As a different and challenging year closes to its end, we would like to thank all members for your engagement and wish everyone Happy Holidays! We know that this year has been demanding. Therefore, with even greater pride, we can look back at a successful year for the collaborative community of ITxPT and look forward to 2021 with great anticipation.
Dates to save
Let us all enjoy a well-deserved break for a quieter holiday season than usual before kicking 2021 into action in January.
Here are some dates to save:
13th January – Requirements Committee meeting
20th January – Technical Committee meeting
25th March – Members Meeting
Ring out, wild bells
Let us end the old year and anticipate the new with Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem:
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.