Gordon Gray, after recent semi-retirements, has now fully retired. At a gathering in the Dental School on Friday 18th March Susan Hooper paid tribute to him for all he has done for the School and, on behalf of friends and colleagues, presented him with a greetings card full of signed messages, and a parting gift. From a small box he picked out a miniature table and then several miniature chairs. It’s assumed that he did receive a full-size set for his patio in due course.

Gordon came to Bristol from Glasgow in 1995 on being appointed Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry. He became Dental Clinical Dean in 2003 – his 12 years in this post will have set an unsurpassable record. He was a member of our alumni association committee and led many tours of the Dental School for reunion groups, which were greatly appreciated – he has kindly offered to continue doing this during his retirement.

Gordon will continue living in Bristol but will also escape from time to time to his bolt-hole in sunny Spain.