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ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL
30 January 2013
Queen has awarded a prestigious Regius Professorship to the music department of
Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL).
The announcement was made by the Government, and recognises the exceptionally
high quality of research and teaching in the RHUL music department. A Regius
Professorship is a rare privilege and only two have been created in the past
The Queen will bestow the awards to mark her Diamond Jubilee. Professor Julian
Johnson, Head of the RHUL music department, said: ‘It is a great honour to have
the title of Regius Professor bestowed upon the department and wonderful to
hear that the quality of our teaching and research has been recognised in this
‘We know that our students rate our teaching very highly and indeed our
research placed us as the top Music Department in the UK in the last Research
Assessment Exercise. It means a great deal to receive such a mark of public
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