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12th March 2014, 1:33pm
Royal visit marks official opening of new University Library wing
HRH The Duke of Kent unveils a commemorative plaque The University of Lincoln welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Duke of Kent to officially open the new wing of the Great Central Warehouse Library.

The Duke of Kent visited Lincoln’s Brayford Pool Campus on Tuesday 11th March 2014 to visit the Library extension, which was completed for the start of this academic year as part of the University’s on-going multi-million pound programme of investment in its facilities.

The occasion marked the official opening of a new wing at the University’s Library, which features two new seminar rooms and extra study areas fitted with IT and Audio Visual equipment, to enable students to work individually or in larger groups.

During the visit, the Duke of Kent was invited on a tour of the new facilities, unveiled a commemorative plaque and met with staff and students, including Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Ieuan Owen, University Librarian Ian Snowley and students Michael Orridge and Nina Still, who won a competition to have their artwork displayed within the new wing.

Speaking about the royal visit, University of Lincoln Librarian Ian Snowley, said: “We are delighted that HRH The Duke of Kent was able to join us here at the University Library to celebrate the opening of our new extension. We are extremely pleased with our new facilities, which are particularly valuable in supporting the work of our student community, and it was an honour to take our royal visitor on a tour of our building.”

The Duke of Kent also visited a number of other locations during his visit to the county, including Lincoln Castle and a new heritage amenity in Nettleham on the site of the original palace of the Bishops of Lincoln.

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