DIARY: Old PR dogs can still teach a few tricks

Yoof TV guru Janet Street Porter was in good company at the inaugural IPR Young Communicator Awards at the London Planetarium last week. There was little grey hair to be seen.

Yoof TV guru Janet Street Porter was in good company at the inaugural

IPR Young Communicator Awards at the London Planetarium last week. There

was little grey hair to be seen.



However there was the oddal silvery barnet among the young over-

achievers - waxworks of great astronomers were dotted among the throng.

‘Who’s that old geezer?’ asked one youth. ‘Patrick Moore,’ was the

reply. ‘No, the other one,’ said the first. ‘That’s Doug Smith,’ said

his friend.



Former IPR president Smith said: ‘I thought this was going to be a past

and future sort of thing.’ Needless to say, his own party spirit

remained admirably undiminished.



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