HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

We are very proud that he served as our Chancellor from 1953 to 2010.

Throughout nearly 60 years of change, he oversaw the development and growth of the University and gave invaluable support to students, staff and senior University officials.

His passionate belief in the positive benefits of education, as well as an innate inquisitiveness in scientific development was evident during his time as Chancellor.

His Royal Highness conferred a number of honorary degrees upon contemporary world figures, and formally opened many of the University’s buildings.

Beyond this, he was always keen to learn about the results of research carried out by students and staff, and to provide encouragement wherever possible.

His regular visits and tireless service were greatly appreciated by students, staff and visitors.

In 2011, the daughter of HRH Prince Philip, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, succeeded him as Chancellor.

Our deepest sympathies are with Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at this time.

The University will hold a celebration of his life at a date to be announced.