Jesus College Record 2022

A year in the life of the College

A year in the life of the College


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<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> | Oxford<br />

RECORD <strong>2022</strong>

Contents<br />

The Principal’s Welcome 3<br />

Fellows & <strong>College</strong> Lecturers 18<br />

Non-Academic Staff List 29<br />

Fellows’ & Lecturers’ News 33<br />

The Fowler Lecture <strong>2022</strong> 47<br />

A Time of Celebration and Gratitude 49<br />

Events at the Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub 55<br />

Public and Private: The Principal’s Lodgings of <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> 59<br />

Cryptocurrencies and Ancient Athens 73<br />

The Descent of Man 77<br />

Coffee with Hitler: The <strong>Jesus</strong> Connection 78<br />

The ‘Lost’ Islands of Cardigan Bay 84<br />

Chaucer’s Wife of Bath: A New Biography 89<br />

A. F. Pollard: A Historian to Celebrate at <strong>Jesus</strong> 93<br />

The Lure of Textiles 103<br />

A Tribute to Fred Taylor 106<br />

Shakespeare’s Second Folio at <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> 113<br />

The Anthony Pilkington Memorial Bursary 120<br />

If You Think You Can…You Can! 122<br />

Wartime Shakespeare 129<br />

<strong>College</strong> People 132<br />

The Year in the JCR 136<br />

The Year in the MCR 140<br />

The Year In Access 142<br />

The Year in Development 145<br />

Alumni Events 148<br />

The Year in Chapel 150<br />

Cultural, Sporting and Travel Awards 154<br />

Travel Awards Reports 157<br />

Sports & Club Reports 169<br />

Prizes, Awards, Elections & Doctorates 2021-22 176<br />

Old Members’ Obituaries and Memorial Notices 185<br />

Selected Publications 203<br />

Honours, Awards and Qualifications 211<br />

Appointments, Births, Marriages & Civil Partnerships 212<br />

In Memoriam 216<br />

Useful Information 220<br />


Photo by Richard Legge<br />

The Principal’s Welcome<br />

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FRS FREng FBCS<br />

At this time of year, when the<br />

days are short and the<br />

weather cold, it is a comfort<br />

to think back to halcyon<br />

summer months in <strong>College</strong><br />

– a time when the cheers of<br />

joyful Finalists celebrating the<br />

end of their exams echoed<br />

through the quads, and our<br />

flowering borders were at<br />

their most beautiful.<br />

It was in the heat of a late July<br />

afternoon that members of<br />

<strong>College</strong>, past and present,<br />

came together to celebrate<br />

the dedication of the new<br />

Fourth Quad in honour of our<br />

Welsh Access Fund, and the gift to <strong>College</strong> of £1m by alumnus<br />

Oliver Thomas (2000, Economics and Management) and his<br />

family. As the sun shone brightly over the then nearly completed<br />

Cheng Yu Tung Building, and the Band of The Prince of Wales<br />

played, we welcomed to this wonderful new space many of<br />

those whose generosity to <strong>College</strong> over the past decade had<br />

helped us reach this momentous day. It was my honour as<br />

Principal to say thank you to our guests, and also to describe the<br />

<strong>College</strong>’s vision for how the quad, and our new building more<br />

generally, will transform academic life for our community in the<br />

decades to come.<br />

Left: Dedication of the Welsh Access Fund Fourth Quad.<br />

Photo: John Cairns<br />


In October, I had the pleasure of standing alongside Dr Henry<br />

Cheng Kar Shun whose transformative philanthropic gift of<br />

£15m allowed us to cut the ribbon on the building that is named<br />

in his father’s honour, and the new Digital Hub named after<br />

Dr Cheng himself. As Director of Development Brittany<br />

Wellner James describes on page 49, invited guests enjoyed a<br />

wonderful afternoon of tours, music, canapés, and drinks,<br />

followed by a candlelit dinner in the Hall. It was a truly<br />

memorable occasion, enriched by great company, and the<br />

exceptional hard work of the <strong>College</strong>’s staff, who made it such a<br />

success.<br />

The ongoing war in Ukraine prompted an exceptional<br />

fundraising effort from the <strong>Jesus</strong> community in May, when we<br />

launched the Ukrainian Student Support Fund, in partnership<br />

The Principal,<br />

Lady Shadbolt,<br />

and Dr Henry<br />

Cheng Kar Shun.<br />


with the University’s Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine<br />

Refugees. The Fund, which quickly exceeded its £25k target,<br />

enabled <strong>Jesus</strong> to welcome, at the start of Michaelmas, a<br />

Ukrainian graduate student for a one-year Master’s course. As<br />

we witnessed during the pandemic, both the University and the<br />

<strong>College</strong> demonstrated an ability to respond quickly and<br />

effectively to an emerging crisis, and I extend my gratitude to all<br />

those who gave to this important cause.<br />

Through the British Academy’s Researchers at Risk programme,<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> also welcomed an academic from Ukraine. Professor<br />

Svitlana Slava joined us as a Supernumerary Fellow. She was one<br />

of many new Fellows to join <strong>College</strong> in a year that saw the<br />

Fellowship grow and strengthen across academic disciplines.<br />

Ben Goldacre was elected to a Professorial Fellowship as the<br />

first Bennett Professor of Evidence-Based<br />

Medicine, and amongst those joining our<br />

Ukrainian colleague as Supernumerary<br />

Fellows, we welcomed Roxana Radu,<br />

David d’Avray and Samantha-Kaye<br />

Johnston. Samantha-Kaye’s research<br />

focuses on technology and education,<br />

particularly assessing skills and<br />

dispositions that support digital<br />

intelligence, aptitude, and competence<br />

among young people.<br />

Dr Samantha-Kaye<br />

Johnston, Supernumerary<br />

Fellow in Education.<br />

We were delighted to appoint two new Tutorial Fellows:<br />

Ricardo Rocha in Biology and Matthew Kerry in History, while<br />

John Powell, Tatjana Sauka-Spengler and Catherine Molyneux<br />

were elected as Senior Research Fellows. John is Professor of<br />

Digital Health Care at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care<br />

Health Sciences, and his work examines how digital technology<br />

can be harnessed to improve health and health care. Nadine<br />


Dr Katharina Ereky-Stevens, Junior<br />

Research Fellow in Education.<br />

Akkerman joined <strong>College</strong> from<br />

the Leiden University Centre for<br />

the Arts & Society as Visiting<br />

Senior Research Fellow. Her<br />

research explores early modern<br />

manuscript culture and mediated<br />

authorship, and, intriguingly, the<br />

dark world of espionage.<br />

The most significant area of<br />

growth in the Fellowship this<br />

year was the election of five new<br />

Hugh Price Fellows, and seven<br />

Junior Research Fellows (JRF),<br />

covering a range of disciplines<br />

from Materials Science to<br />

Regenerative Medicine, Geography to Neurobiology. Moreed<br />

Arbabzadah joins us as Hugh Price Fellow in Celtic History, and<br />

is working on the Writings of Gerald of Wales project, led by<br />

Thomas Charles-Edwards, Emeritus Fellow and former<br />

Professor of Celtic. Katharina Ereky-Stevens is Sylva-Chan JRF in<br />

Education, a new JRF post made possible by a gift from alumna<br />

Dr Lydia L.S Chan, and named in honour of Emeritus Fellow<br />

Kathy Sylva. Katharina is a member of the Department for<br />

Education’s Child Development and Learning research group.<br />

She’s conducting research to understand the quality of young<br />

children’s relationships and interactions with caregivers, and she<br />

has a particular interest in the provision of support for<br />

disadvantaged families and their young children.<br />

During the year, we shared many stories of <strong>Jesus</strong> teaching and<br />

research successes, starting in January with the news that our<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> Access YouTube channel had become the largest, and<br />


David Ambler.<br />

most viewed, across Oxbridge. The popularity of the channel is<br />

due in large part to Access Fellow and Tutor in Politics Matthew<br />

Williams, whose engaging and informative videos on student life<br />

at Oxford, the applications and interview process and subject<br />

advice, are helping to demystify the University for a whole new<br />

generation of prospective students. A month later, Matthew<br />

published a new book, Judges and the Language of Law – Why<br />

Governments Across the World Have Increasingly Lost in Court<br />

(Palgrave Macmillan, <strong>2022</strong>), based on his research into the<br />

changing language of legislation over the past century, and why<br />

the judiciary has become more involved in disputes around<br />

public policy and legislation.<br />

Also in February, we launched a <strong>Jesus</strong> Entrepreneurs Network<br />

(JEN) series titled ‘How we built this’. JEN continues to grow and<br />

innovate, with this popular online series showcasing <strong>College</strong><br />

alumni who have created and built successful businesses, and<br />

discussing the entrepreneurial challenges they faced. March<br />

began with news that Standa Zivny, Tutor in<br />

Computer Science, had been awarded a five-year<br />

£2m ERC Consolidation Grant for a research<br />

project on the computational complexity of<br />

constraint satisfaction problems. The month<br />

ended with exciting news when Master’s student<br />

David Ambler was announced as part of the<br />

men’s crew for the Boat Race <strong>2022</strong>. I was<br />

fortunate to attend the race and celebrated<br />

with those in <strong>College</strong> and across the University as<br />

the Isis crew went on to beat Cambridge on<br />

the Tideway.<br />

Patricia Daley was awarded an Honorary<br />

Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society in<br />


May, and we announced our participation in the inaugural<br />

Astrophoria Foundation Year (AFY). The AFY is a University<br />

initiative that provides a one‐year residential course to help able<br />

students from disadvantaged backgrounds to raise their<br />

academic standards and apply successfully to Oxford. The<br />

<strong>College</strong> is delighted to be a part of the new initiative, which<br />

builds on our already exceptional access and outreach work,<br />

and our participation continues in the year ahead.<br />

In June, the NHS Northgate Health Centre opened on the<br />

lower ground floor of our new building. This accessible and<br />

spacious new healthcare centre combines three local GP<br />

practices under one roof, and <strong>College</strong> staff were delighted to<br />

join the Practice Managers, GPs and staff for its formal opening<br />

in October. August saw the Royal Society recognise two <strong>College</strong><br />

Fellows with prestigious awards. Emeritus Fellow Richard<br />

Moxon, founder of the Oxford Vaccine Group, received the<br />

Buchanan Medal for his contribution to the biomedical sciences,<br />

and Professorial Fellow Ray Pierrehumbert received the<br />

Rumford Medal for his “contributions to atmospheric physics,<br />

employing fundamental principles of physics to elucidate<br />

phenomena across the spectrum of planetary atmospheres”.<br />

Elsewhere, Senior Research Fellow Philip Burrows was elected<br />

Chair of the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider<br />

Collaboration Board, and Zeitlyn Fellow Caroline Warman was<br />

jointly awarded the Society of French Studies prestigious<br />

R. Gapper Book Prize for her book, The Atheist’s Bible: Diderot<br />

and the Éléments de physiologie (Open Book Publishing, 2020).<br />

In ‘The Year in the JCR’ (page 136), JCR President Eoin Hanlon<br />

reports on the sense of joy and enthusiasm with which our<br />

undergraduates have embraced the return to a more normal<br />

<strong>College</strong> life after the challenging days of the pandemic. Garden<br />


Our JCR student ambassadors welcome new Jesubites on Freshers’ Arrival Day<br />

in late September.<br />

parties, cocktail dances and intercollegiate bops returned with<br />

renewed vigour, and the Somerville-<strong>Jesus</strong> Ball saw the<br />

Somerville grounds transformed into a dreamscape worthy of<br />

an Evelyn Waugh novel. In sports, the JCR and MCR had more<br />

than a dozen Blues in rugby, football and rowing, and new<br />

societies and clubs were created, including the Henry Vaughan<br />

Poetry Society, the <strong>Jesus</strong> Journalism Society, and the Gardening<br />

Club, founded in collaboration with the MCR.<br />


In his report (page 140), MCR President Paul Davis echoes his<br />

JCR counterpart in celebrating the richness and variety of<br />

student life this year, with headline events such as exchange<br />

formals, film and board game nights, and welfare teas all back,<br />

and as popular as ever. He writes: “The <strong>Jesus</strong> MCR continues to<br />

be a resilient, lively community. We are grateful to all the people<br />

in <strong>College</strong> whose efforts to provide us with spaces, support,<br />

and advice make our activities possible.”<br />

The post-pandemic resumption of normal <strong>College</strong> life, with its<br />

rich variety of events, has been a joy. It has been exhilarating, if<br />

hectic, to teach and research face to face once again, to attend<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Gardening Club<br />

members prepare<br />

the ground for a<br />

new vegetable<br />

plot at Stevens<br />

Close.<br />


lectures, dinners, sporting events, musical and cultural activities,<br />

or simply enjoy the contemplation afforded by Evensong with<br />

our brilliant choir. Bev and I have been able to welcome<br />

students, fellows, and friends back into the Lodgings, reminding<br />

ourselves of the rich and diverse talents of our community.<br />

It is especially heartening to learn how our students’<br />

commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and<br />

environmental sustainability, reflects that of the wider <strong>College</strong><br />

as we begin a new chapter in our history. At the time of writing,<br />

we are finalising <strong>Jesus</strong>’ new Strategic Plan, and these themes are<br />

integral to our ambitions for the next five years. Our students<br />

led the way in celebrating our diversity, with celebrations of the<br />

Lunar New Year, Nowruz, and Eid ul Fitr. The JCR Equal<br />

Opportunities Officer, Shathuki Perera, organised International<br />

and BME brunches and picnics, and a Sri Lanka-themed<br />

International Hall. During Freshers’ Week, the MCR Equality<br />

and Diversity Officer created safe spaces for new and returning<br />

students from diverse communities to share their experiences.<br />

Academically, our students once again performed incredibly<br />

well, with Han Xian (Chemistry), Zhihe Lei (Chemistry) and<br />

Shucheng Li (Mathematics) all receiving Annual Fund Prizes for<br />

top performance in First Public Examinations, and Alex Tatomir<br />

(Computer Science) nominated for the Davies Prize for the<br />

most outstanding performance in a Final Honours School, and<br />

awarded the Department of Computer Science’s Gibbs Project<br />

Prize for Part C in Computer Science. 27 <strong>Jesus</strong> Finalists were<br />

awarded Firsts, and 32 undergraduates received Distinctions in<br />

their Prelims. At graduate level, 23 students were awarded<br />

Graduate Distinctions, and 16 were awarded Doctorates. Given<br />

the impact of the pandemic on study over the past two years,<br />

our academic results were truly impressive, and I congratulate<br />


all <strong>Jesus</strong> students for their<br />

achievements in spite of the<br />

challenging circumstances<br />

they have faced.<br />

With the term-time ‘Cheng<br />

Kar Shun Digital Hub at<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong>’ programme<br />

now fully established, it is<br />

fantastic to see <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

students embracing the<br />

opportunity to create and<br />

develop innovative activities<br />

for this dynamic new<br />

<strong>College</strong> space. As Digital<br />

Hub Coordinator Will<br />

McBain reports (page 55),<br />

the Hub recently opened its<br />

doors for our first public<br />

Psychology undergraduates celebrating the<br />

end of Prelims outside the Radcliffe<br />

Camera.<br />

events. Following the sold-out book launch for Vili Lehdonvirta’s<br />

Cloud Empires: How digital platforms are overtaking the state and<br />

how we can regain control (MIT Press, <strong>2022</strong>), November saw the<br />

Hub host a unique evening of activities on ‘A History of Gaming’.<br />

The event, led by Paul Davis, included a lively panel discussion<br />

with three gaming industry experts, examining how video<br />

gaming drives technological change, and asked what it can teach<br />

academia, museums and the media. Guests enjoyed the<br />

opportunity to play on a range of consoles and games from the<br />

1970s to the present day, and the pristine white walls of the Hub<br />

became screens onto which the games were projected. The<br />

event proved hugely popular with academics, students, and the<br />

general public alike, and demonstrated our ambition to present<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> as an outward-facing Oxford <strong>College</strong>.<br />

Left: Students enjoyed a range of traditional dishes<br />

at the Sri Lankan International Dinner.<br />


As well as celebration, this was also a year in which we<br />

experienced profound sadness. The death of Her Late Majesty<br />

Queen Elizabeth II in September, following so closely after the<br />

commemoration of her Platinum Jubilee, was felt deeply by our<br />

community. In <strong>College</strong>, and across Oxford, Union flags flew at<br />

half-mast, and current members lined up to sign a Book of<br />

Condolence which was placed in the Chapel. The sad news<br />

prompted many recollections from alumni and staff of Her Late<br />

Majesty’s visit to open Stevens Close in March 1976.<br />

This year we also mourned the loss of a number of much-loved<br />

and respected Fellows. Emeritus Fellow John Walsh died in<br />

November <strong>2022</strong>. John joined <strong>Jesus</strong> as a Fellow and Tutor in<br />

MCR President Paul Davis (far right) with History of Gaming speakers (L-R) Patrick Moran (Curator of the<br />

Barbican Centre’s ‘Virtual Realms’ Exhibition), Elle Osili-Wood (Presenter, broadcaster and host of the BAFTA<br />

Game Awards) and Chris Kingsley OBE (Co-Founder of Rebellion Games and Chair of the TIGA Education).<br />


The late Professor<br />

Fred Taylor,<br />

Emeritus Fellow of<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong>.<br />

History in 1958, and was a highly regarded scholar<br />

on the Church of England and Methodism in the<br />

eighteenth century. He also served as Dean, Fellow<br />

Librarian and Editor of the <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Record</strong>. He<br />

was an outstanding Tutorial Fellow, and many<br />

former students came forward to share their<br />

memories of being taught by John, remembering<br />

him as a wonderfully kind and inspirational tutor.<br />

The <strong>College</strong> will fundraise for an endowed<br />

Undergraduate Bursary in History in John’s name in<br />

2023. If you would like to support the bursary or<br />

hear more about this new fund, please email<br />

brittany.wellnerjames@jesus.ox.ac.uk.<br />

In this edition, <strong>Jesus</strong> colleagues also pay tribute to another<br />

Emeritus Fellow – Fred Taylor – who passed away in December<br />

2021 (page 106). Fred joined the Department of Physics and<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> in 1966 as a DPhil student, under the supervision<br />

of the renowned Sir John Houghton. He was an extremely<br />

gifted and accomplished scientist but, as Rich Grenyer<br />

remembers, he “wore his learning very lightly and was always<br />

delighted to talk about life, the universe and everything else”.<br />

I also extend my condolences to the family of alumnus and<br />

Honorary Fellow Alec Monk (1962, PPE). Alec contributed<br />

greatly to the life of the <strong>College</strong>, not least during the financial<br />

decision-making process for the purchase of the Northgate site<br />

on which our new building now stands. Alec, alongside fellow<br />

alumnus Rodney Wright, was also at the forefront of the<br />

Ukrainian Student Support Fund campaign. He was a keen and<br />

loyal member of the <strong>College</strong>, and his presence is missed by us<br />

all, as is that of another Honorary Fellow, Sir Christopher<br />

Foster, who died in February.<br />


Christopher was a Senior Research Fellow of <strong>Jesus</strong> from 1959 to<br />

1964, and an Official Fellow & Tutor in Economics from 1964 to<br />

1966. His academic career was spent at Oxford, MIT and LSE,<br />

and he was a consultant at Coopers & Lybrand and PwC. He<br />

was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the <strong>College</strong> in 1992.<br />

Most recently, we mourned the death of Hamish Scott, Senior<br />

Research Fellow in History, who passed away in December.<br />

Hamish, a brilliant scholar in early modern European history,<br />

was a highly valued member of <strong>College</strong> and loved equally by<br />

both his students and fellow academics. As one colleague<br />

remarks, “What a loss. He was one of the kindest and most<br />

generous scholars I have known”.<br />

No edition of the <strong>Record</strong> comes without saying<br />

thank you and farewell to colleagues and<br />

friends whose academic talents reach far<br />

beyond <strong>Jesus</strong>. I would like to extend my<br />

gratitude and best wishes to a number of<br />

departing Fellows; Patricia Clavin, Marion<br />

Turner, Sarah Rugheimer, Will Ghosh, Paul<br />

Collins, Jacob Currie, Suchandrima Das and<br />

Talita Dias. Both Patricia and Marion have<br />

moved on to Statutory Professorships, the<br />

most senior academic grade at Oxford.<br />

Statutory Professorships are established in the<br />

University Regulations and associated with<br />

specific <strong>College</strong>s. Patricia now holds the<br />

Statutory Chair in Modern History and is<br />

associated with Worcester <strong>College</strong>, while<br />

Marion has become the JRR Tolkien Professor<br />

of English Literature and Language, a Statutory<br />

Professorship associated with Lady Margaret<br />

Career<br />

Development Fellow<br />

in Engineering<br />

Suchandrima Das.<br />


Hall. I would also like to thank Rosalyn Green, former Official<br />

Fellow and Director of HR, for all her work in support of our<br />

staff over the past nine years.<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> is renowned for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere,<br />

and a highly professional approach to how we look after our<br />

community, our visitors, and how we deliver our academic and<br />

operational services. This reputation is in large part due to<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong>’ dedicated support staff who once again, across the year,<br />

demonstrated their ability to be agile and responsive to changing<br />

circumstances, particularly with the expansion of the historic<br />

site to include our new building. With an additional 7,900m² of<br />

space to manage, maintain, clean and a range of new activities to<br />

organise and cater for, the staff of the Accommodation,<br />

Catering and Conferencing Office really came in to their own.<br />

I would like to thank each and every one of them for their hard<br />

work, and more widely, all our committed support staff who<br />

continued to ensure the smooth running of the <strong>College</strong> over the<br />

past 12 months.<br />

The current cost-of-living crisis, caused by both global events<br />

and political disruption on the domestic front, remains a<br />

concern for us all. In considering the year ahead, and the<br />

<strong>College</strong>’s next five-year strategic plan, we will need to draw on<br />

the strengths and resources that define our community. The<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> community is resilient and generous of spirit, and we<br />

perhaps show our greatest strength in the most difficult of<br />

times. Therefore, I end this report by thanking all of you for<br />

your unswerving support to <strong>College</strong>, now and in the future, and<br />

look forward to welcoming you back soon.<br />


Fellows and <strong>College</strong> Lecturers<br />

Visitor<br />

The Rt Hon The Earl of Pembroke<br />

Principal<br />

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, MA (BA Newc; PhD Edin; Hon DSc Nott,<br />

Trinity Saint David), FRS, FREng, FBCS<br />

Fellows<br />

1988 Katrin Kohl, MA (BA, MA, PhD Lond), Vice-Principal and Tutor in<br />

German, Professor of German Literature<br />

1991 Patricia Daley, MA, DPhil (BSc Middx; MA Lond), Equality and<br />

Diversity Fellow, Helen Morag Fellow and Tutor in Geography and<br />

Professor of the Human Geography of Africa<br />

1993 Mark Brouard, MA, DPhil, Helen Morag Fellow and Tutor in Chemistry<br />

and Professor of Chemistry<br />

1999 Andrew Dancer, MA, DPhil, Keeper of the Plate, John Thomason<br />

Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics<br />

2000 Stuart White, BA, MPhil (PhD Princeton), Nicholas Drake Fellow and<br />

Tutor in Politics<br />

2000 Armand D’Angour, MA (PhD Lond), ARCM, Editor of The <strong>College</strong><br />

<strong>Record</strong> and Communications Fellow, Tutor in Classics and Professor<br />

of Classics<br />

2003 Paulina Kewes, MA, DPhil (MA Gdansk), Helen Morag Fellow and<br />

Tutor in English Literature and Professor of English Literature<br />

2018 Jane Sherwood, MA, DPhil, Supernumerary Fellow<br />

2004 Shankar Srinivas (BSc Hyderabad, India; MA, MPhil, PhD Columbia<br />

University, New York), Zeitlyn Fellow and Tutor in Medicine,<br />

Professor of Developmental Biology<br />

2004 James Tilley, BA, DPhil, Tutor in Politics and Professor of Political<br />

Science<br />

2005 Caroline Warman, MA (MA Cantab; PhD Lond), Welfare Fellow,<br />

Zeitlyn Fellow and Tutor in French and Professor of French Literature<br />

and Thought<br />


2005 Suzanne Aspden, MA, MSt, DPhil (BA, BMus, MMus Victoria<br />

University of Wellington, New Zealand), Tutor in Music<br />

2021 Graham Taylor, MA, DPhil, Senior Research Fellow and Professor of<br />

Mathematical Biology<br />

2006 Philip Burrows, MA, DPhil, FInstP, Steward of SCR, Senior Research<br />

Fellow in Physics and Professor of Physics<br />

2021 Yvonne Jones, BA, DPhil, FRS, FMedSci, FLSW, Professorial Fellow<br />

and Sir Andrew McMichael Professor of Structural Immunology<br />

2007 John Magorrian, DPhil (BSc Belf), Helen Morag Fellow and Tutor in<br />

Physics<br />

2007 Martin Booth, MEng, DPhil, Senior Research Fellow in Engineering<br />

Science and Professor of Engineering Science<br />

2008 James Oliver, BA, MSc, DPhil, Helen Morag Fellow and Tutor in<br />

Mathematics<br />

2008 Susan Doran, BA (PhD Lond), FRHS, Senior Research Fellow in<br />

History and Professor of Early Modern British History<br />

2013 Kylie Vincent (BSc, BA, PhD Melbourne), Tutor in Chemistry and<br />

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry<br />

2009 Samu Niskanen (PhL, MA, PhD Helsinki), Hugh Price Fellow in History<br />

2009 Alexandra Lumbers, DPhil (BA, MA S’ton), Academic Director<br />

2009 Péter Esö (BA Budapest; MA, PhD Harvard), Roger Hugh Fellow and<br />

Tutor in Economics<br />

2009 Edward Anderson, BA (PhD Cantab), Tutor in Organic Chemistry and<br />

Professor of Organic Chemistry<br />

2010 Timothy Palmer, CBE, DSc, DPhil (BSc Brist), FRS, Professorial Fellow<br />

and Royal Society Anniversary Research Professor<br />

2010 Richard Grenyer (BSc, MSc, PhD Lond), Garden Master, Paul<br />

Paget-Colin Clarke Fellow and Tutor in Physical Geography<br />

2010 Georg Holländer (MD Basel), Professorial Fellow and Hoffmann and<br />

Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine<br />

2011 Simon Douglas, BCL, MPhil, DPhil (LLB Liv), Legal Clerk and Peter<br />

Clarke Fellow and Tutor in Law<br />

2011 Alexandra Gajda, MA, DPhil, John Walsh Fellow and Tutor in Early<br />

Modern History<br />

2011 Paul Riley (BSc Leeds; PhD Lond), FMedSci, Professorial Fellow and<br />

Professor of Development and Cell Biology<br />


2011 Yulin Chen (BS University of Science and Technology of China; PhD<br />

Stanford), Tutor in Physics and Professor of Physics<br />

2012 Christine Fairchild (BA Connecticut <strong>College</strong>), Hugh Price Fellow<br />

2012 Paul Goffin, MA (BSc De Mont; MSc Bath), FRICS, Professorial Fellow<br />

2013 Timothy Coulson (BSc York; PhD Lond), Professorial Fellow and<br />

Professor of Zoology<br />

2013 Ruedi Baumann, MA, Director of Accommodation, Catering &<br />

Conferences<br />

2013 Robin Evans (MA, MMath Cantab; PhD Washington, Seattle),<br />

Secretary to the Governing Body, Robert Kay Fellow and Tutor in<br />

Statistics<br />

2013 Stephen Morris (MPhys S’ton; PhD Cantab), Ana Leaf Foundation<br />

Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science and Professor of Engineering<br />

Science<br />

2013 Malcolm John (BSc, PhD Lond), Helen Morag Fellow and Tutor in<br />

Physics<br />

2014 David Stevenson, MA (MSc H-W), FRICS, Property Director<br />

2014 Luca Enriques (LLB Bologna; LLM Harvard; PhD Boconni),<br />

Professorial Fellow and Professor of Corporate Law<br />

2015 Raymond Pierrehumbert (AB Harvard; PhD MIT), FRS, Professorial<br />

Fellow and Halley Professor of Physics<br />

2015 Susan Jebb, OBE (BSc Sur; PhD Cantab), Senior Research Fellow in<br />

Health Sciences and Professor of Diet and Population Health<br />

2016 Dominic Wilkinson, DPhil (BMedSci, MBBS Melbourne; MBioeth<br />

Monash), AMusA, FRACP, FRCPCH, Senior Research Fellow in<br />

Medical Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics<br />

2015 Stefan Dercon, MPhil, DPhil (BA Leuven), CMG, FRSA, Professorial<br />

Fellow and Professor of Economic Policy<br />

2015 Stuart Woodward, MA, Estates Bursar<br />

2015 Deborah Hay, MA, BM BCh, DPhil, Dipl, MRCP, FRCPath,<br />

Hugh Price Fellow in Clinical Medicine<br />

2016 Matthew Williams, MSc, DPhil (BSc Brist), Access Fellow<br />

2016 Benjamin Williams, MPhys, DPhil, Tutor in Engineering Science<br />

2020 Vili Lehdonvirta (BSc National University of Singapore; MSc TU<br />

Helsinki; PhD Turku), Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and<br />

Professor of Economic Sociology and Digital Social Research<br />


2020 Sam Staton (MA, PhD Cantab), Senior Research Fellow in Computer<br />

Science and Professor of Computer Science<br />

2017 Judith Rousseau (DEA Paris 7; PhD Paris 6), Professorial Fellow and<br />

Professor of Statistics<br />

2017 Miles Jackson, MA, DPhil (LLM Harvard), Dean and Sir David Lewis<br />

Fellow and Tutor in Law<br />

2017 James Naismith (BSc Edin; PhD Manc; DSc St And), FRS, FMedSci,<br />

FRSE, FRSC, FRSB, FAAS, Senior Research Fellow in Structural<br />

Biology<br />

2017 Hamish Scott † (MA Edin; PhD LSE), FBA, FRSE, Senior Research<br />

Fellow in History<br />

2017 Stanislav Živný, MA, DPhil (MSc VU Amsterdam; Magister RNDr<br />

Prague), Computing Officer, Ana Leaf Foundation Fellow and Tutor in<br />

Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science<br />

2017 Brittany Wellner James (BA Wooster; MA SOAS; PhD Cantab),<br />

Director of Development<br />

2017 George Deligiannidis (MSc Edin & H-W; MMath Warw; PhD Nott),<br />

Hugh Price Fellow in Statistics<br />

2017 Jonathan Harris, KC, BCL, MA (PhD Birm), Senior Research Fellow in<br />

Law<br />

2018 Stephen Conway, MA, DPhil, Professorial Fellow<br />

2020 Tom Douglas, BA, DPhil (BMedSc, MBChB Otago), Senior Research<br />

Fellow in Philosophy and Professor of Applied Philosophy<br />

2018 Oiwi Parker Jones, MPhil, DPhil (BA Colorado <strong>College</strong>), Deputy<br />

Dean of Degrees and Hugh Price Fellow in Neuroscience<br />

2018 Iram Siraj, OBE (BEd Herts; MA Essex; PhD Warw), Senior Research<br />

Fellow in Education and Professor of Child Development and<br />

Education<br />

2019 Dirk Van Hulle (PhD Antwerp), Fellow Librarian, Professorial Fellow<br />

and Professor of Bibliography and Modern Book History<br />

2019 Dorothée Boulanger (BA, MSc Sciences Po; MA LSE; PGCE, PhD<br />

KCL), Junior Research Fellow in Modern Languages<br />

2019 Kristian Strommen, MMath, DPhil, Thomas Phillips and Jocelyn Keene<br />

Junior Research Fellow in the Science of Climate<br />

2019 Berta Verd MA (BSc Catalonia; MSc KCL; MRes Imp; Phd Pompeu<br />

Fabra), Peter Brunet Fellow and Tutor in Biological Sciences<br />


2020 Renée Adams (BA UC San Diego; MS Stanford; PhD Chicago),<br />

Senior Research Fellow in Finance and Governance<br />

2020 David Willis, BA, MPhil, DPhil, FBA, Professorial Fellow and <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

Professor of Celtic<br />

2020 Daniel Altshuler (BA California, Los Angeles; PhD Rutgers), Tutor in<br />

Linguistics<br />

2020 Nada Kubikova, MSc, DPhil (BSc Nicosia Cyprus), Maplethorpe<br />

Junior Research Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences<br />

2020 Andrew Dunning (BA Ottawa; MA, PhD Toronto), Supernumerary<br />

Fellow in Book History<br />

2020 Milo Phillips-Brown (BA Reed <strong>College</strong>; PhD MIT), Tutor in Philosophy<br />

2020 Talita de Souza Dias, MJur, DPhil (LLB Pernambuco), Shaw<br />

Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law<br />

2021 Janina Schupp (BA Canterbury Christ Church; MPhil, PhD Cantab),<br />

SOUTHWORKS Career Development Fellow of the Cheng Kar Shun<br />

Digital Hub<br />

2020 Fabian Grabenhorst, DPhil (Diploma Bielefeld, Germany), Tutor in<br />

Experimental Psychology<br />

2021 Seth Flaxman (BA Harvard; PhD Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh), Tutor<br />

in Computer Science<br />

2021 Rachel Taylor (BA Durh; MA SOAS; MA, PhD Northwestern),<br />

Junior Research Fellow in the Social Sciences<br />

2020 Jean Baccelli (PhilMaster Institut Jean Nicod, Paris; PhD École<br />

Normale Supérieure, Ulm, Paris), Tutor in Philosophy<br />

2021 Geraldine Wright, DPhil (BSc Wyoming; MSc Ohio), Professorial<br />

Fellow and Hope Professor of Zoology (Entomology)<br />

2021 Carina Prunkl, MSt, DPhil (BSc, MSc Freie University, Berlin), Junior<br />

Research Fellow in Philosophy<br />

2021 Nikolaj Roth (BSc, MSc, PhD Aarhus, Denmark), Junior Research<br />

Fellow in Chemistry<br />

2021 Kelsey Sasaki (BA New York; PhD California Santa Cruz), Junior<br />

Research Fellow in Linguistics<br />

2021 Adam Sedgwick (MChem, PhD Bath), Glasstone Junior Research<br />

Fellow in Chemistry<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Ben Goldacre, BA (MB BS Lond, MA KCL, MSc LSHTM), Professorial<br />

Fellow and Bennett Professor of Evidence Based Medicine<br />


<strong>2022</strong> Roxana Radu (BA Bucharest; MA Central European University,<br />

Budapest; PhD Graduate Institute of International &<br />

Development Studies, Geneva), Supernumerary Fellow in<br />

Technology & Public Policy<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Katharina Ereky-Stevens, DPhil (MagPhil Vienna), Junior Research<br />

Fellow in Education<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Frances Williams (BA Oxf Brookes), Human Resources Director<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Ricardo Rocha (BSc, PhD Lisbon; MSc Imp), Tutor in Biology<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Joshua Phillips, BA (MA York; PhD Glas), Junior Research Fellow in<br />

English<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Robert Laidlow (BA Cantab; MMus RAM; PhD RNCM), Career<br />

Development Fellow in Music<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Catherine (Sassy) Molyneux (BA Newc; PhD South Bank), Senior<br />

Research Fellow in Global Health<br />

<strong>2022</strong> John Powell (MB BChir MA Cantab; MSc PhD LSHTM;<br />

PGCertMedEd Warw), Senior Research Fellow in Digital Health<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Tatjana Sauka-Spengler (BA Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; State<br />

Exam Prague; PhD Paris VII), Senior Research Fellow in<br />

Developmental Genomics<br />

<strong>2022</strong> (Ruy) Sebastian Bonilla, DPhil, PGCert (BS The Andes; MPhil<br />

Cantab), Hugh Price Fellow in Materials Science<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Betina Ip, DPhil (BA Chelsea <strong>College</strong> of Arts; MSc UCL), Hugh Price<br />

Fellow in Neuroscience<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Filipa Simões (Diploma Lisbon; PhD Coimbra & Oxon), Hugh Price<br />

Fellow in Regenerative Medicine<br />

<strong>2022</strong> (Christoph) Charly Treiber, DPhil (MSc Vienna), Hugh Price Fellow in<br />

Neurobiology<br />

<strong>2022</strong> David d’Avray, DPhil (BA Cantab), Supernumerary Fellow in History<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Kelsey Inouye, MSc, DPhil (BA, JD, Med Hawaii), Supernumerary<br />

Fellow in Education<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Samantha-Kaye Johnston (BSc West Indies; MA Liv Hope; PhD<br />

Curtin), Supernumerary Fellow in Education<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Andrew Shapland (MA Cantab; PhD UCL), Supernumerary Fellow in<br />

Archaeology<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Nicole Eichert, MSc, PhD (BSc, MSc Tübingen), Junior Research<br />

Fellow in Experimental Psychology<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Felicia Liu (BA, MA, PhD KCL), Junior Research Fellow in Geography<br />


<strong>2022</strong> Ryan Rholes (BBA BS Texas State; PhD Texas A&M), Junior Research<br />

Fellow in Economics<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Nadine Akkerman (Doctoral, PhD Vrije, Amsterdam), Visiting Senior<br />

Research Fellow<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Svitlana Slava (BA, Specialist Kyiv National Transport University;<br />

PhD Kyiv National Transport University & National University of<br />

Construction & Architecture), Supernumerary Fellow in Economics<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Moreed Arbabzadah (BA, MPhil, PhD Cantab), FSA, Hugh Price<br />

Fellow in Celtic History<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Sandra Kiefer (BSc, MSc Goethe; BSc, MEd, PhD RWTH Aachen),<br />

Glasstone Junior Research Fellow in Computer Science<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Medwin Hughes, DPhil (BA Aberystwyth), FRSA, Welsh<br />

Supernumerary Fellow<br />

Emeritus Fellows<br />

1994 John Dixon Walsh, MA (MA, PhD Cantab) †<br />

1996 John Graham De’Ath, Air Commodore (retd), MBE, MA<br />

2005 Louis Lyons, MA, DPhil<br />

2005 Donald Andrew Hay, MA, MPhil (MA Cantab)<br />

2005 Colin Edward Webb, MBE, MA, DPhil (BSc Nott), FRS<br />

2005 John Anthony Caldwell, BMus, MA, DPhil, FRCO<br />

2006 Clive Douglas Rodgers, MA (MA, PhD Cantab)<br />

2006 Colin Graham Clarke, MA, DPhil, DLitt<br />

2006 Peter George Beer, Air Vice-Marshal (retd), CB, CBE, LVO, MA<br />

2007 John Nicolas Jacobs, MA, FSA<br />

2008 David John Acheson, MA (BSc Lond; MSc, PhD, Hon DSc East Ang)<br />

2008 Edward Richard Moxon, MA (MA, MB, BChir Cantab), FRS<br />

2009 Peter John Clarke, BCL, MA<br />

2009 Henry Michael Reece, MA, DPhil (BA Brist)<br />

2010 Timothy John Horder, MA (PhD Edin)<br />

2010 Anthony Michael Glazer, MA (BSc St And; PhD Lond; MA Cantab)<br />

2010 Peter Clifford, MA (BSc Lond; PhD California)<br />

2010 David Francis Cram, MA (PhD Cornell)<br />

2010 Mansur Gulamhussein Lalljee, MA, DPhil (BA Bombay)<br />


2010 Michael John Vickers, MA (BA, DLitt, Wales; Dip Class Arch<br />

Cantab; DUniv (Hon) Batumi), FSA, Dean of Degrees<br />

2010 Kathleen Danaher Sylva, OBE, MA (BA, MA, PhD Harvard), FBA<br />

2011 Felicity Margaret Heal, MA, DPhil (MA, PhD Cantab), FBA<br />

2011 Thomas Mowbray Owen Charles-Edwards, MA, DPhil, FRHistS<br />

2013 William Moore, MA, DPhil (BSc Brist; PhD Cantab)<br />

2014 Paul Harvey, CBE, MA, DSc (BA, DPhil York), FRS<br />

2014 Steffen Lauritzen, MA (MSc, PhD, DSc Copenhagen), FRS<br />

2014 Paul Davies, KC (Hon), MA (LLM Lond; LLM Yale), FBA<br />

2015 Christopher Winearls, DPhil (MB, ChB University of Cape Town<br />

Medical School)<br />

2017 Peter Mirfield, BCL, MA<br />

2017 Richard Bosworth (BA, MA Sydney; PhD Cantab)<br />

2018 Pamela Sammons (BSocSci Brist; PhD Council for National<br />

Academic Awards)<br />

2020 Charles Vincent, BA (MPhil Institute of Psychiatry Lond; PhD UCL)<br />

<strong>2022</strong> David Barron, MA (MA Cantab; MA, PhD Cornell)<br />

Honorary Fellows<br />

1992 Sir Christopher Foster, MA (MA Cantab) †<br />

1997 The Lord Skidelsky (Robert Jacob Alexander), MA, DPhil, FRSL,<br />

FRHistS, (Hon DLitt, Buck), FBA<br />

1998 The Hon Neal Blewett, AC, MA, DPhil, FRHistS<br />

1998 Sir John Carter, MA, FIA<br />

1998 Sir Geoffrey Cass, MA<br />

1998 Professor Sir Richard John Evans, Kt, MA, PhD (inc), LittD, DPhil,<br />

DLitt, LitD (Hon), DLitt (Hon), LLD (Hon), FRHistS, FRSL,<br />

FLSW, FBA<br />

1998 Professor Nigel James Hitchin, MA, DPhil, FRS<br />

1998 Sir David Thomas Rowell Lewis, MA (Hon DCL City; Hon DCL<br />

Wales)<br />

1998 Edwin Milton Yoder, MA<br />

1999 David Alec Monk, MA (Hon LLD Sheff) †<br />

1999 Professor Derec Llwyd Morgan, DPhil<br />


2001 Sir Thomas Allen, CBE (Hon MA Newc; Hon DMus Durh), FRCM<br />

2005 Sir Peter Machin North, CBE, KC, MA, DCL (Hon LLD R’dg, Nott,<br />

Aberd, New Brunswick; Hon D Hum Lett Arizona), FBA<br />

2007 William Andrew Murray Boyd, CBE (MA Glas), FRSL<br />

2007 Professor Sir Keith Burnett, CBE, BA DPhil, FRS, FinstP, FLSW<br />

2007 Francine Elizabeth Stock, MA<br />

2008 Professor David Williams, FRS, DPhil<br />

2008 Sir Bryn Terfel, CBE<br />

2010 Professor Elizabeth Helen Blackburn (BSc, MSc Melbourne; PhD<br />

Cantab)<br />

2010 Carole Lesley Souter, CBE, BA (MA Lond)<br />

2012 Professor Alan Grafen, MA, DPhil, FRS<br />

2013 Geraint Talfan Davies, OBE, DL, MA<br />

2013 The Rt Hon Lord Faulks of Donnington (Edward Peter Lawless),<br />

KC, MA, FCIArb<br />

2015 Lord Krebs of Wytham (John Richard), Kt, MA, DPhil, FRS,<br />

FMedSci, ML<br />

2020 Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, MA Status (BSc Glas; PhD<br />

Cantab), FRS<br />

2020 Dame Alison Foster, KC, BA<br />

2020 Thomas Ilube, CBE (BSc Benin, Nigeria; MBA Lond; Hon DSc Lond;<br />

Hon DTech Wolv), FRSA, FBCS<br />

2020 Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe, MA (MB, ChB, MD Cantab), FRS<br />

Chaplain<br />

The Rev Dr Christopher Dingwall-Jones, BA (MSc Edin; PhD Kent)<br />

Queen Elizabeth I Fellows<br />

2012 Sir David Thomas Rowell Lewis, MA (Hon DCL City; Hon DCL<br />

Wales)<br />

2016 Mr André Hoffmann, MBA<br />

2016 Mrs Maria Hugh<br />

2017 Dr Henry Cheng Kar Shun<br />

2017 Ms Rosaline Wong Wing Yue<br />


2018 Mr Harold Shaw<br />

2020 Mr Oliver Thomas, MA<br />

2021 Mr Peter Bennett<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Mr Christopher Richey, MPhil (BA SMU; JD Stanford)<br />

Lecturers<br />

Ms Izar Alonso Lorenzo, Maths<br />

Mr Giancarlo Antonucci, Maths<br />

Ms Francesca Arduini, Economics<br />

Dr Mara Artibani, Biology<br />

Dr Gunes Baydin, Computer Science<br />

Ms Oana Bazavan, Physics<br />

Ms Amelia Brasnett, Chemistry<br />

Dr Lennart Brewitz, Chemistry<br />

Ms Stefanie Burkert-Burrows, German<br />

Dr Michael Burt, Chemistry<br />

Mr Aurelio Carlucci, Maths<br />

Dr Esther Cavett, Music<br />

Dr Aaron Clift, History<br />

Dr Dafydd Daniel, Theology<br />

Dr Alyson Douglas, Geography<br />

Dr Gillian Douglas, Medicine<br />

Dr Aneurin Ellis-Evans, Ancient History<br />

Dr Emre Esenturk, Statistics<br />

Mr Alexander Georgiou, Law<br />

Mr Johann Go, Politics<br />

Mr Michael Hallam, Maths<br />

Dr Ole Hinz, German<br />

Dr Amanda Holton, English<br />

Dr Joshua Hordern, Theology<br />

Dr Matthias Lanzinger, Computer Science<br />

Dr Hannie Lawler, Spanish<br />


Dr Ayoush Lazikani, English<br />

Dr Pamela Lear, Medicine<br />

Dr Melinda Letts, Classics<br />

Dr Amy Lidster, English<br />

Dr Sam Lipworth, Medicine<br />

Ms Cynthia Liu, Classics<br />

Prof Elena Lombardi, Italian<br />

Ms Ellen Luckins, Maths<br />

Dr Sotiris Mastoridis, Medicine<br />

Dr Keiko Mayazaki, Medicine<br />

Dr Nick Mayhew, Russian<br />

Prof Teresa Morgan, Ancient History<br />

Dr Christopher Nicholls, Engineering<br />

Prof Daniella Omlor, Spanish<br />

Dr Michael O’Neill, Chemistry<br />

Dr Julian Ormerod, Medicine<br />

Ms Helena Pickford, Chemistry<br />

Dr Liam Saddington, Geography<br />

Ms Hannah Scheithauer, German<br />

Mr Philip Schnattinger, Economics<br />

Dr Nir Shalev, Experimental Psychology<br />

Dr Deborah Sneddon, Chemistry<br />

Mr Barnum Swannell, Maths<br />

Dr Brian Tang, Engineering<br />

Ms Cecile Varry, French<br />

Ms Alena Wabitsch, Economics<br />

Mr Timothy Wade, History<br />

Prof Claire Williams, Portuguese<br />

Dr Bryan Wilson Biology<br />


Non-Academic Staff<br />

1981 Simon Smith, Conference Manager<br />

1996 Beatrice Coleman, Scout<br />

2000 David Mead, Groundsman<br />

2000 Christopher Cox, Lodge Receptionist<br />

2001 Helen Gee, PA to the Principal<br />

2006 Jakub Pawlicki, Junior Sous Chef<br />

2006 Keiron Bennellick, Caretaker<br />

2006 Valdas Joksas, Kitchen Porter<br />

2006 Steven Joseph, Chef<br />

2007 Rosangela Bolonhese, Scout<br />

2008 Laura Katkute, Accounts Clerk<br />

2008 Tahira Marham, Scout<br />

2009 Joan McCoy, Scout<br />

2010 Tomasz Rabeda, Sous Chef<br />

2010 Katarzyna Dubarska, Scout<br />

2010 Owen McKnight, Librarian<br />

2011 Kevin Beynon, Chef de Partie<br />

2011 Stephen Widdows, Food Services Supervisor<br />

2012 Jody Amirthaseelan, Food Services Team Member<br />

2013 Gerard Fegan, Computing Infrastructure Manager<br />

2013 Paul Crowther, Maintenance Manager<br />

2014 Daniel Nolan, Maintenance Team Member<br />

2014 Tania Dandy-Minto, Accommodation Services Manager<br />

2015 Xunqin (Emily) Huang, Graduate Administrator<br />

2015 Maria Ferreira Dos Reis, Scout<br />

2015 Carolyn Ruhle, Nurse<br />

2015 Cathy Lea, DACC Administrator<br />

2015 Gillian Long, Estates & Property Administrator<br />

2016 Michele Turner, Housekeeping Manager<br />

2016 Robin Darwall-Smith, Archivist<br />


2017 Joanne Bellerby, Scout<br />

2017 Elena Pinte, Scout<br />

2017 Richard Dean, Lodge Receptionist<br />

2017 Neville Fernandes, Kitchen Porter<br />

2017 Gemma Forster, Admissions Officer<br />

2017 Bruno Mollier, Head of Food & Beverage Services<br />

2017 Anand Dube, Head Chef<br />

2017 Bela Valter, Assistant Head of Food & Beverage Service<br />

2017 Martinho Afonso, Scout<br />

2017 James Baxter, Chef de Partie<br />

2018 Edmund Levin, Annual Fund & Giving Programme Manager<br />

2018 Raymond Ridley, Bar Supervisor<br />

2018 Peter Parshall, Chapel Music Co-ordinator<br />

2018 Eve Bodniece, Principal Data Analyst<br />

2019 Peter Sutton, Alumni Engagement Manager<br />

2019 Jolanta Sikora-Marques, Fellows’ Secretary<br />

2019 Cristina Carmona Casado, Lodge Receptionist<br />

2019 Mark Trafford, Sales Ledger Officer<br />

2019 Sandra Marujo, Lodge Receptionist<br />

2019 Melinda Mattu, Accountant<br />

2020 Michael Sixsmith, IT Manager<br />

2020 Jude Eades, Communications Manager<br />

2020 Poh Gan, Breakfast & Commis Chef<br />

2020 Georgina Plunkett, Deputy Director of Development<br />

2020 Tito De <strong>Jesus</strong> Gutteres, Scout<br />

2020 Sadia (Kirren) Mahmood, Welfare Officer<br />

2021 Colin Beall, Health & Safety Coordinator<br />

2021 Violeta Budreviciute, Accounts Clerk<br />

2021 Arpornthip Burroughs, Scout<br />

2021 Kathrina dela Cruz, Assistant Accountant<br />

2021 Neil Huntley, Lodge Manager<br />

2021 Ellie Hutson, Admin Assistant<br />


2021 Mary O’ Byrne, Human Resources Advisor<br />

2021 Marina Lazarova, Scout<br />

2021 Rosita Vacheva, Payroll & Accounts Officer<br />

2021 Iwona Pietruszewska, Housekeeping Supervisor<br />

2021 Raquel Hernandez, Catering Supervisor<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Josh Brown, Scout<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Johnathan Eccles, Maintenance Team<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Fisayo Adeleke, Events and Graduation Assistant<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Paulina Mascianica, Lodge Receptionist<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Yu-Wen Huang, Social Media and Communications Officer<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Synthia Barmpa, Conference Assistant<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Gabriel Apahidean, Chef de Partie<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Lourenco Noronha, Kitchen Porter<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Diana Ciolcan, Food Services Team<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Gregorio Soares, Scout<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Grace Exley, Graduate Library Trainee<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Martin Richards, Maintenance Team<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Hannah Dowson, Human Resources Advisor<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Tahmina Sorabji, Disability and Grants Officer<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Megan Lee, Access Assistant<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Ximena Garcia Ochoa, Food Services Team<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Natasha Ali, Junior Dean<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Liza Zillig, Junior Dean<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Vanessa Picker, Junior Dean<br />


Photo by Ed Nix.

Fellows’ & Lecturers’ News<br />

Izar Alonso Lorenzo<br />

Lecturer in Pure Mathematics<br />

I am currently finishing my DPhil under the<br />

supervision of Andrew Dancer and Jason<br />

Lotay, having completed a Double Bachelor’s<br />

Degree in Maths and Physics at the<br />

Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a<br />

Master of Advanced Studies in Pure<br />

Mathematics in Cambridge. My research is in<br />

the area of differential geometry and has<br />

connections with geometric analysis and heterotic string theory.<br />

In particular, I study differential-geometric structures in spaces<br />

of dimensions six and seven, which are of special importance in<br />

higher dimensional gauge theories. These structures also play a<br />

key role in heterotic string theory, where they appear in systems<br />

such as the Hull-Strominger and the heterotic G2 system. I use<br />

symmetry reduction and analytic techniques to give a better<br />

understanding of these structures.<br />

David d’Avray<br />

Supernumerary Fellow in History<br />

Joining <strong>Jesus</strong> as a Supernumerary Fellow has<br />

proved a very positive experience. Though<br />

new to the <strong>College</strong>, I’m familiar with Oxford;<br />

I did my DPhil at Balliol long ago, and I’ve<br />

lived here for over two decades since my<br />

wife became Fellow Librarian at Merton.<br />

Until I became Emeritus at UCL I commuted<br />

every weekday to London. I’m a historian of<br />


the Middle Ages, and also of the preceding and following<br />

periods; I enjoy manuscript work and the application of social<br />

theory. At <strong>Jesus</strong> I will be advising graduate students, and I also<br />

propose to lead informal seminars for members of the <strong>College</strong><br />

at all levels, on comparative history, historical argument, and the<br />

history of Ethics.<br />

Talita de Souza Dias<br />

Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law<br />

I qualified as a lawyer in Brazil, and have<br />

taught a range of International Law subjects<br />

at Oxford and elsewhere. My current<br />

research focuses on the application of<br />

international law to new technologies and<br />

the international regulation of information<br />

operations, including disinformation and<br />

online hate speech. In addition to<br />

publications, I’m a founding member of the Oxford Process on<br />

International Law Protections in Cyberspace: I’ve spoken to<br />

United Nations bodies on the application of international law to<br />

cyberspace, and given written and oral evidence to Parliament<br />

for the Online Safety Bill. In December <strong>2022</strong> I took up a post as<br />

Senior Research Fellow with Chatham House’s International<br />

Law Programme.<br />


Nicole Eichert<br />

Junior Research Fellow in Experimental Psychology<br />

This summer I started a Sir Henry Wellcome<br />

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Wellcome<br />

Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN).<br />

I am seeking to understand how our brains<br />

evolved to support uniquely human<br />

cognition. I combine magnetic resonance<br />

imaging and histology to investigate how<br />

brain structure and function relate to each<br />

other, and how the anatomical basis differs across the primate<br />

lineage. My focus is the temporal lobe, a part of the brain that<br />

changed significantly during evolution and plays a key role in<br />

cognition. My research programme builds on my PhD project,<br />

which I conducted in Oxford as part of the Wellcome Trust<br />

Programme in Neuroscience, and benefits from close<br />

collaboration with the Montreal Neurological Institute.<br />

Alexandra Gajda<br />

John Walsh Fellow in History<br />

I have produced and published several<br />

articles on disparate topics: on the<br />

relationship of Church, state and subjects in<br />

the Tudor realms, Oxford University and the<br />

Crown in the age of Elizabeth I, the creation<br />

of the legal framework for witch-hunting in<br />

early modern England, the influence of<br />

trading companies on diplomacy in the early<br />

seventeenth century, and the origins of the political ‘apology’ in<br />

public life. I’m now working on a study of the evolution of the<br />


English and Welsh Parliaments during the Reformation era. I’ve<br />

also acted as a consultant on a major forthcoming BBC<br />

documentary on the nature of the Union of the British Isles, and<br />

appeared on Susannah Lipscomb’s podcast Not Just the Tudors<br />

talking about the last years of the reign of Elizabeth I.<br />

I was recently elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.<br />

Betina Ip<br />

Hugh Price Fellow in Neuroscience<br />

How does the human brain learn from<br />

experience? I study this question by focusing<br />

on the acquisition of binocular vision, vision<br />

using two eyes. My lab uses advanced<br />

non-invasive MR-imaging and virtual reality<br />

paradigms to investigate if training oneself to<br />

see better using two eyes also relates to<br />

reliable changes in the cortical circuitry.<br />

Knowing where in the brain changes occur, and what they are, is<br />

important for finding better treatments for visual disorders like<br />

lazy eye. I am interested in how we perceive the world around<br />

us, and collaborate with other researchers on topics ranging<br />

from visual hallucinations to viewing landscape art. I combine my<br />

scientific and creative background for the purpose of public<br />

engagement: my children’s picture book, The Usborne Book of<br />

the Brain and How it Works (2021), has been translated into many<br />

languages, encouraging children around the world to be curious<br />

about the squishy matter between our ears.<br />


Kelsey Inouye<br />

Supernumerary Fellow in Education<br />

I’m a Research Associate at the Department<br />

of Education Centre for Skills, Knowledge<br />

and Organisational Performance. My<br />

research areas include doctoral education,<br />

scholarly writing and publishing, and PhD<br />

career trajectories. I’m currently working on<br />

the ‘Close the Gap’ project, which aims to<br />

transform the PhD selection and admissions<br />

processes at Oxford and Cambridge towards the goal of a more<br />

inclusive research culture. Having obtained my DPhil in<br />

Education in 2020 I worked as a Senior Researcher at the<br />

University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland. I<br />

currently act as the Junior Coordinator for the European<br />

Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)<br />

Special Interest Group on Researcher Education and Careers.<br />

Samantha-Kaye Johnston<br />

Supernumerary Fellow in Education<br />

Although being digitally skilled is fundamental<br />

for effectively functioning in society, over<br />

700 million young people continue to lack<br />

digital skills. I seek to combine principles<br />

from education, psychology, user-design, and<br />

engineering, to create safer and more<br />

sustainable digital futures. In a previous<br />

UNESCO collaboration, I spearheaded a<br />

study across 15 countries exploring new uses for technology in<br />

education. My research profile spans a large area covering skills<br />


Photo: Oxford Latinitas<br />

development, the assessment of dispositions that support digital<br />

intelligence, and ethical engagement with technology. My work,<br />

which employs mixed approaches to studying optimal<br />

environments for fostering digital skills, and participatory<br />

approaches with young people to design digital resources, has<br />

been nominated for various awards including Jamaica’s Prime<br />

Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Academics.<br />

Melinda Letts<br />

<strong>College</strong> Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages<br />

I’m passionate about ensuring the future of<br />

Classics as a discipline, which means making<br />

Classics appealing and accessible to all who<br />

want to study it, no matter what background<br />

they come from and regardless of previous<br />

experience of Greek or Latin. I’ve<br />

spearheaded the introduction at <strong>Jesus</strong> of<br />

Active Latin and Greek, whereby we teach<br />

grammar and texts by speaking the languages during classes.<br />

I was inspired to learn how to teach this way by attending a<br />

Septimana Latina (Latin Week) in Italy run by the Oxford<br />

Latinitas Project in 2018, and I now chair the board of Oxford<br />

Latinitas Ltd. The Active Greek and Latin programme at <strong>Jesus</strong> is<br />

supported by a generous donation of £30k over three years<br />

from alumnus John Jagger. The method noticeably speeds up the<br />

process of language acquisition for beginners, offers a route to<br />

real fluency to those who already know the languages, and is<br />

enormously enjoyable for both students and teachers. The first<br />

cohort of Latinists to be taught consistently using the active<br />

method in <strong>College</strong> sat Mods in 2021: all three achieved Firsts,<br />

with exceptionally high marks in their Latin language papers.<br />


Catherine (Sassy) Molyneux<br />

Senior Research Fellow in Global Health<br />

I am a social scientist with a background in<br />

human geography and behavioural studies.<br />

My main research areas span health policy<br />

and systems research (system governance,<br />

financing, and responsiveness to patients and<br />

publics) and empirical ethics, including the<br />

everyday ethics of frontline health provision<br />

and of conducting studies in low income<br />

settings. Recent contributions include those focused on<br />

examining vulnerability and agency among research participants<br />

and communities in low resource settings; understanding the<br />

emotional well-being of frontline health and research workers<br />

operating in these contexts; unpacking researchers’<br />

responsibilities; and drawing on patient, provider, and manager<br />

perspectives to design, implement and evaluate systems<br />

interventions aimed at positive change. Other outputs from my<br />

work include a video where frontline research staff share their<br />

experiences, and an animation summarising findings of a realist<br />

review on community engagement.<br />


Tatjana Sauka-Spengler<br />

Senior Research Fellow in Developmental Genomics<br />

With a background in both physics and<br />

biology, I run an interdisciplinary research<br />

group that seeks to understand the network<br />

organisation of gene regulatory programmes<br />

underlying developmental processes, and to<br />

decipher gene regulatory circuitries that<br />

orchestrate early cell-specification steps<br />

during development. Work on reverse<br />

engineering gene-regulatory circuitry holds high promise for use<br />

in stem cell therapies. To this end my lab has developed<br />

approaches such as integrated single-cell genomics, quantitative<br />

imaging, computational analysis, and machine learning, to tackle<br />

regulatory network detail in developing embryos, using multiple<br />

vertebrate models (zebrafish, chick, lamprey). The lab is<br />

creating new expertise in model-building, integrating multimodal<br />

single-cell analyses, and applying machine learning and<br />

computational genomics to tackle open questions in<br />

development, evolution, and regenerative medicine.<br />

Eva Schlindwein<br />

Stipendiary Lecturer in Management<br />

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Saïd<br />

Business School and Senior Researcher at the<br />

Bern University of Applied Sciences,<br />

Switzerland, and have published in leading<br />

management journals including the Academy<br />

of Management Annals. A researcher of<br />

management and organisations, my work<br />

uses qualitative research methods to focus<br />


on tensions between business and society. I am investigating the<br />

effects of stigmatisation on the regulation of the cannabis market<br />

in the US, scaling social innovation in refugee integration in<br />

Germany, and the organisational transformation of banks<br />

implementing sustainability for impact in Switzerland.<br />

Andrew Shapland<br />

Supernumerary Fellow in Archaeology<br />

Over the last year my time at the Ashmolean<br />

Museum has largely been spent in<br />

preparation of the exhibition, Labyrinth:<br />

Knossos, Myth and Reality (February–July<br />

2023). It is an exhibition that I pitched at my<br />

interview for the newly-endowed post of Sir<br />

Arthur Evans Curator in Bronze Age and<br />

Classical Greece. Upon starting the job at<br />

the end of 2018 I set about negotiating a list of loan objects with<br />

our partners in Crete: it will be the first time that some of the<br />

finds excavated by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos will have left the<br />

island. In Oxford they will be displayed alongside original<br />

documents from the excavation archive held by the Ashmolean.<br />

In <strong>2022</strong> my book Human-Animal Relations in Bronze Age Crete:<br />

A History through Objects (CUP) was published, and I worked<br />

with the Greek Archaeological Service and University of<br />

Toronto as co-director of excavations at Palaikastro in eastern<br />

Crete. There, with a team which included students from<br />

Oxford, we investigated Minoan remains that are becoming<br />

visible along the beach as a result of coastal erosion.<br />


Filipa Simões<br />

Hugh Price Fellow in Regenerative Medicine<br />

I work at the Institute of Developmental and<br />

Regenerative Medicine, researching how<br />

immune cells, in particular macrophages, can<br />

be programmed by their neighbouring cells<br />

to repair the damage caused by a heart<br />

attack. My team uses genomics, spatial<br />

transcriptomics and functional in vivo and in<br />

vitro assays to dissect the spatiotemporal<br />

dynamics of cellular microenvironments, to identify intercellular<br />

signalling networks, and to decipher how these converge to<br />

define macrophage identity, plasticity, and function in the healthy<br />

and diseased heart. I have identified macrophages as direct<br />

collagen contributors to the forming scar during zebrafish heart<br />

regeneration and mouse heart repair. This work has revealed<br />

insights into the source of collagen deposition during cardiac<br />

scar formation and is likely to be applicable across organ<br />

systems and fibrotic disease.<br />

Svitlana Slava<br />

Supernumerary Fellow in Economics<br />

I completed my PhD at the National<br />

Transport University and defended my thesis<br />

at the National University of Construction<br />

and Architecture, both in Kyiv, Ukraine.<br />

Since then I have been working at Uzhhorod<br />

National University, Transcarpathia, where<br />

I teach courses in Enterprise Economics,<br />

Management and Strategic Management and<br />


act as scientific advisor for PhD students at the Department of<br />

Economy and Entrepreneurship. My research interests are<br />

strategic and structural transformations, economic adjustments<br />

during and after crises, regional economic and sustainable<br />

development, and the economics of enterprise and innovation.<br />

I have published widely in international journals and carried out<br />

numerous applied projects for governmental bodies,<br />

universities, and businesses in Ukraine. I am a volunteer<br />

member of the Joint Committee for a partnership between two<br />

small towns in Britain and Ukraine, which aims to promote<br />

school students’ cultural engagement and language learning.<br />

Dirk Van Hulle<br />

Professorial Fellow, Professor of Bibliography and Modern Book<br />

History in the Faculty of English<br />

With a team of five researchers I am working<br />

on a bilingual digital edition of Samuel<br />

Beckett’s works as principal investigator of a<br />

three year AHRC project, called ‘Editing<br />

Beckett’. My research focuses on modern<br />

manuscripts and literary writing processes.<br />

I recently completed Genetic Criticism: Tracing<br />

Creativity in Literature (OUP, <strong>2022</strong>). I also<br />

direct the Oxford Centre for Textual Editing and Theory<br />

(OCTET). We are organising an international colloquium on<br />

‘Genetic Narratology’ in March 2023, workshops on writers’<br />

libraries and on editing Shakespeare. Other projects include the<br />

digital edition of James Joyce’s unpublished letters, a monograph<br />

on James Joyce’s Library (OUP), and a scholarly edition that<br />

reunites all of Samuel Beckett’s manuscripts and the author’s<br />


personal library. I am curating an exhibition at the Bodleian<br />

Library which will open in January 2024 about the many<br />

treasures that are crossed out or cut by authors, censors, and<br />

others before they make it into publication. The working title is:<br />

CUT: the cutting room floor of modern literature.<br />

Geraldine Wright<br />

Hope Professor of Zoology (Entomology)<br />

The Oxford Bee Lab has been working<br />

diligently in <strong>2022</strong> to study the importance of<br />

fatty acids and sterols in pollen influence<br />

bees. Sterols such as cholesterol are essential<br />

nutrients in insect diets as insects do not<br />

possess the enzymes required to synthesize<br />

sterols de novo. Instead, they acquire sterols<br />

from diet, and in some cases, post-ingestively<br />

modify them. In collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at<br />

Kew, we have collected pollen from over 250 species in the UK<br />

and are in the process of analysing our samples for sterols to<br />

identify the nutritional value of the sterols of plants for bees.<br />

The bee lab is also studying how bees adjust their feeding to<br />

acquire the optimal values for fats and proteins when the fatty<br />

acids in diet are unsuitable. Our work will be used to inform<br />

strategies for improving the nutrition of honeybees and wild<br />

bee species.<br />


Ship meets Turl.<br />

Photo: Bev Shadbolt.


The Fowler Lecture 2023<br />

Honouring the memory of Don Fowler, former Fellow and Tutor in<br />

Classics at <strong>Jesus</strong>, the 21st Fowler Lecture will be delivered by<br />

Monica Gale, Professor in Classics at Trinity <strong>College</strong>, Dublin.<br />

Professor Gale will speak to the title ‘Five Ways of Reading Catullus’<br />

in the lecture theatre of the Stelios Ioannou Classics Centre,<br />

66 St Giles, at 5pm on Thursday 4 May 2023.<br />

Professor Gale graduated from Cambridge and went on to hold<br />

posts at the University of Newcastle and Royal Holloway,<br />

University of London, before joining the staff at Trinity <strong>College</strong><br />

Dublin in 1998. Her research centres on the poetry of the Late<br />

Roman Republic and the Augustan period (especially the works of<br />

Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil and Propertius), with a particular focus on<br />

issues of genre and intertextuality. She explores the ways in which<br />

relationships between literary texts serve to create meaning, and is<br />

interested in poetic self-representation with reference both to<br />

literary predecessors and to generic convention. Other areas of<br />

expertise include Greek and Roman didactic poetry and the uses of<br />

myth in ancient literature. In addition to monographs Myth and<br />

Poetry in Lucretius (CUP 1994), Virgil on the Nature of Things: The<br />

Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (CUP 2000), and<br />

Lucretius and the Didactic Epic (Bristol Classical Press 2001), she has<br />

edited Latin Epic and Didactic Poetry: Genre, Tradition and Individuality<br />

(Classical Press of Wales 2004) and co-edited with David<br />

Scourfield (a former Fowler Lecturer) Texts and Violence in the<br />

Roman World (CUP 2018). She is currently writing a commentary<br />

on the complete poems of Catullus for the Cambridge Greek and<br />

Latin Classics series.<br />

Attendance at the lecture is free, and all are invited to drinks<br />

afterwards in the Classics Centre. Dinner with the speaker in <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

afterwards (three courses with wine, at a cost of £50) is available<br />

on application: please email armand.dangour@jesus.ox.ac.uk.<br />

Lesbia and her sparrow by Sir John Poynter.<br />


The Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub.<br />

Photo: Andrew Ogilvy Photography.

A Time of Celebration and Gratitude<br />

Brittany Wellner James | Director of Development<br />

With the Cheng Yu Tung Building now established as part of the<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> estate, <strong>College</strong> has had a lot to celebrate over the last few<br />

months. The building represents <strong>Jesus</strong>’ greatest physical<br />

transformation since the early 18th century, and is the<br />

culmination of an ambitious five-year project conducted with<br />

the goal of positioning the <strong>College</strong> as a leading institution for<br />

digital research at Oxford. The impressive design includes new<br />

teaching and meeting spaces, a raised Fourth Quad, exceptional<br />

postgraduate facilities, a Tower gallery, and a spacious café.<br />

On 22 October Dr Henry Cheng Kar Shun, in the presence of<br />

his friends and family and accompanied by the Principal Sir Nigel<br />

Shadbolt, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Digital Hub named in<br />

his honour. Around 90 guests including Vice Chancellor<br />

Professor Dame Louise<br />

Richardson attended<br />

the event, during which<br />

guests were invited to<br />

tour the building after<br />

hours to the music of a<br />

jazz quartet in the Hub.<br />

The reception was<br />

followed by a Dinner at<br />

which Dr Cheng was<br />

certified as a Queen<br />

Dr Henry Cheng Kar Shun and Principal Sir Nigel<br />

Shadbolt cut the ribbon to open the new Cheng Yu<br />

Tung Building and Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub.<br />

Photo: Andrew Ogilvy Photography.<br />

Elizabeth I Fellow in<br />

recognition of the great<br />

contribution he has<br />

made to <strong>College</strong> life.<br />


In September the <strong>College</strong> welcomed Queen Elizabeth I Fellow<br />

Chris Richey (1984, MPhil Management Studies) and his wife<br />

Dr Sara Browne for an afternoon tea to dedicate the Buchanan<br />

Tower Room in honour of <strong>Jesus</strong> alumnus Captain Angus<br />

Buchanan, VC. The Richey family, whose generosity has recently<br />

endowed a graduate studentship at <strong>College</strong>, donated the plaque<br />

in the Tower to honour Captain Buchanan. <strong>College</strong> Archivist<br />

Robin Darwall-Smith and Librarian Owen McKnight presented<br />

archive materials about Captain Buchanan, including photos of<br />

the <strong>College</strong> Boat Club from his time and records of his<br />

undergraduate days. In Robin Darwall-Smith’s words: “Angus<br />

Buchanan came up to <strong>Jesus</strong> in 1913 on a Welsh Classical<br />

Scholarship. He made his mark in sports, becoming a valued<br />

member of both the <strong>College</strong>’s rugby team and the Torpid<br />

crew. When World War I broke out, Buchanan joined the<br />

South Wales Borderers. He was noted for his gallantry in<br />

combat, and was quickly promoted to Captain. Further acts of<br />

bravery earned him the Victoria Cross and the Russian Order of<br />

St Vladimir 4th Class. In March 1917, while fighting in Kurt,<br />

Buchanan was blinded by a sniper. This profound injury did not<br />

deter him from returning to<br />

<strong>College</strong> when the war ended<br />

and restarting his degree. Nor<br />

did it stop him from rowing in<br />

the <strong>College</strong> First Eight during<br />

Hilary Term 1919.” Mr Richey<br />

was also a member of the Boat<br />

Club as a graduate student at<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong>, and greatly admired the<br />

story of Buchanan’s bravery and<br />

strength of character.<br />

Dr Grahame<br />

Davies LVO with<br />

his commissioned<br />

Welsh inscription.<br />

Photo: John Cairns.<br />


Sir Nigel dedicates<br />

the Welsh Access<br />

Fund Quad in<br />

honour of<br />

supporting our<br />

Welsh students.<br />

Photo: John Cairns.<br />

Earlier in July the <strong>College</strong> invited<br />

alumni donors and friends to<br />

celebrate the opening of the<br />

Welsh Access Fund Quad, and<br />

to express particular gratitude to<br />

the family of alumnus Oliver<br />

Thomas (2000, Economics and<br />

Management) after whom the<br />

new quad is named. The Band of<br />

The Prince of Wales played for<br />

guests as they enjoyed the<br />

sunshine in the <strong>College</strong>’s newest<br />

outdoor space. Welsh poet and<br />

author Dr Grahame Davies LVO provided a line of poetry to<br />

mark the dedication, which is inscribed on one of the stones of<br />

the quad: Mae seren yn y nos – ac ynomni, ‘There is a star in the<br />

night – and in ourselves’. The line alludes to the <strong>College</strong>’s Seren<br />

summer school, a programme conducted in partnership with<br />

the Welsh Government now funded in perpetuity by the<br />

Thomas family. The <strong>College</strong>’s outreach work across Wales has<br />

already had a marked impact on Oxford: it is responsible for<br />

around 20% of the Welsh students now attending the university.<br />

The day was also an opportunity to thank the numerous alumni<br />

who have generously supported both the Cheng Yu Tung<br />

Building and the <strong>College</strong>’s wider academic and access objectives.<br />

This year also saw the dedication of the Rosaline Wong Gallery<br />

in the Buchanan Tower Room. Rosaline Wong was joined by the<br />

Principal to cut the ribbon to inaugurate the space, which will<br />

exhibit a wide range of art including works by leading<br />

contemporary artists. Rosaline Wong has donated works by<br />

artists Peter McDonald and Marcus Coates, commissioned via<br />

Kate MacGarry of Kate MacGarry Gallery in London, to adorn<br />


the gallery, and has<br />

also presented the<br />

<strong>College</strong> with a piece<br />

from her personal art<br />

collection, a lenticular<br />

lightbox portrait of<br />

Her Late Majesty<br />

Queen Elizabeth II by<br />

Chris Levine entitled<br />

Equanimity. The<br />

<strong>College</strong> is grateful to<br />

Rosaline Wong for<br />

these thoughtfully<br />

curated pieces, which<br />

will form valuable<br />

additions to the <strong>College</strong>’s art collection.<br />

The <strong>College</strong> owes a debt of gratitude to the many alumni and<br />

friends who have helped make a huge success of the 450th<br />

Anniversary Campaign and in doing so have opened a new<br />

chapter of <strong>College</strong> history. Alumni donations have created a<br />

significant new building and spaces, supported the <strong>College</strong>’s<br />

students and tutorial system, and enriched the community at<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong>. These beautiful, dedicated spaces are now in active use by<br />

current students, staff, and Fellows, and they are open to be<br />

visited and enjoyed by all alumni and friends. The <strong>College</strong> will<br />

continue to find opportunities to celebrate all that its friends<br />

and supporters have done to provide such exceptional and<br />

greatly valued benefits.<br />

Peter McDonald,<br />

Kate MacGarry,<br />

Rosaline Wong<br />

and Marcus<br />

Coates open the<br />

Rosaline Wong<br />

Gallery.<br />

Photo: Andrew Ogilvy<br />

Photography.<br />


The Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub.<br />

Photo: Andrew Ogilvy Photography.


Events at the Cheng Kar Shun<br />

Digital Hub<br />

Will McBain | Journalist & Digital Hub Events<br />

Coordinator<br />

The first public event in the Cheng<br />

Kar Shun Digital Hub was the launch<br />

in October <strong>2022</strong> of the book Cloud<br />

Empires: How Digital platforms are<br />

overtaking the state and how we can<br />

regain control (MIT <strong>2022</strong>) by Professor<br />

Vili Lehdonvirta, Senior Research<br />

Fellow at <strong>Jesus</strong>. After weeks of<br />

planning, it was heartening to see<br />

audience members walk through the<br />

Will McBain.<br />

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub’s doors<br />

on Market Street into the <strong>College</strong>’s new event space. Prof.<br />

Lehdonvirta spoke about how global firms such as Amazon and<br />

Facebook constitute large sections of the online economy and<br />

exert a state-like dominance over our lives. The event was<br />

hosted by science journalist Quentin Cooper, who opened up<br />

the session to lively feedback and questions from the audience.<br />

While the catering team served sparkling wine and canapés,<br />

conversations about how to change the status quo continued<br />

throughout the evening,<br />

This event gave the Hub team important experience in how<br />

best to utilise the space, allowing us to tweak things where<br />

necessary. The Hub’s impressive acoustics mean that sound<br />

easily travels from the main forum in the basement, along the<br />

striking curvature of the staircase, and throughout the three<br />

Left: HerStory Exhibition.<br />


Archives of the Future.<br />

floors – but just as easily the opposite way. For the remaining<br />

events in Michaelmas, once the talks began – and as staff were<br />

busy setting up drinks, providing security, or ushering<br />

latecomers to their seats – we worked in silent synchronised<br />

coordination, using additional entrances, corridors, and further<br />

rooms in the hub.<br />

Oxford’s senior archivists and interested parties came to listen<br />

to Robin Darwall-Smith speaking on ‘Archives of the Future’;<br />

and when the <strong>College</strong> hosted the Royal Navy’s annual Hudson<br />

Lecture for the first time, we welcomed five-star ranking NATO<br />

officers and members of the Ukrainian armed forces. The forum<br />

sparkled with soldiers wearing ceremonial dress and medals,<br />

while a projector illuminated the Hub with slides showing<br />


military statistics and vehicles. As the guests were leaving, news<br />

of a serious military incident (a missile had struck a Polish village)<br />

made us wonder whether the new building might have to<br />

become a command centre for the defence of the Free World.<br />

Four remaining events of term were less dramatic, but no less<br />

impressive, as <strong>Jesus</strong>’ students came to the fore. Andrzej Stuart-<br />

Thompson, a DPhil student in Modern and Medieval Languages,<br />

hosted two Digital Hub Reading Club events on Artificial<br />

Intelligence, robots, tech, and everything digital in selected<br />

fiction. Graduate Lisa Zillig and undergraduate Shathuki Perera<br />

launched ‘HerStory’, an exhibition of portraits celebrating <strong>Jesus</strong>’<br />

female alumni. MCR President Paul Davis hosted ‘A History of<br />

Gaming’, a panel discussion with three industry experts<br />

examining how video gaming is driving technological change and<br />

asking what the multibillion-dollar industry behind it can teach<br />

academia. Three hours of sounds from gaming on consoles,<br />

from the 1970s to the present day, reverberated through the<br />

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub before the curtain came down on<br />

this term of events.<br />

Events in the new year will include a talk on Regenerative<br />

Medicine, and the 2023 Oxford Synthetic Media Forum will<br />

explore how synthetic media, AI, and misinformation are<br />

shaping the world. The Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub is more<br />

than an event space, however, and it has already attracted great<br />

interest and requests for partnerships from computer science<br />

institutions, Metaverse-based NGOs, and Esports societies. It is<br />

exciting to think about how the space will be developed, to look<br />

forward to ideas and solutions to the world’s challenges being<br />

formulated here, and to enjoy the prospect of bringing together<br />

the public and the <strong>College</strong> community to attend inspiring talks<br />

and exhibitions in future.<br />



Public and Private:<br />

The Principal’s Lodgings of <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Robin Darwall-Smith | Archivist<br />

with images by Bev Shadbolt.<br />

People familiar with <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> know the elegant entrance to<br />

the Principal’s Lodgings in the north-west corner of First Quad<br />

near the Hall. One hopes that every Old Member reading this<br />

will have been inside the Lodgings at least once, and seen its<br />

beautiful state rooms, especially the drawing room on the<br />

first floor.<br />

The Lodgings at <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> stand out among their<br />

counterparts elsewhere by reason of their age. We think of<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> as rather a ‘new’ <strong>College</strong>, being founded in 1571; but our<br />

First Quad, completed in the early 1630s, is one of Oxford’s<br />

older buildings. This is partly because such earlier <strong>College</strong>s as<br />

Univ., Exeter and Queen’s replaced their medieval buildings with<br />

newer ones, and these newer buildings date from after our First<br />

Quad was completed. Other <strong>College</strong>s regularly moved their<br />

heads around from one building to another. An extreme<br />

example is Merton, which still rejoices in its thirteenth-century<br />

architecture, but in 1962 moved its Warden into a brutalist<br />

monstrosity (recently softened with a more traditional façade).<br />

Yet at <strong>Jesus</strong> the Principal has stayed put. The Lodgings have<br />

certainly been modified and extended, but much of them,<br />

especially on the first floor, have stayed unchanged. Only two or<br />

three other <strong>College</strong> heads live in lodgings which are older<br />

than ours.<br />

Why should a Principal have lodgings? Even in pre-Reformation<br />

days, when all heads of house were celibate clergymen, a head<br />

Left: The Principal’s Lodgings.<br />

Image: Bev Shadbolt.<br />



had roles and duties which made it essential to have decent<br />

accommodation. He had to entertain important visitors, who<br />

might want to stay in the <strong>College</strong>, or needed to arrange private<br />

meetings.<br />

Our Lodgings owe their existence to Sir Eubule Thelwall,<br />

Principal from 1621-30, and one of that remarkable group of<br />

early seventeenth-century heads who established <strong>Jesus</strong> as a<br />

functioning <strong>College</strong>. Thelwall was a man of means, and it seems<br />

that he paid for the erection of the Lodgings himself. Writing in<br />

the later seventeenth century, Antony Wood was impressed at<br />

the work, for he declared that Thelwall, “made a very fair dining<br />

room, adorned with wainscot curiously engraven”.<br />

Thelwall’s Lodgings were much smaller than the current ones.<br />

William Williams’s plan of the <strong>College</strong> in Oxonia Depicta, from<br />

1733, shows that the Lodgings occupied the north-west range of<br />

First Quad and nothing more. However, when we remember<br />

that the <strong>College</strong>’s first statutes ordered that the Principal remain<br />

a bachelor, this makes sense. Apart from a grand state room or<br />

two for visitors, he only needed accommodation for himself and<br />

his servants. On the other hand, soon after Thelwall’s death his<br />

successor Francis Mansell had ideas for reworking the Lodgings:<br />

£5 was paid to a mason in April 1637 “making 5 studyes & some<br />

other worke in the Lodging” (BU.AC.GEN.1 page 60).<br />

There was another way in which the Lodgings were enlarged. In<br />

the 1740s, the Hall was given a new ceiling, leaving a void<br />

between the ceiling and the roof. At an unknown date<br />

afterwards, this space, as far as the clock, was turned into a set<br />

of rooms accessible only from the Lodgings, which were used<br />

for the Principal’s servants. Also at an unknown date, the rooms<br />

in XIII.5 were incorporated into the Lodgings, effectively<br />

creating a second entrance.<br />

Left: ‘Shadow and Light’ Lodgings Drawing Room.<br />

Image: Bev Shadbolt.<br />


The earliest significant changes to the Lodgings seem to have<br />

taken place in 1802, when John Nash, no less, was brought in.<br />

His proposals were somewhat utilitarian, intended to create<br />

space for the kitchen and surrounding buildings in the north part<br />

of the Principal’s garden. Nash’s plans show that the room now<br />

used as the Principal’s study was a dining room, and that the<br />

entrance hall was much smaller than it is now, with a parlour to<br />

the left, and a housekeeper’s room beyond that.<br />

The greatest changes in the Lodgings, however, took place in the<br />

mid-1880s, when Hugo Harper was Principal. He will have seen<br />

new, larger lodgings appearing in Oxford, and may well have<br />

wished for something similar for himself. For this project the<br />

architects George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner were<br />

used. Bodley and Garner worked all over Oxford, including on<br />

lodgings for other heads of houses, such as at Univ. and<br />

Magdalen. So they knew very well what to do. Above all, Bodley<br />

and Garner were aiming to enlarge the Lodgings to equip it with<br />

more bedrooms and accommodation, and more space for the<br />

kitchens and the servants.<br />

Governing Body minutes from 1883-4 reveal tensions between<br />

Harper, eager to improve the Lodgings, and the Governing<br />

Body, anxious about the costs of the project. Eventually,<br />

agreement was reached, and over £2,500 spent. Earlier<br />

extensions seem to have been replaced with something much<br />

larger, which increased the number of bedrooms, and created<br />

more space on the ground floor. Meanwhile, in the old part of<br />

the lodgings, the entrance hall was enlarged, and the space to<br />

the left turned into a fine panelled dining room.<br />

This change in the Lodgings at <strong>Jesus</strong> may not just reflect the<br />

presence of a large Victorian family. Until the later 19th century,<br />

undergraduates rarely saw the inside of their <strong>College</strong>’s lodgings,<br />

Right: ‘Continuum’ Lodgings Drawing Room.<br />

Image: Bev Shadbolt.<br />



which remained the private space of a <strong>College</strong> head. After this<br />

period, however, there is a change in how the head of an<br />

Oxford <strong>College</strong> – and their family – might see their role. Now<br />

the Lodgings started to become a place of hospitality within a<br />

<strong>College</strong>, and newly built lodgings, such as at Univ. or Magdalen,<br />

included large reception rooms. Harper’s new dining room was<br />

clearly built with this in mind. Indeed, Harper’s daughter, Mary,<br />

whose memories are quoted in J. N. L. Baker’s 1971 history of<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong>, remembered that he aimed to invite every<br />

undergraduate to dinner, doing so in groups of six. Mary Harper<br />

admitted that conversation could be sticky, but the atmosphere<br />

often relaxed when the undergraduates were encouraged to<br />

sing Welsh songs, as she accompanied them. She recalled “It<br />

was very nice to hear them sing ‘Land of my Fathers’ … [or]<br />

‘Men of Harlech’ in their naturally musical voices and often in<br />

parts”. Successive Principals have followed Harper’s example in<br />

opening up the Lodgings to students at the <strong>College</strong>, be it for<br />

dinners, meetings of societies, or even informal concerts.<br />

The memories of Hugo Harper’s daughter remind us how easy<br />

it can be to discuss the Principal’s Lodgings as if only the<br />

Principal lived there. First of all, there were servants who were<br />

employed directly (and paid) by the Principal, quite separately<br />

from the servants who worked for the <strong>College</strong>. Very little<br />

information has come down about Principals’ servants, not least<br />

because, whereas the <strong>College</strong> did keep information about the<br />

wages of servants which it directly employed, no similar records<br />

survive for any of our Principals. We therefore depend on stray<br />

information where we can find it, such as from censuses. Thus<br />

the 1881 census shows Principal Harper, his wife and two<br />

daughters sharing the Lodgings with three women servants,<br />

whose ages ranged from 20 to 44. According to the 1911 census,<br />

Sir John Rhŷs, his wife and two daughters were looked after by a<br />

Left: ‘Delft Blue’ Lodgings Drawing Room.<br />

Image: Bev Shadbolt.<br />


cook, parlourmaid and housemaid, all women in their twenties,<br />

and a fourteen-year-old page, Bertie Rawlins. Of course, these<br />

were the servants resident in the Lodgings; there may well have<br />

been others who lived outside the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

In that 1911 census Myvanwy Rhŷs described herself as<br />

‘Researcher in History’ (her sister Olwen, called herself<br />

‘Housekeeper’), and this reminds us that some Principals’<br />

spouses and children could be significant figures. Indeed<br />

Myvanwy and Olwen Rhŷs were keen campaigners for women’s<br />

suffrage. They even won the support of their father, who more<br />

than once spoke publicly in support of votes for women. A few<br />

decades later, there were Sir Frederick Ogilvie and his wife<br />

Mary. In 1949 Sir Frederick died in the Lodgings when only in his<br />

mid-fifties, but Lady Ogilvie managed to rebuild her life, and in<br />

1953 she became Principal of St Anne’s <strong>College</strong>. I do not know<br />

of any other couple who both became heads of Oxford or<br />

Cambridge <strong>College</strong>s. It is also worth remembering that, before<br />

1974, the women in the Lodgings would be the only women<br />

actually living within the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

One of the strangest periods in the history of the Lodgings<br />

happened after the death of Sir John Rhŷs in December 1915.<br />

The First World War was still raging, and several Fellows were<br />

away on active service. It was felt impossible to assemble the<br />

Governing Body to elect a new Principal and therefore <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong> had an interregnum in its Principalship, whilst the<br />

Vice-Principal, Ernest Hardy, effectively ran the ship.<br />

The <strong>College</strong> was largely deserted of students during the First<br />

World War, its buildings being occupied by officer cadets.<br />

However, when the war ended, many students descended on<br />

Oxford and its <strong>College</strong>s all at once. Some were young men,<br />

fresh from school, but many more were demobbed ex-<br />

Right: ‘Secret Door’ Lodgings Drawing Room.<br />

Image: Bev Shadbolt.<br />




servicemen wishing to resume or begin their university careers.<br />

Never before had so many students simultaneously come up to<br />

Oxford.<br />

As the <strong>College</strong> contemplated this unprecedented demand for<br />

accommodation, eyes turned to a large unoccupied building in<br />

First Quad, and so the Lodgings were used as student<br />

accommodation. Evidence for this can be found in the so-called<br />

‘Coal Books’, which record the quarterly consumption of coal<br />

by everyone living in the <strong>College</strong>, and are therefore, by accident,<br />

the most reliable source for which members of <strong>Jesus</strong> occupied<br />

which rooms. These show that nine students were put up in the<br />

Lodgings in Michaelmas Term 1919. Numbers then rose to<br />

twelve in Michaelmas Term 1920 (Coal Books, DO.59-62).<br />

After Trinity Term 1921, however, the Lodgings were returned<br />

to the Principal’s use, because by now Ernest Hardy had been<br />

elected Principal, without doubt out of gratitude for his leading<br />

the <strong>College</strong> through difficult times. Hardy’s successors have<br />

remained in the Lodgings ever since.<br />

Various little changes were carried out in the Lodgings during<br />

20th century, but the most radical ones took place in the late<br />

1960s. First of all, its ‘annexe’ over the Hall was taken away, as a<br />

passageway was brought through from Staircase V to run all the<br />

way above the Hall ceiling, with no access to the Lodgings any<br />

more. The entrance to the Lodgings from Staircase XIII was also<br />

blocked off. However, the most unusual changes related to the<br />

Principal’s dining room, situated at the left-hand side of the<br />

entrance hall. This was now given a rear entrance from Third<br />

Quad, and became called the Harper Room. This could be<br />

entered either from Third Quad, as if it was an ordinary<br />

<strong>College</strong> meeting room, or via the Lodgings, as if part of the<br />

private space there.<br />

Left: ‘Fire Dog’ Lodgings Drawing Room.<br />

Image: Bev Shadbolt.<br />


No doubt the Principal’s Lodgings will see further changes in the<br />

future, but it will always remain a building with two functions,<br />

being partly a private space for heads and their family, and partly<br />

a public place in which they can offer hospitality – and it will<br />

certainly remain one of the most attractive Lodgings in Oxford.<br />

Two important articles from older issues of the <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Record</strong> supply more detailed information on<br />

the architectural changes to the Lodgings. They are E. C. Thompson, ‘The Principal’s Lodgings’, JCR 1967,<br />

pp. 23-8, and J. N. L. Baker, ‘The Principal’s Lodgings’, JCR 1968, pp. 20-1.<br />

Right: ‘Friend or Foe?’ Mantlepiece detail.<br />

Image: Bev Shadbolt.<br />




Cryptocurrencies and Ancient Athens<br />

Vili Lehdonvirta | Senior Research Fellow<br />

“The whole country was in the hands of a few persons, and if<br />

tenants failed to pay their rent they could be haled into slavery,<br />

and their children with them.” Aristotle in his Athenian<br />

Constitution so describes how Athens in the sixth century BC<br />

was ruled by powerful landowners. The situation became<br />

untenable: “Since the many were in slavery to the few, the<br />

common people rose against the upper class. The conflict was<br />

keen, and for a long time the two parties were ranged in hostile<br />

camps against one another.” Finally, a compromise was agreed:<br />

“They appointed Solon to be mediator and Archon, and<br />

committed the whole constitution to his hands.”<br />

Solon set about designing a better system. Instead of requiring<br />

the competing sides to rely on trustworthy officers of state, he<br />

sought a way of making trustworthiness matter less. This<br />

involved a machine called a kleroterion or ‘allotment machine’.<br />

White and black balls were mixed inside the machine until a<br />

mechanism released them. If a black ball landed next to your<br />

plate, you were sent home; if it was a white ball, you were<br />

appointed to office. Magistrates were appointed in this fashion<br />

annually, jurors were reselected daily. The randomly selected<br />

appointees acted as checks on each other.<br />

In 2008, the world was reeling from the effects of the great<br />

financial crisis. Due to inept government and selfish<br />

corporations, many people had lost their jobs, savings, and even<br />

homes. A programmer called Satoshi Nakamoto wanted to<br />

design a better system – a ‘trustless’ financial system in which<br />

trust in governments and banks was replaced with technological<br />

Image: Pete Linforth, Pixabay.<br />


certainty: “What is needed is an electronic payment system<br />

based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two<br />

willing parties to transact directly with each other without the<br />

need for a trusted third party.” In Nakamoto’s scheme, every<br />

participant would run special peer-to-peer ‘banking software’<br />

on their computers, which communicated directly with other<br />

participants’ computers.<br />

How would such a decentralised network ensure that people<br />

spent only what they owned? Banks are needed precisely<br />

because they keep a check on balances and can validate<br />

transactions. Nakamoto’s idea was that the responsibility for<br />

checking balances could circulate randomly between users, just<br />

as posts had circulated randomly between citizens in ancient<br />

Athens. Where Athenians used the kleroterion to rotate<br />

administrators periodically, Nakamoto’s network used an<br />

algorithm called proof-of-work to rotate the administrator<br />

approximately every ten minutes. The job of the administrator<br />

was to go through recently issued payment instructions, check<br />

that they were valid, and collate them into a record known as a<br />

block: an official record of transactions that could be used to<br />

determine who owned what in the system. Of course, the<br />

administrator would not have to check transactions by hand: the<br />

work would be done automatically by peer-to-peer ‘banking<br />

software’ running on their computer.<br />

After approximately ten minutes, the next randomly appointed<br />

administrator would take over, double-check the previous block<br />

of records, and append their own block to it, forming a chain of<br />

blocks – a ‘blockchain’. The constant circulation of responsibility<br />

meant that the administration would, as in ancient Athens, be<br />

difficult to corrupt. Together the users would be as powerful as<br />

a bank, but individually none would wield power sufficient to<br />


coerce another. As long as most peers remained honest, the<br />

platform could maintain orderly records without any single<br />

trusted authority. “With e-currency based on cryptographic<br />

proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman,<br />

money can be secure and transactions effortless.” Nakamoto<br />

called his invention Bitcoin.<br />

However, a significant problem remained. What if an attacker<br />

created puppet accounts until their numbers overwhelmed<br />

legitimate users? It was not difficult to create new digital<br />

personas online. The randomly chosen administrator could then<br />

end up being the same person again and again, undermining the<br />

system’s supposed lack of reliance on any single party. This<br />

so-called Sybil attack – named after the Greek pseudonym of a<br />

woman who suffered from multiple personality disorder – had<br />

stumped Nakamoto’s predecessors. Solon had prevented this<br />

eventuality by limiting eligibility to men who could prove that<br />

they owned property in Athens. Nakamoto’s scheme required<br />

would-be administrators to prove that they owned a CPU.<br />

A Central Processing Unit is the part of a computer that makes<br />

calculations. Anyone wishing to have a shot at being selected as<br />

the next administrator in Nakamoto’s scheme had to make their<br />

computer’s CPU try to guess a number that would solve an<br />

otherwise meaningless cryptographic puzzle. Nakamoto called<br />

this ‘mining’. The first participant whose CPU mined the correct<br />

number became the administrator for the next ten-minute<br />

block. Although anyone could create multiple online personas, if<br />

the personas all shared the same CPU, their chance of being<br />

appointed was no greater than the individual’s. Sybil was<br />

thwarted.<br />

Brilliant as Nakamoto was, he failed to realise that, just like gold<br />

mining, bitcoin mining would entail economies of scale. Industrial<br />


mining operations incurred much lower unit costs than<br />

individual users with PCs. The industrialists quickly<br />

outcompeted the ordinary users whom Nakamoto had<br />

expected to shoulder the system’s administration. Instead of<br />

circulating randomly between thousands of crypto citizens,<br />

Bitcoin’s official recordkeeping gravitated towards a handful of<br />

large corporations.<br />

Solon’s design sought to stave off oligarchy by allocating a<br />

predetermined share of the kleroterion’s slots to each wealth<br />

class in Athens. Every cohort of administrators would include<br />

men from the wealthiest to those less well off (women and<br />

slaves were excluded). Nakamoto built no such checks into<br />

Bitcoin, and by late 2015 just three companies were responsible<br />

for mining 60% of Bitcoin’s blocks. In principle, anyone<br />

controlling over half of Bitcoin’s mining power would have been<br />

able to stop any and all transactions they didn’t like.<br />

At a Bitcoin conference in Hong Kong in December 2015,<br />

managers representing approximately 90% of the Bitcoin<br />

network’s mining power appeared together on a stage. The<br />

corporations sought to assure the crypto citizens that they had<br />

the network’s best interests in mind. ‘Trustless’ recordkeeping<br />

had turned into ‘trust us.’<br />

Excerpted from Vili Lehdonvirta’s book Cloud Empires: How Digital Platforms Are Overtaking the State<br />

and How We Can Regain Control, published by MIT Press in September <strong>2022</strong>.<br />


The Descent of Man<br />

After God had created the Plants and the Trees,<br />

there remained a Darwinian niche still to plug;<br />

so then He made Adam and then He made Eve,<br />

since the Trees needed People to give them a hug.<br />

David Cram, Emeritus Fellow<br />


Coffee with Hitler: The <strong>Jesus</strong> Connection<br />

Hugh Clayton | 1964 | PPE

When Joachim von Ribbentrop was appointed<br />

German ambassador to Great Britain in 1936, he<br />

had more on his mind than diplomacy. One<br />

cherished aim was to win a place at Eton for his<br />

oldest child, Rudolf, then aged 15. But Eton’s strict<br />

entry rules barred him, and Rudolf was sent to<br />

Westminster School instead. The British<br />

intermediary who arranged his entry to<br />

Westminster was a graduate of <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> who<br />

styled himself ‘Professor Thomas Conwell-Evans’.<br />

Much about the role of Conwell-Evans (1891-<br />

1968) in Anglo-German relations before the<br />

Second World War remains unexplained. As<br />

Rudolf von Ribbentrop pointed out, he was not a<br />

Professor, but a lecturer who had worked at the<br />

University of Königsberg. He was not ‘Conwell-<br />

Evans’ either, having changed his name from<br />

Conwil Evans sometime after leaving <strong>Jesus</strong> with a<br />

Second Class degree.<br />

Evans was the second son of Thomas Conwil<br />

Evans, a Carmarthen master tailor. Named in the<br />

<strong>College</strong> records as Thomas Pugh Evans, he<br />

entered <strong>Jesus</strong> at the age of 19 to read ‘modern<br />

and mediaeval literature and languages’. When his<br />

name crops up in histories of the 1930s, it is<br />

frequently accompanied by adjectives such as<br />

‘obscure’, ‘mysterious’, and ‘shadowy’: Rudolf von<br />

Ribbentrop wrote that ‘father rated him as fairly<br />

high-ranking in the Secret Service’. Some of his<br />

contemporaries will have come into contact with<br />

Winston Churchill, as he did; few can also have<br />

A still from a film of Lloyd George’s visit to Germany, September<br />

1936, showing Conwell-Evans with Hitler and Lloyd George (with<br />

his back to the camera).<br />

Image courtesy of the Screen and Sound Archive, The National Library of Wales.<br />


met Adolf Hitler, as Conwell-Evans did, more than once, in the<br />

1930s. ‘Intermediary’ seems the appropriate word for<br />

somebody who was often present at important events but did<br />

not make himself conspicuous.<br />

Charles Spicer’s recent book Coffee with Hitler gives a lively<br />

account of Anglo-German relations in the 1930s. Spicer was<br />

given access to an archive entrusted by Conwell-Evans to a<br />

The <strong>College</strong><br />

Register entry<br />

for Thomas<br />

Pugh Evans,<br />

shown top.<br />


friend, the historian Sir Martin Gilbert. While little is known of<br />

Conwell-Evans’ life during the First World War, in the 1930s he<br />

became part of the group derided as ‘ambulant amateurs’ who<br />

attempted to improve relations between Britain and Germany<br />

outside official diplomatic channels. A lifelong pacifist, he was a<br />

regular visitor to Germany until early in 1939, after which, he<br />

writes, “I could no longer travel safely in that country”.<br />

It is not clear when Conwell-Evans started passing sensitive<br />

information from Germany to the British government. In 1934,<br />

he wrote a ‘personal statement’ in which he claimed that he had<br />

often told Nazi leaders that changes were needed in Germany<br />

“without which good relations with England are scarcely<br />

possible”. These included, he wrote, “the rehabilitation in some<br />

form of the Jews as a race. This is not to ignore the fact that<br />

Germany has a Jewish problem”. Although he had seen no<br />

violence in Germany, it was impossible to deny that ‘much<br />

cruelty has occurred’, in his view involving only ‘a minority of<br />

roughs’. Eight years later he acknowledged “I was sadly late in<br />

perceiving the real nature of the Nazi German menace. My zeal<br />

for peace caused me to turn a blind eye to ugly facts”.<br />

This statement appeared in the preface to None So Blind, a book<br />

co-authored by Conwell-Evans but compiled mainly from<br />

material written by Group Captain M. G. Christie CMG, DSO,<br />

MC. Christie was a much earlier opponent of the Nazis than<br />

Conwell-Evans; he had intended to destroy his personal archive,<br />

but Conwell-Evans persuaded him to let some of it be<br />

published. None So Blind was completed in 1942, but printed<br />

only in 1947 as a single edition of 100 numbered copies: Spicer<br />

traced 26 surviving copies in university and national libraries.<br />

The authors gave instructions that None So Blind should be<br />

distributed only after they were both dead. Powerful forces in<br />


Britain will have resisted its publication. Christie had served as<br />

an air attaché in Washington and Berlin, and had sent a stream<br />

of reports to London from Germany. His predictions of the<br />

dates of the invasions of Czechoslovakia and Poland in 1939<br />

were accurate virtually to the day. Coffee with Hitler highlights<br />

the extent to which his detailed warnings, obtained from<br />

high-level contacts in German military and diplomatic circles,<br />

were ignored in London.<br />

The late 1930s were busy for Conwell-Evans too. He helped to<br />

arrange Lloyd George’s notorious visit to Hitler in 1936, and<br />

acted as interpreter at their private meeting. In 1937 he became<br />

the last Secretary of the Anglo-German Fellowship, a society<br />

that welcomed German tycoons and aristocrats to banquets in<br />

London and lavish weekends in the shires (Spicer advocates ‘a<br />

nuanced interpretation of the Fellowship as being Germanophile<br />

rather than pro-Nazi’). Martin Gilbert told Conwell-Evans’s<br />

niece that he had once believed her uncle had betrayed his<br />

country, but he later changed his mind. The evidence showed, in<br />

his view, that the mysterious <strong>Jesus</strong> alumnus, in his genuine desire<br />

to preserve peace between Germany and England, “did things<br />

for our country of which no man need be ashamed, and few<br />

could parallel”.<br />

Coffee with Hitler: The British Amateurs Who Tried to Civilise<br />

the Nazis by Charles Spicer was published by Oneworld in <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Hugh Clayton is grateful to David Lermon (1964, Law) and archivist<br />

