Chancellor's Installation & Open House event

University of Bath crest

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Friends and colleagues officially welcomed our new Chancellor and celebrated the very best of our University.

Chancellor's Installation

This short video highlights the ceremony and the events of the day.

Photos of the Chancellor's Installation and Open House event

Chancellor's Installation

Close-up of the door to Bath Abbey

The formal ceremony to install His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex as the University’s fifth Chancellor took place at Bath Abbey.

A procession of 240 dignitaries and senior members of University staff led the Chancellor, escorted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, to the Abbey.

During the ceremony, honorary Doctor of Laws degrees were presented to HRH The Earl of Wessex, the Rt Revd Peter Bryan Price and Ellie Simmonds OBE.

Open House

An exhibition in our Sports Training Village

Staff and students joined our new Chancellor and the Countess of Wessex at an Open House event in the Sports Training Village.

The Open House programme included hands-on exhibitions of our latest research, performances from societies and sports demonstrations and taster events.