CHRIS PIETER VAN ZYL
Orange Free State & Exeter 1953 (23 October 1928 - 11 December 2015)
Dr van Zyl graduated with a BSc from the Orange Free State University in 1951 and gained his MSc in 1953 before being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Following his time at Oxford, he lectured at the University of London and then at the Physics Department of Birmingham University, 1960-88, becoming director of the second year undergraduate course. He also instructed Sport Science undergraduates in sailing, swimming, gymnastics and trampolining.