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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

Professor F. F. Miles

Professor F. F. Miles.

Prof. Miles had been Assistant to Prof. Sommerville in the Department of Mathematics since 1926 and on the latter's death he was asked to carry on the Department during 1934. Because of this, and because of his wide reputation in the domain of Mathematics his professorial appointment was widely anticipated.

Passing through Otago University he went to Oxford in 1913 as a Rhodes Scholar. The War interrupted his course but finally he returned to New Zealand in 1921 taking up a position at Wangauui College. He remained there until coming to Victoria. His wide reading in such divergent subjects as Economics and Theology, and his long terms as President of the French Club show interests in no way confined to his professorial activities.