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<strong>Kent</strong> <strong>Bulletin</strong><br />

<strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong> at Canterbury • Number 37 Autumn 2001<br />

The art <strong>of</strong><br />

cricket


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<strong>Kent</strong> <strong>Bulletin</strong> 37 Autumn 2001<br />

Contents<br />

Cover: painting<br />

by Nick Botting R83<br />

Page 8 Interview with the Vice-Chancellor,<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor David Melville<br />

Design:<br />

The Wells Partnership<br />

Tel: 01622 831661<br />

Printers:<br />

Broglia Press<br />

Tel 01202 632631<br />

Special thanks to Chris<br />

Lancaster and Lesley Farr<br />

in the <strong>University</strong> Print Unit,<br />

to the <strong>University</strong><br />

Photographic Unit, and to<br />

Jane Hardy and Katie Joice<br />

in C&DO<br />

Editor: Killara Burn<br />

<strong>Kent</strong> <strong>Bulletin</strong><br />

Communications and<br />

Development Office<br />

<strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong><br />

Canterbury CT2 7NZ<br />

Tel: 01227 823263<br />

Fax: 01227 764464<br />

Email:<br />

kent-bulletin@ukc.ac.uk<br />

<strong>Kent</strong> <strong>Bulletin</strong> is published<br />

in spring and autumn every<br />

year for alumni and friends<br />

<strong>of</strong> the <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong> at<br />

Canterbury. It is sent to all<br />

alumni world-wide who<br />

regularly update or confirm<br />

their contact details with us.<br />

Features<br />

Page 10 The art <strong>of</strong> cricket<br />

8 Interview with the Vice-Chancellor,<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor David Melville<br />

Jane Hardy<br />

10 The art <strong>of</strong> cricket<br />

Nick Botting<br />

12 Art at UKC<br />

14 The challenge <strong>of</strong> globalisation<br />

Chris Patten<br />

19 Alumni lives: Greenfibres<br />

Rhonda Smith<br />

3<br />

Page 14 The challenge <strong>of</strong> globalisation<br />

News and Views<br />

4 <strong>University</strong> News<br />

7 The Development Programme<br />

17 Special feature: Durrell Institute<br />

<strong>of</strong> Conservation and Ecology<br />

18 Letters from America<br />

20 Who’s What Where<br />

23 Inside Story: Pamela Cross


Research success<br />

UKC has won more than<br />

£10m over the past year in<br />

grants and contracts for new<br />

research and<br />

consultancy<br />

work.<br />

According to<br />

Deputy<br />

Vice-Chancellor<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

Robert Freedman, ‘This<br />

is an increase <strong>of</strong> 26% on the<br />

previous year. UKC gained<br />

£8,929,215 in contracts and<br />

grants for new academic<br />

research, plus £1,608,242 in<br />

contracts for development<br />

work, consultancy and related<br />

work.’<br />

Among the outstanding<br />

research successes are, in<br />

Social Sciences, a Department<br />

<strong>of</strong> Health grant <strong>of</strong> £310,065<br />

awarded to Dr Ann Netten<br />

and Dr Andrew Bebbington<br />

(Personal Social Services<br />

Research Unit) for their project<br />

assessing a new information<br />

gateway on social care,<br />

health, housing and social<br />

security benefits for older and<br />

disabled people.<br />

In Physical Sciences,<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Bob Newport was<br />

awarded the largest single<br />

grant in the <strong>University</strong> for his<br />

EPSRC-sponsored project on<br />

sol-gel materials. This award<br />

will enable his research team<br />

to expand their work on why<br />

these important materials have<br />

the properties they do, thereby<br />

helping to find ways to even<br />

better materials for the future.<br />

And in Humanities, Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

David Welch (History),<br />

Margaret Coutts (Head <strong>of</strong><br />

Information Services) and Dr<br />

Nick Hiley (Director <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Cartoon Centre) jointly gained<br />

£257,760 from the Arts and<br />

Humanities Research Board<br />

for the digitisation <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Modern Cuttings Collection in<br />

the Cartoon Centre. This will<br />

enable them to continue<br />

building the Cartoon-Hub<br />

archive, the largest computer<br />

database <strong>of</strong> archived political<br />

cartoons in the world.<br />

<strong>University</strong><br />

N E W S<br />

Opportunity<br />

Medway<br />

The <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong> at<br />

Medway (UKM) welcomed its<br />

first intake <strong>of</strong> students in<br />

September onto undergraduate<br />

courses in subjects ranging<br />

from law to sport, health and<br />

fitness. This initiative has<br />

brought new educational and<br />

economic opportunities to<br />

Medway. To help as wide a<br />

range <strong>of</strong> people as possible to<br />

benefit, UKM has launched an<br />

innovative new bursary<br />

scheme.<br />

Opportunity Medway links<br />

local students who need extra<br />

financial support with companies<br />

and public sector institutions<br />

keen to support them.<br />

The first bursaries have<br />

already made a real difference.<br />

One recipient wrote, ‘I’m the<br />

first in my family to go to<br />

university and my parents are<br />

very proud <strong>of</strong> me, but finances<br />

are stretched.’ The Medway<br />

economy also benefits from the<br />

boost to the local skills base,<br />

and organisations supporting<br />

the scheme benefit from<br />

having bright, enthusiastic<br />

graduates in the workforce.<br />

Opportunity Medway recipients<br />

talk about putting their<br />

degrees to good use in teaching<br />

and other jobs, with one<br />

noting ‘this financial support<br />

from the community increases<br />

my desire to stay on and work<br />

in the area’.<br />

The scheme operates via a<br />

special UKM fund, managed<br />

by a steering group including<br />

representatives from Medway<br />

organisations, who decide<br />

which students receive bursaries.<br />

Chief Executive <strong>of</strong><br />

Medway Council Judith<br />

Armitt said, ‘Opportunity<br />

Medway is an innovative<br />

scheme which may make the<br />

difference between somebody<br />

being able to study for a<br />

degree or not. Longer term, it<br />

<strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong> alumni diary 2001-02<br />

2001<br />

23 November Open Lecture: Carenza Lewis ‘ Popularising the past:<br />

archaeology and television’<br />

30 November Congregations<br />

30 November Open Lecture: Sir Crispin Tickell ‘ Impacts from<br />

space: past, present and future’<br />

7 December Open Inaugural Lecture: Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Steve Liu<br />

Decision making: optimisation under uncertainty’<br />

14 December Last day <strong>of</strong> the Michaelmas Term<br />

2002<br />

7 January Start <strong>of</strong> the Lent Term<br />

18 January The Chancellor’s Lecture: Baroness Greenfield<br />

25 January Open Lecture: Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Joy Hendry ‘Rethinking the<br />

copy in Japanese culture’<br />

6 March Ian Gregor Memorial Lecture: Pr<strong>of</strong>essor John Kelly<br />

7 March Annual Alumni Careers Fair<br />

tbaSpring Alumni Media Event in London<br />

Unless otherwise indicated, all the events above take place at the <strong>University</strong>.<br />

Some <strong>of</strong> the Lectures are followed by a High Table dinner, and alumni are<br />

welcome. For more information, please contact us (see p3).<br />

4<br />

will help the Medway economy<br />

by increasing the skills <strong>of</strong> our<br />

workforce. The Council is<br />

delighted to be supporting the<br />

scheme.’<br />

Businesses and public<br />

sector organisations wanting to<br />

join the scheme should contact<br />

Sue Shepherd, Director <strong>of</strong><br />

Communications & Development,<br />

at the address on page 3.<br />

New department<br />

links business and<br />

scholarship at UKC<br />

Brilliant inventions such as<br />

cats’ eyes in the road or the<br />

Dyson vacuum cleaner have<br />

two components: a great,<br />

innovative idea, <strong>of</strong>ten tested by<br />

research, and commercial<br />

CHRIS LUTON WITH VAILA MARSHALL,<br />

CHAIRMAN OF THE EXTERNAL ADVISORY<br />

GROUP AT PFIZER, AT THE LAUNCH OF URIE<br />

back-up or exploitation. Now<br />

the <strong>University</strong> is gaining a unit<br />

which will help it exploit<br />

academic innovation and<br />

provide academic back-up and<br />

research for regional businesses.<br />

With the launch <strong>of</strong> the Unit<br />

for Regional Innovation and<br />

Enterprise (URIE) in June,<br />

UKC can now provide<br />

research and consultancy skills<br />

locally and develop to the full<br />

the forward-looking research<br />

in which it excels.<br />

URIE aims to be a onestop<br />

shop connecting UKC,<br />

with its research turnover <strong>of</strong><br />

£15m a year, and industry.<br />

Among the services URIE can<br />

<strong>of</strong>fer businesses in the region<br />

are consultancy / access to<br />

expertise; continuing pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

development (CPD) /<br />

training; access to facilities and<br />

equipment; technology devel-<br />

© <strong>Kent</strong> Messenger


New buildings<br />

on campus<br />

Work has started on the construction<br />

<strong>of</strong> the new building for<br />

the School <strong>of</strong> Social Policy,<br />

Sociology and Social Research.<br />

The majority <strong>of</strong> the funding for<br />

this new building came from the<br />

Higher Education Funding<br />

Council (HEFCE) through the<br />

<strong>University</strong>’s Research Capital<br />

allocation. An expansion <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Drama Barn is also underway,<br />

opment, transfer and licensing;<br />

student placements; collaborative<br />

research; teaching company<br />

and other programmes.<br />

UKC’s clients to date include:<br />

BAE SYSTEMS, the BBC,<br />

the Chartered Institute <strong>of</strong><br />

Bankers, with whom it has<br />

developed an e-commerce<br />

master’s degree among other<br />

projects; <strong>Kent</strong> Police; NHS<br />

Trusts and Pfizer.<br />

The Unit is opening at an<br />

ideal time. ‘One <strong>of</strong> the biggest<br />

changes in university thinking<br />

over the last decade or so has<br />

been the move towards the<br />

development <strong>of</strong> relationships<br />

between business and the<br />

university. Our main aim at<br />

URIE in the next five years is<br />

to identify regional needs,<br />

facilitate contact between the<br />

<strong>University</strong> and industry and<br />

nurture good practice at UKC<br />

in providing support for the<br />

regional economy,’ says<br />

Research Services Development<br />

Manager Chris Luton.<br />

College Masters<br />

here to stay<br />

The <strong>University</strong> Council and<br />

Senate both voted to maintain<br />

the combined role <strong>of</strong> the<br />

College Masters (student<br />

welfare and discipline on the<br />

one hand, and social and<br />

external relations on the other)<br />

and to retain the title <strong>of</strong> Master.<br />

There were some changes<br />

agreed, however, including the<br />

appointment <strong>of</strong> ‘sub-wardens’<br />

for Park Wood, an appointment<br />

process (instead <strong>of</strong> elections)<br />

for Masters with staff and<br />

filling in the space between it<br />

and the Grimond building.<br />

The Sports Centre, too, is to<br />

be expanded and will include a<br />

state-<strong>of</strong>-the-art gym, a new<br />

student representation on the<br />

selection panel and a<br />

formalised reporting, training<br />

and appraisal structure.<br />

The Bermudan<br />

law angle<br />

Thanks to an agreement<br />

between the <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Kent</strong> and Bermuda College,<br />

Part I <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong>’s law<br />

programme is now being<br />

taught by the College, and the<br />

first group <strong>of</strong> students are set<br />

to graduate this summer. Up<br />

to nine are expected to receive<br />

their Certificate. They then<br />

have the opportunity to attend<br />

UKC - or other British universities<br />

- to complete the second<br />

part <strong>of</strong> the programme.<br />

The link between <strong>Kent</strong> and<br />

Bermuda College began six<br />

years ago when both institutions<br />

recognised a market for<br />

Bermuda-based law studies.<br />

Head <strong>of</strong> Law Paddy Ireland<br />

was on the island at the time<br />

and discussed possibilities with<br />

College staff. ‘I was attending<br />

5<br />

VIRTUAL IMAGE OF THE NEW SOCIAL SCIENCES<br />

BUILDING GOING UP ALONG GILES LANE<br />

climbing wall, better changing<br />

facilities, and a healthy eating<br />

bistro. The Sports Centre<br />

project should start in early<br />

2002.<br />

the Bermuda College Fair and<br />

became aware that Bermuda<br />

has many graduates from the<br />

<strong>Kent</strong> Law School. We <strong>of</strong>fer<br />

part one <strong>of</strong> our programme in<br />

other locations and after<br />

meeting Bermuda College<br />

executives, agreed to <strong>of</strong>fer the<br />

programme in Bermuda.’<br />

The Bermudan course<br />

mirrors the programme delivered<br />

at <strong>Kent</strong>. Students on the<br />

island receive legal instruction<br />

via audio and Internet lectures<br />

from the <strong>Kent</strong> Law School,<br />

and at regular seminars in<br />

Bermuda led by local lawyers.<br />

Bermuda College Acting<br />

President Dr Larita Alford<br />

commented, ‘This is an excellent<br />

programme that <strong>of</strong>fers the<br />

prestige <strong>of</strong> the <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Kent</strong> Law School while utilising<br />

the expertise <strong>of</strong> local<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essionals and allowing our<br />

Bermuda students to attain<br />

valuable courses at home<br />

before having to incur the cost<br />

<strong>of</strong> going overseas’. Paddy<br />

Ireland also praised the<br />

FIRST BERMUDA COLLEGE KLS PART 1 STUDENTS WITH, 2ND RIGHT, KLSÕS DR STEPHEN PETHICK<br />

People<br />

Dr Gerd Bohner, formerly<br />

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, is<br />

now Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Social Psychology.<br />

Ge<strong>of</strong>frey Clarke <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Institute <strong>of</strong> Maths and Statistics<br />

was awarded the prestigious<br />

Chambers medal <strong>of</strong> the Royal<br />

Statistical Society. Joanne<br />

Conaghan,<br />

formerly<br />

Reader in Law,<br />

has been<br />

promoted to<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong><br />

Law. Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

Malcolm Forsythe, Pr<strong>of</strong>essorial<br />

Fellow in Public Health Medicine<br />

in the Centre for Health<br />

Services Studies, has been<br />

appointed Chairman <strong>of</strong> the new<br />

Primary Health Care Trust for<br />

South West <strong>Kent</strong>. Currently<br />

Senior Lecturer at the <strong>University</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> Melbourne, Dr Roger Just<br />

will take up an appointment in<br />

January as Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Social<br />

Anthropology. The Vice-<br />

Chancellor, Pr<strong>of</strong>essor David<br />

Melville, was awarded a CBE,<br />

and from Southampton <strong>University</strong><br />

in July, an honorary degree.<br />

Peter Muchlinski, previously<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Law at Queen Mary<br />

College, <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> London, is<br />

now Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Law and<br />

International Business at <strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

Dr John Shackell was recently<br />

appointed Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Mathematics<br />

and Computation.<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor James Woodcock,<br />

formerly Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> S<strong>of</strong>tware<br />

Engineering at the <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Oxford, is now Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong><br />

S<strong>of</strong>tware Engineering at <strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

Five retiring members <strong>of</strong> the<br />

<strong>University</strong> have been made<br />

Emeritus Pr<strong>of</strong>essors, including<br />

former Vice-Chancellor Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

Robin Sibson, Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

David Birmingham (Modern<br />

History), Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Michael<br />

Irwin (English), Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

John Butler<br />

(Health Services<br />

Studies,<br />

left) and<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

Alan Armstrong<br />

(Economic<br />

& Social History).<br />

Dr Keith Wren<br />

(School <strong>of</strong><br />

European<br />

Culture and<br />

Language) is the<br />

new Master <strong>of</strong><br />

Eliot College,<br />

succeeding Director <strong>of</strong> Music<br />

Susan Wanless.


