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Oxford University Gazette, 22 January 2009:
Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Christ Church


ALEXANDER OGILVIE BEATTIE, FICE, 14 July 2008; 1944. Aged 82.

JOHN HENRY BUTTER, CMG, MBE, 28 October 2008; 1935. Aged 92.

DAVID WILLIAM RODNEY EVANS, 2008; 1956. Aged 75.

THE REVD JOHN FENTON, BD MA DD Oxf, 27 December 2008; Lecturer in Theology 1991–2; Canon, Sub-Dean and Member of Governing Body 1978–81, Emeritus Student 1991–2008; Principal, St Chad's College, University of Durham, 1965–78. Aged 87.

PROFESSOR MUIR VANE SKERRETT HUNTER, QC, MRI, HON.LL.D B'mouth, 18 October 2008; 1932. Aged 95.

MANFRED NEWMAN, 12 November 2008; 1952. Aged 76.

THE RT HON. LORD PETER WYNFORD INNES REES, PC, QC, 30 November 2008; 1944. Aged 81.

MICHAEL HENRY RAY SOPER, OBE, MA Oxf, FRAGS, HON.FCGI, HON.FRASE, 26 October 2008; University Lecturer, Department of Agriculture, 1946–81; Official Student in Agricultural Sciences and Member of Governing Body 1978–81; Pembroke, College, Cambridge, 1931–4; Lecturer, University of Reading, 1936–8. Aged 95.

GEORGE OSWALD SHUFFREY, 7 October 2008; 1920. Aged 106.

STEPHEN GEORGE PEREGRINE WARD, B.LITT MA Oxf, 6 October 2008; 1935. Aged 91.


EVAN MAITLAND JAMES, 5 December 2008; Steward and Member of Governing Body 1963–78, Emeritus Student 1978–2008; Clerk of the Merchant Taylors' Company 1948–62. Aged 97.

Note. This replaces the obituary notice published in the Gazette of 15 January, p. 530, in which Mr James's name, and his date of death, were given incorrectly.

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Merton College

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of THOMAS FELIX RUDOLF GERHARD BRAUN, MA Oxf, FSA, Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History 1963–99, Senior Research Fellow 1999–2002, Emeritus Fellow 2002–8, will be held in the Chapel, Merton College, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 31 January. The service will be followed by tea.

Those wishing to attend should contact Mrs Helen Kingsley, Merton College (telephone: Oxford (2)86298, e-mail:

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