Cheney essay prize-winners 2014

9th December 2014

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

  • Katya Speight

    Katya Speight

Katya Speight (2nd yr History of Art) was awarded a £200 first prize for her essay: “The centrality of nostalgia in Britain's post-industrial northern cities: exploring the influence and implications of nostalgia in museum culture and popular culture in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds.”

The Cheney Prize Judging Panel, made up of David Conlon, James Morwood and Tom Sinclair, commented on the high quality of the essay.

A second £100 prize went to Adam Roberts (3rd year PPE) for his submission: “Author outsider: the exclusiveness of academic writing.” The judging committee commented that they enjoyed reading the essay, particularly the reference to Wadham’s ‘dim little bursts of radicalism’.

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.

  • Adam Roberts