13.0482 Don Fowler Memorial Fund

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 482.
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             Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 07:14:24 +0000
             From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
             Subject: The Don Fowler Memorial Fund

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am forwarding the enclosed announcement about the Don Fowler
    Memorial Fund on behalf of Peta Fowler. I am sure it will be of interest
    to many of you.

    I am happy to pass on any enquries about the fund to the relevant


    Dr Michael Fraser
    University of Oxford

    The Don Fowler Memorial Fund

    On 15 October 1999, the world of classical scholarship lost one of its
    most exciting and colourful figures with the tragically early death, at
    the age of 46, of Don Fowler. It is to honour Don's memory, and to further
    his wide-ranging and interdisciplinary approach to classical scholarship
    and teaching, that his family, friends, colleagues, and students have
    instituted an annual lecture. Rather than suggesting that the lecture
    should be given within the range of subjects in which Don was interested,
    we have decided to entitle it 'New Approaches to Latin Literature'. Don
    would be the last person to want his legacy fossilised, and this year's
    new approach might not be so new in five years' time. Don himself
    constantly changed and grew intellectually and he would have wished that
    the subjects which he loved should also change and grow.

    In order to establish this lecture, support from a wide range of
    organisations and individuals is needed. Substantial funding will be
    required if the lecture is to have the stature and impact which Don
    deserves. It is intended to invite as lecturers not only professors of
    long standing, name and reputation, but young and rising scholars - the
    group that Don himself delighted to foster. Any surplus moneys would be
    applied primarily to the advancement of Latin studies within Oxford
    University and of Classics within Jesus College.

    Jesus College is very happy to provide the necessary administrative
    support for the appeal for this Memorial Fund. Anyone who would like to
    contribute to this endeavour should send a cheque made payable to Jesus
    College, Oxford, to the Estates Bursar, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW
    indicating that it is a contribution to the Don Fowler Memorial Fund.

    American donors may make tax-deductible donations via Americans for Oxford
    Inc. If you would like to give through that medium, the donation should be
    sent to Mr John R. Price, Chairman, Americans for Oxford, Inc., 198
    Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (with a copy to Susan Van Liew,
    Director - Finance & Administration, Oxford University Development (NA)
    Inc., 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Tel: 212 726 6408). Please
    indicate that the donation is for Jesus College Oxford - the Don Fowler
    Memorial Fund.

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