Interview with Prof Robards23rd May 2012 | by Matt Ravenhall and James Cameron - NOUSE
Professor Anthony Robards OBE has been described as the ‘interface between the University of York and businesses, the City and the Region’. He co-founded both the local Science Park and Science City York, was President of the Microscopical Society and has published over 130 books and papers in biological research, both pure and applied. Obtaining his OBE in 2002 for ‘Services to Higher Education’ and a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Yorkshire Evening Press Business Awards ceremony in 2003, it could be argued that Professor Robards has played a critical role in the development of York into the city it is today.
He now divides his time between working for the University of York, involving himself with charitable works and sitting on the board of a number of companies. His latest project is the York Science and Innovation Grand Tour, an interactive open-air exhibition around the heart of York which seeks to demonstrate to residents and visitors that science and innovation in York is something to get excited about.
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