The Nobel Laureates take center stage in Stockholm on 10 December, when they receive the Nobel Medal, Nobel Diploma and a document confirming the Nobel Prize amount from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
In Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates receive their Nobel Peace Prize from the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway. An important part is the presentation of the Nobel Lectures by the Nobel Laureates. In Stockholm, the lectures are presented days before the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. In Oslo, the Nobel Laureates deliver their lectures during the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony.
A short introduction to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies and Banquets.Read about the Award Ceremonies
The menus from the Nobel Banquets give a historic glimpse of what was served at the 20th century feasts.
Read some personal memories from the first ever Nobel Prize Award Ceremony on 10 December 1901.Read Folke Henschen's memories
LITERATURE PRIZE 1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer said he was often asked why he wrote in Yiddish. In his Nobel Banquet speech, he revealed the four reasons why he didn't abandon his mother language.Read the speech
MEDICINE PRIZE 2004 Physiology or Medicine Laureates Linda Buck and Richard Axel share some of their memories of the Nobel Day 2004 in a video interview.Watch the video
Watch the 2011 Nobel Banquet and the preparations before the festivities – condensed into just two minutes!