veterinary medicine. After leaving Dulwich, he duly went to the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to study for a five-year BVetMed degree, achieving first class honours. In his final year, Bob was president of the Students’ Union and, having graduated, he began a PhD programme of research, linking the chemistry of sodium and potassium to the physiology of sheep. He spent his next few years dividing his time between researching in the UK and USA, including one spell as a Beit Memorial Research Fellow. After this period, he spent much of his career at the RVC, eventually becoming a professor there. He was also on the staff of the Animal Health Trust, and was a long-term supporter of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW), serving on their council for many years, and also as its president. He was always particularly keen to support young veterinary professionals, realising that they are the future of veterinary medicine. He served on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Council from 1992 until 2004 and was their president in 1999/2000, also serving on nearly all of its major committees. As a significant part of the British Veterinary Association (BVA)’s activities, Bob contributed to the BVA Council for more than 25 years, showing a characteristic commitment to the profession and its members. He also twice received the George Fleming Prize from the Veterinary Journal. He was an articulate, lively and inspirational speaker, who relished the debates at Council. He also received two of the BVA’s most prestigious awards, the Dalrymple- Champneys Cup and Medal, and also the Chiron Award. These testify to the outstanding contribution he made to both veterinary and human medical science, and he was the foremost One Health champion of his
generation. His monthly Speculum column in the Veterinary Times proved very popular for more than a decade. He married the love of his life, Pauline, in 1963 and a daughter Tania followed. Bob and Pauline were a devoted couple, and he was devastated by her terminal illness, never fully recovering from her loss. Bob is survived by Tania and by three grandchildren. A memorial service for Professor Michell will take place at 3pm on 10th March at Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AS. The service will be followed by a reception at Dulwich College. More information is available by email from michellmemorial @ gmail.com. Cawas Jamshedji Mistri [1929-34] 10.02.1917 – 05.04.2000 Cawas Mistri, Society, in the city then known as Bombay, in India. When he was ten years old, his parents sent him and his siblings to England in pursuit of the finest education available. The family hired a governess, Mrs Gladys Pearsall, who was headmistress of one of the finest schools in India, to travel with them and keep home for them in Croydon. This arrangement worked very well for all and three of the Mistri boys all went to Dulwich. Cawas actually came to Dulwich from St Anselm’s Preparatory School in Croydon. At the College, Cawas, later known as Carl, was in Marlowe and boarded in Orchard, and was a keen sportsman, playing rugby for the College. In his final year, he was a was the second son of renowned architect Jamshedji P Mistri, and started his education at the Cathedral and John Connon School, which was part of the Anglo-Scottish Education
school prefect and Head of Orchard. After leaving Dulwich, Carl went to Wye College of Agriculture. On graduation, he returned to India and found that his home city of Bombay was not a place for agriculturists so he went to South India, where he lived and worked for the rest of his career. He joined one of India’s leading companies, sugar manufacturer E.I.D. Parry, working there until retirement, eventually becoming a director of the company. His diligence at work was legendary. If, for example, he was required to travel to work/visit other areas/cities, he would put in an entire working day at the office and then drive all night so as not to waste “valuable company time”. This earned him the respect and affection of all who were privileged to work with him. Carl had met and fallen in love with Lilian Bumford in his student days in England, and they eventually married. Sadly they were not able to have children but doted on their niece, Tina, who was his elder brother Minoo’s daughter, as if she was their own. He took early retirement from Parry’s so they could spend more time together. They retired to their own home in the beautiful hills of the Nilgiris in South India, which they had grown to love. He passed away in Bombay, then renamed Mumbai, in his brother Minoo’s home, lovingly tended to by his brother and his family for the last few years of his life.
Minoo Mistri’s daughter. Tina Sutaria, contributed this obituary.
Minocher Jamshedji Mistri [1929-32] 06.12.1915 – 01.08.2009
Minocher J. Mistri, also known as Minoo, was the eldest son of renowned architect
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