George Winstanley

George died, as I have recently and sadly been informed, in England on August 22nd having some time previously suffered a serious stroke.

It was only in May this year that I wrote about him in this column regarding, not least, the recent mini controversy over the adoption of the national anthem.

He and I had similar beginnings – he went down from Selwyn, Cambridge in 1953 and myself seven years later, in 1960. The difference was enough to mark the change from one age to another. In 1953 young graduates such as George would have been routinely recruited by the British Colonial Office to serve in Tanganyika, or Aden or Nyasaland.

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