EDA celebrates the Year of the Dog 2018

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts’ community of staff, students and special guests, continued the tradition of celebrating the Chinese New Year with food, decorations and music in the social area of the Jennison Building on the evening of Friday 16th February 2018.

In the Chinese Zodiac, dogs symbolise good fortune, loyalty, obedience and prosperity. It is believed that those born in the Year of the Dog are gentle, responsible, kind-hearted and loyal. They are good communicators and listeners.

After a splendid buffet of authentic Chinese food, an entertaining presentation was given by Dr Chao Gu about the Year of the Dog and the story of the Great Race leading to the Chinese Zodiac. A video clip of the speech by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, was also played at the party. Professor Farzin Deravi and Professor Yong Yan delivered concluding remarks, giving their best wishes for the New Year and thanking the organisers of the event. The evening was rounded off with a range of party card games.