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College falls silent in memory of the fallen

Students and staff stood shoulder to shoulder in the College’s Quad and Atrium for a two minute silence tribute to honour all those who have suffered or died in war.

Hundreds of people gathered at 11am on Friday to hear tutor Keith Oak and student Tom Huttlestone play The Last Post. A two minute silence was then observed with no movement or noise in the College Atrium, Quad or Restaurant.

Principal Paul Wakeling said: “Each year the College sells Poppies on behalf of the Royal British Legion and we then hold the two minute silence on Armistice Day. It is something our students and staff have always respected. There was absolute silence and no movement during the moment of reflection on Friday.”

Armistice Day commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on November 11, 1918 which marked the end of the First World War. Traditionally at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year, Britain observes a two minute silence to remember and honour those who have died in war.