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Audrey Mullender[edit]

In reply to your message, you are quite correct - she is not a faculty member of the University of Oxford, or indeed associated with it in any way. That was a mistake on my part, due to my lack of understanding of the nature of Ruskin College. Thank you for noticing and correcting it. Terraxos (talk) 16:55, 27 April 2008 (UTC)


Wrt DDs: I'd be interested, too, as I'm always curious when I come across an acronym I can't immediately decipher. A bit of Googling didn't turn up a likely answer, so I asked at the Reference desk. See Wikipedia:Reference desk/Language#DDs. Dorftrottel (ask) 20:46, April 30, 2008

Henry Chadwick[edit]

You may (or may not) rememebr that you once said that Henry Chadwick (theologian) badly needed work. Well, I've had a go, and I'm half thinking of putting it up for GA, so I' appreciate some fresh eyes on it before I kick that process off. David Underdown (talk) 14:03, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Thomas Adès[edit]

Hi, I'm afraid I don't know anything about the surname. All I remember is that there were different pronunciations going around (ADD-es, a-DES, even Addis!). And, alas I'm no longer in touch with people who might know. Sorry. Meanwhile I've brought the degree description in line with other articles such as Alain de Botton. Better? Yours Mattmm (talk) 19:45, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Lady Helen Taylor[edit]

I'm confused. What is "the more obvious way"? If there's an alternative, I'm quite happy to hear it, but my concern was that I don't think we can justify separate articles for her children purely on the basis that it makes the succession boxes look nicer. As for "Lady Helen Melons", I have no idea what you're talking about. I think you must be confusing me with someone else. Proteus (Talk) 11:39, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I see. That makes more sense! And I agree, it does rankle. As for the succession box, I also think that's a viable solution. I'm not particularly bothered by the exact format, as long as the required information is put across. Proteus (Talk) 13:41, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Skylor Haagensen[edit]

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Degree awarding powers[edit]

Hi, I'm afraid I've no rigorous proof of this... though there was a reference to it in The Times recently... but then journalists are certainly fallible. The article mentioned that there were a few colleges that had been granted the power to award degrees (possibly through having their own Charter?) but never used these powers. However, with no hard proof I won't swear by it or place it any Wiki articles. Presumably you attended Oxford?

I am not sure of the validity of the "Registered Bodies" link - for example it lists Goldsmiths College, though this is a constituent college of the University of London that cannot award its own degrees.--Zoso Jade (talk) 22:59, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Nature of degree ceremonies[edit]

I've just seen your interesting note on my talk page comparing practices at SOAS and Oxford. To take your points in no particular order certainly it is also the case at Cambridge that the same degree cannot be conferred twice - for example if a student undertakes examinations for the degree of MPhil twice in two different subject then, on passing the second examination, he would be given a certificate by the Secretary of the University's Board of Graduate Studies certifying that he had passed the examination. He would not have the degree conferred on him again. The argument that being two identical degrees is conceptually silly is easier to make if the language of "admitted to the degree of ..." is used: if you are being admitted to a status within a university then how can you be admitted to it again? Cambridge, like Oxford, does not classify its degrees. It classifies the marks in examinations (so that, in Cambridge, you can have a different class in each Part of a Tripos examination).

So far as London is concerned, I believe that its governance arrangements has recently changed. But its current Statute 16 says that each college "shall be entitled to award degrees of the University, and (provided it has power to do so) may award its own degrees subject to any protocols that the Board of Trustees may establish." - so it sounds as only the college is needed to award a UoL degree now. But so far as your own case is concerned it looks to me as though you're entirely right. Savirr (talk) 13:58, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Lists of Oxford people[edit]

Hello again. I've been rather remiss at assisting you with the Oxford people lists, but have been concentrating on Jesus College lists. You may therefore find various new names awaiting you at List of alumni of Jesus College, Oxford and List of Principals and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford. Regards, BencherliteTalk 07:19, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Anglican Bishops[edit]

I always put that they are a stub, and when I go back to them I very often find someone has improved the article in some way: that is the nature of Wikipedia. Bashereyre (talk) 16:15, 2 November 2008 (UTC)


