Professor Douglas Dunn, Emeritus Professor of English, who was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2013 in recognition of his lifetime contribution to literature. Prof. Dunn accepted the medal personally from Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Awarded for excellence, the Gold Medal for Poetry was created by George V in 1933, following a suggestion from then poet laureate John Masefield. In winning the award, Professor Dunn joins the ranks of distinguished past winners such as W. H. Auden (1936), John Betjeman (1960), Philip Larkin (1965), Ted Hughes (1974) and Norman MacCaig (1985). [BBC news] [press photo]