Sunday, 2 December 2012

(just for the record)

The Annual Lecture

The Head of Department was so pleased
with the success of last year's Annual Lecture
that he decided to go large for 2012.

'Invite a celebrity speaker!
Book the biggest lecture theatre!
Invite as many schools as possible!
Make a huge publicity splash!'

And we all set to work

MrsM booked the biggest lecture theatre,
Schools were delighted to be invited
and the Admissions Tutor, the Lady Professor
and the Academic who is a very youthful 43
invited a speaker from Another University

On the big day the Head of Department
looked around and was exultant...
the lecture theatre was full
of the brightest and best sixth formers
enjoying the anticipation.

And then the Celebrity Speaker started

After the wine reception
MrsM thanked the catering staff
and took a deep breath...
it had been a bit awkward when
part of the ceiling fell down...
thank goodness the Annual Lecture
was over for another year.


  1. Och well, what's a collapsed ceiling when you have a lecture hall full of inspired sixth formers - I expect it added to the atmosphere! Glad it went well! x

  2. I once went to an annual lecture where the lecturn collapsed when the visiting lecturer leant forward and he fell into the audience - mercifully I wasn't organising it!

  3. Well, you were instructed to impress ...

  4. One assumes that the ceiling didn't fall on the celebrity speaker?

  5. oh how I love these posts x

  6. Those sixth formers won't forget the occasion, that's for sure!

  7. And how do we forget a lecture where the heavens opened right up.... Well done I say!! :-)

  8. I hope it's not too punny to say that that's the way to leave an impression :-).


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