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30th April 2014

Exeter welcomes alumni and friends to meeting of the Amelia Jackson Society

On 23 April Exeter welcomed alumni and friends of the College for the second meeting of the Amelia Jackson Society.

Founded in 2013, the Society recognises and thanks all those who have pledged to include Exeter in their will.  It is named after Amelia Jackson, the wife of Rector William Jackson, who left her entire estate to the College on her death in 1925.  Her legacy was used to create the Amelia Jackson Scholarships which are still awarded to Exeter students today.

This year’s event began at Exeter House, the College’s graduate accommodation block on the Iffley Road.  Five Amelia Jackson Scholars presented aspects of their research and responded to lively and varied questions from the audience.  The Rector then invited Mark Lewis and Anne Watts, children of the late Peter Lewis (1942, Chemistry) to unveil a plaque honouring the generosity of Peter and his wife Joyce, whose legacy has been used towards the redevelopment of Exeter House.

Our guests and Scholars then enjoyed lunch in Hall and a speech of thanks by the Rector.  The day ended with a recital in the Chapel given by members of the College Choir, only recently home from their tour of North America.

The Amelia Jackson Society now has 210 members and is growing steadily.  To find out more about including Exeter in your will, please contact the Development Office.  All discussions will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Amelia Jackson Scholar Myriam Frenkel (2013, English DPhil) discusses poetic vocabulary in Old Norse and Old English


Mark Lewis and Anne Watts outside Exeter House

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