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Happy Birthday William and Mary !

College of William and Mary President James Blair brought both English and Latin versions of the twelve page Royal Charter establishing the college with him from the Court of William and Mary at Kensington Palace. This original copy of the charter establishing the College of William and Mary in Virginia was apparently lost about the time of the American Revolution. The most complete story of the Royal Charter of the College of William and Mary is found in Frank B. Evans’ monograph on the subject published by the Botetourt Bibliographical Society in 1978. Professor Evans taught in the Department of English at the College. Professor Evans began his article with the statement: “The story of the royal Charter granted in 1693 to found the College of William and Mary would be simpler, but less interesting, were it not for the story of a document which is lost.”Charter Day

Join the celebration.

Today’s  Charter Day Ceremony marks the 319th anniversary of the awarding of the Royal Charter from King William III and Queen Mary II of England establishing William and Mary  College.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and William & Mary alumnus Robert M. Gates ’65 will serve as the keynote speaker at today’s ceremony. Gates, who is the first defense secretary in the nation’s history to serve under presidents from different political parties, will also be invested as the College’s 24thChancellor at the ceremony. In addition to Gates, Professor Emeritus of Government James A. Bill, who served as the College’s first director of the Reves Center for International Studies, will be honored at the event and receive an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters.

Tickets are not required for the event, which will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at William & Mary Hall.

Other highlights of the weekend include  the AEF Lord Botetourt Auction, the Alumni Medallion Ceremony and the Charter Day Concert.

 

Charter Day Concert
Saturday, February 4th 8:00 pm

Come rock out with Third Eye Blind and Ben Kweller at AMP’s 2nd Annual Charter Day Concert!

Tickets are $15 with a valid W&M ID (limit one per valid ID) and $25 for the general public. Ticket prices will increase $5 ($20 with a W&M ID and $30 for the general public) on the day of the show.

For more information, call (877) 296-7787.

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