Reader’s Feast At Middle Temple
My brilliant son, Richard, who is forging a glittering career in the law invited me to dine at Middle Temple, the Inn of Court of which he is a member.
The occasion was the Reader’s Feast and around 250 people gathered in the magnificent Elizabethan hall. Amongst us were the Attorney-General, several Supreme Court justices and many more lowly individuals, mere High Court judges and QCs. At the bottom of this august but friendly and good natured gathering were the humble ordinary members, students and their guests.
The Reader’s Feast takes place each term. It is a social event and an important part of the students’ education as a senior member of the Inn delivers a speech on a topic of current importance. Last night the reader was Professor Graham Zellick CBE QC and his topic was ‘Re-engineering Civil Justice’.
The food was spectacular. The wine was average. The port was superb. The occasion itself was a very special memory which I will treasure with great pride in my son.