UVic Torch -- Spring 2003
Autumn 2003,
Volume 25, Number 1

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Forever in Oak Forever in Oak
Photography by BONNIE LIGHT, BA '95

THEY STUDIED IN OPULENT SURROUNDINGS but students had plenty of irreverent fun within the refined walls of Craigdarroch Castle when it was Victoria College's home from 1921-46.

A visitor can still find evidence of the antics by looking closely at the oak panels of the castle's Dogwood Room. Among other late-'30s graffiti, Pierre Berton's name is carved in the wood. The author and Canadian historian (and a ringleader of the satirical Microscope student newspaper) returned to Victoria in September for a centennial ceremony at the original site of Vic College, at Fort St. and Fernwood Road.

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