Celebrating Burns Night at Exeter
Exeter celebrated Burns Night on January 21st with much enthusiasm, few kilts, and very good haggis. Once the haggis had been ceremoniously paraded, applauded and duly appreciated, the business of dinner was enjoyed by all. Iain Lumsden (1964, Mathematics) delivered the ‘Immortal Memory’ reading and he regaled everyone with juicy details of Burns’s women, children and adventures in his speech. The choir entertained the gathering with performances of his most famous ballads between the courses, and finally the Toast to the Lassies, by the JCR President, was fittingly (and wittily) met by a Toast to the Laddies by the JCR Secretary. A hearty Scottish meal, rounded up with Scottish tablet and washed down with good ol’ whisky, ended with a hearty singing of ‘Auld Lang Syne’.