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The Royal Academy of Engineering

The Duke is an energetic and committed patron of the organisations he supports. In 1976, as President of the Council of Engineering Institutions, he initiated the Fellowship of Engineering, now the Royal Academy of Engineering, which promotes engineering excellence and education. In 2000 he was presented with a special gold President’s Medal in recognition of his drive and enthusiasm for the promotion of engineering. In 2009 his article entitled ‘Promoting Engineering’ was published in Ingenia, the quarterly publication of the Royal Academy of Engineering.