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Royal event for Canadian Jones Scholars

A group of Canadian students studying at the University of St Andrews under a programme supported by the Canadian Robert T Jones Junior Scholarship Foundation has just returned from a meeting with the Patron of the scheme, His Royal Highness, The Duke of York.

The ten students – Debbie Alsen, Caroline Greene, Philip Kiernan, Elisabeth King, Tim McPhee, Julia Martin, David Noseworthy, Cyrus Panjvani, Heidi Swanson and John Valley – attended a lunch at Prince Andrew’s home, Sunninghill Park.

The Canadian Jones Foundation was established by Roger Thompson in 1992. It provides exchange opportunities for students from the University of St Andrews and two universities in Canada, Queen’s and Western Ontario. The Foundation commemorates one of the greatest golfers, Bobby Jones (1902-1971) who had won 13 of the world’s foremost golf championships by the age of 28 and, in 1958, was given the Freedom of the City of St Andrews.

Despite the link with golf, the scholarships are based on academic ability and personal qualities, with golf skills not a criterion.

The lunch was also attended by the Hebdomadar of the University of St Andrews, Dr Frank Quinault, and the Chairman of the Canadian Robert T Jones Junior Scholarship Foundation, Roger Thompson, who was accompanied by Ana Salazar.

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NOTE TO EDITORS – A photograph (in email form) of the students with His Royal Highness, The Duke of York can be obtained from Claire Grainger, contact details below.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07887 650072 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: bobbyjones/standrews/chg/23may2000

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