News from OBs
I left Brighton Coll in 1986 and was an undergraduate at UCL as well as completing an MA and PhD there. I turned my PhD into a book which was awarded the Anderson Medal by the Society for Nautical Research. It was also nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Award for the Best Literary Contribution. The book was 'The British Naval Staff in the First World War' (pub Boydell and Brewer).
The Medal was awarded on October 28th at the Institute of Directors by Patricia, Countess Mounbatten of Burma at a dinner organised by the Maritime Foundation.
The book is £60, but a paperback is coming out next year - £15.99 or so...
In addition, we had a second daughter, Florence, born on Nov 5th (8lbs 4oz). A busy year.
It was a pleasure to meet Headmasters Dr Richard Cairns, and Brendan Law as well as other officials at the recent BCAD event at the Fairmont Hotel, Abu Dhabi on the 4th November 2010. A number of Old Brightonians were present and it would be good to keep in touch with those in the GCC region, as well as trying to make contact with colleagues from 1965 to 1969 when I was at the College.
Dear OBs, as many of you know, I have been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Fortunately the onset has been fairly slow but the big problem with this disease is that not many people know about, there is no cure and there has been hardly any research to find a cure (if you would like to know more about it go to www.mndassociation.org).
We began researching and fundraising in August and will travel to Majimoto to manage the project on a day to day basis in November until completion early February.