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The Master spends a night in the barracks with 306 Hospital Support Regiment 30 November 2019

Spending 24 hours with 306 Hospital Support Regiment in Staffordshire on Saturday was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. The soldiers and officers are all fulltime NHS Consultants and Specialist Nurses who give up great chunks of their precious free time as reservists. They have been to Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone in the Ebola crisis, and this summer on NATO exercises...


WCIB Tour and Reception at The Old Bailey 2nd December 2019

The Master, WCIB members and their guests were given a fantastic welcome and fascinating tour of the Old Bailey (the Central Criminal Court) last night by Alderman & Sheriff Michael Mainelli. Stories of its architecture, it's people, it's history at the heart of our Justice System were at once both sobering and moving.Thanks to Alex Jones for the picture.


Talk& Toast breakfast 6th November 2019: Emma and James Arbuthnot

The next Power Couple in the second Talk & Toast breakfast series were Emma and James Arbuthnot, which gave a packed house much to think about.Emma, as Chief Magistrate, hears many of the most sensitive or complex cases, in particular extradition. She also supports her 300 odd district judge colleagues. She is depressed by the attacks on judges and politicians. We should be grateful for our...


Talk & Toast 15th October 2019: Robin Hambro and Rupert Hambro CBE

Superb morning spent listening to Robin and Rupert Hambro about their successful and fantastically different careers, as part of WCIB’s Toast and Talks breakfast line-up of Power Couples. It provided much food for thought: On changes in the finance industry: Regulatory changes and increased competition has led to the creation of a “new economy” -  brand new forms of finance created...