually of small events on a shoestring – films, book launches,<br />

discussion with and lectures by visitors, work in progress, graduate student workshops – or in<br />

providing a location for large outside-funded conferences which need seclusion, for example<br />

in recent years, Rohingya, non-democratic politics, and the criminal economy.<br />


• Professor Imre Bangha (GF) organised an animated debate on the history of Indian<br />

textiles and a workshop on diasporic writing in Hindi.<br />

• Professor Iftikhar Malik (MCR) launched his book From Orientalisation to Securitisation:<br />

Pashtun History and Politics, and generated a lively discussion on Afghan-Pashtun politics.<br />

• Dr Ali Jan (JRF) organised an international workshop on long-term village studies<br />

inspired by the new book by Himanshu (who presented), Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas<br />

Stern, How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics, based on the village<br />

of Palanpur in North India.<br />

• Dr Afiya Zia (JRF and Pakistani MP), helped by Dr Maryam Aslany (MCR), organised a<br />

fascinating book launch and discussion on Faith and Feminism in Pakistan.<br />

• Dr Tara van Dijk (VS and Marie Curie Fellow) organised an international workshop on<br />

the vernacular government of South Asian cities.<br />

• Professor Louise Tillin (KCL) discussed her Leverhulme-funded research on the history<br />

of South Asian social welfare.<br />





We would not have been able to facilitate these events<br />

and contribute to the Wolfson community without<br />

funding from the <strong>College</strong>, for which we are extremely<br />

grateful. In particular we thank Louise Gordon and her<br />

team in the Events Office for their support.<br />

Photo: Sanjay Hona<br />


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Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Centre, (TAHSC)<br />

by Lama Jabb<br />

As in previous years, the cluster continued to host a broad range of academic and cultural<br />

events to which all members of the <strong>College</strong> were invited. The cluster organised guest<br />

lectures on a diversity of topics ranging from Tibetan history and worship of mountain deities<br />

to the role of magic rituals in Tibetan Buddhism and rediscovered Tibetan treasure literature.<br />

The speakers came from the UK and from universities abroad including Vienna, Bochum,<br />

Berlin, Jena and Paris.<br />

In Michaelmas 2018 we held the fourth annual Aris Lecture, established in 2015 in memory<br />

of Michael and Anthony Aris and their contribution to Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. This<br />

year’s lecture was delivered by Dr Sam van Schaik from the British Library before a packed<br />

audience in the Auditorium. It focused on ‘Magic, Healing, and Ethics in Tibetan Buddhism’<br />

and explored the role of books of spells in Tibetan Buddhism within the Buddhist ethical<br />

framework.<br />

Another annual highlight worthy of special mention was the ‘Losar’ party in early February.<br />

Once again we celebrated the Tibetan New Year with live Tibetan music, dancing and<br />

traditional food and drinks. This popular event was organised in previous years by our late<br />

colleague and former Wolfsonian Tsering Dhundup Gonkatsang (1951–2018), and this<br />

year it was celebrated in his honour. Once again it attracted members of Wolfson and the<br />

Unversity, together with Tibet enthusiasts, Tibetans and Mongolians from Oxford, London<br />

and elsewhere. These New Year parties have gathered momentum and are very popular<br />

with the Wolfson community, providing as they do a rare and jovial social space for students<br />

of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies and other Wolfsonians to interact with Tibetans and<br />

experience Tibetan culture.<br />


In Hilary <strong>2019</strong> we were fortunate to entertain Yangten Rinpoche, the esteemed Tibetan<br />

Buddhist master, who came to Wolfson as a So-Wide visiting scholar. We organised a<br />

lecture by him on Tibetan monastic education at the Oriental Institute, where he also held<br />

a discussion on this topic with Dr Jonathan Samuel, the current Junior Research Fellow in<br />

Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at Wolfson. We also facilitated the translation of Rinpoche’s<br />

lecture, which was attended by cluster members and current Tibetan and Himalayan Studies<br />

students.<br />

Since Hilary <strong>2019</strong> cluster members Dr Robert Mayer and Anna Sehnalova have been<br />

running the Asian Treasure Traditions Seminar at Wolfson, consisting of several lectures given<br />

by a diversity of speakers from the UK and abroad. This ongoing seminar focuses on Tibetan<br />

and other treasure traditions within an interdisciplinary perspective, with the aim of coming<br />

to a better understanding of their possible origins.<br />

In June the cluster hosted Gesture, Body and Language in Tibet and the Himalayas, a workshop<br />

co-organised by our cluster member Dr Theresia Hofer and Professor Elisabeth Hsu. This is a<br />

cross-disciplinary exploration of the relationships between gesture and language, and the role<br />

of signifying embodied movements more broadly, in culturally Tibetan and related linguistic<br />

areas of the Himalayas.<br />



Oxford Trauma Cluster<br />

by Xavier Griffin and Matt Costa<br />

Each term we hold two open-invitation meetings, preceded by lunch in <strong>College</strong>. They<br />

embody an educational session on aspects of trauma care and an open-invitation lecture of<br />

general interest.<br />


3 October 2018, we invited our PPI (patient and public involvement) Members to discuss<br />

JLA Lower Limb and Upper Limb as well as PPIs experience.<br />

5 December, we hosted Professor Paul Kind, who is a founder member and past-President of<br />

the EuroQoL Group, a multinational research cooperative responsible for the development<br />

of EQ-5D, and who recently retired from its Scientific Executive after more than twenty<br />

years. Associate Professor Xavier Griffin also provided an exciting insight into Fracture<br />

Healing.<br />

23 January, our NDORMS Grants Team gave a talk on ‘The Journey from Ideas to Funding<br />

to Running / Reporting a Project’. Duncan Appelbe, another internal speaker, updated us on<br />

digitalising trials through REDCap. This session also gave us a valuable opportunity to discuss<br />

ways forward and to provide feedback for the Trauma Trials Day.<br />


27 March, Peter Knapp, Senior Lecturer at the University of York, informed us about<br />

developments in online digital media and its use in clinical trials, which is particularly useful<br />

for informing patients and developing their understanding about taking part in clinical trials.<br />

Dr Anthony Howard, previously a barrister and now a trauma surgeon at the University<br />

of Leeds, presented his work on medical error and consent. Matt Costa also gave an<br />

entertaining interactive session on ‘Why we do RCTs at all and the hierarchy of evidence’.<br />

7 May was the PPI Framework Workshop, which we shared with the UK Musculoskeletal<br />

Trauma PPI Group and the HERG programme within the BRC. Its goal was to develop a<br />

framework that will support the delivery of PPI in research, and consider how to evaluate<br />

that work. This event brought together patients, carers, researchers and clinicians to see what<br />

PPI is already being done well and what might be improved, and to discuss how everyone<br />

would like it to work in their research area. The group will then work on a framework for<br />

carrying out and evaluating PPI, and how this framework is to be implemented.<br />

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8 May <strong>2019</strong> was BOA/FFN Hip # Review Day, a multi-disciplinary meeting that brought<br />

together leading experts from orthopaedics, geriatrics, anaesthesia, nursing, physiotherapy,<br />

rehabilitation and secondary fracture prevention, with the emphasis on discussion and<br />

shared-learning.<br />

15 May, we hosted the NIHR / Orthopaedic Trauma Society Musculoskeletal Trauma<br />

Research Network Meeting, to discuss new trials and those in the pipeline. There were<br />

about forty delegates, mostly researchers or chief investigators.<br />

On 19 June we brought together researchers and clinicians who have an interest in<br />

modulating the ways that fractured bones heal. They examined the issue from the different<br />

perspectives of basic and clinical science, with the cluster aiming to identify areas of<br />

common interest and new collaboration. The session raised awareness of the many ways<br />

of improving bone-healing, thus reducing the pain and disability associated with sustaining a<br />

fracture, and returning patients earlier to full function.<br />


26 and 27 August saw pre-board meetings and workshops for the FFN Global Congress.<br />

The FFN has been founded as a global, multi-disciplinary network of experts in the<br />

improving of treatment and the secondary prevention of fragility fractures. It believes<br />

that useful changes in policy can only happen at a national level, and that the best way of<br />

achieving them is to build collaboration between as many countries as possible.<br />





Lost in<br />

thought<br />

This year we held several lectures including<br />

our three named lectures (the Ronald Syme<br />

Lecture, the Wolfson Haldane Lecture, and<br />

the Berlin Lecture), the President’s Seminar<br />

and our new series on Diplomacy.<br />

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Wolfson <strong>College</strong> was<br />

honoured to welcome Sir Venki<br />

Ramakrishnan, President of the<br />

Royal Society, to deliver this<br />

year’s Haldane Lecture. ‘The<br />

Quest for the Structure of the<br />

Ribosome: A Personal Voyage’<br />


Photo: John Cairns<br />

Missed any of our lectures?<br />

Discover more content at:<br />

podcasts.ox.ac.uk<br />



Annual Lectures<br />

We held four annual lectures named in honour of key figures in the history of Wolfson.<br />


‘Spectacular Diplomacy: Nero and the Reception of Tiridates of Armenia on the Bay of Naples’<br />

Professer Kathleen Coleman, James Loeb Professor of the Classics, Harvard University<br />


‘Magic, Healing, and Ethics in Tibetan Buddism’<br />

Dr Sam van Schaik, The British Library<br />

THE WOLFSON HALDANE LECTURE (7 FEBRUARY <strong>2019</strong>)<br />

‘The Quest for the Structure of the Ribosome: A Personal Voyage’<br />

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society<br />

THE BERLIN LECTURE (16 MAY <strong>2019</strong>)<br />

‘Liberalism and the Resurgence of Fascism’<br />

Professor Paul Gilroy, Professor of American and English Literature, King’s <strong>College</strong> London<br />


Other Lectures<br />

THE SARFRAZ PAKISTAN ANNUAL LECTURE (18 OCTOBER <strong>2019</strong>)<br />

‘The Fate of Pakistan – three ways in which things could really go wrong, and reasons for hope<br />

they may not’<br />

Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy<br />

Wolfson Lecture Series 2018–19:<br />

‘Diplomacy for the 21st Century’<br />

‘An Asian Perspective’ (11 October 2018)<br />

His Excellency Koji Tsuruoka, Japanese Ambassador to the UK<br />

‘An African Perspective’ (17 January <strong>2019</strong>)<br />

Her Excellency Yamina Karitanyi, High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda<br />

‘Twenty-first Century Diplomacy: A New Rule Book’ (2 May <strong>2019</strong>)<br />

Sir Tim Hitchens<br />

‘Expanding the Diplomatic Toolkit: The Further Evolution of Science Diplomacy’ (23 May <strong>2019</strong>)<br />

Sir Peter Gluckman, Former New Zealand Chief Scientific Advisor<br />

‘The End of the West: a US Perspective’ (31 October <strong>2019</strong>)<br />

Ambassador Nicholas Burns, former US Political Director and NATO Ambassador<br />

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President’s Seminars<br />

The President’s Seminar series provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of<br />

some of the fascinating and ground-breaking research that is carried out by Wolfsonians at<br />

all career stages. It is a chance for members of <strong>College</strong> to network, and to hear how other<br />

researchers plan, conduct, and complete their research projects.<br />


Professor Wolfgang de Melo: ‘Gravity and levity in Varro, the Roman Grammarian’<br />

Dr Felix Tennie: ‘Gravity and what we (believe to) know about it’<br />

Mr Alexander Hardie-Forsyth: ‘Laurence Sterne’s line of gravitation’<br />


Dr Paul Roberts: ‘Seeing in Pompeii’<br />

Dr Nir Shalev: ‘What we see and what we perceive’<br />


Professor Matthew Rushworth: ‘Decision Making and the Brain’<br />

Dr Naoya Iwata: ‘The Weakness of Will in Greek Philosophy’<br />

Mr Alexis Toumi: ‘Complexity and Laziness in Human and Machine Thinking’<br />


Wolfson Lecture Series <strong>2019</strong>/20:<br />

‘The Experience of Courts’<br />

The Experience of Courts is a new lecture series which aims to explore the socio-legal<br />

dimensions of our experience in courts, and other forms of legal proceedings. Find out<br />

more about our upcoming events at: wolfson.ox.ac.uk/events<br />



Photo: John Cairns<br />


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THE RECORD <strong>2019</strong><br />


President: Sir Tim Hitchens<br />

Vicegerent: Professor Jeremy Johns<br />

Bursar: Mr Richard Morin<br />

Senior Tutor and Dean of Welfare: Ms Emily Eastham<br />

Development Director: Dr Huw David<br />

Fellow for Archives: Dr Ellen Rice<br />

Fellow for Library: Ms Catriona Canon<br />

Deans of Degrees: Professor Wolfgang de Melo, Dr Imre Bangha,<br />

Dr Erica Charters, Dr Roger Tomlin<br />

Secretary to the Governing Body: Professor Jan Fellerer<br />

Research Fellows’ Liaison Officer: Professor Christina Redfield<br />

Visiting Scholars’ Liaison Officer: Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer<br />

Data Protection Officer: Professor Jacob Dahl<br />




Governing Body Fellows 57<br />

Honorary Fellows 38<br />

Emeritus Fellows 53<br />

Supernumerary Fellows 33<br />

Research Fellows 31<br />

Junior Research Fellows 72<br />

Visiting Fellows 1<br />

Graduate Students 640<br />

Members of Common Room 787<br />

EF<br />

EXF<br />

GBF<br />

GS<br />

HF<br />

HMCR<br />

JRF<br />

MCR<br />

RF<br />

RMCR<br />

SJRF<br />

SF<br />

VF<br />

VS<br />

Emeritus Fellow<br />

Extraordinary Fellow<br />

Governing Body Fellow<br />

Graduate Student<br />

Honorary Fellow<br />

Honorary Member of Common Room<br />

Junior Research Fellow<br />

Member of Common Room<br />

Research Fellow<br />

Research Member of Common Room<br />

Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow<br />

Supernumerary Fellow<br />

Visiting Fellow<br />

Visiting Scholar<br />




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Hitchens, Sir Tim,<br />

KCVO, CMG, MA<br />

(Cambridge)<br />



Abramsky, Samson,<br />

MA (MA Cambridge, PhD<br />

London) Professorial<br />

Fellow, Christopher<br />

Strachey Professor of<br />

Computing<br />

Andersson, Ruben,<br />

(BA SOAS, MA City<br />

London, MSc, PhD LSE),<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor in Migration and<br />

Development<br />

Austyn, Jonathan Mark,<br />

MA, DPhil, Ordinary<br />

Fellow, University Lecturer<br />

in Surgery: Transplantation<br />

Immunology, Professor of<br />

Immunobiology<br />

Aveyard, Paul N, (BSc,<br />

MB, BS London, MPH,<br />

PhD Birmingham)<br />

Professorial Fellow, Clinical<br />

Reader in the Department<br />

of Primary Care Health<br />

Sciences, Professor of<br />

Behavioural Medicine<br />

Bangha, Imre, MA<br />

(MA Budapest, PhD<br />

Santineketan)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Hindi<br />

Banks, Marcus John,<br />

MA (BA, PhD Cambridge)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, University<br />

Lecturer in Social<br />

Anthropology, Professor of<br />

Visual Anthropology<br />

Barrett, Jonathan, BA<br />

(MA, PhD Cambridge)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Professor<br />

of Quantum Information<br />

Science<br />

Boehmer, Elleke,<br />

MPhil, DPhil (BA Rhodes<br />

University, South Africa)<br />

Professorial Fellow,<br />

Professor of World<br />

Literatures in English<br />

Chappell, Michael A,<br />

MEng, DPhil Ordinary<br />

Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Engineering<br />

Science<br />

Charters, Erica Michiko,<br />

MA, DPhil (BA Carleton,<br />

MA Toronto) Ordinary<br />

Fellow, University Lecturer<br />

in the History of Medicine<br />

Coecke, Bob, MA<br />

(PhD Free University of<br />

Brussels) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

University Lecturer in<br />

Quantum Computer<br />

Science; Professor of<br />

Quantum Foundations,<br />

Logics and Structures<br />

Costa, Matthew<br />

(MB, BChir, PhD East<br />

Anglia, MA Cambridge)<br />

Professorial Fellow,<br />

Professor of Orthopaedic<br />

Trauma Surgery<br />

Curtis, Julie Alexandra<br />

Evelyn, MA, DPhil<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Professor<br />

of Russian Literature<br />

Dahl, Jacob Lebovitch,<br />

MA (BAS Copenhagen,<br />

PhD California) Ordinary<br />

Fellow, Professor of<br />

Assyriology; Data<br />

Protection Officer<br />

David, Huw MA (MA<br />

Warwick) DPhil Ordinary<br />

Fellow; Development<br />

Director<br />

De Melo, Wolfgang<br />

David Cirilo, MPhil, DPhil<br />

(MA SOAS) Ordinary<br />

Fellow, Professor of<br />

Classical Philology<br />

Eastham, Emily, MA (MA<br />

Oxford Brookes) Ordinary<br />

Fellow; Senior Tutor and<br />

Dean of Welfare<br />

Fellerer, Jan Michael,<br />

MA (MA Vienna, Dr Phil<br />

Basel) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Associate Professor of<br />

Non-Russian Slavonic<br />

Languages; Secretary to<br />

the Governing Body<br />

Gardner, Frances, MA,<br />

DPhil Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Professor of Child and<br />

Family Psychology,<br />

Reader in Child and Family<br />

Psychology<br />

George, Alain, MSt, DPhil<br />

(BSc LSE) Professorial<br />

Fellow, I M Pei Chair<br />

in Islamic Art and<br />

Architecture<br />

Giaccia, Amato (BA, PhD<br />

Pennsylvania) Professorial<br />

Fellow, Professor of<br />

Radiation, Oncology and<br />

Biology<br />

Goodman, Martin<br />

David, MA, DPhil, DLitt,<br />

FBA Professorial Fellow,<br />

Professor of Jewish<br />

Studies<br />

Harrison, Paul<br />

Jeffrey, MA, BM, BCh,<br />

MRCPsych, DM Ordinary<br />

Fellow, Clinical Reader<br />

in Psychiatry, Honorary<br />

Consultant Psychiatrist,<br />

Professor of Psychiatry<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Howgego, Christopher<br />

John, MA, DPhil<br />

Professorial Fellow,<br />

Keeper of the Heberden<br />

Coin Room, Professor<br />

of Greek and Roman<br />

Numismatics<br />

Jarvis, R Paul (BSc<br />

Durham, PhD Norwich)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, University<br />

Lecturer in Plant Sciences,<br />

Professor in Cell Biology<br />

Johns, Jeremy, MA,<br />

DPhil Ordinary Fellow,<br />

University Lecturer in<br />

Islamic Archaeology,<br />

Professor of the Art and<br />

Archaeology of the Islamic<br />

Mediterranean; Vicegerent<br />

Jones, Geraint, MA,<br />

DPhil Ordinary Fellow,<br />

University Lecturer in<br />

Computation<br />

Landau, Loren (MSc<br />

London, PhD Berkeley)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Professor<br />

of Migration and<br />

Development<br />

Lange, Bettina, MA<br />

(BA, PhD Warwick)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Law and<br />

Regulation<br />

Lewis, James Bryant,<br />

MA (BA University of the<br />

South, MA, PhD Hawaii)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, University<br />

Lecturer in Korean Studies<br />

Lowe, John, MA, DPhil<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Sanskrit<br />

Maschek, Dominik,<br />

MA (MA, PhD Vienna,<br />

Habilitation, Darmstadt)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Roman<br />

Archaeology and Art<br />

Mathur, Nayanika<br />

(MA Delhi, MPhil, PhD<br />

Camb) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Associate Professor in the<br />

Anthropology of South<br />

Asia<br />

McCartney, Matthew<br />

Howard, MPhil (BA<br />

Cambridge, PhD SOAS)<br />

Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Associate Professor in<br />

the Political Economy and<br />

Human development of<br />

South Asia<br />

Morin, Richard Antony,<br />

MA (MA KCL) Ordinary<br />

Fellow; Bursar<br />

Mulcahy, Linda (LLB<br />

Southampton, LLM, MA,<br />

PhD London) Professorial<br />

Fellow, Professor of Socio-<br />

Legal Studies<br />

Nissen-Meyer, Tarje<br />

(Diplom Munich, MA, PhD<br />

Princeton) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Associate Professor of<br />

Geophysics; Visiting<br />

Scholars’ Liaison Officer<br />

Pila, Jonathan, MA (BSc<br />

Melbourne, PhD Stanford)<br />

Professorial Fellow,<br />

Reader in Mathematical<br />

Logic<br />

Probert, Philomen, MA,<br />

DPhil Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Professor of Classical<br />

Philology and Linguistics<br />

Redfield, Christina, MA<br />

(BA Wellesley, MA, PhD<br />

Harvard) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Professor of Molecular<br />

