9 May 2014
Each year the 50s / 60s OA group hold a reunion in a place of interest. This year Richard Leathem (1964) organised a tour of the Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice. This included Temple Church (12th century setting for the Da Vinci Code), lunch in the 16th century Middle Temple dining hall, a tour of the latest technological court with Sir Vivian Ramsay (sitting High Court Judge and OA 1968) and dinner at Lincoln’s Inn – the dining was well up to the high standards set at previous 50s / 60s events.
Attendees expressed their pleasure of an interesting and fun tour and even lawyers present were surprised to find hidden pleasures such as ‘the cupboard’, a table made from wood presented by Sir Francis Drake from the Golden Hind, and the Master’s garden next to Temple Church.
Felicity Lusk and Michael Triff represented the School; John Bunce, OA Club Chairman, and Diana Cobban May were stalwart representatives of the group and Alison Lester, as always, provided invaluable support. The group were able to share the same seats for dining as Elizabeth I and Shakespeare and see how England is still able to provide a centre for the most complex international litigation.
The group is looking forward to the 2015 event taking place on Friday 8 May in Brighton, to be organised by Chris Ford (1965).