Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow was host this year for the Political Studies Association’s annual awards dinner and ceremony, 5 December, at Church House Westminster.
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.
The PSA runs two main annual events – the awards and an international conference. It is the seventh year running the awards have held at Church House and this year 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 – the Jo Cox Prize for Public Service and Active Citizenship – in recognition of early career Politics academics. Church House general manager, Robin Parker said the event was always one of the highlights of the venue’s 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.”