The prestigious Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, commonly known as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) have welcomed Anna Pincus, Director of GDWG, into the enlightenment organisation. This was based on recognition of ‘exceptional commitment to providing support and companionship for individuals who have been held in immigration detention in Gatwick, which has been key to empowering them and improving their wellbeing.’

Founded in 1754, the RSA aims to share powerful ideas, carry out cutting-edge research and build networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, helping to create fulfilling lives and a flourishing society. Fellows of the RSA are elected by a panel of existing fellows who consider the nominee’s merits, creativity and alignment with the society’s ambitions. Fellows are permitted to use the post-nominal letters ‘FRSA’ and Anna joins a select group of around 30,000 fellows globally, including Dame Judi Dench, Bob Dylan and Tim Berners-Lee; former fellows of the RSA include Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Charles Dickens and Benjamin Franklin.