Chancellor Philip Hammond visits Heriot-Watt



L-R: Iain Pheasant, Tracy Shimmield, Michael Wilson, The Chancellor and Garry Pender.

This week Chancellor Philip Hammond visited the Lyell Centre at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus.

Mr Hammond was visiting Heriot-Watt to see a great example of partnership working in research and innovation.

The Lyell Centre is our new pioneering global research centre for earth and marine science and technology, which brings together the academic innovation of Heriot-Watt with the expertise of the British Geological Survey (BGS) to ensure that future generations of researchers are equipped and capable of meeting the global science and technology challenges facing the world.

The Chancellor was welcomed to the campus by the Secretary of the University, Ann Marie Dalton-Pillay, and John Ludden, Executive Director of the BGS.

During his visit he was escorted by Garry Pender, Deputy Principal (Research and Innovation), and Tracy Shimmield, Co-Director of the Lyell Centre. They visited RD2 and met with some of the engineers involved - including Iain Pheasant, Head Mechanical Engineer and Michael Wilson, Head Electrical Engineer.