The final Zetountes Lecture of the term brought Hamish Low to King’s to address a spell-bound audience of pupils, staff and governors, recounting the remarkable story of the “Table for the Nation”, at the start of its year-long residency in Rochester Cathedral.
Hamish was the designer of the stunning sculptured table made from 5,000-year-old sub-fossilised Black Oak found during routine cultivations in the spring of 2012 on a farm in the Wissington Fens of south-west Norfolk. The 13.2 metre section of timber was crafted into a remarkable table for future generations to admire and use.
Hamish’s story was both compelling and inspirational, reflecting the skills and passion of this remarkable craftsman.

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