Annual Reviews

Each year we now produce an 'Annual Review' for Friends and Members, which incorporates a summary of our formal Year-end Report, plus what we hope are some interesting highlights of the year in question.

Previous Annual Reviews can be downloaded here:

2020 Annual Review

2019 Annual Review

2018 Annual Review

2017 Annual Review

2016 Annual Review

2015 Annual Review

2014 Annual Review

2013 Annual Review

Members and Friends are sent these annual reviews as soon as they are produced each summer, and have an opportunity to attend our AGM each October and raise any issues.

If you would like to become a Friend, you can read more on our Join Us page, and then complete the application form.


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Jane Randell - a tribute from Christopher South

All those involved with The Magog Trust are saddened to learn of the death of Jane Randell, who was a power force in the early days of the Trust, writing many of the original press releases and responsible for much of the correspondence which went out in the initial money raising campaign.

Our President Christopher South has sent in the following personal tribute:

Many active present members may not realise what a debt we all owe to Jane.  In the early days of the trust she was ever the one with her feet firmly on the ground, combating the wild and whimsical with her good common-sense as we picked our way ahead.

Perhaps her greatest legacy is what we now take for granted:  a ceaseless search for new minds, new hands and new ideas.  It was Jane who nagged us at successive meetings that we needed more members from outside the original circle, younger and willing to act as well as talk about what should be done.  

I believe her experience in the organisation of complex nursing solutions was a factor in our favour.  She brought system and structure.  Her no-nonsense practicality was worth a cartload of fine thoughts.  She and Mary cared for plants and the natural world in the same loving light they cared for people.  When she stubbornly stuck to her guns I sometimes prayed she would cease; now she has and I long to be chivvied again.

Christopher South, 13 April 2015.

Old Newsletters

Up until 2011 we produced a twice-yearly Newsletter, and you can still download copies of some of these here:

pdf_logo_smallSpring/Summer 2011

pdf_logo_smallAutumn/Winter 2010

Spring 2010

Autumn/Winter 2009

Spring 2009

In 2011 the re-designed website was launched, and so the decision was taken to stop producing these Newsletters, and instead to use this website as the main means of communication for news and articles of interest.

This move away from a regular Newsletter meant that more of the Members' and Friends' subscriptions could be spent directly on the costs of upkeep and husbandry on the Down.

We would love every regular visitor to Magog Down to help support its upkeep by becoming a Friend. Read more on our Join Us page, and then complete the application form.