27 September 2017
Undergraduate Isabelle Higgins has been awarded a prestigious new prize called the Winifred Georgina Holgate Pollard Memorial Prize for achieving “most outstanding results” in her first year HSPS Tripos exams.
The Winifred Georgina Holgate Pollard Memorial Prize Fund was established on 1 October 2016. It came after the University received a £1.4 million bequest from an alumnus.
Money from the fund will be will be used every year to award Winifred Georgina Holgate Pollard Memorial Prizes to “the candidate or candidates whom the Examiners of each Tripos Part or Equivalent consider to have achieved the most outstanding results”.
Prior to coming to Lucy Cavendish College, Isabelle spent a few years travelling abroad and as a trainee and acting Project Manager for Oxfam GB. She has also worked as a youth worker with 16-17 year olds and taught art to 8-13 year olds at an activity camp. Before that, she worked as an International Citizen Service volunteer in India for 3 months, working in a cross-cultural team. Isabelle has spent the summer vacation in the USA as part of the Fulbright Awards Programme.
To see a list of all winners of the Winifred Georgina Holgate Pollard Memorial Prize, please click on the link here.
College President Jackie Ashley said:
“Many congratulations to Isabelle for this outstanding achievement. She has worked incredibly hard for this result, and has balanced her academic work with success in the theatre and in the USA this summer as part of the Fulbright Programme.”