4 MAY 1923, Page 24

Oriel is one of the oldest of Oxford colleges. Adam

de Brome, the founder and first Provost, held office from 1826 to Ian. Moreover, Oriel in recent times has had many professional fellows. The elaborate list compiled by the late Provost and completed by Mr. Richards is consequently of exceptional interest. Oriel may be proud net merely of her age, but also of the many scholars of distinction who have belonged to her Senior Common Room. The register with its compact biographies, well indexed, is a valuable addition to Oxford history.