Biophysics; Research<br />

Fellows’ Liaison Officer<br />

Rice, Ellen Elizabeth,<br />

MA, DPhil (BA Mount<br />

Holyoke <strong>College</strong>, MA<br />

Cambridge) Senior<br />

Research Fellow, Ancient<br />

History and Archaeology<br />

Riede, Moritz (MSc<br />

Cambridge, PhD<br />

Konstanz) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Associate Professor<br />

of Soft Functional<br />

Nanotechnology<br />

Roberts, Paul<br />

Christopher, MA (BA<br />

Cambridge, MPhil<br />

Sheffield) Professorial<br />

Fellow, Sackler Keeper of<br />

Antiquities<br />

Roesler, Ulrike, MA (MA,<br />

PhD Münster, Habilitation<br />

Munich) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Professor of Tibetan and<br />

Himalayan Studies<br />

Rushworth, Matthew,<br />

MA, DPhil, Professorial<br />

Fellow, Watts Professor of<br />

Psychology, FRS<br />

Schulting, Rick J,<br />

MA (BA, MA Simon<br />

Fraser, PhD Reading,<br />

PGCE Queen’s Belfast)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Scientific and<br />

Prehistoric Archaeology<br />

Stewart, Peter Charles<br />

N, (MA, MPhil, PhD<br />

Cambridge) Ordinary<br />

Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Classical Art<br />

and Archaeology<br />

Sud, Nikita, MA, MPhil,<br />

DPhil (BA Delhi, MA<br />

Mumbai) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Associate Professor of<br />

Development Studies<br />

Taylor, David Guy<br />

Kenneth, MA, DPhil<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Aramaic and<br />

Syriac<br />





72<br />

Vedral, Vlatko, MA<br />

(BSc, PhD Imperial)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Theoretical<br />

Quantum Optics<br />

Ventresca, Marc J,<br />

MA (AM, PhD Stanford)<br />

Ordinary Fellow, Associate<br />

Professor of Strategy<br />

Vevaina, Yuhan, S-D (BA<br />

Tufts, MA, PhD Harvard)<br />

Associate Professor of<br />

Sasanian Studies<br />

Wolff, Jonathan, BA,<br />

MPhil Professorial Fellow,<br />

Blavatnik Professor of<br />

Public Policy<br />

Woodruff, Christopher<br />

Marshall (BSc Chicago,<br />

MA California Los<br />

Angeles, PhD Texas)<br />

Professorial Fellow,<br />

Professor of Development<br />

Economics<br />

Yürekli-Görkay, Zeynep<br />

(BArch, MArch Istanbul<br />

Technical University, PhD<br />

Harvard) Ordinary Fellow,<br />

Associate Professor<br />

of Islamic Art and<br />

Architecture<br />


Adams, John W (BA<br />

Rutgers, JD Seton Hall,<br />

LLM New York)<br />

Barnard, John Michael,<br />

MA, BLitt<br />

Berman, Alan Jay (MA<br />

Cambridge, Dip Arch UCL)<br />

Bostridge, Ian, MA, DPhil<br />

(MPhil Cambridge)<br />

Bradshaw, William<br />

Peter, the Rt Hon Lord<br />

Bradshaw (MA Reading),<br />

FCIT<br />

Brendel, Alfred, KBE<br />

Burgen, Sir Arnold<br />

(Stanley Vincent) (MB, MD<br />

London, MA Cambridge),<br />

FRCP, FRS<br />

Chan, Gerald Lokchung,<br />

(BS, MS California, SM,<br />

SCD Harvard)<br />

Davies, Kay Elizabeth,<br />

MA, DPhil Deutsch, David,<br />

MA, DPhil (MA Cambridge)<br />

Ekert, Artur, (MSc<br />

Krakow) DPhil<br />

Epstein, Sir Anthony,<br />

CBE, MA (MA, MD<br />

Cambridge, PhD,<br />

DSc London, Hon MD<br />

Edinburgh, Prague, Hon<br />

DSc Birm), Hon FRCP,<br />

FRCPath, Hon FRCPA,<br />

FRS,<br />

Hon FRSE, FMedSci<br />

Gellner, David Nicholas,<br />

BA, MPhil, DPhil<br />

Ghosh, Amitav, DPhil<br />

Halban, Martine, BA<br />

Sussex<br />

Halban, Peter, BA<br />

Princeton<br />

Hamilton, Andrew<br />

David, MA (BSc Exeter,<br />

MSc British Columbia,<br />

PhD Cambridge), FRS<br />

Hardy, Henry Robert<br />

Dugdale, BPhil, MA, DPhil<br />

Harrison, Simon John,<br />

(BSc London) DPhil<br />

His Holiness the Twelfth<br />

Gyalwang Drukpa,<br />

Jikmé Pema Wangchen<br />

Hoffman, Reid (BS<br />

Stanford) MSt<br />

Kennedy, Baroness<br />

Helena Ann, QC, FRSA<br />

Khalili, Nasser David<br />

(BA Queens, New York;<br />

PhD SOAS)<br />

Lee, Dame Hermione,<br />

DBE, MA, MPhil, FBA,<br />

FRSL<br />

Levett, Christian Clive<br />

(BTEC Durham)<br />

Lewis, David John<br />

Macdonald, Michael<br />

Christopher Archibald,<br />

MA<br />

Mance, Jonathan, the<br />

Rt Hon Lord Mance, MA<br />

Miller, Andrew, CBE, MA<br />

(BSc, PhD Edinburgh)<br />

Reed, Lord Robert (LLB<br />

Edinburgh, Hon LLD<br />

Glasgow) DPhil<br />

Rezek, Francisco (DipL<br />

LLB, DES Minai Gerais,<br />

PhD Paris)<br />

Robinson, Dame Carol,<br />

Vivien (MSc Wales, PhD<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Segal, Karen Ilona<br />

Marianne<br />

Sorabji, Sir Richard,<br />

CBE, MA, DPhil, FBA<br />

Thyssen-Bornemisza,<br />

Baron Lorne<br />

Vike-Freiberga,<br />

President Vaira, (MA<br />

Toronto, PhD McGill)<br />

Williams, Patricia, (MA<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Wood, Sir Martin, OBE,<br />

MA (BA Cambridge, BSc<br />

London), FRS<br />


Abraham, Douglas<br />

Bruce, MA, DSc (BA, PhD<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Allen, Nicholas Justin,<br />

BSc, BLitt, BM BCh, Dip<br />

SocAnthrop, MA, DPhil<br />

Anderson, David<br />

Lessells Thomson, MA<br />

(MA Cambridge, BSc,<br />

PhD St Andrews)<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Benson, James William,<br />

MA (BA Macalester<br />

<strong>College</strong>, MA Minnesota,<br />

PhD Stanford)<br />

Briggs, George Andrew<br />

Davidson, MA (PhD<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Brock, Sebastian Paul,<br />

MA, DPhil (MA Cambridge,<br />

Hon DLitt Birmingham),<br />

FBA<br />

Brown, Harvey Robert,<br />

MA (BSc Canterbury New<br />

Zealand, PhD London)<br />

Bryant, Peter Elwood,<br />

MA (MA Cambridge, PhD<br />

London), FRS<br />

Buck, Brian, DPhil<br />

Bulmer, Michael<br />

George, MA, DPhil, DSc,<br />

FRS<br />

Bunch, Christopher, MA<br />

(MB, BCh Birmingham,<br />

FRCP, FRCP Edinburgh)<br />

Cerezo, Alfred, MA,<br />

DPhil<br />

Cluver, Lucie, MA Camb,<br />

MSc DPhil Oxf<br />

Conner, William James,<br />

MA (BA Grinnell)<br />

Cranstoun, George<br />

Kennedy Lyon, MA (BSc,<br />

PhD Glasgow), FRSC<br />

Davis, Christopher<br />

Mark, MA, DPhil (BA<br />

Harvard, MSA George<br />

Washington, PhD<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Deighton, Anne, MA,<br />

DipEd (MA, PhD Reading)<br />

Delaine, Janet, MA (BA<br />

PhD Adelaide)<br />

Dercon, Stefan, BPhil,<br />

DPhil (BA Leuven)<br />

Francis, Martin James<br />

Ogilvie, MA, DPhil<br />

Galligan, Denis James,<br />


Queensland, AcSS)<br />

Giustino, Feliciano,<br />

MA (MSc Torino, PhD<br />

Lausanne)<br />

Gombrich, Richard<br />

Francis, MA, DPhil (AM<br />

Harvard)<br />

Gordon, Alan<br />

Fleetwood, CBE, MA,<br />

FCMI<br />

Harriss-White, Barbara,<br />

MA (DipAgSc, MA<br />

Cambridge, PhD East<br />

Anglia)<br />

Hoare, Sir Charles<br />

Antony Richard, MA,<br />

DFBCS, FRS<br />

Isaacson, Daniel Rufus,<br />

(AB Harvard) MA, DPhil<br />

Jarron, (Thomas)<br />

Edward Lawson (MA<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Kennedy, William<br />

James, MA, DSc (BSc,<br />

PhD London)<br />

Kurtz, Donna Carol, MA,<br />

DPhil (BA Cincinnati, MA<br />

Yale), FSA<br />

Langslow, David<br />

Richard, MA, DPhil<br />

McDiarmid, Colin John<br />

Hunter, MA, MSc, DPhil<br />

(BSc Edinburgh)<br />

McKenna, William<br />

Gillies, MA (BSc<br />

Edinburgh, PhD, MD<br />

Albert Einstein)<br />

Mann, Joel Ivor, CNZM,<br />

DM (MBChB, PhD Cape<br />

Town), FFPHM, FRACP,<br />

FRSNZ<br />

Meisami, Julie Scott,<br />

MA (MA, PhD California<br />

Berkeley)<br />

Neil, (Hugh) Andrew<br />

Wade (MB, BS, DSc<br />

London, MA Cambridge)<br />


Penney, John Howard<br />

Wright, MA, DPhil (MA<br />

Pennsylvania)<br />

Perrins, Christopher<br />

Miles, MA, DPhil, (BSc<br />

London), FRS, LVO<br />

Ramble, Charles Albert<br />

Edward, MA, DPhil (BA<br />

Durham)<br />

Rawlins, (John)<br />

Nicholas Pepys, MA<br />

DPhil<br />

Rickaby, Rosalind, MA<br />

(MA PhD Cambridge)<br />

Robey, David John<br />

Brett, MA<br />

Robinson, Chase<br />

Frederick, MA (BA<br />

Brown, PhD Harvard)<br />

Sanderson, Alexis<br />

Godfrey James Slater,<br />

MA<br />

Shotton, David Michael,<br />

MA, DPhil (MA, PhD<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Sykes, Bryan Clifford,<br />

MA, DSc (BSc Liverpool,<br />

PhD Bristol)<br />

Tomlin, Roger Simon<br />

Ouin, MA, DPhil, FSA;<br />

Editor of the <strong>College</strong><br />

<strong>Record</strong><br />

Walker, Susan Elizabeth<br />

Constance, MA (BA, PhD<br />

London), FSA<br />

Walton, Christopher<br />

Henry, MA (MA<br />

Cambridge), MBE<br />

Watson, Oliver (BA<br />

Durham, PhD London)<br />

Watts, Anthony Brian,<br />

MA (BSc London, PhD<br />

Durham)<br />





Wilkie, Alex James, MA<br />

(MSc, PhD London), FRS<br />

Wyatt, Derek Gerald,<br />

MA, DPhil<br />



Barber, Peter Jeffrey,<br />

BA, MPhil, DPhil<br />

Brockdorff, Neil (BSc<br />

Sussex, PhD Glasgow)<br />

Clemit, Pamela Anne,<br />

BA, MPhil, DPhil<br />

Coleman, John Steven,<br />

MA (BA, DPhil York)<br />

Collins, Paul Thomas,<br />

(MA, PhD UCL)<br />

Crabbe, Michael James<br />

Cardwell, FRGS, MA<br />

(BSc Hull, MSc, PhD,<br />

DSc Manchester), FRSA,<br />

FRSC, CChem, CBiol,<br />

FIBiol, FLS<br />

Cronk, Nicholas, BA,<br />

DPhil<br />

De Roure, David, (PhD<br />

Southampton)<br />

Ehlers, Anke, (Hab.<br />

Marburg) MA (PhD<br />

Tübingen)<br />

Ferreira, Pedro,<br />

(Licentiate Lisbon PhD<br />

Imperial)<br />

Griffin, Xavier Luke, BM,<br />

BCh (MA Cambridge, PhD<br />

Warwick)<br />

Hodges, Christopher,<br />

MA (PhD KCL)<br />

Kaski, Kimmo Kauko<br />

Kullervo, DPhil (MSc<br />

Helsinki)<br />

Kay, Philip Bruce, MA,<br />

MPhil, DPhil, FSA<br />

Key, Timothy James<br />

Alexander, DPhil<br />

(BVMandS Edinburgh,<br />

MSc London)<br />

Konoplev, Ivan<br />

Vasilyevich (BSc, MSc<br />

Nizhny Novgorod State,<br />

MPhil, PhD Strathclyde)<br />

Kurkchiyan, Marina<br />

(MSc Yereven, PhD Vilnius)<br />

Maltby, Colin Charles,<br />

MA<br />

Merrony, Mark<br />

Woodridge (BA Wales St<br />

David’s), MPhil, MSt, DPhil<br />

Mueller, Benito, MA,<br />

DPhil (Dip ETH Zürich)<br />

Nuttall, Patricia Anne,<br />

OBE, MA (BSc Bristol,<br />

PhD Reading)<br />

Paine, Jonathan, BA,<br />

MPhil, DPhil<br />

Perry, Dan, MBChB (PhD<br />

Liverpool)<br />

Pottle, Mark<br />

Christopher, MA, DPhil<br />

(BA Sheffield)<br />

Quinn, Catherine Ward,<br />

EMBA (BA Birmingham,<br />

MA Ohio State)<br />

Sawyer, Walter, MA<br />

Seymour, Leonard<br />

William, (BSc<br />

Manchester, PhD Keele)<br />

Sheldon, Benjamin<br />

Conrad, MA (MA<br />

Cambridge, PhD Sheffield)<br />

Toth, Ida, DPhil (BA,<br />

MPhil Belgrade)<br />

Tucker, Margaret<br />

Elizabeth, MA, DPhil<br />

Willett, Keith Malcolm,<br />

MA (MB BS London),<br />

FRCS<br />

Wright, James Gardner,<br />

(MPhil Yale)<br />

Zeitlyn, David, (MSc<br />

London) MA, DPhil (PhD<br />

Cambridge)<br />


Balzat, Jean-Sebastian,<br />

(BA Louvain-la-Neuve, MA<br />

Notts, PhD Newcastle)<br />

Bhaskaran, Harish, (BE<br />

Pune, MS, PhD Maryland)<br />

Bortone, Pietro, MPhil,<br />

DPhil<br />

Cantley, James, (BSc<br />

Soton, MSc Imperial, PhD<br />

UCL)<br />

Castello Palomares,<br />

Alfredo, (BSc, PhD<br />

Madrid)<br />

Cohn, Martin,<br />

(MSc Denmark, PhD<br />

Copenhagen)<br />

Dahlsten, Oscar, (MSc,<br />

PhD Imperial)<br />

Davison, Lucy Jane,<br />

(MA, VetMB Cambridge,<br />

PhD London)<br />

Devolder, Katrien, (DEA<br />

Bruxelles, MA, PhD Ghent)<br />

Duquette, Jonathan,<br />

(BSc Laval, MSc McGill,<br />

PhD Montreal)<br />

Gehmlich, Katja, (PhD,<br />

Dipl Potsdam)<br />

Georgieva, Antoniya,<br />

(BSc Technical Univ Sofia,<br />

PhD Portsmouth)<br />

Geurds, Alexander, (MA,<br />

PhD Leiden)<br />

Giubilini, Alberto, (MA,<br />

PhD Milan)<br />

Hofer, Theresia, (MSc,<br />

PhD London)<br />

Joudaki, Shahab, (MSc,<br />

PhD California)<br />

Kayachev, Boris, (Diplom<br />

Russia, PhD Leeds)<br />

Kennedy-Allum, Kate,<br />

(BA, PhD Cambridge,<br />

MA KCL, Dip RC Mus)<br />

Weinrebe Fellow in Life-<br />

Writing<br />

74<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Leeson, Paul, (BSc St<br />

Andrews, MB, BChir, PhD<br />

Cambridge), FRCP<br />

Mahdi, Adam, (MSc<br />

Cracow, MSc, PhD<br />

Barcelona)<br />

Morero, Elise Hugette,<br />

(BA Amiens, MA, PhD<br />

Paris)<br />

Nimura, Courtney, (MA<br />

London, PhD Reading)<br />

Pattenden, Miles<br />

Alexander Frederick,<br />

DPhil (BA Cambridge, MA<br />

Toronto)<br />

Pusey, Matthew, (MRes<br />

PhD Imperial)<br />

Schilling, Christian,<br />

(Diplom Mainz, PhD<br />

Zürich)<br />

Slade, Eleanor<br />

Margaret, DPhil, (BSc<br />

Leeds, MSc Aberdeen)<br />

Smith, Olivia Freunolich,<br />

(BA UEA, MA, PhD<br />

London)<br />

Yasseri, Taha, (MSc<br />

Sharif Univ Tehran, PhD<br />

Göttingen)<br />



Ferrante, Marco (MA,<br />

PhD Rome Sapienza)<br />

Berggruen Research<br />

Fellow in Comparative<br />

Philosophy<br />

Herskowitz, Daniel (BA<br />

Israel, MA Hebrew), DPhil<br />

Jewish Studies<br />

Yu, Ying (BA Chong Qing,<br />

LLM Dalian Maritime, PhD<br />

Wuhan) Law, Justice and<br />

Society, Consumer Rights<br />

and Protections in China,<br />

the European Union, and<br />

Internationally<br />



Samuels, Jonathan,<br />

MSt, DPhil Tibetan and<br />

Himalayan Studies<br />

Yadin, Benjamin,<br />

MPhys, DPhil Constructor<br />

Theory and Quantum<br />

Thermodynamics<br />



Abdalla, Bakinaz, (MA<br />

Indiana, PhD McGill)<br />

Albuquerque-Wendt,<br />

Andreia, (MSc Lisboa,<br />

PhD Hanover)<br />

Al-Rashid, Moudhy,<br />

MPhil, DPhil<br />

Ashkenazi, Shaked,<br />

(MSc PhD Weizmann)<br />

Aslany, Maryam, MSc<br />

(PhD London)<br />

Bardelli, Martino, (MSc<br />

Switzerland, PhD London)<br />

Bongianino, Umberto,<br />

MPhil, DPhil<br />

Bonilla Osorio, Ruy<br />

Sebastian, (BS Los<br />

Andes, MPhil Cambridge),<br />

DPhil<br />

Bruche, Susann, (Diplom<br />

Leipzig, MRCS, PhD<br />

Imperial)<br />

Caballe, Anna, (MSc Univ<br />

Pompeu Fabra, PhD KCL)<br />

Chow, Sam, (MPhil<br />

Melbourne, PhD Bristol)<br />

Christoforo, Mark<br />

Greyson, (BA Notre<br />

Dame, MA Georgia Inst of<br />

Tech, PhD Stanford)<br />

Collins, Katherine, (MA,<br />

PhD West of England)<br />

Couto Mendonca, Luis<br />

Daniel, (MA Madrid, PhD<br />

Brussels) Wiener Anspach<br />

Dafinca, Ruxandra, MSc,<br />

DPhil (BSc Jacobs Bremen)<br />

Delaere, Christophe,<br />

(MA, PhD Brussels) Wiener<br />

Anspach<br />

Davense, Donald, (MSc<br />

UPMC Paris, PhD MNHN<br />

Paris)<br />

Doody, Brendan, (MA<br />

Lincoln, PhD Durham)<br />

Doyon, Jerome, (MPhil,<br />

PhD Sciences Po)<br />

Evans, Rhiannon Mari,<br />

(BSc, PhD Wales)<br />

Farguson, Julie, MA, MSt,<br />

DPhil<br />

Feyereisen, Justine,<br />

(MA, PhD Brussels) Wiener<br />

Anspach<br />

Genaro-Motti, Silvia, (MSc<br />

Sao Paulo, PhD Milano)<br />

Godin, Marie Veronique,<br />

MSc (PhD London)<br />

Goolam, Mubeen,<br />

(MA Cape Town, PhD<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Grecksch, Kevin, (MA<br />