I guess if I have any thinking at all it is that there would not be enough material to write an article, but nevertheless it may have something available - either on-line, or from a reference library. I am not sure when you started editing, but the site went through a period when quite unbelievable articles were getting deleted and I guess I saw little point in putting things in red. Personally I would love to see articles on Anglican Training Colleges and other institutions related to the key figures in the Church's history. Bashereyre (talk) 07:01, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Derek Prince[edit]

I take your points about his Oxford days, all the info comes from Stephen Mansfield's biography. Mansfield's American and an expert on Pentecostalism rather than on Oxford, so perhaps he slipped up on some details. Please amend as you see fit.R Bartholomew (talk) 12:31, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

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John Tosh[edit]

You are quite right of course, the trouble is I do not know which route to his degrees John Tosh took. I merely repeated the bald information contained about his degrees on his staff profile page at Roehampton. What is in the Wikipedia article about him is therefore factually accurate. I agree it might be a better if the details about incoporation etc. could be made explicit. I do not have that information however and short of writing to Prof. Tosh and asking, I am not sure how we could go about finding out. --Graham Lippiatt (talk) 18:02, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you Oxonian 2006, I shall avoid the italics: sorry I had forgotten. As to people's full names, I don't mind if other people redirect my articles. It's still the best site on the internet Bashereyre (talk) 19:27, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Rhianna Pratchett[edit]

Apologies, you're right; I misread the list. I'll correct my comment. (I still think the article should be kept, though.) Robofish (talk) 01:17, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Dr Nossiter[edit]

Yes Oxonian2006, I may well have got a few things wrong. I looked for the original article I used (LSE Alumni publication) but could not find it. I guess you did not know him but he was a wonderful man. How he would have loved the current political crisis. I cannot say I was surprised he did not make particularly old bones: I have never seen anyone smoke quite so much as he did. Bashereyre (talk) 19:00, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Privy Councillors[edit]

Sorry ... I did think that everybody was appointed to the Privy Council .... Like they do it in places like Canada. I thought that you had changed the articles where it was needed.

Again sorry if I upset you

Michael Drew (talk) 05:33, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Re: Percy Shaw Jeffrey[edit]

Yes, mea culpa and I believe you are probably right on both points. Certainly, I have nothing with which to dispute your logic; on the first point, I am almost certainly wrong in describing it as "honorary" (though a silly enough mistake to make me wonder why I ever thought it made sense) and secondly, yes, that was the date of his matriculation. Evidently, for some reason, I was trying to find a synonym for matriculation (and failing). Just a bit busy at the moment, I'm sure you know where the edit button it :) - Jarry1250 [Humorous? Discuss.] 20:25, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

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Thank you for writing to me. I only posted a few photos on Wikipedia but this is a small amount compared to my collection. Some of the photos are on the yahoo group photo section but most on on my farcebook page (Charles Rupert Tsua). I did post some on the farcebook group but they were taken down each time for some reason so I just gave up. The photo on my wikipage is a gown I had specially made by S&W, an officers' gown of the Xi Kang Qin Society which I am Registrar of. LittMus: I actually forgot what that is! It is a made up thingy sometime ago of which I forgot about.


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Young doctors[edit]

I finally found the 19 year old Edinburgh doctor: John William Polidori. Rich Farmbrough, 10:45, 25 April 2010 (UTC).


This proves that you have been working overtime behind the scene with Oxonian 2006.

You could have done a better job by going back few centuries to find the youngest doctor in UK.

We are discussing about UK's youngest doctor in modern times and not going back centuries when the education system might have been different.

May be if you work even harder, you may find that there is a five year Indian boy who is acclaimed a surgeon!

Please keep digging!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:25, 7 July 2010 (UTC)


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Llŷr Williams[edit]

Hi, I'm sorry that I'm over five and a half years late in responding to you. Here's the pronunciation for Llŷr: Welsh: [ˈɬɨːr]. Best regards! AdamSommerton (talk) 14:33, 4 September 2012 (UTC)