from the staff governor's newsletter, regarding the new Vice-Chancellor's inauguration:
The VC’s inaugural presentation
I do not wish to regurgitate Professor John’s presentation here as no doubt he will want to do that himself and to much better effect.
I don't think he expressed himself in the way he intended.
And on the flooding front, talk of a wartime spirit being engendered is inevitable, as is finding a veteran to speak (from the BBC):
Long queues formed in supermarket car parks on Wednesday as people waited to collect their daily ration of six two-litre bottles of water.
At the Tesco in Quedgeley residents said the crisis had fostered a war-time spirit.
Reginald Davies, 91, who fought during the Second World War, said: "I did five days without water in Burma.
"I've seen men go mad from thirst. This is nothing. The worst thing is getting out of bed in the morning at 91 to get water."