He came to the school I was at, Downside, once to give a little talk.
Not all that surprising as a couple of his kids were there (leading to much fun in the Mail when Emma R-M was discovered to be deputy head boy. Not quite, she was female assistant to the head boy while I was male such. You\’ll not be surprised to find that in a Catholic school I did all the work.)
Always thought it a little odd that only one of the sons went to Eton but there we are.
My major memory is that it was the first time I\’d ever seen someone wearing silk socks. Perhaps not quite what he would want to have been remembered for. But maybe so: I seem to recall that he made something of a point about always wearing such that he purchased from a clerical outfitter. Not cardinal\’s red but the blue (? purple?) of a bishop or possibly a Monsignor?
Given that, other than a brief mention in a Times blog of his, that\’s the only interaction I ever had with him I\’m afraid that\’s the only story I can add.