Bermudan lawyers helping to<br />

deliver the course and added<br />

that two <strong>of</strong> the local seminar<br />

leaders, Jerome Dill and Dr<br />

Ian Kawaley, are likely to<br />

become honorary members <strong>of</strong><br />

the <strong>Kent</strong> Law School.<br />

Helping hands<br />

In June, the new Mayor <strong>of</strong><br />

Canterbury, UKC’s Fred<br />

Whitemore, attended a special<br />

ceremony to acknowledge the<br />

contribution made to the local<br />

THE LORD MAYOR, CLLR FRED WHITEMORE,<br />

ALSO LECTURER IN POLITICS AT THE<br />

UNIVERSITY, WITH STUDENT VOLUNTEER<br />

MELANIE AYLES.<br />

Photograph by Robert Berry<br />

community by the <strong>University</strong>’s<br />

student volunteers.<br />

This year, which is the<br />

UN’s International Year <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Volunteer, over 400 students<br />

have volunteered through<br />

UKC’s Student Development<br />

Unit to work with local<br />

schools, the elderly, the homeless,<br />

the sick and those with<br />

disabilities.<br />

The mayor presented<br />

certificates <strong>of</strong> achievement to<br />

just some <strong>of</strong> those who give up<br />

their time to help others,<br />

including Melanie Ayles, a<br />

second-year Social Policy<br />

student. Twice a week she<br />

works at St Nicholas School in<br />

Canterbury, which caters for<br />

young people aged between 17<br />

and 20 who have learning<br />

difficulties. At present she is<br />

helping them improve their IT<br />

skills. ‘They are really good<br />

kids. I just wish I could do<br />

more. I’ve always liked volunteering;<br />

it gives me a different<br />

take on life as well as a great<br />

deal <strong>of</strong> enjoyment - and it<br />

gives me a break from constant<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Colin Radford -<br />

1935-2001<br />

Colin Radford was one <strong>of</strong> the<br />

founding members <strong>of</strong> the<br />

<strong>University</strong>, coming here to<br />

teach Philosophy in 1965. Ill<br />

health dogged him throughout<br />

his life, eventually forcing<br />

his retirement in 1992. He<br />

suffered from chronic asthma<br />

and then a chronic heart<br />

condition. The lifelong sense<br />

<strong>of</strong> struggle and mortality<br />

which these induced must<br />

have had a lot to do with his<br />

astonishingly assertive<br />

appetites and passions - for<br />

love, music, food, sport, and<br />

especially for the activity <strong>of</strong><br />

philosophy. Whether you<br />

were a student, a colleague or<br />

a friend, to talk with Colin<br />

was to be excited. He was an<br />

old-fashioned academic -<br />

Obituaries<br />

revision and essays.’ She says<br />

she would recommend anyone<br />

to do some kind <strong>of</strong> volunteering.<br />

‘To be wanted is a great<br />

feeling - I’m on at my friends<br />

all the time to give it a go.’<br />

dedicating himself to philosophy<br />

and to educating philosophers<br />

because he loved it.<br />

Steve Reilly - 1955-2001<br />

The <strong>University</strong> was saddened<br />

to hear <strong>of</strong> the recent death <strong>of</strong><br />

Steve Reilly. Steve, who was<br />

only 46 when he died, was an<br />

expert in American Politics,<br />

and had taught at the <strong>University</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong>’s Department <strong>of</strong><br />

Politics and International<br />

Relations since October 1983.<br />

During the Lewsinsky-<br />

Clinton affair, he gave tens <strong>of</strong><br />

radio interviews from the<br />

<strong>University</strong>’s studio to radio<br />

stations throughout the UK.<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor AJR Groom<br />

said, ‘We all in Politics regret<br />

the early death <strong>of</strong> a man <strong>of</strong><br />

many manifest intellectual<br />

qualities.’<br />

6


The<br />

Development Programme<br />

After every <strong>Bulletin</strong> mailing, we<br />

are delighted with the positive<br />

response in the form <strong>of</strong> gifts to<br />

the Annual Fund. Since the<br />

spring mailing, about 50 <strong>of</strong><br />

you have made new donations.<br />

THANK YOU, and please<br />

keep them coming! Through<br />

your help, and that <strong>of</strong> earlier<br />

donors plus royalty income<br />

from the Affinity Credit Card,<br />

we were able again to award<br />

the Alumni Postgraduate<br />

Scholarship this autumn.<br />

Keep on learning<br />

Rhonda Smith (R68) helped<br />

select this year’ s Alumni Postgraduate<br />

Scholar.<br />

During Adult Learners Week,<br />

agencies, further education<br />

establishments and government<br />

departments try to<br />

encourage more ‘adults’ to<br />

continue learning and upgrade<br />

our skills. The new Older &<br />

Bolder project exhorts older<br />

individuals also to ‘keep on<br />

learning’. It may help keep<br />

dementia at bay.<br />

So when, in June, I went to<br />

UKC to help select the next<br />

Alumni Scholar, I did so in the<br />

spirit <strong>of</strong> ‘continuing education’.<br />

Receiving the papers on<br />

the short-listed candidates<br />

called for research. Working as<br />

I do with health organisations,<br />

I thought I knew what the<br />

immune system was – b ut in<br />

relation to computers and data<br />

mining? It turned out it’s a<br />

metaphor and made sense,<br />

just about. What is its practical<br />

application, I asked myself,<br />

so attuned to the real world.<br />

Having<br />

read history<br />

and politics<br />

at UKC, I<br />

felt more<br />

attuned to<br />

the two<br />

projects submitted<br />

by THE 2001 ALUMNI<br />

KIRSTEN HAACK R98,<br />

students from SCHOLAR<br />

International<br />

Relations. But that feeling<br />

soon evaporated as I tried to<br />

make sense <strong>of</strong> the economic<br />

integration issues put forward<br />

and underlying mechanisms at<br />

work in the UN. The fourth<br />

project concerned the mobile<br />

phone and privacy - a subject<br />

close to my heart.<br />

Cheered by advice that we<br />

should award the scholarship<br />

as much for the student’s<br />

ability to communicate about<br />

their work as for the project<br />

itself, I relied on my instincts.<br />

And luckily, those instincts<br />

agreed with the views <strong>of</strong> the<br />

academics and others on the<br />

panel, whose crisp questioning<br />

had brought out the best in all<br />

candidates. Via entirely different<br />

routes, we selected the<br />

same candidate. Kirsten<br />

Haack (R98) is undertaking a<br />

PhD on the definition <strong>of</strong><br />

democracy in the context <strong>of</strong><br />

international law.<br />

So I made my own personal<br />

contribution to Adult<br />

Learners Week this year, and I<br />

might just submit an entry to<br />

the Older & Bolder competition<br />

for next year!<br />

BAE SYSTEMS<br />

enables students<br />

at UKM<br />

Thanks to the generosity <strong>of</strong><br />

BAE SYSTEMS, eight new<br />

students started the foundation<br />

degree in electronic and<br />

computer systems at the<br />

<strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong>’s new<br />

campus in Medway this September.<br />

They join more than<br />

500 other new students at<br />

UKM, studying such subjects<br />

as sport, health and fitness,<br />

social work, business studies<br />

and law. The new campus was<br />

established through a partnership<br />

between Mid-<strong>Kent</strong> College<br />

and UKC.<br />

London Marathon<br />

Would you like to help put<br />

together a UKC team for the<br />

London Marathon to raise<br />

funds for today’s students? If<br />

so, please get in touch<br />

(J.K.Burn@ukc.ac.uk).<br />

In memoriam<br />

Alumni have contacted me<br />

about making gifts in memory<br />

<strong>of</strong> the late Steve Reilly,<br />

Lecturer in Politics and International<br />

Relations at the<br />

<strong>University</strong>, and in memory <strong>of</strong><br />

Robert Parsonage R84. If<br />

you are interested in joining<br />

Lucy Amis R88 in making a<br />

gift in memory <strong>of</strong> Steve, please<br />

contact her at<br />

lucy.amis@iblf.org. In memory<br />

<strong>of</strong> Robert, please contact<br />

Graham Ferguson R84 on<br />

graham.ferguson@americanexpress.com.bh<br />

or<br />

J.K.Burn@ukc.ac.uk.<br />

Making Music!<br />

The <strong>University</strong> Chamber<br />

Choir toured in<br />

Guernsey in June,<br />

having raised much <strong>of</strong><br />

their funding for the<br />

tour through arranging<br />

concerts and busking<br />

beforehand. They<br />

were helped with<br />

grants from the <strong>University</strong><br />

Benefactors’<br />

Fund, the Colyer-<br />

Fergusson Music<br />

Fund and the Students’<br />

Union. Pictured<br />

in the grounds<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Blanchlande<br />

Girls’ College,<br />

Guernsey.<br />

Furley Page Solicitors in Canterbury<br />

are generously supporting<br />

the Lunchtime Concert<br />

Series at the <strong>University</strong>.<br />

PICTURED: BACKBEAT PERCUSSION QUARTET<br />

7


Futures<br />

Man<br />

Jane Hardy<br />

Education<br />

<strong>Kent</strong>’s new Vice-Chancellor, Pr<strong>of</strong>essor David Melville, is something <strong>of</strong> an education<br />

futures man. Wherever he has moved in further and higher education, public attention<br />

has followed. He’s so good at predicting, you wonder whether there’s a crystal ball<br />

somewhere in his briefcase.<br />

Photograph by Peter Searle<br />

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Melville’s career, notable for its diversity<br />

and ranging from work heading up the<br />

FEFC (the Further Education Funding<br />

Council for England) to overseeing<br />

Middlesex Polytechnic’s transition<br />

to new university status, does, as he<br />

says, have a theme. ‘It’s all about<br />

access. From the beginning, when<br />

I was a research physicist at the<br />

<strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Southampton - and<br />

I was there 17 years - I was concerned<br />

about access. I was involved<br />

in a programme for young <strong>of</strong>fenders<br />

and the homeless.’ When he left<br />

Southampton for Lancashire Polytechnic,<br />

colleagues questioned the<br />

move - ‘they thought it was the end<br />

<strong>of</strong> my career’ - but Melville sensed<br />

(with prescience) polytechnics were<br />

about to have ‘their time in the sun’. Ten<br />

years, in fact. Similarly, when he moved<br />

from being Vice-Chancellor at Middlesex<br />

to becoming head <strong>of</strong> FEFC, he sensed<br />

further education and lifelong learning<br />

were about to move up the political agenda.<br />

‘There was likely to be a change <strong>of</strong> government<br />

and I judged FE was going to have<br />

its moment.’ He was right.<br />

‘So there is a thread.’ And the latest<br />

strand in that thread is partnerships.<br />

Melville’s prediction - and in fact vision -<br />

for <strong>Kent</strong> is to do with educational partnerships.<br />

And inevitably, to use the 21st<br />

century phrase for access to education,<br />

widening participation. ‘In a sense, widening<br />

participation is easy for new universities<br />

to do. They do a tremendous job, but<br />

it’s their bread and butter and the real<br />

challenge is to do it in established institutions<br />

like <strong>Kent</strong>.’ One <strong>of</strong> the reasons<br />

Melville was keen to come to <strong>Kent</strong> was to<br />

take on this tougher challenge. ‘There is<br />

an assumption that the students you get<br />

through wider participation aren’t so<br />

good. I don’t believe that is entirely true<br />

and my whole career has been about<br />

providing opportunity.’<br />

David Melville thinks <strong>Kent</strong> is ideally<br />

placed to pioneer a new kind <strong>of</strong> institution,<br />

a ‘multiversity’. He likes pointing out<br />

that Paris is almost closer than London - if<br />

you travel via Eurostar from Ashford - and<br />

is keen to capitalise on our geographical<br />

good fortune. He lists the institutions in<br />

the area with which he would like ‘meaningful<br />

collaboration’, including Canterbury<br />

Christ Church <strong>University</strong> College, KIAD,<br />

five FE colleges, also the <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Greenwich in Medway and ultimately the<br />

