For anyone who has looked at this page over the last year it will have been obvious that I am in the last year of my Deanship. It has been an interesting five years, although perhaps that should be ‘interesting’. Hong Kong and its oldest university have changed a lot in those five years and it is probably not sensible of me to express my thoughts about either of those things here. But it has been disappointing to see HKU slide away from the promise that it once showed, driven now by a single minded vision of what a university looks like. I hope to have positive news soon about my own future but will save that until later.