HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AND THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL VISIT KING’S COLLEGE LONDON TO OPEN BUSH HOUSE
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, will visit King’s College London on Tuesday 19th March 2019 to open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus. Her Majesty is Patron of King’s College London and previously visited in 2012 and 2002.
As the fourth oldest university in England, King’s College London provides teaching and cutting-edge research in the heart of London. King’s has played a major role in many of the advances that shape modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA, and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.
The Queen and The Duchess will arrive at the central courtyard that connects the five Bush House Buildings, before touring the facilities and meeting a number of supporters of the development. Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness will move up to the eighth floor, visiting one of two Roof Terraces which boast panoramic views of London and to meet those who worked on the conversion of Bush House.
The Royal Party will view a robotics demonstration, including robotic surgery, and a demo showing how sensors made from textiles can measure useful information about the body. The Queen and The Duchess will then visit King’s virtual trading floor, and meet a number of students from the Entrepreneurship Institute, which exists to support entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences amongst King’s students, staff and alumni.
The Royal Party will conclude the visit in the development’s new auditorium, where The Queen will unveil a plaque, formally opening Bush House, before signing the Visitor’s Book alongside The Duchess of Cambridge.
King’s College London has over 31,000 students from some 150 countries and acquired the Bush House buildings in 2015 to provide a home for many of their academic departments, as well as further learning and social spaces and enhanced student facilities. These new buildings include lecture theatres, teaching rooms, a 395-seat auditorium, and The Exchange, an open, collaborative space designed for events and exhibitions.
Her Majesty The Queen, Patron, previously visited King’s College London in November 2012 to open the Dickson Poon School of Law and in 2002 to open King’s new Maughan Library. In January 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge visited The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute at King’s College London’s Denmark Hill Campus.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is a Life Governor of King’s College London and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has been a Fellow since 1989.
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