Prizes & Awards

St Catherine’s College believes in investing in talent. With the help of Alumni, Fellows and Friends we are able to offer a wide range of awards and prizes.

Travel Awards

As a result of generous donations from alumni and friends of the College, the College is able to make a number of travel awards to existing undergraduates each year for travel abroad during the long vacation. The awards are primarily for enterprising and interesting travel projects rather than for study. Further details of these awards are circulated to students by email and are posted on notice boards within the College.

The Wallace Watson Award

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is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate member of the college to undertake an expedition or travel of a challenging nature in a mountainous and/or remote region anywhere in the world and to give a lecture on his or her experiences.

Emilie Harris Award

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for those aiming to help or work with the needy in the country visited £300.

Philip Fothergill Award

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c. £250.

Raymond Hodgkins Award

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c. £200.

Antony Edwards Bursary

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is awarded for Spanish study as part of a year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country (preference is given to students who will be going to Spain).

Mark Davys Bursary

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is awarded for assistance with year abroad costs for students on the four-year Law with Law Studies in Europe course.

Bullock Travel Award

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for travel projects (may be divided) c. £250.

Bullock Career Award

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for travel of value to future career (may be divided) c. £250.

Patricia Knapp Travel Award

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for travel with a medical purpose (a generous amount usually divided between worthy candidates).

Environmental Travel Award

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c. £200.

College Prizes

Several prizes are awarded each year to St Catherine’s undergraduates. There are prizes for academic, social and cultural contributions to the College. Most are cash prizes, ranging from £40 to £200.

The Bailey Prize

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is awarded to a student involved in debating at a high level in the College or in the University.

The Burton Prize

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is awarded for the best academic performance during the year in an area covering Psychology, Sociology, Geography and Human Sciences.

The Charles Wenden Fund

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supports the sporting life of the College.

The Cochrane Evidence-Based Medicine Prize

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is awarded for the best critical appraisal of evidence answering a practical clinical question by a St Catherine’s clinical medical student

The Francis and Caron Fernandes Music Prize

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is awarded for contributing towards the musical life of the College.  This prize is not restricted to music students.

The Frank Allen Bullock Prize

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is awarded for the best piece of creative or critical writing.

The Gardner Prize

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is awarded for outstanding contribution to the life of the College.

The Harold Bailey Prize

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is awarded for outstanding performance in Asian Studies.

The Hart Prize

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is awarded for the best essay on an historical subject by a first- or second-year undergraduate.

The John Martin Prize

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is awarded for the best performance in Materials Science Part I.

The Katritzky Prize (Chemistry)

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is awarded for the best performance in Chemistry Part I.

The Katritzky Prize (History of Art)

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is awarded for the best academic performance by a second-year in History of Art.

The Leask Music Scholarship

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is intended to assist students in any subject with the cost of music lessons and is competed for by audition.

The Michael Atiyah Prize

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is awarded for the best mathematics essay or project written by a second year undergraduate reading for a degree in Mathematics or joint school with Mathematics.

The Michael and Lily Atiyah Prize

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is awarded for the best performance in Mathematics by a second-year.

The Neville Robinson Prizes

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are awarded for the best performance in Physics Part B and the best performance in Physics Part C.

The Peter Raina English Prize

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is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading English.

The Peter Raina History Prize

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is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading History.

The Rose Prize

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is awarded for the best academic performance during the year in Biological Sciences.

The Rupert Katritzky Prize

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is awarded for the best performance in the Final Honour School of History.

The Smith Award (Drama)

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is awarded for Services to Drama within the College.

The Smith Award (Music)

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The Stuart Craig Award

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is awarded to an outstanding student who has gained distinction in a university or national sport, or cultural or musical activities.

The Thomas Jefferson Prize

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is awarded to the North American student who has contributed most to the College academically, socially or culturally ‘in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson’.

The Wilfrid Knapp Prize

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is awarded is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading PPE.

The Wright Prize

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is awarded for the best performance in Mathematics Part B.