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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1974-1975-386

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vi Annual Report of the Council attracted scholar of rare distinction With both sc and Wrangler in Mathematics as his first degrees and doctorates in Divinity from Oxford and Cambridge Dr Mascall had spent the previous sixteen years as Student and Tutor at Christ Church Before that he had taught mathematics at school had served as Sub- Warden at Lincoln and had had parochial experience at St Matthew's Westminster 'Already by 1962 the list of his publications was impressive by any standards Since he has been at King's the variety volume and quality of his contributions have in no whit lessened As Bampton Lecturer at Oxford Gifford Lecturer at Edinburgh and twice Lecturer at American Universities wide audience has benefited from the wisdom of the various Trustees who invited him to deliver the courses And in 1967 he received an honorary from the University of St Andrews Such scholar might conventionally be expected to be remote if not aloof The opposite is true of Eric Mascall He has served the Council as member of its Finance Committee and has chaired the meetings of the Vincent Square Hostel Committee with despatch and understanding He played an important part in bringing Heythrop College to London and has been Dean of the Faculty of Theology in the University of London 'But it is perhaps as man that he will be most missed Few people know greater number of their colleagues at King's His choice of company at lunch is ecumenical His conversation informed by an encyclopaedic knowledge is witty and wide- ranging whilst as raconteur his stories are only the more memorable for being on occasion somewhat inaudible And in lighter vein his annual Christmas greetings have sometimes taken poetic guise 'Eric Mascall in himself and his scholarship represent standards of all that is best in the Anglican tradition His contribution to the College which regards him with justifiable affection has been of measure which no words of gratitude can adequately recognise FELLOWSHIP The Reverend Professor Parri Owen and the Reverend Canon Robinson were elected Fellows of King's College
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