Olivia Hicks has won the Diana Livesey Prize 2017

4th December 2017
Winner Olivia Hicks pictured with runners up, our Principal, Professor Sir Gordon Duff and Sylvia Tunstall, a close friend of Diana Livesey

Congratulations to Olivia Hicks (Classics, 2016) on winning the 2017 Diana Livesey Prize.

This prize was established in memory of our alumna Diana Livesey (nee Rose, PPE 1958) by family and friends to endow a special fund in the College. The income from the fund is given annually to an undergraduate student at St Hilda's College “whose engagement with ideas is spirited and fearless; whose interests are wide-ranging; whose arguments are incisive; whose love of debate is matched by a love of language; and whose enthusiasms are guided by humour and affection” – in other words, the recipient should be someone who is intellectually curious and combines flair with precision.

The Diana Livesey Prize has been offered since the 2011–2012 academic year, and is open to second year undergraduates, who have been nominated by their tutor(s) or by the Junior Common Room Committee.

All winning essays are available to read and download.