Visit to the Large Hadron Collider, CERN The team of Professor Sir Tejinder Virdee FRS A visit to see the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN including the Compact Muon Solenoid whilst they are down for maintenance. The tour includes visits to the Science History Museum on the banks of Lake Geneva and scientific sites in the Old City. Visit itinerary and overview: Thursday 16 May Attendees organise own transport to Geneva. Friends have a block booking for accommodation in Ferney-Voltaire, a small town in France conveniently located for CERN, Geneva airport and the centre of Geneva. Ferney-Voltaire is the accommodation centre following the positive feedback from Friends previous CERN trips. 19.00 Welcome drinks in the hotel 20.00 Dinner for the group, Ferney-Voltaire Friday 17 May From 7.30 breakfast (11€ per person per day, to be paid direct at end of stay)8.30 Private coach transport to CERN9.00 Exclusive tour of the CMS experiment including underground facilities and the CMS device itself11.30 “CERN’s Large Hadron Collider construction and future studies from a civil engineering perspective”, bespoke lecture from John Osborne, Senior Civil Engineer, Future Accelerator Studies, CERN 12.45 Lunch in the CERN canteen (to be paid direct on day)14.00 Overall presentation of CERN, the LHC and visit laboratories and experiments above ground16.30 Private coach transport back to hotelEvening - Dinner for the group, Ferney-Voltaire Saturday 18 May From 8.00 breakfast10.00 Private coach transport to Geneva10.30 Guided tour of Museum of History of Science13.00 Guided tour of the archaeological site in the foundations of St Peter's Cathedral Court St Lunch 15.30 Guided walking tour featuring the history of scientific discovery in the Old City of Geneva Evening - Closing Dinner in GenevaSunday 19 May From 8.00 breakfast This is the end of the formal activities however there is an exclusive guided tour available at the Chateau de Voltaire in Ferney-Voltaire for the morning. .