This award was created by Aaron Maniam (1998, PPE) and a group of his friends to honour college porter Pat Harris (1937-2018), who went out of her way to support and care for both them and many other students during their time at Somerville. 

It is awarded each year to two Somerville students (one from the JCR and one from the MCR) who, like Pat, exemplify the Spirit of the college: depth of character, kindness, and a regard for the welfare of others (making it one of the few awards at any college in the university not made for academic achievement or a project proposal).

Decisions are made in Trinity Term each year by a judigng panel, which includes the JCR and MCR Presidents.

If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.

Aaron Maniam and Pat Harris