Miss Gertrud Seidmann, until recently a
postgraduate in the School of Archaeology and believed to be the oldest student to
have studied at Oxford University, has been awarded a Certificate of
Graduate Attainment by the University in a special ceremony in the Divinity School.
Gertrud, who was born and
educated in Vienna before emigrating to Britain
in the 1930s, is a leading researcher on engraved gems and 18th-century
collectors. Her doctoral research was
well advanced when she was forced to abandon her research due to ill health at
the age of 91.