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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh presents RSE Awards

Posted 15/08/2011

Leading human rights lawyer, Baroness Helena Kennedy, and renowned physicist and founder of Edinburgh Instruments Ltd, Professor Desmond Smith, were honoured today when HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was in Scotland to present them with the prestigious Royal Medals.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Royal Medals were instituted by The Queen to mark the Millennium and recognise outstanding achievement in all intellectual fields. Previous recipients have included Nobel Laureates Sir James Black and Sir James Mirrlees, as well as the distinguished Scottish historian Prof Tom Devine, and theoretical physicist Prof Peter Higgs.Dr Marcian “Ted” Hoff, inventor of the microprocessor that revolutionised the computer industry, was also in Scotland to receive the IEEE/RSE/Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award from The Duke.

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Helena Kennedy
 Baroness Helena Kennedy receives her medal.
Des Smith
Professor Des Smith and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
Ted Hoff
Dr Ted Hoff with the Duke of Edinburgh.

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