Monthly Archives: May 2022


We are pleased to say that Old Members’ Day is back to its usual time in June. This year we will be entirely College based. The Principal will open the day and bring us up to date with College affairs. We will then have two very different presentations.
The first speaker will be Dr Simon Townley. He currently leads a team of researchers working
towards completion of ‘The Victorian County History of Oxfordshire’. There have been several volumes of this meticulously researched work of which Dr Townley has edited six and contributed to eight. He will talk about the origins and the development of the Victorian County
History with particular reference to the Oxfordshire County volumes.
Our second speaker is Professor Paul Riley, the Professorial Fellow in Medicine at Jesus. Many of you may have heard his recent excellent presentation in the Jesus Futures series on ‘The Future of Regenerative Medicine’. His presentation will be around that theme and the genuinely ins-piring work being done.
As always there will be the chance to ask questions of our speakers.
Lunch is an important part of the day when we have a chance to catch up with friends old and new. Drinks will be served before lunch, and we hope both our speakers will be able to join us then and over lunch.
After lunch we will have a guided tour of the splendid new buildings in fourth quad.
The programme for the day, which is open to all old members and their guests, is organised
by the Jesus College Old Members’ Group (XL Network) and is as follows:
     10.15 Arrival and coffee in Ship Street Centre
     10.40 Principal – welcome and update on College matters
     11.00 Dr Simon Townley from the Victorian County History Oxon Trust
     11.50 Professor Paul Riley (Professorial Fellow in Medicine)
     12.35 Pre-lunch drinks
     13.00 Lunch in Hall
     14.30 Tour of the new buildings
The cost is £28.00 per person for the full day including lunch.
To download the Booking form click here
Please book as soon as possible, but by Thursday 9th June at the latest
We look forward to seeing you on 25th June for what we are sure will be a thoroughly
enjoyable day.
P J May (Chair of JOMG) George Reah (Treasurer JOMG)  (email: