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Burn’s Night Dinner

On the 25th January, club members and some soropmisters celebrated Burn’s Night. We had music (bagpipes of course) while the haggis was paraded around the diners before being addressed with great humour by the club secretary. After the traditional meal, there was more entertainment: poetry by Burns, some Scottish tales, and a Toast to the Lassies, when we discovered what a lad Robert Burns had been as far as his women were concerned. In the response to the Toast, we concluded that for all their faults, we would rather not do without the laddies.

Two versions of Auld Lang Syne were recited: one in the vernacular, and the English translation, after which everyone sang it with great enthusiasm. A very enjoyable time was had by all, and the organisers are to be congratulated on a great evening.