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lvi Annual Report of the Delegacy ROGATE FIELD CENTRE Report by the Warden The Management Committee appointed under the new Constitution approved by the Delegacy in February 1974 has taken up its work with vigour with high degree of participation from all members in the preparation of papers and execution of policies appropriate to their respective disciplines The Committee though conscious of the very severe limitations placed upon Rogate by shortage of finance both directly in the staffing and support of the Centre and indirectly in the limited availability of research grants is committed to policy designed to strengthen the scientific community at Rogate and to establish it as centre for co- ordinated research and teaching of service to the College the Univer- sity and the relevant fields of science It records its appreciation of such financial and administrative help from the College as the Delegacy has been able to approve and it relies confidently on continued sup- port Dr Michael Stoddart has been appointed Scientific Co-ordinator for three years from August 1st 1974 on the unanimous invitation of the Committee Of the postgraduate students who completed their studies at Rogate at the beginning of the academic year Miss Randolph has obtained her Ph and now has demonstratorship at Oxford Uni- versity Mr Wood has lectureship at the University of the West Indies and Mrs Emberlin-Hasker at the Polytechnic of North London Mr Petch has research post at Leeds University and Mr Coppins has taken up position in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh Dr Londt came from South Africa at Christmas to take up an Esme Fairbairn Fellowship and Mr Kettle is coming from New Zealand to carry out research for Ph During the year 1973-74 there has been drop in the number of visitors to the Centre compared with last year The number of courses decreased by one but the number of overnight stays decreased from 245 to 861 for King's visitors and from 261 to 504 for other users There has been general trend towards shorter courses with fewer students this may be partly due to Rogate's increased charges which came into effect in January The Centre has managed to maintain its standards despite domestic
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