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The Duke of Kent visits the University of Bath in 2004
The Duke of Kent visits the University of Bath in 2004

Press Release - 11 April 2007

The Duke of Kent to visit Oakfield

The Duke of Kent will visit the University of Bath in Swindon’s Oakfield campus tomorrow, Thursday 12 April.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, Professor Glynis Breakwell, will host the Duke on his visit to Oakfield and introduce Dr Faith Butt, Director of the campus.

The Duke will visit the Museum of Computing based at the campus, the Swindon Innovation Centre, the Business Hub and its crèche.

At the Museum of Computing the Duke will meet its founder, Jeremy Holt and its curator, Simon Webb. He will be introduced to volunteers who support the work of the museum and have an opportunity to see local children enjoying its Pong to Playstation hands-on games console exhibition.

The Duke will be introduced to the museum’s principal sponsors, Intel, represented by John Woodget, Director of Marketing for Intel EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Managing Director of Intel Corp UK Ltd, and Jim Murray, Technical Marketing Engineer.

Innovation Centre Manager Phil Merrick will welcome the Duke to the business centre, describing the mentoring and guidance it provides to new science and technology based business start-ups. The Duke will meet two entrepreneurs based at the centre, both managing fast-growing companies.

At the Business Hub, Project Officer Rachael Selley will introduce the Duke to four women who have successfully completed its Women into Enterprise training programme and launched companies. He will be introduced to the crèche manager, in acknowledgement of the facility’s role in enabling women into business.

On arrival at Oakfield The Lord Lieutenant will present to the Duke: The High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Mrs Geraldine Wimble; and The Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Mike Bawden.

The Duke will leave Oakfield to visit the Science Museum at Wroughton.


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