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Salient.The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 4. April 6, 1955

Time For Extra-Curricular Activities

Time For Extra-Curricular Activities

During the thirty-live years he spent here, he found time for all kinds of extra-curricular activities. He was the prime mover in founding the Tramping Club, Football Club, and the French Club. Gardening, Rugby, deerstalking, fishing, winemaking, tramping, and carpentry, interior decorating and scenery-shifting for the French Club have all occupied him and even found their way into lectures as far apart as French Prose Composition and Aucassin and Nicolette.

His most significant sporting interest as far as promoting better relations between the City of Wellington and the University, goes, was his membership for nineteen years of the management committee of the Wellington Rugby Football Union.

His most famous pupil is Professor Fraser MacKenzie (Birmingham) who occupies the chair of Modern Languages at VUC this year. Professor dedicated his this is to his former teacher, and says that it is to Professor Boyd-Wilson that he owes his initial love of France.

By all his old students he will be remembered most as an advocate of the "play-way" of learning French —it was one of his firmest principles that students have to be entertained to be taught.

[unclear: This] is at preset touring England, Scotland and the Continent, where from letters already received, his academic vigour and practical curiosity continue undlmmed. Perhaps his greatest experience will be revisiting that France ho has taught so many to appreciate.