French universities with which <strong>Kent</strong><br />

already has strong links. The question <strong>of</strong><br />

HE competition is not a major issue since<br />

they <strong>of</strong>fer different things. ‘We’re complementary<br />

in what we <strong>of</strong>fer, there’s hardly<br />

any overlap.’<br />

Melville goes on to ask the big question,<br />

Why collaborate? ‘The purpose is to<br />

give opportunities to everybody.’ In<br />

RHONDA SMITH R68, KIRSTEN HAACK R98, THIS YEARÕS<br />

ALUMNI POSTGRADUATE SCHOLAR, AND THE VICE-<br />

CHANCELLOR AT THE 2001 LONDON ALUMNI RECEPTION.<br />

response to a question about the feasibility<br />

<strong>of</strong> Government wider participation targets<br />

(50% <strong>of</strong> under-30-year-olds involved in<br />

HE), he says it’s a task that requires a<br />

strategic, joint approach. ‘And harder work<br />

- some parts <strong>of</strong> the country have 90%<br />

participation, others 5%.’<br />

This would create a seismic shift <strong>of</strong><br />

emphasis in higher education thinking. ‘I<br />

find it impossible to take the old imperialistic<br />

view <strong>of</strong> a university.’ Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Melville<br />

points out that there are things FE colleges<br />

do better than universities, and vice versa.<br />

One thing further education colleges do<br />

My whole career<br />

has been<br />

about providing<br />

opportunity<br />

well is attract a wide social mix. ‘The basis<br />

<strong>of</strong> successful partnerships is each institution<br />

doing what it is good at and each<br />

valuing the contributions <strong>of</strong> the others.’<br />

Interestingly, he also sees great potential<br />

in <strong>Kent</strong>’s state <strong>of</strong> economic development.<br />

‘Looking at the areas round London,<br />

Cambridge, Oxford, Reading, Guildford,<br />

Brighton, there the economy’s overheating.<br />

This is certainly not the case in <strong>Kent</strong>.’<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Melville has been talking to key<br />

organisations in the region such as SEEDA<br />

9<br />

(the South East England Development<br />

Agency) about regional development and<br />

<strong>Kent</strong>’s role. ‘Post-war universities saw<br />

themselves first as ivory towers and only<br />

national institutions, but that’s changing,<br />

and the <strong>University</strong> is committed to working<br />

with partners in the region.’ As well as<br />

work at the <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong> at Medway,<br />

which Melville supports enthusiastically,<br />

there are plans to develop in Ashford.<br />

‘There’s huge building development now.<br />

The town is aiming to become the new<br />

Reading, and we want to be part <strong>of</strong> that.’<br />

Future plans under discussion<br />

include a joint FE/HE campus.<br />

Another key priority for Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

Melville will be finance - ‘<strong>Kent</strong><br />

needs more money’. He has radical<br />

views on student fees, saying that<br />

he could envisage a situation in<br />

which the payment <strong>of</strong> student fees<br />

was means-tested, ‘with some<br />

families who can afford it paying<br />

more and a significant percentage<br />

paying a lot less.’<br />

He would also like to see more<br />

scholarship schemes. ‘Students<br />

have to be attracted, and it’s more<br />

difficult in a buoyant economy. We need to<br />

ensure that finance is never a barrier to<br />

higher education.’<br />

Where does he see <strong>Kent</strong> now? ‘Middle<br />

league, middle class, plus some excellent<br />

research, good teaching, good campus.’<br />

David Melville sees mid-league as a good<br />

place to develop from. He is also keen on<br />

encouraging internal debate about the sort<br />

<strong>of</strong> university <strong>Kent</strong> should become. Does<br />

he perceive a conflict between research<br />

status and moves towards wider participation?<br />

‘No. You can’t do what I’m talking<br />

about without a research pr<strong>of</strong>ile. You have<br />

to do both - with UKM, for example, you<br />

can’t short-change the people <strong>of</strong> Medway.<br />

The benefit to them and the area is having<br />

an institution with international status.’<br />

He talks enthusiastically about long-term<br />

European plans. ‘I’m a total Europhile and<br />

will be glad when the dreadful period <strong>of</strong><br />

knocking Europe is over. <strong>Kent</strong> is superbly<br />

placed to take advantage <strong>of</strong> our inevitable<br />

greater involvement in Europe.’<br />

Melville studied physics at the <strong>University</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> Sheffield in the sixties, then studied<br />

space physics in the USA and over the past<br />

few years has been a visiting pr<strong>of</strong>essor in<br />

physics at Warwick <strong>University</strong>. He is<br />

interested in theatre, the opera and music,<br />

but his weekend passion is sailing. ‘It blows<br />

the cobwebs away and puts the whole<br />

world in perspective,’ he said with a smile.<br />

Photograph by Robert Berry<br />

Jane Hardy is media <strong>of</strong>ficer at the <strong>University</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong>.


The Arts and Libraries<br />

Committee at the Marylebone<br />

Cricket Club launched a marvellous<br />

initiative last year. Inspired by<br />

Prince Charles’s policy <strong>of</strong> taking an<br />

artist with him on <strong>of</strong>ficial trips, they<br />

felt that the same idea would add<br />

another dimension to England’s<br />

Test tours.<br />

The art <strong>of</strong><br />

The hope was that an artist would respond to<br />

the environment and excitement <strong>of</strong> the cricket<br />

and produce an individual body <strong>of</strong> work that<br />

would then be exhibited at Lord’s. Given that<br />

these matches are so heavily recorded by state<strong>of</strong>-the-art<br />

media, the post <strong>of</strong> tour artist could<br />

be seen as an indulgence, but to my mind, the<br />

exercise worked beautifully: primarily through<br />

bringing the idea <strong>of</strong> looking at cricket as<br />

inspiration for artwork to people’s attention.<br />

It was clear that I was not needed to record<br />

the occasion, but it was rewarding that people<br />

who saw me working felt that I was capturing<br />

something in a lasting, and (nowadays)<br />

curiously novel way.<br />

I went with the English team to the first<br />

Test in Lahore, followed by a three-day match,<br />

and then to the second Test in Faisalabad.<br />

Thankfully I had made no pretence <strong>of</strong> being a<br />

cricket fan, so my lack <strong>of</strong> knowledge was no<br />

surprise to the tour party. (Day one I was<br />

introduced to a stylish looking man and I<br />

cheerily asked him if he liked cricket; day two<br />

at the stadium and there was his name in vast<br />

letters across an entire enclosure named after<br />

him). As the tour continued I fell for the game<br />

- discovering in it everything I as a painter find<br />

exciting. There is tension, energy, movement,<br />

wonderful light and space, as well as drama,<br />

and these are all valuable painters’ devices.<br />

In addition there was endless subject matter<br />

with all the people: I particularly enjoyed being<br />

high on the stadium ro<strong>of</strong>, looking down on the<br />

crowd but also across at the city.<br />

I was fortunate enough to paint portraits<br />

<strong>of</strong> the players (Caddick, Vaughan and<br />

Flint<strong>of</strong>f) by their hotel pool, and especially <strong>of</strong><br />

Ian Botham. He, by all accounts, hasn’t sat<br />

still for long enough in the last twenty years to<br />

be painted. The MCC wanted his portrait and<br />

it was done in the improbable studio that was<br />

the ro<strong>of</strong> <strong>of</strong> the stadium in Lahore, painted<br />

over several days during his breaks from<br />

commentary - not ideal perhaps, but as apt<br />

as one could hope for!<br />

Photograph by Graham Morris<br />

Nick Botting R83 studied Visual and Performed<br />

Arts at UKC and is a full-time painter. His<br />

Website, designed by fellow <strong>Kent</strong> graduate Tim<br />

Azzopardi (K83, Computer Science), is<br />

www.nickbotting.co.uk.<br />

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cricket Nick<br />

Botting<br />

11


<strong>University</strong><br />

Art at the<br />

Art is not taught at <strong>Kent</strong>, but it has always featured in <strong>University</strong><br />

life, and staff in the colleges and in several departments, including<br />

the History & Theory <strong>of</strong> Art and Anthropology, have worked in various<br />

ways to enhance visual art on campus. Gallery spaces have been<br />

created and, especially in Keynes, a number <strong>of</strong> exhibitions - most<br />

recently <strong>of</strong> photographs by Michael Dye - have been enjoyed by the<br />

<strong>University</strong> community. The Centre for Cartoons and Caricature,<br />

with its collection <strong>of</strong> more than 80,000 cartoons and its display space<br />

in the Library, is a very special part <strong>of</strong> the art at <strong>Kent</strong>. This year,<br />

through a new collaboration with the Canterbury campus <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong><br />

Institute <strong>of</strong> Art and Design (KIAD), the <strong>University</strong> is embarking on<br />

a project to further enhance the visual art across campus.<br />

The Art <strong>of</strong> Collaboration<br />

Public art works best when creative ideas<br />

meet interesting spaces, as in Rachel<br />

Whiteread’s plinth work in Trafalgar<br />

Square. This winter an exciting collaboration<br />

between KIAD and the <strong>University</strong>, to<br />

brighten the large UKC campus, is being<br />

launched with an<br />

exhibition <strong>of</strong> work by<br />

KIAD graduate<br />

Angela Rumble.<br />

According to Laurence<br />

Wood, Head<br />

<strong>of</strong> Fine Art at KIAD,<br />

the project has been<br />

set up to ‘enhance<br />

visual culture’ at<br />

UKC and encourage<br />

interaction between staff and students at the<br />

two institutions. ‘The <strong>University</strong> has terrific<br />

sites for sculpture and art, and we have<br />

artists with ideas to develop them.’<br />

The HEArtworks project is being taken<br />

forward by UKC’s Secretary & Registrar,<br />

Nick McHard, who first proposed the<br />

initiative in discussions with KIAD Director<br />

Vaughan Grylls. Long-term projects under<br />

discussion include: new sculptures on<br />

campus and the development <strong>of</strong> a sculpture<br />

trail; a programme <strong>of</strong> art events such as<br />

talks and meet-the-artist sessions to accompany<br />

exhibitions; collaboration between<br />

<strong>Kent</strong>’s drama students and students at<br />

KIAD to create ‘performance art’; a course<br />

in curating for UKC students; art installations<br />

and works-in-progress.<br />

Angela Rumble recently gained her MA<br />

in Fine Art from<br />

KIAD<br />

and was Artist in<br />

Residence there in<br />

2000-1. The work<br />

shown examines the<br />

boundaries between<br />

painting and photography.<br />

HEArtworks<br />

will be<br />

launched in the<br />

Keynes Foyer in January and will feature<br />

her latest pieces, which were made in<br />

response to the grubbing <strong>of</strong> a large proportion<br />

<strong>of</strong> the orchards around her home. The<br />

work comprises paintings which have the<br />

qualities <strong>of</strong> photographs and pinhole<br />

camera images which behave like paintings.<br />

Much <strong>of</strong> her earlier work bridges the<br />

worlds <strong>of</strong> art and science. Ms Rumble is a<br />

dentist as well as an artist and the paintings<br />

examine the objectification <strong>of</strong> the individual<br />

when they become a patient. These<br />

will be shown elsewhere on campus.<br />

Photography at the Panopticon<br />

Since 1994, staff and students from History<br />

& Theory <strong>of</strong> Art have been curating photographic<br />

exhibitions in Rutherford’s Panopticon<br />

Gallery. Six or seven shows take place<br />

each year and budding curators get the<br />

chance to bring some fascinating collections<br />

<strong>of</strong> work to a wider audience. Recent<br />

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exhibitions include Anna Kari’s controversial<br />

docuphotos <strong>of</strong> asylum seekers and<br />

Yasser Alwan’s depiction <strong>of</strong> life in poorest<br />

Cairo. The current exhibition includes<br />

abstract work by student Guy Edwards, who<br />

has created surprising effects using polaroid<br />

gel directly on the camera lens (pictured).


The Centre<br />

for the<br />

Study <strong>of</strong><br />

Cartoons<br />

and<br />

Caricature<br />

This cartoon is<br />

by Dave Brown,<br />

from The Independent<br />

<strong>of</strong> 14 January<br />

2000. It appeared<br />

in a week when<br />

Jack Straw, then<br />

Home Secretary, had freed the former<br />

Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and<br />

attacked ‘woolly-minded’ liberals for<br />

opposing his reform <strong>of</strong> jury trial. The<br />

cartoon is part <strong>of</strong> the collection <strong>of</strong> 80,000<br />

pieces <strong>of</strong> original cartoon artwork at<br />

UKC’s unique Centre for the Study <strong>of</strong><br />

Cartoons and Caricature, ranging from<br />

small pencil cartoons by Mel Calman, to<br />

There are several interesting pieces <strong>of</strong><br />

sculpture on campus, set <strong>of</strong>f by the natural<br />

beauty <strong>of</strong> the university site. These include<br />

Stephen Cox’s megalithic ‘Hymn’, sculptlarge<br />

ink caricatures by Ralph Steadman.<br />

The Centre holds regular exhibitions <strong>of</strong><br />

material from its collection, and also<br />

publishes books and catalogues. Its online<br />

database <strong>of</strong> cartoons at<br />

http://library.ukc.ac.uk/cartoons/ is the<br />

largest in the world, and currently contains<br />

more than 52,000 social and political<br />

cartoons from British newspapers<br />

and magazines covering the last two<br />

hundred years.<br />

The Independent cartoon is one <strong>of</strong> those<br />

currently being catalogued by the Centre,<br />

under a grant <strong>of</strong> £258,000 from the Arts<br />

and Humanities Research Board (AHRB).<br />

Over the next three years this project,<br />

headed by Pr<strong>of</strong>essor David Welch, will more<br />

than double the number <strong>of</strong> cartoons on the<br />

Centre’s database, making it an even more<br />

valuable tool for academics and researchers.<br />

Sculpture at <strong>Kent</strong><br />

sculptor Alberto Giacometti; and Ian<br />

Hamilton Finlay’s ‘Sea/Land Sundial’<br />

(also known as the ‘Canterbury Sundial’).<br />

‘Huella Humana’ was funded by the<br />

Royal Society and British<br />

Association Millennium Awards Scheme.<br />

Artist Asuncion Bassas, then an MA<br />

student in art at Christ Church <strong>University</strong><br />

College, working with Dr Louise Naylor <strong>of</strong><br />

Biosciences at <strong>Kent</strong>, created this life-size<br />

bronze sculpture, in which life (represented<br />

by the female nude) is encapsulated<br />

within a DNA double helix. The sculpture<br />

stands outside the Biosciences Building.<br />

ed from two massive blocks <strong>of</strong> Indian<br />

granite (pictured), and commissioned for<br />

the <strong>University</strong>’s Silver Jubilee in 1990; F E<br />

Williams’ ‘Father Courage’, inspired both<br />

by Bertolt Brecht’s denunciation <strong>of</strong> war,<br />

Mother Courage, and the work <strong>of</strong> Italian<br />

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Rutherford Faces<br />

On permanent show in Rutherford’s<br />

dining hall is ‘Framing Identities’ by<br />

alumna Sri Kartini Leet (K92) – a selection<br />

<strong>of</strong> impressive black and white portraits<br />

<strong>of</strong> the different people who work in<br />

Rutherford - cleaners, cooks, administrative<br />

staff and academics. Leet photographed<br />

each individual in his or her place<br />

<strong>of</strong> work and somehow got them all<br />

to gaze steadily at the camera - an eerie<br />

exposé <strong>of</strong> the spir its that walk the college<br />

corridors.


