volume 8, issue 1, P197-198 2002
DOI: 10.1017/s1357321700003706
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Peter Clark

Abstract: I first met Ronald Skerman, who died on 19 April 2002, aged 87, in February 1968 when I was an undergraduate applying to the Prudential for a job. Having negotiated the formalities of the staff department, I was ushered along the imposing management corridor into Ronald's office. Ronald was, indeed, an awe-inspiring figure. On his promotion some months after that interview, he moved into an even more imposing office ö wood-panelled and of large dimensions. You certainly felt you were`coming into the presence',…

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