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Principal’s installation

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews will be officially installed later this week (Friday 27 April 2001).

The installation of Dr Brian Lang, who joined the University in January 2001, will be held in Younger Hall, North Street St Andrews at 11am. The event will be followed by a colourful procession from Younger Hall, along North Street and through the arch of St Salvator’s Chapel to Lower College Hall.

Dr Lang will be inducted as Principal by the most senior Professor on Senate, Professor T S Blyth and inducted as Vice- Chancellor by the University Chancellor, Sir Kenneth Dover. The Chancellor will also ask Rector Andrew Neil to officially accept Dr Lang on behalf of the student community. Dr Lang will then give an address.

Appointed in July 2000, Dr Lang succeeded Professor Struther Arnott who retired in December 1999 after 13 years in post. Dr Lang was previously the Chief Executive of the British Library.

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NOTE TO EDITORS

Tickets and further details from Claire Grainger, University Press Officer on 01334 462530 or 07730 415 015. Photography will be permitted from a particular area within the hall but please contact Claire Grainger in advance should you require access. There will also be a photo opportunity of the procession as it moves from Younger Hall to Lower College Hall. An embargoed copy of Dr Lang’s address can also be obtained from Claire Grainger from Thursday 26 April onwards.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: installation/standrews/chg/23april2 001

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