DEMONSTRATORS IN THE STREETS<br />

OF SEATTLE PROTEST THE WORLD<br />

TRADE ORGANISATION SUMMIT<br />

ON THE 2 DECEMBER 1999.<br />

BELOW: SIR CRISPIN TICKELL,<br />

CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY,<br />

AND THE RIGHT HONOURABLE<br />

CHRISTOPHER PATTEN CH<br />

Photograph by Robert Berry<br />

Photomontage PA Photos-EPA<br />

The Challenge <strong>of</strong><br />

W<br />

The Right Honourable Christopher Patten<br />

CH delivered the Chancellor’s Lecture at the<br />

<strong>University</strong> in February. This article was<br />

adapted from his lecture.<br />

The worldwide movement against<br />

globalisation would be better employed trying<br />

to ensure that the globalisation that happens<br />

maximises human happiness<br />

14<br />

Watching the television pictures <strong>of</strong> the<br />

riots in Seattle, during the World Trade<br />

organisation meeting just over a year ago, I<br />

was much struck by the paradox <strong>of</strong> a<br />

placard being furiously waved by a demonstrator.<br />

It read: ‘The worldwide movement<br />

against globalisation’. This contains<br />

a most powerful truth: there is such a<br />

movement, deploying all the advances <strong>of</strong><br />

information technology, to campaign<br />

against the ideas and technologies and<br />

organisations in part energised by that<br />

technology, which are most likely to make<br />

the world both a more comfortable place<br />

for the poor, and a more secure place for<br />

all <strong>of</strong> us. This worldwide movement<br />

against globalisation, with all its swarms <strong>of</strong><br />

usually well-meaning non-governmental<br />

organisations, and sometimes well-mean-


Globalisation<br />

ing special interest groups and lobbies,<br />

would be better employed not trying<br />

Canute-like to turn back the tides, but<br />

trying to ensure that the globalisation that<br />

happens maximises human happiness.<br />

Globalisation is not new. In his first<br />

great work, The economic consequences <strong>of</strong> the<br />

peace, John Maynard Keynes described<br />

what he referred to as the ‘internationalisation<br />

<strong>of</strong> social and economic life in the years<br />

before the First World War’. ‘The inhabitant<br />

<strong>of</strong> London,’ he wrote, ‘could order by<br />

telephone, sipping his morning tea in bed,<br />

the various products <strong>of</strong> the whole earth, in<br />

such quantity as he might see fit, and<br />

reasonably expect their early delivery on<br />

his doorstep.’ The later years <strong>of</strong> the nineteenth<br />

century and the early years <strong>of</strong> the<br />

last one saw an extraordinary expansion <strong>of</strong><br />

trade and movement <strong>of</strong> people and money.<br />

We argue about a single European currency;<br />

there was in those days a common global<br />

currency: gold. Sixty percent <strong>of</strong> the securities<br />

traded in London were foreign; in 1914<br />

close to 40 percent <strong>of</strong> Britain’s national<br />

capital was invested overseas. No country<br />

comes anywhere near that figure today. In<br />

the fifty years before 1914, 36 million<br />

people emigrated from Europe, two thirds<br />

<strong>of</strong> them to the USA. It would have been<br />

difficult to persuade any <strong>of</strong> them that Bill<br />

Gates and Alan Greenspan had invented<br />

globalisation.<br />

After WW I the liberal, political and<br />

intellectual consensus that sustained globalisation<br />

fell to pieces in populism, fanaticism<br />

and dog-eat-dog protectionism.<br />

Between the wars trade stagnated or even<br />

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declined. We spent the second half <strong>of</strong> the<br />

last century recovering from the ravages <strong>of</strong><br />

the first half. So here we go again: globalisation<br />

mark II. Not new, but different.<br />

There is the same belief in free trade, in<br />

open markets, in private ownership, property<br />

rights, capitalism. But technology today<br />

speeds up their consequences. Ideas, goods,<br />

people, money travel faster and cheaper<br />

and in greater quantities than ever before.<br />

America on line, Micros<strong>of</strong>t, Vodaphone,<br />

Nokia, MacDonalds, Gap, Nike,<br />

‘mega-bucks.com’! Is there anywhere in the<br />

world that you can avoid CNN? Where<br />

they won’t have heard <strong>of</strong> Mr. and Mrs.<br />

David Beckham? Whether you love it or<br />

hate it, you cannot stop it. The question is<br />

how can you work to ensure that it benefits<br />

the greatest number <strong>of</strong> people?


The most reliable figures suggest that<br />

the poor are on the whole getting less poor.<br />

It’s also argued that the 1980s and ’90s<br />

were the first decades since the industrial<br />

revolution in which global inequities<br />

declined rather than increased, because <strong>of</strong><br />

the growth in living standards in China and<br />

India as the predominantly peasant populations<br />

in those countries started to take<br />

advantage <strong>of</strong> growing world markets.<br />

The recent excellent government white<br />

paper on globalisation argues that trade<br />

openness is necessary for poverty reduction.<br />

It notes the huge scope for expansion<br />

<strong>of</strong> trade by poor countries. The<br />

total exported for South Asia’s 1.3<br />

billion people is about the same as for<br />

Thailand’s 60 million. The total export<br />

for sub-Saharan Africa’s 600 million was<br />

scarcely more than for Malaysia’s 20<br />

million. The countries <strong>of</strong> East Asia are<br />

the best example <strong>of</strong> the beneficial impact<br />

<strong>of</strong> freer trade on the living standards <strong>of</strong><br />

the poor. The miracle so far as those<br />

countries were concerned, was to combine<br />

growing exports to the increasingly<br />

open markets <strong>of</strong> Europe and the United<br />

States, with political stability and basic<br />

investment in education and health. The<br />

proportion <strong>of</strong> people living in poverty in<br />

East Asia fell from 40 percent 40 years ago<br />

to 15 percent today.<br />

The World Trade Organisation certainly<br />

needs to reform, to become more open.<br />

But it should be the best instrument in the<br />

hands <strong>of</strong> poor countries. On the whole, free<br />

trade and technology are making people<br />

better <strong>of</strong>f, but not everyone, and not in<br />

every country. There are growing social<br />

inequities within countries, a growing gap<br />

between rich and poor, and some poor<br />

countries are being left farther and farther<br />

behind. The rich-poor gap in rich countries<br />

raises questions about the quality <strong>of</strong> social<br />

investment, which, sadly, seems to move<br />

fewer and fewer voters.<br />

The poor in poor countries too <strong>of</strong>ten<br />

confront the problems <strong>of</strong> globalisation, not<br />

the opportunities. They confront the economic<br />

insecurity, the crime, the drugs.<br />

They confront the health problems. Last<br />

year 33 million people were reportedly<br />

living with HIV / Aids. In Zambia a couple<br />

<strong>of</strong> years ago, they lost to Aids two thirds <strong>of</strong><br />

the teachers they had just trained. In several<br />

African countries life expectancy has fallen<br />

by 20 years. So in this world in which the<br />

200 richest people doubled their net worth<br />

to $1trillion in the last 4 years, 1.2 billion<br />

people, or almost a quarter <strong>of</strong> the world<br />

population, live in extreme poverty on less<br />

than $1 a day. What do we learn about<br />

ourselves from these comparisons?<br />

According to UN figures it would cost<br />

$6 billion to provide each year a basic<br />

education for those who receive none at<br />

all. It would cost $9 billion for access to<br />

water and sanitation for those who don’t<br />

have it. It would cost $13 billion for basic<br />

health and nutrition. In Europe we spend<br />

$11 billion each year on ice cream, $50<br />

billion on cigarettes, $105 billion on<br />

alcohol. Last year in Europe and the<br />

United States we spent $17 billion on pet<br />

food - even more than the $12 billion that<br />

we spend on perfume. A big majority <strong>of</strong><br />

WTO PROTESTORS IN<br />

SEATTLE READ HEADLINES<br />

AFTER THEIR NIGHTLONG<br />

VIGIL<br />

the 45 countries at the bottom <strong>of</strong> the UN’s<br />

Human Development Programmes are<br />

African. The average African home consumes<br />

20 percent less than it did a quarter<br />

century ago. As K<strong>of</strong>i Annan has argued,<br />

poverty on this scale is an affront to our<br />

common humanity. It also <strong>of</strong>ten leads to<br />

insecurity and violence. A fraction <strong>of</strong> the<br />

money likely to be invested in Star Wars<br />

technology, allegedly to cope with the<br />

consequences <strong>of</strong> global instability, could<br />

better prevent it if it were invested in<br />

The world would be<br />

more stable if the poor<br />

were less poor<br />

economic and social development.<br />

Several things are needed to ensure<br />

that the benefits <strong>of</strong> globalisation are globally<br />

experienced. First, the rich countries<br />

must change their policy on development<br />

aid. During the 1990s aid fell, probably by<br />

about one fifth, though in one or two<br />

countries, including Britain, that trend has<br />

now happily been reversed. But we do<br />

need to do much more. There is the moral<br />

case, but there is also expedience: the<br />

world would be more stable if the poor<br />

were less poor.<br />

We shouldn’t underestimate what has<br />

been achieved. Since the 1960s life<br />

expectancy in developing countries has<br />

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risen from 46 to 64, infant mortality rates<br />

have halved; there’s been an increase <strong>of</strong><br />

more than 80 percent in the proportion <strong>of</strong><br />

children enrolled in primary school and a<br />

doubling <strong>of</strong> access to safer drinking water<br />

and basic sanitation. The fact that we<br />

haven’t achieved more isn’t because we’ve<br />

been trying to help poor people, but<br />

because too <strong>of</strong>ten we have helped poor<br />

governments following poor policies. We<br />

should focus, as Britain is trying to do, on<br />

poverty reduction, on education, on health<br />

and on basic good government. One <strong>of</strong> the<br />

benefits <strong>of</strong> globalisation is that good<br />

results can be achieved far more quickly<br />

than in the past.<br />

The research priorities <strong>of</strong> rich countries<br />

differ from those <strong>of</strong> poor countries;<br />

‘Agri’ business might spend a fortune<br />

on slow-ripening tomatoes, but not on<br />

drought-resistant crops. Drug companies<br />

might spend prodigiously on cosmetic<br />

drugs, or on rich-country worries<br />

like heart disease, but what about<br />

malaria, which kills 2.5 million each<br />

year? We should train more people to<br />

use the Internet in developing countries,<br />

to share information. The cocoa and<br />

c<strong>of</strong>fee farmers <strong>of</strong> the Ivory Coast used to<br />

sell their crops to middlemen in the cities<br />

at a fraction <strong>of</strong> their real value because<br />

isolation precluded their knowing the<br />

actual values. Now they club together, find<br />

out the price on the commodity market<br />

and drive a better bargain.<br />

None <strong>of</strong> the problems I have mentioned<br />

for poor countries is going to be<br />

easier to solve in the years ahead. Increasingly<br />

the effect <strong>of</strong> the dark side <strong>of</strong> globalisation<br />

on security and foreign policy needs<br />

to be addressed: transnational crime,<br />

illegal immigration, the arms trade, the<br />

other death industries like drugs, transmittable<br />

diseases. We’re all looking more<br />

seriously at conflict prevention, aware <strong>of</strong><br />

the fact that more than half <strong>of</strong> the poorest<br />

countries in the world are either in the<br />

midst <strong>of</strong> armed conflict or only recently<br />

emerged from it. In the long term, development<br />

is the best way <strong>of</strong> preventing war,<br />

<strong>of</strong> securing peace and stability for rich as<br />

well as poor.<br />

On balance the story <strong>of</strong> the last fifty<br />

years has been one <strong>of</strong> progress for humanity,<br />

<strong>of</strong> life getting better and easier for most<br />

people. Of course we face environmental<br />

and demographic challenges. But I believe<br />

that given the right leadership and policy<br />

mix, we should be able to help improve<br />

the quality <strong>of</strong> our lives in the future. The<br />

challenge for political leaders, the challenge<br />

for all <strong>of</strong> us, is to ensure that that<br />

happens.


