11 December 2015
Superb collection of paper cranes for peace
Following the Paris attacks, students in all languages have made colourful origami paper cranes (the Japanese symbol for peace after Hiroshima). They decorated them with poems or comments, reflecting on the importance of peace and freedom in a variety of languages.
The cranes can be seen all along the Modern Languages corridor ceiling – portraying a colourful ‘wave of peace’ as students walk through the department.
The aim was to get 1000 cranes, at which point Japanese legend says you have a free wish! However, space ran out so we have settled with 600 cranes – an impressive feat nonetheless!