Department of History

History prizes for postgraduate students

The following prizes are awarded annually to postgraduate students in the History Department:

The David Solomon Prize

This prize is awarded annually for the best History doctorate. The prize is funded by a bequest from David Solomon who studied at Sussex in 1971 after receiving a Woodrow Wilson scholarship from the USA to study in England. He later settled in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, where he worked as a history lecturer focussing on Middle Eastern, European, British and Asian History.

The Beryl Williams Prize

This prize is awarded to the best MA student. The prize was set up by Beryl Williams, Emeritus Reader in History at Sussex, in 2006. Beryl Williams worked at Sussex from 1963 until she retired as Reader in History in 2003. She taught a variety of courses in History and Russian Studies including modern European, Russian and Chinese History.