He had often asked after Dr David Browning
YANG di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V reunited with his former lecturer, Dr David Browning, yesterday after the inauguration of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) by Prince Charles, who is patron of the centre.
He greeted Dr Browning, who was his lecturer in Geography in The Muslim World, when he was a student there in the 1980s.
He went to Oakham School in Rutland and pursued further education in Diplomatic Studies at St Cross College, Oxford, before doing Islamic Studies at the centre until 1991.
He was heard telling his former lecturer that he had always asked after him.
“Yes, he turned down my lunch invitation, but I made sure that he is here today,” said Dr Farhan Nizami, director of OCIS, who also taught the king.
They spoke and reminisced about the old days.
Other royal dignitaries who graced the occasion included Prince Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, member of the Board of Trustees of OCIS, Prince Salman Hamad Al
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V (left) with Prince Charles (right) at Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies on Tuesday. With them are Prince Turki Al-Faisal (second from right) and OCIS director Dr Farhan Nizami.