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(Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch & New College 1949) (2 July 1928 - 18 February 2021)

Christopher Heywood studied English, Afrikaans, French and Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch. As a Rhodes Scholar, he obtained a BA in English Language and Literature at New College, Oxford. His research interests included Anglo-French literary relations and African/South African literature. 

Christopher was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Literature at the University of Sheffield, Professor of English at the University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and at Okayama University in Japan. 

Christopher loved music and played violin in several orchestras. He also enjoyed painting and travelling in his free time.