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Princess Diana at Queen's College

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Princess Diana at Queen's College

Diana, Princess of Wales unveiled the commemorative plaque, seen in the background, to officially inaugurate the Faculty of Health Studies in the Crawfurd Building on Queen's College's Southbrae Campus, Jordanhill on Friday 13 December 1991. The new faculty was opened in leased premises at Jordanhill due to pressures of space at the main campus at Park Drive.

On the same day, Princess Diana visited the Medical Research Council's Medical Sociology Unit at the University of Glasgow. In her capacity as Patron of the National AIDS Trust, she listened to staff describing their work with prostitutes in the city. She was told that Glasgow, despite its drug-using image, had about 20 per cent of Scotland's HIV positive patients, as opposed to 60 per cent in Edinburgh.

After her visit to Jordanhill, Princess Diana went on to formally open Garnethill Community Park. The park was initiated by the Goethe Institute which as a lasting memento of Glasgow's reign as City of Culture in 1990. Environmental artist Dieter Magnus was commissioned to design the park, which includes a sculpture known as the Garnethill Pyramid.

Reference: GB 1847 GCU

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow Caledonian University, Research Collections, Archives

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