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Celebrating The University of Manchester's Queen’s Anniversary Prize

13 Apr 2012

... in the Diamond Jubilee Round for its nuclear research and skills training for the industry.

The President receiving the award from the Queen

In November of last year we learnt that the University’s Dalton Nuclear Institute was to be awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its world-leading applied research to support government, regulators and industry in the delivery of safe and secure nuclear energy nationally and overseas, and for its success in building a powerful skills capacity through its undergraduate and postgraduate level training, professional development and schools’ outreach.

The President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, and the Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute, Professor Andrew Sherry, received the commemorative Prize Medal and Certificate from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace last month. The awards are the UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition for UK academic or vocational institutions.

On Tuesday 1 May 2012, The University of Manchester will hold a celebration to honour the achievements of all those who have contributed to the success of nuclear. Professor Rothwell will be delighted if you are able to attend this very special occasion.

The timings and venues for the celebration are as follows:


Reception and Exhibition, University Place (drinks and canapés to be served)


Celebration, Lecture Theatre, University Place

  • Opening Address  - Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Scene Setting - Professor Colin Bailey, Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences


  • Lecture - Professor Andrew Sherry, Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute
  • Q&A session - Professors Rothwell, Bailey and Sherry
  • Closing Remarks - Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor




If you wish to attend this celebration, please register your interest by sending an email no later than Monday 23 April 2012 to:

Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis.