Queen’s Anniversary Prize

At HRF, we are delighted to share with you the message sent by the Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University. We also celebrate the Prize and our partnership. And we would love to continue working with this prestigious institution and our patron Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem.

Dear Mr Sanderson,

I very much hope you and all your colleagues at the Home Renaissance Foundation are safe and well and have had a successful start to 2022.

I am writing to express my sincere thanks for the important role the partnership between our two organisations played in NTU winning the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for our work in advancing cultural heritage science. The prize will be presented to us in a ceremony in London tomorrow (17 February). These prizes are only awarded every two years and are the highest form of recognition open to UK academic institutions.

It is for this reason, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to your organisation and, in particular, your colleague Ms Mercedes Jaureguibeitia for the role she played in partnership with my colleagues at NTU in ensuring the global excellence and impact of our research in cultural heritage science.

As a globally-connected university, we are committed to delivering real benefit to the wider world through our research and are conscious this is only possible thanks to our global network of collaborators. I very much look forward to hearing about further developments and successes linked to our collaboration in the year ahead.

Best wishes,


Professor Edward Peck CBE DL FAcSS PhD

Vice-Chancellor and President