St Anne’s will be holding its annual Gaudy, which is open to all Senior Members, to coincide with the Oxford University Alumni Weekend. We hope that you can attend some of the St Anne’s events happening over the weekend and meet up with other former St Anne’s students.
Accommodation is available in College for Senior Members and their guests on a first-come, first-served basis for the nights of Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September. Please note that we only have washbasin rooms remaining for Saturday 15 September.
The programme for the weekend is as fellows:
2pm – 3.30pm, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre: Margaret Hubbard and Gwynneth Matthews Memorial Lecture: Military Ethics Ancient and Modern
Professor Matthew Leigh studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford, before moving to St Hugh’s College, Oxford, for his DPhil. From 1993–7 he was Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. Since October 1997 he has served as Fellow and Tutor in Classical Languages and Literature at St Anne’s. He is the author of Lucan: Spectacle and Engagement (Oxford, 1997) and Comedy and the Rise of Rome (Oxford, 2004) as well as numerous articles. His most recent contributions are ‘Early Roman Epic and the Maritime Moment’, Classical Philology 105 (2010) and ‘Boxing and Sacrifice: Apollonius, Vergil, and Valerius’, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 105 (2010). He has completed a new book on ancient ideas of curiosity and this will be published by OUP in Spring 2013.
3.30pm – 4pm, Dining Hall: Tea, coffee & cakes
4.15pm – 5.15pm, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre: Annual General Meeting of the Association of Senior Members
6.45pm – 7.30pm, Ruth Deech Building: Pre-dinner Drinks Reception
7.30pm – 9.30pm, Dining Hall: Dinner (open to all St Anne’s Senior Members and guests) £30 per person
The dinner will officially celebrate the opening of our new Kitchen and the refurbishment of the hall, with the Circle of Names in place. The dinner will be followed by a talk from the Principal and also a speaker (details to be confirmed).
10am – 10:30am, Ruth Deech Building: Gaudy Service
10:30am – 11am, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre Foyer: Tea & coffee
11:30am – 1pm, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre:
Gaudy Seminar: Rich and Poor in Britain in the age of Dickens and today
A seminar to examine the disparity between the poor and the rich in the UK and a comparison between Dickens’s view as shown in his novels and how things are in 2012. Invited speakers will present their take on parallels and differences – then and now – from economic, historical, social and literary viewpoints.
Speakers will include:
Paul Donovan (1990): Managing Director of Global Economics at UBS
Paul has been a global economist since 1996, presenting UBS Investment Bank views to clients and the media. Paul is an Honorary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford and member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle. He holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London. Paul is also a co-founder of the Peter Culverhouse Memorial Trust and an economic adviser to the East London Business Alliance. Paul is joint author of From Red to Green? How the financial credit crunch could bankrupt the environment (Routledge, 2011) with Julie Hudson.
Alison Jackson: Vice-Chair and Trustee Church Action on Poverty
Alison retired from the civil service, where she was Director of the Wales Office, in 2005 and then worked for the Methodist Church Head Office until September 2008. She was elected to the Council of Management of Church Action on Poverty in 2006 and is currently Vice-Chair and Staff Liaison Officer. She has experience in urban and rural regeneration, staff management and strategic leadership.
Professor Helen Small: Tutor and Jonathan and Julia Aisbitt Fellow in English Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford
Helen is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Victorian Culture and teaches English Literature from 1700 to the present with an emphasis on critical theory, gender and writing. Her research interests include the value of the humanities, literature and philosophy, public intellectuals, literature and history of science, history of the book. Publications include ‘The Debt to Society: Dickens, Fielding, and the Genealogy of Independence’, in Francis O’Gorman and Katherine Turner (eds), The Victorians and the Eighteenth Century: Reassessing the Tradition (Ashgate, 2004) and ‘On Conflict’, in Dinah Birch and Mark Llewellyn (eds), Conflict and Difference in Nineteenth- Century Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
1pm – 2.30pm, Dining Hall: Gaudy Lunch & Book Sale* £20 per person
*WRITERS’ SHOWCASE & BOOK SALE
All authors of fiction and non-fiction works are invited to take part in the sale. For more information contact the Development Office (01865 284672 or email kate.davy(at)st-annes.ox.ac.uk).