Recipients of annual postgraduate history award confirmed

  • Date

    Fri 26 Jan 18

Rachel Hill

Jessica Fure and Andrew McIntosh have been confirmed as joint recipients of the 2018 Dr Philip Hills Award.

The Award was established by Dr Philip Hills’ wife Rachel, and their sons Thomas and Matthew, to honour his memory and love for Essex, and is presented to one postgraduate history student at Masters or PhD level each year. Due to the quality of this year’s applications, Jessica and Andrew have been confirmed as the first ever dual recipients.

Recipients of annual postgraduate history award confirmed

“I have been extraordinarily fortunate to receive the Philip Hills Award” said Andrew. “Thanks to the funds it’s given me, I will be able to fund further trips to the British Library, which is crucial to my research. I believe this grant will greatly increase the quality and depth of my research.”

Philip joined Essex as a mature student in 1979, graduating with a BA in History in 1982. He continued to study in the History Department, and completed a PhD in 1989.
During and after his studies, he taught nineteenth-century English social history until he left in 1997. He was involved in the Local History Centre, took on a role as an external examiner at the University of East Anglia and taught for Cambridge University Extramural Department.