Bulletin Vol. 8 No. 10 May 1972

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y 〇 F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN V O L U ME E I GH T M AY 197 2 NUMB ER TEN CONTENTS Opening of University Science Centre . . 1 lUC Conference of Vice-Chancellors and Principals 4 Exhibition of Chinese Zithers . . . . 5 Music Appreciation Room Opens . . . • 6 Senate Staff/Student Relations Committee 6 Staff Profiles 7 Comings and Goings 8 College News 8 OPENING OF UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTRE The opening ceremony of the magnificently built University Science Centre was held on 12th April 1972. The memorable occasion was marked by the presence of the Rt. Hon. the Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, who came to Hong Kong specially to officiate at the ceremony. One of the most distinguished statesmen and educators in England, Lor d Butler has been Master of Trinity College, Cambridge since 1965 and is also Chancellor of the University of Essex and of Sheffield University. Before his return to the academic world in 1965’ he was a Member of Parliament for 36 years and held many important Cabinet and ministerial positions, including Minister of Education, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. Among those attending the ceremony were Lady Butler, H.E. the Chancellor Sir Murray MacLehose and Lady MacLehose, Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, as well as participants of the recently concluded Hong Kong Conference of Vice- Chancellors and Principals sponsored by the Inter- University Council for Higher Education Overseas. The ceremony began with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Choh-Ming Li, welcoming the guests. Lord Butler delivered an address, unveiled the plaque, and declared the University Science Centre officially open. The Chancellor gave a vote of thanks to Lord Butler and presented him with a key of the Science Centre as a memento of the occasion. After the ceremony, guests were invited to participate in a tea reception and a tour of the Centre. The University Science Centre is the largest of the buildings on the University campus. It consists of two 4-storey parallel blocks of classrooms, laboratories and offices, with accommodation for all natural science departments of the University. A lecture theatre complex of unusual design is located between the two main building blocks. The Centre provides a net usable area of 206,200 sq. ft. at a cost of HK$ 16,500,000. The British Government contributed t.250,000 (equal to about 4 million Hong Kong dollars) towards the total building cost and the Hong Kong Government paid the balance.