We are more than pleased to attend one more graduation ceremony of the City University at the Barbican Centre yesterday afternoon. As always a touching moment but this one under the various circumstances we live and the multitude of global events taking place was very special indeed.
An international double with the students and special degrees/honours and the audience, parents, family friends from all over the globe!
Pleased to witness the award of Honorary degrees to journalist Penny Marshall and His Honour Judge Brian John Barker CBE QC! Two very special people in their respective fields, that of journalism and Law/Justice fully deserving the honour; very touching moments!
Under the tranquillity of music with “Prelude to Te Deum” by Charpentier for the inward procession and “Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder” by Daniel Speer for the outward procession, the warm applause of both the graduates and guests attending the traditional ceremony for their fellow students and the vibrant reception that followed at the foyer will be for ever remembered. Add the excellent student speaker Alexander Flather and how small the world is and you have a full picture of a great event.
There were special awards and prizes for the School of Arts & Social Sciences – Department of Journalism, Department of Culture & Creative Studies; The City Law School.
We had also another good reason to be more than pleased as our friend and WISTA-Hellas member Georgia Longitsi-Karnesi received her degree of Masters of Laws in Maritime Law where 12 (twelve) out of 16 (sixteen) recipients emanated from Greece a country battered from all sides, yet its youth successfully continue the Greek Mind’s legacy in all academic fronts!
It is worth emphasising the prowess of the United Kingdom’s academic community, with City University and its faculties at the forefront; add the success across a broad front of Prof. Costas Grammenos and his academic team including many Greeks at Cass Business School within City University and you can understand the Greek feeling of pride!
Finally, it is great to see the African Nations, Middle East and the Subcontinent ones too, the largest proportion there, up and coming! Excellent!
Viewers can log herebelow and watch the small video hebelow and see Mrs. Longisti-Karnesi receiving her degree: