Happy 100th Birthday to Dr Arthur Jennings

Arthur Jennings and Mary Hesse

Our oldest Emeritus Fellow celebrates his 100th birthday on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Arthur Jennings and Mary Hesse

Dr Jennings was a University Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine. His term as Senior Tutor (1974-1980) coincided with a significant growth in the College’s full-time students (to 200!), following the decision to admit mature undergraduates and the development by the University of the one year degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil).  

Dr Jennings and his wife Isobel are remembered for making a special effort to foster a sense of community in the College, then only in its second decade. They traditionally hosted a Boxing Day party at their home for students who remained in College over the festive period. The Jennings Prizes, awarded each year to students who achieve a First class degree in the Tripos commemorate Dr Jennings’  many contributions to the College. 

Many happy returns to Dr Jennings.

Photo: Dr Arthur Jennings with Dr Mary Hesse, then Vice-President of Wolfson College