High Sheriff Given Tour of University

High Sheriff visit - Nov 2021 - web
High Sheriff of Worcestershire, Richard Amphlett, with Professor David Green CBE DL, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester

Mr Amphlett was invited to visit the University to learn about its many areas of work and plans for the future.

“It was really interesting to see how the University has been developing,” he said. “That was the first time I’d been back in the former Royal Infirmary building since the 1970s. It’s quite a transformation.

“I had also been in the Art House when it was a car showroom and as County Furnishings, but it was fantastic to see how it is now being used. These buildings have really brought the University into the heart of the City.”

During his visit, Mr Amphlett was able to meet the latest recipient of the High Sheriff’s Award, given annually to a Law student for the best Research Project.

The office of High Sheriff is the oldest royal appointment, represented in every county in England and Wales, and its history and tradition predate the Norman conquest.

The High Sheriff is the Queen’s highest judicial officer in the county, and the role involves a range of ceremonial, charitable and community functions.