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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 1. March 4, 1953

Our Rhodes Scholar

Our Rhodes Scholar

The most popular scholastic success of the last year was surely that of Mr. D. B. Horsley, our past President. Mr. Horsley's career in retrospect, from secondary school to Rhodes Scholarship, makes interesting reading.

At secondary school at wanganui he was prominent at tennis and rowing, and when he came to Victoria he gained his College and N.Z.U. Blues in the last sport. He anticipates rowing for Oxford if he has the opportunity. His wide knowledge of university affairs and sports have qualified him to hold the position of Sports Officer on the Resident Executive of N.Z.U.S A. for the last year.

He is reading for the degree of Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford for the first two years and hopes to take another year in Modern Languages. At present he is reading around his subject and is returning to Wanganui soon, from where he will leave for England after three months.

Mr. Horsley is the first Rhodes Scholar to be selected from Victoria for a considerable time. However, we have on our staff many Rhodes Scholars, for example. Mr. James Bertram, the English Lecturer: Mr. Harold Miller, the Librarian; Mr. Monk, the History Lecturer. We hope that Mr. Horsley will reach the academic heights already attained by his predecessors at Victoria.