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Special degree ceremony

Dr Erasmus Barlow (left) and Captain Sir Thomas Barlow are pictured at the special degree ceremony held at Swanborough Manor last Thursday at which they were awarded the honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters. The sons of Sir Alan Barlow, who have been Trustees of the collection for over twenty years, were presented for the award by Craig Clunas, the current curator of the Barlow Collection. He spoke of their commitment to the goals of teaching and learning through engagement with actual works of art and the generosity of spirit which characterised their trusteeship. With the increasing use of the collection of Chinese art on campus and beyond, Sir Alan Barlow's legacy is entering a new phase and, said Craig, "It is a source of confidence and assurance that, as one generation relinquishes the role of Trustees which they have so ornamented for a number of years, members of a new generation of Barlows are there to carry forward the magnanimity of spirit towards the University which has characterised the Barlow family, almost since the University's earliest days."

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March 7th 1997

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