Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Although I cannot be with you today I am happy to send you my warmest congratulations on the occasion of the Faculty’s 50th jubilee. In recent years I have visited the Faculty on a number of occasions, most recently for the ‘Culture and Concept’ conference last month. Every time I have been amazed by the brilliance of your students, their fluent and idiomatic command of English, their cultural curiosity and their wide knowledge. They are always an inspiration to me, as I know their teachers are to them.
Andy Croft (writer and poet, Middlesbrough, UK)