The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary

Toasting the Bard

The sixth Annual Dick Vet Burns Supper, held on Tuesday 24th January, was another huge success.

Vet School Burns Night Students
Students celebrate the Bard: The Dick Vet Musicians are pictured with piper, Tuppence Mellish, and Dr Geoff Pearson at the Burns Supper.

The event celebrates the Bard, Robert Burns, and is a great opportunity for students and staff from all over the world to enjoy an evening with a Scottish flavour!

Dr Geoff Pearson began the evening with a toast to Burns, followed by a toast to the students by Head of School, Professor David Argyle.

Vet Student Council President, Rosie Herrington, gave a toast to the staff and the haggis was piped in by first year student, Tuppence Mellish. 

The night continued with a traditional Burns Night meal of ‘haggis, neeps and tatties’, a highly competitive general knowledge quiz and all accompanied by traditional music by the excellent Dick Vet Musicians. A great evening was enjoyed by students and staff alike!

The Burns Supper is firmly established as a highlight of the School’s social calendar, bringing together our students and staff to celebrate the Bard.

It was wonderful to see our students from so many different countries relaxing and enjoying such a significant Scottish cultural event.

Professor Susan RhindDirector of Veterinary Teaching