Leipzig, PhD Oldenburg)<br />

Guida, Claudia, (MA Pisa,<br />

PhD Heidelberg)<br />

Hampton, Sam, BA, DPhil<br />

Hsiao, Yaling, (BA Taiwan,<br />

PhD Wisconsin)<br />

Ioannou, Stefanos, (MSc<br />

Newcastle, MPhil Athens,<br />

PhD Leeds)<br />

Iwata, Naoya, (MA Kyoto,<br />

PhD Cambridge)<br />

Kirchhelle, Charlotte,<br />

(MSc Munich), DPhil<br />

Kirchhelle, Claas, (MA<br />

Munich, MA Chicago), DPhil<br />

Koelling, Nils, (BSc<br />

Jacobs, PhD Cambridge)<br />

Krimsti, Feras, (BA Aleppo,<br />

MA, PhD Freie Berlin)<br />





Lachman, Jamie, (BA<br />

Yale), MSc, DPhil<br />

Laigle, Clotilde, (MSc<br />

France, PhD Paris)<br />

Dennis Sciama Leng,<br />

Kuangdai, (PhD<br />

Tsinghua), DPhil<br />

Levy, Matthew Chase,<br />

(BS UCLA, MS, PhD Rice)<br />

Li, Wenbin, (MSc<br />

Pennsylvania, PhD<br />

Massachusets)<br />

Liu, Ruiliang, MSt, PhD<br />

Lundquist, Jesse, (BA<br />

Manchester, PhD Virginia)<br />

Malandraki-Miller,<br />

Sophia, (MSc Ioannina),<br />

DPhil<br />

Marletto, Chiara, DPhil<br />

(BA, MSc Torrino)<br />

Matke-Bauer, Anna-<br />

Katharina, (MA, PhD<br />

Oldenburg)<br />

Meyer, Robin, MPhil,<br />

DPhil<br />

Molina-Munoz, Adriana,<br />

(MA, PhD Illinois)<br />

Montes, Chloe, (BA<br />

Dublin), DPhil<br />

Poncé, Samuel, (MA,<br />

PhD Louvain)<br />

Pradhan, Uma, (MA<br />

Sussex), DPhil<br />

Queloz, Matthieu, (MA<br />

Zürich, PhD Basel)<br />

Rassi, Salam, (BA, MA<br />

SOAS), DPhil<br />

Rudgard, William, (MSc,<br />

PhD London)<br />

Scull, Margaret, (BA<br />

Boston, MA, PhD KCL)<br />

Sciuto, Ruggero, MPhil,<br />

DPhil Voltaire Foundation<br />

Shalev, Nir, (MA Tel-Aviv),<br />

DPhil<br />

Shenderovich, Yulia,<br />

MPhil (PhD Cambridge)<br />

Soares Barbosa, Rui<br />

Miguel de Sousa Martinho,<br />

MSc, DPhil<br />

Stanford, Mark Andrew,<br />

MSc, PhD LSE<br />

Suryasentana, Stephen,<br />

(BEng Western Australia),<br />

DPhil<br />

Tarruell, Cecilia, (MA,<br />

PhD Madrid)<br />

Tennie, Felix, DPhil<br />

(Diplom Hamberg, MASt<br />

Cambridge)<br />

Urzua-Torres, Carolina,<br />

MSc Chile, PhD Zürich<br />

Vatri, Alessandro, DPhil<br />

(Laurea Sapienza)<br />

Volonakis, George<br />

Mathieu, (MSc<br />

Thessaloniki)<br />

Winkler, Andreas, (BA,<br />

MA, PhD Uppsala)<br />

Woltering, Steffen,<br />

(MSc Gottingen, PhD<br />

Manchester)<br />

Wood, Rachel Katherine<br />

Lloyd, BA, MSt, DPhil<br />

Yamaura, Chigusa, (MA<br />

Chicago, PhD Rutgers)<br />

Zhao, Pu, (BSc Fudan,<br />

PhD Cambridge)<br />


Young, Carey, (BA<br />

Brighton, MA RCA<br />

London)<br />

Find out more about our<br />

Creative Arts Fellow,<br />

Carey Young at:<br />

www.careyyoung.com<br />


ADMISSIONS 2018–19<br />



David, Huw MA (MA<br />

Warwick) DPhil<br />

Giaccia, Amato (BA, PhD<br />

Pennsylvania)<br />

Landau, Loren (MSc<br />

London, PhD Berkeley)<br />

Lowe, John, MA, DPhil<br />

Rushworth, Matthew,<br />

MA, DPhil<br />


Benson, James William,<br />

MA (BA Macalester<br />

<strong>College</strong>, MA Minnesota,<br />

PhD Stanford)<br />

Cluver, Lucie, (MA Camb)<br />

MSc DPhil<br />

Giustino, Feliciano,<br />

MA (MSc Torino, PhD<br />

Lausanne)<br />

McKenna, William<br />

Gillies, MA (BSc<br />

Edinburgh, PhD, MD<br />

Albert Einstein)<br />

Rickaby, Rosalind, MA<br />

(MA PhD Cambridge)<br />



Cronk, Nicholas, BA,<br />

DPhil<br />


Reed, Lord Robert (LLB<br />

Edinburgh, Hon LLD<br />

Glasgow) DPhil<br />


Kayachev, Boris (Diplom<br />

Russia, PhD Leeds)<br />

Nimura, Courtney (MA<br />

London, PhD Reading)<br />

76<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Pusey, Matthew (MRes<br />

PhD Imperial)<br />

Schilling, Christian<br />

(Diplom Mainz, PhD<br />

Zürich)<br />



Abdalla, Bakinaz (MA<br />

Indiana, PhD McGill)<br />

Albuquerque-Wendt,<br />

Andreia (MSc Lisboa,<br />

PhD Hanover)<br />

Ashkenazi, Shaked<br />

(MSc PhD Weizmann)<br />

Aslany, Maryam<br />

(PhD London) MSc<br />

Bongianino, Umberto,<br />

MPhil, DPhil<br />

Chow, Sam (MPhil<br />

Melbourne, PhD Bristol)<br />

Couto Mendonca, Luis<br />

Daniel (MA Madrid, PhD<br />

Brussels) Wiener Anspach<br />

Doody, Brendan (MA<br />

Lincoln, PhD Durham)<br />

Feyereisen, Justine (MA,<br />

PhD Brussels) Wiener<br />

Anspach<br />

Genaro-Motti, Silvia,<br />

(MSc Sao Paulo, PhD<br />

Milano)<br />

Hampton, Sam, BA,<br />

DPhil<br />

Hsiao, Yaling (BA Taiwan,<br />

PhD Wisconsin)<br />

Leng, Kuangdai<br />

(PhD Tsinghua), DPhil<br />

Lundquist, Jesse (BA<br />

Manchester, PhD Virginia)<br />

Malandraki-Miller,<br />

Sophia (MSc Ioannina)<br />

DPhil<br />

Matke-Bauer, Anna-<br />

Katharina (MA, PhD<br />

Oldenburg)<br />

Molina-Munoz, Adriana<br />

(MA, PhD Illinois)<br />

Pradhan, Uma (MA<br />

Sussex), DPhil<br />

Queloz, Matthieu (MA<br />

Zürich, PhD Basel)<br />

Rudgard, William (MSc,<br />

PhD London)<br />

Sciuto, Ruggero (MPhil,<br />

DPhil Voltaire Foundation)<br />

Shenderovich, Yulia,<br />

MPhil (PhD Cambridge)<br />

Suryasentana, Stephen<br />

(BEng Western Australia),<br />

DPhil<br />

Urzua-Torres, Carolina,<br />

(MSc Chile, PhD Zürich)<br />

Zhao, Pu, (BSc Fudan,<br />

PhD Cambridge)<br />



Yadin, Benjamin,<br />

MPhys, DPhil Constructor<br />

Theory and Quantum<br />

Thermodynamics<br />




2018–19<br />

Amatmoekrim, Karin<br />

(MA Amsterdam)<br />

Bilak, Myroslava (BA,<br />

MA Kiev, PhD Moscow)<br />

Bursche, Aleksander<br />

(MA, PhD Warsaw)<br />

Cave, Penelope (GRSM<br />

Royal Academy of Music,<br />

PhD Southampton)<br />

Choi, In Hwa (BA, MA<br />

Pusan)<br />

Cormac, Joanne Emma<br />

(BA Nottingham, MMus,<br />

PhD Birmingham)<br />

Djagalov, Rossen (BA<br />

Williams <strong>College</strong>, PhD<br />

Yale)<br />

Doner, Fatma Nil (BA,<br />

MA, PhD Istanbul)<br />

Ebler, Daniel (BA, MA<br />

Zürich, PhD Hong Kong)<br />

Effe, Alexandra (BA, MA<br />

Freiburg, PhD London)<br />

Galnoor, Itzhak (BA<br />

Hebrew, MA, PhD New<br />

York)<br />

Gaston, Sean (BA, MA,<br />

PhD Melbourne)<br />

Gessel-Kalinowska Vel<br />

Kalisz, Beata (MA, PhD<br />

Warsaw)<br />

Griffin, Michael (BA<br />

Columbia, MPhil, DPhil<br />

Oxford)<br />

Hauser, Kitty (BA Oxford,<br />

MA London, DPhil Oxford)<br />

Hellings, Benjamin (BA<br />

Columbia DPhil, MPhil<br />

Oxford)<br />

Hopkins, John (BMus,<br />

MMus Cardiff, DPhil<br />

Sussex, MA Cambridge)<br />

Humphrey Michael (BA<br />

William Jewell, MA New<br />

York, PhD Colorado)<br />

Kalpakli, Mehmet (BA<br />

Istanbul, MA Mimar Sinan,<br />

PhD Istanbul)<br />

Karame, Alya (MA SOAS,<br />

PhD Edinburgh)<br />

Kozakli, Alev Ozkazanc<br />

(Ma Essex, PhD Ankara)<br />

CARA<br />

Mahmood, Zaad (BA,<br />

MA Calcutta, PhD SOAS)<br />

Majima, Shinobu (BA<br />

Keio, MSc, DPhil Oxford)<br />

Matsumoto, Katsumi<br />

(BS Browns, MS Chicago,<br />

PhD Columbia)<br />





78<br />

Meretoja, Hanna<br />

(PhD Turku)<br />

Navratilova, Hana<br />

(MA, PhD Prague)<br />

Newsholme, Philip (BSc<br />

Birmingham, DPhil Oxford)<br />

Nkwi, Walter (BA, MA<br />

Buea, PhD Leiden)<br />

Persson, Fabian<br />

(BA, PhD Lund)<br />

Przepiorkowski, Adam<br />

(MSc Warsaw,PhD Poland)<br />

Rainhorn, Judith (MA<br />

Paris, PhD Tours)<br />

Rapport, Nigel (BA<br />

Cambridge, PhD<br />

Manchester)<br />

Salles, Ricardo (BA<br />

Mexico, MPhil, PhD<br />

London)<br />

Sclar, David (BA Arizona,<br />

MA Yeshiva, MPhil, PhD<br />

New York)<br />

Singh, Pritam (BA, MA<br />

Panjab, MPhil Jawaharlal<br />

Nehru, DPhil Oxford)<br />

Simonsohn, Uriel<br />

(BA, MA Tel Aviv, PhD<br />

Princeton)<br />

Swelim, Muhammad<br />

Tarek (Bsc Helwan, MA<br />

Cairo, PhD Harvard)<br />

Thebaud-Sorger, Marie-<br />

Aline (PhD Paris)<br />

Van Beek, Lucien<br />

Christiaan (MSc, MA,<br />

PhD Leiden)<br />

Verbruggen, Paul<br />

(LLM, MPhil Tilburg, PhD<br />

Florence)<br />

Von Hoffmann, Viktoria<br />

(MPhil, PhD Liège)<br />

Woollacott, Angela<br />

Mary (BA Adelaide, MA,<br />

PhD California)<br />

Woytek, Bernhard (MA,<br />

PhD Vienna)<br />

Xue, Janet Hui (BA<br />

China, MA Stockholm,<br />

PhD Macquarie)<br />


Adegbite, Adetola<br />

Oluseun (Master of<br />

Public Policy)<br />

Adriano Vieira,<br />

Vinicius (DPhil<br />

Paediatrics)<br />

Agrawal, Aditi (DPhil<br />

Systems Approaches<br />

to Biomedical Science<br />

(EPSRC and MRC<br />

CDT))<br />

Allen, Brandon (MSt<br />

Syriac Studies)<br />

Allievi, Elisa Gaia<br />

(MSc Pharmacology)<br />

Ampiah, Millicenta<br />

Kukua Mbeaba (MSc<br />

Clinical Embryology)<br />

Andersson, Ebba<br />

Margareta Gunilla<br />

(MPhil Development<br />

Studies)<br />

Andersson, Oskar<br />

Tobias (DPhil Classical<br />

Languages and<br />

Literature)<br />

Arriaga, Kristina Ana<br />

(DPhil Law (PT))<br />

Artinger, Brenna<br />

Grace (MPhil Buddhist<br />

Studies)<br />

Asselin, Marie Renee<br />

Madeleine (MSc<br />

Integrated Immunology)<br />

Backhaus, Sophia<br />

(DPhil Social<br />

Intervention)<br />

Bai, Chunsen (DPhil<br />

Organic Chemistry)<br />

Balte, Sara (MSc<br />

Social Anthropology)<br />

Bandara, Samantha<br />

Kumari (MPhil Visual,<br />

Material and Museum<br />

Anthropology)<br />

Bediako, Kofi (MSc<br />

African Studies)<br />

Berkman, Itzhak (DPhil<br />

Theology and Religion)<br />

Bica, Ioana (DPhil<br />

Engineering Science)<br />

Billington, Alice<br />

Theodora Alice (DPhil<br />

History)<br />

Bonner, Scott Edward<br />

(DPhil Interdisciplinary<br />

Bioscience (BBSRC DTP))<br />

Braddock, Sebastian<br />

(MPhil in History – Modern<br />

European History 1850–<br />

present)<br />

Braverman, Alexandra<br />

Jane (MSt English<br />

(1830–1914))<br />

Breslin, Bláthnaid<br />

Elizabeth (BCL)<br />

Bright, Phoebe<br />

Elizabeth (MSc Social<br />

Science of the Internet)<br />

Bullock, Garrett Scott<br />

(DPhil Musculoskeletal<br />

Sciences)<br />

Caple, Mary Alexandra<br />

(MSt History of Art and<br />

Visual Culture)<br />

Carr, Christie (MPhil<br />

Cuneiform Studies)<br />

Carrascosa Marzo,<br />

Rafael (DPhil Condensed<br />

Matter Physics)<br />

Castle, Simeon Dominic<br />

(DPhil Synthetic Biology<br />

Collab (EPSRC and<br />

BBSRC CDT))<br />

Chanto Viquez, Raquel<br />

(DPhil Politics)<br />

Chen, Bohan (DPhil<br />

Renewable Energy Marine<br />

Structures (EPSRC CDT))<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Chen, Hsintsung (DPhil<br />

Pharmacology)<br />

Cherry, Peyton Julie<br />

(MSc Social Anthropology)<br />

Chin, Yong Chang<br />

(MPhil Sociology and<br />

Demography)<br />

Chipault, Pierre-<br />

Baptiste (MJur)<br />

Cipollitti, Patricia Elena<br />

(BPhil Philosophy)<br />

Collyer, Miltiades<br />

Michael Graham (MSc<br />

Social Science of the<br />

Internet (PT))<br />

Connolly, Jonathan<br />

Paul (DPhil Gas Turbine<br />

Aerodynamics (EPSRC<br />

CDT))<br />

Contino, Sofia<br />

Chiara Skye (MSt Film<br />

Aesthetics)<br />

Dai, Simin (MPhil<br />

Sociology and<br />

Demography)<br />

De La Vega Loza,<br />

Shakira Virginia (PGDip<br />

Diplomatic Studies)<br />

Delas Peñas, Kristofer<br />

Empuerto (DPhil<br />

Biomedical Imaging<br />

(EPSRC and MRC CDT))<br />

Ding, Yifu (DPhil<br />

Engineering Science)<br />

Do, Virginie (MSc Social<br />

Data Science)<br />

Dougall, Emma Victoria<br />

(MSt History – British and<br />

European History 1700–<br />

1850)<br />

Draghici, Bogdan-<br />

Gabriel (DPhil Oriental<br />

Studies)<br />

Duan, Chengchen<br />

(DPhil Women’s and<br />

Reproductive Health)<br />

Ebbinghaus, Mathis<br />

(MSc Sociology)<br />

Evans, Matthew<br />

Parry (MSt Classical<br />

Archaeology)<br />

Fàbregas Badosa,<br />

Didac (MSc Social<br />

Science of the Internet<br />

(PT))<br />

Farrar, Salim Ali (DPhil<br />

Theology and Religion<br />

(PT))<br />

Fawcett, Jamie<br />

Alexander (MSc Social<br />

Science of the Internet)<br />

Fehlig, Marie Karoline<br />

(MPhil General Linguistics<br />

and Comparative<br />

Philology)<br />

Fong, Chung Hang<br />

Edwin (DPhil Statistics)<br />

Foster, Alexander Louis<br />

Stuart (MPhil Medical<br />

Anthropology)<br />

Fuyal, Muna (DPhil<br />

Synthetic Biology<br />

Collaboration – (EPSRC<br />

and BBSRC CDT))<br />

Gafencu, Grigore-<br />

Aristide (DPhil Medical<br />

Sciences)<br />

Galdeano Solans,<br />

Mateo (DPhil<br />

Mathematics)<br />

Gallagher, Joshua<br />

James Morris (MSc<br />

Japanese Studies)<br />

Gardom, Clare (DPhil<br />

Ancient History (PT))<br />

Gautier, Anna Louise<br />

(DPhil Autonomous<br />

Intelligent Machines and<br />

Systems (EPSRC CDT))<br />

Gedikli Gorali, Naide<br />

(MPhil Islamic Art and<br />

Archaeology)<br />

Gergely, Károly (MSc<br />

Russian and East European<br />

Studies)<br />

Goodwin, Walter<br />

Thomas Rumbold (DPhil<br />

Engineering Science)<br />

Gosset, Camille (MPhil<br />

Development Studies)<br />

Grzempa, Gregory<br />

Edward (MSc Medical<br />

Anthropology)<br />

Gulati, Malvika (DPhil<br />

Musculoskeletal Sciences)<br />

Guy, Kaitlyn Anne (DPhil<br />

International Relations)<br />

Haith, Chelsea (DPhil<br />

English)<br />

Hall, Anthony Lawrence<br />

(DPhil Psychiatry (PT))<br />

Hallam, Michael<br />

Alexander (DPhil<br />

Mathematics)<br />

Hartmann, Denis (DPhil<br />

Synthesis for Biology and<br />

Medicine (EPSRC CDT))<br />

Heathcote, Karen Clare<br />

(DPhil Systems Approaches<br />

to Biomedical Science<br />

(EPSRC and MRC CDT))<br />

Heyen-Dube, Thomas<br />

Louis (DPhil History)<br />

Hodgson, Joshua Austin<br />

(MSt English (1700–1830))<br />

Holguin, Amy<br />

Louise Robson (MSc<br />

Archaeological Science)<br />

Howlett, Michael (DPhil<br />

Synthesis for Biology and<br />

Medicine (EPSRC CDT))<br />

Hrubinova, Martina (DPhil<br />

Paediatrics)<br />

Husain, Syed Munim<br />

(DPhil Psychiatry)<br />

Hussain, Saqib (DPhil<br />

Oriental Studies)<br />





80<br />

Hutchence, Laurence<br />

Michael Jack (DPhil<br />

Archaeology)<br />

Hyslop, Andrew Michael<br />

(DPhil Engineering Science)<br />

Ibe, Lilian Chidimma (MSc<br />

International Health and<br />

Tropical Medicine)<br />

Jaderberg, Benjamin Ivor<br />

Myer (DPhil Atomic and<br />

Laser Physics)<br />

Jaffri, Syeda Yasmin<br />

Mariam (DPhil Theology and<br />

Religion (FT))<br />

Jagani, Devi Nileshkumar<br />

(BCL)<br />

James, Christopher Dillon<br />

(MSc Contemporary Chinese<br />

Studies)<br />

Ji, Caixuan (MSc<br />

Contemporary Chinese<br />

Studies)<br />

John, Michelle Keisha<br />

Lorraine (MSc Clinical<br />

Embryology)<br />

Jones, Claire Powell (MSt<br />

Global and Imperial History)<br />

Kang, Myunghoon (MSc<br />

Law and Finance)<br />

Kang, Jiewon (DPhil<br />

Biomedical Imaging (EPSRC<br />

and MRC CDT))<br />

Kaushik, Shivangi (DPhil<br />

International Development)<br />

Kelley, Jessica Rose (DPhil<br />

Biochemistry)<br />

Khan, Nameerah (DPhil<br />

Geography and the<br />

Environment)<br />

Kim, Woohee (MSc<br />

Education (Comparative and<br />

International Education))<br />

Kim, Richard Yoonho<br />

(MPhil Traditional East Asia)<br />

Kirkpatrick, Andrew Raj<br />

(DPhil Diamond Science and<br />

Technology (EPSRC CDT)<br />

–Materials)<br />

Klebolte, Kimberly (MSc<br />

Comparative Social Policy)<br />

Kokolaki, Maria (DPhil<br />

Structural Biology)<br />

Kroeger, Carolin (MPhil<br />

Development Studies)<br />

Kucera, Roman (DPhil<br />

Synthesis for Biology and<br />

Medicine (EPSRC CDT))<br />

Landman, Mattie Susan<br />

(DPhil Mathematics)<br />

Laudrain, Arthur Paul<br />

Bernard (DPhil Cyber<br />

Security (EPSRC CDT))<br />

Learey, Mark Scott (MSt<br />

Archaeology)<br />

Lewin, Thomas David<br />

(DPhil Interdisciplinary<br />

Bioscience (BBSRC DTP))<br />

Leygonie, Jacob (DPhil<br />

Mathematics)<br />

Lim, Jieyan (DPhil<br />

Organic Chemistry)<br />

Lindstrom Battle,<br />

Anya Lillemor (DPhil<br />

Biochemistry)<br />

Lippolis, Nicolas (DPhil<br />

Politics)<br />

Liu, Ryan (MSc Education<br />

(Higher Education))<br />

Liu, Zongyue (MPhil<br />

Economic and Social<br />

History)<br />

Loperfido, Rocco (MPhil<br />

Modern South Asian<br />

Studies)<br />

Lorenzini Aracena,<br />

Sebastian (MSt<br />

Diplomatic Studies)<br />

Luo, Ziying (MSc Applied<br />

Linguistics and Second<br />

Language Acquisition)<br />

Ma, Yue (DPhil Physical<br />

and Theoretical Chemistry)<br />

Maamri, Jouja (MSc<br />

Migration Studies)<br />

MacHado Rodríguez,<br />

Jonathan Gilbert Gilbert<br />

(MSc Mathematical and<br />

Theoretical Physics)<br />

Mandersloot, Mattho<br />

(MSt Korean Studies)<br />

Manning, Sinead Cecilia<br />

(MPhil Cuneiform Studies)<br />

Martin, Sarah Caitlin<br />

(DPhil Renewable Energy<br />

Marine Structures (EPSRC<br />

CDT))<br />

McDermott, Tiarnach<br />

Michael (DPhil Education)<br />

McKay, Francoise<br />

(MSc Education (Higher<br />

Education))<br />

McLean, Meaghan<br />

Corrie (MSc Applied<br />

Linguistics and Second<br />

Language Acquisition)<br />

Mei, Amanda (MPhil<br />

Tibetan and Himalayan<br />

Studies)<br />

Mergenthaler, Alicia<br />

Vashio Alicia (MSc Social<br />

Data Science)<br />

Meyer-Bothling, Elena<br />

Nasreen (MSt World<br />

Literatures in English)<br />

Miles, Marjotte (MSt<br />

History of Art and Visual<br />

Culture)<br />

Millions, Kristen Mary<br />

Elizabeth (DPhil Classical<br />

Archaeology)<br />

Mitsutake, Yuichiro<br />

(MSc Evidence-Based Soc<br />

Int and Pol Eva)<br />

Moldokmatova, Ainura<br />

(MSc International Health<br />

and Tropical Medicine)<br />

Moss, Charlotte Emily<br />

Elizabeth (MSc Education<br />

(Child Development and<br />

Education))<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Munshaw, Sonali (DPhil<br />

