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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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Original article link: https://www.bcs.org/articles-opinion-and-research/hrh-the-duke-of-kent-visits-bcs-and-meets-a-robot-and-tech-pioneers/

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