The Round 1932-33


Chairman: Mr W H Palmer (Fitzwilliam)
Treasurer: Dr J Needham (Caius)
Organisatrix:Delia Simpson (Newnham)Miss M Rawnsley (Girton)Margaret Burgess (Newnham)
Organiser:David Callum (St Catharine's)Mr R Wortley (Caius)Mr W Abson (Fitzwilliam)
M Burgess Newnham
M Heffer
D Needham Girton
M Rawnsley Girton
M Cross Girton
A L Peck Christs'
C H Waddington MA Sidney
A H Spong MSc Trinity
WW Absom BA Fitz
C Pouncey BA Queens'
R Wortley Caius


8:30 - 11:30 Tuesday 22nd November 1932 at the Central Labour Hall (later renamed Alex Wood Hall).
Scotch Cap
Step Stately
Jack's Maggot
Jenny Pluck Pears
Norfolk Long Dance
Temple Change
The Wedding
The Triumph
The Soldiers Joy
[The Dressed Ship]
The Beginning of the World
Running Set
[Mr Beveridge's Maggot]
[The Round]
[Chelsea Reach]
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In the Lent term William Palmer and Arthur Peck ran informal parties in Newnham Croft Institute fortnightly on Tuesday evenings and it was decided that they were adequate replacement for the "classes" preceding parties
Tuesday May 2nd 1933 at the Central Labour Hall, with a display from the Cambridge Morris Men (the first of many Round parties with a CMM display)

A June 6 committee meeting decided to make Tuesday evening dances a formal part of the Round Arthur Peck to teach, and David Callum to arrange for rooms, pianist, proctorial permission etc..

On June 7th 1933 the Secretary of the Newnham Folk Dance Society reported to a general meeting that

"Though the meetings had been quite well attended at the beginning of the year, the attendance had fallen off badly at the end of the Michaelmas Term, largely, it was thought, because parties at which dances were taught had been started at Newnham Croft Institute and many NFDS members had been attending these as members of the Round. In the Lent term, ... meetings were held once a fortnight only, alternately with the parties at Newnham Croft Institute. In the Easter Term, these parties became a recognised branch of the Round's activities."

Other years: 1930-311931-32 1932-33 1933-341934-35