Queen’s royal approval for UK science and technology
We’re remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s commitment to advancing science and technology, with pioneering discoveries starting in her 1953 coronation year when DNA’s double helix was discovered to the digital world now shaping everyone’s lives.
Tech & Science Daily is joined by Keith Moore from the Royal Society in London - the world’s oldest scientific academy.
We discuss the major advancements for British research during the Queen’s reign, her great interest in supporting the society’s advancement through science, and what happens when Elizabeth II’s patronage is transferred to King Charles III using a protocol known as the Loyal Address.
In the post-war era, the Queen was also a fervent supporter of increasing the number of university-educated scientists and engineers. And she also had a keen interest in London’s museums showcasing our research excellence.
From the space age ability to gaze into the depths of the universe from the Jodrell Bank Observatory and James Webb Space Telescope, to Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web, Queen Elizabeth II was monarch through some of the most significant scientific landmarks advancing humankind.
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