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.

Some photographs

The photographs below record the event.

Fred and Norman meet accepting award from the Queen

(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.

 Norman and Fred meet the Duke of Endinburgh

Those readers who know the members of the ISG might find the photographs below amusing!

Chris. fred and Mike

(Above) Fred Piper and Chris Mitchell ready themselves for the visit to the Palace.

Chris, Fred and Mike

(Above and below) Chris Mitchell, Fred Piper and Mike Walker ready themselves for dinner at the Guildhall

Chris, Fred and Mike