On Tuesday 21st March, Goodenough College and Julius Meinl celebrated World Poetry Day by encouraging members to visit Freddie’s to recite poetry and be rewarded with a coffee.
Starting at 12pm, Staff and members enthusiastically took part, reciting verse from a wide range of poets including Maya Angelou, Lord Byron and even Dr. Suess. Our Director, Andrew Ritchie, started the ball rolling by reading a poem by Irish Nobel Prize Winner Seamus Heaney.
Although many chose to deliver poems in English, many of our members decided to participate by reading out their favourite works in their first languages, which included German and Cantonese.
The poetry continued into the evening with a special event featuring current Head of BBC History Robert Seatter, who read from his new book "The Book of Snow", Alumna Audrey Arden Jones (poet) and other members of the College including Mary Jean Chan, Jo Morris Dixon, and Sabitha Satchi who preformed their own work.
We would like to thank Julius Meinl, Mary Jean Chen and everyone who worked so hard to make World Poetry Day a special event here at the college.
To see more photographs of the day, please click here