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Remembering George Cawkwell

Univ George Cawkwell ObitAt gaudies and receptions and on my trips abroad, Old Members politely ask me “How is the College?” and then, usually, but with more animation “And how is George?” For many, the two questions are inseparable, because his understanding of the purpose of a College and its Fellowship embodied what they most valued about their own years at Univ. In his commitment to the College he was wholly exceptional even for his own times; over almost seven decades he touched the lives of generations of students who came up to Univ, leaving them enriched and wiser for having known him. As the tributes and memories below testify, it is difficult to imagine that any Oxford Fellow has stamped their personality on their former students, and lingered so vividly in their memory, more than George.

Sir Ivor Crewe, Master of University College

Published: 15 April 2019

Condolences and Recollections

Memories from Lord Butler

Memorial Service Photographs

Memorial Service Video

The Cawkwell Teaching Fund in Classical Languages

Published: 15 April 2019

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