Robin Darwall-Smith for their assistance with this article.<br />

Right: Punts at twilight.<br />

Photo: Chris Dingwall-Jones.<br />


The ‘Lost’ Islands of Cardigan Bay<br />

Simon Haslett | Honorary Professor | Swansea University<br />

David Willis | <strong>Jesus</strong> Professor of Celtic<br />

A medieval map held in the<br />

Bodleian Library depicts two<br />

islands in Cardigan Bay (Bae<br />

Ceredigion in Welsh) which<br />

no longer exist. The Gough<br />

Map, the oldest sheet map of<br />

Britain, shows two islands<br />

lying offshore, a southerly<br />

island between Aberystwyth<br />

and Aberdovey (Aberdyfi)<br />

and a northern island<br />

between there and<br />

Barmouth (Abermaw).<br />

We have recently proposed<br />

that these ‘lost’ islands are<br />

the remnants of a low-lying<br />

landscape created by soft<br />

deposits laid down during the<br />

David Willis (left) and Simon Haslett<br />

(right) on the shore of Cardigan Bay at<br />

Aberystwyth.<br />

height of the last ice age (approximately between 35,000 and<br />

10,000 years ago). The deposits will have been dissected by<br />

rivers and truncated by the sea, and their surfaces lowered<br />

through run-off to create the ‘islands’. The southerly island lies<br />

between the mouths of the River Ystwyth (Afon Ystwyth) and<br />

the River Dovey (Afon Dyfi), the northerly island between the<br />

River Dovey and the River Mawddach (Afon Mawddach). These<br />

rivers probably flowed westward between and around the ‘lost’<br />

islands, and as the finer sediments of ice-age deposits were<br />


Eroding cliffs in<br />

the middle of<br />

Cardigan Bay.<br />

eroded away, the larger gravel and boulder components were<br />

left on the seafloor as a lag deposit.<br />

The position of the islands coincides with the location of<br />

underwater accumulations of gravel and boulders known locally<br />

as sarns. The sarns are considered to have been moraines<br />

(material left behind by moving glaciers), but gravel and<br />

boulders released by the erosion of islands could have<br />

contributed to these accumulations. Removing large volumes of<br />

sediment requires a high rate of erosion – we estimate around<br />

five to ten metres a year. A review of similar coastlines<br />

elsewhere shows that this rate is not unusual. On the more<br />

sheltered North Sea coast of Suffolk, along the same coastline<br />

as the lost medieval port of Dunwich, the erosion rate of cliffs<br />

created from ice-age deposits has been up to six metres a year.<br />


Along the Atlantic coast of Canada, which may be more akin to<br />

the Atlantic-facing Cardigan Bay, the erosion rate of cliffs made<br />

up of similar deposits has been estimated at over eight metres<br />

a year.<br />

Welsh literary and historical sources preserve a tradition of<br />

places called Maes Gwyddno and Cantre’ r Gwaelod<br />

(‘The Hundred of the Bottom’) in what is now Cardigan Bay.<br />

The location of the mouth of the River Ystwyth indicated<br />

by the 2nd-century AD Greek cartographer Ptolemy suggests<br />

that the coastline at the time may have been some thirteen<br />

kilometres further seaward than it is today. The story of<br />

Cantre’ r Gwaelod, thus, may have its foundations in a landscape<br />

comprised of soft sediments whose margins had been eroded<br />

and surfaces lowered. Medieval Welsh literature and<br />

genealogies also speak of an inundation: a verse from the Black<br />

Book of Carmarthen (around AD 1250) runs “Stand forth,<br />

The medieval<br />

Gough Map,<br />

orientated with<br />

east at the top.<br />

Reproduced under the<br />

Bodleian Library’s terms<br />

of use.<br />


Extract from the<br />

Black Book of<br />

Carmarthen.<br />

Courtesy of<br />

National Library of Wales.<br />

Seithenhin, and look upon the fury of the sea; it has covered<br />

Maes Gwyddneu.” However, not all the ice-age deposits in<br />

Cardigan Bay have eroded away: fragments persist in lowland<br />

areas around Aberaeron and north along the coast to<br />

Llanrhystud. If these areas were removed by erosion, the<br />

coastline of this part of Ceredigion would become more<br />

indented.<br />

Our research, published in the journal Atlantic Geosciences,<br />

proposes a provisional framework for the evolution of Celtic<br />

coasts along the European seaboard; in addition to Cardigan<br />

Bay, in Cornwall and Brittany the lost lands of Lyonesse and Ys<br />

are referenced in literary sources and popular memory. We<br />

plan to undertake further research to investigate the post-glacial<br />

evolution of Cardigan Bay and what influence the possible ‘lost’<br />

islands may have had. Along the coast of Cardigan Bay, towns<br />

such as Fairbourne are vulnerable to climate and sea-level<br />

change, which could result in some of the first climate change<br />

refugees in the UK. The erosion of islands will have released not<br />

only the boulders that contributed to the sarns, but also large<br />

quantities of finer sediment such as sand and silt. This would<br />

have been deposited on the seabed or driven by waves and<br />

currents landward to the coast, where longshore drift could<br />

have transported it northwards, suggesting an explanation for<br />

why sea access to Harlech Castle was choked by sediment after<br />

the castle was built in the late 13th century.<br />



Chaucer’s Wife of Bath:<br />

A New Biography<br />

Marion Turner | J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English<br />

Literature and Language<br />

The Wife of Bath: A Biography is the story of Chaucer’s bestloved<br />

character, from her origins in Biblical and patristic texts<br />

through to the present day. Alison of Bath is the first ordinary<br />

woman in English literature: a middle-aged woman who tells<br />

stories, makes mistakes, goes on holiday. Before Chaucer<br />

invented this evidently extraordinary character, women in<br />

literature were generally queens, witches, damsels in distress,<br />

nuns, virginal princesses, or whores. The main source of<br />

Chaucer’s character, La Vielle in Le Roman de la Rose, is a cynical<br />

old bawd; by contrast the Wife of Bath is a (technically)<br />

respectable woman with a moral awareness, a sense of humour,<br />

and a strong understanding of her past and future. She is the<br />

most memorable of all the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales, and<br />

has fascinated readers from Shakespeare and Voltaire to Joyce<br />

and Pasolini.<br />

My book sets the Wife of Bath in her own historical moment,<br />

the late 14th century. The post-plague years were a time of<br />

social mobility and opportunity for women in north-western<br />

Europe. Women moved to towns and became economically<br />

independent. In England and the Low Countries widows<br />

enjoyed legal protections; and marriage patterns and customs<br />

encouraged women to earn and save money. It was also a time<br />

of oppression and misogyny: Alison speaks openly about<br />

domestic abuse and rape, and makes a plea for women’s voices<br />

to be heard. This book weaves the story of the Wife of Bath<br />

alongside the stories of real medieval women such as Margery<br />

Ellesmere Chaucer, EL26 C9 Egerton family papers,<br />

The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 72r.<br />


Kempe’s maid, who abandoned her employer to carve out her<br />

own successful career as a cellarer in Rome, and Katherine<br />

Neville, the fifteenth-century duchess who married a teenager<br />

when she was in her sixties.<br />

Readers responded to the Wife of Bath with anxiety, outrage,<br />

and fascination. 15th-century scribes wrote more commentary<br />

on the Prologue than on any other part of The Canterbury Tales.<br />

Dryden said he dared not translate the Prologue as ‘tis too<br />

licentious’; and a seventeenth-century ballad, The Wanton Wife<br />

of Bath, was ordered to be burnt and its printers thrown in<br />

prison. Shakespeare responded to her by creating the character<br />

of Falstaff and writing The Merry Wives of Windsor, which I argue<br />

was directly inspired by his reading of the Wife of Bath’s<br />

Prologue and Tale.<br />

In the 20th century, plays about the Wife of Bath were<br />

performed in communist Poland; novels were written that<br />

presented her as a devoted mother in need of being rescued;<br />

and even cheeses and soaps were named after her. In the<br />

21st century Black British writers have adapted her Prologue<br />

and Tale: Patience Agbabi (Telling Tales), Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze<br />

(‘The Wife of Bath in Brixton Market’), and Zadie Smith (The<br />

Wife of Willesden) have all rewritten her story, reimagining her<br />

voice as being that of a woman from the African diaspora. After<br />

all these adventures, Alison of Bath remains alive and well in<br />

2023. My book tells her amazing tale.<br />

The Wife of Bath: A Biography was published by Princeton in<br />

January 2023.<br />

Marion Turner, Professor of English Literature and Tutorial Fellow at<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> from 2007-<strong>2022</strong>, was elected to the J.R.R. Tolkien<br />

Professorship in English Literature and Language, a post attached to<br />

Lady Margaret Hall, in Michaelmas <strong>2022</strong>. Her prize-winning<br />

Chaucer: A European Life came out in 2019. She will curate an<br />

exhibition, ‘Chaucer: Here and Now’, at the Bodleian from<br />

December 2023 to April 2024.<br />


Gargoyle.<br />

Photo: Chris Dingwall-Jones.

Albert Frederick Pollard.<br />

Photo courtesy of National Portrait Gallery.<br />


A. F. Pollard:<br />

A Historian to Celebrate at <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

Colin Haydon | 1975 | History<br />

The historian most celebrated at <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> is John Richard<br />

Green (1837-83), whose Short History of the English People (1874)<br />

was a bestseller in its day. A plaque in Second Quad<br />

commemorates him, and the <strong>College</strong>’s History Society is named<br />

after him. Yet Green, who matriculated at <strong>Jesus</strong> in 1855, loathed<br />

what he called ‘that vile place’ and its Welshmen; and the<br />

<strong>College</strong> numbers many distinguished historians among its alumni<br />

and dons, including Sir Goronwy Edwards (1891-1976), Sir John<br />

Habakkuk (1915-2002), and Sir Richard Evans (1947-) and, not<br />

least, Albert Frederick Pollard (1869-1948).<br />

Born on the Isle of Wight, where his father was a<br />

pharmaceutical chemist, Pollard was educated at Felsted School,<br />

and matriculated at <strong>Jesus</strong> as an Exhibitioner in 1887. After<br />

reading Classics and obtaining a Second in Mods, he transferred<br />

to Modern History, in which he gained a First in 1891. He<br />

remained at <strong>Jesus</strong> in 1892, when he won the Marquis of<br />

Lothian’s Historical Prize (later he was to win the Arnold Prize<br />

too). His subsequent career was hugely successful: 1893-1901,<br />

assistant editor of the Dictionary of National Biography; 1903-31,<br />

Professor of Constitutional History, University <strong>College</strong>, London;<br />

1908-36, Fellow of All Souls; 1920, Fellow of the British<br />

Academy; 1920-39, Founder and Director of the Institute of<br />

Historical Research (IHR) in London; the recipient of numerous<br />

academic honours. He published prolifically, most famously<br />

Henry VIII (1902), The Evolution of Parliament (1920), and Wolsey<br />

(1929), and, astonishingly, some five hundred DNB entries.<br />


These details give little impression of Pollard as a man.<br />

The Times’ obituary, while noting that his ‘capacity for work<br />

seemed to defy physical or intellectual fatigue’, says little of his<br />

personality. However, the lengthy obituary by Oxford’s V. H.<br />

Galbraith describes a ‘man of somewhat autocratic temper’, his<br />

‘not always sympathetic personality’, and ‘a life full of academic<br />

clashes and antagonisms’. Pollard ruled over UCL’s historians<br />

and the IHR through his ‘dominating personality’, which he<br />

exerted over his colleagues and female assistants, among them<br />

his wife. In his National Portrait Gallery photograph, he appears<br />

precise in every detail, stiff, bespectacled, barely smiling, his pipe<br />

signifying sustained concentration. He had, apparently, a gentler,<br />

more appealing side when relaxing with his juniors; but

according to A. L. Rowse, his personality cost Pollard the Regius<br />

Chair of Modern History at Oxford. There is, however, a case<br />

to be made for a fuller commemoration of Pollard by <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong> in particular. First, because as a student at the <strong>College</strong><br />

he dutifully and frequently wrote letters to his parents (now<br />

housed in the Senate House Library, London) which give much<br />

useful detail about the late Victorian <strong>College</strong>; and secondly<br />

because, as the letters show, it was <strong>Jesus</strong> that laid the<br />

foundations for his considerable achievements.<br />

On arriving at the <strong>College</strong>, Pollard sent his parents details of his<br />

rooms, with measurements and sketches. He found the food<br />

indifferent, and later claimed that the dinners were ‘sadly<br />

degenerating’, while the coffee was remarkable for its<br />

Felsted School, where Pollard was a pupil, has a room named in his honour.<br />

Photo: Sophy W. CC BY-SA 4.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=97230274

Senate House Library where Pollard’s letters are housed.<br />

Photo courtesy of University of London<br />

‘tastelessness and thinness’. He was elected to the Elizabethan<br />

Society, then a serious literary group, and spoke at the Debating<br />

Society (and subsequently the Union). He met dons on social<br />

occasions, made friends and, unlike Green, was not ill-disposed<br />

to his Welsh contemporaries. Initially impressed with<br />

H. D. Harper, Principal from 1877 to 1895, he was later sharply<br />

critical of him. He thought Harper’s likely successor, John Rhŷs,<br />

‘one of the cleverest Professors in Oxford’, but in 1890<br />

commented that he exhibited traces of ‘very boorish manners’.<br />


Another candidate was dismissed as a great consumer of<br />

<strong>College</strong> port; Pollard had been raised a teetotaller.<br />

Pollard’s letters do not overburden his parents with accounts of<br />

his studies and reading, though he justified switching from<br />

Classics to History by claiming a disinclination to explore Greats’<br />

‘philosophical quibbles’. He included details which he thought<br />

would interest the family; the Pollards were Liberals, and the<br />

letters comment on political issues. In February 1890, William<br />

Gladstone spoke in Oxford (on Homer and ancient Assyria).<br />

Pollard sat very close, and observed that, although ‘the G.O.M.’<br />

looked old, his eyes were wonderfully brilliant, and his paper,<br />

delivered in a low voice, was humorous and interesting. Pollard<br />

also described his Schools exams at some length. He had slept<br />

badly before the first day, which was intensely hot; and he<br />

gloomily underestimated his performance in seven out of the<br />

ten papers. As an examiner himself later in 1905, Pollard would<br />

be harsh: he describes a <strong>Jesus</strong> candidate as one of ‘the stupidest<br />

men in the Schools: but industrious’.<br />

Pollard enjoyed vigorous exercise, walking long distances,<br />

running even in the snow, bathing, and skating. He was a<br />

ferociously keen rower, although during his years at <strong>Jesus</strong> the<br />

crews proved far from successful. He joined the <strong>College</strong> Boat<br />

Club in his first term and became Captain of Boats in 1890. He<br />

trained hard, even in vile weather: in February 1888 he wrote<br />

‘the snow ugh! cut our necks and hands like needles’. Pollard<br />

disdained rowers who lacked ‘pluck and energy’ or failed to live<br />

healthily: he opined that ‘<strong>Jesus</strong> men seem absolutely incapable of<br />

any self-sacrifice for the college – or at least the Welsh part of<br />

the community do’ (a rare anti-Cambrian swipe). In his last year,<br />

he trained the Eight vigorously, coaching the crew from<br />

horseback over the Long Course. This was probably foolhardy,<br />


since he appears not to have ridden before: ‘I’m still very stiff’,<br />

he wrote home.<br />

Rowing with its team activities and meals gave Pollard a large<br />

part of his social life. He also attended Balliol’s concerts and the<br />

Elizabethan Society’s annual dinners. He was invited to social<br />

events, At Homes (What were appropriate clothes?, he<br />

wondered), and picnic and boating trips. He enjoyed teas, but<br />

not dancing, and had an eye for ‘girls’. The young women at<br />

History lectures were, he said, much better looking than those<br />

who attended classical lectures; and, at one evening event, there<br />

were ‘some very nice and pretty girls’. In June 1892 he took<br />

members of the Lucy family, whose wealth derived from<br />

Jericho’s Eagle Ironworks, punting on the Cherwell. In October<br />

1894, he married Katie Lucy.<br />

Pollard had been somewhat disappointed at coming to <strong>Jesus</strong>,<br />

having wanted a Scholarship at Jowett’s all-conquering Balliol.<br />

Nevertheless, ‘I mean to live with all my power at <strong>College</strong>’, he<br />

declared after leaving Felsted, ‘and I ought to be happy in the<br />

midst of such congenial surroundings literary, classical and<br />

educational in every way.’ He was receptive to new modes of<br />

thinking: ‘almost all my opinions have changed’, he wrote,<br />

shortly before going up to Oxford. Aside from academic<br />

ambition, there was a strong financial motivation for hard work.<br />

Unlike aristocratic or rich undergraduates’ families, his parents<br />

could not provide a financial safety-net after university. At<br />

Oxford, he wrote, ‘I live much cheaper than any of the other<br />

men I know’; and he spent part of the Lothian prize-money on<br />

new shoes and trousers. He considered other professions but<br />

increasingly wanted a university career and, therefore, a<br />

triumphant Schools result.<br />

His tutors at <strong>Jesus</strong> were the right people to nurture his talents.<br />

The Classics tutor was Wallace Martin Lindsay, a superb<br />


Pollard’s History<br />

tutor at <strong>Jesus</strong>,<br />

Reginald Lane<br />

Poole.<br />

Latinist, philologist, and palaeographer, who gave<br />

Pollard generous coaching before Mods. Pollard’s<br />

History tutor was Reginald Lane Poole, a<br />

medievalist of enormous distinction and editor of<br />

the English Historical Review, Britain’s premier<br />

historical journal. Before Schools Poole arranged<br />

for Pollard to be taught by Charles Firth, then a<br />

lecturer at Pembroke and, from 1904, Regius<br />

Professor. This trio, all educated at the Balliol<br />

powerhouse, enjoyed a valuable knowledge of<br />

Continental universities. They had studied in<br />

Germany; Lindsay and Poole received honorary<br />

degrees from Continental universities; and the<br />

French scholar Charles Bémont numbered Poole<br />

among the foremost British historians. And it was<br />

principally in Germany that the professional<br />

practice, standards, and ideals of nineteenth-century historical<br />

researchers were established by Leopold von Ranke and his<br />

followers: history grounded on a period’s surviving<br />

contemporary sources, scrupulously assessed for reliability;<br />

dispassionate, impartial history, devoid of anachronistic<br />

judgements and the imprint of an author’s times.<br />

Recognising his commitment and potential, Pollard’s tutors<br />

taught him appropriately. Lindsay showed him manuscript<br />

facsimiles, and purchased for the Meyricke Library books for his<br />

two key Schools papers. Firth provided him with quantities of<br />

books. Poole advised him not to attend superficial lectures and<br />

fostered his critical thinking, while supporting his rowing. In<br />

January 1891, Pollard told his parents that he would sit a mock<br />

paper for Poole once a week. Despite some tensions Poole ‘has<br />

been very good to me indeed’, he observed just before leaving<br />

Oxford. After the First, there were further preparations for an<br />


academic career. Oxford did not then award research degrees,<br />

but a grounding in research was obtainable by writing a prize<br />

essay (as Firth and Poole had done) and publishing it. So that<br />

Pollard could compete for the Lothian, <strong>Jesus</strong> extended his<br />

funding. He studied gruellingly when preparing the drafts, and<br />

read contemporary sources; for Schools, undergraduates were<br />

required to read overwhelmingly historians’ works. After his<br />

success with the essay, published as The Jesuits in Poland, Pollard<br />

wrote reviews for The St James’s Gazette, attended palaeography<br />

lectures, and prepared for the All Souls Fellowship examination.<br />

He failed to secure a Fellowship, blaming a poor examination<br />

performance and his social class: ‘All Souls is a frightfully<br />

aristocratic place’, he thought.<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> prepared the groundwork for Pollard’s scholarship and<br />

career. Principally, it initiated his veneration of sources and the<br />

ideal, albeit not always achieved, of austere impartiality when<br />

investigating the past. The guiding of Pollard’s first steps in<br />

research is thought-provoking. Firth, in his inaugural lecture<br />

delivered in November 1904, advocated a programme of<br />

training in the Oxford History School strikingly similar to that<br />

devised for Pollard during his final two years at <strong>Jesus</strong>. That<br />

proposal was famously and emphatically rejected by the History<br />

dons, who, eschewing research themselves, saw Oxford’s<br />

History degree as a general course for future politicians and<br />

Home and Empire civil servants, not a training for future<br />

scholars. Thereafter they boycotted Firth for twenty years. Was<br />

Pollard a guinea pig for the reformers, Poole and Firth? And<br />

would he have received such excellent history teaching at almost<br />

any other <strong>College</strong> but <strong>Jesus</strong>?<br />

One also wonders if Firth’s débâcle explains Pollard’s<br />

transformation from likeable undergraduate to tyrannical<br />

martinet, resolved that, as a professor, his will would prevail. In<br />


his inaugural lecture in London, delivered five weeks before<br />

Firth’s inaugural lecture as Regius Professor at Oxford, Pollard<br />

presented his blueprint for historical studies. Undergraduates,<br />

whose number was to increase hugely, were to study a period’s<br />

sources; and documentary source-books were accordingly<br />

produced. More dynamic was Pollard’s plan for fostering<br />

research at London, utilising the state’s archives stored in the<br />

capital: a base for professional historians and a training-school<br />

for research students. It was the origin of the Institute of<br />

Historical Research. In his Thursday ‘conferences’ there, Pollard<br />

copied von Ranke’s renowned seminars at Berlin. International<br />

scholarly cooperation was promoted by the IHR’s Anglo-<br />

American Conference of Historians (which continues to this<br />

day) and the dissemination of researchers’ discoveries by the<br />

Institute’s Bulletin.<br />

Pollard’s conception of academic history was diffused through<br />

London’s external degree programmes for British and colonial<br />

students, overseas candidates, and then the Empire’s and<br />

Britain’s university colleges. The Times’ obituary begins by noting<br />

Pollard’s impact ‘not only in Great Britain but throughout the<br />

English-speaking world and the continent of Europe’. Surely<br />

Pollard deserves to be commemorated properly at <strong>Jesus</strong> both<br />

as a distinguished scholar who occupies, as The Times noted, ‘a<br />

permanent place among the historians of our country’, and as an<br />

unrivalled student chronicler of the <strong>College</strong>’s life before the<br />

twentieth century? Felsted School and the Institute of Historical<br />

Research have rooms named in his honour. Should he not be<br />

honoured likewise at <strong>Jesus</strong>, and perhaps Green made to yield<br />

his place to allow the <strong>College</strong>’s History Society to be renamed<br />

after A. F. Pollard?<br />

Colin Haydon is currently editing Pollard’s Oxford letters for a volume<br />

to be published by the Oxford Historical Society.<br />


The Lure of Textiles<br />

Sophie Pitman | 2006 | History & English<br />

In the Hall at <strong>Jesus</strong> hangs a magnificent<br />

portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. The<br />

Queen’s clothing dominates the canvas,<br />

her skirts exceeding the frame. A<br />

bobbin lace ruff encircles her face, and<br />

her body is covered with engineered<br />

textiles, metals, and jewels. Cage<br />

sleeves studded with pearls and<br />

embroidered with floral slips<br />

emphasise her long slender hands. Her<br />

gown opens at the front to reveal a lush underskirt heavy with<br />

embroidered suns and rosettes rendered in gold, gems, and<br />

pearls. Supporting this clothing we must imagine materials such<br />

as whalebone, card, and a ‘farthingale’ (a cage of hoops). The<br />

painting is both fantastical and documentary, recording the huge<br />

cost and skills invested in clothing in the early modern era.<br />

I must have absorbed this image unconsciously while eating,<br />

drinking, chatting, or sitting collections. Since graduation, I have<br />

devoted my time to thinking about early modern textiles,<br />

clothing, and material culture. It has always been an interest:<br />

I spent hours choosing my interview outfit (a tweed suit, the<br />

only suit I have owned in my life); I adored the clothing culture<br />

of Oxford; and as a Joint Honours student I quickly determined<br />

that English students tended to dress better than Historians.<br />

It was in my final year that I realised that my passion for fashion<br />

could be more than just a pastime: I wrote my undergraduate<br />

thesis on Elizabethan sumptuary law, and took my doctorate at<br />

Cambridge with a thesis on the clothing culture of early<br />

modern London.<br />

Left: Sample with Stags and Hearts, c.1935-43,<br />

Milwaukee Handicraft Project, P.D.US.0467l.<br />

Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.<br />


Now 13 years and 4,000 miles away from Oxford, my work at<br />

Wisconsin-Madison involves examining textiles ranging from<br />

Finnish cotton screen prints with psychedelic shapes to tiny<br />

ancient fragments from Peru painted with purple extracted from<br />

the glands of shellfish. I curate a collection that contains textiles<br />

from almost every continent, time period, and tradition, with<br />

Ikat-dyed kimono fabrics and super-fine Indian muslins stored in<br />

cabinets alongside Swedish table linens and darning samplers<br />

made by American schoolgirls two hundred years ago.<br />

The collection was established by Professor Helen Louise Allen<br />

(1902-1968), who travelled during university breaks to bring<br />

back textiles purchased from dealers and craftspeople from<br />

around the world. It has<br />

grown over the<br />

subsequent half century to<br />

a collection of more than<br />

13,000 objects.<br />

Fragment of cotton painted with shellfish<br />

purple, 200 BCE, Peru, 1997.13.001<br />

Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, School of Human Ecology,<br />

University of Wisconsin-Madison.<br />

Textiles are a lens through<br />

which one can understand<br />

the world. An art historian<br />

sees human skill in an<br />

elaborately woven silk; a<br />

historian reads economic<br />

and social shifts in the<br />

warp and weft. Botanists<br />

and zoologists can explore<br />

the diversity of plants,<br />

animals, and minerals that<br />

make up the fibres, dyes,<br />

feathers, and furs used to<br />

create hats, pillowcases,<br />

and cloaks; chemists can<br />


Detail of Songket,<br />

c.2000, gift of<br />

John Jackson,<br />

2021.07.017.<br />

Helen Louise Allen<br />

Textile Collection, School<br />

of Human Ecology,<br />

University of Wisconsin-<br />

Madison.<br />

analyse their origins and date. Mathematicians and computer<br />

scientists will observe patterns, structure, and tension in the<br />

designs, while linguists will read names, prayers, and mantras<br />

embroidered in tiny stitches. My inclination to this<br />

interdisciplinary mode of investigation owes much to my time at<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong>. I trace it to the linen-fold panels of Hall, where I sat next<br />

to astrophysicists, medics, lawyers, and philosophers, and<br />

chatted with them about their work. Above us hovered the<br />

enigmatic but always well-dressed Virgin Queen. I wonder what<br />

questions she is posing to the next generation.<br />

Sophie Pitman (spitman@wisc.edu) is Pleasant Rowland Textile<br />

Specialist and Research Director of the Helen Louise Allen Textile<br />

Collection (cdmc.wisc.edu/textiles/helen-louise-allen-textilecollection/)<br />

at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is working<br />

on a book about the emergence of London as a fashion city and on<br />

an exhibition of reconstructed Renaissance clothing.<br />


Memories of Fred Taylor, Emeritus Fellow<br />

24.09.1944 – 16.12.2021<br />

Fred joined Oxford’s Department of Physics and <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> in<br />

1966 as a DPhil student under the supervision of Sir John<br />

Houghton. His thesis was on the development of an infrared<br />

radiometer as prototype for an atmospheric temperature<br />

sounder to be launched on the NASA Nimbus satellite. That<br />

instrument would successfully fly on Nimbus 6 and subsequently<br />

on planetary exploration missions to Venus and Mars. He is<br />

remembered here by <strong>Jesus</strong> colleagues.<br />


After a DPhil at Oxford and many years at NASA’s Jet<br />

Propulsion Laboratory, Fred Taylor returned in 1980 as a<br />

Reader in Atmospheric Physics at Oxford, later becoming the<br />

inaugural holder of the Halley Professorship when the statutory<br />

chair was created. When he arrived, he discovered that he was<br />

Acting Head of a department that did not actually exist in the<br />

Statutes! So his first task was to establish Atmospheric Physics<br />

as a statutory entity. He was in large measure responsible for<br />

the department’s present-day excellence in planetary science,<br />

now expanding into the frontier area of planets around stars<br />

other than our own. He was an engaging conversationalist, with<br />

wide-ranging interests both within and outside science, and was<br />

often accompanied by his wife, Doris (née Buer), his companion<br />

for 52 years of marriage. I enjoyed many stimulating discussions<br />

with Fred during our all-too-brief time of overlap. His life and<br />

works were celebrated at a memorial event at the <strong>College</strong> and<br />

in a day-long colloquium held in the Physics Department on 1<br />

November <strong>2022</strong>. He will be very sorely missed in the <strong>College</strong>,<br />

the Physics department, and the worldwide planetary science<br />

community.<br />

Ray Pierrehumbert<br />

Fred was one of the first Fellows I spoke to when I arrived at<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> in 2013. I sat next to him at my first meal in <strong>College</strong>, and<br />

he was very welcoming. I always enjoyed hearing his<br />

recollections of space exploration. His enthusiasm for the<br />

subject was boundless, and it was a privilege to have him share<br />

his thoughts with me.<br />

Tim Coulson<br />


Once at a Governing Body meeting when the Principal (then<br />

John Krebs) asked for corrections to the minutes, Fred noted<br />

that the word ‘whether’ had been misspelt ‘weather’ in one<br />

paragraph, adding wittily that his expertise as a meteorologist<br />

had finally come in use. In addition to his brilliant scientific<br />

achievements, Fred was a kind, modest, and witty colleague,<br />

with infectious enthusiasm and understated humour. He once<br />

explained to the Senior Common Room the idea of<br />

‘terraforming’ – creating Earth-like conditions on other planets<br />

for potential human habitation – and I remain genuinely keen on<br />

his vision for reducing road haulage in the UK by creating<br />

underground tunnels for goods distribution. Fred and Doris<br />

were regular attenders at Guest Night dinners. When I first<br />

joined <strong>Jesus</strong> I’d invited guests from London only to discover that<br />

the list for SCR Dessert was full. Fred offered to yield his places<br />

to allow my guests to enjoy the full experience. It was a typically<br />

kind and generous gesture. We all deeply miss Fred’s cheerful<br />

and good-natured presence.<br />

Armand D’Angour<br />

Fred Taylor was one of the most comprehensively interesting<br />

people I’ve had the pleasure to talk with. Obviously a hugely<br />

talented and accomplished scientist, he nevertheless wore his<br />

learning very lightly and was always delighted to talk – literally –<br />

about life, the universe and everything else. Coupled with a<br />

genuine interest in other people, and in the mission of the<br />

<strong>College</strong> and the University, this made for some wonderful<br />

conversations, which I miss very much.<br />

Rich Grenyer<br />


I had many enjoyable interactions with Fred, but my abiding<br />

memories will be of his appearances at our academic evenings in<br />

the senior common room after his supposed retirement. It<br />

seemed that at each event he would turn up with a new book or<br />

other major piece of work, showing productivity that those of<br />

us pre-retirement could only dream of. It was a pleasure to<br />

observe his enjoyment of his work.<br />

Martin Booth<br />

When I took over as Secretary to the Governing Body around<br />

1995 I didn’t know Fred by sight, and more than once omitted<br />

his name from the list of GB attendees. During one meeting<br />

Fred passed a note to me with ‘FRED TAYLOR’ written in large<br />

letters. I looked up, embarrassed, to see Fred smiling wryly.<br />

Since those early days we must have sat together at dozens of<br />

lunches and dinners, and I came to know Fred’s sense of<br />

humour and other qualities very well. As an experimental<br />

Physical Chemist I was fascinated to hear his accounts of the<br />

instruments that he helped to develop and send into space to<br />

perform experiments on remote worlds that were not dissimilar<br />

to experiments we chemists struggle to make work on terra<br />

firma. Fred will be sorely missed, and <strong>College</strong> lunches will not be<br />

the same.<br />

Mark Brouard<br />

Fred was a stalwart SCR member and deeply valued the<br />

academic fellowship of the Senior Common Room. Even after<br />

retirement he was a regular attendee at SCR occasions, and<br />

always made time to engage with members both old and new.<br />

He was celebrated for his visionary schemes, two of which<br />

I particularly treasure. One involved knocking through the walls<br />

between the Lower SCR and the Memorial Room to create a<br />

space more fitting to accommodate the SCR membership, now<br />


more than 100. As attractive as this plan might be, we were not<br />

sure what view English Heritage might take. The other was the<br />

plan (which he’d been invited to present to a Government<br />

panel) to ship goods around the UK using pods speeding on<br />

superconductors through subterranean tunnels.<br />

Philip Burrows<br />

I miss Fred enormously. I knew him not only as a distinguished<br />

physicist, but as a man devoted to his birthplace, its community,<br />

and to his friends and family. His mother came from Newcastle,<br />

and remained devoted to Newcastle Brown and Newcastle<br />

United Football Club. He was born in the fishing village of<br />

Amble, and though his brilliance took him elsewhere in life, he<br />

was intensely loyal to his Northumbrian roots, where the<br />

community were overwhelmingly Brexiters (as was he – a<br />

matter on which we vocally disagreed). For many years he and<br />

I met at the White Horse Pub before going on to dine at<br />

<strong>College</strong>, where Phil Burrows would greet us saying “The Two<br />

Musketeers have arrived”. Fred met his wife, Doris, when both<br />

were graduate students at <strong>Jesus</strong>, and they enjoyed a wonderful<br />

marriage of over 50 years; my wife, Marianne, and I shared<br />

many happy occasions with them. I remember a dinner party at<br />

which Fred set out to tell a joke (about the wedding of a crab<br />

and a shrimp) but became incapacitated with laughter, tears of<br />

mirth running down his face; it caused the assembled company<br />

to laugh much more than the denouement might have. We<br />

never got to hear the punchline.<br />

Richard Moxon<br />


Chapel detail.<br />

Photo: Bev Shadbolt.

