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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1957-1958-467

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vi ANNUAL REPORT For forty-five years Mr Harley has given wholeheartedly of his time and interest to the College and its affairs Not only on matters connected with business but in matters affecting the private policies and financial problems of all members of the Staff his wide experience and advice have been freely available and freely given With his departure this month will go the last personal link with the days of Principal Headlam under whom Mr Harley served and of whom he retains vivid impressions For his life- time's service the Council would wish to express its gratitude and its admiration and to extend to him and Mrs Harley its most sincere good wishes for many years of well-deserved relaxation The Council welcomed the appointment of Mr Chappell as the new College Accountant Faculty In the session 1955-56 there were 207 student members of the Theo- logical Faculty of whom 35 were women Sixty-three new men students joined the Faculty in October including three older ordinands taking special two-year course of one year in London followed by one at Warminster The Faculty was again represented on the Union Society Executive and there has been notable increase in the part played by students in College sport The Preacher at the Commemoration Service was the Bishop of Durham now the Archbishop of York The Maurice Lectures aroused especial interest in that the Lecturer was Mr Shaw the Secretary of the College His subject was Nationality and the Western Church before the Reformation Dr Moorman Principal of Chichester Theological College acted for the first time as the External Examiner for the examina- tion on behalf of Goldsmiths' Company's Vacation Travel grant was awarded to Birch The Whit-Tuesday Reunion of the Theological Society was well attended The Preacher at the Sung Eucharist was the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich There was good company at lunch and in the afternoon Professor Nineham had an attentive audience for his lucid account of recent trends in New Testament scholarship Northern Reunion was held in May at Wakefield The Council noted with special interest the appointment of the Reverend Denis Marsh as Father Guardian of the Society of St Francis and the selection of Miss Susan Lister to the Archbishops' Committee for conversations with the Methodists King's College Hostel At the end of 1955 the Council received an anonymous gift of Ā£2 000 to pay off the accumulated Hostel deficit of the post-war years gift
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