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Sonam Wangchuk, a highly inventive engineer, social entrepreneur and Laureate of the 2016 Rolex Awards, is making substantial progress with his project to freeze excess winter water in his home region of Ladakh, northern India, so it can be released in spring and early summer to irrigate thousands of trees. Using what he calls “high-school… Read more

Even in the age of high technology, the Earth still yields up its secrets with great hazard. Rolex Laureate Vreni Häussermann is overcoming numerous obstacles to reveal the hidden life of Patagonia’s fjords. In 2018, Vreni Häussermann and her colleagues have battled storm, maritime setbacks and robot malfunctions in her quest to reveal the wonders… Read more

Christine Keung won a Rolex Award in 2016 for her project to empower women in a rural area of north-western China to reduce water and soil pollution. Using her academic training, Keung is encouraging local people to engage with environmental and health issues – bringing about significant improvement for entire communities.  What has happened in your… Read more

Rolex Awards Laureates Anabel Ford (winner in 2000) and Ilse Köhler-Rollefson (2002) have very different backgrounds. Ford, from the United States, is by training an archaeologist; German Köhler-Rollefson, a veterinary surgeon. But they realized after meeting in Los Angeles in 2016 at the Rolex Awards’ 40th anniversary celebration that their projects have much in common.… Read more

On Monday 12 March 2018, Peek CEO Dr Andrew Bastawrous had the honour to speak about vision in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, other senior Members of The Royal Family, the UK Prime Minister, and delegates from across the 53 Commonwealth countries.  His reflection was part of the annual… Read more