Shakespeare’s Second Folio<br />

at <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Owen McKnight | <strong>College</strong> Librarian<br />

Peter Sabor | Professor of English, McGill University |<br />

Visiting Fellow <strong>2022</strong><br />

Shakespeare’s Second Folio in the Fellows’ Library (I Arch.3.18).<br />

2023 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First<br />

Folio edition of Shakespeare. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies,<br />

Histories, & Tragedies was ‘published according to the True<br />

Originall Copies’ in 1623, seven years after the playwright’s<br />

death. It was the first time Shakespeare’s plays had been<br />

published as a collection and, although the sonnets and narrative<br />

poems are not included, there are sixteen plays which had not<br />

previously been printed individually. It was sold for fifteen<br />

shillings unbound, or about £1 with a plain calf binding. In 2020,<br />

a copy was auctioned at Christie’s, New York, for just under<br />

$10 million.<br />


The Contents page of Shakespeare’s Second Folio.<br />


<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> does not own a First Folio (though should any Old<br />

Member have one to spare, the Librarian would be pleased to<br />

accept it as a gift to the Fellows’ Library); but the <strong>College</strong> does<br />

own the ‘second Impression’. Published in 1632, only nine years<br />

after the First, it contains several hundred textual amendments<br />

made by an unidentified editor, as well as a considerable number<br />

of printing errors. It is one of nine copies to be found in Oxford<br />

college libraries (with three more at the Bodleian), and it too is<br />

valuable, if less highly prized than the First Folio.<br />

The <strong>College</strong>’s Second Folio has a late 19th-century binding in<br />

caramel-coloured leather, decorated with a simple pattern of<br />

intersecting perpendicular lines and small ‘fleurons’ (floral<br />

ornaments) in ‘blind-tooling’ (i.e. without gilt), all somewhat<br />

scuffed around the edges. It was restored by the Oxford<br />

Conservation Consortium in 2017 to make it safe for handling in<br />

student seminars. How did it arrive in <strong>College</strong>? As it happens,<br />

the Second Folio is dedicated to William Herbert, 3rd Earl of<br />

Pembroke, who was the first Visitor of the <strong>College</strong> (his stout<br />

bronze statue stands in the Bodleian quadrangle, where it is<br />

sometimes mistaken for Sir Thomas Bodley). It would be<br />

pleasant to speculate that Herbert gave the book to the<br />

<strong>College</strong>’s newly-built library; but in fact he died in 1630, and the<br />

dedication is simply repeated from the First Folio.<br />

We can trace our copy’s movements in the early catalogues<br />

(whose recent conservation treatment was described in the<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>Record</strong> 2021). These indicate that it was in the library by<br />

1712, and possibly already present at the completion of the<br />

current Fellows’ Library around 1680. It is not, however,<br />

recorded among the books from the previous library, placed<br />

with Fellows for safekeeping in the 1640s, suggesting that the<br />

<strong>College</strong> did not acquire it at the time of publication. The Second<br />

Folio is noteworthy for including the first printed poem,<br />


unsigned, by John Milton, then aged 24; and the copy at <strong>Jesus</strong> is<br />

noteworthy for two additional verses written on the preliminary<br />

pages by an as yet unidentified reader.<br />

In her 2016 book on the First Folio, Emma Smith of Hertford<br />

<strong>College</strong> remarks that ‘early modern reading was typically<br />

undertaken with a pen’ and that scraps of poetry were among<br />

the marks that readers (oblivious to the stratospheric prices<br />

that these books would later fetch) left behind. In the case of<br />

the <strong>Jesus</strong> Second Folio, there are more than scraps. In addition<br />

to minor corrections throughout to the names of parts and<br />

the numbering of scenes, there are two epitaphs to<br />

Shakespeare in what seems to be the same hand. Both are<br />

apparently original, both are written in heroic couplets, and<br />

both bear the initials ‘P.W.’ The verse is accomplished,<br />

suggesting that the author had had experience in writing<br />

poetry.<br />

The shorter of the two epitaphs, consisting of six couplets, has<br />

been heavily scored over (we are grateful to Stephen Clarke,<br />

Amy Lidster, Jim McCue, and Henry Woudhuysen for helping<br />

us with both of the transcriptions). The first epitaph (pictured<br />

overleaf) reads as follows:<br />

Shakespeare thou art not dead, thou do’st but sleepe. /<br />

Thy Lynes both Tune, and due proportion keepe<br />

As did thy pulse and breath as freshe & faire,<br />

As when the Globe was ravish’d wth thy Aire<br />

Had’st thou awak’d till now, and still had writt,<br />

Thou might’st haue left more Lynes, but not more witt.<br />

P.W.<br />

Apparently dissatisfied with this initial attempt, P.W. then wrote<br />

a longer version, (pictured right) expressing similar sentiments<br />

about Shakespeare’s immortality and giving the piece a title,<br />

‘Uppon the ffamous Shakespeare and His Excellent lynes’:<br />



Rest Princely Poet, This Immortall sleepe<br />

Distemperes not thy machlesse Lynes. / they keepe<br />

There Constant Harmonie, as ffreshe, and ffaire,<br />

As when the Globe Breath’d such Delit’ous Ayre<br />

Wee misse the not, vppon the Publique stage<br />

Thy Rare Conceptions secretly Engage<br />

Judit’ous Eares, and Eyes to Heare, and see<br />

The Lasting straines of Witt, and Poetry. /<br />

Had’st thou more Ages Liv’d, more Vollumes writt }<br />

More Lynes thou might’st haue lefft, though not more witt }<br />

Those first without this Last not worth a Sh—tt. }<br />

P.W. D.P.<br />

In this recension, the scurrilous last line has been added by<br />

another hand, and a bracket added beside the last three lines,<br />

turning what had been a couplet into a triplet. The final word,<br />

‘Sh—tt’, is written thus; the wag who inserted the line used a<br />

dash instead of an ‘i’. The letters ‘D.P.’, in faded ink, can just be<br />

made out next to those of ‘P.W.’, suggesting that someone with<br />

these initials had mockingly responded to P.W.’s efforts.<br />

Who were the reverent P.W. and the coarse D.P.? Who had<br />

access to the Fellows’ Library (then, as now, not customarily<br />

open to students) with the opportunity to annotate the Second<br />

Folio? The style of the handwriting dates to the 17th century, but<br />

without knowing more precisely when the book arrived in<br />

<strong>College</strong>, we cannot say whether these verses were added before<br />

or after its acquisition. Assuming that P.W. was a <strong>Jesus</strong> man,<br />

however, there is a candidate: Paul Wonaker (or Woneccer).<br />

Wonaker came from the Rhineland to study at Queens’ <strong>College</strong>,<br />

Cambridge, before moving to Oxford and taking his BA in<br />


1623-24. The following year, he contributed a Latin poem to a<br />

University anthology in honour of the marriage of Charles I &<br />

Henrietta Maria. Although he did not become a Fellow after<br />

graduating, might the Fellows have invited him to write a eulogy<br />

for Shakespeare?<br />

As for D.P., he remains a mystery, and perhaps deservedly so.<br />


The Anthony Pilkington<br />

Memorial Bursary<br />

Georgina Plunkett | Deputy Director of Development<br />

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, Fellows and friends,<br />

£100,000 has been raised to endow in perpetuity an<br />

undergraduate bursary in Modern Languages in memory of<br />

Dr Anthony Pilkington; the <strong>College</strong> has welcomed the first<br />

recipient this term. The success of the appeal is a mark of the<br />


espect and affection in which Anthony was held. Alumni not<br />

only of Modern Languages but of many other subjects<br />

contributed to the Fund, indicating a widespread belief that the<br />

study of modern languages and literature should be protected<br />

and enjoyed by future students.<br />

Anthony Pilkington was Zeitlyn Fellow and Tutor in French<br />

Language and Literature at <strong>Jesus</strong> from 1966 to 2005. He also<br />

served as Acting Principal ‘wholly effectively and with quiet<br />

grace’ (as noted in <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong>: The First 450 Years) during Sir<br />

Peter North’s Vice-Chancellorship of the University (1993-7).<br />

During his long service to <strong>College</strong> he touched many lives. His<br />

teaching methods were described as ‘subtle and effective’, his<br />

manner ‘generous and patient’. This did not detract from his<br />

considerable scholarship or the high academic standards he<br />

expected. With his wife, Madeline, he would make students feel<br />

welcome and entertain them in their home, and the tributes to<br />

him printed in the 2021 <strong>Record</strong> illustrate the impact he had on<br />

both students and colleagues.<br />

The <strong>College</strong> is grateful to all who have supported the appeal,<br />

and is particularly indebted to Bob Yates (1965) and Tom Brown<br />

(1975) for initiating the Bursary appeal and for energetically<br />

approaching peers and friends to contribute. ‘At a time when<br />

the teaching of Humanities is under pressure at many<br />

universities,’ says Tom Brown, ‘we have been very heartened by<br />

the response from our <strong>Jesus</strong> friends of all ages and interests’.<br />

The result is a legacy to Anthony’s teaching and a boost to<br />

language provision at <strong>Jesus</strong>. The Anthony Pilkington Memorial<br />

Bursary will ensure support for bright linguists in perpetuity.<br />

At a time when the high financial cost of undertaking a degree<br />

can be daunting, such support is both necessary and greatly<br />

appreciated.<br />


If You Think You Can…You Can!<br />

Ed Horne | 1974 | Literae Humaniores<br />

Ed Horne came up to <strong>Jesus</strong> in October 1974 to read Literae<br />

Humaniores. He represented Oxford in the rugby Varsity match at<br />

Twickenham in 1975, ‘76 and ‘77, and was a member of the <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

1976 Summer Ball Committee.<br />

I have carried the Henry Ford quote “if you think you can, you<br />

can. If you think you can’t, you won’t” with me in my diary for<br />

several years as a general mantra. Growing up, I had no great<br />

dream to swim the English Channel. From the age of 11,<br />

swimming had been purely recreational.<br />

Following a prostate cancer scare in the summer of 2011,<br />

I vowed to get as fit as I could. I was already participating in the<br />

occasional open water event. Then, at a dinner I attended,<br />

Professor Greg Whyte, an elite sports endurance coach and<br />

sports psychologist, narrated the story of James Cracknell’s<br />

challenge to row the Channel, cycle across Europe, and swim<br />

The GPS boat<br />

track starting at<br />

Abbotts Cliff and<br />

ending in Wissant.

across the Gibraltar Straits from Spain to Morocco. On the<br />

swim, they were accompanied part of the way by a pod of pilot<br />

whales. As he finished, I turned to friends sitting either side of<br />

me and said, ‘I’m doing that swim’.<br />

Four years and a left hip replacement later, in late June 2017, a<br />

friend and I set off from Tarifa in southern Spain. We crossed<br />

the 10 miles of the Gibraltar Straits to Point Cires in Morocco in<br />

3 hours 36 minutes. Sadly, not a pilot whale was to be seen.<br />

A year later, after completing the 10.25 miles Lake Windermere<br />

end to end swim in 6 hours 22 minutes, the boat pilot turned to<br />

me and said, ‘You know, if you can swim Windermere, you can<br />

swim the Channel!’ The gauntlet had been thrown down.<br />

Although I had a solo Channel slot booked in 2019, a<br />

combination of inclement weather and an untimely boat<br />

malfunction prevented me from swimming. I had begun<br />

fundraising for four charities linked to conditions afflicting my<br />

four siblings. I raised circa £25,000 and hadn’t swum but I was<br />

now honour bound to do so.<br />

In May 2020, I contacted Kevin Murphy, a quirky man in his early<br />

70s known as the ‘King of the Channel’, having swum it<br />

34 times. Kevin was to become my mentor and friend. When<br />

my slot in 2020 came around, the pandemic restrictions meant<br />

that I only had 10 weeks to train in. I packed in as much sea<br />

swimming as was humanly possible and was as ready as I could<br />

be given the time available.<br />

What I wasn’t ready for were the extremely tough sea<br />

conditions. After 13 hours and shortly after reaching French<br />

inshore waters, my breathing became shallow and intermittent.<br />

The excess fluid in my body from involuntarily imbibing sea<br />

water was pressing against my lungs. My crew aborted the<br />


Kevin Murphy applying a little vaseline around<br />

the neck and under the armpits to avoid<br />

chaffing. No goose fat or lard for insulation<br />

– that’s folklore.<br />

swim. It was the right<br />

decision but it left me<br />

with unfinished business.<br />

In 2021, I made my<br />

second attempt. I turned<br />

into French inshore<br />

waters after 12 hours<br />

and thought I had the<br />

swim under control.<br />

However, I had severe<br />

cramp in both<br />

hamstrings. This slowed<br />

me down and I was no<br />

longer crossing the tide<br />

merely riding it north<br />

towards Calais. After<br />

14 hours, again, the<br />

swim was aborted.<br />

I was determined to try<br />

again. At the beginning of<br />

May <strong>2022</strong>, I was back in<br />

the sea and put myself<br />

through a now very familiar brutal 10-week training regime. For<br />

this third attempt, I changed my crew. Kevin Murphy was now<br />

on the boat. There was no way I could fail a man who had swum<br />

the Channel 34 times. I was looking at him throughout the<br />

15 hours and 51 minutes of the swim.<br />

The ‘hard yards’ were hours 9-12. I was in the French shipping<br />

lane and the wind was now in the opposite direction to the<br />

current creating choppy waters. I was occasionally involuntarily<br />

imbibing sea water. Doubts were starting to creep in. Then, at<br />


Me swimming alongside the boat (called High Hopes).<br />

the 12-hour feed, Kevin shouted down to me “Ed, you are in<br />

French inshore waters and well inside the ZC2 (marker) buoy.<br />

It’s on … go for it”. I could see the lighthouse at the Cap Gris<br />

Nez and from that moment onwards I knew that I could make<br />

it! In the last four hours, I did suffer from cramp and I had some<br />

bloating in my tummy but they were manageable. To keep my<br />

spirits up, the crew read out messages from the small group of<br />

people following the swim. At one feed, Kevin shouted out ‘Ed,<br />

Fizzy (my daughter in North Carolina) says: “You’ve got this<br />


Dad! I’m so proud of<br />

you.”’ I couldn’t fail.<br />

On reaching terra firma in<br />

Wissant, I stood up,<br />

promptly tripped over a<br />

hidden boulder and cut<br />

my foot. I stood up again,<br />

put my hands in the air,<br />

the klaxon sounded to<br />

signal the swim was<br />

complete and I began to<br />

swim back to the boat.<br />

I was totally oblivious to a<br />

local welcoming party<br />

(including Steve<br />

Stievenart, the number<br />

one French open water<br />

swimmer) carrying a<br />

Union Jack that had<br />

The team just off the boat back in Dover Harbour, post swim. Left<br />

to right, Kathy Batts, me (looking totally spent), Lorraine Mackie<br />

and Kevin Murphy.<br />

assembled on steps 50 metres to the left to greet me. When<br />

I got back to the boat, the crew’s initial reaction was not to<br />

congratulate me but to gently chastise me for ignoring Steve.<br />

I will go back (by ferry) to Wissant for that ‘million dollar’ photo<br />

with him and to grab a pebble from the beach as a memento.<br />

About 2,200 people have ever swum the Channel. The oldest<br />

was 73 years old, only 6 years older than me, and I am probably<br />

in the oldest 15 people in the world ever to complete the swim.<br />

Most people say that swimming the Channel changes your life.<br />

So far, I don’t see that but I have finally scratched the itch.<br />


Old vs New.<br />

Photo: Eve Bodniece.

Wartime Shakespeare<br />

Amy Lidster | Departmental Lecturer in English<br />

What comes to mind if you think about the use of Shakespeare<br />

during wartime? Perhaps it is Laurence Olivier’s famous 1944<br />

cinematic adaptation of Henry V, prominently dedicated to the<br />

troops of Great Britain. But what is often overlooked is just how<br />

embedded Shakespeare has been in wartime culture, in Britain<br />

and globally, since at least the eighteenth century. He was fought<br />

over on stage and in politics by supporters and opponents of<br />

the French Revolution. He was appropriated as Germany’s third<br />

major dramatist, alongside Goethe and Schiller, propelling his<br />

use during the First World War in both Britain and Germany.<br />

He has been a pivotal writer for resisting Russian imperialism<br />

throughout Ukraine’s history and has been invoked by<br />

Ukrainians, including President Zelenskyy and scholars such as<br />

Nataliya Torkut, during the ongoing Russian invasion.<br />

Since 2018, I have been working on a Leverhulme-funded<br />

project that has sought, through a transhistorical approach, to<br />

examine and theorise some of the ways in which Shakespeare<br />

has been mobilised at times of conflict, with an emphasis on the<br />

use of theatre and performance. This history is not a linear or<br />

neatly progressive one. Rather, it is fragmented, provisional, and<br />

multi-layered. Productions of Shakespeare’s plays, like the texts<br />

themselves, do not have single or fixed meanings, and binary<br />

categorises – pro/anti-war, conservative/radical – are not<br />

typically helpful or accurate. It is the use of Shakespeare that<br />

determines and reveals meaning, and one production context<br />

often brings together conflicting agendas: wartime Shakespeare<br />

can be both radical and conversative at the same time.<br />

Left: WW1 recruitment poster. Image courtesy of McMaster University Library.<br />


130<br />

Ruhleben<br />

Concentration<br />

Camp,<br />

[Programmes of<br />

Entertainments at<br />

Ruhleben<br />

Internment Camp],<br />

Ruhleben, 1915,<br />

1916. Bodleian<br />

Library solo.<br />

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permalink/f/89vilt/<br />

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014164126.<br />

Photo: Amy Lidster.

During the First World War, for example, Shakespeare’s plays<br />

were performed by civilians interned in Ruhleben, Germany, to<br />

boost morale, entertain, and act as a vehicle for allowed dissent.<br />

Reports of these productions spread outside the camp as part<br />

of a propaganda campaign by German authorities to counter<br />

widely circulating reports of the appalling living conditions in<br />

Ruhleben, and therefore fulfilled a very different set of aims. By<br />

casting a spotlight on complex networks of production and<br />

reception, Wartime Shakespeare: Performing Narratives of Conflict,<br />

my forthcoming monograph with Cambridge University Press,<br />

offers a history of Shakespeare’s malleable contemporaneity in a<br />

number of major conflicts spanning the seventeenth to twentyfirst<br />

centuries. It aims to shed light on the relationship between<br />

theatre and conflict, Shakespeare’s shifting cultural capital for<br />

different communities, and concepts such as propaganda,<br />

patriotism, and wartime commemoration.<br />

Alongside this book, a collection of essays called Shakespeare at<br />

War: A Material History (CUP 2023), co-edited by me and Sonia<br />

Massai from King’s <strong>College</strong> London, prioritises the materiality of<br />

this history of use, which is often at the brink of loss and elision,<br />

marked by archival and critical selection biases. Each chapter<br />

takes an archival object as its focus, and by exploring the lives of<br />

significant objects – their provenance, uses, and resonances –<br />

aims to recover the polyvocality of wartime Shakespeare. It<br />

brings together Shakespeare scholars, social historians, public<br />

political figures, and theatre practitioners including Nicholas<br />

Hytner and Iqbal Khan, and doubles as a companion for a free<br />

public exhibition at the National Army Museum in London (also<br />

called ‘Shakespeare at War’) that opens in October 2023.<br />


<strong>College</strong> People<br />

New Faces at <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Kathrina dela Cruz | Assistant Accountant<br />

Before I joined <strong>Jesus</strong> in May 2021 I<br />

worked for a decade at the<br />

International Fellowship of Evangelical<br />

Students in the Philippines. After I<br />

moved to Oxford I thought it would<br />

be pretty cool to work in one of the<br />

colleges of the University, so I’m<br />

grateful for the opportunity to work<br />

in the Accounts Office at <strong>Jesus</strong>. I have<br />

enjoyed learning about the <strong>College</strong>’s<br />

structure and have met some wonderful people. In my spare<br />

time I enjoy cooking, travel, and spending time with my<br />

daughter.<br />

Eleanor Hutson | Administrative Assistant |<br />

Academic Office<br />

I joined <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> as the<br />

Administrative Assistant in June 2021.<br />

My role involves acting as the first<br />

point of contact for visitors to the<br />

Academic Office and dealing with<br />

undergraduate administration. I help<br />

undergraduates with matters such as<br />

ordering replacement Bod cards,<br />

signing and stamping enrolment<br />

certificates, dealing with vacation<br />


grants and prizes, as well as organising beginning of term<br />

Collections, end of term Principal Collections, and social events<br />

held by the Principal for Undergraduates. Before coming to the<br />

<strong>College</strong> I worked in intellectual property services as a proof<br />

reader and translation checker, making use of the language skills<br />

I gained from my BA in Modern and Classical Chinese from the<br />

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Outside of<br />

work, I enjoy travelling and photography, and I volunteer for<br />

some Chinese adoptee organisations across the UK and Ireland.<br />

Megan Lee | Access Assistant<br />

I recently graduated from Hertford<br />

<strong>College</strong>, completing an undergraduate<br />

degree in History. I specialised in<br />

colonial history, particularly the<br />

history of medicine in early colonial<br />

Spanish America. Studying during the<br />

pandemic was difficult, especially as<br />

we missed out on so much time in<br />

Oxford, so I knew that I wanted to<br />

stay here after I graduated to make<br />

up for some of that lost time. Working as the Access Assistant<br />

at <strong>Jesus</strong> has been a perfect fit for me, as I am excited to share<br />

my own experiences of studying here with deserving new<br />

students; we have three or four school visits a week, which<br />

keeps us busy. I also have a historical connection with the<br />

college – my grandfather studied here as a mature student after<br />

the Second World War, and met my grandmother here; so<br />

working at <strong>Jesus</strong> feels like closing the circle. Outside of work, I’m<br />

a keen violinist and lead the Hertford <strong>College</strong> Orchestra.<br />


Melinda Mattu | <strong>College</strong> Accountant<br />

I joined <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> in October 2019<br />

as <strong>College</strong> Accountant managing the<br />

Accounts Department. Life in the<br />

Accounts office is both busy and<br />

varied dealing with <strong>College</strong> members,<br />

suppliers etc. – just the way we like it!<br />

Born in Nottingham, I moved to<br />

Oxford in 1992 and worked in the<br />

Treasury and subsequently spent a<br />

few years working in the USA. On my<br />

return, I joined St Peter’s <strong>College</strong> in a role I hugely enjoyed. I am<br />

married with two children, and enjoy walking, reading, and<br />

gardening.<br />

Tahmina Sorabji | Disability and Grants Officer<br />

I’m a Londoner but escaped the inner<br />

city to bring up my daughter in<br />

beautiful green Oxford twenty years<br />

ago: she is now at university herself.<br />

I originally trained as an artist and<br />

graphic designer, and continue to<br />

paint and do a bit of a web building<br />

and design. My background is in<br />

teaching and student support in an<br />

alternative education setting with<br />

neurodiverse young people and students, dealing with mental<br />

health issues. I’ve been working at <strong>Jesus</strong> since the beginning<br />

of October <strong>2022</strong>, and act as a point of contact, information<br />

and support for students who have a disability. This can<br />

include mental or physical health, physical disability,<br />

neurodiversity or a specific learning difficulty. I also provide<br />

information and support to students with regard to grants<br />

and bursaries.<br />


View from the Cheng Yu Tung Building.<br />

Image: Bev Shadbolt.

The Year in the JCR<br />

Eoin Hanlon | 2020 | English & French<br />

<strong>2022</strong> marked the period in which<br />

<strong>College</strong> life could finally resume.<br />

Halfway hall returned with vigour,<br />

and the Marriage Book was opened<br />

once more for the marriage dinner.<br />

Social Secretary Aram Masharqa<br />

organised a Cocktail Dance with<br />

glittering mirror balls, a pyramid of<br />

pizzas and a Welsh Dragon ice<br />

sculpture that doubled as a vodka<br />

luge; and, in Trinity, we had a<br />

Summer Soirée with candyfloss, a milk chocolate fountain and<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong>’ own Chilli Garlic Quartet to pack out the dance floor.<br />

Also in Trinity, JCR Secretary Charlie Bircham devised an<br />

inaugural Secretary’s Drinks in Hank’s Bar. The <strong>Jesus</strong> Garden<br />

Party resumed after a few years’ break, with the BBQ brought<br />

from the boat club to Stevens’ Close so that Jesubites could<br />

enjoy burgers and hot dogs while playing croquet and drinking<br />

Pimms. In addition to undergraduate exchange dinners and<br />

intercollegiate bops, the Somerville-<strong>Jesus</strong> Ball, with the theme of<br />

‘Dreaming Spires or Spiralling Dreams’, saw the Somerville<br />

grounds converted into a dreamscape with masked jesters on<br />

stilts, a ferris wheel, pink zebras, giant mushrooms, and quilted<br />

elephants. Jesubites celebrated with Brideshead extravagance<br />

what was probably the best ball of the summer.<br />

The term card featured new and revived events. Celtic Cross<br />

(inspired by an event from 1984, mentioned in the 450th<br />

anniversary issue of <strong>Jesus</strong> News) invited in the University’s Irish<br />

and Welsh Societies, to hear readings of Welsh, Scottish, and<br />


Irish poems, a Celtic harp, a talk by Professor of Celtic David<br />

Willis, a medley of Welsh songs, and a performance of Beckett.<br />

International reps Sam Zia and Julius Chua brought us<br />

celebrations of Lunar New Year, Nowruz, and Eid ul Fitr. Equal<br />

Opportunities Officer Shathuki Perera organised International<br />

and BME Brunches and picnics, and a Sri Lanka-themed<br />

International Hall. Since the reopening in fifth week of Hilary of<br />

the <strong>College</strong> bar, Jake Reid has devised some magical occasions,<br />

with bar parties, pub quizzes, jazz nights, open mic nights, bar<br />

exchanges with other colleges, and table football competitions<br />

– best accompanied by the new <strong>College</strong> cocktail, the Bleed<br />

Green, thanks to resident mixologist Ray Ridley. In Hilary Term,<br />

Aram acted as President of the Turl Street Arts Festival:<br />

activities including printmaking, jewellery-making, and life<br />

drawing culminated in the Jazz Ball in Hall. As the theme was<br />

‘Blue’, some sapphire-coloured cocktails were mixed up by<br />

Mariya Sait and George Woods as the University Jazz Orchestra<br />

served up blue cocktail music that kept us dancing far into<br />

the night.<br />

Meanwhile the JCR was upgraded with a pair of leather sofas<br />

from Halo/John Lewis, and <strong>Jesus</strong> memorabilia now adorn the<br />

walls: letters from Harold and Mary Wilson, programmes of<br />

plays starring John Wood, original Ackermann aquatints of the<br />

<strong>College</strong> Chapel and its founder. The true treasure was<br />

something discovered on Etsy: a portrait of the <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Officer Training Corps in 1914. Robin the archivist has<br />

confirmed that the photo includes Angus Buchanan V.C., adding<br />

to the few precious photos of him during his time at <strong>Jesus</strong>. We<br />

also sought to celebrate our diverse alumni: in honour of the<br />

60th anniversary of Jamaican independence, the Law Society<br />

was renamed after the National Hero of Jamaica and former<br />

Rhodes scholar at <strong>Jesus</strong>, Norman Manley.<br />


This year <strong>Jesus</strong> was home to a Jewish Society President, the<br />

Welsh Society President, the Sri Lankan Society President, two<br />

American Society Co-Presidents, a Finance Society President,<br />

the Editor in Chief of Cherwell newspaper, the University<br />

Football Club President, the President of the University<br />

Cheerleading Squad, and the President of Oxford Engineers<br />

Without Borders. We had a dozen Blues in rugby, football, and<br />

rowing; and the OU Wild Swimming Society was founded by<br />

two Jesubites, Daniel Bazely and Ellie Ford (the Society’s<br />

President). The Henry Vaughan Poetry Society was created by<br />

Martha Heggs and Edward Launders-Grieve, the Gardening<br />

Club was created in collaboration with the MCR, and the <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

Journalism Society was founded by Estelle Atkinson.<br />

With Guy Zilberman at the helm, the undergraduate<br />

community continued its charitable efforts. At the beginning of<br />

the war in Ukraine, the JCR raised £540 in charitable donations,<br />

followed by a charity football tournament, a ‘Charaoke’ event in<br />

the bar, an opt-out battels donation, and a direct gift of £200 to<br />

the British Red Cross Appeal for Ukraine. Money raised through<br />

battels for the Ukrainian Student Support fund has enabled the<br />

<strong>College</strong> to welcome a Ukrainian graduate in the new academic<br />

year.<br />

I crossed the channel for a year abroad in September, and Vice<br />

President Stephen Eastmond (2020, PPE) took over as JCR<br />

President. He has already successfully lobbied to reduce the fob<br />

replacement price for students from £25 to £5 and changed the<br />

flag protocol to ensure that the Progress Pride flag flies during<br />

Pride month. Under Stephen, <strong>Jesus</strong> takes over the Oxford ice<br />

rink for a night in November and Dinner Dance returns to the<br />

silver steps of the Randolph.<br />


Photo: by Ed Nix

The Year in the MCR<br />

Paul Davis| 2021 | Inorganic Chemistry<br />

We marked the apparent end of<br />

the period of lockdowns with a<br />

garden party and a number of<br />

smaller events over the summer.<br />

Freshers’ Week <strong>2022</strong> saw a full<br />

Welcome Drinks Reception in a<br />

church-turned-bar, attended by the<br />

majority of our freshers. The<br />

majority of our headline events<br />

such as Wine & Cheese, Exchange<br />

Formals, bops, Film and Board<br />

Game Nights, and Welfare Coffee and Cake are back and<br />

running as normal. Joint events with St John’s and Worcester<br />

<strong>College</strong>s provided an early start to inter-collegiate activities.<br />

The brand new café in the Cheng Yu Tung Building provided an<br />

ideal venue for a joint JCR-MCR <strong>College</strong> Freshers’ Fair, with<br />

over 20 societies exhibiting.<br />

Among other initiatives, the Equality and Diversity Officer<br />

provided safe spaces during Freshers’ Week for freshers and<br />

returners from diverse communities to share experiences; the<br />

Environmental Officer distributed a batch of free <strong>Jesus</strong> MCRbranded<br />

metal water bottles to provide an alternative to<br />

single-use plastics; and the Environmental and Welfare Officers<br />

are collaborating with the <strong>College</strong> Nurse and their counterparts<br />

in the JCR to provide free menstrual cups upon request. We<br />

also collaborated with the ACC Department to furnish and<br />

finally open the brand new Graduate Study Room on the top<br />

floor of the Cheng Yu Tung Building, with splendid views over<br />


the top of <strong>College</strong> towards Radcliffe Square and the city’s<br />

dreaming spires.<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> MCR continues to be a resilient, lively community. We are<br />

grateful to all the people in <strong>College</strong> whose efforts to provide us<br />

with spaces, support, and advice make our activities possible. I<br />

am happy to lead a dedicated Committee that works hard to<br />

ensure our MCR members continue to have an unforgettable<br />

experience at <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong>.<br />


The Year in Access<br />

Matthew Williams | Access Fellow<br />

In <strong>2022</strong>, another record-breaking year<br />

for the Access Team, we worked with<br />

over 12,000 young people in 176<br />

events in Wales and in the London<br />

boroughs of Lambeth and<br />

Wandsworth. Meanwhile, our<br />

YouTube channel with nearly 14,000<br />

subscribers remains by far the largest<br />

such channel of any Oxford or<br />

Cambridge <strong>College</strong>.150 new access<br />

videos, another record, were produced by <strong>Jesus</strong> students and<br />

academics, and attracted over the past year 1.2 million views.<br />

The jump in applications to the <strong>College</strong> of more than 100 in a<br />

single admissions cycle may be attributed to this digital outreach.<br />

Our flagship summer school welcomed 76 young people from<br />

all over Wales. When asked what they felt the impact of their<br />


time in Oxford was, the<br />

proportion of respondents<br />

who said they feel ‘quite<br />

confident’ or ‘very confident’<br />

applying to universities like<br />

Oxford rose from 19% before<br />

attending the summer school<br />

to 93% after it. The<br />

proportion of respondents<br />

who said they feel ‘unsure’,<br />

‘less confident’ or ‘not<br />

confident’ decreased from<br />

70% to 0%. As many as 20%<br />

of current Oxford students<br />

from Wales have attended<br />

these summer schools. <strong>Jesus</strong> hosted four in <strong>2022</strong>: three inperson<br />

residential summer schools and one two-week summer<br />

school online. In total there were 450 participants: only the<br />

University’s UNIQ programmes cater for more.<br />

Shelley Knowles, indefatigable Access Assistant for the past four<br />

years, has moved to a new role with the University of Bath.<br />

Megan Lee, a recent graduate of Hertford <strong>College</strong>, joined in<br />

October and is focusing on engaging <strong>Jesus</strong> students to deliver a<br />

wider range of access events and produce more digital content.<br />

There is still much more that needs to be done to ensure that<br />

Oxford (and other British universities) admit and nurture the<br />

best and brightest. We continue to expand, using the human<br />

resources all around us: we are committed to professionalising<br />

the work done by students and to pay for their services.<br />

Everything we do is made possible by the generosity of donors,<br />

for which we are endlessly grateful.<br />


The Year in Development<br />

Brittany Wellner James | Director of Development<br />

After a long Covid hiatus,<br />

the <strong>College</strong> experienced<br />

the joy of inviting alumni<br />

and donors back to<br />

celebrate the opening of<br />

the Cheng Yu Tung<br />

Building. Several events<br />

marked the opening of<br />

the new building and the<br />

Cheng Kar Shun Digital<br />

Hub, the Rosaline Wong<br />

Gallery within the<br />

Buchanan Tower Room,<br />

and the Welsh Access<br />

Fourth Quad. Students have now moved into their<br />

graduate accommodation and can take advantage of<br />

the new <strong>College</strong> café, as well as writing their weekly<br />

essays in the Hub’s light-filled study spaces.<br />

This tremendous addition to <strong>College</strong>’s fabric and<br />

environment is thanks in large part to a philanthropic<br />

gift by Dr Henry Cheng Kar Shun, complemented by<br />

donations from <strong>College</strong> alumni and friends. Around<br />

2,500 alumni donated to the 450th Anniversary<br />

Campaign over the last decade, and they too will be<br />

celebrated when a recognition wall is unveiled in the<br />

Digital Hub in 2023. Many alumni have said that they<br />

were unprepared for how emotional their first visit to<br />

the new building would be. In summer, the glow of the<br />

Fourth Quad. Image: Bev Shadbolt.<br />


golden stones of the new Fourth Quad bathed in sunshine feels<br />

almost Mediterranean. During one viewing, an Old Member<br />

stopped on the stone landing between the Fellows’ Garden and<br />

raised quad. “Wow” he exclaimed, needing a moment to<br />

process what he would soon discover was only a small part of<br />

the whole structure. It was wonderful to accompany him up the<br />

remaining stairs and hear him draw an audible breath as he took<br />

in the rest.<br />

The design of the Cheng Yu Tung Building allows it to feel<br />

connected to <strong>College</strong>’s ancient buildings, while beautifully<br />

integrating something unapologetically modern into the older<br />

site. As <strong>College</strong> grows accustomed to having a much larger<br />

city-centre footprint, we have been devising ways of welcoming<br />

alumni to this uncharted <strong>Jesus</strong> territory overlooking<br />

Cornmarket Street. Over the next year, we look forward to<br />

hosting more events in the new building; meanwhile, alumni and<br />

friends are welcome to contact the Development Office for a<br />

personal tour. So far, those who have seen the space marvel at<br />

how lucky the current students are, and say how proud they are<br />

to be part of the <strong>Jesus</strong> community in what is undeniably an<br />

exciting new age for the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

As well as offering a programme of diverse events for alumni<br />

(noted by Peter Sutton on page 148), the Development Office<br />

remains committed to supporting all aspects of <strong>College</strong> life.<br />

Following the success of the 450th Anniversary Campaign,<br />

raising funds for ongoing and new academic priorities continues.<br />

We seek to create opportunities for Tutorial and Early Career<br />

Fellowships, graduate studentship and bursaries, and Research<br />

Associates across a variety of disciplines. We also continue to<br />

work closely with the <strong>Jesus</strong> Access Team to help support and<br />

subsidise their plans to inspire the next generation of Oxford<br />


students to raise their ambitions, and to encourage applications<br />

from the most capable students regardless of their background.<br />

These plans include new programmes in undergraduate inreach,<br />

digital outreach, and widening schools participation in<br />

London and Wales.<br />

Another fundraising priority for the Development Office is a<br />

renewed focus on the <strong>College</strong> estate, with sustainability in mind.<br />

