The Ove Arup Foundation continues to fund a scheme of study awards operated by the Anglo-Danish Society. Founded in 1924, the Anglo-Danish Society is a charity that promotes closer understanding between the UK and Denmark through a series of initiatives and events. It enjoys the patronage of HM The Queen and of HM The Queen of Denmark. It also has the active support of the Royal Danish Embassy and a number of companies in the two countries.
The Society offers its members a balanced programme of events, such as visits to places of cultural and general interest, lectures, informal talks and social gatherings. A quarterly newsletter is aimed at further strengthening Anglo-Danish links.
Amongst the Society’s initiatives is the administering of scholarship funds. Since 1959 the Society has awarded nearly 250 such scholarships, which are aimed at helping students from each country to visit the other for the purpose of advanced or postgraduate studies. The Ove Arup Foundation Scholarship is specifically for study subjects related to the built environment, such as architecture, engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Scholarships are intended as a supplement to students’ other income and are worth £1,500 over a six-month period.
For a report on the studies of the latest recipient of the scholarship, click here.
You can also find out more about the Society’s aims and activities by visiting its website at www.anglo-danishsociety.org.uk.