Herbert C. Hardwick

Herbert C. Hardwick was born in Jamaica, attended Kingswood School in Bath, England and the University of Nottingham. Upon immigrating to Canada, Herbert received his BA from McMaster University. A faculty member at Appleby from 1929-1964, Herbert taught English and French, wrote and directed plays for the Dramatic Club and edited the Argus for 28 years. In 1959, Herbert acted as secretary for the Old Boys' (now Alumni) Association and secretary-treasurer to the Appleby College Foundation (1959-1977); he also donated the H.C. Hardwick Prize for French and the Hardwick Trophy for the most valuable player on the Open Rugby Side. Herbert cared deeply about the English language and wrote a vocabulary series Words Are Important and Essentials of English Grammar and Composition that was used in schools throughout North America and Britain. He also wrote and directed plays for theatre groups in Oakville. Herbert was an active member of the Oakville Rotary Club and was instrumental in founding a Rotary camp for disabled children; in 1966, he was appointed District Governor of Rotary International. Herbert is also an alumni parent; Douglas ('51) and David ('54).

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