Physiology, Anatomy and<br />

Genetics)<br />

Namwira, Johise Nsuli<br />

(MSc African Studies)<br />

Nasreddin, Nadia (DPhil<br />

Clinical Medicine)<br />

Nelis, Basil Leo<br />

Peter (DPhil Classical<br />

Languages and Literature)<br />

Neves Sarriegui, Juan<br />

Ignacio (DPhil History)<br />

Nguyen, Linh Thuy<br />

(MSt World Literatures in<br />

English)<br />

Norkunaite, Marija (DPhil<br />

Area Studies (Russia and<br />

East Europe))<br />

Ntata, Asante<br />

(Biomedical Imaging<br />

(EPSRC and MRC CDT)<br />

NOTTS)<br />

O’Donohoe, Heather<br />

Sylvia (MSc Criminology<br />

and Criminal Justice (PT))<br />

Ossorio Carballo, Laura<br />

(DPhil Plant Sciences)<br />

O’Sullivan, Jennifer<br />

(DPhil Medical Sciences)<br />

Oyanedel Diaz, Rodrigo<br />

(DPhil Zoology)<br />

Paja, William Fabio<br />

Zamora (MPhil<br />

Development Studies)<br />

Pavlova, Irina (DPhil<br />

Medieval and Modern<br />

Languages)<br />

Pefkianakis, Aris<br />

Therapon (MSt Greek<br />

and/or Latin Languages<br />

and Literature)<br />

Perro, Danielle<br />

Christina Irene<br />

(DPhil Women’s and<br />

Reproductive Health)<br />

Petersen, Charlotte<br />

(MSc Social Anthropology)<br />

Philbin, Michael Sean<br />

(MSc Latin American<br />

Studies)<br />

Pietzsch Amora,<br />

Raphael (DPhil Earth<br />

Sciences)<br />

Pinho-Gomes, Ana-<br />

Catarina (DPhil Women’s<br />

and Reproductive Health)<br />

Poh, Adeline Wern Jhin<br />

(DPhil Organic Chemistry)<br />

Poh, Daniel Leong<br />

Chern (DPhil Engineering<br />

Science)<br />

Polat, Ertugrul (DPhil<br />

Social Policy)<br />

Pretelt Harries, Daniela<br />

(MSc Criminology and<br />

Criminal Justice (PT))<br />

Price, Ilan (DPhil<br />

Mathematics)<br />

Pu, Xingyue (DPhil<br />

Engineering Science)<br />

Qiu, Zhenghui (DPhil<br />

Renewable Energy Marine<br />

Structures (EPSRC CDT))<br />

Rahardjo, Jessica<br />

Angelica Anne Bidari<br />

(DPhil History)<br />

Rendlova, Kristyna<br />

(DPhil Oriental Studies)<br />

Richardson, Josie (DPhil<br />

History)<br />

Rios, Ignacio Javier<br />

Ignacio (MPhil Law)<br />

Rowand, Michael<br />

Barclay (MPhil Modern<br />

Chinese Studies)<br />

S/O Haj Mohamed,<br />

Muhammad Azhar<br />

(Master of Public Policy)<br />

Saidani, Younes (MPhil<br />

Economics)<br />

Salvatori, Tommaso<br />

(DPhil Computer Science)<br />

Scanga, Chiara (DPhil<br />

Ancient History)<br />

Schonfield, Amos<br />

Judah (MSc Migration<br />

Studies)<br />

Sepulveda Penna, Carla<br />

Andrea (DPhil Law)<br />

Sharma, Angira (MSc<br />

Computer Science)<br />

Sheridan, Kathryn Ruth<br />

(MSc Comparative Social<br />

Policy)<br />

Shu, Yu (DPhil Materials)<br />

Sibiya, Lindokuhle Andile<br />

(MBA)<br />

Siddiqui, Ali Arsalan<br />

Pasha (MSc Modern<br />

South Asian Studies)<br />

Sikyta, Michal (MPhil<br />

International Relations)<br />

Simpson, Bridget<br />

Michelle (MSt Theology)<br />

Smarrelli, Gabriela<br />

Lina (DPhil International<br />

Development)<br />

Sonina, Snejina (MSt<br />

General Linguistics and<br />

Comparative Philology)<br />

Sonnenberg, Lukas<br />

(MPhil Politics: European<br />

Politics and Society)<br />

Stair, Elizabeth Rose<br />

(DPhil Theology and<br />

Religion)<br />

Steggles, Matthew<br />

(DPhil Condensed Matter<br />

Physics)<br />

Stockdale, William<br />

Thomas (DPhil<br />

Physiology, Anatomy and<br />

Genetics)<br />

Stricker, Miriam<br />

Katharina (DPhil Systems<br />

Approaches to Biomedical<br />

Science (EPSRC and<br />

MRC CDT))<br />

Strugale, Michael (DPhil<br />

Earth Sciences)<br />





Su, Guanglong (DPhil<br />

Organic Chemistry)<br />

Swe, Myo Maung<br />

Maung (DPhil Clinical<br />

Medicine)<br />

Tang, Ziyao (MPhil<br />

Modern Middle Eastern<br />

Studies)<br />

Thokmay, Kunsang<br />

(DPhil Oriental Studies)<br />

Thompson, Gregory<br />

John (DPhil Ancient<br />

History)<br />

Tian, Chenghao (MPhil<br />

Cuneiform Studies)<br />

Tildesley, Robert<br />

William (DPhil History)<br />

Toumi, Alexis Naim<br />

Hubert (DPhil Computer<br />

Science)<br />

Trees, Victor Jacq<br />

Hugo (DPhil Atmospheric,<br />

Oceanic and Planetary<br />

Physics)<br />

Truslove, Katherine<br />

Stephanie (DPhil<br />

Comparative Philology<br />

and General Linguistics)<br />

Turner, Katelyn<br />

Elizabeth (MSc Evidence-<br />

Based Social Intervention<br />

and Policy Evaulation)<br />

van Amersfoort, Joost<br />

René (DPhil Computer<br />

Science)<br />

Van Beest, Marieke<br />

(DPhil Mathematics)<br />

Walker, Ryan James<br />

(DPhil Clinical Medicine)<br />

Wallersteiner, Imogen<br />

Helena Imogen (MSt<br />

World Literatures in<br />

English)<br />

Walshe, Thomas<br />

Joseph (DPhil Computer<br />

Science)<br />

Wang, Tzu-Hao (DPhil<br />

Earth Sciences) (MSc<br />

Criminology and Criminal<br />

Justice)<br />

Weiner, Jamie David<br />

(DPhil Area Studies<br />

(Middle East))<br />

Wicker, Matthew Robert<br />

Matthew (DPhil Computer<br />

Science)<br />

Wildi, William Trevor<br />

(MSc Social Data Science)<br />

Williams, Ella Daisy<br />

(MSc Modern Middle<br />

Eastern Studies)<br />

Wong, Yue Shun (MPhil<br />

Politics: Political Theory)<br />

Wright, Sabrina Bryony<br />

(MSc(Res) Surgical<br />

Sciences)<br />

Wuerzinger, Jonas (DPhil<br />

Particle Physics)<br />

Yang, Jichu (MPhil<br />

Buddhist Studies)<br />

Yang, Jingyi (DPhil<br />

Engineering Science)<br />

Yao, Bohao (DPhil<br />

Statistics)<br />

Yao, Ziqi (MSc<br />

Contemporary Chinese<br />

Studies)<br />

Yates, Malika Rae (MPhil<br />

Modern Middle Eastern<br />

Studies)<br />

Yin, Zi (MPhil Economics)<br />

Yu, Xiaotian (DPhil Law)<br />

Zak, Danilo Avram (MSc<br />

Refugee and Forced<br />

Migration Studies)<br />



Pietro Bortone (RF)<br />

Felix Tennie (JRF)<br />

Bogdan Draghici (GS)<br />

Etienne Hanelt (GS)<br />

Luis Hildebrandt<br />

Belmont (GS)<br />

Nameerah Khan (GS)<br />



2018-19<br />

David Thomas<br />

Scholarship in Ancient<br />

Documents<br />

Chiara Scanga<br />

Jeremy Black<br />

Clarendon Scholarship<br />

Taha Yurttas<br />

Géza Vermes Louis<br />

Littman Clarendon<br />

Scholarship<br />

Ursula Westwood<br />

Lorne Thyssen<br />

Scholarship<br />

Gregory Thompson<br />

Norman Hargreaves-<br />

Mawdsley AHRC<br />

Scholarship<br />

Juan Ignacio Neves<br />

Sarriegui<br />

Oxford Centre for Life-<br />

Writing Scholarship<br />

Hannie Lawlor<br />

Oxford Wolfson Ancient<br />

History Graduate<br />

Scholarship<br />

Thea Sommerschield<br />

Oxford Wolfson Marriot<br />

Graduate Scholarships<br />

Leah Taylor Kearney<br />

Mark Haskew<br />

Filip Bubenheimer<br />

Anna Rufas Blanco<br />

Kerstin Frie<br />

Tom Maltas<br />

82<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Giovanni De Felice<br />

Katherine Hurst<br />

Gesa Jessen<br />

Anna Jungbluth<br />

Ronald Dekker<br />

Fuchsia Hart<br />

Vasileios Papadogiannis<br />

Helen Theissen<br />

Jessica Kelley<br />

Elizabeth Rose Stair<br />

Thomas Lewin<br />

Gabriela Smarrelli<br />

Naide Gedikli<br />

Katherine Truslove<br />

Marieke van Beest<br />

Syed Munim Husain<br />

Oxford Wolfson<br />

Reginald Campbell<br />

Thompson Assyriology<br />

Scholarship<br />

Lynn-Salammbô<br />

Zimmermann<br />

Oxford Wolfson<br />

Ullendorff Graduate<br />

Scholarship in Semitic<br />

Philology<br />

Vladimir Olivero<br />

Wolfson Guy Newton<br />

Clarendon Scholarship<br />

Onno Akkermans<br />

Garrett Bullock<br />

Wolfson Harrison<br />

UKRC Quantum<br />

Foundation<br />

Scholarship<br />

Alexis Toumi<br />

Wolfson Harrison<br />

UKRC Physics<br />

Scholarship<br />

Joey Tindall<br />

Jonas Wuerzinger<br />

Wolfson Isaiah Berlin<br />

Clarendon Scholarship<br />

Sophia Backhaus<br />



2018–19 (1 JULY 2018 – 31<br />

MAY <strong>2019</strong>)<br />

Adiku, Geraldine<br />

A (2013–19) DPhil<br />

International Development,<br />

‘The remittance debate<br />

reconsidered: Interrogating<br />

transnational transfers<br />

between Ghanaian<br />

migrants in the United<br />

Kingdom and their<br />

relatives in Ghana’<br />

Akhtar, Wasim M<br />

(2014–19) DPhil<br />

Organic Chemistry,<br />

‘The a-Alkylation of<br />

Ketones Using Hydrogen<br />

Borrowing Catalysis’<br />

Aloumpi, Myrto<br />

(2011–18) DPhil<br />

Classical Languages and<br />

Literature,‘The Civic Virtue<br />

of philotimia: Rhetoric,<br />

Ideology, and Politics in<br />

Democratic Athens’<br />

Alyacoubi, Said O S<br />

(2017–18) MSc Integrated<br />

Immunology<br />

Amin, Sanaz (2015–18)<br />

DPhil Surgical Sciences,<br />

‘An Investigation of<br />

Transit-time Flowmetry<br />

Parameters in Coronary<br />

Artery By-pass Grafting’<br />

Axon, Louise M<br />

(2014–19) Cyber<br />

Security (EPSRC CDT),<br />

‘Sonification for Network-<br />

Security Monitoring’<br />

Bai, Ying (2014–19)<br />

DPhil Biochemistry,<br />

‘Characterizing the<br />

function of the gene<br />

Arl15 and its role in the<br />

development of metabolic<br />

traits’<br />

Bencini, Gaia (2016–18)<br />

MPhil Egyptology<br />

Berg, Alina S (2017–18)<br />

MSc Social Anthropology<br />

Bernard, Giselle<br />

(2017–18) MSc Migration<br />

Studies<br />

Bin Ahmad, Mohamed<br />

F (2017–18) Master of<br />

Public Policy<br />

Bishnoi, Gazzal (2017–<br />

18) MSc Law and Finance<br />

Blower, Cassie E<br />

(2017–18) BCL<br />

Bongioanni, Alessandro<br />

(2014–19) DPhil<br />

Experimental Psychology,<br />

‘Mechanisms for novel<br />

multidimensional choices<br />

in prefrontal cortex –<br />

Behavioural, imaging<br />

and causal approaches<br />

to non-human primate<br />

decision-making’<br />

Book Jönsson, Joakim<br />

(2017–18) MSc Economic<br />

and Social History<br />

Bramley, Nat G (2017–<br />

18) MSt Late Antique and<br />

Byzantine Studies<br />

Brand, Robert C<br />

(2014–18) DPhil Clinical<br />

Neurosciences, ‘Chemical<br />

exchange saturation<br />

transfer methods<br />

for clinical magnetic<br />

resonance imaging’<br />

Brause, Saba R (2017–<br />

18) MSc Social Science of<br />

the Internet<br />





Brennan, Conor<br />

(2017–18) MSt Modern<br />

Languages (German)<br />

Brown, Esther M (2017–<br />

18) MSc African Studies<br />

Brown, Sophie (2017–<br />

18) MSt History of Art and<br />

Visual Culture<br />

Buckley, Alexander S<br />

(2017–18) MSt English<br />

(1830–1914)<br />

Carels, Cees (2014–19)<br />

DPhil Particle Physics,<br />

‘Search for Dark Matter<br />

with the LUX-Zeplin<br />

Detector – acoustic<br />

sensor performance and<br />

detector response’<br />

Caspi, Jacqueline E<br />

(2017–18) MSc Law and<br />

Finance<br />

Chan, Hau Sun<br />

(2015–19) DPhil Organic<br />

Chemistry, ‘Oxonium<br />

ions, rearrangements and<br />

natural products’<br />

Chan, Yin Yat (2017–18)<br />

MSc Applied Linguistics<br />

and Second Language<br />

Acquisition<br />

Chetyrkina, Mariia<br />

(2017–18) MBA<br />

Chuang, Yu-Hsuan<br />

(2017–18) MSt World<br />

Literatures in English<br />

Combs, Joshua B<br />

(2014–19) DPhil Earth<br />

Sciences, ‘Geological and<br />

Metallogenic Evolution<br />

of the Palaeoproterozoic<br />

Adam Ahmed Mouloude<br />

Region of the Reguibat<br />

Shield, Western Sahara’<br />

Connolly, Sarah<br />

(2014–19) DPhil Materials,<br />

‘Manufacturing of oxide<br />

dispersion strengthened<br />

steels for nuclear<br />

applications’<br />

Curran, Kieran<br />

(2013–18) DPhil Earth<br />

Sciences, ‘Estimates<br />

of the size-fractionated<br />

primary production of<br />

phytoplankton in UK shelf<br />

seas from satellite’<br />

Dale-Harris, Hugo<br />

M (2017–18) MSc<br />

Comparative Social Policy<br />

Dalmaijer, Edwin<br />

S (2014–18) DPhil<br />

Experimental Psychology,<br />

‘The role of attention in<br />

working memory’<br />

Diffey, Charlotte<br />

J (2014–19) DPhil<br />

Archaeology, ‘Feeding the<br />

City: a comparative study<br />

of agricultural production<br />

in Bronze Age urban<br />

systems of Western Asia’<br />

Ding, Siming (2016–18)<br />

MPhil Development<br />

Studies<br />

Dixon, Sasha D T (2017–<br />

18) PGDip Diplomatic<br />

Studies<br />

Dmitriev, Phillip<br />

O (2017–18) MSc<br />

Pharmacology<br />

Domeisen, Natascha A<br />

(2017–18) MSt Medieval<br />

Studies<br />

Douah, Nesrine C<br />

(2017–18) MSc Modern<br />

South Asian Studies<br />

Draghici, Bogdan-<br />

Gabriel (2017–18) MSt<br />

Syriac Studies<br />

Duca, Valentina (2013–<br />

19) DPhil Oriental Studies,<br />

‘Exploring Finitude:<br />

Weakness and Integrity in<br />

Isaac of Nineveh’<br />

Enock, Florence<br />

E (2014–18) DPhil<br />

Experimental Psychology,<br />

‘Cognitive and Neural<br />

Foundations of Perceptual<br />

Biases for the Self and<br />

Social Groups’<br />

Foster, Brennan R F<br />

(2017–18) MSc Social<br />

Anthropology<br />

Francis, Elise A (2017–<br />

18) MSt Study of Religions<br />

Gaebler, Johann D<br />

(2017–18) MSc History<br />

of Science, Medicine and<br />

Technology<br />

Gallego Larrarte,<br />

Barbara (2014–19)<br />

DPhil English, ‘Reverse<br />

Intergenerational Influence<br />

between the World Wars:<br />

E.M. Forster, T.S. Eliot,<br />

Virginia Woolf and their<br />

Networks’<br />

Gao, Lin (2017–18) MSc<br />

Education (Research<br />

Design and Methodology)<br />

Garratt, Luke D (2014–<br />

18) DPhil Computer<br />

Science, ‘Realistic,<br />

Strong and Provable Key<br />

Exchange Security’<br />

Gazak, James J (2017–<br />

18) MSc Archaeological<br />

Science<br />

Geddes, Georgina<br />

P T (2014–19) DPhil<br />

Psychiatry, ‘Predictors<br />

of individual psychotic<br />

experiences after trauma:<br />

a series of longitudinal<br />

studies’<br />

Goddard-Rebstein,<br />

Hannah (2017–18) MSc<br />

Comparative Social Policy<br />

Graham, Jack L<br />

(2017–18) MSt Study of<br />

Religions<br />

84<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Gray, Madeleine J B<br />

