1897 – Victoria College – then University – on its way!
Not ‘naturally’ rich, from earliest times Scotland’s inhabitants had to be resourceful, always seeking better ways of life materially and spiritually. This eagerness to acquire knowledge became a national characteristic (with inventiveness). The tradition grew that Scots were great teachers, contributing to any community where they landed (e.g. New Zealand) as they quickly set up places of learning, hence Shetlander Sir Robert Stout’s involvement with Victoria University (founded 125 years ago): three of first four professors were Scots. Over the 125 years many more have shared their knowledge and expertise. Margaret Wallace will share with VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group the story of these contributors to her alma mater’s beginnings at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com