Professor Roger Woolhouse was an eminent scholar, known especially for his work on Locke and Leibniz, who taught at the University of York from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. He died in 2011 and his obituaries can be read here:
His widow decided to give the royalties from all his many books to the Department, in perpetuity, to fund a Prize for students on the MA in Philosophy postgraduate programme. Other members of his family have also donated to the fund.
The Prize is annual and is worth £500. It is awarded to the student on a Philosophy Masters programme for a 4,000-word assessed essay which is deemed the best submitted during the Spring Term assessment period. Students may only be awarded the prize once.
The 2022/23 prize has been awarded to George Turner for his essay ‘Is Lewis’s modal realism compatible with haecceitism?’