Today we had an honorable guest at Leeds Met: the inventor Trevor Baylis, OBE, joined a celebration event in the "Old Broadcasting House". Trevor's passion is in ensuring that inventors get recognition - and appropriate protection of their intellectual property. A room in this Old Broadcasting House was named in his honour, to provide a sanctuary for trusted conversations about patentable ideas. He gave a speech in which he enthusiastically celebrated the profession of an inventor - fabulous his imitation of a nerdy inventor type who for some reason had a German accent... (remember Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove?)
This event was for me the first opportunity to visit the new Old Broadcasting House, a building formerly housing the BBC. Now freshly renovated, it hosts the Leeds Met New Technology Institute (NTI), an Innovation Showcase, the Teaching and Learning Excellence Centre, and several seminar rooms. A great venue!