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01st January 2003

A collation of the news from 2003

Tim Binyon

Tim Binyon (1956, Modern Languages) has been awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. See article in Times

Shom Bhattacharya

(1971, Modern History) has been appointed Chief Risk Officer at AIB. Mr Bhattacharya will report to chief executive Michael Buckley and be on the AIB executive committee.

David Carey

(1938, PPE) has been selected to be inducted into the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame on January 31, 2004 in Pinehurt, North Carolina. He was inducted on May 4 into the Western North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. He has been ranked number one in his age group in tennis singles and doubles.

Bruce Carnegie-Brown

(1978, English) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marsh, the risk and insurances services firm – a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). Marsh Press Release

Edgar Codd

(1941, Mathematics) passed away on 18 April. He was the inventor of the relational database. Obituaries: The Times 1 May (Search for Codd)USA Today 23 April

Paul Doherty

(1973, History DPhil.) headmaster, prolific and well-known author has recently published the book of his thesis entitled Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward II. ‘That this was a genuine affair of the heart is well displayed by Doherty.’ Times Literary Supplement, March 14, 2003. ‘Doherty skilfully illuminates the life of the enigmatic Isabella’ Independent on Sunday, March 23, 2003. Available at

Stephen Green

(1966, PPE) has been named as the next Chief Executive of HSBC, the world’s second largest bank. Currently Executive Director, Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets, he will succeed Sir Keith Whitson after the AGM on 30 May 2003. In addition to retaining his existing responsibilities, Mr Green will oversee all other HSBC businesses, including personal financial services, commercial banking and insurance. Mr Green joined HSBC in 1982.

Richard Hills

(1999, Music and Organ Scholar) is the new Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey

Peter Mieville

(1971, English) will be at Heffers, Cambridge for the launch of The Mysterious Burnchester Hall by (Peter) Dominic Mieville at 6.30pm on Friday 10th October 2003. Tickets are free and can be reserved from Clair Goodhead, Manager on 01223-568525, 01223-568568. All are welcome. The book is a mystery and adventure and aimed at children of 9/10 upwards. It is hoped that adults will enjoy the novel. If there are any Old Members in the Woodbridge area Peter will be signing copies on 11th October at 10.30. Purchase online from Amazon

Yves-Marie Morissette

(1973, Law) has been appointed a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Howard Rosen

(1974, Jurisprudence) has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services as President of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce: see For further information on Howard Rosen, please visit:

Murray Tobias

(1961, Law) has been appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a Judge of Appeal of that Court.

Tom Wright

(1968, Lit. Hum.) was consecrated Bishop on 3 July 2003. He will be enthroned as Bishop of Durham in the autumn. Dr Wright is the second old member to hold this office. The late Maurice Harland (1919, Lit. Hum.) became Bishop of Durham in 1956.

Chris Zook

(1973, Economics MPhil.) has recently published his latest book, “Beyond the Core”. Available in the U.K. on 1 January 2004 at

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