Friday, 17 September 2010

A lunch for The Master

I began to write this food blog one year ago today, primarily to highlight the great food prepared in our kitchens. We now use the blog to publish our daily and weekly menus, display photographs from many of our dinners, and to highlight the great work of our staff.

Last Night's Ted Hughes Conference Dinner no.2

A potrait of Ted Hughes by Reginald Gray
Hughes was appointed as Poet Laureate in 1984 following the death of John Betjeman. It was later known that Hughes was second choice for the appointment after Philip Larkin, the preferred nominee, declined, because of ill health and writer's block. Hughes served in this position until his death in 1998. In 1993 his monumental work inspired by Graves' The White Goddess was published. Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being is considered to be a unique work among Shakespeare studies. His definitive 1,333-page Collected Poems (Faber & Faber) appeared in 2003.

Cafeteria Menu Friday 17th September

Our food blog, Under Pressure at Pembroke,
 is one year old today! 

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Last Night's Ted Hughes Conference Dinner

Edward James Hughes OM (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet and children's writer, more commonly known as Ted Hughes. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998.