Saturday 23 October 2010

Fr Brooke Kingsmill-Lunn, past Priest Director, receives award

Fr Brooke Lunn, our past Priest Director and long serving editor of The Messenger, recently received the first award of the Imperial College Medal, in recognition of his 57 years of service to London's leading science and engineering university, where he has charge of the Queen's Tower, from which the College's ring of 10 bells, which were hung in honour of Princess Alexandra, wife of the future King Edward VII. The bells are rung on the anniversary of the Sovereign's Accession, Royal birthdays, and the principal dates in the College's year.

The Imperial College grew out of the old Imperial Institute, now the Commonwealth Institute, for the international promotion of science and techonology, public health, good governance, trade and commerce, and these concerns still form its main faculties. The ringing of the bells is entrusted to the Ancient Society of College Youths, founded in 1637 to promote the practice and science of bell ringing, of which Fr Lunn is past Master. He has been involved at the Tower since 1953, captaining the ringers since 1976.
We warmly congratulate Father Brooke.

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