Below are several prizes that are awarded to students within the History Department on an annual basis.
Andrew Pearson Prize
The Andrew Pearson Prize was set up in memory of Andrew Pearson, a student of History (1985-88) who was tragically killed in an accident when on holiday in New Zealand. His employer, National Power, has generously made a donation to fund an annual prize. A cheque will therefore be awarded each summer to the single major History student who, in the opinion of the Part II board of examiners in History, has written the best dissertation for the compulsory dissertation unit (HIST 300). The prize may be shared if there are candidates of equal merit, and the board has the right not to award the prize if in its judgement no suitable candidate is available. The prize was first awarded in 2000.
The regulations for the Queen's studentship and scholarships are available in the Department of History. Awards are made by the Senate on the recommendations of the Head of Department of History each year to the undergraduate who has done best in the Part I course in History and who intends reading History as a major or combined major course (scholarship first awarded in 1966) and to the undergraduate reading history as a major or combined major course who has done best in his second-year studies. The Queen's scholarships on entry, first awarded in 1965, were replaced in 1975 by the award made at the end of the first year of Part II.
A H Woolrych Prize
The prize, instituted as a result of the commemorative appeal made on the retirement of the late Professor A H Woolrych, the founding professor of the Department of History, is an annual book prize awarded to the undergraduate who during the academic year presents the best essay in a Part II course in history. The prize was first awarded in 1987.