Pete Miller e-mailed the webmaster in September 2005, and is keen to hear from anyone who knew him at QEC :
I'm Pete Miller and I was at QEC from 1980 to 1982, studying Biochemistry (at the time, we referred to it as a joint honours course in Beer and Pinball). I was a research assistant at Leicester University 1982 to 1984 and at Warwick 1984 to 1987. I realised, far too late, that I really wasn't cut out to be a research scientist (too many really clever people about!), so I eventually joined the Inland Revenue in 1988 and stayed nearly 10 years. I rose to the dizzy heights of Grade 7 with various Somerset House posts before I left in late 1997 to join the private sector. I am now a Tax Director with Ernst & Young, specialising in advising on corporate tax issues.
I have barely been back to Campden Hill since I graduated, and I haven't really kept in touch with anyone, either. I have had sporadic contact with a couple of folk through Friends Reunited. Ian Bottomley ("Botz", 1979-1982) is now living in Spain running a hotel/guest house. We used to do practical classes together - great fun but nothing ever really worked correctly. No one who knew us would ever wonder why!!
I have just had an email from Hermia Figueiredo, also 1979-1982 Biochemistry. I'd love to know what has happened to Dave Ball ("Squaddie Dave") and Lesley Beavan, who married Dave? I have just found some photos from their wedding in an old box at home. And where are Martin Lewis, David Bentley, Mark Littleton, Chris Wale (President of the Union 1981-ish), Denise - my flat mate for a year, Hairy Pete, Mark Bede and Andy Cakebread, who was a college technician and who introduced me to Isle of Jura, the best whisky in the world.
Also, where are some of the staff I remember: Susan Malcolm, Brian Winchester, Norman (?) Dance? Some of them may have retired by now, I guess.
I now live in Leicester with my second wife, Tracey. No children, unfortunately, but shedloads of nieces and nephews!!
I look forward to future newsletters, etc. and I shall check out the site regularly.
If you want to contact Pete just send an e-mail to the webmaster and I’ll forward it.