A quest to make tomorrow better DR GEOFFREY NORMAN VAUGHAN AO (TC 1956) 9 April 1933 – 4 January 2018 Geoff Vaughan was born in Sydney and attended Homebush Boys High School. After graduating with a Master of Science from the University of Sydney, Geoff moved to Melbourne for doctoral study on chemotherapy for tuberculosis. He was a resident tutor in chemistry at Trinity College from 1956 to 1958 and non-resident tutor until 1962. He rowed in the Elliot Fours and played squash, but his real skill was rugby. He joined the University of Melbourne rugby club and was captain of the Victorian state team. His stature was such that in a college rugby game in 1956, it’s said his ‘very presence was almost enough to cause Ormond to return to the Fawkner Park dressing shed’. In 1957, Geoff was selected for the Wallabies national team as prop forward. He played six international matches. Three of these were on tour against England, two in Scotland and France in February/March 1958, and three at home against New Zealand later the same year, where he was vice‑captain. Geoff began his career in 1961 as a lecturer in medicinal chemistry at the Victorian College of Pharmacy. He rose to head of department, and from 1979 to 1986 he was dean. As director of the Chisholm Institute of Technical and Further Education, he oversaw its merger with Monash University in 1990, where he was deputy vice-chancellor (research) until 1992. Geoff’s final position was as CEO of the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration. In the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, Geoff was appointed officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to scientific research, innovation and education. The present dean of pharmacy at Monash, Bill Charman, recalled that Geoff was a leader with great vision. ‘He was generous to those he worked with, and always saw opportunities that made tomorrow better. He had a big personality, and it was always enjoyable to be with him,’ he says. Geoff created a PhD scholarship at Monash and was also a donor to Trinity College and the University of Melbourne. In 1959, he married Jennie Billing, an agriculture graduate and former resident at Janet Clarke Hall. One of their four children, Michael (TC 1985), attended Trinity. OBITUARIES BY DR PETER CAMPBELL VALETE We are saddened to acknowledge the passing of the following alumni and friends of the College. Mr Trevor Norman BRADLEY (TC non-res 2012) Revd Richard Stephen CHERRY (TC non-res 1952) Mr John Forrest Haymen CLARK AM (TC 1952) Mr Gavin McGregor COTTRELL (TC 1959) Dr Richard John GILMOUR-SMITH (TC 1963) Mr Thorold Harvey GUNNERSEN AM (TC 1959) Prof Emeritus Peter David Hensman GODFREY CBE (Director of Music 1990-91) Mr Edward Paul HOBSON (TC 1966) Revd Robert Sherwood HOUGHTON (TC 1944) Dr Anthony Robert JOSKE (TC non-res 1966) Dr Bruce Eric KENT (TC 1950) Mr KOH Zen Dylan (TCFS 2018) Ms Jennifer Christina LANS (TCFS staff member) Mr Donald James MACKINNON (TC 1947) Mr John Norman MANN (TC 1946) Mr Alan Lee MURRAY (TC 1951) Dr Edward Donough Adair O’BRIEN (TC 1960) Mr Glen L PIKE (TC 1966) Mr David Harris PREST AM (Director of Foundation Studies 1999-2001) Mr Frederick ROBILLIARD (TCFS staff member) Mr Neil Roderick Goldsbrough ROBERTSON (TC 1974) Dr Stuart John Hunt SHEPHERD AM (TC 1946) Revd Alfred William STRINGER (TC 1948) Dr Edith Morna STURROCK AM (TC non-res 1986) Mr Samuel Peter SYMONS (TC 2010) Dr Morison THWAITES (TC 1948) Dr John Collier TRINCA (TC non-res 1937) Dr Geoffrey Norman VAUGHAN AO (TC 1956) Mr Hector Home WALKER (TC 1951) Mr Peter John WETHERALL (Member of Investment Committee Nov 2015–Jan 2018) 45 TRINITY TODAY