Saturday 10 October 2020

Two Keble Geographers awarded RGS Dissertation Prizes

The work of two Keble Undergraduate Geographers was recognised by the Royal Geographical Society through their 2020 Research Group Dissertation Prizes. The prizes are awarded for outstanding dissertations from undergraduate and postgraduate students at higher education institutions both in the UK and overseas.

Eliza Norris (Geography 2017) was awarded the Political Geography Research Group undergraduate dissertation prize. Eliza, who completed her undergraduate degree in 2020, examined underground hospitals in Syria and Israel in her dissertation, titled ‘Rehabilitating the “artery of life”: survival, resilience and medical care in the underground hospital’.

More information about her award is available on the School of Geography website.

Jemima Richardson-Jones (Geography 2017) was Highly Commended by the Health and Wellbeing Research Group. Her dissertation investigated the value of musical listening, and was titled ‘The “magic” of music: relocation and the creation of “spaces of wellbeing in a residential care home’. Jemima was also a Keble Choral Scholar and JCR Female Welfare Officer.

More information about Jemima’s award is available on the School of Geography website.