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Paying tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh


Opening the Marine Building

During a ceremony in October 2012, part of the University’s 150th anniversary commemorations, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was given a tour of the Marine Building by Professor of Marine Ecology Martin Attrill.

He had the opportunity to take the wheel of the ship simulator, part of the Marine Navigation Centre, and saw a demonstration of the power of the COAST Laboratory.

He then donned his graduation gown to receive his honorary doctorate, with the gown and signed doctorate still displayed proudly within the foyer of the building.

Then, as a large crowd of VIPs and members of the public watched, The Duke formally opened the building by unveiling an inscription cut into the limestone boulder which stands outside the building.

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