I should explain that Col’s Column is not a breakaway from Classical Source, more an informal complement to it; and, anyway, there is meant to be a link of friendship from CS to these pages.

Having spent time in two hospitals (the second involving physiotherapy and good food), a total of nine weeks, just before Christmas, and now waiting for a hip operation, I am not quite ready to return as editor, but happy to be considered as Consultant Editor, if needed.

Kevin and Chris are keeping CS afloat, thanks, but it should be remembered that both have demanding full-time jobs, whereas I was able to encompass duties on a more generous timescale – editor, dairy secretary, liaison officer, PA and – cheers – tea-maker. Please, dear readers & contributors, stay loyal to Classical Source. Regards, Col