On a sadder note, I should report the sudden death, after a brief illness, of John Powell who was Head Porter from 1987 to 2004 and who will be remembered with affection by many of you. Our sincere condolences go to his family and our thanks for his loyalty and commitment to Pembroke. John´s service and devotion to the College are also a timely reminder of the enormous contribution that the College staff make to Pembroke´s overall success.
He was head porter when I was there and he was one of the nicest most friendly porters we had, always helpful no matter how strange a request you made (although he would make a joke about it). He was a Yeoman of the Queen's Bodyguard and had the "sergeant major" appearance about him (including moustache).
It's sad to hear that he's passed away.