Job-titles are a-changin'. I recently referred to Peter Steward as assistant night editor on the Daily Telegraph, which he has been for some years. He's dropped me this line: Few people have such titles now. We are not subs we are production journalists, and we don't have a night editor we have a cpj (chief production journalist). For some reason my title hasn't changed. Perhaps I could call it constructive dismissal if it did! Thanks, Peter. I'm an out-of-date old codger!
**** Two other ex-Richmond people recently contacted me within a couple of days of each other. They were Alan Whitaker, who is now Principal Communications Officer for the Environment Agency (Yorkshire and North East) and Margaret Hicks-Clarke - formerly Maggie Wordsworth - now Head of Operations with the Press Association, based in Yorkshire. See their words on the Letters Page . . .
**** Geri Hosier, a 1971/2 student who spent years on Fleet Street, has published her first crime novel. Just go to Amazon and type in 'Hacked by Geri Hosier'.
If you're a former Richmond student, see the 'They went to Richmond' page at the end of this website - and do let me know if you're not on it. The list is incomplete and patchy (remember I left the college in1990!) but it's interesting nonetheless . . . and I update it when I can. firstname.lastname@example.org