|Bucks lecturers get to dress up in silly robes. From left: John, Nick and Dave|
For those who do attend, they get some free wine and nibbles, a piece of paper, and the chance to hear a (hopefully) inspiring speech from someone who has graduated from the university, made it the world, and earned their right to pass on their wisdom to the young.
JK Rowling did not, of course, give the address at Bucks last week, but she did give an address to Harvard Graduates back in 2008. So, for those of who missed the speech in the Swan Theatre, here's JK Rowling to inspire you. The best stuff is in the middle, where she talks about failure, the inevitability of failure, and some of the uses of adversity.