Old Cranbrookian of the Year 2012, Emeritus Professor Boris’s generosity to give back to Cranbrook through a gift in his Will is driven by his belief that education provides the foundation to a prosperous future of Australia.
Attending Cranbrook from 1943 to 1954, Boris was an accomplished student, Head Prefect and Head of Rawson House in 1954, was an outstanding sportsman as a member of the School’s representative rugby and athletics teams and was awarded the esteemed Maxwell Prize for Ancient History.
Today, he is one of Australia’s most distinguished economic historians.
“I first attended Cranbrook in 1943 as a day boy, before moving into Rawson House as a boarder following the death of my father in 1950.
Entering the boarding house was a decision made by my mother. As an only child, and without my father’s influence, she felt that it was important that I have the opportunity to experience a richer scholastic and cultural environment.
It was a wise decision and one which created a strong foundation for my future career as a university lecturer and administrator and as the author of major studies on Australian economic history, trade and science. It is the opportunity that Cranbrook afforded myself and others that has inspired me to make a bequest in my Will.”