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Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« on: January 13, 2022, 10:39:52 AM »
Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is leaving his role as England's deputy chief medical officer.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said it had been "an honour" to work with him, saying he was a "national treasure".
Prof Van-Tam said it had been the "greatest privilege" of his career to have served the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.
He will continue to work for the government until the end of March before taking up a new academic role.
The professor said his time in the role had been "the most challenging of my professional career, especially the Covid response," adding: "We all wish Covid had never happened."
He thanked all those he had worked with during the pandemic, including the "countless numbers who work behind the scenes - all of whom have an unrelenting commitment to help and support the British public".
"It has been an honour to work with them all," he said.
He especially praised chief medical officer Prof Sir Chris Whitty, who in turn applauded Prof Van-Tam's "steadfast support, advice, leadership and commitment". The pair were knighted in the most recent New Year Honours list.
United we stand..................

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Re: Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 11:01:27 AM »
I am sure evryone on here would like to wish Jonathan all the very best in his new role at Nottingham University and thank him for his excellent work during the pandemic. We also thank him for putting BUFC on the map at every opportunity and along with his lovely family supporting his "beloved" Pilgrims.  UTP

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 11:02:59 AM »
Well said, Oxo

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Re: Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 11:13:39 AM »
The latest BBC website article includes this comment..." But it may give Professor Van Tam more time to get to the Jakeman Community stadium and reignite his 50-year love affair with local team Boston United." - a nice mention, but "reignite"...really?!?

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 01:09:21 PM »
I am sure evryone on here would like to wish Jonathan all the very best in his new role at Nottingham University and thank him for his excellent work during the pandemic. We also thank him for putting BUFC on the map at every opportunity and along with his lovely family supporting his "beloved" Pilgrims.  UTP

It's not really a new role: JVT has been a lecturer at Nottingham Uni for many years. He's just been on an extended secondment and is simply returning back to uni life. Fair play to him.

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Re: Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 01:37:31 PM »
It seems he's going to be a pro-vice chancellor.

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Re: Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 01:39:22 PM »
Whoops. I mean pro vice-chancellor!

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Re: Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2022, 02:49:49 PM »
How about as our new manager? Good knowledge of football at this level, respected by everyone, excellent inter-personal skills, works exceptionally well under pressure, has proved he can get the best out of his team

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Re: Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 10:28:31 PM »
Manage BUFC?  :o :o
He'd tear the pants out of the job  :police: ;D

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Re: Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 07:42:37 AM »
You should be able to answer question 7...https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-59949809

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Re: Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2022, 05:57:36 PM »
JVT has done a football podcast with The Athletic website, where he talks about BUFC. It's free to listen to and is available here

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/football-cliches-a-show-about-the-language-of-football/id1495077779

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2022, 08:15:36 AM »
JVT has done a football podcast with The Athletic website, where he talks about BUFC. It's free to listen to and is available here

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/football-cliches-a-show-about-the-language-of-football/id1495077779

Had a listen to that last week - it's very good and JVT clearly knows his stuff. Shame they parroted the "vaxxed in the morning" story though as it's not actually true (although let's be honest, we all wish it were!!).