Geneva, 1 September 2014
On Monday, 29 September 2014, His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KG will visit Geneva, Switzerland to participate in CERN’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
His Royal Highness will represent the UK at the official ceremony, at the request of Her Majesty’s Government. This ceremony is the highlight of a month of activities at CERN dedicated to celebrating “60 years of science for peace”.
His Royal Highness’s visit is part of His efforts to raise awareness of and promote British science, technology and engineering expertise. HRH is convinced that scientists and engineers make a crucial contribution to addressing pressing contemporary challenges and support the UK’s long-term prosperity.
In addition to attending the CERN anniversary ceremony, His Royal Highness will meet and hold discussions with British scientists, representatives from British business and heads of international agencies.
The Duke of York’s visit reflects His commitment to education and skills, entrepreneurship, science and technology.
Note to Editors
HRH, the Duke of York engages with organisations to support initiatives that attract increased investment in science, technology and engineering, including:
Cambridge Science Centre
Harwell and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campuses
Northern Ireland Science Park
UK Science and Technology Clusters
Full list of the Duke’s Science, Technology and Engineering Patronages
Additional information about HRH’s activities
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