HRH The Princess Royal has been installed as the Chancellor of the University.
The event took place in the Old College Quadrangle in the afternoon of Monday 26 September.
The Princess Royal succeeds HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who stepped down from the role in 2010, having held it since 1953.
The Princess is also Patron of the University’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
She is the University’s eighth Chancellor in the 150-year history of the position.
Later at a gala dinner at Holyroodhouse, the Chancellor presented awards to three members of staff for their contribution to teaching and research.
Sue Welburn, Professor of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology and Director of the University’s Global Health Academy, was given the teaching award.
Mark Bradley, Professor of High-Throughput Chemistry, received the Chancellor’s Award for Research.
Dr Dominic Johnson, Reader in Politics and International Relations, was given the Rising Star Award, in recognition of his academic potential.
Posted: 29th September 2011
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