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  • Presentations at Buckingham Palace 2012

    Story posted 01 March 2012

    The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, made presentations to the 21 Diamond Jubilee Round (Nine) Prize-winners at an honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 24 February 2012.  Afterwards, the Queen and the Duke gave a reception in the Picture Gallery for the Prize-winners’ representatives, including staff, students, and other guests. A DVD of the ceremony, including film taken during the reception, is available from British Ceremonial Arts Ltd at www.bcafilm.co.uk....
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  • Winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes announced

    Story posted 25 November 2011

    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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  • Presentations at Buckingham Palace

    Story posted 25 February 2011

    The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, made presentations to the 21 Round 8 Prize-winners at an honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 19 February 2010.  Afterwards The Queen and the Duke gave a reception for the Prize-winners’ representatives, including staff and students, and other guests in the Picture Gallery.  A DVD of the ceremony, including film taken during the reception, is available from British Ceremonial Arts Ltd at  www.bcafilm.co.uk. On 18 February 2010, the evening before the Buckingham Palace presentations, the Trust held a national banquet at Guildhall to celebrate the achievements of the Prize-winning institutions.  Music was provided by students from The Royal College of Music (“Exhibition B...
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  • Appointment of Trustees

    Story posted 16 December 2010

    The Trust appointed five new Trustees in May 2010.  They joined the existing Trustees, listed immediately below: Kieran Poynter (Chairman of the Trust) is a chartered accountant who spent 37 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the last eight as Chairman and Senior Partner.  Since retiring from PWC at the end of 2008 he has been appointed as a non-executive to the boards of three public companies and three private companies.  He was appointed a Trustee of The Royal Anniversary Trust in 2006 and appointed Chairman in 2010 following the retirement of the Founder Chairman, Sir Robin Gill KCVO.  Clive Mather retired from Shell in 2007 having been Chairman of Shell UK and then President and CEO of Shell Canada Ltd.&n...
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  • National banquet at Guildhall

    Story posted 29 September 2010

    On 18 February 2010, the evening before the Buckingham Palace presentations, the Trust held a national banquet at Guildhall in the City of London to celebrate the achievements of the Prize-winning institutions.  Music was provided by students from The Royal College of Music ("Exhibition Brass") and Trinity Laban College ("Trinity Jazz Ensemble"), and by pipers from The London Regiment.  Fanfares were played by state trumpeters from The Band of The Blues and Royals.  The Scots Guards provided an escort detachment.  Hospitality students from further education colleges and from Thames Valley University assisted with the presentation of the event.  Professor Richard C. Levin, President of Yale University and Professor Sir Graeme Dav...
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