Thursday, May 01, 2008

TY Academic Prize

Congratulations to Fiona Boyd, on sharing the Transition Year Academic Prize after the presentations on Tuesday evening in the BSR. The external judge was Professor Geoff Clayton of the Geology Department of TCD.

Fiona's topic was the relationship between Othello and Shakespeare's main source for the tragedy, Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi (1565), and why Shakespeare made the changes he did (click here for a summary of Cinthio's tale). We studied Othello last term with TY. The other joint winner was Regina Yanke with a presentation on genetically-modified organisms.

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