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perform the operation quickly and with minimal equipment, up to Ę–Ę“WLPHVLQDGD\ ‘Eye surgery lends itself to this type of work. You can go in for two weeks and accomplish quite a lot,’ he says. The Burmese government has been aware of the clinics for many years but hasn’t hassled Dr Ambler and his colleagues. ‘They probably respect that we’re not a political organisation.’ In fact, he and Dr Green aren’t really part of any organisation. Although they

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formed a small charity called Karenaid – named in honour of Burma’s Karen ethnic minority – they prefer to link up with on-the-ground organisations such as the International Rescue Committee, Malteser International and MĂŠdicins sans Frontières. Expressions of gratitude come in the form of modest, heartfelt gifts, such as a jar of honey or a woven shirt. ‘The people themselves are so inspiring. They possess a remarkable gentleness and fortitude. We’re lifted up by them.’ AUTUMN 2012 IN TOUCH

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PhD law student Katherine Grainger, left, already Great Britain’s most successful female rower, brought home gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Having won silver medals at Sydney, Athens and Beijing, Grainger and her rowing partner Anna Watkins captured gold in the women’s double sculls at Eton Dorney. The pair won in dominating fashion before

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The period immediately before, during and after birth is a critical window for future health. What happens to babies at this time can have a profound impact on the rest of their lives. For example, lack of oxygen around the time of birth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or birth asphyxia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; accounts for about Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;SHUFHQWRIDOOFHUHEUDOSDOV\LQWKH developed world. Heart disease and meningitis in the newborn period can cause brain damage, and autism and ADHD can also develop at this time. 7KH/RQGRQEDVHG*DUĆŠHOG:HVWRQ Foundation has an impressive track record of supporting research in this crucial area and recently agreed to fund important research at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Centre for the Developing Brain. The Centre is led by Professor David Edwards, who came to Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;DIWHUWZRGHFDGHVDVKHDGRIWKH Weston Neonatal Research Group at Imperial College. Professor Edwardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ZRUNKDVDOUHDG\OHGWRWKHĆŠUVW successful treatment for birth asphyxia, which is now in use throughout the

NHS and around the world. Now that Professor Edwards and KLVĘ?Ę&#x2030;SOXVUHVHDUFKWHDPKDYHMRLQHG Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, they will be able to draw on the Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise in neuroscience and paediatrics and build links â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for example, with colleagues in the Institute of Psychiatry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to expand their work in areas such as autism. New projects are planned, including ORQJWHUPIROORZXSRIFKLOGUHQ treated as newborns and extending MRI capabilities to improve the diagnosis and care of autism and ADHD. 7KH*DUĆŠHOG:HVWRQ)RXQGDWLRQ will support one of the Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key priorities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to engage with parents and children, and help them play an active role in the research. Ĺ&#x161;7KURXJKWKH:HVWRQ)DPLO\&HQWUHG Research Programme, we can make sure that we are addressing the problems that really matter to families,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Guy Weston, chairman of the *DUĆŠHOG:HVWRQ)RXQGDWLRQĹ&#x161;$QGE\

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From theory to practice Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is at the forefront of dental education in the UK and beyond. 5DQNHGQXPEHUĘ&#x160;LQWKH8.E\ The GuardianLQĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x160;.LQJĹ&#x203A;V'HQWDO Institute trains one in four dentists in the UK and provides professional training for practitioners in nearly Ę?Ę&#x2030;FRXQWULHVZRUOGZLGHWKURXJK its innovative online learning. The Maurice Wohl General Dental Practice Centre, which opened in Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę?PDNHVDYLWDOFRQWULEXWLRQWR the success of the Institute with its commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, supporting research that GLUHFWO\EHQHĆŠWVSDWLHQWVDQGJLYLQJ students the opportunity to train in DUHDOOLIHSUDFWLFHVHWWLQJ0DXULFH Wohl, a successful property developer turned philanthropist, supported a wide range of causes during his lifetime 12

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but always took a particular interest in dentistry at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maurice Wohl was always very aware of the excellent work of the Centre and the high regard in which it was held by its patients,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Nairn Wilson, former Dean of the Dental Institute. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Occasionally, patients would inadvertently telephone his business RĆŤFHWRDVNIRUGHQWDODSSRLQWPHQWV or extol the Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s virtues. Maurice Wohl would always listen patiently and with amusement before putting them ULJKWEXWRQO\DIWHUWKH\KDGĆŠQLVKHG RƨHULQJWKHLUSUDLVHĹ&#x203A; Now, the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trustees are building on that legacy by providing further generous support. The Maurice Wohl Chair in Primary Dental Care and Advanced Dental Practice will be named in perpetuity, while students

supported by the new Vivienne Wohl PhD Studentship will help to train general dental practitioners in research skills, as well as pursuing their own research. The Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aim is to IRFXVRQGHYHORSLQJPRUHSUDFWLFH based clinical research and building a robust evidence base, enhancing both patient experience and outcomes. Strengthening the link between academics and practitioners is an essential part of the Dental Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YLVLRQRID/RQGRQEDVHGJHQHUDO practice research network that brings together researchers from across the UK and internationally. Working alongside practitioners will also create opportunities for research to take place LQUHDOOLIHHQYLURQPHQWVZKHUH the materials and techniques being developed will eventually be used.

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Ĺ&#x161;2XUJLIWVDGGXSĹ&#x203A;VD\V 6KHLOD'RDNDQDOXPQD committed to future generations of students As a young woman Sheila Doak (nĂŠe Charter) hoped to become a doctor. Immediately after the Second World War, however, with thousands RIH[VHUYLFHPHQUHWXUQLQJWRWKHLU universities, few medical schools were accepting women. As an option, Doak came to Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and studied natural sciences. With her degree in hand, she accepted a job at the Chester Beatty Institute for Cancer Research. Her major project was based on the need to understand how the lives of heavily irradiated individuals could be prolonged, brought home by the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From those early days, research progressed rapidly and now bone marrow and organ transplants are everyday occurrences. She says Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gave her the RSSRUWXQLW\WREHJLQDIXOĆŠOOLQJFDUHHU that has lasted a lifetime. Today, DWĘ&#x2018;Ę&#x152;VKHLVVWLOOZRUNLQJIURPKRPH IRUDFRQWUDFWODERUDWRU\LQWKHĆŠHOG of cytogenetics, analysing cell cultures for chromosome abnormalities. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I have my microscope and although my mobility is now limited, my eyesight still allows me to make the most of my skills and knowledge.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Doak says her Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education shaped her interests, skills and professional life, and therefore helped her overcome inevitable bumps on the long road of life. In gratitude to her College, Doak has been supporting Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for many years. Moreover, she has pledged a gift to the College in her will. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My means are very modest, but Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has always been important to me and I would like to help in whatever

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way I can,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she says. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There are thousands of us alumni, and our gifts add up. So I feel that my bequest to my alma mater is the best way to give future generations of young people the same start in life that I had all these years ago and the same satisfying career that I still have.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; One of the misconceptions surrounding legacies is that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a means for only the wealthy to give â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which simply is not true. Through the generosity and foresight of people like Sheila Doak, the cumulative impact RIOHJDFLHVLVVLJQLĆŠFDQW Legacies can support scholarships, medical and other research, student societies and a nearly endless range of projects that enrich studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; learning, research, cultural and career opportunities. Relatively small amounts of money make a tremendous GLƨHUHQFH,QĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x160;IRUOHVVWKDQ eĘ&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;VWDƨDQGVWXGHQWVDWWKH

MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology were able to explore WKHOHDUQLQJEHQHĆŠWVRIXVLQJUHDO KXPDQEUDLQPDWHULDOLQQHXUR anatomy teaching. Finally, legacy gifts to the College DOVRKDYHDĆŠQDQFLDOEHQHĆŠWWROHJDWRUV themselves. Under UK inheritance tax UHJXODWLRQVUHYLVHGLQ$SULOĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;WKH WD[WKUHVKROGLVeĘ&#x152;Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;$IWHUWDNLQJ into consideration the value of their home, car, savings, pensions and personal belongings, many people have an estate that exceeds this amount. By leaving a portion of their estate WRDQRQSURĆŠWRUJDQLVDWLRQVXFKDV Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, UK residents can reduce their inheritance tax burden. Financial planning is a personal matter. However, if you have questions about where to turn for planning help, please contact Legacy Manager Elena .XU\OHYDDWĘ?Ę? Ę&#x2030; Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę?Ę&#x2018;Ę?Ę&#x2018;Ę?Ę?Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;RU legacy-info@kcl.ac.uk AUTUMN 2012 IN TOUCH

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Alumni support continues to provide a rich mix of academic programmes and student activities. The Annual Fund, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, touches the lives of students on every campus, every year, making innovative academic programmes and popular student activities possible. Over the years, donors to the Annual Fund have brought music to the &ROOHJHLQWURGXFHGFXWWLQJHGJH teaching techniques, helped students NHHSĆŠWDQGHVWDEOLVKHGKLJKSURĆŠOH clubs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in short, some of the most enriching and memorable experiences for students. ,Q-XO\WKH&ROOHJHDQQRXQFHGĘ&#x2039;Ę? Annual Fund grants, distributing more WKDQeĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2039;Ę?Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;WRVWXGHQWRUJDQLVDWLRQV and academic programmes to improve curricular and extracurricular activities, SOXVDQRWKHUeĘ&#x160;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;IRUVFKRODUVKLSV From womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rugby to medical

manikins to a trilogy of Shakespearean parodies, the Annual Fund provided PXFKQHHGHGVXSSRUWWRDULFKPL[ of projects. Three examples:

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(QJOLVKODQJXDJHQRYHOLVWVWR.LQJĹ&#x203A;V helping to further establish the College as a hub for modern writing and performance. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Novelists at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will act as a creative resource for current students and academics at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, provide a focus for alumni engagement within the life of the College, and will reach out to the wider community,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Professor Andrew Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hagan. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;None of the London colleges has found a way to celebrate the art of writing as we can do here at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with this initiative, and I EHOLHYHLWZLOOKDYHDORQJWHUPLPSDFW RQRXUSXEOLFSURĆŠOHWRFUHDWHVXFKD platform.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Students will be involved in designing the programme, liaising with novelists and organising the events.

A_d]Ă&#x160;iEf[hW $eĘ?Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;JUDQWWR.LQJĹ&#x203A;V2SHUDZLOO allow the student opera company WRVWDJHSURGXFWLRQVLQWKHĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x152; academic year. The grant will help the company lease a venue, purchase costumes and props and develop publicity and programmes, complementing the Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emphasis on bringing a wider range of cultural activities to the campuses. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opera provides a rare opportunity for young instrumentalists to play in an opera,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Imogen Rose Burgess, President of the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opera Committee. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There are a number of chamber ensembles as well as the university symphony orchestra for Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students, but no other means by which a classical orchestra can get experience in being the backbone of an operatic production, a skill they can take into their future careers not only as instrumentalists, but essential to any career where teamwork and coordination are paramount to success.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Members of the Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giving circles have invested in the future of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VWXGHQWVZLWKPRUHWKDQeĘ&#x160;PLOOLRQLQ donations. &LUFOHJLIWVKDYHEHQHĆŠWHGWKRXVDQGV of students, in every school and on each campus. Circle donors have funded scholarships, grants for students H[SHULHQFLQJĆŠQDQFLDOKDUGVKLS VWDWHRIWKHDUWWHDFKLQJHTXLSPHQW WKHDWULFDOSURGXFWLRQVDQGPXFK needed kit for sporting clubs. Such gifts DOORZVWXGHQWVWREHQHĆŠWIURP opportunities that do not occur elsewhere, and, in turn, the students learn valuable skills that enable them to EHQHĆŠWZLGHUVRFLHW\ Given the seismic changes in how the government funds higher education, the circles are now an especially important way for alumni to give back in recognition of their time as a student. Ĺ&#x161;,QDFOLPDWHRIHYHULQFUHDVLQJ austerity, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to help keep Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a global centre of excellence and return the enormous contribution the College has played in my life for the generations of students to come,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Robin Taher 3KDUPDFRORJ\Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x17D;  Starting with eight individuals in Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę?PHPEHUVKLSLQWKHFLUFOHVKDG JURZQWRĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x160;E\WKHFORVHRIWKH Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;DFDGHPLF\HDU$OXPQLDQG IULHQGVKDYHJLYHQeĘ&#x160;Ę&#x160;Ę?Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;WRWKH College through the circles during the past six years. Three of the circles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Medical and Dental Circles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; honour GRQRUVZKRKDYHPDGHDJLIWRIeĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030; or more in a single year to the College. Twenty per cent of circle members OLYHRYHUVHDVLQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x152;GLƨHUHQWQDWLRQV â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The growth of the circles in south east $VLDUHĆŞHFWVWKHLQWHUQDWLRQDOQDWXUHRI the issues Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is tackling. The circles are becoming a truly global community,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Dr Yee Cheau +ZDQJ 'HQWLVWU\.&60'Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x152;  To learn more about the circles, please FRQWDFWĘ?Ę? Ę&#x2030; Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę?Ę&#x2018;Ę?Ę&#x2018;Ę?Ę?Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160; AUTUMN 2012 IN TOUCH

