Clive Wright, MPhil Modern French Literature 1989
I was recently named as the new Stirling Poet Laureate or Stirling Makar. This is a ceremonial position dating back to the 15th Century and I will hold the post for a period of three years. During this time I will produce one poem per year to celebrate the Stirling area and its people. Stirling is such a wonderful place to live and to write about – my aim is to pass on my own passion for the area and encourage others to take up the pen.
Drew Law, BA (Hons) Philosophy, 1989
After a number of years in the book trade, I retrained as a psychotherapist. I now work in a busy GP surgery, and also have a private practice specialising in three areas; middle aged men, classical musicians, and adults whose issues originate in childhood sibling relationships. I live in London, am married with two lovely kids, and sing a cappella for relaxation. Always happy to hear from old friends!
Dr Christine Goodall OBE, BSc Biology 1985
I am Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and Co-Founder of Medics Against Violence. I have received an OBE for services to violence protection and support.
Lesley Onslow (née Jolly), BSc Management Studies & French 1985
After graduating 30 years ago I find myself back at the University of Stirling working in Development and External Affairs, dealing particularly with alumni. After a career in Corporate Pensions, the last 20 years have taken me around the world as an army spouse. The nomadic lifestyle has provided many challenges on the home and work front! Highlights have included the Mojave Desert, Milan, Balmoral and working with the Pentagon in Washington DC.
Tom Nixon, BSc Management Science 1985
I have been resident in the California area since 1998 and I’m now a US citizen. I met up recently with Russell Mannion (BA Economics, 1985) in Berkeley and San Francisco. He’s now Professor of Health Systems at the University of Birmingham. We had a great time recalling our days at Stirling.
Jonas Berwick, BA English 1984
I moved to the United States almost immediately after graduating. I travelled for a year and became employed as Security and Loss Prevention Manager for Federated Department Stores from 1985 to 1987 when I joined an investigative agency as the Manager of Investigations. In 1995 I opened up my own company, Delve Information Resources, Inc. and owned it until 2015, when I sold it to my eldest son, Jesse. I now work as a part-time retiree, managing real estate holdings and investment portfolios as Managing Member of Berwick Investment Group, LLC. I’m still in contact with my closest friend, Sir Paul Grice, Chief Executive of the Scottish Parliament and many other friends that I met during my 4 years at Stirling.
Petter Berge, BA Business Studies 1984
I moved back to Oslo after many years elsewhere – in Norway and abroad. I’m in the process of opening a new wealth and risk management boutique with fantastic partners, and debuting as the chairman of a new Norwegian oil company.