• Short Summary

    THE 20TH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL CONGRESS WAS OPENED IN LONDON'S ALBERT HALL TODAY (TUESDAY) BY QUEEN ELIZABETH.

  • Description

    1.
    MV DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND QUEEN ARRIVES AT ALBERT HALL
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    2.
    MV SIR HOWARD FLOREY SPEAKING
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    3.
    CU DUKE OF EDINBURGH
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    4.
    CU QUEEN
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    5.
    MV AUDIENCE
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    6.
    CU QUEEN RISES TO SPEAK
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    7.
    MC AUDIENCE
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    8.
    SCU PROFESSOR CARL TROLL SPEAKING
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    9.
    SLV PLATFORM
    0.46

    10.
    MV PROF. DUDLEY STAMP SPEAKING
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    11.
    LV PLATFORM
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE 20TH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL CONGRESS WAS OPENED IN LONDON'S ALBERT HALL TODAY (TUESDAY) BY QUEEN ELIZABETH. HER MAJESTY WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH. THE CONGRESS, WHICH IS HELD EVERY FOUR YEARS, LAST HELD ITS MEETING IN BRITAIN 36 YEARS AGO.

    FIFTY-FIVE COUNTRIES SENT DELEGATIONS, WITH THE LARGEST -- 380 -- COMING FROM THE UNITED STATES. ALL THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WERE REPRESENTED, ALONG WITH MOST COUNTRIES IN AFRICA AND ASIA.

    FOLLOWING THE OPENING SPEECH FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE DELEGATES HEARD SPEECHES FROM SIR HOWARD FLOREY, PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY; PROFESSOR CARL TROLL, PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL UNION, AND PROFESSOR DUDLEY STAMP, CONGRESS CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

    FOLLOWING 10-DAYS OF INTENSIVE MEETING IN LONDON, DURING WHICH TIME MORE THAN 1000 SCIENTIFIC PAPERS WILL BE CONSIDERED, THE VARIOUS DELEGATIONS WILL BREAK UP INTO GROUPS FOR 'FIELD STUDY' VISITS TO VARIOUS PARTS OF BRITAIN. IN THE WORDS OF ONE BRITISH DELEGATE: "OUR CITIES AND OUR COUNTRYSIDE WILL BE UNDER SCRUTINY BY THE WORLD'S GEOGRAPHERS."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADT06ZK8XF6YHBCGRIMECATX99
    Media URN:
    VLVADT06ZK8XF6YHBCGRIMECATX99
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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