1950s

William Cartmell MRCVS (BVSc 1951) was an assistant in a veterinary practice in Gloucester (1950-54) then owner principal of a practice in Wickham, Hampshire. He started Wickham Laboratories Limited in his garden as a contract research organisation; the company now employs 135 personnel with a global clientele in the life science industries. Find out more: www.wickhamlabs.co.uk.

James Gibbs 

Ralph Gibbs (BA Hons Hispanic Studies 1952, pictured above) has just turned 90 and is spending much time on Scrabble and model railway construction. Livea in Bournemouth after many years travel world wide and residence in Germany, USA,Canada, Indonesia and Thailand.

Dr George Park (MBChB 1952) is enjoying retirement from Family Practice. Came to Lloydminster Alberta Canada in 1975, moved to St Catharines (Niagara) Ontario in 1976. Established Family Practice, Chief of Staff General Hospital 1998

Professor David Taylor-Robinson (MBChB 1954) qualified in Medicine in 1954 and in the next eight years studied the viruses of chickenpox, poliomyelitis and those causing respiratory disease. He then became interested in genital microbes and developed a Division for Sexually Transmitted Diseases at the MRC Clinical Research Centre and was appointed Professor of Genitourinary Microbiology and Medicine at St Mary's Hospital Medical School. David was the first in showing that ureaplasmas caused disease and, in collaboration, the profound effect of hormones on genital infections, the importance of Chlamydia in arthritis, and discovered Mycoplasma genitalium, of continuing interest throughout his retirement.

Cilla Grain (née Jones) (LLB 1955) was called to the Bar of Gray’s Inn in 1957. She worked in legal publishing and the Foreign Office before marriage to Alan Grain. Cilla combined bringing up four children with a lecturing career in Further and Higher Education, specialising in General Principles of Law and Business Law. Upon retiring, she returned to the classroom to study English Literature, which led to a writing career. Her novel, Watershed (2015), concerns a Liverpool family evacuated to mid-Wales in WW2; the protagonist of Roses for Breakfast (2018) is a traumatised WW2 prisoner, who faces mental challenges as a Liverpool medical student.

Vic LaneEmeritus Professor Victor Lane (BEng Civil Engineering 1955) had an unusual career, starting with construction of massive Mersey river walls from Aigburth to Dingle and Otterspool promenade; then retiring in 1990s after a decade as Computer Director with London's St George' Medical School, teaching and researching medical informatics. This transformation came via computing interests, after studying at McMaster University, Canada. Computing created the foundation for the Frederick Palmer Award for economics of the Institution of Civil Engineers; and later attachment to the Government of Bahamas as UN Technical Adviser in information systems. Currently visiting professor in Palestine Technical University Kadoorie.

Dr Malcolm Gatley (MBChB 1956) is now fully retired from post of consultant occupational physician in Manchester Living in Alderley Edge, Cheshire with Clelia who is a retired pharmacist. Sadly his knees no longer allow skiing.

Peter Gleeson

Dr Peter Gleeson (BSc Hons Physics 1957, pictured above) had early engineering experience with Plessey Company and then had a long career in the education of Mechanical Engineers, specialising in vibrations (studying part-time at Imperial College in the 1970s for his PhD in that field) and control, mostly at what is now Middlesex University. He retired from there as a Principal Lecturer. Before retiring at 60 in 1996 he lectured for four years at the University of Natal, and continues to make extended visits to South Africa from his home in Rutland.

John Ingham (LLB 1957) has long since retired and now spends his leisure hours playing golf and watching Liverpool at Anfield.

John Moorhead

Professor John Moorhead (MBChB 1957, pictured left) served at HP Cohen-Sutton, HS Reid-Brewer. Nat Service for two years, Bristol SHO 2 yrs. Liverpool Renal Reg 2 yrs. Lancet (1964) world's first infants dialysis; 1964-66 USA Georgetown Assoc Prof. Married Anna 1964. 1966 Cons Nephrologist, RFH London. Head, Nephrology & Transplantation. Professor RFHSM & UCL., Secy Gen ISN, Ed. EDTA. 1971 Moorhead Renal Trust (JFMTr). 1998 China 30 JFMTr Fellowships. Lipids in renal disease 1974, 1995 began inflammation-cholesterol biology. Exciting and productive career after Liverpool, RFH renal well known internationally.

Edwin (Ed) Schoon (BArch Hons 1957, MCivic Design 1958) graduated with a first class degree in architecture in 1957, and was awarded a State Studentship to study Civic Design. He obtained an MCD the following year. He eventually became the first Chief Planning Officer to a new town Development Corporation (Peterborough, a government agency), and finally County Planning Officer to Buckinghamshire County Council, but retired in 1993, earlier than he had in mind, to look after a disabled wife. She has since died. Before Peterborough, he worked for a private practice, where he opened two local planning offices. He also worked in central and local government. His career would have been very different and more mundane without the University of Liverpool.

Anthony (Steve) Stevens (BCom Hons 1957) was commissioned in RAF for three years until 1960. Married Tessa Harrington (BCom 1957) in 1960. Lifetime in Sales with Burroughs, Mitsubishi, Datapoint and Ericsson. Four daughters and a son, all of whom went to University - Bristol, Liverpool, Balliol College, Hull and Manchester. Thirteen grandchildren, all who can attend University, have done so. Settled in Staffordshire. Seven years as a Director of the Catenian Association. Now listening to youngsters read in Primary. School. Appealed for 17 years after retirement for Aid to the Church in Need, supporting persecuted Christians worldwide. 60 years an avid supporter of Leicester City Football Club. With Tessa love travelling abroad, especially Austria and Australia where two of the daughters live. Diamond Wedding Anniversary June 2020. Both fit and well!

Chris Behan

Chris Behan (BEng Electronics 1958, pictured above) is now retired after a very successful career in engineering and executive recruitment as a Chairman, CEO and MD. A Freeman of the City of London and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, his hobbies include railways, writing and photography. Since retiring he haswritten two best-selling books, Exploring Midsomer and, Roaming Midsomer and was commission by Chiltern Railways in 2009 and the Railway Magazine in 2014 to write the definitive story of the building of the new railway line from Oxford to Bicester and onto London Marylebone.

Jane Biran (née Dillon) (BA Hons English Literature 1958) has continued to meet up with friends made at the University, some from my English course like Jean Morris (née Clifton) and June Freeman (née Thorpe) as well as Tony Eccles (Engineers) and Berwyn Morris (Architecture). One of my novels, Hope Street is set in Liverpool and features yet another University friend. My whole family passionately supports Everton FC, a commitment started at the University. Indeed my daughter, another Liverpool graduate (Russian History) is the VP of the Austin, Texas, Everton supporters club.

Laurie Bowman (BA Hons 1958) spent 33 years teaching geography in state system Nantwich,Taunton and mostly Hastingslive near Rye and has two daughters and four grandchildren.

Alan Allison

Alan Allison (BEng Civil Engineering 1959, pictured above) is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist and has worked for the Admiralty, Kent County Council Highways, Ministry of Agriculture River and Coastal, National Rivers Authority and Environment Agency.