Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Today was a special day
Today I received my Chancellor's Medal, for "distinguished service" to the university. It was a wonderful gathering of about 30 people, made up of family, former colleagues, and academic staff from the humanities departments I liaised with during the 16 years I worked at the university. The Chancellor (seen holding the medal in the photo above) is a lovely, warm woman and put everyone at their ease. The academic who nominated me and gathered support from various sections of the university and with whom I've enjoyed working with for many years, is at the right. I spoke my piece and impressed Oldest Son with the fact that I looked at my cheat sheet only once. The cheat sheet by the way was nicely bound in handmade paper with a five hole pamphlet stitch.
I was joking with the Chancellor, saying that since I retired I've taken up crafts, and when I looked at the medal, all I could picture was using it as a stamp or something to emboss! But really, I could use it to do rubbings...