Geoffrey Windlenot used to play with James Whitney.
Professor Windlenot was asked by his wife not to communicate with their son to spare him from his reputation as a charlata, but it seems he had done so anyway, holding his son's opinion of him as one of the highest. He attended Oxford pursuing studies in banking, as in his grandfather, Earl William Windlenot.
Geoffrey married in April 1984 and may even have kids of his own. It could be that he still wonders what had happened that his father had not been able to attend his wedding. It is most likely that Geoffrey will be more open to the news of Professor Windlenot's passing than Mary Elizabeth.