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Brian Lux was born in Derby in…the 20th century! He is therefore a lifelong supporter of Derby County (the Rams). Brian was educated at Bemrose Grammar School, Derby until the age of 13 (when his parents grew tired of his antics), after which he attended Perse School, Cambridge as a boarder.
Graduating from Guy’s Hospital Dental School in 1956, he then served as an RAF Dental Officer during National Service. From 1960 Brian worked for a short time at a practice in Hale, Cheshire before setting up his own in the same area. A member of the General Dental Practitioners Association for 50 years, he has been the Secretary, Chairman, and President (twice), the last being from 2005-2007. Brian was an elected member of the General Dental Council (the governing body of the profession) for 25 years, fighting 5 elections and topping the English poll once. Other dental activities involved being a member of the American Society for Preventive Dentistry (the first British dentist member). In recognition of his work with colleagues addicted to alcohol/ drugs, he was inducted in Chicago as Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Society in October 2000. This is an international honour society solely for the dental profession, based in the USA.
Brian was also a member of the Guys Hospital Boxing team and became London Hospitals Light Welterweight champion. He later qualified as an ABA Coach, and was co-founder with Paul Dunne (a former Olympic boxer) of Sale West ABC, which has just celebrated 25 years. Their most notable protégée is Ricky Hatton, the current World Light Welterweight champion. He is also keen on sailing, and has a small yacht based in Caernarfon, where he is a member of the Royal Welsh Yacht Club, having served 5 years as secretary. Back at work after a serious illness, Brian wanted a physical challenge to prove his fitness and was accepted for the Clipper 98 Round the World Yacht Race. He completed 2 Legs, sailing many thousands of miles and restoring his confidence in the process. Brian also likes road racing: his first race being the Bolton Pony Marathon in 1981. 16 marathons were completed plus many half marathons and races of lesser distance. After a lapse of 20 years he has returned to road racing, and completed the Great North Run in 2005, and again in 2007, to raise more money for charity.
Apart from a plethora of dental writings, and a monthly column in Dental Practice under the title: ’The Lux Letter’, he has been published in many magazines, eg: Your Dog; Wild About Animals; Pet World; Sailing Today; Practical Boat Owner. Brian’s stories have been published in many small press magazines, and the Sun Annual for Boys. He was Highly Commended four times at the prestigious Winchester Writers’ Conference, and placed second in 2005, and also at another writing conference at Swanwick in Derbyshire. He has self published a children’s illustrated book for aged 4-6 years, with illustrations by Helen Lake which is entitled Loppylugs and the Dam (Toothlight Press, 2007). This story was trialled many times in Cheshire before publication, and has the endorsement of Elizabeth Arnold, herself shortlisted for the Whitbread children’s award, and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. It was launched on November 6th, 2007 at a local school, with a book signing at Waterstones in Llandudno.
His other book for the 8-11 years, Court of Foxes (Discovered Writers, 2008) has recently won the Wales Region in a national novel writing contest organised by ‘Undiscovered Authors’ and will be published in 2008 by Discovered Authors: www.discoveredauthors.co.uk. He is a member of the Society of Authors and the current Chairman of Llandudno and District Writers Club.
Loppylugs and the Dam (Toothlight Press, 2007)
Court of Foxes (Discovered Writers, 2008)