Durrell Institute <strong>of</strong><br />

Conservation and Ecology<br />

DICE was established in 1989,<br />

and named in recognition <strong>of</strong><br />

the late Gerald Durrell’s lifelong<br />

commitment to conservation.<br />

Its early activities<br />

reflected its origins in widening<br />

participation in <strong>of</strong>fering a<br />

Diploma in Ecology and a<br />

Diploma in Raptor Biology. It<br />

has also established a research<br />

and consultancy programme.<br />

Photograph by Karen Baxter<br />

MMany DICE diplomates have continued<br />

their careers in UK conservation or progressed<br />

to higher degrees. The first MSc<br />

in Conservation Biology was <strong>of</strong>fered in<br />

1991, and the Masters programme, a<br />

world leader, has produced some 270<br />

graduates from 57 different countries.<br />

DICE remains Britain’s only research and<br />

postgraduate training centre dedicated to<br />

conserving biodiversity and the ecological<br />

processes that support ecosystems and<br />

people. Its mission is to integrate international<br />

conservation and development<br />

sustainably by combining natural and<br />

social sciences in designing measures to<br />

help conserve biological diversity.<br />

This summer, DICE broke more new<br />

ground by launching a new collaboration<br />

with the RARE Center for Tropical Conservation.<br />

A small, specialist, American<br />

wildlife charity, RARE has established<br />

with DICE a UKC-validated Diploma<br />

Programme in Conservation Education.<br />

And it’s probably the most expensive<br />

course in the world, funded by RARE<br />

Center and its overseas donors, including<br />

the Packard and Loro Parque and Chase<br />

Wildlife Foundations and the US Fish and<br />

Wildlife Service (USFWS). Students from<br />

remote tropical areas, such as the small<br />

West Pacific island group, Palau, are<br />

brought to UKC for training. Once they<br />

have completed ten weeks at UKC, they<br />

spend a year spreading the conservation<br />

and sustainable development message<br />

among their local communities. For the<br />

conclusion <strong>of</strong> their training they return to<br />

UKC for a reportback, review, and ‘topup’<br />

<strong>of</strong> their training.<br />

As Paul Butler, RARE Center’s Vice-<br />

President and, with UKC’s Ian Bride,<br />

main co-trainer for the course, says, ‘The<br />

funds we provide not only cover tuition<br />

and the students’ travel costs, but provide<br />

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ABOVE: THE ISLAND OF<br />

ST LUCIA.<br />

LEFT: DICE CONSERVA-<br />

TION EDUCATION<br />

STUDENTS WITH IAN<br />

BRIDE (LEFT) AND PAUL<br />

BUTLER.<br />

them with the financial resources they<br />

need to turn lessons into action, coursework<br />

into conservation and help them<br />

resolve real-world problems when they<br />

return home.’ Mr Butler added, ‘We’re<br />

enabling these people to go back to their<br />

communities and spread the word about<br />

the value <strong>of</strong> conservation.’ RARE Center<br />

specialises in creative solutions to ecological<br />

crises. Past campaigns have resulted in<br />

the establishment <strong>of</strong> reserves and the<br />

enactment <strong>of</strong> legislation. In St Lucia, local<br />

workers even managed to get an image <strong>of</strong><br />

the St Lucian parrot - pulled from the<br />

brink <strong>of</strong> extinction by RARE and the<br />

forestry commission - onto their passport.<br />

<strong>Kent</strong> was selected from a shortlist <strong>of</strong><br />

five top UK universities, following a<br />

review <strong>of</strong> all possible UK institutions. And<br />

as Paul reiterates, the approach is not<br />

about ‘North telling South what to do, but<br />

South working with South to take pride in<br />

caring for their own resources.’ The value<br />

<strong>of</strong> co-operation was shown by an Indonesian<br />

training film that showed the conservation<br />

educators using puppets in schools,<br />

making up school songs and devising<br />

ecologically oriented sermons for use in<br />

mosques. As one <strong>of</strong> the initial group <strong>of</strong> five<br />

students said <strong>of</strong> his work in the Namaqualand<br />

Desert, South Africa, ‘It takes a lot to<br />

protect what’s beautiful.’ He’ll be working<br />

hard, persuading local people not to overgraze<br />

and tourists not to pick wild flowers,<br />

to keep it that way.


Letters from America<br />

Many <strong>of</strong> our alumni live in the USA, including a<br />

significant number in and near New York. In the<br />

wake <strong>of</strong> the terrible events <strong>of</strong> 11 September, we<br />

sent a message to those alumni we could email.<br />

Some <strong>of</strong> their replies follow.<br />

Tuesday September 11<br />

At 8:30 am this morning I was driving to work on the New Jersey<br />

Turnpike as usual. I frequently glanced to the right, gazing across<br />

the river to look at the huge expanse <strong>of</strong> NYC. Never in my wildest<br />

imagination could I possibly think that the most dominant feature<br />

<strong>of</strong> the NY skyline would be gone in two hours. My <strong>of</strong>fice building<br />

in NJ is only ten miles from the city. There are clear views <strong>of</strong><br />

downtown Manhattan from many vantagepoints. At around 9am,<br />

we heard the news that a plane had crashed into the World Trade<br />

Center. Everyone rushed to the large corner <strong>of</strong>fice to see. It was<br />

unbelievable to find one <strong>of</strong> the towers in a cloud <strong>of</strong> smoke and fire.<br />

It did not look real, like we were all in a movie.<br />

Then we heard that another plane had crashed. This time we<br />

saw both towers surrounded by a black cloud <strong>of</strong> smoke. What<br />

happened next was horrific, witnessing the collapse <strong>of</strong> WTC 2,<br />

where I had worked back in the mid-80s on a very high floor.<br />

Seeing one tower alone in the horizon was hard to take. When both<br />

were gone everyone went into a silent daze.<br />

On the way home, I found myself on the Turnpike again, this<br />

time glancing left and seeing nothing more than that persistent<br />

cloud that is still with us as I write this. Seeing NY like this is hard<br />

to bear, as I will always be a New Yorker at heart, regardless <strong>of</strong><br />

where I live.<br />

We are grateful that the people we contacted who were at or<br />

near ground zero are safe. Our hearts go out to all the families who<br />

suffered the loss <strong>of</strong> loved ones during this darkest day <strong>of</strong> the city<br />

and the country.<br />

- Charlie Cohn (K76) in New Jersey<br />

In case you were wondering, or indeed some <strong>of</strong> you have e-mailed,<br />

we are all fine. We were all safely in Brooklyn as the day’s tragic<br />

events took place. I was taking our daughter Clare to school when<br />

the thing started. Piero and I, news junkies that we are, then saw<br />

the second plane hit the second tower live on TV. Apart from the<br />

shock and the acrid smoke hanging over Brooklyn today, all is fine<br />

for us. Piero headed into work and at 10 pm is still there. Clare<br />

stayed in school and doesn’t know it yet but has the day <strong>of</strong>f tomorrow.<br />

Jack and I postponed a regular trip to the botanical gardens<br />

(way too dusty outside to venture out unnecessarily). The city and<br />

New Yorkers in general are so vibrant and resilient; somehow they<br />

will bounce back soon.<br />

- Sarah Kendall and Piero Bohoslawec (Both K79) in<br />

New York City<br />

Wednesday September 19<br />

Our family is all safe although members <strong>of</strong> our various communities<br />

were not so lucky. We all know people who are missing or who<br />

have close friends and relatives who are missing. Our daughter,<br />

Rebecca, is a pupil at Stuyvesant High School, which is just a few<br />

short blocks north <strong>of</strong> the World Trade Center. She was very close<br />

and she and all the school were evacuated safely. They will be<br />

returning to school later this week in Brooklyn as Stuyvesant is<br />

being used for relief purposes at present.<br />

- Ian Benjamin (K74) and Deborah Benjamin<br />

Karpatkin (E75 )in New York City<br />

Thank God, Mel (Kemp, K94) and Stu (Christmas, R94) are<br />

fine. Stuart was at work, about a 15-minute drive from the Pentagon.<br />

Stu and his colleagues were locked in the building for pretty<br />

much the whole day and evening, because a kind <strong>of</strong> martial law<br />

had been declared in the area until it was secured and the authorities<br />

knew what was happening. There were tanks and soldiers in<br />

the streets outside his <strong>of</strong>fices. Nobody he knew directly was killed<br />

or injured, but obviously the effects <strong>of</strong> what happened have hit<br />

them all very hard. I was trying all afternoon after we got told to<br />

go home from work to contact him, and was petrified when it was<br />

said that another plane was in the air headed for Washington. But<br />

by the time I got home, he had emailed me to say that everything<br />

was OK, and by then the last plane had tragically crashed. From<br />

Stu’s emails it seem that the mood is now very much one <strong>of</strong><br />

determination, not to be cowed.<br />

Our NY <strong>of</strong>fice is in Wall Street, and obviously a lot <strong>of</strong> people<br />

we do business with were in or around the area. There were no<br />

casualties among our staff, but some <strong>of</strong> our traders would have<br />

known staff at Morgan Stanley and Cantor Fitzgerald, and they<br />

saw terrible things. That kind <strong>of</strong> closeness really brings the horror<br />

<strong>of</strong> it all home to you in a very personal way. Many people in the<br />

City here have been deeply affected by it; we have very close ties<br />

with the community over there.<br />

- Colin Watts (R94) in the City <strong>of</strong> London<br />

Tuesday, September 25<br />

As a British Counsellor here, pr<strong>of</strong>essional duties have been almost<br />

all consuming.<br />

Fortunately, although we live in a Washington DC suburb, we<br />

have not been directly affected by the terrible carnage. However,<br />

much <strong>of</strong> my business in the Embassy here takes me to the Pentagon.<br />

Today I had my first business meeting back in the Pentagon,<br />

and it was a curious combination <strong>of</strong> ‘business as usual’, combined<br />

with a very tense and security-conscious atmosphere. I did have to<br />

pass the area where the debris from the building is being placed - I<br />

could not look for long. However, my feelings and experiences are<br />

nothing as compared with those directly affected.<br />

As for the future, who can tell? Clearly, there is the real<br />

potential for these terrorists to perpetrate more horrendous acts <strong>of</strong><br />

violence, both here and elsewhere. The world has changed fundamentally.<br />

Life here, and I guess back in the UK, is a curious<br />

combination <strong>of</strong> pretence <strong>of</strong> (nearly) normal business as usual,<br />

combined with a constant degree <strong>of</strong> fear and concern. It is very<br />

difficult to put this out <strong>of</strong> one’s mind at any time.<br />

Our very best wishes to all at UKC, and, <strong>of</strong> course, our heartfelt<br />

sympathy for those from UKC who were more directly affected.<br />

- Dr Chris Pell (D68) in Washington DC<br />

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Alumni lives:<br />

the communications<br />

consultant meets<br />

Greenfibres Rhonda Smith<br />

‘Can y ou help?’ asked a contact at a busy mainstream public relations<br />

agency. ‘It is a small compan y with a big idea.’ I was intrigued by the project<br />

– a husband and wife team, dedica ted to selling natural organic garments,<br />

goods and fabrics into the growing market for ethical consumer goods.<br />

THE LANAS WITH THEIR CHILDREN IN THE<br />

GREENFIBRES SHOP<br />

To be honest, it seemed a bit<br />

outside my area – these da ys I<br />

specialise in strategic communications<br />

and media promotion<br />

for health-related organisations.<br />

My 20 plus years <strong>of</strong><br />

consultancy has been varied,<br />

mostly interesting and<br />

extremely rewarding. I have<br />

worked with publishers, with<br />

airlines, with food companies,<br />

and with charities on healthy<br />

aging, social care and housing<br />

choice. I have, single-handedly,<br />

contributed to the burgeoning<br />

number <strong>of</strong> Awareness Weeks<br />

and Focus Days and, on the<br />

way, accumulated an eccentric<br />

but effective set <strong>of</strong> contacts in<br />

media and publishing.<br />

‘OK. I’ll give it a go’, I<br />

said, drawn as much to the<br />

prospect <strong>of</strong> working with a<br />

client in Devon as to their<br />

idea. The more I read about<br />

this organisation I now knew<br />

as Greenfibres, however, the<br />

more I admired them. I also<br />

realised that their products –<br />

made from 100% organically<br />

produced cotton, linen and<br />

wool – had a strong health<br />

story to tell.<br />

A run-<strong>of</strong>-the-mill cotton T-<br />

shirt bought on the High Street<br />

contains around 100 grams <strong>of</strong><br />

synthetic chemicals, used to<br />

give better ‘feel’ and to retain<br />

colour. These chemicals<br />

include formaldehyde and<br />

other substances similarly<br />

implicated in the dramatic rise<br />

in allergic conditions such as<br />

asthma and eczema. Cutting<br />

down on these chemicals is not<br />

OUTSIDE THEIR GREENFIBRES SHOP IN<br />

TOTNES, DEVON<br />

WILLIAM AND GABY LANA EXAMINE<br />

THE FINISH ON THEIR 100% LINEN<br />

TOWELS. CURRENTLY 25% OF THEIR<br />

GARMENTS ARE MADE IN ENGLAND<br />

only good for us and our<br />

families, but also for the planet.<br />

Currently, 26% <strong>of</strong> all insecticides<br />

and 11% <strong>of</strong> all pesticides<br />

used worldwide are in producing<br />

conventional cotton.<br />

I wrote an initial response<br />

and plan; Greenfibres liked it<br />

and one fine day I set <strong>of</strong>f for<br />

Totnes. I arrived in the High<br />

Street and, leaving craft and<br />

candle, toy and ethnic shops<br />

behind, found myself in front<br />

<strong>of</strong> ‘Greenfibres – eco goods<br />

and garments’ and a shop<br />

window with gorgeous clothes<br />

in natural fibres.<br />

Greeted by two <strong>of</strong> the staff,<br />

I was shown into the house,<br />

which backs onto the shop.<br />

Upstairs, I met William and<br />

Gaby Lana, the owners.<br />

It quickly became obvious<br />

that William and Gaby are<br />

passionately dedicated to their<br />

business. They source the best<br />

raw materials and garments<br />

from all over the world, checking<br />

for evidence <strong>of</strong> organic<br />

status and ethical trading, and<br />

they are committed to increasing<br />

these clothes in the UK.<br />

‘We have a production facility<br />

in Plymouth where we make<br />

25% <strong>of</strong> all the clothes and<br />

bedding we sell,’ explained<br />

William, ‘but before too long<br />

we want that to be 100%.’<br />

William is from New York<br />

and Gaby from Germany and<br />

so I was intrigued by their<br />

interest in building a British<br />

business. ‘There is a purely<br />

commercial reason behind<br />

this,’ said William. ‘The<br />

organic and ethical consumer<br />

market is already well developed<br />

on mainland Europe, but<br />

here in Britain it is in its<br />

infancy. We want to be in on<br />

the ground floor. Through<br />

our studies at the <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Kent</strong>…’<br />

