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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 – October 2017

Welcome to Selwyn in 1950s style

Hugh Jonathan McIntyre

As we welcome this year’s Freshers to Selwyn a recent addition to the Archives allows us to reflect on what was expected for students arriving sixty years ago. We have recently received a generous bequest from the estate of Hugh Jonathan McIntyre (SE 1952) which includes a letter congratulating him on his Latin exam. This was a requirement for many students applying to Cambridge. Hugh, known as Jonathan, read Theology and History at Selwyn and decided to become a teacher. He worked in local authority schools in the north of England and developed a particular interest in pastoral work and was later appointed home tutor for the Cheshire Education Authority. His wife, Kathleen, was also a life-long teacher. They attended many reunions at Selwyn with the last one in 2009 which was part of Hugh’s eightieth birthday celebrations. The McIntyre collection includes various sports club ties, a college scarf, degree certificates and a picture of the college which are all in pristine condition.

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, October 2017


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