(2017–18) MSt English<br />

(1900–present)<br />

Grohn, Jan (2017–18)<br />

MSc Neuroscience<br />

Gurau, Corina (2013–18)<br />

DPhil Engineering Science,<br />

‘Predicting and Improving<br />

Perception Performance<br />

for Robotics Applications’<br />

Han, Mengyun (2017–18)<br />

MFA<br />

Hansrani, Sahil (2017–<br />

18) MSc Water Science,<br />

Policy and Management<br />

Heath-Whyte, George<br />

R (2017–18) MSt Oriental<br />

Studies<br />

Hernando, Ana M L<br />

(2017–18) MSt Diplomatic<br />

Studies<br />

Herskowitz, Daniel M<br />

(2014–18) DPhil Theology,<br />

‘Which God Will Save<br />

Us? Jewish Receptions<br />

of Martin Heidegger’s<br />

Philosophy’<br />

Heywood, Elizabeth<br />

J (2017–18) MSc<br />

Comparative Social Policy<br />

Holt-Martyn, James<br />

(2013–18) DPhil<br />

Cardiovascular Medicinal<br />

Chemistry, ‘Novel and<br />

Selective Small Molecule<br />

Inhibitors and Activators<br />

For The Prolyl Hydroxylase<br />

Domain Enzymes’<br />

Hopkins, Rachel J<br />

A (2014–19) DPhil<br />

Archaeological Science, ‘A<br />

Matter of Time – Towards<br />

an Absolute Chronology<br />

for the Middle-Upper<br />

Palaeolithic Biocultural<br />

Shift along the Danube<br />

Fluvial Corridor’<br />

Huang, Wenlei (2017–18)<br />

MSc Social Anthropology<br />

Iris (2016–18) MSc(Res)<br />

Oncology, ‘Effect of<br />

adenovirus infection on<br />

the Hypoxia-inducible<br />

factor 1 pathway’<br />

Jackson, Logan C<br />

(2017–18) Master of<br />

Public Policy<br />

Jarerattanachat,<br />

Viwan (2014–19)<br />

DPhil Condensed<br />

Matter Physics, ‘The<br />

Biophysical and Structural<br />

Mechanisms Underlying<br />

Mechanosensitivity of<br />

the TREK-2 Potassium<br />

Channel’<br />

Jenkins, Lyndsey V<br />

(2014–18) DPhil History,<br />

‘Sisters and Sisterhood:<br />

The Kenney Sisters,<br />

Suffrage and Social<br />

Reform, c. 1890 – 1970’<br />

Jiang, Mengyin<br />

(2013–19) DPhil<br />

Experimental Psychology,<br />

‘An investigation of the<br />

modulation and underlying<br />

mechanisms of the Self<br />

Bias Effect’<br />

Kao, Amy (2015–19)<br />

DPhil Psychiatry,<br />

‘Investigating the<br />

Molecular, Metabolic, and<br />

Cognitive Effects of a<br />

Prebiotic in Psychosis’<br />

Kappelmann, Kevin<br />

(2017–18) MSc<br />

Mathematics and<br />

Foundations of Computer<br />

Science<br />

Khan, Nameerah (2017–<br />

18) MSc Water Science,<br />

Policy and Management<br />

Khedun-Burgoine,<br />

Brittany (2017–18) MSt<br />

Korean Studies<br />

Khushi, Asmi (2017–18)<br />

MSc Economics for<br />

Development<br />

Kielbassa, Laura<br />

(2017–18) MSc<br />

Education (Learning and<br />

Technology)<br />

Kilcoyne, Sarah<br />

C (2015–18) MSt<br />

Legal Research,<br />

‘Restorative Justice<br />

and the Challenges for<br />

Young Offenders with<br />

Developmental Language<br />

Disorder’<br />

Kim, Hayeon (2017–18)<br />

MSc Migration Studies<br />

Kira, Beatriz (2017–18)<br />

MSc Social Science of<br />

the Internet<br />

Klein, Nina H (2013–19)<br />

DPhil Materials, ‘Vacuum<br />

Deposited Organic and<br />

Composite Charge<br />

Transport Layers for<br />

Photovoltaic Devices’<br />

Kroeger, Kyle J (2017–<br />

18) MSc Social Science<br />

of the Internet<br />

Kumar, Deepak (2017–<br />

18) MSc Modern South<br />

Asian Studies<br />

Lee, Thomas J (2017–<br />

18) MSc Modern South<br />

Asian Studies<br />

Li, Danyang (2017–18)<br />

MBA<br />

Li, Sha (2015–19)<br />

DPhil Materials,<br />

‘Nanostructured<br />

Molybdenum Disulfide<br />

Thin Film Based<br />

Electrocatalysts for<br />

Hydrogen Evolution<br />

Reaction’<br />





86<br />

Liu, Xuan (2015–18)<br />

DPhil Mathematics, ‘Some<br />

Contribution to Analysis<br />

and Stochastic Analysis’<br />

Loharchalwala, Alifya M<br />

(2017–18) MSt Women’s<br />

Studies<br />

Lopez Martinez,<br />

David (2014–19)<br />

DPhil Biochemistry,<br />

‘Characterisation of novel<br />

phosphorylation sites on<br />

FANCD2 and their role<br />

in the Fanconi anaemia<br />

pathway’<br />

Low, Wee Suan<br />

(2014–19) DPhil Medical<br />

Sciences, ‘The effect of<br />

composition of dietary<br />

sugars on hepatic fatty<br />

acid synthesis and<br />

partitioning and insulin<br />

secretion and sensitivity’<br />

Luik, Elo (2014–18) DPhil<br />

Anthropology, ‘No strings<br />

attached: the expanding<br />

frontiers of low-cost<br />

transnational surrogacy’<br />

Lyons, Serina A (2017–18)<br />

BCL<br />

Machin, Kathryn<br />

E (2017–18) MSc<br />

Biodiversity, Conservation<br />

and Management<br />

Mao, Siyao (2016–18)<br />

MPhil Development<br />

Studies<br />

McIntosh, Emma<br />

J (2014–19) DPhil<br />

Geography and the<br />

Environment, ‘An<br />

evidence-based evaluation<br />

of systematic conservation<br />

planning’<br />

Mestel, David (2015–18)<br />

DPhil Computer Science,<br />

‘Quantifying information<br />

flow’<br />

Meyer, Sophie E<br />

(2017–18) MSc Education<br />

(Comparative and<br />

International Education)<br />

Michelarakis, Nicholas<br />

(2014–19) DPhil<br />

Biochemistry, ‘Towards<br />

dynamic pharmacophore<br />

models through the use of<br />

coarse grained molecular<br />

dynamic simulations’<br />

Miller-Friedmann,<br />

Jaimie L (2013–19) DPhil<br />

Education, ‘Repositioning<br />

the Gender Gap in UK<br />

Biology and Physics:<br />

Behind the Numbers’<br />

Milner, Kevin A<br />

(2013–18) Cyber Security<br />

(EPSRC CDT), ‘Detecting<br />

the Misuse of Secrets:<br />

Foundations, Protocols<br />

and Verification’<br />

Mohammad Mujahid<br />

(2014–19) DPhil Organic<br />

Chemistry, ‘Total synthesis<br />

of rubriflordilactone B and<br />

pseudo-rubriflordilactone<br />

B’<br />

Mohd Sadali, Najiah<br />

(2014–18) DPhil Plant<br />

Sciences, ‘Analysis of the<br />

roles of the plastidic E3<br />

ligases SP1 and SPL2 in<br />

tomato and wheat’<br />

Moise, Ionut (2012–18)<br />

DPhil Theology, ‘The<br />

Nature and Function of<br />

Vaiśeṣika Soteriology with<br />

particular reference to<br />

Candrānanda’s Vṛtti’<br />

Movsisyan, Ani<br />

(2014–18) DPhil Social<br />

Intervention, ‘Applying<br />

GRADE in Systematic<br />

Reviews of Complex<br />

Interventions: Challenges<br />

and Considerations for a<br />

New Guidance’<br />

Mustain, Paige P (2014–<br />

18) DPhil Information,<br />

Communication and<br />

the Social Sciences,<br />

‘The P-TECH Model: an<br />

Embedded Case Study<br />

of Digital Inequalities and<br />

Private Sector Involvement<br />

in U.S. Public Education’<br />

Myttaraki, Evangelia<br />

(2017–18) MSc Clinical<br />

Embryology<br />

Nainani, Nitin R (2017–<br />

18) MSc Modern South<br />

Asian Studies<br />

Ng, Lydia (2016–18)<br />

MPhil Tibetan and<br />

Himalayan Studies<br />

Nguyen, Anysia (2017–<br />

18) MSc Evidence-Based<br />

Social Intervention and<br />

Policy Evaluation<br />

O’Gorman, Thomas<br />

J J (2013–18) DPhil<br />

Materials, ‘Architectures<br />

for Fault-Tolerant Quantum<br />

Computation’<br />

Ong, Hwei Ru (2016–18)<br />

MPhil Buddhist Studies<br />

Orlando, Cristiana (2017–<br />

18) MSc Comparative<br />

Social Policy<br />

Osei-antwi, Vonique A<br />

S (2017–18) MSc African<br />

Studies<br />

Palmius, Niclas T<br />

(2012–18) Healthcare<br />

Innovation (RCUK CDT),<br />

‘Personalised Modelling of<br />

Geographic Movements in<br />

Depression’<br />

Pandey, Ankita (2014–<br />

19) DPhil International<br />

Development, ‘Movement<br />

Allies: The Politics of Civil<br />

COLLEGE RECORD <strong>2019</strong>

Rights Activism in India<br />

(1960s–1980s)’<br />

Park, Inhye (2015–19)<br />

DPhil Molecular and<br />

Cellular Medicine,<br />

‘Functional Diversity of<br />

Vascular Macrophages in<br />

Atherosclerosis’<br />

Park, Young Sun (2017–<br />

18) MSt World Literatures<br />

in English<br />

Pasquali, Giovanni<br />

P (2014–18) DPhil<br />

International Development,<br />

‘When Value Chains Go<br />

South: Governance and<br />

Upgrading of the Kenyan<br />

Leather Sector’<br />

Patel, Shyam N (2016–<br />

18) MPhil Modern South<br />

Asian Studies<br />

Patel, Sunit K (2013–18)<br />

DPhil Theology, ‘Politics<br />

and Religion in Eighteenth-<br />

Century North India: The<br />

Rise of Public Theology in<br />

Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism’<br />

Perombelon, Brice<br />

D J (2013–18) DPhil<br />

Geography and<br />

the Environment,<br />

‘Prioritising Indigenous<br />

representations of<br />

geopower: the case<br />

of Tulita, Northwest<br />

Territories, Canada’<br />

Petralia, Lorenzo<br />

S (2014–19) DPhil<br />

Physical and Theoretical<br />

Chemistry, ‘Cold Reactive<br />

Collisions between Neutral<br />

Molecules and Trapped<br />

Ions’<br />

Piggott, Christopher H<br />

(2017–18) MSt Historical<br />

Studies<br />


Pokharel, Sunil (2017–18)<br />

MSc International Health<br />

and Tropical Medicine<br />

Pomeroy, M Trevor<br />

(2014–18) DPhil Theology,<br />

‘Joshua and Judges:<br />

A Sociological Analysis<br />

of Hebrew Biblical War<br />

Narrative in its Ancient Near<br />

Eastern Context’<br />

Prew, George A<br />

(2016–18) MPhil Classical<br />

Archaeology<br />

Proos, Benjamin<br />

D (2017–18) MSc<br />

Mathematical and<br />

Computational Finance<br />

Purkiss, Melissa<br />

(2015–19) DPhil Medieval<br />

and Modern Languages,<br />

‘Intertextuality in exile:<br />

the fusion of French and<br />

Russian language and<br />

literature in the works of<br />

Gaito Gazdanov’<br />

Raghavan, Charumati<br />

(2013–18) DPhil<br />

Experimental Psychology,<br />

‘Hemispatial Neglect:<br />

An evaluation of novel<br />

assessment methods and<br />

rehabilitation’<br />

Rahardjo, Jessica A A B<br />

(2016–18) MPhil Islamic Art<br />

and Archaeology<br />

Raheel, Sheza (2017–18)<br />

MSc Modern South Asian<br />

Studies<br />

Reza, Alexandra<br />

(2015–18) DPhil Medieval<br />

and Modern Languages,<br />

‘African Literary Journals<br />

in French and Portuguese,<br />

1947–1968: politics, culture<br />

and form’<br />

Ribeiro Goncalves<br />

Antonino, Pedro<br />

(2014–18) DPhil Computer<br />

Science, ‘Verifying<br />

concurrent systems by<br />

approximation’<br />

Rojas Corral, Hugo A<br />

(2011–18) DPhil Sociology,<br />

‘Indifference to Past<br />

Human Rights Violations<br />

in Chile: The Impact<br />

on Transitional Justice<br />

Success, 1990–2017’<br />

Salisbury, Jane E<br />

(2017–18) MSt English<br />

(1900–present)<br />

Sarazin, Marc (2013–<br />

18) DPhil Education,<br />

‘Schooling for social<br />

transformation? A mixed<br />

methods social network<br />

case study of a school<br />

and its collective music<br />

education programme’<br />

Schmitt, Philipp M<br />

(2017–18) MJur<br />

Scriven, Kim A (2017–<br />

18) MBA<br />

Shaharom, Mus Ab<br />

Bin (2013–19) DPhil<br />

Engineering Science,<br />

‘Integrating Logarithmic<br />

Wide Dynamic Range<br />

CMOS Image Sensors’<br />

Shalev, Nir (2014–18)<br />

DPhil Experimental<br />

Psychology,<br />

‘Methodological<br />

Considerations and<br />

Cognitive Factors<br />

Underlying Sustained<br />

Attention’<br />

Slota, Michael C<br />

(2015–19) DPhil Materials,<br />

‘Manipulating the Coupling<br />

between Electronic and<br />

Spin Degrees of Freedom<br />

in Molecules’<br />




Smallwood, Poppy<br />

(2017–18) MSt Slavonic<br />

Studies<br />

Smith, Chase C<br />

(2017–18) MSt Global and<br />

Imperial History<br />

So, Karwei (2013–18)<br />

DPhil Materials, ‘Making<br />

and Manipulating<br />

Nanowires Inside Carbon<br />

Nanotubes’<br />

Stubbs, Joshua E<br />

(2017–18) MSc Education<br />

(Research Design and<br />

Methodology)<br />

Sulzer, Sabin (2015–<br />

19) DPhil Materials,<br />

‘Accelerated Design and<br />

Testing of New Nickel-<br />

Based Superalloys’<br />

Tarar, Humayun B<br />

(2017–18) Master of<br />

Public Policy<br />

Tereshchenko,<br />

Vasilii (2016–18) MSc<br />

Pharmacology<br />

Tishenina, Mariia<br />

(2016–18) MSc Education<br />

(Comparative and<br />

International Education)<br />

Turner, Isaac H C<br />

(2009–19) Life Sciences<br />

Interface (EPSRC CDT),<br />

‘Discovering Genetic<br />

Variation in Populations<br />

using Next Generation<br />

Sequencing and De Novo<br />

Assembly’<br />

Usher, Natalie D (2013–18)<br />

DPhil Education, ‘Learning<br />

about academic writing<br />

through holistic peer<br />

assessment’<br />

Varenyiova, Zofia<br />

(2016–18) MSc Integrated<br />

Immunology<br />

Vedovato, Vincent<br />

(2014–19) DPhil Organic<br />

Chemistry, ‘Use and<br />

Applications of Sulfur<br />

Dioxide Surrogates in<br />

the Synthesis of Sulfonyl<br />

Derivatives’<br />

Wang, Yuxin (2014–19)<br />

DPhil Organic Chemistry,<br />

‘Studies of novel<br />

antibacterial agents and<br />

antibiotic resistance<br />

breakers towards<br />

combating multidrug<br />

resistant bacteria’<br />

Wason, Carolyn C<br />

(2017–18) MSc Social<br />

Anthropology<br />

Whelan, Emily R (2017–<br />

18) MSc Psychological<br />

Research<br />

Whipham, James W<br />

(2017–18) MSc Theoretical<br />

and Comp Chemistry<br />

(EPSRC CDT)<br />

Woodbury, Beau<br />

(2014–19) DPhil History,<br />

‘Progressive Ideals and<br />

the Promotion of ‘High’<br />

Culture: Classical Music<br />

in British Adult Education,<br />

c.1945–1965’<br />

Xu, Xiaoyun (2017–18)<br />

MSc Water Science,<br />

Policy and Management<br />

Zhu, Linqing (2017–18)<br />

MSt Oriental Studies<br />

Zucca, Mattia (2014–19)<br />

DPhil Clinical Medicine,<br />

‘The role of CYLD in<br />

macrophages’<br />

Zulueta Bravo, Patricia<br />

(2017–18) MSc Applied<br />

Linguistics and Second<br />

Language Acquisition<br />

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students who graduated in<br />

