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November 2014

Humanities students win the Martin Harris Prize

(5 November 2014)

The 2014 Martin Harris Prize for Cultural Engagement has been awarded to three Humanities students. The three were commended for their significant contribution to activities which have facilitated the engagement of disadvantaged groups or deprived communities in the cultural life of the University.

The prize-giving giving took place last month and prizes were awarded by Sir Martin Harris, former University Vice-Chancellor and after whom the prize was named.

The three students who were awarded prizes were: Ellen McLaughlin (Drama), Georgina Hallums (Music) and Alison Burns (Archaeology).

Ellen McLaughlin organised a project which engaged and worked directly with members of the public and disadvantaged groups to ‘entertain’, enlighten and challenge in a play called ‘Save our NHS presents’.

Georgina Hallums worked with the Music Society to reach out to hospitals and school children.

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures initiated the Martin Harris Prize for Cultural Engagement in October 2013 in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Martin Harris Centre, and the competition will run again in 2015.