MIke Smith (68-71) Letter to The Times

In a letter published in The Times September 23, OP Mike Smith came to the defence of Business Secretary Vince Cable following the latter’s “robust critique of capitalism” in a speech to the Liberal Democrat party conference. According to Smith, Dr. Cable “was patently stating the obvious” in his various criticisms and “simply pointing out…

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Ben Brundell (53-56)

BEN BRUNDELL (53-56) Charles Stuart (54-57) writes: “In February I spent a pleasant evening in Chile in perfect conditions at the home of Ben and Moira Brundell where I went for a BBQ. They are both well and Ben is still playing golf off a single figure handicap (although he does play every day!). Shortly…

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Michael Sichel (48-51)

“For myself, I am 12 years into working in Australia and elsewhere to restore children damaged largely by medicine and politics. Medicine – because our children now receive 39 vaccines before school age and the vulnerable ones over-react. Politically – because big pharmaceutical companies and governments are now virtually one. To give a recent example:…

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JOHN LANG (55-58)

John Lang set a hare running with a letter to The Daily Telegraph July 27 about British-flagged ships. John, a retired Rear Admiral, had spotted that the vessel which took The Queen on a Hebridean cruise earlier in the month “was wearing the Red Ensign, the much respected, and increasingly rare, symbol of British register.”…

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ANDREW SIMPSON (90-95)

Andrew simpson with his sailing partner Iain Percy has been rated “one of Britain’s strongest gold medal chances for 2012” in a survey by The Sunday Telegraph. “America’s Cup duty with TeamOrigin and the recent birth of Simpson’s son have restricted their competitive season this year,” noted the paper. “But, as their victory at the…

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ROBIN PATERSON (69-73)

A full page spread in The Sunday Times at the start of July brought us up to date with a huge property development in the Caribbean being masterminded by OP developer Robin Paterson and his business partner the hotelier Michael Pemberton. According to the report, the Paradise Beach development of 35 villas with price tags…

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Tim Lee (51-53)

Captain Tim Lee (51-53) was one of 15 retired Royal Navy officers to sign a letter which appeared in The Daily Telegraph on election day May 6 urging the retention of the Trident nuclear missile system. The letter argued that the Conservatives “are the only party who (sic) will ensure that while our troops are…

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Malcolm Graham-Wood (OP 70-75)

MALCOLM GRAHAM-WOOD (70-75), a former Chairman of the OP Society and now a director of oil and gas broking at Westhouse Securites, was quoted in The Daily Telegraph April 27 arguing that the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico “shouldn’t make too much difference to BP’s financial position…In terms of their reaction, there’s…

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PATRICK DERHAM (72-78),

PATRICK DERHAM (72-78), the present Headmaster of Rugby School, has edited a book with the vice-provost of University College, London, titled Liberating Learning. According to a piece in the Financial Times at the end of February written by the historian Andrew Roberts, the book will be published in April and “will set the education debate…

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EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR (55-59)

EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR (55-59) went back to a thesis he wrote for the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich on his return from commanding the Falkland Islands’ Royal Marines’ Naval Party 8901 in 1979 in a letter to The Daily Telegraph February 24. Sharing the proceeds of Falklands oil with Argentina, he pointed out, was considered by…

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