Surprise from Q for OQ Nina Hoffman
Thursday 20 June 2019
OQ Nina Stern (Mrs Hoffman) had a much-treasured, commemorative Q Centenary mug, which she used every day for her morning coffee, until sadly last year she dropped it and it didn’t survive! Unbeknown to Nina, her daughter Gaby (who is a current Q parent), contacted the Foundation Office at Q to enquire as to whether, by any chance, a spare could be found at Q, which she could her have for her mother. The expertise of Q’s Archivist, Dr Wendy Bird, was sought and she amazingly located one in the depth of the Archives. In addition, the Foundation Office was able to locate a commemorative OQA Centenary mug, so at least Nina would have a back-up! Once safely collected by Gaby, she kept the mugs until Nina’s 90th birthday at the end of April, when she presented them to her. Nina was overjoyed to receive the replacement mug and additional OQA one too. It was wonderful to bring such cheer to an OQ and hope she is now enjoying her morning coffee again.