Ladies and Gents,
To cap off the term with a treat, next Sunday afternoon 17 March, 3.45-5pm, as a warm-up to the Erewhon Dinner, we are offering you a stimulating and intimate conversation with one of our distinguished alumni PLUS a proper British afternoon tea, with tea, scones, jam and cream, courtesy of the Development Office. It would be GREAT to have a solid turnout for this event, so that we continue to get generous support for similar events in the future, so please come along – it will be well worth your while and an opportunity to be inspired and delighted. All welcome.
The speaker is Dan Burt, lawyer, businessman, poet, sailor. Dan worked in a butcher shop and as a mate on charter fishing boats off the New Jersey coast, before coming to St John’s at 22 in 1964. Here he read English, sailed twice across the Atlantic (first with the late Meredith Jackson, a Johnian don), and returned to his native America where he studied law at Yale. In 1975 he founded the first of two successful law firms specialising in international tax and, later, a compliance software company. He moved to Britain in 1994, became a British subject, and renounced his American citizenship shortly thereafter. In recent years he published three well received collections of poetry, as well as continuing legal, business, philanthropic, and cultural work. Dan will be moonlighting at the Erewhon Dinner later on the 17th, under the guise of E.S.P. Haynes.
The talk will be at the Borderer’s Room, Merton House, Queen’s Road. Details are highlighted in the attached poster courtesy of our Academic Officer-Elect, Nishit.
For info on previous alumni talks (with a tech millionaire and a GB rower), please see http://sbr.soc.srcf.net/events/alumni-talks/. Please get in touch with Nishit if you can think of other awesome alums we should invite back!