2018/19. Your journey starts<br />

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Books Published<br />

by Wolfsonians<br />

90<br />

Latin Grammarians on<br />

the Latin Accent<br />

Philomen Probert (GBF)<br />

Latin Grammarians on the Latin<br />

Accent offers a fresh perspective<br />

on a long-standing debate about<br />

the value of Latin grammarians writing about<br />

the Latin accent: should the information they<br />

give us be taken seriously, or should much of it<br />

be dismissed as copied mindlessly from Greek<br />

sources? This book focusses on understanding<br />

the Latin grammarians on their own terms:<br />

what they actually say about accents, and<br />

what they mean by it. Careful examination<br />

of Greek and Latin grammatical texts leads<br />

to a better understanding of the workings of<br />

Greek grammatical theory on prosody, and<br />

of its interpretation in the Latin grammatical<br />

tradition. It emerges that Latin grammarians<br />

took over from Greek grammarians a system<br />

of grammatical description that operated on<br />

two levels: an abstract level that we are not<br />

supposed to be able to hear, and the concrete<br />

level of audible speech. The two levels are<br />

linked by a system of rules. Some points of<br />

Greek thought on prosody were taken over<br />

onto the abstract level and not intended as<br />

statements about the actual sound of Latin,<br />

while other points were so intended. While<br />

this book largely sets aside the question<br />

whether the Latin grammarians tell us the<br />

truth about the Latin accent, focussing instead<br />

on understanding what they actually say, it<br />

begins to offer answers for those wishing to<br />

know when to ‘believe’ Latin grammarians in<br />

the traditional sense: the book shows which<br />

of their statements are intended – and which<br />

are not intended – as statements about the<br />

actual sound of Latin.<br />

Varro: De lingua Latina<br />

Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo<br />

(GBF)<br />

Marcus Terentius Varro (116-27<br />

BC) was the greatest polymath<br />

of the Roman Republic. During<br />

his lifetime he authored several<br />

hundred books, and though many of them<br />

dealt with linguistic topics, De lingua Latina<br />

(‘On the Latin language’), the first large-scale<br />

linguistic treatment of Latin, was by far his<br />

most significant work. Originally consisting of<br />

twenty-five volumes one introductory, followed<br />

by six on etymology, six on morphology, and<br />

twelve on syntax – only Books 5–10, treating<br />

etymology and morphology, have come down<br />

to us in a more or less complete form, though<br />

a fair number of fragments of other volumes<br />

have been transmitted in other authors.<br />

These two volumes aim to provide a<br />

comprehensive treatment of this highly<br />

technical text in a new critical edition<br />

accompanied by a clear, accurate translation<br />

and full commentary. In Volume I, an<br />

introductory study outlines Varro’s life and<br />

works, analysing his own linguistic usage<br />

and setting his insights about language in<br />

their historical and intellectual context. His<br />

etymology and morphology are contrasted<br />

with our own modern methods, yielding<br />

important and sometimes surprising insights<br />

into how an educated Roman looked at the<br />

history of his own language: although his<br />

etymology is, by current standards, prescientific,<br />

it is actually quite often in agreement<br />

with modern etymology, while his morphology<br />

also has much in common with a modern<br />

approach, focusing on the question of how<br />

regular language is and providing arguments<br />

against and in favour of regularity. Detailed<br />

discussions of these and other of Varro’s<br />

linguistic ideas are brought to the fore in the<br />

exhaustive commentary in Volume II, which also<br />

sheds much-needed light on the work’s textual<br />

problems, cultural background, and distinctive<br />

Varronian style.<br />

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Trade, Politics, and<br />

Revolution: South<br />

Carolina and Britain’s<br />

Atlantic Commerce,<br />

1730–1790<br />

Huw David (GBF)<br />

London’s ‘Carolina traders’, a little-known<br />

group of transatlantic merchants, played<br />

a pivotal but historically neglected role in<br />

the rise of tensions in the South Carolina<br />

lowcountry. Huw David delves into the<br />

lives of these men and explores their<br />

influence on commerce and politics in<br />

the years before and after the American<br />

Revolution. Beginning in the 1730s, a few<br />

select merchants in Charleston fuelled<br />

South Carolina’s economic rise, used their<br />

political connections to prosper in British-<br />

Carolinian trade, and then relocated to<br />

London, becoming absentee owners of<br />

property, plantations, and slaves. Using<br />

correspondence, business and slave trade<br />

records, newspapers and a wealth of other<br />

sources, David reconstructs the lives of<br />

these Carolina traders and demonstrates<br />

their shifting but instrumental influence<br />

over the course of the eighteenth century.<br />

Until the 1760s these transatlantic traders<br />

served as a stabilizing force, using their<br />

wealth and political connections to lobby<br />

for colonial interests. As the British Empire<br />

flexed its power and incited rebellion with<br />

laws such as the so-called Intolerable Acts,<br />

South Carolinians became suspicious of the<br />

traders, believing them to be instruments<br />

of imperial oppression. Trade, Politics, and<br />

Revolution offers a fresh understanding of<br />

trade in South Carolina’s early history and<br />

the shifting climate that led to the American<br />

Revolution, as well as reaching beyond the<br />

war to explore the reconstruction of trade<br />

routes between the newly founded United<br />

States and Great Britain.<br />

By focusing on one segment of transatlantic<br />

trade, David provides a new interpretative<br />

approach to imperialism and exposes the<br />

complex, deeply personal rift that divided<br />

the Carolina traders from their homeland<br />

and broke the colonies from the mother<br />

country.<br />

To the Volcano, and<br />

other stories<br />

Elleke Boehmer (GBF)<br />

This new collection of short<br />

stories by Elleke Boehmer<br />

tracks lives across continents<br />

from the perspective of<br />

the southern hemisphere – its light, its seas,<br />

its sensibilities. They are stories of people<br />

caught up in a world that tilts seductively,<br />

sometimes dangerously, between south<br />

and north, between ambition and tradition,<br />

between light and dark. Her characters are<br />

poised to leave or on the point of return;<br />

often caught in limbo, haunted by their<br />

histories and veering between possibilities.<br />

An African student in England longs for her<br />

desert home; a shy Argentinian travel agent<br />

agonises about joining her boyfriend in<br />

New York; a soldier is pursued by his past; a<br />

writer’s widow fends off the attentions of his<br />

predatory biographer.<br />

From story to story we walk through<br />

radically different worlds and journeys<br />

packed with hopes and ideals. Sharp, tender,<br />

and always arresting, these exquisitely<br />

written pieces crackle with luminous insights<br />

as characters struggle to come to terms –<br />

with their past, with one another, and with<br />

themselves.<br />





In Search of Isaiah<br />

Berlin: A Literary<br />

Adventure<br />

Henry Hardy (HF)<br />

Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers<br />

of the twentieth century – a man who set<br />

ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and<br />

plurality was passionate and persuasive and<br />

inspired a generation. His ideas – especially<br />

his reasoned rejection of excessive certainty<br />

and political despotism – have become even<br />

more prescient and vital today. But who<br />

was the man behind such influential views?<br />

In Search of Isaiah Berlin tells the compelling<br />

story of a decades-long collaboration<br />

between Berlin and his editor, Henry<br />

Hardy, who made it his vocation to bring<br />

Berlin’s huge body of work into print. Hardy<br />

discovered that Berlin had written far more<br />

than people thought, much of it unpublished.<br />

As he describes his struggles with Berlin,<br />

who was almost on principle unwilling to<br />

have his work published, an intimate and<br />

revealing picture of the self-deprecating<br />

philosopher emerges. This is a unique<br />

portrait of a man who gave us a new way<br />

of thinking about the human predicament,<br />

and whose work had for most of his life<br />

remained largely out of view.<br />

A fuller appreciation of this book follows,<br />

for which we thank Christopher Schenk (GS<br />

1972–75)<br />

This delightful book contains intriguing<br />

insights into the character and personality<br />

not only of Isaiah Berlin but also of its author,<br />

Henry Hardy. Hardy begins by positing<br />

himself and Berlin as polar opposites: the<br />

genius, adept at delineating the bigger<br />

picture but careless with details, and the<br />

pedant, meticulous and punctilious about<br />

accuracy, to the point of obsession.<br />

As the story progresses, it becomes obvious<br />

that they have quite a lot in common. For a<br />

start, they are both good writers, masters of<br />

that dying literary art form, the long letter.<br />

More importantly, they are both remarkably<br />

candid about their thoughts and feelings. They<br />

do not dissemble: there is no guile in them.<br />

Nevertheless, their honesty is by no means a<br />

guarantee that their accounts of themselves are<br />

accurate.<br />

Hardy writes to Berlin in 1976, ‘You have a<br />

refreshing candidness and directness about<br />

dissenting from received opinion’. Hardy’s own<br />

honesty is described as ‘directness’, though ‘to<br />

be direct’ in this sense seems to be one of those<br />

irregular verbs: I am direct, you are tactless, he is<br />

rude.<br />

As a graduate student in the early days of<br />

Wolfson, Hardy was remarkably busy and<br />

productive. As well as completing two degrees,<br />

he founded and edited Lycidas, Wolfson’s first<br />

magazine; he set up his own publishing imprint<br />

using his middle names of Robert Dugdale; he<br />

played the organ at St Frideswide’s, directed<br />

a choir, ran the <strong>College</strong> music society, and<br />

composed a number of short pieces; he even<br />

found time to teach Ancient Greek to Cecilia<br />

Dick’s younger daughter, Cressida, who is now<br />

the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. It<br />

was at this time that, with the encouragement<br />

of Sam Guttenplan, he embarked on what was<br />

to become forty years of work, to give the lie to<br />

Maurice Bowra’s famous quip that ‘like Our Lord<br />

and Socrates, Isaiah does not publish much.’<br />

In those heady days before the <strong>College</strong> moved<br />

to Linton Road, Wolfson was a remarkably<br />

egalitarian institution. Stephen Grounds tells the<br />

story of how he introduced himself to the older<br />

man standing next to him in the queue for lunch<br />

at 60 Banbury Road, with the words ‘I’m Stephen<br />

Grounds and I come from Birmingham’, to be<br />

greeted with the rejoinder ‘I’m Isaiah Berlin and<br />

I come from Riga.’ Berlin involved himself with<br />

the graduate students in a number of ways, for<br />

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example, by organising, with Jerome Bruner,<br />

a seminar that brought together graduate<br />

students in philosophy, like Hardy and myself,<br />

with graduate students in psychology like<br />

Andrew Meltzoff. Berlin also began friendships<br />

with other graduate students who played<br />

important parts in Hardy’s endeavours, notably<br />

Roger Hausheer and Aileen Kelly. Hardy sums<br />

up Berlin’s egalitarianism when he comments<br />

that ‘despite the large differences in age and<br />

status between us, he never pulled rank, and<br />

mostly treated my enquiries and suggestions<br />

and disagreements as if they were those of an<br />

intellectual equal.’<br />

The first part of the book, chapters 2 to 8, tells<br />

the story of how Hardy coaxed Berlin to agree<br />

to the republication of large numbers of his<br />

essays and lectures, at first into four volumes<br />

of his Selected Writings, and later into several<br />

more. This was no easy task, working against<br />

Berlin’s almost pathological self-depreciation<br />

and fear of adverse criticism, as well as his<br />

alarming tendency to change his mind and<br />

go back on previous agreements. The most<br />

outrageous example of this was in 1976 when<br />

he suddenly withdrew his approval of the<br />

volume containing his philosophical essays.<br />

Hardy eventually managed to persuade him to<br />

rescind his veto, so that most, but not all, of the<br />

essays were republished.<br />

After a rebuff like this, it is not surprising that<br />

Hardy did his best to avoid a recurrence.<br />

Even so, Hardy’s chutzpah on occasions<br />

is breathtaking, for example when he<br />

commissioned Noel Annan to write an<br />

introduction to the volume of Personal<br />

Impressions, without telling Berlin, still less<br />

asking permission from him.<br />

The second half of the book, chapters 9 to<br />

11, is about that aspect of the voluminous<br />

correspondence between Hardy and Berlin<br />

in which Hardy probed Berlin’s ideas and<br />

sought, not always successfully, to give them<br />

greater clarity. I am particularly interested<br />

in the chapter on Pluralism and Religion,<br />

having spent a good deal of my working life<br />

inspecting independent religious schools for<br />

the Department of Education (and Science)<br />

as a representative of an ostensibly pluralist<br />

state, seeking to persuade Jewish, Muslim<br />

and Evangelical Christian proprietors to<br />

espouse a more liberal approach without<br />

abandoning their deeply-held beliefs. As<br />

the laws governing independent schools<br />

tightened up, it was no longer just a matter<br />

of persuasion: schools, rather paradoxically,<br />

can now be compelled to be liberal. A<br />

definition of ‘Fundamental British Values’ first<br />

surfaced in the Prevent strategy and was<br />

then incorporated into secondary legislation<br />

in the Independent School Regulations<br />

which specify that proprietors must actively<br />

promote ‘the fundamental British values of<br />

democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty,<br />

and mutual respect and tolerance of those<br />

with different faiths and beliefs.’ While there<br />

is nothing exclusively British about these<br />

values, they are undoubtedly liberal.<br />

For understandable biographical reasons,<br />

Hardy’s view of religious adherence is rather<br />

narrow. He writes as if people join a religion<br />

by giving intellectual assent to a series of<br />

theological propositions, and are then bound<br />

to accept all the logical consequences of<br />

these propositions. While Berlin avows that<br />

he is tone-deaf to religious sentiment, his<br />

understanding of religion is much broader:<br />

even if religion may be theologically empty, it<br />

is anthropologically of great significance.<br />

In a book peppered with accounts of<br />

Berlin forgetting events and conversations<br />

completely, and even denying that he<br />

had ever written essays and lectures that<br />

Hardy brought to light, I feel myself in<br />

good company when I say that I have no<br />

recollection whatsoever of the conversation<br />

with me that Hardy reports (pp. 48 and 49),<br />

though I remain flattered that he thought<br />

my opinion might cut some ice with Berlin.<br />






However, I do remember some things from<br />

that time. Hardy’s reputation for meticulous<br />

accuracy is well deserved, so it is with<br />

some satisfaction that I avail myself of the<br />

unusual opportunity to correct one of his<br />

end-notes. He writes (p. 270) that ‘Schenk<br />

(a Roman Catholic) and I (a non-believer)<br />

became churchwardens of St Frideswide’s.<br />

When the Archdeacon of Oxford … heard<br />

of this, he had us removed.’ Although I was<br />

brought up as a Roman Catholic, I had<br />

become an Anglican by the time I was a<br />

churchwarden. I also doubt whether, in the<br />

checks and balances of the pluralist Church<br />

of England, an archdeacon has the power<br />

to have churchwardens removed. In any<br />

event, the truth is more prosaic. We both<br />

resigned after Arnold Mallinson had left the<br />

parish, with the agreement of the retired<br />

priest who took temporary charge of St<br />

Frideswide.<br />

Gifts to the Library<br />

The Library welcomes gifts of books<br />

from all its members, past and<br />

present, which enhance its academic<br />

collections and add to the pleasure of<br />

its readers. This year the Library has<br />

received two separate collections in<br />

Ancient History from Professor Donna<br />

Kurtz and Professor Janet Delaine. Dr<br />

Stephanie Dalley notably donated an<br />

eighteenth-century edition of Josephus<br />

as well as other books. Books have<br />

also been generously donated by those<br />

whose names appear above, authors<br />

or contributors being identified by an<br />

asterisk.Thank you all.<br />


Professor Ruben Andersson*<br />

Professor Marcus Banks*<br />

Professor Pamela Clemit*<br />

Dr Geoff Cottrell*<br />

Dr David Cranston*<br />

Dr Stephanie Dalley*<br />

Dr Huw David*<br />

Professor Anne Deighton*<br />

Downing <strong>College</strong>, Cambridge*<br />

Dr Elena Draghici-Vasilescu*<br />

Jacob G. Ghazarian*<br />

Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz*<br />

Dr Tony Grey*<br />

Rev Dr Martin Henig*<br />

Sir Tim Hitchens*<br />

Sally Horovitz<br />

John R. Kirby*<br />

Matthew Landrus*<br />

Dr James Bryant Lewis*<br />

Professor Rosalind Marsh*<br />

Dr Dario Nappo*<br />

Young Sun Park<br />

George Pattison<br />

Dr John Penney<br />

Dr Olivera Petrovich*<br />

Professor Tariq Rahman*<br />

Dr Alan J. Ross*<br />

Priscilla Moir Sharp*<br />

Dr Clive Sherlock<br />

Michael Strugale*<br />

Professor Bryan Sykes*<br />

Professor John Sutton*<br />

Dr Rachel K.L. Wood*<br />

Fiona Wilkes, Librarian.<br />

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Obituaries<br />

Bryan Magee<br />

(1930-<strong>2019</strong>)<br />

(VS 1991–3, VF 1993–4, MCR 1994–2018)<br />

philosopher, writer, broadcaster, politician,<br />

died at St Luke’s Hospital, Headington, on<br />

26 July <strong>2019</strong> aged eighty-nine.<br />

Bryan was born a Cockney in 1930 in<br />

Hoxton, the son of a gentleman’s outfitter<br />

who instilled in him a love of music and<br />

theatre that came to be dominant passions.<br />

He was educated at Christ’s Hospital and<br />

at Keble <strong>College</strong>, Oxford, where he took<br />

degrees in History (1952) and PPE (1953),<br />

and was President of the Oxford Union<br />

(1953). After a few years in temporary<br />

academic posts and a spell working for<br />

Guinness, he became an author and<br />

television presenter, fronting the ITV current<br />

affairs programme This Week, making<br />

documentaries about social issues, and<br />

writing books, notably the hugely successful<br />

Popper (1973) for Fontana Modern Masters.<br />

In 1974 he was elected as Labour MP for<br />

Leyton, but in 1982 defected to the SDP,<br />

losing his seat in 1983. He then returned to<br />

full-time writing and broadcasting, notably<br />

interviewing philosophers with marked<br />

success in the radio series Modern British<br />

Philosophy and in the TV series Men of<br />

Ideas (1978) and The Great Philosophers<br />

(1987). Books on Wagner and Schopenhauer<br />

followed (he regarded the latter as his<br />

principal contribution to philosophy).<br />


Bryan had links to a number of Oxford<br />

colleges through his life, but it was Wolfson<br />

that provided him with his main base for<br />

his last three decades. He first came to the<br />

<strong>College</strong> for two years in 1991 as a Visiting<br />

Scholar at the suggestion of its founding<br />

President, Isaiah Berlin, whom he had<br />

befriended in 1972, when he conducted a<br />

discussion with him and Stuart Hampshire<br />

on nationalism for Thames Television. In<br />

1993 he became a Visiting Fellow for a<br />

year, and in 1994 a permanent Member of<br />

Common Room. In these early Wolfson<br />

years he was working on his celebrated<br />

intellectual-autobiography-cum-introductionto-philosophy,<br />

Confessions of a Philosopher,<br />

published in 1997.<br />

In 2000 he left London, where he had lived<br />

until then, buying a flat in Bardwell Road<br />

so as to be close to Wolfson. He became a<br />

familiar figure and almost daily presence in<br />

<strong>College</strong>, walking up for lunch after a morning<br />

of writing, and holding court in the Common<br />

Room over coffee. He was a superb talker,<br />

and his multi-faceted life provided a great<br />

deal of matter for him to talk about. Many<br />

Wolfsonians got to know him well, and he<br />

was a widely valued personal and intellectual<br />

resource in <strong>College</strong>. He continued to have<br />

short-term academic attachments elsewhere<br />

– in Oxford, Cambridge and Otago – but<br />

Wolfson was the home he returned to,<br />

sustaining him as he wrote The Story of<br />

Philosophy, Wagner and Philosophy, Ultimate<br />

Questions, and three volumes of personal<br />

autobiography, Clouds of Glory: a Hoxton<br />

Childhood, Growing Up in a War and finally<br />

Making the Most of It, published last year.<br />

Bryan was a man of many parts who<br />

cannot be summed up by a single label, but<br />

perhaps his most enduring achievement<br />

will turn out to be his brilliant explanation<br />

of philosophy to non-specialists. He made<br />

the subject exciting and accessible without<br />

condescension or dumbing down, and<br />

was surely one of the most articulate and<br />




engaging expositors who ever lived.<br />

He is survived by his Swedish daughter<br />

Gunnela and her children and<br />

grandchildren.<br />

Henry Hardy (HF)<br />

Michael Metcalf<br />

(1933-2018)<br />

David Michael Metcalf, numismatist, born<br />

8 May 1933; died 25 October 2018.<br />

Michael Metcalf, who has died aged 85,<br />

understood the quantitative significance of<br />

medieval coins long before historians or<br />

other numismatists appreciated it.<br />

His detailed study in the 1960s of the<br />

coins of Offa, the eighth-century king<br />

of Mercia, enabled him to assert that<br />

these coins were struck in much greater<br />

numbers than anyone had realised. This<br />

in turn suggested that early Anglo-Saxon<br />

coins were far too numerous to have<br />

been reserved for the use of an elite.<br />

Instead the numbers argued for a much<br />

greater degree of Dark Age monetisation<br />

than previously assumed. Unsurprisingly,<br />

the established orthodoxy took some<br />

time to come to terms with this, and the<br />

ensuing debates ruffled feathers. One<br />

particular exchange in Oxford in 1966<br />

was sufficiently robust to have been<br />

reported in the national press.<br />

With characteristic grit, Michael resisted<br />

the vigorous criticism of the most<br />

influential scholars, until the advent of<br />

the metal detector in the 80s began to<br />

confirm Michael’s arguments through<br />

the discovery of very large numbers of<br />

medieval coins from all over the country.<br />

Metal detecting was itself then shunned<br />

by archaeologists, who, reasonably enough,<br />

feared the destruction of important<br />

sites, but gradually a more positive attitude<br />

to responsible metal detecting developed.<br />

Nowadays the Portable Antiquities Scheme<br />

records thousands of coin finds reported<br />

by detectorists every year, and the degree<br />

of monetisation in medieval England is no<br />

longer doubted.<br />

The evidence of single coin finds was also<br />

used by Michael to map and quantify the<br />

early Anglo-Saxon gold coins (thrymsas) and<br />

silver pennies (sceattas) of the seventh and<br />

eighth centuries, resulting in his three-volume<br />

work Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean<br />

Museum (1993–94). He had energetically<br />

collected the new finds emerging in the 80s<br />

to make the collection of the Ashmolean<br />

Museum in Oxford, where he was Keeper<br />

of the Heberden Coin Room (1982–98), a<br />

leader in this field.<br />

While Michael located the principal areas<br />

in which each type was struck and used, he<br />

also demonstrated that over a quarter of<br />

the English money stock consisted of similar<br />

silver pennies struck in the Low Countries,<br />

testifying to a huge balance of payments<br />

surplus probably attributable to wool exports<br />

as early as the eighth century. Anglo-<br />

Continental trade links were fundamental<br />

to English wealth from at least the eighth<br />

century until our own times.<br />

He also applied his spatial awareness and<br />

statistical skills to the late Anglo-Saxon<br />

coinage from King Edgar’s coinage reform of<br />

973 to the Domesday Book survey of 1086.<br />

This period featured repeated reminting of<br />

the entire national currency, as well as the<br />

export to Scandinavia of huge numbers of<br />

coins as Danegeld. The coin hoards found<br />

above all in Sweden provide numerically<br />

impressive samples, though comparison with<br />

English hoards is essential.<br />

Moreover Michael analysed more than<br />

600 English single finds from this period<br />

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in an attempt to answer a number of key<br />

questions about the nature of the circulation<br />

and the structure and distribution of the<br />

coinage in England.<br />

Nick Mayhew<br />

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excelled academically at Lichfield grammar<br />

school and in 1949, aged 17, he went to<br />

Bristol University to study physics. There<br />

he met a fellow-student, Judith Marshall,<br />

whom he married in 1957. After graduating,<br />

Peter undertook a PhD, supervised by the<br />

Nobel physics laureate Cecil Powell, before<br />

(in 1955) becoming a scientific officer at<br />

Harwell and working his way up within the<br />

organisation.<br />

Peter Iredale<br />

(1930-<strong>2019</strong>)<br />

My father Peter Iredale, who has died aged<br />

87, was the last director of the UK Atomic<br />

Energy Authority’s Harwell laboratory in<br />

Oxfordshire, a pioneering institute that<br />

housed Europe’s first nuclear reactor.<br />

Having joined Harwell in the late 1950s as<br />

a scientific officer, Peter progressed through<br />

various scientific and leadership positions<br />

there, with a focus that eventually expanded<br />

to embrace non-nuclear energy technologies<br />

such as wind and wave power. At one stage<br />

he led the marine and technology support<br />

unit at Harwell, and from 1979 to 1984<br />

he chaired the UK wave energy steering<br />

committee.<br />

He was appointed deputy director at Harwell<br />

in 1986 and then director the following year.<br />

However, in 1990, following a ministerial<br />

decision – the implications of which were<br />

not known at the time of his appointment<br />

– drastic cuts in government funding led<br />

to a radical restructuring. It fell to Peter to<br />

preside over the ending of Harwell’s role<br />

as a homogenous research establishment.<br />

Before stepping down in 1992 he produced<br />

a plan to develop the campus as a centre for<br />

scientific innovation, and this came to fruition<br />

in the form of what is now the Harwell<br />

science and innovation campus.<br />

After leaving Harwell, Peter sought another<br />

strategic role to satiate his intellectual<br />

restlessness, and found fulfilment as chair of<br />

Oxfordshire area health authority, a position<br />

he held from 1992 until 2001. In that role he<br />

managed several large NHS reorganisations,<br />

including the merger of all the main<br />

Oxfordshire hospitals into one trust; a<br />

process fraught with difficulty. Navigating<br />

these complexities while maintaining stability<br />

in the local health system required great<br />

fixity of purpose, clarity of strategic vision<br />

and an outstanding ability to persuade<br />

people to work together.<br />

In parallel, Peter recognised the importance<br />

of building a stronger relationship between<br />

the Oxfordshire health sector and the<br />

University of Oxford, and his work in that<br />

direction led to the creation of several world<br />

class clinical research institutes, including the<br />

Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology<br />

and Metabolism and the Centre of Functional<br />

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain.<br />

In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and<br />

operatic music. He is survived by Judith, their<br />

four children (John, Susan, Helen and Alison),<br />

and 13 grandchildren.<br />

John Iredale<br />

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Born in Brownhills, near Walsall, to Annie<br />

