1843 Society Lunch 2013

1843 Society Lunch - Jane RoseThe Master, Jonathan Leigh, presided over his first 1843 Society Lunch on Friday 10th May. The event was doubly special as the venue was the newly refurbished Henry Rose Cricket Pavilion, overlooking the 1st XI. Mrs Jane Rose, widow of the late Henry Rose (C1 1953-57), was a guest of honour, and she was delighted with the restoration which had been carried out thanks to a generous bequest from her husband. Henry's brother, John (C1 1947-53), formerly a Clerk of the House of Commons, was also in attendance. Director of Music, Philip Dukes, treated guests to his world renowned viola playing during the Drinks Reception.

1843 Society Lunch - MusicGuests sat down to an excellent lunch and John Manser (PR 1953-58), the Chairman of The Foundation Trustees, welcomed guests and thanked the Rose family most warmly. He also announced that Martin Evans (CR 1968-present), currently Secretary of The Marlburian Club, had been invited to become President of the 1843 Society. Martin will take up this newly created post in October 2013. John Manser also thanked Janet Perrins, formerly Development Officer, for all her hard work on behalf of the Foundation and wished her well for the future.

The occasion ended with a fine speech by the Master, Jonathan Leigh, who spoke about life at the College and plans for the future. He thanked the Rose family for their generosity, and paid a warm tribute to Christopher Martin-Jenkins (B3 1958-63), who was represented by his brother Tim Martin-Jenkins (B3 1961-65), also a Member of the 1843 Society.

A slideshow of the Lunch is now also online.



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