A selection of images and videos for The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes is available for download from this page. Media, colleges and universities are free to use these in their publications and other communications activities.
Pack of 10 images showing Celebratory dinner at London’s Guildhall. February 2020
Videos about the Prizes and from some of the Prize-winning institutes are available to view here:
In February 2020, twenty-two institutions of higher and further education received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize from HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Prize-winning work included novel solutions for low carbon energy, new measures for global poverty, creative writing to promote culture diversity and ground-breaking research identifying micro-plastics.
In February 2018, twenty-one institutions of higher and further education received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize from HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Prize-winning universities and colleges were recognised for ground-breaking work and pioneering research in a wide range of disciplines including science, engineering, education, the humanities, the environment and medicine.
Westminster Kingsway College has established an internationally renowned programme of training for the hospitality and catering industry, using realistic working environments and innovations across a wide range of culinary skills. The College continues to develop its prominent reputation as a source of highly-focused and talented young professionals.
The work of the University’s applied research for the timber and forestry sector began in 2002 with the first UK Centre for Timber Engineering. Four further centres were then developed covering pioneering research in advanced cellulose, wood science, architectural timber design and offsite construction.
Since 2003 the College’s Centre for Engineering Excellence for Aerospace Development and Training has provided a platform for the development of a range of academic and specialist engineering programmes for Airbus and the wider UK aerospace sector in the UK. This initiative has resulted in Airbus employees achieving over 7000 nationally accredited qualifications at vocational, graduate and postgraduate levels.
The state-of-the-art Lancaster Environment Centre plus enduring partnerships with major companies within the food sector (such as Waitrose) are testament to the legacy of the University’s life changing plant science work, allowing sustainable agriculture to thrive in an ever more challenging global climate of water shortage and reduced crop yield.
Since 2002, the SCI at Imperial College has developed an effective and affordable treatment programme for Bilharzia, intestinal worms and other parasitic diseases. To date over 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have been treated. The film looks at the remarkable achievement of this Prize-winning project.
This Prize-winning project covered engineering for the space industry, teaching and research for satellite operations at the University’s ground-breaking Space Centre and was the catalyst for the UK becoming a world leader in space micro satellite manufacture, in an industry worth over £10 billion per year to the UK economy.
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Former Director of Implementation at Number 10 Downing Street, Kristina Murrin CBE, has been appointed CEO of The Royal Anniversary Trust. She will be replacing Peter Chenery who is retiring from the Trust in March 2022 at the culmination of the 14th round of The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes after 15 years in post.
An innovative new scheme has been launched by the Royal Anniversary Trust to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, asking leading UK universities and further education colleges to work together to help their sector reduce carbon emissions to net zero.
Twenty-one UK educational institutions announced as winners of The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, 2020-2022.
Twenty-two UK educational institutions announced as winners of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, 2018-2020.