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HYHQW\\HDUVDJR.LQJĹ&#x203A;V&ROOHJH London wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in London; PRVWRIWKH&ROOHJHKDGPRYHG to Bristol. Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital was treating patients at its home by London %ULGJHEXWLWVHGXFDWLRQSURJUDPPHV had been relocated to Tunbridge Wells. 6W7KRPDVĹ&#x203A;GDPDJHGE\PXOWLSOHERPEV had sent its students to Surrey. Ĺ&#x161;7KHZDUFDPHDQGLWFKDQJHGRXUOLYHV FRPSOHWHO\Ĺ&#x203A;VD\V'U%LOO-HDQHVD*X\Ĺ&#x203A;V JUDGXDWHRQHRIPRUHWKDQĘ?Ę&#x2030;DOXPQLZKR shared memories of life during the Second World War with In Touch in recent months. ([KLELWLQJDVDQJIURLGQHDUO\ XQLPDJLQDEOHWRGD\PHPEHUVRI'U-HDQHVĹ&#x203A;V generation ignored the destruction around them as best they could. Most of them FDUULHGRQZLWKWKHLUVWXGLHVHQMR\HGKRSV sport and theatre and lost countless hours RIVOHHSWRĆŠUHZDWFKGXW\'HVSLWHWKH LQFHQGLDULHVWKH9Ę&#x160;V DNDEX]]ERPEV RUGRRGOHEXJV DQG9Ę&#x2039;V ZKLFKH[SORGHG EHIRUHDQ\RQHKHDUGWKHPFRPLQJ WKH\ PDLQWDLQHGDQXQĆŞDJJLQJFRQĆŠGHQFH The stories here are not intended to paint

DIXOOSLFWXUHRIOLIHGXULQJWKHZDU5DWKHU we asked alumni to share their most potent memories from those years. 8QIRUWXQDWHO\ZHFRXOGQRWĆŠWDOORIWKH stories collected during the past few months on these pages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there were simply too PDQ\+RZHYHU\RXFDQĆŠQGWKHZDUWLPH PHPRULHVRIPRUHWKDQĘ?Ę&#x2030;DOXPQLLQFOXGLQJ longer versions of the recollections on these SDJHVDQGPDQ\DUFKLYDOSKRWRVRQOLQHDW DOXPQLNFODFXN::Ę&#x2039;VWRULHV We invite you to share your wartime PHPRULHVZKHWKHU\RXZHUHDFKLOG university student or adult during the war. 6HQGWKHPWRXVDQGZHĹ&#x203A;OODGG\RXU recollections to the website. Please email them to InTouch@kcl.ac.uk or post them to In Touch,.LQJĹ&#x203A;V&ROOHJH/RQGRQ 6WUDQG%ULGJH+RXVHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x152;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x160;Ę?Ę&#x2039;6WUDQG /RQGRQǡǣĘ&#x2039;DzĘ&#x160;ǨǨ 2QEHKDOIRIWKH.LQJĹ&#x203A;VFRPPXQLW\ we thank all of these alumni for sharing WKHLUPHPRULHVDQGZHHQFRXUDJH\RX to share yours. James Bressor, Editor Photography by Michael Donald

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After qualifying, Douglas Howe went directly into the Royal Navy. He had several assignments during the war, sailing with a battleship and a submarine depot ship. He received a permanent commission after the war and retired as a surgeon-captain. I was appointed to a battleship in 0D\Ĺ&#x203A;Ę&#x152;Ę&#x2018;WKHBarham. I joined her in Portsmouth and we went straight out to the Mediterranean. Going into action I teamed up with the medicos. I was in charge of stretcher parties around the ship. :KHQZDUEURNHRXWZHFDPH home from the Mediterranean and ZHQWXSRƨ,FHODQGDQGSDWUROOHG IURP,FHODQGWRWKHWRSRI6FRWODQG EDFNZDUGVDQGIRUZDUGVLQFDVH a German raider got out. I was in my cabin at the time when we were hit. The cabin I was LQZDVIRXUGHFNVGRZQTXLWHLQ the bowels of the ship. It was a WHUULĆŠFEDQJDQGWKHZKROHVKLS VKRRNVR,NQHZH[DFWO\ZKDWKDG happened. I rushed out of my cabin because I wanted to see daylight. A vertical ladder goes up the four GHFNVWKURXJKYDULRXVKDWFKHV with an increasing number of chaps trying to get on it. After a while we were all sitting on each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoulders going up this ladder. The chap who was in front suddenly yelled out when his head FDPHXSRQWRWKHTXDUWHUGHFN DQGKHVDZGD\OLJKWĹ&#x161;,Ĺ&#x203A;YHIRUJRWWHQ P\KDWĹ&#x203A;+HZDVVKRXWLQJ:HOO he ended up still sitting on the shoulders of the chap below him while the chap was walking on WKHGHFNDQGKHQHYHUJRWKLVKDW Unfortunately we lost four men. They were down in the %PDJD]LQHZKLFKZHKDGWR ĆŞRRGLPPHGLDWHO\,Ĺ&#x203A;PDIUDLGWKDW was it for them. It took four days to get back WR/LYHUSRROZKLFKZDVWKHRQO\ dock that could take us at that time. I was relieved from the Barham then â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d done my two years. I went to the Royal Marine ,QĆŠUPDU\DW&KDWKDP 7KHĆŠUVWQLJKW,ZDVWKHUHWKH VLUHQVZHQWDVLWZDVWKHEHJLQQLQJ of the Battle of Britain. I came out RIP\FDELQSXWP\WLQKDWRQDQG went belting along a corridor to get to underground air raid shelters. I came up against a beam. They had reinforced the ceilings. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know this. I had only joined them in the afternoon. I hit my head DQGLI,KDGQĹ&#x203A;WKDGP\WLQKDWRQ I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be here. Little things like that would cheer you up. AUTUMN 2012 ,1728&+ 17


Shyam Sarwal Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Engineering, 1944 Shyam Sarwal left India on Ę&#x2039;6HSWHPEHUĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x152;Ę&#x2019;WKHGD\EHIRUH the UK and France declared war on Germany. As a King's student in Bristol, he founded a youth organisation that participated LQĆŠUHZDWFKLQJDQGKHOSHGORFDO UHVLGHQWVDƨHFWHGE\WKHWUDXPD and destruction of air raids. I booked my passage for England on a merchant ship coming from Australia. It was on the second RI6HSWHPEHUĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x152;Ę&#x2019;3ULRUWRWKDW I had made all my preparations. :HZHUHLQ5DMDVWKDQDVWDWHLQ the centre of India. I travelled all the way south to Bombay to catch this ship. -XVWDVZHZHUHDERXWWRGHSDUW RQWKHVKLSP\IDWKHUJRW a telegram from the maharajah of the kingdom of Bikaner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where we lived and who had given me a scholarship to come to England WRVWXG\HQJLQHHULQJĹ&#x2DC;VD\LQJ Ĺ&#x161;:DUGHFODUHG'RQĹ&#x203A;WVHQGVRQĹ&#x203A; 0\IDWKHUZDVLQDTXDQGDU\ RIZKDWWRGRQRWOHDVWRIDOO\RX do not go against the wishes of the PDKDUDMDKZKRZDVWKHEHQHIDFWRU +HNQHZWKDWLI,KDGQRWOHIWWKHQ ,PLJKWQHYHUJRDVQRRQHNQHZ how long the war would last. He decided to ignore the telegram and the day after I had sailed he sent a message back to the PDKDUDMDKĹ&#x161;5HFHLYHGPHVVDJH too late. Son already sailed.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On the ship right up to Aden we had no problem. Through WKH6XH]&DQDOZHKDGQRSUREOHP Then through the Mediterranean we also had little or no problem and made for Gibraltar to join a naval convoy. We had been waiting four days in Gibraltar for the naval escort when our captain got the devastating message VD\LQJĹ&#x161;1RFRQYR\7UDYHO alone. Make as fast as you can for Liverpool.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face was drawn. He was really in a panic EHFDXVHZLWKQRFRQYR\LWZDV the easiest way for a lone ship to be sunk. $VZHFDVWRƨIURP*LEUDOWDU KHWROGXVĹ&#x161;(DWDQGGULQNDVPXFK as you can because if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sunk the food is of no use. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll all go down to the bottom of the sea.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; &DQ\RXLPDJLQHVRPHERG\WHOOLQJ you that? Orange juice three times a day. Food to our heartsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; content. Ice cream as much as we could eat. 6XĆŤFHLWWRVD\ZHWRRNDGYDQWDJH RIWKLVRƨHUEXWWKDQNIXOO\ZHDOVR made it to Liverpool! 6K\DP6DUZDOGLHGĘ&#x160;Ę?$XJXVWĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039; 18

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;Zm_d=_ĂšehZE8; Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Civil Engineering, 1943 @eoY[=_ĂšehZ Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Geography, 1944 (GZLQĹ&#x161;*LƨĹ&#x203A;*LƨRUGMRLQHGWKH5R\DO Navy after graduating and served LQWKH3DFLĆŠF-R\FH*LƨRUGOLNHKHU KXVEDQGURZHGZKLOHDW.LQJĹ&#x203A;V She later became a lecturer at Southampton University College, and he was a bridge engineer for Hampshire. Joyce::HERWKĆŠUHZDWFKHG when in Bristol. It was a useful bit of pocket money. I was watching atop the mortuary. We had to go through the bodies under cloths with a torch. We never had any ERPELQJVZKHQ,ZDVWKHUHEXW *LƨZDVWKHUHZKHQRQHUDLGKLW WKH.LQJĹ&#x203A;VOLEUDU\ We had hops on Saturday mornings occasionally at the 9LFWRULD5RRPV:HKDGYHU\IHZ IRUPDOGDQFHV7KHKHLJKWRIOX[XU\ was to go out and have beans on toast or something very simple to eat because we were not given to eating very much. =_Ăš0There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much cash about the place. The whole country was in a tough way. Joyce: I remember that some of the

PHDWVWXƨZDVFDOOHGEORWWLQJSDSHU EHFDXVHLWZDVSLQNEXWLWERUH little relationship to meat proper. =_Ăš0 The food was horrible. Joyce: 2Q9('D\ZHZHUHLQ 7UDIDOJDU6TXDUHDQGWKDWZDVYHU\ H[FLWLQJ(YHU\ERG\MRLQHGKDQGV and sang and kissed each other. A UHPDUNDEOHDWPRVSKHUH9('D\ ZDVZKHQZHNQHZWKDWP\EURWKHU ZKRZDVDSULVRQHURIZDUWDNHQLQ north Africa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been down the mines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would come home.

+HFDPHEDFNDVNHOHWRQEXW 9('D\PHDQWPRUHWRP\VLVWHU and me because we had our brother in the war camp. It was more immediate. We kissed strangers. =_Ăš0The British arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t famous for kissing strangers. Joyce: *LƨZDVLQWKH3DFLĆŠF VWLOO2Q9-'D\,ZDVKDYLQJOXQFK with an old school friend when we heard the news. I knew that ZDVWKHHQGRIWKHZDUDQG*Lƨ would come back.

