1977…a young mum (baby in the VUW creche), left school at 13, nervously made my way to an Education 101 lecture. Lucky enough to have Jack Shallcrass as a lecturer. No notes, no PowerPoint…just an inspirational, compassionate and knowledgeable man talking about a subject he was passionate about. He opened my mind and inspired a lifelong love of learning. Similar experience the year before learning Hebrew at night classes with Lloyd Geering. So lucky!