Promoting world-class excellence and chievement through The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education

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  • Nobel Prize-winner Sir Paul Nurse

    Story posted 28 May 2018

    Nobel Prize-winner Sir Paul Nurse gives a speech at the Prize-winners Dinner held at Guildhall, City of London for the twelfth round of the scheme...
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  • Winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes announced

    Story posted 02 March 2018

    From nuclear research, to eye disease, creative writing, food security and vocational skills for work: excellence, innovation, and impact in the UK’s Higher and Further Education sector celebrated 18 universities and 3 further education colleges win highest national honours Twenty-one institutions have tonight been announced as winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. The announcement was made by the Royal Anniversary Trust by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen, at a reception at St James’s Palace. The 2010-12 ‘Diamond Jubilee’ Round winners of the prestigious biennial Prizes include eighteen universities and three further education colleges from across the UK. One h...
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  • 10th Round Prize-winners Presentations At Buckingham Palace 27 February 2014

    Story posted 02 March 2018

    The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, made presentations to the 20 Tenth Round Prize-winners at an honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 27 February 2014.  Afterwards, the Queen and the Duke gave a reception in the Picture Gallery for the Prize-winners’ representatives, including staff, students, and other guests.   http://storify.com/BritishMonarchy/queensprize http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTHXG6O8rvw&feature=youtube_gdata...
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  • 12th Round Prize-winners’ Dinner at Guildhall on the 21st February 2018

    Story posted 01 March 2018

    The Royal Anniversary Trust hosted a Reception and Dinner at the Guildhall, City of London, on 21st  February 2018 to mark the award of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes to 21 universities and colleges in the twelfth biennial round of this national honour. Chairman of the Royal Anniversary Trust Sir Damon Buffini gave an address welcoming the guests and Nobel prize-winner Sir Paul Nurse FRS Director of the Francis Crick Institute gave the main speech. The reception and dinner at the Guildhall City of London was held prior to the awards ceremony the next morning at Buckingham Palace to honour the achievement of the 21 prize-winning institutions. Up to 400 guests from all walks of UK life attended  and the evening provided a rich mix of pagean...
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  • Round Twelve Prize-winners were honoured at an awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 22nd February 2018

    Story posted 01 March 2018

    HRH The Prince of Wales, with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, presented Queen’s Anniversary Prizes on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to recipients of the award in the twelfth biennial round at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 22 February 2018. Afterwards Their Royal Highnesses gave a Reception for the leaders, staff and students from the institutions, together with other guests .                             The Prizes are part of the UK honours system and are awarded every two years by The Queen on the Prime Minister’s advice. UK universities and colleges were invited in October 2016 to submit entries on any ...
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  • Twelfth round Prize-winners announced at St James's Palace 30th November 2017

    Story posted 01 December 2017

    Twenty-one UK universities and colleges of further education were announced as recipients of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in the current - twelfth biennial - round of the scheme at an event hosted at St James’s Palace by The Royal Anniversary Trust. The Prizes are part of the honours system and are awarded every two years by The Queen on the Prime Minister’s advice. UK universities and colleges were invited in October 2016 to submit entries on any aspect of their work for assessment against the scheme’s criteria of excellence, innovation and practical benefit, to the institution itself and UK education, and to the UK economy and society and for public benefit in general.  The Trust, charged by the Palace and the Cabinet Offic...
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  • 11th Round Prize-winners Presentations at Buckingham Palace 25 February 2016

    Story posted 08 April 2016

    HRH The Prince of Wales, with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, presented Queen’s Anniversary Prizes on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to recipients of the award in the eleventh biennial round at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 25 February 2016. Afterwards Their Royal Highnesses gave a Reception for the leaders, staff and students from the institutions, together with other guests. www.royal.gov.uk www.bis.gov.uk www.scotland.gov.uk www.wales.gov.uk www.northernireland.gov.uk  ...
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  • 11th Round Prize-winners' Dinner at Guildhall 24 February 2016

    Story posted 08 April 2016

    The Royal Anniversary Trust hosted a Reception and Dinner at the Guildhall, City of London, on 24 February 2016 to mark the award of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes to 21 universities and colleges in the eleventh biennial round of this national honour.  Chairman of the Royal Anniversary Trust Damon Buffini gave an address welcoming the guests and Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills also spoke.  Between courses and as a finale a newly-formed choral group from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, “Rubythroat” led by Linda Hirst, performed a sung grace arranged by their Gold Medal student Harry Palmer and a varied repertoire of songs including works by Le Jeune, B...
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