Somerville College would like to congratulate four of its finalists, each of whom achieved the top result in part or all of their subjects, and very high Firsts overall, thereby winning a departmental award and the Somerville College Principal’s Prize.

The Principal’s Prize is an innovation, awarded this year for the first time to celebrate Somerville students who attain exceptional marks, in Finals and in some pre-final examinations. The four prizes announced below are all for Final Examinations, and in addition to the University or Departmental prizes, each student receives a Principal’s prize of £250. Further awards will be announced soon.

“I am thrilled by the success of these Somervillians,” said Dr Alice Prochaska, Principal. “Each of them contributed enormously to the life of the College while they were here, so they are role models in many respects.”

Zoe Fannon was awarded the John Hicks Foundation Prize (£100) for achieving the top finals mark in Quantitative Economics for the Philosophy Politics & Economics, and History & Economics courses. (Her own degree was in PPE.)

Anahita Hoose received the Comparative Philology Prize (£200) for the best performance in the Philology and Linguistics papers in the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores (Classics), Classics & English, Classics & Modern Languages, and Classics & Oriental Studies.

Robert Smith was awarded a one-third share of the Gibbs Prize (£250) for jointly achieving the top result in History, one of the largest undergraduate departments at the university. He also achieved the top mark in his year for his dissertation.

Tom Mortimer has been named as the joint winner of the FHS Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Part II Research Project Prize (£150) for his dissertation in his four-year Master’s in Biochemistry.

All four Somervillians also received the College Principal’s Prize (£250) for their exceptional academic achievements. We celebrate their well-deserved awards and wish them every success in the future.

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