The Queens Anniversary Prize
The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education recognise and reward the outstanding contribution that universities and colleges in the United Kingdom make to the intellectual, economic, cultural and social life of the nation. The Prizes are awarded within the national honours system.
The 1998 Prizewinners were presented with their Gold Prize and illuminated Certificate by Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on the morning of 11 February 1999 at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The same evening, the Prizewinners were honoured in a celebration at the Guildhall in the City of London attended by leaders in government and education, industry and commerce from this country and around the world.
The 1998 Prize for Royal Holloway
One of the 1998 prizes was awarded to Royal Holloway, University of London, in recognition of the work of the Information Security Group. The Prize Citation is as follows.
This pioneering Group provides a unique national resource for the training of information security specialists and the development of highly secure commun ications and computer systems. It offers world-leading independent expertise in a field of national importance where trust and integrity are paramount.
A one-page summary of Royal Holloway's prize is available.
The photographs below record the event.
(Above) The Principal of Royal Holloway (Professor Norman Gowar) and Professor Fred Piper receive the award from the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
(Below) Having just received the award, Norman and Fred share a joke with the Duke of Edinburgh.
Those readers who know the members of the ISG might find the photographs below amusing!
(Above) Fred Piper and Chris Mitchell ready themselves for the visit to the Palace.
(Above and below) Chris Mitchell, Fred Piper and Mike Walker ready themselves for dinner at the Guildhall