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    Visnews filmed at Oxford June 24 as eminent personalities including Prima Minister Robert Meanies, Britain's top rookstown Sir William Penney and Ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn received honorary university degrees.

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    Visnews filmed at Oxford June 24 as eminent personalities including Prima Minister Robert Meanies, Britain's top rookstown Sir William Penney and Ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn received honorary university degrees.

    Quento gathered at Magdalene College and them moved in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre where the ceremony took place.

    Dame Margot Fonteya received the honorary degree of Doctor of music - the first woman to receive such a degree since 1926 when it was conferred on Dome Ethel Sayth.

    Robert G. Mansieo, Prime Minister since 1949 was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law" as an experienced and authoritative statement who has exercised momentous influence in the counsels of the nations."
    The honorary title of Doctor of Science was conferred on Sir William, Director of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston. The Chancellor admitted him with the words. "Your great acanthotic powers you have devoted in more them one field to maintaining the safety of the free nations."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9VONUZPQ4D47MNZC7THY351D
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9VONUZPQ4D47MNZC7THY351D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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