Many of us will remember Arthur Darling’s loud enquiry, more of a command, usually coming from one of the lecture theatres or from the Histopath lab on Wednesday mornings. Derek patiently played the dental “Jeeves” to Arthur, always patient, helpful and competent. Since his retirement several years ago Derek has been living in Hereford but still visits his sister in Bristol occasionally where it was my good luck to run into him. (It is one of the pleasures of retirement to run into former colleagues). Derek was just the same though like may of us feeling the effects of anno domini. He told me he now has two mobility scooters; one for daily use and the other for Grand Prix events. Great to meet up Derek!