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Kavli Royal Society International Centre

In 2009 Chicheley Hall, a Grade I listed building located near Milton Keynes, was bought by the Royal Society for £6.5 million, funded in part by Fred Kavli. The Royal Society spent several million on renovations adapting it to become the "Kavli Royal Society International Centre", a venue for residential science seminars and conferences and appointed Sir Peter Knight FRS as its Principal. The Centre held its first scientific meeting on 1 June 2010 and was formally opened on 21 June 2010.

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