Royal opening of the library and China Centre

On Monday 8th September 2014 His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, officially opened the Library, as part of the launch of the University of Oxford China Centre in the Dickson Poon Building, in the grounds of St Hugh's College.

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H.R.H. is accompanied through the Library by (left to right) Dame Eilish Angiolini (Principal of St Hugh's College), Joshua Seufert and Trevor Langrish (Library staff - partially obscured in the right picture) and Richard Ovenden (Bodley's Librarian - partially obscured in the left picture).

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H.R.H. is shown the Selden map of China in the Library reading room by Richard Ovenden and David Helliwell (Curator of Chinese collections), with the latter explaining it to him in the right picture.

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