Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust
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Friends of the Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust Newsletters 2001

Dear Friends,
We're happy to report another successful year for the Trust in terms of effective grant-making; thanks to your donations we were able to make three awards
in 2001, to a very interesting and appropriate group of applicants. Dr. Joana Proud from Manchester University received help towards giving her paper
at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University; her paper was on Anglo-Saxon Books and their Readers', which
of course we immediately felt to be exactly appropriate for the Trust's support. We were also able to contribute towards the conference expenses of Justin Hastings-Merriman, a PhD student from Leeds, giving a paper at New York, about the site of an Anglo-Saxon monastery. The third award went to a student from Reading, finishing his PhD in financial difficulty.

These three applicants were outstanding among a group of very strong applications this year, and the trustees all feel that the work of the Trust is meeting a definite need and making a real contribution in Lynne's particular academic field. Although the grants we can make are relatively small, they usually give assistance just when it's needed, and are significantly beneficial not only for the careers of the recipients, but also for the furtherance of knowledge in Lynne's disciplines. We are privileged to be able to do this in Lynne's name, with the donations you made (and indeed continue to make)
in her memory.

Help in other forms for the Trust during the year included the generous donation of a stock of copies of the memorial volume for Lynne, published
and donated by KCLMS. This beautiful and fascinating book Essays on
Anglo-Saxon and Related Themes in Memory of Lynne Grundy', edited by
Jane Roberts and Janet Nelson (isbn 0 9522119 9 8) contains a previously unpublished paper by Lynne, Aelfric's Grammatical Theology and Theological Grammar', and a group of scholarly papers on related themes, as well as the text of Harold Short's appreciation of Lynne given at the thanksgiving service
in the chapel at King's in April 1998, and a moving introduction. Award winners now receive a copy of this, and Lynne's own Books and Grace', to accompany their cheques. The Trust is very grateful for the continuing support of the editorial board of KCLMS.

We're in the process of setting up a new easily accessible web page with information about the Trust, application details and Trust news, with the help of the Department of English at Manchester University; I'll send you details as soon as it's up and running.

We appointed a new trustee during the year: Frances Bingham has been helping with the running of the Trust since its inception and agreed to become a trustee, so now we are five: Martin Grundy, Peter Mathews, Nick Gallagher, Liz Mathews and Frances Bingham. We all thank you for your continuing help and support of the Trust in memory of Lynne.
With all good wishes for the festive season and for a happy and peaceful 2002,

Liz Mathews,
and the trustees