2012 Prize Giving

MPW 2012 Prize Giving

MPW awards a number of prizes in recognition of academic achievement. Last year’s prize winners include:

The Laura Freeman GCSE Prize
Isabella Whiteway
Now in her AS year

The MPW Lower-Sixth Prize
Tom Charman
University of Exeter (Economics and Politics)

The Sylvia Trott Prize
Helena Clark-Maxwell
St John’s College, Cambridge (Modern and Medieval Languages)

The Denise Callahan Prize
Rebecca Gemmell
University of Warwick (History of Art)

The Winifred Durnford Prize
Jointly awarded to:
Xinyi (Stephanie) Ge
University College, London (Mathematics and Economics)
Bao (Jennifer) Ngoc Hoang
University of Bristol (Economics)

The Martin Dyson Prize
Jointly awarded to:
Hui (Kathy) Liu
St Edmund’s Hall, Oxford (Engineering)
Andrea Sng
King’s College, London (Medicine)

The Huw Thomas Prize
Jointly awarded to:
Olga Terebenina
King’s College, London (Philosophy)
Florence Lee
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (Geography)

The MPW Art Prize
Maria Sinkevici
Camberwell College of Art (Art Foundation)

The MPW Medical Sciences Prize
Jointly awarded to:
Alick Mildmay-White
University College, London (Medicine)
Eleanor Stebbings
University of Bristol (Medicine)

The MPW Mathematics Prize
Ben Jarvis
Keble College, Oxford (Mathematics)

The Phil Tyler Memorial Prize for RS
Sophie Rose Hale
University of Nottingham (Geography with Chinese Studies)

The MPW A-level Retake Prize
Kirti Maisuria
University College, London (Pharmacy)

The Principal’s Award
Silvester Ladanyi
Queen’s College, Cambridge (Archaeology and Anthropology)

The MPW Outstanding Achievement Award
Lavinia Puccetti
King’s College, Cambridge (History of Art)

One of the high points of the college year is the Prize Giving evening just before the end of term: a welcome tonic in the dark days of early winter and an opportunity for staff to meet up with parents and students to celebrate success. This year’s event was as enjoyable as ever, and the outstanding academic achievements of last year’s students were marked by the annual ceremony in which guest of honour, Metropolitan Police Commander Mak Chishty, awarded the prizes. In a short and inspiring speech he emphasised the need to follow your own dreams and strive for individual excellence but also to serve the community. He told the prizewinners the importance of having clear goals and having the courage and conviction to be the best in all aspects of your life. Above all, he stressed the importance of community and the need to at all times do the best for your family, friends and colleagues. He ended with an exhortation, given added weight in coming from a recipient of the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, for the prizewinners to find themselves by losing themselves in the service of others and stressed that if we all keep our thoughts, habits and values positive then they will become our destiny.