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Prizes for philosophy students

The philosophy department awards a number of prizes to undergraduate and postgraduate students.


THE CURRIE PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

Established in 1993 by Professor Gregory Currie, BSc PhD(Lond), a staff member of the Department of Philosophy from 1981 to 1993. The prize is awarded annually to a student who submits an outstanding dissertation in Philosophy at 400-level which is awarded an A+ grade.

YEAR STUDENT
2017 Zachary Swindlehurst, Finn Butler
2016 Lukas Clark-Memler
2015 Caitlin Fitchett
2014 Lucy Harris
2013 Gregory Ferguson
2011 Mike McLeod and Timothy Smith
2009 Dane Dickinson
2005 Daniel Lasiter
2003 Emily Gill
2002 James MacPherson
2001 Sanjay Thakur and Sally Prebble
1999 Elizabeth Fenton

THE PAVEL TICHY PRIZE IN LOGIC

Established in 1995 in memory of Pavel Tichy, Professor of Logic from 1970 until 1994.The prize is awarded to an outstanding student in the highest class in Logic, or should no suitable candidate be available in that class, to an outstanding student in the next highest class in Logic.

YEAR STUDENT
2017 Danielle Turner
2016 Vidushi Sharma
2015 Joseph Maimone
2014 Oliver Dearnley-Smith
2013 Darius Paschke
2012 Tristan Keillor
2011 Hannah Clark-Younger and Rosa Tobin-Stickings
2010 James Quayle
2008 Darren Smith
2007 William Chisholm and Michael Price
2006 Brendan Connor
2005 Robert Barg
2004 Charles Boulton
2003 Jason Groube
2002 Steven Sue
2001 Paul Ryan
2000 Andrew Gray
1999 Conrad Asmus

THE J.A. HARVIE PRIZE

Established originally in 1987 by donations from students, colleagues and friends of Dr J.A. Harvie who taught within the Department of Russian Language and Literature from 1965 to 1985. The Prize shall be awarded to the student who achieves the highest level of attainment in 200 level papers in Philosophy in any one year.

YEAR STUDENT
2017 James Tocher
2016 Alexander Collins
2015 Kirio Birks
2014 Deborah Paton
2013 Elisha Watson
2012 Joerg Bendt
2011 Walker McMurdo and Chris Wratislaw
2010 Judd Ormsby
2009 Simeon Snyder
2007 Emma Peart
2006 Rebecca Thomson
2005 Bridget Fenton
2004 Cy Mathews
2003 Stuart MacLennan
2002 Sean McConnell
2001 Emily Gill
2000 Rebecca O'Connor
1999 Samantha Jukes

THE JAMES CLARK PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

In the early 1900’s the late Mrs Clark, widow of the Rev. James Clark of Palmerston, left a legacy of £500 to the Presbyterian Church for the promotion of sound learning in the University of Otago. The James Clark Prize is awarded to to the most distinguished honours student in Philosophy.

YEAR STUDENT
2017 Zachary Swindlehurst
2016 Lukas Clark-Memler
2015 Caitlin Fitchett
2014 Lucy Harris
2013 Gregory Ferguson
2012 Judd Ormsby
2011 Mike McLeod
2010 Darren Smith
2009 Hannah Clark-Younger
2007 Christy Yonetani
2006 Kelvin McQueen
2005 Sean McConnell
2004 Charles Boulton
2003 Emily Gill
2002 James MacPherson
2001 Sanjay Thakur
2000 Alistair Wishart
1999 Elizabeth Fenton

THE JOSEPH PULLAR SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1944 by a bequest under the will of Joseph Pullar. The scholarship shall be awarded to the best student of Philosophy at 100-level.

YEAR STUDENT
2017 Jessica Elisabeth Allen
2016 Dannin Eccles
2015 Asia Brownlie
2014 Benji Leask
2013 Ray Nukuda
2012 George Niven and Allyn Robins
2011 Lewis Carrey
2010 Hannah Drury
2009 Lucy Harris
2008 David Pech
2007 Samuel McChesney
2006 Gregor Whyte
2005 Daniel Semo
2004 Dean Galbraith
2003 Bridget Fenton
2002 Seino Jongkees
2001 Benjamin Tafu
2000 Emily Gill

THE KERRY THORN MEMORIAL PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

In 1983 Mr and Mrs J.S. Thorn made a gift to establish a Scholarship in memory of their son Kerry Thorn, whose own studies in the Department of Philosophy were cut short by his tragic death in 1967. The prize is awarded annually to the best student of Philosophy at 300-level or, if there is no suitable student at this level, to the best student of Philosophy at 200-level.

YEAR STUDENT
2017 James Tocher
2016 Thomas Newman
2015 James Watson
2014 Allyn Robins
2013 Brian Babb
2012 Lucy Harris
2011 Judd Ormsby
2010 Angus O'Sullivan and Jonathan Sutton
2009 Emma Peart
2007 Jesse Wall
2006 Benjamin Coggins
2005 Kelvin McQueen
2004 Seino Jongkees
2003 Steven Sue
2002 Emily Gill
2001 Rebecca O'Connor
2000 Sally Prebble
1999 Benjamin Dempster

THE KERRY THORN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY

Established in 2004 by Sir John Thorn and family, who made a donation to establish a scholarship in memory of their son Kerry Thorn, whose studies in the Department of Philosophy were cut short by his tragic death in 1967. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student with a high standard of achievement in Philosophy at 300-level who is proceeding to a course of full-time study at 400-level for a degree or postgraduate diploma.

YEAR STUDENT
2016 Zachary Swindlehurst
2014 Rei Nukuda
2013 Brian Babb
2012 Gregory Ferguson
2011 Charles Gibson
2010 Julia Hollingsworth
2009 Emma Peart
2008 Elizabeth Gorven
2007 Andrew Donnelly
2006 Joanna Macdonald
2005 Chris Perkins

THE MACGREGOR PRIZE

Established in 1958 in memory of Prof. D. MacGregor, Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy from 1870 to 1886. The prize is awarded annually to the student of Philosophy at 200-level whose written essays in that subject are adjudged to be the best.

YEAR STUDENT
2017 no award
2016 Jordan Bunton
2015 Brydie Boyd
2014 Kay Kubala and Debbie Paton
2013 Lucas Clark-Memler
2012 Hamish Russell
2011 Liam McNeely
2010 Judd Ormsby
2009 Timothy Smith
2008 Ashley Fogelberg
2007 Emma Peart
2006 Holly Painter
2005 Bridget Fenton
2004 Luke Leonard
2003 Emma Geering
2002 Sean Daly
2001 Emily Gill
2000 Sanjay Thakur
1999 Deborah Lawson

THE STUART PRIZE

Founded in 1894 by a bequest of £100 under the will of the Rev. D.M. Stuart DD, Chancellor of the University from 1879-1894. The prize is awarded annually in English, Philosophy, or Physics (i.e. triennially to the best student of Philosophy at 100- level Philosophy).

YEAR STUDENT
2012 James Tocher
2009 Judd Ormsby
2006 Andrew O'Sullivan
2003 Sophie Watson
2000 Sarah Pring