I guess if you were at the College, VH, you had Richard Latham in Room 99?
He wasn't my teacher, but I certainly do remember Richard Latham. I think his room number may have been 92, but after fifty years my memory is fading! I do recall it having a rather indifferent three-manual extension organ. I did my ARCM performer's diploma on that.
It's interesting - and heartening - that standards are higher these days. To me it seems counter-intuitive given what seems to be a declining interest in classical music among the populace at large. Clearly there's still more than enough of it alive and kicking. What has caused the rise though? Specialist music schools? A higher standard of teaching?
Nick Danby also taught at the RCM. I remember him taking a group of us around some interesting old organs in London, of which the only one I remember now is the (now rather altered) Byfield instrument at St Mary, Rotherhithe.