Category: Current Events

The letter sent by a prison inmate to Cambridge student who appeared on television at Christmas.

An “unnerving” letter? How dare she? – 9 January 2015

One is a female, 21-year-old Cambridge University student. The other is a 55-year-old man, convicted of murder and with a history of drug crime. It would, perhaps, be reasonable to assume that they have little in common – but for a letter, sent by the Long Lartin inmate at the end of last month, after a reading that the student gave during the televised Carols from King’s service “touched [his] heart”.

Andrew Burdett reading at the lectern in Reading Minster.

Reading at WWI Remembrance Service – 6 July 2014

I was honoured to be asked, as a recent Queen’s Scout Award recipient, to read at a service held to commemorate the start of the First World War. It was a real privilege but, more than that, it was enormously humbling. I’m very grateful for having been asked to participate.