Today is the fourth anniversary of the premature death of my former academic colleague John Parkinson. I still miss him, as I am sure do many others. He once kindly gave me a copy of J.B. Priestley’s English Journey (now out of print, apparently), which I cannot now read without a multiple sense of loss — nostalgia, grief and regret.
It is hardly a fitting tribute to the author of Corporate Power and Responsibility, but when writing a guest blog entry on our CSR blog last week I had John in mind. It was only after finishing work for the day — on my walk back to the station — that I realised his anniversary was so close.
Requiescat in pace.