Monday 19 December 2022
On Monday 19 December we welcomed doctoral researchers to the BGRS Winter Party. The event was a chance to enjoy some festive celebration and also to announce the winners of the 2022 Gwynne-Vaughan Medal competition. The medal is named after Birkbeck’s first female Professor, Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan, and is awarded to Birkbeck Doctoral students able to demonstrate the most notable contribution to their field while undertaking their research degree.
This year the medal was awarded in two categories: Current Research Students; and Doctoral Alumni. In both categories the achievements were completed while enrolled as a doctoral student.
Professor Julian Swann (Pro Vice Chancellor of Research and Director of the Birkbeck Graduate Research School) welcomed all those present and announced the following winners for the competition this year:
Current Student category
- Winner: Dr Linda Miller (Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing, School of Arts)
- Highly commended: Kate Errington (Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing, School of Arts)
Doctoral Alumni category
- Winner: Dr Melissa Buron (Department of History of Art, School of Arts)
- Highly commended: Dr Gurbachan Singh Jandu (Department of Politics, SSHP)
All are awarded a certificate and the winners in each category will be sent a medal and a £250 prize.
Congratulations to the winners this year and many thanks for all those who entered the competition. We look forward to opening a call for entries to the 2023 Gwynne-Vaughan competition next year.