ON January 17, with appropriate ceremony, the University of Leeds installed the Duke of Devonshire as chancellor in succession to his father, who had occupied that post for nearly thirty years, having succeeded the first chancellor of the University, the Marquess of Ripon, in 1909. The proceedings commenced with a lunch to the honorary graduands and to the representatives of other universities and of local education authorities, given by the Court of the University, in the fine new Civic Hall rendered available through the courtesy of the Lord Mayor of Leeds. The ceremony of installation took place in the Town Hall, in the presence of representatives of all sections of the University, and other universities, of local authorities in Yorkshire, together with other dignitaries. His Grace was received by the vice-chancellor, Mr. B. Mouat Jones, who presented him with the scroll recording his admission to the honorary degree of doctor of laws of the University, and then installed him as chancellor, delivering a brief address of welcome. After the chancellor's response, a number of honorary degrees were conferred. Earl Baldwin of Bewdley and the Right Hon. W. S. Morison, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, were presented for the degree of LL.D. The degree of D.Sc. was conferred upon Sir Arthur Eddington, Plumian professor of astronomy and director of the Observatory, Cambridge, upon Sir John Ledingham, director of the Lister Institute, and upon Dr. J. S. B. Stopford, formerly professor of anatomy and now vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester. In the evening, the Chancellor and the Duchess of Devonshire received the guests at a reception in the University, when many scientific and technological departments were thrown open, special demonstrations being on view. These exhibits remained open for inspection by the general public throughout the following day.
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New Chancellor at the University of Leeds. Nature 143, 111 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143111a0