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Then, as always, he took a prominent part in the life of the College in all its aspects. His devotion to music is well known, and his keen interest in athletics, more especially in rowing and cricket, has never slackened. For some years he steered various Trinity Hall boats, from the First Boat to the Seventh; and except on a few occasions, when prevented by vis major or casus, he has never been missing from the towpath at the annual boat races. Rarely has he failed to put in an appearance at the University cricket match.
In 1886 he was appointed Lecturer in Law at Trinity College, a post which he held for over thirty years, and in 1887 was elected Fellow and Law Lecturer at Trinity Hall. He obtained the degree of LL.D. in 1888.
In January, 1919, he was unanimously elected Master of Trinity Hall, an election which was a fitting tribute to his long and devoted service to the College, and which met with universal approval both in and outside of the University.
We may add that Dr. Bond was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in April, 1883, and had the distinction of being elected a Bencher of the Inn in 1921. He has for many years been a Justice of the Peace.
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The general esteem and affection entertained for Dr. Bond in the University was, on the occasion of his election as Master of Trinity Hall, neatly expressed in the Cambridge Review of 14th February, 1919. Under the heading of "Academic Valentines" is found the following:
"Any College to Trinity Hall:
'I would I had your Bond.""
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This popularity has not been attained by complaisance to the views of others or any sacrifice
of principle. Always fearless and frank in the expression of his own opinions, Dr. Bond expects and welcomes the same attitude in others. Few men are more tolerant of opposition and courteous to opponents.
It is as a teacher and administrator and by his wise counsel based on a wide experience of all sorts and conditions of men that Dr. Bond has exercised an abiding influence at Cambridge. Beyond some articles in the Law Quarterly Review and some other periodicals, he has not contributed to the literature of the law. This is due in some measure to the pressure of other demands on time and strength which only those who have had the experience of a busy College lecturer can
altogether appreciate. But a more adequate explanation is that, in his case, the business of life being so absorbing and his interests so varied, the dry details of legal composition would be too narrow a field to attract his activities. If the Master of Trinity Hall should ever write a book it will not be a law book. With Juvenal his subject will be humanity:
Quidquid agunt homines, votum timor ira voluptas
Gaudia discursus, nostri farrago libelli est."
WILLIAM WARWICK BUCKLAND,
REGIUS PROFESSOR OF CIVIL LAW IN THE