From the Headmaster's desk
Most individuals are surprisingly predictable. Consider your own shopping basket, route to work, Netflix choice, or holiday destination. The weather, stock market, cats, and Southampton FC’s form are unpredictable, but people, I would argue, are usually not. Of course, the predictability of someone’s moral choices can work out for good or ill, but iron out the occasional mistake or erratic choice, and one finds, with the best people, that golden quality – reliability – and (consequently) the building of trust. If someone is made of the right stuff, they will deliver.
Dr Sarah Essex, whom I introduced to the Common Room on Wednesday, has, in abundance, the ability, experience, and character that will make her an exceptional leader of Pilgrims’. A good tree will bring forth good fruit (Matthew 7:17)! Just as I was succeeded in London by the right person at the right time, and Pascal Evans has gone on to be wonderfully successful, so the same is happening here.