‘Where?’ I spluttered. ‘The<br />

<strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Kent</strong> at Canterbury,’<br />

they chorused. ‘But<br />

that’s where I studied!’ I<br />

exclaimed in astonishment.<br />

‘We both studied International<br />

Relations there, leaving in<br />

1992. Our time at <strong>Kent</strong><br />

developed our international<br />

outlook, which has helped in<br />

setting up our business.’<br />

I got the job. My first<br />

suggestion was an article for<br />

the <strong>Kent</strong> <strong>Bulletin</strong>; other work<br />

includes direct mail, media<br />

samplings and briefings, an<br />

information service for customers<br />

– and, <strong>of</strong> cour se,<br />

participation in an Awareness<br />

Week. Luckily for the world at<br />

large, an Organic Week exists<br />

already so we will be joining<br />

that bandwagon, rather than<br />

creating one. Although, I<br />

don’t know, EcoGarments Day<br />

has quite a ring to it.<br />

Rhonda Smith (R68) studied<br />

history and politics & government<br />

at <strong>Kent</strong>. rhondasmith@<br />

communications.ndo.co.uk<br />

Greenfibres can be found at<br />

99 High Street, Totnes.<br />

Telephone: 01803 868001<br />

mail@Greenfibres.com<br />

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These constitute a small selection <strong>of</strong> the<br />

entries received for 3W since March, when<br />

the last <strong>Kent</strong> <strong>Bulletin</strong> was published. The<br />

complete listing <strong>of</strong> 3Ws for the year is on<br />

the Web (the URL is opposite). To send us<br />

a 3W entry, please either use the carrier<br />

sheet that accompanied this <strong>Bulletin</strong> or the<br />

Alumni questionnaire on the Web. If you<br />

would like email addresses for people in<br />

3W below, please email alumni<strong>of</strong>fice@ukc.ac.uk.<br />

We may be able to help<br />

put you in touch.<br />

KEY: D: Darwin, E: Eliot, K: Keynes,<br />

R: Rutherford; T or M: Information<br />

Technology (including Maths), N: Natural<br />

Sciences, A: Science, Technology<br />

and Medical Studies, H: Humanities, S:<br />

Social Sciences, U: Foundation year or<br />

Short-term studies. The location at the<br />

end <strong>of</strong> your entry is from your mailing<br />

address - if it’s in parentheses, we think<br />

you’re not actually living there but use it<br />

for UKC mail. Year: We place you under<br />

your year <strong>of</strong> entry to <strong>Kent</strong>, not exit and if<br />

you were here for more than one course<br />

<strong>of</strong> study, we try to put you in your<br />

first entry year - please let us know if<br />

corrections are needed!<br />

1965<br />

[PIC] Tricia Brinton E65, John Clarke<br />

(E67), John Platt (R65) and Carol<br />

Lamb (R77) at the London Alumni<br />

Reception at Somerset House in<br />

September.<br />

Harvey, Trevor (ES) Enjoying retirement.<br />

Studying geology at the OU, seeing<br />

lots <strong>of</strong> art in London and walking the<br />

South Downs Way, one stage at a time.<br />

East Sussex.<br />

1966<br />

Baillie, Andrew (RS) Barrister.<br />

Recorder 88 and QC 2001. Married 76,<br />

widowed 88. 3 children; 21,20 and 17.<br />

Elder daughter Emma graduated from<br />

UKC in 2000; now doing solicitor’s<br />

exams. London.<br />

Palmer, Valerie (KH) Still dividing my<br />

time between Tunbridge Wells and<br />

Lambeth Palace where Richard E67 is still<br />

Librarian and Archivist. Our eldest<br />

daughter Kate is now a legal secretary,<br />

second daughter Eleanor is studying for a<br />

midwifery degree at Oxford Brookes and<br />

Photograph by Robert Berry<br />

Who’ s What<br />

Where<br />

from UKC?<br />

last daughter Lizzie is currently coping<br />

with the new AS levels. We have a<br />

mountainous pile <strong>of</strong> prospectuses, as she<br />

seems to be considering everything.<br />

Richard and I are endeavouring to visit all<br />

the capitals <strong>of</strong> Europe, or as many as we<br />

can visit, courtesy <strong>of</strong> GO, Buzz, Easyjet<br />

etc. We’re leaving the long haul flights for<br />

those far <strong>of</strong>f days <strong>of</strong> retirement! Would love<br />

to hear from any 66/67 alumni who may<br />

remember me. I’ve only just discovered<br />

3W and am amazed to find how many<br />

people are already on it! <strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

Ross, Charles (RH) I am in the middle <strong>of</strong><br />

fighting the local elections as Chairman <strong>of</strong><br />

the local Christian Democrats (lucky to<br />

welcome two Members <strong>of</strong> the Bundestag<br />

at our last function). Gradually getting<br />

used to seeing my face on posters at every<br />

street corner - and the comments from my<br />

kids! Took a course in hang-gliding and<br />

managed to get the thing to fly at the 7th<br />

attempt - my 17yr old daughter (nicknamed<br />

‘power mouse’) was perceptibly<br />

fitter than 52-year-old dad. About to relax<br />

and start counting grebes etc as <strong>of</strong>ficial<br />

bird protector <strong>of</strong> the area (no flying<br />

required!). Attended Sally Carr’s (Jordan)<br />

R66 Silver Wedding in Scotland last<br />

autumn. Also there were Meg Post<br />

(Wilder) R66, Sue Broderick (Beales)<br />

R66, Mike Smears K66 and Gerald (alias<br />

Mike) Cain R66. Flings were flung, white<br />

sergeants were dashed and we were all<br />

reeling by the end <strong>of</strong> the party! Germany.<br />

1967<br />

Clark, Allan (KN) Came to Canada in<br />

70 to tour around, ended up getting a PhD<br />

and staying for good. Started teaching<br />

chemistry and science as a mid-life career<br />

change, after bouncing around industrial<br />

jobs, feeling a need to affect more people<br />

rather than just make money for a few. My<br />

son helps me keep up with the teenagers I<br />

teach and my wife helps keep me on the<br />

straight and wide enough. Have been<br />

living just outside Toronto for 15 years.<br />

Canada.<br />

Harrison, Shirley (EH) I am about to<br />

retire early from my lecturing job following<br />

a cancer diagnosis last year. Plan to travel<br />

and do voluntary work in future. South<br />

Yorkshire.<br />

Stephenson, Richard (KT) Though<br />

nowadays I work outside the electronics<br />

industry, my musician friends have<br />

discovered that I am one <strong>of</strong> the few people<br />

left who can get old 60s guitar amplifiers<br />

working (you remember - the ones with big<br />

glowing glass valves in). Regards to all who<br />

remember me from UKC. Middlesex.<br />

1968<br />

Thomas, Pauline (EH) Continuing to<br />

work part-time as an ESOL Lecturer at<br />

Gloscat (FE). Working mainly with<br />

asylum seekers living in the city. Both sons<br />

are student engineers. I am singing in the<br />

Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester this<br />

year. Gloucester.<br />

Whitehead, Christopher (RS) Still<br />

married to Helen (Thomas) R69 and<br />

living in Bristol, where we have been for<br />

over 20 years. Helen teaches reception at a<br />

very local Primary School and I manage<br />

the local Bristol City Council Social<br />

Services Adult Resources Team, charged<br />

with maintaining people in their own<br />

homes for as long as possible, at our age a<br />

bit <strong>of</strong> self interest here! Sadly none <strong>of</strong> our<br />

older 3 children have studied at UKC.<br />

Only one chance left. We both look back to<br />

<strong>Kent</strong> as a really happy and important time<br />

in our lives and were glad to see the<br />

campus looking so good when we returned<br />

for a quick visit recently. We would be<br />

happy to receive email contact from any<br />

friends who might remember us.<br />

1969<br />

Burian, Alastair (RS) Growing older,<br />

calmer and steadily more obscure among<br />

the mists <strong>of</strong> Avalon. Advise a number <strong>of</strong><br />

SMEs in between disappearing <strong>of</strong>f to the<br />

remote corners <strong>of</strong> the Globe that I ought<br />

to have seen while I was young. Became<br />

gracefully 50 with my wife Rita behind a<br />

mountain <strong>of</strong> satay in the Hawkers’ Market<br />

at Clarke’s Quay in Singapore. Somerset.<br />

Verdon, Simon (RS) Founder <strong>of</strong> an<br />

Internet e-commerce company that allows<br />

me to indulge my passion for travel.<br />

Living in Arizona but spending much <strong>of</strong><br />

my time travelling, mostly to Australia<br />

where I lived for some 15 years. Contact<br />

me at: simv@pobox.com. USA.<br />

1970<br />

Baillee, Richard (ET) was named a<br />

Fellow <strong>of</strong> the American Statistical<br />

Association in August. Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong><br />

Economics and Finance at Michigan State<br />

<strong>University</strong>. USA.<br />

Nyman, Peter (RH) Oldest son might be<br />

starting at UKC in September (fingers<br />

crossed as at 1 Aug). Surrey.<br />

1971<br />

Wimhurst, David (ES) I have been<br />

working at the UN for the past 5 years,<br />

following 15 years in Canadian journalism<br />

and media. My assignments so far include<br />

Spokesman for the UN Verification<br />

Mission and UN Observer Mission in<br />

1967 Rutherford alumni<br />

from 67-70 celebrating<br />

‘30 years out’ last<br />

summer included Pam<br />

(Llewellyn) and Tony<br />

Martin, Ros (Arlow)<br />

Downing, Rosemary<br />

(Morris) Abernethy,<br />

Terry Phillips, Carol<br />

(Williams) Ramsumair,<br />

Tam (Prentice) and Steve<br />

Hearnden, Derek<br />

Lazenby, Maggie<br />

(Thomson) and Serge<br />

Dalmazzo-Auckland, Paul<br />

Taylor, Hazel (Thompson)<br />

Humphreys,<br />

Margaret (Eke) and John<br />

Carrick-Smith and Jenny<br />

(Cooke) Mitton.<br />

Angola (96-97), Associate Spokesman for<br />

the Secretary General (98), Spokesman<br />

and Chief <strong>of</strong> Public Information, UN<br />

Mission in East Timor (99), Acting<br />

Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary<br />

General (2000), Spokesman for the UN<br />

Mission in Sierra Leone (2000) and<br />

Political Affairs Officer in the Office <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping<br />

Operations (2000 until present). USA.<br />

1972<br />

Chatterjee, Debjani (KH) I visited <strong>Kent</strong><br />

in Dec 2000 for the first time in years -<br />

doing a poetry reading - but didn’t make it<br />

to Canterbury or UKC. I hope the<br />

opportunity comes again. Two books<br />

published last year, The Redbeck Anthology<br />

<strong>of</strong> British South Asian Poetry and a<br />

collection for children, Animal Antics My<br />

most recent is a bilingual oral history<br />

book, Who Cares? Reminiscences <strong>of</strong> Yemeni<br />

Carers in Sheffield. Completed a<br />

writing/storytelling residency at Sheffield’s<br />

Millennium Gallery this spring. Sheffield.<br />

Harper, Gavin (RS) Enjoying living in<br />

Western Australia. My time is divided<br />

between rushing around Asia for my oil<br />

company employer and rushing around<br />

Perth for my family.<br />

Lambert, Gill (RH) Still doing occasional<br />

tv and radio work. Teaching children<br />

with pr<strong>of</strong>ound and multiple difficulties.<br />

This year I will celebrate both becoming<br />

50 and my silver wedding anniversary.<br />

Manchester.<br />

Schuck, Thomas (KH) Raising horses<br />

and practising law in Cincinnati. National<br />

Secretary <strong>of</strong> the Federal Bar Association<br />

which represents interests <strong>of</strong> judges and<br />

lawyers in federal (national) legal system in<br />

USA.<br />

1973<br />

Mellor, Peter (DS) Retired this year from<br />

appointment as Head <strong>of</strong> Legal & Committee<br />

Services with Kings Lynn Borough<br />

Council. Promptly enrolled with OU to<br />

study science (s103). Looking forward to<br />

the next 25 years! Norfolk.<br />

Morris, Clive (KT) I have an IT<br />

consultancy business specialising in the<br />

legal pr<strong>of</strong>ession. Jan (Clarke) K73 works<br />

with children with learning difficulties. We<br />

are experiencing our first batch <strong>of</strong> GCSEs<br />

- 2nd lot next year - with driving lessons<br />

due in September! West Sussex.<br />

O’Loughlin, Bridget (KS) Finally a<br />

homeowner where we all, husband and 4<br />

children, have room to move. Busy job,<br />

lots <strong>of</strong> friends - but there is always time<br />

and a place for visitors to Strasbourg!<br />

France.<br />

1974<br />

Stephenson, Roger (ES) Divorced and<br />

now remarried and living in a converted<br />

barn in the wilds <strong>of</strong> West Yorkshire.<br />

Triumph t.90 motorbike is still running<br />

though now qualifies as an historic vehicle.<br />

Still working with CPS and having gained<br />

HCA last year I now make fleeting<br />

appearances in the Crown Court.<br />

Appeared in front <strong>of</strong> a fellow <strong>Kent</strong><br />

graduate Nigel Cadbury E75 while he was<br />

working as a Stipendary Magistrate here.<br />

Would be pleased to hear from anyone<br />

who remembers me, fondly or otherwise.<br />

Telephone me on 01484 687634 or email<br />

me. West Yorkshire.<br />

1975<br />

Kekic, Razia (RS)After stagnating for<br />

some years, my career has taken <strong>of</strong>f. I<br />

obtained a doctorate from LSE last year; I<br />

have been promoted to a team leader at<br />

the Refugee Legal Centre where I have<br />

worked for 9 years and I have been<br />

appointed a part-time immigration and<br />

asylum appeals adjudicator.<br />

razia@clara.net. Middlesex.<br />

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Martin, Peter (KH) Recently returned<br />

from San Francisco internship with major<br />

global portal (online partners) following a<br />

6-month return to college to learn all<br />

about media streaming and internet<br />

broadcasting. Setting up a company called<br />

Webtelcast. London.<br />

Pitt, Anna (DH) I have spent more years<br />

than I care to remember in the Home<br />

Office and am now settling back into a<br />

senior management post in Leeds, after a<br />

3yr secondment to the FCO in Islamabad.<br />

Life also features 2 lovely children, a very<br />

good husband and my lifelong ambition,<br />

learning to play the piano! West Yorkshire.<br />

1976<br />

Abdulrazak Gurnah KH (PhD) ‘s latest<br />

novel, By the sea, is included in the 2001<br />

Booker Prize long list.<br />

Hutchens, Kevin (KH) I was a candidate<br />

for the Labour Party at the 2001 General<br />

Election. Although I increased Labour’s<br />

vote by approximately 20% I did not get<br />

elected on this occasion. But I feel it is<br />

good news a Labour Government was<br />

returned again. United Kingdom (Scotland)<br />

Aberdeen.<br />

1977<br />

Angus, James (RT) Pr<strong>of</strong>essor at Salford.<br />

Divorced from Kate (Middleton D74).<br />

Still like music and now play the drums.<br />

Last few years have been doing research<br />

associated with the audio/music/film<br />

industry, which has been fun. I got to visit<br />

George Lucas’s ranch and have been<br />

working on something called ‘Super Audio<br />

CD’. I would love to hear from people who<br />

knew me at UKC. York.<br />

Seneviratne, Lalith (KN) MA (<strong>University</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> Calgary). Worked for Motorola in<br />

