Hamish Ratley

From his first email introducing himself (at that time, in relation to the Graduate Trainee post), Hamish was earnest, eager and enthusiastic. He took all advice on board, then wrote a blinding application for the Copy and Print vacancy, and performed an even better interview; he was the panel’s unanimous choice for the role. Once he started with us, Hamish was a breath of fresh air – always cheerful, committed, and keen to help out wherever he could. He created friends rather than simply colleagues, and his infectious good humour lifted the whole office.

I’ve attached the photo Hamish gave us for his introductory piece in ‘Piglet’, the library newsletter. It became something of a standing joke amongst his friends, because he hadn’t realised, before he sent it, that the filename for the picture was ‘handsome man jpg.’, and it carried across. He said to Hilary that he hoped this had given her and Clare ‘a good laugh’, and I when I think of Hamish, it is always with a smile.

He is so very missed, and fondly remembered.

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Zoe Hurley

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