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Memorial Service for Dr Ann Taylor, former Fellow and Tutor in Physiology

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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Ann Taylor, photographed by John Cairns
Portrait of Ann Taylor taken by John Cairns for the '3000 Women' exhibition

We will remember and celebrate the life of Dr Ann Taylor in a Memorial Service on Thursday 19 October at 2:30pm in the University Church of St Mary-the-Virgin, Oxford. Tea will be served afterwards in the Wolfson Hall at St Edmund Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Ann Gaynor Taylor, MA BM BCh Oxf (30 June 1928 – 23 February 2017) was a Founding Fellow & Tutor in Physiology at St Anne’s College, Oxford from 1959-1963. She then moved to Stanford University School of Medicine (1964-1975) where she was Senior Research Assistant, then Assistant Professor, before taking the role of Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor at Cornell University Medical College from 1975 to 1980.

Ann joined St Edmund Hall as Fellow and Tutor in Physiology in 1980, becoming an Emeritus Fellow upon her retirement in 1995. She also served as Chair of the University Committee on Student Health from 1989 to 1994. The first and only female Tutorial Fellow when she started at the College, Ann described being greeted initially “with a mixture of curiosity and apprehension!” Over the years, she taught, mentored, and supported the careers of many scientists and medics. Ann was a pioneer for the increased presence of women in academic life at Teddy Hall, as well as Oxford more widely. She was featured in the Hall’s photographic exhibition of inspirational women in 2015.