The ambition for a greener <strong>Jesus</strong> will include projects that<br />

upgrade the <strong>College</strong>’s historic buildings and make the changes<br />

needed to meet our net-zero pledge. We look forward to<br />

working together as a <strong>College</strong> community to meet these<br />

academic and environmental objectives. Although <strong>Jesus</strong> has<br />

grown considerably in size, Alice in Wonderland-style, over the<br />

last few years, it remains at heart the same small <strong>College</strong><br />

nestling among the dreaming spires but nurturing big plans for<br />

the future.<br />


Alumni Events<br />

Peter Sutton | Alumni Engagement Manager<br />

On Saturday 22 October, the <strong>College</strong><br />

was delighted to welcome Queen<br />

Elizabeth I Fellow Dr Henry Cheng Kar<br />

Shun, together with members of his<br />

family and friends, to <strong>College</strong> to<br />

dedicate the Cheng Yu Tung Building,<br />

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub, and<br />

Rosaline Wong Gallery. The building is<br />

a symbol of the success of the 450th<br />

Anniversary Campaign, and has<br />

transformed the Northgate site and Cornmarket Street.<br />

Together with the dedication of the Fourth Quad in July and the<br />

Visiting Day in September, these occasions celebrated donors<br />

whose generosity made the building possible. The Cheng Kar<br />

Shun Digital Hub affords new spaces for a wide range of events,<br />

creating opportunities to rekindle old friendships and create<br />

new connections within the <strong>College</strong> community.<br />

In <strong>2022</strong> the <strong>College</strong> re-introduced a full programme of<br />

in‐person events, including gaudies and a record number of nine<br />

graduations (for forthcoming gaudies and graduations see<br />

page 176). The <strong>College</strong> hosted the St David’s Day Celebrations,<br />

the All Alumni Dinner with Welsh poet Owen Sheers as guest<br />

of honour, the Commemoration of Benefactors, the 1571<br />

Society Legacy Luncheon, and the XL Old Members’ Day.<br />

Rowing returned for the JCBC in May, and the Cadwallader<br />

Club held its dinner in September. In collaboration with the<br />

Access Team, the Shakespeare Project staged The Two<br />

Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew and Henry VI, part<br />

one; warm thanks to Julie Bowdler (1975, Biochemistry) for her<br />


Hall.<br />

Photo: Andrew Ogilvy<br />

Photography.<br />

generous support. David<br />

Seddon (1961, English)<br />

spearheaded a celebration of<br />

Gilbert and Sullivan<br />

productions put on in the<br />

1960s by the <strong>Jesus</strong>-St Anne’s<br />

Music Society. Events in<br />

London included a Happy<br />

Hour with alumni in<br />

October, and a return in<br />

November to St George’s<br />

Hanover Square for the<br />

Donor Carol Service and<br />

Reception.<br />

Online events also continue.<br />

Beginning with a<br />

conversation between the<br />

Principal and John Tasioulas,<br />

Director of the Institute of<br />

Ethics in AI at Oxford, the<br />

#<strong>Jesus</strong>Futures series covered<br />

topics such as regenerative medicine, democracy in Wales,<br />

education, business and enterprise, and sustainable diets; the<br />

complete series can be watched on the alumni YouTube<br />

channel. A six-part course on Ancient Greek Literature for<br />

alumni and supporters was run by Classics Fellow Armand<br />

D’Angour; a course on Latin Literature is scheduled for early<br />

2023. A series of Zoom events entitled #<strong>Jesus</strong>International,<br />

exploring transnational research projects in which <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

academics are involved, began in October; it will be accompanied<br />

by #JENInternational, a series featuring conversations with<br />

alumni around the world about their businesses.<br />


The Year in Chapel<br />

Chris Dingwall-Jones | Chaplain<br />

Chris at the baptism of Madeleine<br />

Hunt. Photo: Bill Parker<br />

It was with a sense of relief that we<br />

began Michaelmas Term 2021 with<br />

an ‘in person’ Freshers’ Evensong in<br />

Chapel. After the restrictions of<br />

COVID-19, the 2021-22 academic<br />

year was one of rediscovery, a year<br />

to remember old customs and<br />

invent new ones.<br />

A key order of business was to get<br />

back into the swing of Chapel<br />

services. The Choir rose to the<br />

occasion under the leadership of<br />

Peter Parshall and with Organ<br />

Scholars Ollie Edwardes and Himeno Niimi. By Seventh Week<br />

of Michaelmas, the Choir were singing not just Evensong but a<br />

service of Vespers, including the whole of J.S. Bach’s Cantata<br />

BWV 140, ‘Wachet auf’ accompanied by an ensemble of<br />

chamber musicians.<br />

Replacing Evensong with more adventurous repertoire on one<br />

Sunday worked so well that it was reprised in Hilary Term, as<br />

we marked the start of Lent with selections from Handel’s<br />

Messiah, highlighting movements around the Crucifixion. At the<br />

end of Trinity Term, thirty-five of us flew off to a very hot<br />

Florence to enjoy a week of music and culture in the Tuscan sun.<br />

We were privileged to be able to sing at St Mark’s English<br />

Church (twice) and St James’s Episcopal Church in Florence, as<br />

well as providing the music for Evensong at All Saints’ Anglican<br />


Choristers in the<br />

Piazzale<br />

Michelangelo,<br />

overlooking<br />

Florence.<br />

Church, Rome.<br />

In-person Evensongs also meant the return of visiting preachers.<br />

Our termly themes included ‘Community,’ ‘Visions Glorious:<br />

theology and ways of seeing,’ and (in the light of the conflict in<br />

Ukraine) ‘Peace and Reconciliation’. Highlights included Fr Angus<br />

Ritchie’s reflections on the role of disruption in community<br />

organising, The Revd Dr Ayla Lepine’s tour-de-force exploration<br />

of Raphael and Andy Warhol, and Canon Mary Gregory’s<br />

discussion of Coventry Cathedral’s commitment to<br />

reconciliation. Chapel also hosted talks and events. We enjoyed<br />

a pair of lectures on Medieval Women Saints; Andrew Dunning<br />


(Supernumerary Fellow in Book<br />

History) explored the links<br />

between St Frideswide,<br />

Oxford’s Patron Saint, and<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong>; and Visiting Fellow Laura<br />

Miles introduced St Birgitta of<br />

Sweden and her popularity in<br />

England.<br />

In Michaelmas we were visited<br />

by Ahmad AlKhatib, a Sufi<br />

Dancer from Syria. We<br />

partnered with the Silence Hub<br />

to present a discussion on<br />

Silence and Sufism and a<br />

practical workshop on Dervish<br />

dancing at St Hilda’s <strong>College</strong>;<br />

and we were treated to Ahmad<br />

dancing in the middle of First<br />

Quad. In Hilary we welcomed<br />

Jay Hulme, performance poet,<br />

educator, and author of<br />

The Backwater Sermons. Jay<br />

preached on poetry as<br />

theological reflection, and<br />

Sufi dancer Ahmad AlKhatib from Syria.<br />

offered students a workshop on<br />

careers in the arts that emphasised the value of art beyond<br />

career prospects. In March we celebrated St David’s Day in<br />

traditional style, with Evensong in Welsh led by the Choir and a<br />

sermon by the Revd Dr Manon James, Director of Initial<br />

Ministerial Training at St Padarn’s Institute, part of the Church<br />

in Wales.<br />


Chapel remains a focus for the joys and sorrows of current and<br />

past students and fellows. During the 2021-22 academic year,<br />

Chapel was the venue for a number of weddings, marriage<br />

blessings, and memorial services. Over the course of the year<br />

we celebrated the lives of Lisa Hirst (2017, DPhil History), Clark<br />

Brundin (Honorary Fellow and former Engineering tutor), Tony<br />

Downs (Emeritus Fellow), Chris Burt (1961, PPE), and Derek de<br />

Sa (1963, DPhil Pathology). We also played host to a bumper<br />

crop of marriage celebrations. Clive and Heather Minihan, and<br />

Marie-Virginie Arras and Nick Jongerius had services of Blessing<br />

after Civil marriage, while wedding services were held for<br />

Juan-Enrique Manosalva Brun and Maria Cielo Linares, Katie<br />

Myint and Timothy Smith, Rhodri Hopes and Rosie Pugh, Olivia<br />

Bushell and Andrew Wilson, and Marcin Śliwa and Elizabeth<br />

Nyikos. The famous punchbowl of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn<br />

was pressed into its occasional service as a makeshift font for<br />

the baptisms of John Nicholas Alban Dunning and Madeleine<br />

Wendy Russett Hunt.<br />

Concerts by international pianists and visiting choirs took their<br />

place alongside the return of ‘Celtic Cross’, which celebrates<br />

Welsh, Irish, and Scottish Culture, and the regular meetings of<br />

the Oxford Interfaith Scriptural Reasoning Society. Chapel<br />

remains a focus for music, the arts, and interfaith discussions<br />

and we look to build on this in the coming year. On behalf of<br />

those of all faiths and none, we look forward to utilising the<br />

Multifaith Room in the new Cheng Yu Tung Building, as well as<br />

taking full advantage of having three organ scholars and a<br />

<strong>College</strong> full of talented musicians.<br />


Cultural, Sporting and Travel Awards<br />

Sums of between £59 and £800 were awarded from the<br />

following <strong>College</strong> funds in the academic year 2021-22.<br />

Ann Ward Award<br />

Hadley Sharman<br />

Bahram Dehqani-Tafti Travel<br />

Award<br />

Alison Middleton<br />

Baron Segal Award<br />

Phoebe Jowett Smith<br />

Bowers Award<br />

Raphael Bradenbrink<br />

Lewis Chinery<br />

Jessica Kindrick<br />

Adedamilola Tariuwa<br />

Charles Green Award<br />

Soraya Asif<br />

Natascha Domeisen<br />

Tabea Anna Elsener<br />

Jeffrey Fasegha<br />

George Kirkham<br />

Christopher Lyes<br />

Vanessa Picker<br />

Johanna Sinclair<br />

Josiah Thiagarajah<br />

David Rhŷs Award<br />

Benedict Carroll<br />

Molly Cressey-Rodgers<br />

Timea Csahók<br />

Lucy Harlow<br />

Jennifer Hunt<br />

Grace Lloyd<br />

Esther Tan<br />

Lisa Zillig<br />

McKenna Award<br />

Nicola Green<br />

Patrick Lynch<br />

Katie Robinson<br />

Johanna Sealey<br />

Zara Siddiqi<br />

Charles West<br />

P.W. Dodd Award<br />

Helena Aeberli<br />

Romi Aggarwal<br />

Angus Alder<br />

Tomer Amit<br />

Lydia Anderlini<br />

Peter Anderson<br />

Estelle Atkinson<br />

Jackson Baida<br />

Zak Ball<br />

Tal Barnea<br />

Jenny Bates<br />

Charles Bircham<br />

Hannah Blackmore<br />

Emily Borghaus<br />

Thomas Cairns<br />

Benedict Carroll<br />

Anna Carse<br />

Gonzalo Castellanos De Campos<br />

Francis Chambers<br />


Alan Chang<br />

Phoebe Chave<br />

Eleanor Chung<br />

Alfie Cicale<br />

Edward Clark<br />

Emily Cohen<br />

Timothy Collins<br />

Anna Cooper<br />

Chiara Cox<br />

Alexander Crosby<br />

Jack Danson<br />

Jenson Davenport<br />

Alessandra David<br />

Angharad Davies<br />

Daniel Davies<br />

James-Joseph De Costa<br />

Stephen Eastmond<br />

Christina Elliot<br />

Frederick Feltham<br />

Joel Fernandez<br />

Frankie Frazer<br />

Simran Gandhi<br />

Elissavet-Loudoviki Germanidou<br />

Haulwen Goldie-Jones<br />

Megan Goundry-Napthine<br />

Samuel Guatieri<br />

Meron Haile<br />

Eoin Hanlon<br />

Alexander Henderson<br />

Finley Hewitt<br />

Elsa Heywood<br />

Jessica Hillier<br />

Alice Hopkins<br />

Lewis Ince<br />

Claire Johnson<br />

Kriszta Jozsa<br />

Megan Kavanagh<br />

Emilia Keeling<br />

Anna Kotanska<br />

Alice Lasocki<br />

Charlotte Leach<br />

Allegra Levine<br />

Samuel Lewis<br />

Grace Lloyd<br />

Ronan Lunny<br />

Patrick Lynch<br />

Philip Martin<br />

Aram Masharqa<br />

Arnas Vytautas Matulaitis<br />

Alexander Miller<br />

Riana Modi<br />

Emma-Mai Mulvey<br />

Adam Najmudin Hall<br />

Henrietta Nicholls<br />

Ilaria Okusaga<br />

Charles Papworth<br />

Rhiannon Paton<br />

Rebecca Pattenden<br />

Charlotte Pavey<br />

Lily Pitcher<br />

Sophy Popov<br />

Lucas Porfirio<br />

Katie Robinson<br />

Toni Rogers<br />

Charles Rosen<br />

William Rumble<br />

Hazel Rycroft<br />

Mariya Sait<br />

Thomas Sandford-Bondy<br />

Dalveen Sandhu<br />

William Searle<br />

Beatrice Sexton<br />

Zara Siddiqi<br />

Sophie Sieradzan Wright<br />


James Somper<br />

Selina St John<br />

Ioannis Stamoulis<br />

Marta Stangierska<br />

Adedamilola Tariuwa<br />

Imogen Thomas<br />

Natalie Thomas<br />

Eugenio Toso<br />

Autumn Usher<br />

Gabriela Van Bergen<br />

Gonzalez-Bueno<br />

Alec Wallis<br />

William Watts<br />

Alfie Williams-Hughes<br />

Theodore Wilmot-Sitwell<br />

Minyi Yao<br />

Rayvanth Zama<br />

Vaughan-Thomas Award<br />

Benedict Campbell<br />

Cayla Bleoaja<br />

Gregoire Desclee de Maredsous<br />

Greta Evans<br />

Gregory Herne<br />

Bethan Jones<br />

Arun Joseph<br />

Maya Landis<br />

Edward Launders-Grieve<br />

Sarah Marshall<br />

Himeno Niimi<br />

Mared Owen<br />

Isobel Patterson<br />

Tianyi Pu<br />

Rosemary Richards<br />

Kirsty Smith<br />

Rachel Smyth<br />

Chiara Theimer<br />

Lucas Troadec<br />

Tiffany Walmsley<br />

Chloe Wong<br />

W.E. Nicholson Award<br />

Eleanor Chung<br />


Travel Awards Reports<br />

Bowers Award<br />

New Orleans<br />

Jessica Kindrick | 2019 | DPhil Biomedical Sciences<br />

In April <strong>2022</strong> I was<br />

invited to present at<br />

the annual conference<br />

for the American<br />

Association of Cancer<br />

Research (AACR)<br />

held in New Orleans,<br />

Louisiana USA.<br />

Because the majority<br />

of my time as a DPhil<br />

student had been<br />

impacted by the<br />

pandemic, this was my first opportunity to present at an<br />

academic conference. Thanks to the Bowers Award I was able<br />

to register for in-person attendance. In addition to my own<br />

presentation, I attended seminars given by internationally<br />

renowned cancer scientists. Some talks contained the most<br />

up-to-date scientific findings relevant to my own project, while<br />

others provided broader insights into a wide variety of cancer<br />

research topics being investigated around the world.<br />

My poster, focusing on my current DPhil research, was entitled<br />

Correlating locus-specific changes in histone trimethylation and gene<br />

expression in hypoxia and exhibited in the ‘Epigenomics to<br />

Molecular Markers’ session. I gained experience speaking about<br />


New Orleans.<br />

Photo: Jessica Kindrick.

my postgraduate work and received positive feedback from<br />

other researchers in the field. The discussions have sparked new<br />

ideas and informed my plans for future experiments.<br />

During periods of downtime, my colleagues and I were able to<br />

explore the city of New Orleans. We marvelled at the classic<br />

French Quarter architecture, learned about the important<br />

history of Mardi Gras, and enjoyed an evening Jazz Cruise along<br />

the Mississippi River aboard the iconic Steamboat Natchez. I<br />

returned to Oxford even more excited to continue my<br />

research, and grateful to the Bowers Fund for making this trip<br />

possible.<br />

Charles Green Award<br />

Paris<br />

Soraya Asif | 2018 |History & Modern Languages<br />

In March <strong>2022</strong> I visited Paris to<br />

conduct research central to my<br />

studies on 19th-century French<br />

art. It was a period of the<br />

changing of styles, the subversion<br />

of academic conventions, and<br />

new forms of inspiration.<br />

Standard hierarchies were no<br />

longer accepted by artists who<br />

rejected the Academic and<br />

Neoclassical traditions. Seeing the<br />

paintings in person helped me<br />

understand the impact of pieces<br />

and why they revolutionised<br />


French painting in this period.<br />

Preliminary sketches and<br />

pieces in the Musée Delacroix<br />

demonstrate the<br />

development of Delacroix’s<br />

œuvre, an element often<br />

lacking when one sees his<br />

masterpieces in the Louvre<br />

alone. Early sketches of his<br />

Liberté guidant le peuple<br />

highlight the preoccupations<br />

that were to characterise the<br />

finished piece, such as the<br />

changing of the viewpoint to<br />

place the viewer on the<br />

barricades looking up at the<br />

figure of Liberty.<br />

A trip to the temporary<br />

exhibition of the Morozov<br />

Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton gave me the<br />

opportunity to view Impressionist pieces such as Renoir’s<br />

Portrait de Mademoiselle Jeanne Samary, on display outside of<br />

Russia for the first time since they were purchased in the early<br />

twentieth century. The collection also included many mid to late<br />

nineteenth-century landscapes; I could observe how pieces such<br />

as Monet’s Champ de Coquelicots combines plein air painting with<br />

Impressionism. A visit to the Musée d’Orsay allowed me to view<br />

pieces key to the disruption of traditional Academic painting,<br />

such as Manet’s Déjeuner sur l’herbe, a painting that shocked<br />

contemporary critics because of its huge size and mix of genres<br />

– the combination of the nude with landscape and still life.<br />


Finally, a trip to Versailles allowed me to visit the statecommissioned<br />

Bataille de Zurich by François Bouchot. This was a<br />

particularly important visit for me as Bouchot’s Le Tambour<br />

Blessé (in the Louvre) is what originally aroused my interest in<br />

this period of French art and history.<br />

Zambia<br />

Rebecca Goldberg | 2017 | Environmental Research (Zoology)<br />

In September 2021 I travelled to Zambia for six weeks to carry<br />

out research in Lake Tanganyika as part of my PhD in Zoology.<br />

I had planned this trip for several years, and it was cancelled<br />

twice the previous year. In Zambia I joined up with a team of<br />

researchers from the University of Konstanz, all interested in<br />

understanding the evolution of social behaviour by studying the<br />

diversity of shell-dwelling cichlid fish that are unique to Lake<br />

Tanganyika. These fish use empty shells of the snail Neothauma<br />


tanganyicense as refuges and nest sites. They aggressively defend<br />

their shells and exhibit a diversity of social structures, from the<br />

small harems of Lamprologus ocellatus to the cooperative groups<br />

of Neolamprologus multifasciatus. My work focused on<br />

L. ocellatus, where competition between females is intense, even<br />

between females mated to the same male. I hoped to<br />

understand how differences in the density of predators that<br />

prey on the offspring of this species might affect competition<br />

between females and the structure of their groups.<br />

We stayed in a lodge right on the shore of the lake just outside<br />

of Mpulungu that has been used by researchers since the 1980s.<br />

For electricity we set up solar panels, and our water source was<br />

filtered lake water. It was a beautiful setting: the lake, the second<br />

largest and deepest lake in the world, feels more like a sea.<br />

Every day we set out on small boats with our dive gear, and<br />

travelled to sites around the lake to collect data under water.<br />

For me this involved observing my species to work out who<br />

belonged in each group, and setting up cameras to video their<br />


interactions with each other and with intruding predators.<br />

The days were long and there were many challenges. Broken<br />

boat engines, rough weather, injuries and illnesses, dangerous<br />

animals, failing equipment, and lost data were part of daily life.<br />

We formed a strong team, and we could always be cheered up<br />

by the local children who crowded round us at the dive sites and<br />

borrowed our masks to play and catch fish, and by the delicious<br />

food served by our host Celestine. It was fascinating for me to<br />

observe my study species in their natural habitat after three<br />

years of studying them in the lab. I am very grateful for this<br />

opportunity to collaborate with a brilliant team of researchers<br />

and to experience one of Darwin’s ‘dreamponds’ at first hand.<br />

Kerala<br />

George Kirkham | 2021 | Msc Nature, Society and<br />

Environmental Governance<br />

Snakebite is a disease that kills an<br />

estimated 100,000 people per year,<br />

yet remains neglected, with<br />

treatments and prevention having<br />

received relatively little investment.<br />

Snake Awareness Rescue Protection<br />

App (SARPA), ‘the Uber for snake<br />

emergencies’, is a digital platform<br />

designed to prevent snakebites and<br />

support snake conservation in<br />

Kerala, India. SARPA connects users<br />

with local snake rescuers, who are<br />

on hand to safely bag and<br />

translocate venomous snakes that<br />

enter people’s homes.<br />


Thanks in part to the Charles Green Fund, I was able to travel<br />

to Kerala for my MSc dissertation fieldwork, where I researched<br />

SARPA’s impact on human-snake conflict. I studied how<br />

SARPA’s digital features make it easy for citizens to contact their<br />

local snake rescuer, meaning that they are less likely to attempt<br />

snake removal themselves. This keeps people safe while also<br />

reducing harm to snakes.<br />

Researching SARPA was a fascinating and occasionally<br />

frightening experience: the flared hood and loud hiss of the<br />

spectacled cobra never failed to make my hair stand on end.<br />

Other highlights of the trip included Kerala’s delicious food, its<br />

stunning beaches, and the kindness and generosity of everyone<br />

I met. I feel very lucky to have been able to conduct my<br />

research in such a beautiful place and with such wonderful<br />

people.<br />


Florence<br />

Hanna Sinclair | 2018 | DPhil History<br />

Thanks to the <strong>College</strong> and the Charles Green Fund, I was able<br />

to travel to Florence towards the end of Trinity Term 2021 to<br />

undertake archival research towards my thesis. I had the<br />

pleasure of staying at a convent, the Casa per Ferie Suore<br />

Oblate dell’Assunzione, where few of the nuns spoke English.<br />

Their home, a 15th-century former palazzo, is within five<br />

minutes’ walk of the Duomo and ten minutes’ walk from the<br />

The Archivio di Stato, Florence.<br />


archives. It was quiet and peaceful, with a lovely garden<br />

courtyard that was perfect for going over my notes in the<br />

evenings. The nuns were friendly and patient with my mangling<br />

of their language, and forgiving of my repeated loss of the<br />

room keys.<br />

My project focuses on relations between the Florentine and<br />

French ruling families, as seen during the 16th-century dynastic<br />

marriages between them. This means my sources are primarily<br />

writings by diplomats and other witnesses to the negotiations,<br />

travels, and celebrations of these court alliances.

Florence has some of the most extensive records, but the<br />

relevant references are dispersed within dense and repetitive<br />

dispacci (ambassadors’ reports) and other accounts. Most of my<br />

time was spent photographing the pages of the twelve most<br />

relevant filze, giving me over 800 pages to transcribe and<br />

translate this summer in addition to the 22,000 words<br />

I transcribed while in the Archivio di Stato. The paleography<br />

didn’t prove to be too difficult, but sometimes navigating the<br />

archive bureaucracy was a challenge!<br />

The archive was open three full days and two half-days per<br />

week, which left me time to revisit old favourite sites as well as<br />

appraise some of the places where the marriages took place.<br />

The Pitti Palace, for example, now a museum and gallery holding<br />

a vast collection of art and objects, was the site of two of the<br />

wedding celebrations I’m studying. Revisiting it in light of the<br />

scholarship I have read on the ceremonies, banquets, and<br />

spectacles helped me understand where and how the social<br />

interactions took place and the scope of the theatrical elements.<br />

Florence is packed with tourists, gelaterie, shops full of tourist<br />

tat, and overpriced restaurants, but it is also a city with priceless<br />

works of art and buildings of historical significance around every<br />

corner. The birthplace of humanism, it was the city of the<br />

Medici, Michelangelo, Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei,<br />

Machiavelli, and innumerable other artists, philosophers,<br />

scientists and writers whose impact reached far beyond the<br />

Renaissance. On the weekends I travelled to Pisa and Siena, two<br />

cities I had not visited before. Siena is a jewel, with all the<br />

elements of the perfect Tuscan city: a stunning cathedral,<br />

historic town square (I hope to return to see the palio<br />

someday), amazing views of the countryside from several sites<br />

around town, and many beautiful restaurants and shops<br />

enclosed in its gold and terracotta-coloured buildings.<br />

Siena. Photo: Hanna Sinclair.<br />



Sports & Club Reports<br />

Rugby<br />

Charlie Rosen | 2021 | Physics<br />

With such a great success in the Cuppers competition to bring<br />

home the Bowl, JCRFC are expecting big things for this year’s<br />

<strong>College</strong> rugby. Just as my predecessor Dan Rolles did so well,<br />

the overarching aim for this year is to create a strong team<br />

atmosphere and take the ever hearty nature of the <strong>College</strong> into<br />

our culture as a club. Each year we welcome a new group of<br />

talented and eager rugby players, and this year has not<br />

disappointed. The team has shown fight and flair to take home<br />

two strong victories – a friendly against Exeter to show that Turl<br />

Street runs green, and our first Cuppers match against a<br />

clinically dispatched Brasenose. Heading into the second round<br />

against St Edmund Hall, we knew we were set to face our<br />

toughest opponent yet. Although true grit shown across the<br />

board, the game was lost. However, our heads stay high, and<br />

our sights are now set on the Plate competition later on this<br />

year. Until then, the focus is to develop both as players and as a<br />

team through the League competition and some great social<br />

occasions.<br />

Football<br />

Oliver Smith | 2021 | Mathematics<br />

Last year we won the <strong>College</strong> Cuppers competition, crushing<br />

every team in our path on the way to the trophy, and we plan to<br />

do so again this year. Having kept our star players, and with a<br />

couple of great freshers added to the mix, we are again one of<br />

the strongest teams in Oxford. We’ve started this season<br />


winning 3 games out of 3 (the only team in our League to do<br />

so), so are not only on track to retain the 140-year-old Cuppers<br />

trophy but also to win the League, which would get us<br />

promoted back into the Premier Division where we rightfully<br />

belong. The 2nd team reached the semi-finals of reserve<br />

Cuppers last year and are looking strong once again; led by their<br />

passionate captain Guy Zilberman, they are a formidable team<br />

in their division. With the matches being enjoyed by players and<br />

fans alike, the <strong>2022</strong>-23 footballing season is looking like one to<br />

remember for the mighty stags.<br />


Women’s Football<br />

Noa Alony Gilboa | 2021 | Experimental Psychology<br />

This year we merged with New <strong>College</strong> to become the <strong>Jesus</strong>/<br />

New <strong>College</strong> women’s football team. Following the successes of<br />

the England women’s football team at the Euros and the <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

men’s team in Cuppers last year, we wanted to get involved in<br />

bringing success to <strong>Jesus</strong>. With a wealth of talented players, we<br />

have all the hallmarks of a great team. We now have some<br />

amazing friends from New <strong>College</strong>, and the team chemistry is<br />

unmatched. Together with my co-captains we are excited about<br />

what the future has in store.<br />


Mixed Hockey<br />

Izzi Strevens | 2021 | Classics and English<br />

After a slow slide into non-existence last year, <strong>Jesus</strong> Hockey is<br />

now back up and running. We’ve joined forces with our historic<br />

allies Worcester and added Pembroke to our pact, making a<br />

<strong>College</strong> name portmanteau nearly impossible (ideas welcome!)<br />

but creating a great team. We’ve made a strong start with a win<br />

against Balliv and a narrow loss to Christ Church x Hugh’s, and<br />

are looking forward to building up momentum in both Cuppers<br />

and League. Stay tuned for the debut <strong>Jesus</strong>-only team playing in<br />

the <strong>Jesus</strong>-<strong>Jesus</strong> Varsity in fifth week.<br />

Rounders<br />

Izzi Strevens | 2021 | Classics and English<br />

Having taken up the mantle from Tomer last year, I’m very much<br />

looking forward to making <strong>Jesus</strong> Rounders the top sporting<br />

team of the year. We put in a very strong performance in<br />

Cuppers last year, being narrowly beaten by Anne’s in a latestage<br />

round. Now I’m looking to build our performance in what<br />

is, objectively, the best and most fun sport ever. Get ready for<br />

some stellar swings and catches up in Barts, and (hopefully) a<br />

glorious first win against Cambridge in <strong>Jesus</strong>-<strong>Jesus</strong> Varsity.<br />


Netball<br />

Charlie Leach | 2020 | PPE<br />

The <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> Netball Club has not stopped these past few<br />

terms. We are loving the rules update, which allows three men<br />

to play on court at once: this has meant we have been able to<br />

introduce more men to the game. In Trinity we battled our way<br />

to the finals of mixed Cuppers and narrowly missed out on the<br />

finals of non-mixed Cuppers. We have had some excellent<br />

League results as well this term, with a 17-7 win over Magdalen<br />

and a crushing 16-1 victory over Brasenose (which turned into a<br />

friendly after half-time because we had to take pity on them).<br />

With League promotion on the cards, we look forward to what<br />

the rest of the season holds.<br />


Rowing<br />

Martha Heggs | 2021 | English<br />

Toby Kerr | 2021 | Engineering Science<br />

<strong>2022</strong> has been a year of growth for the men’s side of JCBC.<br />

Having not competed in any Bumps races in 2021, JCBC men’s<br />

crew made a name for itself securing top 5 finishes in the Isis<br />

Winter League, winning the Collegiate category in the Bedford<br />

Head race, and finishing the term with a strong Torpids<br />

campaign bumping up to third in Division 2. Trinity Term rocked<br />

the boat for the men’s crew, as Finals meant that a lot of seniors<br />

could not row. Fortunately, with several novices stepping up to<br />

the challenge, and returning Blues David Ambler and Luke<br />

Robinson, our Bumps campaign was saved. With M1 bumping<br />

up into the Division 1 sandwich boat (rowing eight times in<br />

4 days), M2 rowing and our Viking boat getting blades, Summer<br />

Eights was a huge success. In November, <strong>Jesus</strong> won Autumn<br />

Fours as the underdogs, winning by over a length and continuing<br />

the upward trend.<br />


In last summer’s Eights the W1 crew secured its position in<br />

Division 1, with two rowers trialling for uni squads. Both went<br />

on to compete in December’s Trial Eights and we wish them<br />

well for The Boat Race! The new W2 made their Bumps debut<br />

in Summer Eights <strong>2022</strong> and have a growing cohort, with new<br />

novices joining every week. Our novices got their first taste of<br />

competition in Nephthys Regatta, and were a force to be<br />

reckoned with in the Novice Regatta at the end of Michaelmas<br />

Term. Meanwhile our seniors rowed the Henley trials last<br />

summer and went on to compete in the Fairbairn Cup in<br />

December. Out of term JCBC undertook a charity row to<br />

London raising £1,193 for the Dr Sean McGrady Foundation. It<br />

was lovely to see alumni rowing with current students before<br />

the Cadwallader Club dinner in September. JCBC has had a<br />

great year, and looks forward to an even better year to come.<br />

Are you signed up to Cadwallader Club emails? If not, sign up to hear more about the club’s endeavours<br />

and social engagements like the annual Cadwallader Club dinner in September.<br />

Email: JCBC.Cadwallader@gmail.com. The club welcomes all ex-JCBC members.<br />


Prizes, Awards, Elections<br />

& Doctorates 2021-22<br />

Annual Fund Prizes for Top<br />

Performance in First Public<br />

Examinations<br />

Han Xian Julius Chua, Geography<br />

Zhihe Lei, Chemistry<br />

Shucheng Li, Mathematics<br />

Davies Prize – nominations<br />

for the most outstanding<br />

performance in a Final<br />

Honours School<br />

Alex Tatomir, Computer Science<br />

FHS First<br />

Helena Aeberli, History & Politics<br />

Romi Aggarwal, Chemistry<br />

Angus Alder, Engineering Science<br />

Samuel Banfield, Mathematics<br />

Joseph Chambers-Graham,<br />

Mathematics & Computer Science<br />

Daniel Davies, Chemistry<br />

Man Hon Fan, Mathematics &<br />

Computer Science<br />

Frederick Feltham, Philosophy &<br />

Theology<br />

Matthew Frey, Law<br />

Lucy Kelly, English & Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Anna Kotanska, Chemistry<br />

Hannah Li, Biology<br />

Joshua Luke, Chemistry<br />

Charlotte Mason, Experimental<br />

Psychology<br />

Charles Papworth, Law<br />

Charlotte Pavey, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

William Rumble, Mathematics (BA)<br />

Hazel Rycroft, Chemistry<br />

Beatrice Sexton, Law<br />

Selina St John, English<br />

Flynn Studholme, English<br />

Alex Tatomir, Computer Science<br />

Eugenio Toso, Modern Languages<br />

Clara Wade, Biology<br />

Matthew Williams, Chemistry<br />

Theodore Wilmot-Sitwell,<br />

Philosophy & Theology<br />

Yining Zhang, Mathematical &<br />

Theoretical Physics<br />

Prelims Distinctions<br />

Lina Alrawashdeh, Philosophy,<br />

Politics & Economics<br />

Megan Bradley, Law<br />

Edoardo Casini, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

Gonzalo Castellanos de Campos,<br />

Chemistry<br />

Yaqing Chen, Experimental<br />

Psychology<br />

Han Xian Julius Chua, Geography<br />

Reuben Cooper, Classics<br />

Joshua Coupar-Evans, Biology<br />

Greta Evans, Modern Languages &<br />

Linguistics<br />


Jack Forrest, Engineering Science<br />

Lucas Gathercole, Physics<br />

Xiang Yu Han, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

Finley Hewitt, Law<br />

Faith Lee Siew Ling, Experimental<br />

Psychology<br />

Zhihe Lei, Chemistry<br />

Shucheng Li, Mathematics<br />

Weijie Lu, Physics<br />

Sarah Marshall, History & Economics<br />

Dylan Moss, Oriental Studies<br />

Milou Ottolini, Medicine<br />

Katie Robinson, Modern Languages<br />

Thomas Sandford-Bondy, Chemistry<br />

Yuxiang Shen, Mathematics<br />

Oliver Skeet, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

Darcey Snape, Philosophy, Politics &<br />

Economics<br />

Alec Wallis, Classics<br />

Benjamin Wighton, History<br />

Adam Wilson, Classics<br />

Zetai Wu, Chemistry<br />

Chi Zhang, Mathematics<br />

Sam Zia, History & Politics<br />

Guy Zilberman, Geography<br />

Graduate Distinctions<br />

Claudia Barry, Law<br />

Francis Bertschinger, MSt Music<br />

Emilia Blyth, MSt History<br />

Abhinav Chauhan, Law<br />

Nicola Cockerill, MSt Classical<br />

Archaeology<br />

Jian Cui, MPhil Linguistics, Philology &<br />

Phonetics<br />

James Derby, MSc Software &<br />

Systems Security<br />

Talia Gilbey, MSc Psychological<br />

Research<br />

Alexander Goodall, MSc Advanced<br />

Computer Science<br />

Audrey Hagopian, MSc Education<br />

Quinn Higgins, MPhil Development<br />

Studies<br />

Annabel Jackson, MSt English<br />

Katie Jones, MSc Latin American<br />

Studies<br />

George Kirkham, MSc Nature,<br />

Society & Environmental<br />

Governance<br />

Victoria Longhi, MSc Education<br />

Nia Moseley-Roberts, MSt Medieval<br />

Studies<br />

Isabelle Napier, MPhil International<br />

Relations<br />

Lily Pollock, BM Medicine – Clinical<br />

Robert Powell, MSc Water Science,<br />

Policy & Management<br />

Oliver Rausch, MSc Advanced<br />

Computer Science<br />

Jack Stebbing, MSt Music<br />

Jessica Sutton, Law<br />

Lily Watson, BM Medicine – Clinical<br />

With apologies to Myles Preston,<br />

whose 2021 Graduate Distinction<br />

(MSc Learning & Teaching) was<br />

incorrectly listed.<br />


Subject Prizes<br />

C F Williamson Prize in English<br />

Lucy Kelly, English & Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Selina St John, English<br />

