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‘The right thing at the right time’

3 November 2017

On Wednesday 1 November 2017 Old Member and Honorary Fellow Rowan Atkinson officially opened the New Library at Queen’s.  He addressed an audience of students, staff and Fellows and reflected on how the new space felt like just the right thing at just the right time.  The current desire to work independently but alongside others is particularly strong and beautifully accommodated in this new facility. He also congratulated those involved in creating the remarkable space, which though unassuming from its exterior, offers so much to readers and researchers inside.

The opening event provided the perfect opportunity to launch a new publication, a descriptive catalogue of the College’s medieval manuscripts.  Fellow in History Professor John Blair praised the hard work of those involved in producing the book, and expressed his hope that it might be the first in a series of such works.

The opening ceremony was followed by the All Saints’ Gaudy which celebrates the academic achievements of our current students.

Find out more about the New Library here. See the Provost and architects discuss the New Library:

Photo: Edmund Blok

Opening of the New Library at Queen's by Rowan Atkinson