On 8th May, The Prince of Wales, Honorary Patron, Association of Marshall Scholars, attended a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Marshall Scholarships at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
At the reception, HRH the Prince of Wales awarded Marshall Medals to Ms Anne Applebaum, 1986 Marshall Scholar; Dr Frances Dow CBE, Former Chair of the Marshall Commission; Mr Bob Gray OBE, 1971 Marshall Scholar and President of the Association of Marshall Scholars and Mr Jonathan Taylor CBE, Former Chair of the Marshall Commission.
The Marshall Medal is awarded to individuals of outstanding achievement every 10 years on the anniversary of the Marshall Scholarship.
Anne Applebaum said:
“I was delighted to receive a medal, but was even more delighted to see that the Marshall Scholarship programme continues to thrive. It is truly one of the best-kept successes of British diplomacy: Every year, several dozen talented young Americans come to Britain to study - and all of them will eventually return home with a deeper understanding of the UK. Many will continue to promote the British-American relationship for the rest of their lives.”
The event was also attended by US Ambassador Matthew Barzun and guests include the current Marshall Scholars, Marshall Scholar Alumni, representatives of both the UK and US Governments and representatives from a range of British Universities.
Photographs of the event can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marshall_scholarships/with/14144009355/
Press reports on the event can be found here: