College – Issue 41

THE QUADRANGLE From the President

Honours Ties We are privileged to have many Old Boys living the College values and demonstrating these virtues every day, locally and globally. Earlier this year, Angus Dysart- Paul (Vice-President) introduced two distinguished Old Boys at a College assembly, presenting their Honours Ties in absentia. By using technology, the whole school could recognise Sir Michael Fowler, now 91 and living in Wellington, and Dr Vaughan Smith, from Silicon Valley, California. Their achievements are impressive – Sir Michael as an architect, artist, politician and leader, and Vaughan as an entrepreneur, CEO, and former vice-president at Facebook. You can read more about both on the following pages. College Art Collection Our art curator, James Blackie (11684), has acquired a significant piece of art for the College collection. It is more than two metres high and will be unveiled at the Reunion Weekend in February 2022.

The artwork will then be on display at College for all to enjoy.

LinkedIn for College We have recently updated our LinkedIn group and I encourage all Old Boys and current boys to join. This private group is run exclusively for – and by – members of the Christ’s College Old Boys’ Association (CCOBA). It is a place where you can have conversations, share opportunities and proudly unite with others who share a common experience and values. Annual Appeal – Giving Day, 3 November We are pleased to support College with the Annual Appeal – Giving Day, and directly support the scholarship funds for boys who may not otherwise be able to attend Christ’s College.

During the ongoing uncertainty of Covid-19 and the lockdowns disrupting our lives, it has been fantastic to see some of New Zealand’s top athletes displaying their talent and determination at the Tokyo Olympics. Old Boy Sam Bosworth (13830) certainly did New Zealand proud, coxing the Men’s Eight to gold.

Richard Polson (11785)

College Issue 41 2021


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