Outstanding long-service

27th June 2017

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Working at Wadham for 30 and 20 years respectively, Sandra Bailey and Jacqui Person were rewarded for their outstanding contributions at a meeting of the College Governing Body.

  • Jacqui Person (20 years) and Sandra Bailey (30 years) with Warden Ken Macdonald QC

    Jacqui Person (20 years service) and Sandra Bailey (30 years service) with Warden Ken Macdonald QC

Warden Ken Macdonald QC presented Sandra and Jacqui with gifts, on behalf of the College, in recognition of their long service.

Sandra Bailey joined Wadham College as Librarian in October 1986 and has continued working in the Library ever since. In 2009 she became part-time Antiquarian/Early Books Cataloguer, focused on specialist collections. Working with printed books published before 1800 this involves the creation of detailed bibliographic records, including information on the construction of the book, its provenance and edition specific information.  So far she has catalogued the printed collections of Richard Warner (a wide ranging collection with a focus on literature and botany, donated in 1775), Samuel Bush (mostly British and European history and literature, received in 1783), and Alexander Thistlethwayte (some 1500 books, strong in European literature, donated to the college in 1771). She has also catalogued part of the Godolphin Collection (about 1500 items predominantly produced in Spain, donated in 1720), and is currently working on the Bisse collection (the College's founding collection of some 2,600 volumes, mostly Continental theology, and donated in 1611).

In April 1997 Jacqui Person joined Wadham as a Hall/Refectory Cleaner. Her enthusiasm, hard work and organisational skills led to her promotion to Buttery Manager, Butler’s Assistant, Senior Assistant Butler and most recently, Deputy Head Butler. Jacqui is a valuable member of the Senior Common Room/Hall team and has played a key role in ensuring Wadham’s bed and breakfasts remain popular with conference guests.  

Domestic Bursar Frances Lloyd commented: “Wadham is extremely grateful for the enormous contributions that both Sandra and Jacqui have made in these two very different areas of the College over so many years.”

Wadham College is a Living Wage employer and is accredited with the Investors in People award.