After months of work, our temporary Porters’ Lodge was officially opened this morning.
Today’s opening was a way to acknowledge those who contributed to the installation of our new Lodge and a chance for students, staff and senior members to have a first look at the finished structure.
Following speeches from our Head of Facilities, John Horwood and President, Dr Anthony Freeling, three student Porters officially opened the new Lodge. The ceremony was an apt way to represent the diversity of our newly formed Porters Team which is made up of men and women, five student porters and one of the youngest full time porters in Cambridge history.
To mark this joyous occasion, the first Lodge in our 133-year history, Head Porter Jonathan Aveling recited a poem which perfectly summarised the Porters’ life over the last year, ending with:
‘But standing here this morning I hope you will agree, the Porters Lodge we have at Hughes is a pleasant sight to see,
So this is my conclusion I am very pleased to say, that this looks fit for purpose, we’ll start using it today.’