Open to all students of Somerville, the Thatcher Development Awards offer up to £2,000 to enable students to pursue a project that advances their academic research skills or facilitates personal growth while having a positive impact on others.

Designed to give students at any stage of their studies the financial backing to pursue an innovative business idea, academic project or travel opportunity, the Thatcher Development Awards empower personal and academic development beyond subject specialisms. Mindful of our College’s commitment to social responsibility, we particularly welcome submissions that seek to have a positive impact on others.

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Recent Projects

Finlay Dove

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Finlay Dove

Devaang Savla

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Devaang Savla

Gideon Laux (2017, MSc Economics for Development)

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Gideon Laux (2017, MSc Economics for Development)

Rebecca Bowen

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Rebecca Bowen

Benjamin Hawkey Gilder

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Benjamin Hawkey Gilder

Rebecca Heitlinger

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Rebecca Heitlinger

Jai Bolton & Daniel Simonsen

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Jai Bolton & Daniel Simonsen

Avani Tandon Vieira

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Avani Tandon Vieira

Charles MacPherson & Alistair Wakelin 

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Charles MacPherson & Alistair Wakelin 

Ella Davies

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Ella Davies