Remembering HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
We were saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9 April, and remember him fondly today, on the day of his funeral.
The Duke visited Oxford in 1958 to give Nuffield College and St Edmund Hall their Royal Charters. On that visit, he met with Lord Nuffield, the College’s Founder, and then-Warden Norman Chester. Together they visited the College site, and the Duke spoke with the workmen who were at that time building the College.
The College has been flying its flag half-mast since last Friday and the University of Oxford has set up an online condolences book for staff and students who might like to send a message.
Pictured: His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, speaks to workmen at Nuffield College (left), and with Warden Norman Chester and Lord Nuffield (right). Pictures courtesy of The Oxford Mail.