In November our English Literature undergraduates became Bachelors of Arts. The Awards ceremonies took place at the Centaur, overlooking Cheltenham. It is a privilege to attend and always an occasion for pride, and some emotion. We all hear a great deal about what education can do for us, but not enough about how people’s talents and achievements help to create a better society. So let us pause and say so.
The University’s Flikr album captures some moments from the day. Professor Robert Macfarlane, who gave last year’s annual Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture , received an Honorary Doctorate. The School of Humanities was among several schools represented. Our congratulations go to everyone.
After the ceremonies at the centaur, lots of new graduates returned to Francis Close Hall for the School of Humanities’s farewell tea. That was fun.
We wish the Season’s greetings and a very happy New Year to all graduates, and to current and prospective students. See you in 2014.