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Inauguration Ceremony

Historic Photographs
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Inauguration Ceremony
Historic Photographs
Inauguration Ceremony
The inauguration ceremony, during the royal visit, 1906, to open the new extension of Marischal College. This Fred Hardie image shows the University's then Principal, Rev John Marshall Lang, reading the inaugural address.

The inauguration took place at 1pm in the Marischal College quadrangle and was attended by various dignitaries and a large crowd.

To the left of Lang, who is holding his address by the granite pillar, is Sir Frederick Treves, rector of the University, Donald Alexander Smith (Lord Strathcona), the University's chancellor, Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

See Record of the Celebration of the Quatercentenary of the University of Aberdeen, from 25th to 28th September, 1906 (1907) edited by P. J. Anderson, the University's librarian, for an account of the event and wider celebrations.
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Marischal College, Royal Visit
Fred Hardie
Aberdeen Local Studies
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