LQRQLW,WĹ&#x203A;V&KXUFKLOO+HĹ&#x203A;VFRPLQJ aboard. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to take him so he can have lunch with Montgomery.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; In due season we came alongside LQ3RUWVPRXWKDQG,NHSWRXWRIWKH way. We got him aboard. He had a nap while we were going back WRWKHEHDFKHVEDFNWR&RXUVHXOOHV 7KHUHZDV:LQQLHVPRNLQJ like hell. The sailors were picking up his cigarette butts as souvenirs. The shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motorboat took him ashore to meet Montgomery. :HORDGHGRXUJXQVZLWKDQWL aircraft ammunition and paraded

up and down in case any German aircraft appeared. I suppose we did this for DERXWIRXURUĆŠYHKRXUVDQG then we were meant to pick &KXUFKLOOXSZKLFKLVLQIDFW what we did. We were ready to rush him back to Portsmouth. He was supposed to have DQDS>RQWKHZD\EDFN@EXW of course he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. He went VWRPSLQJDURXQGWDONLQJWRWKH VDLORUV%HIRUHZHOHIWKHVDLG Ĺ&#x161;,ZDQWWRĆŠUHRQWKH*HUPDQVĹ&#x203A; 7KHERPEDUGPHQWOLDLVRQRĆŤFHU was at his station above the guns DQGDQRWKHURĆŤFHUZDVSORWWLQJWKH SRVLWLRQVZHZHUHJRLQJWRĆŠUHDW &KXUFKLOOVDLGĹ&#x161;*RVRXWKWRĆŠUHRQ WKHHQHP\Ĺ&#x203A;:HOOWKHUHZDVQĹ&#x203A;WDQ\ enemy there. 7KHOLDLVRQRĆŤFHUSRNHGKLVQRVH RXWRIWKHFRQWUROWRZHUDQGVDLG Ĺ&#x161;&DSWDLQVLUZKDWDUHZHĆŠULQJDW"Ĺ&#x203A; $QGWKHFDSWDLQVDLGĹ&#x161;-XVWWKH Germans. Get on with it!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And WKH%/2VDLGĹ&#x161;5LJKWVLUĹ&#x203A; It was only after it had all gone RƨWKDWWKH\UHDOLVHGWKDWLQVWHDGRI ĆŠULQJKLJKH[SORVLYHDPPXQLWLRQ ZHKDGĆŠUHGDQWLDLUFUDIW DPPXQLWLRQZKLFKLVDWRWDOO\ GLƨHUHQWNHWWOHRIĆŠVK 6RWKDWĹ&#x203A;VZKDWKDSSHQHGZKHQ &KXUFKLOOĆŠUHGDWWKHHQHP\

Dr Roy Webb Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Medicine, 1943 Dr Roy Webb served as a surgeonlieutenant on HMS .HOYLQ DGHVWUR\HUWKDWWRRNSDUWLQ D-Day, at Sword Beach, and RQHZHHNODWHUJDYH3ULPH Minister Churchill an opportunity WRĆŠUHRQWKHHQHP\Ĺ&#x2DC;ZKRE\ then were many miles inland. The KelvinKDGVL[Ę?Ę?LQFK guns and they were jolly good IRUFORVHZRUN,VXSSRVHIRXU DQGDKDOIPLOHV6KHFRXOGĆŠUH accurately at about four miles. We had a bombardment OLDLVRQRĆŤFHU>%/2@DERDUG DFDSWDLQDODUJHJHQWOHPDQ who was great fun. He would be given a target and it was RXUMREWRĆŠUHRXUĘ?Ę?VDWWKH WDUJHW:HVSHQW''D\XQWLO LWZDVGDUNĆŠULQJDWRXUWDUJHWV :HGLGWKLVIRUVL[GD\V 6L[GD\VODWHUZHGLGQĹ&#x203A;WKDYH a role until we got a signal to go back to Portsmouth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fast. :HJHDUHGXSWRRXUPD[LPXP VSHHGĹ&#x2DC;Ę&#x152;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x152;Ę&#x2039;NQRWV7KHFDSWDLQ VHQWIRUPHDQGKHVDLGĹ&#x161;'RF Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not supposed to tell you DQ\WKLQJEXWWKHUHDUHQĹ&#x203A;WPDQ\ people aboard I can tell who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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)ROORZLQJKLVJUDGXDWLRQIURP.LQJĹ&#x203A;V and four months at the University of Edinburgh, Donald Leggett (see FRYHU MRLQHGWKH5R\DO1DY\ĆŠUVW serving with Coastal Forces before WUDYHOOLQJWRWKH3DFLĆŠFDERDUG+06 6SHDNHUan escort aircraft carrier. )URPKLVVKLSLQ7RN\R%D\KH witnessed the Japanese surrendering RQWKHGHFNRI8660LVVRXULending the Second World War. My nearest attempt to getting killed ZDVIULHQGO\ĆŠUH7KDWZDVLQ0D\ Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x17D;:KHQQDYDODLUFUDIWIROGWKHLU ZLQJVWRJRGRZQLQWRWKHKDQJDU the guns that normally point forward sometimes point straight GRZQ7KLVGD\WKHDUPRXUHU IRUJRWWRGHDPPXQLWLRQRQHSODQH 7KHQH[WPRUQLQJDĆŠWWHUZKR was checking circuits in the thing SUHVVHGWKHEXWWRQDQGKHĆŠUHG WKHJXQVĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;PLOOLPHWUHDUPRXU SLHUFLQJLQFHQGLDU\VKHOOVDQGWKH\ came straight through the steel GHFNVWUDLJKWWKURXJKP\EXQN and straight through two more steel decks underneath before they came to rest. If I had been in my bunk I wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been dead. 0\VKLSZDVDQ$PHULFDQEXLOW ship with a wooden deck. If we had to do the job that we were sent there WRGRZKLFKZDVWRFRYHUEHDFK ODQGLQJVRQ-DSDQZHVKRXOGQĹ&#x203A;W have lasted an hour. But of course the nuclear bomb saved our lives. It brought the war to a very abrupt end. It was obvious even to me that the big battleships had been UHQGHUHGREVROHWHLQRQHJLDQWĆŞDVK Only the carriers and the escort vessels would continue to have a role. We heard that this bomb had GURSSHGDQGWKHQDFRXSOHRIGD\V later theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d dropped another one. Then there was a silence. We just VWHDPHGXSDQGGRZQTXLHWO\IRU TXLWHDIHZGD\VĹ&#x2DC;,GRQĹ&#x203A;WUHPHPEHU KRZPDQ\H[DFWO\7KH-DSDQHVH were making up their minds whether they had to surrender or not. They decided it would be futile to go on. We all went into Tokyo Bay. It was the most unbelievable sight. I realised that we were seeing something nobody would ever see again. There were scores and scores of warships. We had an enormous 3DFLĆŠF)OHHWE\WKDWWLPHDQGDOO the American ships as well. There were just warships at anchor as far as you could see. It was intensely emotional.

Peter Sabine attended Chelsea for one year before moving on to Imperial. Peggy Sabine started at Chelsea in Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030;MRLQHGWKHVWDƨLQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x152;DQG WDXJKWWKHUHIRUPRUHWKDQĘ?Ę&#x2030;\HDUV Ĺ&#x161;:HĹ&#x203A;YHEHHQPDUULHGĘ?Ę?\HDUVZKLFK LVDORQJWLPHĹ&#x203A;VKHVD\V+HDGGV Ĺ&#x161;:HĹ&#x203A;UHJHWWLQJXVHGWRHDFKRWKHUĹ&#x203A; Peggy: &KHOVHDKDGDWUHPHQGRXV QXPEHURIH[VHUYLFHPHQDIWHU the war. They were most peculiar EHFDXVHWKH\ZHUHRXWRIVHUYLFH DQGWKHRĆŤFHUVDOZD\VVDWLQWKH

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IURQWURZWKHVHUJHDQWVZRXOGEH right behind them and the privates and others would be in the back. And they never spoke to each other. 7KH\ZHUHDOOLQFLYYLHVEXWWKH\ QHYHUPL[HG The only time I had trouble was ZKHQGXULQJWKHZDUWKHSURIHVVRU VDLGWRPHĹ&#x2DC;DQG,ZDVMXVWĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;MXVW VWDUWLQJĹ&#x2DC;Ĺ&#x161;7KHVDLORUVĹ&#x203A;WHDFKHUKDV JRQHVLFN&DQ\RXJRGRZQDQG teach them fractions?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I went down DQGWKHUHZHUHĘ&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;UDWLQJVDQGWKH\ were supposed to learn fractions. But I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t teach them. For one WKLQJ,GLGQĹ&#x203A;WNQRZKRZWRWHDFK IUDFWLRQVDQGWKH\ZHUHMXVWWURXEOH DQG,ZDVĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;,WZDVKRSHOHVV Peter: I was in the volunteer

stretcher party. It involved being on duty one night a week or two QLJKWVDZHHNZKLFKZDVDW 6W'XQVWRQĹ&#x203A;V&ROOHJHDW&DWIRUG a mile away. ,UHPHPEHUTXLWHFOHDUO\JRLQJ up to a school which had been bombed. A lot of kids had been killed. By the time we were there LQWKHHYHQLQJPRVWRIWKH casualties had already been taken away. But there were still piles of GHEULVLQWKHVFKRROVR\RXPRYHG it by hand. One aspect of the war was that \RXJUHZXSTXLFNO\1RZZHĹ&#x203A;UH both young teenagers. Peggy is QRZĘ&#x2018;Ę&#x2019;DQG,Ĺ&#x203A;PĘ&#x2018;Ę?:HĹ&#x203A;UHLQRXU second childhoods.

It was the most magical night I can remember in my life. 7KHEHDXWLIXOVN\DQGIHUU\DIWHU ferry coming across with Italian prisoners. The happiest lot of prisoners you could ever imagine. And they were all singing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; singing arias from Italian opera. I had never been to an opera at that time. 6LQFHZHĹ&#x203A;YHEHHQPDUULHG ZHĹ&#x203A;YHEHHQWRĘ?Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2018;RSHUDV Ced_YW02Q9('D\WKHWKUHHRIXV went out together. Now Brompton 6TXDUHLVHDV\ZDONLQJGLVWDQFH from Buckingham Palace. So we walked down to Buckingham Palace and we were in the crowd RXWVLGHWKHSDODFH)RUDOO,NQHZ

I could have rubbed shoulders ZLWKWKH>IXWXUH@4XHHQEHFDXVH itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alleged she went out into the crowd outside Buckingham Palace that night. We cheered until WKH.LQJDQG4XHHQFDPHRXW on the balcony. Then we walked on to Whitehall and stood there DQGFDOOHGIRU:LQVWRQ&KXUFKLOO to come out. He came out on DEDOFRQ\RIWKH+RPH2ĆŤFH and he spoke to us. My memory of that was that he had certainly been drinking. But he had earned it. We just joined up with the huge crowd of people that went into the centre of London to celebrate.

9b_ĂšehZHeX_died7A9 Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Mathematics, 1941 and 1947 Ced_YWHeX_died Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Mathematics, 1947 &OLƨRUG5RELQVRQVWDUWHGDW.LQJĹ&#x203A;V LQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x152;Ę&#x2019;+HUHFHLYHGDGHJUHHLQ two years, when the College was in Bristol, and returned for one more \HDUDIWHUWKHZDUĆŠQLVKLQJZLWK an MSc. Monica Robinson arrived DW.LQJĹ&#x203A;VLQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę?DIWHUWKH&ROOHJH V return to London. She remembers going to VE Day celebrations with her two roommates. 9b_ĂšehZ0 Our maths faculty was tucked in a building called the Royal Fort. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I spent P\WZR\HDUVOLYLQJLQGLJVDQG walking there in the morning. And I was out of touch with everybody else in the university RWKHUWKDQWKHKDOIGR]HQRIXVZKR were doing maths degrees. >7KHVL[RIXV@ZHUHFDOOHG up afterward. Because we were mathematicians and potentially VHULRXVSHRSOHZHZHUHVHQWWR WKH5R\DO&RUSVRI6LJQDOV We enrolled on the same day in September. We were immediately VHWWRWUDLQLQJDVRĆŤFHUFDGHWV I spent about three months there. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do with XV7KHVL[RIXVXVHGWRGULOOHDFK RWKHUPDUFKLQJXSDQGGRZQ VTXDUHV7KHQRGGO\HQRXJK ZHZHUHDOOVHQWWR,QGLDDQG we embarked on the same boat. I had a most magical night in Port Said. All the troops had GLVHPEDUNHGIURPWKHVKLSH[FHSW the few who were left to look after the ship overnight. It was a EHDXWLIXOPRRQOLWQLJKWQRWDFORXG in the sky. And all night was spent embarking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get LQWRWKHGRFNVVRWKH\DOOFDPHRXW by ferry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Italian prisoners of war.

