I was all geared up in March to spend a lunch time talking distance learning MBA and wandering around our fabulous campus with one of the bright lights of the Financial Times, Emmanuelle Smith. As it turns out, our meeting was cancelled (due to unforeseen circumstances) and we conducted the interview over the telephone instead.
However, with the help from two very generous Distance Learning students (Albert Hetherington-Jones and Simarjit Chhabra) the piece was written and went to press on schedule. My mum thought it was funny just how many times "Mr" O'Brien featured in the column. Quintessentially Old School English.