21 December 2015

We couldn't wait any longer for the chance to share UQ's very own Christmas carol with you. Here it is in all its glory, complete with audio, featuring our very own Office of Marketing and Communications piper piping. 

On the 12th day of Christmas, UQ gave to me:

  • 12 students cheering
  • 11 eleven ducks a swimming
  • 10 musicians playing
  • nine dancers dazzling
  • eight maids a milking (well, almost. How about one eight-legged maid being milked for spider venom?)
  • seven students splashing
  • six grads a leaping
  • five golden rings (squid, from UQ's refectory)
  • four battery packs (powering UQ's Global Change Institute)
  • three sea stars
  • two river turtles and
  • a glider in a gum tree.

Renowned UQ historian and classical scholar Professor Alastair Blanshard (@AlastairBlan) ponders the meaning of the original carol here.

UQ 12 Days of Christmas from The University of Queensland on Vimeo.