In 1994 David Jones was away on sabbatical leave from May to February 1995 and I became the Acting HOD. During this time John Tagg and his team of happy microbe hunters began the publication of a Departmental newsletter. He recruited a team of news scouts from a representative of each floor and collected items of interest about the people whose home-base was that floor.
The idea was to present the news about visitors, new staff, social events and interesting stories about people -- to provide a sense of departmental identity and community -- the esprit de corps. The newsletter provides the details of the Inside Story of the Department in a way that would not be otherwise possible -- warts and all.