The Political Studies Association once again chose the Westminster venue to host their annual Awards Dinner and Ceremony last Tuesday 5th December.
Hosted by Channel 4 News presenter, Jon Snow, the PSA awards are an occasion to recognise exceptional contributions to politics in 2017. Founded in 1950, the Political Studies Association is open to everyone interested in the study of politics and has an international membership including academics, policy-makers and the media.
With an aim to promote the study and understanding of politics, the PSA arrange two main annual events - the awards and an international conference. Continuing to grow in prominence, the awards were held at Church House for the seventh year running and successfully attracted over 200 guests.
With categories ranging from Politician of the Year to Contribution to the Arts and Culture, this year also saw the launch of a new annual prize, named in honour of Jo Cox – the Jo Cox Prize for Public Service and Active Citizenship – in recognition of early career Politics academics. Following nominations by PSA members, the winners were chosen by a specially convened Awards Committee.
Avnish Patel, organiser of the awards comments: “The Political Studies Association is delighted to be able to hold its Annual Awards Dinner at Church House Conference Centre. It's Westminster location is perfect, and the Assembly Hall is a fantastic space to hold a large dinner. The events and AV teams at Church House are very professional and are excellent to work with.”
General Manager, Robin Parker comments: “For the seventh year in a row we are delighted to welcome the Political Study Awards back to Church House. This prestigious event, and its audience of leading political and media figures is always one of the highlights of our busy Autumn season. Being situated in the heart of Westminster and with our historical association with Parliament, the awards do feel like a natural fit and I hope that we will be able to welcome them for many years to come.”