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Boar’s Head Dinner goes back to 16th century for one night

Boar’s Head Dinner goes back to 16th century for one night

December 1, 2017

Feldman Ballroom in Douglass Commons was transformed into a 16th century English court for the annual Boar’s Head Dinner, a University tradition since 1934. The banquet was inspired by a 16th-century Oxford University legend in which a student walking through the woods was attacked by a wild boar and saved by a fellow scholar who thrust a copy of Aristotle’s work down the boar’s throat.

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Boar’s Head Dinner tradition continues

Boar’s Head Dinner tradition continues

November 30, 2016

Trumpets blaring. Men and women clad in medieval costumes. Figgie pudding and “the reading of the Boar.” The 82-year-old tradition of Boar’s Head Dinner continues this week.

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