The only record to survive from Hilary 1960 is a letter from Margaret Knight about a scrapbook of cuttings about a meeting she had addressed.
A study group headed by Jenny Slater planned a pamphlet of factual sex advice for teenagers, but the plans came to nothing in ways highly revealing of the way the permissive 1960s had not yet started in 1964. The Daily Mirror reported on 26 October 1964:
and the Guardian also had the story (26 October 1964):
but by 4 November 1964 the Daily Mirror was reporting that after objections from her parents Jenny Slater had not only resigned from the study group but had been gated by her college pending disciplinary action – and production of the pamphlet had been banned by OUHG’s senior member, Profesor Gilbert Ryle!
Notwithstanding, the study group seems to have continued in the following term, where it appears on the termly card.
OUHG ex-president David Pollock had by now gone down but had two letters in the press about Sunday observance following the official Crathorne Committee report: in the Daily Telegraph (15 December 1964):
and in the Guardian (17 December 1964) with a letter also read in an extended version on the BBC’s Listening Post:
Meantime on 25 September 1964 the Church Times surveyed the Oxford religious scene and reported on the strength of the Humanists.
Stephen Hayes has provided these images:
Stephen Hayes has provided the following images:
Stephen Hayes has provided the following images, the last of which is undated but is from about this time:
Many thanks to Stephen Hayes for providing these images:
St John’s College library has in its Robert Graves archive a barely legible carbon copy of Graves’ typescript for the talk he gave on 1 November 1961 under the title Poet’s Paradise. Page 12 is missing and is substituted here with pages 12a and 13a of a previous draft.
These images are reproduced by kind permission of the President
and Fellows of St John’s College, Oxford.