Obituary: Lord Zuckerman

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MAY I offer a small addition to your obituaries of Lord Zuckerman? writes Hugh Lee.

For a while I sat on a working party chaired by Lord Zuckerman whose task it was to consider the supposed loss to the nation's resources represented by the increasing number of able people who at the time were taking up appointments abroad. It became known as the Brain Drain Committee. We met in an office near the Thames. In opening our first session, Zuckerman said, 'I don't know why we're met together. There is no brain drain. I'm from South Africa.'

Afterwards, as we came out to walk back to Whitehall, I made some comment on scaffolding then being erected on Lambeth Palace. 'Ah, yes,' Solly said, 'the Primate House.'

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