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15 January 2009
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Blue arrow button  Searching for a Wiltshire friend
I graduated from Nottingham in English in 1963.
About a month ago I was having lunch in a local wine bar in Marlborough, where I live, with the Chief Executive of the District Council. Two ladies came over to our table and introduced themselves to him. One said to me 'I know you. We were at university together. I'm Jill (Gill? Gillian?) Russell.' Of course I knew her. We were in the University Drama Society together. I assumed they were fellow diners and thought I'd catch up with them later. When I did so, not long after, they'd gone. I reckon that she may have been a year or even two above me (I'm not sure). My recall is vague (it's nearly half a century!), but I want to say that she read English probably, but not necessarily in the class that graduated in 1962. I may be wrong about that, but amazingly I do recall that she came from the Isle of Wight. She must now live somewhere in Wiltshire. So what I'm after is her married name, if anyone can help.
All good wishes, Nicholas Fogg (

Blue arrow button  Need lessons in violin or the fiddle?
Former Nottingham University student, Kate Hendry, is currently teaching violin and fiddle across Nottinghamshire... for further information visit
I teach all styles of violin playing - from classical violin to jazz, folk, rock, Irish, bluegrass and electric fiddle. Whether you are a complete beginner, or an intermediate or advanced player, Kate would love to hear from you. Her pupils range from children as young as 5 to adults of all ages and abilities - all you need is enthusiasm and a love for music!

Blue arrow button  Looking for Marianne Dowson
Duncan White is looking for a Marianne Dowson who graduated in Chemistry in 62/63. Duncan's phone number is 01642 297439.

Blue arrow button  Debut poetry collection shortlisted
My debut poetry collection 'Los Alamos Mon Amour' (Salt Publishing) came out in April 2008 and was shortlisted for the annual Forward Prize in the category of 'Best First Collection'. I read English Studies at Nottingham between 1985 and 1988.
All the best,
Simon Barraclough 
Blue arrow button  Trying to contact an old girlfriend
Gordon Berry (German 1956) asked us to put a shout out for an old girlfriend of his Sally Jones (Spanish 1958).

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