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iv ANNUAL REPORT College Cambridge as postgraduate student to read for higher degree in Mathematics under Professor Jeffery in 1922 two years later he was awarded an Sc with Distinction Por three years he was Demonstrator at the City and Guilds College of Engineering from which he returned to King's in 1926 as an Assistant Lecturer in Mathe- matics he was appointed Lecturer in 1929 He served as Honorary Treasurer of the Senior Common Room 1929-36 non-professorial representative on the Professorial Board 1931-36 and on the Delegacy 1933-36 He also took great interest in the Athletic Union of the University and served on the Athletics Management Committee and on the Boat House Committee In 1937 he transferred to administration being appointed Assistant to the Secretary which post he held until 1947 when he became Registrar This post brought him into daily contact with the students and teaching staff of all faculties and his experience advice and unfailing helpfulness were of the greatest service and value to all of them When misfortune befell any student the Registrar was sure to be the first to hear of it and the first to help and where it was necessary he immediately brought it to the notice of the College authorities and enlisted their willing aid He kept in touch with the students after they left College and for many years was the indefatigable Chairman of the Executive Committee of the King's College London Association the members of which hold him in the highest esteem and affection He was unswerving in his devotion to the Rowing Club and on the coldest of Saturdays he was to be seen on the tow-path urging the crews on to greater efforts and he could be relied upon by them for his vociferous support at Henley During all this time he kept up his interest in Mathematics and was staunch supporter of the Council of the Mathematical Association to the Presidency of which he was elected in 1961 This well-merited honour gave the greatest pleasure to all his many friends Mr Combridge's services to the College and all its members senior and junior alike have been quite outstanding and beyond praise He will be remembered with gratitude and affection by more students than any other member of staff for he has been for well over thirty years unsparing in his efforts to help and serve them In this he has been fortunate to have always the staunchest support from Mrs Combridge The College owes more much more to Mr Combridge than can be readily put into words and the Delegacy is happy to place on record its thanks and appreciation of the work of one who has spent himself for so many years in its service one who is truly of the number of those quique alios sui memores fecere merendo Professor Williams -In October 1934 Professor Williams came to the Chair of History at King's from University College where he had been Reader in Constitutional History In September 1962 he leaves King's after twenty-eight years of service which for variety and value can rarely have been equalled
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