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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

50 years on!

People have rightfully complained that I've fallen behind with blog posting in the past year or so but I'm trying to make amends!

On 8 and 9 June 2012 I attended two events in connection with the King's College London Alumni Weekend. I have participated in these for the last few years and I do derive great enjoyment from them. I studied electrical engineering at KCL and I graduated in Summer 1962 when all the world was green. So this year was the half centenary of that world-shaking event.

I participated in two events this year. One was the Engineers' Lunch held in the River Room at King's in the Strand and the other was the Principal's Lunch held in the Great Hall. You can see photos of these two events on my Flickr photo gallery.

Sadly, I didn't meet many of my old chums from five decades ago but I did make some new friends. It might be that I value my connection with my alma mater more than most alumni. Having this link gives me some satisfaction. My fellow students at the time didn't realise this but it was a struggle attending the lectures five and a half days a week in view of my sensory problems. If you are looking for empathy and understanding you probably wouldn't find much of either among 18 year old male engineering students in 1959.