Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Top Marks For Triple-H

In an positive move Reading University has opened a new £17m facility for biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences.

The building will be named after the renowned late Professor Harold H. Hopkins, who worked on the campus for 17 years and helped develop modern key-hole surgery techniques. It will house Reading University's new Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR).

Reading University Vice Chancellor Professor Gordon Marshall expressed his excitement at the state-of-the-art facility, explaining that it "demonstrates our commitment to developing further our ability to undertake internationally important research," while honouring the inspiration of Prof Hopkins "whose talent for theoretical maths and physics combined with an inventive genius led him to achieve significant life changing contributions to society himself."

Attending the ceremony were the Mayors of Reading and Wokingham, as well as Professor Hopkins' son, Kelvin Hopkins MP.

According to Michael Hawes, Rob Wilson MP echoed the sentiments of Professor Marshall, saying "Such a significant investment highlights the Reading determination to continue to be one of the World’s top institutions."

Diane Berry, Reading University pro vice-chancellor for research, agrees with the need to support a wider base of research recently arguing that "we cannot afford to conceive our science base too narrowly" because "addressing current and future global challenges depends on the successful interplay of all subjects."

Oranjepan says:
No new knowledge is ever a waste of money!

1 comment:

  1. This building is 'lovingly' called the death star by staff on campus. So much nicer now the trees and grass is in. Staff at RSSL don't have a very good view any more :(

    It should have had an extra floor but aparently there was a lack of funding. So Biology have to stay partially in their old bulding.

    Would have been nice if they'd invited all local councillors too.


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