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:h8hWdZedBki^ Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College School of Medicine & Dentistry, Medicine, 1942 :hCWh]Wh[jBki^ Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College School of Medicine & Dentistry, Medicine, 1946 Brandon Lush remembers a pre-war parade that insulted the German ambassador. After qualifying, KHMRLQHGWKHDUP\DQGZDVSDUWRIWKH forces that swept across north Africa, invaded Sicily and successfully landed in Italy, where he was nearly NLOOHGE\DERPEĹ&#x161;,KDGDORWRIKROHV LQPHĹ&#x203A;KHVLPSO\VD\V0DUJDUHW Lush remembers doing her preFOLQLFDOZRUNLQ%LUPLQJKDP temporary home for KCSMD. Margaret: At one occasion at &UR\GRQ*HQHUDOZKHUHWKHUH ZDVDQDLUUDLGLWVWDUWHGTXLWHHDUO\ so I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go back to the digs where ZHZHUHOLYLQJXQWLODERXWĘ&#x2039;LQWKH PRUQLQJDIWHUZHZHUHĆŠQLVKHG coping with the air raid casualties. The landlady wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let me in because she mustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve felt I was no better than I should be turning XSDWĘ&#x2039;LQWKHPRUQLQJ6KHMXVW wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe that I could have been in the theatre all night. 9('D\ZDVUHDOO\H[FLWLQJ ,ZHQWXSWR/RQGRQZKLFKZHQW TXLWHPDG7KHVWUHHWVZHUHIXOO DQG\RXOLWHUDOO\FRXOGZDONLI\RX ZDQWHGWRDFURVVWKHVWDWLRQDU\ SDUNHGFDUURRIV,QIDFW,WKLQN RQHRUWZRSHRSOHGLGRQ2[IRUG Street getting up toward the palace. 8hWdZed07KHVWXGHQWERG\DVD ZKROHQRWMXVWWKHPHGLFDOIDFXOW\ took a really dim view of Hitler and Mussolini and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen LQWKHVHGD\VRIFRXUVHĹ&#x2DC;WKH student body got a procession going in the Strand and Fleet Street. 7KH\KDGDFRXSOHRIFKDSV

Emel Rochat Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, French, 1949 Emel Rochat was living in south :DOHVZKHQZDUEURNHRXW6KHFDPH WR.LQJĹ&#x203A;VLQWKHDXWXPQRIĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x17D; I arrived in September or 2FWREHUDQGZHDOOOLYHGLQJURWW\ digs. There were no hostels in those days. What did we have for our supper? A packet of crisps between WZRSHRSOHVRPHWKLQJOLNHWKDW There was even more rationing DWWKHHQGRIWKHZDUDQGLWIHOW ZRUVHEHFDXVH\RXH[SHFWHGWKHUH to be no rationing. I remember TXHXLQJXSIRUSRWDWRHVIRURXU 22

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one dressed as Hitler and one as 0XVVROLQLVWDQGLQJXSLQWKHFDU which led the procession slowly down the Strand. This held the WUDĆŤFEDFN7KH\SHULRGLFDOO\GLG VRUWRI+LWOHUVDOXWHVDQGVKRXWHG nonsense. The rest of us all walked behind them to the end of the Strand and then turned around and came back all the way back WR)OHHW6WUHHWDQGEDFNDJDLQ making fun of Hitler and Mussolini. $SSDUHQWO\5LEEHQWURSWKH *HUPDQDPEDVVDGRULQ/RQGRQ took a really dim view of Hitler being mocked and complained to WKH)RUHLJQ2ĆŤFH7KH)RUHLJQ 2ĆŤFHFRPSODLQHGWRWKH3ULQFLSDO landlady when we were in London. <RXZHUHQRWKXQJU\EXWWKHUH was rationing into well after the war. What was outstanding was EHLQJDOLYHEHLQJLQ/RQGRQ ,ZHQWWRWKHĆŠUVW$UPLVWLFH'D\ DWWKH&HQRWDSKDW:KLWHKDOOLQ Ĺ&#x203A;Ę?Ę&#x17D;WKHĆŠUVWRQHDIWHUWKHZDU It was very moving. We had veterans coming to .LQJĹ&#x203A;V2KWKH\ZHUHWHUULEO\ ROG:HZHUHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2018;LVK7KHPHQZHUH Ę&#x2039;Ę?Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x17D;EXWWKH\ZHUHROG7KH\Ĺ&#x203A;G been in war. They had served. 7KH\Ĺ&#x203A;GKDGVXFKH[SHULHQFHVLQ their lives. But they never talked DERXWWKHLUH[SHULHQFHV

6W7KRPDVĹ&#x203A;WRRNVHYHUDOGLUHFWKLWV in the opening days of the Blitz and 3HWHU7UDƨRUGUHPHPEHUVWKHPZHOO Called into the army after the end of the war, he served in the occupational IRUFHDQGURVHWRWKHUDQNRIPDMRU ,Q&DVXDOW\WKHUHZDVDOLWWOH spiral staircase behind where the head porter used to sit just inside WKH&DVXDOW\HQWUDQFH$FKDSZLWK DORQJIURFNFRDWDQGKHVDWEHKLQG a high desk and he ruled the roost. Behind him there was a little door and a spiral staircase down in to WKHEDVHPHQWDQGDORRZKLFKZDV very convenient for students and VWDƨLQ&DVXDOW\ I got down there at about half past seven in the evening. We were MXVWKDQJLQJDURXQGLQ&DVXDOW\ VRZHFRXOGEHXVHIXOSRVVLEO\ I was down there and I heard something coming down â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a noise OLNHDQH[SUHVVWUDLQ7KHUHZDV a cluster of bombs coming down FORVHWR\RXDQGWKHQWKHH[SORVLRQ followed. This spiral staircase was just showered in glass. It was enclosed in glass as it was outside WKHEXLOGLQJEXWLWZDVSDLQWHGRYHU LQEODFNSDLQWIRUWKHEODFNRXW I collected my thoughts and FDPHXSDJDLQDQG&DVXDOW\ZDV VWLOOWKHUH,VDLGWRVRPHRQH Ĺ&#x161;7KDWZDVDFORVHRQHZDVQĹ&#x203A;WLW"Ĺ&#x203A; We agreed it must have been in the road outside. We walked through WKHSDVVDJHIURP&DVXDOW\LQWRWKH PDLQFRUULGRUZKLFKZDVDERXW DTXDUWHURIDPLOHORQJDQG connected right through all of the blocks. We could see there was DĆŠUHLQWKHSDVVDJHDOLWWOHZD\XS VRZHSLFNHGXSDĆŠUHH[WLQJXLVKHU walked up there and realised that WKHĆŠUHH[WLQJXLVKHUZDV completely useless. The whole dispensary had gone

RI.LQJĹ&#x203A;V+HKDGWKHWZRULQJ leaders on the mat and gave them DWLFNLQJRƨZKLFKZHDOOWKRXJKW was a very poor show. ,ZDVLQWKHĆŠQDOVXFFHVVIXO %DWWOHRI&DVVLQRVXSSRUWLQJWKH troops there. We went up to a place FDOOHG9DOPRQWRQHZKHUHZHMRLQHG XSZLWKWKH$PHULFDQVZKHUH ,WKLQN,ZDVSUREDEO\WKHĆŠUVW British troop to enter Rome. We were told by our commanding RĆŤFHUVWKDWZHKDGWROHWWKH $PHULFDQVJRLQWR5RPHĆŠUVW %XW,GLVREH\HGRUGHUVDQG with my batman and corporal I went into Rome and I had my ĆŠUVWSURSHUKDLUFXWIRUWKUHH\HDUV

J^[H[lZIj[f^[d:Wl_i7A9 Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Theology, 1948 Stephen Davis was a POW for PRVWRIWKHZDU+HOLYHGIRUĆŠYH years in Stalag XXA, a complex with XSWRĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;SULVRQHUVLQ3RODQG KHZRUNHGLQWKHVWDODJĹ&#x203A;VKRVSLWDO He studied theology after the war and became a priest in the Church RI(QJODQGLQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2030; A lot of people were brought KRPHRQERDWVIURP'XQNLUN I missed the boat. So the Germans caught me. I was made to march Ę?Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;PLOHVLQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2030;GD\VZLWKQRIRRG QRZDWHUQRZKHUHWRVOHHS

Then we packed into a cattle WUXFNWR7RUXÄ&#x192;LQ3RODQGDQG the cattle trucks on the outside VDLGĹ&#x161;'L[FKHYHDX[RXTXDUDQWH KRPPHVĹ&#x203A;7KDWĹ&#x203A;VĹ&#x161;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2030;KRUVHVRU Ę?Ę&#x2030;PHQĹ&#x203A;:HZHUHĘ&#x2018;Ę&#x2030;PHQ 7KHUHZDVRQO\DOLWWOHWRSZLQGRZ and everybody had to defecate and urinate in their boots and then tip it out the window. The place stank to hell. It was hideous. And it was one of the hottest VXPPHUVZHĹ&#x203A;YHKDGĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; It was absolute hell. )RUWXQDWHO\,ZDVLQWKH5R\DO $UP\0HGLFDO&RUSV6R,GLGQĹ&#x203A;W have to go out and work with everybody else. The prisoners had

WRJRRXWLQZRUNLQJSDUWLHV EXLOGLQJURDGVIDUPLQJDQ\WKLQJ Terrible jobs. Being in the Royal $UP\0HGLFDO&RUSV,JRWDMRE in this hospital. We had a commandant called Scarface. He had been a prisoner of war in England in the First World War. He was very friendly. The Gestapo came to VHDUFKXVHYHU\VL[PRQWKV He would come around before WKDWDQGLIZHKDGDQ\FKRFRODWH or cigarettes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give them WRKLPDQGKHĹ&#x203A;GVWXƨWKHP in his pockets and then bring it all back to us afterward. 6WHSKHQ'DYLVGLHGĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x160;-XO\Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;

Please visit alumni.kcl.ac.uk/ WW2stories to read the complete reminiscences of the 15 alumni featured in the magazine and the wartime memories of the alumni listed below. The website also \[Wjkh[icWdoWhY^_lWbÂż photographs. David Baker, Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Dentistry, 1945 Dr John Barham, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Medicine, 1944 Dr Thomas Calverley, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Electrical Engineering, 1940 Commander Clement Cambrook, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Physics & Mathematics, 1944 :h=[eĂšh[o9Whh_[jj"St Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Medicine, 1947 Alwyn Carruthers AKC, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Mathematics, 1945 Margaret Audrey (Dodds) Chadwick AKC, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, English, 1942 Joan Ellison, KCHSS, Household & Social Sciences, 1948

through into the basement. It just went sshhp,OLNHDĆŠUHZRUN7KHUH was a lot of surgical spirit amongst RWKHUWKLQJV,WZDVDWHUULĆŠFEOD]H DQGLWFXWWKHPDLQFRUULGRURƨ so we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what was going on beyond that. We discovered that the bomb had FRPHULJKWWKURXJK&ROOHJH+RXVH UHVLGHQFHTXDUWHUVDQGH[SORGHG LQWKHORQJFRUULGRU,WKDGH[SORGHG LQWKHFRUULGRUXQGHUQHDWK alongside where they had built these VRFDOOHGERPESURRIWKHDWUHV This bomb had come down and H[SORGHGLPPHGLDWHO\RXWVLGHWKH theatre. A couple of house surgeons ZHUHNLOOHGDQGVHYHUDOQXUVHV The patients in the theatre survived. But the house surgeons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one was Sir Bernard Spilwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son. We tried to make ourselves useful. %\WKLVWLPHDOOWKHSOXPELQJDQG all the electrics were gone. Heating pipes and water pipes were all pouring water. We went into theatre DQGWKHVLVWHUVDLGĹ&#x161;,I\RXĹ&#x203A;UHJRLQJWR KHOSWDNHVRPHGUHVVLQJVRXW,I\RX clear those cupboards and take them down to somewhere safe. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t VWD\KHUHZHĹ&#x203A;OOKDYHWRWDNHWKHP somewhere else.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; She was so cool. )URPWKHQRQ6W7KRPDVĹ&#x203A;FHDVHG WRH[LVWDVDKRVSLWDO:HQHYHUVDZ our hospital function as it should in our clinical years.

