About the Prize

The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, worth £7,500, is awarded biennially.

The 2020 – 2021 Prize winner has been announced.

The first prize was awarded in 1977.

The objectives of the Prize are to recognize work that promotes and encourages peace and reconciliation in Ireland, a greater understanding between the peoples of Britain and Ireland, or closer co-operation between the partners of the European Community.  These are the ideals which inspired Christopher Ewart-Biggs and to which his widow Jane subsequently dedicated herself.

The Prize is administered by the Ewart-Biggs Trust, which includes the children of Christopher and Jane Ewart-Biggs, Robin, Kate and Henrietta; and by the Judges’ panel, chaired by Professor Roy Foster.