I've put a (heavily edited) version below, not because I think these specifically are Lampeter values - I suspect he just used it as a nice way of packaging and presenting his own beliefs – but because, that said, it still chimes with something within me.
You and I know this: only a select few, only a very few, can graduate from Lampeter.
I’m a turnaround manager and corporate troubleshooter. I get called when the situation is dire, when companies are deeply distressed and unlikely to survive. And somehow I’m usually able to make a contribution, and save jobs. At least so far – and in many countries.
People sometime ask me how I do this work? Well, I work hard and study hard, but I think it also has something to do with what I call Lampeter values.
It has to do with struggle and self reliance. This institution has always struggled to survive. Often with very little help. That quality remains part of everyday life here. If you want to perform a play, you produce the play. If you want a sports team, you organize the sports team. Self reliance is a Lampeter value.
And it has to do with decency: a quality of kindness, consideration and fairness that is inherent in St. David life. I don’t mean a sentimental kindness, or a fake niceness. I mean manners, respect and collegiality.
Today the forces of greed, aggression, and intolerance have gained ascendancy. A winner take all attitude prevails. And every day we hear the bleakest of bleak words: austerity – a word totally without political imagination. These are seductive forces for some people, but destructive to a fair and moral society. I can tell you from my experience in Iraq, rebuilding the country after the war, more recently in Palestine, and other turnaround assignments, that Lampeter values of kindness, consideration and fairness are much stronger forces.
This does help explain why very few of us have made much of a mark on the world but also partly explains why we had such a good time there; why we stay in close touch like a venn diagram of little gangs; why we remain fond of the place ever after, and why so many of us are just good, decent people living good, decent lives.
Not me, obviously...losers.