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Congratulations to Keble Finalists

Thursday 23 August 2007

Congratulations to all Keble Finalists

This summer 27 Keble finalists were awarded Firsts and 95 obtained Upper Second Class Honours degrees.  There were notable success stories in various subjects, reflecting Keble’s strength across all four academic divisions.  In Humanities, the Keble historians excelled this year with 7 out of 12 finalists (James Appell, Kah Cheong, Marnie Dickens, Patrick Meehan, James Wibberley [Modern History], Alex Shandro [History and Modern Languages] and Heather McRobie [History and Politics]) obtaining Firsts.  Keble finalists, Ellerina Teo and James Ellis, obtained the top two Firsts out of only three awarded by the University in 2007 in Philosophy and Theology.  Both were also awarded University Gibbs Prizes for outstanding performance in Philosophy.  In Social Sciences, the University Gibbs Prize for outstanding performance in Geography was awarded to a Keble Finalist (Duncan Bullock this year), for the third time in four years.  Turning to the Sciences, Michael Braisher (First Class Hons), was awarded the 2007 Institution of Chemical Engineers Book Prize for outstanding laboratory work, and Ross Mc Adam (First Class Hons), received the 2007 Royal Academy of Engineering 2007 Student Engineering Design Project Prize. Both Michael and Ross will be staying on at Keble next year to undertake doctoral research.  In Physics, Thomas Ouldridge (First Class Hons) won the University Scott Prize for the best performance in the M.Phys examination out of 117 candidates.  In medical sciences, Thomas Peachey achieved the only First awarded by the University this year in Physiological Sciences, for which he was awarded the University Gibbs Prize in Physiology.  Meanwhile, BA Medical Sciences student, Ali Roomi (Upper Second Class Hons) won the University Wronker Pharmacology Prize for his outstanding research project; Ali will be starting a combined MD PhD degree at University College London next October.  Congratulations to all Keble finalists and good luck with the next step.