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Archive Image of the Month

Let Selwyn's archivist, Elizabeth Stratton, give you a taster of the college archives. Every month Elizabeth selects a particularly interesting piece from the archives and provides an insight into its history and significance. 

Archive Image of the Month – February 2020

Rugby Cuppers, 1967 

 Archive Image 88 February 2020

We continue our focus on sport at Selwyn this year with a photo of the rugby cuppers final in 1967 in which Selwyn played against Trinity Hall. This was the climax of the most successful season for the rugby club for several years. The final in 1967 actually resulted in two separate games as the first was a draw. A replay was required which also resulted in a draw and so the teams agreed to share the cup.

We are grateful to alumnus Roger le Clercq (1964) for donating his photographs to the college in 2012 and for his help in identifying several members of the 1967 team. Anthony Stanton is nearest the ball and other members included David Norris, Derry Bancroft, Peter Price (captain), Dennis Gethin, Andy Preece and Peter Lewis.

Dennis Gethin (1963), was commended in the Calendar for playing well for the university at full-back. He was the president of the Welsh Rugby Union from 2007-2019 and received an OBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in 2016 for services to Welsh rugby.

Selwyn’s involvement in rugby continues: two current Selwyn students played in the December 2019 Varsity matches. Charlie Watson played in the men’s team and Saffron Hicks came on as a replacement in the women’s match. Both teams went on to win.

As always, any questions about the college archives can be directed to the archivist on We are always grateful to hear from members of college about any photographs and memories you may have of your time at Selwyn and they can also be uploaded directly here.

Previous archive images can be seen here.

Elizabeth Stratton, February 2020


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