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C. R. W. Spedding

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IN further tribute to Colin Raymond William Spedding (VR, January 19, 2013, vol 172, p 81), Lord Soulsby and James Kirkwood write: Among his many attributes, Sir Colin was a respected and influential leader in the field of animal welfare. He retired as pro-vice chancellor and professor of agricultural systems at the University of Reading in 1990, but with his sharp mind, wide knowledge, experience (‘What know they of harbours who only harbours know?’), independence, diplomacy and calm wisdom, he was in demand for his abilities to build consensus and find ways forward in controversial areas. His later roles …

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