Bits of French where you least expect them

A momentary break from profiles of current and soon-to-be-former students just to say thank you to our Creative Writing colleagues at Stirling (French is part of the Division of Literature and Languages which is also home to Creative Writing) for organising the annual Fellows’ Lunch yesterday. I went along in between dissertation supervision, bookshelf tidying and various post-teaching admin tasks, looking forward to getting to hear our two Royal Literary Fund Fellows – Helen Grant and Linda Cracknell – and our Charles Wallace Fellow – Arjun Rajendran – reading from their work and I wasn’t disappointed. It was a really lovely way to spend a lunchbreak but made all the more pleasant by the surprise arrival of elements of French and French history via Arjun’s poems inspired by work he is doing on diaries from 18th century Pondicherry, one of which has made its way onto the windows of a corridor in our Pathfoot Building. So, thank you and merci!