I’ve just received my 30th anniversary graduation gift from the University of St Andrews: a short video clip of my graduation on Thursday 8 July 1993.
So, I uploaded it to my YouTube channel to share with the world.
In the video, I can be seen walking across the stage in the Younger Hall on North Street after my name is called, kneeling before Sir Kenneth Dover, the then-Chancellor of the University who taps me on the head with what are supposedly part of the breeches of John Knox while saying “Et super te” (and also on you), while Jim Douglas places my Bachelor of Divinity (Honours) hood over my head.
Then there is what my son Joshua referred to as the ‘action replay’.
The video ends with a view of the graduates congregating outside Younger Hall in the rain. These days after the graduation there is a procession down the middle of North Street from the Younger Hall to St Salvator’s quadrangle for photos and celebrations.
This brought back fond memories of my graduation day.