2013 College prize-winners announced

18th November 2013

News, Student news, Alumni news

Prize-winning essays in 'Sciences and Mathematics' and 'Arts and Social Sciences' were announced this week as the results of the Cheney Prize and College Prize were revealed.

Max Leak, a second year modern languages undergraduate, was awarded the Cheney Prize in the Arts and Social Sciences for an essay entitled ‘Why did Reconstruction fail in the southern United States after the American Civil War?’ The judging committee, made up of David Conlon, Jane Griffiths and James Morwood commented that: “The argument was impressively conducted and the writing trenchant and lucid.”

Third year Experimental Psychology undergraduate, Sean Mills,  was awarded the College Prize in the Sciences and Mathematics, for his essay, ‘How Psychologists Can Read Your Mind: Pattern Classification Approaches to Neuroimaging’. The judges commented that the essay “was laudably clear and readable.”

Sean commented: “I came back after the summer holiday and saw this as a great opportunity to make sure that I could still write an essay! The prize will certainly help me stave off my overdraft.”

Each winner receives a £200 credit to their College accounts.

Applications to these prizes can be made by second, third or fourth year students in the form of an essay of no more than 3000 words. Authors should submit their work to tutorial@wadh.ox.ac.uk by the first week of Michaelmas Term. Further details can be found here

Additional College prizes have been awarded to the following students:
The Collington Prize for first public exam performance in the Sciences, goes to: Mateusz Pek (Engineering Science); Emily Warner (Biological Sciences); Courtenay Mansel (Engineering Science)

The Eshag Prize for final honour school performance in PPE goes to: Sarah Immam

The Ockenden Prize for first public exam performance in German goes to: Ruth Cameron (English and German)

The Peter Carter Prize for final honour school performance in Jurisprudence goes to: Lauren Pringle

Wadham College is very grateful for the generous donations of its alumni and benefactors who make these prizes possible.

  • Sean Mills

    Sean Mills (Experimental Psychology) was awarded the College Prize in the Sciences and Mathematics