The twenty-third annual Christmas reading of Charles Townsend Copeland '82, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, Emeritus, better known to thousands of his admirers as "Copey," will be given in the Common Room of the Freshman Union on Friday afternoon, December 14, at 4.30 o'clock.
Following his usual custom, Professor Copeland has not made public a list of selections which he will read. In the past he has read selections from the Bible, Thackeray, Kipling, Stephen Leacock, and many others. No matter what he reads, the audience is sure to be pleased.
The venerable Copey, one of the better known of Harvard's traditions, has given a reading in the Union just before Christmas every year since the building was opened. The 75 year old Professor has announced his intention of continuing his readings in the Union until he is well past the 100-year mark. He has also started the custom of giving a reading in Kirkland House each year, and he is planning to do the same this winter.