* The editors of Aden College site express their sorrow and sympathies for the recent death of Dr.Salem Abdul Khaleq in London, UK. Dr. Adel Aulaqi mentioned in his eulogy that the late Dr. Khaleq was born in 1930. He studied Medicine and Psychology in the UK and was the first Consultant in that specialty in the Arabian Peninsula.
Read the eulogy of Dr. Aulaqi here.
* Alumnus Ashraf Girgrah followed the life and times of ''Sir John Alexander Macdonald
(1815-1891)''. Born to Scottish parents and
immigrated with his family to Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1820, he is acknowledged by all Canadians as the Father of Confederation of
Canada. With his political talent and diplomacy he managed to negotiate peacefully the union of the provinces of Canada and became the first Prime Minister in 1867.
To read more click here.
* Alumni Raza Yousef and Jamal Abdul Hamid sent the site an exterior photo of the newly renovated 1 Hans Crescent in London, UK.
Their return visit to Hans Crescent comes after many years absence. They described the changes to the building by saying '' There is now a pedestrianized road from the Knightsbridge tube entrance to 1 Hans Crescent. Harrods is still there of course, though even more expensive of course! In those days, I often used to go through it to 1 Hans Crescent to escape the cold and the rain. 1 Hans Crescent
itself, was converted from the British Council hostel for Overseas Students to a Magistrate’s court for some years, which is what I saw
when I revisted the place in 1976. It has now been converted to a block of 34 luxury flats with a reception at the entrance and lifts going up. I don’t think many of us would be able to afford to stay there now. The Ecuador Embassy in 3 Hans Crescent, next door is still there, but it is surrounded by armed guards as the famous
Julian Assange of WikiLeaks is a refugee in the Embassy. I remember my window used to overlook the Embassy those days and we used to love watching the pretty secretaries working away at their typewriters at the time.''
The photo posted on the right hand side of this page.
* The British newspaper The Economist published in its Middle East section an article entitled ''The tragedy of the Arabs: A civilisation that used to lead the world is in ruins and only the locals can rebuild.'' The article analysed the Arab Spring events and paused questions about its outcome. It continued by saying :
''Why Arab countries have so miserably failed to create democracy, happiness or (aside from the windfall of oil) wealth for their 350m people is one of the great questions of our time. What makes Arab society susceptible to vile regimes and fanatics bent on destroying them (and their perceived allies in the West)? No one suggests that the Arabs as a people lack talent or suffer from some pathological antipathy to democracy. But for the Arabs to wake from their nightmare, and for the world to feel safe, a great deal needs to change''.
To read the article click here.
* Alumnus Ghazi Abdulla Al Trabulsi sent the site more photos of Aden College classmates and teahers from 1950s. The photos appear to the right hand side of this web page.
* Photos of Dr. Shihab Ghanem appear in the website of the Indian poet Greeta Chhabra. The photos demonstrate presenting Dr. Ghanem with the awards for the Cultural Personality in the UAE, the Book of prize and the Tagore Peace in India.
To see the photos click here.