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13 September 2014

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Alumna Wenda Reynolds celebrates 100th birthday at St Hugh’s

Wenda Reynolds and the Principal having afternoon tea

College played host to alumna Wenda Reynolds’ 100th birthday party on Thursday 11 September. The Principal joined Wenda’s family and friends to celebrate this very special day.

Wenda is an active member of the St Hugh’s community, attending many events and regularly visiting College. Wenda worked with Alan Turing at Bletchley Park, visited Russia under the Iron Curtain and narrowly escaped arrest in France at the outbreak of the Second World War.

On Monday 8 September Wenda returned to College as a guest to the opening of The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building based in St Hugh’s grounds where she met a very special visitor, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge.  On hearing that it was her birthday week, His Royal Highness spent time talking to Wenda and wished her a very happy birthday.

Wenda and HRH Duke of Cambridge
Wenda and HRH Duke of Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oxford Mail also published a tribute to Wenda to celebrate this milestone birthday.

 

 

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