Singapore and then Sri Lanka for 12 years.<br />

Now an independent consultant. In my<br />

spare time I am involved in the conservation<br />

<strong>of</strong> Asian Elephants: I developed a<br />

simple detection and deterrence system for<br />

protection against crop raiding for which I<br />

received the 99 Motorola CEO Award. In<br />

June I was awarded a grant from the US<br />

Fish & Wildlife Service to continue the<br />

development and do research on elephant<br />

infrasound communication. I am interested<br />

in exchanging information with alumni<br />

involved in conservation. Alumni would be<br />

welcome to visit our research facility. Sri<br />

Lanka Colombo.<br />

1978<br />

Mount, Eileen (NU) Enjoying teaching<br />

History, Drama and English at Rainham<br />

Mark Grammar School and designing<br />

theatrical sets for Theatrecraft at Herne<br />

Bay. We were awarded Best <strong>Kent</strong> Play and<br />

Best Stage Presentation with the help <strong>of</strong><br />

the lighting designer from Survivor for<br />

building an island on stage at Whitstable<br />

Playhouse. <strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

1979<br />

Jack, Iain (KN) Since leaving UKC I<br />

have been a retailer <strong>of</strong> mountaineering<br />

equipment, an ambulance-man and now a<br />

nurse. Big change from a chemist. Since<br />

moving here I have married, climbed<br />

about 100 Munros and acquired another<br />

degree - in Nursing with Health Studies.<br />

Edinburgh.<br />

Owen, Di (KH) Running my own<br />

marketing business in deepest Hampshire.<br />

Given up hockey - far too bruising but still<br />

trying to keep fit and healthy as the grey<br />

hairs gather. Still in contact with Heather<br />

Robinson R79, Hilary Boyd R79, Maggie<br />

Goodwin K80, Chris Ward-Brown D79,<br />

Sarah Sheehan K79 and Elaine Popplewell<br />

from the Sports Centre. Would love to<br />

hear from Andi Gall K79 and Charlie<br />

Hague K78. Hampshire.<br />

Starkings, Sue (EM) I have been<br />

appointed Vice President <strong>of</strong> the International<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> Statistical Education.<br />

<strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

1980<br />

Fields, Fiona (ES) Having enjoyed<br />

bringing up my son to school age I am<br />

looking forward to re-entering the world <strong>of</strong><br />

employment and adult inter-action in<br />

2002. Jersey.<br />

Gurney, Catherine (RT) Still with Cable<br />

& Wireless (14 years now - better the devil<br />

you know!). James R80 and I moved house<br />

18 months ago and we are now discovering<br />

the joys <strong>of</strong> gardening (including fruit and<br />

vegetables). I know it sounds very<br />

suburban but it’s good fun. Still mad on<br />

skiing and rugby union (season ticket<br />

holder at London Wasps). In regular touch<br />

with Eddie Pitman R80 and Adam Kirtley<br />

R80. Hertfordshire.<br />

Hayward, Ian (KS) NGO Development<br />

Consultant (based in the UK) working<br />

with community-based mental health<br />

organisations in Central and Eastern<br />

Europe and Central Asia. (<strong>Kent</strong>.)<br />

1981<br />

Iorio, Flavio (RH) Married with one<br />

daughter, which has naturally restricted<br />

my time and commitment to the Lancia<br />

Montecarlo Consortium. Work hectic due<br />

to merger. I hope to visit UKC and<br />

Canterbury again soon. <strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

Smith, Paul (RS) State school teaching;<br />

setting up computer system; Steiner school<br />

teaching. Married, moved to Canterbury,<br />

divorced, moved again, son now 4. What’s<br />

happened to all you crazy lot from<br />

Rutherford. Email c/o<br />

sarah.cameron1@btinternet.com.<br />

Nottinghamshire.<br />

Steadman, Brian (DN) PhD Theoretical<br />

Canterbury bids for European Capital<br />

<strong>of</strong> Culture 2008, and two alumni are at<br />

the heart <strong>of</strong> the bid: Carol Lamb R77<br />

and William Pettit E79. Carol heads up<br />

the Policy and Communications Unit and<br />

William is Civic and International Officer<br />

for Canterbury ‘This isn’t about just<br />

providing a fantastic programme <strong>of</strong> events<br />

in 2008, or just visiting theatres and<br />

galleries - it’s about creating a future<br />

where the city, together with the region,<br />

asserts itself as a European centre <strong>of</strong><br />

excellence.’ UKC, Christ Church, <strong>Kent</strong><br />

County Council and the six district<br />

authorities in East <strong>Kent</strong> have joined forces<br />

to make the bid a success. Carol and<br />

William are keen to see UKC alumni<br />

involved in the bid wherever possible: ‘As<br />

people with Canterbury connections,<br />

alumni can help by supporting the bid and<br />

talking about it - to friends, family, work<br />

colleagues.’ To find out more or register<br />

your support, visit www.canterburyculture.com<br />

or ring 01227 787725.<br />

Physics (May 2000). Still dabbling in<br />

research and also doing some tutoring and<br />

vegetable growing. Hertfordshire.<br />

1982<br />

Benady, Ilana (RS) I left Oxfam 2 years<br />

ago to take a voluntary post with ICD in<br />

the Dominican Republic. I continue to<br />

work freelance with the NGO sector in<br />

Santo Domingo. Married;1 son. USA.<br />

Griffiths, Joanna (KH) On secondment<br />

in Brussels, helping to reform the<br />

European Commission for my sins. Have<br />

discovered UKC graduates out here and<br />

hope to organise an informal gathering<br />

soon. Just spent 3 weeks in Australia,<br />

which was great. Belgium.<br />

Middleton, Christopher (EH) Currently<br />

deputy editor <strong>of</strong> the UK’s biggest IT<br />

magazine, Computing. Also writing music<br />

for film and video projects.<br />

lunar@zoom.co.uk. Sussex.<br />

Rodbert, Mark (ET) It turns out I’m<br />

actually a non-smoking, practically<br />

teetotal, bit overweight marathon runner<br />

which surprised everyone including me.<br />

Being a Director <strong>of</strong> IT at Credit Suisse<br />

First Boston and commuting from<br />

Hampshire seems to take up most <strong>of</strong> my<br />

time and helps build the air miles. Any<br />

spare time is spent with the family and the<br />

cars - not necessarily in that order.<br />

Married; 2 daughters. It would be great to<br />

hear from anyone who remembers me<br />

from UKC. Email me. Hampshire.<br />

1983<br />

Ahmed, Kabir (DH) I joined UBA in ‘96<br />

as a Principal Manager in the Personnel<br />

Division. In July 2000 I became Group<br />

Head, Public Sector North-West and am<br />

Head <strong>of</strong> the Corporate Affairs Division in<br />

our Head Office in Lagos. Nigeria.<br />

Jerves-Ramirez, Rafael (ES) Financial<br />

adviser in a retail business and finishing<br />

an Economics Postgraduate (distance)<br />

degree at the Technological <strong>University</strong> in<br />

Quito. Ecuador.<br />

Wright, Douglas (DT) Project<br />

Director for a global telecoms company.<br />

Motorcycle racing career cut short last<br />

year by a third major crash, which<br />

resulted in too many fractures to list!<br />

Looking for another dangerous sport! West<br />

Sussex.<br />

1984<br />

Khireddine, Naima (RH) Still teaching<br />

Linguistics at the <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Batna. I<br />

visited Leuven <strong>University</strong> in Belgium in 99<br />

and I am coming to UKC this year. It<br />

would be lovely to have contact with my<br />

friends and acquaintances from <strong>Kent</strong>. Two<br />

children. Algeria.<br />

Provenzano, Grace (RS) I am a<br />

television news reporter in San Francisco.<br />

USA.<br />

Robinson, Sally (RH) I am working on<br />

the world’s only flying eye hospital.<br />

Equipped with a state-<strong>of</strong>-the-art operating<br />

theatre, we travel the world training<br />

medical staff in ophthalmology. We visit<br />

10 countries a year. I am responsible for<br />

strategy and all operations. There are 25<br />

crew from 13 countries. Middlesex.<br />

1986<br />

Bebbington, Deborah (EN) I am a<br />

Senior Regulatory Advisor at Bayer.<br />

Married; 2 children. Husband David E86<br />

is a Chemistry Group Leader with Vertex<br />

Pharmaceuticals.<br />

deborah.bebbington.db@bayer.co.uk.<br />

Berkshire.<br />

May, Peter (RS) Now retired from <strong>Kent</strong><br />

Fire Brigade. Set up my own business,<br />

British Fire Advisory Services Ltd. I will<br />

also have more time to devote to the<br />

magistracy, as a JP and as Deputy<br />

Chairman <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Kent</strong> Magistrates’<br />

Courts’ Committee. <strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

West, Rusty (DH) Well, after avoiding the<br />

work <strong>of</strong> law for a good 3 years, I am now<br />

an attorney. Started working in civil rights<br />

law with the City <strong>of</strong> New York this spring.<br />

I love it. Still hoping to get back to<br />

England more frequently. USA.<br />

Zare-Bidaki, Mohammad Zare (RS)<br />

Managing Director, Mckiss Company<br />

based in Tehran. Married; 1 daughter. Iran.<br />

1987<br />

Barnes, Ge<strong>of</strong>frey (ES) Currently trying<br />

to get the country healthy, or at least<br />

Merseyside anyway, by taking on the might<br />

<strong>of</strong> multinational polluters and trying to get<br />

everyone to slow down on the road and<br />

take it easy. All in the name <strong>of</strong> specialist<br />

public health. Lancashire.<br />

Davey, Bryan (RS) Finally left the Local<br />

Government Commission for a new role at<br />

London Transport Users Committee<br />

dealing with public transport complaints (a<br />

growth industry!), and moved to Luton<br />

with my girlfriend. Bedfordshire.<br />

David Mitchell DH is shortlisted for the<br />

Booker Prize 2001 with his second novel<br />

number9dream.<br />

Turner, Jay (DT) I am now the proud<br />

father <strong>of</strong> 2 boys and a third baby is due in<br />

November. In September I will be running<br />

115 miles across the Qatar Desert in just 2<br />

days. t will be a world first when completed!<br />

Wiltshire.<br />

1988<br />

Farmer, Darren (DT) Working as a<br />

Flight Paramedic with the Helicopter<br />

Emergency Medical Service in London.<br />

21


<strong>Kent</strong> Messenger<br />

This gives me a great exposure to and<br />

experience <strong>of</strong> trauma, not to mention the<br />

best views <strong>of</strong> the capital possible. London.<br />

Hallatt, Alexandra (EN) Still having fun<br />

as a cartoonist. You can see some <strong>of</strong> my<br />

work at www.moontoon.co.uk. East<br />

Sussex.<br />

Otto, Wayne (RT) Probably the most<br />

successful karate competitor in the UK,<br />

Wayne was awarded an OBE this year.<br />

1989<br />

Chatterjee, Deborah (EH) Working as a<br />

freelance TV producer. Getting married<br />

in October. I cannot believe it is nearly 8<br />

years since I graduated. Hello to everyone<br />

I knew at UKC. London.<br />

Michel, Sam (ET) Married Claire<br />

(Nosworthy) D91, and am running an<br />

email publishing and consultancy business;<br />

Claire is working at the BBC. As disorganised<br />

and chaotic as ever! London.<br />

Murphy, Tony (ES) Moved <strong>of</strong>fice back to<br />

Stoke, and now Deputy Mayor. Staffordshire.<br />

Owen, Guinny (DT) After trying for<br />

ages, finally got a job with Games<br />

Workshop! Working in the Studio as part<br />

<strong>of</strong> the editorial staff, putting books<br />

together and pro<strong>of</strong>-reading everything (so I<br />

had better make sure that this is spelled<br />

correctly!). Nottinghamshire.<br />

1990<br />

Blessing, James (RN) Working for Zen<br />

as Technical Support Manager. Still doing<br />

the occasional bit <strong>of</strong> DJ-ing (see<br />

www.despres.co.uk/broken for details).<br />

Bought new house. james@zen.co.uk.<br />

Lancashire.<br />

1990<br />

David Fulton (RS), a star opening<br />

batsman for <strong>Kent</strong> County Cricket, was<br />

this year named Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Cricketing<br />

