posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:12 PM
a reply to: Macenroe82
I had an encounter with Melvyn Bragg, now Lord Bragg, before he became famous. He later became a well-known literary figure and TV presenter.
Once, when I was at college, I stayed around for a week beyond the official term, overlapping with the college "Gaudy" (a reunion event).
Melvyn was an Old Boy of the college- that's "alumnus", if you're American.
I shared a double room in the college, comprising a living room and two bedrooms. When Melvyn came for the celebrations, he was assigned the vacant
bedroom for the night.
My diary has nothing much to record about him. The following morning, he called out from his bedroom to ask the time, and said "Oh, God!" three
Later his girlfriend came to join him and they went off somewhere. This is a point which could interest biographers, because I now understand that
this was the same year that his wife committed suicide. I don't know which came first, because Google doesn't tell me which month.