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  • Prize-winners Dinner at Guildhall 26 February 2014

    Story posted 19 March 2014

    On 26 February 2014, the Royal Anniversary Trust hosted a celebration dinner at Guildhall to mark the recognition of the twenty Prize-winning universities and colleges of further education in round ten of The Queen's Anniversary Prizes.  Kieran Poynter, Chairman of the Royal Anniversary Trust welcomed the 400 guests and The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy at the Cabinet Office, spoke about the criteria underpinning the award: excellence, innovation and impact. You can read the speeches here and here.    In between courses and as a finale for the evening the Guildhall Singers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama performed arias from operas by Delibes, Offenbach, Carmen, and Donizetti...
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  • Presentations At Buckingham Palace 2014

    Story posted 03 March 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.   http://storify.com/BritishMonarchy/queensprize http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTHXG6O8rvw&feature=youtube_gdata...
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  • Winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes announced

    Story posted 03 March 2014

    Obstetrics and neonatal practice; safeguarding of children; environmental and manufacturing engineering; human anatomy and surgery; bio-engineering and prevention of strokes 17 universities and 3 further education colleges win highest national honour in education Twenty 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, at a reception hosted by the Trust at St James’s Palace by kind permission of Her Majesty the Queen. The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, said, “I warmly congratulate the twenty universities and colleges honoured in The Queen’s Annivers...
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  • Tenth round of the Prizes scheme

    Story posted 03 March 2014

    All entries in the tenth round of The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education have now been received.  The assessment process is under way and will lead to recommendations for these honours being made in the autumn followed by an official public announcement of the Prize-winning institutions in the second half of November 2013....
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  • National banquet at Guildhall 2012

    Story posted 03 March 2014

    On 23 February 2012, the evening before the Buckingham Palace presentations, the Trust held a national banquet at Guildhall to celebrate the achievements of the Prize-winning institutions.  Kieran Poynter, Chairman of the Royal Anniversary Trust and The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, both gave speeches. Music at the banquet was provided by the Guildhall Singers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and included arias from operas by Bizet, Mozart and Verdi.
Fanfares were played by state trumpeters from The Band of the Life Guards and a Piper was provided by F Company Scots Guards.Also providing event services on the night – table service, escorting guests and video filming – were ho...
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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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