September marked the 30th Anniversary of the coming into force of the Convention establishing the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). A formal ceremony, attended by the King of Spain, was the highlight of the celebrations. Throughout the month, an exhibition of many of the important documents from CERN's early history (including the original Convention, kindly loaned by UNESCO, with the signatures of representatives of the twelve founding States) was presented at CERN. A concert by the Geneva Orchestre de la Suisse Romande was given in CERN's honour. An Open Day at the Laboratory drew thousands of visitors. A full day's 'history seminar' enabled a team presently working on CERN history to consult with many of the pioneers.