Official opening

  • Central buildings are completed and Dining Hall opened
  • First dinner in the Dining Hall (26 March)
  • College opened by the duke of Edinburgh; Prime Minister present (5 June)
  • First cohort of undergraduates graduate
  • East Court completed
  • First May Ball
  • Churchill Association (for alumni) formed; membership 3 guineas p.a.
  • GODS, student dramatic society, formed
  • Black Monday mayhem leads to abolition of annual Winston birthday dinners
  • First Honorary Fellow elected: Sir Winston
  • First female Fellow Commoner appointed: Helen Clover (New Hall, History)
  • Second funding appeal sent to the original donors
  • The Founder gifts one of his paintings, Still Life with Flowers
  • Independent Chapel Trust founded, to build and run a chapel
  • C. P. Snow, Fellow, appointed deputy Minister of Technology in UK government

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