The Royal Anniversary Trust
The Royal Anniversary Trust is an independent charity - registered number 1,000,000 - concerned with the advancement of education for public benefit. It was set up in 1990 with the object of carrying out a programme of events and activities during 1992, funded and supported from private sources with official endorsement, to mark the 40th anniversary of The Queen’s accession and her years of service as Head of State. The Trust currently works to promote world class excellence in UK universities and colleges through The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education.
Guildhall City of London dinner 2014:
On 26 February 2014, the evening before the Buckingham Palace presentations, the Trust held a national dinner at Guildhall to celebrate the achievements of the Prize-winning institutions. Kieran Poynter, Chairman of the Royal Anniversary Trust and The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State for Government Policy at the Cabinet Office, both gave speeches.Read more
Presentations at Buckingham Palace 2014:
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.representatives, including staff, students, and other guests.Read more
What the Prizes are for:
Since it began in 1994 HM The Queen has presented a total of 211 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes to 71 universities and 40 colleges of further and higher education in the UK. The subjects recognised for outstanding excellence, innovation and beneficial impact have been many and varied. Click here to see four very short films about the kind of work honoured in the scheme, how it has developed and what the award has meant to the institution.Read more