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== Association and
The history of the St Anselm Hall Association, the Hall’s alumni group, can traced back to the 1930s, when the annual reunion dinner was first held. In the late 1940s Warden Ronald Preston and two of his senior students, Thomas Lawrenson and Lawrence Tremlett, (both themselves former residents) wrote to every old Anselmian, inviting them to a revived reunion dinner, the practice having fallen away during the war. This led to the formal establishment of the St Anselm Hall Association in 1954.
St Anselm Hall Association has long offered support to the activities of St Anselm Hall, with projects including the funding of the multi-gym, purchasing of sports equipment and, in the 2020-2021 session, supporting the ‘JCR in Exile.’
Funded generously by individuals, or collectively by the membership, the St Anselm Hall Association provides on an annual basis:
Named after the hall's eighth Warden, Ronald Preston, the Preston Scholarship awards a minimum of £500 each year to one or more students who have made a significant contribution to hall life. Every recipient has their name recorded on an honours board in the Dining Hall. This scholarship, which has been running since 2005, is awarded through a competitive application process. All submissions are reviewed by an independent sub-committee of St Anselm Hall alumni.
The Scholarship for Sports, worth £400, is awarded to a returning student (a student who has previously lived in the hall) who has significantly contributed to the development of the Hall’s sporting activities. The Dyer Sports Scholarship is awarded at the beginning of the academic year and aims to empower and sustain the recipient to continue building a sports programme for the Hall. The successful student is selected by the scholarship’s benefactor, Dr Peter Dyer, in concert with the Warden.
The Scholarship for Music, worth £400, is awarded to a student who will lead the Hall’s musical life, especially in relation to musical activities in the Hall Chapel.
The Prayer Book Society funds two Choral Scholarships, each worth £100 a year. The Choral Scholarships are awarded at the beginning of the academic year. These Scholarships aim to empower students and to allow them to gain choral experience within the setting of a traditional Hall Chapel. The successful students are selected by a representative of the scholarship’s benefactor, the Prayer Book Society, in concert with the Hall Chaplain and Warden.
For more information on Hall scholarships please see the following link: <nowiki>https://www.slems-association.org.uk/?page_id=17</nowiki>