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
Obstetrics and neonatal practice: saving babies’ lives around the world:
The University of Bristol is at the forefront of research which is changing lives - an obstetrics emergency training programme (PROMPT), a revolutionary treatment for new borns who have suffered oxygen shortage at birth, and research which has meant a dramatic drop in global incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ('Cot Death') .Read more