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Postgraduate prizes

The CMS has a number of prizes awarded for outstanding work in the Centre. 

CMS Prizes

Garmonsway Coursework Prize - a prize awarded to the student with the highest coursework average across the MA in Medieval Studies each year.

2019-20 winner: James Sillitoe

Garmonsway Dissertation Prize - a prize awarded for the highest-scoring MA dissertation each year.

Olivia Toubkin prize for the best essay on an Old Norse topic - a prize awarded for the highest-scoring Viking Poetry essay each year.

2019-20 winner: Timothy Long (Medieval Literature and Languages MA)

Richard III Society Dissertation Prize - a prize awarded for the best MA dissertation on a 15th-century topic across all the medieval MAs (MA in Medieval Studies, MA in Medieval Literatures and Languages, MA in Medieval History, MA in Medieval Archaeology, and MA in History of Art (Medieval and Medievalisms)).

Mark Ormrod PhD Prize - the latest edition to our prizes offered here at the CMS, the Mark Ormrod PhD prize will be awarded for the best PhD in Medieval Studies each year.

2019-20 winner: Dr Alice Toso (Archaeology)

2018-19 winnters: Drs Eric Wolever and Harriet Evans Tang (both CMS)

 

External Prizes

Past students have also won national prizes for their work completed at the CMS.

Gender and Medieval Studies Prize - in 2019, PhD student Sarah Hinds won this for an essay completed as part of her MA in Medieval Studies coursework. You can read more about it here.

Mavis Beatty Essay Prize - in 2020, part-time MA student Stephanie Drew received a Highly Commended for her submission to the Gardens' Trust essay prize. Her work on early herbals will be forthcoming in Garden History.