Friday, March 05, 2010

Transition Year Academic Prize

Last night there was the annual TY Academic Prize evening in the BSR, this time judged by scientist and TY presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff. The standard was surely the highest yet, and the winner was deservedly Lingfan Gao for his most impressive presentation on The Organ.

From an English Literature perspective here, however, congratulations to Emma Moore, who was awarded second place (the first time this has been given) for her fine presentation on the London of Charles Dickens. She gave a vivid portrait of the city in Dickens's time, explaining clearly its influence on his writing, particularly in David Copperfield, and was complimented by the judge on the clarity of her delivery.

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