HRH The Duke of Kent visits BCS – and meets a robot and tech pioneers
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, looked back on four decades of growth in technology, as it hosted a visit from its royal patron, HRH The Duke of Kent.
His Royal Highness has been Patron of BCS since 1979 and is a former president of the organisation.
The Duke toured BCS’s new offices in Swindon, came face-to-face with a robot and met Dame Stephanie Shirley CH – a past BCS President and recipient of the BCS Distinguished Fellowship Award. Dame Stephanie was also awarded the IET’s Mountbatten Medal, presented by The Duke in 1999.
The Duke has been a long-standing advocate for computing and digital innovation – and his visit marked the 40th anniversary of his tenure as a former President of BCS.
During his visit he met BCS apprentices and was introduced to a telepresence robot.
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