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HCA Prize Winners

HCA Prize Winners

14 July 2021

Congratulations to all the HCA Prize winners!

Professor Annie Tindley, Head of School for History, Classics and Archaeology, has recorded several videos to announce this year's HCA Prize winners.  The winners were decided by the Boards of Examiners who met on the 29th June (Archaeology), 30th June (Classics and Ancient History) and 1st July (History) and were awarded to students based on a wide range of academic achievements.

The winners have been sent a digital certificate, signed by Professor Tindley and each receives a cash prize.

You can watch the recorded announcements of all HCA Prize Winners here: https://flipgrid.com/a4aa4af9. To view the videos, just sign in with either a Google or Microsoft account.

This year's winners should be especially proud of their achievements given that they have faced immense challenges throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Details of this year's winners are below:

Archaeology

  • Fred Bettess Memorial Prize - William Dawson. Awarded to a Stage 3 student who has made a notable contribution to archaeological fieldwork.
  • Gertrude Bell Prize - Sophia Newton and Jess Scott. Awarded for an exceptional contribution to Archaeology in Newcastle.
  • Ray Field Award for Prehistory - Rosie Skipp. Awarded for the best performance in prehistory.
  • Richmond Prize - Emily Kelso and Martha Jones. Awarded for the best performance in Stage 2.
  • RM Harrison Prize - William Dawson. Awarded to the student with the best dissertation.

Classics and Ancient History

  • Classics First Year Student Prize - Ashna Mathur and Caitlin Ward. Awarded to the most promising first-year student/s.
  • D. R. and K. V. Shipley Prize - Olivier Craig. Awarded to the student with the best performance in Ancient History in Stage 3.
  • Gertrude Bell Prize - Rory Law and Edith Ireton. Awarded for an exceptional contribution to Classics in Newcastle.
  • Hellence Society Studentship, Professor Trevor Saunders Prize - Alexandra Fisher. Awarded for outstanding performance in Greek.
  • Junior Johnson Prize - Alexandra Fisher. Awarded for an outstanding performance in final degree results.
  • Senior Johnson Prize - Oliver Craig, Francesca Tomasso and Faye Allen. Awarded to a student/s with an outstanding final degree result in Classics degree programmes.

History

  • Asian History Prize - Jonathan Oxborrow. Awarded for meritorious work by a student in his/her final examinations in Asian History. 
  • Catherine Mackichan Prize - Joseph Fenwick. Awarded for meritorious work by a final year student in the field of medieval history.
  • Enid Elliott Memorial Prize - Lima Assi. Awarded to a Stage 1 student on the BA (Hons) History programme who shows the greatest merit.
  • Freemen's Prize - Philip Brown. Awarded for the best essay on history of NUT or the region.
  • Gertrude Bell Prize - Abby Hanson. Awarded for an exceptional contribution to History in Newcastle.
  • Helen Berry Prize - Caitlin Groom. Awarded for the best work in the field of gender studies.
  • Henry Croucher Memorial Prize - Abby Hammond. Awarded to a final year student for meritorious work in examinations in the field of modern (post 1485) British History. 
  • Henry Croucher Memorial Prize - Hannah MacCaulay. Awarded to a final year student for meritorious work in examinations in the field of American History.
  • Henry Croucher Memorial Prize - James Pritchard. Awarded to a final year student for meritorious course work continually assessed as part of his/her final examinations in history.
  • History first Year Prize - Jonathan Parry. Awarded to the Stage 1 student whose work shows most merit.
  • Joseph Cowan Memorial Fund - Leah Millington (Stage 1), Lewis Telford (Stage 2) and Maisie Cole (Stage 3). Awarded for an outstanding essay in Modern History in each Stage.  
  • M. Gallagher Prize - Miranda Gleave. Awarded for the best dissertation written by a BA History Degree programme student.
  • Margaret Butler Prize - Erin Hollinshead. Awarded to the best dissertation or piece of submitted work.
  • Mrs J. Taylor Prize - Erin Reddington. Awarded for an excellent performance in examinations in the field of European history.
  • Politics & History Stage 3 Prize - Bethany Armitt-Brewster. Awarded for the best overall performance by a Politics and History student in the final year of their degree.
  • Transnational Prize - Matthew Calderwood. Awarded for meritorious work by a student in his/her final examinations in Transnational history.
  • W. L. Burn Prize - Max Davies. Awarded to the student in Stage 2 or Stage 3 whose work shows greatest merit.

Congratulations once again to all the winners of HCA Prizes!