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Edinburgh, Scotland: GTV Duke in hall walking to platform. CU Ditto. GBV Duke takes his place on dais. TV Assembly sits down. LV Vice-Chancellor, Sir Edward Appleton, speaks & inaugurates Duke: (Nat.sd.) TV Assembly. STV Duke receiving Chancellor's hat - he sits down. TV Assembly applauding. SV Lord Alanbrooke walking up to receive honorary degree. CU Lord Alanbrooke being conferred with honorary degree. SV Sir Alexander Fleming receiving degree. CU Lord Frazer being conferred. STV Frazer walking away. CU TV Assembly applaud. SCU Duke seated laughing - his Old Schoolmaster, Kurt Hahn waiting to receive degree., Vice Chancellor speaks:(Nat.sd.) Duke confers degree. GTV Hahn walking away. SV Duke of Hamilton being conferred. SV Sir James Miller the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, being conferred. CU He sits down next to Duke. GTV Duke addressing assembly. SCU Duke speaks:-(Nat.sd.) SCU Duke concludes & speaks:-(Nat.sd.) GTV Duke mid applause.
LV Vice Chancellor, Sir Edward Appleton speaks:-
"My Royal Highness and Chancellor it is now my duty to invite you to assume the robes of your Office and to preside over the further proceedings of this meeting of the University. SCU Appleton speaks, as Duke waits to confer Kurt Hahn:-
"SCU Appleton speaks, as Duke waits to confer Kurt Hahn:-
"On the head with a blow that will being no malice for the internment of authority which you read will confer upon him the degree of Dr. of Law."
SCU Duke of Edinburgh speaks:-
"Now you may think that I have spent rather a long time laying down the law with very little justification. Well, may I just remind you the last time I was in this hall I was given full permission to teach Law in any University in Christendom." (applause) In Education if nothing else the Scotsman knows what is best for him. Indeed only a Scotsman can really survive a Scottish education, but having survived it he spreads the name & fame of his school & University throughout the world."
"Edinburgh University has a wonderful history, but that alone is not enough. The foundations for future success must be laid now if the University is to play its full part in sending out in to this country, and the commonwealth men & women as conscious of their duties as of their trained abilities." (applause)
Royalty; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten) (b. 1921), Scotland; Ceremonies - Educational; Great Britain
THIS IS LONG VERSION WHICH WAS SENT TO SCOTLAND - 317ft.
SHORT VERSION USED IN ISSUE
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