Reunion 1966

On 20 July 1966 an OUHG reunion party was held at 63 Kingston Road – the digs of the current Organising Secretary, Howard Rye.  If you can identify anyone not named in the captions, look at the names here and please get in touch

By wall, from bottom: David Hume, Tony Lambert, Stephen Hayes, Josephine Newcombe, Bob Leach, Clive Jones, [two shadowy figures at top of stairs awaiting identification].

By banisters, from bottom: Geoff Wyvill, Tony Brierley, Wendy Kaplan, Connaire Kensit, David Pollock.

Two group photos were taken in the street outside:

L to R: ?, ?, ?, Tony Brierley, Bob Leach, Wendy Kaplan, ?, Janet Mitchell, Stephen Hayes, ?, ?, Howard Rye, Geoff Wyvill, ?, Richard Hudson, David Pollock, David Hume, ?, Ruth Cowan, Connaire Kensit, Clive Jones, ?, Josephine Newcombe, ?, Leonard Evans.

L to R: ?, ?, Tony Brierley, Bob Leach, Wendy Kaplan, ?, Janet Mitchell, Stephen Hayes, ?, ?, Geoff Wyvill, ?, Howard Rye, David Hume, David Pollock, Richard Hudson, Connaire Kensit, Ruth Cowan, Clive Jones, ?, Josephine Newcombe, ?, ?, Leonard Evans, ? (behind), ?, ?, ?,

before the party resumed inside:

L to R: Bob Leach, Howard Rye, Stephen Hayes, Richard Hudson, Janet Mitchell, Ruth Cowan, ?, Wendy Kaplan.

Josephine Newcombe and Clive Jones.

Among those who accepted the invitation and are not identified in the captions were:

David Batchelor, Judy Evans, Fred Holroyd, Richard Hudson, David Hume, Ifan Lloyd, Simon Mattam, Marian Stamp.


[Trinity 1966]

Trinity 1966

David Hume was president, Ianto Stevens secretary and Geoff Wyvill treasurer.  Speakers included Jonathan Glover, Marjorie Prooops, David Mercer, Antony Flew and Lena Jeger MP.  Some posters can be seen here.


OUHG picketed St Aldate’s when Billy Graham came to preach, handing out leaflets (copy made available by University of North Carolina Wilson Library at Chapel Hill):


A poster was also published:

66-06 Billy Graham



















This was reported in the Sunday Telegraph (29 May 1966):











There was a punt party:

And an OUHG reunion was held on 20 July.


[Hilary 1966]         [[Michaelmas 1966]


Hilary 1966

Tony Lambert was president, Janet Powell secretary and Judy Evans treasurer. Speakers included Ralph Schoenman, Faith Spicer, Martin Ennals and Lord Sorensen.

There are some posters here.






The Committee met frequently, once in a coach en route to an unidentified lobby in London:


[Michaelmas 1965]        [Trinity 1966]

Michaelmas 1965

Dylan Morgan was president, Tony Lambert secretary and Ron Bell treasurer.  Speakers included Renee Short MP, Christmas Humphreys QC, Peggy Jay, Edna O’Brien and Sir Edward Boyle.  There were two demonstrations against the UDI (unilateral declaration of independence) by Southern Rhodesia, jointly organised with several other societies.  A number of posters can be seen here.




OUHG reacted to Mary Whitehouse’s Clean Up TV campaign, as the Daily Telegraph reported (25 November 1965):

[Michaelmas 1965]

[Trinity 1965]      [Hilary 1966]