Queen's Baton Relay

The University of Birmingham is delighted to be an Official Partner of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and the Official Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay, International Sector.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities in the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. The Queen’s Baton will visit all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth on its 294-day journey.

Commonwealth connections: Queen's Baton Relay

As the Official Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay, International Sector, we are celebrating our rich commonwealth connections in research and education through a programme of events and activities, including academic workshops, seminars and receptions, in partnership with government, education and business in key countries along the route of the relay.

Our environmental scientists have helped create a hi-tech ‘heart’ for the Baton, which contains atmospheric sensors with laser technology that analyses the environmental conditions wherever it is in the world.