Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre’s Royal Visit
The Centre was privileged to receive a very special visitor on 20th November 1990, when H.R.H. Diana, Princess of Wales, came to view the activities which were taking place. Princess Diana was a Patron of British Deaf Association at the time and so had a keen interest in the Deaf community.
Many members of the community remember the visit and meeting Princess Diana. The visit is commemorated through framed photographs at the Centre as well as a portrait photograph of Princess Diana in the Main Hall. The Visitor Book which Princess Diana signed is kept in safe keeping.
Articles of the visit also featured in the Oxford Mail and Times (see photos on this page) and further information about the visit is stored in the Centre’s Archives.
What our clients are saying about us:
I am now doing level 2 and hoping to do level 3 – through this I have met Deaf/hard of hearing people and spoken to them. 2. I helped to volunteer for a Deaf charity at an information stall in a hospital. The first person to stop was Deaf so I chatted to him – it was great to use my BSL in a ‘real-life’ situation (outside class) for the first time!” 2013-14 academic year – BSL student
Excellent interpreter. This consultation would not have been possible without her. She had a good working relationship with the patient. The patient’s care was enhanced by her presence.
It’s lovely to hear from you. I no longer live is Hereford and will be starting university in September to do my degree in Interpreting BSL/English.
Thank you – Deaf Direct really had a massive impact on this and without you all I wouldn’t be doing it. Wish me luck and I hope our paths cross again in the future
Amazing how prompt and helpful everyone was. A new phone was delivered and fitted within 72 hours. We are so GRATEFUL. Thank you (13th April 2017)
XX was the best interpreter I have used in the 16 years of working with impairments. Not only was she 100% professional and warm, she was flexible, supportive for how we worked which made this complex interview relaxing. Thank you
“Would you please pass on my thanks to the interpreter who volunteered to make this year’s annual Lights of Love service accessible to the deaf community of Worcester. The evening was a great success and, that is not least thanks to the ongoing support of your organisation.” November 2014 – Chaplain, St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
I love doing volunteer work. I wanted to give something back to Deaf Direct after they have done for me and the twins. Volunteering is great way to meet people in the community and most important of all, enjoy yourself!
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