The University of Aberdeen brought together alumni from around the world for an ‘Extraordinary Burns Supper’ to celebrate the spirit of Robert Burns with performances of his poetry, music, and songs.
The wonderful virtual event was produced and organised by Fiona Kennedy, Professor Paul Mealor and the University’s Development and Alumni Relations team.
Guest of honour Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay, Chancellor of the University, pre-recorded a recital of her favourite Burns poem for the event. Students, staff, and international stars including ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Iain Glen, ‘Call the Midwife’ actress and Aberdeen alumna Laura Main, and actors John Bett and George Drennan also featured.
Fiona Kennedy said: “I’m very much looking forward to this unique event which will bring some lovely surprises along the way. It’s a truly fun and extraordinary way to highlight and celebrate the work of Robert Burns as well as the huge range of talent within the University’s community.”
The event was organised in aid of the University’s COVID-19 525 Bursary Fund, which launched in April 2020 to support students facing severe financial hardship as a result of the ongoing global pandemic.
If you missed this extraordinary Burns Supper, you can still view it by clicking on the link below!