Saturday, October 27, 2007

Southampton University 1964-1967

                 Chilworth Manor. The upper bay window is of the room he shared with Julian Avery

Following Winchester, Herry went to Southampton University to read law. The professor of the relatively new law school was Prof Phillips whom his father Patrick had got to know when sitting on the Southampton Bench. It seemed a good idea; no exams to take to get in and only about 30 minutes from Stocks and Herry's childhood friends.

The transition was made the more smooth when Herry was allocated to the universtity's newest hall, Chilworth Manor, which had been acquired from the Willis-Flemings and which was a splendid old house surrounded by enormous grounds. Herry spent his first two years at university there. In his second year he shared a room with Julian Avery - the upper room with the bay window in the photo.....

Blue Hayes, outside Romsey

In his final year, Herry took a cottage on the edge of the New Forest outside Romsey called 'Blue Hayes', which he shared with Julian Avery and Giles Wingate-Saul.

Herry was intending to join the bar, and used to go up to London regularly to eat his dinners at the Inner Temple. Indeed, he spent a good deal of his final year in London. During the summer, he wrote his 'thesis' on 'Homosexuality and the Law' - which was in an interesting issue at the time, and was fortunate in having it typed by Frances Duke.

Herry was a member of the 'Gentlemen of Wessex' cricket and dining club.  A Reunion dinner was held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in 1996.

Reunions continue to be held between Herry, Julian Avery, Giles Wingate-Saul, Richard Smith and John Collard at various London clubs and in Hampshire - and Blue Hayes!

Law Faculty Reunion 27th October 2007

Professor Gabi Ganz
Professor Robert Grime
Councillor Alec Samuels
Professor John Wilson

Julian Avery
Patricia Burton
Christine Baty (nee Farley)
John Collard
Veronica Hamilton-Deeley
Robert Dyson
John Crawford
Ken Gulati
Gillian Impey (nee Hennah)
Christopher Impey
Robin James
Herry Lawford
David Mallinson
Tony Nicholson
Nigel Pugh
Noel Peck
Patrick Robertshaw
Marylin Ross (nee Stables)
Richard Smith
Kip Waistell
Giles Wingate-Saul

Unable to attend
Guy Bagnell
Chris Branston
David Campbell
Michael Collins
William Goff
Chris Holland
Michael Steele
Hugh Taylor
Michael Tinling

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1 comment:

  1. Hi
    I like the website.
    Can you help I'm updating the Old Stamfordian data base & we don't have an e mail for Chris Branston. Assuming your Chris did go to Stamford could you ask him to contact me ( or Mike Chew or Paul West via the web site. Thanks
    John McKechnie