Dr Jack Fine, Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Medicine, 1948 Harold Fletcher, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Mechanical Engineering, 1945 Hedley Grabaskey, Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Dentistry, 1944 Reg Grant, A_d]Ă&#x160;i";d]_d[[h_d]"Âż'/*+ Dr Leslie Hale, A_d]Ă&#x160;i"Peebe]o"Âż'/*& Dr Bill Jeanes, Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Medicine and Dentistry, 1943 James Kirkwood, Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Dentistry, 1945 Alec Leggatt, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Civil Engineering, 1948 Denis Mace, Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, :[dj_ijho"Âż'/). Dr Betty Mather, KCSMD, Medicine, 1950 Dr Oliver Musgrave, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Chemistry, 1949 The Revd John Ouless, AKC, Theology, 1949 Denis Reid, Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Dentistry, 1945 Dr Thomas Richards, KCSMD, Medicine, 1945

Dr Tony Sampson, KCSMD, Dentistry, 1940 Margaret Thresh, Normanby College School of Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy, 1948 Anthony Titford, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Civil Engineering, 1939 Dr Walter Walker AKC, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Theology, 1942 Professor Robert Walton, Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Medicine, 1945 Dr Robert Welch, St Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Medicine, 1945 M[Wbie_dl_j[oekjel_i_jLest we forget,Wm[Xi_j[Ă&#x2026;mmm$ a_d]iYebb[Yj_edi$eh]%mWhc[ceh_Wbi Ă&#x2026;Yecc[cehWj_d]ijkZ[djiWdZ ijWĂšm^ebeijj^[_hb_l[i_d(&j^ Y[djkhoYedĂ&#x201D;_Yji$9h[Wj[ZXoA_d]Ă&#x160;i 7hY^_l[iWdZj^[Kd_l[hi_joe\j^[ J^_hZ7]["_jYedjW_diX_e]hWf^_YWb _d\ehcWj_edWXekjj^ei[^edekh[Z edmWhc[ceh_WbiWYheiij^[ 9ebb[][YWcfki[i$

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he days of the lone researcher beavering away unsupported in an underground lab are long gone. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now recognised that the best research results come from collaboration between institutions, plus a critical mass of researchers. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the thinking behind the brand new Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (CRF), a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to moving experimental medicine from the laboratory bench to the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedside in areas as diverse as preventing heart disease and treating phobias. The CRF is based at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on the Denmark Hill Campus of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College London. Within Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Partners, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the result of co-operation between the College, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Hospital, culminating in a successful bid to the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health via the

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National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry will lead studies in neurosciences and mental health. The academic drivers include specialists in cardiovascular disease, haematology, haemato-oncology, liver disease and diabetes, along with psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience experts. Consequently, the CRF will serve a wide range of clinical and academic interests. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The ethos of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Partners is that the best patient care will come from clinical care which is integrated with academe,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Alan McGregor, Professor of Medicine at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College London, Campus Dean for Denmark Hill and the Director of the Wellcome Trust CRF. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;All of XVZLOOEHQHĆŠWIURPZRUNLQJWRJHWKHU:HDVDFDGHPLFV can enhance the academic performance of the two NHS 7UXVWVDQGWKHLUVWDƨ2XU1+6SDUWQHUVEULQJFRQVLGHUDEOH clinical expertise and skill and will ensure that issues such as governance are managed appropriately.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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RESEARCH IN THE REAL WORLD: HOW DRUG TRIALS CURED JOANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HEPATITIS C

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Being diagnosed with hepatitis C two summers ago was a big shock to Joan Thomas, 51. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been experiencing hot sweats, dry skin and a fuzzy brain but thought this was due to the menopause. After diagnosis, Joan was referred to the liver clinic at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Hospital in September 2010. It was then that she mWieĂš[h[Zj^[Y^WdY[ to participate in clinical trials of two new drugs. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Of course, I had concerns,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she says. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I was going to be testing out drugs that hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet been tested fully. Also, I was worried which group Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be put in. I wanted to go for it, so I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go in a low-dosage group, or the control group that had a placebo! â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;But it was very well organised and I was regularly monitored. For example, when my white blood count dropped, it was picked up straight away.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Being on the trial was hard work and @eWdikĂš[h[ZXej^ physical and emotional i_Z[[Ăš[Yji$8kj"i^[ says, it was worth it. The new drugs worked and her viral load has gone from almost nine million to negligible. She is now cured. Joan adds: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What would have made the experience even better would have been an automatic referral to a specialist community organisation such as the Hepatitis C Trust, m^_Y^eĂš[hiceh[ holistic, practical non-medical support. But overall, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so glad to have been given the opportunity of being part of the trial. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to say a big thank you to Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and especially to my wonderful liver nurse, Gin.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; AUTUMN 2012 ,1728&+ 27

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The CRF will consist of three main areas. The Experimental Medicine Facility (EMF) will have an intensive care unit for brain-injured patients. It will be equipped with the very latest neuro-imaging and EEG technology, enabling researchers to study brain function as well as brain structure, and will have a virtual reality suite for investigating patients with behavioural disorders. The Cell Therapy Unit (CTU) will be the largest single purpose-built cell- and gene-based therapy unit in Europe. &HOODQGJHQHWKHUDSLHVRƨHUFRQVLGHUDEOHWKHUDSHXWLF potential, says Professor McGregor. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;But to date they have under-delivered. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a lot of hype and not a lot of end output â&#x20AC;&#x201C; partly because the biology is very complex but also because you need the capacity to do the studies. The CTU will provide capacity for such therapies, as well as routine but complex clinical treatments such as bone marrow transplantation. But we will also be developing novel stem cell and gene-based therapies. Currently, those programmes have either been in a test tube with human cells or in animal models. We are now getting to the stage where people are utilising gene and stem cell treatments in humans.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And thirdly, commercially sponsored trials will also ĆŠQGDKRPHLQWKH&78Ĺ&#x161;7KHUHLVDPDMRUSUREOHPLQWKH UK at the moment in attracting and sustaining clinical commercial trial activity,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Professor McGregor. Ĺ&#x161;7KDWLVDUHĆŞHFWLRQRIERWKWKHFRVWRIGRLQJFOLQLFDOWULDOV in the UK but also the capacity. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created a purpose-built, high-quality facility that meets the expectations and criteria of the pharmaceutical industry.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; However complex the science and technology, the aim of the CRF is simple â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to help develop better treatments for patients. The virtual reality suite, for example, may sound like a Star Trek-style fantasy, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually a hugely practical tool. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;For example, you could study people who are frightened of animals,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; explains Professor McGregor. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You could expose them to animals in the suite and see how they react and then you could modify their behaviour and, hopefully, help them.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The College is already a major centre for neurosciences, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoped that the quality of the research will match the quality of the new building, resulting in even better outcomes for patients. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Hospital, we have one of the best performing acute stroke units in the country,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Professor McGregor. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We can carry out novel, interventional assessments and treatments in the (0)7KHYHU\ĆŠUVWH[SHULPHQWDOPHGLFLQHVWXGLHVLQWKH facility, when it opens, will actually be in stroke medicine, using the neuro-imaging facilities of the EMF.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The CRF is already partially open and the partners are aiming to have the entire building fully operational by April Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x152;6RWKHPHVVDJHLVWKLVLWĹ&#x203A;VDQH[FLWLQJDQGIUXLWIXO time to be a clinical researcher in Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Partners. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I want to advertise widely to the very active academic and clinical community to ensure that they realise what a fantastic facility we have, what huge potential there is to work in it and that much of this work will be subsidised by WKHFRQVLGHUDEOHĆŠQDQFLDOVXSSRUWIURPWKH1,+5Ĺ&#x203A;VD\V 3URIHVVRU0F*UHJRUĹ&#x161;:HZLOOKDYHWKHVWDƨVWDWHRIWKH art equipment and facilities to allow investigators to carry out studies that they previously only dreamed of being DEOHWRGRZLWKRXWKDYLQJWRUDLVHVLJQLĆŠFDQWIXQGLQJ themselves. It is a fantastic opportunity.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;


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through a scholarship programme targeting the best and EULJKWHVWĘ&#x160;Ę&#x17D;RIWKHVHVFKRODUVKLSVZLOOEHUHVHUYHGIRU students resident in Hong Kong or mainland China. 7KHGRQDWLRQKDVEHHQZHOOUHFHLYHGE\WKHH[LVWLQJ VWXGHQWERG\VD\V-LOOLDQ/HHDODZXQGHUJUDGXDWHDQG 3UHVLGHQWRIWKH.LQJĹ&#x203A;V/DZ6WXGHQW&RXQFLO6KHKDLOVWKH scholarships as both â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;an incentive for students to constantly seek to improve themselvesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;much-needed assistance to students, especially in this current economic climateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. /HHDOVREHOLHYHVWKHGRQDWLRQUHĆŞHFWVERWKWKHFXOWXUDO diversity within the student body and Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global standing. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;As an Asian myself, I think that this will put .LQJĹ&#x203A;VLQDGLƨHUHQWOLJKWFRPSDUHGWRRWKHU(XURSHDQ law faculties and will bring in a lot more students from Asia in the future.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 0U3RRQLV*URXS([HFXWLYH&KDLUPDQRIbWKH Dickson Group of Companies and is well-known for his philanthropic support of education and healthcare. Ĺ&#x161;0\GRQDWLRQUHĆŞHFWVDVKDUHGHQWKXVLDVPZLWKWKH GLVWLQJXLVKHG/DZ)DFXOW\DW.LQJĹ&#x203A;VWRVHWQHZVWDQGDUGV in legal education and research,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mr Poon said at the JLIWĹ&#x203A;VDQQRXQFHPHQWLQ+RQJ.RQJbĹ&#x161;2XUXQLTXHIRFXV on transnational law will groom the future leaders needed to guide an increasingly connected world.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Also speaking at the announcement, the Principal, 3URIHVVRU6LU5LFKDUG7UDLQRUVWDWHGĹ&#x161;7KLVeĘ?Ę&#x2030;PLOOLRQ project has only been made possible thanks to the H[WUDRUGLQDU\YLVLRQRI'LFNVRQ3RRQ7KHFUHDWLRQRI 7KH'LFNVRQ3RRQ6FKRRORI/DZLVDPLOHVWRQH DFKLHYHPHQWLQWKHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x2030;\HDUKLVWRU\RI.LQJĹ&#x203A;V&ROOHJH /RQGRQDQGZLOORSHQDQHZHUDRIDFDGHPLFRSSRUWXQLW\Ĺ&#x203A; 7KHLQYHVWPHQWZLOOIXQGVHYHUDOLQLWLDWLYHVLQFOXGLQJ a regular Davos-like transnational law conference, a major legal meeting for all the top contributors to create a global FRQVHQVXVDQH[HFXWLYH0%$VW\OH//0SURJUDPPH and a distinguished visitor series. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We will have to show ourselves to be worthy of the investment that has been made in us, worthy of the fabulous physical setting in which we now work, worthy of the lofty ambitions that the Dickson Poon project has set IRUXVĹ&#x203A;VD\V3URIHVVRU0DFNOHPĹ&#x161;7KHUHLVQRGRXEWLQP\ PLQGWKDWWKH6FKRRORI/DZWKDWZHDOOKROGLQRXUPLQGĹ&#x203A;V eye is capable of this.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Celebrating London From brewing the perfect cup of oolong to exploring the Bank of England, our amazing city and its traditions headlined this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alumni Weekend

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Tea, Dickens and a stunning addition to the Strand Campus highlighted this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alumni Weekend, a three-day FHOHEUDWLRQRI/RQGRQ 0RUHWKDQĘ?Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;DOXPQLDQGIULHQGV attended, making it the Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most VXFFHVVIXOZHHNHQG\HW$OXPQLIURP Ę&#x160;Ę?FRXQWULHVDQGHYHU\FODVV\HDUIURP Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę?Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;ZHUHUHSUHVHQWHGDVZHOO DVPHPEHUVIURPWKHFODVVRIĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events were especially popular and included a tour of the Imperial War Museum and an after-hours visit to the Museum of London, where alumni learned about Charles Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship with the city that served as his home DQGLQVSLUDWLRQ The much-discussed stunning addition was Somerset House East Wing, now renovated to its RULJLQDOVSOHQGRXU The Georgian landmark houses The Dickson Poon School of

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learning about the history of tea-making and how varieties such as oolong and EODFNWHDGLƨHUIURPRQHDQRWKHU7KH session included a slurping competition, as attendees learned the correct way to HYDOXDWHWHD,WKDGWREHUHVROYHG WKURXJKDVOXUSRƨZLWK5REHUW 0XOODOO\ )UHQFKĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę? ZLQQLQJ Speaking at Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lunch, the Principal, Professor Sir Richard Trainor, thanked everyone for the many ZD\VWKH\VXSSRUW.LQJĹ&#x203A;V+H highlighted the Annual Fund, which in Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;KDVDZDUGHGPRUHWKDQeĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2039;Ę?Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030; WRFRFXUULFXODUDQGDFDGHPLFSURMHFWV â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I hope that coming back here today has brought back memories of encouragement and inspiration,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WKH3ULQFLSDOWROGDWWHQGHHVĹ&#x161;<RXDUH always welcome to visit the campus WKURXJKRXWWKH\HDUĹ&#x203A; You can see more photos from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alumni Weekend at Alumni Online, alumni.kcl.ac.uk. Hold the date for next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alumni Weekend â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: your global passport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; VFKHGXOHGIRUĘ?Ę&#x2019;-XQHĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x152;

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Elephants may never forget, but Reggie probably wishes he could forget this unfortunate day more than 80 years ago.

