A greeting from far away
Every few weeks, some distant former student spots this webpage and decides to drop me a line. Wonderful! The latest is Alan Oakley, now editorial network director with News Corp in Australia . . .
Trust this finds you well. I just Googled Richmond College (I've no idea why) and found your site.
I had two NCTJ blocks at Sheffield around 73/74. I was at the Leighton Buzzard Observer at the time (it remains my favourite masthead name).
I went on to work at the Daily Express in Manchester and then moved to Australia in 1985. I've since edited five papers here (which makes me a serial editor), including The Sydney Morning Herald and the Herald Sun. I've spent most of my time (17 years) working for News Corp and now work mostly on digital strategy.
I've many fond memories of my time at college (and too many memories of the Stonehouse pub, bad nightclubs and cheap digs).
Very best wishes,
* * * * 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 in 1990!) but it's interesting nonetheless . . . and I update it when I can. firstname.lastname@example.org