Mr Schpackenbaum, first of all, let me thank you for agreeing to this interview, especially given your tight schedule. You are a very experienced member of the Society, and you have seen it evolving across many years. What was the most prominent change?
Christopher Schpackenbaum, FNS (CS): If I were to compare the Society now, in 2016, to what it was in 1956, it is actually not that different at all! The world has changed immensely, but because the society was always designed to keep up with the change, challenge the status quo and be very sceptical to the current state of mind, it managed to secure its freshness of mind and scientific reasoning. I appreciate the average age of our distinguished House has quite deteriorated since Coronation, but just as Her Majesty, we are doing very well indeed!
With the advent of the ICT, social media and computerised health service, we faced major challenges. Not all of us could easily modernise to the paperless communication, publishing on the websites or setting up Twitter accounts. I guess we still need some major improvement in these areas. I cannot emphasise it enough, however, that the world outside the Net does exist! And it is much more interesting and vivid, if you ask me.