Chancellor's Installation & Open House event
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Friends and colleagues officially welcomed our new Chancellor and celebrated the very best of our University.
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.
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.