Obituary: Philip Chappell
Saturday 15 May 1993
PHILIP CHAPPELL's fine intellect spread to his appreciation of the arts in all its forms, particularly music, from which he got deep pleasure, writes Sir Simon Hornby.
He had the knowledge which allowed him the enjoyment of being able to look or listen critically, sharpening the pleasure by his ability to distinguish the degree of quality. But, in addition, he had the sensitivity to get pure joy from the beauty of what he saw or heard.
He was on the Board and Council of the Association of Business Sponsorship of the Arts. An important but necessary change in its constitution was guided by him with precision and diplomacy, bridging the gap between the somewhat exacting legal drafting and the more practical demands of the laity. In council, his advice came with the winning mixture of wisdom and modest charm. At the Royal Society of Arts he was involved as Treasurer during the planning of the extensive changes which have transformed its headquarters in John Adam Street. Philip's strength and sagacity added much to the discussions, which led to the reconstruction of the society.
His achievement was to be a powerful advocate without ever having to raise his voice - his strength was his perseverance based upon reason.
- 1 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 2 Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
- 4 Lauren Goodger sex tape: Reality star calls for tougher laws on revenge porn after intimate video leaks online
- 5 The Simpsons Family Guy trailer: First look at crossover episode after Comic-Con debut
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
Israel-Gaza conflict: President Obama presses Netanyahu to call ‘immediate and unconditional’ Gaza ceasefire
Lauren Goodger sex tape: Reality star calls for tougher laws on revenge porn after intimate video leaks online
Iraq crisis: End 'very near' for Christianity after Isis takeover, says Bishop
Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
£85 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: We require a teacher of Geogr...
£Neg + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: An HR Assistant / Human Resources Ass...
£Neg + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: A Talent Community Coordinator is nee...
£150 - £250 per day: Orgtel: HR Analyst - Banking - HR - Halifax - £150 - £250...