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Keele University Opens New Science Facilities

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Sir David Attenborough has officially opened new state-of-the-art science facilities at Keele University.

As part of the University's 70th anniversary celebrations, Sir David toured Keele's new life science laboratories which have been named in his honour and met with staff and students to discuss their pioneering research and studies in fields such as food security, biodiversity, and global health.

The new School of Life Sciences teaching and research laboratories are part of a £45 million investment to create cutting-edge science facilities on campus to support Keele's world-leading research and teaching, and to tackle the key challenges of the 21st Century.

Sir David's visit came on the same day that Keele became one of the first universities in the UK to declare a 'climate emergency', furthering the University's commitment to promoting sustainability and investment in researching green technology.