SPEECHWRITING

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARRIER

December 2016

Here is some verse I wrote to rib my best friend Adam at his wedding. As he is a decade or more older than his lovely bride, it felt fitting to cast him as a desperate batchelor, racing time’s “Winged Chariot” to the altar!

THE CHARIOT SELLERE OF PARSON'S GREENE

June, 2009

My first best man's speech for my brother Tom, for which I crafted a a “lost Canterbury Tale” which mirrored Tom’s life as a character from the Middle Ages on a desperate quest for a Viking Princess - his wife is Danish!

TWO SONNETS FOR KATIE'S WEDDING

May 2019

A single poem, in the form of two sonnets, which I wrote for my sister Katie's wedding to Liam. It was a rare departure into the more serious side of verse, but sonnets sure have pedigree when it comes to expressing theses around love!

EULOGY FOR ELIZABETH CARY

October, 2014

A eulogy for dear, wonderful, Elizabeth Cary who had enjoyed a long, rich academic life in Cambridge since the 1950s with husband, Peter. It was an honour to have the opportunity to recite this verse, and it seemed to be very much appreciated.

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