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Darwin College: Fellows living in

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Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley (Jeff) has been informed that he will not be able to renew the lease on his College accommodation. This means that he will have to leave when the current lease expires in mid September. Jeff is a familiar sight to most, and always available for conversation or debate on almost any topic, as many students will testify! But this Student-Fellow engagement is dependent on proximity and on him living in College. Please sign this petition if you want College to support this kind of Student-Fellow interaction.

One of the unique characteristics of Darwin College is the absence of boundaries between the Student and Fellow bodies. There is no high table and Darwin Fellows are more likely to take coffee in the parlour or common room and mingle with the Student body than to retire to their own room. Equally, there are usually one or two Fellows to be found in the bar after dinner. By designing both the social and material structure of the College in this way, one can only infer that this was one of the aims behind the establishment of the College in the first place. Jeff's socialising in College, dependent on him living here, exemplifies this kind of approach to Student-Fellow interaction.

For the sake of a room that could be used by one incoming student, countless edifying conversations and debates might be denied to future students - please sign below if you want College to reconsider, adding your CRSID and a short comment if you wish.

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