Leonard Evans was president, Josephine Newcombe secretary and Tim Johnson treasurer. On 10 March committee members for Hilary and Trinity terms were photographed at Christ Church Meadows:
Back row: Peter Griffiths, Glyn Vale, Peter Smith, Chris Meakin, Connaire Kensit, Nick Kenyon, Peter Selman, David Pollock, Carl Jones, David Aikman
Front row: Rodney Pickering, Josephine Newcombe, Elisabeth Bowmer, Leonard Evans, Angela Briggs, Wendy Kaplan, Terry Deakin
Speakers included Francis Crick, Barbara Wootton, J D Bernal and Cyril Bibby.
The term was perhaps the busiest ever for OUHG. It was notable for:
- OUHG’s opposition to an SCM (Student Christian Movement) Mission to the University, led by Father Trevor Huddleston, on which see here;
- a series of articles in Isis about the Humanists,
- which led to a media furore about the “unmarried pregnant humanist“,
- which in turn led to strong criticism of the press;
- and for being the term in which women were finally admitted to the Oxford Union Society – a campaign to which OUHG was strongly committed;
- plus some more routine press coverage.
Barbara Wootton produced a text for her talk on 19 February which was published in the University Humanist Federation Bulletin for Autumn 1963 and reprinted in The Freethinker of 13 December 1963.