Paula Wilson, Portrait of New College, Oxford's first women JCR and MCR Presidents, Caroline Kay and Ruth Mazo Karras (2019)

Anniversaries, Alumni, and Acquisitions: New College Library in 2019

Christopher Skelton-Foord
Issue number
(2019): 12

2019 was a year of notable anniversaries, marking as it does both the 400th anniversary of the Savilian Professorships in geometry and astronomy, and the 40th anniversary of women students at New College.  In 1619, the scholar and diplomat Sir Henry Savile (1549–1622) founded two university chairs bearing his name, which have long been associated with New College.  And if we fast-forward from 1619 in Oxford some 360 years to 1979, women students are for the first time ever matriculating at New College.


Paula Wilson, Portrait of Ruth Mazo Karras and Caroline Kay (2019)
Oil on board, 100 x 90 cms, New College, Oxford


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