|July 1959 photograph courtesy of Rosemary Millis (on my left)|
Some reminiscences of Guys as a student:- Meeting up with some of our dissecting group around“George” our dissecting room body and noting that fortunately he had good musculature and and minimal fat. Vivas with Colin Wendell Smith and Peter Williams. Brilliant Embryology lectures from Peter Williams. Incomprehensible lectures by Dr. Gent on Entropy and Jack Hunt on Neurophysiology which made me work really hard on my own to try to understand the subjects. Lectures by Roger Warwick on anything other than Anatomy (which he seemed to have little knowledge of.) Being very short of money as a student restricted my social activities considerably which was very disappointing, but at least left me plenty of time for studying.
The London to Brighton Walks were something that I did take part in, managing to be in the leading pack of walkers on three occasions. I suppose this showed that I had a capacity for endurance activities which was good training for my first marriage! and indeed for life in general. ( I have done a lot of distance running over the years including a Marathon in the Bordeaux region of France where there were 18 wine tasting points and a row of ambulances waiting at the finish!) Hope to do the Comrades Marathon (56miles) in South Africa next year.
Retirement has involved flying my own light aircraft (G-ILPY) around the UK, France and Ireland including quite a lot of instrument flying. The rest of the time is spent managing and maintaining a small estate in Devon with several gardens and interacting with our now large family. David Turner
|G-ILPY a Cessna 172SP|