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Annual Report of the Delegacy After taking his degree he remained an unfailing supporter of all College activities during the difficult years of the thirties and in 1939 was elected Fellow Knighted in 1955 Sir Ivison was appointed member of the Council in 1957 and three years later he became member of the Delegacy Since then he has served as its Vice Chairman as member of its Finance Committee and on many special sub- committees both of Delegacy and Council close association of fifty-five years with one's own College is rare achievement When that half century has been notable for constant devotion to its interests based on both understanding and affection the achievement is doubly rare In return Sir Ivison has evoked the affection he has given At all meetings of both governing bodies and as chairman of sub-committees his advice has been sought and valued His firm but kindly manner his robust presence and his Scottish clarity combined to make him one of the most permanent and respected figures in College life The Delegacy learned with sadness of his serious illness last year they were more than glad to hear that he has overcome this as he has over- come so much else in the course of long and active life and his friends were particularly delighted to note in the New Year Honours this month that the Sovereign's personal honour of the has been bestowed on Sir Ivison His resignation from the Delegacy is received both with sense of severe loss and sense of deep gratitude It is the hope of all at King's that for many years yet Sir Ivison will continue to place his unrivalled wisdom and experience at the service of the College he knows so well changes in the staff Retirements Several members of the staff retired during the session and the fol- lowing tributes were recorded in the Minutes of the Delegacy Mrs Wakeford Mrs Wakeford joined the staff of the Education Department in October 1946 Twenty-seven years later she is now retiring with the affection and gratitude of twenty-seven successive groups of students who have passed through the Department These twenty-seven years have seen considerable changes-the Department has become Faculty of the College and has strengthened its position in the University Dorothy Wakeford has played her full
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