Few students here at Pembroke will have noticed that the Winnie-the-Pooh Society featured in the New York Times on the 14 June. In fact at the time not even the members of the society themselves where aware of it. However, a member of the American public revealed this to the society earlier this term and upon searching the archive of the newspaper we discovered the article.
After that the society went back to the day to day business of hunny and condensed milk sandwiches and life returned to normal. That was until one Wednesday morning (the 10 October to be exact) when the society's President arose to find not 1, but 2 emails and a telephone message left with the porters, in the early hours of the morning, all from ABC Radio in Australia. Now more than a little confused our president, knowing that it was his duty to spread Pooh across Australia, agreed to give an interview.
In the early hours of Thursday morning (British time), shortly after the presenter arrived into work, the interview commenced. With some assistance from the society's members prior to the interview our president successfully represented the society's views regarding the works of A.A. Milne.
The society itself is not unfamiliar with publicity having frequently appear on other radio stations from BBC Radio Cambridge to Radio Blue Danube in Austria. However, until now the society's fame had not quite managed to spread to the opposite side of the globe.
Life will now return to normal for the members of the society who will be celebrating Pooh's Birthday with a friendly game of Poohsticks and a little smackerel of something to follow. A tape of the interview is currently traveling across the world destined for our president's pigeonhole.
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