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Foulger, Thomas Robert
1896-1998; e.m. 1921

WM missionary inIndia, born in Hastings on 26 December 1896. After war service he trained at Richmond College and soon after arriving in Madras in 1923 became headmaster of Wesley College High School, Royapettah and in 1937 founder and first Principal of Meston Training College for post-graduate men teachers. The title of his MA thesis, obtained while on furlough in 1930, was 'The Psychological Approach to Religious Education'. He was at various times President of the Faculty of Teaching and chairman of the Board of Studies in the University of Madras, and held the chairs of Educational Psychology and of Comparative Education. In addition he served as Secretary and Chairman of the Madras District. From 1939 on he was involved in the discussions leading to the formation of the CSI and was credited by Bishop Stephen Neil with having broken the log-jam at a crucial point in the negotiations. He died at Bognor Regis on 11 December 1998.

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  • Methodist Recorder, 21 Jan 1999

Entry written by: JAV
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