History student wins four academic prizes


Congratulations to Eleanor Brittain, former undergraduate student at History, now at the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science.

She won the Bronowski prize for best performance in the first half of the HPS Part III course (for 2022-2023). She then followed this up with winning the Peter Lipton prize for best overall performance in the Part III. 

Not content with two prizes, Eleanor also won the Anita McConnell Prize for "an outstanding performance on an essay or dissertation that is based on an object in the Whipple Museum's collection" for her Research Paper ‘Wh.1754: The Crossing of Mathematics, Religion and Art’"
Last, and certainly not least, Eleanor's research paper, a cultural history of a curious cruciform sundial in the Whipple Museum collection, has also won the 2023 British Society for the History of Mathematics Undergraduate Essay Prize. There is an announcement here: https://www.bshm.ac.uk/undergraduate-essay-prize