Watch J.K. Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech Live Thursday

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Jun 03, 2008

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As previously announced J.K. Rowling will be giving the commencement address at Harvard University, Thursday June 5. While tickets to the event were limited, fans everywhere will be able to watch this event live via this link, with the text and video reposted immediately following on this link to Harvard Magazine. Jo is scheduled to be speaking sometime between 2:15 and 4:00pm ET. TLC also has a crew attending the graduation ceremony, and will be posting complete coverage of this event on Thursday.

On a fun related note, in anticipation of Jo speaking at Harvard, you can hear Hedwig’s theme being played on 17 Russian church bells at the fabled campus of Harvard, here via the Boston Globe. Quotage: ” According to Jeremy Lin, a Harvard senior and resident bell-ringer at Lowell House, the Klappermeisters have been practicing “Hedwig’s Theme,” the signature Harry Potter tune, for some time in anticipation of Rowling’s visit.”We do a ring every year for Halloween, and one of the things that started after Halloween is that somebody figured out how to play the Harry Potter theme,” Lin said. “That person has since graduated, but we knew that it was possible, so we kind of worked up our own version and we thought that it would be nice to play for her.”

Many Thanks to Harvard Magazine





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