• Short Summary

    Duke of Edinburgh is installed as Varsity's Chancellor at ceremony held in McEwan Hall

  • Description

    Edinburgh, Scotland.

    GV McEwan Hall, Duke of Edinburgh proceeding to dais, & SV. Prince Philip is accompanied by the Vice Chancellor, Sir Edward Appleton. LV Duke and Vice Chancellor take places on dais. SCU Two varsity men. SV Vice Chancellor invites Duke to don robes (natural sound): "Your Royal highness...etc. ...university." Vice Chancellor helps Duke to disrobe. SV graduates looking on. SV Vice Chancellor assisting Duke to robe. GV assembly. SV Duke taps Alanbroke on head with cap. SV Assembly. LV Dr Alexander Fleming, discoverer of Penicillin, receiving tap on head with cap, then walks to take place on Duke's left. SCU Back view, Dr. Kurt Hahn walks to dais. SV people clapping. SV Duke rises, touches Hahn as before. Pan with Hahn as he sits. SV Lord Provost Sir James Miller being tapped. Then takes place at Duke's right. SV Provost sits beside Duke. GV assembly. SV Duke starts speaking (natural sound): "My Lord Provost, ladies and gentlemen...etc... Scotish school." Applause.

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    Note: Paperwork suggests that Duke's speech is longer and after he is finished, he sits down. This story abruptly ends so it is possible that story's ending is missing.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:35:00 / 01:10:47:00

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