Thursday, 23 September 2010

Official opening of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre

The Kavli Royal Society International Centre at Chicheley Hall was officially opened on 14 September 2010. Fellows of the Royal Society gathered at the 18th Century country home to hear the official dedication of the building and witness the unveiling of a portrait of the Centre’s lead donor, Fred Kavli, who is Founder and Chairman of the Kavli Foundation.

Chicheley Hall is a unique and historically significant Grade 1 Listed Georgian country house located in North Buckinghamshire. Under the direction of Burrell Foley Fischer LLP the buildings have been refurbished and remodelled to provide lecture rooms, meeting and seminar spaces, reception and dining rooms, together with 50 bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

The centre will host a programme of major scientific meetings, including high level ‘round tables’, policy forums at national and international level, and bilateral meetings with other academies. It will also host a programme of science and mathematics education activities to support policy makers and teachers.

Visit the Chicheley Hall website