Patrick Stewart in the Library

It’s not every day that you get a former Captain of the starship Enterprise in your Library, but today was one of those days! Patrick Stewart is the current Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, and was born just down the road in Mirfield.

The refurbished library opened it’s doors to students in September (see photos), but today was the official opening ceremony of the Student Centre (which is the entrance floor of the library). To celebrate the event, we had a string quartet playing in the foyer, and Patrick Stewart gave a speech and unveiled a plaque.

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No sooner had Patrick walked in, he headed straight for the Info Desk…

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Lisa (left) is looking slightly surprised and that’s my better half Bryony sat on the right.

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After an entertaining speech…

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…Patrick unveiled the plaque…

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…drinks were served…

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…and he personally thanked the library staff for their hard work over summer…

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I’d thoroughly recommend getting a string quartet to play in your library entrance — it definitely sets a nice ambience :-)