PRINCE William will be visiting Oxford this week to officially open a university college's new building.

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Oxford on Thursday, October 3, to officially open Keble College’s new graduate building, the HB Allen Centre.

His Royal Highness will tour the centre and will meet graduates, academics and start-up companies that work out of the building.   

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Founded in 1870, Keble College is now one of the largest colleges at Oxford University, with over 840 students.

The HB Allen Centre was built as part of Keble’s 150th Anniversary Campaign, with the aim of creating a new home for the college’s graduate community and new facilities to support inter-disciplinary research and collaboration.

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The HB Allen Centre while it was under construction earlier this year.

During the visit, the Duke will meet with representatives who were involved in the construction of the building. 

The Duke's brother Prince Harry charmed crowds of Oxford residents when he visited some of the city's community and healthcare hubs in May this year.

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College warden, Sir Jonathan Phillips, said that he was delighted to welcome the Duke of Cambridge as Keble Colllege enters its 150th anniversary year.

He said: "The centre signals a new chapter in our history, offering outstanding accommodation for our growing community of graduate students and providing state of the art facilities to support research and spin-out activities."

The HB Allen Centre also provides workspace for Oxford Sciences Innovation, and the Oxford Robotics Institute.

During his tour of the centre, His Royal Highness will visit OSI’s Innovation Incubation space and meet some of the start-up companies working there.

The Duke will also view some of the robots that are being developed at the ORI.