Birthdays

Lord Allen of Abbeydale, former senior civil servant, 82; Mr Jon Bannenberg, yacht designer, 65; Dr Robert Barnes, metallurgist, 70; Dr Kate Bertram, former president, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, 82; Sir Robin Biggam, chairman, BICC, 56; The Hon Mrs Mary Corsar, former chairman, WRVS, 67; Sir Peter Darby, former chief inspector, Fire Services, 70; Lord Dervaird, Professor of Company and Commercial Law, Edinburgh University, 59; Mr Leslie East, publishing director, Novello & Co, 45; Mr Keith Fielding, rugby player, 45; Lord Gilmour of Craigmillar, former government minister, 68; Mr Bruce Gyngell, former managing director, TV-am, 65; Dr Donald Harden, former director, London Museum, 93; Mr Bernard Henderson, chairman, Anglian Water, 66; Mr Brian Hitchen, editor, Daily Star, 58; Dame Elaine Kellett- Bowman MP, 70; Dr Peter Knight, Vice-Chancellor, University of Central England in Birmingham, 47; Maj-Gen Robert Loudoun, former director, Mental Health Foundation, 72; Viscount Mersey, film director, 60; Mr David Metcalfe, insurance broker, 67; The Right Rev Derek Rawcliffe, Assistant Bishop, Ripon, 73; Viscount Samuel, Sherman Professor of Physical Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Wehovot, Israel, 72; Herr Walter Scheel, former president, West Germany, 75; Sir Roy Shaw, former secretary-general, Arts Council, 76; Mr Brian Walden, journalist and broadcaster, 62; Sir Peter Watkin Williams, former chief justice of Malawi, 83; Air Chief Marshal Sir Neil Wheeler, 77; The Very Rev Michael Whinney, Assistant Bishop, Birmingham, 64.

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