They also enjoyed a wonderful recitation of a speech by Robespierre given by Jamie Nugent (SH LVI – particularly impressive as French is not one of the subjects he is currently studying.
Twenty-nine students entered the competition, which was adjudicated by the three language assistants, Cordula Wordie (German Language Assistant), Charlène Piquard (Bordeaux Fellow) and Ana Paula Suárez (Hispanic Fellow). Their judging criteria included interpretation of the poem, delivery, performance and pronunciation.
The following prizes were awarded:
Angus Moore (S 3) – A une passante by Charles Baudelaire
Jamie Nugent (SH LVI) – speech by Robespierre
Artem Stopnevich (R 3) – Le Cancre by Jacques Prévert
Daniel Lo (SH LVI) – Oktoberlied by Theodor Storm
Bertie Gilliat-Smith (O LVI) – Heidensroslein by Goethe
Runner-up: Harry Al Adwani (SH LVI) – Mailied by Goethe
Harry Al Adwani (SH LVI) – A un gato by J-L Borges
Jesse Mattinson (Rb IV) – Oda a la cebolla by Pablo Neruda