It was a very special and memorable thing for Dean Close to see not one, but two Old Decanians singing in the world-famous Carol Services broadcast by the BBC from King’s College, Cambridge. For many people all over the world, the start of Christmas is signalled by these famous broadcasts – the one live on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm on Christmas Eve, and the other pre-recorded for BBC TV and also broadcast just afterwards. Stephen Whitford is in his third year reading Classics, and he has been joined last Michaelmas Term by Salim Jaffar, reading Economics – both of them are Choral Scholars in this most famous and iconic of choirs. Of course, they do far more than sing carol services – the daily round of evensong and many other services, concerts with orchestras of international repute, recordings and international sell-out tours make their lives more than busy. The Carol services were especially exciting, since Stephen Whitford was singing the solo in the famous “Spotless Rose” by Herbert Howells – which he had first sung with Chapel Choir at Dean Close – and was one of the three kings in “We Three Kings of Orient Are”. Congratulations to Salim and Stephen on being part of two such magnificent services and BBC broadcasts on such a scale: we at Dean Close are very proud of them both.