On 27 March, Royal Holloway, University of London, hosted our Spring Breakfast Forum in their superb Windsor building.
Prof. Paul Layzell, Principal, and Simon Higman, Registrar and Director of Operations spoke about the University and the preparations for the 2012 satellite village. Royal Holloway is acknowledged for research excellence in the arts, humanities and sciences. Their Information Security Group has been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ in cyber security research, which includes algorithms for credit cards.
The contract for the 2012 Village commences on 2 July. The Village will open to the 1400 elite rowers, sprint canoeists and officials, from up to 70 countries, on 16 July.
The rowing competitions will run from 28 July, and the Paralympic competitions from 31 August.
Despite it being over 2 years since our CompeteFor meeting, Surriya Subramaniam, Business Development Manager, SCC, reminded the delegates that the scheme still has contracts available! Surriya has been working with international teams to ensure they are based in Surrey. (31 teams will be training in Surrey).
Michelle Saint, Communications Manager for Road Cycling, LOCOG, told us about the preparations being made and showed a DVD on the road cycling events, which seemed to spark an air of excitement and brought 2012 to life!
(L-R) Mark Adams, Prof. Paul Layzell, Simon Higman,
Surriya Subramaniam and Edward Josey