What do you do? I make offshore wind turbine blades Ma'am!

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Nov 2017

SHE may be more familiar with a ceremonial sword when it comes to blades, but all that will change when the Queen comes to Hull.

The crowning glory of the year as City of Culture will be next week's visit, and it has been revealed she will take in the Siemens Gamesa plant at Green Port Hull.

Her Majesty will view the blade production line, meet operatives and watch a demonstration.

She will also meet school students involved in the ‘Green Power’ project which aims to inspire young people into a career in engineering by building and racing electric cars.

Arriving by train at Paragon Station on Thursday, November 16, she will greet City of Culture volunteers before undertaking a short walkabout. 

The Queen will visit the University of Hull where she will formally open the Allam Medical Building, which is part of the new £28 million health campus. The facility has been built with the financial help of Hull City owner Dr Assem Allam.

She will also meet nursing care students and tutors before observing a training session on robotic mannequin patients and visiting an operating theatre.

A private lunch with representatives of the university, Hull City of Culture and other dignitaries is also part of the itinerary. 

Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull, said: “It is a great honour to welcome Her Majesty the Queen to the university to open this truly outstanding facility.

‚Äč"We are extremely proud of the vital contribution that our graduates and staff make to the health of the region and this investment enables us to extend our impact through the delivery of pioneering teaching and research.”

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