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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 archives@sel.cam.ac.uk. 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: http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/selwyn-college/selwyn-archives/archives-upload-form/

Previous Archive images can be seen here: https://www.selwynalumni.com/pages/previousarchiveimageofthemonth

Elizabeth Stratton, October 2017

 

The Archivist is always delighted to arrange Archive visits and to receive Selwyn memorabilia, photos and stories. To contact Elizabeth Stratton, please email:  eas51@cam.ac.uk

 

 

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