Tea at Buckingham Palace

Representatives of the School of Textiles and Design at Buckingham Palace

Representatives of the School of Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University were invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 16 March.

The reception was hosted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the British clothing industry.

Those attending from Heriot-Watt University included:

  • Professor Alison Harley, in recognition of her contribution to Textiles and Design both in the UK and internationally
  • Professor George Stylios, in recognition of his contribution to the UK and the international clothing industry
  • Professor Roger Wardman, in recognition of his contribution to the UK and International Clothing industry and his service to the School of Textiles and Design for over 30 years
  • Professor Sheila-Mary Carruthers, in recognition of her contribution to the UK and International Clothing industry and her service to the School of Textiles and Design for over 30 years
  • Mrs Jane Robertson, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the School of Textiles and Design
  • Ms Joanna Sclater, in recognition of her academic achievement as a student in the School
  • Ms Sarah Robertson, in recognition of her academic achievement as a student, researcher and now a member of the Lecturing staff in the School
  • Ms Flora Collingwood-Norris, in recognition of her academic achievement as a student in the School
  • Mrs Carol Banks, in recognition of her academic achievement as a student and now a researcher in the School
  • Miss Lynsey Calder, in recognition of her academic achievement as a student and now a researcher in the School

Professor Alison Harley, Head of School Textiles and Design said, "I am absolutely delighted that these staff and students have been recognised in this way. It was an experience we will always remember."