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Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see your country on the list below? Would you like to volunteer as a country contact? For details on getting in touch with a country contact, please visit DOXPRƨ#NFODFXN UK ALUMNI SUBJECT GROUPS AKC Alumni Group Peter King (Law, 1970) Bar Society Bahar Ala-Eddini (Law, 2007) Chemistry and Physics Rob Edwards (Chemistry, 1970) Dental Alumni Association Warren Birnbaum (KCSMD, Dentistry, 1971) Geography Joint School Society Jo Crocker (Geography, 1956) Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Construction Law Association (KCCLA) Joe Bellhouse (Construction Law, 1996) Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College London Engineering Association (KCLEA) Graham Raven (Civil Engineering, 1963) Law Alumni Group Robin Healey (Law, 1968) Theology & Religious Studies Giles Legood (Theology & Religious Studies, 1988)

OTHER UK GROUPS <ehc[hIjWĂš Barrie Morgan (former =[e]hWf^oijWĂš Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alumni Theatre Society (KATS) Kos Mantzakos (German & Modern Greek, 2001) Queen Elizabeth College Association Dr Sally Henderson (QEC, Biochemistry PhD, 1980) Southampton & Hampshire Tope Omitola (Mathematics, 1994) Student and Alumni Boat Club Rachel Fellows (current student)

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It sounds like an Agatha Christie plot: a bungled break-in, an arsenic-laced teapot, the unexplained death of an innocent man. Nearly 50 years on, Chelsea Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;murder in a teacupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; case remains a mystery. Alumnus Keith Shaw (Chelsea, Chemistry, 1968) shares his memories of those dark days.

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<RXUHDGWKLVLQHDUO\DXWXPQVWLOO thrilled by a memorable Olympics, in which Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played an important and medal-winning part, inside and RXWVLGHWKHDUHQDV:HDOVRHQMR\HGRXU Ninth Alumni Weekend this past summer, with record numbers attending DQGPRVWHYHQWVVROGRXW,QFUHDVLQJ alumni involvement in the life of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s KDVEHHQDGHYHORSLQJWKHPHRIĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039; The range of subject-based alumni groups has continued to grow and the new Chemistry and Physics Group held a well-attended reception in June, ZKHUHZHDOVRZHOFRPHGIRXUVWDƨ members from the successfully UHODXQFKHG&KHPLVWU\'HSDUWPHQW I have invited alumnus Professor Peter +LJJVWREHWKHQHZJURXSĹ&#x203A;V3DWURQ We have also launched a branch for alumni of Greek origin, of which WKHUHDUHDVXUSULVLQJ WRPH QXPEHU LQ/RQGRQ6WLOORQD*UHHNWKHPH next year marks the diamond jubilee Ĺ&#x2DC;DQRWKHURQHĹ&#x2DC;RI.LQJĹ&#x203A;VĆŠUVWHYHU *UHHNSOD\$OXPQLĹ&#x2DC;LQFOXGLQJ KRSHIXOO\PHPEHUVRIWKHRULJLQDOĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x152; cast â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be performing to celebrate this momentous anniversary, probably ZLWKLQWKHĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x152;$OXPQL:HHNHQG Sophia Murday is organising this as 3URMHFW'LRQ\VLDYLVLWZZZNFODFRXN WROHDUQPRUH I gratefully acknowledge the substantially increased grant which the College provides annually to VXSSRUW.&/$Ĺ&#x203A;VZRUN7KLVDOORZHG XVWRRƨHUĆŠQDQFLDOKHOSWRDZLGHQLQJ range of programmes, often geared to subsidising student attendance at events like the Duel Day Dinner, to encourage WKHLUDZDUHQHVVRI.&/$2XUODUJHVW Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;H[SHQGLWXUHZDVRXUVSRQVRUVKLS RI.&/68Ĺ&#x203A;VLQDXJXUDOPDJQLĆŠFHQWO\ VXFFHVVIXO*UDGXDWLRQ%DOO We now look forward to our Annual Dinner at the House of Lords on Ę&#x2039;1RYHPEHUDWZKLFKĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;SHUFHQWRI DWWHQGHHVZLOOEHFXUUHQWVWXGHQWV

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The KCLA Chairman

For the latest information about all of our alumni groups go to alumni.kcl.ac.uk

In June, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrated the ODXQFKRI&RQQHFW86LWVĆŠUVW international alumni mentoring programme, with a series of events LQ%RVWRQ1HZ<RUNDQG:DVKLQJWRQ '&ZKHUHPDQ\RIWKHĘ&#x2039;Ę? ConnectUS mentoring pairs met IRUWKHĆŠUVWWLPH The ConnectUS programme is designed to facilitate connections between recent graduates and those

more established in their careers, and to help alumni who might EHĆŠQGLQJWKHĆŠUVWVWHSVLQWRGD\Ĺ&#x203A;V FRPSHWLWLYHMREPDUNHWFKDOOHQJLQJ As well as one-on-one meetings, the programme also includes opportunities for all participants to get together, creating an ideal forum for networking and enabling recent graduates to gain a valuable insight into the

ConnectUS links alumni with current students

FDUHHUVRIRWKHUDOXPQL If you are based on the East Coast of the US and would like to be involved in the next round of the US mentoring SURJUDPPHVFKHGXOHGIRUVSULQJĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x152; SOHDVHVHHDOXPQLDFXNFRQQHFW86IRU more information and application IRUPV Watch this space for news of mentoring programmes in other parts of the world! AUTUMN 2012 IN TOUCH

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Class notes :KLOHZHPDNHHYHU\HƨRUWWRYHULI\WKH LQIRUPDWLRQKHUHZKLFKLVVHOHFWHGDQG HGLWHGIRUVSDFHZHFDQQRWJXDUDQWHHLWV accuracy. If you have concerns over any FRQWHQWSOHDVHFRQWDFWWKH$OXPQL2ƍFH $QGUHPHPEHU\RXFDQDOVRXSGDWH\RXU personal records at Alumni Online. 9LVLWbDb OXPQLNFODFXN

Chelsea College

You can view lots of fabulous old class photographs at alumni.kcl.ac.uk

Keith Ritchie

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Malcolm Gerroll

Malcolm Crundwell

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0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę? *3LQ/LQJĆŠHOG6XUUH\VLQFHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2030; 0DUULHGWRDQRWKHU*3&DUROLQH 7ZRNLGVDWXQLYHUVLW\

'HQWLVWU\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę? ,DPUHWLUHGDIWHUĘ?Ę&#x152;\HDUVLQGHQWDO SUDFWLFHLQ6WDQPRUH0LGGOHVH[,ZDV also a part-time lecturer in minor oral VXUJHU\DWWKH5R\DO'HQWDO+RVSLWDO, KDYHWDNHQXSDQLQWHUHVWLQDUWKLVWRU\

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x2018; My daughter Ellie has kept the family tradition and is now studying Spanish DQG(QJOLVKDW.LQJĹ&#x203A;V

Jonathan Lovett

0HGLFLQHDQG6XUJHU\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x160; 5HWLUHG$SULOĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;DIWHUĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2039;\HDUVDVD consultant child psychiatrist in the 1+6,QWHQGLQJWRUHWXUQWRDQ adolescent love â&#x20AC;&#x201C; painting!

Lorna Speid

3KDUPDF\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x152; My company, Speid & Associates, is working in the area of biosimilars and contributing to the development of regulatory systems for developing PDUNHWV

Lisetta Flower-Hill (now Lovett)

Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x2039; 5HWLUHG0DUFKĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;EXWFRQWLQXHWR ZRUNLQGHSHQGHQWO\LQWKHĆŠHOGRI PHGLFDOKXPDQLWLHV&RGLUHFWLQJD masters degree in same at Keele 8QLYHUVLW\&RDXWKRULQJDERRN UHODWLQJWRPHGLFDOKLVWRU\WHDFKLQJ Recently contributed a chapter in a OLWFULWERRNRQWKHĹ&#x161;QHXURQRYHOĹ&#x203A;

Thomas Madden

Veronica Ambrose (now Ferguson)

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę? Co-investigator in the Study of Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Across the Nation, DWWKH&KLFDJR&HQWHU

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x152; Full-time ophthalmologist at Imperial &ROOHJH/RQGRQ6XUJHRQRFXOLVW WR+0Ĺ&#x203A;VKRXVHKROG6WLOONHHSLQJEHHV DQGKRUVHV

Anusha Arasu

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x160; Moved from consultant post at Luton and Dunstable Hospital to neonatal consultant post at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College +RVSLWDO Zaki Kanaan

'HQWLVWU\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę? Have just been awarded â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;UK 'HQWLVWRIWKH<HDUĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;Ĺ&#x203A;DW WKHSUHVWLJLRXV'HQWDO$ZDUGV

Harry Oxer

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę? I was at Cambridge, then at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Hospital Medical School from Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę?Ę&#x2018;,ZDVKRQRXUHGWKLV\HDUWREH appointed as a Member of the Order of $XVWUDOLD $0 ,Ĺ&#x203A;PVWLOOZRUNLQJ consulting and teaching, and still indulging in my hobby of piloting my RZQVDLOSODQH,KDGP\Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x2030;WKELUWKGD\ this April, to my amazement! Hannah Troop Bowen

KCSMD

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę? Enjoying retirement from several SUDFWLFHVLQ&RUQZDOO

E Farley

'HQWLVWU\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę? Would like to get in touch with anyone who studied dentistry DW.LQJĹ&#x203A;VIURPĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x17D;Ę?

Ian Dunn

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2018; Retired from general practice in May to DYRLGWKHRQFRPLQJSHUIHFWVWRUP

John Lloyd-Jones

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę? Chairman of the Council of the British +RURORJLFDO,QVWLWXWHĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2030; 3UHVLGHQWĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039; Brian Pound

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x152; Family physician, psychotherapist and K\SQRWKHUDSLVW$VVRFLDWHSURIHVVRU at the University of Victoria School of 1XUVLQJFRQVXOWDQWLQLQYHVWLJDWLYHDQG IRUHQVLFK\SQRVLVSDLQWKHUDSLVWDWWKH %XUQ8QLW5R\DO-XELOHH+RVSLWDO Michael Lavelle

0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x160; 5HWLUHGLQ-XQHĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;DQGSODQQLQJWRGR even more music, both classical and MD]]+DYHWDNHQXSPDNLQJPXVLFDO LQVWUXPHQWVRIWKHYLROLQIDPLO\ Susan Gaunt (now Overal)

3KDUPDFRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę? $SSURDFKLQJĘ?Ę&#x2030;WKLV\HDU,DP RUJDQLVLQJDORFDOELUWKGD\FHOHEUDWLRQ It would be great to catch up with ORQJORVWPHGLFDOFROOHDJXHV*HWLQ WRXFKLI\RXDUHLQWHUHVWHGVXVDQ RYHUDO#QKVQH[ 38

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Puppets and paediatrics Dr Ranj Singh

Get Well Soon, a new television series presented by paediatrician Dr Ranj Singh (Medicine and Pharmacology, Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x152; DLPVWRHQOLJKWHQ&%HHELHVĹ&#x203A; young audience about health and PHGLFDOLVVXHV7KURXJKWKHXVHRI music, games and puppet characters, it will help children to understand their bodies and see the medical world as an HQYLURQPHQWLQZKLFKWKH\IHHOVDIH â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I have been involved in the media for a few years now,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Dr Ranj, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mainly in an advisory or â&#x20AC;&#x153;couch GRFWRUĹ&#x17E;UROHZKHUH,JHWDVNHGIRU DPHGLFDORSLQLRQRQYDULRXVVXEMHFWV I came up with the original concept for Get Well Soon and co-developed LWZLWK.LQGOH(QWHUWDLQPHQW,WKDV given me the chance to use my medical experience in a fun and entertaining way and the perfect opportunity to marry my passion for health promotion LQFKLOGUHQZLWKP\PHGLDZRUNĹ&#x203A; Dr Ranj has worked at both Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Hospital and Evelina &KLOGUHQĹ&#x203A;V+RVSLWDODW6W7KRPDVĹ&#x203A; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The best thing about working with

kids in the healthcare setting is that they have a remarkable ability to deal with DQGRYHUFRPHLOOQHVV7KH\EULQJRXWWKH best in people and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not uncommon for people to go that extra mile for their SDWLHQWV8QIRUWXQDWHO\WKHUHLVDYHU\ sad and serious side to it and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t KHOSEXWJHWHPRWLRQDOO\LQYROYHG

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Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College London NHE Ahlers

3K\VLFVĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x17D; Glad to hear from Sybil Blackwell, 7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x152;

Jeremy Joel

&LYLO(QJLQHHULQJĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę? I have virtually retired, consultancyZLVH,KDYHQRWKLQJEXWKDSS\ PHPRULHVRIP\WLPHDW.LQJĹ&#x203A;V6DGO\ very sadly, the Civil Engineering 'HSDUWPHQWLVQRZFORVHG Rose Heaword

Emel Rochat

)UHQFKĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2019; ,KDYHDQROG Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę?RUĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę? SKRWRJUDSK of the French Honours students plus VWDƨLQFOXGLQJ3URIHVVRU'HQLV 6DUUDW2QHRIWKHVWXGHQWVLQLWLV 5REHUW*LEVRQ ODWHUDSURIHVVRU  Also Bill Wittnall, who has written in In Touch. Muriel Dover (now Curtis)

Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x160; I am very pleased to be in touch with two friends from the Honours Maths class in spite of having to transfer to a BA General â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ZKLFKSURYHGYHU\DGHTXDWH IRUWHDFKLQJ

+LVWRU\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę? A background in historical studies FDQKDYHZLGHDSSOLFDWLRQV,DP currently engaged on archaeological LOOXVWUDWLRQPDLQO\ĆŠQGV+DYLQJ been encouraged by working as a volunteer on-site by the Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society, I successfully completed a week-long module for this subject at Birkbeck College, London VHOIIXQGHG $JDLQDVDYROXQWHHU I organised an art conservation programme for Frome Museum, including fundraising and engaging superb conservators to rescue three badly damaged Georgian SRUWUDLWV7KHPDJQLĆŠFHQW WUDQVIRUPDWLRQMXVWLĆŠHVDOOWKHHƨRUW and anxiety!

Mary Austin

0DWKHPDWLFVDQG3K\VLFVĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2039; Am still pottering around in 0LOWRQ.H\QHV,QVKHOWHUHGKRXVLQJ SDUWLFLSDWLQJLQ6FUDEEOHDTXDHURELFV DQGDHURELFVJURXSV*UHHWLQJVWR WKRVHZKRUHPHPEHUPH'RFDOO LI\RXDUHLQ0. John Rose

(QJOLVKĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2039; Appeared earlier this year in the ĆŠOPThe Iron Lady with Meryl 6WUHHS6KHZDVDMR\EXWDODVPRVW of my contribution ended up on WKHFXWWLQJURRPĆŞRRU Ronald Friar

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Never underestimate the power of playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

I recall the History Department, the Rugby Club, the Athletics &OXE *HRƨ(OOLRWEHLQJDOPRVW WKHZKROHWHDP DQGƊQDOO\+DOOLGD\ +DOOLQPDWHV0\WKUHHFKLHIIULHQGV of these days have sadly passed on, but there may be others who UHPHPEHUPH

+LVWRU\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x152; Could I use the pages of In Touch to pass greetings to the many other RFWRJHQDULDQVZKREDFNLQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2030; ĆŠUVWWLJKWURSHGURXQGWKHHGJHRI ZKDWEHFDPHWKH4XDG(VSHFLDOO\

Wayne Thomas

/DZĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2019; Awarded an MBE in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday Honours List for services to \RXQJSHRSOHLQ5KRQGGD John Cloudsley-Thompson

=RRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; I was a lecturer in zoology under 3URIHVVRU-)'DQLHOOL Bob (Robert) Russell

6SDQLVKĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; I have been retired from insurance and associated consultancy business VLQFHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;ODWWHUO\GHDOLQJZLWK PXOWLQDWLRQDOFRUSRUDWHFOLHQWV Am still very much in contact with VHYHUDORIWKH6SDQLVKFODVVRIĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030;DQG WU\WRDUUDQJHDQQXDOJHWWRJHWKHUV Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still loving my rugby and am a board member of my local club, (DVW*ULPVWHDG5)&

Royal Society fellowship awarded Professor Ian MacLennan

Professor Ian MacLennan (Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 0HGLFLQHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x17D; KDVEHHQDZDUGHG the distinguished Fellowship of the 5R\DO6RFLHW\$FFRUGLQJWRWKH societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commendation, Professor MacLennan â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;has made several landmark contributions to immunology and especially to our XQGHUVWDQGLQJRIDQWLERG\SURGXFWLRQĹ&#x203A; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I am glad to be associated with the Royal Society,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Professor 0DF/HQQDQĹ&#x161;,WSURPRWHVKLJKTXDOLW\ research and the understanding of science both nationally and LQWHUQDWLRQDOO\,WLVSOHDVLQJWR receive this recognition from my VFLHQWLĆŠFSHHUVĹ&#x203A; Much of Professor MacLennanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research has focused on how an antibody that protects against infection is produced, and the way cells that produce antibodies that bind to the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own tissues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; autoantibodies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DUHHOLPLQDWHG â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Almost nothing was known of the cellular, let alone the molecular, basis of antibody production, when ,ZDVDVWXGHQWDW*X\Ĺ&#x203A;V7KHUHZDV evidence that lymphocytes might be involved, but they way in which they led to antibody production was totally REVFXUHĹ&#x203A;KHVD\VĹ&#x161;0RVWRIWKH

common diseases that we associate now with autoimmunity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like UKHXPDWRLGDUWKULWLVDQGW\SHĘ&#x160;GLDEHWHV Ĺ&#x2DC;ZHUHUHFRJQLVHGDVFOLQLFDOHQWLWLHV With increasing understanding of the mechanisms that regulate recognition between self and non-self, there is KRSHWKDWVSHFLĆŠFWUHDWPHQWVRI DXWRLPPXQLW\ZLOOEHGHYHORSHGĹ&#x203A; An emeritus professor at the University of Birmingham MRC Centre for Immune Regulation, Professor MacLennan has no intention RIDQLGOHUHWLUHPHQWĹ&#x161;,VWLOOĆŠQGUHVHDUFK fascinating and I continue to get my ZRUNSXEOLVKHG:K\VKRXOG,UHWLUH so long as I have time to walk in the high hills, where I can mull over my thoughts?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And what has been most inspirational to him over the course of his career? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The appreciation that there is much more to be found out while respecting, EXWTXHVWLRQLQJWKDWZKLFK KDVDOUHDG\EHHQGLVFRYHUHGĹ&#x203A; Professor MacLennan

Alan Thomas

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7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; ,FHOHEUDWHGP\Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;WKSULHVWLQJ DQQLYHUVDU\RQĘ&#x160;Ę?-XQHĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;(QMR\LQJ DQDFWLYHUHWLUHPHQW

*HUPDQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2019; I completed a PhD at the University of 0DQFKHVWHULQ-XQHĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x160;RQWKHVXEMHFW of pupilsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reading strategies in GCSE *HUPDQ

Norman Vaughton

*HRJUDSK\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x160; Following a career as a geologist in Jamaica, an educationist in England and Papua New Guinea and then as a therapist and property developer, I am now enjoying my UHWLUHPHQW5HFHQWO\UHWXUQHGIURP an expedition through the North East Passage from Murmansk to $QDG\U

Roger Paige

7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2019; Recently published 7KH&KRLU*LUOV and Other Stories, my fourth collection RIVKRUWVWRULHV1RZZRUNLQJRQDĆŠIWK William Reed

7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2019; 5HWLUHG)HEUXDU\Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;1RZ372LQ 1RUZLFK'LRFHVH

Richard (John) Lewis

7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę? Recently published Sampans and 6DƨURQ&DNHbased on my grandfatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diaries from his years in Cornwall and China, Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2018;Ę?Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;

Stephen Carter

*HRJUDSK\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; I retired as a Norfolk secondary VFKRROKHDGWHDFKHULQĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2018;DQG having spent three years as a consultant on the Department for Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AUTUMN 2012 IN TOUCH

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Class notes Value for Money programme, DPQRZIXOO\UHWLUHG,FRQWLQXH my voluntary work as a reader in the Church of England in the Diocese RI*ORXFHVWHU =[eĂšh[o>Wb[i

(QJOLVKĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; Still running the Travelling Theatre, FULFNHWXPSLULQJDQGVFRULQJ,QWRXFK with English Department FRQWHPSRUDULHVIURPĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę?Ę?Ę&#x2030; Trevor Stubbs

7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; 6LQFHĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2019;,KDYHEHHQLQYROYHGLQ the regeneration of Bishop Gwynne Theological College in Juba, South 6XGDQ$IWHUWZR\HDUVDVLQWHULP administrator, we appointed a new ORFDOSULQFLSDO,DPQRZWKH LQWHUQDWLRQDOOLQNSHUVRQ,ZRXOGORYH to hear from anyone interested in Sudan RU6RXWK6XGDQ Peter Barnett

7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x160; $IWHUĘ&#x152;Ę&#x2019;\HDUVDVDQ$QJOLFDQSULHVW I have retired â&#x20AC;&#x201C; along with my wife Mary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to our former holiday home LQ*RZHU:DOHV:HOHGWKH3LOVGRQ &RPPXQLW\LQ'RUVHWIRUĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2018;\HDUV and founded the Pilsdon at 0DOOLQJ&RPPXQLW\LQ.HQW 0DU\VSHQWĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;UHFRYHULQJ IURPOHXNDHPLD Lister Tonge

7KHRORJ\DQG5HOLJLRXV6WXGLHVĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę? I became Dean of Monmouth 1HZSRUW&DWKHGUDO LQ0DUFK following a phone call from the %LVKRS7KHUHĹ&#x203A;VDKXJHDPRXQWWR do to catch up with this energetic diocese and to become of some XVHLQWKLVFLW\ZKLFKKDVVXƨHUHG KXJHGHFOLQH Jane Wallbank (Dowie) (now Reynolds)

7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę? After several years as a single parent, ,PDUULHG7RQ\LQĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x152;,KDYHRQHVRQ Stephen, and two stepsons, Mark DQG7RP$OODUHJURZQXSQRZ I teach religious studies at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and I enjoy hill-walking, gardening, skiing DQGWUDYHO5HFHQWO\,YLVLWHG,QGLD &KLQDDQG5RPHDQGVNLHGLQ%XOJDULD I would love to hear from anyone ZKRZDVDW.LQJĹ&#x203A;VIURPĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x160;Ę?DQG UHPHPEHUVPH 40

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Alan Mason

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Andrew Skinner

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Nigel Banks

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Stephen Spencer

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Richard Hillier

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Michael Markham

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Mike (Paul) Schenk

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Helen Haines (now Wells)

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Gerda Mamott

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Using poetry to assert his will

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Paul Sandor

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7KHRORJ\DQG5HOLJLRXV6WXGLHVĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x2019; Kabale University in Uganda made me an honorary professor in recognition of the teacher training of secondary chemistry teachers which I do (in conjunction with the Royal 6RFLHW\RI&KHPLVWU\ LQ8JDQGD I did theology at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and chemistry ORQJDJRDW0DQFKHVWHU Sarah Bowyer

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Irfan Latif

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Alicia Heeneman (now Heeneman Wong)

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Sacha Ackland

3KLORVRSK\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę? Living in London with partner and WKUHH\HDUROGGDXJKWHU)XOOWLPH EDUULVWHUDQGSDUWWLPHGLVWULFWMXGJH Ali Zli (now Ahmed)

:DU6WXGLHVĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D; Now assistant professor at the Nelson 0DQGHOD&HQWHUIRU3HDFHDQG&RQĆŞLFW Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia 8QLYHUVLW\LQ1HZ'HOKL Charles Banigo

0DQDJHPHQW6WXGLHVĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x17D; I relish the opportunity to teach as a part-time lecturer in business management and information FRPPXQLFDWLRQVWHFKQRORJ\,KDYHRYHU Ę&#x160;Ę?\HDUVĹ&#x203A;WHDFKLQJH[SHULHQFHLQKLJKHU HGXFDWLRQ Anthony Banks

(QJOLVKĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę? Recently directed Lucinda Coxonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new play +HUGLQJ&DWV at the Hampstead Theatre and a national tour of Dennis Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s'1$ Directing a new play by Bryony Lavery called&HVDULRfor the World Shakespeare Festival, and the /RQGRQĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;)HVWLYDO

/DZĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę? Still working in the City but currently enjoying some time at home with our EHDXWLIXOQHZGDXJKWHU(PLOLD.DWH Joanne Fisher (now Hobbs)

3KDUPDFRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018; Married with two wonderful boys, 1LFKRODVDQG-RQDWKDQ Sarah Carter

1XUVLQJ6WXGLHVĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019; I have recently had a project paper, 5HGXFLQJ+HDOWKFDUH$VVRFLDWHG ,QIHFWLRQVLQ&ULWLFDO&DUHpublished online on the Foundation of Nursing 6WXGLHVZHEVLWH7KHSURMHFWZDV supported by the FoNS Developing and Sustaining a Practice-based Strategy for Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections Programme with 1+6b/RQGRQ Charlie (Charles) Gray

*HRJUDSK\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2019; My wife Alexis and I are very proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby daughter, Perdita Daphne Eliza Gray, RQĘ&#x152;Ę&#x2030;$SULOĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2039;

Jonathan McCotter

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%LRSKDUPDF\Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160; Now married, with three children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all JLUOV:RUNLQJDVDPDVVVSHFWURPHWULVW for GlaxoSmithKline R&D at Ware, +HUWIRUGVKLUH Simon Robbins

:DU6WXGLHVĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160; I have worked at the Imperial War 0XVHXPVLQFHĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x2019;DQGKDYH published %ULWLVK*HQHUDOVKLSRQWKH :HVWHUQ)URQWĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x160;Ę?Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2018; Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę? The First World War Letters of General Lord Horne Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2019; DQG%ULWLVK *HQHUDOVKLSGXULQJWKH*UHDW:DU Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2030; 0\QH[WERRNLVDirty :DUV$&HQWXU\RI&RXQWHULQVXUJHQF\ Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x152;  Timothy Martin

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Scott Allan

Neelam Halari

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Toby Burns

Rebecca Kershaw (now Dyball)

:DU6WXGLHVĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160; $VKRUWVWLQWLQ.HQWSROLFHWRSD\RƨWKH student loan is now looking dangerously like a career! Guarding the frontiers of the UK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not exactly the Khyber Pass but LWSD\VIRUQDSSLHVDQGEDE\PLONIRUWZR

/DZĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę? Married David Dyball at Dartington +DOOLQ'HFHPEHUĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x160;Ę&#x160;

Lucy Shrapnell (now Shrapnell-West)

Richard Osborne

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Graeme Ware

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Kirsten Singleton (now Singleton-Watson)

Noreen Shaikh

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Simon Coulson

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Alexander Jackson

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Class notes Jane Johnson

3K\VLRWKHUDS\Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę? Continue to work as a locum physiotherapist and love doing the jobs no one else wants! Fourth book published, 7KHUDSHXWLF6WUHWFKLQJ Helen Murphy

(QJOLVKĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x17D; Bought a house, got engaged and run WKHPHGLDGHSDUWPHQWRIDORFDOVFKRRO Very happy! Matthew Scott

/DZĘ&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x17D; I am very excited to be practising in my favourite area of law, namely stamp taxes, after a few years taken in the industry to develop some common sense of the business variety, which I am now putting to very good use in developing a market-leading tax practice! Martin Booth

0DWKHPDWLFVDQG&RPSXWHU6FLHQFH Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x2030;Ę&#x2030;Ę? 7KH5HLFKHQEDFK3UREOHP a novel about Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, due to be published by Lion +XGVRQWKLVDXWXPQ Robert Fellows

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Angela Fergus (now Fergus-Stallard)

Natalia Biglou

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performing but I love the human voice DERYHHYHU\WKLQJ>7KHWHQRU@3HWHU Pears once said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;a violin is a violin, EXWDYRLFHLVDKXPDQEHLQJĹ&#x17E;Ĺ&#x203A; $QGPXVLFUXQVLQWKHIDPLO\ Speaking to the 0HUWK\U([SUHVVhis dad revealed that Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatgrandfather was Al Caponeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite singer, adding: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I just hope Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current fans are more reputable!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Johan Aps

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and want to learn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; always ready to face DQHZFKDOOHQJH,ZRXOGORYHWRVHH them taking solo roles at the Royal Opera House or the English National Opera, or see them singing in Brittenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s War Requiem LQDYDVWFDWKHGUDOĹ&#x203A; Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for music was VSDUNHGE\KLVFKXUFKEDFNJURXQG â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I used to sit in the congregation in awe RIWKHRUJDQ,ORYHERWKGLUHFWLQJDQG

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Julia Coleman

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Barzan Sadiq

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Royal Dental Hospital

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Donald Craig

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St Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Harold Hetherington

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.LQJĹ&#x203A;V7KHRORJ\Ę&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę&#x2030; The Very Revd John Lang became 'HDQRI/LFKĆŠHOGLQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę&#x2018;Ę&#x2030;DIWHUKHDGLQJ the BBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Religious Broadcasting Department for the best part of DGHFDGH,WZDVQRWDQHDV\WUDQVLWLRQ A high-calibre administrator and enabler, at the BBC he had skillfully secured resources which were far beyond reach not long after his GHSDUWXUHDW/LFKĆŠHOGKHIRXQG DQDGPLQLVWUDWLYHVWDƨFRQVLVWLQJRI RQHSDUWWLPHVHFUHWDU\ 8QGDXQWHGDQGLQWKHIDFHRIVWLƨ resistance to change, he set about RYHUKDXOLQJ/LFKĆŠHOGĹ&#x203A;VDGPLQLVWUDWLRQ appointing a new headmaster to the struggling cathedral school and raising eĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2039;Ę&#x17D;PLOOLRQEDGO\QHHGHGIRU UHVWRUDWLRQZRUN0RUHLQLWLDWLYHV followed, including the annual /LFKĆŠHOG)HVWLYDOZKLFKTXLFNO\ became one of the major arts events LQWKH0LGODQGV Langâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career in Holy Orders began DVFXUDWHDW6W0DU\Ĺ&#x203A;V&KXUFK3RUWVHD Later he became priest-vicar of Southwark Cathedral and chaplain of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, EHIRUHHPEDUNLQJRQKLVĘ&#x160;Ę?\HDU religious broadcasting career at the %%&+HZDVDSSRLQWHGD&KDSODLQWR WKH4XHHQLQĘ&#x160;Ę&#x2019;Ę?Ę?+HLVVXUYLYHGE\ KLVZLIH)UDQFHVDQGWKUHHGDXJKWHUV

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Judge, benefactor, friend Judge John Toulmin CMG QC FKC

A distinguished judge, former President of the European Bar and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of European Law, John Toulmin was an active member of the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community for more than three decades, with a particular interest in the Institute of Psychiatry ,R3 DQG7KH'LFNVRQ3RRQ6FKRRO RI/DZ$UHĆŞHFWLRQRIKLV commitment to the two was the recent benefaction which he and his wife Carolyn made to the College, establishing a lecture series to explore LVVXHVFRQQHFWLQJODZDQGSV\FKLDWU\ Carolyn, who survives him, received her law degree from Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and both have volunteered countless hours to WKH&ROOHJH Judge Toulmin served as a Trustee of the IoP, becoming Chairman and a PHPEHURIWKH,R3Ĺ&#x203A;V$GYLVRU\%RDUG He was nominated by the IoP as an independent member of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s &ROOHJH&RXQFLO+HZDVHOHFWHGD Fellow of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College, appointed an Honorary Visiting Professor in The Dickson Poon School of Law and honoured with the Helen Hudson $ZDUGLQUHFRJQLWLRQRIKLVVHUYLFH

Jean Phillips (latterly Williams)

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the Student Union to be so well run Ĺ&#x2DC;TXLWHDQDFFRODGHLQVXFKWRXJKWLPHV which its President later attributed in large part to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calm and upright VWDQFHDQGPDWXULW\Ĺ&#x203A; $IWHUJUDGXDWLRQ3KLOOLSVTXDOLĆŠHGDV a teacher and went on to become Principal of Portsmouth Teacher Training College, the youngest head of DQ\VXFKHVWDEOLVKPHQWLQWKH8.

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Letters This summer, a Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undergraduate named Andrea took a part-time job as a bank cashier in her KRPHWRZQRI0DQFKHVWHU2QHPRUQLQJDQDWWLO\ GUHVVHGPDQLQKLVODWHĘ?Ę&#x2030;VFDPHWRKHUZLQGRZ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I hope you can help me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said as he DSSURDFKHG$QGUHDĹ&#x161;,Ĺ&#x203A;PDQ(QJOLVKSURIHVVRUIURP WKH8QLYHUVLW\RI9LUJLQLD,Ĺ&#x203A;PYLVLWLQJ(QJODQGIRUD month with my wife and our two daughters, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m DIUDLG,QHHGVRPHKHOS0\ZLIHDQGP\ROGHVW daughter have taken our rental car and gone to /LYHUSRROIRUWKHGD\,WVRKDSSHQVWKDWP\SKRQH and wallet are in the car, and our other daughter has MXVWWDNHQLOO,QHHGWREX\KHUVRPHPHGLFDWLRQ immediately, but all of my cash, my credit cards and P\,'DUHLQP\ZDOOHWĹ&#x203A; $QGUHDORRNHGKLPRYHU+LVDFFHQWZDVFHUWDLQO\ American, and he looked like Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

interpretation of an English professor: sporting smartly pressed trousers and a corduroy jacket with WKHUHTXLVLWHHOERZSDWFKHV He continued, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If you would be kind enough to FDVKDFKHTXHIRUeĘ&#x17D;Ę&#x2030;,ZRXOGEHPRVWJUDWHIXOĹ&#x203A; Ĺ&#x161;$QG\RXGRQĹ&#x203A;WKDYHDQ\LGHQWLĆŠFDWLRQ"Ĺ&#x203A;VDLG $QGUHD Ĺ&#x161;1R,Ĺ&#x203A;PDIUDLGQRW,WĹ&#x203A;VLQWKHUHQWDOFDUĹ&#x203A;KH UHSOLHGĹ&#x161;7KLVPDWWHULVUHDOO\XUJHQW&RXOG\RX FDVKWKHFKHTXHULJKWQRZ"Ĺ&#x203A; Andrea asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Which of your daughters is sick?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ĺ&#x161;0\\RXQJHVWĹ&#x203A;KHDQVZHUHGĹ&#x161;1RZZLOO\RXKHOS me or do I need to speak with your manager?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Actually,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Andrea said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to call my PDQDJHUULJKWQRZEHFDXVH,WKLQN\RXĹ&#x203A;UHDIUDXGĹ&#x203A; ,WWXUQVRXWWKDWVKHZDVFRUUHFWĹ&#x2DC;KHZDVDIUDXG :KDWWLSSHGKHURƨ" MICHAEL KIRKHAM

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