Lifetime award for Heaney

December 11, 2008

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney has received a lifetime achievement award at the centenary charter day celebrations for Queen's University Belfast. The former Queen's lecturer recited the centenary stanza he wrote for the university, which is carved on a stone unveiled by the Queen earlier this year. It reads: "Still red brickwork/Remains our bulwark/Here exercise/Of mind has stood/To us, for us/These hundred years/And will, for good."

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