|FRIDAY, 14TH MARCH, 1986|
ST MAUD, QUEEN OF GERMANY, 968
President: Miss Charmian Leaver (Newnham)|
Secreatry: James Sergeant, esq, (St. John's)
Jun. Treasurer: Mark Collins, esq. (Peterhouse)
Committee: Paul Fox, esq (Gobville & Caius)
John Horton, esq (Churchill)
Report and Statement of the Secretary for the Academic Year 1985-1986
Mr President, Honourable Members,
It has been another most enjoyable and interesting year for the Heraldic and Genealogical Society, especially for those members with a particular interest in heraldry. Over the past two terms we have had a total of seven meetings concerned with various aspects of this subject, ranging from Philip Gooderson's talk on Cambridge Heraldry to Philip Whittome's talk on Japanese Heraldry. Attendance at the meetings was fairly consistent, if a bit low: possibly not all members have heard that the custom of consuming port during the talks has been revived.
The Annual Dinner was also a most successful occasion: we were pleased to welcome Mgr. Gilbey as guest of honour, Mr and Mrs Cecil Humphery-Smith, and Mrs Elizabeth Kenwright, as well as a number of former committee members. On this occasion two new books were presented to the Society's library, having been sent by Archbishop Bruno Heim.
New books were outnumbered several times over by new members. Eleven of these were enrolled: however, as several of these were never seen again we might do well to consider whether we could do more to sustain their interest. We now have a total of thirty members, which includes twenty-two students of the University. This is approximately equal to last year's total.
On behalf of the Society, I would like to thank the President for organising this year's programme, and for continuing to head the Society despite a mounting workload, I would also like to thank the Senior Treasurer for his support and unflappability in the face of at least one last minute request for the committee to dine in Clare, and the Junior Treasurer for the care with which he has looked after the sherry.
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