Ernest Ely Genner Prize<br />

William Searle, Classics<br />

D L Chapman Memorial Prize<br />

Chelsea Wallis, BCL<br />

JT Christie Prize<br />

Joel Fernandez, Classics<br />

Riana Modi, Classics<br />

Jagger Prize<br />

Adam Wilson, Classics<br />

<strong>College</strong> Subject Awards for<br />

Meritorious Work<br />

Zayd Addicott, Biology<br />

Md Alam, Medicine<br />

Lina Alrawashdeh, Philosophy, Politics<br />

& Economics<br />

Tomer Amit, Geography<br />

Megan Bradley, Law<br />

Muxue Chen, Chemistry<br />

Yaqing Chen, Experimental<br />

Psychology<br />

Chiara Cox, Biology<br />

Daniel Davies, Chemistry<br />

Frederick Feltham, Philosophy &<br />

Theology<br />

Haulwen Goldie-Jones, Engineering<br />

Science<br />

Quan Guan, Physics<br />

Finley Hewitt, Law<br />

Si Hui, Medicine<br />

Anna Kotanska, Chemistry<br />

Alice Lasocki, Mathematics<br />

Zhihe Lei, Chemistry<br />

Faith Lee Siew Ling, Experimental<br />

Psychology<br />

Joshua Luke, Chemistry<br />

Seren Marsh, Medicine<br />

Sarah Marshall, History & Economics<br />

Milou Ottolini, Medicine<br />

Charlotte Pavey, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

Sophy Popov, Medicine<br />

Jonathan Powell, Law<br />

Reef Ronel, Medicine<br />

Thomas Sandford-Bondy, Chemistry<br />

Darcey Snape, Philosophy, Politics &<br />

Economics<br />

James Somper, Chemistry<br />

Eugenio Toso, Modern Languages<br />

Sam Zia, History & Politics<br />

Progress Prizes<br />

Alexander Crosby, Chemistry<br />

Niamh Jones, English<br />

<strong>College</strong> Prize in recognition of<br />

a University Prize<br />

Zhichun Cao, Mathematics &<br />

Statistics<br />

Han Xian Julius Chua, Geography<br />

James Eaton, Chemistry<br />

Greta Evans, Modern Languages &<br />

Linguistics<br />


Matthew Frey, Law<br />

Faith Lee Siew Ling, Experimental<br />

Psychology<br />

Shucheng Li, Mathematics<br />

Beatrice Sexton, Law<br />

James Somper, Chemistry<br />

Alex Tatomir, Computer Science<br />

Lily Watson, BM Medicine – Clinical<br />

Xiang Yu Han, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

Election to an Open<br />

Scholarship 2021-22<br />

Yaamir Badhe, Classics<br />

Leon Balan-Tribus, Mathematics &<br />

Computer Science<br />

Arion Beckett, Chemistry<br />

Benjamin Biggs, History & Politics<br />

Emily Borghaus, PPE<br />

Ruotong Cao, Mathematics<br />

Ismael Carlosse, Mathematics &<br />

Computer Science<br />

Francis Chambers, Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Alan Chang, Computer Science<br />

Phoebe Chave, History<br />

Samir Chitnavis, Biology<br />

Timothy Collins, History & Politics<br />

Anna Cooper, Modern Languages<br />

David Cowen, Mathematics<br />

Chiara Cox, Biology<br />

Jennifer Crompton, Classics<br />

George Dietz, Geography<br />

Jessica Ebner-Statt, Geography<br />

Alex Hanley, Mathematics<br />

Eoin Hanlon, English & Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Elsa Heywood, Biology<br />

Jessica Hillier, Biology<br />

Georgia Hopwood, Geography<br />

Chenxuan Ji, Physics<br />

Bethan Jones, History<br />

Kriszta Jozsa, Biology<br />

Hannah Li, Biology<br />

Ronan Lunny, Modern Languages<br />

Aram Masharqa, English<br />

Kinga Mastej, Chemistry<br />

Farheen Muhammed, Engineering<br />

Science<br />

Denise Ng, Law<br />

James Perkins, History<br />

Jessye Phillips, Biology<br />

Chiara Pigaiani, Chemistry<br />

Grace Ramsey, Music<br />

Jake Reid, PPL<br />

Max Robertson, Chemistry<br />

William Rumble, Mathematics<br />

William Searle, Classics<br />

Beatrice Sexton, Law<br />

Lloyd Smith, Chemistry<br />

Antoni Strychalski, Computer Science<br />

Chiara Theimer, Biology<br />

Imogen Thomas, Chemistry<br />

Eleanor Tutt, English<br />

Clara Wade, Biology<br />

George Woods, English<br />

Gang Xu, Medicine<br />

Zhiqi Xu, Economics & Management<br />


Election to an Open Exhibition<br />

2021-22<br />

Bruno Armitage, History Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Charles Bircham, Modern Languages<br />

Benedict Carroll, Modern Languages<br />

& Philosophy<br />

Matthew Frey, Law<br />

Raphael Gaete, History<br />

Haulwen Goldie-Jones, Engineering<br />

Science<br />

Jude Gordon, Medicine<br />

Oliver Hutton, Law<br />

Claire Johnson, Law<br />

Aleksander Kleinszmidt, Computer<br />

Science<br />

Charalampos Kokkalis, Computer<br />

Science<br />

Riana Modi, Classics<br />

Henrietta Nicholls, English Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Adeyinka Okuwoga, Engineering<br />

Callum Pemberton, Physics<br />

Lily Pitcher, Biology<br />

Ifan Rogers, Physics<br />

Lianfeng Shi, Computer Science<br />

Renewal of Scholarship 2021-22<br />

Romi Aggarwal, Chemistry<br />

Angus Alder, Engineering Science<br />

Lucas Bachmann, Mathematics &<br />

Computer Science<br />

Samuel Banfield, Mathematics<br />

Zhichun Cao, Mathematics &<br />

Statistics<br />

Louis Capstick, English<br />

Joseph Chambers-Graham,<br />

Mathematics & Computer Science<br />

Muxue Chen, Chemistry<br />

Yong Sang Cho, Physics<br />

Hou Chua, Computer Science<br />

Marc Cowan, Physics<br />

Calum Crossley, Mathematics<br />

Alessandra David, Geography<br />

Daniel Davies, Chemistry<br />

Susannah Dunn, Modern Languages<br />

Oliver Edwardes, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

Man Hon Fan, Mathematics &<br />

Computer Science<br />

Alexander Henderson, Chemistry<br />

Henrik Holen, Physics<br />

Kaitlin Horton-Samuel, English<br />

Si Hui, Medicine<br />

Lewis Ince, Engineering Science<br />

Claire Irwin, Modern Languages<br />

Anna Kotanska, Chemistry<br />

Daisy Leeson, Geography<br />

Joshua Luke, Chemistry<br />

Charles Papworth, Law<br />

Kush Patel, Law<br />

Rebecca Pattenden, Geography<br />

Charlotte Pavey, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

Joseph Phelps, Physics<br />

Geoffrey Pugsley, Physics<br />

Hazel Rycroft, Chemistry<br />

Fergus Seymour, Geography<br />

James Somper, Chemistry<br />


Selina St John, English<br />

Alex Tatomir, Computer Science<br />

Siyu Wang, Engineering Science<br />

Charles West, Modern Languages<br />

Matthew Williams, Chemistry<br />

Theodore Wilmot-Sitwell,<br />

Philosophy & Theology<br />

Tianyi Yang, Chemistry<br />

Minyi Yao, Chemistry<br />

Mateja Zdravkovic, Physics<br />

Yining Zhang, Mathematical &<br />

Theoretical Physics<br />

Renewal of Exhibition 2021-22<br />

Helena Aeberli, History & Politics<br />

Md Alam, Medicine<br />

Tal Barnea, Mathematics<br />

Emily Cohen, Mathematics<br />

Bal Gurpreet Singh, Engineering<br />

Consuelo Monson, History &<br />

Modern Languages<br />

Natasha Palfrey, Philosophy &<br />

Modern Languages<br />

Sophy Popov, Medicine<br />

Reef Ronel, Medicine<br />

Samuel Schulenburg, Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Gohar Shafia, Mathematics<br />

Sophie Sieradzan Wright, History<br />

Natalie Thomas, History<br />

Ryan Walshaw, History & Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Rayvanth Zama, History<br />

Thomas William Thomas<br />

Scholarship<br />

Daniel Munks, Philosophy & Theology<br />

Rhiannon Paton, Philosophy &<br />

Theology<br />

Johanna Sealey, Philosophy &<br />

Theology<br />

Chelsea Wallis, Law<br />

Collection Prizes<br />

Lina Alrawashdeh, Philosophy,<br />

Politics & Economics<br />

Otto Arends Page, Mathematics<br />

Edoardo Casini, Economics &<br />

Management<br />

Reuben Cooper, Classics<br />

David Cowen, Mathematics<br />

Molly Cressey-Rodgers,<br />

Mathematics & Philosophy<br />

Joel Fernandez, Classics<br />

Lucas Gathercole, Physics<br />

Alex Hanley, Mathematics<br />

Amy Lamb, Physics<br />

Laureline Latour, Modern Languages<br />

Nathan Lawson, Geography<br />

Shucheng Li, Mathematics<br />

Sarah Marshall, History & Economics<br />

Riana Modi, Classics<br />

Yuxiang Shen, Mathematics<br />

Darcey Snape, Philosophy, Politics &<br />

Economics<br />

Adam Wilson, Classics<br />

Chi Zhang, Mathematics<br />


Internship Awards<br />

Cassidy Bereskin, Social Science<br />

Chuchu Chen, Education<br />

Chiara Cox, Biology<br />

Saran Davies, Zoology<br />

Theodore Hall, Russian & Arabic<br />

Shathuki Hetti Achchige Perera,<br />

Biology<br />

Quinn Higgins, Development Studies<br />

Kriszta Jozsa, Biology<br />

Laureline Latour, Modern Languages<br />

Allegra Levine, Geography<br />

Arnas Matulaitis, Physics<br />

Alexander Miller, Philosophy &<br />

Theology<br />

Natasha Palfrey, Philosophy &<br />

Modern Languages<br />

Geoffrey Pugsley, Physics<br />

Alexander Rodway, Biological<br />

Sciences<br />

Adedamilola Tariuwa, Engineering<br />

Science<br />

Alfie Williams-Hughes, Modern<br />

Languages<br />

Chi Zhang, Mathematics<br />

Extended Research Project<br />

Awards for Undergraduates<br />

Farheen Muhammed, Engineering<br />

Science<br />

Tianyi Yang, Chemistry<br />

Graduate Scholarships 2021-22<br />

Susannah Bain, DPhil History<br />

Eli Bernstein, DPhil History<br />

Raphael Bradenbrink, DPhil<br />

International Development<br />

John Colley, DPhil English<br />

Lucy Goddard, DPhil Primary Health<br />

Care<br />

Swati Jhaveri, DPhil Law<br />

Isobel Patterson, DPhil Engineering<br />

Science<br />

Yang Pei, DPhil Medical Sciences<br />

Lisa Zillig, Interdisciplinary Bioscience<br />

(BBSRC DTP)<br />

Graduate Scholarship renewals<br />

2021-22<br />

Izar Alonso Lorenzo, DPhil<br />

Mathematics<br />

Nora Baker, DPhil Medieval &<br />

Modern Languages<br />

Benedict Campbell, DPhil<br />

Environmental Research<br />

(NERC DTP)<br />

Saran Davies, DPhil Environmental<br />

Research (NERC DTP)<br />

Bee Jones, DPhil History<br />

Marta Krueger, EPSRC CDT Diamond<br />

Science & Technology<br />

Christopher Lyes, DPhil Classical<br />

Archaeology<br />

Alison Middleton, DPhil Classical<br />

Languages & Literature<br />

Raffaele Sarnataro,<br />

DPhil Neuroscience<br />

<strong>Jesus</strong> Old Members’<br />

(XL Group) Exhibitions<br />

Xin Shen, Mathematics and Statistics<br />


Renewal of <strong>Jesus</strong> Old Members’<br />

(XL Group) Exhibitions<br />

Caitlyn Eddy, Geography<br />

Callum Martin, Chemistry<br />

Flavius Vlasiu, Computer Science<br />

Clarendon/Old Members’<br />

(XL Group) Postgraduate<br />

Awards<br />

Lucas Mangas Araujo,<br />

MSc Mechanical Engineering<br />

Sarah Tan, MSc Nature, Society and<br />

Environmental Governance<br />

Renewal of Clarendon/<br />

Old Members’ (XL Group)<br />

Postgraduate Awards<br />

Benedict Campbell, DPhil Earth<br />

Sciences<br />

Louis Henderson, DPhil History<br />

Rowland Imperial, DPhil Education<br />

Rebecca Kelly, DPhil Population<br />

Health<br />

Joseph McManus, DPhil Physical and<br />

Theoretical Chemistry<br />

Doctorates awarded 2021-22<br />

Ralph Abboud, Learning & Inference<br />

over Relational Data<br />

Mohammad Alsharid, Generating<br />

textual captions for ultrasound<br />

visuals in an automated fashion<br />

Iqbal Bhalla, The ecology & ecosystem<br />

services of insectivorous bats in rice<br />

dominated landscapes<br />

William Brockbank, Conceptions of<br />

Place in Old English Poetry<br />

Jiahe Cui, Adaptive optics & remote<br />

focusing in biomedical microscopy<br />

Natascha Domeisen, Heidin und<br />

Mörin. Zur Materialität, Visualität<br />

und Medialität höfischer Texte im<br />

Spätmittelalter<br />

Janik Festerling, Alexa, ‘How Do You<br />

Change Us?’ Exploring Associations<br />

Between Children’s Exposure to<br />

Digital Voice Assistants & Their<br />

Ontological Understandings of<br />

(Human) Life & Technology<br />

Rebecca Goldberg, Sexual selection<br />

& reproductive trade-offs in caring<br />

parents<br />

Nada Kurdi, Studies towards the total<br />

synthesis of omuralide<br />

Jian Rui Liu, Interplay between oxygen<br />

sensing mechanisms & hepatitis B<br />

virus replication.<br />

Helena Pickford, Heteroatom-<br />

Substituted Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes<br />

Robert Pisarczyk, From causality to<br />

randomness – a quantum<br />

information perspective<br />

Priyav Shah, Novel Capabilities for<br />

Gas-Phase Laser-Induced Gratings<br />

Li Shen, Validation of Flow Simulation<br />

Model using Particle Image<br />

Velocimetry Data & Dimensionality<br />

Reduction Techniques<br />

Jamie Shenk, Democratization from<br />

Below: Citizen-Activated<br />

Participatory Democracy in<br />

Colombia’s Extractive Industries<br />

Esther Turner, A Measurement of<br />

Scattering Characteristics of the<br />

Detection Medium in the SNO+<br />

Detector<br />

Wenyuan Zhang, From local to<br />

global: biodiversity estimation &<br />

implications<br />


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Old Members’ Obituaries and<br />

Memorial Notices<br />

These notices are compiled and edited from various sources, including<br />

external publications and submissions from family and friends.<br />

1940s<br />

BEGG, Ean Cochrane Macinnes (1949)<br />

26.06.1929 – 01.10.2018<br />

After graduating from <strong>Jesus</strong> in Modern Languages and following<br />

a spell in the British army, Ean Begg undertook a variety of<br />

occupations including wine merchant, Headmaster, and<br />

Dominican friar. Having developed a keen interest in<br />

comparative religion, Gnosticism, and Norse mythology, he<br />

went on to train as an analytical psychologist at the C.G. Jung<br />

Institute in Zurich. On his return to England in the 1970s he<br />

joined the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA). In 1982 he was<br />

elected chairman of the organisation; but after internal<br />

disagreements he and a number of colleagues left AJA and<br />

formed a new group called the Independent Group of Analytical<br />

Psychologists (IGAP); this became home to Zurich analytical<br />

psychology graduates in the UK. Begg conducted a private<br />

therapy practice in South London, and was a frequent lecturer<br />

until his death in 2018.<br />


DANIELS FRSC FRSA FInstP, James Maurice (1942)<br />

26.08.1924 – 12.06.2016<br />

Born in Canada, James Daniels graduated with a BA from <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

in 1948 and a DPhil in 1952. He served as Professor of Physics at<br />

the University of British Columbia from 1953 to 1960, then<br />

spent a year as a visiting professor at Instituto de Fisica J.A.<br />

Balseiro in Bariloche, Argentina, before being appointed<br />

Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto. He served five<br />

years as Chairman of the Physics department, retiring in the late<br />

1980s to live near Princeton, New Jersey, where he had been a<br />

Visiting Senior Researcher (1984-85).<br />

1950s<br />

DICKEY, John Wallis (1950)<br />

23.12.1927 – 01.06.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Born in Springfield, Missouri, John Dickey graduated from the<br />

University of Missouri, where he was a member of the Sigma<br />

Chi fraternity, and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study<br />

Law at <strong>Jesus</strong>; he viewed his studies at Oxford as one of the<br />

happiest times of his life. After graduating in Law from <strong>Jesus</strong> in<br />

1952, he went on to serve in the United States Army and then<br />

practised law at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and London<br />

for more than forty years, specialising in civil litigation and<br />

among other things appearing before the United States<br />

Supreme Court and the World Court. Numerous partners and<br />

associates paid tribute to his brilliant mentoring, some saying<br />

they had only joined his firm because of his inspiration. He was<br />

an avid reader and book collector, and a lover of ballet, opera,<br />

jazz, old movies, college football, horse racing, and tennis. He<br />

had a lifelong fascination with the Second World War, and he<br />


travelled widely around Australia, South America, Japan, and<br />

Viet Nam. He returned to his Missouri home in 2011 and<br />

devoted much time and extensive resources to philanthropic<br />

projects, including founding a scholarship at his Springfield high<br />

school and establishing a charitable foundation. He is survived<br />

by his wife, Emilie (née Kiekhofer), whom he married in 1964, as<br />

well as three children, three grandchildren, a great-grandchild,<br />

and many devoted nieces, nephews, and cousins.<br />

Elizabeth Dickey<br />

LLOYD OBE, Howell Arnold (1958)<br />

15.11.1937 – 20.05.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Howell Lloyd was born in Carmarthen to a<br />

Welsh-speaking family. His father was<br />

Principal of the Gelli Aur Agriculture<br />

<strong>College</strong>, Llandeilo, and his mother was a<br />

teacher. Educated at Queen Elizabeth<br />

Grammar School, Carmarthen, he gained<br />

his BA degree from the University of Wales<br />

at Aberystwyth. In 1958 he moved to <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

where he completed his doctorate on the<br />

gentry of south-west Wales. While at Oxford he met his wife,<br />

Gaynor, and they were married in 1962. He decided to seek a<br />

history lectureship in the north of England, and moved to the<br />

University of Hull, where he became an avid Hull City<br />

supporter, attending matches with his sons (although he always<br />

supported Wales at rugby). He was appointed Professor of<br />

History at Hull University, with his research bridging the<br />

medieval and early modern periods and covering social,<br />

constitutional, and intellectual history. In 1995 he became<br />

Pro Vice-Chancellor, a position he held for nine years before<br />


ecoming Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor and eventually Deputy<br />

Vice-Chancellor. In 2004 he was awarded an OBE for services<br />

to higher education.<br />

Howell was fond of calling himself the eminence grise – the<br />

power behind the throne – explaining that ‘Howell’ in Welsh<br />

means ‘eminent’, and ‘Lloyd’ in Welsh means ‘grey’. He was<br />

keen to integrate the University more closely with the City, and<br />

to tap into Hull’s maritime history. When Blaydes House in<br />

Hull’s Old Town was established as the new centre for maritime<br />

history (HMS Bounty of mutiny fame was commissioned there)<br />

Howell energetically raised funds for the Centre. He also found<br />

a home for the Wilberforce Institute for Slavery and<br />

Emancipation in the town centre, and set up a series of seminars<br />

there. He loved the East Riding countryside and coast, and<br />

enjoyed walking with his family in the Yorkshire Wolds and the<br />

North York Moors. On retirement, he published four books<br />

and was an active member of the congregation of Hull Minster,<br />

serving on the Parochial Church Council as well as on the<br />

Development Board and Fabric Committee. He raised funds to<br />

restore the organ and is remembered for his powerful reading<br />

of the lessons, the last time on Palm Sunday <strong>2022</strong>. He is<br />

survived by his sister Nansi, his wife Gaynor, their five children<br />

and five grandchildren.<br />

Rebecca Lloyd<br />


McGUIRE, James Edward ‘Ted’ (1959)<br />

29.10.1931 – 12.05.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Ted McGuire held positions at Harvard, Cornell, Leeds,<br />

Leicester, and Oxford before joining the faculty for the history<br />

of philosophy and science at Pittsburgh in 1971. He also held<br />

various visiting positions over the years, including as the Sarton<br />

Chair Holder at the University of Ghent, as a visiting lecturer at<br />

the University of the Bosphorus, Istanbul, and as the Silverman<br />

Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University. He was known for his<br />

work on time, temporality, and historicity in early modern<br />

thought, particularly his research on Newton and on Descartes’<br />

dualism, and was the author and co-author of numerous books<br />

including Science Unfettered: A Philosophical Study in Sociohistorial<br />

Ontology (with Barbara Tuchanska) and Descartes’s Changing<br />

Mind (with Peter Machamer).<br />

With thanks to the Daily Nous<br />

MOORE, Norman John (1955)<br />

17.04.1934 – 18.04.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Norman Moore was born in Evesham,<br />

Worcestershire, and educated at the City of<br />

Oxford School. After completing his<br />

National Service in the Royal Air Force,<br />

where he obtained a Civil Service<br />

Interpreters Certificate in Russian, he<br />

studied Modern Languages at <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

(1955-1958), where he was Captain of<br />

Rugby and High Master of the Elizabethan<br />

Society. He also played for the OU Greyhounds, and was an<br />

Elected Member of Vincents Club. His career began in Sales<br />

Management with Hoover plc, and he progressed through<br />


various divisions of London Brick before establishing his own<br />

sales and marketing consultancy. He is survived by Barbara, his<br />

wife of 63 years, and their children Christina, Valerie, Peter<br />

and Robert.<br />

Val Harris<br />

SHARP CBE, Tom (1951)<br />

19.06.1931 – 20.08.2021<br />

Tom Sharp came from a family of historians:<br />

his mother, the daughter of Manchester<br />

historian T F Tout, taught history at Bristol<br />

University, and his great aunt Hilda Johnston<br />

was a professor of history at Royal Holloway<br />

<strong>College</strong>. He was educated at Abbotsholme<br />

School in Derbyshire and gained a<br />

scholarship to <strong>Jesus</strong> to read History at age<br />

17, coming up in 1951 after doing national<br />

service. After graduating with a First he entered the civil service,<br />

where he spent 34 years, mostly in the Board of Trade<br />

(subsequently the Department for Trade and Industry). He<br />

worked on the merging of BOAC and BEA to form British<br />

Airways, was Commercial Counsellor at the British Embassy in<br />

Washington during the Watergate years, and negotiated on<br />

trade policy issues with the EU and GATT. His leading role in<br />

the privatisation of British Telecom earned him the award of a<br />

CBE in 1987. He retired from the civil service in 1987 and<br />

worked for Lloyds of London until 1991. In 1989 he was elected<br />

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Guildford South, a<br />

position he retained for 16 years; he was also a Guildford<br />

borough councillor for eight years, chair of Social Services on<br />

Surrey County Council for two, chair of the Citizens Advice<br />

Bureau for six, and a long-term governor of two Guildford<br />


schools. He kept up his interest in history by being on the Board<br />

of the Surrey History Centre, becoming a member of the<br />

Historical Association, and maintaining links with an Anglo-<br />

American group called the Washington Historicals. In 1962 he<br />

married fellow civil servant, Margaret (nee Hailstone), who<br />

became a Liberal Democrat peer in 1998. They were keen<br />

walkers, above all from their second home in the Brecon<br />

Beacons, and they travelled widely and enjoyed many walking<br />

holidays in Europe and America. Tom is remembered for a life<br />

of public service and for his gentleness, sense of fairness, and<br />

sense of humour. He is survived by Margaret and their<br />

two daughters.<br />

Margaret Sharp<br />

SYMES, David Gilyard (1953)<br />

30.07.1934 – 13.01.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Born in Bradford, David Symes secured a<br />

King Charles I Scholarship to read<br />

Geography at <strong>Jesus</strong>, where he was awarded<br />

the Herbertson Memorial Prize. He<br />

graduated in 1956 with a First, and following<br />

a period of postgraduate research on rural<br />

change in western Norway (based at the<br />

Norwegian School of Economics) he was<br />

appointed in 1958 to a teaching post at the<br />

University of Hull. He worked in the Geography department at<br />

Hull for over 40 years until his retirement in 2000. He was one<br />

of Europe’s most renowned social scientists working in the field<br />

of fisheries management, rural development and policy. His<br />

academic career spanned seven decades, and his research had a<br />

major impact on fisheries policy and on the formation of a<br />

European fisheries social science community.<br />

With thanks to Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy<br />


1960s<br />

COOPER, Christopher Richard Havelock (1964)<br />

13.04.1946 – 05.04.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Chris Cooper read History at <strong>Jesus</strong>, coming<br />

up as an Open Exhibitioner in 1964 when<br />

Richard Grassby and John Walsh ran the<br />

course. He came from Woolverstone Hall,<br />

then an LCC boarding school known in the<br />

popular press as ‘the Cockney Eton’. He had<br />

lived abroad in Germany, Greece, and<br />

Egypt, as his father was an officer in the<br />

Royal Artillery. His historical interests lay in<br />

the early Medieval and Anglo-Saxon periods. On graduating he<br />

was able to follow his inclination to work in archives, and gained<br />

a postgraduate diploma from Liverpool University. He became<br />

keeper of manuscripts at the Corporation of London Guildhall<br />

Library, where he spent 17 years, and then worked for 32 years<br />

until retirement at The National Archives at Kew, where he<br />

finished as Departmental Security Officer, ensuring the security<br />

of the TNA data. His time at Kew was notable for his work<br />

enhancing and enlarging the Archives’ role as a resource for the<br />

public and for developing their facilities. He oversaw the transfer<br />

of the former Family <strong>Record</strong>s Centre to Kew in 2008, and was a<br />

specialist in the records of bankruptcies. He stayed in post until<br />

he was 72, and after retiring continued as a volunteer. An<br />

aesthete and dedicated smoker in the mid-60s, he became a<br />

much respected and skilful administrator in public office, and an<br />

enthusiastic runner in Bushy Park near his home in Teddington.<br />

He favoured the Mediterranean coast and its wines for family<br />

holidays and was teaching himself Italian. He enjoyed opera and<br />

cinema, having had a brief tenure as film critic for Isis magazine;<br />

and he was a keen gardener, novel reader, and visitor to<br />


London’s art galleries. A family man, he is survived by his wife<br />

Clare (also a distinguished archivist), daughters Lucy, Alice,<br />

Hannah, and Sarah, and grandson Charlie.<br />

Kerry Renshaw (1964)<br />

HARVEY, Julian Edmund (1960)<br />

12.04.1942 – 13.03.2020<br />

Julian Harvey was born in Maidstone, Kent,<br />

and educated at Sutton Valence School<br />

where his father taught French. At <strong>Jesus</strong> he<br />

read Modern Languages and, a keen<br />

sportsman, captained the college cricket and<br />

hockey sides. After Oxford he joined<br />

Canada Life Assurance, working for the<br />

company for 25 years in London and then<br />

the North East. In 1969, he married Daphne<br />

Mitchell and brought up his family of two sons and a daughter in<br />

Barnard Castle, Co Durham, while restoring a stunning<br />

Georgian townhouse and garden. His lifelong love of France<br />

prompted his move to a bucolic rural farmhouse in the Gironde<br />

in 1990. He taught at a language school in Bordeaux before<br />

retirement. He relished the wines, cuisine, and landscape of the<br />

Sud-Ouest, where he died, in the same hospital as Daphne,<br />

who predeceased him by two years. He is survived by his two<br />

sons, daughter and six grandchildren.<br />

Alex Harvey (1983)<br />


OGILVIE, Dr Robert Victor (1962)<br />

01.04.1938 – 11.10.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Born in Grenada, West Indies, Robert<br />

Ogilvie attended Grenada Boys’ Secondary<br />

School and completed the Cambridge<br />

Higher School Certificate in 1956. In 1958 he<br />

started a six-year medical programme at the<br />

University <strong>College</strong> of the West Indies in<br />

Mona, Jamaica, where he won the Walter<br />

Harper Prize in Anatomy and a Medal for<br />

Physiology. In 1962 he was awarded the first<br />

Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship: prior to 1962 only Jamaicans<br />

had been eligible, but a special scholarship was instituted for<br />

students from the other islands. Robert came up to <strong>Jesus</strong> in<br />

1962 and completed the last two years of his medical training.<br />

After interning and working in Jamaica, he joined the residency<br />

programme in Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto,<br />

Canada. He worked as a surgeon, and subsequently became<br />

Chief of Surgery, at the York-Finch Hospital in West Toronto,<br />

where he remained for 41 years. Outside of work he played<br />

cricket and golf, and sang as a baritone in three choirs: All The<br />

King’s Voices, the Repertory Chorus at the Royal Conservatory<br />

of Music, Toronto, and in his Church choir. He is survived by his<br />

wife Hazel, a son, three daughters and ten grandchildren.<br />


PIDCOCK, John Nigel Edward (1963)<br />

26.12.1944 – 12.2021<br />

A native of Derbyshire, John attended<br />

Denstone <strong>College</strong> before reading Modern<br />

Languages at <strong>Jesus</strong>. There he also rowed and<br />

was a gifted jazz pianist, an activity inspired<br />

by his music-teaching mother and which he<br />

continued with performing groups in later<br />

life. After Voluntary Service Overseas in<br />

Tunisia he moved to Spain. Friends<br />

remember his atmospheric wedding in the<br />

Judería quarter of Seville on a New Year’s Eve. The marriage<br />

ended in divorce and he had no children. Based initially in<br />

Barcelona, John worked for the British Council, also travelling<br />

around Spain and overseas to check standards on behalf of the<br />

Cambridge University programme for teaching English as a<br />

foreign language. He later lived in a hill village in Catalonia’s<br />

Priorat wine region. During retirement he wrote<br />

autobiographical and other factual material as well as fiction,<br />

and was exploring publication possibilities shortly before he<br />

died. A number of <strong>Jesus</strong> contemporaries with whom he stayed<br />

in touch remember him as talented, courteous, kind, quiet but<br />

fun to be with and possessing a great sense of humour.<br />

Malcolm Campbell<br />


1980s<br />

BISHOP, Andy (1987)<br />

09.07.1969 – 21.12.21<br />

Andy Bishop was born and educated in<br />

Wokingham and read Maths at <strong>Jesus</strong>. After<br />

Oxford, he worked for Coopers and<br />

Lybrand, J P Morgan, and Bank of America<br />

before becoming CIO IST and Corporate<br />

Functions for BP. His colleagues compiled a<br />

book of memories of Andy following his<br />

death, which is full of warm tributes: “an<br />

outstanding leader with amazing values”, “he<br />

remained true to himself and lived his values”, “the ultimate<br />

leader.” One of his team said “Everyone I know regarded him as<br />

the exemplar of how to be, in every sense of the word. I feel<br />

much the richer for having known him, and so much the poorer<br />

for the news of his passing.” He was a man of integrity, huge<br />

talent, and a wicked dry wit. We were married in 2001, and in<br />

2012 we decided to move away from the corporate world,<br />

setting up our own holiday business in Cornwall. In typical style,<br />

Andy grasped the Cornish life with both hands, making many<br />

friends here and proving to be a talented ultra-runner. He<br />

would agree that his proudest achievement was being Dad to<br />

our children, Sophia and Sam. They were his pride and joy<br />

every day.<br />

Louise Bishop (1986)<br />


MURPHY (née Massie), Lynda (1987)<br />

25.01.1970 – 07.12.2021<br />

Lynda Murphy (née Massie) was born in<br />

Falkirk. Scotland, and brought up in Dollar,<br />

attending Dollar Academy and winning her<br />

year’s Milne medal awarded to the top<br />

academic pupil. After studying Mathematics<br />

at <strong>Jesus</strong> (1987 – 1990) she worked as an<br />

actuarial consultant in London, moving to<br />

Winchester in 2003 and earning a Wildlife<br />

Management degree from Sparsholt <strong>College</strong>.<br />

She was a popular and passionate campaigner on local and<br />

national issues, including the climate emergency and on<br />

membership of the EU. She was elected to Winchester District<br />

Council in 2018, and led the Council’s environmental portfolio<br />

from 2019 until her death. She stood for parliament for the<br />

Liberal Democrats in 2019. She is survived by her husband<br />

Richard, her two children Alex and Ewan, and by her mother<br />

Jessica Massie.<br />

Richard Massie<br />


2000s<br />

AGGLETON, Hugh Simon (2003)<br />

28.09.84 – 14.08.22<br />

Hugh Aggleton came up to <strong>Jesus</strong> to read<br />

Earth Sciences, during which time he<br />

graduated from a complete novice rower to<br />

captain of the 1st Eight, reflecting his<br />

athleticism. To stay fit he began running<br />

regularly, tackling the hills of South Wales<br />

with Mynyddwyr De Cymru. He discovered<br />

a love and aptitude for fell running and went<br />

from strength to strength, competing mainly<br />

in Wales and winning numerous races and setting course<br />

records. He repeatedly represented Wales, and in 2015 Hugh<br />

was the Welsh Fell Runners Association and Welsh Athletics<br />

Men’s Open Fell Running Champion. Other notable<br />

achievements included twice winning the world famous Man<br />

versus Horse race, though he never quite beat the first horse.<br />

He ran multiple marathons, and was the first GBR man home<br />

(out of 477) in the 2016 Athens Authentic Marathon. He also<br />

represented the RAF in road running. In 2019 Hugh was<br />

diagnosed with an incurable aggressive brain tumour. As with his<br />

running, he showed extraordinary fortitude and inner strength<br />

over the time he had left.<br />

John Aggleton (1976)<br />


Fellows<br />

PHILLIPS, Thomas (JRF, 1963)<br />

18.04.1937 – 06.08.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Tom Phillips was born in Watford, England,<br />

outside London. His mother Iris supported<br />

the family by taking in boarders; his father,<br />

Joe, had aspired as a young man to become<br />

a mechanical engineer. From Watford<br />

Grammar School he secured a full academic<br />

scholarship to St Edmund Hall, graduating in<br />

1961 with a First in physics (the most<br />

prestigious degree). He married his first wife<br />

Joy in 1961, and started research towards a DPhil at Oxford.<br />

Early in his career he published research on low-temperature<br />

solid-state physics, and in 1963 was appointed Junior Research<br />

Fellow at <strong>Jesus</strong>. After obtaining his DPhil in 1964 he won a<br />

postdoctoral position at Stanford University, and in the three<br />

years following his degree he and Joy had two children. In 1968<br />

he took up a research position at Bell Laboratories in Murray<br />

Hill, New Jersey, where he persuaded Nobel laureates Arno<br />

Penzias and Bob Wilson that he could build a more sensitive<br />

instrument to detect new molecules in the galaxy. His<br />

innovations led to the receiver technology that powers<br />

international observatories on mountaintops and satellites in<br />

space, opening the field of submillimeter-wave astrophysics to<br />

the science community worldwide. In 1979 he was appointed<br />

Professor at the California Institute of Technology, where he<br />

taught generations of students. In 1986 Tom married his second<br />

wife, Caltech and JPL astronomer Jocelyn Keene, and they<br />

raised their daughter Elizabeth while researching and building<br />


new observatories. To win the opportunity to build his own<br />

observatory, he first had to serve as the assistant director of the<br />

Owens Valley Radio Observatory and finish the array of<br />

telescopes there. Having done so he won funding for his own<br />

project, the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on<br />

Mauna Kea, Hawaii, which made its first observations in 1986.<br />

He also worked closely with NASA, first by placing instruments<br />

on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory and subsequently serving<br />

as the American Principal Investigator for the HIFI instrument<br />

on the Herschel Space Observatory, which was launched in<br />

2009. He was a recipient of the Joseph Weber Award of the<br />

American Astronomical Society, an honorary doctorate from<br />

the Paris Observatory, and the NASA Exceptional Public<br />

Service medal. He is survived by his wife Jocelyn, his three<br />

children, a granddaughter, and his brother Barry.<br />

With thanks to the Los Angeles Times<br />

Thomas Phillips was appointed the <strong>College</strong>’s first Junior Research<br />

