On Wednesday 13th April 2016, HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, visited Ashridge House, home to Ashridge Executive Education (part of Hult International Business School) near Berkhamsted.
This was the first royal to visit Ashridge House since 1823, when a very young Queen Victoria visited and planted an oak tree that survives to this day on the South Lawn.
The Duke’s visit had a dual purpose: to see and understand what Ashridge offers from an education perspective, as well as to open our refurbished East Wing and The Duke of York room within it. The East Wing of the House, sits on the site of what was the White Lodge, which along with the Red Lodge flanked the monastic house as it was during Elizabeth I’s time. Read More
Earlier this month over 100 students from UTCs across the country received a royal invite from HRH the Duke of York, KG, to attend the 2016 Duke of York Awards Ceremony at St James’ Palace in London.
The Duke of York Awards for Technical Education, now in their third year, recognise the hard work of UTC students who have pursued and performed well in technical subjects including engineering, health sciences, advanced manufacturing and computer science. Nomination is based on successfully completing work experience placements, academic achievement and developing workplace skills.
Pitch@Palace 5.0 took place at St. James’s Palace on 7th March, 2016. The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas. Pitch@Palace 5.0 followed Pitch@Palace Boot Camp at the University of… Read More
The Duke of York, Patron of Young Engineers, attended the Big Bang Fair 2016 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on 17th March, 2016. The Big Bang Fair is a national celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for… Read More
The Foundation for Liver Research was established in 1974 to develop and extend research into diseases of the human liver and to enhance medical research generally.
The Duke of York visited the Berkshire College of Agriculture on 4th February, 2016 to see redevelopment projects and to open the college’s new specially designed kitchen facilities. The Berkshire College of Agriculture is a further education and land based… Read More
The Duke of York hosted a Reception to mark the launch of Pledge 1% UK at St. James’s Palace on 4th February, 2016. Pledge 1% aims to encourage corporate philanthropy in the United Kingdom, empowering companies and organisations to pledge… Read More
The Duke of York visited Yorkshire on 7th January, 2016 to witness the impact of the recent flooding, and visit those affected. His Royal Highness started the day in Leeds, where The Duke visited A. Taylor and Son and saw… Read More
13th November, 2015. The Duke of York arrived in Vietnam on 13th November, 2015. His Royal Highness called on the Minister of Planning and Investment and the Prime Minister in Hanoi. 14th November, 2015. The Duke of York attended the… Read More
NEWLY-trained teachers from the University of Huddersfield were given a mission by their Chancellor, HRH The Duke of York, KG, “Go forth and educate!” he told them at the close of their graduation ceremony.
“It is up to you to be the inspiration for young people,” he said.
The Duke was launching a week of graduation ceremonies at the University, the first time he had done so since being installed as Chancellor in July. Students from the University’s School of Education and Professional Development were the first to receive their awards, which included a wide range of degrees, certificates and teaching qualifications. Read More