University of St Andrews - Rector gets on his trike

March 12, 2009

Kevin Dunion, the new rector of the University of St Andrews, faced his first big challenge in the role at his installation ceremony - deciding how to get there. Each rector has to choose a fresh and innovative method of arrival at the Rectorial Drag, a tour of the town followed by students and student societies. Past incumbents have arrived on horseback, sailed into St Andrews Harbour and even been delivered in a sack by a Post Office van. But Mr Dunion paid homage to his family history by pedalling a traditional ice-cream tricycle to the event, in memory of his grandparents' ice-cream business. His formal installation took place the following day.

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