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MATHESON, Percy Ewing (1859 - 1946), Hon. Fellow of New College and Fellow of Winchester College; formerly Oxford Secretary of Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board

MEADE, James Edward (1907 - 1995), Hon. Dr, Universities of Basel, Bath, East Anglia, Essex, Glasgow, Hull, Oxford and Athens; Hon. Fellow: London School of Economics; Oriel College, Oxford; Hertford College, Oxford; Christ’s College, Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge

HARDY, Thomas (1840 - 1928), JP Dorset; author; Hon. LLD Aberdeen; LittD Cambridge; DLitt Oxford; LLD St Andrews and Bristol; Hon. Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Queen’s College, Oxford

CLIFTON, Robert Bellamy (1836 - 1921), Hon. Fellow of Wadham College; formerly Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and of St John’s College, Cambridge

Florey, Howard Walter (1898 - 1968), Provost of the Queen’s College, Oxford, since 1962; Chancellor of the Australian National University, since 1965; Professor of Pathology, Oxford University, 1935–62; President of the Royal Society, 1960–65; Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford (Hon. Fellow, 1962); Hon. Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and of Magdalen College, Oxford

TODD, James Maclean (1907 - 1988), Secretary to the Oxford University Delegacy for the Inspection and Examination of Schools and Oxford Secretary to the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board, 1964–74; Founder Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford

HOUSMAN, Alfred Edward (1859 - 1936), Professor of Latin, Cambridge University, and Fellow of Trinity since 1911; Hon. Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford

WARNER, Francis (Robert Le Plastrier) (born 1937), poet and dramatist; Emeritus Fellow, St Peter’s College, Oxford, since 1999; Hon. Fellow, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, since 1999

STEAD, (George) Christopher (1913 - 2008), Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge, 1938–49 and 1971–85 (Professorial Fellow, 1971–80); Emeritus Fellow, Keble College, Oxford, since 1981

STEINER, (Francis) George (born 1929), Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge, since 1961; Weidenfeld Professor of Comparative Literature, and Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, 1994–95

PELLING, Henry Mathison (1920 - 1997), Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, 1966–80 and since 1980 (socius ejectus); Supernumerary Fellow, Queen’s College, Oxford, 1980

RICH, Edwin Ernest (1904 - 1979), Vere Harmsworth Professor of Naval and Imperial History, Cambridge, 1951–70; Master of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, 1957–73 (Fellow, 1930–73, now Emeritus); Hon. Fellow: Trumbull College, Yale; Selwyn College, Cambridge; Worcester College, Oxford

QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur Thomas (1863 - 1944), Member of Academic Committee; King Edward VII Professor of English Literature, Cambridge University, since 1912; Fellow Jesus College, Cambridge; Hon. Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford; is a Freeman of Bodmin, Fowey, and Truro

WHITELOCK, Dorothy (1901 - 1982), Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, Cambridge University, 1957–69; Professorial Fellow, Newnham College, Cambridge, 1957–69, Hon. Fellow since 1970; Hon. Fellow, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, since 1957

LOEWE, Herbert Martin James (1882 - 1940), Reader in Rabbinics, Cambridge; Hon. Fellow of Queens’ College; formerly University Lecturer in Rabbinic Hebrew, Oxford, Maynard Lecturer in Oriental Languages at Exeter College and Goldsmid Lecturer in Hebrew, University College, London

ALLEN, Hugh Percy (1869 - 1946), Hon. Fellow Christ’s College, Cambridge; Fellow of New College, Oxford; Professor of Music in University of Oxford since 1918; President Royal College of Organists; Chairman Mus. Advisory Committee of BBC; President ISM 1930; Conducted at Leeds Festival, 1913, 1922, 1925–28; late Conductor of London Bach Choir and Oxford Bach Choir

CLARK, George (1890 - 1979), Hon. Fellow: Trinity College, Dublin, 1953; Trinity College, Cambridge, 1955; Balliol and Oriel Colleges, Oxford, 1957; All Souls College, Oxford, 1975; Trustee, British Museum, 1949–60; Member, University Grants Committee, 1951–58; President of the British Academy, 1954–58; President, Northamptonshire Record Society, 1958–65


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