LETTER : Harold Wilson: a practical, caring and unfailingly kind man

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From Mr M. Riaz Hasan

Sir: May I, as an unknown recipient of Lord Wilson's unfailing kindness, add to his obituary (25 May).

In the late 1960s I was a postgraduate student at Bradford University, of which Lord Wilson was the first chancellor. I had some difficulty in getting my qualifications recognised by a professional institution and wrote to him for assistance. He immediately instructed his private secretary, Marcia Williams, to take up this matter with the president of the institution.

Yours faithfully,


Harrow, Middlesex

24 May