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A Presdient's View


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A Presdient's View
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Like most Ulster people I am not generally given to ‘blowing my own trumpet’ but I cannot deny the pride I feel as I assume the Presidency of the Institution. I look forward enormously to challenges that lie ahead. I also look forward to the new friends I hope to make, to add to the valued colleagues whose companionship I have enjoyed during my association with the Institution. John Hill

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