(née Kirby), a maid, and Henry, a grocer, Peter<br />





In memoriam 2018–19<br />

Andreason, Magnus (MCR and<br />

HMCR 1984-<strong>2019</strong>) on 6 June <strong>2019</strong><br />

Asquith, Mark (GS 2005-2010,<br />

MCR 2010-2011) on 6 June <strong>2019</strong><br />

Ikegami, Tadahiro (MCR 1971-<br />

1972, VF 1986, MCR 1988-1990,<br />

VS 1992-1993, MCR 1994-2018)<br />

on 20 November 2018<br />

Iredale, Peter (MCR 1988-1991,<br />

SF 1991-2000, MCR 2000-<strong>2019</strong>)<br />

on 10 July <strong>2019</strong><br />

Krishna, Gopal (VF 1975-1976,<br />

RF 1976-1981, MCR 1981-1999,<br />

GS 1999-2012) on 21 April <strong>2019</strong><br />

Magee, Bryan (VS 1991-1993, VF<br />

1993-1994, MCR 1994-2018) on<br />

26 July <strong>2019</strong><br />

Metcalf, Michael (GBF 1982-<br />

1998, EF 1998-2018) on 25<br />

October 2018<br />


Millar, Fergus (MCR 1977-<strong>2019</strong>)<br />

on 15 July <strong>2019</strong><br />

Mulvey, John (GBF 1965-1984,<br />

SF 1984-1996, EF 1996-2018) on<br />

10 September 2018<br />

Roberts, Anne (HMCR 2010-<br />

<strong>2019</strong>), wife of Julian Roberts (PF,<br />

EF) on 13 January <strong>2019</strong><br />

Robinson, Daniel (MCR 2010-<br />

2018) on 17 September 2018<br />

Ullendorff Dina, wife of Edward<br />

Ullendorff (MCR 1981-2006) on 26<br />

March <strong>2019</strong><br />




Memories<br />

of Wolfson<br />

We celebrate Wolfson’s beautiful setting<br />

and recall three of its founding Fellows,<br />

Hans Schenk (1912–79), Colin Kraay<br />

(1918–82) and Peter Hulin (1923–93).<br />

Photo: Roger Tomlin<br />

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Detail from one of the<br />

Caramanian Plates displayed in<br />

the Colin Kraay Room. For the<br />

full story, see pp. 114–15.<br />




The Glory of<br />

the Garden<br />

by W. M. (Peggy) Morgan<br />

(MCR, Lecturer in the Faculty of<br />

Theology and Religion)<br />

Kipling’s appreciative phrase, if not all the<br />

sentiments in his poem, including his assumption<br />

that the gardeners are all men and boys, is not<br />

inappropriate to Wolfson’s own collection of<br />

gardens. I am a near neighbour with a tiny garden<br />

of my own, so one of the many privileges of<br />

my <strong>College</strong> membership is being able to walk<br />

round all parts of Wolfson Gardens regularly. I<br />

find the team of gardeners working hard in the<br />

different areas all display Wolfson’s characteristic<br />

friendliness in responding to my questions, and<br />

they do wonderful work to keep such large and<br />

varied areas looking so attractive. The gardens are<br />

one of Wolfson’s many works of art.<br />

As I started to think about writing this it was mid-<br />

April. The pear blossom was out in the Bishop’s<br />

Garden, the apple blossom was emerging and<br />

the rhubarb sprouting. There is still a strong sense<br />

of the original use of the garden strips which<br />

provided produce for the adjoining house and<br />

were presumably gardened by a team of Victorian<br />

gardeners. The last of the scattering of primroses<br />

were still about, whilst blue and white anemones<br />

graced the wild garden and much else was<br />

emerging. Wild garlic later gave its own distinctive<br />

aroma as I walked, and bluebells filled the space<br />

at the base of the much-anticipated wisteria<br />

which was out in April 2015 when this garden<br />

was opened to members of Wolfson, an event<br />

photographed and recorded in the 2015 <strong>Record</strong>.<br />

The wisteria is singularly magnificent in its stature<br />

and perfume. It has been pruned this year, so it<br />

was late flowering, but its companion is heading<br />

over the pergola and nearby conifer in profusion.<br />

Careful pruning of shrubs at the end of the front<br />

lawn has opened up what Kipling would call a<br />

Photo: John Cairns<br />

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‘stately view’, a view of the new bird bath in the rose garden. Opening up views like this is an<br />

activity worthy of the best of gardeners. The roses were carefully chosen by Mike Pearson and<br />

newly planted last year, and Mel Constantino wrote about them in the last <strong>Record</strong>. When the<br />

rose garden had been hoed to prepare for the new growth, I decided it was the right place to<br />

scatter the last dried rose petals from my sister’s coffin spray. She was a considerable gardener,<br />

so this seemed an appropriate act. I love this varied, peaceful and reflective space in which<br />

I usually linger at the completion of my walk. Another joy is the wonderful tulips, a photo of<br />

which graced the front of the 2015 <strong>Record</strong>. They can be found not only in the Bishop’s Garden<br />

but also in the magnificent tubs at the front of the main building and in the Berlin Quad, in<br />

<strong>College</strong> colours to greet the spring.<br />


Gardens are always evolving, and in the 2015 <strong>Record</strong> Jacqueline Piper gave us a very<br />

informative article about the creation of the Wolfson garden landscape. For example, I am<br />

always excited to see what will emerge whenever the latest version of the herbaceous border<br />

starts to grow at the far end of the lavender path by the croquet lawn. It is an inviting part of<br />

the walk towards yet another pergola with its double beauty of rose and wisteria, and a bench<br />

to invite the stroller to bring a book or just enjoy the reflective peace of the arbour. This year<br />

the hard landscaping of the pergola path has been renewed and contributes to the beauty<br />

of the space. As I write, the formal garden is being replanted with plants with an ‘Eastern<br />

connection’. At its centre is the significantly inscribed sundial which was a gift by Sir Henry<br />

Fisher when he retired from the Presidency in 1989; his initials accompany a quotation from<br />

Horace: INTER SILVAS ACADEMI QUAERERE VERVM (‘To seek Truth within the groves of<br />

Academe’). The original garden-planting had a Chinese and Japanese theme, hence the dragon<br />

on the sundial.<br />

After a side glance at the practical provision of allotment growing-spaces for <strong>College</strong> members,<br />

the variety of the gardens continues in the winding woodland path. This ends in the view of<br />

the river and bridge as one descends by the side of the cascade and wet garden with its exotic<br />

plants. The bridge has become my younger daughter’s favourite standing and thinking place, but<br />

I was startled the very first time I saw it as it disappeared into a lake in a year when the water<br />

meadow beyond was fully submerged.<br />

A relatively new work of art is Roger Cheney’s ‘Transformed Triangle’ (1974), which startles<br />

my visitors as we take the path back from the river and admire the pinnacle in the Winter<br />

Garden bearing a second inscription, set on a plaque: TRADIDIT HVNC LAPIDEM LYCIDAE<br />

MERTONIA DONVM (‘Merton handed this stone to Lycidas as a gift’ – after all, this is<br />

Oxford!). The pinnacle always attracts the interest of friends as they walk with me, together<br />

with my comment that it was in fact found ‘in a builder’s yard’ (2015 <strong>Record</strong>, p. 112) and taken<br />

to Wolfson, before being formally captioned by agreement with Merton. Most traditions have<br />

multiple lives and versions, and this is no exception.<br />

As I continue my walk, and at the appropriate season, I seek out areas across the gardens<br />

where there are displays of snowdrops and daffodils and winter crocus, and where I have<br />

learned they will be blooming in early spring, a favourite time.<br />

I have learned that the interesting Catalpa in the Gandy Quad which spreads over yet another<br />

well-positioned bench is also called an Indian Bean Tree. Another ‘stately view’, this time<br />

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towards the Gandy Quad, gives an additional vista to my walk, though I should like to see<br />

the fountain at work, to complete its Islamic feel. When I sit on the bench under the tree, the<br />

delightful and soothing sound of trickling water would add to the experience.<br />

My subject is the study of religions, and I once taught a course on flowers and religious<br />

traditions for which I enjoyed using as a core text the Cambridge anthropologist Jack<br />

Goody’s wonderful and wide-ranging book The Culture of Flowers (1993). Research for the<br />

course covered the visual arts as well as poetry; the history and symbolism of Japanese Zen<br />

gardens; lotuses and roses, lilies and tulips. While I was writing this piece, I remembered a<br />

passage from Annemarie Schimmel’s famous Mystical Dimensions of Islam (1975):<br />

‘Every flower in the garden becomes, for the mystic poets of the late twelfth century, a<br />

tongue to praise God; every leaf and petal is a book in which God’s wisdom can be read,<br />

if a man (sic) will only look. God has put signs on the horizon and in man’s soul (Sura 41:<br />

53); man has only to look at them. The lily praises God, silently, with ten tongues; the violet<br />

sits modestly in its dark blue Sufi garb, its head on the ‘knee of meditation’. Red tulips with<br />

their dark scars in their ‘hearts’ may grow out of the burned hearts of lovers, or they may<br />

remind the mystic of black-hearted hypocrites. The narcissus looks, with languid eyes, toward<br />

the creator or makes the lover think of the friend’s half-closed eyes, and the purple curly<br />

hyacinth resembles the tresses of the beloved ... the eye of the mystic who is enraptured<br />

in love sees traces of eternal beauty everywhere and listens to the mute eloquence of<br />

everything created.’ (pp. 308–9)<br />

Thank you, Wolfson, and your gardeners, for this enhancement of your site and the joy it<br />

brings me. Let me acknowledge, in Kipling’s words, that ‘gardens are not made by singing “Oh<br />

how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade’; and that ‘the Glory of the Garden it abideth not in<br />

words.’<br />


‘The Glory of The Garden’<br />

was first published in<br />

1911 in A School History of<br />

England by C. R. L. Fletcher<br />

and Rudyard Kipling<br />

Newly planted formal Garden. Photo: Mel Constantino.<br />




106<br />

Hans and Willy<br />

Schenk: two<br />

refugees from<br />

Prague in<br />

war-time Britain<br />

by Christopher Schenk<br />

(GS 1972–75)<br />

Hans Schenk, one of the original Iffley<br />

Fellows of Wolfson, arrived in Harwich on<br />

17 March 1939 as an asylum-seeker, with<br />

his younger brother Willy. Both of them had<br />

Czechoslovakian nationality but they were<br />

not Czechs, nor were they Slovaks.<br />

The photograph (on p. 109) of Hans aged<br />

ten and Willy aged four, with their mother,<br />

Ilse, and their nanny, Lissy, reveals their true<br />

ethnicity. They were born subjects of the<br />

Austro-Hungarian monarch: Hans on 6<br />

April 1912, when the Emperor Franz Joseph<br />

was in the 64th year of his reign, and Willy<br />

on 26 July 1918, during the short reign of<br />

the Emperor Charles, the last monarch of<br />

Austria-Hungary. Before the war they were<br />

part of the German-speaking minority in<br />

Prague. It was a substantial minority and<br />

Prague was a bilingual city with parallel<br />

Czech and German institutions,<br />

including universities.<br />

Ferdinand, Hans and Willy’s father, was a<br />

Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics<br />

in the German University in Prague. He<br />

was born into a Jewish family but became<br />

a Roman Catholic in order to marry Ilse in<br />

Vienna in 1911. She was a good linguist and<br />

spoke fluent Italian, and good English and<br />

French.<br />

In pre-war Prague, Hans made a name<br />

for himself as a strong chess player. In the<br />

1970s he wrote an article for Lycidas called<br />

‘Chess Reminiscences’, which recalls that<br />

in 1929, when he was 17, he was one of<br />

thirty players taken on in Prague by Aron<br />

Nimzovitch in a simultaneous exhibition.<br />

‘I happened to be the last player left after<br />

the other 29 games had been finished’, he<br />

writes, ‘so Nimzovitch sat down to play the<br />

end game against me. Although I had a<br />

slight disadvantage, I managed to hang on<br />

for a draw.’ He went on to even greater<br />

things in the 1930s when he defeated<br />

José Capablanca, in another simultaneous<br />

exhibition.<br />

In 1935, Hans was awarded a doctorate in<br />

law and was appointed as an assistant at the<br />

Institute of Political Science at the German<br />

University. He worked closely with Professor<br />

Hans Kelsen, an eminent legal and political<br />

philosopher, who was an outspoken critic<br />

of the Nazis. During Kelsen’s short time in<br />

Prague, from October 1936 to February<br />

1938, he had many difficulties with Nazisupporting<br />

students. In a testimonial written<br />

in 1947, when Kelsen was Professor of<br />

Political Science at Berkeley, he says of Hans:<br />

‘In my conflict with the Nazi students in<br />

Prague, he firmly and courageously stood on<br />

my side, in spite of all disadvantages he had<br />

to endure as a consequence of his attitude.’<br />

The first disadvantage was that his university<br />

post was not renewed at the end of 1937,<br />

so in January 1938 he started working<br />

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Photo: Christopher Schenk

for the Czechoslovak Civil Service as an<br />

official in the Ministry of Social Welfare. In<br />

September 1938, the Sudetenland, the area<br />

near the border where German speakers<br />

were in a majority, was ceded to Germany,<br />

endorsed by the Munich Agreement. Hans’<br />

job at the Ministry involved welfare for<br />

anti-Nazi refugees from the Sudetenland,<br />

amid an atmosphere of growing support<br />

for the Nazis among the German-speaking<br />

community in Prague. On 9 January 1939,<br />

he was given notice of dismissal from the<br />

Ministry, to take effect in March. No reason<br />

was given, but it was undoubtedly because<br />

of his political views and his active support<br />

for the anti-Nazi Social Democratic Party,<br />

expressed for example in an article he<br />

published in 1938 entitled Aufbau und Schutz<br />

der Demokratie (Building and Protecting<br />

Democracy).<br />

So, from January 1939, Hans and Willy<br />

accelerated their plans to leave for Britain<br />

in March. Hans wrote to the Society for<br />

the Protection of Science and Learning in<br />

London. This was an organisation that had<br />

been founded in 1933 with the express<br />

purpose of giving support to academics<br />

who had been forced to leave Germany,<br />

and later Austria and Czechoslovakia, by the<br />

Nazis. SPSL sent a letter to Hans, which he<br />

hoped would help him to be allowed to<br />

enter Britain. Willy registered as an external<br />

student at London University and wrote to<br />

his English penfriend, Donald, who enlisted<br />

the help of his father, Barclay Baron, a<br />

liberal-minded social reformer, who played a<br />

prominent part in Toc H.<br />

They planned to leave by an early train on<br />

Wednesday, 15 March. On the day before,<br />

Slovakia declared its independence. Emil<br />

Hácha, the President of Czechoslovakia,<br />

was in a very weak position with regard<br />

to Germany since the annexation of the<br />

Sudetenland had stripped Czechoslovakia of<br />

its defences. Hitler forced him into agreeing<br />

to a German takeover of the Czech lands.<br />


This agreement was signed at four o’clock in<br />

the morning of 15 March, and by six o’clock<br />

German troops began pouring over the<br />

border and took possession of the country<br />

while the Czech military was commanded to<br />

step down and allow them to enter.<br />

Hans and Willy were on the train that<br />

left Prague station at about seven o’clock,<br />

so they would have seen the advancing<br />

German army out of the train’s windows<br />

as it travelled towards the border with<br />

Germany. They reached the border much<br />

more quickly than a traveller would today,<br />

because the border had moved, with the<br />

annexation of the Sudetenland. The stamp<br />

in Hans’ passport shows that the bordercrossing<br />

certificate was issued in Lobositz,<br />

a small town on the left bank of the River<br />

Elbe, now known by its Czech name of<br />

Lovosice, some forty miles north-west of<br />

Prague, and these days at least another forty<br />

miles away from the border.<br />

On 16 March, they reached the Dutch<br />

border at Oldenzaal. On the German side<br />

of the border, they were asked by German<br />

officials whether they were Jews. They<br />

could honestly answer ‘No’ despite their<br />

father, because by Jewish halacha Jewishness<br />

can only be transmitted matrilineally. They<br />

caught the night ferry from Hook of Holland<br />

and landed in Harwich early the following<br />

morning. Barclay Baron wrote: ‘They landed<br />

in England on 17th March 1939 with no<br />

visible means of support whatever. I met<br />

them on arrival, arranged hospitality and<br />

provided them from my personal funds with<br />

immediate necessities. I had already signed a<br />

guarantee to the Home Office that I would<br />

be responsible for their support so that no<br />

charges, in the event of their sickness or<br />

unemployment, would fall on British public<br />

funds.’<br />

Barclay Baron was comfortably off and<br />

well-connected, but by no means rich. He<br />

arranged for Hans to be given hospitality<br />




for short periods by a succession of his<br />

friends and acquaintances. As Hans wrote<br />

to the SPSL in April 1940: ‘I have managed<br />

to find some hospitality between March<br />

and Christmas 1939, but altogether I had to<br />

move more than twenty times from place<br />

to place.’ That works out to moving about<br />

once a fortnight. Willy was more fortunate.<br />

Through his pen-friend Donald Baron he<br />

was given residency in Pusey House, Oxford,<br />

for the two months of Trinity Term.<br />

By the time the war broke out, on 3<br />

September 1939, Willy and Hans were back<br />

together and made strenuous efforts to<br />

contact their parents, with a view to finding<br />

a way to get them out. Surprisingly, despite<br />

the war, a letter dated 14 September got<br />

through to them from Ferdinand saying: ‘My<br />

dearest children, we got your messages and<br />

we are very happy to hear that you both<br />

are well and live together. We had to take<br />

a new flat of two rooms and kitchen. It is<br />

a very nice flat with modern comfort.’ For<br />

all Ferdinand’s upbeat manner, it was clearly<br />

a step down in the world. Their spacious<br />

apartment in the centre of town had been<br />

commandeered by the Germans, and their<br />

small new flat in the suburbs was rented in<br />

Lissy’s name, so that it would not be taken<br />

away from them because of Ferdinand’s<br />

Jewish origins.<br />

In late December 1939, Hans finally made<br />

it to the Hastings Chess Congress. It was a<br />

mere shadow of its former self with only<br />

eight players, seven of whom were British,<br />

so Hans single-handedly made it into an<br />

International Congress.<br />

1940 was a better year for Hans. He<br />

decided to take another doctorate, this<br />

time a DPhil at Oxford. He contacted the<br />

Postgraduate Aid Committee, chaired by the<br />

Master of Balliol, and renewed his requests<br />

for help from the SPSL.<br />

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A letter from Ronald Bell, Fellow and Tutor<br />

in Chemistry at Balliol, who was secretary<br />

of the Postgraduate Aid Committee, to<br />

Miss Simpson, the secretary of SPSL, makes<br />

it clear why Hans’s case was particularly<br />

difficult. ‘Though young,’ he writes of Hans,<br />

‘he is considerably more experienced than<br />

most of the people with whom we have to<br />

deal, and it seems to me that he rather lies<br />

in the No Man’s Land between the SPSL and<br />

this committee. At this end I have managed<br />

to persuade Exeter <strong>College</strong> to admit him<br />

with remission of all fees, and this would also<br />

exempt him from any University dues. On<br />

the other hand, we are not able to make any<br />

direct financial grant to him for maintenance.’<br />

Hans’s own letters to Miss Simpson give<br />

interesting insights into his precarious<br />

financial situation. In April 1940, he writes<br />

that he has ‘found a room with full board<br />

and everything included for 27 shillings a<br />

week.’ Eventually, the SPSL agreed to fund<br />

him at a rate of £100 a year, but only for<br />

three months at a time pending a further<br />

application, so his money worries continued.<br />

He matriculated as a graduate student<br />

at Exeter <strong>College</strong> on 4 May 1940 and<br />

soon afterwards received his first monthly<br />

payment from SPSL of £8 6s 8d. His<br />

supervisor was G. D. H. Cole, then at Univ.<br />

Hans first proposed a broad subject for his<br />

thesis, building on his work in international<br />

law and political science: a comparison of<br />

attempts at international co-operation from<br />

the Concert of Europe up to and including<br />

the League of Nations. In the manner of<br />

DPhil supervisors, Cole urged Hans to<br />

focus more narrowly, suggesting the earlier<br />

period. As a result, Hans’s transition from<br />

international lawyer to historian came about<br />

more by chance than by conscious choice.<br />

By 1942, Hans had begun to earn some<br />

money, lecturing twice a week in Exeter<br />

<strong>College</strong> on European Economic History<br />

1815–48. In Michaelmas Term, he began<br />

to give tutorials to students in LMH and<br />

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St Hilda’s. Joyce Marjorie Hazell, generally<br />

known as Hazel, was reading Classics at St<br />

Hilda’s; they met and were married on 12<br />

April 1944. With Hans’ obsessive interest in<br />

dates, he calculated that his wife was exactly<br />

seven years, one month and three days<br />

younger than him.<br />

On 17 May 1945, just nine days after Victory<br />

in Europe was declared, Ferdinand died in<br />

Prague of natural causes at the age of 75.<br />

By this time Willy was serving in the British<br />

army, so it fell to Hans to try to find a way<br />

for Ilse and Lissy to join him in England. To<br />

the credit of Ilse and Hans, neither of them<br />

would contemplate leaving Lissy behind.<br />

She had worked for the family for decades,<br />

always on the understanding that she would<br />

be looked after in her old age.<br />

After much lobbying, they were both given<br />

visas and flew from Prague to Croydon<br />

Aerodrome on 18 April 1946. This date<br />

provided Hans with his own personal proof<br />

of the existence of God. The time between<br />

his emigration and that of his mother was<br />

seven years, one month and three days,<br />

exactly the same as the interval between his<br />

birth date and that of Hazel. To Hans’ logical,<br />

chess-playing mind this was conclusive<br />

evidence of the work of an all-powerful<br />

deity; it was simply inconceivable that such<br />

symmetry could be the product of mere<br />

coincidence.<br />

Photograph of Hans aged ten and Willy aged<br />

four, with their mother, Ilse, and their nanny,<br />

Lissy.<br />


Hans became a University Lecturer in 1947,<br />

but he had to wait for many years, until the<br />

founding of Iffley <strong>College</strong>, the precursor<br />

of Wolfson, before he gained an Oxford<br />

<strong>College</strong> Fellowship. He remained a Fellow of<br />

Wolfson until his death in August 1979.<br />




Naming of the<br />

Colin Kraay Room<br />

By Professor Chris Howgego (GBF, Keeper of the Heberden Coin<br />

Room), from his speech at the Iffley Dinner on Friday, 26 April <strong>2019</strong><br />

