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.
11th Round Prizes Presentations at Buckingham Palace on the 25th February 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.Read more
11th Round Prize-winners’ Dinner at Guildhall on the 25th February 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.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