Bill Gates

  • Patricia Hart (Host)

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting of external visitor (non-academic)


Visit of Bill Gates to The Roslin Institute

Bill Gates has visited the Easter Bush Campus to hear about research to improve the health and welfare of people and farm animals worldwide. He was visiting in his capacity as Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The organisation has a strategic focus on agricultural development and research to improve farming productivity in a sustainable way. Mr Gates was greeted by Vice-Principal Professor Jonathan Seckl, Professor David Hume, Director of The Roslin Institute, Professor David Argyle, Head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Lord Jamie Lindsay, Chairman of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Janet Swaddling, CEO SRUC. The party toured The Roslin Institute before visiting the National Avian Research Facility.
Period29 Jul 2014


  • Agriculture
  • sustainability
  • farming