Association Player <strong>of</strong> the Year.<br />

Ford, Eleanor (DH) Currently at Salford<br />

<strong>University</strong> studying physiotherapy, and<br />

aiming to become a Formula One physio<br />

(not as fanciful as half the stuff we did at<br />

<strong>University</strong>). Manchester.<br />

Mbapila, Dim (DS) Working for the<br />

Ministry <strong>of</strong> Foreign Affairs as Special<br />

Adviser to the Minister. Still maintaining<br />

my interests in the private sector. Just<br />

came back from DAVOS 2001 in Switzerland.<br />

Keep in touch, ‘Sods’ where are you?<br />

dimmbapila@yahoo.com. Tanzania.<br />

1991<br />

Bates, Gabriela (EN) After finishing my<br />

PhD in Material Physics I worked for the<br />

national grid as an overhead lines engineer<br />

and have completed a Graduate Training<br />

Course to become a Physics teacher in<br />

Hythe. I start as Head <strong>of</strong> Physics in<br />

September. Married Guy<br />

Bates E90 in May 2000<br />

and we live in Ashford.<br />

Guy works as an Operations<br />

Manager for a railway<br />

freight company. <strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

1993<br />

Nagafela, Nelson (RN)<br />

Recently become District<br />

Wildlife Co-ordinator<br />

(Central District) on<br />

promotion. A District in<br />

Botswana is an equivalent<br />

<strong>of</strong> a County in the UK.<br />

The work is rather<br />

challenging and exciting.<br />

Botswana.<br />

1994<br />

Sahyoun, Zeina (DN)<br />

Worked for 2 years with<br />

Unilever in Beirut as Safety<br />

& Quality Assurance (QA)<br />

Manager, travelling<br />

extensively. Now work in<br />

Amman in a private<br />

medical laboratories<br />

consultancy company as a<br />

QA Manager. Jordan<br />

Theodoropoulos,<br />

Constantinos (KS) I have<br />

been working in the advertising area since<br />

graduation. Currently an Account<br />

Director at DDB Advertising Agency<br />

handling the VW account. Greece.<br />

1995<br />

Rahman, Saira (ES) Project Coordinator<br />

in an NGO called Odhikar. It<br />

investigates and writes and disseminates<br />

reports on human rights abuses by law<br />

enforcing agencies in Bangladesh. I have<br />

also published a book on the socio-legal<br />

status <strong>of</strong> women in Bangladesh, the subject<br />

<strong>of</strong> my thesis at <strong>Kent</strong>. Bangladesh.<br />

Sanchez, Juan-Luis (KN) I am working<br />

at Industrial Light and Magic on ‘Star<br />

Wars: Episode II’, the fulfillment <strong>of</strong> a<br />

childhood dream. Amazingly it is living up<br />

to all <strong>of</strong> my hopes! USA.<br />

1996<br />

Hulbert, Gareth (KS) Now an aspiring<br />

producer for London theatre. Any<br />

sponsors or other interested people please<br />

contact me: thegentity@hotmail.com.<br />

Essex.<br />

Steele, Jonathan (RH) Spending the<br />

next few months working on a voluntary<br />

conservation project on the Caribbean<br />

coast and rainforest <strong>of</strong> Costa Rica.<br />

(Somerset).<br />

Courtney, Andrew KS married<br />

Jennie Stoker EH94 in August, an<br />

event that the Fencing Club and the<br />

exiles had been awaiting for over 5 years!<br />

Jennie is teaching primary school;<br />

Andrew is working in accounts at a<br />

women's college. Oxford.<br />

Photograph by Robert Berry<br />

1989 Susan Wanless,<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Music, Sir<br />

Crispin Tickell,<br />

Chancellor, Judith<br />

Beazley E89 and Jacqui<br />

Charlesworth E89 at the<br />

recent London Alumni<br />

Reception.<br />

1997<br />

Humphreys, Asa (KS) MA (Durham)<br />

which I’ve just finished and am still <strong>of</strong> the<br />

opinion that UKC is better! I have a place<br />

as an intern in the House <strong>of</strong> Commons<br />

next year so Helen’s bet about being PM<br />

by 30 is nearing completion! Nice to see<br />

Keynes looking pretty at last. <strong>Kent</strong>.<br />

1998<br />

Carufel, Erin (DH) I am currently<br />

working - which is good for any actress.I<br />

have done three features in the past four<br />

months and was in the season premiere <strong>of</strong><br />

ER. I will continue to work hard, and you<br />

will see me on the big screen for many<br />

years to come. USA.<br />

Deaths<br />

We are very sad to have to report the<br />

deaths <strong>of</strong> several alumni. Caroline<br />

Elizabeth Adams K67 died <strong>of</strong> cancer<br />

on 5 June (Her obituary appeared in<br />

The Guardian on Saturday 23; let us<br />

know if you would like a copy.) Dr<br />

Richard James Kelsey K75 died on 3<br />

June 99, from accidental death related to<br />

his asthma. Richard’s mother donated<br />

his chemistry books to the Library.<br />

Margaret Wright (Spillane, K77)<br />

informed us <strong>of</strong> the death, on 25 July this<br />

year, from cancer <strong>of</strong> Barbara Anne<br />

London (Rickaby, K77). Barbara Rae<br />

(Nunn, K79) died in August 1999 from<br />

cancer. (See <strong>Bulletin</strong> 26 pp 10-11). Eve<br />

(R86, Boyce) and Graham R84<br />

Ferguson notified us that Robert<br />

Parsonage R84 had died in February <strong>of</strong><br />

a brain tumour. Nicholas Sorrell R84<br />

died in February from Pneumonia.<br />

Victor Arthur Smale E85 died in<br />

January from cancer. Dirminder<br />

Anthony Singh Benning K91 died in<br />

January from a brain tumour. Maisey<br />

Jessie Bray K96 died in May from<br />

cancer.<br />

Contact us at the address on page 2 for more<br />

information; we may be able to put you in<br />

touch with family or friends <strong>of</strong> the deceased.<br />

Only Connect Autumn 2001<br />

Lost touch with an old<br />

friend? The UKC alumni<br />

database may be able to<br />

help. If we have a current<br />

address for them, we<br />

would be happy to<br />

forward a message from you. If we too<br />

have lost touch, ‘Only Connect’ (which is<br />

printed in the <strong>Kent</strong> <strong>Bulletin</strong> twice a year<br />

and on the Web) may get a response:<br />

Ian McWhirter (E66) would like to<br />

find Anthony Bolton (E69). Josephine<br />

Freeborough (de Clive-Lowe, K68) wltf<br />

Jennifer Gait (69). Makoto Honjo<br />

(K71) wltf Martyn Booth (K69), John<br />

Green (K69) and Duncan Cross (K68).<br />

Azy Salour (R71) wltf Alan Foley<br />

(D81). Lydia Schaefer (Schmidt, R71)<br />

wltf Mary Greville (R71). Peter Taylor<br />

(D71) wltf Maureen Morgan (Freeman,<br />

R67). Mohammad Alem (E72) wltf<br />

Irene Dipple (R73), Stephen Smith<br />

(R73) and Manijeh Nazery (R71). Nina<br />

Newton-Moumtzelis (K73) wltf Angela<br />

Davies (K73); Carolyn Steele (E73) wltf<br />

Michael Carter (E71); Jack Romano<br />

(K75) wltf Lesley Ball (K74); Janet Cox<br />

(Kay, E76) wltf Andrew Rooke (K74).<br />

Thomas Wingate (R78) wltf Joanna<br />

Paterson (Hooper, K80). Thomas<br />

Wingate (R78) wltf Donald Paterson<br />

(K80). Sarah Sheehan (K79) wltf<br />

Anne-Marie Porisse-Girard (E79). Jan<br />

Comrie (Herbert, E80) wltf John<br />

Chisholm (K81), Stephen Whiston<br />

(R81) and Jurgen Hobbs (R80). Neale<br />

Whyatt (K80) wltf Mohammad Zadeh<br />

Morshed Beik (D80). Keith Arbour<br />

(D81) wltf Jeni Price (R81). Clive<br />

Staple (D81) wltf David Brammer<br />

(K81), Sally-Jane Ewin (E81), Anthony<br />

Gilling (K82) and Stephen Bowden<br />

(E82). Man-Chung Tsang (R83) wltf<br />

Joseph Woo (R83). Kate Horn (Eccles,<br />

E84) wltf Susan Osborne (E84). James<br />

Hunt (K85) wltf Karen Morgan (R85)<br />

and Matthew Ferraro (R85). Richard<br />

Morbey (R86) wltf Paul Reece (D86)<br />

and Steven Kidd (D86). Lisa Neden<br />

(Bush, E86) wltf Charles Denham<br />

(E86). Antonio Olivo Farias (R86) wltf<br />

If you’v e used ‘Only connect’ and been luc ky enough to re-connect, please let us know! Thanks.<br />

Haitham Salam (K86). Silvester Phua<br />

(R86) wltf Simon Knowles (R86). Helen<br />

Turner (King, D88) wltf Jane Batley<br />

(Tovell, D88). Khang Chew (K90) wltf<br />

Andrew Brittain (K88). Cornelis Tanis<br />

(R91) wltf Hanan Hamdan (R91).<br />

Christopher Davis (E92) wltf Roy Cogo<br />

(E93) and Charles Abomeli (E92). Zoel<br />

Othman (E92) wltf Panagiotis Leventis<br />

(R92) and Kwai So (K92). Jose Casal<br />

Giménez (E93) wltf Juan Armendariz<br />

(D93). Angela Day (R93) wltf Gina<br />

Barton (Rumming, E93). Kevin<br />

Breidenbach (R95) wltf Claire Casey<br />

(K95).Cindy Chan (D95) wltf Cedric<br />

Van Den Bergh (K91).<br />

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Inside<br />

story<br />

The series where<br />

UKC people<br />

describe what is really<br />

going on.<br />

Pamela Cross,<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> the<br />

International Office,<br />

describes<br />

a ‘typical’ w eek….<br />

ABOVE: WITH ALUMNI AND STUDENT<br />

HELPERS IN HONG KONG 2000.<br />

RIGHT: NEW STUDENTS ÔSENDOFFÕ<br />

WITH ALUMNI AND CURRENT STUDENTS<br />

IN SINGAPORE. TIMOTHY TAN E92 IS<br />

FAR RIGHT.<br />

They are here!<br />

TThe culmination <strong>of</strong> the<br />

International Office year is<br />

Orientation, the week before<br />

the start <strong>of</strong> the academic year.<br />

All <strong>of</strong> a sudden the campus<br />

explodes with students, and<br />

names on paper, worried<br />

emails and frantic telephone<br />

calls turn into real people.<br />

Monday 17 September<br />

My fantastic International<br />

Office team – Mar y, Hazel,<br />

Gemma and Aaron are up at<br />

Heathrow and Gatwick for the<br />

third day (from very early<br />

morning) to meet incoming<br />

international students from all<br />

around the world. Requests –<br />

and changed details – ha ve<br />

been pouring in on our new<br />

web form, by mail and by<br />

telephone. Arranging taxis and<br />

buses is a major logistical<br />

challenge, this year made even<br />

more difficult by the shocking<br />

events in America. Flights<br />

from North America have<br />

started again but bookings<br />

have all changed. We have<br />

been tracking our outgoing<br />

American Studies students and<br />

23<br />

have heard that almost all have<br />

arrived at their US universities.<br />

A constant stream <strong>of</strong><br />

students visits the International<br />

Office to collect tickets for<br />

orientation events – some with<br />

parents in tow. A mother and<br />

daughter arrive at the <strong>of</strong>fice.<br />

Mary had promised them a<br />

small fridge (left by a previous<br />

student) to store the girl’s<br />

insulin, only Mary is still at<br />

Gatwick Airport ….<br />

So many students, especially<br />

postgraduates, seeking<br />

accommodation, but the<br />

Accommodation Office cannot<br />

release more campus rooms<br />

until they have heard from all<br />

those with rooms reserved.<br />

Tuesday<br />

Today is the start <strong>of</strong> formal<br />

orientation and 9 am sees the<br />

International Office team in<br />

the Gulbenkian Theatre for<br />

the International welcome and<br />

‘support’ talks. I stress in my<br />

welcome how much we value<br />

the great diversity <strong>of</strong> UKC’s<br />

student population; and how<br />

we need, especially in these<br />

troubled times, to understand<br />

each other. Leaving the Gulbenkian<br />

I catch up with three<br />

Indian students I interviewed<br />

in March in Mumbai. At<br />

lunchtime I dash over to the<br />

induction for new staff and<br />

meet four from mainland<br />

China. In the afternoon more<br />

American students arrive.<br />

Early evening and time to<br />

go to the Overseas reception<br />

and dinner. I sit between a girl<br />

from America and<br />

one from Pakistan.<br />

Across the table is<br />

a student from<br />

Bolivia. The VC’s<br />

speech stresses our<br />

diversity. Three<br />

students from<br />

Bahrain find my<br />

table to thank me<br />

for helping to<br />

expedite their<br />

applications.<br />

Another group from five different<br />

countries thank me for my<br />

welcome.<br />

Wednesday<br />

I take a telephone call from the<br />

United Arab Emirates - the<br />

father <strong>of</strong> a girl due to arrive on<br />

a foundation engineering<br />

course. I try and calm his fears<br />

about the aftermath <strong>of</strong> the<br />

tragic events in the US; I quite<br />

understand the family’s worry.<br />

We agree that they monitor<br />

events, and he hopes to bring<br />

her in a couple <strong>of</strong> weeks. I ask<br />

the Accommodation Office to<br />

hold her room.<br />

At last we hear all our<br />

students arrived safely in the<br />

USA. And at 5 pm, I attend the<br />

hastily convened ‘Attack on<br />

America’ seminar organised by<br />

History. Such a large audience<br />

that we have to move to a bigger<br />

lecture theatre.<br />

Thursday<br />

The stream <strong>of</strong> international<br />

students continues, and I try to<br />

work on the last details <strong>of</strong> my<br />

next trip to Japan, Singapore<br />

and Hong Kong. I finally<br />

complete the Web RSVP for<br />

the October 20 wedding <strong>of</strong><br />

Singapore alumni Timothy Tan<br />

(E92)and Yi-Peng Ong(E92).<br />

Timothy is one <strong>of</strong> our most<br />

actively supportive alumni and<br />

we have become firm friends.<br />

Friday<br />

A tearful Russian student<br />

arrives first thing – she has<br />

failed her first-year re-sits and<br />

is frantic. I try to piece together<br />

all the details. Normally I do<br />

not get involved in academic<br />

issues, but I am hopeful that<br />

there may be some leeway here.<br />

And at 6 pm I am delighted to<br />

learn that, following an interview,<br />

a new department is<br />

<strong>of</strong>fering her a second chance.<br />

Relief – b ut I know she will be<br />

back next week because her<br />

accommodation may already<br />

have been re-allocated …. b ut<br />

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