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10th June 2013

Inaugural Amelia Jackson Society lunch enjoyed by legators

On 17 April 42 Old Members and their guests returned to Exeter for the inaugural meeting and luncheon of the Amelia Jackson Society.  Two current Amelia Jackson Scholars, Michael Mayo and Steffan Blayney, spoke about their postgraduate research into the works of James Joyce and British psychiatry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries respectively.  Exeter’s Fellow in Physical Chemistry, Dr Philipp Kukura, then spoke to the Society about his research on spectroscopy and imaging tools.  After lunch in the Hall, members of the Society were treated to a recital of English Romantic partsongs and interludes entitled ‘A Spring Afternoon on the Water’, performed by members of the Choir and student musicians.

Amelia Jackson was the wife of Rector William Jackson.  On her death in 1925 she left entire estate to the College, requesting that the funds be used to support students in need.  Our Amelia Jackson Scholarships have supported scores of Exonians throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and we are proud to name our legacy society in her honour.  We are delighted to welcome new members to the Society and our next meeting will take place on 23 April 2014.  For more information on leaving a legacy to Exeter, please contact the Development Office (

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