The Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology
Charles Harvey was the Association's longest serving President. During the twenty-one years he held the post, until his retirement in 1994, the profile of astrology advanced considerably. Charles was a professional astrologer, a dedicated teacher, an experienced writer and a tireless volunteer worker for astrology for thirty years. He encouraged and coordinated the endeavours of young and experienced astrologers alike. His contributions to the development of specific areas of astrology, including counselling, mundane astrology, harmonics and midpoints, as well as research into astrology, were immense.
Upon his untimely passing in the year 2000, the Association decided to institute an annual award to an astrologer whose endeavours reflected Charles' example. The award is presented for outstanding achievement and excellence in any area of astrology, whether it be high profile public work, behind-the-scenes voluntary service, innovative research or traditional scholarship.
The recipient is chosen by the participating organisations in the Advisory Panel for Astrological Education (APAE) all of whom have an equal vote. Between them, these organisations represent the entire organised astrological community in the UK. The Award consists of an engraved beautiful statuette of Mercury.