The annual Board of Governors meeting was held in June. The Board was sad to accept the retirement of Board member, Professor David Patterson and offered its heart-felt thanks for the wise counsel and advice he was always able to offer to the Centre's officers.
The Board of Governors of the OCVHS granted Emeritus membership of the Board to Professor Patterson in recognition of the very significant contribution he has made to the Board and to the development of the Centre since its inception.
Professor Patterson's involvement in forming the Centre's policies of academic excellence and integrity, and using the Hebrew Jewish Centre as its model was considerable. The Board wishes him every success for all his efforts in his retirement.
The meeting was followed by a dinner held in the Oxford Union dining hall. Sixty-five people, including representatives from the Indian High Commission, prominent Indian business people, senior academics from Oxford, Cambridge, London and Leeds, and students of the University, attended the Dinner.