College – Issue 36


Although being recognised as Dux was never Wills Wynn Thomas’s primary target or motivation, he always aimed as high as possible in his academic work, saying the award came as results of this effort. “It was never my explicit goal. My goal was simply to achieve the best result I could, so I always tried my hardest, whatever I was doing,” said the recipient of the Wacher Prize for Academic Head of School. With Mathematics his favourite subject, and a self-confessed love of all the sciences, Physics in particular, Wills was also well versed in English and possessed a formidable reputation as a debater, was a gifted chorister and musician, an impressive goalkeeper for the 2nd XI, and the school’s Academic Prefect. scholarships at Auckland University, the Australian National University in Canberra and at Cambridge University in England. Cambridge won out, with Wills learning in March 2019 that he has been awarded the Sir Douglas Myers Scholarship to study at Gonville and Caius College. He will be doing the Mathematical Tripos – the Cambridge Mathematics course – beginning in October. He credits Christ’s College with providing him with the platform and the impetus to succeed. His primary loves though saw him contemplating accepting

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