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Dissertation Success for Department's Students

Posted on 10 February 2014

Three alumni awarded for their outstanding dissertations

10-02-14 Student Awards

Just before Christmas, the Yorkshire Philosophical Society held its annual awards ceremony.  We are very pleased to announce that that the Charles Wellbeloved Prize for the best undergraduate dissertation was awarded jointly to Bridy Parsons (Britain's Use of Horses during World War I) and Florence Laino (Intimate Economies and the Objects of Affection), while the newly instituted Herman Ramm prize for the best MA/MSc dissertation went to Andrew Marriott (The Danelaw Boundary of the 9th Century). Andrew has the distinction of being the first student to win both the Charles Wellbeloved and the Herman Ramm prize, and Flo has also been awarded the Viking Society's Margaret Orme prize.  Well done all: three truly exceptional pieces of work in a very strong year.

Following an introduction by John Schofield, Bridy, Flo, and Andrew all presented briefly on their dissertations, before Kate Giles gave a very well received lecture on her work on antiquarian attitudes to the wall paintings at Pickering church.