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Commander George Coupe

This first item is offered as a tribute to Commander George Coupe, who played a key role in Robinson College for nearly thirty years. Appointed initially as Secretary to the Robinson College Trustees in July 1975, he was then successively Warden’s Assistant and Junior Bursar, becoming Archivist in ‘retirement’ from 1991-2003. The photograph was taken in 1979 and shows George (centre), marking the topping out ceremony of the Robinson buildings in the traditional way, together with Andy MacMillan (left) and Isi Metzstein (right) of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, the architects. [Photographer unknown. Archive ref. RCPH 4/3]