I was a student at Whitelands College from 1962 to 1965, and remember Michael Baldwin so well as inspirational, urbane, intellectual and a person whose joy was transmitted to all who were taught by him. I was lucky enough to be invited once to his family home for dinner. The description of him as a bon vivant was not an exaggeration. I was enchanted by a generous table, delicious wine and marvellous conversation and, coming from a Salford working-class background, it was my first experience of this kind of lifestyle. Mike was no snob and saw potential in students from a wide range of backgrounds. He was a wonderful man who made such a difference to so many young lives.
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