Professor Claire Jowitt and colleagues, including Dr Ben Redding, from the University of East Anglia were delighted to win the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation and Impact for their project ‘Launching the Gloucester: A Norfolk Heritage Project with National and International Reach and Significance’. This prestigious award is given annually to the most outstanding entry to the university’s Innovation and Impact Awards competition, as judged by a distinguished panel chaired by Professor Brian Reid, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the UEA. The award recognizes the achievements and partnership working of UEA academic and professional services colleagues with the Barnwell brothers of Norfolk Historic Shipwrecks and Norfolk Museums Service in bringing the finding of the wreck of the ship to worldwide attention in June 2022 as well as creating the blockbuster exhibition ‘The Last Voyage of the Gloucester, 1682: Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck’ in Norwich. The award also reflects the importance of the ongoing collaboration with the Gloucester 1682 Charitable Trust. A ceremony will be held at the Sainsbury Centre on 15 February 2024 where the project partners will be invited to receive their award.