The Heberden Coin Room in the Ashmolean<br />

Museum, with its more than 300,000 objects,<br />

is one of the ten leading coin collections in the<br />

world. It is an important centre for teaching<br />

and research in numismatics and monetary<br />

history, and now also for digital numismatics.<br />

Wolfson’s close connection with the<br />

Ashmolean goes back to its foundation as part<br />

of the University’s response to the increasing<br />

number of graduate students and the need<br />

to create college attachments for senior<br />

academics without colleges. Museum curators<br />

were exactly the kind of academics without<br />

fellowships in the 1960s, representing as they<br />

did disciplines then without the undergraduate<br />

teaching requirements which attracted<br />

fellowships at the traditional undergraduate<br />

colleges. The heads of two of the Ashmolean’s<br />

five curatorial departments have fellowships at<br />

Wolfson – the other is Paul Roberts, Keeper<br />

of Antiquities – and there are many other<br />

connections.<br />

I should like to pause at this point to<br />

remember Michael Metcalf, who sadly died on<br />

25 October last year. Michael, a very eminent<br />

Byzantine and medieval numismatist, was<br />

Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room and<br />

Fellow of Wolfson from 1982. He published<br />

prolifically, including almost 250 scholarly<br />

articles, and some 23 books. I owe to him<br />

my own recruitment to the Heberden<br />

Coin Room. Michael regularly took lunch at<br />

Wolfson. He memorably described his long<br />

and loving marriage to Dorothy, who died<br />

just before him last year, as ‘For better, for<br />

worse, but not for lunch’. Michael’s academic<br />

archive and a somewhat implausible bronze<br />

bust are now in Ashmolean.<br />

The Coin Room has a particularly close<br />

connection with Wolfson as together we<br />

run three visiting fellowship and scholarship<br />

programmes to invite numismatic scholars<br />

from all over the world to research in<br />

Oxford for one month each year. These<br />

initiatives have made a huge impact, laying<br />

the ground for the extensive network of<br />

collaborators on current research projects.<br />

The earliest of these schemes was set up in<br />

1977. Two are now named after Colin Kraay:<br />

the Kraay Visitorship for those of professorial<br />

standing and the Kraay Travel Scholarship for<br />

early career researchers.<br />

Colin Kraay joined the Heberden Coin<br />

Room in 1948, acting as Keeper from 1975<br />

until his untimely death in 1982. He was at<br />

first a Fellow of Iffley <strong>College</strong> and then of<br />

Wolfson, acting as Vicegerent from 1971 to<br />

1973. He is my principal subject, since we<br />

have just been celebrating the re-naming of<br />

President’s Dining Room as the Colin Kraay<br />

Room. This room has long been hung with<br />

images (mostly prints, with one painting)<br />

and ceramics paired with these images. They<br />

are some of the earliest representations<br />

of the Eastern Mediterranean by western<br />

travellers. They were originally commissioned<br />

Photo: Wolfson Collge<br />

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by Sir Robert Ainslie, British ambassador to<br />

Turkey between 1776 and 1792, and were<br />

published as Views in the Ottoman Empire<br />

in 1803. The ceramics manufacturer Spode<br />

copied the imagery for their Caramanian<br />

dinnerware series. It is a nice coincidence<br />

that what will still be the President’s<br />

Dining Room in all but name is decorated<br />

by images commissioned by another<br />

ambassador.<br />

This collection has a romantic background. It<br />

was put together by Colin Kraay and his wife<br />

Peggy. Together they sought out the prints or<br />

ceramics in trips around antiques shops in<br />

the Cotswolds and elsewhere. It must have<br />

been more challenging and more fun trying<br />

to make the pairings in the days before<br />

the internet. They displayed their collection<br />

in their elegant home at Hampton Poyle,<br />

where I first saw it. Peggy subsequently<br />

donated the collection to the <strong>College</strong>. If<br />

you want to know more, the Archivist is<br />

collecting material, but otherwise I suggest<br />

the informal motto of the <strong>College</strong>: ‘Ask John<br />

Penney.’<br />

Colin Kraay was a leading Greek and Roman<br />

numismatist, so I will turn now to coins.<br />

Wolfson was founded before decimalisation<br />

(1971). At that time the coins in your<br />

pocket routinely included coins going back a<br />

century to Queen Victoria. Coins really were<br />

history in your hand. If you were then to<br />

have taken from your pocket and examined<br />

closely a coin of George V, you would have<br />

seen on the neckline of the portrait the<br />

tiny letters ‘BM’. These are the initials of the<br />

designer of the portrait, the Australian-born<br />

sculptor Bertram MacKennal, who was<br />

Colin’s maternal grandfather. It is not too<br />

much a stretch of the imagination to see<br />

this as the source of Colin’s early interest in<br />

coins. His own second initial, the ‘M’ in C. M.<br />

Kraay, stood for ‘MacKennal’.<br />

There is an excellent obituary of Colin<br />

in the Proceedings of the British Academy<br />

1982, penned by his predecessor as Keeper of<br />

the Heberden Coin Room, Humphrey Sutherland,<br />

who was brother of the artist Graham Sutherland.<br />

Colin’s bibliography runs to 80 items. Its highlight<br />

is the magisterial Archaic and Classical Greek Coins<br />

(1976) which has stood the test of time despite an<br />

ever-changing material record, particularly in the<br />

form of new hoards. This bears witness to Colin’s<br />

outstanding judgement, and it is interesting that his<br />

wartime <strong>Record</strong> of Service had already noted that<br />

‘His judgement is thoroughly sound and reliable’.<br />

I will not recap the Academy obituary here, but<br />

confine myself to three reminiscences. The first<br />

is personal. I first met Colin when I was 15. I had<br />

written a school project on the eastern bronze<br />

coinage of the emperor Augustus. My Latin master<br />

sent this to Colin, with whom he had been at school.<br />

Colin not only invited me to Oxford but spent<br />

the entire day with me. He took me to lunch in<br />

Wolfson, which in 1973 was still in its first premises<br />

at 60 Banbury Road. I am not the only Fellow still<br />

alive to have lunched there, but I think I must be the<br />

youngest. Colin allowed me to study the Ashmolean’s<br />

collection of Julio-Claudian coinage, including the<br />

spectacular Roman gold, but he advised me to<br />

develop my interest in what was then called Greek<br />

Imperial coinage: ‘No one is interested in those.’<br />

He thus directed me early to what was going to<br />

be the subject of my own doctoral research. This<br />

area of numismatics, under its new name of ‘Roman<br />

Provincial Coinage’, is now the subject of a major<br />

research project based in Oxford. At the end of the<br />

day Colin gave me a pile of Humphrey Sutherland’s<br />

offprints on Roman Coinage. The experience<br />

determined me to try to have his job one day. Which<br />

I now do.<br />

Second, and especially at Wolfson, it would be<br />

impious not to quote what Isaiah Berlin had to say<br />

about Colin: ‘It was not merely that he was charming,<br />

courteous, distinguished, gay, exhilarating: he was all<br />

these things, but apart from that I simply lived, was<br />

made happier, by his presence anywhere. Colin was a<br />

wonderful colleague – just, honourable, sensible, kind<br />

– an ideal member of an academic or indeed any<br />

society.’ I do not imagine that Isaiah was lightly parted<br />

from such words.<br />

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My final reminiscence comes from a book by Margaret Pawley, In Obedience to Instructions: FANY<br />

with the SOE in the Mediterranean (1999). FANY stands for ‘First Aid Nursing Yeomanry’ and<br />

SOE for ‘Special Operations Executive’. Colin served in the SOE as Air Operations Officer in<br />

support of Italian partisans in 1944–5. While in Italy, he met Peggy, who was his FANY secretary.<br />

They got married immediately after the war. Before joining the SOE, Colin had served in India,<br />

Persia and North Africa, and taken part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. This anecdote will<br />

be found on page 84 of Pawley’s book: ‘Two officers of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry<br />

were lying side by side in the mud during a lull in one of the Anzio battles. Colin Kraay, who<br />

joined the army as an undergraduate at Magdalen <strong>College</strong>, Oxford, had a considerable interest<br />

in ancient coinage. As he dug in the undergrowth he uncovered a Roman coin, whose history<br />

he expounded to his companion …’ This is a wonderful picture of enthusiasm for one’s subject<br />

in challenging circumstances. And curators, like many academics, are often those who have not<br />

grown out of their youthful enthusiasms.<br />

The current political situation, without wanting to mention the ‘B’ word, is perhaps not ideal<br />

for an international college such as ours. My own experience, for what it is worth, has been<br />

that scholars are even more ready to collaborate internationally when they can defy political<br />

uncertainty; but if it seems that things are difficult now, it may be worth remembering that Colin<br />

retained his own enthusiasm even while lying in the mud at Anzio.<br />

There is, I think, a moral here for all members of the <strong>College</strong>, and indeed for the <strong>College</strong> itself,<br />

which was fifty years young only the other day. And that is, whatever the circumstances, never<br />

lose that youthful enthusiasm.<br />


Coins from Ashmolean Museum’s Heberdeen Coin Room. Leucaspis (left) and Head of<br />

Athena (right). Photo: The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford<br />




Details of two plates from the Colin Kraay Room. Photo: Roger Tomlin and Lisa Heida.<br />

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Caramanian plates in the<br />

Colin Kraay Room<br />

by Dr Ellen Rice (Fellow Archivist)<br />

The President and Governing Body decided to change the name of the President’s<br />

Private Dining Room to ‘the Colin Kraay Room’. His collection of lithographs and<br />

matching plates graces its walls.<br />

Colin Kraay (1918–82) was a founding Fellow of the <strong>College</strong> and Keeper of the<br />

Heberden Coin Room (1975–82). His wife Margaret (Peggy) gave a talk on 19 June 1994<br />

about the collection, which she presented to the <strong>College</strong> in memory of her husband.<br />

Their son, Tim, was invited by the President to this year’s Iffley Dinner, at which Chris<br />

Howgego spoke about his father.<br />

Here is a description of one of the scenes depicted in both plate and print (‘The Castle<br />

of Boudron in the Gulf of Stancio’), based upon notes by Peggy Kraay.<br />

The medieval Castle of St Peter, built by the Knights of St John from 1402, dominates the<br />

entrance of the natural harbour of Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) in southwest Turkey.<br />

It is depicted on the print and plate, where the headless male statue and the sculptures<br />

on the walls indicate earlier remains, those of the famous Mausoleum which once stood<br />

above the harbour. This was the great tomb built in the fourth century BC by Queen<br />

Artemisia of Caria for her husband King Mausolus, whence comes the modern term<br />

‘mausoleum’. The Knights quarried its ruins for their building materials. Parts of the frieze<br />

and some of the lions were thus preserved, by being used to adorn the Castle.<br />


The Mausoleum stood halfway up the hill, in the middle of a spacious square, and was<br />

the most magnificent tomb of Antiquity, one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. Its<br />

pyramid was surmounted by a quadriga (a four-horse chariot) which would have been a<br />

landmark far out to sea.<br />

Seventeen slabs of the frieze of the Mausoleum are now in the British Museum. Their<br />

subject matter is continuous and represents the war between the Greeks and Amazons.<br />

Over-lifesized statues probably of Mausolus and Artemisia, and other architectural<br />

elements, are also displayed in the Museum.<br />



Peter Hulin and<br />

the Bristol Bus<br />

by Roger Hausheer and Anthony Moyes<br />

(as recorded by the Archivist, Liz Baird)<br />

Keen students of the <strong>College</strong>’s history may remember the entertaining description of<br />

one of our founding Fellows, Peter Hulin (1923–93), by Roger Hausheer (GS 1969–79, VF<br />

1991–2) in John Penney and Roger Tomlin (eds), Wolfson <strong>College</strong> Oxford: The First Fifty Years<br />

(2016), 25–31, which also described his fascination for the Bristol Bus. For those who have<br />

not yet read it, here is a shortened version:<br />


‘A tall, stooped figure, like a giant weather-beaten vulture, with a wild shock of light gingery<br />

hair, who was clad in and out of season in a somewhat creased and baggy summer jacket,<br />

open shirt, and billowing light trousers, I early learned to identify as Peter Hulin from the<br />

Oriental Institute, a man deeply learned in Akkadian. I believe a great many senior Fellows<br />

went in terror of him. I soon found that the disposition of this outwardly terrifying figure<br />

was charming and gentle to graduate students, and indeed anyone at all whom he did not<br />

identify with authority and power. His <strong>College</strong> advisees, to whom he was very kind and<br />

whom he entertained generously, returned from their visits to his house with shining eyes<br />

and fervent tales of a plethora of intriguing bric-à-brac, model railway trains that ran all over<br />

the house through holes in walls, and, above all, a kind of vast museum (or shrine) dedicated<br />

to a now extinct species, the Bristol Bus. On this subject, apparently, their host was in every<br />

sense inexhaustible.<br />

In 1987 I was invited to dinner at Christ Church. To our pleasant surprise, Peter Hulin had<br />

come to dine at his old <strong>College</strong>, and in the common room afterwards he joined us. Within<br />

no time the conversation flowed smoothly and automatically into the desired course. Yes,<br />

he had devoted a lifetime of study to the Bristol Bus. Why? During an unhappy period of<br />

his Bristol boyhood, he told us, he had found himself, together with his sister, confined by his<br />

parents for several months at a time in an upstairs room that looked out on a major Bristol<br />

thoroughfare. From this vantage-point, and no doubt to employ the energies of his acute<br />

and active mind, he made an exhaustive catalogue of every single Bristol Bus.<br />

Later, armed with his list of registration numbers, he had, with great tenacity, extracted from<br />

a submissive Bristol Bus Company all the chassis numbers, body numbers, and engine numbers,<br />

too. Then began the Quest of the Holy Grail of his entire adult life. That was to track<br />

down, and see again, every single one of these beloved companions of his youth.<br />

Many, perhaps most, of his old familiars had been callously sold off as job lots to Third<br />

World countries. This entailed a prodigious odyssey which took in places from Upper Volta<br />

to Borneo. Luckily, such pilgrimages could be combined with giving learned papers in<br />

Akkadian to the cognoscenti of these countries.<br />

But what in the world was a bus? When was the same bus no longer the same bus? What<br />

really counted for bushood – the engine number, the chassis number, or the body number?<br />

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And what, precisely, was the relation of any or all of these to the original Bristol registration<br />

number? Buses had been unfeelingly butchered and carved up, the chassis of one being<br />

combined with another’s body, and engines endlessly dispersed. The task he had set himself<br />

was to trace every single integral part of every single bus, and to redeem so far as he could,<br />

at least on paper, the lost identity of each. There followed a rigmarole of labyrinthine<br />

complexity involving numbers, parts and far-flung places.<br />

The eloquent chronicler of the lives of these mute creatures developed an almost<br />

Dantesque intensity and sweep as his litany droned on. His eyes shone and flashed as one<br />

possessed, and it became clear that the very quiddity of bushood was somehow at stake<br />

in some vast cosmic drama into which, unaccountably, we were being permitted to peep,<br />

but which we could never hope to understand. Yet there was some kind of consummation:<br />

only last year, on a trip to – was it Singapore? – he had traced the last chassis, the circle had<br />

closed, the mission was now complete. Then, at midnight, he suddenly rose, and stalked out<br />

with all the inscrutable mystery of a high-priest.’<br />


There is now a postscript to this article. The <strong>College</strong> Archives were contacted by Anthony<br />

Moyes, who informed us that Peter Hulin’s great work on the Bristol Bus – his photographic<br />

catalogue – was now complete. Mr Moyes kindly sent us some notes, together with a few<br />

photos. Some (slightly revised) extracts from his notes appear below.<br />

Peter Hulin was a founder member of the Bristol Interest Circle, in 1938. This was a group of<br />

people who admired the buses manufactured in his native city of Bristol. ‘Bristol’ buses were<br />

quite successful in the British market. Eventually the bus side of the Bristol company was<br />

absorbed into British Leyland in 1968.<br />

Many ‘Bristol’ vehicles survive in preservation because they were well-engineered, economical,<br />

more than fit for the purpose, aesthetically pleasing, and consequently long-lived and<br />

widely respected. The Bristol Vintage Bus Group was formed in 1972; it is the BVBG which<br />

compiled the catalogue.<br />

From the 1930s particularly, many ‘Bristol’ buses were sold to businesses and municipal<br />

operators all over Britain. So, for someone keen to see every ‘Bristol’ bus made, quite a lot of<br />

travel would be needed.<br />

The first 150 entries in the Hulin catalogue give few details of where or when he photographed<br />

them, and it appears to have started in the early 1940s. But from 1951, he began<br />

to record where and when he took each photograph. The catalogue gives a good idea of his<br />

pilgrimages, which would take him to places not generally on tourist circuits.<br />

From the later 1940s, Bristol buses started to be exported outside the UK, and Peter<br />

documented many of these on his travels as a Near Eastern archaeologist. The largest single<br />

delivery was of 100 chassis to the Nizam of Hyderabad’s State Railways in India, in 1948.<br />

Over 100 were also exported to South Africa. In June and July 1972 he was able to see the<br />

last survivors of these machines. His last South African bus pictures, in August 1975, show<br />

‘Bristol’ single deckers only in scrapyards. Peter also encountered some in places such as<br />

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Cyprus, Iraq and Kathmandu. His final overseas photograph in the catalogue is from<br />

Famagusta in September 1983.<br />

Increasingly from the early 1970s, he took photographs of ‘Bristol’ buses bought by the<br />

widening range of British operators who chose them once previous restrictions on their<br />

sale were removed. So, new locations began to figure in the catalogue; he would still search<br />

out new deliveries, and visit new places where second-hand ‘Bristols’ could be found. He<br />

must have enjoyed going to bus rallies where preserved ‘Bristols’ often gathered. Indeed, it<br />

was from one such occasion, in Bristol itself on 16 June 1987, that we have his last catalogue<br />

entry, showing a double decker that had evaded his camera on several previous visits to its<br />

second-hand home in Pembrokeshire.<br />

Peter’s intention was visually to record his beloved Bristol-made buses as carefully as possible.<br />

Usually there would be views of both three-quarter nearside and offside, sometimes also<br />

frontal or rear views. Ideally the picture would be as uncluttered as possible: no obstructing<br />

human beings, a minimum of background. For the bus enthusiast, this can be admirable and<br />

valuable. Perhaps the opportunities to make them documents of social history were underplayed.<br />

But they do contain messages if one is prepared to look for them. The South African<br />

single deckers almost all display their owner’s fleet-names bilingually, generally in Afrikaans on<br />

the offside, English on the nearside, as was then the practice there. The Indian-owned ‘Bristols’<br />

were deliberately worked hard because their owners were under recurrent threat from<br />

being squeezed out of business by local or state corporations – which indeed took place in<br />

Durban in the 1970s. That’s why he saw only one there in 1964.<br />





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