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Julian (“Jules”) Hawkins

Julian (“Jules”) Hawkins

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  1. Julian (“Jules”) Hawkins This is my life (so far)….

  2. Where, when, etc. • Reading, Berkshire, UK • Just down the road from the other Windsor • September, 1971 • Educated: • Eton College (just over the river from, yes, Windsor) • Downing College, Cambridge (Economics)

  3. Common reactions • OK, I’ve heard of that one (or You went WHERE?) • What was it like? • Did you know anybody famous?

  4. So… What was it like? • Eton - A short history lesson • Founded 1440 • 19 out of 40 UK Prime Ministers (so far). • Charitable foundation

  5. Did I know anybody (in)famous? • 2 princes, 1 duke and 2 lords • 3 sons of cabinet ministers • 1 now-genuine TV star • 3 now-MPs • 1 son of a business tycoon who had to flee the country

  6. And I didn’t know… • William and Harry Wales • David Cameron, UK Conservative Party leader • Hugh Laurie, “House”

  7. So… What was it like? (cont’d) • Probably the best school in the world. • Quality, quality, quality. • “Do whatever you want to do in life….but do it to the best of your ability”. • Minor caveat – BUBBLE.

  8. Cambridge John Maynard Keynes 1883- 1946

  9. Cambridge (cont’d) “The Keynesian notion of uncertainty is so nihilistic as to be analytically worthless. Discuss.”

  10. Afterwards…. • Year-out • Long hair • Backpacking • Trans-Siberian Railway • Chartered Accountant • UK • Canada (mostly Toronto)

  11. So why Windsor?

  12. Reasons to be thankful (part 1) • Allison • Windsor born-and-raised • Also a CA, but really a frustrated designer • All-round wonderful person • Christopher • 4 ½ years old • Also Windsor-born • Living tribute to the WRH NICU and the John McGivney Centre • Bright, loving, stubborn • Boy Hawkins #2 (ETA: March 17, 2009)

  13. Reasons to be thankful (part 2) • My health • My career • This community

  14. Reasons we love Windsor • Ease of living • Quality of services • Geography • Community spirit