Fellow in 1963. He and his wife, Dr Jocelyn Keene, gifted to the<br />

<strong>College</strong> funding for a Junior Research Fellowship in Climate Science<br />

2020-2023.<br />


TAYLOR, Professor Frederic William (Emeritus Fellow)<br />

24.09.1944 – 16.12.2021<br />

Fred Taylor was born in Amble,<br />

Northumberland. His father, William, was<br />

a joiner who had been wounded in World<br />

War II, and his mother, Ena, was a teacher.<br />

In 1949, the family moved to Howick,<br />

Northumberland, and he was educated at<br />

The Duke’s School, then an all-boys school<br />

in Alnwick. After studying Physics at<br />

the University of Liverpool and graduating<br />

with a first class BSc, he obtained his DPhil at <strong>Jesus</strong><br />

researching atmospheric physics under the supervision of Sir<br />

John Houghton. His thesis was on the development of an<br />

infrared radiometer as prototype for an atmospheric<br />

temperature sounder to be launched on the NASA Nimbus<br />

satellite. Having successfully demonstrated the performance of<br />

the instrument on a high-altitude balloon system, the instrument<br />

would successfully fly on Nimbus 6 and subsequently on<br />

planetary exploration missions to Venus and Mars.<br />

In 1970 he joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California<br />

Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He worked on a wide range<br />

of planetary missions and was selected as Principal Investigator<br />

of the VORTEX instrument, the first temperature sounder for<br />

planet Venus, launched on the Pioneer Venus mission in 1978:<br />

the first British-built hardware to travel to another planet. He<br />

was also involved in the mission that sent the unmanned<br />

spacecraft Galileo to study Jupiter and its moons. In 1979, he<br />

returned to Oxford as Acting Head of the Atmospheric Physics<br />

Department. He became Reader and Head of Atmospheric<br />

Physics in 1984 and was appointed to the Halley Professorship in<br />


1990. Under his leadership, the department expanded in size<br />

and significantly broadened the scope of its research into climate<br />

dynamics, physical oceanography and planetary science, building<br />

new links with the Met Office and the Institute for<br />

Oceanographic Sciences. As a result, the department changed<br />

its title in 1990 to Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics<br />

(AOPP). He also supervised a large number of DPhil students,<br />

many of whom continue to work in planetary science.<br />

Fred remained Halley Professor until his retirement in 2011,<br />

after which he was a tireless organiser of historic documents<br />

and instruments in the Dobson Room. His group was involved<br />

in space missions to study the atmospheres of Earth, Venus,<br />

Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Titan, as well as Mercury, the Moon,<br />

and a comet. He was also a prolific writer, publishing twelve<br />

books on atmospheric physics and popular science. His<br />

textbooks touch on virtually all aspects of planetary science, and<br />

he also wrote a very engaging memoir of his life and work.<br />


Selected Publications<br />

Publications listed here are limited to the two most recent items<br />

submitted by the author or (where relevant) the most recent singleauthored<br />

and the most recent co-authored item. If all publications are<br />

co-authored or (co-)edited, only the most recent item is listed. Where<br />

authors have submitted titles of further publications, [++] is marked after<br />

the final entry.<br />

Principal<br />

SHADBOLT, Sir Nigel<br />

‘“From so simple a beginning”: species of artificial intelligence’ in AI &<br />

Society, special issue of Daedalus 151(2) (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

Fellows<br />

ALTSHULER, Daniel<br />

co-author, Co-ordination and the Syntax-Discourse Interface (OUP, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘A puzzle about narrative progression and causal reasoning’, in E. Maier<br />

& A. Stokke (editors), The Language of Fiction (OUP, 2021) [++]<br />

ANDERSON, Edward<br />

co-author, ‘Collective synthesis of illudalane sesquiterpenes via cascade<br />

inverse electron demand (4 + 2) cycloadditions of thiophene S,Sdioxides’,<br />

Journal of the American Chemical Society 144 (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

BOOTH, Martin<br />

co-author with Stephen MORRIS, ‘Single-mode sapphire fiber Bragg<br />

grating’, Optics Express 30(9) (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

BOULANGER, Dorothée<br />

Fiction as History: Resistance and Complicities in Angolan Postcolonial<br />

Literature (Legenda, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />


‘“In the centre of our circle”:<br />

gender, selfhood and non-linear<br />

time in Yvonne Vera’s Nehanda’,<br />

Angelaki 27(3-4) (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

BURROWS, Philip<br />

co-author, ‘The AWAKE Run 2<br />

programme and beyond’,<br />

Symmetry 14 (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

DANCER, Andrew<br />

co-author, ‘Partial implosions and<br />

quivers’, Journal of High Energy<br />

Physics 7 (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

D’ANGOUR, Armand<br />

‘Meter and music’ in Laura Swift<br />

(editor), A Companion to Greek<br />

Lyric (Wiley, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘The music of the Orestes chorus’<br />

in Krzysztof Bielawski &<br />

Włodzimierz Staniewski (editors),<br />

Eurypides Innowator (Gardzienice,<br />

<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

D’AVRAY, David<br />

Papal Jurisprudence, 385-1234<br />

(CUP, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘Rationalities and rationalization’,<br />

in Alan Sica (editor), The Routledge<br />

International Handbook on Max<br />

Weber (Routledge, 2023)<br />

DERCON, Stefan<br />

Gambling on Development (Hurst,<br />

<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

DIAS, Talita de Souza<br />

Beyond Imperfect Justice: Legality<br />

and Fair Labelling in International<br />

Criminal Law (Brill, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

co-author, ‘Drawing the cyber<br />

baseline: the applicability of<br />

existing international law to the<br />

governance of information and<br />

communication technologies’,<br />

International Law Studies 99(4)<br />

(<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

DORAN, Susan<br />

‘The late raigne of Blessed<br />

Queene Elizabeth: memory and<br />

commemoration of Elizabeth I in<br />

early-Jacobean England’, Groniek<br />

Historisch Tijdschrift 227 (2021)<br />

DUNNING, Andrew<br />

‘Introduzione’ to Il manoscritto<br />

Douce 390 e 390*: atlante nautico<br />

Veneziano (Treccani, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

ENRIQUES, Luca<br />

co-author, ‘Rewiring law for an<br />

interconnected world’, Arizona<br />

Law Review 64 (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

HARRIS, Jonathan<br />

co-author, Underhill and Hayton<br />

Law of Trusts and Trustees<br />

(LexisNexis, <strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />


HOLLÄNDER, Georg<br />


co-author, ‘A circulating subset of<br />

iNKT cells mediates antitumor<br />

and antiviral immunity’, Science<br />

Immunology 7(76) (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

HULLE, Dirk van<br />

Genetic Criticism (OUP, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘The intertextual condition’ in<br />

Catherine Flynn (editor), The New<br />

Joyce Studies (CUP, <strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

INOUYE, K.<br />

‘Developing the PhD research<br />

proposal: The role of individual<br />

contexts in PhDs’ approaches to<br />

doctoral research and writing’.<br />

Higher Education (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

co-author, ‘Writing across<br />

contexts: Relationships between<br />

doctoral writing and workplace<br />

writing’. Innovations in Education<br />

and Teaching International (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

[++]<br />

LANZINGER, Matthias<br />

‘The complexity of conjunctive<br />

queries with degree 2’, ACM<br />

Symposium on Principles of<br />

Database Systems (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

co-author, ‘Fast parallel hypertree<br />

decompositions in logarithmic<br />

recursion depth’, ACM Symposium<br />

on Principles of Database Systems<br />

(<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

Cloud Empires: How Digital<br />

Platforms are Overtaking the State<br />

and How We Can Regain Control<br />

(MIT Press, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

LIDSTER, Amy<br />

Publishing the History Play in the<br />

Time of Shakespeare (CUP, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

MORRIS, Stephen<br />

co-author with Martin BOOTH,<br />

‘Single-mode sapphire fiber Bragg<br />

grating’, Optics Express 30(9)<br />

(<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

PALMER, Tim<br />

The Primacy of Doubt: From<br />

Climate Change to Quantum Physics<br />

(OUP, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

PHILLIPS, Joshua<br />

‘How should one read “The<br />

Reader”? New approaches to<br />

Virginia Woolf ’s late archive’,<br />

Textual Cultures 14 (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘Virginia Woolf ’, The Year’s Work<br />

in English Studies, 99 (2021)<br />

PIERREHUMBERT, Raymond<br />

Planetary Systems: A Very Short<br />

Introduction (OUP, 2021)<br />


RADU, Roxana<br />

co-author, ‘Digital footprints as<br />

barriers for accessing<br />

e-government services’, Global<br />

Policy (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

SCOTT, Hamish †<br />

‘Early modern history: its present<br />

and its past’, Canadian Journal of<br />

History 57(2) (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘Aristocrats and nobles’, in Erin<br />

Griffey (editor), Early Modern<br />

Court Culture (Routledge, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

[++]<br />

SEDGWICK, Adam<br />

co-author, ‘A fluorescent probe<br />

strategy for the detection and<br />

discrimination of hydrogen<br />

peroxide and peroxynitrite in<br />

cells’, Chemical Communications<br />

(<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

SHAPLAND, Andrew<br />

Human-Animal Relations in Bronze<br />

Age Crete (CUP, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘Curating the Macedonian<br />

campaign’ in P. Cornish & N.J.<br />

Saunders (editors), Curating the<br />

Great War (Routledge, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

SIRAJ, Iram<br />

co-author, ‘Exploring children’s<br />

exposure to voice assistants and<br />

their ontological<br />

conceptualizations of life and<br />

technology’ AI & Society (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

[++]<br />

WHITE, Stuart<br />

Labour, Pluralism and Creative<br />

Constitutionalism (Compass, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘The referendum and the UK’s<br />

constitution: from Parliamentary<br />

to popular sovereignty?’,<br />

Parliamentary Affairs 75(2) (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

[++]<br />

WILKINSON, Dominic<br />

co-author, ‘Ethical issues and<br />

decision making for children’, in<br />

Katherine Wasson & Mark<br />

Kuczewski (editors), Thorny Issues<br />

in Clinical Ethics Consultation<br />

(Springer, <strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

WILLIAMS, Matthew<br />

Judges and the Language of Law<br />

(Palgrave Macmillan, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

WILLIS, David<br />

co-author (with Simon HASLETT,<br />

former Visiting Fellow): ‘The ‘lost’<br />

islands of Cardigan Bay, Wales,<br />

UK’, Atlantic Geoscience 58 (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />


‘Welsh and English in Breconshire<br />

from the seventeenth to the<br />

nineteenth centuries’, Brycheiniog<br />

53 (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

Emeritus Fellows<br />

BOSWORTH, Richard<br />

‘Benito Mussolini: 100 years on’ in<br />

Andrea Di Michele & Filippo<br />

Focardi (editors), Rethinking<br />

Fascism (De Gruyter, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

CALDWELL, John<br />

Historia de Sancta Mildretha<br />

(Institute of Mediaeval Music,<br />

2021)<br />


‘Origin legends in Ireland and<br />

Celtic Britain’, in L. Brady & P.<br />

Wadden (editors), Origin Legends<br />

in Early Medieval Western Europe<br />

(Brill, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘The textual tradition of Llyfr<br />

Iorwerth revisited, or why both J.<br />

Gwenogvryn Evans and Daniel<br />

Huws may be right’, in S.E.<br />

Roberts, S. Rodway, & A.<br />

Falileyev (editors), Cyfarwydd<br />

mewn Cyfraith (Welsh Legal<br />

History Society, <strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

JACOBS, Nicolas<br />

‘Gort na gCapall’, Oxford<br />

Magazine, 0th Week Trinity <strong>2022</strong><br />

LALLJEE, Mansur<br />

co-author, ‘The Morality-Agency-<br />

Communion (MAC) model of<br />

respect and liking’, European<br />

Journal of Social Psychology 51<br />

(2021)<br />

MIRFIELD, Peter<br />

contributing editor, Hodge M.<br />

Malek (editor), Phipson on<br />

Evidence (Sweet & Maxwell, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

SAMMONS, Pamela<br />

co-author, ‘The art of “being<br />

positive”: narratives of<br />

transcendence and determination<br />

in a comparative study of teacher<br />

professional identities in state and<br />

private schools in mainland<br />

China’, Teachers and Teaching<br />

(<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

SYLVA, Kathy<br />

co-author with Pamela<br />

SAMMONS, ‘Investigating the<br />

reliability and validity of the<br />

Toddler Home Learning<br />

Environment (THLE) scale’,<br />

Frontiers in Educational Assessment,<br />

Testing, and Applied Measurement<br />

(2021) [++]<br />

VICKERS, Michael<br />

co-editor, Two Cemeteries at<br />

Takhtidziri (Georgia) Late<br />

Achaemenid–Early Hellenistic and<br />

Late Hellenistic–Early Roman<br />

(Archaeopress, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />


Honorary Fellows<br />

LEWIS, Sir David T.R.<br />

The Rhŷs, Rice and Dynevor Families<br />

of Dinefwr Castle and Newton<br />

House (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

Visiting Fellows<br />

HASLETT, Simon<br />

co-author (with David WILLIS):<br />

‘The ‘lost’ islands of Cardigan Bay,<br />

Wales, UK’, Atlantic Geoscience 58<br />

(<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘Locating Eglwys-y-rhiw in<br />

Cardigan Bay and its implications<br />

for estimating coastal retreat’,<br />

Ceredigion: Journal of the<br />

Ceredigion Historical Society 19(1)<br />

(<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

Lecturers<br />

CAVETT, Esther<br />

‘Desire, gratification and the<br />

moment: a music analytical and<br />

psychological enquiry into the role<br />

of repetition in the music of<br />

Howard Skempton’<br />

Interdisciplinary Science Reviews<br />

47(2) (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

MASTORIDIS, Sotiris<br />

co-author, ‘Visceral-tosubcutaneous<br />

fat ratio exhibits<br />

strongest association with early<br />

post-operative outcomes in<br />

patients undergoing surgery for<br />

advanced rectal cancer’,<br />

International Journal of Colorectal<br />

Disease (<strong>2022</strong>) [++]<br />

WABITSCH, Alena<br />

co-author, ‘Central bank<br />

communication with non-experts:<br />

a road to nowhere?’ Journal of<br />

Monetary Economics 127 (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

WINEARLS, Christopher<br />

co-author, ‘An analysis of vascular<br />

access thrombosis events from<br />

the Proactive IV Iron Therapy in<br />

hemodialysis patients trial’, Kidney<br />

International Reports 7(8) (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

[++]<br />

Old Members<br />

CARTY, Roland Kenneth (1966)<br />

The Government Party: Political<br />

Dominance in Democracy (OUP,<br />

<strong>2022</strong>)<br />


CHURCH, Michael (1960)<br />

Musics Lost and Found: Song<br />

Collectors and the Life and Death<br />

of Folk Tradition (Boydell &<br />

Brewer, 2021)<br />

CRABB, Steve (1982)<br />

Queen’s Park: A History (History<br />

Press, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

DAVIES, Roy (1959)<br />

co-editor, Advanced Methods and<br />

Deep Learning in Computer Vision<br />

(Elsevier, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

DILNOT, Alan (1960)<br />

‘By me William Shakspeare’:<br />

A Study of Shakespeare’s<br />

Handwriting and Identity<br />

(Grayswood, 2020)<br />

DUTTON, Yasin (1971)<br />

Early Islam in Medina<br />

(Bloomsbury, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘The form of the Qur’an:<br />

historical contours’ in Mustafa<br />

Shah & Muhammad Abdel<br />

Haleem (editors), The Oxford<br />

Handbook of Qur’anic Studies<br />

(OUP, 2020)<br />

HARVEY, Alex (1983)<br />

Song Noir (Reaktion Books, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

Essays, London Review of Books<br />

and Los Angeles Review of Books.<br />

JONES, Tobias (1992)<br />

The Po (Head of Zeus, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

LIN, Chia-Shu (2007)<br />

Dental Neuroimaging (Wiley-<br />

Blackwell, 2021)<br />

MASON, Peter (1970)<br />

Ulisse Aldrovandi, Naturalist and<br />

Collector (Reaktion, forthcoming)<br />

MATHIAS, Glyn (1963)<br />

A Last Respect: The Roland Mathias<br />

Prize Anthology of Contemporary<br />

Poetry (Seren, 2020)<br />

MOLONEY, Catherine (1983)<br />

Crime in the Crypt (Joffe, 2021)<br />

MUTTUKUMARU, Christopher<br />

(1970)<br />

‘Two perennial Parliamentary<br />

problems: propriety in public life<br />

and Parliamentary sovereignty’,<br />

Graya 135 (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

PALEIT, Edward (1992)<br />

co-editor, Thomas May: Lucan’s<br />

Pharsalia (MHRA, 2020)<br />


PICKERING, James (2011)<br />

Ultrafast Lasers and Optics for<br />

Experimentalists (Institute of<br />

Physics Publishing, 2021)<br />

PRICE, Huw (1976)<br />

Writing Welsh History (OUP, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

ROACH, Paul James (1970)<br />

Unity and World Religions<br />

(Unity, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

ROBERTS, Gareth Ffowc (1964)<br />

For the <strong>Record</strong>e: A History of Welsh<br />

Mathematical Greats (University<br />

of Wales Press, <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

Archivist<br />

DARWALL-SMITH, Robin<br />

co-editor, The Unloved Century:<br />

Georgian Oxford Reassessed,<br />

History of Universities 35(1)<br />

(<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

‘More than Mengs: the chapel<br />

between Thornhill and Scott’ in<br />

Peregrine Horden (editor), The<br />

Reredos of All Souls <strong>College</strong>, Oxford<br />

(Ad Ilissum, 2021)<br />


Honours, Awards and Qualifications<br />

1960s<br />

CARTY, Roland Kenneth (1966, PPE)<br />

With his wife, Elaine Carty (CM OBC), granted an Honorary<br />

Doctorate of Letters by the University of New Brunswick.<br />

1980s<br />

PALMER, Richard (1981, Physics)<br />

Highly Commended (runner up) in the British Yachting Awards<br />

Pataenius Sailor of the Year.<br />

2000s<br />

LEWIS, Lly^r Gwyn (2009, Mst Celtic Studies)<br />

Winner of the Ceredigion Eisteddfod Chair.<br />

Fellows<br />

PALMER, Timothy<br />

Inducted into the United States National Academy of Sciences as<br />

International Member.<br />

FLAXMAN, Seth<br />

The SPI-M-O Award for Modelling and Data Support (SAMDS), given<br />

to those in recognition of exceptional contribution to the work of the<br />

Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling outside of their<br />

usual work activity.<br />


Appointments<br />

1960s<br />

JOHNSON, Roderick Stowers KC (1966, Literae Humaniores)<br />

Appointed joint Head of Goldsmith Chambers, London.<br />

1970s<br />

WARD CBE, Graham (1970, Chemistry)<br />

Elected a Fellow of Goodenough <strong>College</strong>.<br />

WILLIS, David (1977, Jurisprudence)<br />

Elected a Fellow of Queen Mary University of London.<br />

Principal<br />

SHADBOLT, Sir Nigel<br />

Elected a Fellow of Goodenough <strong>College</strong>.<br />

Fellows<br />

CLAVIN, Patricia<br />

Appointed to Statutory Chair in Modern History and<br />

Professorial Fellow of Worcester <strong>College</strong>.<br />

TURNER, Marion<br />

Appointed to the J. R. R. Tolkien Professorship of English Literature<br />

and Language in the Faculty of English Language and Literature.<br />

Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.<br />


Marriages & Civil Partnerships<br />

BRADSHAW, Christopher (2007)<br />

to McKAY, Olivia 23.07.<strong>2022</strong><br />

BRUN, Juan-Enrique Manosalva (2018)<br />

to LINARES, Maria Cielo 17.06.<strong>2022</strong><br />

BUSHELL, Olivia (2012)<br />

to WILSON, Andrew (2012) 17.09.<strong>2022</strong><br />

FROST, Natasha Mary (2010)<br />

to CARTER, Samuel John Burnett 23.07.<strong>2022</strong><br />

HANSON, Olivia (2009)<br />

to TRAFFORD, Robert (2008) 15.01.<strong>2022</strong><br />

JAMES, Christina (1983)<br />

to SMITH, Patrick Michael Bryan 30.10.2021<br />

LIWA, Marcin (2011)<br />

to NYIKOS, Elizabeth 19.09.<strong>2022</strong><br />

MacGREGOR, Nicola (2003)<br />

to DAVIES, Philip James 18.04.<strong>2022</strong><br />

MORGAN, David (2007)<br />

to MORGAN, Nadine 14.07.2018<br />

MYINT, Katie (2009)<br />

to SMITH, Timothy (2009) 09.07.<strong>2022</strong><br />


NIXON, Rachel (1997)<br />

to NIXON, Lee 12.12.2020<br />

PUGH, Rosie (2011)<br />

to HOPES, Rhodri (2010) 10.09.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Blessings<br />

ARRAS, Marie-Virginie (<strong>2022</strong>)<br />

and JONGERIUS, Nick (2011) 06.08.<strong>2022</strong><br />

MINIHAN, Clive (1973)<br />

and MINIHAN Heather 26.03.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Births<br />

BLUES, Rebecca (2004, née Rigby) and<br />

BLUES, Richard (2004)<br />

a daughter, Charlotte Minnie 26.04.2017<br />

a son, Max William 01.07.2019<br />

CROW, Robert (1995)<br />

a son, Rohan William Dalzell 30.10.2019<br />

a son, Edward Ethan Dalzell 30.10.2019<br />

JOHNSTON, Katherine (2005) and<br />

NAZARUK, Alexander (2006)<br />

a son, Leonid Lochlan James 30.11.2021<br />

MACGREGOR, Nicola (2003)<br />

a son, Harry Nye MacGregor-Davies 01.04.2019<br />


MORGAN, David (2007) and Nadine<br />

a daughter, Sofia Mira 27.01.2020<br />

WILSON, Peter (2006)<br />

a son, Kit Bruce Goddard 30.10.2018<br />

a daughter, Sadie Ruth Capell 06.11.2020<br />


In Memoriam<br />

In cases where the date of death is not publicly available, the date of<br />

notification only is listed below; correspondents are requested to<br />

provide accurate dates where possible.<br />

1940s<br />

BAYLISS, Peter Henry (1948) 17.04.2021<br />

BEGG, Ean Cochrane Macinnes (1949) 01.10.2018<br />

DANIELS FRSC FRSA FInstP, James (Jim) Maurice (1942) 12.06.2016<br />

DAVIS, Alan (1949) 11.2021<br />

EVANS, Robert Glyn (1948) 25.01.2021<br />

JONES, Harry (1946) notified 10.02.<strong>2022</strong><br />

LINEKER, Roger Frederick (1947) Jul 2016<br />

LLOYD JONES, Gareth (1944) notified 02.09.<strong>2022</strong><br />

MILLER DM FRCP, Graham Austin Herrock (1948) 17.01.<strong>2022</strong><br />

THOMAS, Alun Gwyn (1948) 20.11.<strong>2022</strong><br />

WILLAN, Richard Lawrence (1947) 08.08.<strong>2022</strong><br />

1950s<br />

DICKEY, John Wallis (1950) 01.06.<strong>2022</strong><br />

GOUGH MinstP, Dr William (Bill) (1957) notified 21.12.<strong>2022</strong><br />

GUINNESS, (Richard) Giles (1954) 01.2021<br />

HODSON, Walter Leighton Ronald (1953) 25.06.2017<br />

HOPSON, David Morgan (1952) notified 04.08.<strong>2022</strong><br />

LLOYD OBE, Howell Arnold (1958) 20.05.<strong>2022</strong><br />

McGUIRE, James Edward (1959) 12.05.<strong>2022</strong><br />


McMANN, The Revd Duncan (1952) 17.11.<strong>2022</strong><br />

MOORE, Norman John (1955) 18.04.<strong>2022</strong><br />

MOSELEY, David Victor (1957) 16.07.2021<br />

ROSE, Dennis John (1958) notified 21.09.<strong>2022</strong><br />

RUSSELL, Arthur Christie (1953) notified 09.09.<strong>2022</strong><br />

RUSSELL, Norman (1954) 16.05.<strong>2022</strong><br />

SHARP (CBE), Thomas (1951) 20.08.2021<br />

SYMES, David Gilyard (1953) 13.11.<strong>2022</strong><br />

THOULESS, Martin Herbert (1950) 12.12.2021<br />

TIBBOTT, Delwyn (1957) 08.11.2021<br />

TOTTY, Peter Garstang (1958) 03.<strong>2022</strong><br />

WAGLAND, Phillip John (1956) 21.03.<strong>2022</strong><br />

1960s<br />

COOPER, Christopher Richard Havelock (1964) 05.04.<strong>2022</strong><br />

DE SA, Derek (1963) notified 07.03.<strong>2022</strong><br />

GEALY, Walford Lloyd (1962) 15.03.<strong>2022</strong><br />

GREEN, Trevor (1967) 02.02.<strong>2022</strong><br />

HARVEY, Julian Edmund (1961) 13.03.2020<br />

MONK, David Alec George (1962 & Honorary Fellow) 19.06.<strong>2022</strong><br />

MURPHY, Christopher Robert (1967) 17.04.<strong>2022</strong><br />

OGILVIE, Robert Victor (1962) 11.10.<strong>2022</strong><br />

PIDCOCK, John Nigel Edward (1963) 12.2021<br />

SAXON OBE FRSE, David Harold (1966) 23.01.<strong>2022</strong><br />

SIMKIN, Alan (1967) 30.11.<strong>2022</strong><br />


1970s<br />

BARRY, Kevin (1979) notified 06.10.<strong>2022</strong><br />

WINSTANLEY, Philip John (1970) 20.05.2014<br />

1980s<br />

BISHOP, Andrew John (1987) 21.12.2021<br />

MURPHY, Lynda Jane (1987) 07.12.2021<br />

SHERIDAN, Sean (1987) 01.11.<strong>2022</strong><br />

STACEY, Simon Layton (1985) notified 02.08.<strong>2022</strong><br />

2000s<br />

AGGLETON, Hugh Simon (2003) 14.08.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Fellows and Staff<br />

FOSTER, Sir Christopher (Honorary Fellow) 18.02.<strong>2022</strong><br />

PHILLIPS, Thomas Gould (former Junior Research Fellow) 06.08.<strong>2022</strong><br />

SCOTT, Hamish (Senior Research Fellow) 06.12.<strong>2022</strong><br />

WALSH, John Dixon (Emeritus Fellow) 03.11.<strong>2022</strong><br />

John Walsh, Fellow and Tutor in History 1958-1992, Senior Research Fellow<br />

1992-1994, and Emeritus Fellow since 1994, died on 3 November <strong>2022</strong><br />

shortly before this issue of the <strong>Record</strong> went to print. Tributes will appear in<br />

next year’s <strong>Jesus</strong> News and a full obituary in the <strong>Record</strong>. The <strong>College</strong> will<br />

fundraise for an endowed Undergraduate Bursary in History in John’s name<br />

in 2023. If you would like to support the bursary or hear more about this<br />

new fund please email brittany.wellnerjames@jesus.ox.ac.uk.<br />


Photo: Jude Eades.

Useful Information<br />

Visiting <strong>College</strong><br />

Alumni and their guests are welcome to come and visit <strong>College</strong>.<br />

However, there are occasions on which <strong>College</strong> will be unable<br />

to accommodate visits owing to <strong>College</strong> closures, graduations<br />

etc. In order for us to ensure that we can accommodate your<br />

visit on your intended date, please email alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk<br />

at least a week in advance to avoid disappointment.<br />

Degree Ceremonies<br />

The University has re-commenced in-person graduation<br />

ceremonies. Our current students are given preference when<br />

booking ceremonies, with alumni who have not yet collected<br />

their degrees being added to a waiting list. To register your<br />

interest in having your degree conferred, or to apply for your<br />

honorary MA either in absentia or in person, please email<br />

degree_day@jesus.ox.ac.uk with your full name at<br />

matriculation, matriculation year and subject, degree to be<br />

conferred, and a current postal address. We try to respond to<br />

all queries within a week.<br />

Alumni Website<br />

The alumni pages of the <strong>College</strong> website contain information on<br />

all events, ways of keeping in touch, news, useful links and more.<br />

They are updated regularly and are available at<br />

www.alumniweb.ox.ac.uk/jesus.<br />


Gaudies<br />

We were delighted to have recommenced our Gaudies in <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

and look forward to hosting these much-anticipated occasions<br />

again in 2023. Invitations will be sent via email to those in the<br />

year groups selected. To make sure you don’t miss out on your<br />

Gaudy invitation, please subscribe to our events emails. You<br />

can do this once you have logged in to your alumni account<br />

(www.alumniweb.ox.ac.uk/jesus/login) or by emailing<br />

events@jesus.ox.ac.uk.<br />

Updating your details<br />

If you have moved or changed your contact details, please email<br />

alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk, or complete the Update Form on the<br />

website. If you would like your news to go into the next edition<br />

of the <strong>Record</strong>, the deadline for entries is 31 October 2023.<br />

Transcripts and Certificates<br />

If you require proof of your exam results or a transcript of your<br />

qualifications for a job application or continuing education<br />

purposes and you commenced your course before Michaelmas<br />

Term 2007, please contact the <strong>College</strong>’s Academic Office by<br />

email at academic.office@jesus.ox.ac.uk. If you commenced<br />

your course from Michaelmas Term 2007 onwards, you will<br />

have received a transcript in the post at the end of your course.<br />

If you need a replacement, please visit the online shop for latest<br />

service updates:<br />

www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/product-catalogue/<br />

degree-conferrals.<br />


Dining in <strong>College</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong> is delighted to welcome alumni back to <strong>College</strong> to dine<br />

in Hall on Sunday nights during Full Term time. Please email<br />

alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk to enquire about availability at least a<br />

week in advance of your intended date.<br />

Bed & Breakfast<br />

<strong>College</strong> has now re-opened for bed and breakfast bookings.<br />

Old Members can book via the website:<br />

www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/visitors/accommodation. A discounted<br />

rate is available if you enter the promotional code OM1571.<br />

Availability is uploaded three months in advance. If no rooms<br />

are bookable, we are unable to offer accommodation during<br />

this period. Availability during term time is unlikely, owing to the<br />

need to accommodate students. Details of the facilities are<br />

available on the website.<br />

The Chapel<br />

The Chaplain is pleased to welcome Old Members to Chapel<br />

services. A full list of dates and times is included on the Chapel<br />

page of the website www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/about/jesus-collegechapel.<br />

Old Members can also enjoy virtual services on the<br />

Chapel’s new YouTube channel:<br />

www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Owe0If6rW6RZgMhdmt7vg.<br />

Old Members may be married in the <strong>College</strong> Chapel under<br />

certain conditions. For information, please read the Marriage<br />

Policy Document available online. The <strong>College</strong> charges the fee<br />

set by the Church of England for holding marriage ceremonies in<br />


the Chapel. For enquiries regarding the Chapel, please contact<br />

the Chaplain, Chris Dingwall-Jones, by emailing<br />

chaplain@jesus.ox.ac.uk.<br />

Social Media<br />

Social media provides opportunities for alumni to keep in touch<br />

with the <strong>College</strong>, and to find out about news and events. To join<br />

Facebook, search on Facebook for <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> and click on<br />

‘<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong>, Oxford – Alumni’ (www.facebook.com/jesus.alumni).<br />

Our Instagram handle is jesuscollegeoxford, and our YouTube<br />

channel is <strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong> Alumni. There is also a group on<br />

LinkedIn: go to www.linkedin.com and search for ‘<strong>Jesus</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Alumni’. The <strong>College</strong> also has a Twitter account<br />

(@<strong>Jesus</strong>Oxford).<br />

Merchandise<br />

Current <strong>College</strong> merchandise is on sale at the Lodge, or via the<br />

<strong>College</strong> store online:<br />

thecollegestore.co.uk/collections/jesus-college.<br />

Please email alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk for more details.<br />



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